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: News Briefing

News. weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
S.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICIIARD HARRIES
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: Riciiard Harries
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The versatile entertainer Frankic Howerd , who has now added an appearance in the operetta Die
Fledermaus to his list of achievements, discusses With ROY PLOMLF. Y the eight records he would take to a desert island.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only


Unknown: Frankic Howerd
Unknown: Roy Plomlf.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Feedback

Tom Vernon confronts producers and management with your criticisms and comments about BBC radio and television.
Producer SUSAN SNAILUM (Repeated: Sat 4.15 pm) long wave only
Please send questions, criticisms or praise about radio or television to: Feedback,
BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Producer: Susan Snailum

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents around the world cast their collective eye over a contemporary issue.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL long wave only


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Daily Service

NEM. p 17; Praise we the Lord (bp 72); Canticle 3; Hebrews 12, vv 14-29
(Rsv): The maker of the sun and moon (BBC HB 60) long wave only

: Morning Story

Read by Shirley Dixon Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Jill Norris
Read By: Shirley Dixon
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

long wave only

: Great Families of Britain

The Princely House of Hamilton
long wave only

: Bird of the Week

The sight of skeins of white-fronted geese flying across the scudding clouds over an estuary is only matched by the sound of these, perhaps the noisiest, of our winter visitors.
Introduced by Jim Flegg BBC Bristol long wave only


Introduced By: Jim Flegg

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: My Word!

Devised by TONY SITRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dllys Powell and Frank Mulr challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden In the chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
Executive producer BODBYJAYE
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Tony Sitryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dllys Powell
Unknown: Frank Mulr
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Moore

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian widlake with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

from Wales
Introduced from Cardiff by Noreen Bray
Taking the Waters:
Some of the knowing ones suggest that Llandrindod and Llanwrtyd were the sites where stood Sodom and Gomorrah which accounts for the sulphurous nature of the place ' stated a guide book of 1890 to the spas of mid-Wales. '
PHILIP RICKMANNreports on the campaign to revive a popular Victorian spa. Sonas from the Seven Seas: at the start of Maritime England Year, STAN HUGiLL , the last British shantyman. remembers the days of sail.
Producer KATE FENTON BBC Wales
Catrlona (12) long wave only


Unknown: Noreen Bray
Unknown: Stan Hugill
Producer: Kate Fenton

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Credit Account by A S. RODERTSON with Fulton Mackay as Bob Redundant at 56!
Bob Kemp decides to spend, spend, spend.
Because another job is sure to turn up.
Directed by PETER KING


Unknown: Fulton MacKay
Unknown: Bob Redundant
Unknown: Bob Kemp
Directed By: Peter King
Rita: Liz Fraser
Terry: Chrlstopher Fulford
Pinky: Stanley Page
Jill: Alex Marshall
Dave: Bernard Gallagher

: Poetry Please!

: Newseries Modern French Writers

Three programmes on outstanding works by French writers of this century.
1: André
Gide Gide 's rebellion against sexual and social conformity led him to be called a corrupter of youth and ' a public danger ' by critics in the 20s.
Norma Rinsler introduces readings from three short novels by this very Influential and controversial writer: The Immoralist, Strait is the Gate and La Symphonie Pastorale.
Reader Michael Goldie Producer ALAN WILDING


Unknown: Gide Gide
Introduces: Norma Rinsler
Reader: Michael Goldie
Producer: Alan Wilding

: Story Time

Marital Rites (5)

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs brings you stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport, and Tom Boswell tests the economy version of the Volkswagen Golf.


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm) Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Helen Leadbeater
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Dennett
Tom Forrest,: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Iiarrison
Clarrie Grundy .: Heather Beli
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Robin Catchpole: Edward McCarthy

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from the BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.
Producer ray abbott
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Profile

Is there a conflict between a life in business and a life in politics? Profile looks at
Keith Wickenden , mp. Chairman of European Ferries.


Unknown: Keith Wickenden
Producer: Andrew Curry

: Any Questions?

Baroness Phillips Lady Antonia Fraser Phil Drabble and Miles Klngton tackle the issues raised by the audience at at Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: Baroness Phillips Lady Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Miles Klngton
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Allstair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am) Book, Alistair Cooke 's
America, hardback £12.0. paperback £7.75, from booksellers


Unknown: Allstair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Includes F. D. It. , The Life and Times of Franklin D. Roosevelt, a centenary re-assessment by the veteran
Washington columnist
Joseph Alsop ; and Trojans by Farrukh Dhondy , the first of two productions in a three-month residency by the Black Theatre Co-operative at the Riverside Studios in London.
Presenter Sheridan Morley Producer


Unknown: F. D. It.
Unknown: Joseph Alsop
Unknown: Farrukh Dhondy
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis Sheila Stcafcl David Tate and David Jason
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Sheila Stcafcl
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: David Jason
Written By: Bob Sinfield
Written By: Tony Sarciiet
Unknown: James Iiendrie
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: A Book at Bedtime

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (10) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: Glyn Worsnip

sallies forth into the BBC Sound Archives in search of the sublime and the ridiculous.
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.

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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