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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the new day

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Taking Sides

While matters of state are often forgotten after the breakfast-time news, some subjects can still rouse even the quietest people to passion.
Live every Thursday morning, and broadcast simultaneously on BBC1 and Radio 4, an audience of 150 start their day with a chance to say what they think 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 A Radiovision Unit production BBC Birmingham


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

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

The Ghost and Mr Pugh by MARIAN VEEVERS
Read by Ray Handy
'Even Mr Pugh could not possibly have suspected this apparition of being human, she was much too transparent....'


Unknown: Mr Pugh
Read By: Ray Handy
Unknown: Mr Pugh
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar:
The Walls of Jericho nem, p 118; Lo! he comes with clouds descending (BBC HB 35); Joshua fit the battle of Jericho (Spiritual); Joshua 6, w 6-16,
20; The Lord of heaven confess (BBC HB 478) Stereo

: This Thing Called Love

How long can love last: for a few ecstatic teenage weeks - or for a whole lifetime? And if it fades, can it be revived - or is it gone forever?
In the third of the series, Laurie Taylor meets the fleeting, and the long-term partners-on the road to enlightenment.
Producer SHARON BANOFF (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: For Schools

11.0 Child Care Presented by CLAIRE RAYNER
7: What About Dad? and at 11.15
8: Who Comes First?
11.30 Singing Games No 4 Arranged by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.40 Drama Workshop Murder or Suicide?


Presented By: Claire Rayner
Arranged By: Douglas Coombes

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Heiney


Presented By: Paul Heiney

: Son of Cliche

featuring ASSO - Spanish Detective
I turned up my shirt collar against the rain. Somehow it formed a funnel channelling the rain down the small of my back and in through my underpants. starring Christopher Barrie Nick Maloney and Nick Wilton Written by ROB GRANT and DOUG NAYLOR Producer ALAN NIXON


Unknown: Christopher Barrie
Unknown: Nick Maloney
Unknown: Nick Wilton
Written By: Rob Grant
Written By: Doug Naylor
Producer: Alan Nixon

: The World at One: News

Presenter Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner
4: King Jolly Needs Help
2.0 Business French (Age 16-19) A new series for those interested in using French in the commercial world. Written and produced by TONY STAPLES 1: Travel and at 2.15
2: The Modem Factory
2.30 Books, Plays, Poems Hard Times (4)


Produced By: Tony Staples

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Getting the Hump in Africa: ANNIE ALLSEBROOK goes on a camel safari and gets a double-decker view of the bush.
Life's Rich Pageant (6)


Unknown: Annie Allsebrook

: The Afternoon Play

The Barbary Angel by SARAH MAXWELL
The St Clement's Home for Children on East Side, New York, is threatened with closure if money is not forthcoming by Christmas Eve. The Rev Edmund Washington prays for help - and heavenly help promptly arrives in the shapely form of Evangelina Smith.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN
(Claire Moore is in 'The Little Shop of Horrors' at the Comedy Theatre, London) Stereo


Unknown: Sarah Maxwell
Unknown: Edmund Washington
Unknown: Evangelina Smith.
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Directed By: Claire Moore
The Rev Edmund Washington: Blain Fairman
Evangelina Smith: Claire Moore
Miss McMurdo: Gudrun Ure
Bishop Legree: David March
Adelaide Van Der Pump: Margaret Robertson
Augusta Legree: Valerie Colgan
Nelly: Elizabeth Proud

: 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: Nigel Acheson

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies presents Radio 4's good books programme, including this week an interview with Geoffrey Moorhouse , winner of this year's Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Geoffrey Moorhouse
Producer: Anne Howells

: Story Time

The Woman in Black (4)

: PM

Presenters Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presenters: Susannah Simons
Presenters: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

with CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: My Word!


: News

: The Archers

Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Writer: Mary Cutler
Dan Archer: Frank Middlemass
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Carol Tregorran: Anne Cullen
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracy-Jane White
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Heather Bell
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
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 John Timpson Compiled by Laurie MASON Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBCBristolBS82LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Laurie Mason
Producer: Carole Stone

: State of the Nation

The last in a series of five programmes which profiles the nations of the United Kingdom in all their aspects
England - The Economic Struggle
Brian Redhead examines the problems facing the country which was once the 'workshop of the world'. Where has success been achieved? What has been the cost of failure? Is England heading for a more prosperous future or further decline? People with a wide variety of talents discuss their ideas and offer their insights into the state of the nation. Producer CHARLES SIGLER Editor ANNE SLOMAN


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Charles Sigler
Editor: Anne Sloman

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them. Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries: BBC Broadcasting House, London WiA 4WW Phone [number removed](10.0 am -5.0 pm)


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Glyn Worsnip

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Bigsby presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Facey Romford's Hounds 14: The Beldon Ball

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Joining In A series of six programmes on joining and running voluntary groups.
5: Sticking Together Once a group is well established, it's only too easy for the initial enthusiasm and novelty to wear off. SUSAN MARLING and MARK SMITH discover how groups can develop sticking power and how, in some cases, it can be worthwhile to go on and employ a worker. (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Mark Smith

: * am 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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