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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

Presented from the South East by Joe Hull
A regional view of farming in the week ahead


Unknown: Joe Hull

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the new day

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JULIAN HOLLAND


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Weak on 4

A look ahead with Brian Perkins


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole

bySUETOWNSEND abridged in ten parts by ELIZABETH PROUD with Nicholas Barnes as Mole (1)
The sequel to The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13}, which takes him from his 15th birthday.


Unknown: Nicholas Barnes
Producer: John Tydeman

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

A lively matching of wit and wisdom between some of the personalities in the news this week
Producer IAN STRACHAN. Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan.

: A Small Country Living

Jeanine McMullen continues her journey through the green by-ways of the countryside. Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol
An information sheet for the series will be available free from October. Send an AS sae to:
[address removed]


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Morning Story

Afternoon Man by EUZABETH EVANS
Read by Mary Wimbush
Frank has lost his job and the prospects of a new one seem remote. But then he meets the woman in a purple blouse and a whole new world opens before him.


Read By: Mary Wimbush
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 38; Ye choirs of new Jerusalem
(BBC HB 116); Psalm 150; John 2, w 1-11; Lord Jesus Christ (100 Hymns for Today) Stereo

: Down Your Way

visits the brewing capital of Britain. In Burton upon Trent. Brian Johnston joins a daily beer tasting and learns the history of brewing. He also discovers that the rules for water polo were written in one of its town pubs and learns about the first floodlit soccer game. And at Europe's largest greeting-card manufacturers he's told which is the favourite Christmas card.
Producer ROBIN HICKS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Robin Hicks

: Poetry Plesse!

Presented by P. J. Kavanagh Readers PATRICK ROMER and DIANA BISHOP
Requests to: Poetry Pkase! BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: P. J. Kavanagh
Presented By: Readers Patrick Romer
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Paul Clark Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Paul Clark
Editor: Ken Vass

: The Man Who Was Comedy

A series of three features on the work of George S. Kaufman , the American director who also wrote 45 plays and musicals, 20 of them hits.
Written and presented by Dick Vosburgh with reminiscences from Anne Kaufman Schneider
Leueen McGrath , Jack GUford Stubby Kaye , Abe Burrows and including extracts from
Ustinov's Romanoff and Juliet, The Front Page, The Cocoanuts with The Marx Brothers and songs from Guys and Dolls. Bob Sessions as the voice of George S. Kaufman 1: The Director
Producer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30 pm) 0 HEAR THIS! page 13


Unknown: George S. Kaufman
Presented By: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Anne Kaufman Schneider
Unknown: Leueen McGrath
Unknown: Jack Guford
Unknown: Stubby Kaye
Unknown: Abe Burrows
Unknown: George S. Kaufman
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Sally and the Magic Rattle by JOYCE DUNBAR Read by SHIREEN SHAH and KENNETH SHANLEY 1: The Shore-People Producer VALERIE MCCARTHY (R)


Unknown: Joyce Dunbar
Read By: Shireen Shah
Unknown: Kenneth Shanley
Producer: Valerie McCarthy

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Dilly Barlow 'Pest problems?' asks the advertisement - 'beat them with bats!'. MARGARET HORSFIELD Was SO intrigued when she read this that she went out on the trail of bats - and little did she know where it would lead...! Serial: Bilgewater (8) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Introduced By: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

A Box of Tricks byj c WILSHER

: My Small Corner

A further informal anthology from Wales
Producer MEGAN EMERY BBC Wales

: Story Time

Slow Boats to China by GAVIN YOUNG
Read by JOHN BOTT (6)


Read By: John Bott

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Carole West continued on VHF/FM 5. 50-5. 55


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Carole West

: The Six O'Clock News

With DAVID HITCHINSON including Financial Report

: Quote.... Unquote

More outpourings of alphabet soup cooked up by Nigel Rees and served out to
Bernard Bresslaw , Jean Rook Michael Wood and Sir Anthony Quayle Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Devised by NIGEL REES


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: Jean Rook
Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Sir Anthony Quayle
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: The Archers

(Re broadcast tomorrow atl. 40pm)

: Poet to Poet

Five poets of the past seen through the eyes of poets of the present
4: Spectator ab extra
John Wain looks at the poetry of Arthur Hugh Clough
Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Wain
Readers: Arthur Hugh Clough
Readers: Deborah MacLaren
Readers: Patrick Romer
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Science Now- In Passing

In the 1960s European molecular biologists decided they should pool their resources to try to stop the USA taking the lead in their subject, and as a result the European Molecular Biology
Laboratory was opened in 1974. Colin Tudge visits the lab in the forest above Heidelberg in West Germany and examines the biologists' achievements in understanding the workings of living cells.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Monday Play

Arrived Safe, Writing Later by STEPHEN DUNSTONE
A writer finds, in separate places, two postcards sent 50 years previously by a girl called Ethel. This coincidence leads him to investigate a story that is both strange and haunting. Somebody dies - but who? Pianist MARY NASH
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN
(Re-broadcast next Sunday) Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Dunstone
Directed By: John Tydeman
as Ethel Merrin with: Tessa Worsley
George: Scott Cherry
Julia, a pianist: Lisa Harrow
as Roger Danzi, a writer: Patrick Drury
the waiter: And Brian Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer CARROLL MOORE Editor THOMAS SUTCUFFE


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Carroll Moore
Editor: Thomas Sutcuffe

: A Book at Bedtime

Dr Wortle's School by ANTHONY TROLLOPE Read by JOHN rowe (8)


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Read By: John Rowe

: The World Tonight

PresenterAlexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines


Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 Education of 19th-century women
11.50 Adam Smith and the American colonies


Unknown: Adam Smith

: Music at Night

Mendelssohn Rondo capriccioso in E, Op 14
Granados Goyescas: Los requiebros; El pelele
Falla Ritual Fire Dance ('Elamorbrujo')
Schumann Romance, Op 28 No 2: records


Piano: Aucia de Larrocha

: News

followed by an interlude

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.

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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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