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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.
S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redheaa and John Timpson
6,45 Prayer for the Day with RABBI LIONEL BLUE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redheaa
Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: Lionel Blue
Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Checkpoint

: The Living World

A magazine edition with news of what's happening to wildlife and the countryside.
Presented by Peter France Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol


Presented By: Peter France
Producer: Brian Leith

: News

: Enterprise

Ten programmes about people who are successful against the odds.
Caroline De Sausmarez The more expensive a dress, the less often it's likely to be worn by the buyer ... such is the world of high fashion. Once she realised that, CAROLINE DE SAUSMAREZ saw a business opening. She buys these high-priced once-worn clothes and resells them in up-market sales around the country.
Marjorie Lofthouse talks to her about the delicacies of buying and selling these high-fashion clothes.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Caroline de Sausmarez
Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Daily Service

nem, p 79; 0 Father. whose creating hand lB. 67); Psalm 104. vv 25-36; Matthew 22. vv 34 40 (hsv); 0 worship the King (BBC HB 471) long wave only

: Morning Story

An Idea of Heaven by BRIAN THOMPSON
Read by Alan Rothwell ' It would never have occurred to him to visit the house under normal circumstances: it was exactly because things were no longer normal that friends suggested that a short period of retreat would be a helpful and healing arrangement.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Read By: Alan Rothwell

: News

long wave only

: Analysis

long wave only

: Enquire Within

long wave only

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Including JILL TODD and the BBC Shopping Basket Presenter Bill Breckon


Unknown: Jill Todd
Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Top of the Form: First semi-final: 13: Scotland - Girvan Academy v. North 2: Aston Comprehensive School, Rotherham

A general knowledge contest between schools in Great Britain.

12.55 Weather; programme news


Questionmaster: Tim Gudgin
Questionmaster/Questions set by: Paddy Feeny
Questions set by: Paul Livesey
Questions set by: Nigel Richardson
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: 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 MaeGregor , including Take One Dozen Blooms ... : GYN
FREEMAN catches up on the world of flower arranging.
Science Simplified: PETER EVANS visits
British Telecom to look at recent developments in telecommunications. Winter Garden (3) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue Maegregor
Unknown: Peter Evans

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Cardboard Christmas Cut-Outs by BRIAN THOMPSON
Ron has to find a Santa Claus for the toy department of the big store where he works. Instead of choosing a merry old actor for the part, he picks Stanley Chattermole who takes the job seriously.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brian Thompson
Unknown: Stanley Chattermole
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Annie: Noreen Kershaw
Ron: Christian Rodska
Coulter: John Arthur
Professor Gwent: Geoffrey Banks
Stanley Chattermole: Cyril Shaps
Chairman: Feter Wheeler
Janice: Gilly Coman

: Home Base

A weekly look at some of the people and the places around the United Kingdom that don't always make the national headlines.

: Bookshelf

' It's a terrible handicap to be a woman. It's s the endless, frightful interruptions. I've never had the time to do all the work I've wanted.'
Frank Delaney presents a portrait of Dame Rebecca West with contributions from Bernard Levin.


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Rebecca West
Unknown: Bernard Levin.
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Story Time

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (14)


Unknown: Edwin Drood

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Susannah Simons oil VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Any Answers?

Your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs
BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
(Repeated: Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

Written by DEBBIE COOK
(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Debbie Cook
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Alison Skilbeck
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart

: Time for Verse

John Julius Norwich keeps a ' commonplace book ' from which, each year, he compiles a Christmas gift for his friends. He presents, with Artemis Cooper , some of his favourite poems from the collection.
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Artemis Cooper
Producer: Brian Patten

: Georg Philipp Telemann

Cantata: Machet die Tore weit
Passion Oratorio: Der Tod Jesu
STEPHEN ROBERTS (baSS) RICHARD HlCKOX SINGERS CITY OF LONDON SINFONIA leader SIMON STANDAGE conductor RICHARD HICKOX (A public concert given on 10 April in the Queen Elizabeth Hall ,
London, presented by the City of London Sinfonia in association with the BBC)
(First broadcast on R3) A BBC Digital recording


Soprano: Patrizia Kwella
Mezzo-Soprano: Sally Burgess
Bass: Stephen Roberts
Leader: Simon Standage
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Unknown: Queen Elizabeth Hall

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer BRIAN BARFIELD


Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Presenter: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Orchid Trilogy (3) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market tiends 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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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.

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