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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Week

Presented from Scotland by ALLAN WRIOHT
A regional view of farming in the week ahead. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Allan Wrioht

: Today

What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Introduced by Brian Redhead With HILARY OSBORN including at
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.36, 8.31 News headlines


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Introduced By: With Hilary Osborn
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: Hard Times

Told by Martin JarvU and Denise Bryer (1)
The soene of Dickens' novel is Coketown in Lancashire in the 1840s. The book is a pageant of life in the early days of the Industrial Revolution that changed and marred the face of England.
Adapted in 16 episodes and produced by IAN COTTERELL
A BBC Transcription Services recording
(First broadcastin1»74)


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Told By: Martin Jarvu
Told By: Denise Bryer
Produced By: Ian Cotterell

: News

: Start the Week with Mavis Nicholson

The programme that takes its own particular look at some of the issues and personalities of the forthcoming week.
Studio guests join the regular team for 55 minutes of live interviews, argument, music and mild irreverence.


Producer: Frances Donnelly

: News

: Wildlife

The magazine edition with topics suggested by you - the listener.Readingyourletters, playing your favourite sounds and puzzling you with the mystery sound competition. Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2I.R


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Daily Service

NEM, p 25; 0 help us, Lord; each hour of need (BBC HB 336); Psalm 119, part 8: Luke 9, vv 27-36 (NEB); Stand up, stand up for Jesus (BBC HB 368)

: Morning Story

Old Jack
Written and read by David Willmott
'He was the caretaker on an estate of tower-blocks, and between him and the occupants there existed a constant state of war. But Old Jack had a secret, unknown to his worst tormentors - the children.' Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: David Willmott
Unknown: Old Jack
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: George Meredith in Love

Thus piteously Love closed what he begat:
The union of this ever-diverse pair
A reflection of Meredith's marriage as mirrored in his poems and novels.
Compiled by JOHN CARR-GREGG Narrator Noel Johnson Producer


Narrator: John Carr-Gregg
Unknown: Graham Gauld
Meredith: Hugh Dickson
Mary: Eva Haddon

: Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Brain of Britain 1978

A nationwide general knowledge contest.
Chairman Robert Robinson Second Round
24: Wales and Northern Ireland PETER WILDE (Dyfed), wood-man; GARETH GRIFFITHS (Mid-Glamorgan), teacher; PHILIP BEAGON (Co Down), school-teacher; JAMES NESBITT (Co Antrim), civil servant
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN. who, with IAN GILLIES , set the questions Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Gareth Griffiths
Unknown: Philip Beagon
Unknown: James Nesbitt
Unknown: John P. Wynn.
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Griff Rhys

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robert Williams


Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk Till Two.
2.1-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
Entertainment Round-Up: GORDON GOW reporting.
Married 'to a Country Doctor: BLANCHE SULLIVAN , at 96, looks back.
The Hall in the Field by MARGARET EVANS , abridged in eight parts by MONICA GREY Read by GWEN WATFORD (8)
(Music: Sibelius's First Tempest Suite)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Blanche Sullivan
Unknown: Margaret Evans
Read By: Gwen Watford
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mrs McMuddle 's Wash ing Day by MOIRA HERITAGE


Unknown: Mrs McMuddle

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Dartmoor Court' Martial by PETER KING with and The play starts in Dartmoor Prison in 1815 where the sudden shootings of American prisoners lead to a court martial involving the governments of both America and Britain.
Directed by GERRY JONES


Unknown: Peter King
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Captain Shortland: Frederick Jaeger
Commander King: Alan MacNaughtan
Maj-Gen Jackson: Anthony Newlands
Lt Averlyne: Christopher Good
Ma] Jolliffe: Allan Cuthbertson
Hubbard: John Bay
Hayes: Peter Marinker
Hanlet: Geoffrey Collins

: Story Time

We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea (1)

: PM Reports

Presented by Robert Williams


Presented By: Robert Williams

: Serendipity

Coming Home
Vernon Bartlett , the distinguished writer and broadcaster, gives his impressions of returning to live in England in his 80s after many years abroad.
Producer BRIAN cook
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Vernon Bartlett

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: Share and Share Alike

with Michael Robbing as Jack and Hugh Paddick as Leslie Driven to distraction by Leslie's constant nagging around the home, Jack hatches a scheme to inherit his share of the £50,000 immediately, and at the same time get his brother Leslie off his back. Hs will fake his own death .. with Elizabeth Morgan and Denis Bond
3: Missing Persons with a guest appearance by Deryck Guyler as the solicitor Written by HAROLD SNOAD and MICHAEL KNOWLES Producer JOHN DYAS


Unknown: Michael Robbing
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Leslie Driven
Unknown: Denis Bond
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Written By: Harold Snoad
Written By: Michael Knowles
Producer: John Dyas

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Paddy O'Keefe

: The Monday Play

Playmates by GILLY FRASER with Carole Hayman , Angus Lennie and David Calder
Lena. a Liverpool girl living in Manchester, begins to suspect that there is more to life than being a sex object. However, having exploited it and having been exploited by others all her life - in a world where such exploitation thrives - she finds great difficulty in her struggle for independence. Directed by KAY PATRICK


Unknown: Gilly Fraser
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Angus Lennie
Unknown: David Calder
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Lena: Carole Hayman
Barry: David Calder
Ricky: Angus Lennie
Interviewer: Hilda Kriseman
JBOy: Paul Rosebury
Jacko: Max Hafler
Model Nurse: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Landlady: Eva Stuart
Personnel Officer: Jennifer Piercey
Louie: Shirley Allan
Mario: Michael Tudor Barnes
Nick: Bill Monks
Nick's friend: Richard Piper
Customer in Club: Henry Knowles
Customer in Club: Michael Tudor Barnes
Customer in Club: Bill Monks
Customer in Club: Barry Woolgar

: Near Myths

John Ebdon on aspects of Greece both Ancient and Modern.


Unknown: John Ebdon

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer ANNE WINDER


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Origins

A magazine of news, comment and opinion from the archaeological world. Presented by Malcolm Billings. Producer ROY HAYWARD. BBC Bristol


Presented By: Malcolm Billings.
Producer: Roy Hayward.

: A Book at Bedtime

A House for Mr Biswas (11)


Unknown: Mr Biswas

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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