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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

from the Royal Show at
Stoneleigh in Warwickshire

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With ROGER PARRY
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by cuve ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Roger Parry

: News

: Midweek: Libby Purves



Unknown: Victor Lewis Smith

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Cornwall, where members of the St Agnes Village Produce Association put their questions to Geoffrey Smith , Clay Jones and Dr Stefan Buczacki
Questionmaster Les Cottington BBC Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Questionmaster Les Cottington

: Morning Story

A Well Ordered Life by JENNY DANKS
Read by Peter Wickham
Alan's job was secure: not for him the daily uncertainty of the freelance life. But he rather admired some of his clients - their creativity, their courage.... then another client, dull old Geoffrey Sharp , came to the office....


Read By: Peter Wickham
Unknown: Geoffrey Sharp

: Daily Service

nem, p 5; Who would true valour see (BBC HB 371); Psalm 8;
I Chronicles 29, vv 10-18; My God, how wonderful thou art (BBC HB 12) Stereo

: The Drum

Who is the Little Drummer Boy? Michael Smee explores the world of drums, drummers and drumming, from New Guinea to New Orleans and from the hollow log to the drum machine. Research by Bob Henrit with contributions from traveller Christina Dodwell , drummer Jack Parnell and electronic drumkit designer Dave Simmons.
With the recorded voices of James Blades and Harold Dejan The actors Garard Green Gwen Cherrell
Graham Blockey Guy Holden
Radiophonic sound and music by JONATHAN GIBBS Sound by COLIN DUFF and PETER MARSH Producer DESMOND BRISCOE Stereo


Unknown: Michael Smee
Unknown: Bob Henrit
Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Unknown: Jack Parnell
Designer: Dave Simmons.
Unknown: James Blades
Unknown: Harold Dejan
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Gwen Cherrell
Unknown: Graham Blockey
Unknown: Guy Holden
Unknown: Percussion Terence Emery
Music By: Jonathan Gibbs
Unknown: Colin Duff
Unknown: Peter Marsh
Producer: Desmond Briscoe

: English Now

In the last of the present series David Crystal turns the spotlight on you. He reads from your letters, and announces the winners of the English Now competitions.


Producer: Michael Lawton

: You and Yours

Pattie Cold well reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family.


by LEN DEIGHTON dramatised in eight parts by MICHAEL BAKEWELL with and featuringand
5: Operation Siegfried
The 'Kaiseroda' treasure contains papers that could prove Hitler had a meeting with Churchill in 1940. Charles Stein knows where the papers are. He is being watched by German, Russian and British agents. They all want the papers.
Directed by PETER KING


Unknown: Len Deighton
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: Peter King
Boyd Stuart: Trevor Nichols
Sydney Ryden: David Garth
Kleiber: Clifford Rose
Dr Bottger: George Coulouris
Reader: Colin Starkey
Section Head: Bernard Brown
Jimmy: Robin Summers
Paul Bock: Christopher Douglas
Kitty: Melinda Walker
Fisher: David Sinclair
Billy Stein: Ian Tyler
Parsons: Graham Blockey

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Boris the Tomato (3)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Dilly Barlow Guest of the Week: Royal
Shakespeare Company actor Antony Sher , currently appearing at The Barbican in London.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (5)


Introduced By: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Antony Sher

: The Afternoon Play Singer in a Birdcage

by ELIZABETH LINDSAY with and Shy Judith has long looked after her touchy, sick father; her mother had died very suddenly. But a man from her village wants her to escape from the domestic prison.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY. Stereo


Unknown: Elizabeth Lindsay
Directed By: Richard Wortley.
Judith: Vicky Ireland
her father: Geoffrey Matthews
her mother: Frances Jeater
John: Trevor Nichols
Miss Wilberforce: Mary Wimbush
Vicar's wife: Gwen Cherrell
Girl: Jenny Funnell
Policeman: Jamie Roberts

: Time for Verse

Poems on the theme of Water Compiled and presented by Lawrence Sail
6: A Furious Devout Drench Readers JILL balcon and HUGH DICKSON


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

: File on 4

: Story Time

Across the Limpopo (3)

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Bill Frost


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Bill Frost

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: My Music

A musical panel game in which John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Programme devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Producer PETE ATKIN


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

: On the Day I Was Born

Larry Harris talks to well-known people about what was going on in the world at the time of their birth.
This week: Donald Trelford ,
Editor of The Observer, born in Coventry on 9 November 1937. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Talks: Larry Harris
Unknown: Donald Trelford

: On the Cards

A personal history of the tarot, written and presented by Bob Couttie with clairvoyant
Terry E. Bromley and historian Alfred Douglas
Producer ALEC REID


Presented By: Bob Couttie
Unknown: Terry E. Bromley
Unknown: Alfred Douglas
Producer: Alec Reid

: Music from the People

The folk song revival in England 4: No More Folk Songs
'No Nation has a richer store of traditional music than England, and none is more prone to undervalue its heritage.'
In 1922 Cecil Sharp , who had been in poor health for many years, died. Ralph Vaughan
Williams, although still deeply involved in folk music, ceased his collecting activities. Many of the young men who would have replaced them had been killed in the First World War.
The Folk Society struggled on, with most members holding the view that all the best folk songs had been collected.
With Douglas Kennedy Bob Arnold
Ursula Vaughan Williams
Bob Copper. Shirley Collins and Peter Kennedy
Written and presented by Jim Lloyd
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham Stereo


Unknown: Cecil Sharp
Unknown: Ralph Vaughan
Unknown: Douglas Kennedy
Unknown: Bob Arnold
Unknown: Ursula Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Bob Copper.
Unknown: Shirley Collins
Unknown: Peter Kennedy
Presented By: Jim Lloyd
Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: Analysis

Allegro ma non troppo
Italy is changing: support is ebbing both for the Church and for the Communist Party - the largest in Western Europe. But with a falling birthrate, a welfare state that doesn't work, the highest public debt and inflation in the EEC, Italy looks set for disaster. So why are Italians unmoved? Can the disaster be postponed indefinitely?
Presented by David Willey Producer DAVID POWELL


Presented By: David Willey
Producer: David Powell

: My Friend Roots

When Jonathan Power arrived in St Vincent on a journalistic assignment, he knew nobody at all. Then he met Roots who knew everybody.

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Oliver Producer CARROLL MOORE


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Foreign Affairs (8)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Philip Short
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Philip Short

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Heartfield
11.50 Education Bulletin

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Using Unemployment Presented by CHRIS SERLE
12.305: Voluntary Work and at 12.50
6: Communities


Presented By: Chris Serle

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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