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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

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Peter Mayne
6.45" Prayer for the Day
7.0. 8.4 Today's News
Read by Peter Donaldson News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Peter Mayne
Unknown: Edgar Ruddock

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

with a confection of conversation, sprinkled liberally with anecdote and iced with, a little bit of music.
Producer dill rooers

: News

long nave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM, p 34:
Alleluia' (BBC HB 98);
Psalm 57; 1 Corinthians 1. vv 1.17 (AV'; Finished the strife of battle now (BP 17) long wave only

: Morning Story

Everything Laid On by BRIAN OHNVlII. E
Read by Peter Craze Producer Mircil RAPER


Unknown: Brian Ohnvlii.
Read By: Peter Craze
Producer: Mircil Raper

: News

long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

long wave only

: News

: You and Yours

presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Around the World in 25 Years

12.55 Weather: programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Guest of the Week: Dr Ronald Davie, director of the National Children's Bureau.
A Bitten Baby: JILL BURRIDGE looks at a suspected case of rabies.
Stepping by NANCY THAYER abridged in 11 parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Read by Anna Massey (1)
Charlie's first wife was born and raised in Kansas as I was, but she was born in 1931: I was born in 1943. She grew up wanting a secure conventional life. I grew up wanting anything but that. But perhaps we'll both end up being ex-wives of Charlie's.
(Music: Bolling's Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano)
long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dr Ronald Davie
Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Anna Massey

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

You're Laughing, Claud by MICHAEL TOFT
A tendency to giggle nervously might not seem much of a disability, but when the person afflicted hums inanely or whistles under his breath when he's not laughing, the odds against the sufferer being socially acceptable are mounting. And when his name's Daft he might just as well be swinging a leper's bell ...
Directed by TONY CLIFF
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Toft
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Brighlside/Verger/Vicar: Geoffrey Banks
Amy Daft: Ann Rye
Claud Daft: Colin Edwynn
Brian Daft: Russell Dixon
Harold Rudge: Keith Clifford
Dorothy: Judith Barker
Jean Rudge: Sue Jenkins
Bessie Wheeler/ Norma Rudge: Paula Tilbrook

: Zoo Talk

A collection of stories from the zoo.
From the depths of the Rhino House at the London Zoo, education officer Michael Boorer tells tales of lawnmowers and Greek horses - to the accompaniment of some very odd noises. Producer


Unknown: Michael Boorer

: Breast High Amid the Corn

The life and poetry of Thomas Hood compiled and presented by Gabriel Woolf
Delicate, impecunious, impractical, Thomas Hood died before his time. lie raged at poverty but joked about his own sickness - was both angry versifier and punster. Like the poor man in his poem
Faithless Sally Brown ': ' His death, which happened in his berth,
At 40-odd befell:
They went and told the sexton, and The sexton loll'd the bell.' Poems read by MAUREEN O'BRIEN
Read and sung by DAVID TIMSON
JANE DODD (piano)


Unknown: Thomas Hood
Presented By: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: Thomas Hood
Read By: Maureen O'Brien
Sung By: David Timson
Piano: Jane Dodd
Hood: David Timson

: Story Time

Marital Rites (8)

: PM

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


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: My Word!

Devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden In the chair
John Julius Norwich
Questions compiled by PETER MOORE
Executive producer BOBBY JAYE


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Moore
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

A weekly investigation into the problems of listeners.
Presenter Roger Cook


Presenter: Roger Cook

: The Profession of Intelligence

The second of three documentaries in which Dr Christopher Andrew looks at the history of British intelligence since the Second World War.
He describes how a series of gaffes led to the reform of M16, and how satellites and computers put the spies out in the cold.


Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew
Producer: Peter Everett

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: File on 4

(Details: Thurs 11.5 am)

: Kaleidoscope

reviews Some Sort of Epic Grandeur, a biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Matthew J. Bruccoli ; and Skirmishes, a new play by Catherine Hayes at the Hampstead Theatre. Presenter Paul Allen


Unknown: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Matthew J. Bruccoli
Play By: Catherine Hayes
Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Jane Stenning

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Quote... Unquote

Broadcast Tues 12.27 pm)

: A Book at Bedtime

A Portrait of the Arlist as a Young Man (13) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

longi 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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