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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Wendy Jones
8.45* Prayer /or the Day with RABBI HUGO GRYN
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
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: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Hugo Gryn
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Midweek: Russell Harty's People

An ordinary talk show with extraordinary
Including Libby Purves ' birthday guest.


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

long wave only

: Morning Story

Destiny Obscure by JANET CAIRD
Read by Fraser Kerr long wave only


Unknown: Janet Caird
Read By: Fraser Kerr

: Daily Service

NEM, p 102; This is the day of light (BBC HB 399); Psalm 119; Luke 16. vv
1-9 (NEB); This is the day the Lord hath made (BBC HB 400)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

long wave only

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: Transatlantic Quiz 1982

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Including
Guest of the Week: The composer
Sir Lennox Berkeley
Those Dancing Years:
Mary Ellis , Ivor Novello 's leading lady and the original ' Rose Marie now aged 82, talks about her life as a singer (with Caruso and Chaliapin) and as an actress. The Stepsisters (5) long wave only


Unknown: Sir Lennox Berkeley
Unknown: Mary Ellis
Unknown: Ivor Novello
Unknown: Rose Marie

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Serang by VINCENT MCINERNEY with On Merchant Navy steamers the Serang was the man in charge of the Indian crew. It was the custom that any unofficial profits were shared between him and the European crew. If this did not happen there was bound to be trouble.


Unknown: Vincent McInerney
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Alex: Donald McBride
the Second: Henry Stamper
Tele-Wallah: Sam Dastor
Chief: Ronald Herdman
Tony: Gary Cady
Clan-: McFunnel- Casing-
Tavish: Steve Hodson

: Time for Verse

Six All
So many programmes presented by H. Colin Davis
2: All Change
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol


Presented By: H. Colindavis
Reader: David Davis
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: Early Days

Thora Hird talks to MIKE CRAIG about the start of her entertaining career.


Talks: Thora Hird
Unknown: Mike Craig

: File on 4

Major Issues, changing attitudes, events at home and abroad.

: Story Time

Landscape With Dead Dons (8)

: PM

Presenters Liz Donnelly and Robert Williams on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news


Presenters: Liz Donnelly
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden
In the Chair Steve Race Questions by STEVE race Producer PETE ATKIN
(Repeated: Fri 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurj 1.40 pm)

: Checkpoint

Investigations into the problems of listeners, which can include being the victims of unfair dealings, sharp practice, Injustice and even fraud. Presenter Roger Cook
(Repeated: Thurs 9.3 am)


Presenter: Roger Cook

: The Reith Lectures 1982

The Arts Without Mystery
Denis Donoghue, the Henry James Professor of Letters at New York University, gives the first of six lectures on the place of the arts In modern society.
The Zealots of Explanation
'The painter Jasper Johns once remarked: " I can imagine a society without art at all, and It Is not a bad society." Did he mean that the ways of art are Intolerably oblique, and that for much of the time we want to live directly? Or that art gets In the way of other things, perhaps higher causes?' (Rptd: Sun 5.0 pm, R3. Text of this week's lecture in THE LISTENER dated 11 November)


Lecturer: Denis Donoghue

: Travellers' Tales

A 13-part series in which Jeremy Siepmann recounts, with the help of letters, diaries and memoirs, the adventures and reflections of composers abroad.
2: Haydn in England
' In France, the girls are virtuous and the wives are whores; in Holland the girls are whores and the wives are virtuous; In England they stay proper all their lives.' with Peter Vaughan as Haydn Producer CATHY WEARING


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Unknown: Peter Vaughan
Unknown: Haydn Producer Cathy

: People of the Pacific Century

2: Taking Off
Robots on an assembly line sing monotonous songs to each other, watched over by men who yesterday were peasants In paddy fields. Yesterday's wood carvers are producing cars. The people of the Pacific have encompassed an entire social and Industrial revolution in one generation. They have tumbled more times than Humpty Dumpty, spilt quitealotofbloodin the process, but, remarkably, put themselves together again. In the second of six programmes, Mary Goldring explains. Producer TOM READ
(Repeated: Thurs 11.3 am)


Unknown: Mary Goldring

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Blgsby
Investigates the reaction tothefirstweekof television programmes on Channel 4. Producer


Unknown: Richard Bannerman

: weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: In the Air

Anthony Holden and Anne Gregg present ... entertainment to put the steam back into radio.
Stories behind the news and people behind the stories - a run around the Inside track of showbiz, the media, money, books, music, fashion and politics.


Unknown: Anthony Holden
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Producers: Julian Hale
Producers: Dick Gilbert

: A Book at Bedtime

Turtle Diary (3) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's International business report; market trends 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.

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.

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