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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 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
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


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

: Games at Twilight

A short story by ANITA DESAI
Read by Cheryl Campbell Producer DAVID HITCHINSON
8.59 Continental Travel Information


Story By: Anita Desai
Read By: Cheryl Campbell
Producer: David Hitchinson

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The athlete
Sebastian Coe


Unknown: Sebastian Coe

: The Memoirs of J. K. Galbraith

A series of six readings by Professor Galbraith adapted from his new book A Life in Our Times which has just been published in Britain. 3: First Glimpses of Grandeur
Introduced to politics before the age of ten by his father (who mounted a manure pile at a farm auction and apologised for speaking from the Torv platform) in 1934, J. K. GALBRAITH. passing time on his way to a teaching appointment at Harvard University, takes a temporary government job in Washington.


Unknown: J. K. Galbraith.

: News

: International Assignment

A Step into the Past
On special assignment to Nepal, Mark Tully reports on the isolated mountain kingdom - its monarchy, its religion and its economy.


Unknown: Mark Tully

: Daily Service

NEM, P 89: 0 God. give ear unto my cry (BBC liB 466); Psalm 130; Acts 28, vv 23-31 (AV); 0 for a faith that will not shrink (BBC HB 310) long wave only

: Morning Story

What Happened in the Holidays by BARBARA MITCHELL


Unknown: Barbara Mitchell

: News

: The Duchesses of Drury Lane

Chris Kelly presents an account of the extraordinary relationship between the theatre and the aristocracy in the 18th and 19th centuries when, for example,
Lavinia Fenton became the Duchess of Bolton; Elizabeth Farren married the Earl of Derby; and Harriet Mellon gained a fortune from her first husband - Thomas Coutts, the banker - and a title from her second, the Duke of St Albans. with the voices of Shirley Dixon, William Eedle, Patricia Gallimore and Terry Molloy
Written by PETER RADY
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Lavinia Fenton
Unknown: Elizabeth Farren
Unknown: Harriet Mellon
Unknown: Thomas Coutts
Unknown: Duke Of St Albans.
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Patricia Galliniore
Unknown: Terry Molloy
Written By: Peter Rady
Producer: Stephen Reilly

: Natural Selection

John Croxall chooses the Antarctic fur seal.


Unknown: John Croxall
Producer: Anne Blair

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: The Year in Question

12.55 Weather: programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Peter Hobday


Presenter: Peter Hobday

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Maurecn Staffer
Iceberg Sana: MARGARET HORSFIELD goes on an Arctic camping trip with an Inuit hunter and his Liverpudlian wife. and learns how to survive on the ice.
Cooking with Cider: JOCELYN RYDER-SMITH collects a refreshing selection of ideas.
Cycling in the Cotswolds: MOLLIE HARRIS talks about her carefree holiday on two wheels.
Kidnapped (7)


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Unknown: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith
Talks: Mollie Harris

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Last of the Sun by KAY MCMANUS with Pauline Letts
It's the morning after the wedding - the last of the fledglings has flown the nest and it would seem a chance for Beth to strike out in new directions. But she is strangely unwilling to make any decisions or to respond to the various demands that her family make upon her.
Directed by JANE MORGAN


Unknown: Kay McManus
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Beth Stanton: Pauline Letts
Ian: Adam Godley
Jane Harper: Amanda Murray
Michael Harper: David McAlister
Pip: Eva Griffiths
Mrs Peters: Anthea Askey
Adam: Christopher Scott
Maggie: Clare Austin
Sally: Patience Tomlinson
Tony: Crawford Logan
John Stanton: Jack May
Paul Summerfield: Rex Robinson
Dr Tom Saunders: Michael Spice

: Weigh-in

: Did Neddy Noodle Nip his Neighbour's Nutmegs?

Tongue-twisters are one tiny part of Iona and Peter Opie 's lives work. Tireless researchers into the literature and traditions of childhood, they talk to Paul Vaughan about their recent discoveries in the world of early picture books fairy tales. playground songs and crazes, and invite him into their temple which houses. among bagatelles yoyos and a zoetrope, the first Christmas card. Producer
RICHARD BANNERMAN (First broadcast in Kaleidoscope)


Unknown: Peter Opie
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Richard Bannerman

: Story Time

Annerton Pit (5)

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Gill Pyrah un VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Gill Pyrah

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Clive Jacobs including Continental Travel Information


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Editor: Geoff Dobson

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated. Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents extracts from BBC programmes.
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Producer: Brian Cook

: Profile

David Williams. South Wales steelworker
Presenter Janet Cohen Producer DAVID POWELL (Repeated: Sat 4.10 pm)


Presenter: Janet Cohen
Producer: David Powell

: With Great Pleasure

David Bellamv with his choice of poetry and prose. with binsdale Landen and Michele Dolrice
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: David Bellamv
Unknown: Michele Dolrice
Producer: Brian Patten

: Letter from America

bv Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Oliver reports from the Edinburgh International Festival and reviews productions by the San Francisco Ballet, the Birmingham
Repertory Theatre, the Brighton Theatre and Amphi-Theatre from Greece.
(For further details of Festival coverage : p 34)
9.59 Weather


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producers: John Boundy
Producers: Carroll Moore

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Injury Time

Agna Prashah and Kostas Thrakis invite you to hear their favourite comedy.
Written and performed by Robert Bathurst , Jimmy Mulville , Rory McGrath Emma Thompson and Griff Rhys Jones
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Agna Prashah
Unknown: Kostas Thrakis
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: A Book at Bedtime

Bevis: The Story of a Boy by RICHARD JEFFERIES abridged in 15 episodes by DONALD BANCROFT. Read by MICHAEL WILLIAMS (15) Producer MAURICE LEITCH long wave only


Unknown: Richard Jefferies
Unknown: Donald Bancroft.
Read By: Michael Williams
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: One Woman's Arabia

June Knox-Mawer describes her adventures in a colonial society in its declining years.
2: Dancing in the Desert Producer SIMON ELMEsiRpt) long wave only

: Friday Treat

« ith Dilly Barlow long wave unly


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: 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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