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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson With PAUL BURDEN
6.45* Prayer for the Day with PEGGY MAKINS
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: Peggy Makins
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Mid-Week with Valerie Singleton

The Week So Far by Russell Davies
Producer JILL FREEMAN long wave only


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jill Freeman

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only

: Daily Service

nem, p 110; Love divine, all loves excelling (BBC HB 329); Psalm 119, part 7; Jonah 2, v 10 to 3, vv 1-10 (AV); Glorious things of thee (BBC HB 176)

: Story Time

The Secret House of Death (11): long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker
long wave only


Unknown: Richard Baker

: 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 Clement Freud
Derek Nimmo and Rob Buckman 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: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Rob Buckman
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

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue
MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Christopher Hogwood , Director of the Academy of Ancient Music
Any Other Business: JANET COHEN reviews some of the more domestic issues recently raised at Westminster.
Reading Your Letters.
Amsterdam in May: attracted TONY BARNFIELD for a weekend away... Greek Fire (5) long wave only


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Christopher Hogwood
Unknown: Janet Cohen

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Fingy and the Garden by DIANA WEBB


Garden By: Diana Webb

: Afternoon Theatre: The Long Dig

by Philip Hayes
[Starring] Richard Pasco as Robert, Barbara Leigh-Hunt as Morwenna and Iain Cuthbertson as Sir Alec
Archaeologist Robert Varley is disillusioned with his life's work. He has begun to wonder 'What is the point of digging up broken vases from the past?' Also his marriage to social worker Morwenna has begun to lose its excitement. Then, one night when they are cut off by a snow blizzard, they receive a visit from another archaeologist, a grand old man and eccentric who humours Robert into looking at life and death from another angle.
BBC Bristol


Writer: Philip Hayes
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Robert: Richard Pasco
Morwenna: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Sir Alec: Iain Cuthbertson
Policewoman: Jo Anderson
Telephone operator: Heather Moray
Announcer: Geoffrey Serle

: Choral Evensong

Blackburn Cathedral
Introit: Hail, glorious spirits (Tye)
Responses (John Bertalot ) Office hymn: The highest and the holiest place (a and m Rev 545)
Psalms: 73, 74 (Goss Barnby)
Canticles (Smart in F)
Readings (AV): Ezekiel 1, vv 4-5, 26-28; Colossians 2, v 20 to 3, v 4
Anthem: God is gone up (Finzi)
Hymn: Rejoic. the Lord is King! (A and M Rev 216)
Organist Master of the Choristers
Assistant organist RONALD FROST
BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Bertalot
Unknown: John Bertalot

: Short Story

The Hair by A. J. ALAN
Read by David March


Read By: David March
Producer: Sally Thompson

: PM

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.5S Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: My Music

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


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into accusations of unfairness, fraud and injustice. Presented by Roger Cook (Repeated: Thurs 9.5 am)
HELP! pane 14


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Person to Person: [number removed]

Derek Robinson chairs the weekly phone-in discussion and invites you to exchange views with guests who influence your lives and attitudes.
Lines open from 6.30 pm


Unknown: Derek Robinson
Producers: Michael Gandon

: File on 4

investigates and analyses current events and issues, at home and abroad, with reports from STEVE BRAD-SHAW and DAVID HENSHAW. Presenter
Peter Oppenheimer
Producer STUART SIMON Editor COLIN ADAMS BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Unknown: David Henshaw.
Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Producer: Stuart Simon
Editor: Colin Adams

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Chris Dunkley Producer CLARE SELERIE


Presenter: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Clare Selerie

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Wrinkles

: A Book at Bedtime

Faithful Ruslan (7) long wave only

: TheFinancial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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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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