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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather.
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: Today

Presenters John Titnpson and Brian Redhead
6.45' Prayer for the Day With JOHN MATTHEWS
6.55. 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
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: John Titnpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Matthews
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

How do I adjust a pattern to improve the fit? What advice do you have for beginners? How do I handle border prints? What sort of fabric is suitable for making Continental quilts?
Betty Foster, fashion and sewing consultant, joins Teresa McGonagle to answer your questions. A call In time could save nine!
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit
Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Betty Foster
Unknown: Joins Teresa McGonagle

: News

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: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work In - the politics and the people.
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: Morning Story

A Kind of Rape by ARLINE LIGGETT
Read by Dlllwyn Owen
' Bill has never been out among people. It's important that he must not be thrown into sudden, confusing situations with unknown people.'
Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales long wave only


Read By: Dlllwyn Owen
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

from the Chapel of Unity. Methodist College, Belfast NEM, p 93; Christ, whose glory fills the skies
(BBC HB 137); Psalm 90. vv 1-6. 12-17; John 5, vv
1.17 (AV); Come down. 0 Love divine (BBC m 149) BBC Northern Ireland

: News

followed by travel long tDQVC OTlfff

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

parish Magazine by JOAN BAKEWKLL
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Unknown: Joan Bakewkll

: Wildlife

I I know that hares are supposed to go mad in March, but recently I saw a big tough looking hare with piebald mottlings, a dark brown back and spotty ears. Is this very unusual? '
Penny Anderson,
Chris Mead and Pat Morris leap In with answers to more of your natural history questions.
Presenter Derek Jones
(Repeated.- Sat 3.5 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Chris Mead
Unknown: Pat Morris
Presenter: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers
Presenter BUI Breekon


Presenter: Bui Breekon

: Dealing with Daniels

A radio card game
In which John Junkin Aimi Macdonald and Kenneth Williams are dealt with by Paul Daniels
Cards devised, shuffled and scribbled on by IAN MESSITER produced and cut by RICHARD EDIS
(Repeated: Thurs 6.30 pm)
11.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Aimi MacDonald
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Paul Daniels
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Unknown: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

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

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

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: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including
Who Can I Turn tof : a series about groups and agencies which help people with problems - and their families. 1: The Drug Addict
The Tenant of Wlldfell Hall (4) long wave only


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Exile is not for ever - or so Gabriel's grandparents think. They remember their former life in Chile with love and longing, and their determination to return is not as far-fetched as it seems. Gabriel shares their secret but he wiU never give them away.
Directed by Margaret etall


Translated By: Margaret Etall
Directed By: Margaret Etall
Gabriel: Simon Hewitt
Grandad: Lockwood West
Gran: Sheelah Wllcocks
Dad: Nigel Graham
Cristina: Jill Lidstone
Fishmonger: Alex Jennings

: News

: Just After Four

Drawn from the Wood Random reflections on Northern life from Francis Wood.
Producer GILLIAN BOSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Francis Wood.

: The Devil's Paint Box

John Walters takes a wry look at the strange and ridiculous history of make-up - from woad to patterned punks and beyond.


Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Anne Morrison

: Story Time

The Beautiful Visit (2)

: PM

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


Presenters: Valerie Singleton
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Extra Dry Sherrin

Ned Sherrin and his studio guests look for entertainment wherever they can find it, and sometimes discover It in unexpected places.
(Repeated: Wed 10.30 pm)


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Ian Gardrouse

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Wed 1.40 pm)

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care -from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
Producer JULIAN BROWN (Repeated: Sat 2.35 pm)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: Near Myths

In the last of three programmes. John Ebdon offers some more oblique reflections on present-day life in the Greek Islands.


Unknown: John Ebdon

: The Eagle and the Small Birds

The Eclipse of Ideology Among the Communists who came to power in Eastern Europe after the war were men who had kept the Marxist-Leninist faith through the purges of the 30s, the Hitler-Stalin Pact and the deification of Stalin himself. Their belief in a total solution to the evils of the world enabled them to dismiss such events as necessities. Yet cracks in this philosophical monolith soon appeared, and with Khrushchev's denunciation of Stalin the retreat from Ideological certainty became a stampede.
Under the impact of the explosions in Poland and Hungary in 1956, then of Czechoslovakia in 1968, the critics from within the party ranks came to perceive Communist ideology as irrelevant. In the third of four programmes,
Michael Charlton traces the story of the Intellectual defection from
Communism, the eclipse of ideology, with contributions from those In Eastern Europe who have been foremost In mounting the critique: Milovan DJilas
Leszek Kolakowski Eugcn Loebl and Edward Goldstueker


Unknown: Michael Charlton
Unknown: Milovan Djilas
Unknown: Leszek Kolakowski
Unknown: Eugcn Loebl
Unknown: Edward Goldstueker
Producer: David Morton

: In Touch

News. views and Information for people with a visual handicap. Presented by Peter White
Producer THENA hcshel Listeners can phone in queries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed], 8.30-10.0 pm


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

includes a review of Airplane 11, the Sequel, starring Robert Hays , Julie Hagerty and Ray Bridges ; and The Oxford Illustrated Literary Guide to the United States. which provides information about literary shrines and sights in all 50 states.
Presenter Michael Oliver Producer CARROLL MOORE


Unknown: Robert Hays
Unknown: Julie Hagerty
Unknown: Ray Bridges
Presenter: Michael Oliver
Producer: Carroll Moore

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Simon Winchester with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Simon Winchester

: Home-ing In

Tips and techniques to save time and money from Colin Sheffield, David Holloway and David Nye. In response to questions from DIY enthusiasts from
Satchwell Domestic Heating Controls
(Motherwell factory).
In the chair Libby Purves Producer CATHY STEWART Editor JIM BLACK
(Repeated: Thurs 12.27 pm)


Unknown: David Holloway
Unknown: David Nye.
Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Cathy Stewart
Editor: Jim Black

: A Book at Bedtime

An Ice-Cream War by WILLIAM BOYD abridged in 12 parts by DOREEN MAHON Read by RONALD PICKUP (12) Producer
MICHAEL BEPTERNAN long wave only


Unknown: William Boyd
Unknown: Doreen Mahon
Read By: Ronald Pickup
Unknown: Michael Bepternan

: 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.

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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