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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The Monday feature on the farm with a five-day weather forecast Producers TIM FINNEY and DYLAN WINTER


Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with JEN SUTTON. Stereo


Unknown: Jen Sutton.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.25*. 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thoughtfor the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Brian Perkins

: The Week on 4

A took ahead with Catriona Young


Unknown: Catriona Young

: Phil Smith

asks you to sit comfortably while he goes in search of kids stuff in the BBC Sound Archives.


Producer: Julian Hale

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests Researcher JANE NUNNELEY


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Marina Salandy.

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Loopline by BARRY DAVIS Read by Brian Cox Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Barry Davis
Read By: Brian Cox
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from St Andrew 's University Chapel led by THE REV DOUGLAS GALBRAITH Reading: Genesis 6, vv 11-14; 19-22
Hymns (CH3): Lo! he comes with clouds descending (316); Hark what a sound (314); The Lord doth reign (140)
Master of Music ELIZABETH ANN


Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: Douglas Galbraith
Organist: William Stevenson

: Down Your Way

Actress Sheila Hancock enters Cirencester stage left and discovers that its Cotswold stone buildings provide a perfect backdrop for the acting out of British social history over the last 2,000 years. Nude bathing by the Romans, the beheading of earls and the conundrum of the rules of polo are just part of the scenario.
Producer JOHN HOLMES. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Producer: John Holmes.

: For Schools

11.00 Contact A Day with a Sikh Family Presented by BINDA RAI Producer JOHN TAYLOR. Stereo (e) 11 15 Publications Review The latest on resources for teachers from BBC Enterprises Producers JULIA BROOKE and JOHN TAYLOR (e)
11.20 Let's Move!
10 Cinderella - Whole Story Written by KATE HARRISON Producer BRIAN SCOTT HUGHES Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box
10: Chrissimas Day in the Morning Written and presented by SANDRA KERR , with HARRIET POWELL and DOUGIE MACLEAN Producer BARRY GIBSON. Stereo (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Gas (RV) by FRED HARRIS Producer COLIN SMITH. Stereo (R) (e)


Presented By: Binda Rai
Producer: John Taylor.
Producer: John Taylor
Written By: Kate Harrison
Producer: Brian Scott Hughes
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Harriet Powell
Producer: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: Fred Harris
Producer: Colin Smith.

: Poetry Please!

Some of the poetry requested by Radio 4 listeners
Presented by John Fuller Readers MARTIN JARVIS and JUNE BARRIE Producer
Requests to: Poetry Please! BBC. Bristol BS82LR


Presented By: John Fuller
Presented By: Readers Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

The only daily consumer programme on network radio. Presented by John Waite Editor KEN VASS
Write to: You and Yours. BBC London W1A IAA


Presented By: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

A general musical knowledge quiz in three movements, featuring anything from Bach to the Beatles.
Chairman Ned Sherrin The Final
Peter Ratcliffe (civil servant) Bob Newman
(trading standards officer)
Andrew Rothwell (civil servant) Programme devised by EDWARD COLE Questions set by LAN GILLIES and EDWARD COLE
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Peter Ratcliffe
Unknown: Bob Newman
Unknown: Andrew Rothwell
Unknown: Edward Cole
Unknown: Edward Cole
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie Editor MARTIN cox


Presented By: James Naughtie
Editor: Martin Cox

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner This week: Animal Stories from Australia Presented by SANDRA KERR Storyteller LEONARD FENTON Today's story: How the Kangaroo Got Long Legs by DON HEALD Script by LEE PRESSMAN Producer MARY haydon. Stereo
2.05 Playtime Star Light, Star Bright Presented by BEN THOMAS and ELIZABETH WATTS Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R) (e)
2.20 Science Scope Water for Life by JOHN TURTON With FRED HARRIS. JULIE RICHMOND Producer JULIAN COLEMAN. Stereo (e)
2.40 Whirligig Stories with Music The Snowman With HANNAH GORDON ADRIAN PHILLIPS (treble) BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA led by CYNTHIA BOWES conducted by BARRY WORDSWORTH Words and music by HOWARD BLAKE Producer BRIAN SCOTT HUGHES Stereo (e)


Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Presented By: Storyteller Leonard Fenton
Unknown: Don Heald
Script By: Lee Pressman
Producer: Mary Haydon.
Presented By: Ben Thomas
Unknown: John Turton
Unknown: Fred Harris.
Unknown: Julie Richmond
Producer: Julian Coleman.
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Adrian Phillips
Conducted By: Barry Wordsworth
Music By: Howard Blake
Producer: Brian Scott Hughes

: Woman's Hour

Serial: The Gipsy's Baby (3) Presenter Jenni Murray Editor CLARE SELERIE GREY


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Editor: Clare Selerie

: The King's Commissar

A play by DUNCAN KYLE Stereo


Play By: Duncan Kyle

: Kaleidoscope

Hitting the High Notes
The popular image of jazz musicians places them in a smoky twilit world of clubs and bars - rebels and outsiders whose intense music is fuelled by drink and drugs.
John Fordham investigates the myth.


Unknown: John Fordham

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Gordon Clough
5.00, 5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters Letters to: PM, BBC London W1A IAA
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Gordon Clough

: The Six O'Clock News

with BRYAN MARTIN including Financial Report


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper 's weekly defence of pure food at a fair price.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: The Spectre of Ernie Pike

by JANE COLES , with 'I once killed somebody. I've never been to jail. I've never told a living soul. I told my mother. But mothers don't count.' Growing up in Australia in the 50s proves to be a turbulent business for the adolescent Diana.
STUART HUTCHINSON (piano) Technical presentation by CAROL MCSHANE and ROGER DANES Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS Stereo


Unknown: Jane Coles
Piano: Stuart Hutchinson
Presentation By: Carol McShane
Directed By: Matthew Walters
Diana: Pamela Stephenson
Johnny: Peter Dahlsen
Beryl: Julie Berry
Ernie: Denis Lill
Tom: Kim Wall
Wendy: Zelahclarke
Janet: Caroline Gruber
Man in car/pub: Anthony Jackson

: Lord's Day

A series of four programmes presented by Margaret Howard 1: Even lords and ladies work, and some have surprising jobs. The second Baron Teviot, an old Etonian, now a genealogist, spent five years as a bus driver, and married his conductress. Producer GRAHAM TAYAR (R)


Presented By: Margaret Howard

: Kaleidoscope

Bob Hoskins shares star biHing with Bambi, Dumbo, Mickey Mouse and particularly
Roger Rabbit , in the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit ? opening this week. Americans have queued round the block to see the interplay between cartoon creations and mere humans. Paul Vaughan gauges the British reaction.


Unknown: Bob Hoskins
Unknown: Mickey Mouse
Unknown: Roger Rabbit
Unknown: Roger Rabbit
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Goudie

: A Book at Bedtime

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by ALAN SILLITOE , abridged in 12 episodes by PETER MACKIE Read by Terry Molloy (1)
'For it was Saturday night, the best and bingiest glad-time of the week, a violent preamble to a prostrate Sabbath.' Producer Philip MARTIN BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Alan Sillitoe
Unknown: Peter MacKie
Read By: Terry Molloy

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor BLAIR THOMSON


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Blair Thomson

: *am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Drama Resources (11-13) Producer DAN GARRETT (e) at 12.30 The Mural by TONY COULT and at 12.50 Peterloo by WARWICK DOBSON and MAX ROBERTS


Producer: Dan Garrett
Unknown: Tony Coult
Unknown: Max Roberts

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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