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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day With THE REV
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Michael Glanville-Smith
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Now is the time to start planning spring and summer wardrobes for yourself and your family, and the most economical way to provide them is to make the clothes yourself. Sportswear is at the height of fashion this year, but do fabrics like stretch towelling need special handling? Are there disadvantages in buying the new cut-out fabric kits? And how can you encourage your children to start dressmaking?
Betty Foster , fashion and sewing consultant, joins Jill Burridge to answer your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am long wave only


Unknown: Betty Foster
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.
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: Daily Service

NEM. p 38; Come, let us join (BBC HB 122); Psalm 24; Matthew 8, w 1-17
(av); Jesus. Lord of life (BBC m 291) long wave only

: Morning Story

Time to Kill by STEWART MACXAY
Read by Stephen Brennan ' Mr Wainwright had reached the end of his tether. This time she had definitely gone too far - much too far. And Mr Wainwright was determined to do something about it.'
Producer JUDITH ELLiorr BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Stephen Brennan
Read By: Mr Wainwright
Read By: Mr Wainwright

: News

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: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Housekeeper by MIKE PARKER , with Eva Haddon as Mary-Ann Christopher Scott as David Irene Sutcliffe as Mrs Kelly
Mary-Ann, an attractive young woman, is confined to a wheelchair because of a serious illness.
Unable to cope on her own any longer she advertises for a housekeeper and finds that the only applicant is a man ... Directed by CHERRY COOKSON long wave only


Unknown: Mike Parker
Unknown: Mary-Ann Christopher Scott
Unknown: David Irene Sutcliffe
Unknown: Mrs Kelly

: Wildlife

The special edition with topics suggested by you - the listener.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBC Bristol
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Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Michael Bright

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Brcckon


Presenter: Bill Brcckon

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Dorchester in Dorset. To Thomas Hardy it was ' Casterbridge ', to the Romans ' Durnovaria
Today it's a busy county town full of history. Here Judge Jeffreys presided over the notorious Bloody Assize and the Tolpuddle Martyrs were tried and sentenced.
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Judge Jeffreys
Unknown: Bloody Assize

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Losing Pounds: but which sort? JILL COCHRANE took up a mail order slimming pill offer and found out.
Reading Your Letters. Breakout: FRED LEMON describes his conversion from violent crime to Christianity.
Second Hearing: ANDREW DIPPER talks to
ANNIE ALLSEBROOK about restoring old instruments. Cousin Phillis (2) long wave only


Unknown: Jill Cochrane
Unknown: Annie Allsebrook

: News

: The Good Soldier Svejk



Unknown: Jaroslav Hasek

: Borderlands

Poland - Race Memories In the fifth of six talks Joseph Hone goes north to Gdansk on the Baltic coast As Poland suffers economic and social traumas, past nightmares surface at the former concentration camp - at nearby Stutthof.
Producer joy HATWOOD


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: Committed to Paper

The Florentine
Renaissance Libraries, a Picasso collage, and a set of 16th-century prints rescued from the north-polar ice all owe their present existence to the painstaking work of paper conservators.
Richard Fisher examines the aims and techniques of these specialists whose task it is not only to rescue such priceless articles as these, but also to prevent the ever-growing collections in our libraries and archives from simply crumbling away.


Unknown: Richard Fisher
Producer: Alison Richards

: Story Time

No Fond Return of Love by BARBARA PYM abridged in 12 parts by JANET HICKSON
Read by SHEILA GRANT (12)
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: Sheila Grant
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

The news programme
Presenters Robert Williams and Joan Bakewelt
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Joan Bakewelt

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC Newsmen around the world including Financial Report

: Never Too Late

Thora Hird
Avis Bunnage Megs Jenkins in Nerves with Joe Gladwin and Kenneth Connor
Written by TERRY GREGSON Producer EDWARD TAYLOR (Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Avis Bunnage
Unknown: Megs Jenkins
Unknown: Joe Gladwin
Written By: Terry Gregson
Producer: Edward Taylor

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and operating theatre to the dentist's chair and GP'S surgery. Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Countryside in Winter

Presented by Wynford Vaughan Thomas (Delails: Fri 11.5 am)


Presented By: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: Voices in Harmony

Marian Foster introduces a choir who sing for their pleasure and yours. Share the exhilaration they find in singing a wide variety of entertaining music. This week:
Aldwyn Consort of Voices conductor


Introduces: Marian Foster

: In Touch

This year the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association celebrates its Jubilee. Kevin Mulhern reports on the work of the organisation and the way it is planning for the future.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Blind listeners can phone in with queries, suggestions or comments relating to the programme on [number removed]. 8.30-10.0pm Free quarterly bulletins summarising information broadcast available from Room 816, Broadcasting Bouse, London WIA 1AA. Book (same title), £1.50, available by post (address on page 3)


Unknown: Kevin Mulhern
Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Michael OUver Producer ANNE WINDER


Presenter: Michael Ouver
Producer: Anne Winder

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Earthsearch

A ten-part adventure serial in time and space by JAMES FOLLETT with Sean Arnold as Commander Telson, Amanda Murray as Sharna, Kathryn Hurlbutt as Astra Haydn Wood as Darv, Sonia Fraser as Angel One, Gordon Reid as Angel Two 5:The Pools of Time
Darv and Astra, two of the crew of the starship Challenger, have been taken prisoner by the inhabitants of Zelda 5 — .a moon of one of the giant outer planets of the solar system from which the Earth has vanished. While Telson and Sharna pursue them in Challenger, Thorden,
Grand Emperor of the Solaric Empire, and Helan, the Imperial Prosecutor, have decided that Darv and Astra must die!
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN (At the time of recording the cast were members of the BBC Radio Drama Company)


Writer: James Follett
Commander Telson: Sean Arnold
Sharna: Amanda Murray
Astra: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Darv: Haydn Wood
Angel One: Sonia Fraser
Angel Two: Gordon Reid
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Thorden: John Bott
Helan: Judy Franklin
Spegal: Stephen Garlick
Custodian of the Past: Eve Karff
Old Man: Godfrey Kenton

: A Book at Bedtime

The Worm Forgives the Plough. 7: Use Your Brains 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.

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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