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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
S.45* Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.30 8.30 News headlines 745' Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.57 Weather; travel


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The baritone Thomas Allen , who began his operatic career with the Welsh National Opera, has built up an International reputation. In conversation with Roy PLOMLEY , he talks about his career and chooses his eight records.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only


Baritone: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Feedback

Margaret Percy confronts producers and management with your broadcasting comments. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM Address: 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
(Repeated: Sat 4.2 pm) long wave only


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

The World Upside Down by H. E. BATES
Read by Anna Sharkey long wave only


Unknown: H. E. Bates
Read By: Anna Sharkey

: Daily Service

NEM, p 110: Love divine. all loves excelling (BBC HB 329); Psalm 138; Luke 16. vv 19-31 (NEB); Thine for ever! (bp 89)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: You The Jury

long wave only

: Natural Selection

A snails eye view of life under the canopy of a hedge. CulUn
Bantcch explores the problems of being slow and delicious.
Producer MELINDA BARKER BBC Bristol long wave only


Producer: Melinda Barker

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers presenter Jennl Mills

: My Music

12.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Wldlake with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only.

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Maureen Staffer Small Islands - Big Game:
MARGARET HORSFIELD VleWS hippos, buffalo and elephants from two small Islands on Lake Karlba. Facing the World: iris LINN explains how the Red Cross Cosmetic Camouflage service can change people's lives. Producer ANN TENNANT BBC Birmingham The Stepsisters (7) long wave only


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Producer: Ann Tennant

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

The Future Is Not What It Used to Be a comedy by COLIN IIAYDN EVANS
Nat Lucksteln, the only Jewish clairvoyant In Cricklewood, plans to develop a centre for spiritual studies In disused diary Mr Bodeece however, intends to use a discothe dairy complex - and when young Sammy Lucksteln marries his daughter
Poco he will appoint his manager Sammy But Sarah, a Jewish mother In the finest tradition, has other plans for her son ... Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol


Comedy By: Colin Iiaydn Evans
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Abel Lucksteln: Cyril Snaps
Nat Lucksteln: Gabriel Woolf
Sarah Lucksteln: Sonia Fraser
Sammy Lucksteln: Cornelius Garrett
Pocahontas Bodeece: Patricia Brake

: News

: Early Days

Beryl Reid talks to MIKE CRAIG about the start of her entertaining career.


Talks: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Mike Craig

: A Ringside Seat

The CIA taught
Michael Burke to be a spy, but he taught himself to manage everything else American - from circuses and baseball to CBS.
Recently retired to
Ireland, he talks to Derek Robinson about his wartime experiences in France and Italy, and his subsequent rainbow of careers.
Producer Richard ELLIS


Unknown: Michael Burke
Unknown: Derek Robinson
Producer: Richard Ellis

: Story Time

Landscape With Dead Dons abridged in ten parts by NEVILLE TELLER written and read by ROBERT ROBINSON (10)


Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: Robert Robinson
Producer: John Cardy

: PM

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


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

with CHRISTOPHER SLADE with voices and opinions from around the world
Including Financial Report


Unknown: Christopher Slade

: Going Places

with Clive Jacobs
Tom Boswell tests the Ford Sierra L.


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

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: The Week in Synod

Rosemary Hartill reports on the week's proceedings in the General Synod, the Church of England's ' Parliament


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Any Questions?

from Northern Ireland A panel of guests tackles the questions raised by the audience. Chairman David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of The
Draughtsman's Contract, a dramatic intrigue set in the late 17th century. directed by Peter Greenaway and starring Janet Suzman as a neglected aristocratic wife.TheaimIsbeing shown as part of the 26th London Film Festival. Presenter
Michael Billington


Directed By: Peter Greenaway
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason David Tate and Bill Wallis
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Written By: James Hendrie
Written By: John Revell
Unknown: Ian Brown
Producer: Jan Ravens

: A Book at Bedtime

Turtle Diary (5) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

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

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: Miles Kington

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.

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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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