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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

The market reports. plus news front the Royal Smithfield Show
6.25 Shipping forecast long icave only

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day with FR VINCENT WHELAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by LAURIE MACMILLAN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Fr Vincent Whelan
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Mid-Week with Russell Harty

An ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people.


Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Daily Service

NEM. page 75; All as God wills, who wisely heeds (BBC HB 1): Psalm 119, pt 1; Isaiah 7. vv 1-4. 10, 16 (av); Thou to whom the sick (BBC HB 383)

: Whip Hand



Unknown: Dick Francis

: News

: Baker's Dozen

Popular classics on record, presented by Richard Baker


Presented By: Richard Baker

: News

: You and Yours

News. views and advice for consumers.
Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: Double Act

A selection of plays from the series
Just Before Midnight Interval bv J. C. WILSHER with Eileen Atkins and Edward Woedward
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
Brainchild by JOSIE TAYLOR
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Eileen Atkins
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Unknown: Josie Taylor
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Play Doctor: Charles Gray
Sick play: Derek Fowlds
Nigel: Crawford Logan
Linda: Elizabeth Knight
Ron: Tom Kelly
The Musical: A Manda Kirby

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines. Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGrcgor
Guest of the Week:
Hannah Gordon , actress, and reader of the current Woman's Hour serial.
Cooking for Christmas: unusual ideas for your Christmas main dish provided bV JOHN TOVEY.
Pets - What Shall We Havef 6: Fish and cage birds.
Sewing Club: BETTY FOSTER helps solve the problems which arise in home fashion sewing and looks at developments in the industries which serve the needlewoman.
The Ginger Tree (5)


Introduced By: Sue MacGrcgor
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: John Tovey.

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: A Piece of Knitting by JANE BARRY


Unknown: Jane Barry

: Afternoon Theatre

Levanthal's Blues by DERRICK BUTTRESS with Cyril Shaps as Nat Levanthal
' My wife forgets what an artist I became ... I'm a man who once held the second alto chair in the greatest band this country produced. Now my brother-in-law employs me five afternoons a week in one of his squalid betting shops ... I'm a lousy bookie's clerk and they expect me to be grateful.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester 'Repeat)


Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Nat Levanthal
Unknown: Roger Fleetwood
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Ruth: Carole Hayman
Paul: John Wheatley
Rita: Diana Flacks
Harry: Howard Goorney
Benny: Paul Webster
Morry: George Woolley

: Choral Evensong

from Lichfield Cathedral
Versicles and Responses (Ayleward)
Psalms 27, 28, 29 (Colonel Lemon, Hylton Stewart , Ambrose Porter )
Lessons: Isaiah 9, vv 2-7; Revelation 8
Canticles (Stanford in A) Anthem: Turn thee unto me (Boyce)
Organist and Master of the Choristers
BBC Birminoham


Unknown: Hylton Stewart
Unknown: Ambrose Porter
Organist: Peter King

: Short Story: To Blisland

by Norman Levine
Read by Jon Glover
'We sat on the trunk of a fallen tree, and had a picnic. "You look better." I said, "don't take the pills." She brought out, from her trouser pocket some small red pills. "I put them in my mouth, but I don't swallow. If they find out I will be in trouble."'


Author: Norman Levine
Reader: Jon Glover

: PM

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


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Word!

A panel game devised by iONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Barry Took challenge
Anne Scott-James and Denis Norden In the chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Moore

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice.
Presented by Roger Cook
(Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)
HELP! page 15


Presented By: Roger Cook

: The Reith Lectures

The African Condition 5: Patterns of Identity
Despite its size, Africa is highly fragmented. Five hundred million people are split up into more than 50 states. Ali Mazrui , Professor of Political Science at the Uni-. versity of Michigan, argues that this fragmentation is a handicap in Africa's struggle for social and material improvement. It also creates a security risk. Africa, he suggests, must transcend its ethnic, religious. linguistic, ideological and class divisions if it is to protect itself against external enemies and internal deviants. BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Sunday at 6.0 pm on Radio 3, and printed in THE LISTENER dated 6 December)


Unknown: Ali Mazrui

: Pen to Paper

A lighthearted anthology of new words and old-time music, introduced by Peter Wheeler with Ronald Baddilcy Bob Grant and Kathleen Helme
Music-hall songs sung by TONY BATEMAN with TOM STEER (piano)
Producer KAY JAMIESON BBC Manchester


Introduced By: Peter Wheeler
Unknown: Ronald Baddilcy
Unknown: Bob Grant
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Sung By: Tony Bateman
Producer: Kay Jamieson

: File on 4

Presented by Peter Oppenheimer
Current events, attitudes and opinions, at home and abroad.
Reporter David Henshaw Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Presented By: Peter Oppenheimer
Reporter: David Henshaw
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books. films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presented by Michael Oliver
9.59 Weather


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: John Powell

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Three-Piece Sweet

Six comedy plays 5: New Leaf

: A Book at Bedtime

A Cab at the Door
3: Uncle Arthur and Aunt Lax long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International Business Report; Market Trends 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.

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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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