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: News Briefing

News, weather, paperi and sport

: Farming Week

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

: Today

Presenters John Tlmpson and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV DR JOHN NEWTON.
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by CHRISTOPHER SLADE
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Tlmpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Dr John Newton.
Read By: Christopher Slade

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with John Marsh


Unknown: John Marsh

: Miles Kington

again tries to set the record straight with the help of the BBC Sound Archives.

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

and some of the personalities who will be making the news this week.


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

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: Money Box

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM. p 58; Most ancient of all mysteries (BP 61);
Psalm 150; Jeremiah 1. vv 4-10. 17-19 (AV); Father most holy, merciful and loving (BBC HB 167) long uave only

: 'Morning Story

By My Beard bv OBE
Read by John Westbrook. Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: John Westbrook.
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

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: Down Your Way

long wave only

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented bv
P. J. Kavanagh Readers
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated- Fri 4.5 pm) long wave only


Readers: J. Kavanagh
Readers: Dame Celia Johnson
Readers: John Carson
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Bill Breckon Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: The News Quiz in The City

Not only a return of the much-loved weekly sideswipe at the news, but a special edition from The London International finds out whether
Alan Coren. Joan Bakewell and Simon Hoggart know more about the last few weeks than
Nigel Dempster. Ann Leslie and Stan McMurlry.
Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer DANNY GREENSTONE
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm) (A new series of The
News Quiz begins next Saturday)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Alan Coren.
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Nigel Dempster.
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Stan McMurlry.
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Danny Greenstone
Chairman Barry Took: Press Centre,

: The World at One:News

Presenter Brian Widlake with voices and topics in and behind the headlines Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced bv Margaret Perey
Including during the week some Talking Point discussions. Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today
Fabrics in Fashion (2): MARGARET PERCY looks at the properties of leather. Forthcoming Attractions : GORDON Gow previews films on BBCtv during the next fortnight.
Blood on the Snow by EMANUEL LITVINOFF abridged in 15 parts bv JACK SINGLETON
Read bv JOHN BENNETT (It) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only
(John Bennett is in ' The Sound of Music at the Apollo Victoria Theatre, London)


Unknown: Margaret Percy
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Unknown: John Bennett
Editor: Wyn Knowles
Unknown: John Bennett

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

I Married You For Fun A comedy by NATALIA GINSBUR :;, translated from the Italian by HENRY REED with Giuliana may be an impossible girl, but Pietro finds her irresistible. It isn't exactly love at first sight, but he knows she must become his wife.
They marry in haste. After one week of marriage can it be that they will come to repent at leisure?
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN


Comedy By: Natalia Ginsbur
Unknown: Henry Reed
Directed By: John Tydeman
Giuliana: Zoe Wanamaker
Pietro's mother: Patricia Routledge
Pietro: Patrick Drury
Vittoria: Elizabeth Proud
Ginestra: Rowena Roberts

: What a Job!

A series of six programmes about people whose jobs bring them into confrontation with the world at large.
3: Tony Hooper, VAT Inspector
Producer JOHN STANLEY BBC Birmingham


Producer: John Stanley

: Story Time

The Moonspinners by MARY STEWART abridged in 11 parts bv BARRY CAMPBELL
Read by Frances Jeater (1) A story of vengeance and mystery in the ancient island of Crete. The beautiful Nicola Ferris has never met a situation - or a man - she can't cope with. But when she gets caught up in a private vendetta, with two young Englishmen being hunted to their deaths, she meets both. Producer DAVID JOHNSTON


Unknown: Mary Stewart
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Read By: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Nicola Ferris
Producer: David Johnston

: PM

Gordon Clough and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only S.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

Written bv JAMES ROBSON (Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: James Robson
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Terry Barford: Jonathan Owen
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Clarrle Larkin: Heather Bell
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
Harry Booker: Gareth Armstrong
Mike- Tucker: Terry Mollot
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Fraser: Crawford Logan

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Revised repeal of 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play

Attics and Cellars by VALERIE WINDSOR with and 1868 - India - and Eleanor Is excitedly anticipating her marriage to The Rev Lytton Manderbill. who will then take up his appointment in England. From the sultry heat of India, Eleanor. comes to a cool, English spring, to the strange house with its sombre atmosphere, unexplained attics and dark, grim cellars - and into the care of a man she realises she has never really understood.
Music and special effects by ILONA SEKACZ
Ondes Martenot played by JOHN MORTON
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Valerie Windsor
Unknown: Lytton Manderbill.
Played By: John Morton
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Eleanor: Valerie Georgeson
Lytton Manderbill: John Rowe
Mrs Cooper: Pauline Letts
Hester: Lesley Nicol
Eleanor's mother: Ann Rye
Cecilia: Sue Jenkins
James: Brian Southwood
Vicar/ Doctor/Coroner: Anthony Benson
Church commissioner/Police officer: Stuart Richman
Lady at employment agency: Delia Corrie

: Kaleidoscope

includes The Hotel New Hampshire by John Irving , author of The
World According to Carp; and The Fenby Legacy, new recordings of music by Frederick Delius conducted by Eric Fenby who, as a young man, helped the blind and partly paralysed composer to continue to work. Presented by Paul Vaughan


Unknown: John Irving
Music By: Frederick Delius
Conducted By: Eric Fenby
Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Brian Barfield
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Producer RICHARD ELLIS


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Richard Ellis

: A Book at Bedtime

How Steeple Sinderby Wanderers Won the FA Cup by J. L. CARR abridged in eight parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Terry Molloy (1) A humorous account of the phenomenal rise to fame of an obscure East Anglian village football team as they become the giant-killers of all time and fulfil the fantasies of every rural league
Sunday morning player, Producer ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: J. L. Carr
Read By: Terry Molloy

: The Financial World Tonight

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.

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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