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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Timpson and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with SIMON ROSE
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport with CHARLES COLVILE
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Timpson
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Charles Colvile

: News

: Call John Howard: [number removed]

Your chance to get advice, information and insight into your current concerns. John directs your questions and comments to the experts and policy makers.
Lines open from 8.0am

: Morning Story

Lost Voices by BERNARD TOMS
Read by Brinley Jenkins Everyone is used to the whoppers told by Jenkins the Liar. But when he comes up with a tale of a ghostly choir, even his mates think he's gone too far....


Voices By: Bernard Toms
Read By: Brinley Jenkins
Producer: Herbert Williams

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar
Human Despair: Divine Hope NEM, p 93; 0 day of God, draw nigh (BBC HB 24); Haste thee, 0 God (Batten); Lamentations 3, vv 1-6, 19-24; My God, how wonderful thou art (BBC HB 12) Stereo

: For Schools

Drama Resources
11.0 Accident Report (R) (e) and at
11.20 Incidents at Cobbling Mill (R) (e)
11.40 Encore une etape French Graded Objectives Level 3.2: 2: Getting Around (R) (e)

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Interview by EDWARD MASON
Danny Thompson 's behaviour at school has persuaded his headmaster to call in an educational psychiatrist.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 9.0pm)


Unknown: Edward Mason
Unknown: Danny Thompson
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Danny: Alan Cox
the Psychiatrist: Jennifer Piercey
McRee: Gil Sutherland
Stevens: Richard Durden
Boy soldier: Shaun Prendergast
Headmaster: Brian Hewlett
Sam/Choirmaster: John Hollis

: Times Remembered

The fourth of five programmes in which Ian Skidmore talks to five people about their lives. Today, Tim Davies , one of the world's finest recorders of insect noises.


Talks: Ian Skidmore
Unknown: Tim Davies
Producer: Anne Howells

: You and Yours

Susan Rae with the latest news and advice for consumers.


Unknown: Susan Rae

: My Music

A musical panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON
John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6. 30pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Steve Race
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day


Presented By: Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The First Chick Stereo
2.0 Education Now The Teacher's Contract (e)
2.30 Books, Plays, Poems Jane Eyre (2) Stereo (e)


Unknown: Jane Eyre

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Rhymes and Reasons: do you start from the end and work backwards? How do you decide the timing? And what comes first - the words or the melody? Dilly Barlow investigates the art of songwriting.
Serial: Circles in a Forest (11)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: The Afternoon Play

It's Never too Late byjACKGERSON
George Mathewson is a crusty old school teacher and a confirmed bachelor/divorcee - until he meets Ellen. But his colleagues think she's after his money and her daughter thinks middle-aged people are past it.
Directed by PETER KING Stereo


Directed By: Peter King
George: Robert Urquhart
Ellen: Gwen Watford
Wilkinson: Jake Wood
Alan: Martin Cochrane
Susie: Natasha Gerson
IriS: Deborah Makepeace
Mrs Cork: Alex Marshall
Mrs Cohen: Sheila Grant
First Lady: Karen Ascoe
Salesman: Eric Stovell
Minister: Richard Durden

: News

: The Peterborough Bells

Presented by Valda Hood
From moulding, casting and tuning to blessing, hanging and ringing, Valda Hood follows the progress of three of a peal of 12 bells from the bell foundry in Whitechapel to their new home in Peterborough Cathedral, and discovers how the bell-ringers fought for several decades to raise the necessary funds and gain permission to hang the new bells.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Valda Hood

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton continuedon VHF/FM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'Clock News

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


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: King Street Junior

byjIMELDRIDGE 2: Re-deployment
A visitor from County Hall brings news that provokes a mixed reaction from Mr Beeston, and some members of his teaching staff.
Stereo (R)
(Episode 3 next Monday)


Eric Brown: Peter Davison
Mr Beeston, the Headmaster: James Grout
(Deputy Head) Margaret John: Tom Watson
Mrs Stone (School Secretary): Margaret John
Mr Long: Paul Copley
Mrs Rudd: Vivienne Martin
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mr Davison: Jon Glover

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Helen Boaden Producer JOHN FORSYTH Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Helen Boaden
Producer: John Forsyth
Editor: Brian Walker

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect? Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 10.0 am)


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Juuan Brown

: The Tuesday Feature

The Needle's Tale
For many centuries, partly buried under Egyptian sands, lay a granite obelisk 69 feet long, weighing almost 200 tons. In
1811 the Ottoman Empire made a gift of this stone to King George III. The 4,000-mile journey to England took, surprisingly, over 70 years.
Robert Booth tells the story of how Cleopatra's Needle came to London.
Producer ANGELA hind
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: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap
Presented by Peter White

Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed] Lines open from 8.30 to 10pm
Free quarterly bulletin from: In Touch, [address removed] (Send four SAEs, 8 1/2 x 12, for a year's supply)


Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Under the Bo Tree

A chance meeting with Siri, a young teacher, drew Dr Ray Barron into village life in Sri Lanka. In the first of two talks he describes preparations for the New Year festival play.
'For Siri drama has become only one means to a wider end: helping his village to come into the modem world without destroying the values which have served it for centuries.' BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Dr Ray Barron

: Kaleidoscope

Christopher Cook presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

The Fall of Kelvin Walker 5: Securing the Base


Unknown: Kelvin Walker

: 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

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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