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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Geoffrey Ainger

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead andSueMacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with PETER DAY
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Clay Jones calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Sid Robertson to answer listeners' gardening queries. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Gardeners' Question Time BBC, PO Box 27. Manchester M60 ISJ


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sid Robertson
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Morning Story

Diamonds Is Forever by JANETS GOLDFINCH
Read by Joan Matheson


Unknown: Janets Goldfinch
Read By: Joan Matheson
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM, p71; Thy kingdom come!
On bended knee (BBC HB 2,8);
Quelle est cette odeur agréable?
(Carols for Choirs 2); Luke 1, vv
57-66; Awake, awake: fling off the night (AMNS 342) Stereo

: For Schools

Australia Project
11.00 Life in the Past Fool's Gold Goldrushes by DON WATSON. Stereo (e) at 11.20 Life Today Newman - and a Mountain oflron An Iron-Ore Town by WARRILL GRINDROD Presented by URSULA DAVIES Stereo (e) and at 11.40 Books and Poetry Come Danger, Come Darkness 2: Hunting the Whale adapted by SHERYN DEE from the novel by RUTH PARK (e)


Unknown: Don Watson.
Presented By: Ursula Davies
Adapted By: Sheryn Dee
Novel By: Ruth Park

: The Wednesday Feature

inside the Hollywood Bowl or Singin' in the Rain Meets the Flight of the Bumble Bee
Seating up to 26,000, the Hollywood Bowl is the world's largest regular concert venue.
Playing host to boxers, showbiz stars and the great classical artists, this open-air amphitheatre offers unique challenges and rewards to those who run it.
Jeremy Siepmann goes behind the scenes and traces the Bowl's colourful history with the help of performers, administrators and a battalion of crickets. Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Jeremy Siepmann
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Enquire Within

From the apparently obvious to the downright obscure,
Dilly Barlow attempts to answer your questions with advice from experts and help from the BBC Reference Library.
Questions, on postcards only please, to: Enquire Within, BBC, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

tackles your problems and explains how events and issues of the day will affect you and your family
Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Raffles

Four of the early Raffles stories dramatised by DAVID BUCK
4: The Chest of Silver
With Inspector MacKenzie's suspicions about Raffles's professional life growing, A.J. decides the time has come to pay a visit to Scotland. But Bunny is not to go with him. To Bunny's chagrin he has the responsibility of guarding Raffles's illegally acquired silver-plate.
Stereo (R)


Unknown: W. Hornung
Dramatised By: David Buck
Raffles: With Jeremy Clyde
Bunny: Michael Cochrane
MacKenzie: Henry Stamper
Porter/Man: Adrian Egan
Cabman/Man: Gordon Reid
Flunkey/Cabman: David Learner
Clerk: Brian Smith
Men at Turkish baths: David Garth
Men at Turkish baths: Garard Green
First man at bank/Constable: Richard Durden
Second man at bank/Doorman: Robin Summers

: The World at One: News

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


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's songs: Boys and Girls Come Out to Play (R) English Resources (2) at 2.05 People Speaking 3: Talk at Work Researcher SIMON FULLER (e) and at 2.45 Introducing... Untouchable by MULK RAJ ANAND Stereo (e)


Unknown: Simon Fuller
Unknown: Mulk Raj Anand

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray with the women making the news, and the stories behind the headlines. So who needs women's programmes? You do!


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: High Fantastical

The last of five magical plays The Good, the Bad and the Slightly Unprepossessing by SARAH MAXWELL
A modern version of Beauty and the Beast set in America, with multi-millionaire 'Heartless' Harrison Hope, of the six-inch nails and hair and beard to the ground, as the Beast and - well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, isn't it?
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN Stereo


Unknown: Sarah Maxwell
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Harrison Hope: Blain Fairman
Ginger Meadows: Liza Ross
C W Meadows: Derek Newark
Billy Browne: Don Fellows
Belle Meadows: Nicky Croydon
Cowboy: Bob Sherman
Kip Connors: Keith Edwards

: Time for Verse

Six programmes chosen and presented by Wendy Cope 5: How Vile Is Man


Presented By: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Steve Hodson

: News

: File on 4

Reporter David Levy


Reporter: David Levy
Producer: Brendan McCarthy
Editor: Brian Walker

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Of Mammas and Matzohs
American writers have often struck literary gold from the rich mine of Jewish culture.
Is there a comparable body of British fiction? Novelists like Frederic Raphael ,
Bernice Rubens and Howard Jacobson may write about Jewish characters, but does their work make up a recognisable literary tradition?
Anne Karpf investigates the case of the missing Anglo-Jewish novel.


Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Unknown: Bernice Rubens
Unknown: Howard Jacobson
Unknown: Anne Karpf

: Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale

continued on VHFIFM 5.50-5.55

: The Six O'Clock News

with PAULINE BUSH NELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bush

: Film Star

Alexander Walker recalls the screen careers of cinema stars. 8: Robert Redford
He takes the best close-ups of any star today, and although Redford excels at playing the flawed side of American heroes, what he probably grinds his teeth over in private is the fact that the public still insist on taking away an impression of perfection.
Producer WENDY CLAY (R)


Unknown: Alexander Walker
Unknown: Robert Redford
Producer: Wendy Clay

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

: Up the Garden Path


: Medicine Now

: Bookies

As long as there are punters prepared to part with their money, there is always a bookie willing to take it.
Chris Serle , in at the deep end again, looks at this multi-million pound industry, tracing its history and attempting to understand the intricacies of the mathematics and back-slang that bookmakers use in their day-to-day dealings. He also encounters the 'Prince of Punters' who, even as far back as the 1940s, won a princely E70,000 on one race.
Producer HARALD FUCHS BBC Pebble Mill
0 HEAR THIS! page 24 and WODDIS ON ... page 97


Unknown: Chris Serle

: The 1987 Reith Lectures

The Survival of the Symphony Six talks by the composer
Alexander Goehr , Professor of Music at the University of Cambridge, about what musicians have done to music. 5: Let the People Sing
In democratic as well as totalitarian societies, composers have tried to link their music to an ideal of service. But neither Utopian aspirations nor politics are the way for composers to make music central to life.
(Re-broadcast next Sunday on R3) ('Stand Up and Be Misunderstood next Wednesday on Radio 4)
'The Reith Lectures' are printed weekly in the 'Listener'


Unknown: Alexander Goehr

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Berkeley 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: Michael Berkeley
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Jackdaw Cake (8) Stereo

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: '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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