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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from Wales by Handel Jones
A regional view of farming in the week ahead. BBC Wales


Unknown: Handel Jones

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the new day

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by HARRIET CASS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Harriet Cass
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Dilly Barlow


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: Glyn Worsnip

goes into the Sound Archives to contemplate current affairs and future events with the benefit of hindsight. Producer HELEN FRY


Producer: Helen Fry

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Unpredictable and lively conversation from the personalities who will be in the news this week. Producer IAN STRACHAN Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting The programme with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Money Box keeps a watching brief on your money problems including pensions, tax, social security and investment in general. Address: Money Box
Room 4058, Broadcasting House London WIA 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

You Don't Come the Pickle with the Onion by PETER CHALONER
Read by Fraser Kerr Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Peter Chaloner
Read By: Fraser Kerr
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar: The Golden Calf
New Every Morning, page 5; Thou, whose almighty word (BBC hb 185); Lo, God is here
(Anthems for Choirs 1);
Exodus 32, w 1-14; What does the Lord require (BP 98) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Child Care Presented by CLAIRE RAYNER 1: Inside and at 11.15 2: Outside
11.30 Singing Games (1) Producer DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.40 Drama Workshop Accident Report


Presented By: Claire Rayner
Producer: Douglas Coombes

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Charles Tomlinson Readers JILL BALCON and ANTHONY HYDE


Presented By: Charles Tomlinson
Presented By: Jill Balcon
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell presents and lends a sympathetic ear to your phone comments and queries on [number removed]Editor KEN VASS


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell
Editor: Ken Vass

: Anything Legal

A Tale of Two City Gents by Wally K. Daly starring Donald Hewlett as Charles and Michael Knowles as George
Also featuring Sherrie Hewson and Helena Breck
Theme music by Jim Parker
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Writer: Wally K. Daly
Charles: Donald Hewlett
George: Michael Knowles
Actor: Sherrie Hewson
Actor: Helena Breck
Music By: Jim Parker
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson

: The World at One: News

Presenter Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presenter: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner
King Jolly and the Winsome Witch by SARAH MORCOM Read by Willie RUSHTON King Jolly and the Sunny Spell (1) Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN

2.0 La France aujourd'hui French IV
1: Programme varie (1) by ANNE WEST and at 2.15
2: Qu'est-ce qu'on dit? by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE

2.30 Books, Plays, Poems: Hard Times (1)


Unknown: Sarah Morcom
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian
Unknown: Geoffrey Braithwaite
Adapted By: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Brian Rix
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Stuart Evans

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Liz Mardall Power and Persuasion: SONIA BEESLEY reports on women active on the political front from parish pump to Parliament.
Life's Rich Pageant abridged in eight parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN
Written and read by ARTHUR MARSHALL (3)


Introduced By: Liz Mardall
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Arthur Marshall
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Intimations of a Raid by JOHN KIRKMORRIS


Unknown: John Kirkmorris

: A Charmed Life

Vicki Hughes looks back on her adventurous years 2: Elopement
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Cumbria )


Unknown: Vicki Hughes

: Story Time

The Woman in Black A ghost story by SUSAN HILL abridged in eight episodes and read by Alan Dudley (1)
To sift through the papers of his client, the late
Mrs Drablow , solicitor
Arthur Kipps visits her isolated house out on the marshes. He finds an empty chair that rocks itself, hears the sounds of a pony and trap that do not materialise and sees the Woman in Black.


Story By: Susan Hill
Read By: Alan Dudley
Unknown: Mrs Drablow
Unknown: Arthur Kipps
Producer: John Cardy

: PM

Presenters Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presenters: Gordon Clough
Presenters: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

: 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 DEBORAH COHEN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Girls and Boys Come Out to Play

Despite changing fashions in education, one part of primary school life remains - playtime. But how do the classes of 1984 spend their precious minutes of freedom each morning and afternoon?
John Hedges , presenter of BBC Schools Radio's In the News programme, takes a look at modern-day playtime, with the help of children from more than 1,000 schools in the United Kingdom who took part in the In the News playtime survey.


Unknown: John Hedges
Producer: Cathy Packe

: The Monday Play

Titus Groan
The first of two plays based on the Gormenghast novels by MERVYN PEAKE
Dramatised for radio by BRIAN SIBLEY with Sting as Steerpike Freddie Jones as The Artist Bernard Hepton as Dr Prunesquallor Judy Parfitt as Irma Prunesquallor
David Warner as Sepulchrave Eleanor Bron as Gertrude Sheila Hancock as Clarice and Cora Jill Lidstone as Fuchsia Cyril Shaps as Flay Robert Eddison as Sourdust Maurice Denham as Barquentine
Stratford Johns as Swelter Hilda Schroder as Nannie Slagg Melinda Walker as Keda Graham Blockey as Rantel and Peter Acre as Braigon
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo (Robert Eddison is in 'Phedra' at the Old Vic Theatre, London)
●FEATURE: page 4


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Steerpike Freddie Jones
Artist: Bernard Hepton
Unknown: Dr Prunesquallor Judy Parfitt
Unknown: Irma Prunesquallor
Unknown: David Warner
Unknown: Sepulchrave Eleanor Bron
Unknown: Gertrude Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Cora Jill Lidstone
Unknown: Fuchsia Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Flay Robert Eddison
Unknown: Sourdust Maurice Denham
Unknown: Swelter Hilda Schroder
Unknown: Nannie Slagg
Unknown: Melinda Walker
Unknown: Keda Graham Blockey
Unknown: Peter Acre
Directed By: Glyn Dearman.
Unknown: Robert Eddison

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer CARROLL MOORE Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Facey Romford's Hounds 11: A Bag Fox Enlarged

: The World Tonight

Presenter Charles Wheeler
11.0 Headlines
Editor BLAIR THOMSON on VHF!FM until 11.0


Presenter: Charles Wheeler

: Study on 4

Living Through Change The third of four programmes MARGARET KORVING meets AJIT AND ROSHAN MANSUKHANI , a Hindu couple who grew up in India at the time of Partition, then came to Britain where they now pursue professional careers.


Unknown: Margaret Korving
Unknown: Roshan Mansukhani

: News

followed by an interlude

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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