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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the VERY REV FR DEINIOL Stereo

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News with PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Bryan Martin

: News

: Midweek with Libhy Purees

Producer ANGIE NEHRING. Stereo


Producer: Angie Nehring.

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week the team visits
Bosham, where members of the Bosham, Chidham and District Horticultural Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki
Fred Downham and Sue Phillips Chairman Clay Jones Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Plant lists and topical tips are displayed on Ceefaxpage 188


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

: Short Stories for Holy Week

The Holy Man by FRANK HARRIS based on a story by TOLSTOY Read by Roy Marsden


Unknown: Frank Harris
Read By: Roy Marsden

: Daily Service

NEM, p 89; Sing. my tongue, the glorious battle (BBC HB 90);
Psalm 86; Luke 22, w 2-13; We sing the praise of him who died (BBC HB 95) Stereo

: Soundtrack

A series often 'films for radio' that take life as the microphone finds it.
5: On the Bhangra Beat
When Rita Wolf was 16, the only way to meet a boy was under strict parental scrutiny. Were she 16 now, she'd have Bhangra. it's an East-meets-West musical phenomenon that's having the same effect on British Asian youth as rock 'n' roll had on American and European teenagers in the 50s. It's clandestine, it's revolutionary and it's an expression of the new identity of the British-born Asian.
Producer MARINA SALANY BROWN BBC Manchester. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Easter Day)


Unknown: Rita Wolf

: 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. Producer CATHY DRYSDALE
Questions to: Enquire Within, BBC. London W1A 1AA


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

: Outbreak of Fear

A thriller serial in five parts by R D WINGFIELD with and 3: Triple Murder
Evidence of black rites carried out in the local churchyard of Polford points to a connection with the mutilations which have been perpetrated....
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)


Unknown: R D Wingfield
Directed By: Brian Miller
Sergeant Fowler: Leslie Sands
Constable Roy Beaumont: Nick Orchard
Dave Clark: Cornelius Garrett
Doctor: Paul Nicholson
Pete Carter: Derek Graham
Mitchell: Conrad Phillips
Chadwick: Nicholas Courtney
Joe Hardy: John Gabriel
Eric Farrow: Malcolm Young
Mrs Farrow: Rosemary Sigel

: The World at One: News

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


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: The Loose Tooth (R)

: Woman's Hour

A tender trap. A reminder of age. Too great a responsibility. In the programme where people talk frankly about their lives, men who don't want children explain their fear of fatherhood. Presenter Sarah Dunant Serial: Elizabeth and Her German Garden (2)


Presenter: Sarah Dunant

: Wheel of Fortune

In the 1950s British immigrants flooded into Australia, among them Madeline and her parents. But neither life nor growing up was easy in the land of sweltering heat and lethal creepy-crawlies.
'I want to be cold.... to see rain on the windows, to hear proper birds sing. When will I ever taste a sweet little English tomato again?'
Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Stereo (R)


Unknown: Jane Coles
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Jim: With Maurice Roeves
Cora: Bridget Turner
Madeline: Joanna McCallum
an adult: Joanna McCallum
Madeline: Sophie Cook
a child: Sophie Cook
Wheel of Fortune man: Brian Hewlett
Receptionist: Julie Berry
Monica: Elaine Claxton
Cabbie: Lan Thompson

: Time for Verse

The third of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks to James Berry about his life and his poetry.
Reader MONA HAMMOND Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


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

: News

: Workforce

Brian Redhead reports on the world of work.
How can the long-term unemployed find their way back into jobs? Of all the people out of work, the recent expansion in the economy has helped them least of all. In the first of three programmes,
Brian Redhead considers some of the problems and prejudices faced by the one and a half million people who have been without work for more than six months.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Atkinson
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Sounds Possible
David Roper reports on the way new technology is producing new sounds and how these are turned into radio with a preview of Easter Day's Radio 1 production The Dream, made at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.


Unknown: David Roper
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: 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


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: Simon Vance

: Round Britain Quiz

Gordon Clough and Louis Allen preside over a further series of cerebral callisthenics and aerobics for the lobes.
Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenge John Julius Norwich and Peter Oppenheimer Researcher AMANDA MARES Producer ALASTAIR WtLSON BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: Researcher Amanda

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

: The Cabaret Upstairs

After months of voyaging in the dim, smoke-filled labyrinths of underground humour, the intrepid explorers have discovered some unusual comic talent, rarely seen in broad daylight. They have been captured in their natural habitat - the Comedy Store, London. Compered by the ever-gracious Clive Anderson Producer BILL DARE. Stereo
(Re-broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: Medicine Now

: The Judges

Judges wield huge power in British society. Traditionally they have been reluctant to speak about it in public.
Breaking their silence, six judges from different levels of the court system talk to Hugo Young about their lives, their personal feelings about their jobs and the professional dilemmas they face every day. 4: Sir Nicholas Browne -
Wilkinson, the Vice-Chancellor and head of the Chancery Division of the High Court. Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Unknown: Hugo Young
Unknown: Sir Nicholas Browne
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Into

When Scarborough Football
Club left non-league soccer for the bright lights of the Fourth Division, many townsfolk were over the moon. One of them,
Professor Laurie Taylor. looks at how the Yorkshire seaside resort took to life among the big boys.
Producer IVAN HOWLETT BBC North East


Unknown: Professor Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Ivan Howlett

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Christopher Cook Producer RACHEL YORKE
(Rev re-broadcast tomorrow at


Presented By: Christopher Cook
Producer: Rachel Yorke

: A Book at Bedtime

Leaving Home
3: A Glass of Wendy

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: The Financial World Tonight

Radio 4's international business report; market trends

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Peasants
11.50 The Civil Defence Controversy

: News

FM joins at 12.10am

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.

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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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