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: News Briefing

News. weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers. S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE VEN NIGEL MCCULLOCH 7 0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day Book, Thoughts. Prayers, Reflections, £1.35, available from bookshops


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Timpson
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Checkpoint

Action Desk Edition
In which the Checkpoint team take on bureaucracy and business to solve listeners' problems. presented by Vincent Kane long wave only


Presented By: Vincent Kane

: News

long wave only

: Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

long wave only


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer

: Daily Service

NEM, P 50; 0 Holy Ghost, thy people bless (BBC HB 156); Psalm 86; Genesis 18, vv20-33, and 19, v 29 (av); Lord, pour thy Spirit from on high (BBC HB 224) long wave only

: Story Time

Towards the End of the Morning (14) long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Enquire Within

Join Neil Landor for a special bumper edition of the programme which attempts to answer your queries and quibbles about almost anything under the sun.
Among today's special guests are Enquire Within regulars Stanley Ellis , on points of language, and Noël Currer-Briggs, on genealogy.
Questions, on a postcard please, to: Enquire Within BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Unknown: Stanley Ellis
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The State Opening of Parliament

The traditional ceremony in which Queen, Lords and Commons come together for the formal announcement of the Government's intentions for the next session of Parliament.
Peter Jones describes the arrivaloftheRoyalProcession in the Chamber of the House of Lords and the summoning of the House of Common by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod. The Speech from the Throne by HM The Queen is followed by an assessment of its political implications by Brian Curtois long wave onlp


Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Brian Curtois

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket Presenter Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Top of the Form

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One:News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ...
That Extra Hold on Life: EVE-ANN PRENTICE looks at how mothers of healthy children donate their breast-milk to save the lives of premature babies. The Worst Hotelier in the World: CELIA AITKEN meets MR PETLEY.
Dear Father Christmas....: HONOR WYATT and CAROLINE SULLIVAN suggest some practical books for the nimble fingered.
The Opportunity of a Lifetime (8): long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Celia Aitken
Unknown: Mr Petley.
Unknown: Caroline Sullivan

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: So Does the Nightingale

by Shelagh Delaney
As dad lies in his bedroom dying, Alice reveals her plans for a new independent life, shocking her nearest and dearest. She may not be young, but the vital juices still flow as strongly as ever!


Writer: Shelagh Delaney
Director: Pat Trueman
Alice: Linda Polan
Amy: Barbara Laurenson
Auntie Agnes: Margot Boyd
Joe: Leonard Fenton
Priest: Martyn Read

: Fritz Spiegl's Musical Alphabet

'H' is for horns, harps and hurdy-gurdies gramophone records

: Bookshelf

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Susannah Simons
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs. Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs.
Producer: Carole Stone.

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
(Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

Written by MARY CUTLER
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
CEDRIC WHITEHOUSE (guitar) BBC Birmingham


Written By: Mary Cutler
Guitar: Cedric Whitehouse
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Adam llacy: Barnaby Williams
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David: Nigel Carrivick
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Jethro Larkin: George Bart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Dorothy: Heather Barrett
Eva Coverdale: Hedli Niklaus
Jim Coverdale: Leon Tanner
Jackie Woodstock: Anne Louise Wakefield

: Time for Verse

As the Story Goes....
Thirteen programmes of narrative poetry chosen and presented by David Davis
7: The Host of the Air Readers ALEXANDER JOHK and JENNY LEE


Presented By: David Davis
Presented By: Jenny Lee

: Halle Orchestra

leader PAN HON LEE conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewskl direct from the Free Trade Hall, Manchester Part
Mozart Symphony No 29, in A (k 201)


Conducted By: Stanislaw Skrowaczewskl

: One Woman's Arabia

Nearly 30 years ago, the young and newly-married June Knox-Mawer found herself plunged for five years into the heart of Arab society in the British Protectorate of Aden, soon to become the Peoples' Republic of South Yemen.
In these four talks she describes her adventures both in and outside the confines of a colonial society in its declining years.
1: Sheikhs, Sahibs and Downing Street

: Halle Orchestra

Part 2
Mahler Symphony No 10, in F sharp (full-length performing version by DERYCK COOKE )
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Deryck Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer PAUL CAMPBELL


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Paul Campbell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Anthony Howard reporting


Unknown: Anthony Howard

: A Book at Bedtime

Ploughman of the Moon (4): long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: 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.

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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