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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Fr John McCullagh.


Unknown: Fr John McCullagh.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: The House at Pooh Corner

by A A Milne, read in five parts by Alan Bennett.
1: A House for Eeyore.


Unknown: Alan Bennett.

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests Sir Dirk Bogarde , Anna Somers Cocks , Judy Dempsey and William Shawcross.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Sir Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Anna Somers Cocks
Unknown: Judy Dempsey
Unknown: William Shawcross.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Daily Service

From St Mary's Church, Swansea, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins , with the Kyros Singers.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins

: Questions of Taste

with Chris Kelly , Bob Payton , Oz Clarke , Kay Avila and Susan Brooks. Producer Richard Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Bob Payton
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Kay Avila
Unknown: Susan Brooks.
Producer: Richard Wilson.

: Paradise Lost

John Milton 's poem abridged in 41 episodes. 34: Satan's legions are turned into serpents.
Abridged by Adrian Mitchell Music: Elizabeth Parker Director John Theocharis


Unknown: John Milton
Abridged By: Adrian Mitchell
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Director: John Theocharis
Milton: Denis Quilley
Adam: Linus Roache
Eve: Federay Holmes
God: Godfrey Kenton
Son: Robert Glenister
Michael: Mark Straker
Sin: Margaret Robertson
Death: Steve Hodson

: Woman's Hour

withjenni Murray.
Alison Hilliard discovers how shops match their mood to music.
Serial: Proto Zoe by Amanda Prantera.
Read in ten episodes by Sara Kestelman.
8: The Father Confessor Abridged by Delia Paton Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Proto Zoe
Unknown: Amanda Prantera.
Unknown: Sara Kestelman.
Abridged By: Delia Paton
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald ● Lines open from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Ukridge

I Griff Rhys
I Jones stars as Pu wodehouse's character who always has a money-spinning design to hand. 1: The Accident Syndicate
Adapted by Julian Dutton
Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Griff Rhys
Adapted By: Julian Dutton
Producer: Sarah Smith.
Corky: Robert Bathurst
Tupper: Adam Godley
Beamish: Simon Godley
Madelaine: Rebecca Front
Teddy: Julian Dutton

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers


: Crisp and Even Brightly

by Alick Rowe.
What is the true story behind Good King Wenceslas?
Director Shaun MacLoughlin. Stereo


Unknown: Alick Rowe.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.
Good King Wenceslas: Timothy West
The Page: James Holland
Queen Grandmother: June Barrie
Sigmund: Christian Rodska
Otto: William Eedle
Maria: June Tobin
Harry the Spy: Michael Tudor Barnes
Vlad: David Barnes
Tunna: Bill Wallis
Gomon: John Baddeley
Woman Inside: Polly James
Man Inside: Andrew Hilton
Ragman: Anthony Jackson
Kermit: Michael Deacon
Nice Man: Paul Nicholson
Synthesizer Player: Andrew Christie

: Walking the Dog

How does a walk in the park seem through the eyes and ears of a dog? Fergus, a three-year-old Golden Retriever, is persuaded to take a tape recorder on one of his jaunts. Narration by Brian Patten.
Producer Chris Wines


Unknown: Brian Patten.

: Conversation Piece

In the last programme of the series Sue MacGregor talks to Christopher Gable , artistic director of the Northern Ballet Theatre. Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Artistic: Christopher Gable
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen reviews a rare production of Handel's Alcina at the Royal Opera House, and Kenneth Branagh as Hamlet in Adrian Noble 's production. Producer Paul Quinn. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Adrian Noble
Producer: Paul Quinn.

: Short Story

Five bitter-sweet tales for
1: On the Left Side
Michael Carson 's story describes the strange seating arrangements at St Finbar's Church.
Read by Sorcha Cusak.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Michael Carson
Read By: Sorcha Cusak.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: News

: The Archers

The calm before the storm. Stereo

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

Gondal with Diana Quick and Janet Maw.
Martyn Wade 's play about Emily Bronte parallels her life at Haworth with a reconstruction of Gondal, her fantasy world set on a Pacific island, from which the ideas for Wuthering Heights evolved.
With John Webb , Jillie Meers and Siriol Jenkins Music by Elizabeth Parker
Director Cherry Cookson. Stereo


Unknown: Diana Quick
Unknown: Janet Maw.
Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: Emily Bronte
Unknown: John Webb
Unknown: Jillie Meers
Unknown: Siriol Jenkins Music
Unknown: Elizabeth Parker
Director: Cherry Cookson.
Augusta: Diana Quick
Emily: Janet Maw
Lord Eldred: John Rowe
Fernando: Nathaniel Parker
Alfred: Clive Francis
Tabitha: Linda Polan
Angelica: Moir Leslie
Alexander/Douglas: David Thorpe
Pany/Julius: Keith Drinkel
Young Emily: Annabel Lanyon
Gerald: Eric Allan
Young Charlotte/ Young Augusta: Bernadette Windsor
Young Branwell: Jill Lidstone

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White , stereo


Unknown: Roger White

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Escape from Siberia by Leon Trotsky. The second of five parts read by Andrew Sachs. Abridged by Mark Lodge
Producer Claire Grove. Stereo


Unknown: Leon Trotsky.
Read By: Andrew Sachs.
Abridged By: Mark Lodge
Producer: Claire Grove.

: Hancock's Half Hour

Starring Tony Hancock.
Bill and Father Christmas
Also starring
Sidney James , Bill Kerr ,
Warren Mitchell and Hattie Jacques. Music: Wally Stott and his Orchestra
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Producer Tom Ronald
(first broadcast in 1958)


Unknown: Tony Hancock.
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Hattie Jacques.
Music: Wally Stott
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Producer: Tom Ronald


Three programmes in which Matthew Parris talks to people who have a passion for rescue.
1: Accident and emergency consultant Tony Redmond. Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Talks: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Tony Redmond.
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: 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.

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