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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

: Today

What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Introduced by John Timpson With LIBBY PURVES including at
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
6.45*-7.45 Thought for (he Day


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Read By: Harriet Cass

: Hard Times



Unknown: Charles Dickens

: News

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.

: Daily Service

nem, p 84; Behold the amazing gift of love (BBC HB 484): Psalm 51; Mark 3, vv 7-19 (AV): 0 for a heart to praise my God (BBC HB 334)

: Morning Story

The Weather by JAMES YOUNG
Read by Richard Cordery Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Read By: Richard Cordery
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

: Down Your Way

: Near Myths

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Presenters: Nancy Wise
Presenters: Bill Breckon

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue Stereo: New series

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGrcgor Talk Till Two: a discussion on a matter of current concern.
2.4-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
I Shall Keep Going Until I Can Run. GEORGINA HEYHOE talks to JOCELYN HAY about her recovery after a bad motor-cycle accident.
Starting from Scratch: FRANCES PERRY visits the Hellens' new garden in its first summer season.
Five Short Stories by Ruth Rcndell
2: People Don't Do Such Things


Introduced By: Sue MacGrcgor
Unknown: Jocelyn Hay
Unknown: Frances Perry
Stories By: Ruth Rcndell

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Golden Frog by RUSSELL HOBAN


Unknown: Russell Hoban

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Coating of Rum by PRANK SINGUINEAU and STUART A. BLACK from a short story by VALERIE MURRAY Jamaica The eve of the Sunday School Outing. Clarence Duncan would rather be in the local bar than on the Sunday School bus. but he's determined to liven things up-with a coating of rum.


Unknown: Stuart A. Black
Story By: Valerie Murray
Unknown: Clarence Duncan
Played By: Solita Byron
Played By: Nicola-Anne Blackman.
Played By: Frank Singuineau
Unknown: Stacey Nolan
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Clarence Duncan: Anton Philips
Enid Duncan: Isabel Lucas
Miss P: Jennifer Piercey
The Rev Edgar Johnson: Nigel Lambert
The Rev Gerald Skinner: Henry Knowles
Waitress: Valerie Murray

: News

: Jack de Manio Precisely

Jack de Manio meets them all. Producer Florence AKST


Unknown: Jack de Manio
Producer: Florence Akst

: Story Time

The Old Wives' Tale (9)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

What's on at the Empire? Presented by Peter Pratt
While Gilbert and Sullivan reigned at The Savoy. what other entertainment delighted the late Victorian and Edwardian public?
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Presented By: Peter Pratt

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm)
BBC Birmingham


Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Colonel Danby: Norman Shelley
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus
Nick Wearing: Gareth Johnson

: Let's Get This Settled

A recording of a hearing brought before the London Small Claims Court.
This week: The Rollerblind In Ashes - followed by a discussion about the Small Claims Courts and their value.
Producers SUSAN SNAILUM and PAT TAYLOR. (The recording was made with the permission of the London Small Claims Court)


Producers: Susan Snailum
Producers: Pat Taylor.

: The Invasion of Czechoslovakia

A documentary by Vera Blackwell
Shortly after 11 o'clock on the evening of Tuesday. 20 August 1968, troops from Russia and the other Warsaw Pact countries invaded Czechoslovakia. The Prague Spring of Dubcek's ' socialism with a human face had turned into the summer swarm of Soviet tanks. ' It was just such a tremendous emotional shock, to suddenly find yourself completely helpless, to come crashing down from the heights of exhilaration into total despair.'
Some of the people who lived through those August days of invasion and occupation tell their own story: a story of passive resistance and Czechoslovak national unity, of ingenuity and wit and of facing weapons with words. Producer


Unknown: Vera Blackwell

: The Five Senses

Join Elizabeth Jane Howard in an exploration.


Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Producer: Natalie Wheen

: Sutherland in Wales

Kaleidoscope at the Sutherland Gallery in Picton Castle, Wales.
On his 75th birthday, the artist Graham Sutherland talks to Bryan Robertson.
' I look upon my work as a metamorphosis of an original object. Nature in the raw is almost impossible to represent today. One has to re-present it in a different way; and in a way which keeps the savour of the original impact felt by the artist.' Producer JOHN BOUNDY (Rerised repeat)
9.59 Weather


Talks: Graham Sutherland
Unknown: Bryan Robertson.
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: Happiness is....

Bernard Falk has been off again to meet all kinds of people who have found the secret of happiness in unusual and sometimes eccentric occupations.


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Producer: Sally Thompson

: My Delight

Geoffrey Wheeler describes one of the pleasures of life. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler

: A Book at Bedtime

Journey Through a Small Planet (9)

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4s International Business Report; Market Trends

: 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.

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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