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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45- Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by Harriet CASS
7 30 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Harriet Cass

: News

: Desert Island Discs

with Russell Harty
long wave only


Unknown: Russell Harty

: Feedback

Tom Vernon takes up your complaints and comments about BBC programmes and policy. Producer JOHN SKRINE
(Repeated: Sun 5.0 pm) long wave only
Write to: Feedback,
BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Producer: John Skrine

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

The British film industry has been in trouble for years with television, inflation, high taxation and falling ticket sales all blamed for its woes. But can anyone else make films and money at the same time?
Barry Norman reports.
A Radio News production by JOHN ALLEN long' wave only


Unknown: Barry Norman
Production By: John Allen

: Daily Service

NEM P 67; Praise ye the Lord (BBC hb 280); Psalm 119 pt 3; Matthew 22, vv 1-14 (AV) Father, who on man dost shower BBC HB 389): long wave only

: Morning Story

The Happ) Couple by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM Read by Hugh Dickson


Read By: Hugh Dickson

: News

long wave only

: Man's Best Friends

Nineteen million households in Britain have a pet; six million dogs, almost as many cats, and then a veritable Noah's Ark of others: budgerigars, terrapins, gerbils. hamsters, slow, worms, goldfish, etc. Clive Jacobs asks how we should relate to our pets. Do they help us to be more human, or can they take a place in our lives that ought to be occupied by the love and companionship of other people? Written and researched by Peter Taylor Producer DAVID WlNT ¡.;R long wave only


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Peter Taylor
Producer: David Wlnt

: Natural Selection

A selection of personal experiences with wild creatures.
Gerald Durrell chooses the red howler monkey. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT
BBC Bristol, long ware only


Unknown: Gerald Durrell

: News

: You and Yours

continues the BBC/MSC
Able to Work campaign.
KEVIN MULHERN reports on the debate about whether the current law on disabled employment really works. Presenter Bill Breekon


Unknown: Kevin Mulhern
Presenter: Bill Breekon

: 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 Birmingham by Maureen Staffer
Against All the Odds: three major strokes left DONALD WILLIS of Oxford, severely paralysed and without speech. But not only did he survive, he went on to write his autobiography which has just been published. DAVID lloyd reports.
The Norton Collection:
DENNIS NORTON began with a mild interest in collecting. Now, with his wife Margaret, he runs his own museum. EILEEN TOTTEN has been to look round.
Feminist in Exile-
TATIANA MAMONOVA was expelled from the Soviet Union last year for her feminist activities. On a visit to Britain, she talked about her beliefs and experiences to
A Glass of Blessings (12) by BARBARA PYM , abridged in 12 parts by JANET QUIGLEY. Read by HEATHER BELL (Music: Reinecke's Undine): long wave only


Unknown: Donald Willis
Unknown: Dennis Norton
Unknown: Eileen Totten
Unknown: Tatiana Mamonova
Unknown: Margaret Iiorsfield
Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Janet Quigley.
Read By: Heather Bell

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Men of Violence by JAN NEEDLE with Leslie Sands Eric Allan and Kenneth Cranham
Albert Winterbottom is a cantankerous, violent old fisherman, but when his boat runs aground, regional television journalists turn him into a local hero. The resultant publicity causes an outbreak of violence, but who is really responsible?


Unknown: Leslie Sands
Unknown: Eric Allan
Unknown: Kenneth Cranham
Unknown: Albert Winterbottom
Directed By: Michael Bartlett
Albert Winterbottom: Leslie Sands
John Spragg: Eric Allan
Polly: Amanda Murray
Blaze: Kenneth Cranham
Tom: Bill Monks
Capt Clark: Norman Shelley
Mrs Winterbottom: Betty Hardy
Les: Kenneth Shanley
Dave: John Vine
Jim: Tim Bentinck

: Weigh-in

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


Presented By: Caroline Parsons
Producer: Carole Stone

: Folktales

Six programmes 4: Ghosts
Everybody loves the thrill of hearing a ghost story, whether set in a stately home or council flat. Why do we have this morbid fascination with the souls of the departed? And what do these manifestations reflect of the people who create them?
Presented by Toni Arthur


Presented By: Toni Arthur

: Story Time

The Householder by RUTH PRAWER JHABVALA abridged in ten parts by ZOE BAILEY


Unknown: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Unknown: Zoe Bailey
Read By: Sam Dastor
Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Janet Cohen
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Janet Cohen

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places with Barry Norman

The world of travel and transport.


Editor: Geoff Dobson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with June Knox-Mawer
Producer JEREMY IURCHALL (Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Producer: Jeremy Iurchall

: Profile

The Boxer
Boxing is a profession where you expect to get hurt and where you expect to hurt other people. Are boxers different from the rest of us, and do they regard their profession as a job like any other?
Billy Waith , a veteran of over 80 fights and one of Britain's leading professional boxers, talks about his career and his attitude towards the sport whose violence is attracting more and more criticism.
Researcher ANDREW CURRY A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Sat 4.40 pm)


Unknown: Billy Waith

: Any Questions?

Christopher Tugendhat The Rt Hon
Barbara Castle , MEP
David Curry , MEP, from the European Parliament Building, Brussels
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: Barbara Castle
Unknown: David Curry
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: .Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presenter Sheridan Morley Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Week Ending

A look at the news with Bill Wallis , David Tate
Sheila Steafel , Jon Glover and music by DAVID FIRMAN Written by GUY JENKIN JOHN LANGDON , RICHARD
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Jon Glover
Music By: David Firman
Unknown: Jenkin John Langdon
Unknown: Andy Wilson
Unknown: Jeremy Browne
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: Brian Bethell
Unknown: Tony Sarchet
Unknown: Peter Dickey
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: A Book at Bedtime

Anna of the Five Towns (10) long ware only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: John Ebdon

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only 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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