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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

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: Today

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Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Desert ts!and Discs

Susannah York. the actress, chooses the eight records she would take to a desert island and discusses them with MY
Producer MREK DRESCHER (BrextdctMt Sat 6.15 pnt) tons maue ont)/
(Susannah York is in * Appearances ' at the Maj< ra:r Theatre; London)


Producer: Mrek Drescher
Unknown: Susannah York

: Enquire Within

Unload your query on to Neil Landor and let the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer for you.
Questions, on a postcard, to: Enquire Within, [address removed]
(long wave only)


Presenter: Neil Landor
Producer: Helen Fry

: News


: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countrtes they work in - the politics and the people. producer

: Dai!y Service

MEM, p 9; Father, who on man dost shower (BBC m 389); Psalm 65; John 12,vv20-36(AV);Sonof God. eternal Saviour (BBC BB 377)


Unknown: Sonof God.

: Story Time

Wings Over Wales (5) tone face ontt<

: News

long wave only

: The Countryside in Early Spring

Introduced by Wynford Vaughan Thomas

In Oxfordshire at lambing time, Mollie Harris finds good prospects for the protected Cotswold breed, while Eric Simms watches for the birds that herald the spring with Dr Bruce Campbell at Wootton.
In Northumberland and Sussex, Keith Allan and Donald Johnson see the country crafts of saddlery and flint stone-walling still being practised.
In County Fermanagh, John Bennett takes a last look at the landscapes and legends around Lough Erne before the onset of tourist development, and in the military training areas around Aldershot Martin Muncaster talks to the man who repairs the ravages of mock battle.

(long wave only)


Presenter: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Reporter: Mollie Harris
Reporter: Eric Simms
Birdwatcher: Dr Bruce Campbell
Reporter: Keith Allan
Reporter: Donald Johnson
Reporter: John Bennett
Reporter: Martin Muncaster
Producer: John Haslam

: Bird of the Week

The approach of spring is heralded by the cheery song of Britain's commonest bird: the chaffinch.
Introduced by Jim Flegg
BBC Bristol
(long wave only)


Presenter: Jim Flegg

: News

: You and Yours

presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Presenter: Nancy Wise
Presenter: Bill Breckon

: My Music

12.55 Weather: programme news: (long wave only)

: The World at One: News


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast (long wave only)

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
Education, wot's it all about?: a discussion in which parents and teachers examine their views on education, and assess how important educational standards are to society.
Dan Archer, alias actor Edgar Harrison, talks about life outside The Archers, and his association with this popular programme.
A review of the regional papers with John Howard.
Daphne Hubbard on 'the aftermath of an industrial dispute'.
BBC Bristol
Daughters of the Vicar: 4
(long wave only)


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Speaker: Edgar Harrison
Speaker: John Howard
Speaker: Daphne Hubbard

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: "The Happy Little King's New Jersey" by Moira Heritage
Presenters Gladys Whitred and Tony Aitken


Presenter: Tony Aitken
Presenter/Writer: Gladys Whitred
Author (The Happy Little King's New Jersey): Moira Heritage
Producer: Mary Haydon

: Afternoon Theatre: Pope Joan Lives

by Bruce Stewart
With Anna Calder-Marshall as Sister Andrea and Megs Jenkins as Mother Lucy

Sister Andrea, working on a research grant, has produced competing evidence that Pope Joan. the one and only female Pope, was not mere legend, but really existed. When Sister Andrea requests ecclesiastical permission to publish her findings, her manuscript is turned down. Determined to fight the decision. she is made to realise there are more serious implications.
(First broadcast in 1978)


Writer: Bruce Stewart
Research: Joan Morris
Director: David Spenser
Sister Andrea: Anna Calder-Marshall
Mother Lucy: Megs Jenkins
Geoffrey Quintal: Eric Allan
Monsignor O'Riordan: Kevin Flood
Father Casimir: John Rye
Solange/Woman: Eve Karpf
Helene van Eyck: Hilda Kriseman
Sacristan: Leonardo Pierroni

: Villi: The Girl from Leningrad

'Villi' Campbell is a Scotsman who lived in the Soviet Union for over 40 years and became a clown in the State Circus. In 1935 he was playing jazz in a small town on the edge of the Gulag Archipelago. There he felt in love with a girl waiting to be transported to one of the Camps and probable death....
Should he be ashamed of what he did?


Speaker: 'Villi' Campbell
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Preview

: Short Story: Miriam and the Production Factor

by Pat Burchard
Read by June Barrie
'There, lying on an elegant chaise-longue was Miriam, breast-feeding Amos, reading Proust, and eating a bowl of thick, glutinous, nourishing broth.'
BBC Bristol


Author: Pat Burchard
Reader: June Barrie
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

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


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: Going Places

Richard Hudson-Evans brings you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport.


Presenter: Richard Hudson-Evans
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Presenter: Margaret Howard
Producer: Helen Fry

: Profile: Patricia Hewitt

As General Secretary of the National Council for Civil Liberties, Patricia Hewitt's job is to sound the warning when basic freedoms are in danger. But whose values decide the issues?
Hugh MacPherson inquires into the woman behind the campaigns and the headlines.


Unknown: Patricia Hewitt
Unknown: Hugh MacPherson
Producer: Andrew Vivian

: Any Questions?

Jimmy Reid, Ludovic Kennedy, Claire Rayner and Bernard Dineen tackle the issues raised by the audience in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria
Chairman David Jacobs
BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers?, Thursday 4.15, to: Any Answers? [address removed]


Chairman: David Jacobs
Panellist: Jimmy Reid
Panellist: Ludovic Kennedy
Panellist: Claire Rayner
Panellist: Bernard Dineen
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)
Alistair Cooke's America: hardback £7.50, paperback £5.15, from bookshops


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Mark Storey


Presenter: Mark Storey
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Peter Paterson reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Peter Paterson

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis, David Tate,
Sheila Steafel, David Jason and the David Firman Trio
Producer Jimmy Mulville (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Performer: Bill Wallis
Performer: David Tate
Performer: Sheila Steafel
Performer: David Jason
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Jeremy Browne
Written By: Andy Wilson
Written By: Richard Quick
Written By: Brian Bethell
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: A Book at Bedtime

The Siege of Krishnapur (5) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: Just Before Midnight: Time Out of Season

by Colin Finbow
A series of plays for late-night listening.

In a menage a trois situation, the three protagonists mourn the passing of the 1950s - for rather different reasons.


Writer: Colin Finbow
Director: Richard Wortley
Dennis: John Baddiley
Wendy: Josie Kidd
Sharon: Sarah Golding
Woman: Lolly Cockerell

: 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.

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

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.

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