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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES including at
$.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV ADAM FORD
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Adam Ford
Read By: John Marsh

: News

: Mid-Week with Benny Green

plus regulars Dr Anthony Clare , Russell Davies , Fran Morrison in Edinburgh, and Gerry Monte in Cardiff, taking part in a live talk show that each week features a celebrity birthday interview as well as intriguing personal stories and musical interludes from
HUMPHREY WALWYN long wave only


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: Gerry Monte
Producer: Humphrey Walwyn

: News

long wave only

: Checkpoint

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM p 5; Let all the world in every corner sing (BBC HB 275); Psalm 19, vv 1-11; Matthew 9, VV 14-26 (AV); Sing praise to God who reigns above (BBC HB 18)

: Morning Story

Too Many Cooks by JANE BALENGARTH Read by Ysanne Churchman
' When lames climbs the executive ladder his wife reluctantly joins the suburban rat race. A country woman at heart she's hemasick enough for Butterwood. Faced with cutlet for cutlet" entertainig, she despairs.'
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Jane Balengarth
Read By: Ysanne Churchman
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Analysis

( Broadcast Wed at 8.45 pm) long wave only

: Listen with Mother

Story: Turnip Tom Makes Hay by MARY CALVERT long wave only


Unknown: Mary Calvert

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon
Information, views and advice for the home and family, including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket with the latest food news and the best buys for the weekend.


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Quote ...Unquote

12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and hehind the headlines Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
The Hurdy Gurdy Me .. and Women : BOB PRIZEMAN meets some enthusiasts and their instruments.
Talking Point: what are the problems of teenage homosexuals and how can they and their parents cope with them? Reading Your Letters.
Bunsen Burners in the Kitchen: DAVID HAWKSWORTH visits an Open University student taking science at home.
North and South (12) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Preview

The weekend's listening on Radio 4UK

: Questions to the Prime Minister

Live from the House of Commons
The BBC Guide to Parliament. £4.50, from bookshops

: Afternoon Theatre

Vegetating by JULIA JONES with and ' Yesterday was fraught with our move. Today the reign of peace begins. If I'm to live in this glorious countryside and breathe this clear and un-polluted air I do not intend to spoil it with cigarette smoke. I have thrown off my shackles! I am a free man for the first time in my life. No pressures, no rat race. No rat race! ,


Unknown: Julia Jones
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Henry: Geoffrey Palmer
Janet: June Barrie
Mr Burrows: Fred Bryant
Mrs Coldthorpe: Julia Jones
TV commentator: Phillip Man1xum

: Story Time

Stories of the Royal Navy 7; Such Other Punishment

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report and half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world.

: Brain of Britain 1979

(Broodcast on Monat 12.27)

: News

: The Archers

Written by Bruno Milna
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm)
Cast for the week:

BBC Birmingham


Writer: Bruno Milna
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Beeryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Oullen
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe.
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Col Danby.: Norman Shelley
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus
Lyn Pascoe.: Leon Tanner
PC Coverdale: Jane Galloway

: Time for Verse

First Impressions
The poet Patricia Beer presents the second of two selections of the poetry which fired her imagination in her formative years. Readers
John Franklyn-Robbins Frances Horovitz
Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Sat 11.20 am)


Unknown: Patricia Beer
Readers: John Franklyn-Robbins
Readers: Frances Horovitz
Producer: Fraser Steel

: The Last Englishman

A historical fantasy by DAVID PINNER
(Third transmission. Full details; Monday 7.20)


Unknown: David Pinner

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Paul Vaughaa Producer ANNE WINDER


Presenter: Paul Vaughaa
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: 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

I Can't Slay Long
4: Charm and Paradise f Paradise, fur me, is a tolding on to the familiar contained within some ideal scale of the past - an 18th-century thing. perhaps, in its grace and order.' (Repe) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Peter Hobday reports on the first day of the World Economic Summit. long ivave only


Unknown: Peter Hobday

: 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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