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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented hy
Brian Redhead in London, with LIBBY PURVES in Birmingham
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV BARNEY MILLIGAN
7.0. 8.0 Today's news Read by COLIN DORAN
7.38, 8.3t
News headlines
7.45* Thought. for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Barney Milligan
Read By: Colin Doran

: News

: The Living World

Read Any Good Books Lately?
With Christmas looming, a look at the recently published natural history books that you might wish to give - or receive! Introduced by Peter France
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Peter France
Producer: John Harrison

: Parent Power

A parents' guide on how to get the bes. out of the education system.
In this series of eight programmes Maureen O'Connor and Barry Tur ner (with your help) plot the crisis points of school days and arm you to make the best decisions along the way.
This week: Who's afraid of mathematics? What's going on inside classrooms? Producer


Unknown: Maureen O'Connor
Unknown: Barry Tur
Unknown: Frances Berrigan

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

(A revised repeat of Sun-dan's broadcast at 2.0 pm) medium wave onlu

: Daily Service

NEM, P 13; Come, 0 thou Traveller unknown (BBC HB4); Psalm 116; Genesis 26, vv 34-35; 27, v 46 to 28, vv 4 and 10-14 (RSV); O Love, who formedst me to wear (BBC HB 361)

: Morning Story

Read by Garard Green


Read By: Garard Green

: News

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: You, The Jury

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: Through My Window

Today it's the turn of Sir Bernard Miles to ponder over the view from the window of his cottage in a Yorkshire dale. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bernard Miles

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and Andy Price


Unknown: Andy Price

: Dr Finlay's Casebook

New stories about the characters created by 1..1. CRONIN
The Brodie Affair by JOHN GRAHAM
Broadcast by arrangement with GRAHAM STEWART
(Andrew Cruickshank is a National Theatre player)
12.55 Weather: programme news:


Unknown: John Graham
Arrangement With: Graham Stewart
Producer: Edward Taylor
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Dr Cameron: Andrew Cruickshank
Janet: Barbara Mullen
Dr Finlay: Bill Simpson
Johnston/Mr Brodie: John Graham
Mrs Brodie: Eva Stuart
McKay/Joe: Joe Dunlop

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Aubrey Singer, Managing Director, BBC Radio
2.8-2.2 News
Visitor to London: Mary Martin, singing star of South Pacific.
Christmas is Coming: It may gladden - or madden you - but it has to be catered for. Here's how (with a little bit of aspic) to handle it.
New York Report: Helene Hanff.
The Tiger in the Smoke (3) from 2.0


Unknown: Helene Hanff.

: Listen with Mother

Story: Ant, Ladybird and Spider by DENISE SHELDON medium wave, only
(From tomorrow Listen with Mother will be at
11.45 am)


Unknown: Denise Sheldon

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Fall of the House of Usher by EDGAR ALLAN POE dramatised for radio by DAVID CAMPTON
'I reined my horse to the precipitous brink of a black and lurid tarn, and gazed at the vacant eye-like windows of the house. What was it that so unnerved a man in the contemplation of the House of Usher?'
JOHN TURNER (guitar)
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Tim Pigott -Smith and Roger Hume are members of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre Company)


Writer: Edgar Allan Poe
Dramatist: David Campton
Directed By: Brian Miller
Roderick Usher: Edward Petherbridge
Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith
Doctor: Roger Hume
Madeline: Sara Pugsley
Guitar: John Turner

: Choral Evensong

on St Cecilia's Day from Salisbury Cathedral Responses: Rose; Psalm 145 (Marsh)
Lessons: Ecclcsiasticus 50, vv 17-23; Revelation 5
Canticles (Leighton, Second Service)
Anthem: Cantanlibus organis (Philips)
Hymn: 0 praise ye the Lord (A and M Rev 376)
Organist and Master of the Choir RICHARD SEAL Assistant Organist COLIN WALSH BBC Bristol


Organist: Colin Walsh

: Story Time

The Master of Ballantrae(3)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
5.55 Weather: programme news:


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge
Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden In the chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Moore

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook (Repeated: Thurs 10.5 am)


Presented By: Roger Cook

: The Reith Lectures

Christianity and the World Order by The Rev Dr Edward Norman. Dean of Peter-house. Cambridge.
4: The Imperialism of Political Religion
Christians of the developed world regard the Latin American radicals as authentically speaking for the oppressed and exploited of the Third World. But are they?
(Repeated: Sun Radio 3; and printed in THE LISTENER dated 23 Nov)


Unknown: Dr Edward Norman.

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Fit the Fourth: It has been revealed to Arthur that the earth has been built by the Magratheans and run by mice. Meanwhile his companions have been suddenly confronted by something nasty (probably certain death).
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Written by DOUGLAS ADAMS Producer


Written By: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
The Book: Peter Jones
Slartibartfast: Richard Vernon
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford: Geoffrey McGivern
Prefect: Deep Thought
Zaphod BeeMebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Majikthi&e/CheerLeader: Jonathan Adams
One: Ray Hassett
Two: Bang-Bang/ Pa Voice
Two: Jeremy Browne
Vroomfondel/Shooty: James Broadbent
Frankie Mouse: Peter Hawkins
Benjy Mouse: David Tate

: Analysis

Hold the Front Page! Presented by Mary Goldring
National newspapers this year have been going through one of the worst periods in their history, with constant disruptions, stoppages and even the threat of total closure for two major papers. What lies at the root of the present troubles? What are the prospects for the industry in the long term? Does it really matter what happens?
Producer TOM READ
(Repeated: Thurs 11.0 am)


Presented By: Mary Goldring

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Jacky Gillott Producer ANNE WINDER


Presenter: Jacky Gillott
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: An Actor in his Time

Sir John Gielgud in the fifth of 11 programmes, talks to JOHN MILLER about his life in the theatre.
5: ' Hamlet tomorrow or next Thursday - but just not tonight! '
' When I played Hamlet I thought - now this is the great juvenile part of all times, I'm going to make a terrible hash of this, because I'd known at dramatic school how I'd used to trail around, waving my cloak in the air and posing with my sword and crying a lot, and I thought - I don think that's the thine at all. And I sort of threw mysetf into the part, like someone trying to swim. and found it sort of held me up, if I really was truthful in it.'
Producer JOHN POWELL promising some of the greatest enjoyment radio currently offers


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: John Miller
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

The Price of Love (8)

: Today in Parliament

At midnight Radio 4 medium wave switches to long wave
200kHz/1500m. Radio 4 VHF remains unaltered

: News

Weather report; 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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