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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with SYLVIA SANDYS Stereo


Unknown: Sylvia Sandys

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: For Schools

9.5Noticeboard News for teachers presented by TONY BARNFIELD Stereo
9.10 A Service for Schools Life in a Wheelchair With RICHARD CREED AND SANDRA CREED
9.30 Secondary English: 11-14 The Hound of the Baskervilles by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE adapted by ROY APPS (3) Stereo (R)
9.50 First Steps in Drama The Hall of Mirrors
3: Through the Clouds by CATHY DRYSDALE Presented by CRAWFORD LOGAN Stereo
10.10 Playtime
10.25 Country Dancing Stage I Introduced by JOHN TETHER (8) (R)


Presented By: Tony Barnfield
Unknown: Richard Creed
Unknown: Sandra Creed
Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted By: Roy Apps
Unknown: Cathy Drysdale
Presented By: Crawford Logan
Introduced By: John Tether

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Lionel Kelleway and Fergus Keeling
Man and nature come together as intrepid presenters Keeling and Kelleway take another trip through the tangled tales of the natural world, gathering up the latest nature news.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Lionel Kelleway
Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Producer: George Monbiot

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story

La mort du cygne
Written by PAUL KENNY
Read by Brigid Erin Bates The whole theatre was in uproar. In the dressing-rooms and all around the stage area, small children were milling about in all directions. Teddy bears mingling with Spanish dancers, Swiss maids with Cossacks. Large girls in tutus stood around, looking conspicuous and self-conscious. It was Saturday evening. One hour to curtain-up on the annual show of Miss Meredith's School of Dance and Mime. Producer CHRIS SPURR BBC Northern Ireland


Written By: Paul Kenny
Read By: Brigid Erin Bates
Producer: Chris Spurr

: An Act of Worship

reflecting the issues of the day. Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard News for teachers presented by TONY BARNFIELD. 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 W1A 1AA Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength How Green is Our Valley Conservation What are we doing about it? Presented by ANDY PEEBLES. Stereo


Presented By: Tony Barnfield.
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Andy Peebles.

: Analysis

: Thought for Food

A series of five programmes Bob Symes on a gastronomic tour through Europe in search of some traditional dishes and the tales which garnish them.
2: From Marco Polo With Love? ; Spaghetti Bolognese Producer MARY PRICE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Bob Symes
Producer: Mary Price

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For Fact Sheet No 9 write to: You and Yours, BBC
Room 726, Broadcasting House London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Howard

: Film Star

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today: Andrew McAndrew and the Tap Tops by BERNARD MACLAVERTY Stereo
2.5 The Song Tree
8: The Amazing Secret Music Maze Presented by HILARY JONES and SIMON MAYOR With PYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON. Stereo
2.20 Living Language Conrad's War (3) by ANDREW DAVIES
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges. Presented by LIBBY FAWBERT


Unknown: Andrew McAndrew
Presented By: Hilary Jones
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Written By: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: Andrew Davies
Presented By: Libby Fawbert

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor An obscene call from a stranger late at night, heavy breathing down the line when you're alone - these are some of the hazards that can transform the telephone into an instrument of torture. JENNY CUFFE talks to some women who have been its victims and investigates what measures you can take against unwanted callers. Serial:
Blue Remembered Hills (6)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Talks: Jenny Cuffe

: The Afternoon Play

Simon is nearing the end of his schooldays. He has won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, and the future looks very bright. But pressures are mounting....
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD. Stereo


Unknown: Ruric Powell
Directed By: Graham Gauld.
Simon: John McAndrew
Margaret: Anne Ridler
Frank: John Pullen
Kate: Jane Leonard
Dr Carstairs: Denys Hawthorne
Mr Kaufman: Garard Green
Mr O'Leary: Ronald Herdman

: News

: Bookshelf

Hunter Davies presents Radio 4's good books programme. Producer ANGELA HIND
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Producer: Angela Hind

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at ft 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons
continued on VHF/FM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

with HARRIET CASS including Financial Report


Unknown: Harriet Cass

: My Word!


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by SIMON FRITH Cast for the week:
BBC Birmingham


Written By: Simon Frith
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patrlcia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Jethro Larkin: George Hart
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Bill Insley: Ted Moult

: Any Answers?

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 BS8 2LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Hijack

Presented by Tom Mangold
It used to be a bit of a joke: 'Not Cuba again - isn't it about time we put it in the timetable'. But those days are over. Now it's a game played for stakes more important than mere money, between teams of governments who can't even agree on the rules, and hijackers whose own lives are nothing so long as they find success before the television cameras of the world. What about the passengers and crew - mere pawns in the game? They may escape with their lives, but how have those lives been changed after those few days 'up in the air'? Producers
0 FEATURE: page 18 and WODDIS ON: page 79


Presented By: Tom Mangold
Unknown: John Bell
Unknown: Irene Malus

: 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 Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to:


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Glyn Worsnip

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Bigsby 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 Bigsby
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Bengal Lancer (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

Nordic Adult Education

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Words for Real (BTEC)
12.30 1: Speaking and Writing and at 12.50
2: Writing Letters

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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