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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Alan Reid


Unknown: Alan Reid

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday.

: The Week on 4

: The Professionals

A view of three different occupations as seen from the BBC Sound Archives.
2: Artists
The portrait painter
Humphrey Ocean on the haphazard, non-structured world of the career artist. Producer Fiona Couper Stereo


Producer: Fiona Couper

: News

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box

A Question of Money A panel consisting of Louise Botting , Vincent Duggleby , Christopher Gilchrist and Philip Hardman answer questions on personal finance.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Unknown: Christopher Gilchrist
Unknown: Philip Hardman
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Morning Story: A Fairly Regular Four

by Frederic Raphael.
Read by Norman Rodway.


Author: Frederic Raphael
Reader: Norman Rodway
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

from the Chapel of Loretto School, Musselburgh. Led by the Rev
Andrew McLellan. Reading:
Romans 8, vv 18-25
Hymns: Lord of All Being (Omberley); At the Name of Jesus (Camberwell); God Is Working His
Purpose Out (Purpose). Organist John Riley Director of Music
Timothy Goulter


Unknown: Andrew McLellan.
Organist: John Riley
Unknown: Timothy Goulter

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

from Northern Ireland.
Simon Rae introduces a special edition featuring works by Irish poets requested by listeners. Readers Ruth McCabe and Ian McElhinney. Guest Paul Durcan.
Producer Pam Brighton. Stereo 0 REQUESTS to:
'Poetry Please!', BBC, Bristol 858 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Ruth McCabe
Readers: Ian McElhinney.
Unknown: Paul Durcan.
Producer: Pam Brighton.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite Editor Ken Vass


Presented By: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

The ninth heat of the general knowledge music competition.
Chairman Ned Sherrin. Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Diane Messias.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie Editor Roger Mosey


Presented By: James Naughtie
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Flexible working can be ideal for women with children - but there are drawbacks. Maggie Meade-King points out the perils of part-time employment. Serial: Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin.
The sixth of 12 episodes read by Mia Soteriou.
Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Editor Clare Selerie-Grey


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mary Reilly
Unknown: Valerie Martin.
Read By: Mia Soteriou.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: An Inspector Calls

by J B Priestley. A happy family celebration is shattered by the arrival of a mysterious inspector enquiring about a young woman who has committed suicide. Even though none of the people present appear to have known her, he suggests that they are responsible for her death ...
Director Alfred Bradley Stereo (R)


Director: Alfred Bradley
Arthur Birling: Ronald Baddiley
Gerald Croft: Derrick Gilbert
Sybil Birling: Ann Rye
Sheila Birling: Barbara Flynn
Eric Birling: Christian Rodska
Edna: Teresa Moore
Inspector Goole: Geoffrey Banks

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan finds out if playwriting can be taught by the likes of Alan Bennett , David Edgar ,
John Godber and Willy Russell in a new MA course at
Birmingham University; Roy Porter reads the letters of Alfred Lord
Tennyson; and Nicholas Kenyon discusses
Bach and the violin. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: David Edgar
Unknown: John Godber
Unknown: Willy Russell
Unknown: Roy Porter
Unknown: Alfred Lord
Unknown: Nicholas Kenyon
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes Editor Kevin Marsh
0 WRITE to. PM Letters, BBC, London WIA IAA
0 LETTERLINE: [number removed]


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

Humphrey Lyttelton in the chair.
With Tim Brooke-Taylor , Willie Rushton , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer. Stereo


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer.

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

Are the multinationals misleading mothers in the Third World about how best to feed their children?
With Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

The Flight of Fellowship
John Brook is a high flier whose security business is about to expand globally. But all great men have their enemies.
Written by Chris Allen.
Director Matthew Walters Stereo


Unknown: John Brook
Written By: Chris Allen.
Director: Matthew Walters
John Brook: John Castle
Pippa: Joan Walker
Roger: Stephen Garlick
Naomi: Moya O'Shea
Malcolm: Jonathan Tafler
Shore: David King
Terry: Ian Lindsay
Emma: Oona Beeson
Secretary: Danielle Allan
Police inspector: Vincent Brimble
Fordham: James Greene
Newsreader: C J Allen

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Nigel Cassidy Stereo


Presented By: Nigel Cassidy

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor Margaret Budy Stereo


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Margaret Budy

: A Book at Bedtime

Ved Mehta's extraordinary autobiographical account of his childhood as a totally blind boy sent away to a mission school in Bombay.
Home for the Holidays The sixth of eight parts read by Sam Dastor. Producer Penny Gold


Read By: Sam Dastor.

: Largely Walters

This week John Walters offers his thoughts on the subject of love.


Unknown: John 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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