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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.
Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with FR MICHAEL CHILD


Unknown: Fr Michael

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: John Inverdale
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Susan Rae


Unknown: Susan Rae

: Penge Papers

The confessions of an unwaged metropolitan househusband.
Written and read in five parts by Brian Wright
1: 'Personally I like living in a comic ghetto. I feel I'm in touch with something mysterious, profound, beyond myself. For me, Wigan and Penge are holy places: Glastonbury and Lindisfarne, smothered in custard pie.'
Very dry. Very funny. Cult stuff.
Radio could do with a few more voyeurs (THE OBSERVER) Producer MATTHEW WALTERS


Unknown: Brian Wright
Producer: Matthew Walters

: News

: Funny You Should Sing That

Jeremy Nicholas celebrates the loveliest time of the year with a selection of comic songs devoted to love.


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Written By: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Sally Thompson

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme that keeps you in touch with what's happening in the field of personal savings and the financial problems of everyday life. Details from:


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

The Old Eternal by H E . BATES
Read by Mary Wimbush
It's an odd way to celebrate - and an even odder place to do it. But it's how Miss Rigby and Miss Pinkerton like it, especially the blast on the euphonium! Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: H E Bates
Read By: Mary Wimbush
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 118; Praise to the Lord (BBC HB 17); Psalm 16; I Corinthians 1, vv 3-17; Angel voices ever singing (BBC HB 256) Stereo

: Indian Tales of the Raj

The last of five programmes narrated by Roshan Seth , telling the other side of the Raj story - what Indians thought of the British and their legacies. Imperial Hangover
The inheritors muse on the institutions and attitudes the British left behind.
Series written and produced by ZAREER MASANI


Unknown: Roshan Seth
Produced By: Zareer Masani

: Something in the Air

Although there are strict controls governing the emissions from factory chimneys there is little research to show what happens when two apparently 'safe' substances combine in the air. Fears are increasing that a deadly cocktail may result and statistics now tend to endorse that view. Jon Devitt has been investigating. Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Unknown: Jon Devitt
Producer: John Edwards

: You and Yours

The footballers are limbering up in Mexico; runners worldwide are getting their wind back after yesterday's global jog, but how easy is it for the rest of us to enjoy the sport of our choice?
Carolyn Hartman investigates whether we have enough facilities of the right kind for the sports which keep us fit. Producer CHRIS VAN SCHAICK Editor PAT TAYLOR


Unknown: Carolyn Hartman
Producer: Chris van Schaick
Editor: Pat Taylor

: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold

by JOHN LE CARRE (5) Stereo


Unknown: John Le Carre

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake with news and topics in and behind the headlines Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Listening Corner



Presented By: Louis Robtnson
Written By: Angela Garner
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: Woman's Hour

and Jenni Murray invite you to join them for an action-packed session of ideas and emotions; paradigms and practicalities; fellowship and fun; news and views - some of them your own. Serial: Among the Quiet Folks by JOHN MOORE abridged in seven parts by DELIA PATON
Read by Douglas Blackwell 1: Sunfish
'Tom knew what it was; it was a sunfish. If he could get it home alive perhaps he'd be able to sell it to an aquarium....'
(Music: Sumer is 'icumen' in) Editor SANDRA CHALMERS


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: John Moore
Unknown: Delia Paton
Read By: Douglas Blackwell
Editor: Sandra Chalmers

: The Afternoon Play: Dandy Dick

The Dean, who is a paragon of dignity and decorum, is driven by an indiscreet act into a most undignified dilemma. A horse and 'racing folk' are also involved.
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN Stereo (R)


Directed By: John Tydeman
The Dean: Alec McCowen
Georgiana Tidman: Patricia Routledge
Sir Tristram Mardon, Bt: Nigel Stock
Salome: Susan Kyd
Sheba: Melinda Walker
Blore: John Church
Mr Darbey: Richard Clifford
Major Tarver: John Rye
Hatcham: Shaun Prendergast
Hannah Topping: Anne Jameson
Noah Topping: Garard Green

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook


Presented By: Christopher Cook

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton Editor DEREK LEWIS continuedon VHF/FM 5.50-5.55 pm


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

with LAURIE MACMILLAN Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: The News Quiz

The grand old man of Private
Eye, Richard Ingrams , is woken from his winter slumbers to do battle with the aggressive young lion of Punch, Alan Coren , over the doings and sayings of the week's news.
John Wells and Valerie Grove join them for the first of a new series and of course Barry Took will be in the chair to see unfair play.
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON Stereo
0 FEATURE: page 11


Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: The Archers

: O. Your Farm

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans
What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: The Monday Play

The Spring of the Beast by HALLAM TENNYSON withand
It was to be one of the most extraordinary of literary friendships - a fitful, secretive, relationship of admiration, respect and unspoken love. It ended violently and James's dismay was later reflected in his famous tale The Beast in the Jungle.
Directed by CAROUNE RAPHAEL Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 12


Unknown: Hallam Tennyson
Directed By: Caroune Raphael
Henry James: John Rowe
Constance Fenimore Woolson: Marian Diamond
Fanny Kemble: Pauline Letts
Lizzie Boott: Elaine Claxton
Francis Boott: John Blluhal
Frank Duveneck: John Church
Hendrik Anderson: Nick Dunning
Attendant: Francis Middleditch
Lady Carlisle: Sheila Grant

: Kaleidoscope

Charleston Revisited
A Sussex farmhouse called
Charleston was the home of the artists Duncan Grant and Clive Bell and Vanessa Bell , but more importantly, it was the spiritual home of the Bloomsbury Group. John Jacob visits the recently restored house which was a meeting place for
Virginia Woolf , Maynard Keynes and the luminaries of Bloomsbury and talks to Quentin Bell and others who have worked to restore this memorial to a vital part of English artistic society. Producer CARROLL MOORE Editor THOMAS SUTCUFFE


Artists: Duncan Grant
Artists: Clive Bell
Artists: Vanessa Bell
Unknown: John Jacob
Unknown: Virginia Woolf
Unknown: Maynard Keynes
Unknown: Quentin Bell
Producer: Carroll Moore
Editor: Thomas Sutcuffe

: A Book at Bedtime

The Girl in His Past by GEORGES SIMENON translated by LOUISE VARESE abridged in seven episodes by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Gavin Campbell (6)


Unknown: Georges Simenon
Translated By: Louise Varese
Read By: Gavin Campbell

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news background and comment Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Playing the Scottish Card

Recently Scottish politics have been more turbulent than at any time since the Devolution debate of the 1970s. But few people, the Scots included, realise that Scotland is already administered separately from Whitehall.
James Naughtie, Chief Political Correspondent of The Guardian, has been looking at the development of the Scottish Office, which last year celebrated its centenary. Producer NEIL FRASER


Producer: Neil Fraser

: Open University

11.30 Arts: Fact and Value
11.50 A Model of Despotism

: News

followed by an interlude

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.

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