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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

: Today

What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world.
Introduced by John Timpsen With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Introduced By: John Timpsen
Introduced By: With Libby Purves
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: Antigua, Penny, Puce


: News

: These You Have Loved

's broadcast at 7.30)

: News

medium only

: Checkpoint

medium only

: Daily Service

NEM. p 102; The star of morn has risen BBC HB 410); Psalm 119, part 5; Luke 20, v 41 to 21, v 9 (NEB): Christian, unflinching stand (BBC HB 350)

: Morning Story

medium only The Petrol Pill
Written and read by Tom Coyne
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Read By: Tom Coyne
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

Medium only

: Analysis

medium only

: First Impression

medium only
A book you loved in childhood - how well do you remember it now? Terry Wogan , in conversation with JEAN Davis , recalls one of his own favourites.


Unknown: Terry Wbgan
Unknown: Jean Davis
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: You and Yours

News and information that affects the way you live, including Getting the Best from Your Radio and the BBC Shopping Basket with MARGARET KORVING ,.
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Margaret Korving
Unknown: Bill Breckon

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines
Presented by Brian Widlakc


Presented By: Brian Widlakc

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

medium only from 2.0
Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talk Till Two: a discussion on a matter of current concern,
2.0-2.2 News
Reading Your Letters.
Good Health Begins in the Kitchen: EVELYN rose takes a fresh look at vegetables.
The Pleasures of Playing: MAR GARET MAJOR PACEY and PRUNELLA PACEY on the viola.
Temples of Convenience: LUCINDA LAMBTON talks to JOHN EAST about her new book, in which she takes the lid off the historical British loo. Ruined City (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Mar Garet
Unknown: Major Pacey
Unknown: Prunella Pacey

: Listen with Mother

medium only
Story: Young Hedgehog Follows a Smell by VERA RUSHBROOKE

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Slip of the Disc
A farcical comedy by JOHN GRAHAM withand
It all started quite innocently - well, no, not innocently, but it was perfectly simple. Until Peter got stuck in Sally's bath and Sally's husband returned home and Peter's wife turned up, not to mention the piano tuner, the television director. the doctor ... One little lie so easily leads to another and life gets awfully complicated.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Comedy By: John Graham
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Sally Hills: Nerys Hughes
Peter Raven: George Baker
Leonard Hills: Denys Hawthorne
Mr Williams: Alan Downer
Dr McKenzie: John Graham
Mrs Raven: Margot Boyd
Jocelyn Knight: Andrew Branch
Porter: Manning Wilson
Secretary: Eve Karff

: News

: Cosmos

A new view of outer space and perhaps of the beginning of time.
At the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, scientists and engineers together are probing some of the deeper mysteries of the Universe. Two new telescopes and very advanced technology are combining to give a sight of the previously unseen. This is a story both of an enterprise in high astronomy and of the people who have come together to make it possible.
Presented by George Luce


Presented By: George Luce
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Story Time

Period Piece (4)

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Suzannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

and half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world.
Including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm Cast for theweek
BBC B<rm)nahom


Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
DorisAreher: Gwen Berryman
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
A)dr)dg€: Charms Collingwood
TonvArcher: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phitip Archer: Norman Ra)nt)kg
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shuta Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Betty McMwall
TomForrest: Bob Arnolb
Watter Gabriet: Chris Gittins
Std Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Wcedfnrd: Molue Harr)s
Neit Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Colonel Danby: Normal Shelley
Jackif Smith: Maggie McCarthy

: Time for Verse

WtndLsandWfathfrs:thep)easures-and penatties-ef the British ctimate expressed in poems by A. E. HOUSMAN. )BR]S DAVtES, EDWARD THOMAS and DYLAN THOMAS.
Producer HERBERT WtLHAMt BBC Wntfs
(Repeated: Saturday 11M am, medtum only


Unknown: A. E. Housman.
Unknown: Edward Thomas
Reader: Dylan Thomas.

: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

iea(terBMEN[)Ah't/BK)EN conduetedbttiecrteHurtt Jeaqutn Achucarre piano) dtrectfromthf Winter Gardens, Beurntmeuth Parti
Vtrdi Overture: The Forct ot Destiny
Rachmantnev Piano Concerto No 2

: * New) .Mr/M A Tatent to Amuse

'I have often thought a storytetter isbornasweHasapoet.'
The art of the raconteur is a giftweaUenvv.Inthenrstof sixprogrammes. J.W.Lambert browses through the BBC Sound Archives and discovers a fund of entertaining stories. (N<'.r< progromwc; 19 October)

: ' stereo Bournemouth SO

Part 2
Brahms Symphony Ne < BBC Bristc)

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Paul Vaughan

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Dcugtas Stuart reporting with John Tusa at the Labenr Party Centtrenct in Btacttpoo)


Unknown: Dcugtas Stuart
Unknown: John Tusa

: Any Answers?

Ase)ectionof)isteners'tetters continuing the discussion in )aa< Fricav's Any Questions? tntroduced by David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bftttot


Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: A Book at Bedtime

Kegue Matt (9)


Unknown: Kegue Matt

: The Financial World Tonight

medium only
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.

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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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