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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 Cottington

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Peter Mayne
6 45* Prayer for the Day THE REV DONALD ENGLISH
7.9, 8.0 Today's News
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45*. Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Peter Mayne
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Fostering and Adoption
Caring for someone else s child is a responsibility most of us shy away from - even for a few days or weeks. But that s what foster parents choose to do. And many of them go on to eventually adopt the child. There are thousands of children in local authority care who need foster or adoptive parents. But what exactly does the work involve? What are the legal implications? And how can we find out about this worthwhile task?
Ring Christine Reeves of the National Foster Care Association and John Fitzgerald of the British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering to put your questions and comments.
Barbara Myers is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Christine Reeves
Unknown: John Fitzgerald
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: Daily Service

. nem. P 34: Blest be the everlasting God (BBC HB 486); Psalm 114; Isaiah 25, vv 1-9 (av); Crown him with many crowns (BBC HB 124) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Usual Arrangement by NESTA TUOMEY
Read by Brenda Winter ' Mrs Mooney sat in her hat and coat in the front hall waiting for her son to call. On her lap reposed a large carrier bag out of which protruded various shapes wrapped in Christmas paper. Sister Francis stopped in front of her. " Waiting for Patrick, dear? " she asked. " He'll be here any minute now, thank you, Sister. He's always so punctual ..." '
Producer JUDITH ELLIOTT BBC Northern Ireland


Read By: Brenda Winter
Read By: Mrs Mooney
Producer: Judith Elliott

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre



Unknown: John Tarrant

: Wildlife

Chris Mead. Mike Stoddart and David Streeter tackle questions put to them by members of the Chesham and District Natural History Society.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 2.5 pm)
Book, Wildlife Questions and Answers, 12.50, from booksellers


Unknown: Chris Mead.
Unknown: Mike Stoddart
Unknown: David Streeter
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Quote ... Unquote

Quotations ranging from the sublime to the gorblimey, identified and provided by John Lahr , Derek Parker Ned Sherrin and Rosemary Anne Sisson Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER Producer ALAN NIXON (Rptd: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Provided By: John Lahr
Provided By: Derek Parker
Provided By: Ned Sherrin
Provided By: Rosemary Anne Sisson
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor. including St Gregory 's Retreat: KATHY EDWARDS Visits a family-run retreat in the Welsh mountains offering prayer, meditation, manual labour, musical evenings and a fine home-prepared diet. Games People Play: 4: Chess. Enthusiasts explain its fascination and some of its secrets. Gadgets Galore!: DAPHNE METLAND picks her way through the range of electrical implements now available to the cook. 5: Slow Cooker
Winter Garden (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: St Gregory
Unknown: Kathy Edwards
Unknown: Daphne Metland

: News

: Tom Jones


: Kenneth Matthews Looks Back

Recollections of a professional traveller in a series of five talks 3: Vulcan and the King of Crete
The Greek island of Santorini has been the scene of one of the greatest archaeological romances of this generation. It was also the scene of a personal failure which haunts me to this day.'

: A Job for Two

Job-sharing is fast becoming a popular way to combine commitment to a career with a full family life. Anne Brown talks to a married couple who have shared a post as lecturer at Lancaster University for the past five years; and to two married women with small children who share a job as Senior Registrar at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. She discusses the advantages and disadvantages to employer and employee of a more flexible approach to work.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Talks: Anne Brown
Producer: Jane Marshall

: Story Time

Ten Sally (2)

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

A general knowledge contest between schools in Great Britain Second semi-final 14: South
TASKER MILWARD SCHOOL, Haverfordwest, Dyfed Questionmasters
(Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Dyfed 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

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP'S surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Cold Coast

' You either like it and then you love it, or you can't take it.'
Norway's Spitsbergen islands, only a few hundred miles from the North Pole, are home to about 1,000 Norwegians, but twice that number of Russians. Under a 1920 treaty, the subjects of 41 countries including Britain can live and work there.
This is a look at life in the coal-mining communities, all daylight in summer and all darkness in winter; at the delicate relationship with the Soviet Union because of Spitsbergen's strategic position: and at the sudden nourishing of wildlife and plants each year in its hard and beautiful landscape.
Presented and produced by John Arnott


Produced By: John Arnott

: Antony Hopkins

talking about music 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

In this edition,
Margaret Ford and Hannah Wright give some guidelines on choosing a gas cooker for a blind person to use.
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: Margaret Ford
Unknown: Hannah Wright

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer ANNE WINDER
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Anne Winder

: The World Tonight: News

Charles Wheeler reporting


Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: Wrinkles

The last in the present series of the mad-cap sit-com
6. Dear Lillian starring Tom Mennard and Anthea Askey and special guest appearance of Candice Barker
Producer MINE CRAIG BBC Manchester


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

: A Book at Bedtime

The Orchid Trilogy (6) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends 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.

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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