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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

: Today

Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Introduced by John Timpson With LIBBY PURVES
6.45. Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30. 8.3a News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Colin Doran

: Daisy Miller

by HENRY JAMES abridged in four episodes by MICHAEL VOYSEY


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Michael Voysey
Read By: Margaret Robertson
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: News

: Local Time

A chance for network listeners to hear some of the material from local and regional broadcasting, selected and presented by Bernard Falk.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Bernard Falk.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: The Life and Times of the Piano

Jeremy Siepmann follows the colourful progress of the piano. Mechanomania or Pianists are a Nuisance
This week's programme welcomes some self-reliant guests. Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: News

: Checkpoint

(Broadcast on Thursday at 7.20)

: Daily Service

NEM, p 114; Before the Almighty Father's throne (BBC HB 452); Psalm 42; Luke 13, vv 22-35 (NEB); 0 God, our help in ages past (BBC HB 467)

: Morning Story

Sand by MICHAEL ELDER Read by Sheila Donald
Take some sand, a boy and his dog and you have the stuff that dreams are made of. Producer ALLAN G. ROGERS BBC Scotland


Read By: Sheila Donald
Producer: Allan G. Rogers

: News

: Manny

: Old Wives' Lore of Gardening

Bridget Boland shares some of the gardening wisdom she and her sister learnt from country-men and women - the sort you don't find in modern scientific books - that gets passed down from one generation to another, Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Bridget Boland
Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: My Music

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough with voices and opinions from around the world


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Cardiff by Noreen Bray
Twenty-five years ago the world lost one of its finest poets - Dylan Thomas. In the studio today, DR DANIEL JONES and DAVID PONTING discuss his life and works. NOREEN BRAY visits the Money family in mid Wales to find out the meaning of self-reliance, BBC Wales
Peers and Plebs (3)
2.0-2.2 News


Unknown: Noreen Bray
Unknown: Dylan Thomas.
Unknown: Dr Daniel Jones
Unknown: David Ponting
Unknown: Noreen Bray

: Listen with Mother

Story: Wriggly Worm and the Artists by EUGENIE SUNIMERFIELD Presenters JEAN ROGERS and TONY AITKEN
Written by JEAN ROGERS


Presenters: Jean Rogers
Presenters: Tony Aitken
Written By: Jean Rogers
Producer: Jenyth Worslm

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Love Knot by MICHAEL J. BUTLER with Barbara Leigh Hunt
David Buck. Rosemary Mellale and Julian Curry
Social respectability, family unity, the power of the Church and of money are all pervasive influences on the Love family in 1910. For the head of the family, Marmy, control of the family fortune means ultimate power over the destinies of her children but there are forces abroad which threaten to undermine it all.
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Michael J. Butler
Unknown: Barbara Leigh Hunt
Unknown: David Buck.
Unknown: Rosemary Mellale
Unknown: Julian Curry
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Marmy: Barbara Leigh Hunt
Tom: David Buck
Hetty: Rosemary McHale
Arthur: Julian Curry
Alex: Frances White
Francis: Simon Chandler
Beth: Janis Winters

: News

: Sir Donald Bradman

A 70th-birthday tribute to the great Australian batsman, captain and administrator.
Introduced by Michael Kennedy with the recorded voices of the late SIR ROBERT MENZIES with ALAN MCGILVRAY , SIR LEONARD HUTTON , BILL BOWES and BBC scorer and statistician BILL
Producer DON MOSEY BBC Manchester


Introduced By: Michael Kennedy
Unknown: Sir Robert Menzies
Unknown: Alan McGilvray
Unknown: Sir Leonard Hutton

: Story Time

The Old Wives' Tale by ARNOLD BENNETT abridged for radio in 15 parts by NEVILLE TURNER
Read by EDWARD DE SOUZA (15) Producer BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Starting on Monday: The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White )


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Neville Turner
Read By: Edward de Souza
Producer: Brian Miller
Unknown: T. H. White

: PM Reports

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: Enquire Within

We all have niggling little questions in the corners of our minds that we mean to follow-up some day ... when we have the time. Now you can unload your query on to Neil Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
Questions, on postcards, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 4WW
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report and half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world

: Going Places

Barry Norman with the stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport. Producer GEOFF DOBSON


Unknown: Barry Norman
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days. Producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Saturday 10.30 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Many Reasons Why

A series of programmes about The American Involvement in Vietnam
Presented by Michael Charlton
The CIA's assessment of both the bombing of North Vietnam, and the major military actions, is that they really were non-conclusive, that the real war was at the village lerel.
8: Trying Not to Lose
The fighting in South Vietnam continues, but the strategies and negotiations of President
Nixon and Dr Henry Kissinger finally result in the Paris Agreements and the ceasefire in January 1973. Could a negotiated settlement have been achieved earlipr?
Contributions from
Producer ANTHONY MONCRIEFF (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Dr Henry Kissinger
Unknown: William Colby
Unknown: Warren Nutter
Unknown: Sir Robert Thompson
Unknown: Paul Warnke
Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sunday 9.15 am medium only)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Edinburgh Festival

The final Kaleidoscope report looks at the Zurich Opera's production of three Monteverdi operas conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt ; and reports from the Festival Fringe. Presented by Michael Oliver Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
9.59 Weather


Conducted By: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Little Night Exposure

Part the Fifth of a weekly ramble through the adventures, calamities and miscalculations of A Little Night Exposure - a band of performing vagabonds. This week: The Old School Tie-Up ...
A tale of the three Rs: Reading, 'Riting and Ramburger
Script, music and lyrics by A Little Night Exposure
(Repeated: Saturday 5.30 pm)


Producer: Danny Greenstone
Laetitia Tweed-Foghorn: Janie Atcheson
Rene Ramburger: Martin Read
Rupert Superbe: Anthony Smee
Dilwyn Griffiths: David Owen Smith
Dwight Lame: Barrie Stevens
Terry Barron: John Vine
And other parts: Christopher M. Pilkington

: Nightcap

The Life-Class
Written and read by BRIAN THOMPSON BBC Manchester


Read By: Brian Thompson

: A Book at Bedtime

Zorba the Greek by NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS (5)


Unknown: Nikos Kazantzakis

: 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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