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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

in Brussels
As the EEC leaders meet again in Summit, Libby Purves reports, live, for a second day, with the BBC's Chief Europe Correspondent, Donald Milner, and the BBC's European political specialist, John Sergeant. In London Brian Redhead
6 45' Prayer for the Day With THE REV M. ADDY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Donald Milner
Unknown: M. Addy
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Folklore, Customs and Superstitions ' Day, have
On All Fools Day, have you been sent to buy a pot of striped paint? The origins of this custom of playing practical jokes until noon today are obscure, but many folk beliefs and customs do have an explanation.
In the studio are Dr venetia Newall. Secretary of the Folklore Society, and Eric Maple, expert on superstitions. In the Chair
Sue MacGregor Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit
Lines open from 8.0 am

: News

: Newseries Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and theoperatingtheatreto the dentists chair and the gp's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: David Paterson

: Daily Service

NEM p 42; To Christ, the Prince of Peace (BBC HB 94); Psalm 122; John 19, vv 12-22 (av); My song is love unknown (BBC HB 84)

: Canterbury Pilgrimage

2: The Way of Commitment

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Haste by JOEL KAYE
Frank's a young man in a hurry. He has a good job in an engineering works but he wants to be a poet. A reading at a festival is his big chance to prove himself....
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Joel Kaye
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Frank's mam: Rosalie Williams
Frank: Russell Dixon
Frank's dad: John Jardine
Pete: Martin Oldfield
Roger: Colin Meredith
Mavis: Karen Petrie
Billy: Peter Wheeler
Eve: Sally Gibson

: Wildlife

Unusual animal behaviour, the wildlife sound competition and listeners' news and views. Introduced by Derek Jones
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm)


Duced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Michael Bright

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Down Your Way

12.55Weather; 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
Children's Pocket Money: is it really gtmme, gimme, gimme? LUCY PARKER reports.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Reading Your Letters.
Among the Lozenges and Lions Sedant: GYN FREEMAN at the new Heralds' Museum in the Tower of London
Hands to Dance and Sky-lark. 2: Looking for Annie


Unknown: Lucy Parker

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mr Baboon Dis covers a New Animal by DAVID CHILTON


Unknown: Mr Baboon Dis
Unknown: David Chilton

: Women in Love

by D. H. LAWRENCE freely adapted in six episodes by ROY SPENCER starring Sarah Badel Clive Francis
Peter McEnery and Penelope Wilton with Norman Bird 5: Death and Love
Directed by TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Roy Spencer
Unknown: Sarah Badel
Unknown: Clive Francis
Unknown: Peter McEnery
Unknown: Penelope Wilton
Unknown: Norman Bird
Directed By: Trevor Hill
the D H Lawrence,narratr: Roy Spencer
Rupert Birkin: Peter McEnery
Ursula Brangwen: Sarah Badel
Mr Crich: Graham Roberts
Gerald: Clive Francis
Gudrun Brangwen: Penelope Wilton
Mrs Crich: Valerie Skardon
First miner: Robert Aldous
Stallholder: Geoffrey Banks
Harold: Michael Greatorex
Emma: Christine Welch
Mr Brangwen: Norman Bird
His wife: Joan Anstey

: Bookshelf

: Announcements

: Short Story

Laughter in Naples by DOUGLAS RAILTON Read by Jon Glover


Read By: Jon Glover

: PM

with Robert Williams and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Urn

by HENRY LIVINGS with Robin Bernard Cribbins
When a distinguished art gallery owner dies. he instructs his friends to arrange for his ashes to be placed in a specially commissioned bronze statuette of a seated nude. The task proves to be more difficult than he could ever have imagined.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Henry Livings
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Harold: Bob Grant
Norma: June Barry
Pam: Marcia Warren
Betty: Jean Boht
Geoff: Ronald Baddiley

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pin)

: A Country of Villages

Narrator Robert Lang
An intriguing sound picture of village life in developing Sri Lanka. more than 30 years after independence. Knud Ebbesen spent five months in Sri Lanka gathering material for a series of Danish radio programmes. For some of thattimehelivedinthe village of Wellaboda on the coast, about 60 miles south of the capital, Colombo. The programme is built round the sound of the concho shell and the sea, life in the hut and in the tropical night, songs, religious processions and ceremonies of exorcism, the joys and frustrations of everyday life.
Adapted and produced by JOHN THEOCUARIS
(Rptd: Good Fri 11.5 am)


Narrator: Robert Lang
Produced By: John Theocuaris

: In Touch

Spotting the bargain, or even just the right tin or packet, is not easy for blind shoppers.
KEVIN MULHERN and JANE FINNIS compare notes on how they cope in a busy supermarket, and also suggest ways in which some ordinary household rubbish can be put to good use by people with little or no sight. Presented by David Scott Blackhall Producer THENA HESHEL
Free quarterly bulletin, summarising information broadcast, available from [address removed] Send four large saes for a year's supply.


Unknown: Kevin Mulhern
Unknown: Jane Finnis
Presented By: David Scott Blackhall
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Stritch!

A one-woman show of songs and anecdotes starring Elaine Stritch
To quote from a recent magazine article, ' An evening out with Elaine Stritch is like the night they invented champagne.' Many members of the British public perhaps only know her as the formidable American writer in the television series Two's Company. To them her musical comedy talents, presented before an invited audience at a concert recorded last Sunday, will come as a surprise; those who already know will realise this is a champagne evening not to be missed.
Musical director RICHARD HOLMES


Unknown: Elaine Stritch
Unknown: Elaine Stritch
Director: Richard Holmes
Producer: Glyn Dearman

: Newseries Down the Garden Path

(Full details: Good Friday
9.45 am)

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Richard Cork
Producer ROB WHITE


Presented By: Richard Cork
Producer: Rob White

: Weather

: 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 Sorcha Cusack Peter Vaughan Robert Lindsay and Michael Poole
Book 4: Lord Hornblower 5: Story's End
Technical presentation by DAVID FLEMING-WILLIAMS , ROGER LUCAS and MARK SEYLER Assistant director


Unknown: S. Forester
Radio By: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Sorcha Cusack
Unknown: Peter Vaughan
Unknown: Robert Lindsay
Unknown: Michael Poole
Presentation By: David Fleming-Williams
Presentation By: Roger Lucas
Presentation By: Mark Seyler
Unknown: Christopher Hayton-Webb
Directed By: Trevor Hill
Horatio Hornblower: Nigel Anthony
Marie: Sorcha Cusack
Brown: Robert Lindsay
Le Comte de Gracay: Michael Poole
La Duchesse d'Angouleme: Hilda Schroder
General Clausen: Peter Vaughan
Officer of the Hussars: Malcolm Tierney
French lieutenant: Brian Trueman

: A Book at Bedtime

That Uncertain Feeling(7) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only 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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