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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer for the Day With DOM TIMOTHY WRIGHT
7.0, 8.0 Today News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7 30 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Dom Timothy Wright
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Wodehouse

Bring on the Girls (4)

: News

: Ray Gosling in the House of ...

Julie Birchill
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Unknown: Julie Birchill

: The Living World

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: News

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: A Chapter of Adventures

Ion Trewin presents the fourth of five portraits of writers who, at the turn of the century, thrilled the nation with tales of derring-do and whose novels are still widely read today. A. E. W. Mason
Producer JOHN KNIGHT long wave only


Unknown: Ion Trewin
Producer: John Knight

: Daily Service

NEM, p 9; The Lord of heaven (BBC HB 478); Psalm 8; 1 Peter 3, vv 13-22 (RSV) ; 0 Lord of heaven (BBC HB 14) long wave only

: Morning Story

Not the Same Man bv JEAN BINNIE
Read by Linda Gardner
I suddenly faltered in my answering. I felt sick. The blonde girl sat, her head down. My identification meant she was lying. Surely," I thought, " it can't all rest with me." I'd look so stupid, such a fool, if I back-tracked now.' Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Jean Binnie
Read By: Linda Gardner
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News

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: File on 4

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: Enquire Within

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: News

: You and Yours

including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Top of the Form

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day with voices and opinions from around the world

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor Among today's items It all Started with Cinderella: DINA ROSS meets some connoisseurs of the shoe.
Within a Month 1 was
Walking: CHRISTINE LANE was paralysed and helpless. She tells
PAM GILLHAM about the healing she has experienced.
A Childhood in Scotland (4) long wave only


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dina Ross
Unknown: Christine Lane
Unknown: Pam Gillham

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

You Can't Go Home by HANIF KUREISHI with Jameela was born and educated in England. But her parents are from
Pakistan. Her father is a strict Muslim, and expects obedience from his daughter. Jameela finds herself torn between two cultures.


Unknown: Hanif Kureishi
Directed By: David Spenser
Jameela: Miriam Margolyes
Amjad: Saeed Jaffrey
Banoo: And Zohra Segal
Roy: Tony McEwan
Arshad: Marc Zuber
Hotel receptionist: Lolly Cockerell

: Home Base

A look at some of the ' other' news from around the United Kingdom.

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the first in a new season of programmes about the books you read, borrow and buy. both new and old, from classics to comics.


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Brian Cook

: Story Time

The House in Dormer Forest
8: Secrets

: PM

Presenter Gordon Clough and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenter: Gordon Clough
Presenter: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your, views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: f'ri 1.40 pm)

: Time for Verse

' Boundaries' both of landscape and of the mind are the subject of seven programmes chosen and presented by the East Anglian poet Edward Storey.
7: Boundaries of the Mind Readers CHRISTOPHER SCOTT and LIANE AUKIN


Unknown: Edward Storey.
Readers: Christopher Scott
Readers: Liane Aukin
Producer: Margaret Etall

: Halle Orchestra

direct from the Free
Trade Hall, Manchester leader PAN RON LEE conductor
James Loughran
Janet Baker (contralto) Part 1
Beethoven Overture: Egmont
Berlioz Les nuits d'été


Leader: Pan Ron Lee
Conductor: James Loughran
Contralto: Janet Baker

: I Know it's Here Somewhere ...

The first of six talks given by people for whom a search has become the consuming passion of their lives. Wine connoisseur
Andrew Jones talks about his quest to discover the world's largest and oldest collection of white wines. BBC Wales


Talks: Andrew Jones

: Halle Orchestra

Part 2
Brahms Symphony No 1. in c minor
BBC Manchester

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of The Covent Garden Album, a celebration of 250 years of theatre, opera and ballet; The Tongs and the Bones, the memoirs of Lord Harewood; and the opening of the RSC'S production of Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway. Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer JANE STENNING


Unknown: Nicholas Nickleby
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Jane Stenning

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Edible Woman (3) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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: Today in Parliament

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: 25 Years Ago

What was on your radio and television in the summer of 1956. Producer EDWARD COLE long wave only


Producer: Edward Cole

: News

Weather report: forecast long wave only followed hy 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.

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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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