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: News Briefing

: Farming Week

An interview with a prominent figure in the agricultural industry, followed by a five-day weather forecast for farmers Producers ALLAN WRIGHT andTMFINNEY


Producers: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

Producer JOHN NEWBURY. Stereo


Unknown: Dr John Newton
Producer: John Newbury.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with simon ROSE
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
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: John Inverdale
Editor: Julian Holland

: The Week on 4

with Simon Vance


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Barry Fantoni's Chinese Horoscopes

The Tiger personality - powerful, passionate, rash and rebellious.... A prowl through the BBC Sound Archives and comments from guest Tigers Julie Walters and Kenneth Williams Producer ANDREW PARFITT
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 9.30pm)
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Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Fifty-five minutes of lively conversation between the personalities in this week's news
Producer IAN STRACHAN. Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme with the latest news from the world of personal finance, covering investment, tax, pensions, insurance and a look at some particular money problems sent in by listeners
Details from: Money Box, Room 4099. BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

You'll See Me on the Telly by BRENDAN O'BYRNE
Read by David Ashford
A happily married man gives a lift to a girl young enough to be his daughter. Curiosity about her leads slowly to obsession - and from there to catastrophe. Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: David Ashford
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 13; Come down, 0 Love divine
(BBC HB 149); Psalm 15; Luke 18, vv 18-30; Breathe on me, Breath of God (BBC HB 148). Stereo

: Down Your Way

From Llantwit Major in South Glamorgan, Brian Johnston goes to the United World College of the Atlantic and RAF St
Athan. He finds out something of the history of this small but growing town and talks about judging show dogs and life-saving.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Producer: Anthony Smith

: For Schools

This week's schools programmes will be re-broadcast next week for the benefit of those on half-term.
11.0 Music Makers 6: Crossed Circuits With IAN HUMPHRIS and HELEN SPEIRS (R)
11.20 Let's Move!
6: Funny Fancy Dress Written by KATE HARRISON
11.40 Johnny Ball 's Maths Games
6: Round and Round Written and presented by JOHNNY BALL Stereo (R)
11.50 Poetry Corner
6: Dragons and Dinosaurs


Unknown: Ian Humphris
Unknown: Helen Speirs
Written By: Kate Harrison
Written By: Johnny Ball
Presented By: Johnny Ball

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Charles Tomlinson Readers ROSALIND SHANKS and GEOFFREY COLUNS
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: Charles Tomlinson
Presented By: Rosalind Shanks
Presented By: Geoffrey Coluns
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Pattie Coldwell The only national radio programme for consumers Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Pattie Coldwell

: Oh, Yes It Is!

A History of Pantomime in seven parts
Narrated by Richard Briers 3: Burlesque and Breeches
The influence of burlesque on the pantomime and origins of 'Principal Boy' Performers
Robert Daws , Carol Hall
Peter Hayward , Michael Heath Carmen Lynn and Charles West Pit Band and Singers under the musical direction of COLIN SELL Written and compiled by GERALD FROW
Series conceived by JOHN DYAS
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 6.30pm) (Book, same title, £12.95 available fromBBCPublicationsandbooksellers)


Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Robert Daws
Unknown: Carol Hall
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Unknown: Michael Heath
Unknown: Carmen Lynn
Unknown: John Dyas
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

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Goes to Scotland Presented by HARRIET BUCHAN and BILLY RIDDOCH Today: The Big Drum Man by ANNE B. ENGLISH Script by FIONA MCGARRY Producer PAM WARDELL BBC Sectland
2.5 Playtime On the Farm Presented by IAIN LAUCHLAN and SUSANNA DAWSON (R) (Re-broadcast Thursday 10.10am)
2.20 Introducing Science Sciencescope
6: Grinding to a Halt
2.40 Topic Songbook (6) Stereo (R)
2.45 Radio Club TOMMY BOYD and the Radio Club team scour the country to find interesting items for all you Radio Club members.


Presented By: Harriet Buchan
Presented By: Billy Riddoch
Unknown: Anne B. English
Script By: Fiona McGarry
Producer: Pam Wardell
Presented By: Iain Lauchlan
Presented By: Susanna Dawson

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray More women than ever before are going it alone and proving adept at running small businesses. sonia BEESLEY meets some of the new entrepreneurs who have spotted a gap in the market and are plugging it successfully. Serial:
Three Scottish Short Stories by NAOMI MITCHISON abridged by JANET QUIGLEY Read by Jennifer Piercey
3: Should We Believe Postie?
(Music: Carpenter's Adventures in a Perambulator)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sonia Beesley
Abridged By: Janet Quigley
Read By: Jennifer Piercey
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play

Pure Angel by ERIC DOCHERTY Stereo

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by David Roper


Presented By: David Roper

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton
continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: Just a Minute

Without hesitation, the least repetitious and most undeviating programme on radio with Kenneth Williams Derek Nimmo , Barry Cryer and Ian Hislop
In the thick, the Chair, and frequent confusion Nicholas Parsons
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: On Your Farm

The history of the British pig (Revised broadcast of Saturday 's programme at 7.15 am)

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
A weekly review of discoveries and developments
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Julian Brown

: The Monday Play: Who's Jimmy Dickenson?

by Alan Plater
The phrase "Well, goodnight then ..." usually indicates the end of an evening, but in this case it signals the start of an evening - and what an evening.
BBC Manchester. Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
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Writer: Alan Plater
Director: Caroline Smith
Sara: Stephanie Turner
Geoff: Sam Kelly
Marian: Sue Jenkins
Randolph: David Fleeshman
Jimmy Dickenson: Jimmy Dickenson

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Cook presents tonight's edition which includes interviews, news and reviews of books, films, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Simon Broughton
Editor: Thomas Sutcliffe

: A Book at Bedtime

But For Bunter by DAVID HUGHES abridged in ten parts by JOHN SCOTNEY
Read by Denis Lill (6)


Unknown: David Hughes
Unknown: John Scotney
Read By: Denis Lill

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Open University

11.30 Studying the Arts
11.50 Fielding's Tom Jones


Unknown: Tom Jones

: *am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Voix De France: French VI 1: Teachers' programme Compiled by GEOFFREY BRAITHWAITE


Unknown: Geoffrey Braithwaite

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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