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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers TIM FINNEY and REBECCA pow


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day With BRIAN WILSON
BBC Northern Ireland

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Chris Lowe
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With ANDY SMITH
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Andy Smith

: The Week on 4

with John Livesey


Unknown: John Livesey

: A Cure for Serpents

by the DUKE OF PIRAJNO abridged in ten episodes by JANE MAYS
Read by Julian Glover (1)
The Duke of Piraj no first landed in Africa in 1924. Italy was a colonial power and the young duke had been posted as a medical officer to a camp in Libya. His patients included a man with an unshakeable belief that a snake was lying curled up in the pit of his stomach. Directed by PETER WINDOWS BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Jane Mays
Read By: Julian Glover
Directed By: Peter Windows

: News

: My Hero

: Morning Story

The Coast of Malibar by JOHN MAHER
Read byDermot Crowley Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: John Maher
Read Bydermot: Crowley Producer Sheila

: Daily Service

from St Andrew 's and St George's Parish Church, Edinburgh
Led by Michael A. Simpson
Hymns: Every valley shall be exalted; Be not afraid; Give ear unto me;
Reading: Matthew 9, vv 9-13 Organist TOM LAING-REILLY
Choir director PETER DOUGLAS BBC Scotland


Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: Michael A. Simpson
Director: Peter Douglas

: Down Your Way

: For Schools

11.00 Music Makers 1: Rumpelstiltskin With IAN HUMPHRIS and JILL SHILLING Producer PETER HUTCHINGS. Stereo (e)
11.20 Let's Move! 1: Forward March! Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Producer BRIAN SCOTT HUGHES (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR with RORY MCLEOD (1) Producer BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself The Air We Breathe by JOAN CARR Producer COLIN SMITH. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Jill Shilling
Producer: Peter Hutchings.
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Producer: Brian Scott Hughes
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Rory McLeod
Producer: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: Joan Carr
Producer: Colin Smith.

: Poetry Pleasel

Presented by Anne Stevenson Readers PETER JEFFREY and LIN SAGOVSKY
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Anne Stevenson
Presented By: Readers Peter Jeffrey
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by Susan Rae Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: Susan Rae
Editor: Ken Vass

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

Twenty-five years since 1962 edition starring Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton Barry Cryer ,
Graeme Garden and Bob Table Accompanied by COLIN SELL
(Re-broadcast Wednesday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Accompanied By: Colin Sell
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: What a Lot of Noise! Presented by BULL TORRANCE Today's story: Noisy Natalie Goes Shopping written and read by WENDY CRAIG Script written by CHRIS WARDE Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)
2.05 Playtime Let's Go to the Seaside Presented by JANET PALMER and TONY AITKEN Producer SARA STRANGE. Stereo (e) (Re-broadcast on Friday at 1 1.20am VHFIFM)
2.20 Science Scope
1: Shirley Holmes and the Case of the Disappearing Salt Producer JULIAN COLEMAN Stereo (R) (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 1: Animal Corner TERRY NUTKINS shows how to care for pets at school and at home. 1: Rodents Producer MARSHALL CORWIN (e)


Presented By: Bull Torrance
Read By: Wendy Craig
Written By: Chris Warde
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian
Presented By: Janet Palmer
Presented By: Tony Aitken
Unknown: Shirley Holmes
Producer: Julian Coleman
Unknown: Terry Nutkins
Producer: Marshall Corwin

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray Good For You?
Are you eating what you should? Jane Suthering looks into some shopping baskets to see whether what we're buying adds up to a well-balanced diet. Serial: Prenez Garde by TERENCE DE VERE WHITE abridged in 11 episodes by JANET HICKSON
Read by Robert Hickson (5) Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY
0 RECIPE TIMES: page 94


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jane Suthering
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: Robert Hickson

: The Afternoon Play

The Fancy Man by MIKE STOTT


Unknown: Mike Stott

: Kaleidoscope

The East is Read
Christopher Cook talks to writers and translators to chart the long march of Chinese literature.


Talks: Christopher Cook

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost
Editor DEREK LEWIS continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Bill Frost
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Six O'Clock News

With SIMON VANCE including Financial Report


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Radio Active


: News

: The Archers

(Re broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Doris's Boys

In the Kent resort of Margate,
Doris Pargeter looks back on 25 years of providing a home for the men no one wanted. Narrator Gordon Cooper


Unknown: Doris Pargeter
Narrator: Gordon Cooper

: Science Now

: The Monday Play

The Kite Flyer by ROSE TREMAIN
Anthony is the vicar of a country parish.
'If he had never discovered God, none of the events I shall relate to you would have happened.
Although it is a strange way of expressing it, you could almost say that God was an accessory to the crime he was eventually to commit.'
Directed by PENNY GOLD . Stereo (Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Directed By: Penny Gold
Anthony: With Joe Melia
Olivia: Rosemary Leach
the narrator: John Rye
the psychiatrist: Kenneth Cranham
PAUL RUSSELL: Anthonya Boy
Anthony's mother: Miranda Forbes
Josie: Sheila Grant
Canon Stapleton: Stephen Thorne
Vicar: Anthony Jackson

: Partners In Creation

On the occasion of the Jewish New Year. the Chief Rabbi,
Sir Immanuel Jakobovits. talks to Trevor Barnes about mankind's conquest of nature and the implications of scientific experiments and medical research on our future. Producer CAROLINE DONNE. Stereo


Talks: Sir Immanuel Jakobovits.
Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Caroline Donne.

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Allen Producer SALLY MARMION Editor ANNE WINDER
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4. 30pm)


Presented By: Paul Allen
Producer: Sally Marmion
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Behind the Wall
Written and abridged in 12 parts by COLIN THUBRON
Read by John Rowe
6: Malaise in Shanghai
Producer JOHN THEOCHARIS. Stereo


Unknown: Colin Thubron
Read By: John Rowe
Producer: John Theocharis.

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: David Sells
Editor: Blair Thomson

: Notes from Abroad

A musical sketch of Turkey Records

: Open University

11.30 Servants, Masters and the Enlightenment
11.50 The Novel and the Human Image
12.10am Music Interlude

: 'am L W News

followed by an interlude

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

English Resources 1
12.30 School Friends and School Days, including Hiding Out by IRENE RAWNSLEY and at 12.50 What Have You Got On? by DAVID WILLIAMS Stereo (e)


Unknown: Irene Rawnsley

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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