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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

ESSSffTfes weather for farmers, broadcast direct from the grounds of the Royal
Show, Stoneleigh
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 John Timpson with WENDY JONES including at
6.45* prayer for the Day with THE REV PAUL BATES
71 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.38 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Paul Bates
Unknown: 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


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Fran Morrison
Unknown: Gerry Monte
Unknown: John Gill
Producer: Michael Ember

: News

: Checkpoint

: Daily Service

NEM. p 30; It is a thing most wonderful (BBC HB 81); Psalm 22; Matthew
10, v 28 to 11, v 1 (AV);
Stand up, stand up for Jesus (BBC HB 368)

: Morning Story

Old Men Do Not Forget by PHILIP HARRIES
Read by John Bennett
'The two old men sitting in the autumn sunshine watched the stranger approach. They sensed he was a man used to wearing uniform - an official or a policeman - and their stomachs tightened at the realisation.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Philip Harries
Read By: John Bennett

: Analysis

Down with Skool!

: Listen with Mother

Story: Abigail's Puddle-Pedal by MOIRA HERITAGE

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce
Information, views and advice for the home and family. Today JILL TODD heTpsyousavemoney with the latest food news and prices in the BBC Shopping Basket.


Unknown: George Luce
Unknown: Jill Todd

: Quote ...Unquote

The quotations game.
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

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


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Past, Present and Future: in its Centenary Year, present and past residents of Somerville College. Oxford, including MARGHANITA LASKI, DILYS POWELL and THE RT RON SHIRLEY WILLIAMS , talk about college life and women's education. Reading your Letters
Moped Mania: JILL COCH-RANE goes road-testing North and South (17)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Ron Shirley Williams

: News

: Preview

The weekend's listening on Radio 4UK

: * Questions to the Prime Minister

Live from the House of Commons

: Afternoon Theatre

The Survivor
An uncertain comedy by JACK GERSON with Only one place would I leave Poland for. Eretz Israel. Would your shiksa countess take us to Israel? You ask her that.... you ask her ... as for the Germans ... what would they want with Poland ...? '
Directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland


Comedy By: Jack Gerson
Directed By: Stewart Conn
as Siggy Mayer: John Shedden
Chris: Martin Cochrans
Mama: Katy Gardner
Marie/Helga: Diana Olsson
Steiner: Clement Ashby
Kaminski: Alec Linstead
Guard/Publisher: Arthur Bolanb
Mrs Cutcheon: Jan Wilson
Margaret: Esther Leitch

: Story Time

The Blessing (4)

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: Brain of Britain 1979

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.

: News

: The Archers

Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
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
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombi
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus
PC Coverdale: Leon Tanner
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward

: Time for Verse

First Impressions
The poet Cliff Ashby presents the first of two selections of the poetry which fired his imagination in bis formative years.
John Franklyn-Robbins and Frances Horovitz Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Cliff Ashby
Readers: John Franklyn-Robbins
Readers: Frances Horovitz
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

direct from Winchester Cathedral conductor George Hurst Martin Neary (organ)
Elgar Introduction and Allegro for strings
Mozart Symphony No 40, In G minor (K 550)


Conductor: George Hurst
Conductor: Martin Neary

: * 'Villi'

Scotsman Bill Campbell was for many years a clown in the Russian State Circus. In this third talk he describes how. under his stage name of Villi. he entertained Russian troops throughout their ' Great Patriotic War ' against Hitler.


Unknown: Bill Campbell
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Bournemouth SO j

Part 2 Salnt-Saens Symphony No 3. with organ (A public concert given as part of the Winchester 900 Celebrations) BBC Bristol

: Kaleidoscope

California Dreaming
The climate, landscape and life-style of Los Angeles are fertile raw material for the imagination of many native and expatriate writers living there.
Paul Vaughan considers the southern Californian literary scene. Contributors include JOAN DIDION. RAY BRADBURY , BRYAN MOORE and GAVIN LAMBERT


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Joan Didion.
Unknown: Ray Bradbury
Unknown: Bryan Moore
Unknown: Gavin Lambert
Producer: David Perry

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


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 Stay Long
LAURIE LEE reads from his collection of short essays. 9: The Sugar Islands
' In every town and village the calypso poets were testing new songs.' long wave only


Unknown: Laurie Lee

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

The BBC Guide to Parliament, £4.50, from bookshops

: 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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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.

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