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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather, and what's new for farmers

: Today

Introduced by Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Dan With ROBERT RIETTY
7.0 and 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30 and 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Read By: Colin Doran

: Antigua, Penny, Puce


: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

medium only from 9.48 Wildlife in the Garden
With the countryside changing and shrinking, our gardens are increasingly havens for a wide variety of wildlife - birds, hedgehogs and frogs, field-mice and butterflies, even foxes and badgers. How much can we, as caring participants in a complicated ecological scheme, help and encourage their presence? Should we discourage some of them? How much should we leave them alone to balance nature in their own way?
The naturalist Phil Drabble and Mike Everett , of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, are in the studio to answer your questions and hear your experiences about the wildlife in your garden.
In the Chair Judith Chalmers Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Mike Everett
Unknown: Judith Chalmers

: News

medium only

: Flight Deck Fantasy

medium only
How would you cope if, in an emergency, you were asked to take over the controls of a large jet airliner and bring it safely to land by instructions from ground control? Clive Jacobs experiences a frighteningly real flight into danger in an aircraft training simulator. Producer MICHAEL GILLIAM


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Michael Gilliam

: Daily Service

NEM, p 79; The Lord doth reign (BBC HB 476); Canticle 6, part 2; Luke 19, vv 11-28 (NEB); 0 food of men wayfaring (BBC HB 209)

: Morning Story

medium only
Mrs Vincent by H. E. BATES Read by Margot Boyd
"You're lucky," she said.
" You don't have to stay here. We can't get out. But you can. You can get out. You can go." '


Unknown: Mrs Vincent
Unknown: H. E. Bates
Read By: Margot Boyd

: News

medium only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

medium only
Alex Marshall in Crime on the Knock by JOHN HAMBLETT
Norma's husband belongs to the ' Purity for Earth ' Society. Along comes Royston Gooseberry threatening blackmail. Will he expose Norma as the former Tammy Bristols , the porn queen?
Directed by PETER KING


Unknown: Alex Marshall
Unknown: John Hamblett
Unknown: Tammy Bristols
Directed By: Peter King
Norma: Alex Marshall
Geoff: Bill Gaunt
Royston Gooseberry: Robert Gillespie

: Origins

medium only
(Rev 's broadcast at 10.30)

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters George Luce and Molly Price-Owen


Presenters: George Luce
Presenters: Molly Price-Owen

: Desert Island Discs

Alan Jay Lerner , the lyricist for several famous musicals, including My Fair Lady, Camelot and Gioi, chooses the records he would take to a desert istand and discusses them With ROY PLOMLEY.
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Alan Jay Lerner
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlakt


Presented By: Brian Widlakt

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

medium only from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor The Art of Survival: extracts from speeches at the Women of the Year luncheon.
2.0-2.2 News
A Canadian Renaissance: JUDITH WILLCOX with the musical Huggett family of Ottawa. Reading Your Letters.
Work in Progress: NOEL BARBER talks about the book he's working on. Dr Wortle's School (12)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Noel Barber

: Listen with Mother

medium only
Story: The Wobble in the Wheel by ANNE WELLINGTON

: News

: The Lady of the Camellias

One of the most famous love stories in fiction, adapted for radio in four episodes by TERENCE COOPER from the novel by ALEXANDRE DUMAS the Younger with Sarah Badel , Gary Bond Stephen Murray , Denise Bryer Episode 4
Directed by IAN COTTERELL (First broadcast in 1975)


Unknown: Terence Cooper
Novel By: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: Sarah Badel
Unknown: Gary Bond
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Pianist: Mary Nash
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Alexandre Dumas: John Rye
Armand Duval: Gary Bond
Marguerite Gautier: Sarah Badel
Ernest de Crepy: Nigel Anthony
Prudence Duvernoy: Denise Bryer
Gaston Courier: Paul Gaymon
Olympe Serusier: Elizabeth Morgan
Joseph: Peter Whitman
Nanine: Emily Richard
Monsieur Duval: Stephen Murray

: News

: Story Time

Jane and Prudence (7)

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

Peter Clayton says: ' Thank you, Mr Walpole ' for telling us what to call our chance disc-coveries.
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Peter Clayton
Unknown: Mr Walpole

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Thrills, spills and anticlimax in the antidote to panel games Tim Brooke-Taylor and William Rushton compete with Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer who dispute with chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton who falls out over a trifle with pianist colin SELL who sides with the Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27pm) (Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden are in 'The Unvarnished Truth ' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: William Rushton
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)

: Time for Verse

with Frank Lincoln
Religious poetry can take many forms - and there's satire as well as solemnity in this selection.
(Repeated: Saturday 11.20 am, medium only)


Producer: Herbert Williams

: Sounds Natural

A second chance to hear the late Henry Longhurst discussing with Derek Jones how he combined his love of golf with an enthusiasm for natural history, illustrated with wildlife recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.
BBC Bristol
(First broadcast in 1976)


Unknown: Henry Longhurst
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Burton

: A Schumann Concert

as Radio 3 followed by an interlude

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Norman to
Alan Coren , Richard Ingrams Clement Freud , MP and Katharine Whitehern
Newsreader JOHN MARSH
Compiled and produced by DANNY GREENSTONE and GEOFFREY PERKINS


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Katharine Whitehern
Unknown: Newsreader John Marsh
Produced By: Danny Greenstone
Produced By: Geoffrey Perkins

: A Book at Bedtime

Rogue Male (2)

: 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.

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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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