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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.
6.25Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45* Prayer /or the Day With THE REV ADAM FORD
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Adam Ford
Read By: Bryan Martin

: The Widower

Part 7

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Pot Plants
Is the present you were given for Christmas already showing signs of wear and tear? How long can you reasonably expect a plant to go on thriving in a modern, centrally-heated house?
Jock Davidson , an expert on houseplants, joins
Jill Burridge to answer your questions about caring for greenery in your home.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Jock Davidson
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: 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 93; Dear Shepherd of thy people (BBC 115 259); Psalm 90. vv 1-6.
12-17; Hebrews 8, vv 1-13 (Rsv); Be with me, Lord (bp 6) long wave only

: Morning Story: Johnny Come Home

by John Wood
Read by Graham Roberts
'Into the dark skies of eastern Lincolnshire, the Lancaster bombers disappeared and 13 of them, including "J for Johnny", would not come back.'
BBC Birmingham


Author: John Wood
Reader: Graham Roberts
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

long wave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Salient Facts by KARL BARRY
long wave only


Unknown: Karl Barry

: Wildlife

1 In Thailand I saw massive elephants in tealc forests stepping over rtihris logs, etc and not once did their hind legs touch these obstacles. How could they avoid objects which they can t see directly? '
Malcolm Coe Janet Kear and Stephen Sutton tread stealthily through some more of your natural queries.
Presented by Derek Jones
BBC Bristol,
(Repeated:Sat3.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Malcolm Coe
Unknown: Janet Kear
Unknown: Stephen Sutton
Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: Brian Leith

: News 12 2 You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees invites Robert Lacey, Naomi Lewis,
Christopher Matthew and Sir Huw Wheldon to identify quotations, famous and obscure, and to share their favourites. Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher

(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news



Presenter: Nigel Rees
Panellist: Robert Lacey
Panellist: Naomi Lewis
Panellist: Christopher Matthew
Panellist: Sir Huw Wheldon
Reader: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast tong trace only

: News

long irate only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor, including:
Pick of the Paperbacks: some ideas on spending your Christmas tokens.
A Good Trawl: Jenny BanksS catches up on the state of the wet fish market and why we don't eat more fresh fish.
A Start in Life (10)
long wave only


Unknown: Jenny Banks

: News

: Tom Jones: 6: The Happy Bitches

by Henry Fielding.
The last of six parts adapted for radio by Hallam Tennyson.
With Anton Lesser as Tom Jones, Kathryn Hurlbutt as Sophia Western,
Peter Jeffrey as Squire Western, Sarah Badel as Miss Western, Clifford Rose as Squire Allworthy, Charles Gray as Lord Fellamar, Annette Crosbie as Mrs Waters, and Martin Jarvis as Henry Fielding.
In which Tom Jones languishes in prison; Lord Fellamar may yet marry Sophia; Mrs Waters brings Tom succour; Tom's mother is revealed and everything ends happily.
(Martin Jarvis is in "Caught in the Act" at the Garrick Theatre, London)


Author: Henry Fielding
Dramatist: Hallam Tennyson
Music: Ilona Sekacz
Director: Martin Jenkins
Henry Fielding: Martin Jarvis
Tom Jones: Anton Lesser
Sophia Western: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Squire Western: Peter Jeffrey
Miss Western: Sarah Badel
Squire Allworthy: Clifford Rose
Lord Fellamar: Charles Gray
Mrs Waters: Annette Crosbie
Mrs Miller: Eva Stuart
Mr Blifil: Andrew Secombe
Turnkey/Dowling: Ronald Herdman
Mr Partridge: John Warner
Mr Nightingale: David McAlister
Mr Thwackum: Hugh Dickson

: Places of Pilgrimage

Six programmes In which Bernard Jackson visits some of the centres of Christianity in Europe. 2: Canterbury
Producer inn* iowklli


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: The Bogart File

The Cult Figure
Casablanca transformed Humphrey Bogart from an actor renowned for gangster roles into a big romantic star with one of the cinema's most enduring images.
Terence Pettigrew looks at Bogart's later years, which included his personal and professional partnership with Lauren Bacall and his Oscar-winning performance in The African Queen. Producer WENDY CLAY


Unknown: Humphrey Bogart
Unknown: Terence Pettigrew
Unknown: Lauren Bacall
Producer: Wendy Clay

: Story Time

The Rover (7)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Gordon Clough on VlIF until 5.55
5.5(1 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Never Too Late

Thora Hlrd , Avis Bunnage Megs Jenkins in The Omen with Joe Gladwin , John Graham , Henry Knowles Written by TERRY GREGSON Producer EDWARD TAYLOR (Rptd: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Thora Hlrd
Unknown: Avis Bunnage
Unknown: Megs Jenkins
Unknown: Joe Gladwin
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Henry Knowles
Written By: Terry Gregson
Producer: Edward Taylor

: 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
Producer bsboru cohen (Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: The Black Ships

The strange and amusing story of the first successful attempt by the United States to establish diplomatic ties with the mysterious, inviolate and feudal Imperial Japan in 1853.
Written and presented by Bernard Keeffe with Alan Tilvern as Commodore Matthew T. Perry and David Healey as Townsend Harris, first American Consul in Japan
'The Japanese couldn't see enough of us and our ways. They peered into every nook and cranny, into the muzzles of guns, hauling the ropes, measuring the boats, looking eagerly into the engine room. and constantly making notes and sketches. The Japanese are undoubtedly an intelligent people, and may be made something of in time, but they are just three centuries behind the age in everything.'

(Repeated: Fri 11.5 am)


Writer/Presenter: Bernard Keeffe
Director: John Theocharis
Commodore Matthew T. Perry: Alan Tilvern
Townsend Harris: David Healey
[Actor]: Steve Hodson
[Actor]: Tom Hunsinger
[Actor]: Marvin Kane
[Actor]: John Livesey
[Actor]: Stuart Milligan
[Actor]: Kerry Shale

: Antony Hopkins

talking about music ANTONY HOPKINS explores a musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and with records.
Producer Patrick LAMBERT


Producer: Patrick Lambert

: In Touch

Do parents still have a choice of schools? Kevin Mulhern reports on the implications for blind children of the new Education Bill.
Presenter Peter White Producer TUENt heshel
Blitui listeners can phone in suggestions and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]8.30 10.0 pm


Unknown: Kevin Mulhern
Presenter: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

A nightly review of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer CATHERINE WARING
9.59 Weather


Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Catherine Waring

: The World Tonight: News

Peter Paterson reporting


Unknown: Peter Paterson

: Nashville

: A Book at Bedtime

Rogue Male 7) lung ware only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Ravel

Le tombeau de Coupcrin VLADO PERLEMUTER (piano) gramophone record


Piano: Vlado Perlemuter

: 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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