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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 the Rev Peter Read. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Read.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jonathan Fryer 0 NOMINATIONS: for the Man/Woman of the Year, by Friday 21 December, to:
Today, BBC, London WIA IA4


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Jonathan Fryer

: The Week on 4

: Occupation: Spy

Two programmes in which Ted Allbeury , thriller writer and former intelligence officer, reflects on spies and spying, with the help of the BBC Sound
2: The Famous Five
Producer Mark Savage. Stereo


Unknown: Ted Allbeury
Producer: Mark Savage.

: News

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box

The programme with the latest news from the world of personal finance. With Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby.


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.

: Morning Story

Members of the Jury by Lesley Grant-Adamson Although she had sat on many juries, Miss Claverly knew the coroner would never let her be foreman. She plots a terrible revenge. Read by Auriol Smith. Producer Matthew Walters


Unknown: Lesley Grant-Adamson
Read By: Auriol Smith.
Producer: Matthew Walters

: Daily Service

Introduced by Shirley Scott , with the choir of Blue Coat Church of England School, Coventry.
Zion Hears the Watchmen's Voices (Bach); Psalm 107, vv 1-5, 13-16; Isaiah 60, vv 1-5, 17-20; Holy Is the True Light (Harris); Hark, What a Sound (H and P 236). Stereo


Introduced By: Shirley Scott

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your Christmas poetry requests, with readers Emma Fielding and Nick Chilvers.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo
Poetry Pleasel, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Introduces: Nick Chilvers.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard Editor Ken Vass


Presented By: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

The last 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:
Billy Bayswater by Nigel Watts.
The fourth of seven episodes read by Trevor Nichols.
Abridged by Doreen Estall Editor Clare Selerie-Grey


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Billy Bayswater
Unknown: Nigel Watts.
Read By: Trevor Nichols.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: Death and the Dancing Footman

An adaptation of Ngaio Marsh's whodunnit, featuring detective Roderick Alleyn.
Jonathan Royal is a man rich enough to indulge his somewhat extravagant sense of the theatrical. But when he hits on the bizarre idea of throwing a weekend party with guests who have good reasons to loathe one another, his malicious comedy quickly turns to tragedy.
Dramatised by Alan Downer
(Stereo) (R)


Author: Ngaio Marsh
Dramatised by: Alan Downer
Director: David Johnston
Chief Det Insp Roderick Alleyn: Nigel Graham
Jonathan Royal: Laurence Payne
Aubrey Mandrake: Steven Pacey
Sandra Compline: Avril Clark
William Compline: Stuart Organ
Nicholas Compline: Stephen Hattersley
Chloris Wynne: Jane Leonard
Dr Francis Hart: Alan Downer
Mme Elise Lisse: Natasha Pyne
Lady Hersey Amblington: Margaret Ward
Troy Alleyn: Elaine Caxton
James Bewling: Peter Tuddenham
Rev Copeland/Caper: Shaun Prendergast
Det Insp Fox/Thomas: Brian Hewlett

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan tries to avoid any books with Christmas in the title; children's playwright David Wood turns his young audiences green with his latest play, Save the Human; and Tony Jaques reports on the latest developments in arts sponsorship.
Producer Mike Greenwood Stereo


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Tony Jaques
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: 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

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play

A fable for Christmas by Nigel Williams.
Sam and Jenny find a baby abandoned close to a canal in the city. Beside him is a message in Hebrew. Ahead of them is a struggle to find meaning in the message, and the right to call the child their own.
Director Marilyn Imrie. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Williams.
Director: Marilyn Imrie.
Sam: Mark Fletcher
Jenny: Tilly Vosburgh
Rebecca: Maggie McCarthy
Mr Petersen: Harry Towb
Mrs Petersen: Sally Grace
Librarian: Gordon Reid
Journalist: Mark Straker
First bailiff: Mark Straker
Social security officer: Ben Onwukwe
Second bailiff: Ben Onwukwe

: The News from Poland

Wladislaw Piasecki sells newspapers at a Surrey station these days. As a young man in Poland 50 years ago, a brush with the Gestapo led him on a turbulent journey via
Yugoslavia, Greece and Italy to Britain.
Producers Andy Piasecki and Piers Plowright Stereo


Unknown: Wladislaw Piasecki
Producers: Andy Piasecki

: Kaleidoscope


: Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

In My Wildest Dreams The autobiography of Leslie Thomas.
The third of 12 episodes < read by Hywel Bennett. Abridged by John Scotney Producer Peter King (R)


Unknown: Leslie Thomas.
Read By: Hywel Bennett.
Abridged By: John Scotney

: Fingers in the Jam

The second of two programmes featuring songs on parents and children, adults and childhood.
Tim Brown , Janice Cramer , Robert Cushman and Brenda Longman. Piano Colin Sell.
With Alan Grahame and Brian Brocklehurst. Producer
Jonathan James-Moore . Stereo (R)


Unknown: Tim Brown
Unknown: Janice Cramer
Unknown: Robert Cushman
Piano: Brenda Longman.
Unknown: Alan Grahame
Unknown: Brian Brocklehurst.
Unknown: Jonathan James-Moore

: 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.

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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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