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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presented by John Timpson with LIBBY PURVES
6.45* Prayer for the Day With CANON WILLIAM PURCELL
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by COLIN DORAN
7 30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Canon William Purcell
Read By: Colin Doran

: The Great Railway Bazaar



Unknown: Paul Teeroux

: News

: Many a Cross Word!

A lighthearted account of the chequered history of the crossword puzzle - from the three-letter birds, and two-letter Sun God , to the mind-bending, esoteric and even Interchangeable clues.
Anagrammatically compiled by BASIL BIRNEY (anag.) Presented by LenH. Jowls (anag.)


Unknown: Sun God
Unknown: Patrick Barr
Unknown: Leonard Fenton
Unknown: Brian Haines
Unknown: Michael McStay
Unknown: Peggy Paige
Unknown: Elizabeth Rider
Directed By: H. Jeathon-Choirs

: News

: Fat Man on a Bicycle

Being the ponderous pedallings of Tom Vernon from Muswell Hill to the Mediterranean and what befell him in the land of the French.
Part The Fifth (of 6): The French Liver and its Uses
How our Hero was
Brought to the Water but Refused to Drink; Machines for Manipulating Humans and One for Removing the Skin of a Pig;
The Rustling of the Wind in the Forest of Dried Sausages; and What
Cheer was Made for Him at a Chateau.


Unknown: Tom Vernon

: Daily Service

NEM, p 54; Come, Holy
Ghost, our souls inspire (BBC HB 151); Psalm 126; John 3, w 22-30 and 4, vv 1-3 (AV); Come, Holy Ghost, our souls Inspire (BBC an 508)

: The Bridge of San Luis Rey


: News

: Analysis

: Soan's Story

2: Preacher Man
Harry Soan recalls his teenage transition from apprentice gas-fitter to student minister.
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Harry Soan

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers. Including jill todd and the BBC Shopping Basket.
Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Detective: 2: Operation Home-coming

Stories of crime and detection in London
A series of 13 programmes written by Robert Barr with Ray Brooks as Detective-Sergeant Brook and Christopher Blake as Detective-Constable Maxton

(12.55 Weather; programme news - long wave only)


Written By: Robert Barr
Producer: Martin Fisher
Detective-Sergeant Brook: Ray Brooks
Detective-Constable Maxton: Christopher Blake
Chief-Inspector Roach: David Daker
Det-Con Harrison: Peter Cleall
Judie: Jacqueline Tong
Glenville: John Quayle
Jarman: Timothy Carlton
Chief-Inspector Benbow: Godfrey Kenton
Jennings: Adrian Egan

: 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

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Intricate blue hills and a confused and shaggy country HEATHER WILL-INGS talks to ANNE REDMILE about a little-known region of France.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Reading Your Letters.
Wine and Song - but No Women: except HELEN PALMER , who has been hearing about monks and their medieval habits. The Grass Harp (3)


Unknown: Helen Palmer

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: David and the Fing by ARMOREL KAY WALLING

: Afternoon Theatre

The Elephant and the Panda by AILEEN LA TOURETTE with Maureen O'Brien and Liza Ross
' I seem to see gaps between people everywhere - between me and people. I try to hide them or fill them up and that only makes it worse, they swallow me up. There's such a feeling of danger aU around.'
And indeed Panda herself is in danger - her unInhibited approach to sex threatens her elder sister's whole way of life.
Directed by JANE MORGAN (First broadcast in 1978)


Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Unknown: Liza Ross
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Kim: Heather Bell
Allie: Maureen O'Brien
Sal: Peter Baldwin
Ben: Michael McStay
Sam: Nicholas Cohen
Peter: David Savile
Panda: Liza Ross

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last weeK'sAnyQuestionsT
Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Short Story

Read by Finlay Welsh
' From the platform, the dancers had been just one big blur in the smoke. But whenever David came forward to play his saxophone solo, her face seemed to emerge in sharp focus among the jerking, swaying mass. A face as grave as a nun's, yet capable of sudden radiance.'
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Stephen Jackson
Read By: Finlay Welsh
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long leave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Strong Poison by DOROTHY L. SAYERS , adapted in six parts by CHRIS MILLER
5: Pongo
Freddy Arbuthnot


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Chris Miller
Unknown: Freddy Arbuthnot
Unknown: Christopher Scoular
Producer: Simon Brett
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Miss Climpson: Ambrosine Phillpotts
Nurse Booth: Joan Hickson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Written by MARY CUTLER
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Mary Cutler
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Terry Barford: Jonathan Owen
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Roger Hume
Joe Grundy: Hadyn Jones
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus
PC Coverdale: Leon Tanner
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Choirboy: John Weaver

: Time for Verse

The Voyage Out
John Mole with poems which take us a little further out each week. 2: Gardens. Readers
John Franklyn-Robbins and Frances Horovitz Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Sat 4.30 pm)


Unknown: Frances Horovitz
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Pablo Casals

A concert on records In which the great musician is featured as cellist, conductor and composer Part 1
Beethoven Cello Sonata in c (Op 103 No 1) with RUDOLF SERKIN (piano) Mendelssohn Symphony No 4, in A (Italian) MARLBORO FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA


Piano: Rudolf Serkin

: John Wells on ...

the art and artifice of making oneself understood. The last of five programmes
5: The Arty and the Crafty


Producer: Simon Elmes

: Pablo Casals

Part 2
Casals Les rois mages ENSEMBLE OF 100 CELLOS
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B minor with the CZECH PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by GEORGE SZELL


Conducted By: George Szell

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer CLARE SELERIE
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Clare Selerie

: The World Tonight: News

with Anthony Howard


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

Lord of the Flies (8) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: The Making of M*A*S*H

1 The best weekly programme in television history,' says one American critic.
From Hollywood, John Williams reports on what makes M'A'S'H a smash. Producer JAMES WILKINSON A Radio News production


Unknown: John Williams
Producer: James Wilkinson

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude

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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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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