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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence,theweatherand what's new for farmers Producers
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Leslie Cottington
Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Today

What Britain is getting up to. Two hours of news and views from home and around the world. Presented by Brian Redhead
With LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45. Prayer for the Day With THE REV ALEX MOTYER
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.3d, 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: With Libby Purves
Unknown: Alex Motyer
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]Ghosts

You can believe in ghosts without seeing them, and see them without believing in them - but what are they? Do they exist inside or outside the human mind, with or without it? Is the explanation hallucination, faulty perception, deception, or something else? Why have generations been fascinated by them. spent hours researching and documenting them, scared themselves silly with stories about them? Psychologist
Anita Gregory and ghost-hunter Andrew Green may have some answers. Do you have some questions?
In the chair
Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am
(A chance to visit The Haunted Cellar: 4.45 pm)


Unknown: Anita Gregory
Unknown: Andrew Green

: News

: In Britain Now

The BBC's home correspondents and reporters talk about the stories and the people behind the news.
Producer Elizabeth SHEEHY


Producer: Elizabeth Sheehy

: Daily Service

NEM, p 9; Creator of the starry height (BBC hb 31); Canticle 6, pt 1; Isaiah 32 vv 1-8 (av); Hills of the north (BBC as 33)

: The Bandsman's Daughter



Unknown: Irene Thomas

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Hitch by IAN 0. CHESSMAN
Look her it'll make you feel any easier - if we do run into a police road block, I'll say I know you. What about that? No need to tell them anything about you hitching a lift. You're a friend of mine, see. Simple as that.'
Directed by ALFRED bradley BBC Manchester


Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Bob Foxton: Bob Grant
Derek Neals: David Beames
Policeman: Nigel Bowden
Barman: John Jardine

: Still Small Voices

Khrushchev once said that if the Russians had shot six prominent writers there would have been no Hungarian revolt. These six programmes, introduced by John Har riott, show how writers have responded to harsh treatment and imprisonment by governments who fear the power of the pen.
4:CarlosChristo,a Dominican priest, imprisoned by the Brazilian secret police.
' I do not consider this time in prison a hiatus in my life. I feel keenly that I am going through a great experience. Reader David March
Producer Shirley DU boulat


Introduced By: John Har
Producer: Shirley du Boulat

: Sounding Off

Ted Phillips
' Fox and I reckon that we can pick out a " thirty ist " at 39 steps.' BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ted Phillips

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: George Luce

: Down Your Way

12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One:News

Presented by Robin Day


Presented By: Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
Return to the Family: last June RON ALLDRIDGE visited the GOULD family in Harlow before they split up. He now returns to learn the effects.
Reading Your Letters.
Letters from Ummie (5): BRENDA kidman reads from five years' correspondence with an old Indian friend. Make Yours a New Man for the New Year: RICHARD vaugban discovers how. The Ginger Tree by OSWALD WYND abridged in 14 parts by MONICA GREY. Read by HANNAH GORDON (14)
(Music: Glazunov's Oriental Rhapsody)
(HannahGordonisin ' Can You Hear Me at the Backt ' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)


Unknown: Ron Alldridge
Unknown: Brenda Kidman
Read By: Hannah Gordon

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: My Naughty Little Sister and Grandad's Special Holly by DOROTHY EDWARDS


Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: Men at Arms



Unknown: Evelyn Waugh.

: Bookshelf

: Preview

: Short Story

The Haunted Cellar by JOHN CROKER
Read by Denys Hawthorne 1 On advancing, he perceived a little figure, about six inches in height, seated astride upon the pipe of the oldest port in the place. Raising the lantern. Mr MacCarthy contemplated the little fellow with wonder. He wore a red night-cap on his head.'


Unknown: John Croker
Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Mr MacCarthy

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
5.51 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Just a Minute

A panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons and in which
Kenneth Williams Peter Jones
Clement Freud and Lorraine Chase * endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute.
Producer david HATCH


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Lorraine Chase
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: David Hatch

: News

: The Archers

(Rcpeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Crossing Lines

Schoolchildren from FHi john 's Primary School, London, read and discuss their poetry, with an introduction by Ted Hughes ' The readiness for poetry of a very intense and sophisticated sort; the ability both to respond to it and to produce it, lies in very many children.' Producer LIANE AUKIN
(Postponed from 20 Nov)


Unknown: Fhi John
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Producer: Liane Aukin

: In Touch

Presented by David Scott Blackhall and Peter White. This edition includes information about games especially adapted for blind or partially-sighted players.
To check information, or comment on issues raised, ring [number removed]after the broadcast, from 8.30-9.30 Handbook (same title), El.50, by post from BBC Publications, PO Box 234 London [Postcode removed]


Presented By: David Scott
Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Thena Heshel

: A Sideways Look at ...

Christmas by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Michael Oliver Producer CLARE selerie
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Clare Selerie

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Hornblower Story

by c. S. FORESTER adapted for radio by VAL GIELGUD starring Nigel Anthony with Terence Skelton Book 2:
Lieutenant Hornblower Part 4:
Court of Enquiry
HAYTON WEBB aboard the 1. P. Thorsoe
Technical assistance by members of the Royal Naval Museum Portsmouth
Music composed by JOHNNY PEARSON
Directed by TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester


Unknown: S. Forester
Radio By: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Terence Skelton
Unknown: David Fleming-Williams
Unknown: Hayton Webb
Composed By: Johnny Pearson
Directed By: Trevor Hill
Lord Hornblower, the Narrator, and as young a man: Nigel Anthony
William Bush: Terence Skelton
Mr Buckland, First Lieutenant: David Peart
Wellard, the boy volunteer: Mark Hudson
A Gunner: Gordon Astley
Captain Cogshill of HMS Buckler: James Tomlinson
Mr Sankey, surgeon at Port Royal: Ron Davies
President of the Court: John Blain

: A Book at Bedtime

A Cab at the Door
12: Learning the Trade long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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.

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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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