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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead.
Presented from Wales by Gerry Monte BBC Wales
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV DR JOHN NEWTON
7.0. 8.0 Today's News
Read by PETER DONALDSON News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Dr John Newton
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Laurie Macmillan


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: JohnEbdon

continues his investigations of the BBC Sound Archives but once again comes to no serious conclusion.
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

The live talk programme which takes its own distinctive look at some of the topics and personalities this coming week.


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

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: Money Box

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: Daily Service

NEM.p122: The Saviour died but rose again (BBC HR 497); Canticle 10;
Genesis 4. vv 1-15 (rsv); Jersualem. my happy home (BBC HB 247) long wave only

: Morning Story

Translated and read by Robert Rietty
A tale of a wine-jar - of how it was broken - and what happened to the man who came to mend it. Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Robert Rietty
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

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: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Blair Alholl
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Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Blair Alholl

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by Dannie Abse Readers WILLIAM SQUIRE and FRANCES HOROVITZ Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Fri 4.5 pm)-long wave only Requests to:
Poetry Please!
BBC Bristol, BS8 2LR


Presented By: Dannie Abse
Presented By: Readers William Squire
Presented By: Frances Horovitz
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

: What Ho! Jeeves

Jeeves and the Feudal Spirit by P. G. WODEHOUSE starring
Michael HorderB as Jeeves and Richard Briers as Bertie Wooster with James Villiers as ' Stilton' Cheesewright Vivian Pickles as Aunt Dahlia and Liza Goddard as Lady Florence Craye 2: Ephraim Gadsby , Jailbird
Magistrate ......... DAVID TATE Adapted in six parts by RICHARD USBORNE
(First broadcast in 1979)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: Michael Horderb
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Bertie Wooster
Unknown: James Villiers
Unknown: Cheesewright Vivian Pickles
Unknown: Aunt Dahlia
Unknown: Liza Goddard
Unknown: Lady Florence Craye
Unknown: Ephraim Gadsby
Unknown: Richard Usborne
Producer: David Hatch

: 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 by Sue MacGregor , including during the week some
Talking Point discussions, your Letters and other topics.
Among these today
Dear Father Christmas: LYN MACDONALD and LIONEL BLUE suggest some cookery books.
Trarels in Papua New Guinea (1): CHRISTINA DODWELL starts her journey.
Secret Places by JANICE ELLIOTT abridged in ten parts by JANET HICKSON
Read by FLEUR CHANDER (5) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Lyn MacDonald
Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: Fleur Chander
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre: Operation Lightning Pegasus

by Alick Rowe


Writer: Alick Rowe

: What a Job!

What is it like to be disliked for a living?
A six-part series about people whose jobs bring them directly or indirectly into confrontation with the world at large.
5:Brian Daniels, RefereeProducer JOHN STANLEY BBC Birmingham


Producer: John Stanley

: Story Time

The Moonspinners by MARY STEWART abridged in 11 parts by BARRY CAMPBELL


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

: PM

Presenters Peter Ruff and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Peter Ruff
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Revised repeat of 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play

The House of Learning by MARTYN WADE with Freddie Jones as Sir Francis Bacon Nigel Hawthorne as Rawley Mary Wimbush as Lady Alice William Nighy as Robert The celebrated 17thcentury writer, philosopher and statesman Francis Bacon was considered to be a man of great brilliance and invention. Or was he? This ' reconstruction ' of the last few months of his life seems to indicate that Sir Francis was not beyond getting a little help from his friends - namely his over-worked and underpaid secretary. his long-suffering wife, a rather confused visiting Spanish dignitary, not to mention a young and naive chicken farmer ...
(Repeated; Sun 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: Freddie Jones
Unknown: Sir Francis Bacon
Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Rawley Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Lady Alice William Nighy
Unknown: Robert The
Unknown: Francis Bacon
Medina: Philip Voss
Timothy: Lockwood West
Sylvia: Rosalind Adams
Dr Harvey: Ronald Herdman
Francisco: John Bull
Old lady: Katherine Parr

: Kaleidoscope

Children's Books
Paul Vaughan discusses the latest books for children in a pre-
Christmas round-up with Brian Alderson. children's book critic of The Times; and Marina Warner, author and critic. Producer


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Brian Alderson.
Unknown: Richard Bannerman
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod and voices and opinions from around the world Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Science Now

Presented bv Peter Evans What is happening in science?
A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Julian Brown

: A Book at Bedtime

The Magic Glass
Written and abridged in nine parts by ANNE SMITH
Read by Eileen MacCallum 1: A Star is Born!
' " I see you've got a new horse here! " Aye, a fine mare.
' Stella ' we cry her." Helluva fancy name for a cuddy! "
" No really. Ye see. she's got a white star on her brow there - go round and have a gander, she'll no shy. ' Stella ' means tar ' ye see ... " '
Producer MARILYN IRELAND BBC Scotland long wave only


Read By: Eileen MacCallum

: TheFinancial World Tonight

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: 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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