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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning ofanewday

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With TOM TICKELL
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSUN
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Tom Tickell
Read By: Clive Rosun

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves

with this week's collection of conversational curiosities Producer VICTOR LEWIS SMITH Stereo


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Morning Story

A Period Piece About Love by AILEEN MILLS
Read by Moir Leslie
The 1920s. Two schoolgirls read romantic novels and talk about 'Love'. One of the girls meets a beautiful young man who plays the saxophone in a dance band. 'It was perfect'... But they had not even touched hands ... Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Read By: Moir Leslie
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 38; To the name of our salvation (BBC HB 284);
Psalm 36; Exodus 11, vv 1-10;
Ye servants of God (BBC HB 287) Stereo

: For Schools

11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Fire of London 6: A City in a Field
11.40 Introducing Science Extra Computers at Work Message and Memory Written and produced by JULIAN COLEMAN


Produced By: Julian Coleman

: Creature Comforts

Calves kept in confined spaces lick themselves a lot more often than they need to for grooming. Pigs that are tethered in pens bite the bars repeatedly. This exaggerated behaviour causes many people concern, but are the animals really distressed? Colin Tudge examines how scientists are discovering what animals feel about the conditions they are subjected to on farms, in zoos, and in the home.


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: English Now

How do you talk to people if, through illness or injury, you can make no comprehensible sounds? At the Communication Aids Centre in Charing Cross
Hospital, Julia Ie Patourel tries to find machines and technologies that will answer each individual need, and talks to David Crystal about giving means of communication to people who can't speak. Producer MICHAEL LAWTON


Unknown: Julia Ie Patourel
Unknown: David Crystal
Producer: Michael Lawton

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie ColdweU


Presented By: Pattie Coldweu

: pmXPD

2: The House in Geneva


Unknown: Len Deighton

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner: Today's story: The Fastest Snail on Earth by Moira Smith
2.5 Something to Think About: It Can Be Seen, It Can Be Heard
2.15 The Song Tree: Jesper and the 100 Hares (6)
2.35 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry): Tree Magic by Libby Houston
2.45 Nature: Hedgerows and Roadside Verges: Compiled by Astley Jones


Unknown: Moira Smith
Song: Tree Jesper
Unknown: Libby Houston
Unknown: Astley Jones

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guests of the Week:
The Rt Hon Jack Ashley , CH, MP and Pauline Ashley Serial: Owl (2)


Unknown: Jack Ashley
Unknown: Pauline Ashley

: The Afternoon Play

Lottie has been sitting for three days by her husband's hospital bedside. He's in a coma after being attacked by a drunk. She's finally persuaded to try and sleep, but when she does she has such a dream ...
Directed by TONY CUFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Carol Bruggen
Directed By: Tony Cuff
Mrs Melia: Diana Flacks
Lottie: Judith Barker
Ursula: Rosalie Williams
Henry/Undertaker: John Jardine
Charlie: Nicholas Fry
ISObel: Kate Lee
Alfred: Paul Webster
Orchid man: Russell Dixon

: Time for Verse

A personal selection of poems on the theme of Water
Compiled and presented by Lawrence Sail
3: Brain-Bound or Heart-Bound Sea


Presented By: Lawrence Sail
Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin

: File on 4

: Story Time

Comic Quintet 3: The Octopus by JOHN MOORE
Read by Andre Maranne
'It would be impertinent to compare it to anything less than the Eiffel Tower!' Producer BERT COULES


Unknown: John Moore
Read By: Andre Maranne
Producer: Bert Coules

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continuedon VHFIFM5.S0-5.55


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Amis Abroad

The first of two programmes in which John Amis acts as guide around one of Europe's great musical cities. As pilgrims go to Mecca, Shakespeareans to Stratford, and cricketers to Lord's, so anyone to whom music is important has to go, at least once in a lifetime, to Vienna - the city known as 'The Most Musical Place in the World'.
A BBC Transcription Service production


Unknown: John Amis
Producer: Betty Jowitt

: News

: The Archers

: The Day I Was Born

A series of five programmes in which Larry Harris talks to well-known people about what was going on in the world at the time of their birth.
This week: The Bishop of Lewes and The Bishop of Jarrow - clerical twins born on St Valentine's Day (14 February) 1932.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Talks: Larry Harris

: Groundswell

Presented by Hugh Sykes
Schools and youth clubs benefit from a scheme to re-cycle industry's left-overs; and a reluctantenvironmentalistjoins volunteers dredging a pond. Producer MICK WEBB


Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Mick Webb

: Music from the People

The first often programmes tracing the 20th-century revival of the English folk song.
1: Ain't Never Heard a Horse Sing!
'No nation has a richer store of traditional music than England, and none is more prone to undervalue its heritage.'
Music from the People is one of many definitions of the term
'folk song'. Another, attributed to Louis Armstrong , is that 'It's all folk song - I ain't never heard a horse sing!'
With Shirley Collins ,
Bob Copper , Vic Gammon , Maud Karpeles , Mattie Kay ,
Ewan MacColl , Ralph McTell , John Tarns , Cyril Tawney and Ursula Vaughan Williams Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Shirley Collins
Unknown: Bob Copper
Unknown: Vic Gammon
Unknown: Maud Karpeles
Unknown: Mattie Kay
Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Unknown: Ralph McTell
Unknown: John Tarns
Unknown: Cyril Tawney
Presented By: Jim Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: Analysis

Sir Walter Marshall , CBE. FRS. Chairman of the Central
Electricity Generating Board and former Chairman of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, in conversation with Mary Goldring about energy, science research, and the coal strike.


Unknown: Sir Walter Marshall
Unknown: Mary Goldring
Producer: David Morton

: The Corncrake and the Lysander

The last of five memoirs of a Hebridean boyhood by Finlay J. Macdonald 5: A Rum Affair
With the outbreak of war, many strange and sinister objects were washed up on the sandy Atlantic beaches of Harris. Some were welcome, others certainly were not.


Unknown: Finlay J. MacDonald

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer KEVIN JACKSON


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime: The Life of Riley: 3

by Anthony Cronin


Author: Anthony Cronin

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines on VHF/FM until 11.0


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Study on 4

View at the Top In the fourth of six programmes NICHOLAS KOCHAN talks to LORD FORTE, Chairman of Trusthouse Forte


Talks: Nicholas Kochan

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Rodchenko
11.50 Catholic Schools in Scotland

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Craft Studies: Using Wood Presented by LINDSAY KING Producer ARTHUR VIALLS
12.301: Wood Matters and at 12.50
2: New Ideas About Wood


Presented By: Lindsay King
Producer: Arthur Vialls

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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