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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
6.45* Prayer for the Day with THE REV ALEC GILMORE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.30. 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: Alec Gilmore
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Checkpoint

long wave only

: The Living World

The Flight of tile Condor South America - the land of torrent ducks, vampire bats and monkey-eating butterflies. Wildlife film-makers
Michael Andrews , Keenan Smart and Hugh Miles explored islands. deserts and jungles and came face to face with the bright orange metre-long giant leech.
BBC Bristol
long wave only


Unknown: Michael Andrews
Unknown: Keenan Smart
Unknown: Hugh Miles
Unknown: Anne Blair

: News

long wave only

: Your Move or Mine

Chris Serle investigates the agonising business of buying and selling houses - how to buy, occupy and improve a house for the smallest possible outlay and with the least possible trouble.
With the help of financial expert Tom Tiekell. Chris shows how to beat the system and avoid costly mistakes.
Producer STEPHEN PHELPS Editor ROGER MACDONALD long wave only


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Tom Tiekell.
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: Daily Service

nem, p 106; Prayer is the soul's sincere desire
(BBC HB 347); Psalm 95;
I Corinthians 12, vv 21-31a (av); The King of love my shepherd is (BBC hb 475) long wave only

: Morning Story

Perfidious Albion by GWYN CLARK
Read by Dillwyn Owen
Producer HERBERT Williams BBC Wales


Read By: Dillwyn Owen
Producer: Herbert Williams

: News

long wave only

: File on 4

(Broadcast: Wed 8.45 pm) long wave only

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out vour queries.
Producer JEREMY birchall long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Jeremy Birchall

: News

: You and Yours

Including JILL todo with the BBC Shopping Basket. Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Never Too Late

18.55 Weather; programme news

: The World at One: News

presenter Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long ivatc only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor , including Chattanooga Choo-Choo in Chinal: SUSAN MARLING hears about a musical trip to the East. Talking Point on , Stepping ': looks at some of the emotional and practical difficulties facing step-parents and children.
An Owl Came to Stay by CLAIRE ROME abridged in three parts by JANET HICKSON
Rpadbv Caroline Blakiston (1)
When Claire Rome agreed to look after a young tawny owl found by some boys in a park, It was the beginning of a unique experience.... (Music: Addison's Divertimento) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Unknown: Rpadbv Caroline Blakiston

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Before the Cock Crows by MARIAN CAMPBELL
Laurie is the youngest of Steven and Pegs four sons. The elder three have now all left home and it will not be long before Laurie will leave school. His brothers have entered the world with varying degrees of success but what does the future offer Laurie, a pleasant, considerate teenager with a mental age of 8? Laurie is a mongol. What can society do for him?
Directed by ROGER PINE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Marian Campbell
Directed By: Roger Pine
Steven: John Hollis
Peg: Diana Bishop
Tony: Trevor Harrison
Mrs McVee: Sandra Clark
Manager: Anthony Benson
Mr FOX: Ralph Lawton
Mrs Grey: Nancy Gower
Warden: Alan Devereux
Mrs Mayes: Eileen Barry
Miss Jay: Hedli Niklaus
Gordon: Jack Holloway

: Home Base

A weekly look at some of the people and the places around the United Kingdom that don't always make the national headlines.

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney talks to Victoria Glendinning about the specific problems that she had to face when researching and writing her new award-winning biography of Edith Sitwell. He also visits the Northumberland home of one of this country's most popular novelists Catherine Cookson.


Talks: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Victoria Glendinning
Unknown: Edith Sitwell.
Unknown: Catherine Cookson.
Producer: Jeremy Birchall

: Story Time

An Old Captivity 9)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
(on VHF until 5.55)

5.50 Shipping forecast (long wave only)

5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenter: Robert Williams
Presenter: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: Any Answers?

Your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questionst Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash. (Repeated/ Sat 7.50 am)


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: The Archers

Written by TERRY JAMES (Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Cast for the week;
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Terry James
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracy-Jane White
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Robin Catchpole: Edward McCarthy
Myra: Shirley Stelfox

: Time for Verse

Simon Brett 's final selection of ' Useful Verse ' considers the efficacy of medical poetry.
Producer ALEC reid


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: David Gooderson
Unknown: Wendy Murray

: Alfred Brendel

( piano) Part 1
Haydn Sonata in D (HXVI 51)
Mozart Sonata in A minor (K 310)
Schubert Sonata in A (D 664)

: Forty Years Ago

The novelist, Benedict Kiely returns to his native Omagh town which he left 40 years ago. He talks about the features of the town and the people who helped shape his life.
Producer MARTIN dillon (First broadcast on Radio Ulster)


Unknown: Benedict Kiely
Producer: Martin Dillon

: Concert

Part 2
Berg Sonata Op 1
Schumann Fantasy in c, Op 17
(Given on 17 January in the Royal Festival Hall, London)

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Christopher Hampton 's new play The Portage to San Cristobal of A. H., based on a novel by George Steiner , starring Alec McCowen as Adolf Hitler , which opened at the Mermaid Theatre.
London, last night; and the British premiere of Edward Cowie 's fantasy opera Commedia at
Sadler's Wells Theatre in London.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer


Unknown: Christopher Hampton
Novel By: George Steiner
Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Adolf Hitler
Unknown: Edward Cowie
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Clare Seleriegrey

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

Charmed Lives (9) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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.

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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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