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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
C.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Ken Ford

: Today

Brian Redhead reports from Blackpool on the opening day of this year's Trades Union Congress. in London John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day with SISTER MARTINA
7 0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: Love Among the Butterflies

f: Italy by Bike

: News

: Start the Week with John Craven

Unpredictable conversation from the personalities who will be making this week's news. Kenneth Robinson sometimes mentioned. Producer PETER ESTALL


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Peter Estall

: News

: Enterprise

Series offiveprogrammes 2:Mala Young
This young mother was seriously ill, but instead of seeing her condition as a disaster, she found ways of coping with whatever came along. She spoke to
Jocelyn Ryder-Smith about her approach to life.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith

: Daily Service

NEM, p 25; Come, my way, my truth ; Psalm 27,
Part 1; Wisdom of Solomon 9. vv 17-18 and 10, vv 9-14 (RSV); Love divine all loves excelling (BBC HB 329) long wave only

: Morning Story

Read by Sheila Mitchell Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Sheila Mitchell
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Winchcombe, Gloucs


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Weigh-in

The facts and fallacies of dieting.
Presenter David Pontlng Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Fri 4.5 pat)


Presenter: David Pontlng
Producer: Carole Stone

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Jenni Mills
Editor: David Harding

: The Jason Explanation

of Myths and Legends The last in the present series
Does the Loch Ness monster really exist? Is there life after death?
Why do fingers and toes go all crinkly in the bath? All these and many more questions are answered by David Jason Sheila Steafel and Jon Glover
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Jon Glover
Script By: Laurie Rowley
Script By: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jenkin Colin Bostock-Smith
Unknown: Rory McOrath
Unknown: Charlie Adams
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Music By: Nick Bicat
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Jimmy Mulville

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including during the week some Talking Point discussions, your letters and other items.
Among those today
Collecting: advice and anecdotes from DAVID BENEDICTUS.
Curtain Up ... on the world of arts and entertainment with TONY BARNFIELD.
A Forgotten Season by KATHLEEN CONLON abridged in nine parts by DOREEN ESTALL Read by PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE (3) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: David Benedictus.
Unknown: Tony Barnfield.
Unknown: Kathleen Conlon
Read By: Patricia Routledge
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: The Technicolor Time Machine


Writer: Harry Harrison
Adaptor: Chris Boccher
Barney Hendrikson (a film director): Lee Montague
Professor Hewett (inventor): Richard Pearson
L. M. Greenspan (the head of Climactic Studios): John Bay
Dr Jens Lyn (a philologist): David March
Ottar (a Viking): Michael Kilgarriff
Slithey Tove (a film star): Karen Archer
Ruf Hawk (another film star): Alexander John
Charley Chang (a scriptwriter): Barry Dennen
Tex (a stuntman): William Roberts
Dallas (another stuntman): Crawford Logan
Amory (a technical advisor): Don Fellows
Gino (a cameraman): Sean Barrett
Doody (a musician): Andrew Secombe
Betty (a secretary): Patience Tomlinson
Saa (an accountant): John Livesey
Director: Glyn Dearman

: Fritz on Monday

Fritz Spiegl keeps his customary keen eye and ear on what's written and said.
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: Story Time

A London Girl of the 1880s (7)

: PM

Gordon Clough and Gill Pyrah on 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

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: rues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with John Craven

(Revised repeat of 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play

The Prisoner's Wife by Bill Lyons with Angela Pleasence as Mary Michael Graham Cox as Steve.
What do you do when you lose your job? Steve blows his redundancy money on a 'character cottage' and moves from South London to Somerset. It's a wonderful life for the kids, and the village really is a self-contained community - but perhaps a bit too self-contained for anybody's good.
Directed by Jane Morgan (Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Bill Lyons
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Mary: Angela Pleasence
Steve: Michael Graham Cox
Estate agent: Nicholas Courtney
Mrs Mowbray: Pauline Letts
Barman: Alan Dudley
Dave Garber: Gorden Kaye
Mr Black: Michael Spice
Fiona Black: Sonia Fraser
Margaret: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Julie: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Mr Gallagher: Tenniel Evans
Dominic: Rusty Livingstone
Henry Mowbray: David Timson
Mrs Armitage: Rosalind Adams

: Kaleidoscope

includes James Mason 's autobiography Before I Forget; The Flame Trees of Thika, a seven-part ITV serial based on the book by Elspeth Huxley. starring Hayley Mills ; and Oblomov, the award-winning Russian film directed by Nikita Mikhalkov.
Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer
9.59 Weather


Unknown: James Mason
Book By: Elspeth Huxley.
Unknown: Hayley Mills
Directed By: Nikita Mikhalkov.
Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Richard Bannerman
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: The World Tonight: News

Charles Wheeler reporting with voices and opinions from around the world Editor ALASTA1R OSBORNE


Unknown: Charles Wheeler
Editor: Alasta1r 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: Richard Ellis

: A Book at Bedtime

The Turn of the Screw by HENRY JAMES abridged in five episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Anna Massey (1) ' In going on with the record of what was hideous at Bly I not only challenge the most liberal faith - for which I little care; but - and this is another matter - I renew what I myself suffered.' Producer MAURICE LEITCH (First broadcast in 1977) long wave only


Unknown: Henry James
Read By: Anna Massey
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Music at Night

A sequence of Chopin waltzes plaved by ANDRAS SCHIFF at a piano recital in the Queen
Elizabeth Hall , London. (First broadcast on R3) long wave only


Unknown: Andras Schiff
Unknown: Elizabeth Hall

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only 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.

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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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