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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.
Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.6. 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.34. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Canon Eric Davenport
Read By: Harriet Cass

: A High Wind in Jamaica

13: Parting at Sea

: News

: The Living World

medium only
A magazine edition of this programme about wildlife and the countryside.
Producer MOIRA MANN BBC Bristol


Producer: Moira Mann

: The Enthusiasts

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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


Producer: Alan Stennett

: News

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: In Britain Now

medium only
Presented by Edward Cole Producer WILLIAM HORSLEY


Presented By: Edward Cole
Producer: William Horsley

: Daily Service

hem, p 62; Father, we praise thee, now the night is over (BBC HB 405); Psalm 25, vv 1-10: Luke 18, vv 18-30 (NEB): Forth in thy name, 0 Lord, I go (BBC HB 406)

: Morning Story

Ship in a Bottle by ANTON SOLJAN translated by the author and b. S. JOHNSON
Read by Robert Rietty
' The sky got lower and lower, then suddenly it swept down right in front of us, almost vertically into the sea, like a huge sheet of thick, greenish glass.'


Unknown: Anton Soljan
Unknown: B. S. Johnson
Read By: Robert Rietty

: News

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: The Image Makers

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6: Books and Films
Charles Thompson concludes this special six-part series. which has been examining the importance of image in various aspects of our lives, with a look behind the scenes of publishing and lilm-making. Can you accurately judge a book by its cover? How important is the reputation and image of an author? Must actors always be larger than life to succeed, and do they live up to their public images?


Unknown: Charles Thompson
Written By: Charles Thompson
Written By: Researcher Sharon Banoff
Producer: John Edwards

: Letters from Everywhere

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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'EIEFFE


Producer: Paddy O'Eieffe

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Andy Price

: Share and Share Alike

After two months of enforced living together. Jack and Leslie make one last desperate effort to get their hands on the money - to contact Mother through a medium. Unwilling to leave anything to chance. and anxious to get the biggest share for himself, Jack sets up a phoney seance. with ELIZABETH MORGAN and DENIS BOND S: The Seance
Guest appearances by Written by HAROLD SNOAD and MICHAEL KNOWLES Producer JOHN DYAS
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Elizabeth Morgan
Written By: Harold Snoad
Written By: Michael Knowles
Producer: John Dyas
Jack: Michael Robbins
Leslie: Hugh Paddick
The Solicitor: Deryck Gnyler
Archie: Henry McGee

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Wtdlakc


Presented By: Brian Wtdlakc

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

medium only from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: James Ellis , alias Inspector Lynch of Z Cars. (Z Cars tonight 8.0 BBC1)
2.0-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
Paying for Our Sunday Lunch: the economics of sheep farming in the Australian Bush have left the Blacker family ' broke '. A report from Sydney by JOHN THORNE.
' Why Worry 1: psychologist JOHN NICHOLSON takes another reassuring look at some of our more common anxieties. Today: The Games Children Play. Dr Worllc's School (8)


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: James Ellis
Unknown: Inspector Lynch
Unknown: John Thorne.
Unknown: John Nicholson

: Listen with Mother

medium only
Story: Wriggly Worm and the Straggly Dog by Eugenie SUMHERPIELD


Unknown: Eugenie Sumherpield

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Foolish Painted Things by JOHN WACSTAFF
The Reverend Michael Tilley 's quiet and conventional world is shattered by the arrival of a totally unexpected and unconventional visitor.


Unknown: John Wacstaff
Unknown: Michael Tilley
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
The Rev Michael Tilley: Cyril Luckham
' Pandora: Maureen O'Brien
Mrs Good: Hilda Kriseman

: Choral Evensong

for the eve of St Matthew from Wakefield Cathedral
Responses (Rose); Hymn: The eternal gifts of Christ the King (EH 175); Psalm 104 (Hopkins and Parratt); Lessons: I Kings 19, vv 15-21; Matthew 6, vv 19-34
Canticles (Drayton: Wakefield Service); Anthem: Sing we merrily (Campbell)
Organist and Master of the Choristers JONATHAN BIELBY
Assistant Organist PETER GOULD
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jonathan Bielby
Organist: Peter Gould

: Story Time

Jane and Prudence (3)

: 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.

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: 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
(Repeated: Friday 12.27 pm)
(My Music returns to BBC2 on Saturday)


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thursday 1.30 pm)

: File on 4

Presented by Peter Oppenheimer
The background to current events at home and abroad with reports by STEVE BRADSHAW and DAVID HENSHAW. Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Presented By: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: Steve Bradshaw
Unknown: David Henshaw.
Editor: Colin Adams

: Theatre Workshop

Uranium 235, A Taste of Honey, The Hostage, Oh, What a Lovely War, Mrs Wilson 's Diary ... From a group of young players performing in makeshift conditions in Manchester in the 1930s grew a company whose philosophy and productions revolutionised the post-war British theatre. Howard Goorney. a founder member of Theatre Workshop. recalls its achievements, and discusses its significance with former members of the company, including EWAN MACCOLL , AVIS BUNNAGE, JOHN BURY , GEORGE A. COOPER , BRIAN MURPHY , DAVID SCASE , JOHN WELLS and ROSALIE WILLIAMS and with contributions from SIR HAROLD HOBSON , OSCAR LEWENSTEIN and BILL BRYDEN
(Howard Goorney is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: Mrs Wilson
Unknown: Howard Goorney.
Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Unknown: John Bury
Unknown: George A. Cooper
Unknown: Brian Murphy
Unknown: David Scase
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Rosalie Williams
Unknown: Sir Harold Hobson
Unknown: Bill Bryden
Unknown: Howard Goorney

: Science Now

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jim Hiley


Presenter: Jim Hiley
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Tusa reporting


Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

The Turn of the Screw (3)

: 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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