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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world. Presented by Brian Redhead
With LIBBY PURVEI Including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV BROOKE LANE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: With Libby Purvei
Unknown: Brooke Lane
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: Party Election Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: News

: Election Call: [number removed]

Throughout the General Election campaign, you can put your questions live by telephone to leading politicians. As the campaign progresses, you can raise the issues you feel are the most important.
Ring Robin Day to put your questions to the Labour Party on their policies and their views of the other parties' policies.
Lines are open from 8.0 am long wave only from 9.45


Producers: Walter Wallich
Producers: Jock Gallagher
Editor: Bernard Tate

: News

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: Local Time

A chance for network listeners to hear some of the material from local and regional broadcasting, selected and presented by Francis Matthew * Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Francis Matthew
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Daily Service

NEM, p 114; Give me the wings of faith (BBC HB 229); Psalm 29; Mark 3, vv 7-21 (AV); For the might of thine arm we bless thee (BBC HB 242)

: Morning Story

Mrs Dean 's Dilemma by ANNC DURDIN
Read by Margot Boyd
Recently Bookshelf organised a short story competition for new writers. Today's story was awarded the first prize. long wave only


Unknown: Mrs Dean
Read By: Margot Boyd

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Slender Voice by LESZEK PROROX translated by MARCUS WHEELER with John Shrapnel and Kate Binchy
A group of students are out canoeing. When they are called back to the shore one of them is missing. Where is he?
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS long wave only


Unknown: Leszek Prorox
Translated By: Marcus Wheeler
Unknown: John Shrapnel
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Instructor: Eric Allan
Barbara: Josie Kidd
Yvonne: Alison Draper
Victor: Andrew Branch
Joe: Peter Wickham
Con: Tim Bentinck
Martin: Joe Dunlop
Carl: John Bull
Boy: Crispin Gillbard
Marlene: Karen Archer
Director: Manning Wilson
Norman: Peter Craze
Frank: John Shrapnel
Girl: Kate Binchy

: Weigh In: The Facts and Fallacies of Dieting

Presented by Caroline Parsons
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol long wave only


Presented By: Caroline Parsons
Producer: Carole Stone

: Listen with Mother

Story: Bluck Beetle's Spectacles by JOYCE WILLIAMS


Unknown: Joyce Williams

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Desert Island Discs

Edward Fox , the award-winning actor, chooses the records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROT PLOMLEY, who devised the programme.
12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Edward Fox
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

Presented by BrianWidlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by June Knox-Mawer
Dordogne Diary - 1: ANNETTE MASSIE recounts the events of her new life in south-west France.
Other Peoples' Childrenf MICHAEL ELKINS With aspects of the International Year of the Child in Israel.
Reading Your Letters.
Allmusic: JOHN DANKWORTH and CLEO LAINE believe In cross- fertilisation In music. TONY BARNFIELD visited their tenth Easter Course where Bach rubs shoulders with be-bop and ethnic with avant-garde. Dig a Little Deeper by URSULA CURTISS abridged In nine parts by DOREEN ESTALL
Read by ANN MORRISH (9)
(Music: Bush's Music 1967) long wave only


Introduced By: June Knox-Mawer
Unknown: Annette Massie
Unknown: Michael Elkins
Unknown: John Dankworth
Read By: Ann Morrish

: News

: Gilbert White-Curate Extraordinary

Erie Simms revisits the village of Selborne in Hampshire, the home of this 18th-century naturalist, and talks about the wildlife observations he made there, with recordings from the BBC Sound Archives.
Producer ADRIANNE ALLEE (First broadcast in 1977)


Unknown: Erie Simms
Producer: Adrianne Allee

: Westward Ho!

by CHARLES KINGSLEY dramatised for radio In six parts by BARRY CAMPBELL with William Squire Tim Woodward Richard Greene Julie Dawn Cole and Brian Jackson
3: Don Guzman de Soto
Amyas Leigh and Will CaryembarkforIreland to fight Spaniards - and meet one who will change the course of Amyas's life ... with ANNA PERRY
Music composed and conducted by NICHOLAS MARSHALL
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Charles Kingsley
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Unknown: William Squire
Unknown: Tim Woodward
Unknown: Richard Greene
Unknown: Julie Dawn Cole
Unknown: Brian Jackson
Unknown: Don Guzman
Unknown: Anna Perry
Unknown: Nicholas Marshall
Directed By: Brian Miller
Narrator: William Squire
Yeo: Brian Jackson
Walter Raleigh: Eric Allan
Winter: John Gabriel
Will Cary: Cornelius Garrett
Don Guzman: John Abineri
Lord Grey: Hebley Goodall
Modena: Frzed Bryant
Rose: Julie Dawn Cole
Lady Grenville: Rosemary Whitfield
St Leger: John Telfer
Richard Grenville: Richard Greene
Mrs Hawkins: Eva Stuart
Adrian Gilbert: Philip Sully

: Preview

A look at forthcoming programmes on Radio 4UK

: Story Time

The Europeans (7)

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
1.55 Weather; programme news

: Many a Slip

Eleanor Summerfleld Gillian Reynolds and David Nixon
Tim Rice. Tune Twisters from Steve Race
In the Chair Roy Plomley Devised and written by IAN M'ESSITER


Unknown: Eleanor Summerfleld
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Tim Rice.
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Written By: Ian M'Essiter
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

Presented by Peter Oppennelmer
Current events, attitudes and opinions, at home and abroad - with reports by STEVE BRADSHAW and DAVID HENSITAW
Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Presented By: Peter Oppennelmer
Unknown: Steve Bradshaw
Unknown: David Hensitaw
Editor: Colin Adams

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans and Geoff Watts
A monthly review of recent discoveries in science, medicine and technology.


Presented By: Peter Evans
Presented By: Geoff Watts
Producer: David Paterson

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer CHRIS SWANN


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Chris Swann

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The News Quiz

(Revised repeat of Saturday's broadcast at 12.27)

: A Book at Bedtime

The Best of Saki 2: Gabriel-Ernest long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Election Platform

Extracts from the day's major speeches recorded at campaign meetings. Presented by John Hosken


Presented By: John Hosken

: 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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