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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Dr John Bimson Stereo


Unknown: Dr John Bimson

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley , of The Financial Times, airs your comments on BBC programmes and policy.
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Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Special Assignment

with reports from
BBC correspondents. Producer CAROLE LACEY


Producer: Carole Lacey

: Morning Story

Paradise Island by JOHN MORTIMER
Read by Garard Green. Producer ANNE-MARIE COLE BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: John Mortimer
Read By: Garard Green.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Daily Service

Ye know the Lord is gracious (Rustington) (NEH 477); Reading: Revelation 21, vv 1-7; Psalm 84 (Scottish melody, arr A. Wilson ); O Lord of hosts, all heaven possessing
(Neumark) (EH 458). Director of Music


Unknown: A. Wilson
Unknown: Alan Wilson.

: For Schools

1.00am Update Education John McGregor faces questions from teachers, a parent and a governor. Presenter Sarah McCrum
11.20am Playtime (Details as Monday 2.05pm FM)
11.35am-12noon Music Workshop Aladdin (10) Full performance, by EDWARD KELSEY and PETER HUTCHINGS


Unknown: John McGregor
Presenter: Sarah McCrum
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Unknown: Peter Hutchings

: Analysis

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen. Reviewer Ruth McCarthy and broadcaster and DJ Nicky Campbell recommend Christmas presents for children of all ages from among this season's books. Producer JILL BURRIDGE


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Ruth McCarthy
Unknown: Nicky Campbell
Producer: Jill Burridge

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard
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Factsheet No 48, enclosing sae.


Presenter: John Howard

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper Producer SHEILA DILLON


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

Presenter Nick Clarke


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

New Clothes for Alex by MARY DICKINSON. Stereo


Unknown: Mary Dickinson.

: Woman's Hour

from Birmingham. Presented by Sally Jones. Serial:
Pride and Prejudice (8).


Presented By: Sally Jones.

: For Schools

2.05pm Let's Join In The Hijacking of Father Christmas by JEAN KENWARD Music by TOBY SIMS (R)
2.25pm The Song Tree Huff and Puff (10) by BARRY GIBSON Presenters Hilary James and Simon Mayor. With Pyewackett (R)
2.40-3.00pm The Friday Story The Wind in the Willows by KENNETH GRAHAME. Adapted by COLIN SMITH. Read in ten episodes by Alan Bennett.
10: The Return of Ulysses


Unknown: Jean Kenward
Music By: Toby Sims
Unknown: Barry Gibson
Presenters: Hilary James
Presenters: Simon Mayor.
Unknown: Kenneth Grahame.
Adapted By: Colin Smith.
Unknown: Alan Bennett.

: Classic Serial: Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky

Part 3: The Plains of Cement
In which Bob gives Jenny an ultimatum and Ella has a confrontation with Mr Eccles.


Writer: Patrick Hamilton
Dramatist: Frederick Bradnum
Director: Glyn Dearman
Bob: Steven Pacey
Ella: Annette Badland
Jenny: Emily Morgan
Ernest Eccles: John Moffatt
Ella's mother: Anna Cropper
Prosser: Geoffrey Whitehead
Prunella: Elizabeth Mansfield
Sammy: Tina Marian
Andy: David Goudge
Guvnor: David King
Mrs Guvnor: Jo Kendall
Actor: Donald Gee
Actor: Michael Kilgarriff
Actor: Marcia King

: News

: The Dead Hand

The last in a series of tales of mystery by Wilkie Collins adapted by Michael Bakewell. Read by Peter Marinker.
'When he looked at the bed now. he saw hanging over the side of it a long white hand.'


Author: Wilkie Collins
Adapted by: Michael Bakewell
Reader: Peter Marinker
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Kaleidoscope


: PM

with Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Going Places

Clive Jacobs discovers what's new in the world of transport. Producer JILL THOMAS


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days.
Producer MARK SAVAGE Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Any Questions?

Paul Boateng , MP
The Rt Rev Dr Tom Butler , the Bishop of Willesden
Pauline Perry, Director of the South Bank Polytechnic and John Patten , MP,
Minister of State at the Home Office, tackle the issues raised in Peckham, London. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Dr Tom Butler
Unknown: John Patten
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins takes a weekly look at events in the courts and what the lawyers are up to. He talks to judges, barristers, solicitors and members of the public who come into contact with the legal system both civil and criminal. Producer


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Gareth Butler

: Kaleidoscope

Amis and Amis
A rare public appearance together from Britain's most famous and controversial writing family: Kingsley Amis and Martin Amis meet in the Kaleidoscope studio with Paul Vaughan to discuss their lives and their relationship. Producer


Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig Stereo


Presented By: Robin Lustig

: A Book at Bedtime

Close up to Death (10)

: Week Ending

The satire show that surrounds the news and clobbers it.
With Bill Wallis , David Tate and Sally Grace. Written by BARRY ATKINS. PETER BAYNHAM.
GEI) PARSONS. OLEH STEPAN/UK. PETER HICKEY and others. Producer BILL dare Stereo


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace.
Written By: Barry Atkins.
Written By: Peter Baynham.
Written By: Mark Brisenden.
Unknown: Simon Bulllvant.
Unknown: Mike Coleman
Unknown: Max Handley.
Unknown: Robert Linford.
Unknown: Bill Matthews.
Unknown: Peter Hickey

: The Financial Week

Presented by Vincent Duggleby


Presented By: Vincent Duggleby

: 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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