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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

S.25 Shipping forecast Long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Libby Purves Including
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Desert Island Discs

David Broome. who this year celebrates 25 years in show jumping, chooses the eight records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY. who devised the programme.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only


Unknown: David Broome.
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Feedback

John Eidinow takes up your complaints and 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 WIA 4WW long wave only


Unknown: John Eidinow
Producer: John Skrine

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

The BBC Southern
Africa Correspondent,
John Thorne , reports on a recent visit to the Angola/Namibia border area.
A Radio News production by JOHN ALLEN long wave only


Unknown: John Thorne
Production By: John Allen

: Daily Service

NEM, p 89; Father of peace, and God of love (BBC HE 488); Psalm 67; Matthew 12. v 43 to 13. v 9 (AV); Through the night of doubt and sorrow (BBC HB 186) long wave only

: Morning Story

By My Beard by OBE
Read by John Westbrook


Read By: John Westbrook

: News

long wave only

: Buying a Dream

The ' hurdles ' involved in buying a home.
long wave only

: Natural Selection

' They would extend the long forelegs and touch one another, but always at this point when they were closest and the excitement greatest a panic would seize him and he would make haste to get to a safe distance.' P. J. Kavanagh reads w. H. HUDSON 'S account of spider courtship.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: J. Kavanagh
Unknown: H. Hudson
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: My Music

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 Jenni Murray
Sweating it Out: CHERYL ARMITAGE tells you what your best friend won't. National Hunt Trainer: JENNY PITMAN runs a winning stable.
Lord Snooty Rules OK!: MARTIN BARKER and BRIAN GEAR look at children's comics. BBC Bristol An Open Book (8) long wave only


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: Jenny Pitman
Unknown: Martin Barker
Unknown: Brian Gear

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Landmarks by NICK DARKE
In Cheshire in the 1930s there was an agricultural revolution. The tractor took over from the horse. But in a community fed on old superstitions and beliefs, this takeover was not a smooth one.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Nick Darke
Directed By: Caroline Smith
Alice: Kay Adsheab
Totty: David Ross
Mrs Mayse: Kathleen Helme
Wilf: Russell Dixon
Priest: Jonathan Newtb

: Poetry Up to Now

A series of eight programmes
7:Individuals and Survivors
Peter Porter considers seven poets, active in post-war years, who have worked outside the currents of their age and whom time has vindicated: DYLAN THOMAS. BASIL BUNTING, LAWRENCE DURRELL , W. S. GRAHAM , MARTIN BELL ,
SIR JOHN BETJEMAN and STEVIE SMITH. Readers MICHAEL SADLER and the poets themselves Producer PRUDENCE SMITH For notes on this series please send a 12in x 9in sae to: Poetry Up to Now, ([address removed]


Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Lawrence Durrell
Unknown: W. S. Graham
Unknown: Martin Bell
Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Readers: Stevie Smith.
Readers: Michael Sadler

: Story Time

The Towers of Trebizend by ROSE MACAULAY abridged in 13 parts by ANTON GILL
Read by PENELOPE LEE 13: Singing, Dancing, Treats and Musick
Producer JENYTH WORSLEY (Starting on Monday:
' The Trumpet Major ' by Thomas Hardy )


Read By: Penelope Lee
Read By: Jenyth Worsley
Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: PM

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

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: Going Places with Barry Norman

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


Producer: Deborah Christie
Editor: Geoff Dobson

: News

: The Archers

Written by MARY CUTLER
(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Mary Cutler
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Oollingwood
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greens
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
John Tregorran: Roger Hume
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Larkin: Heather Bell
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
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 JEREMY BIRCHALL (Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Jeremy Birchall

: Profile

A personal portrait
(Repeated: Sat 4.40 pm)

: Any Questions?

The Rt Rev
Hugh Montefiore , Bishop of Birmingham Phil Drabble
Russell Profitt and Dame Shelagh Roberts. MEF tackle the issues raised by an audience from Telford, Shropshire. Chairman Nick Ross
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm) Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? on Thursday at 6.30 to: Any AnswersT, BBC, Bristol BSS 2LR


Unknown: Hugh Montefiore
Unknown: Russell Profitt
Unknown: Dame Shelagh Roberts.
Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am) Book, Alistair Cooke 's
America, hardback £7.50, paperback £5.25, available from bookshops


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: 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
Producer JIMMY MULVILLE (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Jon Glover
Music By: David Firman
Written By: Guy Jenkin
Written By: John Langdon
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 Harpole Report by J. L. CARR abridged in ten parts by NEVILLE TELLER Read by MARTIN JARVIS (10)
PlOducer GERRY JONES long wave only


Unknown: J. L. Carr
Read By: Martin Jarvis
Read By: Ploducer Gerry Jones

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: Miles Kington

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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