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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
6 55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by Christopher SLADE
7.25", 8.25* Sport
7 30, 8.30 News headlines
7.45. Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday In Parliament
8.57 Weather: travel


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Timpson
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Christopher Slade

: News

: Desert Island Discs: Rt Hon George Thomas

The Rt Hon George Thomas first entered Parliament as an MP in 1945. Since 1976 he has been Speaker of the House of Commons and in that capacity he took a major role in the State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday. In conversation with Roy Plomley he talks about his career and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical Island. Long wave only.


Castaway: Rt Hon George Thomas
Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Feedback

Margaret Percy confronts producers and management with your criticisms and comments about BBC radio and television.
Producer susan snailum Please send questions, criticisms or praise about radio or television to: Feedback,
BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
(Repeated: Sun 6.15 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Margaret Percy

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL i Repeated: Sat 4.2 pm) long wave only


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

Read by Margot Boyd long wave only


Unknown: Robin Jenkins
Read By: Margot Boyd

: Daily Service

neh, p 84: Jesu, grant me this, I pray (BBC us 517); Psalm 142: Luke 14 vv 15-24 (NEB); Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC HB 481)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: The War Journal of Marie Meade

translated and adapted for radio by SALLY JENKINS In the early summer of 1940, Marie Meade was a widow in her 60s, enjoying a quiet and comfortablelifeinher remote country house in Normandy.
In what seemed like no time.the German Army had invaded and the region was under occupation. So that her children would know what it had been like,
Marie decided to keep a diary. She records her feelings and gives a finely detailed picture of life under the new regime. with Katherine Parr as Marie Meade
Producer PETER WINDOWS BBC Birmingham long wave only


Unknown: Sally Jenkins
Unknown: Marie Meade
Unknown: Katherine Parr
Unknown: Marie Meade
Producer: Peter Windows

: Natural Selection

Dormice as astronauts? Does this small mammal hold the secret of suspended animation? Mike Stoddart wonders about Roman delicacy and deep-sleeper - the dormouse.
Producer MELINDA barker BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Mike Stoddart

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Brcckon


Presenter: Bill Brcckon

: My Music

12.55 Weather: travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Wldlake


Presenter: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

introduced from Northern Ireland by Helen Madden
Guest: Anne Devlin , a new young writer who this month receives one of Ireland's most coveted literary awards and has her first play broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Suiting Himself:
JOHN BENNETT goes to town on a shopping spree of kinds....
Producer COLIN LEWIS The Stepsisters (2) long wave only


Unknown: Helen Madden
Unknown: Anne Devlin
Unknown: John Bennett
Producer: Colin Lewis

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Bitter Loyalty by SUE RODWELL
I I knew you were wild ... but I never thought you would be disloyal.' It is London, 1813.
A young wife's duty to her husband is called into question when she becomes Involved in the issues arising from the trial of a servant girl,
Emily Pearson. Is the girl guilty or merely society's victim? Helen Norris searches for the answers.
Directed by PAT trueman


Unknown: Sue Rodwell
Unknown: Emily Pearson.
Unknown: Helen Norris
Directed By: Pat Trueman
Helen Norris: Angharad Rees
Frederick Norris, QC: Malcolm Stoddard
Recorder: Gordon Reid
Emily Pearson: Christine Absalom
Charlotte Baxter/Lady: Scott Diana Bishop
Mr Baxter: Martin Friend
Mr Pearson/Sir William: Scott Brian Haines
Edward Scott: Nicholas Gecks
Kent: Sion Probert
Mason: John Church
Turnkey: Gordon Reid
Elizabeth/Mary: Lolly Cockerell
Jackson/Mr Cotton: Christopher Scott
Mr Eldon/Harvey: Alexander John
Old Kate: Peggy Paige

: News

: Smith on the Abyss

PHIL smith pauses on the brink of some personal nightmares and - undaunted - peers within. 4: At Home in the Abyss

: Mrs Earle's Surrey Garden

In 1897 Mrs C. W. Earle published the first of her immensely popular trilogy Pot-pourri from a Surrey Garden.
Aristocrat by birth, poor man's wife by vocation, she gave her readers an inimitable hotch-potch of advice on every aspect of the good life.
Anne Jones presents a portrait of the lady, with readings from her books and memoirs by Cella Johnson.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol
Mrs Earle's Pot-pourri.
17.95, Irom booksellers


Unknown: Mrs C. W. Earle
Unknown: Anne Jones
Unknown: Cella Johnson.

: Story Time

Landscape With Dead Dons (5)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Going Places

with Clive Jacobs bringing you the stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport.
TnmBnswellteststhe Mercedes-Benz 280CE Producer geoff DOBSON Editor ROGER MACDONALD


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer KATE FENTON


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Kate Fenton

: Profile

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

: Any Questions?

from Marlborough, Wiltshire
Guests, Including
The Rt lion Tony Benn , mp The Rt Hon
Norman St John Stevas, mp tackle the questions raised by the audience. Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of A
Woman Called Golda, a television film based on the life of Golda Meir, played by Ingrid Bergman , on BBC1; and Erte At Ninety, the complete graphics of the artist who was responsible for the Art Deco look and designed
. sets and costumes for the Folies Bergcre. Hollywood films as well as fashion covers.
Presenter Sheridan Morley Producer ROBIN WHITS


Played By: Ingrid Bergman
Presenter: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Robin Whits

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason
David Tatc and Tracey Ullman
Written by JAMES hendrie , JOHN REVELL , ANDREA SOLOMONS. IAN BROWN ROY apps and others .Producer JAN RAVENS


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: David Tatc
Unknown: Tracey Ullman
Written By: James Hendrie
Written By: John Revell
Unknown: Ian Brown

: A Book at Bedtime

Fried Eggs are Mediterranean by SLYVIATOWNSEND WARNER Read by Geraldine McEwan long wave only


Read By: Geraldine McEwan

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: Archive Auction

BERNARD JACKSON explores the darkest recesses of the archives to find his choices in an imaginary auction.
Producer ELSBETH THOLSTRUP long wave only


Unknown: Bernard Jackson
Producer: Elsbeth Tholstrup

: 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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