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: News Briefing

News. weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson including at
6.45. Prayer for the Day
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Timpson
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Mid-Week with Elaine Stritch

An ordinary talk show with some extraordinary people. Including The Week So Far by Russell Davies


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

: Daily Service

nem, p 84; 0 Saviour, where shall guilty man (BBC hb 87); Canticle 4; John 19. vv 23-30 (AV); We sing the praise of him whq died (BBC HB 95)

: Canterbury Pilgrimage

3: The Way of Humility

: News

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on record: the mixture leavened occasionally by the unfamiliar, with the added ingredient of listeners' requests. Producer RAY ABBOTT


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: You and Yours

Presenters Nancy Wise and Bill Breckon


Unknown: Bill Breckon

: Just a Minute

A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman Nicholas Parsons and in which
Kenneth Williams Peter Jones
Clement Freud and Peter Cook endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute on this-or that
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


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

: 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 Teresa McGonagle Guest of the Week:
Lord McGregor. Professor of Social Institutions at London University and Chairman of the Advertising Standards Authority. Reading Your Letters.
The Ides of Mohonk: SIMON BRETT spills the beans on a Mystery Weekend organised in America by Murder Ink.
A Clean Sweep for a New Life: BETTY COOPER 'S daughter joined a commune.
Hands to Dance and Sky-lark 3: Jungle Boy


Introduced By: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Betty Cooper

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story:Uncle Ben's Big Dinner by PETER HAWKINS


Unknown: Peter Hawkins

: Afternoon Theatre

Help Stamp Out Quicksand by STEPHEN WYATT
What is the Temple of the Higher Thought doing in suburban Bynfleet? Will cynical Simon become a worshipper there?
Temple music specially realised in the BBC Radiophonic Workshop by MALCOLM CLARKE
Directed by BRIAN WRIGHT


Unknown: Stephen Wyatt
Unknown: Malcolm Clarke
Singer: Caroline Clack
Directed By: Brian Wright
Simon: Brian Carroll
Heather/Child: Rowena Roberts
Temple disciple: Christopher Scott
Leader of the Temple: Danny Schiller
Jim/Bandleader: Adrian Egan
Headmaster: Brian Raines
Mr Nicholls/Husband: Godfrey Kenton
Mrs HolligsworthWife: Eva Stuart
Old man: Leonard Fenton
Brian: Philip Wright
Tracy: Sandra Ling
Derek: Oscar Romp

: Choral Evensong

from Rochester Cathedral Introit: 0 most merciful (Barry Ferguson )
Responses (Plainsong) Psalm: 88 (Marland)
First Lesson: Isaiah 63,. vv 1-9
Canticles (Bullock in D)
Second Lesson: John 16, vv 16-33
Anthem: Deus in adjutorium meum (Britten)
Organist and master of the choristers BARRY FERGUSON
Assistant organist DAVID POULTER


Unknown: Barry Ferguson
Unknown: Barry Ferguson
Organist: David Poulter

: Short Story

Emily's Easter Hat by H. MILLS WEST
Read by Irene Sutcliffe


Read By: Irene Sutcliffe

: PM

The news magazine 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 and half-an-hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world.

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Nordcn
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE. Executive producer BOBBY JAYE
(Repeated: Good Friday at
12.27 pm)


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Nordcn
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Fat Man on a Bicycle

Being the ponderous pedallings of Tom Vernon from MusweU Hill to the Mediterranean and what befell him in the land of the French.
Part the first (of 6): Fair Stood his Wind for France How our hero held a Sceptical Dialogue with a Medical Practitioner; His Fitting by a Bicycle Tailor; His Taking of Ship and his Observations of an Attendant upon Human Cupidity; His Arrival in Normandy and an Encountei- with the Local Beverage; and How he was Expected to Bicycle upon the Waters.
Producer joy HATWOOD


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Unknown: Musweu Hill

: Easter Vigil

Poems on the theme of Easter by Karol WojtylaX, Pope John Paul II, translated by Jerzy Peterkiewicz, who introduces the programme and also reads two poems in the original Polish.
The Pope's poetry attracted world attention only after his election, yet his poems are the products of a poetic sensibility of a high order. There is a directness and simplicity about them, powerful imagery and great humanity. They are modern, relevant and unhampered by dogma. Readers Richard Pasco and Hannah Gordon


Readers: Richard Pasco
Readers: Hannah Gordon
Producer: John Theocharis

: Midweek Theatre: Better Days, Better Knights

by Stanley Eveling
This is a story of long, long ago when the occasional dragon still stalked the land; and an old Knight could find time to sit by a riverbank and talk to an attractive Water Sprite.


Writer: Stanley Eveling
Directed By: John Tydeman
Knight: Tony Haygarth
Water Sprite: Angela Pleasence

: File on 4

investigates and analyses current events and issues at home and abroad. with reports from Steve Bradshaw , David Henshaw and Eric Robson Presenter
Peter Oppenhelmer
Producer STUART SIMON Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Steve Bradshaw
Unknown: David Henshaw
Unknown: Eric Robson
Unknown: Peter Oppenhelmer
Producer: Stuart Simon
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Chris Dunkiey


Presented By: Chris Dunkiey
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: The Life and Times of the Orchestra

with Jeremy Siepmann
8: Close Encounters, or The Man Who Came to Dinner.
The orchestra plays host to an assortment of individualists in the hallowed halls of the Concerto.
Producer ARTHUR JOHNSON gramophone records


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Arthur Johnson

: A Book at Bedtime

That Uncertain Feeling (8) 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.

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.

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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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