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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Cecil Beaton , the photographer, designer and writer, with ROY PLOMLEY.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only


Unknown: Sir Cecil Beaton
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Enquire Within

Unload your query on to Neil Landor
Producer BARBARA CROWTHER Questions, on a postcard, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London WIA 4WW long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 9; God moves in a mysterious way (BBC HB 8); Canticle 6, pt 1; John 6, vv 41-58 (AV); Praise the Lord ye heavens (BBC HB 16)

: The Wooden Horse

by ERIC WILLIAMS (10) long wave only


Unknown: Eric Williams

: News

long wave only

: Women of Words

Portraits of five women writers - some respected, others ridiculed - all prolific, immensely popular and legends in their own lifetime.
2: Marie CorellK (1855-1924) Written and narrated by Brian Masters , based on his book, Now Barabbas was a Rotter with Peggy Ashcroft and JOHN BOTT , JOHN CHURCH, LEONARD FENTON SONIA FRASER , GORDON REID Directed by IAN COTTERELL long wave only


Unknown: Marie Corellk
Unknown: Brian Masters
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: John Bott
Unknown: Leonard Fenton
Unknown: Sonia Fraser
Unknown: Gordon Reid
Directed By: Ian Cotterell

: Bird of the Week

The raven is supposedly a black bird of ill-omen, the companion of the devil, but in reality it is one of our most intelli gent birds with a/ great sense of fun. Introduced by Jim Flegg BBC Bristol long wave only i


Introduced By: Jim Flegg

: News

: YouandYours

Presented by Sue Cook and George Luce


Presented By: Sue Cook
Presented By: George Luce

: My Music

12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by Marjorie Lofthouse Lend-a-Lowry: most art galleries have many more pictures in the vaults than on the walls. Manchester City has just devised a fund-raising scheme for industry to borrow their hidden treasures, cv PERCIVAL reviews this art works to factory works movement. From The Beatles to the Old Bailey: Australian Leo McKern is one of this country's busiest and most respected professional actors. He talks to
Roots MARGARET TRAVIS and EVELYN ROSE serve up some warming winter vegetable dishes.
(Leo McKern is in ' Rotto ' a: the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester) BBC Manchester
In the Highlands (5) long wave only


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Leo McKern
Unknown: Margaret Travis
Unknown: Leo McKern

: News

: Listen with Mother



Unknown: Lawrence James.
Presenters: Gladys Whitred
Presenters: Tony Aitken
Written By: Gladys Whitred
Producer: David Bell

: Afternoon Theatre: Look at Mr Punch

by Jill Hyem
with Robert Lindsay and Barbara Flynn
A mother frantically searches for her two children who have disappeared while watching a Punch and Judy Show. A girl picks up a young man on the beach. Gradually his behaviour strikes her as odd. Is there a connection between these two events? Is it too late to avert danger?
BBC Manchester


Writer: Jill Hyem
Director: Kay Patrick
A man: Robert Lindsay
A girl: Barbara Flynn
Carol: Brigit Forsyth
Tom: Michael Spice
WPC: Sally Gibson
Stall-keeper/Police Sergeant: James Tomlinson
Pip: Ben Savill
Woman on the beach: Victoria Hardcastle
Punch and Judy man: Wilf Durham

: Icon, the Eternal Image

Heather Formaint follows the making, painting and blessing of an icon, and explores the meaning of its ' eternal image '. with Richard Hudson-Evans


Unknown: Heather Formaint
Unknown: Richard Hudson-Evans

: Preview

: Short Story

Manson's Walk by GEORGE WRIGHTWELL Read by Peter Kelly
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: George Wrightwell
Read By: Peter Kelly
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: PM

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


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Richard Hudson -Evans Producer


Unknown: Richard Hudson
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer BRIAN COOK
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Brian Cook

: Profile

Henry Kelly presents a profile of Lord Ted Willis , one of the most versatile authors in Britain. He has written extensively for television. films. the theatre and radio, and since 1973 has produced six best-selling novels. He is closely identified with writers' causes, being one of the founder members of the Writers Guild of Great Britain, and a leading campaigner for public lending rights. He was raised to the peerage in 1963 in recognition of his services to writers and writing.


Unknown: Henry Kelly
Unknown: Lord Ted Willis

: Any Questions?

Sir Peter Parker Edna Healey
John Cherrfngton and Ken Durham tackle the issues raised by the audience in Devizes, Wiltshire
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: Sir Peter Parker
Unknown: Edna Healey
Unknown: John Cherrfngton
Unknown: Ken Durham
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Murders, Gods and War
' As far as I know, this story has not been told before in one single dramatic work. I believe that it is one of the most exciting and moving stories in our culture.'
Tomorrow, the Royal Shakespeare Company opens a marathon three-month season at London's Aldwych Theatre with a day-long performance of 'The Greeks ' - ten plays by Euripides, Aeschylus and Sophocles, which tell the story of the House of Agamemnon, the Trojan War and its aftermath.
Michael Billington goes behind the scenes of John Barton 's production to look at the problems and processes involved in bringing this spectacular undertaking to theatrical life. Producer JOHN POWELL
9.59 Weather


Unknown: John Barton
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: John Barton
Producer: John Powell

: The World Tonight: News

Stephen Milligan reporting


Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , DavidTate Sheila Steafel , Chris Emmett and THE DAVID firman TRIO. Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON , JEREMY BROWNE , ANDY WIL SON, RICHARD QUICK, BRIAN BETHELL
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Davidtate Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Jeremy Browne
Written By: Andy Wil
Unknown: Brian Bethell

: A Book at Bedtime

The World is a Wedding (5) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Just Before Midnight

Child Harold by FREDERICK BRADNUM with Petra Davies and Gordon Dulieu
Harold Weakin was once a go-between. At a party he now comes face-to-face with his childhood fantasies.


Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Petra Davies
Unknown: Gordon Dulieu
Unknown: Harold Weakin
Directed By: Enyd Williams
Harold: Gordon Dulleu
Janet: Petra Davies
Tom: Brian Carroll
Joan: Margot Boyd
John: Jack May

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude
12.15-12.23* am Shipping forecast; Inshore forecast

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.

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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