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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Week

A regional view of farming in the week ahead
Presented from Scotland by Allan Wright BBC Scotland
6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Wendy Jones
6.45* Prayer for the Day With MARK WILLIAMSON
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast 70 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 Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Wendy Jones
Read By: Christopher Slade
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Harriet Cass


Unknown: Harriet Cass

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the BBC Sound
Archives to contemplate current affairs and future events with the benefit of hindsight. producer HELEN FRY
(Repeated: Fri 11.45 pm)
8.57 Weather: travel

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

who invites you to meet some of the names who are hitting the headlines this week.
Kenneth Robinson adds his own particular brand of humour.


Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Jenny Danks

: News

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: Money Box

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: Morning Story

Rats by M. R. JAMES
Read by Richard Hurndall Producer MITCH RAPER long wave only


Unknown: M. R. James
Read By: Richard Hurndall
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

kem, p 118; Thy kingdom come! (BBC HB 28);
Psalm 46; Luke 17, yv
11-19 (NEB); When all thy mercies, 0 my God (BBC HB22)
Prayerbook, New Every Morning, £2.00 from booksellers

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston visits
Newton Stewart , a small market town in an area known as ' The Quiet Country ' in Galloway, south west Scotland.
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Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Newton Stewart

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners. by Dannie Abse
Prfsented by Dannie Abse Readers BARBARA JEFFORD and HUGH BURDEN
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol long wave only


Unknown: Dannie Abse
Unknown: Dannie Abse
Unknown: Readers Barbara Jefford
Producer: Brian Patten

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Pre-enter Jennl Mills Editor JOHN GETGOOD


Editor: John Getgood

: Lord Peter Wimsey

The Five Red Herrings by DOROTHY L. SAYERS
The last of eight episodes adapted by CHRIS MILLER starring
12.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Adapted By: Chris Miller
Producer: Simon Brett
Lord Peter in Reconstruction: Ian Carmichael
Sir Maxwell Jamieson: Garard Green
Sgt Dalziel: John Graham
Insp Macpherson: Don McKillop
Procurator Fiscal: Don Dunbar
Ferguson: Iain Blair
Saunders: Alaric Cotter
Miss Madden: Nicholette McKenzie

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake with views and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor will include during the week some Talking Point discussions, Your Letters and other topics. Among these today:
Santa's Book List - On Gardening: PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL and CYRIL FLETCHER discuss their personal selection of books for Christmas presents with BARBARA MYERS.
Women for Westminster: SONIA BEESLEY continues her series about women who have recently been selected as prospective Parliamentary Candidates.
(3) Susan Thomas - Liberal/SDP Alliance (Mole Valley)
The Stepsisters (8) Editor WYN KNOWLES tong wave only
The Woman's Hour Book, £6.50 from booksellers


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Barbara Myers.
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Susan Thomas
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Fahrenheit 451 by RAY BRADBURY


Unknown: Ray Bradbury

: A Breath of Fresh Air

Theatre critic, Joyce McMillan , shares the pleasure of a favourite walk in the hills of Renfrewshire near the Firth of Clyde.


Unknown: Joyce McMillan

: Story Time

Sagittarius Rising abridged in ten parts from his autobiography and read by Cecil Lewis (1) Author, critic and director Cecil Lewis , was, with Lord Reith, a founder member of the BBC. In those early years he organised the first public symphony concert and the first broadcasts of Shakespeare and Shaw. In the First World War he served in the Royal Flying Corps.
Sagittarius Rising is a description of those years when a schoolboy became a veteran in a completely new kind of warfare.
A BBC World Service production


Read By: Cecil Lewis
Director: Cecil Lewis

: PM

Presenters Valerie Singleton and Paul Burden on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Presenters: Valerie Singleton
Presenters: Paul Burden

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tues 1.40 pm)

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

(Revised rpt of 9.5 am)

: The Monday Play

No Ordinary Light by HALLAM TENNYSON with Sam Dastor as Mahatma Gandhi
' The light has gone out of our lives. The light has gone out, I said, and yet I was wrong, for the light that has shone in this country was no ordinary light.' (NEHRU)
Script consultant PATRICK QUINN
Directed by DAVID SPENSER (Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)


Unknown: Hallam Tennyson
Unknown: Sam Dastor
Unknown: Mahatma Gandhi
Unknown: Patrick Quinn
Directed By: David Spenser
Major Quinn: Sam Quentin
Manu Gandhi: Shireen Shah
Abha Gandhi: Alexandra Mamie
Young Hindu/Police Officer: Anthony Daniels
Narrator/District magistrate ........: Jim Reid

: The Lord Mayor's Banquet

Every year on the Monday following his installation, the new
Lord Mayor of London gives a banquet in honour of his predecessor.
John Hosken describes the scene in the Guildhall. London, before the new Lord Mayor proposes a toast to Her Majesty's Ministers.
The Prime Minister, The Rt Hon
Margaret Thatcher , mp, replies with what is traditionally a major speech on the country's position in international affairs.


Unknown: John Hosken
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander Macleod Editor KEN GOUDIE


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Ken Goudie

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories.


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: A Book at Bedtime

Turtle Diary (6) 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.

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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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