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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day

With THE REV IAN GREGORY BBC Manchester. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON ROSE
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Read By: David Hitchinson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Tuesday Call: [number removed]

Children's Books
To celebrate Children's Book
Week, Tuesday Call explores the world of children's literature.
What makes a book a classic? Do children's stories reflect today's world? Is television threatening our children's literacy?
Answering your questions are Julia Eckleshare , associate editor of the 1986 Good Book Guide to Children's Books, and the author and critic
Robert Leeson. best known for his Grange Hill books.
Jill Burridge is in the Chair.
Produced by the Woman's Hour unit Lines open from 8.0am
• INFO: page 77


Unknown: Julia Eckleshare
Unknown: Robert Leeson.
Unknown: Grange Hill
Unknown: Jill Burridge

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: Morning Story

Mistaken Identity Written and read by Eiry Palfrey
'He was well-dressed compared with his classmates, but, try as she might, Nerys could not draw a reaction from his blank sallow face....'


Read By: Eiry Palfrey
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

NEM. p 102; Lord, teach us how to pray aright (BBC HB 344); Psalm 98; 11 Timothy 1, vv 11-18;
Soldiers, who are Christ's below (BBC HB 337) Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Time and Tune
4: The Tailor of Gloucester Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES
11.20 Time to Move Letters Bouncing B and Magical M Presented by TIM MUNRO
11.40 Musicianship Early Stages (4) Presented by DOUGLAS COOMBES


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

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

'Macrae came to the hills innocent, artless and uncomplicated. Now? He’s devious and dour, driven by some beastie deep in his core to get up the hardest routes of every mountain. It's all he thinks about.'
Directed by JAMES RUNCIE BBC Scotland
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0pm)


Unknown: Roddy MacLennan
Directed By: James Runcie
Macrae: Freddie Boardley
Charlie: Jimmy Chisholm
DinO: Stuart Muxigan
Gail: Isabella Jarrett

: Wildlife

'The call of the screech-owl has long been held to foreshadow a ghastly death, but is it also uttered as a wail of lament?' Derek Jones and team decide whether to offer advice or condolences in response to listeners' questions.
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Derek Jones

: You and Yours

Pattie Coldwell with the latest news and advice for consumers


Unknown: Pattie Coldwell

: Round Britain Quiz

Irene Thomas and Eric Korn indulge in cerebral callisthenics with a team from the North of England represented by Patrick Nuttgens and P. J. Fitzpatrick. Chaired by Gordon Clough and Louis Allen
Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcaston Thursday at 6.30 pm)


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Patrick Nuttgens
Unknown: P. J. Fitzpatrick.
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Researcher Bernice
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner The Cow who Fell in the Canal by PHYLLIS KRASILOVSKY
2.5 History: Not So Long Ago The Motor Car by CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL
2.25 Contact A Hindu Festival by PRABHU GUPTARA Presented by PAUL MCDOWELL
2.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories): Child Rowland adapted for radio by PHILIPPA PEARCE


Unknown: Phyllis Krasilovsky
Unknown: Christopher Russell
Presented By: Paul McDowell

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor How long will it be before you get that hospital appointment? Will you have to wait hours when you do get to the clinic?
LINDA WOLFE has been finding out why the Out Patients system isn't working as well as it might. Serial: Underfoot in Show Business
6: The Miser


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Linda Wolfe

: The Afternoon Play Felix Randal

An account of what might have been the events that prompted poet and Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins to write his famous poem Felix Randal. ... events that struck terror into the soul of the farrier.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Jimmy McGovern
Unknown: Gerard Manley Hopkins
Unknown: Felix Randal.
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Hopkins: Hugh Ross
Felix: John Keegan
Mary: Marcella Riordan
Fr Clare: And T P McKenna

: News

: Aiming High

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

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


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

WithcLIVEROSLIN 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 Helen Boaden Producer MARK FIELDER Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Helen Boaden
Producer: Mark Fielder
Editor: Brian Walker

: The Family

Leaving Home
The last of six programmes presented by Dr Christopher Dare , Family Therapist and Consultant Psychiatrist at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley hospitals.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0 am)


Presented By: Dr Christopher Dare
Producer: Sally Thompson

: The Tuesday Feature

Worcester Sauce
A brief anthology of the writings of the Midlands novelist Francis Brett Young Compiled and read by Gabriel Woolf
Narrator Edwin Richfield with GILLIAN FISHER (soprano) and ROWLAND COTTERILL (piano) Widely read in the years between the wars, Brett Young had become an almost forgotten figure. Recently, however, there has been a revival of interest in his work and this programme offers a short selection of its variety.
BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Francis Brett
Read By: Gabriel Woolf
Soprano: Gillian Fisher
Soprano: Rowland Cotterill
Unknown: Brett Young
Producer: Roger Pine

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Ian MacRae ProducerTHENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open 8.30- 10.0 Opm
Free quarterly bulletin from
[address removed](Send four large SAEsfor a year's supply)


Presented By: Ian MacRae
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

David Roper presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of books, film, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions. Producer KEVIN JACKSON


Unknown: David Roper
Producer: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

7: The End of the Rains

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Music at Night

The Nutcracker
Music from Tchaikovsky's ballet played by the BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH Stereo record


Conducted By: Mstislav Rostropovich

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

12.30 Three Legs are Better than Two and at
12.50 Making Life Easier (RV)

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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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.

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