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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 with THE REV RICHARD HARRIES
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
Read by PAULINE BUSHNELL preceded by There is a green hill far away
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

Jan Morris , the writer. began her career as a journalist on The Times, and as James Morris , was the only reporter with the successful 1953 Everest Expedition.
Always an avid traveller, many of her books are the result of these travels, although the best known is the trilogy Pal Britannica.
In conversation with ROY PLOMLEY , she rtalks about her fascinating Bfe and chooses the eight records she would take to the mythical Island.


Unknown: Jan Morris
Unknown: James Morris
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Litany and Ante-Communion

Llchfield Cathedral
Subchanter THE REV
Kyrie elelson (Sumslon In F)
Epistle: Hebrews 10. vv 12-22
Gradual: Psalm 69, vv 17-22 f A. H. Mann )
Gospel: John 19. vv 1-37 Creed (Darke in F)
Anthem: Christus factus est (Bruckner)
Hymn: My song is love unknown
Organist and Master of the Choristers
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Christopher Cornwell
Unknown: A. H. Mann
Unknown: Jonathan Rees
Organist: Peter King

: New Wine in Old Bottles

Each day this week Robert Foxcroft Visits a place of Christian significance
Today: the Via Dolorosa


Presenter: Robert Foxcroft

: News

followed by travel

: Wee Have Also Sound-Houses ...

The BBC Radiophonic Workshop - the first 25 years
Though the Radiophonic Workshop was opened on 1 April 1958, it was very adequately described in 1624 by Francis Bacon In The New Atlantis:
'Wee have also Sound-houses, wher wee practise and demonstrate all Sounds, and their generation. Wee have Harmonies which you have not, of Quarter-Sounds, and lesser Slides of Sounds. Diverse Instruments of Musick likewise to you unknowne...' Devised by DESMOND BRISCOE and compiled and introduced by MICHAEL SMEE Produced at the RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP by DAVID RAYVERN ALLEN


Unknown: Francis Bacon
Unknown: Desmond Briscoe
Unknown: David Rayvern Allen

: Natural Selection

In the last of the present series. Ian Linn ponders over poems and rhymes about beasties and thingummyjigs.
Producer ANNE blair GOULD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Ian Linn
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: News

: You and Yours

News. views and advice for consumers.
Presenter Bill Breckon


Presenter: Bill Breckon

: My Music

12.55 Weather: travel; programme news

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Wldlake


Presenter: Brian Wldlake

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: The Last Hour

In Darkness a Light
News of death by violence darkens our every day. Why then focus attention on this ancient violence, if not because in all the centuries since, the Cross of Christ has brought light into the darkness of our human despair?
The Very Rev Sydney
Evans, Dean of Salisbury. considers this question in a meditation for The
Last Hour on Good Friday.

: News

: Rodney Stone: 1

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, dramatised for radio in four parts by Constance Cox

Rodney Stone and his friend Jim, two young lads from the country, find themselves drawn into the racy, colourful but dangerous world of boxing and gambling, and become involved in a series of exciting adventures set in an England where the Prince Regent is all but King and Lord Nelson all but God.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Constance Cox
Director: Pavid Johnston
Rodney Stone: Sean Arnold
Jim Harrison: Stuart Organ
Champ Harrison: Henry Stamper
Mrs Harrison: Charlotte Mitchell
Sir Charles Tregellls: John Rye
Miss Hinton: Jill Balcon
Anson Stone: Michael Spice
Mrs Stone: Jean Trend
Ambrose: Michael Bilton
Lord Frederick: James Kerry
Gypsy Lee: James Bryce
Ellen: Hilda Schroder

: News

: Just After Four

Cherry Stones
CHERYL ARMITAGE brings the old nursery chant, Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor ... ' up to date. 8: Thief
John Hall , going straight from now on?


Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: John Hall

: Wild Spain

Three programmes
2: A Plain in New Castile Denis Owen and John Burton explore the hot, dusty plain to the south of the Credos mountain range, searching for some of Spain's wildlife specialities such as the jaunty azure-winged magpie, the red-rumped swallow, the magnificent Spanish Imperial eagle and that bird of the plains par excellence, the great bustard.
Producerjohnburton BBC Bristol


Unknown: Denis Owen
Unknown: John Burton

: Story Time

Looks and Smiles (3)

: 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



Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Going Places

with Chris Serle tringing you the stories behind the scenes in the world of travel and transport with help from EricTobltt,Alanah Martin , Tom Boswell


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Alanah Martin
Unknown: Tom Boswell
Producer: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days. Producer IAN WILLOX
(Rev repeat: Sat 11.0 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Ian Willox

: Profile

A personal portrait in ccnversation, recollection and anecdote.

: Any Questions?

The Bishop of Durham.
The Rt Rev John Habgood Delia Smith
Lord Glenamara and Ned Shcrrln tackle the Issues raised by the audience at
Alnwlck,Northumberland. Chairman David Jacobs Producer GEOFFREY JAMES BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sat 1.10 ptn)


Unknown: John Habgood
Unknown: Delia Smith
Unknown: Ned Shcrrln
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Geoffrey James

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of two contrasting books about a most controversial monarch: Richard III
England's Black Legend by Desmond Seward ; and The Sunne in Splendour by Sharon K. Penman : and a preview of Michael Elliott 's production of Kino" Lear, starring
LaurenceOHvier,Diana Rigg and Dorothy Tutin on Channel 4 on Sunday. Presenter
Michael Billlngton


Unknown: Desmond Seward
Unknown: Sharon K. Penman
Unknown: Michael Elliott
Unknown: Diana Rigg
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Michael Billlngton
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: Whizzalongawavelength

A new comedy show written and performed by the National Review Company who are Phil Nice, Maxine Ostwald Arthur Smith , Barbara Sutton and Adam Wide Musical director BARRIE BIGNOLD
(Repeated: Sat 5.25 pm)


Unknown: Maxine Ostwald
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Barbara Sutton
Director: Barrie Bignold
Producer: Alan Nixon

: A Book at Bedtime

The Rover by JOSEPH CONRAD abridged in ten parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by JULIAN GLOVER (10) Producer JOHN CARDY


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Read By: Julian Glover
Producer: John Cardy

: Gallico Cats

A frank exchange of views between human and feline acquaintances. Compiled from some of the stories of PAUL GALLICO and adapted for radio by MARVIN KANE With
Sam Dastor as Thai and Elizabeth Morgan as Poosie in conversation with Timothy Bateson as The Man
If you but could
You would pluck out my eyes
And wear them set in rings on your fingers.
Or ornaments in your ears,
My so-called friend And animal lover. Directed by JOHN TIIEOCIIARIS


Stories Of: Paul Gallico
Unknown: Marvin Kane
Unknown: Sam Dastor
Unknown: Elizabeth Morgan
Unknown: Timothy Bateson
Directed By: John Tiieociiaris

: The God-forsaken God

A meditation for Good Friday night by The Rev
Frank Cooke Producer


Unknown: Frank Cooke
Producer: John Forrest

: 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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