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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Introduced by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV BARNEY MILLIGAN
7.8. 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.45* Thought for the Day Preview: page 21


Introduced By: John Timpson
Introduced By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Barney Milligan
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Mid-Week with Desmond Wilcox

and Angela Rippon as an inquisitive hostess of well-known guests on their birthdays, and other familiar names playing unfamiliar roles in the new live miscellany of reassuring entertainment. disturbing oddities, and stimulating arguments.
From Glasgow. Fran Morrison; from Cardiff. Gerry Monte: and from Dublin, Frank Delaney , investigate and tell stranger than fiction real-life stories.
Live musical interludes and punctuations by THE BOWLS BROTHERS
A Start and Stop the Week production long wave only


Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: Cardiff. Gerry
Unknown: Frank Delaney

: News

long wave only

: Checkpoint

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, page 17; 0 Jesu so meek, 0 Jesu so kind (BBC HB529); Psalm 111; Genesis 31, vv 3-7, 17-18 and 32, vr 3-11 (RSV); Jerusalem, my happy home (BBC HB 247)

: Morning Story

The Turncoat by DELIA WALKER
Read by Herbert Smith
It had been a long time since he experienced joy. but it welled up inside. He strolled up and down. trembling at the thrught of just being here. He wasn't rocking in the brown chair. He was really here.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSE BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: Delia Walker
Read By: Herbert Smith

: Analysis

long wave only

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Happy Little King Has a Problem by MOIRA HERITAGE long wave only

: News

: You and Yours

Today: BBC Shopping Bosket
Presenters Andy Price and Sue Cook


Unknown: Sue Cook

: The Peter Hudson Show

12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Wid lake


Presented By: Brian Wid

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
European Partners: The first of a series on twinned towns. CHRIS LONGLET joins Shrewsbury Light Orchestra in Zutphen, Holland.
Reading Your Letters.
' New Wave Woman ' Quiz: BARBARA HEROD from Gloucestershire, MAGGIE SKIL-LING from Gwent and olive CRAIG from Co Derry match their minds for the Woman's Hour Radio Prize.
The Tiger in the Saoke (4) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Chris Longlet
Unknown: Barbara Herod

: News

: Questions to the Prime Minister

Live from the House of Commons

: Afternoon Theatre

Some Cold Night Air by C.ILLY FRASER
BRENDA: I'm not an old woman, Jan. I'm 33. I could be out every night if I didn't care about you ... You need a man sometimes, Jan.... I know we haven't talked all that much about things like that ...
JANET: Are you going to give me the sex lecture now? ... You needn't bother, we did all that in the first form.


Unknown: C.Illy Fraser
Played By: Peter Craze
Played By: David Graham
Played By: Nicolette McKenzie
Played By: Joan Matheson.
Directed By: Bernard Krichefski
Janet: Majella Dennahy
Pearl: Sharon Rosita
Steve: Christopher Guard
Brenda: Carole Hayman
Derek: Gavin Campbell
Mrs Bassett: Valerie Murray
Lorry driver: Steve Hodson
Station sergeant: Michael Goldie

: Story Time

The Master of Ballantrae (4)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
5.5t Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in England, Scotland. Wales and Northern Ireland Second Round 10: Wales
SCHOOL, RHYL v North of England
Questions set by ROY SMITH Producer GRIFF rhys JONES


Unknown: Edward Jones
Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: John Anthony
Unknown: Roy Smith
Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

: News

: The Archers

written by BRUNO MILNA (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week: Dan
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Bruno Milna
Archer: Edgar Harrison
GWEN: Gwen Berryuan
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimori
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
Col Danby: Norman Shelley
Lyn Pascoe: Jane Galloway

: Time for Verse

Light Verse
The fourth of 13 programmes in which Kingsley Amis introduces poems from The New Oxford Book of Light Verse. The poems in this programme are The Talented Man, Little Billee , The Sorrows of Wcrther and lastly How Pleasant to Know Mr Lear.
(Repeated: Sat 11.20 am)


Introduces: Kingsley Amis
Unknown: Little Billee
Readers: Mr Lear.
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Readers: David Brierley
Readers: Kingsliy Amis
Readers: Heather Bell
Producer: Alec Reid

: Under Milk Wood

A Play for Voices byDYLAN THOMAS
Songs set by DANIEL JONES BOBBY CAMPBELL (accordion)
Piano and Music director NEIL RHODEN
Bells of the Tills of the Town created by PADDY KINGSLAND Of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
A Transcription Services recording by ADRIAN REVill, With MICHAEL BLACK and PRUDENCE MENMUIR
Produced and directed by GERRY JONES and IAN COTTERELL
(Some of the cast are members of the Welsh National Theatre Company) (Third transmission)


Voices By: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Daniel Jones
Accordion: Bobby Campbell
Director: Neil Rhoden
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Rosie Probert/Mrs Beynon: Elizabeth Morgan
Mog Edwards/Ocky Milk-man: Henry Knowles
Myfanwy Price/Mrs Willy Nilly ....: Jennifer Piercey
Mr Waldo/Organ Morgan/: Jobn Griffiths
Lord Cut-Glass: Jobn Griffiths
MrsOgmore Pritchard/Mrs Organ Morgan.: Mary Jones
Mr Ogmore/Willy Nilly: Siôn Probert
Mr Pritchard/Butcher Beynon........: Anthony Hall
Gossamer Beynon: Shirley King
Utah Watkins/ Mr Pugh: Talfryn Thomas
Mrs Utah Watkins/Mrs: Jennifer Hill
Cherry Owen: Jennifer Hill
Atilla Rees/Cherry Owen: Derek Pollitt
Lily Smalls: Jan Edwards
Mae Rose-Cottage: Elizabeth Revill
Mary Ann Sailors: Christine Pollon
Dai Bread/Sinbad Sailors: David Barry
Nogood Boyo: John Francis
Mrs Pugh: Heather Bell
Mrs Dai: Bread One/bessie
Bighead: Patricia Mort
Mrs Dai Bread Two: Jo Manning Wilson
Cwennie: Sharon Morgan

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Alan Nixon

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: 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

The Price of Love (9) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends long wave only

: 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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