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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Week

Presented from the South West by DAvm BUTLER
A regional view of farming in the week ahead Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Davm Butler

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead
With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With ROSEMARY WAKELIN
7.6, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Rosemary Wakelin
Read By: Harriet Cass

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Moira Stuart


Unknown: Moira Stuart

: John Ebdon

continues his search in the BBC Sound Archives, but once again comes to no serious conclusion.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The live talk programme which takes its own distinctive look at some of the topics and personalities of the forthcoming week.
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.


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

: News

: Wildlife

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: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 122; How bright these glorious spirits shine! (BBC HB 492); Canticle 10; Matthew 8, v 18 to 9. v 1 (AV): Let saints on earth in concert sing (BBC HB 249)

: Morning Story

The Parcel
Written and read by Robert Rietty
'I sat on the bed for an eternity: afraid to move. Then I walked over to the Madonna .. but no flame warmed my face. The lamp had been blown out, like a candle in the wind.'


Read By: Robert Rietty
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Where God is Black

There are many stories of the persecution of Christians to Uganda undertheruleofIdi Amin. Ten years ago the Church in East Africa was the strongest and Easiest-growinginthe world, but what has happened since then? Now the oppression is over, Christians are free again to talk of their experience. In this programme, recorded over the last two weeks in Uganda. reporter Michael Page , talks to all kinds of Christians from Archbishops to children, to find out what it was like before Amin, under his rule, and their hopes for the future.
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Talks: Michael Page
Producer: Chris Rees

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Earthworm by BARBARA RICHARDS long wave only
Listen with Mother Stories £3.25, from bookshops


Unknown: Barbara Richards

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckan
Including MARGARET KORVING'S World of Work


Unknown: Bill Breckan
Unknown: Margaret Korv

: Brain of Britain 1979

Chairman Robert Robinson 18: Second Round, Home Countles
LESLIE KILLIP , computer programmer (Surrey); GEOFFREY REYNOLDS , engineer (Surrey); JOHN WINDUS, tax inspector (Hertfordshire); JACK COVINGTON , retired school-master (Hertfordshire)
Including Beat the Brains
Devisedbyjohnp.wymn Questions set by IAN GILLIES and JOAN CLAKK Producer RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Leslie Killip
Unknown: Geoffrey Reynolds
Unknown: Jack Covington
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Unknown: Joan Clakk
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

with Brian Willake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Unknown: Brian Willake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
You're Going to Like This Picture!: photographer David Bailey talks about his art to ROGER CLARK.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Gentle Words for the Gentle Sex: GILLIAN STRICKLAND with a monthly review of newly published magazines.
Coming Out in Your Teens: three teenagers talk about being homosexual.
Cashing In: from the moment a baby is born, money worries begin; JEREMY HANLEY advises, North and South (9) by MRS GASKELL abridged in 20 parts by JACK SINGLETON
Read by PRUNELLA SCALES Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Talks: David Bailey
Unknown: Roger Clark.
Unknown: Gillian Strickland
Unknown: Jeremy Hanley
Unknown: Mrs Gaskell
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Read By: Prunella Scales
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Weather in the Streets by ROSAMOND LEHMANN

: Story Time

Stories of the Royal Navy by BARTIMEUS abridged in eight parts by BARRY CAMPBELL
Read by TREVOR MARTIN 4: Anathema
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Barry Campbell
Read By: Trevor Martin
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

with Gordon Clough andJoanBakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme. news


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: What Ho! Jeeves: Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit: 6: Jeeves Mastermind

by P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted by Richard Usborne
[Starring] Michael Hordern as Jeeves and Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster
with Vivian Pickles as Aunt Dahlia, James Villiers as Stilton Cheesewright, Liza Goddard as Lady Florence Cray, Jonathan Cecil as Percey Gorringe

(Repeated: Wed 12.27 pm)


Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted by: Richard Usborne
Producer: David Hatch
Jeeves: Michael Hordern
Bertie Wooster: Richard Briers
Aunt Dahlia: Vivian Pickles
Stilton Cheesewright: James Villiers
Lady Florence Cray: Liza Goddard
Percey Gorringe: Jonathan Cecil
L.G. Trotter: Norman Bird
Mrs Trotter: Diana King
Daphne Dolores Morehead: Ann Davies
Seppings: David Tate

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: The Last Englishman

A historical fantasy by DAVID PINNER
with Jeremy Kemp Richard Pasco Shirley Dixon and Vivien Heilbron
The Battle of Hastings in 1066 is the most familiar date in English history. Less familiar is William of Normandy's subsequent struggle to defeat the legendary Saxon rebel Hereward the Wake - the last Englishman to swear an oath of allegiance to the Conqueror.
Technical presentation by PETER BELHAM
The play was recorded entirely on location.
BBC Birmingham
(The full binaural pffect of this programme can be achieved by listening through stereo headphones)


Writer: David Pinner
Technical Presentation: Peter Belham
Director: Michael Rolfe
Anath/Witch/Dumb girl: Jane Galloway
Abbot Brand/Cook: Geoffrey Matthews
Hereward the Wake: Jeremy Kemp
Martin Lightfoot: Sean Barrett
Lady Torfrida: Shirley Dixon
Bishop Odo: Edward Kelsey
Asbiorn: Edward Kelsey
William the Conqueror: Richard Pasco
Taillebois: Michael Deadon
Captain: David Sinclair
Earl Morcar: David Sinclair
Lady Alftruda: Vivien Heilbron
Abbot Thurstan/Abbot Herluin: Stephen Thorne

: Many Happy

In a series of eight programmes June Knok-Mawer asks travellers and travel writers about the place, the book and the music to which, given the chance, they return mest often.
Today's guest: author, playwright and traveller Michael Frayn


Unknown: Michael Frayn
Producer: Peter Estall

: Kaleidoscope

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


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Conversation Piece

' It's a tremendous emotional thing for me to go out on a concert platform and sing, and it isn't as easy as it looks ... but I hone I don't make it look terribly complicated!'
Sue MacGregor talks to the American singer Jessye Norman about her life and work.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Singer: Jessye Norman

: A Book at Bedtime

I Can't Stay
Long Laurie Lee reads from his collection of short essays. 1: Autobiography
' The spur for me is the fear of evaporation - erosion, amnesia, if you like - the fear that a whole decade may drift gently away and leave nothing but a salt-caked mud-flat.'
Abridged and produced by JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Long Laurie Lee

: 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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