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: News Briefing

News, weather, paper* and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by John Timpson
With LIBBY PURVES Including at
S.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read bv PETER donaldsc-h
7.30. 8.30 News Headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Rex Harrison. the actor, Chooses the eight records he would take to a desert island and discusses them With ROY PLOMLEY who devised the programme. Producer : DEREK DRESCHER long wave only


Unknown: Rex Harrison.
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Enquire Within

Unload your query onto Nell Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer.
Producer NICK hughes
Questions, on a postcard. to? Enquire Within, BBC. London WU 4WW long wave only


Unknown: Nell Landor

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

(long wave only)


Producer: Anthony Sargent

: Daily Service

kem, p 75: My Father, for another night (BBC BB 407); Psalm 119, pt 2; Amos 9, vv 5-8 and 13-15 (Rsv); 0 God of earth and altar (BBC ire 394)

: The Small Back Room

Read by GEOFFREY MATTHEWS (5) long wave only


Read By: Geoffrey Matthews

: News

long wave only

: You, The Jury

long wave only

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners, presented by Gwyn Richards
Readers JOHN graham and ELIZABETH BELL B.BC Bristol
Requests to Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR long wave only


Presented By: Gwyn Richards
Readers: John Graham
Readers: Elizabeth Bell

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and Andy Price

: My Word!

12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Wid lake


Presenter: Brian Wid

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
Coping with Stress: JANE MADDERS has been studying the art and science of relaxation for over 50 years. What techniques are available to reduce the pressures and strains of life? Will they work for everyone?
Tales from the Day Before Yesterday: HARRY SOAN talks about one of the village characters he remembers from his childhood.
Life with a Pram: like the wheelchair, the pram is often left out of the reckoning in modern architecture and design. HELEN lloyd reports on the difficulties that mother, and baby, may encounter. Sweet Teeth: makgaret horsfield meets the chocolate-tasters of Bournville.
BBC Birmingham
Look Back with Mixed Feelings (12) long wave only


Unknown: Jane Madders
Talks: Harry Soan
Design: Helen Lloyd

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Black Beetle and the Tins of Paint by JOYCE WILLIAMS
Producer MARY haydon


Unknown: Black Beetle
Unknown: Joyce Williams
Presenters: Auriol Smith
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Written By: Valerie McCarthy
Producer: Mary Haydon

: Afternoon Theatre

Josie by RACHEL wyatt
I You're special, Josie. I can't explain It. It's something I know. You can't stay buried here, in this little place. It hasn't changed in a hundred years. You need to know what the world's like, what's going on.' Directed by IAN COTTERELL


Unknown: Rachel Wyatt
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Josic: Angela Pleasence
Benjy: Andrew Branch
Fred: Joiin Bull
Mary: Jennifer Piercey
Dad: Leslie Sands
Mr Hammond: Godfrey Kenton
Man in No: Peter Baldwin
Mrs Briggs: Margot Boyd
Waitress: Jenny Twigge
Customer: Adrian Egan

: A Match for the Master

The fox is credited as crafty and cunning: quite capable of outwitting both huntsmen and hounds.
Andy Price explores the many myths in country lore surrounding the fox, and attempts to determine the true nature of ' Le Renard '.
Producer MARLENE pease
4.40 Announcements


Producer: Marlene Pease

: Short Story

The Cornet King by FRANK PROSSER
Read by Dtllwyn Owen
Producer HERBERT Williams BBC Wales


Unknown: Frank Prosser
Read By: Dtllwyn Owen
Producer: Herbert Williams

: PM

S.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: Going Places

Simon Neave brings you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport.
Editor ROGER macdonalb


Unknown: Simon Neave

: News

: The Archers

(Rptd: Moil at 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

June Knox-Mawer presents her selection of extracts from BBC Radio and Television programmes over the past seven days.
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Producer: Simon Elmes

: Profile

Veteran Paris columnist Sam White is the subject of this week's Profile. Erik de Mauny has been talktng to a man with a unique insight into the foibles of post-war France. Producer ALASTAIR osborne


Unknown: Sam White
Unknown: Erik De Mauny
Producer: Alastair Osborne

: Any Questions?

Lord Chalfont Polly Devlin
Lord Willis Russell Braddon tackle the issues raised by the audience in Northern Ireland
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? on Thursday at 4.15, to Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Unknown: Lord Chalfont Polly Devlin
Unknown: Lord Willis Russell Braddon
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter
Sheridan Morley
Sheridan Morley 's Films: page 25
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producer: John Boundy
Unknown: Sheridan Morley

: The World Tonight: News

Peter Paterson reporting


Unknown: Peter Paterson

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason , Bill Wallte
Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES (Rptd: Saturday 5.25 pm) Woddis On ... : page 17


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallte
Unknown: David Tate.
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Roger Woddis
Unknown: Jeremy Browne
Unknown: Andy Wilson
Producer: Griff Rhys

: A Book at Bedtime

An Integrated Man by JULIA STRACHEY abridged in ten episodes by MADGE HART
Read by TIMOTHY WEST (10) Producer david JOHNSTON
(Starting on Monday : ' Tristan ' by Thomas Mann , read by David Markham ) long wave only


Read By: Timothy West
Producer: David Johnston
Unknown: Thomas Mann
Read By: David Markham

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends long wave only

: Today in Parliament

The BBC Guide to Parliament, £4.50, from bookthops

: Just Before Midnight

A series of plays for late-night listening Gas Shortage by ANDREW LYNCH
Spaceisthenewfrontier of the future but it could contain dangers the old-timers never dreamt of ... Directed bv TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Andrew Lynch
Clay: Andy Rashleigh
Jeb: Geoffrey Banks
Bella: Carole Hayman
Carson: Feter Wheeler

: 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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

BBC Guidance

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