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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Canon George Austin.

: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FTNIGAN
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


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Bob Ftnigan
Read By: Clive Roslin

: News

: In Business

: For Schools

9.5 Preview
9.8 Together: An Assembly for Schools A Play for Christmas (2) Written by ARTHUR SCHOLEY (e)
9.30 Secondary English (11-14) Space Program Alpha. Stereo (e)
9.55 First Steps in Drama Star Street Starship
3: A Happy Christmas Narrated by vAL MCLANE Written by CECILY AND HUGH O'NEILL. Stereo (e)
10.15 Something to Think About Ring Out the Bells! by DIANA REED (e)
10.25 Talk to a Sports Star Presented by BOB WILSON Soccer This week: Guest: JOHN BARNES of Watford Stereo (R) (e)


Written By: Arthur Scholey
Unknown: Val McLane
Unknown: Hugh O'Neill.
Presented By: Bob Wilson
Unknown: John Barnes

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling investigates the aquarium trade, which results in the death of up to 80 per cent of fish caught.
Lionel Kelleway talks to MORI pollster Bob Worcester about the assessment of the public's attitude to wildlife.
Producer miles BARTON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Talks: Lionel Kelleway
Unknown: Bob Worcester

: Medicine Now

: Morning Story The Concert

Read by Roisin Donaghy On a dismal night, a piano recital provides an ideal escape from her shabby flat, so why does she leave at the interval? Producer CHRIS SPURR


Read By: Roisin Donaghy
Producer: Chris Spurr

: An Act of Worship


: For Schools

11.0 Noticeboard DIANE WILMER with news of School Radio's primary programmes. (e)
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 (e) Letters and tapes should be sent to: In the News, BBC School Radio, London W1A4WW Message machine [number removed]
11.30 Wavelength Straight to the Top What does it take to get a record in the charts - hype, talent or just hard work? Presented by TONY CHRISTIAN Stereo (e)


Unknown: Diane Wilmer
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Tony Christian

: Analysis

: Lines of Communication

Patrick Hannan with some notes on the difficulties of enduring, and interpreting, after-dinner speeches.


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Herbert Williams

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard For details of this week's programmes, write for Fact Sheet No 48 to: [address removed] Please enclose sae


Presented By: John Howard

: The World at One: News

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


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Comer Today's story: Harry's Very Bad Day Stereo
2.5 The Song Tree
10: A Gaggle of Music Games Presented by HILARY JONES and SIMON MAYOR WithPYEWACKETT Written by BARRY GIBSON Stereo (e)
2.20 Living Language London Snow (2) by PAUL THEROUX adapted by TERRY JAMES (e)
2.40 Newscast A current affairs series for schools and colleges Presented by RICHARD WACHIMAN


Presented By: Hilary Jones
Presented By: Simon Mayor
Written By: Barry Gibson
Unknown: Paul Theroux
Adapted By: Terry James
Presented By: Richard Wachiman

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Masses to Eat?
Evelyn Rose and Gail Duff offer ideas and practical advice to ease your Christmas entertaining.
Serial: Circles in a Forest (8)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Evelyn Rose
Unknown: Gail Duff

: Scottish Drama

Better to Break Your Neck by COLIN DOUGLAS with and It's just a routine operation which thousands of old people have every year. But as Agnes waits for her operation, the pain and distress, caused by an overloaded system are revealed - pain and distress which finally overcome her.
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE BBC Scotland Stereo


Unknown: Colin Douglas
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie
Agnes Macinnes: Edith MacArthur
the BBC announcer: Bill Jack
Willie: John Shedden
Consultant: Paul Young
Registrar: Jimmy Chisholm
Dr Patel: Brasker
Student nurse: Sharon Maharaj
Gasman: Lain Agnew
Ward sister/Nurse: Juliet Cadzow
Ward sister: Terry Cavers
Staff nurse/Young Agnes: Eliza Langland
Social worker/Nurse: Alison Peebles
Auxiliary/Patient: Ann Scott Jones
Medical registrar: Alexander Morton
Old Mrs Aithie: Gwyneth Guthrie
Operating theatre nurse: Grace Glover

: News

: Bookshelf

Susan Hill presents Radio 4's good books programme.
'Dr P left his shoe on the floor and tried to lace up his foot. He was suffering from a strange visual blankness.'
Neurologist Dr Oliver Sacks discusses the case-histories of his patients in his latest book and reveals why his studies are received as literary works. Richard Holmes follows in Robert Louis Stevenson 's footsteps.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Richard Holmes
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday's programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Pauune Bushnell

: My Music

(Broadcaston Tuesday at 12.27pm)

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions?
Introduced by John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS82LR


Introduced By: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: A Musical Evening In America

In the second of three programmes recorded in New York, Teleri Bevan talks to Roberta Peters , principal soprano at the Metropolitan Opera for more than 30 years. Producer MARK OWEN BBC Wales


Talks: Teleri Bevan
Unknown: Roberta Peters

: Profile

A personal portrait in conversation, recollection and anecdote; an assessment of a public figure or the story of a private individual.

: 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: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London WIA 4WW Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.0 am to 5.0pm Monday to Friday


Presented By: John Mills
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Ian Skidmore

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Bigsby presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Producer: John Powell

: A Book at Bedtime

The Fall of Kelvin Walker 2: The Climb Begins


Unknown: Kelvin Walker

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Theatre History
12.30 Victorian Theatre (RV) Producer ALAN LAMBERT (R) (e)
12.50 From Haxton to Drury Lane Producer DAN GARRETT Stereo (R) (e)


Producer: Alan Lambert
Producer: Dan Garrett

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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