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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: 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

: For Schools

9.5 A Service for Schools Daniel: A Musical
9.25 Secondary English (11-14) Out of Africa The First of Midnight (2)
9.50 First Steps in Drama Zoo Project
2: The Rescue Operation by DEIRDRE GRIFFIN Presented by TONY AITKEN
10.10 Playtime
10.25 In Your Own Time Presented by ANNE NIGHTINGALE


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

: The Living World

Whatever Turns You On....
Among flowers that mimic the charms of insects, truffles that switch on pigs, and bees that switch each other off, Peter
France discovers that even for man, aphrodisiacs really do exist.


Producer: Melinda Barker

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

A Job Creation Scheme by ERIC BEAN
Read by Brian Southwood 'I propose,' said Councillor Bostock , 'that we build a complete Stonehenge, better than anybody else might, because we'll build it according to the original specifications. A dozen men and a lorry and a bit of equipment should do it. No messing.'
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Read By: Brian Southwood
Unknown: Councillor Bostock

: An Act of Worship


: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard TONY BARNFIELD with news for teachers in infant schools.
11.5 In the News Presented by JOHN HEDGES
11.30 Wavelength The youth magazine programme Contraception Introduced by ANDY PEEBLES


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

: Analysis

Vive Le Blast-off !


Unknown: Vive Le Blast-Off

: Curious Corners

The last of five programmes in which Marjorie Lofthouse takes a look inside some of Britain's more unlikely houses. This week she visits The
Water Tower in Kenilworth and talks to its owner Stephen Brucker.
BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Stephen Brucker.
Producer: Elaine Bedell

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: Just a Minute


: The World at One: News

Presented by Hugo Young


Presented By: Hugo Young

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: The Most Important Colour by DES cox
2.5 The Music Box Written and presented by MICHAEL BURNETT and SANDRA KERR
2.20 Living Language Poets Talking With CHARLES CAUSLEY and KIT WRIGHT
2.40 Newscast Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT


Presented By: Michael Burnett
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Charles Causley
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Rah ... Rah ... Rah!
Being a football fan can be an all-consuming passion for women as well as men.
ARTEMIS pittas reports from the terraces and the boardroom. Shadows on Our Skin (3)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: The Afternoon Play Jack Squaler's Time

Tony and his girlfriend visit his grandad Harry with a request to borrow enough money to allow them to marry and move away. This is disturbing news for the old man when he discovers the girl is related to an old enemy.
Directed by PHILIP MARTIN BBC Birmingham
(Emrys James is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company) Stereo


Unknown: Nick McCarty
Directed By: Philip Martin
Unknown: Emrys James
Harry: Emrys James
Jean: Moir Leslie
Bet: Mary Wimbush
Tony: Kim Durham
Tom: Roger Hume
Else: Joyce Gibbs

: 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 IAA


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Stephen Shipley

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies presents Radio 4's good books programme. Producer ANNE BLAIR GOULD


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Producer: Anne Blair Gould

: Story Time

Miss Mote (4)

: 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 EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: My Wordl


: News

: The Archers

Written by MARY CUTLER Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Mary Cutler
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Galumore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowung
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Richard Adamson: Richard Carrington
Col Danby: Ballard Berkeley
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?
BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


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

: International Assignment

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


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Pride of Place

The Forest of Ettrick
Ettrick Foreste is a fair foreste, In it grows many a semelie tree;
There's hart and hynde, and doe and roe,
And of all the wild beastie great plentie ...
A personal exploration and evocation of the ancient
Sheriffdom of Selkirkshire, with its history and legend, its magic and minstrelsy. With ballad singer Archie Fisher and local shepherd Jake Borthwick
Narrated and produced by Stewart Conn BBC Scotland


Singer: Archie Fisher
Unknown: Jake Borthwick
Produced By: Stewart Conn

: Profile

A personal portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote; an assessment of a public figure or the story of a private individual.

: 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 to: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Phone [number removed](10.0 am -5.0 pm)


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Ian Skidmore

reports from the BBC Sound Archives.

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

The Green Man (4)

: The World Tonight

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

: Study on 4

New Series The State of the Vatican Five documentary reports by Bernard Jackson
1: Crossroads of Christendom


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: Open University

Nordic Adult Education

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History (14-16)
12.30 The Tsar and His Government by JOHN COUTTS and at 12.50 Russia in 1930 by BERNARD BARKER


Unknown: John Coutts
Unknown: Bernard Barker

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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