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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With ROGER PARRY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35*Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Roger Parry
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Russell Harty's Musical Encounters

RusseU Harty and his guest,
Auberon Waugh , choose pieces of music for each other as stepping-stones in a conversation that is free-ranging and sometimes surprising.


Unknown: Russeu Harty
Unknown: Auberon Waugh

: Feedback

Susan Marling airs your comments and pursues your complaints and queries about the BBC, its programmes and policies.
Send them to:
'Feedback', BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Janet Thomas

: International Assignment

Reports from BBC foreign correspondents
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story School

Read by David Ashford
Mr Stillman is on his way to his old school. He has some important news to tell his son. But the boy's reactions - to say the least - are unexpected. Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: John Ohara
Read By: David Ashford
Read By: Mr Stillman
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

nem, p 21; Jesu, our hope, our heart's desire (BBC HB 126); 0 taste and see
(Vaughan Williams); Exodus 4. vv 10-17;
Immortal, invisible (BBC HB 10) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Music Workshop Brer Rabbit (5) With IAN HUMPHRIS
11.30 Introducing Geography A series of four programmes linked with the BBC Introducing Geography Software Pack (383 D) 1: River
11.50 See for Yourself Stronger Than You Think by RUTH THOMSON


Unknown: Ian Humphris
Unknown: Ruth Thomson

: Behind the Screen

Barbara Myers examines whether mass screening for conditions such as breast, bowel and cervical cancer, and high blood pressure saves lives, and asks what forms of screening are the most valuable, and where they should be available. Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Natural Selection

Stoddart Down Under
In the first of his monthly letters from Australia Mike Stoddart, of the University of Tasmania, anticipates his first winter in the southern hemisphere, and finds a plague of European house mice. BBC Bristol

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell 0 HELPLINES: page 77


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: Radio Active

The Martin Brown Show
Mr Hospital Radio himself gets his own show. Knives drawn by: Wntten by GEOFFREY PERKINS and ANGUS DEAYTON
Additional material by JON CANTER Music by PHILIP POPE
Producer JAMIE Rix Stereo
(Nat programme tomorrow at 3.5pm)


Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Jon Canter
Music By: Philip Pope
Producer: Jamie Rix
Anna Daptor: Helen Atkinson Wood
Mike Channel: Angus Deayton
Martin Brown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Mike Flex: Geoffrey Perkins
Nigel Pry: Philip Pope

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Let's Play It Again Presented by BEN BAZELL Script by JANET SORENSEN Producer MARY KALEMKERLAN
2.5 Let's Join In Sorcerer Kaldoon Spanish folk tale
2.25 Mother Tongue: Song and Story 5: Punjabi The Crow and the Sparrow Storytellers BEULAH CANDAPPA andPARAMJITSlDHU
2.40 Listen! The Decide-It- Yourself Cliffhanger serial in which schools are invited to participate Introduced by BEVERLEY WYNTER Part 5 by RICHARD PINNER


Presented By: Ben Bazell
Script By: Janet Sorensen
Producer: Mary Kalemkerlan
Introduced By: Beverley Wynter
Unknown: Richard Pinner

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by Lesley Judd
I was only homesick twice. Family Connections is a reciprocal scheme for English
9- and 10-year-olds to live with a French family and attend their local school for a term or two. Producer LIZ CARNEY BBC Manchester
I Also Am of Ireland (8)


Unknown: Lesley Judd
Producer: Liz Carney

: Daughters and Sons

by IVY COMPTON BURNETT adapted in six parts by JOHN SPURLING with Patricia Lawrence
Ann Mitchell , John Rowe
Robert Lang and Vivian Pickles
5: The Disappearance
At the arrival of a second anonymous cheque, Hetta's suspicions reach an alarming height.
Directed by LIANE AUKIN


Unknown: John Spurling
Unknown: Patricia Lawrence
Unknown: Ann Mitchell
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Robert Lang
Unknown: Vivian Pickles
Directed By: Liane Aukin
Sabine Ponsonby: Patricia Lawrence
Hetta: Ann Mitchell
John: John Rowe
Clare: Tessa Worsley
France: Kathryn Hunter
Victor: Simon Hewitt
Chilton: Graham Blockey
Muriel: Pamela Moiseiwitsch
Charity Marcon: Anne Jameson
Stephen: Bernard Brown
Alfred: Christopher Good
Sir Rowland Seymour: Arnold Diamond
Jane: Ellen McIntosh
Evelyn: Daniel Webb
Edith: Vivian Pickles
Dr Chaucer: Robert Lang
Miss Blake: Fidelis Morgan
Gertrude: Narissa Knights

: Actuality

1: American Airwaves
A journey from Boston,
Massachusetts, down to Mobile, Alabama, in the sound of the radio stations along the way.
One of the pleasures of driving around America is listening to dotty preachers in the Bible Belt, or lyrical car salesmen, or brassy reporters who can thump out an interview in about 15 seconds....Here they all were.
(Paul Ferris - The Observer)
Producer Peter Everett BBC Manchester


Producer: Peter Everett

: Story Time

Women of Crime
5: Vive la difference by JOHN MOORE
Read by Anne Jameson
Timid Miss Protheroe is afraid of Mr Toombes ' topiary. Producer PETER JUKES


Unknown: John Moore
Read By: Anne Jameson
Unknown: Mr Toombes
Producer: Peter Jukes

: PM

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


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: The Cabaret Upstairs

Variety acts from London's fringe

: News

: The Archers

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Producer ANGELA HIND


Presented By: Margaret Howard
Producer: Angela Hind

: Stop Press

The last, of ten programmes with Nigel Rees


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Any Questions?

Peggy Fenner , mp
John Wragg , Director of Corporate Engineering,
Rolls-Royce Derek Robinson , author and Claire Brooks , member of the Liberal Party National Executive Committee from Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire
Chairman John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peggy Fenner
Unknown: John Wragg
Unknown: Rolls-Royce Derek Robinson
Unknown: Claire Brooks
Unknown: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Sheridan Morley Producer CARROLL MOORE


Presented By: Sheridan Morley
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Sultan Jekker
The last of three short stories by MALACHI WHITAKER
Jekker is the envy of his friends because he lives with two women. However, he is not to be envied.


Stories By: Malachi Whitaker

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Study on 4

11.0 Principles of Counselling II Eight programmes presented by HAZEL JOHNS
4: Crisis and Transition Coping with any transition is difficult, particularly if it's unexpected like redundancy. One of the counsellor's tasks is to strike a balance between support and challenge of the client. Script by FRANCESCA INSKIPP and HAZEL JOHNS
11.30 Novels Up to Now Eight programmes on the novel since the war.
4: Staying on the Island ANTHONY CURTIS , literary editor of The Financial Times, looks at what he calls 'the desert-island school of fiction' - in which characters are immuOIIUprogrammes on the novel since the war.
4: Staying on the Island ANTHONY CURTIS , literary editor of The Financial Times, looks at what he calls 'the desert-island school of fiction' - in which characters are immured by a set of circumstances from which there is no escape. Among the novelists he considers are L. P. Hartley , Susan Hill , John Fowles and William Golding. Readers ELIZABETH PROUD and GAVIN CAMPBELL


Presented By: Hazel Johns
Script By: Francesca Inskipp
Unknown: Island Anthony Curtis
Unknown: Island Anthony Curtis
Unknown: L. P. Hartley
Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: John Fowles
Readers: William Golding.
Readers: Gavin Campbell

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate , Sally Grace and Jon Glover Written by IAN BROWN.


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Written By: Ian Brown.
Unknown: Paul B Davies.
Unknown: Peter Sinclair.
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Producer: Paul Spencer

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30-1.0 Hallo! Wie Geht's?
12.30 9: Und wenn das Wetter schlecht ist? Written by MILO SPERBER
12.4510: Was so alles in Deutschlandpassiert Compiled by AL WOLFF and at 1.0 Graded Objectives: German 5: Freizeit Written by INGRID DEFFNER


Written By: Milo Sperber
Written By: Ingrid Deffner

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.

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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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