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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

John Timpson with HUGH SYKES Including al
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV MICHAEL SMITH
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Michael Smith
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Jobs for School Leavers
What use are CSES?
Working with people - what are the options? My son is interested in catering does he need to go to college? What if I fail my O-levels? Where are the secure jobs for the 1980s? is it really worth going to university?
Ring for advice and suggestions from
Margaret Kerving. Careers Broadcaster and journalist, and Terry Collins ,- Principal
Careers Officer. Wiltshire, Jill Burridge is in the chair.....
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Margaret Kerving.
Unknown: Terry Collins
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: News

: Local Time

A chance for network listeners to hear some of the material from local and regional broadcasting selected and presented by Gill Pyrah
Producer PAT TAYLOR BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Gill Pyrah
Producer: Pat Taylor

: Daily Service

NEM, p 84; Lord of mercy (BBC HB 295); Psalm 142; John 20, vv 1-2, 9-18 (AV); Thou, to whom the sick and dying (BBC HB 383)

: Morning Story

Arnold's Freedom Trail by ROBERT A. CRAMPSEY Read by Barry Warren
Black is beautiful when you're talking about Claudine she is sharp and intelligent, beautifully made. Claudine stands no nonsense from anyone, black or white.'


Unknown: Robert A. Crampsey
Read By: Barry Warren

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Transaction bv LEILA BLAKE with Lucy, an American designer, has paid David to marry her so that she can continue her career in England. It's a business arrangement, part of the bargain being that they will part immediately after the wedding. But David seems reluctant to go ... Directed by CHERRY COOKSON


Unknown: Leila Blake
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
David: Martin Jarvis
Lucy: Liza Ross

: Listen with Mother

Story: Black Beetle at the Seaside by JOYCE Williams


Unknown: Joyce Williams

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Desert Island Discs

The scriptwriters, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais , who created Porridge and The Likely Lads, choose the records they would take to a desert island and discuss them with ROY PLOMLEY.
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Scriptwriters: Dick Clement
Scriptwriters: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Fish on the Cheap: MARIKA HANBURY-TENISON on cooking dabs and huss.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Reading Your Letters.
It's Your Patch: MAUREEN GALVIN reports on controversial local environmental issues, with comments from DAVID HALL , Director of the Town and Country Planning Association. 5: Wideeombe-in-the-Moor. Local residents discuss the problems of living in one of the West Country's most popular tourist villages.
Bel Ria by SHEILA BURNFORD abridged in ten parts by BA MASON
Read by NIGEL GRAHAM (10) (Music: Arnold's Fifth Symphony)


Unknown: Maureen Galvin
Unknown: David Hall
Unknown: Bel Ria
Read By: Nigel Graham

: News

: Plays on 4

A look at forthcoming drama

: * Questions to the Prime Minister

Live from the House of Commons

: A Dance to the Music of Time

A dramatisation in six parts by FREDERICK BRADNUM of the first three books Of ANTHONY POWELL 'S sequence of 12 novels. A Question of Upbringing (1)
4.30 Announcements


Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Anthony Powell

: Story Time

Augustus Carp Esq (7)

: 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

: Quote.... Unquote

Denise Coffey Denk Parker
Professor John Taylor and Kenneth Williams are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous - taken from books, journals and walls, or simply overheard.
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised and presented by NIGEL REES Producer


Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Denk Parker
Unknown: Professor John Taylor
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repealed. Wed 1.40 pm)

: File on 4

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


Presented By: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: Steve Bradshaw
Unknown: David Henshaw
Editor: Colin Adams

: Libel

Four famous libel cases which captured the imagination of the public.
4: A Ha'penny from Hell by ERIC EWENS
In 1964 Leon Uris was sued by Dr Dering for comments made about him in a book called Exodus. The trial was to prove one of the most harrowing ever heard in a British court. Narrated by Michael Tudor Barnes


Unknown: Eric Ewens
Unknown: Leon Uris
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Directed By: Christopher Venning
Lord Gardiner: Malcolm Hayes
Colin Duncan, QC: David Garth
Dr Clauberg: John Justin
Judge: Godfrey Kenton
Dr Dering: George Pravda
Woman patient: Irene Prador
Dr Brewda: Prunella Scales
Dr Hautval: Hilda Kriseman
Reader/Foreman: Danny Schiller
Court official: Brian Carroll

: Too Dangerous to Know

Should our curiosity about ourselves and the natural world be unfettered? Or should some forms of enquiry, especially in science, be limited? On the grounds of safety, we restrict the way that experiments involving radioactivity and genetic engineering are done. Should we attempt t;) curtail other forms of scientific enquiry on social grounds? For example, if we found cures for cancer and heart disease, could we cope with the problems created by large numbers of people living into their 80s and 90s? Is some knowledge so dangerous politically as not to be worth having?
Mary Goldring chairs a discussion between Dr Sydney Brenner of the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology at Cambridge, Anthony Quinton , President of Trinity College, Oxford, and Ian Kennedy , Reader in Law at King's College, London. Producer DAVID PATERSON


Unknown: Mary Goldring
Unknown: Dr Sydney Brenner
Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Reader: Ian Kennedy
Producer: David Paterson

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Chris Powling Producer ANNE WINDER
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Chris Powling
Producer: Anne Winder

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Lines from My Grandfather's Forehead

A sequential entertainment for radio starring Ronnie Barker also featuring Terence Brady and Pauline Yates with Gordon Langford at the piano


Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Terence Brady
Unknown: Pauline Yates
Unknown: Gordon Langford
Unknown: Terence Brady
Unknown: Peter N. Chrisite
Unknown: Birt Fisher
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Christopher Lang
Unknown: Chris Miller
Unknown: Katie Moss
Unknown: Myles Rudge
Unknown: Gordon Langford
Unknown: Allan Scott
Unknown: Chris Bryant
Unknown: Gerald Wiley.

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Norris Changes Trains (12) long trace 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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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