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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary.
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by clive ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Clive Roslin

: A Diary Without Dates

by ENID BAGNOLD abridged in four parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Wendy Hiller (1) In 1914 the author was 25 years old. At the outbreak of war she went to work as a VAD nurse at the Royal
Herbert Hospital, Woolwich.
In 1918 she published this diary of her years there - a portrait of the whole miniature world of the hospital, self-absorbed, unreal, yet, through the eyes of this watching, pitying girl, more real to us at this distance than the reality. Producer GRAHAM GAULD


Read By: Wendy Hiller
Producer: Graham Gauld

: News

: For Schools

9.5 A Service For Schools People with a Purpose (2)
9.25 Secondary English (11-14) Language in Action
6: The Development of Writing and Word-Carriers
9.50 First Steps In Drama The Romans
1: Growing up in Rome by JANET YOUNG and SHEILA FRASER Presented by TONY AITKEN
10.10 Playtime
10.25 In Your Own Time Presented by ANNE NIGHTINGALE


Unknown: Sheila Fraser
Presented By: Tony Aitken
Presented By: Anne Nightingale

: Taking Sides

Live every Thursday morning and broadcast simultaneously on BBC1 and Radio 4, an audience of 150 start their day with a chance to have their say about issues which guarantee a good argument long after the headlines have faded.
Paul Sieghart puts their opinions to the test. Research JUDY HILL and ANN CHANCELLOR DA VIES Producers JULIET MAY and ELAINE BEDELL
Executive producer JOHN WILCOX BBC Birmingham
A Radiovision Unit production


Unknown: Paul Sieghart
Unknown: Elaine Bedell
Producer: John Wilcox

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Dear George by EUZA LEWIS Read by Gillie Gratham Producer HERBERT Williams BBC Wales


Read By: Gillie Gratham
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

from St Paul 's Church, Birmingham
For all the saints (BBC HB 227); Ephesians 2, w 8-13 (JB); Ye holy angels bright (BBC HB 286) BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: St Paul

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard With TONY BARNFIELD
11.5 In the News Presented by JOHN HEDGES
11.30 Wavelength presented by ANDY PEEBLES. Radio work-experience and discussion topics for school-leavers.


Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Presented By: John Hedges
Presented By: Andy Peebles.

: What About the Workers?

A weekly guide to your rights at work.
5: Discipline, Dismissal and Redundancy
What power does your boss have to discipline you? Can you be sacked if you're continually ill? If you're made redundant, is your firm legally obliged to offer you alternative work?
Paul Heiney tries to unravel your rights and how to enforce them with barrister Jeremy McMullen.
Reporter John Buckley Producer BILL MORRIS


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Jeremy McMullen.
Reporter: John Buckley
Producer: Bill Morris
Editor: Leslie Robinson

: Son of Cliche

Early morning theatre presents
Singers of an Autumn Night by TREVOR OXFORD-HYPHEN-CAMBRIDGE
David returns to Lakeside
Farm to discover Jenny has melted, Brian thinks he's a telephone, and Sandra has married a chicken - but all is not as it seems.... Starring and Written by ROB GRANT and DOUG NAYLOR
Producer ALAN 'Polytechnic' NIXON


Written By: Rob Grant
Written By: Doug Naylor
Music By: Peter Brewis
Producer: Alan 'Polytechnic' Nixon
An Anchovy: Christopher Barrie
Second Anchovy: Nick Maloney
Himself: Nick Wilton

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story Anansi Spider and the Pudding Tree adapted by LEILA BERG
2.5 The Music Box Written and presented by MICHAEL BURNETT and SANDRA KERR
2.20 Living Language The Wanderer (5) Adapted from The Odyssey
2.40 Newscast Presented by UBBY FAWBERT


Unknown: Anansi Spider
Adapted By: Leila Berg
Presented By: Michael Burnett
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Presented By: Ubby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor It started by scaring the pants off the British male and many men haven't adjusted their dress since then. JENNY CUFFE reports on the effect of Women's Lib upon the nation's men.
Cluny Brown (7)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: The Afternoon Play: Bran Underground

by Gordon McKerrow
Why does Cutty want Bran buried six foot underground when he's very much alive? Is it because Cutty has designs on Bran's wife?


Writer: Gordon McKerrow
Director: Peter King
Bran: Roger Lloyd Pack
Myrtle: Belinda Sinclair
Cutty: Jim Norton
Roma: Alex Marshall

: Enquire Within

with Neil Landor


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Bookshelf

Anglo-American Attitudes Hunter Davies packs his dictionary and inspects his insularity on a tour of 0. Henry country and, with the help of novelist William Boyd , examines how we see them and they see us.


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: William Boyd
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Story Time

Behaving Badly (9)

: PM

Presenters Robert Williams and Richard Bath continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presenters: Robert Williams
Presenters: Richard Bath

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Yes Minister


: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Friday 1.40 pm)

: Any Answers?

Introduced by John Timpson Compiled by laurie MASON Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Mason Producer Carole

: International Assignment

A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL


Production By: Adam Raphael

: What About the Workers? [number removed]'

Paul Heiney follows up today's earlier programme by putting your questions and queries to Jim Ramsey , Personnel
Director of British Alcan, and Jeremy McMullen , barrister. Lines open from 7.0 pm


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Jim Ramsey
Unknown: Jeremy McMullen

: Does He Take Sugar?

for disabled listeners Presenter John MiUs
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA iWW Ring [number removed](10.0 am-5.0 pm)


Editor: Marlene Pease

: John Ebdon

: Kaleidoscope

with Christopher Bigsby Producer KEVIN JACKSON


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

Quick Service (9)

: The World Tonight

Presented by John Hosken
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: John Hosken

: Study on 4

Caribbean Links A series of six programmes in 5:Trinidad and TobagoReporter KATHY williams


Reporter: Kathy Williams

: Two Girls In The Forest

In the 1920s, little Winifred Mason never met another younger girl, Edna Edmunds , who was also playing in the Forest of Dean. Now they meet as Winifred Foley , best-selling author of A Child in the Forest, and Edna Healey , writer and wife of The Rt Hon Denis Healey , mp. Together they retrace the secret paths through foxgloves and fern which led to such unexpected destinies.
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Winifred Mason
Unknown: Edna Edmunds
Unknown: Winifred Foley
Unknown: Edna Healey
Unknown: Denis Healey

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

General Studies: Nuclear Power
12.30 The Case of Druridge Bay
12.50 The Great Debate

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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