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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys

: News

: Face the Facts

with John Waite
(Details on Wednesday at 7.20pm)


Unknown: John Waite

: A Family History

The Pathaks and Leieunnes, the Nobletts and the Haslams come to the end of their detective searches through family history.Bolton, They began in Bolton, but end in Norway, the Ardennes, Iran and at the court of Louis XV.
Written and presented by Eric Robson producer GAYNOR SHUTTE


Presented By: Eric Robson
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: The Natural History Programme

When a mother bat returns to a breeding colony, how does she find the right babe to suckle? Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling report. Producer JOHN HOLMES BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: John Holmes

: An Act of Worship


: Citizens

(Omnibus edition next Saturday at 6.25pm)

: Writers Revealed

Seven novelists in conversation with Rosemary Hartill about their ideas and beliefs. 4: Brian Moore
'Writing novels is for me a way of protection against the meaninglessness of life.
It's a way of escape. It's a way of not thinking about what I haven't done with my life.'


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Brian Moore
Producer: David Coomes

: First Person

Nigel Spivey on a walk in the woods that turned him green with anger.


Unknown: Nigel Spivey

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Lord Peter Wimsey

The Nine Tailors by DOROTHY L. SAYERS adapted in eight episodes by ALISTAIR BEATON. Withand
3: Bunter Breaks the Law
Mrs Venables ..NOEL DYSON


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Unknown: Alistair Beaton.
Unknown: Mrs Venables
Unknown: Noel Dyson
Producer: Martin Fisher
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Bunter: Peter Jones
Supt Blundell: Timothy Bateson
Will Thoday: Keith Drinkel
Potty Peake: Antony Hyde
Mary Thoday: Clare Clifford
Mrs Ashton: Margery Withers
Mr Ashton: Brian Haines
Sluice keeper: Peter Tuddenham

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie


Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Yellow Bird Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray
Serial: Shadow Play (2)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray

: Storytellers

A season of seven dramatised stories.
6: Leaving Shanghai by TAIJIN TAKEDA dramatised by LIZZIE SLATER. Withand
Shanghai, 1946: the Japanese community have nothing to live for, no home to return to. Sugi, a poet, scratches a living as a translator. He is a thinker, not a man of action. But all that changes with a visit from Akiko.
Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo


Dramatised By: Lizzie Slater.
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Sugi: Michael Maloney
Akiko: Elizabeth Rider
Akiko's husband, the invalid...........: Ian Targett
Karajima: David Goudge
Akira/Officer: Ken Cumberlidge
Landlady: Jo Kendall
Commentator: Christopher Good

: News

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen invites Margaret Forster and Miles Kington to pick some books.
Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Margaret Forster
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Details as Wed 9.45pm)

: PM

with Bill Frost and Frances Coverdale including reports from the Test Match at Edgbaston.


Unknown: Bill Frost
Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: 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.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: The Archers

: Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Ronald Hayman raises the curtain on Britain's great actor-managers.
1: The Actor-Manager Tradition
The spotlight focuses on the actor-managers of the past: Garrick, Kean,
Irving, Du Maurier, Tree, Wolfit ... why did they all turn to Shakespeare? Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Ronald Hayman
Producer: Anne Hinds

: Analysis

A Capital Idea
In the first of a two-part appraisal of capitalism in Britain, David Walker asks why people are still so squeamish about this
'ism'. Does capitalism still lack supportive values?
What are the implications for its durability?


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Caroline Anstey

: The Radio Programme

(Details as Sunday 3.30pm)

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Kati Whitaker For disabled listeners and their families.
0 INFORMATION: write to Does He Take Sugar?,
BBC, London W1A 1AA. Phone in on [number removed]. Lines open from 10.00am to
5.00pm Monday to Friday


Presenter: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

The Russian director Anton Vasiliev brings
Six Characters in Search of an Author to London; and Alexander Baillie explores the repertoire of cello encores.
Presenter Nigel Andrews Producer NICKI PAXMAN


Director: Anton Vasiliev
Director: Alexander Baillie
Presenter: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: A Book at Bedtime

The Russia House (4)

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

Education: The Plebs' League

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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