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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Week

Presented from the North by KEN FORD
A regional view of farming in the week ahead. BBC Manchester

: Today

What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Introduced by Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV LESLIE STOKES
7.0, 8.4 Today's News
7.3*. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Leslie Stokes
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: A High Wind in Jamaica

6: Auction at Santa Lucia


Unknown: Richard Hughes
Read By: John Hollis

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Dr Rob Buckman. Mavis Nichel son and Kenneth Robinson , together with their guests in the studio, provide the incentive to face Monday morning once again as they discuss some of the forthcoming week's topical issues, interview some of the personalities who will be making the news. and try to keep their tongues firmly in their cheeks at least half the time. Producer tAN R. gardhouse


Unknown: Dr Rob Buckman.
Unknown: Mavis Nichel
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Tan R. Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

' Cuckoos are supposed to change their tune in June - but I heard one go berserk reaching notes right out of its register. Was this the call they use in Africa? '
The team answers your questions.
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Daily Service

NEM, p 25; The Son of God his glory hides (BBC HB 68); Psalm 27, part 1; Luke 16, vv 1-9 (NEB); Jesu, priceless treasure (BBC HB 518)

: Morning Story

Heat Wave by JONATHON WYCHE Read by Anna Sharkey
1 You're welcome to spend your time in the garden. You could see all our nice neighbours behind their lace curtains - making sure they don't miss a thing. You don't have to see them - you can sense them.'


Unknown: Jonathon Wyche
Read By: Anna Sharkey
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: Toistoy

(Full details ; Thursday 7.45 pm)

: Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

Volunteer Week
'Never volunteer ' the saying runs. But this week the programme talks to some of the people who did just that, after last year's Volunteer Week. about the challenges and successes of the past 12 months. Also, The World of Work with MARGARET KORVING
Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: Margaret Korving
Presenters: Sue Cook
Unknown: George Luce
Editor: John Turtle

: Brain of Britain 1978

Chairman Robert Robinson 29: Final
ARTHUR DOUCH (Kent), school-master; INGRAM WILCOX (Bath), illustrator; DR G. H. FREEMAN (Warwickshire), statistician: JAMES NESBITT (County Antrim), civil servant.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , who, with IAN GILLIES , set the questions.
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme newt


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Ingram Wilcox
Unknown: Dr G. H. Freeman
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Griff Rhys

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robert Williams Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk Till Two.
2.0-2.2 News
Mike Sheils in America with the cowboys Of Montana. Reading Your Letters.
Living with Christopher: what's it like for a busy mother who also has to cope with a severely handicapped child? DIANA FLICK, mother of five, describes a day in her life.
Dr Wortle's School by ANTHONY TROLLOPE abridged by ELIZABETH BRADBURY Read by Tenniel Evans First of 13 instalments.
' Dr Wortle prided himself on having chosen well when he decided to employ Mr Peacocke as an usher in his school and Mrs Peacocke , an American from Louisiana, as matron. But why was there such a mystery about Mr Peacocke 's five years in America? And why do the Peacockes keep so much to themselves? '
(Music: Cherubini's First Sonata for horn and strings) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Mike Sheils
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Read By: Tenniel Evans
Unknown: Mr Peacocke
Unknown: Mrs Peacocke
Unknown: Mr Peacocke
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Noisy Afternoon by BARBARA MITCHELHILL


Unknown: Barbara Mitchelhill

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Michael Cochrane , Noel Johnson Anthony Newlands and Barbara Stea in A Pawn in the Game by DAVID MARTIN
WIFE: What's the matter?
HUSBAND: Something in the drive.
WIFE: Go and see
HUSBAND: It's a girl. She isn't moving. Bring a torch.
Directed by DAVID H. GODFREY


Unknown: Michael Cochrane
Unknown: Noel Johnson
Unknown: Anthony Newlands
Unknown: Barbara Stea
Unknown: David Martin
Directed By: David H. Godfrey
Philip Drake: Michael Cochrane
Frank Burrill: Noel Johnson
Heidi Bauer: Barbara Stea
John Field: Anthony Newlands
Richard Stirling: Henry Stamper
Miss Lambton: Margot Boyd
Jan Kapek: Michael Segal
Bernie Philips: Gregory de Polnay
Inspector GOSS: Robert Trotter
Tessa Matthews: Lorna Rosslyn
Charles Auber: John Gabriel
Husband: Rex Graham
Wife/Secretary: Eileen Waugh
Court Chairman/Fo Official: Henry Knowles
Airport Voice/Woman pc: Jennifer Piercey
Man/Voice: Roy Spencer

: Story Time

The Sword in the Stone by T. H. WHITE abridged in ten episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by DAVID DAVIS (6)


Unknown: T. H. White
Read By: David Davis

: PM Reports

The news magazine presented by Robert Williams with PM's reporting team Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Liberal Party

: Serendipity

Frank Delaney browses through the BBC Sound Archives. Producer ALASTAIR WILSON
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Share and Share Alike

with Michael Robbins as Jack and Hugh Paddick as Leslie
The factory buzzes with rumours of impending cutbacks. And when Jack learns that brother Leslie is Chairman of the Redundancy Committee, then plainly it's time to show how industrious he is at work, and how housetrained he can be at home. But will Jack be able to keep up this pretence? With ELIZABETH MORGAN and DENIS BOND 8: Redundancy
Guest appearances by Reginald Marsh as the Managing Director George A. Cooper as the Shop Steward


Unknown: Michael Robbins
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Reginald Marsh
Director: George A. Cooper
Written By: Harold Snoad
Written By: Michael Knowles
Producer: John Dyas

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)

: From Our Own Correspondent


: The Monday Play

Play Donkey by STEWART CONN
' Why are you here? Why should it be necessary for you to come all the way from Edinburgh to defend a mercenary soldier accused of murder, arson and rape. in an emergent African state? Tell me that? '
Directed by GORDON EMSLIE BBC Scotland


Unknown: Stewart Conn
Directed By: Gordon Emslie
Ryden: Alec Heggie
Mr Ryden: Leonard Maguire
Mrs Ryden: Eileen McCallum
ZOe: Doreen Cameron
Beryl: Carol Holmes
Gibb: David McKail
Colley: Tom Criddle
Reporter: Ronnie Letham

: Welsh Voices

A series of three programmes 1: Alun Richards
' I'm inescapably a Welshman but when I'm a writer, I'm a writer like any other writer ... Nationality is often a crutch for very weak writers.' ALUN Richards , novelist, short story writer, and playwright for stage and television, discusses his work with Joan Bakewell.


Unknown: Alun Richards
Unknown: Alun Richards
Unknown: Joan Bakewell.
Producer: Meirion Edwards

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer ALAN NIXON


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Alan Nixon

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Origins

A Roman Villa in Tuscany
Probably the most important archaeological excavation in Italy at the moment is at Orbetello in Tuscany, where Professor Andrea Carandini , together with a team of British archaeologists under Tim Tatton-Brown . is investigating a large villa built about 80 Be. The style of this building and influence of its estate on the countryside is providing new information about the ' villa system '. Malcolm Billings reports from the site with the latest developments. Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Andrea Carandini
Unknown: Tim Tatton-Brown
Unknown: Malcolm Billings

: A Book at Bedtime

Zorba the Greek by NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS
Read by JOHN SHRAPNEL (11)


Unknown: Nikos Kazantzakis
Read By: John Shrapnel

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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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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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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