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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with TERESA MCLEAN. Stereo


Unknown: Teresa McLean.

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: The Natural History Programme

Where there's life there's ... Fergus Keeling and Lionel Kelleway hunting out the latest natural history news. Joining them in the studio is
John Gribben with some alarming stories of the way the world's climate is changing.
(Re broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: John Gribben

: For Schools

9.5 Noticebo A half-term round-up of news for primary and middle school teachers from TONY BARNFIELD. Stereo
9.10 A Service for Schools Caring for Children 2: Simon Reader ABIGAIL DOCHERTY Written by ANNE LOVELL
9.30 Secondary English: 11-14 The Hound of the Baskervilles by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE adapted by ROY APPS with ALEC MCCOWEN as Sherlock Holmes (1) Stereo (R)
9.50 First Steps in Drama The Hall of Mirrors
1: At the End of the Pier by CATHY DRYSDALE. Stereo
10.10 Playtime
10.25 Country Dancing Stage I Introduced by JOHN TETHER (6) (R)


Unknown: Tony Barnfield.
Reader: Abigail Docherty
Written By: Anne Lovell
Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted By: Roy Apps
Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Cathy Drysdale.
Introduced By: John Tether

: Women - Equal Sex?

A series of four programmes in which Bel Mooney discusses women's attitudes towards equality.
2: A Woman at Home


Unknown: Bel Mooney

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

The Name Game by LIZ WINDEBANK
Read by Judy Bennett
Glaring out at him through the bars was a sleek black face with flashing eyes. Gregory gazed, entranced. This was just the sort of rabbit he had dreamed of.... 'Oh, I wish you were mine,
Black Rabbit ,' he breathed. 'If only you were mine.'


Unknown: Liz Windebank
Read By: Judy Bennett
Unknown: Black Rabbit
Producer: Diane Culverhouse

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard ANDY PEEBLES outlines Wavelength's future plans and TONY BARNFIELD previews Teenagers Talking.... Work Stereo
11.5 In the News A weekly look at what's new, what's in the news and what the news is all about. Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio Broadcasting House, London WIA IAA Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength And the greatest of these is.... Charity How do they operate and how can they be helped in their work? Stereo


Presented By: Frank Partridge

: Analysis

David Wheeler reports on the political issues involved in the future of Hong Kong.
1: When East Meets East


Unknown: David Wheeler

: Tradesman's Entrance

The last of six programmes in which Phil Smith offers an idiosyncratic insight into the pains and precious few pleasures involved in setting up your own business. Snapping Point BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For Fact Sheet No 7 write to:
You and Yours, BBC, Room 726 Broadcasting House London WIA IAA


Presented By: John Howard

: Film Star

Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of the cinema's brightest stars.
2: Katharine Hepburn


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Katharine Hepburn

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Goes to Northern Ireland Mr Bassoon
2.5 The Song Tree 6: Lost in the Forest Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo
2.20 Living Language Conrad's War (1) by ANDREW DAVIS
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT


Written By: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: Andrew Davis
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor
Street Hockey: this tough, macho sport is just beginning to get established in Britain and, as LINDSAY SHAPERO discovers, more and more women are taking up the sticks and putting on the skates.
Serial: Enquiry (8)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Lindsay Shapero

: The Afternoon Play Going East

by JOHN GRAHAM with For a married man like Clive Pritchard , spending an illicit week in Moscow with his girlfriend, Verity, may be naughty, but it won't create an international situation.... will it?
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo
(Dinsdale Landen is in 'Wife Begins at Forty' at the Ambassador's Theatre, London)


Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Clive Pritchard
Directed By: Glyn Dearman.
Clive Pritchard: Dinsdale Landen
Mary Pritchard: Carole Boyd
Verity: Melinda Walker
Alexander Mozhaisky: Alan Downer
Celia: And Ann Beach
Sir Gerald: Gordon Reid
Foreign Secretary: Peter Howell
Miss Wotherspoon: Tessa Worsley
Young Russian: Shaun Prendergast
Newsreader: Elaine Claxton

: News

: Bookshelf

At the age of 4, Kathleen decided she was going to be a nun in an enclosed order. In 1933 she entered Stanbrook Abbey as Dame Felicitas Corrigan. In an exclusive interview with Hunter Davies , she talks of her life and her writing and about her latest book, the first full-scale biography of Medieval Latin scholar and poet Helen Waddell. Producer ANGELA HIND
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Dame Felicitas Corrigan.
Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Helen Waddell.

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45 pm)

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams
continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: My Word!


: News

: The Archers

Cast for the week:


Written By: Andy Rashleigh
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
EddieGrundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Fiona Mathieson
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Sophie Barlowe: Moir Leslie

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone.

: Like Spring in Winter

Compiled by MADELEINE BINGHAM from the correspondence between Princess Lieven and Francois Guizot with Dorothy Tutin and Julian Glover
In 1837 the Russian Princess Dorothee Lieven was living alone in self-exile in Paris. At 51, she was a charming elegant and wilful lady, feared as a political intriguer. She was also the frequently unfaithful wife of a dull Russian Ambassador.
Francois Guizot was 54, a former professor at the Sorbonne, a statesman and future French Ambassador at St James's Court, and a widower.
He was destined to be her last and most devoted lover.
Directed by JOHN THEOCHARIS Stereo (R) Revised


Unknown: Madeleine Bingham
Unknown: Francois Guizot
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Julian Glover
Unknown: Dorothee Lieven
Unknown: Francois Guizot
Directed By: John Theocharis

: Pillars of Society

Britain's ills are often attributed to an inability to adapt to change. But is change possible if the country's leading institutions remain set in their ways? A critical look at six pillars of society, outwardly powerful but facing the insecurity of being misunderstood by a sceptical public.
5: The Daily Telegraph
Fleet Street is being hurled into a new era and the Daily Telegraph, an old family business, has had its share of the traumas.
Nigel Rees examines the role and influence of the paper and talks to its employees. Producer EMILY BUCHANAN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0am)


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them. Presented by John Mills
Correspondence and enquiries to: BBC. Broadcasting House London W1A 4WW Phone [number removed]
(Lines open from 10.0am to 5.0pm)


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Ian Skidmore

: 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: Kevin Jackson

: A Book at Bedtime

Lake Wobegon Days (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

Education: The Plebs' League

: News

followed by an interlude
VHF/FM joins at 12.10am

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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