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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Paul Burden
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by DILLY BARLOW
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Paul Burden
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Dilly Barlow

: People in The Blitz

5: Red Tape
(Starting on Monday: The Fox by D. H. Lawrence , read by Anna Massey )


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Read By: Anna Massey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Sir John Tooley. the General Administrator of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, discusses his eight records with ROY PLOMLEY.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only


Unknown: Sir John Tooley.
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Feedback

Anna Raeburn takes up your comments about BBC programmes and policy with producers and management.
(Repeated: Sun 5.0 pm)
Write to: Feedback, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW, or phone
[number removed], Fridov to Sunday 7.0-9.0 pm long wave only


Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Producer: John Skrine

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

Gerald Priestland , the BBC's Religious Affairs Correspondent, looks at the contrasting personalities of some of the world s religious leaders; the way they perform their duties and the influence they have on their Churches.
A Radio News production by JOHN ALLEN long wave only


Unknown: Gerald Priestland
Production By: John Allen

: Daily Service

nem, p 46; May the grace of Christ our Saviour (BBC HB 524); Psalm 119, pt 4; 1 Thessalonians 5, vv 12-24 (av); Ye holy angels (BBC HB 286) long wave only

: Story Time

The Pleasure Garden by LEON GARFIELD abridged in 12 parts by JOAN WYATT
Read by JOHN RYE (12)
(Starting on Monday: Edge of Darkness. Edge of Light by R. C. Scriven , read by Michael Hordern )


Garden By: Leon Garfield
Read By: John Rye
Producer: David Johnston
Unknown: R. C. Scriven
Read By: Michael Hordern

: News

long wave only

: Nature's Own Contraceptive

Millions of women now regularly use the pill-but is it the ideal long-term contraceptive?
Roger Short runs the MRC Reproductive Biology Unit in Edinburgh, and thinks that the legend that breast-feeding prevents pregnancies is in fact true and that by studying this, nature's own contraceptive, we may discover better methods of birth control.
Presenter Doreen Taylor Producer MARTIN GOLDMAN BBC Scotland long wave only


Unknown: Roger Short
Presenter: Doreen Taylor
Producer: Martin Goldman

: Natural Selection

Malcolm Coe chooses the Hyrax. Producer ROY HAYWARD. BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Malcolm Coe
Producer: Roy Hayward.

: News

: The Queen Meets the Pope

Before leaving Rome at the end of their State visit to Italy. HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, go to the Vatican for their first meeting with Pope John Paul II. who is to pay a Pastoral Visit to
Great Britain in 1982. Commentators in the Vatican, Peter Jones and John Stuart Roberts
A Radio OB production


Unknown: John Paul Ii.
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: John Stuart Roberts

: The Senior Partner

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Jennl Murray
A Second Chance to Study: a review of university life as a ' mature ' student. Walking the Cotswold Way: JOHN HOWARD takes a journey into the heart of rural Britain.
Down Town Shopping: by DAPHNE HUBBARD BBC Bristol
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (5) long wave only


Unknown: Jennl Murray
Unknown: John Howard
Unknown: Daphne Hubbard

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Associated Residents by TONY PARKER
The establishment of a hostel for ex-prisoners in a wealthy middle-class suburb rarely passes without protest. In this case however it also provokes an analysis and examination of a group of individuals who previously regarded each other only as neighbours.
Peter Wilson. TERRY MOLLOY Jennifer Scott
Directed by ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Tony Parker
Unknown: Peter Wilson.
Unknown: Molloy Jennifer Scott
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Geoff Scott.
Directed By: Roger Pine
Celia Canning-Whyte: Penelope Lee
Jill Phillips: Margot Boyd
The Reverend Bigsby: William Eedle
Colonel Wilfred Johnson: Patrick Barr
Mr Morgan Davies: Ray Dunbobbin
Councillor Ernest Blakely: Anthony Benson
Len: Alan Devereux
Kevin: John Rowe
Simon: Nigel Anthony
Tommy: Ralph Lawton
Mrs Wilkinson: Patricia Gibson

: In My Young Days....

Six programmes of childhood memories.
Grace Trueman talks to Jane Finnis about her days in a London orphanage. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jane Finnis

: Alternative Medicine

4: Meridians and Micro-doses
In the fourth of six programmes, Robert Eagle investigates two of the most popular alternative medical therapies - acupuncture and homoeopathy. Western scientists have no satisfactory explanation for the way either of these therapies works; but there are many satisfied patients. Producer JANE WOOD
(Book: A Guide to Alternative Medicine, 12.70 from bookshops)

: Short Story

Denouement in Venice by DONALD BANCROFT Read by Timothy Kightley
' Old men who fall in love do the craziest things. It's all very worrying ...'
Producer PAMELA howi BBC Bristol


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Timothy Kightley

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places with Barry Norman

returning to tackle the issues that affect the way you travel and to bring you the stories behind the scenes in the world of transport.
HELP! page 95


Producer: Deborah Christie
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and TV. Producer si mon ELMES
(Rptd: tomorrow 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Profile

Malcolm Muggeridge
Now in his 70s, he is still writing and his third volume of autobiography is nearing completion. He says he has a passionate desire ' to go nowhere ' and has admitted he looks forward immensely to death.
Tonight's portrait of one of the country's finest talkers is written and presented by Henry Kelly. Producer KAROLYN SHINDLER


Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Presented By: Henry Kelly.
Producer: Karolyn Shindler

: Any Questions?

Dr David Bellamy
Jean Rook , Jimmy Reid Sir Ray Pennock tackle the issues raised by the audience from Newcastle upon Tyne
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? on Thursday at 6.30 to: Any Answers?, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Dr David Bellamy
Unknown: Jean Rook
Unknown: Jimmy Reid
Unknown: Sir Ray Pennock
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

with Sheridan Morley Producer JOHN BOUNDY
Sheridan's Films: page 25


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Producer: John Boundy

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Stephen Milligan reporting


Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason Bill Wallis David Tate
Sheila Steafel and music by DAVID FIRMAN
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Music By: David Firman
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Langdon
Unknown: Andy Wilson
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: Brian Bethell
Unknown: Jeremy Browne
Unknown: Dave Morley
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: A Book at Bedtime

The Franchise Affair (5) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: The Archive Auction

An imaginary sale of the BBC's Sound Archives attracts Glyn Worsnip to browse through the catalogue and choose the recordings he would most like to own.
Producer BRIAN COOK long wave only followed by an interlude


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: Brian Cook

: 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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