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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Adopted farmers report in from all over the country.


Producer: Tim Finney
Producer: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the new day with THE REV DR JOHN NEWTON. BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Dr John Newton.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys
6.30,7.30,8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With MARTIN CRASS
7.00, 8.00 Today's News
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: John Humphrys

: The Week on 4

: WallyK. Daly

on the loose in the BBC Sound Archives, finds more than meets the ear.


Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Researcher JANE NUNNELEY


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Marina Salandy Brown

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Into the Third World:
Morning Story through the Looking Glass.
This week four writers go beyond the comfortable certainties of the western world into the traditions, cultures and problems of the Third World. The Buddha's Mattress by MICHAEL WHERLY
When the lonely and drunken
English tourist arrived in Seoul, the taxi driver assumed he was looking for what all the tourists wanted....
Read by David Suchet Producer SHEILA FOX


Unknown: Michael Wherly
Read By: David Suchet
Producer: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

from the Crypt of Canterbury Cathedral. Presented by the Dean, THE VERY REV JOHN SIMPSON. Lord, I have made thy word my choice (AMNS 490); Come, ye children harken to me
(Agostino Steffani ). Reading: Acts 10, w 32-48; Forth in the peace of Christ we go (AMNs 458)


Unknown: John Simpson.
Unknown: Agostino Steffani

: Down Your Way

Eakring in Nottinghamshire is the site of Britain's first on-shore oilfield, but although nodding donkeys sprang up round this sleepy village it never became a second Dallas. You won't meet any oil tycoons in her home village, but writer Helen Cresswell introduces some of the people and places that have inspired her popular children's books and TV series. Producer JOHN HOLMES. BBC Bristol


Introduces: Helen Cresswell
Producer: John Holmes.

: For Schools

11.00 Contact: You Said It! With CHRISTOPHER LILLICRAP 3: Hooked! by HARRY DUFFIN Stereo (e)
11.15 Don't Miss.... What's Coming on School Radio
11.20 Let's Move!
3: There Was an Old Woman Presented by SHEELAGH GILBEY Stereo (R) (e)
11.40 The Music Box Written and presented by SANDRA KERR (3) Stereo (R) (e)
11.50 See for Yourself Ready, Steady, Go by BARBARA METCALF. Stereo (e)


Unknown: Christopher Lillicrap
Unknown: Harry Duffin
Presented By: Sheelagh Gilbey
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: Barbara Metcalf.

: Poetry Please!

Presenter Norman MacCaig. Readers DIANA OLSSON and HENRY STAMPER
ProducersuSAN ROBERTS. BBCBristol
0 REQUESTS: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Readers: Norman MacCaig.
Readers: Diana Olsson
Readers: Henry Stamper
Unknown: Producersusan Roberts.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard Editor KEN VASS
9 WRITE TO: You and Yours, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

Presented by Gordon Clough and Louis Allen.
Irene Thomas and Eric Korn challenge Robert Kernohan and Richard Demarco. Researcher AUDREY ROBINS Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Louis Allen.
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Robert Kernohan
Unknown: Richard Demarco.
Unknown: Audrey Robins
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: 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: Splish, Splash, Splash Presented by JOE DUNLOP Storyteller JANE HARDY Today's story: Jack in a Boat by DIETER SCHUBERT Script by JOE DUNLOP Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN Stereo (R)
2.05 Playtime My Family Presented by FRASER WILSON and SANDRA KERR. Stereo (e)
2.20 Science Scope You're Getting Warmer Written and presented by FRED HARRIS with JULIE RICHMOND. Stereo (e)
2.40 Whirligig Unit 2: Nuts and Bolts HAZEL O'CONNOR in 'Beryl and the Brainstormers' Rings Takes a Fall. Stereo (R) (e)
2.50 Let's Make a Story! The Magic Box by PATRICIA TAYLOR Storyteller JUDY PARKIN. Stereo (e)


Presented By: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Jane Hardy
Unknown: Dieter Schubert
Script By: Joe Dunlop
Producer: Mary Kalemkerian
Presented By: Fraser Wilson
Presented By: Sandra Kerr.
Presented By: Fred Harris
Unknown: Julie Richmond.
Unknown: Hazel O'Connor
Unknown: Patricia Taylor
Unknown: Storyteller Judy Parkin.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray and guests with the daily forum for women. Serial: Breathing Lessons by ANNE TYLER , abridged in 13 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN. Read by Shelley Thompson and William Roberts (6) Editor CLARE SELERIE GREY


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Anne Tyler
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin.
Read By: Shelley Thompson
Read By: William Roberts

: Our Family

A love story in three parts by VICTOR PEMBERTON 3: Down by the Sea Stereo


Unknown: Victor Pemberton

: Kaleidoscope

Behind Closed Doors
What lurks in the back rooms of museums? Unseen treasures or dusty junk? Barry Cunliffe rummages through the reserve collections, and investigates what's being added to them as the curators try to take stock of the world today.


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe

: PM

Presented by Gordon Clough and Valerie Singleton
5.00,5.30 News Summary
5.25 PM Letters
5.31 City News
Editor ROGER MOSEY continued on FM 5.50-5.55
0 LETTERS: write to PM. BBC London WIA 1AA


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Presented By: Valerie Singleton

: opm The Six O'Clock News

including Financial Report

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

starring Graeme Garden and Bill Tidy with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton. Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton.
Accompanied by COLIN SELL Producer PAUL SPENCER. Stereo


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Accompanied By: Colin Sell
Producer: Paul Spencer.

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Science Now

: The Playgirl

by ALAN BERRIE With and He had been so successful in Playboy of the Western World. His young daughter loved him as an actor and as a father.
Then it all went horribly wrong.
MARY NASH (piano)


Unknown: Alan Berrie
Piano: Mary Nash
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Jim Brannigan: Tony Doyle
Helen Brannigan: Frances Jeater
Cordelia: Clare Travers-Deacon
Valerie: Moir Leslie
Jane: Julie Berry
Louis: John Bull
Julia: Alice Arnold
Counsellor: Joan Matheson
Tom: Peter Craze
Detective/Director: Joe Dunlop
Social workers: Zelah Clarke
Social workers: Marcia King

: Kaleidoscope

Actress Helen Mirren returns to the London stage with Bob Peck in Arthur Miller 's Two- Way
Mirror, and a rare work by jazz composer Duke Ellington is given a world premiere.
Presenter Christopher Page Producer CHRIS ELDON LEE


Unknown: Helen Mirren
Unknown: Bob Peck
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: A Book at Bedtime

What Hetty Did by J. L. CARR abridged in ten episodes by NEVILLE TELLER.
Read by Hetty Baynes 6: A Ringing in the Ears


Unknown: J. L. Carr
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Read By: Hetty Baynes

: *am News

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

Technology and Design A multi-media resource for secondary technology courses. The CSA programme should be used in conjunction with the CSA software pack. Producer JULIAN COLEMAN Stereo (R) (e) at 12.30
1: Control at 12.40
2: Making Things Move at 12.50
3: Materials and Components and at 1.00
4: Structures (CSA)


Producer: Julian Coleman

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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