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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Plus five-day weather forecast Producers TIM FINNEY , DYLAN WINTER


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day



Unknown: Andrew McLellan

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.00, 8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Eugene Fraser

: The Week on 4

with Peter Jefferson


Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: Tennis and the Masai

by NICHOLAS BEST, abridged in ten parts by DONALD BANCROFT Read by James Saxon (1) An inexperienced young
Englishman is engaged as the maths master of an eccentric prep school in Kenya. He learns some amazing lessons in white and black mischief.
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: James Saxon
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: News

: Modest Proposals

A Nation of Philistines?
In the sixth of seven discussions Matthew Parris , Paul Barker Jeff Nuttall and guests consider divers proposals for the improvement of our condition. 'Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and pastures blue 'Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and pastures blue ought to be sterilised
Producer ANNE HINDS. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Paul Barker
Unknown: Jeff Nuttall
Producer: Anne Hinds.
Mattew Parris: Adolf Hitler

: A Small Country Living

Jeanine McMullen weaves her rural tapestry with help from the growers and harvesters.
Producer MARY PRICE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Morning Story

The Battle of the Cowshed by GILLIAN DUDLEY
Read by Peter Sallis Producer SHEILA FOX (R)


Unknown: Gillian Dudley
Read By: Peter Sallis
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from Wesley Chapel , Camborne, Cornwall led by SARAH rutty
Hymns (HP): Christ whose glory fills the skies (457); Seek ye first the kingdom of God (138);
Rejoice the Lord is King (243) Musical Director WINIFRED wing BBCBristol


Unknown: Wesley Chapel

: Down the River Tay

Cliff Morgan continues his
Tayside journey. Among the people he meets is a man who earns his living by fishing for pearls, another who designs glass paperweights and fishermen who net salmon. In Dundee he watches a community play, with a cast of hundreds.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBCBristol. Stereo


Producer: Anthony Smith

: Poetry Please!

Presented by Nigel Forde
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBCBristol. Stereo


Readers: Geoffrey Beevers
Readers: Angela Down
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard Editor KEN VASS


Presented By: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: My Word!

A panel game devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON Dilys Powell and Frank Muir challenge Antonia Fraser and Denis Norden
In the Chair Michael O'Donnell Questions compiled by MICHAEL O'DONNELL
Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: The World at One: News

Presented by Brian Widlake Editor MARTIN COX


Presented By: Brian Widlake
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Tony Aitken reads The Trimble Town Band Smarten Up by BERYL DESMOND Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Tony Aitken
Unknown: Beryl Desmond
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian

: Woman's Hour

Out of all the riches of English literature, perhaps one novel has penetrated the consciousness of women more than others: it has a compelling heroine, a powerful hero, a passionate romance and an urgent manifesto. Writers as disparate as Margaret Drabble P.D. James , Penelope Lively
Buchi Emecheta and Fay Weldon pay their own tribute to
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre , to be serialised from tomorrow.
Story: Day Trip to Scarborough by MARJORIE QUARTON Read by Thora Hird
'I'd enjoy a visit to Scarborough. The Max Jaffa Orchestra, the sea front, the gardens.... Yes, I'd like to see
Scarborough again.'
Presenter Jenni Murray Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: P.D. James
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Jane Eyre
Unknown: Marjorie Quarton
Read By: Thora Hird
Presenter: Jenni Murray
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: Right Ho, Jeeves

by P.G. WODEHOUSE adapted by PAT HOOKER with and All down to Aunt Dahlia's home in the country to sort out newt-loving, moon-swooning lovers.
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo (R)


Unknown: P.G. Wodehouse
Adapted By: Pat Hooker
Directed By: Peter King.
Bertie: Simon Cadell
Jeeves: David Suchet
Gussie Fink-Nottle: Trevor Nichols
Aunt Dahlia: Anne Jameson
Tuppy: Sean Arnold
Madeline Bassett: Jenny Funnell
Angela Travers: Yvonne Antrobus
Seppings: Tim Reynolds
Headmaster: Peter Howell

: Kaleidoscope

... at the Edinburgh Festival with Paul Allen


Unknown: Paul Allen

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Gordon Clough
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.20 Test Match report
5.25 PM Letters Letters to: PM. BBC. London W1A 1AA
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM5. 50-5. 55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News


: Radio Fun

The Story of Radio Comedy A Socialist government and rationing kept the comedy writers busy as 1950 approached, but change was in the air, as Russell Davies illustrates.
Written and compiled by RUSSELL DAVTES


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Russell Davtes

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Wilko's Weekly

Tony Wilkinson 's six-part tour of local newspapers takes him to the Isle of Wight.
5: Isle of Wight County Press v Isle of Wight Weekly Post Producer JULIAN HALE (R)


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Julian Hale

: Science Now

: Are You Now or Have You Ever Been...?

A documentary drama byERICBENTLEY
BBC Radio Drama presents the LA Classic Theatre Works with Ed Asner
Robert Foxworth Harry Hamlin
James Earl Jones and James Whitmore
Between 1947 and 1956 the House Un-American Activities Committee investigated the American cinema industry for evidence of Communist infiltration. The question 'Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?' affected the careers of many of Hollywood's most distinguished actors, writers and directors. The repercussions are still being felt today.
Introduced by Michael York


Unknown: Ed Asner
Unknown: Robert Foxworth
Unknown: Harry Hamlin
Unknown: James Earl Jones
Unknown: James Whitmore
Introduced By: Michael York
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Producers: Gerry Jones
Producers: Martin Jenkins.
Investigator: James Whitmore
Chairman: Ed Asner
Witness: Richard Dreyfuss
Committee man: Jack Coleman
Judy Garland: Bonnie Bedeua
Sam G. Wood.: Richard Masur
Edward Dmytryk: Rene Auberjonois
Ring Lardner Jr ,: Bud Cort
Larry Parks: Robert Foxworth
Sterling Hayden: Harry Hamlin
Abe Burrows: Hector Elizondo
Lillian Hellman: Bonnie Bedelia
Elia Kazan: Joe Spano
Jerome Robbins: Franklyn Seales
Lionel Stander: Harris Yulin
Arthur Miller: Richard Masur
Paul Robeson: Jamese Arljones

: Kaleidoscope

The Norrington Experience
Conductor Roger Norrington puts down his baton to explain his philosophy of original performances to
Nicholas Kenyon.


Conductor: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Nicholas Kenyon.
Producer: John Boundy
Editor: Richard Bannerman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Warden by ANTHONY TROLLOPE abridged in ten episodes by BETTY JOWITT
Read by Jeremy Nicholas (1)
The first of Trollope's popular 'Chronicles of Barsetshire' tells the story of Mr Harding , a clergyman of great personal integrity, who finds himself the central figure in a financial scandal that has reverberations far beyond the cathedral town ofBarchester.
1: Hirams's Hospital Producer BETTY JOWITT


Read By: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Mr Harding

: The World Tonight

Presented by David Sells
National and international news, background, analysis and comment


Presented By: David Sells

: The Financial World Tonight

A special edition live from the Channel Islands.
Heather Payton investigates the economics and future of the tax havens off the south coast. Researcher GILL STEENE Producer RICHARD QUEST


Unknown: Heather Payton

: Poets of the Keyboard

David Willmott introduces records of four pianists famous for their interpretations of Chopin.
1: Artur Rubinstein Producer GWAWR OWEN


Introduces: David Willmott
Unknown: Artur Rubinstein
Producer: Gwawr Owen

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: University Magazine
11.50 Hume and Smith on Religion i

: News

FM joins at 12.10

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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