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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Prayer for the Day
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.43 The Pledge Part 4


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Timpson
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Ray Gosling In the House of....

Angela Cadaxa


Unknown: Angela Cadaxa

: The Living World

Til Death or for Just a Few Moments? Swans usually remain faithful to their mates for life whereas some rodents have only the briefest contact with their partners. Stags strive to gather a harem of hinds while some insects don't bother with males at all. Peter France looks into the variations in animal pairings.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Producer: John Harrison

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor goes to the Cotswolds to talk to Ray Goodwin , countryman and wildlife recordist.
Producer GILUAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ray Goodwin

: Morning Story

The Messengers by J. R. jones
Read by John Darran 'The doves were waiting for him when he returned. About 20 of them were sitting on the veranda wall. He was frightened at first. What did they want?' Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Unknown: J. R. Jones
Read By: John Darran
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; Immortal, invisible, God only wise (BBC HB 10); Psalm 24;
Daniel 3, vv 26-30; To the name of our salvation (BBC HB 284)

: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC
Reference Library sort out the answers.
Questions, on a postcard please, to Enquire Within, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Neil Landor

: You and Yours

John Howard with more consumer information and Les Cottington with his weekly guide to food prices.
Full details of this week's programmes on Fact Sheet 36; send a sae to [address removed]

: Get the Most Out of Your Body

2. The Brain
Everyone's bumpy bits examined by Dr Rob Buckman who lectures to students at Middlesex Hospital
Medical School with the help of singing nurse Jaime Adams Producer
(First broadcast on R2)


Unknown: Dr Rob Buckman
Unknown: Alan Nixon

: The World at One:News

Presenter Sir Robin Day with voices and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor including
What Shall we do About Nigel?: parents of a mentally handicapped son make plans for his future when they're no longer around.
Over the Bridge (9)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: Afternoon Theatre

Linda's Blackpool fortnight is her first holiday without her parents. She has a wonderful time but her mother and father won't forget it for the rest of their lives.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dave Simpson
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Jean: June Barry
Dennis: Alan Rothwell
Linda: Jane Hollowood
Tracy: Diane Whitley
Dorothy: Judith Barker
Kevin: Andrew Hay
Ken: Neil Adams

: Just After Four

Fine Feathers
GLENYS MILES explores four aspects of dress. 3: Mass Market BBC Manchester

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies introduces the latest publications, together with old favourites, comics, classics, news and gossip on the Radio 4 book programme.
Producer HELEN FRY


Introduces: Hunter Davies
Producer: Helen Fry

: Story Time

Diary of a Pilgrimage (4)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: My Wordl

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Fri 1.40pm)

: The Oldest New Year

Tomorrow is New Year's Day in West Wales, as it has been for 2,500 years. Roger Worsley explores the trail of celebration and ritual which changes of custom and calendar have scattered through the darkest of winter months - blazing tar barrels, a horse's skull bedecked with ribbons, and a potato in a wren house....


Unknown: Roger Worsley
Producer: Dave Simmonds

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

direct from Barbican Hall, London
Isabella Petrosjan (violin) conductor
Sir John Pritchard Part 1
Haydn Symphony No 92, in G (Oxford)
Schumann Violin
Concerto in D minor


Conductor: Sir John Pritchard

: * Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs
Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Mary Price


Part 2 Schumann
Symphony No 3, in E flat (Rhenish)

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Nineteen Eighty-Four (9)

: 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 long wave only from 11.0

: Holy Bones

The hallowed remains of Christian saints and martyrs are treasured in churches, shrines and private collections across the country. To some, these relics are an aid to devotion, to others they are a ghoulish distraction. Libby Purves investigates the world of religious relics and the power they have for some believers and asks how important they are in a living faith. Producer HUGH FAUPEL
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Libby Purves

: 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.

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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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