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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


Unknown: Leslie Cottingham

: Today

Presenters Libby Purves and Hugh Sykes
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV FRANCIS PALMER
7.0, 8.9 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Libby Purves
Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Francis Palmer
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Midweek: Noel Edmonds

returns to educe entertainment and edification from guests ordinary and extraordinary.


Producer: Bill Rogers

: News

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: Gardeners' Question Time

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: Daily Service

NEM, p 5; God who spoke in the beginning (up 24);
Psalm 19, vv 1-11; Genesis 7, vv 12-17 and 8, vv 6-12 (rsv); Rejoice today with one accord (BBC HB 281) long wave only

: Morning Story

Azaleas for Sale written and read by Angela Huth
' " We're keeping body and soul together,"
Isabella said. " Skin of our teeth. Economising like crazy - just the odd nip of gin to keep ourselves going! " '


Read By: Angela Huth
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

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: Baker's Dozen

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: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Transatlantic Quiz

12.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

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

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Including
Guest of the Week: the composer and conductor Carl Davis
Dear Father Christmas: LAYE ANDREW and SALLT TARRANT WILLIS SUggCSt some craft books.
Nothing to Aim for: JOHN MAYS tells JILL BURRIDGE that's how retirement seemed to him. Secret Places (7) long wave only


Conductor: Carl Davis
Unknown: Laye Andrew
Unknown: John Mays
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Terry, a young graduate reporter on a local paper, seizes the opportunity to work on a big Manchester daily, leaving his less successful colleagues behind him. He's what they call ' a high-flyer '. But can his wings carry him high enough?
Music composed and played by STEPHEN HANCOCK Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: William Smethurst
Played By: Stephen Hancock
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Terry: John Wheatley
Peter: Simon Mollot
LiZ: Sue Wallace
Sam: Paul Webster
Wrigley: Keith Clifford

: Abroad Thoughts from Home

A further sequence of ribald reflections on life beyond our shores.
This week Richard Boston uncorks some vintage memories of Sweden.

: Story Time

Wild Strawberries (2)

: 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

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

: The Senior Partner

Andrew Cruickshank in Our Miss Campbell with Joe Dunlop
Nancy Mitchell , John Kane , Sandra Clark Crawford Logan Barbara Home


Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Our Miss Campbell
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Nancy Mitchell
Unknown: John Kane
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Written By: Donald Bull
Producer: Edward Taylor

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

(Details: Thurs 9.5 am)

: The Reith Lectures 1981

The Two-Edged Sword
Six talks by Professor Laurence Martin, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, on armed force in the modern world.
1: If you knows of a better 'ole
'Important though it is to avoid nuclear war, that is not the only purpose of a national security policy and it is possible to design strategies that offer a fair prospect of avoiding both nuclear war and many other unfavourable outcomes to international conflict - not falling for instance, under the dominant influence of Soviet power.'
(Repeated: next Sun, R3)


Lecturer: Laurence Martin

: A Record of War

The 1914-18 war has been recalled mainly in the writings and reminiscences of the men who fought in France. But women too shared the suffering, the heartbreak and the loss.
This programme attempts to put the record straight, with readings from Scars Upon My
Heart, a new anthology of women's poetry and verse of the First World War, and from Vera Brittain 's recently published war diary, Chronicle of Youth.
Researched by ANNE HARVEY Producer


Unknown: Vera Brittain
Readers: Elizabeth Bell
Readers: Annette Crosbie
Readers: Anne Narvet
Unknown: Anne Harvey
Unknown: Anne Howells

: Analysis

The Rt Hon
Denis Healey , ch, mp. Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Shadow
Foreign Secretary in conversation with Mary Goldring.
(Repeated: Thurs 11.5 am)


Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Mary Goldring.
Producer: David Morton

: Kaleidoscope

Includes reviews of Wilfred and Eileen, starring
Christopher Guard and Judi Bowker a four-part serial on BBC1; and two films released this week:
Wolfen, starring
Albert Finney and An American Werewolf in London starring Jenny Agutter.
Presenter Jeffrey Richards Producer JANE STENNING


Unknown: Christopher Guard
Unknown: Judi Bowker
Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Jenny Agutter.
Presenter: Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Jane Stenning

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: LordPeterWimsey

: A Book at Bedtime

The Magic Glass (3) long wave only

: The Financial 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.

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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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