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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead with LIBBY PUFVM including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day With ROBERT RIETTY
7.0, 8.0Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Pufvm
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: Theatre Street

2: At the Theatre School

: News

: Tuesday Call:

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Computing and Computers Computing is a closed world, with a jargon all of its own, shrouded in the mysteries of inputs and print-outs. But it's a world which is having more and more effect on all of us in terms of lost jobs. new jobs, and in th" supposed stream-lining of society. Would you advise your daughter to take an O-level in computing? Do you know what soft-ware is? Would you recognise a computer terminal if you saw one? And just how secret is a computer? Or can anyone get access to the key that will pick its brain?
Alan Benjamin. Director General of Computing Services Association: and Hedley Voysey , Associate Editor of Computing magazine join Sue Mac Gregor to answer your input.
Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines are open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Alan Benjamin.
Unknown: Hedley Voysey
Unknown: Mac Gregor

: News

: Local Time

A chance for network listeners to hear some of the material from local and regional broadcasting selected and presented by Francis Matthews
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Presented By: Francis Matthews
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Daily Service

NEM. p 67; Father, 0 hear us (BBC HB 260); Psalm 83; Matthew 21, vv 23-32 (AV): Judge eternal, throned in splendour (BBC HB 393)

: Morning Story

Bernard Cribbins reads stories by BILL NAUGHTON
2: Taddy the Lamplighter ' When he breaks his arm Taddy is unable to do his other job as a knocker-up. " There'll be 83 families miss their work tomorrow - unless a miracle happens ".'


Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Stories By: Bill Naughton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Two Old Dolls and a Scallywag by DAVID PARKER
'I'm 67 years old. I've no job to worry about, kids have grown up, the brass is put in me hand every week just for the asking. For the first time in my life I've time to think things out and I'm too old to do owt about it ...'
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Parker
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Tetlow: Geoffrey Banks
Bett: Paula Tilbrook
Roger: Alan Rothwell

: Listen with Mother

...goes to the seaside! 1: The Journey
Story: A Home for a Hiccup by JEANNE TITCHINER


Unknown: Jeanne Titchiner

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon
News. views and advice for consumers


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Desert Island Discs

The distinguished Bulgarian bass, Boris Christoff , chooses the eight records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY , who devised the programme.
12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only


Bass: Boris Christoff
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The World at One: News

Presented hv William Davis


Unknown: William Davis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
The World Underwater: DR PAUL CRAGG , marine biologist, and LIZ MARDALL dive on Plymouth Sound. Pick of the Paperbacks: chosen by JUNE KNOXMAWER and EDWARD BLISHEN. Living on Hope....: PAT ROWE finds out about Muscular Dvstrophv.
Bubble and Squeak And Other Stories written and read by John Hollis 1: Bubble and Squeak
John Hollis grew up in Battersea in the 1930s. His stories about that place and time are not strictly autobiographical but most of the events in them did happen, after a fashion, to him or someone he knew.
(Music: Horovitz's Music-Hall Suite)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dr Paul Cragg
Unknown: Liz Mardall
Unknown: June Knoxmawer
Unknown: Edward Blishen.
Unknown: Pat Rowe
Read By: John Hollis
Unknown: John Hollis

: News

: A Small Country Living

A programme for people who live and work in the country-or would like to. Jeanine McMullen dispels the romantic myths of rural life with practical advice for smallholders, ideas on home food production, and tips from people, nationwide, who make' a small country living work.
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: A Dance to the Music of Time

A dramatisation in six parts by FREDERICK BRADNUM of the tirst three books Of ANTHONY POWELL 'S sequence of 12 novels. with Neel Johnson as Nicholas Jenkins , the narrator
Gareth Johnson as the young Nicholas Christopher Good as Peter Templer and Jane Asher as Jean
5: The Acceptance World(1) Scarcely aware that any change has taken place, Nicholas feels that life seems to have begun in earnest at last and that he is careering uncontrollably down the slippery avenues of eternity.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Anthony Powell
Unknown: Neel Johnson
Unknown: Nicholas Jenkins
Narrator: Gareth Johnson
Unknown: Nicholas Christopher Good
Unknown: Peter Templer
Unknown: Jane Asher
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Uncle Giles: Garard Green
Myra Erdleigh: Betty Baskcomb
Barnby: Kenneth Shanley
Quiggin: Cordon Dulfeu
Mona: Tammy Ustinov
Jimmy Stripling: Charles Hodgson

: t Announcements

: Story Time

Pigeon Post (2)

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Quote ... Unquote

Prunella Gee
Brian Johnston Henry Livings and Arthur Marshall are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous - taken from books, journals and walls. or simply overheard.
' Quotes, unquotes and quotes. That s three quotes. And another quote will make it a gallon,'
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised and presented by NIGEL REES Producer
(Rptd: Thurs at 12.27 pm) (Henry Livings is in Adrift at the Festival on Friday at 10.30 pm)


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Henry Livings
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Good Morning Sun

A Musical Journey Through Africa
Last winter the folk singers, Dave and Toni Arthur , went to central Africa for a six-week tour of concerts organised by the British Council. They performed traditional English songs in schools and villages, and gathered recordings of African folk music as they journeyed through Ghana. Zaire, Kenya and Malawi by jeep, boat, train and plane.


Unknown: Toni Arthur
Producer: Brian Cook

: Something Appealing, Something Appalling

A fresh look at the musical, presented by Denis Quilley with PETER MARINKER
4: Escape from Reality or How the Musical Dis-covered that Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud
Written by ALISTAIR BEATON Producer MARTIN FISHER (Shortened repeat)


Presented By: Denis Quilley
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Written By: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Martin Fisher

: Science Now

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


Presented By: Peter Evans
Presented By: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Kaleidoscope

Waldemar Januszczak Producer DAVID PERRY


Unknown: Waldemar Januszczak
Producer: David Perry

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The News Quiz

: A Book at Bedtime

Some Do Not (2) long irate only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Come to the Cabaret

A late-night entertainment on gramophone records, presented by Peter Clayton


Presented By: Peter Clayton

: News

Weather report: forecast followed by an interlude

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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.

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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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