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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Jon Silvennan
6.30, 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by CLIVE ROSLIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Jon Silvennan
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Clive Roslin
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Jeremy Irons in conversation with Michael Parkinson


Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: The Luthier's Tale

From replicas of ancient stringed instruments, to custom-built guitars, Trevor Couvelle 's work as a luthier demands a tremendous amount of skill and patience. Every piece of the instruments he makes is fashioned by hand.
Malcolm Billings joins him to talk about his ancient craft. Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 3.15pm)


Guitars: Trevor Couvelle
Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Producer: Christopher Stone

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents report from around the world Producer ADAM RAPHAEL
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 3. 30pm)


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

The Flowering of the Strange Orchid by H.G. WELLS
Read by David Ashford
Mr Wedderburn has a passion for collecting orchids. But his latest purchase has a dubious history - which is by no means complete!


Read By: David Ashford
Read By: Mr Wedderburn
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

NEM, p 50; New every morning (BBC HB 408); Psalm 100; I Corinthians 13, w 1-13;
Love divine, all loves excelling (BBC HB 328). Stereo

: For Schools

11.0 Earth Search With TOMMY BOYD Rivers (RV) by ASTLEY JONES (E)
11.20 Playtime Stereo (E)
11.35 Music Workshop Cinderella? (6) with IAN HUMPHRIS. Stereo (E)


Unknown: Ian Humphris.

: You the Jury

: Natural Selection

Stoddart Down Under
First, it releases a shower of evil-smelling urine; next it defecates on your head; and then it attacks with scythe-like claws. Mike Stoddart meets the 'cuddly' koala. BBCBristol


Unknown: Mike Stoddart

: The Food Programme

Chips at Sea?
Derek Cooper hears how the Royal Navy has changed its diet to keep its sailors trim.
Producer VANESSA HARRISON (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Hoax!

Leslie Thomas ,
Maureen Lipman and Frank Thornton tell the stories.
Tim Brooke-Taylor , you, and the studio audience, try to spot the lie.
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR. Stereo


Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Frank Thornton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Let's Play it Again! Presented by HEDU NlKLAUS (R)
2.5 Let's Join In with Soundbox The Little Master of the Elephants An Indian folk tale (E)
2.25 Talkwaves Supercar
6: The Trap by JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo (E)
2.40 Listen! The Strange Case of Mr Jupiter An adventure serial by SUE LIMB 6: Watch Out, Mr Jupiter ! Stereo (E)


Presented By: Hedu Nlklaus
Unknown: John Taylor.
Unknown: Mr Jupiter
Unknown: Mr Jupiter

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Birmingham by Marjorie Lofthouse
Cecil Sharp , who lived at the turn of the century, devoted his life to collecting English folk songs and dances before the drift to the cities destroyed them forever. His life's work is the inspiration for a play which opens at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Other Place Theatre next week. Penny Searley talks to the author Nigel Williams and listens to some of those songs.
Producer ANN TENNANT BBC Pebble Mill
Suspense Stories byRUTHRENDELL
Six stories abridged by MONICA GREY
Read by Bruce Lidington
6: The Green Road to Quephanda (Starting on Monday 'The Soul of Kindness by Elizabeth Taylor )


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Cecil Sharp
Unknown: Nigel Williams
Read By: Bruce Lidington
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor

: Pendennis: 2

by William Makepeace Thackeray, dramatised in eight parts by Peter Buckman
With Hugh Dickson as the Writer and Dominic Guard as Arthur Pendennis

The Major has been working hard to end his nephew, Pen's, unsuitable courtship. Will he now have to take up Captain Costigan's challenge and fight a duel?


Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Dramatised by: Peter Buckman
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
The Writer: Hugh Dickson
Arthur Pendennis: Dominic Guard
Major Pendennis: Edward de Souza
Captain Costigan: Ronald Herdman
Harry Foker: John McAndrew
Bows: Danny Schiller
Emily Costigan: Veronica Quilligan
Helen Pendennis: Jennifer Piercey
Morgan: Gordon Reid
Madame Fribsby: Joan Matheson
Smirke/Garbetts: Tim Reynolds
Dr Portman: Manning Wilson
Laura Bell: Deborah Makepeace
MrTatham: George Parsons
Wagg: Eric Stovell
Marquis of Steyne: Peter Howell
First Miss Finucane: Natasha Pyne
Second Miss Finucane: Susie Brann
Hobnell: Jonathan Tafler
Young lady: Elaine Claxton
Young lady: Karen Ascoe
Boy: James Goode

: News

: The News Huddlines

Roy Hudd laughs at the news with June Whitfield, Chris Emmett and THE HUDDLINERS Stereo
(Broadcastyesterdayat10.0pmon Radio2anare-broadcasttomorrow at 1.0pm on Radio 2)


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Chris Emmett

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons and Nick Worrall continuedon VHF/FM5.50-5.55 pm


Presented By: Susannah Simons
Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Six O'Clock News

With PETER DONALDSON including Financial Report


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs and the team monitor the movements in the worlds of travel and transport and examine the implications for you, the customer. Producer IRENE MALLIS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Irene Mallis

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast next Monday)

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Margaret Howard Producer ANGELA HIND. Stereo


Presented By: Margaret Howard
Producer: Angela Hind.

: Law in Action

Makers of law, legal practitioners and those who serve the administration of justice all contribute to this 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?

Alistair Graham , Director the Industrial Society
Mary Baker , Chairman the Holiday Care Service
Graham Dowson , industrialist, Chairman Teltech Marketing Ltd
Sue Slipman, Director National Council for One Parent Families from Kidsgrove, North Staffordshire
Chairman John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.10pm)


Unknown: Alistair Graham
Unknown: Mary Baker
Unknown: Graham Dowson
Unknown: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Hewison presents tonight's edition.
(Re-broadcast next Monday)


Unknown: Robert Hewison
Producer: Hans Pietsch

: A Book at Bedtime

A Bit of a Do
10: The Crowning of Miss Frozen Chicken (UK) (part 2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: Wake Yndinge

A 26-part epic saga which tells of the search for the Magic Snoll ofAgador.
Episode 23: Thoth the Banana God meets some satirical sketches on the week's news. With Bill Wallis ,
David Tate , Jon Glover and Susie Blake
Producer ANDY WILSON. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm LW)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Susie Blake
Written By: Martin Booth
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Mike Coleman.
Unknown: Alison Renshaw
Unknown: John Morrish
Producer: Andy Wilson.

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Radio History (11-14)
12.30 Who Killed the Princes? by ELIZABETH CLEAVER (E)
12.50 Skara Brae by COLIN DAVIS (E)

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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