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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead end John Timpson
6.45* Prayer lor the Day With BISHOP DAVID KONSTANT
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0. 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
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: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: David Konstant
Read By: Brian Perkins

: News

: The Living World

Springtime in Suburbia Between the golf-courses and the shopping centres of south-east London. amid the box-hedged and crazy-paved gardens of the commuter belt lie little pools of water, overgrown and neglected but potential oases of wildlife. Keith Corbett takes Derek Jones on a torch-light tour of the world of toads and frogs and great crested newts. Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Keith Corbett
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: Anne Blair

: News

: Enterprise

An occasional series 2: Bill Bryce
Mention the airline business and immediately thoughts of doom and gloom spring to mind. But BILL BRYCE and his company. Brymon
Airways, are flying In the face of the current trend. and expanding. From his base In Plymouth,
Bill Bryce flies to the Channel Islands, the Midlands and the North Sea oil rigs. He has made money out of routes that bigger. more established carriers gave up, and the upward trend is continuing. He tells Larry Harris about his plans.
Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Bill Bryce
Unknown: Bill Bryce
Unknown: Bill Bryce
Unknown: Larry Harris
Producer: Anne Brown

: Morning Story

Phoenix by EVE SPENCE
Read by Sheila Mitchell ' As the dog's head turned to watch their approach, Barbara's heart lurched. The cast of the back of the head, the ears, with the eager eyes shining in health, it was so like Caesar she could hardly move her feet.'
Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Birmingham


Read By: Sheila Mitchell

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; When morning filds the skies (ap 101); Psalm 85, vv 1-7. 11-14; I Timothy 3. w 8-16
(GNB); Rejoice today with one accord (BBC HB 281)

: News

followed by travel

: Fritz and The Spieglers

A mixture of musical Merseyside merriment introduced by Fritz Spiegl with songs from The Spieglers, with Robert Orledge and Daniel Hammerton

BBC Manchester


Presenter: Fritz Spiegl
Musicians: The Spieglers
Unknown: Robert Orledge
Unknown: Daniel Hammerton
Producer: Gillian Hush
Producer: Mark Rowlinson

: Enquire Within

Let Neil I.andor sort out your queries, quibbles and quandaries.


Producer: Kate Fenton

: News

: You and Yours

News, views and advice for consumers. Including the BBC Shopping Bosket Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: Watson and Holmes

The late Carleton Robbs andNormanShelley appear in their celebrated roles of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in a series of ten plays by MICHAEL HARDWICK based on the short stories of SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE 5: The Three Garridebs It may have been a comedy, or it may have been a tragedy. It cost onemanhisreason,it cost Dr Watson a blood-letting and It cost yet another man the penalties of the law.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD (First broadcast in 1964)
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Carleton Robbs
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Michael Hardwick
Stories Of: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Inspector Lestrade: Humphrey Morton
John Garrldeb: Eric Anderson
Nathan Garrldeb: Charles E. Stidwill
Holloway: Harold Reese
Mrs Hudson: Janet Morrison

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Woman's Hour

with Sue MacGregor
A Seasonal Bouquet: a celebration of spring in words and music.
Ferry, the Jerusalem Cat: MARGHANITA LASKI talks about the hero of her first book for children.
The Watcher Bee (12)

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Anna Barry as Anne Hathaway in Mistress Mine by JUDITH GICK
Heere lyeth interred the body of Anne, wife of William Shakespeare who departed this life the sixth day of August 1623 being the age of 67 years. What's the rest of it? '
' Can't you make it out? ' ' No. too difficult.'
In this radio version of her stage monologue, written for Anna Barry and first performed at the Edinburgh Festival In 1081, Judith Gick puts together historical fact and the internal evidence from Shakespeare's writing, to reconstruct the life and marriage of Anne Hathaway. with the voices of MICHAEL BILTON. RICHARD BUW. PAULINE SIDDLE
Music specially arranged by IAIN STEWART and played by IAIN STEWART (flUte)
SUZANNE BRAMSON (guitar) Directed by Richard IMISON Woddis On ... page 81


Unknown: Anna Barry
Unknown: Anne Hathaway
Unknown: Judith Gick
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Anna Barry
Unknown: Judith Gick
Unknown: Anne Hathaway.
Unknown: Michael Bilton.
Unknown: Pauline Siddle
Arranged By: Iain Stewart
Flute: Iain Stewart
Guitar: Suzanne Bramson
Directed By: Richard Imison

: News

: Just After Four

A Tight Family Unit
Andrew Joynes describes a pirate whaling expedition in the Caribbean.


Unknown: Andrew Joynes

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney dons a deerstalker hat. picks up his microphone and sets off to investigate the mysteries of the Sherlock Holmes industry.


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Producer: Kate Fenton

: Story Time

Goodbye to All That (9)

: PM

Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough on VHF until 5.55
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

Including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40 pm) Peggy Archer
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Diane Culverhouse
Unknown: Peggy Archer
Unknown: June Spencer
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Laura: Betty McDowall
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson: Jack May
Std Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward

: Kaleidoscope

includes a review of The American Clock by Arthur Miller , a British premiere at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Presenter Paul Vaughan Producer ANTHOHY CHEEVERS


Unknown: Arthur Miller
Presenter: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anthohy Cheevers

: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

leader MALCOLM STEWART conductor David Atherton Stephen Bishop -
Kovacevich(piano) direct from Philharmonic Hall. Liverpool
Part 1
Berlioz Overture: Roman Carnival
Beethoven Piano
Concerto No 4, in G


Leader: Malcolm Stewart
Conductor: David Atherton
Conductor: Stephen Bishop

: ' Any Answers?

Introduced by David Jacobs


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Geoffrey James

: * Stem Concert

Part 2 Sibelius
Symphony No 5, in E flat BBC Manchester

: Peter Finch

Tamara Finch talks about some of the early influences in her former husband's life.
Producer JOCK GALLACHER BBC Birmingham


Talks: Tamara Finch

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

John Morgan reporting


Unknown: John Morgan

: A Book at Bedtime

The Road to Oxlana (4) long wave only

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only '

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News

Weather report; forecast long wave only followed by an interlude

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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.

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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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