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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Scotland by ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Scotland
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

goes to Dublin live for The Pope's visit to the Irish Republic; Libby Purves reports live from Pekingonthe
30th Anniversary of the Chinese People's Republic, and Mike Wooldridge reports live from Brighton on the Labour Parly Conference.
In London Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day BISHOP GEORGE APPLETON
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by JOHN MARSH
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Mike Wooldridge
Unknown: George Appleton
Read By: John Marsh

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The live talk programme which takes its own distinctive look at some of the topics and personalities of the forthcoming week.


Producer: Sally Thompson

: News

: Money Box

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM. p 93; Dear Shepherd of thy people (BBC HB 259); Psalm 90, vv 112; Wisdom of Solomon 7, vv 15-28 (RSV); Jerusalem my happy home 'BBC HB 247'

: The Lacquer Lady

by F. TENNYSON JESSE abridged in 15 parts and read by June Barrie (1)
Fanny Moroni leaves her dull Brighton school to return to the gem citv of Mandalay. It is the 1330s. the last years of the opulent, decaying Kingdom ofBurma,ripefor.annexation by the empires of Europe. Pretty little Fanny, brave, impertinent, silly, becomes the favourite of the Burmese Queen. Then she falls in love and the destiny of the glittering Kingdom is altered for ever...
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol long nave only


Unknown: F. Tennyson Jesse
Read By: June Barrie
Read By: Fanny Moroni

: News

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: Between Two Worlds

When families move from the traditional pattern of life In the Indian subcontinent and their children grow up in an urban European setting, there is the likelihood of conflict between parental attitudes and the desire of their children to follow the lifestyle around them. Expert opinion suggests that the possibility is becoming a fact. but what form does it take?
Ann Tennant talks to Asian teenagers growing up in the Midlands to discover their attitudes and problems living between two worlds.
Producer PAT TAYLOR BBC Birmingham long wave only


Talks: Ann Tennant
Producer: Pat Taylor

: Let's Get Rid of....

An invitation to choose a law ripe for repeal. Producer PAT TAYLOR BBC Birmitioham long wave only


Producer: Pat Taylor

: News

: You and Yours

Including MARGARET KOR-VING'S World of Work with ideas on careers and training and a selection of current job vacancies around the country.
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest. First Round 3: Northern Ireland
Princess Gardens School. Belfast
Rathmore Grammar School. Belfast
Questionmasters Tim Gudgin and Paddy Feeny Questions set by BOY SMITH and PAUL LIVESEY Producer
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Paul Livesey
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Arcmer

: The World at One: News

Presented by William Davis , with live commentary on The Pope'* departure from Ireland,


Presented By: William Davis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long waveonly

: News

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: Woman's Hour

with Jill Cochrane
Talking Point; opinions and ideas.
Facts about Fats: cookery writer GAIL DUFF with the 'low down' on butter.
Gentle Words for the Gentle Sex: ROSE GAMBLE with this month's review of newly published magazines.
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON cow reporting.
Cashing In: JEREMY HANLEY advises what to do with financial windfalls.
A Pause for Breath (10) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Unknown: Jill Cochrane
Unknown: Gail Duff
Unknown: Jeremy Hanley
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Back-to-Front Cardigan by MARY WILLIS Presenters NERYS HUGHES and TONY AITKEN
Written by TONY AITKEN


Unknown: Mary Willis
Presenters: Nerys Hughes
Unknown: Tony Aitken
Written By: Tony Aitken
Producer: Janet Boulding

: Afternoon Theatre

After School bV GUY MEREDITH


Unknown: Guy Meredith

: Short Story

Theo Gantois Will Definitely Appear bV ROBERT A. CRAMPSEY Kead by Jeffrey Segal
. Men and women of St Anne, to celebrate the jubilee of our local club. a festival match has been arranged with an all island team. But more than that. Theo Gantois will definitely appear with them. Read of his exploits in this special issue! Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Robert A. Crampsey
Unknown: Jeffrey Segal
Producer: Mitch Raper

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author
Book 3 Chapter 2: The Champagne Written by BASIL BOOTHROYD


Written By: Basil Boothroyd
Producer: Bobby Jaye
Gerald C Potter: Starring Ian Carmichael
his wife: And Charlotte Mitchell

: News

: The Archers

: Science Now

Presented by Geoff Watts What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Geoff Walts
Producer: Alison Richards

: The Monday Play

Just before Mrs Patrick Campbell died in France on the eve of the Second World War she wrote to Bernard Shaw: ' What will happen to the old letters. I wonder? I've stuffed them all into an old battered hatbox and I hide them under the bed at night.*
This play is based on the exchange of those letters that passed between two theatrical comets from 1809-1939.
(First broadcast in 1974)


Unknown: Jerome Kilty
Directed By: Christopher Yenning
Mrs Patrick Campbell: With Isabel Dean
G B Shaw: And Cyril Cusack

: Chapter and Verse

With help from Robert Nowell. Rosemary Hartill and Bill Drummond , Robert Foxeroft looks at s.onie recent theological books. Producer CHISPIAN HOLLIS


Unknown: Robert Nowell.
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Bill Drummond
Unknown: Robert Foxeroft
Producer: Chispian Hollis

: Kaleidoscope

'If I am not a genius, I am not worth a biography.' (G.B.S.)
Michael Holroyd has been collecting material for his authorised biography of Bernard Shaw for over three years, and has just edited a symposium on 'The Genius of Shaw'.
Michael Billington visited Michael Holroyd in his London study and there, surrounded by shelves and filing cabinets full of Shaviana, they discussed the character of Shaw and the art of biography.


Interviewer: Michael Billington
Interviewee: Michael Holroyd
Producer: Anne Theroux

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASIAIR OSBOKNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alasiair Osbokne

: The News Quiz

: A Book at Bedtime

The Drowned World by 1. G. BALLARD abridged in 15 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by ALAN DOBIE (6) Producer ALEC REID long wave only


Unknown: G. Ballard
Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: Alan Dobie
Producer: Alec Reid

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends, with reports from Rodney Smith at the IMF-World Bank Annual Meeting in Belgrade. long wave only


Unknown: Rodney Smith

: Music at Night

A sequence of classical music.
This week music by Mozart and Mendelssohn with the NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by BRUNO WALTER the voices of LUCIA popp and TOM KRAUSE


Conducted By: Bruno Walter
Unknown: Lucia Popp
Unknown: Tom Krause
Conducted By: Edo de Waart

: 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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