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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Canon George Austin.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with BOB FINIGAN
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament
8.50* Your Letters


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Pauline Bushnell

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Actor Nigel Hawthorne in conversation with Michael Parkinson


Unknown: Nigel Hawthorne
Unknown: Michael Parkinson

: Feedback

Christopher Dunkley , of the Financial Times, airs your complaints and queries about the BBC, its programmes and policies.
Send them to: Feedback, BBC, London W1A 4WW
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.45 pmLW) 0 RADIO TIMES LETTERS: page 104


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 Buttonholes by DOREEN DADE. Read by Heather Bell
' "Just 'cos you don't want to go to this wedding," she said, "don't spoil it for me.... we're going and we're going to enjoy it!'"


Read By: Heather Bell
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar
Deliverance Dawns
NEM, p 75; The advent of our King (BBC HB 39); People look east
(Carols for Choirs 2); Isaiah 51, w 4-11; Hills of the north rejoice (BBCHB33) Stereo

: A Palace for the People

The story of the Crystal Palace

: For Schools

11.0 Earth Search With TOMMY BOYD Messing About on the River (e)
11.20 Playtime Stereo (e)
11.35 Music Workshop Cinderella? Full Performance by R. WARD and PETER HUTCHINGS. Stereo (e)


Unknown: R. Ward
Unknown: Peter Hutchings.

: The Enchanted Canopy

Presented by Andrew Mitchell 4: Of Feasts and Flowers
The mass flowering of tropical forest trees is often triggered by strange events. In South-east Asia, one species only flowers when bathed in ozone after a lightning strike nearby. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT BBCBristol
0 INFO: page 101


Presented By: Andrew Mitchell

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper tackles the farmer, the manufacturer, the politician, the scientist, the caterer and the customer in his weekly defence of pure food at a fair price.
Producer VANESSA HARRISON (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: Carrott's Crash Course on the Cable Car Comics

In the second of two programmes
Jasper Carrott , famous from California to Cleethorpes, returns with some more transatlantic talent from the stand-up comedy boom in San
Francisco and asks the question - if Americans can fly to the moon, how come they drive on the wrong side of the road? Compiled and produced by GRAHAM FROST


Unknown: Jasper Carrott
Produced By: Graham Frost

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Bad Harry and Mrs Cocoa 's Art Pot. Stereo
2.5 Let's Join In Christmas with the Trolls (R) (e)
2.25 Talkwaves Baxter Wall and the Haunted Graveyard
10: Bad Dreams by JOHN TAYLOR (e)
2.40 Listen! The Strange Case of Mr Jupiter The last episode of an adventure serial written by SUE LIMB 10: Fair Play. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Mrs Cocoa
Unknown: Art Pot.
Unknown: John Taylor
Unknown: Mr Jupiter
Written By: Sue Limb

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Bristol by Jenni Murray
'We want no Little Rock in Bristol.' The year is 1963, a time of civil rights marches and bus boycotts in the USA. But that year, Bristol had its own bus boycott. Jenni Mills traces the story of how a small group of black workers campaigned for equal rights.
Serial: Circles in a Forest (9)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jenni Mills
Producer: Mary Hardiman

: Pendennis

by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY dramatised in eight parts by PETER BUCKMAN with and 6: Pen has promised Bows that he will not court young Fanny, but the decision, if principled, is a painful one and Pen goes into a decline. A trip to the Continent is the solution.
Directed by PETER KAVANAGH Stereo


Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray
Unknown: Peter Buckman
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
the Writer: Hugh Dickson
Arthur Pendennis: Dominic Guard
Major Pendennis: Edward de Souza
Sam Huxter: Stuart Organ
Laura Bell: Deborah Makepeace
Helen Pendennis: Jennifer Piercey
Dr Portman: Manning Wilson
Capt Costigan: Ronald Herdman
Morgan: Gordon Reid
Bows: Danny Schiller
Fanny Bolton: Elaine Claxton
Dr Goodenough: Eric Stovell
George Warrington: Crawford Logan

: News

: The News Huddlines

Roy Hudd laughs at the news with June Whitfield Chris Emmett and THE HUDDLINERS Stereo


Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Whitfield Chris Emmett

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Susannah Simons continued on VHFjFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Susannah Simons

: 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) Written by SIMON FRITH
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Simon Frith
Cast for: The Week:
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Walter Gabriel: Chriss Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy PerkS: Tracey Jane White
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Colonel Danby: Ballard Berkeley
Kathy Holland: Hedli Niklaus
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Sophie: Barlow Moirlesue
Matthew Thorogood: Crawfrod Logan

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.
Producer JULIAN HALE Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Julian Hale

: Stop Press

Glyn Worsnip casts a critical eye over this week's newspapers.
* HEAR THIS! page 29


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Norman Tebbit , mp The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , MP Paddy Ashdown , mp
Katharine Whitehorn , journalist from Ampthill, Bedfordshire
Chairman John Timpson Producer CAROLE STONE BBCBristol
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 10pm)


Unknown: Norman Tebbit
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: John Timpson
Producer: Carole Stone

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Tony Palmer presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN (Re-broadcast next Monday)


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Fall of Kelvin Walker 3: The Setback


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

: Week Ending

The facts behind the stories. The people behind the facts. The faces behind the people. The cat behind the sofa.
The jokes behind the times. It's all on your weekly satire show. With Bill Wallis , David Tate Jon Glover and Sally Grace Written by MARTIN BOOTH
(Re-broadcast tomorrow 5.25pm L W)


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Jon Glover
Written By: Martin Booth
Written By: Paul B. Davies
Unknown: Mike Coleman.
Unknown: Alison Renshaw.
Unknown: Peter Hickey
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producer: David Tyler

: * am News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Theatre History
12.30 Theatre in the 20th Century (RV) by PETER SPALDING Producer DAN GARRETT Stereo (R) (e)
12.50 Theatre in Upheaval A background to 20th-century theatre Compiled by DAN GARRETT Producer WARRILL GRINDROD Stereo (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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