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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Colin Doran

: News

: Local Time

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 medium leave only


Unknown: Bob Langley.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: The Pleasure Principle

or, Down with Virtue
Another lucky dip in which Jeremy Siepmann pulls out a miscellany of music written, or made up on the spot, for the important purpose of having fun.
Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON gramophone records


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people. Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE

: Daily Service

NEM, page 102; 0 splendour of God's glorv bright (BBC HB 409): Psalm 100; Genesis 11, vv 1-9 (RSV); The race that long in darkness pined (BBC HB 496)

: Morning Story

Read by John Darran
' Mum's tin box was reserved for cash to provide boots for the family. But on one occasion Dad broke the rule with unforeseen consequences.' Producer HARRI GWYNN BBC Wales medium wave only


Read By: John Darran
Producer: Harri Gwynn

: News

: Down Your Way

: My Life in the Army

The second of two reminiscent talks by Clement Freud who volunteered for the Air Force at the age of 17-and-a-quarter - not long after the outbreak of the Second World War.


Unknown: Clement Freud

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and Andy Price

: My Word!

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Sequence editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
Some folk are wise and some are otherwise ... but most have a wish to better themselves in some way. THE BISHOP OF BATH AND WELLS, LORD KING-SALE, and author PAY WELDON. discuss whether we should even try.
2.0-2.2 News
Peppers and Paprika: RENE WYNDHAM takes a look at the exotic foods available in high street shops today.
Once upon a time.... what books should children read in our multi-cultural society? Writers PAT TRIGGS and JAMILA GAVIN discuss the possibilities. A visit to one of Britain's biggest centres for kidney research based at Southmead Hospital in Bristol. BBC Bristol
Hedingham Harvest (4)
from 2.0


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Rene Wyndham
Unknown: Pat Triggs

: Listen with Mother

Story:Julia Loses Billy Beatby MARGARET AITKEN


Unknown: Margaret Aitken
Presenters: Gladys Whitred
Written By: Gladys Whitred
Producer: Jenyth Worslry

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Rosemary Leach as Rosie Gillian Martdl as Martha Peter Jeffrey as Harry Peter Whitman as Tom in Live Appearance by LIANE AUKIN
Rosie leaves her husband and goes to stay with her old school friend, homely Martha. Her visit has a revitalising and somewhat unexpected effect. Producer SUSANNA CAPON (First broadcast in 197S)


Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Rosie Gillian Martdl
Unknown: Martha Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Harry Peter Whitman
Unknown: Liane Aukin
Producer: Susanna Capon

: News

: A Land Once Distant and Alone

Some Spanish Echoes and Shadows. Gwyn Thomas spent the summer of 1933 wandering through Spain to research modern Spanish history. There, he says. ' the premonitory gasps and grunts of the great struggle soon to erupt, could be heard on every wind'. After 1945 he spent three further periods in Spain, and in the programme, he explains the changing light in which he has seen the country since he first set foot in it.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Gwyn Thomas
Producer: Brian Patten

: Story Time

Omar (5)

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Raihael Heyhoe-Flint
Sequence editor DEREK LEWIS
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Raihael Heyhoe-Flint
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: Going Places

Barry Norman with the stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD


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 NICK HUGHES


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Nick Hughes

: Profile

A personal portrait

: Any Questions?

Marghanita Laski
Professor John Ericksoa lain Sproat, mp Jimmy Reid
Chairman David Jacobs from Ayr; Scotland
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Unknown: Professor John Ericksoa
Unknown: Jimmy Reid
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Today in Synod

Gerald Priestland reports on today's proceedings


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Biilington Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Presenter: Michael Biilington
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Week Ending

David Jason. Bill Wallis
David Tate. Sheila Sleafel and the DAVIDFIRMAN TRIO Written by JOHN LANGDON GUY JENKIN , BARRY BOWES


Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate.
Unknown: Sheila Sleafel
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: Barry Bowes
Unknown: Jeremy Browki
Unknown: Roger Woodis
Producer: Griff Rhys

: Fritz on Friday

Fritz Spiegl keeps a keen eye and ear on what's written and said. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: A Book at Bedtime

Tolstoy Remembered by TATYANA TOLSTOY translated and abridged for radio in ten parts by DEREK COLTMAN
Read by JILL BALCON (10) Producer JANE MORGAN


Unknown: Derek Coltman
Read By: Jill Balcon
Producer: Jane Morgan

: 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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