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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter Brian Redhead with LIBBY PURVES including at
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Erich Segal , the classical scholar and author of Love Story, chooses the eight records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY who devised the programme.


Unknown: Erich Segal
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Down the Garden Path

(Broadcast Tues 9.15 pm)
(long wave only)

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.
Producer PADDY 0

: Daily Service

NEM. P 97; Almighty God , thy word is cast (BBC hb 188); Psalm 50; 2 Timothy 3, v 14 to 4 v 5 (AV); 0 word of God incarnate, (BBC HB 191)


Unknown: Almighty God

: Story Time

The Children of Dynmouth by WILLIAM TREVOR
Read by Johnny Morris (14) long wave only


Read By: Johnny Morris

: News

long wave only

: A Power to Choose

Vastly complex decisions affecting the energy supplies to this country until the end of the century, have to be made now. Energy Secretary David Howell is under great pressure from many lobbies over nuclear power. Should he order Pressure Water Reactors from America, or stick to the British Gas Cooled type? What should be done with the deadly waste which can be fatal for many thousand years? Should we develop nuclear power at all?
Eben Wilson , who covered the windscale Inquiry for BBC Radio Carlisle, and Cumbrian Dr Reginald Lodge , examine the problems from Cumbria, one of the centres of the nuclear industry. Producer TIM PITT BBC Radio Carlisle long wave only


Unknown: David Howell
Unknown: Eben Wilson
Unknown: Dr Reginald Lodge

: Bird of the Week

Jim Flegg cocks his ear towards the sound that tells us that summer is approaching - the silvery song of the willow warbler. BBC Bristol
Bird Sounds and Their Meaning, book £4.95, from bookshops


Unknown: Jim Flegg

: News

: You and Yours

Molly Price-Owen and George Luce


Unknown: Molly Price-Owen
Unknown: George Luce

: My Music

12.55 Weather; 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
2.2 Woman's Hour Introduced from Northern Ireland by Margaret Percy Studio Guest PanHonLee , born in Singapore, he was ' discovered ' playing a toy violin when a child in the streets of China Town. Leader of the Ulster Orchestra since 1975, he is leaving to become leader of the Halle. Coping with Bereavement: HELEN MADDEN talks to DR ETHNA O'GORMAN and DR LINDY BURTON.
A Novel Business: Publishing in the 70s, like many industries, suffered from rising inflation. SEAN RAFFERTY examines one family company in Northern Ireland which has expanded its output in a time of crisis.
BBC Northern Ireland Never Cry Wolf 13) long wave only


Unknown: Margaret Percy
Unknown: Studio Guest Panhonlee
Talks: Helen Madden
Unknown: Dr Ethna O'Gorman
Unknown: Dr Lindy Burton.
Unknown: Sean Rafferty

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Chick, Chicklet and Chick-a-ling by IVY o. EASTWICK


Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Valerie McCarthy
Producer: David Bell

: Afternoon Theatre

Getting Away by PETER WHALLEY
MARGARET: ... you were with Sheila. GERARD: Yes.
MARGARET: Your first wife. And her mother and father.... That poor young man, I remember thinking, with those terrible-in-laws.
GERARD: It doesn't seem like 27 years ago.
Directed by ALARIC COTTER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Whalley
Directed By: Alaric Cotter
Gerard: Peter Tuddenham
Margaret: Jill Meers
Louise: Anne Jameson
Bernard: Danny Schiller
Sheila: Penelope Reynolds
Landlady/Fortune teller: Kathleen Helme
Man in pub/Photographer: John Cornfield

: A Singer Remembers

With the help of gramophone records, the English bass Robert Easton looks back over his long career. The programme is introduced by a singer of today, Ian Partridge.


Subject: Robert Easton
Presenter: Ian Partridge
Producer: Ronald Cook

: Preview

: Short Story

A Trip to Egypt by CARL MACDOUGALL
Read by Finlay Welsh
' One Saturday, like all Saturdays, I went out for a good time, my best time yet. The pub was the same as every other pub: Fairyland. I awakened six hours later in a puddle, in a back court, broke. Booze betrayed me.'
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Unknown: Carl MacDougall
Read By: Finlay Welsh
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

Richard Hudson - Evans brings you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport. Producer GEOFF DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD


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 SIMON ELMES


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Profile

Lord Hesketh
In the wake of the Hesketh Formula One motor racing team comes the Hesketh motor cycle, a 140 mph Superbike.
Henry Kelly meets the man for whom speed is a way of life.


Unknown: Henry Kelly
Producer: Ian Miller

: Any Questions?

Johnny Morris
Nicholas Scott. MP Nesta Wyn Ellis Jack Straw , mp tackle the issues raised by the audience at Penley, Wrexham, Clwyd.
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Nicholas Scott.
Unknown: Nesta Wyn Ellis
Unknown: Jack Straw
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am) Alistair Cooke 's America: hardback £7.50, paperback £5.25, from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting music and exhibitions. Presenter Colin Ford Producer ANNE WINDER
9.59 Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Stephen Milligan


Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis David Tate


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafcl
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: David Firman
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Jeremy Browne
Written By: Andy Wilson
Written By: Brian Bethell
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: A Book at Bedtime

The Death of the Heart (10) long leave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long icave only

: Miles Kington

i Broadcast Mon 8.45 am)

: 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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