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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Chris Lowe


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: The Week on 4

: Return Ticket

With the help of the Sound Archives, Michael Johnston goes back to
Christmas Island and the first H-bomb test in 1957. Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Michael Johnston
Producer: Julian Hale

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Money Box

with Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Daily Service Pilgrimage

This week Daily Service and Morning Story combine in a pilgrimage through north-east
England. Today: Holy Island, Northumbria.
10.30am Lindisfarne by William Bedford.
Read by Barbara Peirson. Producer Gillian Hush
10.45am The service, from Lindisfarne Priory, with the New English Orchestra Singers.
Wind of the Spirit; 0
Lord Increase Our Faith; Be Still and Know that I Am God.


Unknown: William Bedford.
Read By: Barbara Peirson.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

with Simon Rae.
Readers John Matshikiza and Elaine Ives-Cameron . Guest Derek Walcott.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Readers: Simon Rae.
Readers: John Matshikiza
Readers: Elaine Ives-Cameron
Unknown: Derek Walcott.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

This week the series about recent health scares looks at meningitis. Has anything been learnt to make it less of a threat?
Presenter John Howard. Producer David Berry


Presenter: John Howard.
Producer: David Berry

: Counterpoint

The fifth heat in the general knowledge music competition.
Chairman Ned Sherrin. Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Diane Messias.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Jenni Murray. Short story:
Concerning Virgins by Clare Boylan read by Kate Binchy. Abridged by Jack Singleton


Presenter: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Clare Boylan
Read By: Kate Binchy.
Abridged By: Jack Singleton

: Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson 's classic story of adventure on the high seas.
Dramatised by John Scotney
Director Martin Jenkins. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Louis Stevenson
Dramatised By: John Scotney
Director: Martin Jenkins.
Long John Silver: Peter Jeffrey
Israel Hands: Glyn Houston
Ben Gunn: Hugh Paddick
Squire Trelawney: John Moffatt
Dr Livesey: Geoffrey Whitehead
Jim Hawkins: Ben Rodska
Flint: David King
Billy Bones: Brian Haines
Mrs Hawkins: Tessa Worsley
Mrs Silver: Tessa Worsley
Black Dog: Michael Kilgarriff
Anderson: Michael Kilgarriff
Blind Pew: Anthony Hall
Dick: Brian Miller
Tom Morgan: John Bull
George Merry: John Hollis
Dance: Paul Downing
Gray: Paul Downing
Joyce: David Goodland
Commander: David Goodland
Captain Smollett: Stephen Thorne
Allan: Charles Simpson
Rating: Charles Simpson
Captain Flint: Wally K Daly

: Kaleidoscope

Kate Saunders finds out whether
Anthony Burgess reveals himself in his autobiography; reports on a busy fortnight of Scottish bookmarketing; and welcomes political songwriter Wolf Bierman to the studio.
Producer Adrian Washbourne Stereo


Unknown: Kate Saunders
Unknown: Anthony Burgess
Songwriter: Wolf Bierman
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

: The Monday Play

Anthills of the Savannah
Chinua Achebe's story of the betrayals, tensions and passions that emerge when a military dictatorship has taken power in the West
African state of Kangan.
Dramatised by William Ash Director Kay Patrick. Stereo


Dramatised By: William Ash
Director: Kay Patrick.
His Excellency: Jude Akuwudike
Chris Oriko: Ben Onwukwe
Ikem Osodi: Joseph Marcell
Prof Okong: Okon Jones
Att General: Maynard Eziashi
Beatrice Okoh: Pamela Jikiemi
Elewa: Amma Asante
Major Ossai: Louis Mahoney
Obete: Cyril Nri
Secretary: Jeillo Edwards
Elewa's mother: Jeillo Edwards
Leader of the Delegation: Wale Ojo
John Kent: Garard Green
Dick: Michael Kilgarriff
Lou Cranford: Jane Whittenshaw

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Midnight Tales
Five spooky stories by Bram Stoker read by Dyfed Thomas. 1: The Secret of the Growing Gold
Abridged by Donald Bancroft Producer David Benedictus


Stories By: Bram Stoker
Read By: Dyfed Thomas.
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Producer: David Benedictus

: Largely Walters

: 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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