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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

from Wales, with John Glyn-Jones . BBC Wales
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: John Glyn-Jones

: Today

Presenter John Timpson With PAUL BURDEN
6.45' Prayer for the Day With Fr JOHN MCCULLAGH
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenter: John Timpson
Unknown: John McCullagh
Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: TheWeekon4

with Christopher Slade


Unknown: Christopher Slade

: Miles Kington

dusts off treasures from the BBC Sound Archives. (Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Mavis Nicholson



Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting Radios key to the problem of how to get the best from your money.
A Financial World Tonight production
(long wave only)


Presenter: Louise Botting

: Daily Service

NEM. p 97: Spread. 0 spread, thou mighty word (BBC HB 182); Psalm 33, vv 1-12; Acts 8. vv 14-25 (AV); God save our gracious Queen (BBC HB 392)

: Story Time

The Mask of Dimitrios (6) long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Night Life

or A Dream for All Seasons
'Last night I dreamed that I was a butterfly; and now I do not know whether I am a man dreaming that he was a butterfly or a butterfly dreaming it is a man.'
Whether it is in a sleep-laboratory experiment, a psychiatrist's consulting room. a scientist's inspiration or an out-of-the-body excursion, the Dream (whatever it may be) is involved.
Leslie Smith talks ta seven people whose work takes them into the world of dreams.
(Rptd: next Sat 10.15 pm) long wave only


Talks: Leslie Smith
Unknown: Dr James Horne.
Unknown: Professor Liam Hudson
Unknown: Dr Paul Kline
Unknown: Dr Winifred Rushforth
Unknown: Dr Charles Rycroft
Unknown: Dr Carl Sargent
Unknown: Barbara Crowther

: Poetry Please!

Presenter D. M. Thomas Readers HUGH BURDEN and FRANCES HOROVITZ Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol long wave only


Presenter: D. M. Thomas
Presenter: Readers Hugh
Presenter: Frances Horovitz
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

Including World of Work with ideas on careers and training. Presenters Molly Price-Owen and George Luce


Presenters: Molly Price-Owen
Presenters: George Luce
Editor: David Harding

: Brain of Britain 1980

Chairman Robert Robinson 19: South of England
Dr John Perring Pliysicist) Susan Lowe Derek Fane
Pam Gulliver
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their questions to the contestants. Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN
Questions set by IAN GILLIES
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
12.55weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Dr John Perring
Unknown: Susan Lowe
Unknown: Derek Fane
Unknown: Pam Gulliver
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long irare only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Sounds Mouthwatering (4): MARY BERRY demonstrates the art of making mayonnaise.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
Travels on an Elephant (2): CHRISTINA DODWELL visits an Akha village in northern Thailand.
Professional Ethics: the Speaker of the House of Commons. THE RT HON GEORGE THOMAS , MP, discusses his personal moral standpoint.
The End of the Affair by GHAIIAM GREENE
Read by CHERYL CAMPBELL and GABRIEL WOOLF (3) Editor WYN KNOWLES Ions wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Mary Berry
Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Unknown: George Thomas
Read By: Cheryl Campbell
Read By: Gabriel Woolf
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: Mitten the Kitten and the Camera by CHRISTINE REES


Unknown: Christine Rees

: Afternoon Theatre

Girl at Risk by ALLAN PRIOR

: Short Story

Young Horace by TONY SMITH
Read by Charles Hodgson Producer SALLY THOMPSON


Unknown: Tony Smith
Read By: Charles Hodgson
Producer: Sally Thompson

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Joan Bakcnell Editor DEREK LEWIS
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Joan Bakcnell
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Home Again

A comedy serial in six parts. 3: Enter the Airship Fulton Jones.ROBIN BAILEY Producer
GRIFF RHYS JONES (Doreen Mantle and Robin Bailey are National Theatre players)


Unknown: Robin Bailey
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Doreen Mantle
Unknown: Robin Bailey
Mother: Doreen Mantle
osie: Liz Goulding
Martin: David Troughton
Ernest: Christopher Benjamin
Cyrilla: Ursula Smith

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tucs 1.40 pm)

: Science Now

Presenter Karl Sabbagh Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Presenter: Karl Sabbagh
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Monday Play

Now and at the Hour of Our Birth by BRUCE STEWART with Lee Montague Helen Horton Robert Beatty Ed Bishop
Paul Maxwell
Was Jim Jones , the leader of the People's Temple (whose members committed mass suicide in Guyana in 1978) insane? If he was, then the madness did not manifest itself so much in the new social order he intended to create, but in the methods he used to bring it about - the methods of a paranoid whose mind was under the constant influence of drugs.
GEOFFREY BRAWN (organ and celeste)
Directed by MARTIN JENKINS (Repeated: next Sun 2.30) Preview: page 23


Unknown: Bruce Stewart
Unknown: Lee Montague
Unknown: Helen Horton
Unknown: Robert Beatty
Unknown: Ed Bishop
Unknown: Paul Maxwell
Unknown: Was Jim Jones
Unknown: Geoffrey Brawn
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
The Rev Jim Jones: Lee Montague
Edith Bessamer: Hilda Krlseman
MacElvane: Murray Kash
Marceline Jones: Helen Horton
Bridie Pastorelle: Catherine Kessler
Harriet Trent: Amanda Murray
Richard Trent: Ed Bishop
Sweet Daddy Grace: Brian Haines
Don Harris: John Church
Congressman Ryan: Paul Maxwell
Larry Schacht: Tim Bentinck
Maria Katsaris: Beth Porter
Ben Larsen: Robert Beatty
Lenin: Brian Carroll
Sharon Amos: Annie Ross
Luscombe: Anthony Hyde

: Is There Life After 50?

John Morgan , writer and broadcaster looks back at the first five decades of his life.
The fourth decade brings to mind reporting and television journalism. Producer TELERI BEVAN
( First broadcast on Radio Wales)


Unknown: John Morgan
Producer: Teleri Bevan

: Kaleidoscope

BKKVuwimaaMiujgijiH*MMHres2i(£3£ William Trevor
I don't write about villains and lovers, but I do write about the possessed or the obsessed...
A William Trevor novel, short story, or television play is instantly recognisable by its remarkable combination of the comic, the grotesque and the tragic. His first novel, The Old Boys, which won the Hawlhornden Prize in 1964, concerned the septuagenarian intrigues surrounding the election of a chairman for an Old Boys' Association.
In his latest hook Other People's World published this week, the worlds of a middle-aged widow and an actor collide with horrific results.
WILLIAM TREVOR talks to Mark Storey about his diverse activities as novelist, short-story writer and dramatist.


Unknown: William Trevor
Unknown: William Trevor
Talks: William Trevor
Unknown: Mark Storey
Producer: Brian Barfield
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to Alan Coren Stan McMurtry Richard Ingrams and Polly Toynbee
Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer DANNY GREENSTONE


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Stan McMurtry
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: A Book at Bedtime

Staying On by PAUL SCOTT abridged in 15 parts by DAVID H. GODFREY
Read by GARARD GREEN (6) Producer TREVOR HILL BBC Manchester long wave only


Unknown: David H. Godfrey

: 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.

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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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