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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead including
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Jeffrey Archer , the writer, chooses the eight records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Feedback

John Eidinow takes up your comments about BBC programmes and policy with producers and management.
(Repeated: Sun 5.0 pm) Please send questions, criticisms or praise about radio or television to: Feedback, BBC,
Broadcasting House. London W1A 4WW long wave only


Unknown: John Eidinow
Producer: John Skrine

: News

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: International Assignment

Sic Transit Gloria
Being a national leader is a far from secure occupation. But what does an unemployed emperor or president do after being forced out of office? Peter Day reviews the varied fortunes of yesterday's leaders.
A Radio News production by JOHN ALLEN long wave only


Production By: John Allen

: Daily Service

NEM, p 42; Jesu, the very thought of thee (BBC HB 322); Psalm 122;
Matthew 9, vv 14-26 (Av); Jerusalem, my happy home (BBC HB 247) long wave only

: Morning Story

Treasures of Provence by T. V. NEWMARK
Read by David March ' For a cottage in Provence, the room was remarkably unattractive; poorly and sparsely furnished, everything old; dilapidated and dusty.'


Read By: David March

: News

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: The Countryside in Winter

Presented by Wynford Vaughan Thomas A lady rat-catcher? JULIA HUME talks to KEITH ALLAN about her work. Birds in the Fens and birds on the perimeter of an airport - ERIC simms visits the wintering Bewick's swans at Welney and CLIVE PRICE visits a farmer/ birdwatcher at Ringway, Cheshire. HARRY SOAN paints a winter landscape in the Wye Valley and BOB DANVERS WALKER tastes food made from seaweed on the Gower Peninsula. JOHN BENNETT visits the Mountains of Mourne, while IRIS BRYCE watches the wildlife surrounding her narrow boat home. Producer RON CUBBA BBC Manchester
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Presented By: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Talks: Julia Hume
Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: Eric Simms
Unknown: Clive Price
Unknown: Harry Soan
Unknown: Gower Peninsula.
Unknown: John Bennett

: Natural Selection

' I peeped through the screening thorns and saw a weasel lying coiled round, snakewise, at the roots of the oak in a bed of dead leaves. He was grinning and chattering at the biids. his whole body quivering with excitement.'
P. J. Kavanagh reads w. H HUDSON'S s account of a hunting weasel. long wave only


Unknown: J. Kavanagh

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: My Music

John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions compiled by STEVE RACE. Executive producer BOBBY JAYE
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: 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 from Glasgow by Mary Marquis
Fashion Writer of the Year ANNE SIMPSON , of The Glasgow Herald, takes a look at clothing trends for 1981. ALISON MCLEAY takes a novel look at tire beautiful Scottish landscape ... by balloon! MURIEL CLARK extols the domestic virtues of sodium bicarbonate. BBC Scotland
Cousin Phillis (5) long wave only


Unknown: Mary Marquis
Unknown: Anne Simpson
Unknown: Alison McLeay
Unknown: Muriel Clark

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Cradle Man by ANDREW TYRRELL with T. P. McKenna as Quinn Maggie Shevlin as Anne Frank Grimes as Fadden Sonia Fraser as Miss Walker
One's lonely, two's company, three's a crowd ...
Anne has come to London from her native Ireland with her babv son, hoping to make a fresh start.
Lonely and overwhelmed by the responsibilities of motherhood, her life is full of problems. The two other lodgers in the boarding house where she stays begin to take a keen interest in her - but they both have problems of their own. Directed by CHERRY COOKSON


Unknown: Andrew Tyrrell
Unknown: T. P. McKenna
Unknown: Quinn Maggie Shevlin
Unknown: Anne Frank Grimes
Unknown: Fadden Sonia Fraser

: Weigh-in

The Facts and Fallacies of Dieting
Presented by Caroline Parsons
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Presented By: Caroline Parsons
Producer: Carole Stone

: Poetry Up to Now

The Influential Americans Peter Porter , in the fifth of eight programmes on poetry in Britain since the war, considers the work of some American poets whose qualities have been found particularly attractive in this country:
Wallace Stevens , Robert Lowell , John Berryman ,
Allen Ginsberg , James Wright and John Ashbery.
Readers GARARD GREEN and the poets themselves


Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Wallace Stevens
Unknown: Robert Lowell
Unknown: John Berryman
Unknown: Allen Ginsberg
Unknown: James Wright
Readers: John Ashbery.
Readers: Garard Green
Producer: Prudence Smith

: Story Time

The Towers of Trebizond 3: Abroad Isn't What It Was

: PM

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


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: Going Places with Barry Norman

bringing you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport.


Editor: Geoff Dobson

: News

: The Archers

Written by JAMES ROBSON Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: James Robson
Unknown: Dan Archer.
Unknown: Edgar Harrison
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
David: Nigel Carrivick
Laura: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
John: Roger Hume
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Clarrie Larkin: Heather Bell
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Robin Catchpole: Edward McCarthy

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days. Producer PAT PRYOR


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Pat Pryor

: Profile

A personal portrait
(Repeated: Sat 4.40 pm)

: Any Questions?

Jimmy Reid lain Sproat,
Mr Richard Demarco Anna Soubry tackle the issues raised by an audience from Peterhead, Scotland
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? on Thursday at 6.30 to: Any Answerst, BBC Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Jimmy Reid
Unknown: Mr Richard Demarco
Unknown: Anna Soubry
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Presenter
Michael Billington


Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: Tom Sutcliffe

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news. with Bill Wallis , David Tate
Sheila Steafel , Jon Glover and music by DAVID FIRMAN Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Jon Glover
Music By: David Firman
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Richard Quick
Unknown: Andy Wilson
Unknown: Jeremy Browne
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: Brian Bethell
Unknown: Tony Sarchet
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: A Book at Bedtime

The Worm Forgives the Plough
10: Beginning with the Plough
Abridged in ten parts and produced by ANTON GILL long wave only


Read By: Alan Badel
Produced By: Anton Gill

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: Glyn Worsnip

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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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