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: News Briefing

News. weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
6.30. 7.30. 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by DAVID HITCHINSON
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: David Hitchinson

: 1066 and All That

Part 3

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

An extraordinary 55 minutes with extraordinary people. Tim Brooke-Taylor interviews this week's birthday guest.


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor

: Gardeners' Question Time

The team answers listeners' questions

: Morning Story

A Walk to the Hills by GWYNNE BOSLEY
Read by John Westbrook


Unknown: Gwynne Bosley
Read By: John Westbrook

: Daily Service

Nem. p 13: In the bleak mid-winter (BBC HB 51);
Psalm 8; Daniel 2. w 12.24;
God from on high hath heard (BBC iib 49)

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker


Unknown: Richard Baker

: What's in a Name?

...such as the 'chicken-like guinea-fowl' that isn't? Or the 'ashy-headed parrot-bill', which isn't either?
Problems with Names is the last of six programmes, in which Denis Owen shares some of the jokier nonsense names bestowed on the Brazilian stripe-bellied weasel. the common water vole and perhaps most ridiculous of all. the laughing jackass....


Unknown: Denis Owen
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: You and Yours

Paul Heiney with more news and advice for consumers. If you have any comments on today's items, ring [number removed]after 11.0 am.


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: The Magic Carpet


: The World at One: News

with Susannah Simons with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including Guest of the Week: the conductor and musicologist Dr Jane Glover
Over the Bridge (3)


Musicologist: Dr Jane Glover

: Afternoon Theatre

French Leave
A frolic by SHIRLEY COOKLIN based on a story by GUY DE MAUPASSANT
Rosalie's seen it all before and today's going to he just another day. But she's wrong. There's the question of Monsieur's promotion for one thing. And for another Granny goes and does something extraordinary. After that all hell's let loose chez Caravan!


Unknown: Shirley Cooklin
Story By: Guy de Maupassant
Directed By: David Johnston
Rosalie,: Patsy Rowlands
poor put-upon Albert: John Warner
Madame Caravan: Monica Grey
Granny: Kathleen Helme
Marie Louise: Mow Leslie
Regine: Jane Wenham
Fred: Ci-Ive Panto
Chenet: Henry Stamper
Madame Lebaudin: Sheila Grant
Priest: Michael Bilton
Bonassot wili iam f: Edi K

: Time for Verse

Travellers and Settlers
The first of a series of seven programmes presented by the poet Fleur Adcock 1: To the Islands


Unknown: Fleur Adcock
Readers: Liane Aukin
Readers: Christopher Scott
Readers: Henry Stamper
Producer: Alec Reid

: Just After Four

Faith and Food
CLAIRE FRANKELconsiders the influence of religious immigrant groups on American cooking.
2: The Quakers
BBC Manchester

: Agenda 84

: Story Time

The Wind in the Willows (10)

: PM

with Robert Williams


Unknown: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

Half-an-hour of reports from the BBC newsmen around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Charles Colvile

: Funny Peculiar

A new eight-part series
Did you know that
Patrick Moore drives the oldest Ford Prefect in Britain?
Discover the innermost secrets of the stars.
Chairman Gyles Bandreth On the panel
Maureen Lipman ,
Pete Murray and Russell Grant With guest celebrities
Stirling Moss , Richard Briers , Liz Robertson and Alan J. Lerner Producer PAUL SPENCER


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Gyles Bandreth
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Pete Murray
Unknown: Russell Grant
Unknown: Stirling Moss
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Liz Robertson
Unknown: Alan J. Lerner
Producer: Paul Spencer

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Thurs 1.40 pm)

: Ray Gosling H In the House of ...

Len Rush
On 31 December, Mr L. E. Rush one of the most respected names in pigeon-racing retired as manager of The Queen's
Flight. Ray Gosling went to visit him at the Royal Lofts in Norfolk on the last race day of the season. As thev waited among the cabbages for the first feather home. there was time to talk of many things. Producer JOY HATWOOO


Unknown: Len Rush
Unknown: Mr L. E. Rush
Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Joy Hatwooo

: Four Romantic Heroes

1: Teazing, teazing man! Fitzwilliam Darcy meets Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice with Clive Wood and Kim Braden
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Fitzwilliam Darcy
Unknown: Elizabeth Bennet
Unknown: Clive Wood
Unknown: Kim Braden
Producer: Pamela Howe

: The Church of the Air

On 6 January 1924 the BBC broadcast its first church service. It now transmits five hours of worship each week. In his survey of broadcast worship, Chris Kay asks listeners and participants: Is there really a need for it? Has it changed much in the last 60 years? Should it change now? and members of the BBC
SINGERS talk about the hazards and pleasures of worship with an unseen congregation. Written by JUDI GUNN


Unknown: Chris Kay
Written By: Judi Gunn
Producer: Michael Bacon

: And Then There Were Three

The arrival of the first baby is a very special time for any couple.
Kate is 28 and Pete is 30, and they have known each other for eight years. They live in a small one-bedroomed flat on a busy road in the middle of London. In the spring, Kate gave birth to a baby boy Timmy. The programme follows Kate and Pete through the first few weeks of coping with their new baby at home, sharing both the good and bad times.
Presented by Maureen Galvin Producer SARAH ROWLANDS


Presented By: Maureen Galvin
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: High Street Africa Revisited

To have petrol tank, saddle and crutch solidly united by one block of ice is to experience rockbottom motorcycling.... In theory I was on my way to
Africa, and the thought made me scoff within my helmet. In the first of 12 talks.
Anthony Smith begins the story of his motorcycle journey from Cairo to Cape Town last year retracing with his son Adam the path he first rode nearly three decades ago.
Certainly the best talk series of the year (THE LISTENERj


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

In a Strange Land
'For the 1788 settlers, going to Australia was like a journey to Mars and ever since there has been a sense, in Australians, of being on a space station.' Thomas Keneally ,
Sydney-based novelist and author of Schindler's Ark and The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith , in conversation with the London-based
Australian poet Peter Porter on the subject of Australia's search for a literary identity. Producer RICHARD DUNN


Unknown: Thomas Keneally
Unknown: Jimmy Blacksmith
Unknown: Peter Porter
Producer: Richard Dunn

: A Book at Bedtime

Nineteen Eighty-four (3)

: The World Tonight:

reporting the news and the background to the news from around the world
10.30 Headlines
11.0 Headlines and Financial World Tonight

: The Easiest Job in the World?

René Cutforth talks to
Peter Mellors about being a foreign correspondent. Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT


Talks: René Cutforth
Unknown: Peter Mellors
Producer: Piers Plowright

: News

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.

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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