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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

t.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brtan Redhead
6 .45* Prayer lor the Dots THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN martyn
7,30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Bryan Martyn

: The Richard Stilgoe Letters

written and presented by Richard Stilsoe featuring
8.57 Weather; travet


Presented By: Richard Stilsoe
Unknown: Sir Ujec Bocdibt
Unknown: Giles T. Haircord

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Julia McKenzie , the actress and singer, has had many West End successes including Side By Side By
Sondheim, cowardy Cowardy Custard,
Company and now Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre. In conversation with ROY PLOMLEY. she chooses her eight records.
Producer DEREK drescher
(Julio McKenzie is a National Theatre player)


Unknown: Julia McKenzie
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher
Unknown: Julio McKenzie

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: News

: International Assignment

A Radio News production by RICHARD ANTHONY BAKER


Production By: Richard Anthony Baker

: Daily Service

litM p 67; 0 Come, let us sing (BBC iiB 465); Psalm 119, pt 3; John 21, vv
15-25 (RSV); God of love and truth and beauty (BBC HB 273) long wave only

: Morning Story

The Vitelli Madonna by MARK BOURKE
Read by Robert Rlctty


Unknown: Vitelli Madonna
Unknown: Mark Bourke
Read By: Robert Rlctty

: News

followed by travel

: You the Jury

Current and controversial issues are put on trial before Chairman
Geoffrey Robertson and an audience of jurors in Broadcasting House. London.
Today's motion:
Shops Should be Free to
Open When They Wish Proposer
BarSne ess Trumplngton Opposer
Lord Allen of Fallowfield
Two advocates will each call supporting witnesses to be questioned and cross-questioned. The jury will vote at the beginning and end of the trial so that any swing of opinion may b* measured and a verdict Producers SHARON U-. and MAGGIE REWERN
Woadcost on Easter Day at 6.15 pm)


Unknown: Geoffrey Robertson
Unknown: Trumplngton Opposer

: Bird of the Week

The yellowhammer is a startlingly bright yellow bird which sits on a bush calling' a-litUe-bit-ofbreadand-no-cheese . Jim Flegg turns to this open country bunting and its mysterious cousin - the corn bunting.
BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jim Flegg

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Frank Muir Goes into....

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour Introduced from

Birmingham by Maureen Staffer Kile Delight Free as the breeze; climbing and diving; bobbing brightly in the sky on the end of a string ... it's all cause for celebration because the kite flying season is here again.
Burgled.': david lloyd joins the police as they investigate a burglary, to see how a crime prevention scheme is working in Birmingham. Producer
MARGARET HORSFIELD BBC Birmingham The Intruder (3)
The Woman's Hour Book,
16.50, from booksellers


Unknown: Maureen Staffer
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Margaret Horsfield

: News

followed by travel

: Afternoon Theatre

To the Pier and Back Again by PETER LING with and The arrival of Lewis in the little seaside home of spinster sisters Kate and Celia soon creates what seems like an insoluble problem. But the solution when it comes seems ridiculously easy ... but hardly conventional and definitely not British!
Directed by david Johnston


Unknown: Peter Ling
Directed By: David Johnston
Lewis: Basil Moss
Kate: Ann Morrish
Celia: Jean Trend

: News

: Edward Blishen

on social archaeology

: Locally Speaking

A six-part series on dialects and accents in England today.
2: A Manner of Speakinof What makes one dialect different from another? Brian Redhead explores some of the finer points with the help of BBC
Local Radio archives and other recordings made around the country.
Consultant MALCOLM PETYT Producers


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Malcolm Petyt
Unknown: Christopher Stone

: Story Time

Z for Zachariah (4)

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough on VIIF until 5,55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

Halfan hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world 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 Rover 2000.
Producer geoff oobson Editor ROGER MACDONALD


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: lion 1.40 p?n)

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Profile ....

A personal portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote; an assessment of a public figure or the story of a private individual.

: Any Questions?

Lord Sleff of Brimpten
Professor Bernard Williams and Frederic Raphael tackle the issues raised by the audience at Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.
Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: Professor Bernard Williams
Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am) Book, Alistair Cooke 's
America, hardback £12.00, paperback £7.75, from booksellers


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

includes a review of The Nerd, a new play by Larry Shue starring Derek Griffiths at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; and a preview of the Orson Welles film season on BBC2. which includes Citizen Kane, The
Magnificent Ambersons and Chimes at Midnight. Presenter
Michael Billlngton Producer


Play By: Larry Shue
Unknown: Derek Griffiths
Unknown: Michael Billlngton
Producer: Clare Selerte Grey

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the worM


Unknown: John Morgan

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis David Tate
Sheila Steafel and Jon Glover
Written by BOB sinfield ,
(Repealed, i'ul 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Jon Glover
Written By: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: James Iu;ndru
Unknown: John Revell
Unknown: Dave Dixon
Unknown: Paul Mayhkw-Archeh

: A Book at Bedtime

The Awakening (5) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: Chamber Jazz

The last of a series of nightly rendezvous with records of the finest small groups of the last 40 years. Presented by Michael Bowen
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol long wave only


Presented By: Michael Bowen
Producer: Brian Patten

: 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.

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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.

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