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: Farming Today

: Today

Brian Redhead at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool with LIBBY PURVES in London
6.45* Prayer for the Day with MONSIGNOR PATRICK MCENRO1
7.0 and 8.6 Today's News Newsreader COLIN DORAN
7.30 and 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thousht for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Monsignor Patrick McEnro1
Unknown: Colin Doran

: Antigua, Penny, Puce


: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

medium only from 9.40 Home Dressmaking
Help please - I can never get a collar to lie flat. My problem is sleeves - they never seem to fit properly into armholes. I'm not stock size - which pattern measurement is the most important? Why is it that I have problems when machining synthetic fabrics? Put your questions to sewing adviser Betty Foster
In the Chair Jill Burridge Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
The lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Jill Burridge

: News

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: In Britain Now

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Presenter Moira Stuart


Presenter: Moira Stuart
Producer: William Horsley

: Daily Service

NEM, p 97: Lord, thv word (BBC HB 190); Psalm 119. pt 6; Luke 20, vv 19-26 (NEB): Soldiers of the cross (BBC HB 367)

: Morning Story

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The Flag by H. E. BATES Read by Hugh Dickson


Unknown: H. E. Bates
Read By: Hugh Dickson

: News

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: Thirty-Minute Theatre

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Jack's Wedding by DAVID BUCKLEY with The eve of the wedding is a traditional time for second thoughts, but when you are actually standing at the altar it's a bit late ... Or is it?


Unknown: David Buckley
Directed By: Michael Bartlett
Jack: Eric Allan
Jack's Dad: Malcolm Gerard
Jack's Mum: Hilda Kriseman
Pauline: Elizabeth Proud
Charlie: Kenneth Shanley
Jack (as child): Elizabeth Proud
Frank (as child): Sarah Bennett
Frank (adult): Tim Bentinck
Milly: Elissa Derwent
Louise: Gail Lidstonb
Pauline's Father: John Gabriel
Uncle Daniel: Malcolm Gerard
Hank: Tim Bentlnck

: Newseries Let's Talk About Me

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During the last 50 years, doctors, psychologists and others, have attempted to harness the beneficial effect of talking about one's problems into the practice of psychotherapy. In a series of six programmes, Dr Anthony Clare gives his personal assessment of the present state of psychotherapy in its best forms.
1: What Is It Trying to Dot Producer SALLY THOMPSON


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Producer: Sally Thompson

: News

: You and Yours

Including Getting the Beat from Your Radio.
Presenters Nancy Wise and...Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Desert Island Discs

Alec Clifton-Taylor , the architectural historian, discusses records he would take to a desert island, with ROY PLOMLEY. Producer DEREK DRESCHER
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Alec Clifton-Taylor
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

medium only from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor Animal Relations: an occasional look at the world of animals with MOLLY PRICE-OWEN .
2.0-2.2 News
B 4 B: TONY BARNFIELD talks to a seaside landlady and Estate Agent about setting up and running a guest house. Reading Your Letters.
Good Health Begins in the Kitchen: EVELYN ROSE suggests adding a pinch of crunch to your meals.
Living in the Dordogne: ANN-ETTE MASSIE discovers French bureaucracy. Ruined City (4)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Talks: Tony Barnfield
Unknown: Ette Massie

: Listen with Mother

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Story: The Windmill House by MARGARET LAMDIN


Unknown: Margaret Lamdin

: News

: Vanity Fair

A novel without a hero by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY and 1: Introducing the Puppet Show and Music under the direction of MICHAEL STEER


Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Directed By: David Spenser
Becky Sharp: Sarah Badel
Amelia Sedley: Petra Markham
Joseph Sedley: Timothy West
William Dobbin: Sean Barrett
George Osborne: Henry Knowles
Thackeray: Alec McCowen
Miss Barbara Pinkerton: Margot Boyd
Jemima Pinkerton: Hilda Kriseman
Laura: Eve Karpf
Miss Saltire: Amanda Murray
Miss Shwartz: Heather Emmanuel
Sambo: David Strong
Mr James Hook: Anthony Newlands
Waiter: Peter Wickham
Dr Gollop: Philip Voss
Mr Sedley: Richard Hurndall
Mrs Sedley: Hilda Schroder
The singing Mrs Salmon: Miss Lissa Gray

: News

: Story Time

Period Piece (2)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Suzannah Simons
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme newt


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Suzannah Simons

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Tim Brooke-Taylor , Jonathan Lynn , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer fill in the gaps between the chairmanship of Humphrey Lyttelton and the piano of DAVID FIRMAN
(Repeated: Thursday 12.27 pm) (Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden are in The Unvarnished Truth ' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Jonathan Lynn
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: David Firman
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wednesday 1.30 pm)

: File on 4

live from New York
Peter Oppenheimer presents a special programme on the state of the American economy and what it means for the rest of us- Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Editor: Colin Adams

: Comets

A Matter of Life and Death Introduced by Geoff Watts
Sir Fred Hoyle earlier this year challenged the view that life arose here on earth billions of years ago. He contended that primitive organisms drifted around the solar system, carried along on fragments of solid material, and that they eventually rained down onto the surface of the earth.
In a further development of these ideas, Sir Fred suggests that this process may be happening even today and that such seeds of life from outer space could be the causes of the world's major epidemics.
(A shortened version of the 1978 Milne Lecture)


Introduced By: Geoff Watts
Introduced By: Sir Fred Hoyle

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Gambaccini Producer ELIZABETH KERR


Presenter: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Elizabeth Kerr

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with John Tusa at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Unknown: John Tusa

: A Book at Bedtime

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Rogue Male 47)

: The Financial World Tonight

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: 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.

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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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