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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Timpson
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with JEREMY BOWEN
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Timpson
Unknown: Jeremy Bowen
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

The atmosphere can be infectious. Why not consult yourGP?
Producer LAN STRACHAN. Stereo

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team travels to Berkshire where members of the Woodley Horticultural Society put their gardening queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki, Daphne Ledward and Geoffrey Smith. Chairman Clay Jones
BBC Manchester
Cassette "Through the Seasons" £7.99, from Gardeners' Question Time, [address removed]. Make cheques/PO's payable to Gardeners' Question Time.


Panellist: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Panellist: Daphne Ledward
Panellist: Geoffrey Smith
Chairman: Clay Jones
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Read by Freda Dowie
Sisters Mavis , Edna and Dodo are sharing out the contents of their aunt's home. What is the value of each item? Who is the shrewdest of them all?


Read By: Freda Dowie
Read By: Sisters Mavis
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar
Light Shines in the Darkness nem, p 97; The race that long in darkness pined (BBC HB 496);
Quelle est cette odeur agréable (Carols for Choirs 2)
Isaiah 9, w 2-7; Songs of praise the angels sang (Bp 77) Stereo

: With Great Pleasure

Mary O'Hara presents a selection of poetry and prose. Stereo


Unknown: Mary O'Hara

: Enquire Within

We all have queries, quibbles and quandaries that we mean to resolve, but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds. Let Neil Landor , with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out the answers.
Questions, on postcards only, please, to: Enquire Within.
BBC, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Andrew Parfttt

: You and Yours

Reports on topical issues and how they could affect you and your family
Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: A Matter of Honour

by JEFFREY ARCHER dramatised in seven episodes by BRIAN SIBLEY
6: The Louvre, Paris -18 June 1966
Adam has discovered the document inside the Tsar's Icon and realised why both Russia and America are so anxious to have it by 20 June. He has been arrested by the French police.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN. Stereo (Cyril Shops and Harry Towb are National Theatre Players)


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Played By: Andrew Branch
Played By: Avril Clarke
Played By: George Parsons
Directed By: Glyn Dearman.
Directed By: Harry Towb
Adam Scott: Michael York
Alexander Romanov: Simon Ward
Lawrence Pemberton: Tom Chadbon
Sir Morris: Richard Vernon
Busch: Harry Towb
Snell: William Fox
Matthews: Brian Hewlett
Stavinsky: Cyril Shaps
Jeanne: Lesley MacKie
Albert Tomkins: Ronald Herdman
Brezhnev: Czeslaw Grocholski
Zaborski: John Church
Russian radio announcer: John Hollis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

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

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Brenda Dean , General Secretary ofSOGAT82 Eight Stories by Elizabeth Bowen 3: Reduced


Unknown: Brenda Dean
Stories By: Elizabeth Bowen

: The Afternoon Play

London Belongs to Me by NORMAN COLLINS
The last of four parts dramatised by colin DAVIS A Cottage in the Country
Directed by ENYD WILLIAMS . Stereo
(First broadcast on BBC World Service)


Unknown: Norman Collins
Dramatised By: Colin Davis
Directed By: Enyd Williams
Mr Josser: Norman Bird
Mrs Josser: Liz Smith
Mrs Vizzard: Kate Williams
Connie: Peggy Aitchison
Mrs Boon: Charlotte Mitchell
Percy Boon: Jim McManus
Doris Josser: Rosalind Ayres
Ted Josser: George Parsons
Cynthia Josser: Natasha Pyne
Uncle Henry: Gordon Gostelow
Doreen: June Barry
Mr Squales: Gordon Reid
MrBarks: Peter Woodthorpe
Mrs Marble: Anne Jameson
Mr Veritter: Garard Green
St Peter: John Church
Bill/Storyteller: Robert Daws

: Time for Verse

Minor Victorians
Six programmes compiled and presented by Kingsley Amis
4: Algernon Charles Swinburne Readers ISABEL DEAN. MARTIN JARVIS and PAUL GREGORY
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo
(Isabel Dean is in 'Breaking the Code' at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket:
Martin Jarvis is in Woman in Mind' at the Vaudeville Theatre, London)


Presented By: Kingsley Amis
Readers: Algernon Charles Swinburne
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Paul Gregory
Producer: Margaret Bradley
Unknown: Isabel Dean
Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Director's Choice
Sir Michael Levey , Director of the National Gallery, is retiring and his last exhibition shows the pick of the pictures he's bought for the nation during the last 13 years. He talks about his personal choice, including works by Rembrandt, Degas and Caravaggio.
Presented by Paul Allen Producer MARY SHARP
(Rev re-broadcast of yesterday 9.45pm)


Unknown: Sir Michael Levey
Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Mary Sharp

: PM

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


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Instant Sunshine ... Reasonably Together Again

An entertainment in words and music designed to help you beat the weather as David Barlow , Peter Christie , Miles Kington and Alan Maryon Davis make the attempt to be reasonably together again with their special guests The Cambridge Buskers. Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 12.27pm)


Unknown: David Barlow
Unknown: Peter Christie
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Alan Maryon Davis
Producer: Richard Edis.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Seven Ten Sunday Morning by KEITH WOOD Stereo

: How Low Can You Get?

Last of three lighthearted talks by the opera singer, Robert Lloyd
Opera in San Francisco
'Scottish tribalism, the Spanish Inquisition and German minnesingers seem a far cry from cable cars, pom movies and hamburgerjoints.'


Singer: Robert Lloyd
Unknown: San Francisco

: The Matter of Britain

An Impression of the writer T.H. White
Compiled and presented by Gillian Thomas from his own words and those of his friends and comments from


Presented By: Gillian Thomas
Unknown: Richard Barber.
Unknown: Donald Demerest
Unknown: Francois Gallix
Unknown: Tony Walton
Producer: Piers Plowright
T H White: With Jack May
David Garnett: Garard Green
Mrs McDonagh: Jennifer Piercey

: Searching the Ashes

A version of the Yugoslav 1985 Italia Prize-winning documentary by Djordje Lebovic
A montage of secret notebooks and letters, written and buried in the hope of eventual discovery, by a detachment of prisoners in Auschwitz, who were made to carry the corpses from the gas chambers to the ovens for burning.
English translation by JOHN AND RUZICA WHITE adapted by ISABEL AITKEN
Producer LOUISE PURSLOW. Stereo
0 FEATURE: page 94


Unknown: Djordje Lebovic
Adapted By: Isabel Aitken
Producer: Louise Purslow.
Anonymous: David de Keyser
Salmen Gradowski: Lee Montague
Chaim Herman: Allan Corduner
Salmen Lewental: David Swift
Rudolf Höss: John Moffatt
Johann Kremer: Hugh Dickson
Jewish women: Paula Jacobs
Polish resister: Natasha Pyne
Narrator: Richard Pasco

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 35pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Carroll Moore

: A Book at Bedtime

Christmas with the Savages (3)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presenter: 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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