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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 JEREMY BOWEN
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by DAVID SYMONDS
7.20* Your Letters
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: Jeremy Bowen
Read By: David Symonds
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Call Nick Ross: 1-[number removed]

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

: Morning Story

Double Toil and Trouble by MICHAEL A. PEARSON
Read by Timothy Kightley
'Can modern technology help the Fifth Form of Swanswell Comprehensive to get on Shakespeare's wavelength?' Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael A. Pearson
Read By: Timothy Kightley

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar
The Darkness of Evil nem, p 89; Thy kingdom come, 0 God (BBC HB 27); Gabriel's message does away (Oxford Book of Carols 102); Micah 3,
1-12; Lo, he comes with clouds descending (BBC HB 35) Stereo

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Seven Ten Sunday Morning by KEITH WOOD
'I wonder what Caroline's doing now? Getting up maybe.
Already up, more like. I can't see her getting much of a lie in either. Not where she is.'
For a young man alone in a bedsit on the South Coast, another day of rest begins, and another day of dreams.
Directed by A. J. QUINN. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 7.20pm)


Unknown: Keith Wood
Directed By: A. J. Quinn.
the young man: Lee Whitlock

: Times Remembered

The last of five programmes in which Ian Skidmore talks to five people about their lives. Today: Arthur McCann , retired Liverpool docker -
Roman Centurion reincarnate. Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Talks: Ian Skidmore
Unknown: Arthur McCann
Producer: Anne Howells

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae


Presented By: 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
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: King Jolly and the Christmas Tree Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Christmas Presents Then and Now ...
Christmas shopping is big business these days - shops and stores devote considerable energy to buying in Christmas stock, and the choice is wide.
But what did our grandparents give each other? Anne Taylor takes a look at Christmas presents through the years. Eight Stories by Elizabeth Bowen 2: The Needlecase


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Anne Taylor
Stories By: Elizabeth Bowen

: The Afternoon Play

The Making of Frankenstein by RAY HAMMOND
Bill, a writer new to television, is involved in the making of a dramatised documentary about Mary Shelley and her creation. But what kind of a monster emerges once television gets its hooks into his original conception?
Other parts played by STEVEN HARROLD. RICHARD


Unknown: Ray Hammond
Unknown: Mary Shelley
Played By: Steven Harrold.
Unknown: Durden Stephen Hattersley
Directed By: Brian Miller
Bill: Christian Rodska
Rupert: Norman Eshley
Kate: Natasha Pyne
Lloyd-Jones: Richard Durden
Sue/Ginny: Deborah Makepeace
Agent/Tom: Elizabeth Lindsay
Cameraman: Paul Gregory
Soundman: David Goodland
Production manager: Shaun Prendergast
Shelley: Stephen Hattersley

: News

: Miss North's Obsession

Braving the dangers and discomforts of travel in Victorian times Marianne North went alone to the remotest parts of the world to paint flowers in their native surroundings.
She even has five previously unknown plants named after her. Brian Gear tells the story of this remarkable traveller. Extracts from Miss North's memoirs read by Rosalie Crutchley


Unknown: Marianne North
Unknown: Brian Gear
Read By: Rosalie Crutchley
Producer: John Harrison

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Phil Longman continuedon VHFIFM5.50-5.55pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Phil Longman

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: King Street Junior

4: The Principle of the Thing
(School Secretary)
Eric Brown puts his foot through one of the sacred traditions of the staff room - and steps on a few sensibilities.
Stereo (R)
(Episode 5 next Monday)


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Unknown: Eric Brown
Eric Brown: Peter Davison
Mr Beeston, the Headmaster: James Grout
Mr Holliday (Deputy Head): Tom Watson
Mrs Stone: Margaret John
Mrs Long: Paul Copley
Mrs Rudd: Vivienne Martin
Mrs Patterson: Deirdre Costello
Sundar: Marco Ferraro
Joanna: Natalie Abbott
Andrea: Danielle Akers

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: File on 4

Reporter Roisin McAuley Producer BRENDAN MCCARTHY Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.5pm)


Reporter: Roisin McAuley
Producer: Brendan McCarthy
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: Geoff Deehan

: The Tuesday Feature

Opera.... on the Road
The stately homes of England play host to a touring company which is bringing opera back to the drawing-room.
Antony Hopkins invites you to join the hosts and the players as the opera company makes its 'Grand Tour'.
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 25


Producer: Anne Hinds

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
Listeners can phone with enquiries and comments relating to the programme on [number removed]Lines open from 8.30 to 10.0 pm Free quarterly bulletin from:
In Touch, [address removed] (Sendfour saes, 8 x 12, for a year s supply)


Presented By: Peter White

: Under the Bo Tree

'Dusk finds Siri alone on the porch, where the villagers expect him to be when they need the help of an educated man.' A chance meeting with Siri, a young teacher, drew
Dr Ray Barron into village life in Sri Lanka.
In the second of two talks he observes the headmaster's wider role in his home village. BBC Manchester (R)

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Christmas with the Savages (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


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.

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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.

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