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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Prices, practical farming, politics and the countryside. Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with Elizabeth Templeton.


Unknown: Elizabeth Templeton.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Peter Hobday. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jonathan Fryer


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Jonathan Fryer

: The Week on 4

: The Professionals

The last of four views of different occupations as seen from the BBC Sound Archives. Parsons, Priests and Rabbis
The trials and tribulations of a religious vocation. Producer Mark Savage. Stereo


Producer: Mark Savage.

: News

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box Live:

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Vincent Duggleby once again takes your calls on how best to manage your money.
Producer Frances Macdonald
0 LINES OPEN: from 8.30am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Morning Story

End of the Empire by Isabel Huggan. As a young child,
Hannah Louise had a secret - a love for King George VI and a wish to be adopted by the House of Windsor. Read by Shelley Thompson.
Producer Tracey Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Isabel Huggan.
Unknown: Hannah Louise
Read By: Shelley Thompson.
Producer: Tracey Neale.

: Daily Service

led by Iris Mclntyre from Carlisle Cathedral, with the Abbey Singers. I Look from Afar
(Palestrina); Sleepers Wake; Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day;
Daniel 7, vv 9-11, 13, 14. Director of Music
Andrew Seivewright Organist Ian Hare


Unknown: Iris McLntyre
Organist: Andrew Seivewright
Organist: Ian Hare

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests. Guest Nicola Davies takes a look at poetry books for children.
Readers Emma Fielding, Nick Chilvers and John Matshikiza.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo 0 REQUESTS to:
Poetry Pleasel, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Unknown: Nicola Davies
Unknown: Nick Chilvers
Unknown: John Matshikiza.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

with John Waite Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

The first of three semi-finals in 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.
Serial: Mary Reilly by Valerie Martin.
The 11th of 12 episodes read by Mia Soteriou.
Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury (Music: Panufnik's Metasinfonia) 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

: Sister, Dear Sister

Many might think that
Emily's life - shadowed as it is by an attractive elder sister - is an unhappy one. But even at 78, there's no giving up ...
Written by George Baker.
Music Grant Hossack. Director Jane Morgan Stereo (R)


Written By: George Baker.
Music: Grant Hossack.
Emily: Valerie Sarruf
Margery: Angharad Rees
Albert Henshaw: Peter Baldwin
Mrs Watson: Barbara Atkinson
WPC Good: Caroline Gruber
John Griggs: Paul Sirr
Cecil Aston: Andrew Seear
Mr Watson: Frederick Treves
Morgue attendant/Waiter: Ken Cumberlidge
Mrs Brooks: Joanna MacKie
Roland: Simon Cuff
Doctor: Ian Thompson

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan talks to Graham Greene 's biographer, Norman Sherry , whose latest project - following in the author's footsteps - has proved his most hazardous yet.
The Russian violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer records Beethoven and Schubert; and Ian McMillan reports on rock climbers who turn to writing.
Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo


Talks: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Norman Sherry
Unknown: Gidon Kremer
Unknown: Ian McMillan
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes Editor Kevin Marsh
0 WRITE to: PM Letters, BBC, London WIA 1AA


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

The popular panel game. In the chair
Humphrey Lyttelton.
With Tim Brooke-Taylor Willie Rushton Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer.


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

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper


Presented By: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play

'Attic' Higgins, school oddball and would-be poet, gets a part in a new TV serial. It looks as if his troubles are over - but really they're just starting.... Written by Diane Whiteley.
Director Tony Cliff Stereo


Written By: Diane Whiteley.
Director: Tony Cliff
Attic: Richard Pearce
Ann: Victoria Finney
Melanie: Lisa Brailey
Jim: Derek Howard
David: Bryan Reynolds
Alistair: Peter Rylands
Miranda: Christine MacKie
Miss Clegg: Judith Barker
Susy: Susie Hawthorne
Gaynor: Kendall Jeffrey
Bernie: Janet James
Eddie: Andy Burke
Phil: Paul Loughran

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White Stereo


Presented By: Roger White

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Editor Margaret Budy Stereo


Presented By: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Margaret Budy

: A Book at Bedtime

My Uncle Silas by H E Bates.
The third of nine stories abridged and read by David Neal.
A Funny Thing
Producer Cherry Cookson (R)


Read By: David Neal.
Producer: Cherry Cookson

: Largely Walters

This week John Walters offers his thoughts and conversations on the subject of death.


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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