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: News Briefing

: 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 Libby Purves
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV FRANCIS PALMER
7.9, 8.9 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Libby Purves
Unknown: Francis Palmer
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Music and the Brain
Recent research suggesta that music might affect our sex hormones, relieve stress and play significant part in improving both health in old age and literacy skills in young children. Just how does music affect our bodies through our brains? How do we hear, and why are some sounds ' musical ' and others not? How is it we can distinguish the sound of one instrument from another, the music of one composer from another.... and can personal preferences be explained? Why do some people seem more musical than others?
Educationist Dr Audrey Wisbey and neuro-biologist Professor Noel Dilly will, with Sue MacGregor , be listening for your questions. Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Dr Audrey Wisbey
Unknown: Professor Noel Dilly
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

long wave only

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.
long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 1; Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty (BBC HB 169); Psalm 63; Genesis 6, w 5-8, 13-22 (RSV); Eternal light! eternal light (BP 15) long wave only

: Morning Story

Cattle by AL HUNTER
Read by Alan Devereux Producer ANTON GILL BBC Birmingham


Read By: Alan Devereux
Producer: Anton Gill

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Not Cricket by PETER WHALLET
long wave only


Unknown: Peter Whallet

: Wildlife

' I've just been nipped by a spider who objected to sharing my washing-up gloves! Are many of our spiders aggressive to man? ' The naturalists answer your questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm) long wave only


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

News, views, and advice for consumers.
Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Lord Peter Wimsey

Have His Carcase by DOROTHY L. SAYERS
Adapted in six episodes by ALISTAIR BEATON with Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter and Maria Aitken as Harriet Vane Nigel Stock as Inspector Umplety
4:The Snake in the Grass
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Maria Aitken
Unknown: Harriet Vane
Unknown: Nigel Stock
Narrator: John Westbrook
Producer: Martin Fisher
Henry Weldon: Warren Clarke
Blacksmith: Ronald Herdman
JUdd: Spencer Banks

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Including
Stop-Starts: A quiz series to test - and improve - your knowledge of your car.
Dear Father Christmas: FRANCES PERRY and ROY LANCASTER suggest some gardening books.
The Waiting Game:
MAUREEN GALVIN looks at the facilities of antenatal clinics.
Secret Places (6) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Frances Perry
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Maureen Galvin

: News

: Hatter's Castle

by A. J. CRONIN (5)

: A Thorn in the Flesh

Like many others, Colin Semper has been travelling in the steps of St Paul in Turkey. He has sent back four letters. 3: From Cappadocia, Moonscape of Early Church Life


Unknown: Colin Semper

: He Shouldn't Have Been There, Should He?

The letters of a boy soldier, 1915-16
Compiled by ROGER KITCHEN with David Timson as Albert French and Nicholas Courtney and Patience Tomlinson Narrator PAULINE LETTS Albert French enlisted in the British army in October 1915. He was only 16 and had lied about his age. Eight months later he was killed by German machine-gun fire on the Western Front. In 1975 when his sister Mabel died, several of his letters were found. They tell the story of his life as a soldier. ' Once I start going.' he wrote, ' that is after I've been made a lance-corporal, I shall rise like the early-morning dew.'
This programme is based on those letters and on the recorded memories of his brothers George and William French.


Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Nicholas Courtney
Narrator: Pauline Letts
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Story Time

Wild Strawberries by ANGELA THIRKELL abridged in nine parts Read by Elizabeth Proud (1) Lady Emily Leslie presides over her family in a state of benign muddle. The arrival of a niece, and then of a French family, ensures a long hot summer of confusion and comedy. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Angela Thirkell
Read By: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: Pamela Howe

: PM

Presenters Peter Ruff and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Peter Ruff
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

Second Round 9: Scotland
GIRVAN ACADEMY, Girvan v North 1
Bedlington Questionmasters
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Bedlington Questionmasters
Unknown: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Paul Livesey
Unknown: Nigel Richardson
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.
Producer ALISON RICHARDS (Repeated: Sat 3.0 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: Time is So Short

A programme about the life and writings of the poet Alun Lewis Introduced by Emlyn Williams
' I need at least ten years to work out my spirit in writing. Time is so short.'
So wrote Lewis, only a short while before his untimely death in 1944 at the age of 28. with the voices of GWENNO LEWIS , MARY JONES GLYN LEWIS , SION PROBERT
MILLS and EMLYN WILLIAMS Compiled for radio by MARY JONES
(Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Introduced By: Emlyn Williams
Unknown: Gwenno Lewis
Unknown: Mary Jones
Unknown: Glyn Lewis
Unknown: Sion Probert
Unknown: Jeremy Hooker
Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Radio By: Mary Jones

: Antony Hopkins

talking about music A new series of ten programmes in which each week, ANTONY HOPKINS explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records.


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: In Touch

A Model Kitchen for the Blind
Margaret Ford and Hannah Wright describe the prototype kitchen they designed for the In Touch Exhibition in London last week, and the reactions of blind and partially-sighted visitors. Presenter Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Blind listeners can phone in suggestions and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]8.30-10.0 pm Free quarterly bulletins summarising information broadcast, available from Room 816, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Hannah Wright

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens , adapted for the stage by Chris Bond and the Playhouse
Company at the Liverpool Playhouse; and the 25th London Film Festival.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer CARROLL MOORE


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Chris Bond
Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Wrinkles

1: Mr P can Seriously Damage Your Health The six-part mad-cap sit-com is back. starring Tom Mennard and Anthea Askey with Ballard Berkeley as Winston David Ross as Mr Pettigrew
Gordon Salkilld as Arnold Nick Maloney as Lewis and special guest appearance of Candice Barker (age 71) Written by ROB GRANT and DOUG NAYLOR
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester


Unknown: Tom Mennard
Unknown: Anthea Askey
Unknown: Ballard Berkeley
Unknown: Winston David Ross
Unknown: Mr Pettigrew
Unknown: Gordon Salkilld
Unknown: Arnold Nick Maloney
Written By: Rob Grant
Written By: Doug Naylor
Producer: Mike Craig

: A Book at Bedtime

The Magic Glass (2) long wave only

: 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.

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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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