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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

: Today

Introduced by John Timpsoa With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.9, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


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

: Antigua, Penny, Puce


: News

: Local Time

medium only
A chance for network listeners to hear some of the material from local and regional broadcasting, selected and presented by Bob Langley. Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Bob Langley.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Am I Too Loud?

medium only
A question asked by the accompanist, Gerald Moore, as he recalls records he made with some of the world's greatest artists, including today a galaxy of singers: Kathleen Ferrier, Isobel Baillie, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Nicolai Gedda.
Producer: Christine Hardwick


Unknown: Gerald Moore
Singers: Kathleen Rerrier
Singers: Isobel Baillie. Elisa
Singers: Beth Schwarzkopf
Singers: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Singers: Nicolai Gedda.
Producer: Christine Hardwick

: News

medium only

: Checkpoint

medium only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 67; Around the throne of God a band IBBC HB 237); Psalm 148; Revelation 12, vv 7-12 (AV); Stars of the morning (BBC HB 238)

: Morning Story

medium only
A Rose by Any Other Name. by ELLIS WYNNE EVANS Read by J. 0. Roberts Producer HARRI (;WYNN BBC Wales


Unknown: Roberts Producer Harri

: News

medium only

: Analysis

medium only

: Old Wives'Lore of Gardening

medium only
Bridget Boland shares some of the gardening wisdom she and her sister learnt from country-men and women.
Producer HELEN FRY


Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters George Luce and Molly Price-Owen


Presenters: George Luce
Presenters: Molly Price-Owen

: My Word!

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon dough


Presented By: Gordon Dough

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

medium only from 2.0
Introduced fr.-m Glasgow by Mary Marquis
Technology in Medicine: JOANNA HICKSON looks at the work of the largest bio-engineering organisation in the world.
2.0-2.2 News
'Sugar and Spite ': MARCELLA EVARISTI brings a new dimension to Scottish writing.
Mumbo Jumble: LIZ MCNEILL-TAYLOR with some advice for church hall bargain hunters. BBC Scotland. Ruined City (2)


Unknown: Mary Marquis
Unknown: Joanna Hickson

: Listen with Mother

medium only
Story: The Happy Little King's Crown Jewels by MOIRA HERITAGE
Written by TONY AITKEN


Unknown: Tony Aitken
Written By: Tony Aitken
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Old World. from the translation by ARIADNE NICOLAEFF adapted by WALTER HALL
An elderly surgeon and a failed circus artist might seem an unlikely couple to fall in love, but this is just what happens. He's in charge of a sanitorium and she's his new patient - and a truly extraordinary patient she turns out to be, with a zany sense of humour and an outsize love of life which nearly drives the poor doctor crazy.
A bitter-sweet sentimental love story by Soviet Russia's only widely respected and nationally performed stage writer.
Directed by DICKON REED . A World Service Drama productions


Unknown: Aleksei Arbuzov
Translation By: Ariadne Nicolaeff
Adapted By: Walter Hall
Directed By: Dickon Reed
She: Pauline Lettsand
He: Richard Hurndall

: News

: Serenade to Music

Presented by Michael Kennedy Early in 1938 Sir Henry J. Wood asked Ralph Vaughan Williams to write a work for the concert on 5 October to celebrate his golden jubilee as a conductor. Vaughan Williams replied: ' should love to write - to have the honour of writing - a piece in your praise if I can manage it '. Wood replied: I cannot tell you the gratitude I feel that you should write i.e so kindly regarding my request. I do not for a moment however propose that this work of yours should be written as an ode to myself, for I would like it to be a choral work that can be used at any time and for any occasion
The work was called Serenade to Music and was written for 16 solo voices, employing some of the distinguished singers that had been associated with Sir Henry.
Eight of the singers: Dame Isobel Baillie , Muriel Brunskill , Robert Easton. Roy Henderson , Mary Jarred , Stiles Allen , Elsie Suddabyand Dame Eva Turner, together with the composer's widow Ursula Vaughan Williams, recall the rehearsals and first performance of the work. Producer BRIAN DEAN


Presented By: Michael Kennedy
Unknown: Sir Henry J. Wood
Unknown: Ralph Vaughan
Conductor: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Isobel Baillie
Unknown: Muriel Brunskill
Unknown: Robert Easton.
Unknown: Roy Henderson
Unknown: Mary Jarred
Unknown: Stiles Allen
Producer: Brian Dean

: Story Time

Jane and Prudence by BARBARA PYM abridged in ten parts by JANET HICKSON
Read by JUNE BARRIE (10) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
(Starting on Monday; Period Piece by Gwen Aarerat )


Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: June Barrie
Producer: Pamela Howe
Unknown: Gwen Aarerat

: PM Reports

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: Enquire Within

Unload your query onto Neil Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
Questions, on postcards, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London WlA 4WW
(From tomorrow Enquire Within moves to Saturdays at 4.45)
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Barry Norman


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Monday 1.30 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days. Producer ALASTAIR WILSON
(Repealed: Saturday 10.30 am medium only)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Baroness Phillips Russell Braddon Clive Jenkins James Leasor from Ipswicn
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Baroness Phillips Russell Braddon
Unknown: Clive Jenkins
Unknown: James Leasor
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

1 The television camera has power to capture the inner unspoken moment, to act as an infallible lie-detector of what is false in emotion or rhetoric.'
For some writers and directors television drama is an important challenge, for others it can never match the excitement of live theatre.
Michael Billington chairs a discussion on the relative appeal of the two media with David Jones. Michael Rudman and David Hare.
Producer DAVID PERRT Preview: page 23
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: David Jones.
Unknown: Michael Rudman
Unknown: David Hare.

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason. Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sheila Steafel and the DAVID FIRMAN TRIO


Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Firman
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: Barry Bowes.
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: Jeremy Browne
Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

: Nightcap

A Blueprint for Putting Britain Back in the Great Beans, written and read by JIM ANDREW BBC Manchester


Read By: Jim Andrew

: A Book at Bedtime

Rogue Male (5)

: 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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