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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

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


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: John Humphrys

: 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

Men at Work by GRAHAM GREENE.
Read by John Moffatt. Producer RICHARD BUCKHAM


Unknown: Graham Greene.
Read By: John Moffatt.

: Daily Service

0 kind Creator, bow thine eyes (BBC HB 346) Anthem: Miserere mei, Deus (W. Byrd) Reading:
Matthew 6, vv 16-21 Forty days and forty nights (Heinlein, BBC HB 341)
BBC SINGERS directed by BARRY ROSE Stereo


Directed By: Barry Rose

: The Wednesday Feature

Batman: The Lazarus Syndrome by DIRK MAGGS and SIMON BULLIVANT. The Batman is dead. Police Commissioner Gordon makes a desperate journey through the background of Gotham City's famous vigilante to unmask his killer and to solve the mystery of the occupant of Wayne Manor. Starring and Featuring
Batman created by BOB KANE Based on characters and situations published by DC COMICS INC


Unknown: Dirk Maggs
Unknown: Simon Bullivant.
Unknown: Bob Kane
Producer: Dirk Maggs
Alfred Pennyworth: Michael Gough
Commissioner Gordon: Paul Maxwell
Bruce Wayne: Garrick Hagon
Barbara Gordon: Shelley Thompson
Dick Grayson: Kerry Shale
Selina Kyle: Lorelei King
Jason Todd: Alan Marriott
The Batman: Bob Sessions

: For Schools

11.00 Singing Together 6: This Ole House Presenters John Asquith and Verity Ann Meldrum Stereo
11.20 Junior Drama Workshop Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
2: The Castle of Sir Bertilak by Fiz Coleman. Narrator Tat Whalley. Stereo
11.40 Talk to Me Oh No You Don't Doofy Knows Best! by Anita Hewett. Stereo (R)
11.50 Poetry Corner
6: Dragons and Dinosaurs (R)


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

: Pet Subjects

Five programmes.
2: Fergus Keeling steps into the ring with 'Frank Bruno ', a heavyweight pet tipping the scales at 30 hundredweight.
Your commentator is farmer Colin Newlove. Producer JOHN HOLMES BBC Bristol


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Frank Bruno
Unknown: Colin Newlove.
Producer: John Holmes

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Chocaholics Anonymous

A programme about the third British
Chocaholics Weekend. Will the addicts be cured?
Producer CAROLINE SARLL BBC Wales. Stereo (R)

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Rita Rutter and the Acrobats. Stereo


Unknown: Rita Rutter

: Woman's Hour

Nancy Durham explores the myth of Noah.
Presenter Jenni Murray. Serial: Love Forty with SUE limb (Part 8)


Presenter: Jenni Murray.

: For Schools

2.05 WPFM: 6: Techno 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

: Past Perfect

by ROSALIND CORFE. With and Two old people, both alone in the world, found refuge as house guests in an inland hotel. Ten years later things are different.
The management are more interested in conferences than residents. As their personal finances dwindle, they are driven to seek refuge once again ...
Directed by ANDY JORDAN


Unknown: Rosalind Corfe.
Directed By: Andy Jordan
Mrs Cranbrook: Rachel Kempson
the Brigadier: Richard Vernon
Girl: Tina Marian

: Time for Verse

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


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

: News

: File on 4

(Details as yesterday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Don't Call Us
Behind every actor there's an equally important role-player - the agent. Pat Rowe finds out about their relationship.
Producer MIKE GREENWOOD Stereo


Unknown: Pat Rowe
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Round Britain Quiz

Stereo (Details Mon 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

In the last of the current series, John Waite looks back at stories covered in the past year and brings you up to date on what's happened since. Producer GRAHAM ELLIS


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

: Age to Age

(Details as Saturday 4.00pm)

: Will You Still Love Me?

The last programme. Over-60s talk frankly about their present-day experiences of sexual and romantic love. I Never Thought It
Possible I Could Fall in Love at the Age of 70 Reporter Sara Parker.
Producer SUKEY FIRTH. Stereo
0 PHONE: a counsellor on [number removed]between 9.00 and
11.00pm tonight only
0 WRITE: for factsheet to [address removed] (enclose A4 sae)


Reporter: Sara Parker.

: Kaleidoscope

Question: what did we do before bean bags were invented? Answer: we didn't spend hours picking up little white polystyrene balls.
Christopher Bigsby reminisces at the V and A, listens to Walton's choral masterpiece and relaxes at the Bus
Stop with Jerry Hall. Producer JOHN BOUNDY


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Unknown: Jerry Hall.
Producer: John Boundy

: The World Tonight

with David Sells. Stereo


Unknown: David Sells.

: A Book at Bedtime

Sick Heart River by JOHN BUCHAN (Part 8)


Unknown: John Buchan

: Who'd Have Thought It?

The second of two programmes.
Jeremy Nicholas with an anthology of unusual recordings. Producer IAN GARDHOUSE Stereo (R)


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

: Open University

11.30 The New Curiosity Shop: The Narwhal
11.50 Culture and Belief in Europe: The Cosmos

: Night School

History: Using the Evidence History Mysteries
12.30 The Gunpowder Plot by Terry James. Stereo (R)
12.50 The 'Mary Celeste ' by Arthur Scholey. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Terry James.
Unknown: Mary Celeste
Unknown: Arthur Scholey.

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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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.

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