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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day

With JEN SUTTON. Stereo


Unknown: Jen Sutton.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by SIMON VANCE
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament


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

: News

: Punters

The Programme with Listener Power
Three punters join forces with reporters Eric Robson and Susan Marling
Editor MARY PRICE . BBC Bristol


Reporters: Eric Robson
Reporters: Susan Marling
Editor: Mary Price

: For Schools

9.05 Preview
9.10 Together: An Assembly for Schools Papa Panov 's Special Day (2) A Christmas story Told by JOHNNY MORRIS Presented by NICK PAGE Producer GEOFF MARSHALL-TAYLOR Stereo (e)
9.30 Living Language Just-So Stories by RUDYARD KIPLING adapted by SANDY BROWNJOHN and GARETH GWYN JONES The Beginning of the Armadilloes Producer JANET WHITAKER Stereo (e)
9.50 First Steps in Drama Star Street Starship by CECILY AND HUGH O'NEILL 3: A Happy Christmas Narrated by VAL MCLANE Producer ALAN LAMBERT Stereo (R) (e)
10.10 Something to Think About The Shepherd's Tune by MAX BOLLINGER adapted and produced by PADDY BECHELY (R) (e)
10.20 Tales of Narnia by c. s. LEWIS The Magician Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The last of ten episodes adapted by BRIAN SIBLEY With MAURICE DENHAM as the Professor STEPHEN THORNE as Asian and ROSEMARY MARTIN as Jadis Producer GEOFF MARSHALL-TAYLOR Stereo (R)(e)


Unknown: Papa Panov
Told By: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Nick Page
Adapted By: Sandy Brownjohn
Adapted By: Gareth Gwyn
Producer: Janet Whitaker
Producer: Hugh O'Neill
Unknown: Val McLane
Producer: Alan Lambert
Unknown: Max Bollinger
Produced By: Paddy Bechely
Adapted By: Brian Sibley
Adapted By: With Maurice Denham
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Rosemary Martin

: The Cartoonists

Frank Whitford meets the personalities behind some well-known signatures. 2: Michael Heath producer JUDITH BUMPUS


Unknown: Frank Whitford
Unknown: Michael Heath
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: The Natural History Programme

When a piece of land, complete with badger sett. is sold for housing development, is any attention paid to the needs of the badgers? Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm hear some encouraging news.
Producer HELEN ODAMS. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: Helen Odams.

: An Act of Worship


: Citizens

(Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: For Schools

11.00 Teachers' Talk What's 's New in the World of Education? (10) Producer GRAHAM TAYAR (e)
11.05 In the News Presented by ROY SHEPPARD Producer JULIA BROOKE (e)
11.30 Pictures in Your Mind (Poems and Topics)
10: Family Gatherings.... Presented and produced by PETER CUTTS. Stereo (e)
11.40 Listen! The Strange Case of Mr Jupiter An adventure serial by SUE LIMB 10: Fair Play Producer DAN GARRETT. Stereo (R) (e)


Presented By: Roy Sheppard
Producer: Julia Brooke
Produced By: Peter Cutts.
Unknown: Mr Jupiter
Producer: Dan Garrett.

: Conversation Piece

The British film producer
Jeremy Thomas , whose movie The Last Emperor won nine
Oscars, talks to Sue MacGregor about his life and work. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Re broadcast next Saturday)


Unknown: Jeremy Thomas
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: First Person

A series of 13 talks from first-time broadcasters.
10: Mark Williams - on the hunt for the great white pudding.


Unknown: Mark Williams

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite


Presented By: John Waite

: Second Thoughts: 5: The Late, Late Show

A comedy in eight episodes by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie starring James Bolam and Lynda Bellingham with Kelda Holmes and Mark Denham


Writer: Jan Etherington
Writer: Gavin Petrie
Producer: Pete Atkin
Bill: James Bolam
Faith: Lynda Bellingham
Hannah: Kelda Holmes
Joe: Mark Denham
Christian: Ian Targett

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: For Schools

1.55 Listening Corner Koobor the Orphan. Stereo
2.05 Looking at Nature Goes Science Christmas Display Ideas to put science into your current Christmas project. Producer MIKE HOWARTH. Stereo (e)
2.20 Slambash Wangs of a Compo Gormer by ROBERT LEESON With REECE DINSDALE as Arnold and Dornal (10) Producer JANET WHITAKER. Stereo (e)
2.40 Science for All Up, Up and Away (2) A look behind the scenes at an airline pilot's day. Written and produced by JOHN TURTON (e)


Producer: Mike Howarth.
Unknown: Slambash Wangs
Unknown: Robert Leeson
Unknown: Reece Dinsdale
Producer: Janet Whitaker.
Produced By: John Turton

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets
Professor June Lloyd. President of the British Paediatric Association. Serial: Sheep's Clothing by CEUA DALE abridged in ten episodes by JANET HICKSON
Read by Brenda Bruce and David Goodland (Part 1) Grace and Janice met in Holloway Prison. Now they run a profitable racket: posing as DHSS officials, they prey on the elderly.
(Music: Alwyn s String Quartet,No 3)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Janet Hickson
Read By: Brenda Bruce

: Four Stars in Survival

by JOHN NELSON BURTON with OK, so Albert's brill! I mean, when he did his civil defence course he got four stars in survival. But when it comes to coping with the wide boys up west in Soho, he's a babe-in-anns. Mind you, there's always Elsie La Rue to the rescue!
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo


Unknown: John Nelson Burton
Unknown: Elsie La Rue
Directed By: David Johnston.
Albert Fetlock: Graham Chinn
Elsie La Rue: Joanna MacKie
Mum: Hilda Schroder
Jimmy Seed: Wayne Jackman
Col Courtenay: Nicholas Courtney
Det Inspector Cleggan: Colin Starkey
Hilda Cleggan: Jo Kendall
Det Sgt Spratt: Philip Sully
Big Max: Christopher Scott
Freddie Firkin: Richard Tate
Maggie: Joan Walker
Housewife: Joan Matheson

: News

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde is excused afternoon prep to keep an appointment behind the boot-lockers with Anthony Buckeridge , whose endearing series of schoolboy stories about Jennings and his friend Darbishire is now being revived and updated. Who else will Nigel put on his cake list for this week? Producer WILL CANTOPHER


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Anthony Buckeridge

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of yesterday s programme at 9.45pm)

: PM

Presented by Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters; 5.31 City News continuedon FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Frances Coverdale
Presented By: Robert Williams

: The Six O'Clock News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Financial Report

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

: Any Answers?

A chance to air your views on some of the subjects raised in last week's Any Questions? Introduced by Brian Gear Producer LAURIE MASON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Brian Gear
Producer: Laurie Mason

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor presents news, reviews and discussion about radio and its programmes. Researcher ANDREA GRAHAME Producer KEITH JONES


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Andrea Grahame
Producer: Keith Jones

: A Sideways Look at....

by Anthony Smith
Last programme in the series (R)


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Analysis

(Details tomorrow at 11. 00am L W)

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Phil Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Alan Bennett has a double bill opening tonight at the National Theatre, London, called Single Spies, including an adaptation of his prize-winning play An Englishman Abroad. And photographer
Helmut Newton unveils his latest nude studies and portraits.


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Helmut Newton

: A Book at Bedtime

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: 'amNews

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Drama Resources (14 plus) From Documentary Evidence to Drama by [AN SPIBY and NEIL KITSON (e)


Unknown: Neil Kitson

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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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