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: News Briefing

News. weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast. long wave only

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.45. Prayer for the Day THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
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 Timpson
Presenters: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Richard Harries
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The soprano Gwyneth Jones first made her mark at an early age when she won singing prizes at Welsh
Eisteddfods. She first sang at the Royal Opera
House, Covent Garden in 1964, soon after achieving her first great success in 11 Trovatore. Her performances in Wagner s operas, including the recent Ring cycle from Bayreuth on television, are particularly memorable.
In conversation with ROY PLOMLFV she chooses the eight records she would take to the mythical Island.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER long wave only


Soprano: Gwyneth Jones
Unknown: Roy Plomlfv
Producer: Derek Drescher

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents from around the world cast a collective eye over a contemporary issue.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL
(Repeated- Sat 4.2 pm) long wàve only

: Morning Story

Love Me Little, Love Me Long by H E. BATES
Read by Sandra Clark long wave only


Unknown: H E. Bates
Unknown: Sandra Clark

: Daily Service

NEM, p 5; All as God wills, who wisely heeds
(BBC HB 1); Psalm 19, vv 111; John 7, vv 14-24
(av); Lead us, heavenly Father (BBC HB 307)

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Prisoners of the Japanese

long wave only

: Natural Selection

Wearing a jacket of russet over a dull brown waistcoat and white small clothes, the short-tailed vole has a fine costume for life in the fields. Yet for all its fairytale appearance this small mammal was once called the scourge of the earth. Mike Stoddart explains why
Producer MELINDA BARKER BBC Bristol lung wave only


Unknown: Mike Stoddart
Producer: Melinda Barker

: News

: You and Yours

Which Way Now? Crucial decisions at school. Today: Does work experience while still at school help, or does it create false optimism? CHERYL ARMITAGE investigates.
Presenter Bill Breckon Editor JOHN GETGOOD


Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Presenter: Bill Breckon
Editor: John Getgood

: My Word!

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

from Northern Ireland uith Helen Madden
From Bcl/ast to Balliol: CATHLEEN LEONARD is the first female student from Ireland to be accepted into the hallowed halls of Balliol College Oxford.
SEAMUS MCKEE talks to her and her family about making the transition from trouble torn West Belfast to the beautiful and tranquil sanctuary of one of the highest academic institutions in the land.
A Chip Off the Blarney Stone: poet, playwright and balladeer PATRICK GALVIN on the art of story-telling.
Producer colin LEWIS BBC Northern Ireland The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by ANNE BRONTË abridged in 20 parts by JANET QUIGLEY
Read by JANET SUZMAN andTIM PIGOTT-SMITH (12) Editor WYN KNOWLES long wave only


Unknown: Helen Madden
Unknown: Cathleen Leonard
Talks: Seamus McKee
Unknown: Patrick Galvin
Producer: Colin Lewis
Unknown: Anne Brontë
Unknown: Janet Quigley
Read By: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Tim Pigott-Smith
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: News

: The Island of Sheep: 1: The Tablet of Jade

by John Buchan adapted for radio in three parts by Antony Kearey with Nigel Anthony as Richard Hannay
A chance meeting in a train and a villainous vendetta shake Richard Hannay out of a complacent middle age, as dangerous men go in pursuit of treasure.
BBC Scotland


Writer: John Buchan
Adapter: Antony Kearey
Director: Patrick Rayner
Richard Hannay: Nigel Anthony
Clanroyden: John Rowe
Lombard: Robert Lang
Haraldsen: Geoffrey Matthews
Monsieur Blanc: Patrick Malahide
Peter Hannay/Claire Varrinder: Jill Lidstone
Varrinder: Alex Norton
Mary Hannay: Sandra Clark
Peter Pienaar/Godstow: James Bryce
Lydia Ludlow: Maureen O'Brien

: News

: Just After Four

WILLIAM STRATTEN RUSSELL hfts the frock of history to reveal some close and not-so-close encounters ...


Unknown: William Stratten Russell

: The Other Edwardians

A look at life at the turn of the century among the less affluent people of London: their memories and original recordings of music-hall songs of the time sung by Harry
Champion. Fay Compton. Gus Elen , George Formby (Senior), Florrie Forde , Tom Foy ,
Harrison Latimer , Marie Lloyd and Billy Williams.
Realised and produced at the Radiophonic Workshop by JOHN DOWNER


Unknown: Fay Compton.
Unknown: Gus Elen
Unknown: George Formby
Unknown: Florrie Forde
Unknown: Tom Foy
Unknown: Harrison Latimer
Unknown: Marie Lloyd
Unknown: Billy Williams.
Unknown: John Downer

: Story Time

The Beautiful Visit by ELIZABETH JANE HOWARD abridged in 13 parts by MYRA BEATON
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Unknown: Myra Beaton
Read By: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Vanessa Whitburn

: 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 HARRIET CASS including Financial Report

: Going Places

with Clive Jacobs bringing you the stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport.


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
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 DILLY HARLOW
(Repeated. Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Profile

A personal portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote.

: Any Questions?

Sir ltoy Shaw
The Rt lion Sally Oppenheim , mp Joan Lestor , MP and Sheridan Morley tackle the issues raised by the audience at Maidenhead, Berks.
Chairman David Jacobs Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristot
(Repealed: Sat 1.10 pm)


Unknown: Sally Oppenheim
Unknown: Joan Lestor
Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Roy Hayward

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Repeated: Sun 9.15 am)
Book, Alistair Cooke's America, hardback £12.00, paperback £1.15, from booksellers


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of A
Map of the World, David Hare 's new play set in Bombay, starring Roshan Seth , which opened on the Lyttelton stage of the National Theatre last night: and India: A
Cacophony of Cultures,
John Keay 's documentary series on Radio 3, on Sundays.
Presenter Richard Mayne Producer PHILIP JORDAN Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Roshan Seth
Unknown: John Keay
Presenter: Richard Mayne
Producer: Philip Jordan
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Alexander MacLeod reporting with voices and opinions from around the world


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Editor: Ken Goudie

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with Bill Wallis David Tate
Tracey Ullman and Christopher Godwin Written by JAMES HENDRIE JOHN REVELL
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Tracey Ullman
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Written By: James Hendrie
Written By: John Revell
Written By: . Andrea Solomons
Written By: Ian Brown
Unknown: Roy Apps
Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: Richard Quick
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: John Collee.
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: A Book at Bedtime

The Voyage of the Destiny (5) long wave only

: TheFinancial World Tonight

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

: Today in Parliament

long mate only

: John Ebdon

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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