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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather.

: Prayer for the Day

With THE REV PETER MULLEN BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Mullen

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead in London and John Timpson at the Labour Party Conference in Bournemouth
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*.8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: The Haunted Major

Part 7

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Workers' Co-ops " If you can't find a job, have you ever considered creating one by forming a co-operative? How do you get capital and premises and training? There are now some thousand worker co-ops in Britain. How many will survive the chill climate of economic reality?
Answering your queries, both practical and philosophical, are development officer Jenny Lynn and David Ralley of Industrial
Common Ownership Finance Ltd. In the Chair Jenni MiUs
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines openfrom 8.0am


Unknown: Jenny Lynn
Unknown: David Ralley

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad from the BBC's worldwide team of foreign correspondents.

: Morning Story

Read by Vivien Creegor
'Mrs Mason pottered in her garden, or read historical romances from the library.' Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Read By: Vivien Creegor
Read By: Mrs Mason

: Daily Service

nem, p 62; Come, ye thankful People, come (BBC HB 439);
Canticle: Benedicite (Part 2); Deuteronomy 8, vv 1-10;
The day is filled with splendour (BP 84) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Clown by DON RODGERS with and is obsessed with the opera
Pagliacci. In an attempt to relieve the monotony of his daily life, he casts himself in the role of the tragic clown. Directed by FRANCES MABBS BBC Wales
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9. 0pm)


Unknown: Don Rodgers
Directed By: Frances Mabbs
Dai: Gerald James
Anwen Dai: Myfanwy Talog

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune
2: The Tailor of Gloucester Presented by douglas COOMBES Stereo
11.20 Time to Move Weather: Go wind, blow Presented by TIM MUNRO
11.40 Musicianship Early Stages (2) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES


Presented By: Douglas Coombes
Presented By: Tim Munro
Presented By: Douglas Coombes

: Wildlife

'Dear Wildlife, I have a very serious complaint to lodge. The red-faced bird feeding on my four-foot-tall bird-table could not have been a goldfinch, as your team suggested last week. I forgot to add that it was standingonthegroundatthetime!' Derek Jones and friends reveal the gaffes, misfortunes and wriggling postbag suffered by the Wildlife team.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: George Monbiot

: You and Yours

Paul Clark with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Paul Clark

: Round Britain Quiz

A further series of the programme Descartes never missed ... in which
Irene Thomas and Eric Kom meet a team from Scotland represented by Robin Duff and Douglas Gifford Chaired by Gordon Clough and Louis Allen


Unknown: Robin Duff
Unknown: Douglas Gifford
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Bernice Coupe
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer The Hungry King and the Palace Clock by BERYL DESMOND
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago The Titanic by MARGARET MILLER
2.25 Contact: Lewis Carroll by BRIAN SIBLEY Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories): Guardians of the House by LUCY BOSTON


Unknown: Beryl Desmond
Unknown: Margaret Miller
Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Presented By: Paul McDowell

: Woman's Hour

Is it time to take the pin-up down a peg? Are such images degrading to women? Mark Gabor , author of a new book about 'girlie magazines', and critic Margaret Walters , who has written a book about male nudes, debate whether the pros are cons with Sue MacGregor.
Serial: The Village by the Sea (4)


Unknown: Mark Gabor
Unknown: Margaret Walters
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: The Afternoon Play

The British Abroad
An occasional series of plays Present Continuous by SONJA LYNDON
It's very flattering to the ego to be able to change someone else's life and to help them to rebel against an old-established system. But it involves a degree of responsibility that Jane, a visiting English teacher to a small Japanese village, didn't really understand.
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo


Unknown: Sonja Lyndon
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
Setsuko: Megumi Shimanuki
Jane: Avril Clark
Mie: And Sayo Inaba

: News

: The JMB Affair

A year ago today top men from Britain's leading banks spent the whole weekend in crisis talks at the Bank of England. Troubles at a minor bank threatened to bring down the leading bullion-dealer Johnson Matthey and disrupt the gold market. At the eleventh hour, support was agreed involving millions of taxpayers' funds. But controversy over how this need arose won't die down. John Roberts reports.
Producer HEATHER PAYTON (Re-broadcast next Monday)


Unknown: Johnson Matthey
Unknown: John Roberts
Producer: Heather Payton

: Kaleidoscope


: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report

: Top of the Form

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Roisin McAuley Producer ROGER WILKES Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Roisin McAuley
Producer: Roger Wilkes
Editor: Brian Walker

: The Family

A series of six programmes about the ways in which families influence their members and help to turn them into the people they eventually become
4:Learning to Be a ParentThe series is presented by Dr Christopher Dare , Family Therapist and Consultant
Psychiatrist at the Bethlem
Royal and Maudsley hospitals. Producer SALLY THOMPSON


Presented By: Dr Christopher Dare
Producer: Sally Thompson

: The Tuesday Feature

Just in England. Almost in Scotland
England's most northerly town had changed hands with the Scots 14 times. Then, in 1482, Berwick-upon-Tweed became
English for the last time - 'up till now', as the locals say. Is the town still at war with Russia?
Why does the local football team play in the Scottish League Second Division? And does that border, just three miles to the north of the town, still mean anything?
Colin Caiey has been talking to the locals and to a Yorkshireman who had the temerity to organise the town's successful summer festival. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Colin Caiey

: In Touch

Recording for the Blind
Peter White reports on a visit to a tape service in New York which has over 60,000 recorded books for loan to blind people in the USA or Britain. Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open 8.30-10.0pm
Free quarterly bulletin from [address removed] (Send four large SAEsfora year's supply)


Producer: Thena Heshel

: An Infamous Address

5: Mayfield, Hay-on- Wye
. In the 1920s this fine family residence was the scene of a celebrated small-town murder involving Major Herbert Rowse Armstrong - the only solicitor
ever to be hanged in Britain. Presented by Roger Wilkes
Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Presented By: Roger Wilkes
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Kaleidoscope

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


Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

For Whom the Bell Tolls (12)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod including a special report from the Labour Party Conference in Bournemouth


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Music at Might

A Summer's Day
From dawn to dusk in the music of Vaughan Williams , Delius and George Butterworth records


Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: George Butterworth

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio Geography Home or Away
12.30 Farming in Greece by YOLANDA TERENZIO and ARTEMIS PETERS and at 12.50 Farming in Kenya Written and presented by PETER GOODWIN


Unknown: Yolanda Terenzio
Unknown: Artemis Peters
Presented By: Peter Goodwin

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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