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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenter John Timpson. With Libby Purves at the Liberal Assembly, Blackpool including at 6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON 7.30 8.M News headlines 7.45 Thought for the DOM Book: Thoughts. Prayers, Resections, t!35.(n:at)-able from bookshops


Unknown: Augustine Hoey
Read By: Peter Don

: The Wheels of Chance

Identities are made clear and base plots repeated.

: News

: Checkpoint

(Broadcast Wed7.20pm)

: The Living World

Encounters in the Deep
Ann and Krov Menuhin recall their recent filming expedition to the Gulf of California, where they dived with mother and calf grey whales: swam with a 50-foot long whale shark - the largest fish in the sea; and filmed underwater, for the first time, a blue whale - the biggest animal that ever lived on earth.
Producer MtCHOSL BRtCHT BBC Bristol
(.Broadcast Sun 4.30pm)

: News

: Enterprise

A series about the people who are winning against the odds. ll: Gerard
Morgan Grenville
With a background tn industry, he set out to tackle two of the worlds major problems-energy and pollution. He believes people should care for their environment and in the future use power from the sun and the wind, rather than from nuclear reactors.
To demonstrate a new practical way of living he founded the National Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales.
He talks to Jocelyn Ryder Smith about his work
Producer pETERwmMws BBCBtrHuHohant

: Daily Service

NEM. p 42; 0 Saviour. where shall guilty man <BBCHf!87);PsalmS4; Mar);10,vvlt6fRsv); O brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother (BBC HE 376)

: Story Time

I am David
7: The Danish Signora

: News

: File on 4

(Broadcast Wed 8.45 pm)

: Askey's Hall of Fame

Arthur Askey recalls stars of a few years ago.
Today: George Formby


Presenter: Arthur Askey
Producer: Edward Taylor

: News

: You and Yours

News. views, advice for consumers
!nc)uding j]LL TODB and theBBC.S'hoppinoBa.'ittet. Presenter JenniMiUs

: Frank Muir Goes into....

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject.... Festival:
(a) One week's cricket at Scarborough;
(b) One month's Wagner at Bayreuyh (J.B.MORTON)

12.55Weather; programme news: tons tea t;eont);


Presenter: Frank Muir
Performer: Alfred Marks
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast toNOtratGontu

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
You!: TONY BARNFIELD discovers how the BBC learns about its audience.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas.
Reading Your Letters.
They Speak Well...?
GYN FREEMAN reports on the cleft palate unit at Liverpool's Heswall Hospital, which is threatened with closure.
The Day of the Triffids (11)

: News

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Litttc LadM Who Wanfcd to Mote HOUSC by ANGELA PtCKERtNG

: Afternoon Theatre: Bea Backwards

by Elizabeth Troop
with Diana Bishop as Bea

Bea Travis runs a refuge for battered wives Moving backwards through her life, from affluent suburban wife to one of the 'beautiful people' of the 60s, the play examines, sometimes lightheartedly, the attitudes and issues that have motivated women over the last few years.


Writer: Elizabeth Troop
Director: Richard Wortley
Bea: Diana Bishop
Charley/Clare: Susan Sheridan
Owen: Sion Frobert
Sonia: Amanda Murray
Edith: Jenny Lee
SamWatson: Brian Carroll
Pete: Haydn Wood
Vivien: Eve Karpf
Jake: Mtchael Spice
Mr Patrick: Anthony Hyde

: A Small Country Living

For people who live and work in the country - or would like to. Introduced by
Jeanine McMullen.
A series which looks at many aspects of country life. and offers practical advice to smallholders.
BBC Bristol


Presenter: Jeanine McMullen
Producer: Sarah Fitt

: Short Story: Arnold and the Multinational Man

by Brian Stevenson
Read by Jonathan Hewat
'Do you realise the significance of my assignment? For this plant and you personalty?' Arnold answered warily. 'No, what?' 'Well, if Sunday's run comes up with the answer Bristol, it means growth with a big "G".'
Producer Louis Robinson
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Stevenson
Producer: Louis Rob

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast tono M'are only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

inctuding Financial Report

: Top Brain 1980

: News

: The Archers

Written bv TIM post; PRICE (Repeated: Fri 1.40pm)
BBC BtfTningham


Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Adam Macy: Barnaby Williams
Phil: Norman Painttng
Jiii: Patrtcfac Rekne
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Nigel Carrivtck
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Laura: Betty McDowall
Tomforrest: Bob Arnold
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Richard Adamson: Rtchard Carrtncton
Dorothy: Heather Earreir
Col DanbY: Norman Shelley
Eva Coverdale: Heidli Niklaus
Jim: Leon Tanner

: Time for Verse

For this programme on D.H. Lawrence's birthday, Alan Brownjohn examines the way in which Lawrence and his contemporaries respond to nature and the environment.
Producer ALEC REiD


Unknown: B. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Alan Brownjnhn
Producer: Alec Reid

: Proms 80

direct from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Stephen Bishop Kovacevich (piano) BBC Singers (women's voices) director John Roole
BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Atherton
Part 1 Stravinsky Fireworks
Tchaikovsky, arr Stravinsky Entr'acte symphonique "The Sleeping Beauty")
Stravinsky Concerto for piano and wind instruments


Unknown: David Atherton
Unknown: Parti Stravinsky Fireworks

: A Talent to Amuse

J.W. Lambert searches through the BBC Sound Archives and the pages of literature and discovers a selection of entertaining raconteurs.

: Proms 80

Part 2 Holst The Planets

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan

t.5!t Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anne Wilder

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting


Presenter: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

A Devoted Son
Rakesh, the great doctor, pride of his father - is he perhaps too devoted a son?

: Fond and Familiar

with Laurie Macmillan
(long wave only)


Unknown: Laurie MacMihan

: 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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