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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Tlmpson
6.45* Prayer for the Dau THE RtV 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 Tlmpson
Unknown: Richard Harries
Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The bandleader Buddy Rich , who has been playing drums since his parents first included him in their vaudeville act when he was only two-and-a-half years old, talks to ROY PLOMLEY about his long career and chooses his eight records for the desert island.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only from 9.35


Unknown: Buddy Rich
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Feedback

Tom Vernon confronts producers and management with your criticisms and comments on the BBC.
Producer JOHN SKRINE Please send questions, criticism or praise about radio or television to; Feedback. BBC,
Broadcasting House. London WIA 4WW i Repeated: Sun 5.0 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Producer: John Skrine

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

Gold is still seen as a key factor in the world's monetary system. But there's less of it about than one would imagine and the worlds major suppliers are political enemies, South Africa and the USSR. Is there any chance of their monopoly being challenged? BBC
Economics Correspondent James Long reports.
A Radio News production by KEVIN RUANE
long wave only


Production By: Kevin Ruane

: Daily Service

NF.M, p 1; Teach me, 0 Lord (BBC HB 473): Psalm 3; Romans 7. vv 1-13
(RSV); Bright the vision
(BBC HB 269): long wave only

: Morning Story

Birthday by PETER ROBINS Read by Hugh Dicksun


Unknown: Peter Robins
Read By: Hugh Dicksun

: News

long wave only

: Dartmoor: An Illusion of Wilderness?

long ware only

: Bird of the Week

Terns, or sea follow the summer daylight down to the Antarctic, returning to Britain in our summer.
Introduced by Jim Flegg Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Jim Flegg
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 waveonly

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by Marjorie Loflhouse
Battling Sue Brillam: a ringside report from
GEORGE BAYLEY on one of our champion women wrestlers.
Lord Rhodes of Saddleworth; talks about his life from 12-year-old mill boy to Knight of the Garter.
A Language Barrier: one in 10,000 children suffers from aphasia - the inability to talk. BRENDA KIDMAN follows the problems and progress of Caroline, now 16, in her efforts to develop natural speech. BBC Manchester Close to Home 19) long wave only


Unknown: Marjorie Loflhouse
Unknown: George Bayley
Unknown: Brenda Kidman

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Over the Points by KEN BLAKESON and DAVE SIMPSON with John Webb and Karen Archer Brian, a railway enthusiast, and Julie, an avid admirer of the Brontes, hit upon the idea of spending their honeymoon in the Yorkshire village of Haworth. However, they quickly discover that pursuing their own individual interests can lead to problems.


Unknown: Ken Blakeson
Unknown: Dave Simpson
Unknown: John Webb
Unknown: Karen Archer
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Keith: Christopher Scott
Mrs Kershaw: Madi Hedd
Mrs Hartley: Eva Stuart
Mr Hartley: Michael Spice
Brian: John Webb
Julie: Karen Archer
Alison: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Mrs Radcliffe: Pauline Letts
Jonathan: Stephen Garlick
Alf Harrison: John Bott

: Down the Garden Path

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

: Drama Up to Now

John Russell Brown presents the fifth of eight programmes. Well-Made Theatre
The traditional, well-made play has lost favour as playwrights seek new ways of representing present-day realities on the stage. Some dramatists though have chosen to adapt the traditional formula to their purposes.
John Russell Brown considers five such writers: Alan Ayckbourn, Michael Frayn, Simon Gray, Joe Orton and John Whiting.


Presenter: John Russell Brown
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: Story Time

Strange Meeting (5)

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Clive Jacobs
Stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport.


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Editor: Geoff Dobson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC programmes over the past seven days. Producer PAT PRYOR
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Pat Pryor

: Profile

Pauline is a black woman who lives in white South Africa. She works as a domestic servant, one of the few occupations she is allowed to follow since her life is so narrowly circumscribed by the laws of apartheid. Sue MacGregor shared that life for a day, in the house of the white family for whom she works in Cape Town, and on a visit to her sister's place in a nearby black township, thousands of miles from her real home in the Transkei.
Producer DEBORAH VOGEL (Repeated: Sat 4.10 pm)


Producer: Deborah Vogel

: Any Questions?

Antony Hopkins Baroness Phillips and Sir Horace Cutler from Walsworth Festival, Hitchin, Hertfordshire Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pin)


Unknown: Sir Horace Cutler
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repealed; Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Includes an interview with Sir Hugh Casson. President of the Royal
Academy, about his new book Diary, and a review of the 213th Summer
Exhibition at the Royal Academy. Presented by Sheridan Morley
Producer CARROLL MOORE Sheridan's Films: poj/e 14
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Sir Hugh Casson.
Presented By: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Carroll Moore

: The World Tonight: News

with Stephen Milligan


Unknown: Stephen Milligan

: Week Ending

with David Jason
Hill Wallis , David Tale Sheila Steafel and the music of David Firman Written by GUY JENKIN , JOHN LANGDON, RICHARD QUICK. JEREMY BROWNE, BOB SINFIELD, BRIAN
(Repealed: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Hill Wallis
Unknown: David Tale
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Firman
Written By: Guy Jenkin

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life and Extraordinary Adventures of Private Ivan Chonkin (10): long wave only


Unknown: Ivan Chonkin

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

lung wave only

: Glyn Worship

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.

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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