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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: 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 BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Read By: Bryan Martin

: Rollercoaster

Richard Baker takes you through the morning with a three-hour sequence in which you are invited to participate.
Join him and his guests for entertaining and provocative conversation. Phone Thursday
Exchange and cross question the studio guests as they examine one of the week's major talking points with John Sergeant.
10.30 Morning Story
Read by Peter Adamson as a freelance photographer, Harry Kemp.
5: The Missing Bracken Mystery by GWYNNETH BRANFOOT
10.45 An Act of Worship Can You Help by calling counsellor Sonia Hinton on [number removed]as she offers advice to a troubled listener?
Pattie Coldwell ensures fair play for today's
Daniel In the Lion's Den. Follow the progress of Able Seagull Herring. Link up with commentators throughout Britain for a local perspective in Network UK Produced by the Rollercoaster unit


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: John Sergeant.
Read By: Peter Adamson
Unknown: Harry Kemp.
Unknown: Gwynneth Branfoot
Unknown: Sonia Hinton
Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: Checkpoint

: The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C. Potter

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author starring and with Lolly Cockerell Jane Knowles , Brian Haines , Michael Spice Book four: Chapter two: The Villa


Unknown: Lolly Cockerell
Unknown: Jane Knowles
Unknown: Brian Haines
Written By: Basil Boothroyd
Producer: Bobby Jaye
Gerald C Potter: Ian Carmichael
his wife: Charlotte Mitchell

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
What's in a Kiss?: what can you tell from the way someone kisses? Do animals do it? How do different cultures embrace? CHERYL ARMITAGE takes a sideways look at this ancient social ritual.
My Life and Times (4)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage

: Afternoon Theatre

Gothic Romances by SIMON BRETT with Sarah Badel and Christopher Good
Madeleine Eglantine is a successful writer of Gothic Romances. Mark is her new Editor. They fall in love. Will real life imitate fiction and reveal unexpected dark secrets!


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Sarah Badel
Unknown: Christopher Good
Unknown: Madeleine Eglantine
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
George: Ronald Baddiley
Mark: Christopher Good
Bill: Christopher Scott
Greg: Alex Jennings
Madeleine: Sarah Badel
Radleigh: Godfrey Kenton
Babs: Miriam Margolyes

: 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, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Jan Taylor

: Bookshelf

: Story Time

Time After Time (6)

: PM

with Gordon Clough and Susannah Simons


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with LAURIE MACMILLAN including
Financial Report


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: The Archers

Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Writery: Helen Leadbeater
Agricultural Story Editor: Anthony Parkin
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Kate Aldridge: Henrietta Smethurst
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Walter Walter: Walter Gittins
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Colonel Danby: Ballard Ballard
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs Compiled by LAURIE MASON
Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Send your letters to Any Answers? BBC, Bristol [Postcode removed]


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Unknown: Laurie Mason
Producer: Carole Stone

: Last Tales From the South China Seas

Themes and variations from the lives of the British in South-East Asia, in the days of the Empire: in the words of some of those who were there.
2: The Twilight of the Tuans
'It was a halcyon period, I'm afraid, idyllic, when I look back at it ... There were notices of exhortation from the c-in-c saying the defences of Malaya cannot be invaded ... We didn't believe that the Japs could come in through the back door in gym shoes through the jungle and knock the place sideways.' Compiled and presented by Charles Allen Special music by JONATHAN GIBBS , BBC RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP


Presented By: Charles Allen
Music By: Jonathan Gibbs
Producer: Michael Mason

: Landscapes of the Night

In the first of three programmes about dreams and dreaming Peter Evans examines the various theories put forward to explain one of the most mysterious phenomena we encounter. Are dreams a supernatural visitation or symbolic forms of wishes and fantasies? Producers


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Christopher Stone

: Actuality: Fast Forward to Wigan

A series of montage documentaries

'I like this group. I like the way it works, and I'm very interested in art being accessible and people being able to use artists the same way as they'd use bricklayers.'
'When somebody told me they were coming down I thought I'd give it a try, and ever since then I've enjoyed it. They work in a friendly way. Not what you'd expect.'
'Working with people like that is incredibly exciting because you are actually breaking ground that hasn't been touched before.'
'At first they treat it as a laugh. Then they get more serious, but I don't think a fortnight's long enough. I wish everybody would get involved, because I think its a great thing.'
A Community Arts Workshop team from Manchester took a two-week multi-media project, Fast Forward, to the Annexe, a youth club at Norley Hall, Wigan. This programme reflects how they got on.
BBC Manchester


Producer: Gillian Hush

: Glyn Worsnlp

: Kaleidoscope

What Goes Up?
Simon Jenkins chairs a discussion on current architectural issues, at the launch of the Royal Institute of British
Architects' programme of events to celebrate its 150th anniversary.
Among those taking part are Michael Manser ,
President of RIBA, Colin Amery , architectural journalist and architect Terry Farrell. Producer


Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Michael Manser
Unknown: Colin Amery
Unknown: Terry Farrell.
Unknown: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Naples 44 (9)

: The World Tonight

11.0 Headlines long wave only from 11.0

: The Financial World Tonight

long wave only

: Today in Parliament

long wave only

: News: Local and By-Election Special

Anthony Howard presents Radio 4's coverage of the By-elections at Cynon Valley, Stafford and South-West Surrey, with up-to-the-minute results of local elections in England, Scotland and Wales.
Comment and analysis by Robert Carvel of the London Standard; and David Butler of Nuffield College, Oxford.
In the studio The Rt Hon John Biffen. mp. The Rt Hon Peter Shore , mp and John Cartwright , MP among others, discuss the implications of the results. Producer PETER ROBINS long wave only until 12.10


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Robert Carvel
Unknown: David Butler
Unknown: John Biffen.
Unknown: Peter Shore
Unknown: John Cartwright
Producer: Peter Robins

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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