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: News Briefing

News. weather, papers, and sport

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead
Presented from Scotland by Allan Wright BBC Scotland
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purves
S.45* Prayer for the Day CANON BARNEY MILLIGAN
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: Libby Purves
Unknown: Canon Barney Milligan
Read By: Bryan Martin

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Harriet Cass


Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Miles Kington

dusts off some further treasures from the BBC Sound Archives.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Your weekly confectionery of sugared bon-bons and acid drops to suit all tastes. Sticky customer played by Kenneth Robinson


Played By: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Money Box

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; My Lord, my life, my love (BBC HB
330); Psalm 85; Colossians 2, vv 6-15 (rsv): Jesus is this dark world's light (BBC HB 519) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Woman in the Orange Shawl by BARBARA CROWTHER Read by Sheila Mitchell She was short, elderly, a peasant-like figure with a deep orange shawl covering her head and shoulders, her face peering out from its folds. Her hands, half covered in grey woollen mittens, clasped the corners of the shawl and a black leather purse. Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Barbara Crowther
Read By: Sheila Mitchell
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: Songs for the Times

Some Social and Political Aspects of British Popular Songs
4: That'll Learn Ya A series of six programmes narrated by Andrew Faulds
1 with Thelma Whiteley and John Hollis
Written and produced by CHARLES CHILTON


Unknown: Andrew Faulds
Unknown: Thelma Whiteley
Singers: John Hollis
Singers: Charles Young
Singers: Pat Whitmore

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented by Chartes Causley
Reader John CARSON
Producer BRIAN patten BBC Bristol
Requests to: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Chartes Causley
Reader: John Carson

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenter Bill Breckon Editordavid harding


Presenter: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring and with Margot Boyd Pauline Letts Brian Haines
Book Four, Chapter One: The Present
Written by BASIL boothroyd Producer bobby jaye
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Margot Boyd
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: Brian Haines
Written By: Basil Boothroyd
Gerald C Potter: Ian Carmichael
his wife: Charlotte Mitchell

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Spirit, Mind and Body: is the motto of the John Loughborough school, run by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
LINDSAY MACKIE visits the school as it celebrates its first successful year. Reading Your Letters.
Forthcoming Attractions: GORDON GOW previews films on BBCtv during the next fortnight. The Pain, the Pain:
DR DAVID MENDEL reflects on our attitudes to analgesics.
Up The Crossing
6: The Jommetry Lesson Editor WYN KNOWLKS


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Loughborough
Unknown: Lindsay MacKie
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Dr David Mendel
Editor: Wyn Knowlks

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Chrysalids bv JOHN WYNDHAM


Unknown: John Wyndham

: A Breath of Fresh Air

Artist Richard Demarco shares the enjoyment of a favourite walk through the Ochil Hills on the ancient road to Meikle Seggie.
Producer PATRICK RAYNER BBC Scotland


Artist: Richard Demarco
Unknown: Meikle Seggie.
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: Story Time

Poor Koko
A short story by JOHN FOWLES abridged in three parts by BRIAN GEAR
Read by Clive Swift (1) ' When I first woke, that night of my ordeal, I lay as much in a state of incredulity as of fear.' Producer PAMELA HOWE
BBC Bristol


Story By: John Fowles
Unknown: Brian Gear
Read By: Clive Swift
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Joan Bakewell on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Joan Bakewell

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report

: A Murder of Quality

by JOHN LE CARRE adapted for radio in five parts by RENE BASILICO
5: Before she was murdered, Stella Rode wrote a letter accusing her husband of planning to kill her. Now Stanley Rode has disappeared. There are new and unexpected disclosures before the final denouement in Smiley's own house in Chelsea.
Other parts played by SONIA FRASER and MARTYN READ


Written By: John Le Carré
Adapted By: René Basilico
Directed By: John Fawcett Wilson
George Smiley: George Cole
Inspector Rigby: Norman Bowler
Terence Fielding: Peter Jeffrey
Stanley Rode: William Gaunt
Miss Brimley: Sheila Grant
Brigadier Havelock: Anthony Sharp
Played By: Sonia Fraser
Played By: Martyn Read

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Just a Minute

A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman Nicholas Parsons and in which
Kenneth Williams Peter Jones
Clement Freud and Tim Rice endeavour to prevent each other from talking for Just a Minute on this or that.
Devised by IAN messiter Producer DAVID HATCH


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Tim Rice
Producer: David Hatch

: The Monday Play

The Seagull by ANTON CHEKHOV translated by ELISAVETA FEN with and ' ... an idea suddenly came into my head. A subject for a short story: a young girl, like you, has lived beside a lake from childhood. She loves the lake as a seagull does, and she's happy and free as a seagull. But a man chances to come along, sees her and, having nothing better to do, destroys her - just like this seagull here.'
Directed by GERRY JONES (Gwen Watford is in ' Present Laughter' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)


Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Translated By: Elisaveta Fen
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Arkadina: Gwen Watford
Nina: Petra Markham
Trigorin: James Laurenson
Konstantin: Michael Maloney
Masha: Patience Tomlinsok
Dr Dorn: Richard Pearson
Sorin: Cyril Siiaps
Polena: Jennifer Piercey
Medviedenko: Sion Probert
Shamrayev: Nicholas Courtney
Yakov: Haydn Wood

: Kaleidoscope

My Dear Scrope
The 11th and final volume of Lord Byron's letters and journals has just been published and Paul Vaughan discusses the project with the editor, Leslie A. Marchand. The final volume includes the important letters addressed to
Scrope Davies which were found in 1976 in a trunk in Barclays Bank, and the poet Peter Porter considers their place in the correspondence. Producer


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Leslie A. Marchand.
Unknown: Scrope Davies
Unknown: Peter Porter
Unknown: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Peter Paterson reporting with voices and opinions from around the world Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Peter Paterson
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.


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Book at Bedtime

The People of the Sea (6) 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.

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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