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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday
9.00am News


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Peter Hobday

: Face the Facts

(Details as Wednesday 7.20pm)

: A Family History

It's Speech Day at Bolton School for Boys. Among the prizewinners are Pathak Minor and Lejeunne of the lower-fifth. Also present: old boy Henry Noblett , now in his 60s and retired, and another old boy,
Sir Robert Haslam , now
Chairman of British Coal. Four programmes in which Eric Robson traces the histories of their four families in a detective story which leads to parts of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America, encountering some of the major events of world history on the way.


Unknown: Henry Noblett
Unknown: Sir Robert Haslam
Unknown: Eric Robson

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm investigate what is happening in the world of nature and hear how to get more milk from the ship of the desert. Producer PENNY BOREHAM BBC Bristol (Revised repeat next Sunday at 9. 15pm)


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: An Act of Worship


: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition next Saturday at 6.25pm)

: Writers Revealed

Seven novelists in conversation with Rosemary Hartill about their ideas and beliefs. 1: John Mortimer - think judgment is one of the worst weaknesses in human nature. If we could get away from judging people, I think we would be infinitely better off.' Producer DAVID COOMES
0 BOOK: £5.99, from booksellers


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: John Mortimer

: First Person

Kate Ironside talks about her life as a parliamentary lobby correspondent. BBC Bristol


Talks: Kate Ironside

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: King Street Junior

(Details as Tues 6.30pm)

: The World at One

James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Abigail and the Scouts' Jumble Sale Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray
Serial: Diana's Story (1) written and read by Deric Longden and abridged and produced in 11 episodes by PAT MCLOUGHLIN.
In 1971 Diana Longden fell ill with a mysterious disorder. It was the beginning of years of chronic pain and increasing paralysis, which only ended with her accidental death. Yet her story is not one of gloom and despair. Instead it is the wonderfully moving - and frequently hilarious - portrait of a marriage. (Music: Andy Fairweather -
Low's 'Wide-Eyed and Legless')


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Read By: Deric Longden
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin.
Unknown: Diana Longden
Music: Andy Fairweather

: First on 4

The Dirt Under the Carpet by RONA MUNRO. With and The early-morning routine of two Aberdeen office cleaners is disrupted by a bizarre event. From this emerges a wry whodunit.
Directed by STEWART CONN BBC Scotland. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Rona Munro.
Directed By: Stewart Conn
Lorraine: Fiona Knowles
Muriel: Alison Peebles
Sgt Donald: John Buick

: News

: Bookshelf

with Nigel Forde. Featuring
Beryl Bainbridge 's bookshelves; Gillian Clarke 's Letting in the Rumour; and Michael Meyer 's literary and theatrical memoirs in Not Prince Hamlet.


Unknown: Nigel Forde.
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Unknown: Gillian Clarke
Unknown: Michael Meyer
Producer: Anne Howells

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Details Wed 9.45pm)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Peter Ruff


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Peter Ruff

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: My Music

devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON. John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden.
In the chair Steve Race. Questions compiled by STEVE RACE
Producer PETE ATKIN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason.
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden.
Unknown: Steve Race.
Unknown: Steve Race
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

: Banjo Bwana

Early this century,
C. T. Studd gave up test cricket for missionary work in the Belgian Congo.
Andrew Green talks to Studd's contemporaries and discovers a man of his time: sincere, devout, but also - some would say - fanatical and intolerant. Producer DAVID COOMES (R) revised


Unknown: C. T. Studd
Talks: Andrew Green

: Analysis

With a Little Help from their Friends
With the Brady Plan the American administration has outlined its approach to easing Latin America's debt burden. But does it go far enough and can the countries themselves throw off the burden without threatening their fragile democracies?
Presenter Roland Dallas Producer FRANK SMITH


Presenter: Roland Dallas
Producer: Frank Smith
Editor: Caroline Anstey

: The Radio Programme

Stereo (Details Sun 3.30pm)

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Kati Whitaker For disabled listeners. Producer MARLENE PEASE
0 PHONE [number removed].
Lines open from 10. 00am to
5.00pm Monday to Friday


Presenter: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Alan Ayckbourn embarks on a new theatre experiment; playwright
Howard Brenton publishes his first novel; and the Guildhall String Ensemble makes its debut on record.
Presenter Paul Allen Producer JUUAN MAY


Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: Howard Brenton
Presenter: Paul Allen
Producer: Juuan May

: A Book at Bedtime

The Heat of the Day (4)

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 Henry James and Some Fellow Novelists
11.50 The State and Economic Intervention


Unknown: Henry James

: News and By-Election Special

On the day of the European elections, the voters in Glasgow Central and Vauxhall in South London have also been going to the polls in by-elections for the Westminster parliament. James Naughtie brings you reaction to the results of these two key by-elections, David Butler analyses the voting figures, and BBC political correspondents report from the constituencies. David Walter considers the turn-out and the exit polls in the European elections and a panel of politicians discuss the day's voting. Producer MARGARET HILL


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: David Butler
Unknown: David Walter

: Schools Night-Time Broadcasting

12.30 Human Rights 2: Whose Rights and at 12.50
3: Some Rights and Wrongs

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.

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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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