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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

A took at some fascinating machinery and memorabilia in agricultural museums. Producer DAVID ADDIS

: Prayer for the Day

With The Rev Trevor Hubbard


Unknown: Trevor Hubbard

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Peter Hobday
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8,00 Today's News Read by SIMON VANCE
7.20* Your Letters
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Simon Vance
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: Lite's Rich Pageant

Part 2

: News

: After Henry

Lines of Communication
'It's been wonderfully peaceful. Or it would have been if I nadn t felt so guilty all the time. Stereo (R)

: Doris's Boys

In the Kent resort of Margate
Doris Pargeter looks back on 25 years of being a mum to the men no one wanted ...
A heartening and humorous tale told by Gordon Cooper. Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol (R)


Told By: Gordon Cooper.
Producer: Jill Marshall

: A Tradition of Sympathy

2: A Tradition of Sympathy On the surgical ward is a gentleman who has undergone an amputation. In the intensive care unit lies a patient, apparently unconscious, her breathing taken over by machine. Both must be treated as people, not just as medical problems.
Stereo (R) revised

: Uncle Mort's North Country

2: Fallen Comrades

: Daily Service

Of the Father's love begotten (BBC HB 57); Luke 2, vv 21-32;
Love came down at Christmas (BBC HB 53); Angels from the realms of glory (BBC HB 42) Stereo

: Citizens

Happy New Year? (1) by ALAN CLEWS. Stereo


Unknown: Alan Clews.

: Gamelan

'Gong' is a Javanese word; and 'gamelan' is a traditional Indonesian orchestra, consisting mostly of gongs, metallophones and drums.
Ever since Debussy heard it in 1889, gamelan music has inspired many Western composers, both classical and popular. When Alec Roth first heard it as a music student at Durham he was so taken with the sound that he travelled to Java to study it. Now he is the Gamelan Programme Director at the South Bank Centre in London where, in a glass-walled room overlooking the Thames, he passes on his skill to school children, composers, rock musicians - anyone who falls under the garnelan spell. David Foil invites you to remove your shoes, discard any Western musical preconceptions and join him on the course for adult beginners. Producer NIGEL ACHESON. Stereo


Unknown: Alec Roth
Unknown: David Foil
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: Nation of Shopkeepers: 2

A Greengrocer's in Fulham run by Ken West


Producer: Marina Salandy Brown

: Starring Leslie Willey

A comedy in six parts by RAY COONEY and JOHN GRAHAM
Cast for the week:


Unknown: Ray Cooney
Unknown: John Graham
Producer: Jonathan James Moore
Leslie Willey: Leslie Phillips
George Pigden: Eric Sykes
Pamela: Angela Douglas
Valerie: Moira Lister
Dudley Millington: Royce Mills
Mrs Cosgrove: Margaret Courtenay
Tracey: Patricia Brake
the Butler,Mr Ray and Vernon Bradbury: John Graham
Pierre: Neil McCaul
Miss Mayhew: Anne Clements
Mr Jenkinson: Simon Cuff
Miss Pond: Julie Berry
the Laundryman: Stephen Tompkinson
the Cashier himself, Ray Cooney: Caroline Gruber

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Snow Queen Storyteller HANNAH GORDON 2: Gerda Searches for Kai Stereo


Unknown: Hannah Gordon

: Woman's Hour

If Oedipus had been a regular listener, he would have known what his mother was really interested in. Presenter Jenni Murray Story: Perpetual Spinach


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: The Pickwick Papers

5: Christmas and a Wedding Stereo

: The Burkiss Way

Lesson 40: Avoid Like the Plague
(Stereo) (R)

: Pie Leads Cook

Kaleidoscope shakes itself up and takes a lighthearted look at the arts with Paul Allen. Producer JOHN GOUDIE


Unknown: Paul Allen.
Producer: John Goudie

: PM

Presented by Bill Frost


Presented By: Bill Frost

: Profile

Max Reinhardt , the publisher, in conversation with Sally Hardcastle


Unknown: Max Reinhardt
Unknown: Sally Hardcastle
Producer: David Powell

: The Six O'Clock News

Reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report

: The Hundred and One Dalmatians: 4: In the Enemy's Camp

by Dodie Smith

(Part 5 tomorrow at 6.15pm)


Author: Dodie Smith
Music and songs: Colin Sell
Storyteller: Dorothy Tutin
Pongo: Nicky Henson
Missis: Brenda Blethyn
Mr Dearly: Simon Williams
Mrs Dearly: Brenda Longman
Nanny Cook: Joan Sims
Nanny Butler: Margaret Courtenay
Cruella de Vil: Patricia Hodge
Mr de Vil: Norman Bird
Splendid vet/Spaniel: Alan Dudley
Perdita: Emily Richard
Retriever: Glyn Edwards
Great dane: Paul Sirr
Collie: Kim Wall
Staffordshire terrier: Michael Tudor Barnes
English setter: Zelah Clarke
Lucky: Polly James
Roly Poly: Stephen Rashbrook
Colonel: Charles West
Pussy Willow: Sheila Steafel
Persian cat: Heather Emmanuel
Saul Baddun: John Baddeley
Jasper Baddun: Anthony Jackson
Sir Charles: Maurice Denham

: Murder at the Red October

Episode 3

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1. 40pm)

: Inside Job

In the fourth of six programmes offering an intimate view of working life in Lancashire, Phil Smith listens to the experiences of the Cleaners.


Unknown: Phil Smith

: Crime at Christmas: Inspector French and the Starvel Tragedy

by Freeman Wills Crofts, adapted by Alan Downer
With Edward de Souza as Inspector French and Jonathan Tafler as Detective Constable Tanner

On the night of 15 September, Starvel House burnt to the ground and its three inmates perished in the flames. An inquest brought in a verdict of accidental death, but Inspector French thinks differently!
(Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey, tomorrow at 7.45pm)


Author: Freeman Wills Crofts
Adapted by: Alan Downer
Director: David Johnston
Inspector French: Edward De Souza
Detective Constable Tanner: Jonathan Tafler
Pierce Whymper: Gary Cady
Chief Inspector Mitchell: Reginald Marsh
Sgt Kent: Alan Downer
Dr Philpot: Michael Deacon
Ruth Averill: Zelah Clarke
Mrs Oxley: Joan Matheson
Mrs Palmer-Gore: Diana Olsson
Mr Dashwood: John Baddeley
Jeweller: William Simons
Manager at Thomas Cook's: Alan Dudley
Landlord: Michael Tudor Barnes

: Singer's Choice

2: Lisa della Casa
Stereo (R) (Tomorrow: Birgit Nilsson )


Unknown: Lisa Della Casa
Unknown: Birgit Nilsson

: Kaleidoscope

Shazam! Not Just Kids' Stuff To George Orwell they were
'penny dreadfuls', offering little beyond 'bully worship and the cult of violence'. Yet how have comic books and cartoon characters endured to become so inextricably intertwined with the nation's culture, language and art? And why should they provide such a fertile ground of imagery and inspiration for poets, novelists and film-makers?
Jeffery Richards reports. Producer WILL CANTOPHER (R)


Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: Jeffery Richards

: A Book at Bedtime

The Story of My Life (2)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: A Woman's Touch

Myra Hess plays piano music by Bach, Beethoven and Schumann. Records (R)


Unknown: Myra Hess

: Little Horrors

4: The Foxglove Man
In which Mr and Mrs Driver tell little Emma not to be frightened by the old Welsh lady who lives down the lane....


Unknown: Mrs Driver
Emma: Bernadette Windsor
Mrs Evans: Petra Davies
Mrs Driver: Karen Ascoe
Mr Driver: Stephen Hattersley

: *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.

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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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