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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the North by KEN FORD
A regional view of farming in the week ahead BBC Manchester
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented hv
Brian Redhead
6.45, Prayer for the Day With ROBERT RIETTY
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7-30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: With Libby Pubves
Read By: Colin Doran

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Harriet Cass


Unknown: Harriet Cass

: John Ebdon

continues his investigations of the BBC Sound Archives.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Studio guests join Mavis Nicholson, Kenneth Robinson and Fritz Spiegl for an unpredictable 55 minutes of argument, humour and some music, all of which is intended to Start your week off in fine style.
(long wave only from 9.25)


Presenter: Richard Baker
Unknown: Mavis Nicholson
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

: News

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: Wildlife

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: Daily Service

NEM, page 13; New every morning is the love (BBC HB 408); Psalm 103, vv 1-13: Acts 15, vv 22-35 (Rsv); Father all-seeing, friend of all creation (BBC HB 385)

: Morning Story

You'll Be Back ... Written and read by Shirley Cooklln
' In the hall, he knew at once that something was wrong. The place was in darkness. Smelled cold. Perhaps she was just sleeping in. Course yes, that was it.'
Producer MITCH RAPER long wave only


Read By: Shirley Cooklln
Producer: Mitch Raper

: The Countryside in Winter

Introduced by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas
(Details. Tues at 8.0 pm)
(long wave only)

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Woman who Flummoxed the Fairies by SORCHE NIC UODHAS long wave only

: News

: You and Yours

The World of Work
With MARGARET KORVING Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Editor: Dennis Lower

: Quote ... Unquote

The quotations game in which
James Burke , P. D. James , Robert Lacey and Kenneth Williams are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous - taken from books, journals and walls, or simply overheard.
. Quatation is a national vice.' (EVELYN WAUGH) Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: James Burke
Unknown: P. D. James
Unknown: Robert Lacey
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producers: John Lloyd
Producers: Geoffrey Perkins

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake Sequence editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Arabian Days and Nights: Woman's Hour visits some places on the Queen's forthcoming tour.
Throwing Your Weight AbOUt: JENNIFER MAY looks at methods of self-defence. Entertainment Round-up: GORDON cow reporting. William Makepeace Thackeray (10)
Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: William Makepeace
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Lackey's Daughter

: Story Time

The Space Machine by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST abridged in ten parts by PAUL NICHOLSON
Read by Martin Jarvis (1) 'Time and Space are inherently the same. I walk across this room, and I have travelled in Space a few yards and through Time a few seconds. I am working now to separate the two ... to facilitate travel through Space discrete from Time and through Time discrete from Space. Let me show you what I mean.'
As the inventor began to demonstrate, Edward Turnbull , commercial traveller aged 23, born 1870, began the most fantastic adventure of any creature on this planet. Producer JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Paul Nicholson
Read By: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Edward Turnbull
Producer: John Cardy

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Joan Bakewell

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Murder Must Advertise by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in six episodes
6: Appropriate Exit of an Unskilled Murderer ALISTAIR BEATON
(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Producer: Martin Fisher
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Chief Inspector Parker: Allan Cuthbertson
Mr Tallboy: Edward Desouza
Miss Meteyard: Frances Jeater
Miss Rossiter: Joanna Wake
Mr Brotherhood: Norman Shelley

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Moby Dick

A new stereophonic production Of HENRY REED 'S radio version of the novel by HERMAN MELVILLE Music by ANTONY HOPKINS
Music played by the BBC NORTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with the BBC NORTHERN SINGERS, conducted by the composer
Produced and directed by JOHN TYDEMAN and IAN COTTERELL


Unknown: Henry Reed
Novel By: Herman Melville
Music By: Antony Hopkins
Directed By: John Tydeman
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Captain Ahab: Colin Blakely
Ishmael: Philip Sully
Father Mapple: Marius Goring
Starbuck: Malcolm Hayes
PiP: Adam Godley
StUbb: Sean Barrett
Flask: John Hollis
Captain Peleg: Geoffrey Matthews
Elijah: Lewis Stringer
The Manxman: Bill Monks
Queequeg: Mark Heath
Captain Mayhew: Denys Hawthorne
Captain Gardiner: Manning Wilson
Fedallah: Saeed Jaffrey
Tashtegp: Danny Schiller
DaggOO: Roger Hammond
Doughboy: Andrew Branch
Archy: Tim Bentinck
Cabaco: John Bull

: Musical Journeys in Indonesia

- Four programmes in which Jack Body introduces some of the music he has recorded in Indonesia and describes various aspects of life there. 1: The Sound Environment


Unknown: Jack Body

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Newseries Perspective

In tracing some of the political and social trends in Britain since the last war, George Scott talks to the people who were central to the most significant changes and invites them to view, with the benefit of hindsight, their personal part in events.
Lord Wolfenden discusses the Permissive Society and his committee's report on homosexual offences and prostitution and its effects on public attitudes.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Talks: George Scott

: A Book at Bedtime

Green Mansions (6) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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.

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