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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

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


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Laurie MacMillan

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

A medium to other people's worlds
Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Morning Story

Winners and Losers by JAMES HANLEY
Read by David Ashford Producer MITCH RAPER


Unknown: James Hanley
Read By: David Ashford
Producer: Mitch Raper

: Daily Service

nem, p 42; Of all the Spirit's gifts to me (Bp 70); Psalm 63; Mark 10, vv 32-40; Awake, our souls (BBC HB 300) Stereo

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together Presenter FERGUS O'KELLY (20) Request programme. Stereo (e)
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop The Triangular Trade
3: Journey's End by fiz COLEMAN Storyteller CRAWFORD LOGAN Stereo (R)(e)
11.40 Reading Corner Mother of the Waters Written and told by DIANE WOLKSTEIN Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 Poetry Corner Let's Hear It Again (e)


Presenter: Fergus O'Kelly
Unknown: Fiz Coleman

: Soundtrack

A series of ten 'films for radio' 4: Second Sight
Judy Taylor was blind for almost 40 years. She had never seen her husband or her two children, and the last time she saw herself, she was only 11 years old.
Last August, an operation restored sight in one eye. Judy tells the story of her blindness and of learning to see again, as the programme follows her through a second operation which she desperately hopes will restore the sight in her other eye. Producer JENNY DE YONG
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Judy Taylor

: Enquire Within

From the apparently obvious to the downright obscure, Dilly Barlow attempts to answer your questions, with advice from experts.
Questions to: Enquire Within, BBC. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: You and Yours

Presented by John Buckley A look at the options for retirement homes. New schemes aimed at making elderly people's housing safe and affordable.
Plus the usual magazine features.


Presented By: John Buckley

: Outbreak of Fear

A thriller serial in five parts by R. D. WINGFIELD withand
2: The Second Body
No sooner has
Richard Aldridge 's body turned up than another one is found on the cliffs: Harry Day - now almost unrecognisable ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)


Unknown: R. D. Wingfield
Unknown: Richard Aldridge
Directed By: Brian Miller
Sergeant Fowler: Leslie Sands
Constable Roy Beaumont: Nick Orchard
Dave Clark: Cornelius Garrret
Doctor: Paul Nicholson
Pete Carter: Derek Graham
Chadwick: Nicholas Courtney
Joe Hardy: John Gabriel
Radio DJ: Jim Reid
Miss Reed: Ann Morrish
Vicar: Ronald Russell

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: Spring at Rookery Farm. Stereo
2.05 WPFM Presented by GARY CROWLEY Stereo (e) Ring [number removed] from 2. 15-3. 15pm for more information


Presented By: Gary Crowley

: Woman's Hour

In the programme that takes a frank look at our relationships, men and women discuss the joys and pitfalls of marriage over 60!
Presenter Sarah Dunant
Serial: Out of the Shelter (10)


Presenter: Sarah Dunant

: No Earth to Call His Own

by SUE ASHBY with Pearce Quigley as Robert and Joan Campion as Nellie
A young boy and an old woman, both outcasts in a closed society, manage to create a warm friendship built on mutual respect and trust. But there is also danger. Robert and Nellie desperately need each other to survive in the present, but can society forgive the past?
Directed by SUSAN HOGG BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Pearce Quigley
Unknown: Joan Campion
Directed By: Susan Hogg
Mrs Winters: Barbara Marten
Lorry driver: Malcolm Hebden

: Time for Verse

The second of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks
. to James Berry about his life and his poetry.
Producer ALEC REID BBCBristol


Talks: George MacBeth
Unknown: James Berry
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: Rocking

Some notes from the seashore with Florence Brockman
Raymond Morse , Austin Moore and the dancing ladies of Birchington on Sea
Producer PIERS PLOWRIGHT Stereo (R)


Unknown: Florence Brockman
Unknown: Raymond Morse
Unknown: Austin Moore

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams
5.00, 5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5. 50-5. 55 Letters to:
PM. BBC. London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

Half an hour of reports from the BBC correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: David Symonds

: Fear on 4

The Speciality of the House by STANLEY ELLIN dramatised by COLIN HAYDN EVANS
The last in a series of 12 horror and suspense plays introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black
When Costain is introduced to Sbirro's restaurant, he quickly becomes addicted to the very special food on offer. The yearning for it. however, can bring about a terrible fate.
Directed by GERRY JONES Stereo


Dramatised By: Colin Haydn Evans
Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Laffler: Timothy West
Costain: Paul Gregory
Sbirro: David March
Markus: Tim Reynolds

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

: The Cabaret Upstairs

contains the following items, guaranteed: one selection of the finest young stand-up comedy; one dollop of atmosphere from the Comedy Store, Leicester Square; and one finely-tuned Clive Anderson and a compere's microphone.
Plus a light crispy coating of production from DAVID TYLER. Stereo (re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: David Tyler.

: Medicine Now

: The Judges

Breaking their silence, six judges from different levels of the court system talk to Hugo Young about their lives. 3: Mrs Justice Booth in the Family Division of the High Court


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Home at Last

Ellesmere is a local authority home for the elderly in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London. During the last two years its staff have been taking a fresh look at every aspect of its organisation - at the way, for instance, the accommodation is arranged, the daily routines are carried out and decisions are taken. Harry Thompson reports on how far they have succeeded in turning an institution for 95 senior citizens into a place like home. and examines the dilemmas facing people dedicated to maximising the comfort and contentment of the aged in their care.
Producer SALLY THOMPSON. Stereo


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Producer: Sally Thompson.

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Natalie Wheen Producer JOHN BOUNDY
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow 4.35pm)


Presented By: Natalie Wheen
Producer: John Boundy

: A Book at Bedtime

Memoirs of a Midget (13)

: The World Tonight

Presenter Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Pissarro
11.50 Language in Hard Times
12.10am Music interlude

: News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Secondary English Twenty Ways of Writing
3: Writing in Rhyme. Stereo (e)

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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