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: News Briefing

News, weather. papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
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: John Timpson
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Gary Glider , the rock


Unknown: Gary Glider

: Feedback

Tom Vernon 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


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Producer: John Skrine

: News

: International Assignment

Twenty years ago this weekend, Yuri Gagarin became the first man to orbit the earth in a spacecraft.
James Wilkinson, the BBC's Science Correspondent, reviews the progress made since then and the future of man in space.
A Radio News production by John Allen
(Repeated: Sat 3.25 pm)


Reporter: James Wilkinson
Production: John Allen

: Daily Service

NEM, P 9; O worship the King, all glorious above (BBC HB 471); Psalm 65; Matthew 26, vv 57-68 (AV); The spacious firmament on high (BBC HB 21): (long wave only)
Book, New Every Morning, £1.75 hardback and £1.25 paperback, from bookshops

: Morning Story

The Zuecarelli Copy by MARK BOURNE
Read by Robert Rietty
There are many luxuries that a man can enjoy in life but the greatest luxury of all is a sense of grievance. And a sense of grievance is what
Emilo Chespi has against Luigi D Amato.


Read By: Robert Rietty
Unknown: Emilo Chespi

: News

: And that's Barbershop!

Barbershop quartet and chorus singing has grown since the mid-70s from three or four clubs in Britain into the British Association of Barbershoppers with 45 clubs and over 1,200 singing members.
On the eve of the 1981 BABS Convention Kevin Morrison looks at this rapidly growing activity, ,talks to some of the exponents of the art and listens to their music. Producer DAVID WELSBY BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Kevin Morrison
Producer: David Welsby

: Newseries Bird of the Week

The red eye and superb chequer-board back of the great northern diver is nothing when compared with its voice - surely one of the most beautiful sounds of the wild.
Introduced by Jim Flegg Producer JOHN IIARRISON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Jim Flegg
Producer: John Iiarrison

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breekon


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

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Cardiff by Noreen Bray
Sing for Your Supper: until last month JEFFREY LAWTON was managing director of a company employing 2.500. Faced with redundancy when his firm was closed down, he has now joined the chorus of the Welsh
National Opera Company. Wales Out of Work: can this weekend's conference of the Welsh Labour
History Society provide any answers?
Principal and Student: Head of St David's University College.
PROFESSOR BRIAN MORRIS iS also a first year student in his own college. BBC Wales
The River (2)


Unknown: Noreen Bray
Unknown: Jeffrey Lawton
Unknown: Professor Brian Morris

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Separate Table - No 7 The second in a season of plays by TERENCE RATTIGAN with Nigel Stock
Margaret Courtenay and Joanna David
The residents of the Beauregard Private Hotel, near Bournemouth, are deeply shocked when they discover that one of their fellow guests is not all that he has appeared to be.
Separate Tables was first produced at the St
James's Theatre, London, in September 1954.
Directed by PAT TRUEMAN


Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Unknown: Nigel Stock
Unknown: Margaret Courtenay
Unknown: Joanna David
Directed By: Pat Trueman
Jean Stratton: Christine Absalom
Charles Stratton: Anthony Smee
Major Pollock: Nigel Stock
Miss Meacham: Sonia Fraser
Mr Fowler: Cyril Shaps
Miss Cooper: Jenny Lee
Mrs Railton-Bell: Margaret Courtenay
Sibyl Railton-Bell: Joanna David
Lady Matheson: Pauline Letts
Mabel: Judy Franklin
Doreen: Jane Knowles

: Down the Garden Path

The lirst of 13 programmes
Geoffrey Smith talks to
Ken Ford about the week in his and your garden. Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester


Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Ken Ford

: Folktales

6: The Art of the Storyteller
Certain people have the knack of telling a good tale. But what is it that makes it so endearing? Is it something in the tale itself, or is it in the telling?
In the final programme, Toni Arthur examines the art of creative story telling.
Scriptwriter DAVF. ARTHUR Researched by rosy voss Producer DANIEL SNOWMAN


Unknown: Toni Arthur
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Story Time

4: In the Caravan

: PM

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


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Clive Jacobs
The. world of travel and transport.


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Deborah Christie
Editor: Geoff Dobson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

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


Producer: Jeremy Birchall

: Profile

A personal portrait
(Repeated: Sat 4.40 pm)

: Any Questions?

Peter Jay
Ian Mikardo. MP
Geoffrey Johnson Smith , MP and Ann Leslie tackle the issues raised by the audience at Fair Oak. Hampshire.
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: Peter Jay
Unknown: Ian Mikardo.
Unknown: Geoffrey Johnson Smith
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Sheridan Morley presents reviews of Cavalcade by Noël Coward at the Redgrave Theatre,
Farnham; and the novel The Tokyo-Montana Express by Richard Brautigan. Producer
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: Richard Brautigan.
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the weeks news with David Jason , Bill Wallis
Sheila Steafel , Jon Glover and music by DAVID FIRMAN
'Written by GUY
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pin)


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
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: Hickey Producer
Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: A Book at Bedtime

Five stories by GRAHAM GREENE 5: Brother
The proprietor was daunted by the four men at the door, by the knowledge that they were Reds who had no respect for private property.' long wave only
(Starting on Mon: ' Billy Budd ' by Herman Melville)


Stories By: Graham Greene
Unknown: Billy Budd

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: Glyn Worsnip

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude
12.15-12.23' am
Shipping forecast and inshore forecast

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.

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