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: News Briefing

News, weather, papers and sport

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: Today

with John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Read By: Bryan Martin

: 1066 and All That

Part 5

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The novelist M. M. Kaye was born and has spent much of her life in India. and this experience has provided the background to several of her novels, including The or Pavilions.She has also written a series of thrillers set in other places around the world to which she has been sent with her soldier husband, in conversation with ROY PLOMLEY she talks about her adventurous life and chooses the eight records she would take to the mythical island. Producer DEREK DRESCHER ,


Unknown: M. M. Kaye
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Feedback

Susan Marling confronts producers and management with your criticisms and Tomments about BBC radio and television.
Please send questions, criticisms or praise about radio and teleuision to: Feedback, BBC
Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: Morning Story

Head of Clay by ALAN WYKES
Read by David Ashford


Unknown: Alan Wykes
Read By: David Ashford

: Daily Service

NEM p 5; Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (BBC HB 63); Three kings {Oxford
Book of Carols 193); Matthew 2, w 1-12; What star is this with beams so bright (BBC HB 69)

: Who Was Jesus?

Jesus of Nazareth is the most widely revered figure in human history yet surprising little is known about him. For example, although his
'birthday' has recently been celebrated by his one-and-a-half billion followers, no one can conclusively prove the year of his birth, let alone the date.
Even the most basic questions about his identity remain a matter of fierce dispute: was he, as the Church claims, Son of God? Or, as others argue, a blasphemer? Did the first
Christians see him as king of kings or suffering servant?
David Winter invites Canon Michael Green. Hubert Richards , Sister Cecily Boulding , op. and Geza Vermes to attempt an answer to the question. 'Who was Jesus?'


Unknown: Hubert Richards
Unknown: Cecily Boulding
Unknown: Geza Vermes

: Natural Selection

My Monkey, Jocko
'The servants, having observed Jacko's talent [for catching mice) reasoned to themselves as follows: cats catch mice in the dark; monkeys catch mice in the dark; therefore monkies are cats....'
Thus observed Francis Trevelyan Buckland ,
19th-century naturalist, andif guardian of a very naughty if clever monkey!
Barry Paine reads a selection of highlights from Buckland's Curiosities of Natural History. Producer ANNE blair GOULD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Francis Trevelyan Buckland
Unknown: Barry Paine
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: You and Yours

John Howard with the latest news for consumers.
Norman Tozer looks for a bargain buy among car tow ropes and tests their strengths and weaknesses.


Unknown: John Howard
Unknown: Norman Tozer

: Funny Peculiar

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake with voices and topics in and behind the headlines


Presenter: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Northern Ireland by Wendy Austin
The Fair Employment Agency was set up in 1976 with the aim of removing religious discrimination in employment BOB COOPER is its Chairman and he talks about the task of running a body which is continually surrounded by controversy. Producer COLIN I. EWIS Over the Bridge (5)


Unknown: Bob Cooper
Producer: Colin I. Ewis

: Roderick Hudson



Unknown: Henry James

: Just After Four

Faith and Food claire FRANKEL considers the influence of religious immigrant groups on American cooking.
4: The Shakers
BBC Manchester

: Caribbean Links

A series of six programmes in which Caribbeans in Britain talk about their continuing links with the places from which they have come. 1: Guyana
'Ladies and gentlemen, there are some of you who do not know what the West Indies are all about. All you know is plenty of bananas, coconuts, we play cricket, we have fast bowlers....'
This challenge from a Hyde
Park Corner soapbox is taken up by Juliet Alexander , whose birthplace is a Caribbean state as far from Jamaica as Britain is from Russia, where over half the people are of South Asian descent, where cities of canals and bicycles were founded by the Dutch, and which isn't even an island.
Book, £1.50, from [address removed]& HELPLINES: page 87


Unknown: Juliet Alexander
Producer: Joan Griffiths

: Story Time

The Wind in the Willows by KENNETH GRAHAME abridged for radio in 12 parts by ANGELA THOMAB


Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Unknown: Angela Thomab
Read By: Bernard Cribins
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: PM

with Susannah Simons and Gordon Clough


Unknown: Susannah Simons
Unknown: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Going Places

from Hong Kong
One British airline, Cathay Pacific, already competes on equal terms with the best in the world - but could its days in Hong Kong be numbered? Reporter
Richard Hudson-Evans Editor roger MACDONALD


Unknown: Richard Hudson-Evans
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Mon 1.40 pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer JAN TAYLOR
(Repeated: Sat 10.45 am)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Jan Taylor

: Profile

A personal portrait of a public figure or the story of a private individual.

: Any Questions?

Lord Chalfont Joan Ruddock
Frederic Raphael and Jean Rook from Westgate-on-Sea, Kent Chairman David Jacobs
Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Lord Chalfont Joan Ruddock
Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Unknown: Jean Rook
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Cat's Whiskers

A celebration of cats in song and verse, and a little of their natural history besides.
Narrated by Paul Vaughan Readings by DEREK JONES Compiled by KATE TIFFIN


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: Christopher Lowell

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Frayling presents tonight's edition, including interviews, news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Producer: Brian Barfield

: A Book at Bedtime

Nineteen Eighty-four (5)

: 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

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate and Sally Grace Written by IAN BROWN , JAMES HENDRIE


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Written By: Ian Brown
Written By: James Hendrie
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: John Collee
Unknown: Roger Planer
Unknown: Paul Davtes
Unknown: Martin Dave Dixon
Unknown: Barry Faulkner
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Paul Mayhew Archer

: The Archive Auction

This week Andy Price found himself caught up in the enthusiasm of sale time and has been bidding for bargains in the BBC's Sound Archives. Producer SALLY LUNN


Producer: Sally Lunn

: 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.

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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