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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Fr Dermot O'Gorman, ss.cc
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Fr Dermot

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: One Summer's Grace

The final episode

: News

: Viva Garibaldi!

Six talks in which David Bean travels in the footsteps of Garibaldi and the Thousand.
2: The Battle of Calatafimi Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Bean

: Special Assignment



Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Adam Raphael

: Morning Story

When the Waters Came by ROSAMOND LEHMANN. Read by Lin Sagovsky. Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol


Unknown: Rosamond Lehmann.
Read By: Lin Sagovsky.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Daily Service

Praise to the Holiest in the height (Gerontius) (BBC HB 88); 2 Corinthians 5, vl7 to 6, v2; Sing to our Father;
Forth in the peace of Christ (Duke St) (AMNS 458). Director of Music

: After Dread and Anger

The last of six programmes with Ferdi Dennis. People of African ancestry describe their experience of today's Britain.
The Search for Leadership Disadvantage may be common to many black communities - but it has not united them nationally. Why not? With Bernie Grant , MP;
Bill Morris , Deputy Secretary of the TGWU; Marc Wadsworth , Labour
Party; The Rev Christian Weaver ; Prof Stuart Hall. Producers LOUISE PURSLOW and KATHY WATSON. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Ferdi Dennis.
Unknown: Bernie Grant
Unknown: Bill Morris
Unknown: Marc Wadsworth
Unknown: Christian Weaver
Unknown: Prof Stuart Hall.
Producers: Louise Purslow
Producers: Kathy Watson.

: Enquire Within

Dilly Barlow discovers the truth about hurricanes.
* WRITE to: Enquire Within, BBC, London WIA 1AA


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Hilary Norrish

: You and Yours

Back to School
What problems face pupils, parents and teachers as the new academic year starts?
Presenter John Howard.


Presenter: John Howard.

: The World at One

Presenter Bill Frost

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

FM only
Master Bun the Baker's Boy. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray invites you to 'The Great Woman's
Hour Switch-On' live from the Grand Theatre, Blackpool!
Paddle on the beach, be dazzled by the illuminations, meet some indomitable landladies and enjoy the company of singer Marti Webb.


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Singer: Marti Webb.

: The History of Mr Polly

by H. G. WELLS dramatised in three parts by ANTONY KEAREY. With
'The History of Mr Polly was published in 1910 and the social phase of that time is past. Alfred Polly still lives and is understood because he is primarily a personality that will exist everywhere and in any social phase.'
1: Beginnings
Other parts played by SHIRLEY COOKLIN , BRENDA KAYE and EVE KARPF.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD Stereo (R)


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Mr Polly
Unknown: Alfred Polly
Played By: Shirley Cooklin
Played By: Brenda Kaye
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Alfred Polly: Christopher Guinee
Morley: Roger Snowdon
Parsons: Nigel Lambert
Platt: Alaric Cotter
Morrison: Graham Chinn
Garvace: Godfrey Kenton
West: Bill Monks
Harold: Henry Knowles
Grace: Carol Marsh
Mrs Larkins: Betty Baskcomb
Miriam: Elizabeth Proud
Minnie: Heather Bell
Penstemon: Peter Woodthorpe

: News

: Tea Junction

As the comparative safety of the weekend approaches,
Patrick Hannan and his guests look in their wing mirrors at the rapidly receding events of the past week. Producer RICHARD THOMAS


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: Kaleidoscope

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Robert Williams

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Freewheeling

Presenters Susan Marling and Alex Lester.


Presenters: Susan Marling
Presenters: Alex Lester.
Producer: Caroline Daly

: News

: The Archers

(Repeatednext Monday 1.40pm)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Producer MARK SAVAGE. Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Mark Savage.

: Questions from the Past

Ludovic Kennedy takes a final look at the 40 years of Any Questions? 6: The Politicos


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Stop Press

Nick Clarke takes a look at the week's newspapers. Producer JOHN FORSYTH


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: John Forsyth

: Wish You'd Been Here

Writer Stan Barstow sends an archive postcard from the Blackpool of his own memory.


Unknown: Stan Barstow
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope

Mexico - A Place of Three Cultures
Aztec pyramids, 17th-century Spanish churches and modern architecture abound in the Mexican landscape. Natalie Wheen talks to the Mexican artists who confront their mixed cultural heritage, including the influences from the United States to the north and Latin
America to the south. Producer JOHN BOUNDY Stereo
0 See panel, right


Talks: Natalie Wheen

: A Book at Bedtime

Huckleberry Finn (13)


Unknown: Huckleberry Finn

: The World Tonight

with David Sells


Unknown: David Sells

: Aspects of the Fringe

The second of two programmes featuring extracts from some of the best music and comedy shows on the Edinburgh Fringe, introduced by the performers themselves. Produced and researched by SIONED WILIAM. BILL DARE and ARMANDO IANNUCCI. Stereo


Unknown: Armando Iannucci.

: News

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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