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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers, and sport

: Farming Week

Presented from the North by Ken Ford. A regional view of farming in the week ahead.
BBC Manchester
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Ken Ford.

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purves
S.45* Prayer for the Day THE RT REV
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought /or the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Michael Hare-Duke
Unknown: Christopher Slade

: The Week on 4

with Charles Colvile


Unknown: Charles Colvile

: Miles Kington

dusts off some further treasures from the BBC Sound Archives.
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The personalities who will be in the news this week with live conversation to brighten your Monday morning.
Stage whispers from Kenneth Robinson


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Money Box

long wave only

: Daily Service

nem, p 71; Blest are the pure in heart (BBC hb
318); Canticle 7; Matthew 22, vv 34-46 (AV); Thy kingdom come! On bended knee (BBC HB 28) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Coldest Winter Since 1854 by WILLIAM SAROYAN
Read by Barry Warren
'It was very cold the year I broke a ligament in my right leg and fell in love with Emma Haines and got a job as a messenger boy and sent away to New York for a booklet on how to get the most out of anything and everything.'

Producer mitch RAPER
long wave only


Unknown: William Saroyan
Read By: Barry Warren
Unknown: Emma Haines
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

long wave only

: The Great Exaggerator

A Portrait of John Donne by PETER PORTER
long wave only


Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: Peter Porter

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Norman MacCaig
Producer Brian PATTEN BBC Bristol long wave only


Presented By: Norman MacCaig
Presented By: Readers Diana Olsson
Presented By: John Graham
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: Cliche

featuring Carole Hayman Nick Maloney Simon Molloy and Brian Southwood The third in a series of six comedy sketch shows. Script and songs written by ROB GRANT and DOUG NAYLOR
Musical accompaniment by PETE LINGWOOD and TOM STEER
Producer RON MCDONNILL BBCManchester
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Nick Maloney
Unknown: Simon Molloy
Unknown: Brian Southwood
Written By: Rob Grant
Unknown: Pete Lingwood
Producer: Ron McDonnill

: 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 by Kay Alexander in an English Country Garden: HELEN PALMER , surrounded by a cornucopia of hollyhocks, honeysuckle and hairy aphids.
Talking Point: opinions and ideas ..
Forthcoming Attractions: GORDON gow previews films on BBCtv during the next fortnight. Lady Jane to All
Breakers: JANE FINNIS unravels the mysteries of CB Radio.
A Friend of Mary Rose by ELIZABETH FENWICK abridged in eight parts by SHIRLEY COOKLIN
Read by William Roberts (l) Old Mr Nicholas is convinced that his son and daughter-in-law are leaving some of his
Drecious possessions behind when they move house. He returns to their old home to find out and stumbles into a nightmare situation (Music:
Martinu's Sixth Symphony) long wave only


Introduced By: Kay Alexander
Unknown: Helen Palmer
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Jane Finnis
Unknown: Mary Rose
Unknown: Elizabeth Fenwick
Unknown: Shirley Cooklin
Read By: William Roberts
Unknown: Mr Nicholas

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Dancing Faun by PAUL BRYERS

: Home is ...

Six programmes in which Margaret Korving talks with people who explain what home is to them and how it affects the way they live and think. 6: Home is a Dream - if you have nowhere to go but a short-stay hostel offering an evening meal, a bed in a dormitory, and breakfast. Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Talks: Margaret Korving
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Story Time

A Study in Scarlet by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE adapted in six parts by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Nigel Lambert as Dr Watson
In this, the first of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, Dr Watson and Holmes meet and decide to take rooms together at 221b Baker Street. Almost immediately, the great detective tackles his first case.
Producer GRAHAM GAULD Woddis On ... page 81


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Nigel Lambert
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Producer: Graham Gauld

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Joan Bakewell
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: A Murder of Quality

(Details: Wed 12.27 pm)


Unknown: John Le Carre

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Just a Minute

: The Monday Play

The Old Jest by JENNIFER JOHNSTON dramatised for radio by DENYS HAWTHORNE with Marcella O'Riordan Pauline Delany and Norman Rodway ' 15 August 1920: a momentous day.
Momentous. It is my 18th birthday.'
Nancy Gulliver 's life in a genteel Dublin suburb is seemingly untouched by the violence of Ireland in 1920. But a chance meeting with a stranger rapidly initiates her into those bloody and truly momentous changes.
Corporal JOHN WEBB Directed by ROBERT
BBC Northern Ireland
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Jennifer Johnston
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Marcella O'Riordan
Unknown: Pauline Delany
Unknown: Norman Rodway
Unknown: Nancy Gulliver
Unknown: Rankin Christopher Scott
Unknown: Corporal John Webb
Nancy: Marcella O'Riordan
Mary: Pauline Delany
Bridie: Mairin O'Sullivan
Grandfather: John Welsh
Harry: Bosco Hogan
Maeve: Angela Harding
The man: Norman Rodway
Georgina: Margot Boyd
Celia: Kathleen Helme
Joe: Colm Meaney

: Senses of Occasion

A series of five talks in which a memory is triggered off by a sight, sound, smell, taste or touch.
4: Short Commons and Long Vistas
Tchaikovsky's 1812
Overture, carnations, horse manure, the crunch of trodden snow. prison guards and hunger, all are in the memory of Geoffrey Jackson.


Unknown: Geoffrey Jackson.
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer TOM SUTCLIFFE Editor ROSEMARY HART
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Tom Sutcliffe
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: John Morgan
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans What is happening in science?
A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.
Producer DEBORAH cohen


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Book at Bedtime

Anna of the Five Towns (11) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

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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