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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor
6,30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
'•45* ThoughtfortheDay
8.35* Your Letters


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Clive Roslin

: News

: With Great Pleasure

David Daiches presents his
Personal choice of poetry and Prose with lain Cuthbertson and Judy Cornwell
We civilised men know that People cling to life even after they have got nothing left. They Jjnay be poor, they may be ill, they may be better dead, but they cling to life and that is the lesson of history.'
Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Unknown: David Daiches
Unknown: Judy Cornwell

: A Sideways Look At....

by Anthony Smith (R)


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: International Assignment

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


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

Oh, Madam ... by ELIZABETH BOWEN
Read by Margot Boyd
London in the Blitz, and the big house has suffered a near-miss. But there are other casualties besides the broken glass and fallen plaster.


Read By: Margot Boyd
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 102; Now the green blade riseth (BBC HB 109); Psalm 89; John 20, w 1-10; Jesus lives! (BBC HB 106) Stereo

: War Report

On 6 June 1944 the Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy. That evening War Report was broadcast for the first time in the BBC's Home Service following the nine o'clock news. In the months that followed D-Day until the German surrender, millions tuned in every day to hear the BBC's war correspondents broadcasting from the front line of battle. In the second of two programmes Frank Gillard goes back to some of those battlefields to tell the dramatic story of the BBC's coverage of the last year of the war. Producer JOHN KNIGHT BBC Bristol
Book: £4.95 from booksellers Records and cassettes:
Victory in Europe - 1945 REC562 D-Day Dispatches REC 522


Unknown: Frank Gillard

: Natural Selection A selection of personal

experiences with wild creatures. Malcolm Coe chooses the fastest mammal on land, the cheetah. BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Malcolm Coe

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For Fact Sheet No 34, write to
You and Yours, BBC, Room 726 Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: Radio Active

'Did you catch it?'
Sir Norman Tonsil chairs a serious intellectual discussion on many of the programmes which were to be heard last week on Radio Active, and which in his opinion were all a 'heap of....' (First broadcast last week)
Song by PHlLIP POPE and RICHARD CURTIS and performed by the HEE BEE GEE BEES
Written by ANGUS DEAYTON and GEOFFREY PERKINS with additional material by JOHN CANTER. MORAY HUNTER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 3. 0pm) Stereo


Unknown: Sir Norman Tonsil
Unknown: Phllip Pope
Unknown: Richard Curtis
Written By: Angus Deayton
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: John Canter.
Unknown: Moray Hunter
Unknown: John Docherty
Unknown: Jeremy Pascall
Producer: Jamie Rix
as Anna Daptor with Helen: Atkinson Wood
as Sir Norman Tonsil: Angus Deayton
as Martin Brown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Mike Flex: Geoffrey Perkins
Nigel Pry: Philip Pope

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon dough


Presented By: Gordon Dough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Sally and the Magic Rattle 5: Claribel the Clock

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Cardiff by Sesi McCombie
GRAHAM LLOYD looks at the lives of South Wales women whose ... husbands choose or ha ve to work abroad; and DOUGLAS EVANS , waiting for the most important telephone call of his life, explains what it's like standing by for a heart transplant.
Producer MARK OWEN. BBC Wales The Wedding
Written and read by Rosemary Davis
Kenji Yamada had been
Rosemary Davis 's lodger for 12 years - a westemised, thoroughly modern, young
Japanese. Then one December he announced: 'Next year, very busy. I make marriage'.


Unknown: Sesi McCombie
Unknown: Graham Lloyd
Unknown: Douglas Evans
Producer: Mark Owen.
Read By: Rosemary Davis
Read By: Kenji Yamada
Unknown: Rosemary Davis

: Kidnapped and Catrlona

The classic novels of adventure and romance by R. L. STEVENSON dramatised in ten parts by CATHERINE L. CZERKAWSKA with 9: The Tee 'd Ball
Alan Breck has taken ship for France and David has been kidnapped and imprisoned on the Bass Rock. He is released only just in time to reach
Inverary for the trial, but cannot give testimony and James of the Glens is found guilty.
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE BBC Scotland
(Broadcaston Sunday at 9.0pm) Stereo


Unknown: R. L. Stevenson
Unknown: Catherine L. Czerkawska
Unknown: Alan Breck
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie
as David Balfour: David Rintoul
as Catriona: Gerda Stevenson
as Prestongrange: Russell Hunter
as James More: Alec Heggie
as Barbara Grant: Siobhan Redmond
and as Mistress Ogilvy: Edith MacArthur
Doig: John Shedden
CaptSang: Don Gallagher
Sprott: Finlay Welsh
Alison Hastie: Terry Cavers

: A Charmed Life

In the first of four programmes Vicki Hughes looks back on her adventurous years.
1: West Indies to Wimbledon (First broadcast on BBC Radio Cumbria) (Rev R)


Speaker: Vicki Hughes

: Soundings

The first in a series in which a contemporary moral or religious topic is investigated. 1: Lord, When Did We See You Hungry?
Christians have always felt compelled by the words of Jesus to care for the needy. Yet in today's world 'feeding the hungry' leads to concern, not just for people, but for the moral basis of the world's economic system.
Reporter Ted Harrison looks at the moral issues raised by the current African famine.
Series editor JOHN NEWBURY (R)


Reporter: Ted Harrison

: Story Time

Slow Boats to China by GAVIN YOUNG abridged in ten parts by NEVILLE TELLER and read by JOHN BOTT (10) Producer BERT COULES


Unknown: Gavin Young
Unknown: Neville Teller
Read By: John Bott
Producer: Bert Coules

: 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 Million Pound Radio Show

This week a special birthday draw. You too could win one million pounds if your birthday falls between 1 March 1935 and 28 February 1955, and you're still under 30 years of age. Winners announced by Writers/Presenters
Andy Hamilton, Nick Revell Congratulated by performers
Penelope Nice and Jasper Jacob Muggedoy producer PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast on Monday at 1.40pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer ANGELA HIND
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 10.30am) Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Angela Hind

: Stop Press

with Nigel Rees


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Flash Harry

A portrait of Sir Malcolm Sargent
The fourth of six programmes about great British conductors, compiled and written by BRYAN CRIMP
Narrated by John Rowe
Sir Malcolm Sargent was not greatly loved by orchestral players. They thought him patronising and vain.
But few conductors won as much devotion from their audiences as he did.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK (R) Stereo


Unknown: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Written By: Bryan Crimp
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast on Sunday at 9. 15 am)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

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


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

Dr Wortle's School by ANTHONY TROLLOPE abridged in 12 episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by JOHN ROWE (12) Producer MAURICE LEITCH
(Starting on Monday: Love and Mr Lewisham by H. G. Wells )


Read By: John Rowe
Producer: Maurice Leitch
Producer: Mr Lewisham
Unknown: H. G. Wells

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod
11.0 Headlines


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Aspects of the Fringe

Part 2. Songs, sketches and monologues - a selection of the best of the 1985 Edinburgh
Festival Fringe, recorded at the Fringe Club.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 5.25pm) Stereo


Producers: Jennie Campbell
Producers: Paul Spencer

: * am 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.

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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