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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

'.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

What Britain's getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world. Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer Jor the Day with THE REV MICHAEL SMITH
5.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Michael Smith
Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: The Living World

Talking Point
Introduced by Derek Jones ( Broadcast on Sun at 4.30) long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: On Location

6: Auld Reekie
In the sixth of his discoveries of places and their writers, Tom Vernon goes to Edinburgh, 'Athens of the North but also the home of stories of adventure, and meets DAVID DAICHES and LUDOVIC KENNEDY among others.
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY long wave only


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Unknown: David Daiches
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Readers: Sheila Allen
Readers: Peter Tuddenham
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Oxfordshire
( A A revised repeat of Sunday's broadcast at 2.0 pm) long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM. p 21; Christ, above all glory seated (BBC liB 121!: Psalm 1; Acts 16, vv 6-15 (RSV); Jesus is this dark world's light (BBC HB519)

: Morning Story

Nobody's Talking to Grandpa by CLARA ELLIS
Read by Anna Sharkey
' You know what your precious Grandpa did. don't you? Walked out. Not one word of goodbye to any one of us. The old devil - lying drunk somewhere, I'll be bound. When I get my hands on him. I'll kill him, so I will.' long wave only


Unknown: Clara Ellis
Read By: Anna Sharkey

: Time for Action

To Have, or to Hold?
(Broadcost on sun at 7.15) long wave only

: Listen with Mother

Story: Angus on his Holidays by VALERIE GILLIES long wave only


Unknown: Valerie Gillies

: News

: You and Yours

News and information that affects the way you live
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Murder Must Advertise by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in six episodes by ALISTAIR BEATON (6)
12.55 weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Alistair Beaton

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines. Presented by -Robin Day

: The Archers

i Broadcast on Tues at 7.5)
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Norman Thelwell , creator of the immortal pony cartoons.
Arabian Days and Nights: Woman's Hour visits some places on the Queen's forthcoming tour.
Sewing Club: BETTY FOSTER helps solve the problems which arise in home fashion sewing, and looks at developments in the industries which serve the needlewoman.
William Makepeace Thackeray (12) long wave only


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Norman Thelwell
Unknown: William Makepeace

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Jack by DAVID MARSNALL Narrated by Joan Bakewell
A ' cautionary tale ' for married grown-ups, in which ' suburban and un-dynamic .lack ' goes metaphorically over the hill, to fetch a pail of water, and spills it in various directions. The vicar's rcmonstrations, however, prove as efficient a restorative as the vinegar and brown paper of the nursery rhyme, and Jack and Jill are able to resolve their geographical differences and live happily ever after.
Directed by MICHAEL ROLFE BBC Birmingham
(First broadcast in 1977)


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Directed By: Michael Rolfe
Jack: Alexander John
Jill: Joanna Wake
Mr Wright: Geoffrey Matthews
Rowena: Karen Archer
Vicar: Edward Kelsey

: Choral Evensong

from Durham Cathedral
Responses (John Reading) Psalm 37 (Flintoft and Martindale Sidwell)
Lessons (NEB): Micah 3; I John 3, vv 11-24
Canticles (Jackson in fi)
Anthem: Let God arise (Howells)
Organist and Master of the Choristers
Sub-organist ALAN THURLOW BBC Manchester

: Story Time

The Space Machine (3)

: PM

The news magazine Presented by Robert Williams and John Parry
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: John Parry

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Jan Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Fri 12,27 pm)


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Jan Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

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


Presented By: Roger Cook
Editor: Dennis Lower

: General William Booth

His Life and Times
Illustrated with popular contemporary music.
Part 2: Promoted to Glory


Narrator: Andrew Faulds
Other parts: John Hollis
Other parts: Thelma Whiteley
Songs by: Charles Young
Songs by: Pat Whitmore
Songs by: Charles Young Singers
General Booth: Barry Foster
Written and produced by: Charles Chilton

: Nation to Nation

John Tusa in the studio. links speakers around the world on a subject of international importance. Producer WILLIAM HORSLEY


Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: William Horsley

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter John Jacob Producer JOHN POWELL
9.59 Weather


Presenter: John Jacob
Producer: John Powell

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Cool Web

Actors Hugh Dickson. David Brierley and Diana Bishop present an evening of poetry on the subject of The Gothic and the Bizarre. Reading his own poems will be Douglas Dunn, and there will also he a ' poet from the floor '.
Recorded at the Pindar of Wakefield public house, North London.
Producer ALEC REID


Unknown: Hugh Dickson.
Unknown: David Brierley
Unknown: Diana Bishop
Producer: Alec Reid

: A Book at Bedtime

Green Mansions (8) 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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