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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Canon Peter Berry

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys 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
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Jeremy Bowen
Read By: Rosanne MacMillan

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

The programme which reaches Parts others wouldn't touch. Producer IAN STRACHAN Stereo


Producer: Ian Strachan

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on the expertise of Dr Stefan Buczacki , Daphne Ledward and Geoffrey Smith to answer listeners'gardening queries sent in by post.
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC POBox27. Manchester M60 1SJ Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


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

: Morning Story

When the Spirit Moves by JANET GOLDFINCH
Read by Caroline John
'I live alone: people interfere, manipulate me.... had to make Eileen go. I had to be devious.... Producer BARBARA CROWTHER


Read By: Caroline John
Producer: Barbara Crowther

: Daily Service

NEM, p 58; Blest are the pure in heart (BBC HB 318);
Confitebor Tibi Domine ; Philippians 2, vv 6-11;
Come down, 0 love divine (BBC HB 149). Stereo


Unknown: Confitebor Tibi Domine

: Flower Hill

The second of two programmes with Nick Ross in China


Unknown: Nick Ross

: For Schools

11.0 Singing Together (14) Presented by FERGUS O'KELLY Stereo (e)
11 20 Junior Drama Workshop Escape from Sector 7 4: Hostage by CECILY AND HUGH O'NEILL Stereo (e)
11.40 Reading Corner 4: Half a Kingdom Adapted by MYRA BARR and SUE ELLIS Storyteller BRENDA BLETHYN Stereo (R)(e)
11.50 Poetry Comer
4: Birds by GEORGE TAARY (e)


Adapted By: Myra Barr
Unknown: Sue Ellis
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: George Taary

: Passing Trades?

The second of five programmes in which David Willmott explores a familiar trade which could disappear in the near future.
Today he talks to Bob Kohler , a cooper, who remembers the days when burly coopers rolling out their newly made barrels was a common sight in London - now there's only a handful in the whole country.
Producer ANNE MARIE COLE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: David Willmott
Unknown: Bob Kohler
Producer: Anne Marie Cole

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Some Mother's Son



Unknown: John Fletcher

: The World at One: News

Presented by Sir Robin Day

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Miss Brick the Builder's Baby. Stereo (R)
2.5 Looking at Nature Spring Activity (RV) Illustrated primary science project ideas for classwork in spring. Stereo (e)
2.20 Listening and Reading 4: Runaway by PHILIPPA PEARCE Read by JOHN HOLUS (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) St Francis and the Wolf by PAMELA KENWAY (R) (e)
2.40 Real World A short course on problem-solving and decision-making, linked to BTEC's Common Skills and Core Themes. 4: How Do I Find Out? Information skills - what is needed and where to find it (e)


Read By: John Holus
Unknown: St Francis

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Guest of the Week:
Muriel Allen , first woman Governor of a 'lifers' male prison, Kingston in Hampshire Serial: The Diary of a Good Neighbour (3)


Unknown: Muriel Allen

: The Afternoon Play

In Room Five Hundred and Four by JIMMIE CHINN
It is St Valentine's Day 1942, and Harry, a young soldier, is about to go to war. However, for tonight Harry and his bride Edie attempt, with difficulty, to sample the 'delights' of a Skegness boarding-house during a never-to-be-forgotten honeymoon.
Directed by GERRY JONES. Stereo


Unknown: Jimmie Chinn
Directed By: Gerry Jones.
Edie: Rosalind Thomas
Harry: Julien Ball
Older Edie: Sheila Grant
Manager: Stephen Thorne

: Time for Verse

Alexis Lykiard continues his series of seven programmes of dreams and nightmares.
4: Nightmares and Dark Houses Readers LIANE AUKIN and GORDON REID Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Alexis Lykiard

: News

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad
Reporter Michael Robinson Producer MAX EASTERMAN Editor BRIAN WALKER BBC Manchester


Reporter: Michael Robinson
Producer: Max Easterman
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

You Can Do It! say Animateurs. They are dancers, theatre directors, writers and visual artists employed throughout Britain to make people express themselves through the arts. Some of the most successful groups are in Scotland. Joyce Macmillan investigates with the help of EDINBURGH THEATRE WORKSHOP and ROYSTON MALDOOM'S DUNDEE REP

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Susannah Simons continued on VHF/FM 5. 50-5.55 pm


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Susannah Simons

: The Six O'Clock News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Financial Report

: The Milligan Papers

written by JOHN ANTROBUS starring Spike Milligan
John Bluthal , Chris Langham and John Antrobus
3: From Rags to More Rags The richest man in Britain chooses to change places with the poorest. Do you fit either of these descriptions? If not, listen to this programme.
Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo


Written By: John Antrobus
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: John Bluthal
Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: John Antrobus
Unknown: George Chisholm
Unknown: Eugene Fraser
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team investigate another case from their postbag of complaints about activities you consider to be against the public interest.
If you have any information about apparent major abuses, injustices or fraud, write to:
Face the Facts, BBC, London WIA 4WW Production team


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Sharon Banoff
Unknown: Graham Ellis
Unknown: Robert Del Maestro
Unknown: Simon Westrop
Unknown: Louise Hibbins
Editor: Ken Vass

: The Cross and the Crescent

A History of the Crusades
A series of eight programmes presented by Malcolm Billings 4: The survival of the crusaders in the East was always finely balanced. In 1144, the crusader state of Edessa fell to the troops of Imad ad-Din Zengi. It was a severe shock to the West and led to calls for a new crusade. The
Pope responded with plans for a crusade not only to the Holy
Land but also to Spain, Portugal and the Baltic. But were his ambitions too grand and the Infidel too strong? The Battle of Hattin in 1187 was to be a turning point for the Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Series consultant
PROFESSOR JONATHAN RILEYSMITH Producer CHRISTOPHER STONE (e) Book, same title, 19.95paperback, £14.95 hardback, from booksellers


Presented By: Malcolm Billings

: Analysis

City Rules OK?
Although the Big Bang has transformed the way the City's brokers, dealers and merchant bankers conduct their business, the tradition of self-regulation still forms the basis of the rules. But is this enough to guarantee the standing of London as an international market? Do recent disclosures demonstrate the success of the system or its failure?
Adrian Hamilton examines the regulation issues facing the practitioners, the Government and the Bank of England. Producer FRASER STEEL


Unknown: Adrian Hamilton

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Ice Bird by BRYAN OLIVER. Stereo


Unknown: Bryan Oliver.

: A Sideways Look At....

Balls by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Nigel Andrews Producer SIMON BROUGHTON


Presented By: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Missing Persons
8: Cushioning the Blow. Stereo

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Academic Training
11.50 Science: Navigating the Earth
12.10 am Music

: News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-time Broadcasting

Technology and Design
12.301: 1: Sources of Motive Power
12.40 2: Motors (CSA)
12.503: Choosing Materials and Components
1.0 4: Fastenings 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.

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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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