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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in tire week ahead.
Presented from Scotland by Allan Wright
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Allan Wright

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Wendy Jones
6.45* Prayer for the Day With DOM EDMUND JONES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by colin DORAN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45' Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Read By: Colin Doran
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: Glyn Worsnip

sallies forth into the BBC Sound Archives in search of the sublime and the ridiculous.
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fifty-five minutes of unpredictable and lively conversation from the personalities who will be in the news this week. Producer PETER ESTALL


Producer: Peter Estall

: News

long wave only

: Money Box

long wave only

: Daily Service

NEM. p 93: A gladsome hvmn of praise (BP 1); Psalm 34, vv 1-10; 1
Corinthians 9. vv 24-27 and 10, vv 1-5. 11-13 (AV); Lord of all hopefulness (BBC HB 309) long ware only

: Morning Story

The Voice of the Turtle bv SOMERSET MAUGHAM
Read by Richard Hurndall ' Without the smallest consciousness of what she was doing she showed herself vindictive and envious, hard as nails, vain. cruel, and mercenary. She was a woman without a heart! Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Richard Hurndall
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

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: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits Swindon, Wiltshire
long wave only


Presenter: Brian Johnston

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners.
Presented bv
P. J, Kavanagh
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Fri 4.5 pm) Requests to:
Poetry Please!,
BBC Bristol, BS8 2LR long wave only


Unknown: June Barrie
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Bill Breckon Editor DAVID HARDING


Presenter: Bill Breckon
Editor: David Harding

: Legal, Decent, Honest and Truthful

Ken Handleys got a problem. A BIG pioblem. Ken Handleys in advertising
Martin Jarvis is Ken Handley with Script and commercial concepts by GUY JENKIN Commercials by JONCANTER
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Ken Handleys
Unknown: Ken Handleys
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Ken Handley
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Sarah: Sheila Steafel
June: Wendy Richard
Sandy: Christopher Godwin
Freddie: Lockwood West
Mr Sandell: John Blythe
Cindy: Heather Bell
Katie: Miranda Forbes

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including during the week some Talking Point discussions, Your Letters and other topics.
Among these today
The Best Things in Life.
1 - Earth. BRENDA KIDMAN is exiled for a day to a salt mine in Cheshire.
Will the Iron Eventually Turn to Goldt JANE
STEVENS with a reflection. Stepping (9)
Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Brenda Kidman
Unknown: Goldt Jane
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Centenier by ALAN DOWNER

: Back in Ten Minutes

John Fowles takes a gentle stroll through French Lieutenant's
Woman country, above the Cobb at Lyme Regis. Producer JOHN HARRISON
BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Fowles
Producer: John Harrison

: Story Time

An Old Captivity (6)

: PM

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


Presenters: Valerie Singleton
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

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

: Just a Minute

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Raised repeat of 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play: Where Were You the Night They Shot the President?

by Martyn Read
It is the summer of 1963. It is the time of The Beatles and President Kennedy. It is the time when young Richard has finished at school. But his teacher Major Breeze is trying to persuade him to go to University, and there is also Judith, who believes that Richard's education should continue along different lines. Richard's innocence becomes a battleground for two formidable opponents.
(Repeated: Sun 2.30pm)


Writer: Martyn Read
Director: David Spenser
Judith: Annette Crosbie
Major Breeze: Peter Jeffrey
Richard: Dominic Guard
Clive Tavlor: Spencer Banks
Angela Harris: Tracy Childs
Mildred Mason: Pauline Letts
Brian: John Warner
Williams: Martyn Read

: Kaleidoscope

includes Priest of Love, a new film starring Ian McKellen as D. H. Lawrence and Janet Suzman as his German wife, Frieda; and Bleak House, the classic serial on Radio 4 with Michael Bryant and Sarah Kestclman.
Presenter Richard Mayne Producer ANNE WINDER Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Sarah Kestclman.
Presenter: Richard Mayne
Producer: Anne Winder
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod Editor KEN GOUDIE


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Ken Goudie

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's laboratories.


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deeiian

: A Book at Bedtime

Charmed Lives (6) long wave only

: TheFinancial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

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: News

Weather report; forecast long leave only 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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