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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Bruce Cameron

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Brian Redhead
6.30, 7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by CHARLOTTE GREEN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Brian Redhead
Read By: Charlotte Green
Unknown: Garry Richardson

: News

: Face the Facts

with John Waite and his team Producer GRAHAM ELLIS
Write to: Face the Facts, BBC. London W1A 4WW


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: For Schools

9.05 Preview
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools The Search (1) by GEOFFREY CURTIS Presented by NICK PAGE . Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language Magical Beasts (RV) by BRYONY LA VERY Music by DAVID CHILTON (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama The Hall of Mirrors
1: At the End of the Pier by CATHY DRYSDALE Music by ELIZABETH PARKER Stereo (R) (e)
10.10 Something to Think About: A Bright Idea by NANCY POOLE and GWEN DUNN (e)
10.20Tales of Narnia by C.S. LEWIS The Magician Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe adapted in ten parts by BRIAN SIBLEY Episode 6 With MAURICE DENHAM as the Professor and ROSEMARY MARTIN as Jadis Stereo (e)


Unknown: Geoffrey Curtis
Presented By: Nick Page
Music By: David Chilton
Unknown: Cathy Drysdale
Music By: Elizabeth Parker
Unknown: Nancy Poole
Unknown: Gwen Dunn
Unknown: C.S. Lewis
Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Rosemary Martin

: Who Owns Britain?

A six-part inquiry by Ray Gosling
5: A Foot in the Door
'Actually it's no different from apples and pears - buildings are just commodities.'
The commercial entrepreneurs reveal the principles behind their property portfolios. One of the giants began as an estate agent's office boy; another is tne son of a railway yardmaster; while a third arrived in Britain with only one suitcase
They all now trade in office blocks, hotels and shopping centres, and what they own today may not be what they own tomorrow. producer JOY HATWOOD
(Re-broadcast next Wednesday)


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Producer: John Harrison

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London. Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk
16: The GCSE - Teachers' Views STELLA CANWELL , head of English, Radcliffe School, Wolverton, Buckinghamshire, talks to GRAHAM TAYAR (e)
11.05 In the News Presented by FRANK PARTRIDGE (e)
11.30 Conservation - Now Recreation The latest conservation news and school projects on recreation. Stereo (e)
11.50 Listening and Reading Wild in the City by MADELINE SOTHEBY Read by JOHN TALBOT (R) (e)


Unknown: Stella Canwell
Presented By: Frank Partridge
Read By: John Talbot

: Citizens

Open Heart Surgery (2) by CHARLOTTE KEATLEY
(Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: Carvel in Conversation

The last programme of the series in which Robert Carvel talks to statesmen. 4: Lord Carrington
Secretary General of NATO Producer SHEILA COOK
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Talks: Robert Carvel
Producer: Sheila Cook

: English Now

The first of six programmes on the English language.
David Crystal looks into the amazing variety of word games so popular in radio and TV quiz shows.
Producer ALAN WILDING (e)
9 INFO: page 77


Unknown: David Crystal
Producer: Alan Wilding

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard Write for Factsheet No 7: [address removed] Please send sae


Presented By: John Howard

: Music by the Sea

In the sixth of eight programmes, Fritz Spiegl continues his tours round British resorts.
Producer RAY ABBOTT. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Reader: John Westbrook
Producer: Ray Abbott.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Desmond's Fog Horn. Stereo
2.05 Looking at Nature The Gull Family Make yourself a gull observation chart With TIMMY MALLETT and ROBIN ROBBINS. Stereo (e)
2.20 Nellie and the Dragon by ELIZABETH LINDSAY
6: Nellie and the Midnight Burglar with NICOLA KATHRENS and BERNADETTE WINDSOR (e)
2.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poetry) The Boy Who Drove the Sun by GARETH OWEN (R) (e)
2.40 Listen! Nicobobinus (1) by TERRY JONES dramatised by DAVID SELF. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Fog Horn.
Unknown: Timmy Mallett
Unknown: Robin Robbins.
Unknown: Elizabeth Lindsay
Unknown: Gareth Owen
Unknown: Terry Jones
Dramatised By: David Self.

: Woman's Hour

What do women want? If Freud had listened every afternoon he might have known the answer. Presenter Jenni Murray Serial: Corporal Jack (9)


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: In Love with Lost Causes

Annie is independent and refuses to go into an old people's home. When young Kenny arrives as a lodger, things brighten up, but his presence has the social workers worried.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Kew
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Annie: Paula Tilbrook
Kenny: Sean McKee
Social Services's supervisor: Paul Webster
Sue Hollins: Julie Higginson
Mrs Prentice: Rosalie Williams
Annie's neighbour: Lesley Nicol

: News

: Bookshelf

with Nigel Forde
Tintinophile Michael Farr has translated Herge and Tintin - Reporters to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the French-speaking world's answer to Walt Disney.
Producer ANDREW PARFITT (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Tintinophile Michael Farr
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised re-broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Bill Frost and Hugh Sykes
5.00,5.30* News Summary
5.25* PM Letters
5.31* City News con tinued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Bill Frost
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report'

: Star Terk II

written by TERRY RAVENSCROFT In which Captain Kirk and Mr Spock at last pronounce their names correctly, and incorrectly glimpse That's Life on earth and the famous parrot sketch rewritten for a tortoise. Jeffrey Holland , Christopher Godwin , Susie Blake and Fred Harris boldly go where no comedy has gone before.
Producer MARTIN FISHER. Stereo (R)


Written By: Terry Ravenscroft
Unknown: Mr Spock
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: Susie Blake
Unknown: Fred Harris
Producer: Martin Fisher.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm) Written by TONY BAGLEY Cast for the week:
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Tony Bagley
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Lucy Perks: Tracy Jane White
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Dorothy Adamson: Heather Barrett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Nigel Caliburn
Mrs Antrobus: Margo Boyd
Matthew Thorogood: Crawford Logan
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Ruth Pritchard: Felicity Finch
Mrs Walker: Gillian Goodman

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by Brian Gear Compiled and produced by LAURIE MASON BBC Bristol
Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduced By: Brian Gear
Produced By: Laurie Mason

: Concerto

This week Barry Tuckwell , who plays the French horn, talks to June Knox-Mawer about his career and about the difficulties caused by his instrument. He also introduces his records of the Horn Concerto No 2 in E flat by Richard Strauss and of Cole Porter 's In the Still of the Night with George Shearing. Producer DEREK DRESCHER


Unknown: Barry Tuckwell
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Cole Porter
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Analysis

(Details tomorrow at 11.00am L W)

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC, London WIA 1AA Phone [number removed]
Lines open from 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Treasures

A second chance to hear some of the solid gold unearthed in the BBC Sound Archives by a hand-picked team of archaeologists. This week Glyn Worsnip digests the facts about British food. Producer HELEN FRY (R)


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

Confessions of Felix Krull , Confidence Man (9)


Unknown: Felix Krull

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells


Presented By: David Sells

: Open University

11.30 Before Jane Austen
11.50 Poetry: One Romanticism or Many?
12.10am Music interlude


Unknown: Jane Austen

: 'am L W News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

A-LevelFrench Voix de France at 12.30
3: La Diversité de la France Written by TONY STAPLES (R) (e) and at 12.50
4: Le Chômage Compiled by TONY STAPLES (R) (e)


Written By: Tony Staples
Unknown: Tony Staples

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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