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


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Checkpoint

: For Schools

9.5 A Service for Schools Noah: A Musical
9.25 Secondary English (11-14) Out of Africa
9.50 First Steps in Drama Zoo Project
1: The Threatened Forest by DEIRDRE GRIFFIN Presented by TONY AITKEN
10.10 Playtime
10.25 In Your Own Time Presented by ANNE NIGHTINGALE Including HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH talking about his Award Scheme.


Unknown: Deirdre Griffin
Presented By: Tony Aitken
Presented By: Anne Nightingale

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

Pride Comes Before a Fall by DONALD BANCROFT
Read by Rex Holdsworth
James and Molly had many interests in common, but they differed radically on the subject of gambling
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Rex Holdsworth
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard TONY BARNFIELD with a round-up of news for teachers in primary and middle schools.
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about.
11.30 Wavelength The youth magazine programme. Racism Presented by ANDY PEEBLES


Unknown: Tony Barnfield
Presented By: Andy Peebles

: Analysis

The Second Spanish Armada

: Curious Corners

In the fourth of five programmes which take a look inside some of Britain's more unlikely houses,
Marjorie Lofthouse talks to John Durham , who lives in Edgar Tower, part of the arched gateway to Worcester Cathedral.
Producer ELAINE BEDELL BBC Birmingham


Talks: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: John Durham
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie ColdweU


Presented By: Pattie Coldweu

: Just a Minute


: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Plop, the Owl (1) by JILL TOMLINSON
2.5 The Music Box Written and presented by MICHAEL BURNETT and SANDRA KERR
2.20 Living Language Harry Pay the Pirate (3)
2.40 Newscast Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT


Unknown: Jill Tomlinson
Presented By: Michael Burnett
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Engaging Tones: What happens when someone gives you a ring? Is there an art in using the telephone? Can you improve your technique?
JENNY CUFFE dials a few numbers - with some fascinating replies. The Summer of the Barshinskeys (8)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: The Afternoon Play

The Flowers of Eden by R. E. T. LAMB
Celia has taken to good works and saving the world and the house is full of typists, committee meetings, conferences and activity.
Douglas at the age of 70 wants peace. The garden is his domain and he has taken to living in the stables.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHUN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: R. E. T. Lamb
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughun
as Douglas with: Maurice Denham
Celia: June Barrie
Ralph: Steve Hodson
Miles: William Eedle
Eunice: Anne Jameson

: 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.


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies presents Radio 4's good books programme, including this week a new biography of Alexander Solzhemtsyn. Producer NIGEL ACHESON


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Alexander Solzhemtsyn.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Story Time

Old Glory (9)

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: My Word!


: News

: The Archers

Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Writer: Margaret Phelan
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd

: 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 MARY PRICE BBC, Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Unknown: Laurie Mason

: International Assignment

Reports from BBC correspondents around the world.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Pride of Place

Written and narrated by Alasdair Maclean
'If you look at a map of Scotland and let your eye travel up the west coast you can hardly fail to be impressed by the Ardnamurchan peninsula. It sticks out from the Highland coastline not quite like a sore thumb, more like a long bony finger....' Producer STEWART CONN BBC Scotland


Readers: Alasdair MacLean
Readers: Diana Olsson
Readers: John Shedden
Unknown: Ellen Sinclair
Unknown: Mary Ann Kennedy

: Profile

A personal portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote.

: Does He Take Sugar?

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


Presented By: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Glyn Worsnip

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Bigsby Producer DANIEL DODD


Presented By: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Daniel Dodd

: A Book at Bedtime

The End of the Queue by MALACHI WHITAKER


Unknown: Malachi Whitaker

: The World Tonight

National and international news, background analysis and comment. Presented by Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

Museums with a Difference KENNETH HUDSON visits three museums that are concerned with the practical side of life: the Big Pit Mining Museum in South Wales, The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in Sussex and the People's Palace in Glasgow. Producer JUDE HOWELLS


Unknown: Kenneth Hudson

: Open University

11.30 17th-century Popular Art
11.50 Music interlude

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Media Studies: Radio Workshop
1: Making and Editing a Programme Compiled and presented by DAVID SELF and at 12.50
2: Radio Failure Presents... by ROY APPS


Presented By: David Self

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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.

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