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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead
Details as Monday plus:
Yesterday in Parliament
8.50 Listeners' Letters


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2.00pm)

: Morning Story

Mummy to the Rescue by ANGUS WILSON. Read by Margaret Robertson.


Unknown: Angus Wilson.
Read By: Margaret Robertson.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Daily Service

Introit: We see Jesus
(Rose); 0 Jesus, I have promised (BBC HB 360) Reading:
Matthew 8, w 5-13
Anthem: Jesu, grant me this, I pray
(Gibbons/Bairshaw) All for Jesus (BP 2) BBC SINGERS directed by BARRY ROSE. Stereo


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together 5: Brick Making Presenters John Asquith and Verity Ann Meldrum Stereo
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
1: The Challenge by Fiz Coleman Narrator Tat Whalley. Stereo
11.40 Talk to Me Bees Don't Sneeze Doofy Plays Games by Anita Hewett. Stereo (R)
11.50 Poetry Corner
5: Who Likes a Wet Day? (R)


Presenters: John Asquith
Narrator: Fiz Coleman
Unknown: Anita Hewett.

: The Wednesday Feature

A Winning Hand For over 50 years
Benno Moiseiwitsch was a favourite pianist with British audiences. In the week of the centenary of his birth, Roger Nichols tells the story of the boy from Odessa, with reminiscences from his family and friends and, from the BBC Sound
Archives, contributions from the pianist himself. Producer EDWARD BLAKEMAN Stereo


Unknown: Benno Moiseiwitsch
Unknown: Roger Nichols
Producer: Edward Blakeman

: Pet Subjects

Five programmes.
1: Ann Webb bought a spider because of her surname - now she's one of the country's experts. Fergus Keeling displays his gossamer touch. Producer JOHN HOLMES BBC Bristol
0 EARTHWATCH: page 83


Unknown: Ann Webb
Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Producer: John Holmes

: You and Yours

John Howard


Unknown: John Howard

: Strictly T-T

An appreciation of Terry-Thomas. Presented by Ian Carmichael.
Written and researched by MICHAEL POINTON
Producer TIM STURGEON Stereo


Presented By: Ian Carmichael.
Unknown: Michael Pointon
Producer: Tim Sturgeon

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today: Jane and the Fairy Godmother. stereo

: Woman's Hour

The Princess of Wales,
Jerry Hall , Janet Street-Porter - being tall hasn't exactly held them back. But what about other women? Julie First discovers the ups and downs of height.
Presenter Jenni Murray. Serial: Love Forty (3)


Unknown: Jerry Hall
Unknown: Julie First
Presenter: Jenni Murray.

: For Schools

2.05 WPFM 5: Radio Presenter Jo Whiley. Stereo
2.35 SATIS Topics 14-16 Presenter John Gribbin Programme 8 Units: 603 The Heart Pacemaker, 607 Scale or Scum; 806 The Water Pollution Mystery. Stereo


Presenter: Jo Whiley.
Presenter: John Gribbin

: A Match

Angus is a middle-aged PE teacher who's finding it hard to keep up with his pupils or put up with his colleagues. His crisis is the annual football match between boys and staff.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Whittaker.
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Angus: Malcolm Raeburn
Jean: Noreen Kershaw
McLeod: John Griffin
Carlisle: Colin Kerrigan
Graham: Nigel Carrington
Michael: Peter Rylands
Chris: Sam Mitchell
Senior master: Richard Coles
Padre: Paul Elsam

: Time for Verse

The third of five programmes in which Alexis Lykiard interviews Kit Wright.


Unknown: Alexis Lykiard
Reader: Stephen Thorne.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

(Details as yesterday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The Russian composer Alfred Schnittke is now regarded as the leading composer in his country. As a concert season opens in London and on Radio 3, Natalie Wheen talks to his colleagues, including Yuri Bashmet and Gidon Kremer.
Producer JOHN BOUNDY. Stereo


Unknown: Alfred Schnittke
Talks: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Yuri Bashmet
Unknown: Gidon Kremer.
Producer: John Boundy.

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Round Britain Quiz

Stereo (Details Mon 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

: Age to Age

(Details as Saturday 4.00pm)

: Will You Still Love Me?

Four programmes.
Over-60s talk frankly about sexual and romantic love.
3: 1 Got so Low I just Had to Have a Holiday - so I Booked Myself on this Singles Weekend. Reporter Sara Parker.
Producer SUKEY FIRTH. Stereo
• ADVICE: You can phone a counsellor on [number removed]between 9.00 and 11.00pm on Wednesdays


Reporter: Sara Parker.

: Kaleidoscope

Trumpeter Miles Davis on his autobiography; and British playwright David Rudkin tackles the ghosts in Ibsen's last play.
With Paul Vaughan.
Producer JULIAN MAY. Stereo


Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: David Rudkin
Unknown: Paul Vaughan.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Sick Heart River (3)

: Who'd Have Thought It?

The first of two programmes.
Jeremy Nicholas with an anthology of unusual, unexpected and bizarre recordings. Producer IAN GARDHOUSE Stereo (R)


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

: Open University

11.30 Mathematics Miscellany - a General Interest Magazine
11.50 Arts: Lord Briggs on History

: Night School

Deutsch fur die Oberstufe
12.30 1: 40 JahreBRD Compiled and presented by Dr Michael Seyfert. Stereo
12.50 2: Peter Harding - ein Dichterportrait. Compiled by Ingrid Hassler. Stereo


Presented By: Dr Michael Seyfert.
Unknown: Peter Harding
Unknown: Ingrid Hassler.

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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