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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and Weather forecast

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the day with R. ALUN EVANS Stereo


Unknown: R. Alun Evans

: 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 BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*, 8.25* Sport With JULIAN TUTT
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Brian Perkins

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to make your views known on an issue in the news.


Producer: Nick Utechin

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after peopie?
Is public money being spent to best effect?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care from the research laboratory and the operating theatre to the dentist's chair and the GP's surgery.


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Morning Story

Bini and Bettine by NIGEL KNEALE
Read by George Parsons Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Nigel Kneale
Read By: George Parsons
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 42; Praise my soul, the King of heaven (BBC HB 15); Psalm 22;
Luke 10, vv 1-9; Fill thou my life (BBC HB 271) Stereo

: Citizens

Cast for the week:
A synopsis of current events in 'Citizens' is on Ceefax page 144


Directed By: David Hitchinson
Mike Brennan: Russell Boulter
Alex Parker: Kate Duchene
Julia Brennan: Beverley Hills
Anita Sharma: Seeta Indrani
Hugh Hamilton: James MacPherson
Suzi Bryant: Hetty Baynes
Eleanor: Zelah Clarke
Brendan Flynn: Ken Cumberlldge
Bobby McHale: Michael Deacon
Terry Pratley: Anthony Jackson
Megan Pryce: Margaret John
Ernest Bond: Brian Murphy
Pat Brennan: Marcella Riordan
Cleaner: Eva Stuart
Tony Brennan: Richard Tate
Kelly Pratley: Kerryann White

: For Schools

11.00 Time and Tune Time Flies (5) by BARRY GIBSON Presented by CILLA FISHER ARTIE TREZISE and DAVID MOSES with the TIME FLIERS and singers from Havering, Wroughton and Baddesley Ensor. Stereo (e)
11.20 Time to Move
5: Creatures of the Night by KATE HARRISON. Stereo (e)
11.40 Pictures in Your Mind (Stories)
5: Nowhere to Play by KURUSA Dramatised by BARRY SIMNER Stereo (e)


Unknown: Barry Gibson
Presented By: Cilla Fisher
Presented By: Artie Trezise
Presented By: David Moses
Presented By: Baddesley Ensor.
Unknown: Kate Harrison.
Dramatised By: Barry Simner

: Being Human

A series of six programmes 2: In Praise of Sociobiology Presented by John Gribbin
Sociobiology is partly about the predisposition of individual members of different species to do certain things well, and others badly, or not at all. Can it explain why people are predisposed to be nice to each other? BBC Bristol (Ft)


Presented By: John Gribbin

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Quote.... Unquote

What do Verdi's funeral, a brand of bubblegum and Mrs Thatcher 's film career have in common? They're all subjects of discussion, dissection and cogitation in this week's quotation game!
With guests George Melly Julian Mitchell , Sue Limb and Katharine Whitehorn Devised and presented by Nigel Rees
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Producer LISSA EVANS. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Julian Mitchell
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Today's story: The Clever Apple Pie by FRANCIS MOSLEY Stereo (R)
2.05 History Lost and Found The War Years Stereo (e)
2.25 Mainstream GCSE Presented by SIMON MAYO and SUSIE GRANT Parents and teachers - record this! GCSE pupils grill chief examiners. There's a careers service and reports far and wide on good practice in schools, plus help and advice from the Secondary Examinations Council. 3: Music Stereo (e)


Unknown: Francis Mosley
Presented By: Simon Mayo

: Woman's Hour

The programme that offers men the chance to find out what women are talking about - and to join in! Serial:
A Marriage Survival Guide (5) Presenter Jenny Cuffe


Presenter: Jenny Cuffe

: After the Beep

by ADISAKDI TANTIMEDH with Tim takes his answering machine seriously. For him it is communication whittled down to its bare essentials.
But Trudie wants more - like real dialogue.
ELIZABETH SEARS (saxophone) Directed by PETER KAVANAGH Stereo


Unknown: Adisakdi Tantimedh
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh
Tim: Tom Watt
Trudie: Gaylie Runciman
Arthur: Anthony Jackson
Rose: Alice Arnold
Jenny: Cara Kelly
Driver: Dominic Rickhards

: Comparing Notes

with Richard Baker Modified capture....
For decades, professional performances of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas were the sole preserve of the D'Oyly Carte Company Two of the leading singers from the golden era of the company reminisce about their experiences: tenor Thomas Round and bass Donald Adams , a survivor of over 3,500 Mikados.
Producer NIGEL WILKINSON. Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 29


Unknown: Richard Baker
Tenor: Thomas Round
Bass: Donald Adams
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson.

: News

: The Local Network

Reporters Neil Walker and David Clayton link up with BBC Local Radio stations around the country for 1,500 seconds.
Time Honoured
Where does time come from? Why is the Greenwich time signal sometimes early? And why do frozen peas always watch the clock?
Producer GLYN JONES BBC North East


Unknown: David Clayton

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Valerie Singleton
5,00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: The Six O'clock News

With EUGENE FRASER including Financial Report


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again

Another chance to hear one of the most popular and successful shows produced by BBC Radio's Light Entertainment department.
Starring Tim Brooke-Taylor John Cleese , David Hatch Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie
Producer HUMPHREY BARCLAY (First broadcast in 1967)


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: David Hatch
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Leon Cohen
Written By: Tim Brooke Taylor
Unknown: Bill Oddie
Unknown: Elizabeth Evans
Producer: Humphrey Barclay

: News

: The Archers

: File on 4

: *The Christian Centuries

'The last of 12 programmes
Hell, Purgatory and Paradise
In his final journey through the faith of the Middle Ages,
Brian Redhead examines the world of Dante - politician, poet and religious thinker.
On the way Brian meets the first navel gazers and the last Templars. But above all he explores the vision of hell, purgatory and paradise, hailed by some as the perfection of 14 centuries of Christian thinking. Readers PHILIP SULLY and ALICE ARNOLD
Signature tune composed by BARRY ROSE
Series producer FRANCES GUMLEY


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Composed By: Barry Rose

: Long Day's Journey

A biographical impression of Eugene O'Neill by CHRISTOPHER BIGSBY with 'A hundred years ago in a small hotel in New York City a son was born to James O'Neill , rising star of a commercial theatre that his son would grow up to detest and reject.
Virtually single-handed,
Eugene O'Neill changed the direction of American theatre with plays such as The Emperor Jones, Mourning Becomes
Electra, Desire under the Elms, and The Iceman Cometh.
The autobiographical play
Long Day's Journey into Night, probably his finest achievement, was neither published nor performed in his lifetime. He ended his days in another hotel room, no longer able to write because of illness, locked up with his memories....'
Music arranged and played by TREVOR ALLAN
Producer ED THOMASON. Stereo


Unknown: Eugene O'Neill
Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Unknown: James O'Neill
Unknown: Eugene O'Neill
Played By: Trevor Allan
Producer: Ed Thomason.
Eugene O'Neill: Brian Cox
James O'Neill: William Hootkins
Mary Quinlan: Kate Harper
Lawyer: Garrick Hagon
Mrs Jenkins: Llza Ross
Newspaper man/Reporter: Trevor Allan

: In Touch

For people with a visual handicap
Presented by Peter White Producer THENA HESHEL
The 'In Touch' handbook, a comprehensive guide to services and equipmen for blind people, £5.95 from: [address removed]


Presented By: Peter White

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen presents tonight's arts magazine which includes a new biography of the actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft , and the first performance of a movement from what would have been Beethoven's 10th. Producer us EDWARDS


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Dame Peggy Ashcroft

: A Book at Bedtime

Tiny Lies
2: Lois and the Ancients. Stereo

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Caribbean Drift

A Passage of Time
Millie Murray reads her story of the experiences of women who followed their menfolk to
London from the Caribbean. (R)


Unknown: Millie Murray

: *am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

History: Using the Evidence History Mysteries. Stereo (e) at 12.30 The Gunpowder Plot by TERRY JAMES and at 12.50 The Mary Celeste by ARTHUR SCHOLEY


Unknown: Terry James
Unknown: Mary Celeste
Unknown: Arthur Scholey

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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