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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: 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 Today's News Read by SIMON VANCE
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Simon Vance

: Five More William Stories

3: The New Neighbour

: News

: Midweek with Libby Purves

Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo


Producer: Angie Nehring

: The Legacy of the Dream

Today Gordon Clough talks to Martin Luther King III about his decision to enter politics as an elected County Commissioner. Stereo


Talks: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Martin Luther King Iii

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week chairman Clay Jones calls on the expert advice of Dr Stefan Buczacki Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to answer listeners' gardening queries sent in by post. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester
Questions on postcards only, to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC. POBox27. Manchester M60 1SJ
< COMPETITION: page 23


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Tales of Innocence and Experience

A season of morning stories for Easter
The Devil and McKenna by MICHAEL WHERLY
Place: Africa, a cosmopolitan capital
Scam: corruption in high government office
Gain: a briefcase crammed with black market money Loss: a man's soul
Read by Bill Paterson


Unknown: Michael Wherly
Read By: Bill Paterson

: Daily Service

NEM, p 102; This joyful Eastertide (BBC HB 115); Jesus is this dark world's light (BBC HB 519); John 21, w 4 -17; 0 love, who formedst me to wear (BBC HB 361) Stereo

: Soundtrack

A series often programmes that takes life as the microphone finds it.
6: Band of Hope
Ten years ago, Simon, Neil and Mog stopped busking and started a band. The Smirks were 'new wave pop funsters' and tipped as the 'next big thing'. Their records flopped, their label went bust and the radio documentary about them was never broadcast.
They're still at it: writing, rehearsing, touring, hustling, making demos and looking for a deal. Now they're part of Distant Cousins, perhaps the best broke band in Britain. Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester. Stereo


Producer: Peter Everett

: 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 WIA 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 4: The Vault
The hand of the murderer - who or whatever he or it is - does not leave even Chadwick, the man from Scotland Yard, untouched.
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 Garret
Doctor: Paul Nicholson
Mitchell: Conrad Phillips
Albert: Douglas Leach
Chadwick: Nicholas Courtney
Joe Hardy: John Gabriel
Operator: Brian Gear

: The World at One: News

Presented by Gordon Clough with news and topics in and behind the headlines


Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: Wriggly Worm and the New Pet Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

In the programme that invites women to share their passions and their problems, Jenny Cuffe finds out why some children develop school phobia - and what can be done to help them. Presenter Jenni Murray
Serial: Dangerous in Love (2)


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: The Anniversary Waltz

Adultery is a mortal sin, but killing your spouse might - under certain circumstances - be a different matter. When the Irish Referendum votes against divorce, Maeve, being a good Catholic, prepares to take action against Marcus.
Directed by JEREMY HOWE BBC Northern Ireland Stereo (R)


Directed By: Jeremy Howe
Marcus: T.P McKenna
Danny: Dermot Crowley
Maeve: Stella McCusker
Imelda: Ena May
TV announcer: Roisin Donaghy
TV announcer: Fr Benedictus/
Radio announcer: Kevin Flood
Brother Deasy: Eamon Kelly

: Time for Verse

The fourth 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

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Hammersmith's Pact with the Devil
Tonight the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith sets off on its most ambitious project - both parts of Goethe's Faust.
Paul Vaughan talks to those involved in bringing the story of Faust and Mephistopheles to the stage, including
Simon Callow , director David Freeman and composer Nigel psborne. Producer MIKE GREENWOOD


Talks: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Simon Callow
Director: David Freeman
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters Letters to:
PM, BBC. London W1A 1AA
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's correspondents around the world including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: 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
Jack Jones and Bill Russell Researcher BERNICE COUPE Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: Bill Russell
Unknown: Researcher Bernice
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: In Business

: The Cabaret Upstairs

Headache? Sore throat? Blocked nose? Let compere Dave Cohen soothe those sinuses with a dose of the best, new stand-up acts from the Comedy Store,
Leicester Square, London. On prescription only.
Producer LISSA EVANS. Stereo


Unknown: Dave Cohen
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: 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.
5: Lord Ross, Lord Justice Clerk and Scotland's second most senior Appellate judge Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

A series of seven programmes. Each week Antony Hopkins explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records. Producer PATRICK LAMBERT. Stereo


Producer: Patrick Lambert.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: A Book at Bedtime

Leaving Home 8: Thanksgiving

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: 'am News

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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