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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 Timpsoa with MARGARET HOWARD 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 Timpsoa
Unknown: Margaret Howard
Unknown: Cormac Murphy
Read By: Laurie MacHillan

: News

: These You Have Loved

(A revised repeat oj Saturday's broadcast at 7.301

: News

: Checkpoint

: Daily Service

NEM. p 50; Away with our fears (BBC HB 147); Psalm 139; Genesis 2, vv 4-9, 15-17 (rsv); O dear and heavenly city (BBC HB 251)

: Morning Story

Behind Green Shutters by HOWARD ROSS
Read by Henry Stamper
' A hundred miles of scrubland and then Kleemor. Wooden buildings all painted alike with green shutters. Not what I expected ... and the bullet that came ripping through the door . not at all what I expected.' Producer ALLAN G. ROGERS BBC Scotland


Unknown: Howard Ross
Read By: Henry Stamper
Producer: Allan G. Rogers

: News

: Analysis

(Broadcast on Wed at 8.45 pm

: First Impression

A book you loved in childhood - how well do vou remember tt now? Yachtswoman Clare Francis, in conversation with JEAN DAVIS recalls one of her own favourites.


Unknown: Yachtswoman Clare
Unknown: Jean Davis
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

: You and Yours

Today: BBC Shopping Basket Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: The Peter Hudson Show

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

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


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor ' New Wave Woman Quiz
TESSA JOBBIN from Cardiff, SHEILA WHEELER from Edinburgh match their minds for the Woman's Hour Radio Prize...
2.9-2.2 News
The Pleasures of Playing: JOANNA GRAHAM and DEIRDRE DUNDAS-GRANT on the bassoon.
A New Life: JENNY THOMPSON looks at Asian women's experiences in this country.
Collectors and their Enthusiasms: to round off the monthly series. JENNIFER- MAY unfolds some unusual fans.
Every Man a King (9)
from 2.0


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Sheila Wheeler
Unknown: Joanna Graham
Unknown: Deirdre Dundas-Grant
Unknown: Jenny Thompson

: Listen with Mother

Story: Ian Was Grumpy by WIN P. WALKER medium ware only


Unknown: P. Walker

: News

: Questions to the Prime Minister

Live from the House of Common*

: Afternoon Theatre

An elderly man makes a nostatgic return to his boyhood home in the Highlands and remembers his last visit there before he set off for the Spanish Civil War. with Ian Wallace as The Father Eva Stuart as The Mother and John Graham as The Son Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Graeme Campbell
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Unknown: John Graham
Directed By: Graham Gauld

: Story Time

The Little Nugget (9)

: PM

The news magazine
Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: Top of the Form

: News

: The Archers

Written bv BRUNO MILNA
(Repeated: Friday 1.30 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collinwood
Adam Macy: Barnaby Williams
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Nokman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mrs Blossom: Anne Offord
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Col Darmy: Norman Shelley
Jackie Smith: Maggie McCarthy
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus

: Time for Verse

Light Verse
The first of 13 programmes in which Kingsley Amis introduces poems from The New Oxford Book of Light Verse.
The poems in this programme Hye Nonny Nomny Noe, The Disabled Debauchee, The Despairing Lover and Drinking Song.
(Repeated: Saturday 11.20 am)


Readers: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Alec Reid

: Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Vaughan Williams

direct from
Lancaster University
Dmitri Alexeev (piano)
BBC Northern Symphony
Orchestra, leader DENNIS SIMONS conducted by Bryden Thomson Part 1 Tchaikovsky Overtureftantasia: Hamlet
7.51. Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 3, in c major


Piano: Dmitri Alexeev
Leader: Dennis Simons
Conducted By: Bryden Thomson

: * A Talent to Amuse

J. W. Lambert invites you to join him once again in the bar during the interval in this evenings concert for a few tall stories culled from the BBC Sound Archives and the pages of literature.


Unknown: J. W. Lambert

: * Steno Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Vaughan Williams

Part 2 Vaughan Williams A London Symphony
(A public concert presented by the BBC) BBC Manchester

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter Chris Powling Producer DAVID PERRY


Presenter: Chris Powling
Producer: David Perry

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: A Book at Bedtime

Tolstoy Remembered (4)

: 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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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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