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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

: Today

What Britain's getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Brian Redhead at the Liberal Assembly in Southport, and John Timpson in London
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV JOHN CONGDON
7.8, 8.8 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: John Congdon
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: A High Wind in Jamaica

8: Life on the Ocean Wave

: News

: The Enthusiasts

There's nothing so obscure as somebody else's hobby, so in this new series of six programmes, Anita Morgan talks to ' the enthusiasts' to discover why they follow their own particular enthusiasms. Producer ALAN STENNETT BBC Wales


Talks: Anita Morgan
Producer: Alan Stennett

: News

: In Britain Now

Presented by Edgar Martin Producer WILLIAM HORSLEY


Presented By: Edgar Martin
Producer: William Horsley

: Daily Service

NEM, p 42: My spirit longs for thee (BBC HB 331); Psalm 122: Luke 16. vv 19-31 (NEB): Hail to the Lord's anointed (BBC HB 457)

: Morning Story

Read by Denys Hawthorne
' Books, I think, were his real passion. You could see him sometimes, in his leather-elbowed tweed jacket, taking long walks in Phoenix Park. with a faraway look in his eyes, as if he was in some world of his own.'


Unknown: Nicholas Emmett
Read By: Denys Hawthorne

: News

: The Image Makers

5: On the Soap Box
President Carter spent 20 million dollars on building an image and getting to the White House. A British Prime Minister spends only a fraction of that to occupy No 10. This week Charles Thompson examines the difference between the British and American methods of political image making, and asks: are we better off with a relatively inexpensive system that doesn't sell politicians like soap powders?


Unknown: Charles Thompson
Written By: Charles Thompson
Written By: Researcher Sharon Banoff

: Letters from Everywhere

People in the British Isles and abroad tell of the doings and concerns of their own part of the world - and those they visit.


Producer: Paddy O'Keeffe

: News

: You and Yours

Including Volunteer Week. Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: Share and Share Alike

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 MacGregor Guest of the Week: Kathy Stobart , jazz musician.
2.1-2.2 News
'Why Worry? ': psychologist JOHN NICHOLSON takes a reassuring look at some of our more common anxieties. Today: Having a Poor Memory.
Consulting a Counsellor: a mother talks to DR PENELOPE LEACH about the effect of her broken marriage on her five-year-old son.
Dr Wortle's School (3)


Unknown: Kathy Stobart
Unknown: John Nicholson
Unknown: Dr Penelope Leach

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Axle's Broken by HELEN CHRISTISON


Unknown: Helen Christison

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Fruit of a Barren Land by CAR!.
TAYLOR Gillian is an unhappy teenager at odds with her teachers.
Things begin to brighten up when Glyn, a labourer working on the nearby motorway, takes an interest in her.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Taylor Gillian
Gillian: Annette Robertson
Glyn: Russell Dixon
Louise: Dorothy Vernon
Miss Manning: Linda Gardner
Ron Jones: Alan Rothwell
Brendan: David Jackson
Jimmy: Christian Rodska
Dave: Stephen Mallatratt
Directed by: Alfred Bradley

: Choral Evensong

from St Anne 's Cathedral,Belfast Introit (Sacerdotes Domini: Byrd); Responses (W. Smith of Durham); Psalms 69, 70; Service (Purcell in G minor); Anthem (Haec Dies: Byrd); Lessons: Proverbs 15, vv 1-15; Matthew 23, vv 1-12: Hymn: The day thou gavest (Scholefield) Organist and Master of the Choristers JONATHAN GREGORY Assistant Organist CHRISTOPHER BOODLE
BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: St Anne
Unknown: W. Smith
Unknown: Jonathan Gregory
Unknown: Assistant Organist

: Story Time

The Sword in the Stont (8)

: PM Reports

The news magazine
Presented by Brian Widlake with PM's reporting team


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

Vincent Kane once more invites you to look with him at the lighter side of life. Culture, politics, money, sex, work, history, justice, religion - all of them serious topics, of course, but none entirely devoid of humour.
Written and produced by VINCENT KANE. BBC Wales
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Vincent Kane
Produced By: Vincent Kane.

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE. BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: News

: The Archers

1.30 pm)

: The Burning Spear

A radio portrait by Datid Wheeler of Mzee Jomo Ken yatta, the President of Kenya. who died on 22 August.


Unknown: Datid Wheeler
Unknown: Mzee Jomo Ken
Unknown: Sir Michael Blundell
Unknown: Malcolm MacDonald
Producer: Greville Havenhand

: A Fine Blue Day

A portrait of The Battle of Britain by some of the people who fought in it, with the voices of Dizzy Allen, Douglas Bader, Paddy Barthropp, Denis Crowley-Milling, Dennis David, Boleslav Drobinski, Roy Button, Christopher Foxley-Norris, Roger Frankland, Tom Cleave, Frank Hartley, Donald Kingaby, Brian Kingcome, Ginger Lacey, Ludvic Martell, Vera Shaw, Bob Stanford-Tuck, Bernard West and Innes and Bett Westmacott.
With Edward Arthur, Alison Christie-Murray, Michael Cochrane, Peter Howell, Polly March, Basil Moss, Jennifer Piercey, Gregory de Polnay and Bill McGuffie.
(Repeated: Friday 11.5 am).
(The full binaural effect of this programme can be achieved by listening through stereo headphones)
followed by an interlude


Speaker: Dizzy Allen
Speaker: Douglas Bader
Speaker: Paddy Barthropp
Speaker: Denis Crowley-Milling
Speaker: Dennis David
Speaker: Boleslav Drobinski
Speaker: Roy Button
Speaker: Christopher Foxley-Norris
Speaker: Roger Frankland
Speaker: Tom Cleave
Speaker: Frank Hartley
Speaker: Donald Kingaby
Speaker: Brian Kingcome
Speaker: Ginger Lacey
Speaker: Ludvic Martell
Speaker: Vera Shaw
Speaker: Bob Stanford-Tuck
Speaker: Bernard West
Speaker: Innes Westmacott
Speaker: Bett Westmacott
Voices: Edward Arthur
Voices: Alison Christie-Murray
Voices: Michael Cochrane
Voices: Peter Howell
Voices: Polly March
Voices: Basil Moss
Voices: Jennifer Piercey
Voices: Gregory de Polnay
Musician: Bill McGuffie
Technical realisation: Lloyd Silverthorne
Additional sound by: Dick Mills, BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Researched and compiled by: Norman Tozer
Director: Piers Plowright

: Science Now

The British Association
This week the British Association for the Advancement of Science held its 140th annual meeting. Geoff Watts attended the Conference, held at Bath University.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: David Paterson

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jacky, Gillott Producer ANNE WINDER


Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Round Britain Quiz

( Broadcast on Sunday at 4.2)

: A Book at Bedtime

Zorba the Greek (13)

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's 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.

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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