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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead 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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Having been a singer, newspaper editor, civil rights campaigner, Maya Angelou is now a university professor and a successful black woman writer. In this interview with Dr Anthony Clare , she talks about her attitudes to sex, race, religion and being an American. Researcher JENNY RIVAROLA Producer MICHAEL EMBER (R)


Unknown: Maya Angelou
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Jenny Rivarola
Producer: Michael Ember

: Pennine Perspective

Phil Smith explores the remoter reaches of the North Yorkshire Pennines to look at life from the viewpoint of people who live and work there.
4: Elegy in a Country Signalbox Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Phil Smith

: The State of the Vatican

The last of five documentary reports by Bernard Jackson The Polish Pope


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: Morning Story

Double Divan by V. S. PRITCHETT
Read by George Parsons
Two men are carrying a double bed through the street.
Searching his memory for the address they are heading for, one of the men reveals a very fraught situation involving two sisters.


Read By: George Parsons
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM. p 106; Come, let us join our cheerful songs (BBC HB 122); Psalm 23; John 10, vv 11-18; Shepherd divine, our wants relieve (BBC HB 348) Stereo

: Great Gardens

Canals and ornamental lakes are nothing new and Chinese pagodas, three-headed snake fountains and ruined abbeys have all been used to enhance some of Britain's great gardens. Hannah Gordon takes the plunge in this week's programme - a plunge into 300 years oftheuseofwaterasa feature in the garden. Producer JOHN BELL


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Producer: John Bell

: Piano Portrait

Patricia Carroll introduces and plays music from her Victorian collection of pieces composed by famous pianists of the day. This week: Charles Mayer
Producer ANDREW MUSSETT. Stereo


Introduces: Patricia Carroll
Unknown: Charles Mayer
Producer: Andrew Mussett.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Lord Jim

by JOSEPH CONRAD dramatised for radio in six episodes by KEITH DARVILL
Episode 5
Although Jim is surrounded by threat, he believes his fate to be in his own hands and that he is master of it. However, although he is jealously guarded and loved, the things that make him master are making him a captive too.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Jim: Simon Treves
Marlow: David March
Jewel: Moir Leslie
Cornelius: Sean Barrett
Gentleman Brown: Henry Stamper
Dain Waris: Robin Summers
Doramin: Davld Sinclair
Stein: Ronald Herdman
Tamb 'Itam: Christopher Douglas
Pirate: Shaun Prendergast
Yank pirate: Bernard Brown

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Bucket and the Cloth

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: the Scottish writer Jessie Kesson , acclaimed for her novel The White Bird Passes and her film Another Time, Another Place. Serial: In a Beautiful Pea-Green Boat (2)


Unknown: Jessie Kesson

: The Afternoon Play: Endangered Species

by John Wainwright
In the interview room of a local police station Constable Roberts is being questioned by his superiors. The interrogation always comes back to the same issue: race.


Writer: John Wainwkkiht
Directed by: Michael Heffernan
Constable Roberts: Peter Woodthorpe
Inspector Palmer: George A. Cooper
Sergeant Adams: Christopher Fairbank

: Time for Verse

Poems selected by the poet and novelist John Wain Readers DIANA BISHOP
Producer ALEC REID (R)


Unknown: John Wain
Unknown: Readers Diana Bishop
Unknown: Geoffrey Collins
Producer: Alec Reid

: Faith and Food

Claire Frankel considers the influence of religious immigrant groups on American cooking. 4: The Shakers
BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Claire Frankel

: Books of the Century

In the last of six programmes Derek Parker talks to actress Janet Suzman about
Paul Scott 's Staying On Reader GARARD GREEN


Talks: Derek Parker
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Paul Scott
Producer: Dennis Simmons

: Story Time

Earth to Earth (2)

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: My Music

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
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27 pm) Stereo


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

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Three Walks with Mike Harding

In the first of three walks around various parts of Britain. Mike is joined by Christopher Somerville , author of Walking Old Railways. Together they follow a disused railway line from Sudbury to Long Melford in Suffolk which has been converted into a footpath. Producer JUDE HOWELLS (R)


Unknown: Christopher Somerville

: Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

Each week Antony Hopkins explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records. Stereo

: The Sweet Smell of Success

At the end of the 30s, with six Broadway hits behind him, playwright Clifford Odets moved from New York to
Hollywood, where his original promise was never quite fulfilled.
Kerry Shale plays Odets
Producer EU THOMASON. Stereo


Unknown: Caroline Raphael
Unknown: Clifford Odets
Harold Clurman: Mark Wing-Davey
Lillian Hellman: Lolli Susi
Lee Strasberg: Andy Lucas

: Around the Coast of Cornwall

Tom Salmon continues his journey around the Cornish coast. He's on board when the Padstow Lifeboat is launched, he finds out about gig racing in the holiday resort of Newquay, about the artists of St Ives and he goes under the sea at the Geevor tin mine at St Just. Producer ANTHONY SMITH
BBC Bristol (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0am) Stereo


Producer: Anthony Smith

: A Digance Indulgance

A solo show in the company of Richard Digance
(First broadcast on Radio 2) Stereo


Unknown: Richard Digance
Producer: Alan Nixon

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN HOUNDY


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Houndy

: A Book at Bedtime

Love and Mr Lewisham 3: The Career Prevails

: The World Tonight

Presented by Tim Llewellyn
11.0 Headlines


Presented By: Tim Llewellyn

: Diversions

The fifth of six programmes Derek Lewis introduces recordings of, among others, Cesare Siepi
Ezio Pinza , Fritz Wunderlich Marilyn Home from their explorations of the popular music repertoire.


Introduces: Derek Lewis
Unknown: Cesare Siepi
Unknown: Ezio Pinza
Unknown: Fritz Wunderlich
Unknown: Marilyn Home
Producer: Alan Haydock

: Open University

11.30 Art and Imperialism
11.50 Milton in his Times

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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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.

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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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