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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a 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
7.20* Your Letters
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

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Natural fabrics are back in fashion for the spring and summer. Does working with cotton and linen require special care? Can ready-pleated fabric be used for sleeves as well as concertina skirts?
What kind of sewing-machine should you buy if you're a beginner?
Betty Foster , fashion and sewing consultant, joins
Sue MacGregor to answer your questions.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0 am


Unknown: Betty Foster
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.

: Morning Story

The Summer Child by SHIRLEY MITCHELL
Read by Emrys James
'I've brought my boy!' she said. 'He must stay while I sort things out.'
Producer GWYN Richards BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Shirley Mitchell
Read By: Emrys James

: Daily Service

NEM, p 114; Immortal love for ever full (EH 408); Wash me throughly (Wesley); Mark 1, vv 40-45; Thine arm, 0 Lord, in days of old (BBC HB 382) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Man Who Could Spell Backwards by KEVIN GRATTAN with T. P. McKenna as Tom and James Greene as Alec Tom , a successful businessman, visits his brother Alec in an institution. During their conversation, Tom reveals his feelings of guilt, and Alec his utter desperation. Even though he can't get rid of the fright in his soul, is Alec really ill enough to be kept in isolation?
Directed by SUSAN HOGG BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Kevin Grattan
Unknown: T. P. McKenna
Unknown: James Greene
Unknown: Alec Tom
Directed By: Susan Hogg
Matron: Doreen Hepburn
Nurse: Aine McCartney

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune (16) Pinocchio Presented by BLAIN FAIRMAN
11.20 Time to Move (16) Frog and Toad: A Swim based on a story by ARNOLD LOBEL Presented by MICHAEL DEEKS Script by MELANIE MORRIS
11.40 Musicianship: Early Stages (6) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES


Presented By: Blain Fairman
Story By: Arnold Lobel
Presented By: Michael Deeks
Script By: Melanie Morris
Presented By: Douglas Coombes

: Wildlife

'If I add peanuts to the food on my bird-table, the greenfinches know instantly - but how?' The team answers your Wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Presented By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Paul Heiney with the latest news and advice for consumers.


Unknown: Paul Heiney

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by PETER MOORE Producer PETE ATKIN


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Peter Moore
Producer: Pete Atkin

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: How the Rooster Saved the Day by Arnold LOBEL
2.5 History: Long Ago The Wars Against Napoleon (RV) by IAN SORLEY
2.25 Listen and Read Radio Thin King (16) by DEREK FARMER
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories): The Wizard's Boy by IRIS MACFARLANE adapted by PADDY BECHELY


Unknown: Arnold Lobel
Unknown: Ian Sorley
Unknown: Iris MacFarlane
Adapted By: Paddy Bechely

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Living with Cancer: DAME MARY Donaldson , London's first woman Lord Mayor, talks about the personal concerns which had to be overcome in order to fulfil her public role. The Summer of the Barshinskeys (6)


Unknown: Dame Mary Donaldson

: The Afternoon Play

The Great Feast by MANNU BHANDARI dramatised by WILLIAM ASH
A young man is found dead in his Indian village. While it is obvious to all that there has been an official cover-up, it is equally obvious that everyone of political substance wants to use the incident for his own ends.
Saxena, a local police officer. might have to take a stand in pursuit of the truth.
Directed by PENNY GOLD Stereo


Dramatised By: William Ash
Directed By: Penny Gold
Saxena: With Zia Mohyeddin
Saxena's wife: Jamila Massey
Da Sahib: Renu Setna
Lakhan Singh: Dev Sagoo
Police chief: Tony Wredden
Mahesh Sharma/Servant: Derrick Branche
Hira: Geoffrey Matthews
Sukul Babu: Kaleem Janjua
Sukul Babu's assistant/Dinesh: Tariq Alibai
Joravar: Rashid Karapiet
Binda: Bhasker
Rukma: Souad Faress

: Third World Twin

To the average citizen of Leamington Spa, the name Bo probably does not mean very much. Yet Bo is the African town with which Leamington Spa is twinned.
This is not an official twinning: Third World twinning is organised by well-meaning individuals hoping to do some good for their less fortunate counterparts. There are now perhaps a dozen of these links between British towns and places in the Third World.
But how much do they know of the people and the places they are trying to help? Are all their efforts worthwhile? Anne Brown went to Sierra
Leone in West Africa to try to find out the reactions of the people of Bo.
Producer ROY RONNIE BBC Birmingham t HELPLINES: page 69


Unknown: Anne Brown
Producer: Roy Ronnie

: Story Time

Old Glory (7)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Roger Finnigan Producer JOHN DRURY Editor BRIAN WALKER
(Repealed tomorrow at 4.0 pm)


Reporter: Roger Finnigan
Producer: John Drury
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery. Producer JULIAN BROWN


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julian Brown

: A Touch of Midas?

As far as the musical is concerned, Broadway has moved to London - thanks largely to the talents of Andrew Lloyd Webber , creator of Evita, Cats and Starlight Express. William Davis discovers what gives him A Touch of Midas.


Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Unknown: William Davis
Producer: Helen Robson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Free quarterly bulletin from
[address removed]. Send four large saes for a year's supply


Presented By: Peter White

: Treasure Islands

A series of eight programmes 2: Barbados: Colonial Ghosts
Novelist Joseph Hone tells the story of his journey through the Caribbean islands - discovering, among the great houses of Barbados, uneasy spirits of both slave and planter.


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Doves of Venus by OLIVIA MANNING abridged in 12 episodes by VIVIEN CREEGOR
(Starting tomorrow: three stories by Malachi Whitaker )


Unknown: Olivia Manning
Unknown: Vivien Creegor
Read By: Sheila Grant
Producer: David Spenser
Stories By: Malachi Whitaker

: The World Tonight

Presented by Charles Wheeler
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Charles Wheeler

: Study on 4

Crisis in Education In the second of four programmes PROFESSOR TED WRAGG turns his attention to the curriculum and the examinations system, and looks to the Scottish experience of new 16-plus exams for a hint of what the future holds.


Unknown: Professor Ted Wragg

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Students' Magazine
11.50 Music interlude

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Technology: Study Skills 3: Structures and at 12.45 4: Energy
1.0 New Developments in Technology Education
2: Department of Trade and Industry - British Schools Technology BST Director GEOFFREY SHILTO talks tO GRAHAM TAYAR


Talks: Geoffrey Shilto

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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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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