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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
S.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: A High Wind in Jamaica

5: On Board the Schooner

: News

: Local Time

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


Unknown: Francis Matthew
Producer: Jane Marshall

: The Life and Times of the Piano

Jeremy Siepmann follows the colourful progress of the piano from the palaces of 18th-century Europe to the saloons of the Wild West. The Gladiators
The piano in the lion's den: friendly battles with an orchestra. and some memorable gaffes.


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann

: News

: Checkpoint

: Daily Service

NEM, p 17; Child in the manger (BBC HB 45); Canticle 3; Luke 15, vv 11-32 (NEB); Christ, whose glory fills the skies (BBC HB 137)

: Morning Story

Brother Joseph and the Bishop by DESMOND CLARKE
Read by Bill Hunter
' Brother Joseph was a happy man, even though he was very old and not many years from the grave. So long as he could potter in the garden and attend his bees, he would be happy.'
Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Desmond Clarke
Read By: Bill Hunter

: News

: A Musical Evening with Sir Geraint Evans

(Rev 's broadcast at 8.0)

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: My Music

(B'cast on Wednesday at 8.30)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
A A Tall Story': what makes children tell lies? DIANE SHELLEY investigates.
2.8-2.2 News
Harvest Festival: a review of this rural tradition.
Jane Austen. ...: made jam, patchwork quilts, and was adored by her family, BRIAN WILKS 'S book is based on the literary lady's domestic life.
Peers and Plebs (8) by MADELEINE BINGHAM abridged in eight parts and read by SHEILA MITCHELL


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Diane Shelley
Unknown: Jane Austen.
Unknown: Brian Wilks
Unknown: Madeleine Bingham
Read By: Sheila Mitchell

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mrs Cluckabiddy Counts Her Friends bv STEPHEN WEAVER Presenters AURIOL SMITH and SEAN BARRETT
Written and produced by JENYTH WORSLEY


Unknown: Mrs Cluckabiddy
Unknown: Stephen Weaver
Presenters: Auriol Smith
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Produced By: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Chance of a Lifetime by LAWRENCE DOB1E with Hilda Kriseman. Geoffrey Matthews and Henry Knowles
Bill and Annie have a very close friendship and a stale life which erupts into action and leads to corruption when they try to double-cross a tycoon on the run.
Directed by Richard WORTLEY


Unknown: Lawrence Dob1e
Unknown: Hilda Kriseman.
Unknown: Geoffrey Matthews
Unknown: Henry Knowles
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Annie: Hilda Kriseman
Bill: Geoffrey Matthews
Maxton: Henry Knowles
Edmonds: John Gabriel
Gillian: Fleur Chandler
Phyllis: Jennifer Piercey
Policeman: Nick Brimble
Tramp: Bill Monks
News Desk Voice: Eric Allan
Telephone Voice: Roy Spencer
Youth: Andrew Branch

: News

: The Carat Business

Silversmith Christopher Lawrence looks at the present state of this country's jewellery trade, the rocks and the rings, the romance and the hard cash and visits the pockets of craftsmen in Hatton Garden and the Birmingham Jewellery quarter.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Producer: Jane Marshall

: Story Time

The Sword in the Stone (5)

: 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 onto Neil Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
Address: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 4WW
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Going Places

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


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard 's selection Producer JOHN KNIGHT


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: John Knight

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Many Reasons Why

A series of programmes about The American Involvement in Vietnam.
Presented by Michael Charlton I had a feeling of just sort of enormous relief that it was over, and that we had gotten all of he Americans out successfully. (GRAHAM MARTIN, last
United States Ambassador in Saigon)
9: The Fall of Saigon
What was happening in South Vietnam between the Paris Agreements and cease-fire of January 1973 and the capture cf Saigon by the Communist North Vietnamese at the end of April 1975? Was the 30-year American involvement a ' cruel side show ' in the new worldwide policies of the United States?
Producer ANTHONY MONGRIEFF (First broadcast on Radio 3)
(' Many Reasons Why ' will be published by the Scolar Press on 21 September)


Presented By: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Tran van Don
Unknown: Graham Martin
Unknown: General Maxwell Taylor
Unknown: Sir Robert Thompson.
Producer: Anthony Mongrieff

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Sheridan Morley Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: A Little Night Exposure

Part the sixth of a weekly ramble through the adventures, calamities and miscalculations of A Little Night Exposure - band of performing vagabonds. This week: The Annabella DoddsWatson Chat Show ... a tale of colloquy, confabulation and crossed-lines. =
Other parts played by CHRISTOPHER M. PILKINGTON
Script, music and lyrics by A Little Night Exposure


Played By: Christopher M. Pilkington
Producer: Danny Greenstone
Annabella DoddsWatson: Janie Atcheson
Rene Ramburger: Martin Read
Rupert Superbe: Anthony Smee
Dilwyn Griffiths: David Owen Smith
Dwight Lame: Barrie Stevens
Terry Barron: John Vine

: Nightcap

Mary and the Fruit stall Written and read by LYNDA MARCHAL
BBC Manchester


Read By: Lynda Marchal

: A Book at Bedtime

Zorba 'he Greek (10)

: 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.

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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.

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