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: News Briefing

: Farming Today



Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning ofanewday


Unknown: Stephen Oliver

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With BOB FINIGAN
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Bob Finigan
Read By: Bryan Martin

: The Week on 4

A look ahead with Laurie Macmillan


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Ian Skidmore

chooses some vintage fare from the BBC Sound Archives. Producer ANNE HOWELLS


Producer: Anne Howells

: News

: Start the Week with Russell Harty

Russell and his guests anticipate the week ahead. Producers ELAINE BEDELL and IAN GARDHOUSE. Stereo


Producers: Elaine Bedell
Producers: Ian Gardhouse.

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Morning Story

Fat Susan and the Christmas Turkey by JOHN HUNT
Read by Dermot Crowley Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: John Hunt
Read By: Dermot Crowley
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from St George's,
Brandon Hill, Bristol led by THE REV STEPHEN LYNAS The servant King;
Hark the glad sound (AHB 82); Let us play a gay musette
Reading (GNB): Luke 1, vv 68-79 With the JANE LILLEY SINGERS Musical director JANE GIBB BBC Bristol. Stereo


Singers: Jane Lilley

: Down Your Way

'You could smell the fruit and vegetables from the tube train,' says Reg, the paper-seller who stands outside London's Covent Garden underground station. Buskers have replaced the barrow boys in the market, the tourists visit in their millions but there's still a quiet idyll in the actors' church.
Dancer Wayne Sleep takes you on a personal tour of Covent Garden, where he's lived and worked for over 20 years. Producer LYN HARTMAN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Wayne Sleep
Producer: Lyn Hartman

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Vernon Scannell Readers MARTIN JARVIS and ROSALIND SHANKS
Producer MARGARET BRADLEY BBC Bristol. Stereo
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Vernon Scannell
Presented By: Readers Martin Jarvis
Presented By: Rosalind Shanks
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard Editor PAT TAYLOR
Write to: You and Yours. BBC, London WIA 4WW


Presented By: John Howard
Editor: Pat Taylor

: Ice

The last of a three-part serial by JAMES FOLLETT
The Largest Moving Object on the Face of the Planet....
The iceberg is moving towards New York. The combined might of the US military seems powerless to avert the collision, but if it occurs the whole city will'ring like a bell'... Narrator SEAN BARRETT
Directed by ALEC REID BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)


Unknown: James Follett
Narrator: Sean Barrett
Played By: David Goodland.
Played By: Stephen Hattersley
Directed By: Alec Reid
Julia Hammond: Carol Drinkwater
Glyn Sherwood: Anthony Hyde
Admiral Pearson: Don Fellows
Capt Hagan: Ed Bishop
US President: Alan Tilvern
Maguire: Bruce Boa
TV reporter: Kim Wall

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor MARTIN cox


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Alvin Stardust opens the windows of the Listening Corner advent calendar. Open the window, what can we hear? Christmas sounds from far and near. Today: Jingle All the Way Script written and produced by MARY KALEMKERIAN. Stereo


Unknown: Alvin Stardust
Produced By: Mary Kalemkerian.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray
Pilots and politicians, managers and mothers - you can meet them all in the programme that puts you in touch with fashion, finance, food, and everything female.
Story: The Most Beautiful Dress in the World
The first of seven stories by SHENA MACKAY abridged by MEG CLARKE from Dreams of Dead Women's Handbags and Other Stories Read by Brenda Bruce and Trevor Nichols
(Music: Prokofiev's Flute Sonata) Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Read By: Brenda Bruce
Read By: Trevor Nichols

: Crisp and Even Brightly

by ALICK ROWE. Stereo


Unknown: Alick Rowe.

: Besieged by the Boers

Annie Kingwill was 23 when she was caught in the Siege of Kimberley in 1899. Her great-nephew, John Unsworth , introduces extracts from her diary of those dangerous and sometimes tedious months. With Sheila Steafel as Annie Kingwill
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Annie Kingwill
Introduces: John Unsworth
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Annie Kingwill
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Kaleidoscope

Traditional Heirs (part 2)
Andy Kershaw examines how the heirs to a musical tradition are making it their own.


Unknown: Andy Kershaw

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost
Editor ROGER MOSEY continuedon VHFjFM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Bill Frost
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Six O'Clock News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL including Financial Report


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper
(Revised re-broadcast of last Friday programme)


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: I Could Have Been King

C.B. Fry was legendary -captain of the England cricket team and an all-round sportsman; a classical scholar and an international figure (he was offered the throne of Albania). But behind his fascination and glamour there lay a tormented man.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Glanville
Unknown: C.B. Fry
Directed By: Graham Gauld.
C B Fry: Martin Jarvis
Rosenbaum: Sean Barrett
Beatie: Diana Olsson
Ranjitsinghi: Terry Raven
Stephen Fry: Anthony Daniels
Sir Charles Hoare: Laurence Payne
F E Smith: Gordon Dulieu
PO Sharkey: Paul Sirr
Chief officer: William Simons
Boys: Richard Pearce

: Letter from Ethiopia

Four years after the famine that moved people in the west so deeply, Ethiopia is again facing massive grain shortfalls. Richard Cox , a director of CARE, reflects on Ethiopia's seemingly chronic plight.


Unknown: Richard Cox

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Michael Oliver Producer EDWINA WOLSTENCROFT Editor ANNE WINDER


Presented By: Michael Oliver
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft
Editor: Anne Winder

: A Book at Bedtime

Jackdaw Cake (11) Stereo

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: '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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