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: News Briefing

: Daybreak

Music and diversion with Charles Colvile
including at 6.55 Weather
7.0 News summary


Unknown: Charles Colvile

: Today

Presenters John Timpson and Michael Stewart including the result of the Man of the Year and the Woman of the Year Contest
7.30 News summary
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.0 Today's News
8.25* Sport


Presenters: John Timpson
Presenters: Michael Stewart
Read By: David Hitchlnson

: Quote.... Unquote

Slogans, catchphrases, cliche*, and sayings of every kind examined by Celia Haddon , Ludovic Kennedy , Dr John RaeandColinWelland Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised and presented by Nigel Rees (Repeal)


Unknown: Celia Haddon
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Dr John Raeandcolinwelland
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Presented By: Nigel Rees

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Tom Keating , the painter and picture restorer, prefers to produce original work, but he has often painted pictures in the style of artists of the past, to assist in his study of their techniques. In 1976 thia practice brought him considerable trouble when 13 pictures, attributed to Samuel Palmer , were found to be by him. In conversation with ROY PLOMLEY , he talks about his colourful life and chooses the eight records he would take to the mythical island.


Unknown: Tom Keating
Unknown: Samuel Palmer
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: Points of Departure

Today the lore of legendary liners takes
Christopher Matthew to Liverpool to find only a forlorn ferry for Belfast.


Unknown: Christopher Matthew

: Crotal and White

Flnlay J. Macdoaald continues the story of a boyhood in the Hebrides u the Second World War approaches. 3: Taking the High Road and Tying Look Ends
Before leaving the village for High School, the young Finlay has to tie up fragments of the past; and finds a partner for Old Hector.


Unknown: Flnlay J. MacDoaald

: Morning Story

Read by Errol MacKinnon


Unknown: Nancv Dallam Sinkler
Read By: Errol MacKinnon

: Joy to the World

3: The Message of the Christ Child.. A celebration in words and music for the week of Christmas.

: Lorna Doone

3 Having given her his nng by way of a declaration of undying love, John Ridd must bide his time before seizing the right moment to claim Lorna from the Doones.... (Repeal)
(For cast see page 101)


Unknown: John Ridd

: You are Mr Lobby Lud....

The true story of 8 mysterious midsummer manhunt
August Bank Holiday, 1927. An ordinary little man in a trilby hat paces the promenade atGreatYarmouth.His picture is in the paper, his iameonhandbillsallover town: there is a reward on his head. The wanted man is Mr Lobby Lud.
Miles Kington tells the story of the sensational newspaper
.tunt which for yean turned the nation into seaside sleuths. Featuring the original Mr Lobby Lud W. T. Chinn Producer SIMON ELMES


Unknown: Mr Lobby Lud.
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Just a Minute

More repeat repetitions, hesitations and deviations featuring Kenneth Williams with Nicholas Parsons in the Chair


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter

: The World at One: News

Presenter Gordon Clougb with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Gordon Clougb

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Liberal Party

: The Archers

: Twins

Twins have a place in literature and legend. There are myths surrounding the birth of twins in this country and in primitive societies. Jocelyn Ryder-Smith investigates the fact and the fiction and talks to doctors, parents and twins themselves about this special relationship. Producer ANN TENNANT BBC Birmingham (Repeal)


Unknown: Jocelyn Ryder-Smith
Producer: Ann Tennant

: Bolshol Tyshinsky No 26

Experiences of friends and neighbours in a Moscow apartment house recalled by Bill Campbell , alias Villi the Clown.
As a boy of 16 he went to live in Leningrad, and stayed for 46 years in the Soviet Union. He worked in factories, discovered his vocation as an entertainer. experienced the War, the Stalin purges and the Cold War. In 1977 he returned to Britain and won a Pye and Society of Authors award for a radio talk about one of his adventures.
In the second of four programmes, he reveals more
Russian ways of circumventing bureaucracy.
2: Everything in the Garden


Recalled By: Bill Campbell

: Afternoon Theatre: The Cinderella Connection

by Sarah Maxwell
with Miriam Margolyes as Cindy, Blain Fairman as Leroy Prince, Harry Towb as Hymie 'King' Kaplan, Norma Ronald as Queenie Kaplan, Helen Horton as Mama Pearl, Peter Marinker as Marvin Dandoni, Peter Whitman as Zep, the bellboy, Sarah Maxwell as Sadie Solomons, Girdler of the Stan

Hymie 'King' Kaplan and his wife Queenie live in a large run-down house in Brooklyn - a house with a ballroom. Their 35 year old unmarried nephew, Leroy Prince, lives with them. So, why not give a ball, invite as many heiresses as possible, marry Leroy off to one of them and so save the family fortunes? In a luxury hotel suite sits Cindy, the ugly duckling of the Pearl family...
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
(Harry Towb is in 'Little Shop of Horrors' at the Comedy Theatre, London)


Unknown: Sarah Maxwell
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Cindy Blain Fairman
Unknown: Leroy Prince
Unknown: Harry Towb
Unknown: Kaplan Norma Ronald
Unknown: Queenie Kaplan Helen Horton
Unknown: Mama Pearl
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: Marvin Dandoni
Unknown: Peter Whitman
Unknown: Sarah Maxwell
Unknown: Stan Hymie
Unknown: Leroy Prince
Piano: Richard Holmes
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Directed By: Harry Towb
Edie: Bonnie Hurren
Eloise: Liza Ross
Sophie: Carole Boyd
Humphrey, the vulture: Geoffrey Collins

: Down Your Way

Brian Johnston recalls some of the people he has met on his journeys Down Your Way including the lady who started theNationalFoalingBankand the Wag from Widecombe.


Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Story Time

The Wind in the Willows (6)

: PM

with Robert Williams


Unknown: Robert Williams

: Elkins In Israel

In a series of six talks
Michael Elkins , who has lived in Israel since 1948 and was BBC Correspondent there for 17 years, plots his own course through the history of modem Israel.
3: War and the New Society In 1966, after less than ten years of existence, Israel is involvedinthesecondofher wars with the Arabs, this time in an uneasy partnership with BritainandFrance-and Elkins begins his career as a journalist.


Unknown: Michael Elkins
Unknown: Britainandfrance-And Elkins

: The Six O’clock News

with cuve ROSLIN
Half-an-hour of reporta from the BBC newsmen around the world.

: The Best of Maigret

A selection of plays from the series
Simenon's Maigret, based on the novels of GEORGES SIMENON 3: Maigret in Society translated by ROBERT EGLESFIELD and adapted for radio by EDWARD BRUCE


Unknown: Georges Simenon
Jules Maigret: Maurice Denham
Georges Simenon: Michael Gough
Lapointe: John Rye
Janvier: Sean Barrett
Princess de Veret: Joyce Carey
Philippe MICHAEL: Tudor Barnes
Julien de Veret: Steve Hodson
Jaquette: Marjorie Westbury
Moers: Patrick Barr
Mazeron: Leslie Heritage
Aubonnet: James Thomason
Abbe: Ralph Truman
Cromières: Paul Meier

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: After Dinner Sport

From the St James's Club in the heart of sophisticated
London, three famous sporting personalities—Peter de Savary; award-winning columnist Hugh McIlvanney ; and Robin Marlar , former Captain of Sussex County Cricket Club, meet for dinner-and discussion-of sporting memories of 1983. Producerrobhastib


Unknown: Hugh McIlvanney
Unknown: Robin Marlar

: Coward at Christmas

Hay Fever by NOEL COWARD with Peggy Ashcroft as Judith Bliss Tony Britton as David Bliss Millicent Martin as Myra Arundel Julia Foster as Jackie Coryton and Maurice Denham as Richard Greatham
'I wanted a nice restful weekend ... and now the house is going to be full of discord - not enough food, everyone fighting for the bath - perfect agony! I wish 1 were dead!' "This is going to be the blackest Saturday-till-Monday we've ever spent!’
Directed by GUY VAESEN


Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Judith Bliss Tony Britton
Unknown: Myra Arundel Julia Foster
Unknown: Jackie Coryton
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Richard Greatham
Directed By: Guy Vaesen
Sorel Bliss: Karin Fernald
Simon Bliss: Geoffrey Beevers
Clara: Betty Baskcomb
Sandy Tyrell: David Timson

: Kaleidoscope

Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine does not like tolookback.Shepreferslive performance to films, she won't look at her past successes and she's always working on the next project.
Michael Billington talked to her about dancing, writing, her contact with the audience and the future.


Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: The World Tonight News

John Morgan reporting and voicesandopinionsfrom around the world


Unknown: John Morgan

: Conversations with Domingo

The great Spanish tenor
Placido Domingo has already. at 42, given twice as many performances as Callas, recorded 50 complete operas and developed subsidiary careers as film star. pop singer and orchestral conductor. He iscurrentlyconductingDie
Fledermaus at Covent Garden.
Earlier this year in Spain
Daniel Snowman invited
Domingo to reflect upon his career so far, his repertoire and recordings, his attitudes towards film and video, and uponthewiderworldofmusic. In the first of two programmes, Domingo talks about some of his major roles and how he approaches them.


Tenor: Placido Domingo

: A Book at Bedtime

The Poison Belt (3)

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Son of Cliche

The Weird Dimension starring Christopher Barrie , Nick Maloney and Nick Wilton This week 150 years of RADIO TIMES - as tribute to the professionalism all make this magazine dedication and attention to detail which is so popular.


Unknown: Christopher Barrie
Unknown: Nick Maloney
Unknown: Nick Wilton
Written By: Rob Grant
Unknown: Doug Naylor
Music By: Peter Brewis
Producer: Alan Nixon

: News

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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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