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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With SIMON ROSE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* nought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Inflammatory! Outrageous! Sensational! Startling! It may be none of these....


Presenter: Libby Purves
Producer: Ian Strachan

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on the expertise of Dr Stefan Buczacki ,
Fred Downham and Geoffrey Smith to answer listeners' gardening queries sent in by post.
Questions, on postcards only ptease, to: Gardeners- Question Tme, BBC. POBox27, Manchester M60 1SJ. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Happy Smile by TOM DALE
Read by George Parsons
The scene is the forecourt of a petrol station. The father of a disaffected son encounters another young man - a very different youngster, it seems. Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Read By: George Parsons
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 46; Be thou my vision (BBC HB 316); Gloria in excelsis Deo; Luke 10, w 25-37; Come down, 0 love divine (BBC HB 149) Stereo

: The Real Dynasty

William Davis reports on television's super-soap. But is fact actually stranger than this incredible fiction?


Reporter: William Davis

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (6) Presented by FERGUS o'KELLY Stereo (E)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop An Adventure in Ancient Egypt 2: Discoveries in the Desert Written by FIZ COLEMAN Stereo (E)
11.40 Reading Corner 6: The Glass Cupboard Written and told by TERRY JONES Stereo (E)
11.50 Poetry Corner 6: Shoes and Feet by GEORGE TARRY (E)


Written By: Fiz Coleman
Told By: Terry Jones

: Talking Top

2: A Complete Social History
Bob Symes joins the members of the Sixth Clevedon West
Brownie Pack and together they peer through the windows of a village of doll's houses. Doll's house collector Gillian Kemon is the guide to what she holds is a complete social history in her living room.
Producer MARY PRICE BBCBristol


Unknown: Bob Symes
Unknown: Gillian Kemon

: You and Yoars

Reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family
Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Father Brown Stories

by G.K. Chesterton
Five stories dramatised by John Scotney
5: The Actor and the Alibi A theatrical murder amid much back-stabbing is announced in the Chop-House. Father Brown finds himself in the midst of a School for Scandal.
(Andrew Sachs is in 'Kafka's Dick' at the Royal Court Theatre. London) (Starting on Sunday: 'A Matter of Honour by Jeffrey Archer )


Dramatised By: John Scotney
Directed By: Alec Reid
Father Brown: Andrew Sachs
Inspector Bagshaw: Bill Wallis
House Manager/Waiter: Jonathan Scott
Mundon Mandeville: Peter Jeffrey
Mrs Mandeville: Sheila Gram
Ashton Jarvis: David Brierley
Mrs Sands: Pauline Letts
Miss Maroni: Karen Ascoe
Norman Knight: Charles Baillie
Lady Miriam Talbot: Fleur Chandler

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day with news and topics in and behind the headlines

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: The Giant Jam Sandwich by JOHN VERNON LORD and JANET BURROWAY (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Leaves and Trees TIMMY MALLETT and ROBIN ROBBINS make friends with a tree and play leaf snap. Stereo (E)
2.20 Let's Make a Story! 6: The Silent Village Written by RON JAMES Storyteller NIGEL GRAHAM Stereo (E)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) Things That Go Bump Script compiled by PADDY BECHELY (R) (E)
2.40 Using Unemployment A series for YTS students and school and college leavers Presented by CHRIS SERLE 6: Communities (R)(E) For tutors' notes send sae to: Using Unemployment, [address removed]


Unknown: John Vernon Lord
Unknown: Janet Burroway
Unknown: Robin Robbins
Written By: Ron James
Written By: Storyteller Nigel Graham
Unknown: Paddy Bechely
Presented By: Chris Serle

: Women's Hoar

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week: designer and shopkeeper
Marilyn Anselm , who heads the Hobbs chain of stores Suspense Stories 4: Fen Hall


Unknown: MacGregor Guest
Unknown: Marilyn Anselm
Unknown: Fen Hall

: The Afternoon Play

Something to Say by RICHARD EVERETT with and Ruth, 34, happily married to
David and mother of two, meets 21-year-old Stephan. "Three weeks ago I was a married married-woman. Now I feel like a single married-woman.' Directed by GLYN DEARMAN Stereo


Unknown: Richard Everett
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Ruth: Maggie McCarthy
David: Sean Barrett
Stephan: Gary Cady
Gwen: Avril Clark

: Time for Verse

Seven programmes compiled and presented by Roy Fuller 5: Growing Up
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBCBristol Stereo


Presented By: Roy Fuller
Readers: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Reflections, criticisms, jottings and memoirs from the notebooks of Franco Zeffirelli - one of the century's most outstanding opera, theatre and film directors - from Romeo and Juliet at the Old Vic in 1960, hailed as 'a revelation, perhaps a revolution' - to his current opulent film version of Verdi's Otello.


Unknown: Franco Zeffirelli
Producer: John Powell

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Robert Williams continued on VHFIFM5.50-5.S5pm


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Round Britain Qwlz

Gordon Clough and Louis Allen preside over a further series of cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the lobes.
Irene Thomas and Eric Kom challenge John Julius Norwich and Peter Oppenheimer. Researcher KAREN OSTLE
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Kom
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer.
Unknown: Karen Ostle
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: la Besiaess

Peter Smith reports on the usual and the unusual, the successful and the not-so-successful in all areas of business activity. Producer GUDRUN DALIBOR
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.5am LW)


Unknown: Peter Smith
Producer: Gudrun Dalibor

: The Reith Lectures 1986

Six talks about
Law, Justice and Democracy by Lord McCluskey
Scottish High Court Judge,
Solicitor-General for Scotland 1974-9
1: The Chill and Distant Heights 'When a judge begins to think that justice demands a Yes but the law requires a No, he has to stop and remember that judges have no general responsibility for considering the greatest good of the greatest number, or for advancing social or moral aims.'
(Re-broadcast next Sunday on R3)
(Lecture 2, 'The Clanking of Medieval Chains, next Wednesday on Radio 4) The Reith Lectures are printed weekly in THE LISTENER


Unknown: Reith Lectures

: Analysis

Can Unemployment Be Beaten? Richard Layard , Professor of Economics at the London
School of Economics, defends his thesis on how to beat unemployment, in discussion with Patrick Minford , Professor of Applied Economics at Liverpool University.
Peter Oppenheimer is in the Chair. Producer DAVID MORTON (Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.0 am LW)


Unknown: Richard Layard
Unknown: Patrick Minford
Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Producer: David Morton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Time Mabel Became an Anchoress by JANETTE WALHNSHAW Stereo


Unknown: Janette Walhnshaw

: On Man and His Newt

Inthefirstof four programmes David Bean reports on his encounters with animals and those who cherish them. 1: The Blackie Men Producer GILUAN HUSH BBC Manchester
0 HEAR THIS! page 33


Unknown: David Bean

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Bigsby presents tonight s edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Revre-broadcast tomorrow at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

8: The Charity Horse Racing Evening (part 2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History 11-14 History Mysteries
12.30 The Bloody Hand by CHRIS JORDAN (R) (E)
12.50 The Curse of Pharaoh by ARTHUR SCHOLEY (R)(E)


Unknown: Chris Jordan
Unknown: Arthur Scholey

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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