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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

A regional view' of farm ingjn the week ahead. Presented from Wales by Gerf Monté BBC Wales
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters' John Timpson and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Thoughts,Pray«rs,Reflections, a collection of shorttalks,£1.35, available from bookshops


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Alec Gilmore

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Christopher Slade


Unknown: Christopher Slade

: John Ebdon

continues his investigations of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The live talk programme which takes its own unpredictable look at some of the predictable topics of the forthcoming week - helped, as always, by the personalities who'll be in the news.


Producer: Peter Estall

: The Royal British Legion

RAYMOND BAXTER talk) about this national organisation's work and aims:


Unknown: Raymond Baxter

: News

: Money Box

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 54; 0 holy Spirit, Lord of grace (BBC m 157); Psalm 48; Jdremlah 1, vv 4-10, 17-19 (AV);
Hall, blest Spirit, Lord eternal (BBC HB 154) long wave only

: Story Time

Edge of Darkness, Edge of Light (6)

: News

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: You, The Jury

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: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by listeners. Presented by P. J. Kavanagh
Producer BRIAN PATTER BBC Bristol
Requests: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR long wave only


Presented By: P. J. Kavanagh
Presented By: Readers Douglas Leach
Presented By: Brenda Kaye

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Jennl Mills Editor DAVID HARDING


Editor: David Harding

: Lord Peter Wimsey: The Nine Tailors

by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in eight episodes by ALISTAIR BEATON

2: Lord Peter is Called in
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Istair Beaton
Producer: Martin Fisher
Lord Peter: Jan Carmichael
Supt Blundell: Timothy Bateson
The Rev Theodore Venables: Phillip Latham
Ezra Wilderspin: John Church
Liz Wilderspin: Diana Bishop
Coroner: Martin Friend
Harry Gotobed: Alexander' John
Dr Baines: Brian Haines
Will Thoday: Keith Drinkel
Hilary Thorpe: Fiona Mathieson
Narrator,: John Westbrook

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Sounds Mouthwatering 3: MART BERRY demonstrates making Christmas cake.
Personal Vieu;: ANN LESLIE , speaks her mind.
Reading Your Letters.
Children and Music; buck-toothed, extrovert and 3ft 9in - some of the factors you might do well to consider when starting a child on a musical instrument, as BOB PRIZE-MAN finds out.
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (11)
Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Last Invasion of London by JOHN ROBERT


Unknown: John Robert

: Askey's Hall of Fame

Arthur Askey recalls some stars of a few years ago.
Today: Jeanne De Casalls And Nellie Wallace producer EDWARD TAYLOR


Unknown: Jeanne de Casalls
Unknown: Nellie Wallace
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Short Story: Checkmate

by Hazel Barker
Read by Gerald Cross
'The Invicta 104 is the most advanced chess computer in our range,' he read 'So the most or least experienced player will gain hours of pleasure from it. In addition, this model comes with a unique audio feedback device. It will issue instructions and inform you of illegal moves or if the game has reached check or checkmate. Like a polite opponent, it will thank you for the game.'


Author: Hazel Barker
Reader: Gerald Cross

: PM

The news magazine
Presenters Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell Editor DEREK LEWI.
6.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme "news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Joan Bakewell
Editor: Derek Lewi.

: The Six -O'Clock News

Half-an hour of reports from BBC Newsmen around the world, including FinanciaTBeport

: Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

JEFFREY ARCHER 'S novel dramatised for radio in seven parts by BETTY DAVIES With and Narrator Jeffrey Archer 2: The Team
Four men have invested large sums of money into a nrm called Prospecta Oil.- They are as yet unaware that it is a fraudulent company and behind the whole venture is an unscrupulous American millionaire - Harvey Metcalfe. and LORD LICHFIELDas himself
Directed by GLYN DEARMAM
(Francis Matthews is in ' Middle Age Spread Apollo Theatre, London)


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Betty Davies
Narrator: Jeffrey Archer
Directed By: Glyn Dearmam
Unknown: Francis Matthews
Stephen Bradley: Paul Darrow
Adrian Tryner: Francis Matthews
Jean Pierre Lamanns: Edward De Souza
Lord James Brigsley: Jeremy Clyde
Anne Surnmerton: Lesley-Anne Down
David Kesler: Blain Fairman
Detective Inspector Clif ford Smith: Alexander John
Richard: Anthony Hyde
Detective Sergeant Ryder: Gordon Beid
Judith Lampson: Amanda Murray
Miss Meikle: Sonia Fraser
workman: Christopher Scott

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Quote ... Unquote

Bernard Bresslaw David Buck Mary Malcolm and ' Ned Sherrin are quizzed on sayings funny and fatuous - taken from books, journals and walls, or simply over- heard.
If men knew how women passthetime when they ore atone, they'd never marry. (o. HENRY) Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees


Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: Mary Malcolm
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The Monday Play: Motorcade

by Ron Hutchinson
with and
A satirical fantasy specially commissioned to be broadcast to coincide with the United States Presidential Election and to examine what might happen next time, when the potential candidates have become very strange indeed.
BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Writer: Ron Hutchinson
Director: Roger Pine
Bauidron Snead: Ed Bishop
Howard W Sheckley: Blain Fairman
Karl Kurtz: Paul Maxwell
Otha Skaggs: Ramsay Williams
Luella Skamser: Peggy Ashby
Caralee Sheckley: Liza Ross
Ramona Gulley: Maggie McCarthy
Tape voice 1/Political staffer/Radio announcer: Garrick Hagon
Tape voice 2/Political staffer/Secret Service agent: Kerry Shale
Political staffer/Utah delegate/Des Moines delegate: Peter Whitman
Secret Service agent/New York delegate: Stephen Thorne
Chicago delegate/Traffic cop/TV director: Roger Hume

: Kaleidoscope: Ingrid Bergman

'I was very frightened of having my face changed and my name changed and then sent home to Sweden. But one day David Selznick said "I have an idea. I'm not going to change anything. You are going to be the first natural actress in Hollywood" and he left me the way I was!'

Ingrid Bergman, who has just written her autobiography, talks to Michael Billington about her career in films and the theatre.

1.59 Weather


Interviewer: Michael Billington
Interviewee: Ingrid Bergman
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans A weekly review of discoveries and developments.


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Franchise Affair (11) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: 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.

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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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