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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Barry Morgan

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With GREG WOOD
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Greg Wood
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Anne-Sophie Mutter in conversation with Michael Parkinson Stereo


Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: Feedback

In the last of the present series Christopher Dunkley , of The Financial Times, airs your comments and pursues your complaints and queries about the BBC, its programmes and policies.
Send them to:
Feedback, BBC, Broadcasting House. London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Christopher Dunkley
Producer: John Edwards

: International Assignment

BBC Correspondents report from around the world Producer ADAM RAPHAEL
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 3.30pm)


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

The Irish Kids by BRENDAN O'BYRNE
Read by Denys Hawthorne
Sometimes the kindest action can have results that are almost disastrous - especially when the central figure is a homesick child with a will of her own! Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: Brendan O'Byrne
Read By: Denys Hawthorne
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 17; Lord of all being throned afar (BBC HB 11);
Psalm 99; II Chronicles 6, w 12-22; We love the place, 0 God (Bp 95) Stereo

: Workforce

: Natural Selection: Rubbish Birds

Pecking people, bombing sheep, raiding opticians' stands to build nests out of spectacle frames, the cheeky Indian house crows of the East African coast are surely asking for trouble. Narrated by Barry Paine
BBC Bristol


Narrator: Barry Paine
Writer: Carol Reid
Producer: George Monbiot

: The Food Programme

Did medieval cooks use almond milk or breadcrumbs as a thickener for their sauces?
Derek Cooper immerses himself in The Cooking Medium, subject of this year's Oxford Symposium.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: A Wolf at Piggery Green

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Northern Ireland by Wendy Austin
Celebration is the keyword in today's Woman's Hour.
American Independence Day means a trip to the Irish-
American Folk Park in Omagh for a slice of blueberry pie!
JOSIE MCCAVANA celebrates her Oscar for Out of Africa and another sort of celebration is woven into the programme when an Irish linen firm celebrates 250 years in business. Happy Fourth of July! Producers COLIN LEWIS and ELIZABETH KELLY
BBC Northern Ireland
Serial: The Village Doctor by SHEILA KAYE-SMITH abridged in 12 episodes by JANET HICKSON
Read by Geoffrey Beevers (12)


Unknown: Josie McCavana
Producers: Colin Lewis
Producers: Elizabeth Kelly
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: Geoffrey Beevers

: Poet's Pub

by ERIC LINKLATER dramatised in three parts by ELIZABETH PROUD
1: Prelude With Cocktails
Set in the 1920s among the world of the well-to-do, Poet's Pub tells what happens when Saturday Keith, rowing blue and minor poet, is hired to run a hotel/pub owned by Lady Mercy Cotton. Before long, he finds himself involved in secrecy, both alcoholic and industrial, and the business of falling in love.
Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo
(Neville Jason is in Mutiny' at the Piccadilly Theatre, London)
* HEAR THIS! page 12


Unknown: Eric Linklater
Directed By: Gerry Jones.
Unknown: Neville Jason
Saturday Keith: Crawford Logan
Quentin Cotton: Neville Jason
Lady Mercy Cotton: Isabel Dean
Professor Benbow: Philip Voss
Van Buren: David Healey
Wesson: John Rowe
Joan Benbow: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Nelly Bly: Natasha Pyne
Holly: John Hollis
George/O'Higgins: Gordon Reid
Lady Porlett: Jennifer Piercey
Mrs Waterhouse: Margaret Ward

: News

: J. Kingston Platt....

... remembers a lifetime in show business
6: The Rich Brothers
Further demonstrations of the truth and the falsity of many a show business cliche.
(Not recommended for listeners in a certain northern city)

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams
continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Hit List

Alan Price and Jill Townsend cheerfully dig up the half-dozen pieces of music they never want to hear again - and explain why. The music is surprisingly good. Their reasons are just surprising!
Devised and presented by Derek Robinson


Unknown: Alan Price
Unknown: Jill Townsend
Presented By: Derek Robinson
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: News

: The Archers

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Producer ANNE HOWELLS
Stereo (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Margaret Howard
Producer: Anne Howells

: Law in Action

The topical weekly magazine about issues thrown up by the Courts and by Parliament.
Presented by Joshua Rozenberg Producer ANTHONY MONCRIEFF (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Joshua Rozenberg
Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Any Questions?

Mary Goldring , broadcaster
The Rt Hon Cecil Parkinson , mp Rodney Bickerstaffe , General Secretary, National Union of Public Employees (NUPE)
Dr Anthony Clare. Professor of Psychological Medicine tackle the issues raised by the audience in London.
Chairman John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol


Unknown: Mary Goldring
Unknown: Cecil Parkinson
Unknown: Rodney Bickerstaffe
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare.
Unknown: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Nigel Andrews Producer JOHN POWELL
(Re-broadcast next Monday)


Presented By: Nigel Andrews
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

Unexplained Laughter (3)

: The World Tonight

Presented by DAVID SELLS


Presented By: David Sells

: Week Ending

Satirical sketches on the week's news.
A light hearted quizzical look at the crazy world of unemployment, crime, nuclear destruction, war, famine and political mismanagement.
With Bill Wallis , David Tate
Kerry Shale and Kate Robbins Written by MARTIN BOOTH .
Producer DAVID TYLER. Stereo


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Kate Robbins
Written By: Martin Booth
Written By: Paul B Davies.
Written By: Richard Quick
Unknown: Stuart Silver
Unknown: Pete Sinclair.
Unknown: David Cohen
Unknown: Peter Hickey.
Unknown: Mike Coleman.
Unknown: Alison Renshaw.
Unknown: John Morrish
Producer: David Tyler.

: * am 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.

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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