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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30,8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: The School-mistress

A short story by ANTON CHEKHOV translated by CONSTANCE GARNETT
Read by ProducerGeoffrey Beevers Producer MAURICE I.EITCH
8.59 Continental Travel Information


Story By: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: Constance Garnett
Read By: Geoffrey Beevers
Producer: Maurice I.Eitch

: News

: Baker's Dozen

Popular classics presented by Richard Baker
(Remised repeot of Saturday's broadcast at 7.30 pm)


Unknown: Richard Baker

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent


: Daily Service

NEM, p 106; Teach me, 0 Lord, the perfect way (BBC HB 473); Psalm 23; Matthew 24, vv 29-44 (AV); The King of Love my Shepherd is (BBC HB 475)

: Morning Story

The Pagoda Room Victory by MARGARET DANKS
Read by Eileen Barry
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Margaret Danks
Read By: Eileen Barry
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recently visited Hastings in Sussex Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Recised rpt: Sun 5.15pm)


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: Announcements

: Listen with Mother

Story: Abioail Can't Sleep by MOIRA MILLER


Unknown: Moira Miller
Presenters: Pat Gallimore
Written By: Rachael Birley
Producer: Janet Boulding.

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket

12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Julian O'Halloran


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran

: The Archers

( Broadcast Thurs 7.5 pm)
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

from Birmingham Introduced by Maureen Staffer
Shakespeare Worldwide: each year students from all parts of the world travel to Stratford-upon-Avon to attend the Shakespeare Summer School. How is the Bard regarded overseas? Does his appeal change from country to country? LIZ DANIELS reports.
Tales from The Day Before Yesterday: HARRY SOAN describes one of the village characters he knew in his youth.
Farmers in the Swim: RICHARD CARRINGTON Visits a trout farm. He examines the techniques being used and looks at the prospects for this new breed of farmers. BBC Birmingham Sabrina (4)


Introduced By: Maureen Staffer
Unknown: Liz Daniels

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Till the End of the Plums

by Jeremy Sandford
This is a story of British gypsies today and one young gypsy in particular who falls in love with a gorgio, a non-gypsy girl.

The play was recorded on location in Epping Forest and in the studio.


Writer: Jeremy Sandfurd
Director: Richard Wortley
Jim: Andrew Branch
Maggie: Petra Markham
Ruben: Eric Allan
Pub Governor: Fred Bryant
Jim's mum: Hilda Kriseman
Prince: Peter Baldwin
Jim's dad: Gordon Dulleu
Maggie's mum: Eva Stuart
Other gypsies, gorgios, police and security men: Joe Dunlop
Other gypsies, gorgios, police and security men: Kenneth Shanley
Other gypsies, gorgios, police and security men: Stephen Thorne
Other gypsies, gorgios, police and security men: Shirley Dixon

: News

: Vice Versa

Two modern poets. Roger McGough and Brian Pat ten. talk to Michael Dean about poetry, poets and the pains and pleasures of those who attempt to . paint the colour of the wind '.
Recorded before an invited audience at The Arvon Foundation, Totleigh Barton. Devon BBC Bristol


Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Brian Pat
Unknown: Michael Dean
Unknown: Totleigh Barton.

: Story Time

Pigeon Post by ARTHUR RANSOME abridged in ten parts and read by CABRIEL woolf (10) Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Read By: Cabriel Woolf
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places Railway Special

Presented by Barry Norman live from the Golden Hind High Speed Train bound for Penzance. plus Continental Travel Information.
Producer Geoff Dobson Editor Roger MacDonald


Presenter: Barry Norman
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Rptd: Mon at 1.40 pml

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presems her selection.
(Repeated: Sat 10.30 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: David Epps

: Profile

A personal portrait

: When Men and Mountains Meet

5: The Story of Alexander Gardiner
Narrator John Rowe with Fred Bryant Godfrey Kenton and Philip Sully
The most eccentric resident of Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir, in the 1860s was a retired army officer, Colonel Alexander Gardiner. Eighty, or thereabouts, six feet tall, and dressed habitually in a suit of tartan plaid, he lived in oriental splendour and to anyone prepared to listen he would tell his extraordinary story - of his years rob. bing and murdering in the lawless tracts of Uzbekistan, of his tragic marriage to an Afghan princess, of his wanderings among the lofty peaks of the Himalayas. Was his story true, or was it. as more than one investigator came to believe, a colossal hoax?
A series of six programmes. adapted by JOHN KEAY from his book When Men and Mountains Meet. Producer ALAN HAYDOCK


Unknown: Alexander Gardiner
Unknown: Fred Bryant
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Philip Sully
Unknown: Colonel Alexander Gardiner.
Adapted By: John Keay
Alexander Gardiner: Joseph O'Conor

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
'Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Gambaccini Producer CARROLL MOORE


Presenter: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Grumbleweeds

Are you tired, bored and listless? You're probably watching too much television. Listen instead to the GRUMBLEWEEDS. You'll still be tired, bored and listless, but at least it doesn't hurt your eyes.
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
(First broadcast on R2)


Written By: Mike Craig
Written By: Ron McDonnell
Producer: Mike Craig

: A Book at Bedtime

Some Do Not (10) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Travels of a Gentleman

3: Giro d'ltalia
John Julius Norwich narrates the third of six programmes tracing the travelling habits of the English abroad, from Tudor times to the 19th century. Readers LEONARD FENTON , BRENDA KAYE and PHILIP SULLY. Written by MARY ANNE EVANS


Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Readers: Leonard Fenton
Readers: Brenda Kaye
Readers: Philip Sully.
Written By: Mary Anne Evans
Producer: Brian Cook

: Just Before Midnight

Macbeth, or Unlucky for Some
A 13-minute version of SHAKESPEARE'S play by JOHN WELLS, especially written for recording at the Edinburgh Festival with George Baker as Macbeth, Norma Ronald as Lady Macbeth, and John Wells as a harrassed Radio Director.
The action of the play, as is appropriate, takes place in a BBC studio in Edinburgh in front of a passing audience.


Writer: John Wells
Director: Glyn Dearman
Macbeth: George Baker
Lady Macbeth: Norma Ronald
A harassed Radio Director: John Wells
First Witch/Son: Audrey Cameron
Second Witch/Nurse: Margot Boyd
Third Witch/Lady Macduff: Gudrun Ure
Duncan/First murderer/ Doctor: Jack May
Porter/First servant/Ban: Roger Hammond
Ross/Macduff/Second servant: Fraser Kerr

: 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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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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