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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Graham Leach
6.45* Prayer for the Day With PAMELA EGAN
6.55, 7.55 Weather forecast
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
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
Presenters: Graham Leach
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek: Henry Kelly

Entertainment with the ordinary, extraordinary, celebrated and outrageous. Libby Purves celebrates with today's birthday guest.


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Peter Estall

: News

long wave only

: Gardeners' Question Time

Ken Ford invites Geoffrey Smith
Dr Stefan Buczackl and Don Hoyle to answer questions sent In by post.
long wave only


Unknown: Ken Ford
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczackl
Unknown: Don Hoyle

: Morning Story

The Sunday Zeppelin by WILLIAM SAROYAN
Read by Peter Craze long wave only


Unknown: William Saroyan
Read By: Peter Craze

: Daily Service

from st George's Church, Brandon Hill , Bristol NEM p 97: Lord. thy word abldeth (BBC HB 190); Psalm 119, vv
105-112; I Thessalonians 5. vv 1-11 (GNB): Blessed Jesus at thy word (BBC HB 257)


Unknown: Brandon Hill

: News

followed by travel long wave only

: Baker's Dozen

RichardBakerpresents a blend of musical entertainment on record. Producer RAY ABBOTT long wave only


Producer: Ray Abbott

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Jenni Mills


Presenter: Jenni Mills

: The Price of Silence

A serial in nine parts by STEPHEN BARLAY starring Ian Hendry as Maxon and Toby Robins as Jacqueline 2:The Catchwith George Coulourls as Ellsberg Carl Duerfng as Kowalski and Alan Tllvern as Locke Inspector Wells
Announcer.... NIGEL GRAHAM Cabbie ....... PETER WHITMAN Reporter MADI HEDD Hostess............GAY BAYNES Callgirl............CAROLE BOYD Music composed and Played by ED WELCH
Directed by PETER KING
12.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Stephen Barlay
Unknown: Ian Hendry
Unknown: Toby Robins
Unknown: George Coulourls
Unknown: Ellsberg Carl Duerfng
Unknown: Alan Tllvern
Unknown: Locke Inspector Wells
Unknown: Bob Sherman
Announcer: Nigel Graham
Unknown: Peter Whitman
Played By: Ed Welch
Directed By: Peter King

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

long wave only

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including
Guest of the Week: author of the award-winning drama series
Boys from the Blackstuff Alan Bleasdale
Sleep; how much do you really need? PAT THORNTON investigates.
The London Embassy by PAUL THEROUX. abridged in seven parts by JANET QUIGLEY.
Read by WILLIAM ROBERTS 7: Dancing on the Radio and Memo
(Music: Addison's
Concerto for Trumpet,
Strings and Percussion) long wave only


Unknown: Blackstuff Alan Bleasdale
Unknown: Pat Thornton
Unknown: Paul Theroux.
Unknown: Janet Quigley.
Read By: William Roberts

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Poor Lonely Man by PAM VALENTINE Starring
Today Annie has buried her husband. With the last of the mourners gone, she's on her own when the doorbell rings and a stranger stands there - a total stranger
Annie recognises at once and has been prepanng herself to meet all day.
Directed by JOHN CARDY


Directed By: John Cardy
Annie: Patricia Hayes
Sheila: Frances Jeater
Lil: Katherine Parr
Bert: Edward Cast
Driver: James Kerry

: Time for Verse

Compiled and presented by Michael Ffinch Reader
Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back


Presented By: Michael Ffinch
Reader: John Franklyn-Robbins
Reader: George Herbert

: News

: Just After Four

The Cottage Garden Year: Spring with LYS DE BRAY (2)

: File on 4

: Story Time

TheRusslanlnterpreter (3)

: PM

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


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: My Music

A musical quiz devised by EDWARD J. MASON and TONY SHRYANE John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden Race
In the Chair Steve Race Questions by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATkIN


Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Steve Race
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40pm)

: Checkpoint

A series of weekly investigations into the problems of listeners
Presenter Roger Cook


Presenter: Roger Cook

: The Most Valuable Acquisition

The foundation of Modern Australia
Watkin Tench
Narrator Humphrey Bower At six o'clock on the morning of Sunday 13 May 1787 a fleet of 11 old ships set out from
Portsmouth with nearly 1 000 convicts and their keepers on board. Their destination was New
South ales - more than eight months distant.
Every indication was that the mission would fail.
Music specially composed by ANTHONY SMITH-MASTERS with members of the SUN LIFE BAND Kevin Robbins and Ralph Rowden (cornets),
Stephen Mead (trombone), John Evans (horn), Bernard Morgan (percussion)
Script written by MIKE WALKER Directed by SHAUN MACLOUCHLIN BBC Bristol


Composed By: Anthony Smith-Masters
Unknown: Kevin Robbins
Unknown: Ralph Rowden
Unknown: Stephen Mead
Horn: John Evans
Horn: Bernard Morgan
Written By: Mike Walker
Directed By: Shaun MacLouchlin
Captain Arthur Phillip: Michael Pennington
Judge: Patrick Malahide
Captain Lieutenant: Advocate David Collins
Captain Lieutenant: Steve Hodson
Dr John White: Keith Alexander
Surgeon William Bowes: Christian Rodska
Lieutenant Ralph Clark: David Gooderson
Major Ross/Lord Sydney: Henry Stamper
Mr John Howard: Nigel Graham
Mr J S Mattra: Timothy Bateson
English Judge: Peter Tuddenham
Convicts: Stephen Thorne
JO ANDERSON,: Helen Harvey

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

A second chance to hear Dr Anthony Clare 's interview with the self-made millionaire Peter Marsh
Producer MICHAEL EMBER followed by an interlude


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Peter Marsh
Producer: Michael Ember

: Kaleidoscope

includes reviews of Puccini's Manon Lescaut starring Placido Domingo and Kiri Te Kanawa In Götz Friedrich's production at the Royal Opera House, Covent
Garden; and Britain in the Thirties, a new series of films on BBC2 covering various aspects of life in Britain 50 years ago.
Presenter Jeffrey Richards Producer BRIAN BARFIELD (Britain in the Thirties: Thurs 9.35 pm BBC2)


Unknown: Manon Lescaut
Unknown: Placido Domingo
Presenter: Jeffrey Richards
Producer: Brian Barfield

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

with Alexander MacLeod with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: In the Air

: A Book at Bedtime

The Handyman (3) 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

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.

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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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