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: FARMING TODAY

† Market trends and news

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker,
The RT. Rev. GEORGE REINDORP

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. George Reindorp

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: Ten to Eight: Old Memories and New Ways

Dr. Howard Williams revives his Presidential address to the Assembly of the Baptist Union.

Contributors

Speaker: Dr. Howard Williams

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Recordings from the past and the present
Men at Work
Introduced by ROBERT TURLEY
A BBC Sound Archives production
Repeated on Saturday, 10.0a.m.

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Turley

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: IN TOWN TODAY

Celebrities and personalities
Saturday's broadcast

: YOUR VERDICT

A series of legal problems devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Introduced by JOHN SNAGGE with a qualified legal opinion from F. W. BENEY. Q.C. and comments from a panel of everyday people from home and abroad
This week:
The Shot that Never Came
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by TRAFFORD WHITETOCK
Broadcast on March 6 in the BBC World Service

Contributors

Written By: John P. Wynn
Introduced By: John Snagge
Unknown: F. W. Beney.
Produced By: Trafford Whitetock
Julie Ferrier: Delia Corrie
Ben Mellor: Geoffrey Frederick
Jack Hill: Ian Ricketts
Mr Christian: Wilfred Babbage
Ambulance driver: John Bryning
Mate: John Baker

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 90
My Lord, my Life, my Love
(BBC H.B. 330)
Psalm 95
St. Luke 6, vv. 6-16
Holy Father, in thy mercy
(BBC H.B. 386)

: DEATH TO THE FRENCH

A novel of the Peninsular War by C. S. Forester abridged for radio in six parts
1: One against seven
Readers,
BRYDEN MURDOCH ARTHUR BOLAND
Broadcast on March 10

Contributors

Unknown: C. S. Forester
Readers: Bryden Murdoch

: JACK TRAIN

In Holiday Mood with records from here, there, and everywhere

: CHANGE AND DECAY

in all around I see ...
GILBERT PHELPS takes some recordings from the BBC Sound Archives to help illustrate various social changes, both serious and trivial, that have taken place since the turn of the century
3: Hopeful Austerity
Produced by Rodney M. Bennett

Contributors

Produced By: Rodney M. Bennett

: Announcements

: THIS TIME OF DAY

A topical programme of sounds and voices to provoke midday listeners with minds of their own
Presented by the Radio Newsreel production team

: CRICKET

Surrey v. Middlesex
Second day
Commentary by BRIAN JOHNSTON
From The Oval

Contributors

Commentary By: Brian Johnston

: The Archers

Friday's broadcast in the Light Programme

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason
Produced By: Tony Shryane
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Daniel Archer: Monte Crick
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Lilian Archer: Elizabeth Marlowe
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Pru Forrest: Mary Dalley
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Carol Grenville: Anne Cullen
Harvey Grenville: Ronald Baddiley
Jack Woolley: Phillp Garston-Jones
John Trenorran: Philip Morant
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Paddy Redmond: John Bott
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Mead: Hilary Newcombe
Sue Bent: Linda Polan

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Sir William Walton the composer discusses with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Sir William Walton
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story: ' Paul and Nicholas in the Rain ' by THELMA SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Thelma Smith

: WOMAN'S HOUR

from the North of England
Introduced by OLIVE SHAPLEY
In Partnership; CELIA and STAN BANNISTER talk about running a country pub
Second-class Citizens?: an enquiry into the status of women golfers
Britain's Happiest Family: DOROTHY BERRY recalls the day her family won the title
Foster-children:
MRS. EDITH DICKINS and her daughter JOYCE talk to PAMELA HOWE
Ideas in the Air: JOAN SEDDON and HENRY LIVINGS
ANTHONY JACOBS reads The Boy with a Sling by JONATHAN WADE
Second of ten instalments

Contributors

Introduced By: Olive Shapley
Unknown: Stan Bannister
Unknown: Dorothy Berry
Unknown: Mrs. Edith Dickins
Unknown: Pamela Howe
Unknown: Joan Seddon
Unknown: Henry Livings
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Jonathan Wade

: CRICKET

Surrey v. Middlesex
Further commentary

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Sybil Thorndike in The Sacred Flame by Somerset Maugham adapted for radio by PETER WATTS with Jill Balcon and Carleton Hobbs
' They tell me that one of these days they'll try operating again to see if they can put me right. But I know they're lying. I'm here for life.'
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Sybil Thorndike
Unknown: Peter Watts
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Produced By: Graham Gauld

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
The Royal Tournament:
RAYMOND BAXTER describes one of the highlights at Earls Court -the Fiji Military Forces
For Your Library List:
DEREK PARKER talks to A. E., CLARK-KENNEDY, author of Edith Cavell-Pioneer and Patriot
It all depends what you mean ': MABEL GREEN recalls when a famous broadcaster asked her to tea
Can you tell me?: a fortnightly series answering listeners' queries
You asked us to play ... record requests
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Talks: Derek Parker
Unknown: Edith Cavell-Pioneer
Unknown: Mabel Green
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell arranged as a dramatised reading in five parts by OLIVE SHAPLEY
Part 3: Earlshall-Ginger's Strike for Liberty-Ruined
Produced by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Anna Sewell
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Black Beauty, who is the Storyteller: Ronald Baddiley
Ginger: Daphne Oxenford
Mr York: Tom Harrison
The Earl: Geoffrey Banks

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH EAST

Today's news and the stories behind the news-Controversy -Scotland Yard Calling-Sport -From the Local Press
Produced by the South-East news unit

: Home to Music

Scottish Dance Music played by the ARCHIE DUNCAN QUINTET

Contributors

Unknown: Archie Duncan

: Music from Scarborough

THE SPA ORCHFSTRA
Conducted and introduced by MAX JAFFA
From the Spa Grand Hall by permission of Scarborough Corporation

: CALL THE TUNE

with Joseph Cooper who introduces gramophone records of well-loved music, plays the piano, and interviews a guest celebrity

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Cooper

: Repertory in Britain: The Anatomist

Citizens' Theatre Company, Glasgow in The Anatomist by James Bridie
with Iain Cuthbertson as Dr. Knox
'Do you think that because I strut and rant.... that my soul isn't sick within me at the horror of what I have done?'

Contributors

Author: James Bridie
Spinet player: Raymond O'Connell
Flautist: David Nicholson
Adapted and produced by: Stewart Conn
Mary Paterson: Anne Kristen
Walter Anderson: Bryden Murdoch
Mary Belle Dishart: Mairhi Russell
Amelia Dishart: Rona Anderson
Raby: Stephen MacDonald
Landlord: John Grieve
Davie Paterson: James Gibson
Jessie Ann: Jan Wilson
Janet: Margaret Leslie
Burke: Harry Towb
Hare: Harry Webster

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
DOUGLAS Brown introduces this evening's edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics. Letters on public affairs and issues of policy are specially welcome

Contributors

Introduces: Douglas Brown

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Brat Farrar by JOSEPHINE TEY adapted by Robert Goodyear Read by DAVID SPENSER
Sixth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Josephine Tey
Adapted By: Robert Goodyear
Read By: David Spenser

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Borodin
String Quartet No. 2 in D major played by THE BORODIN QUARTET
Rostislav Dubinsky (violin)
Jaroslav Alexandrov (violin) Dmitry Shebalin (viola)
Valentin Berlinsky (cello) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Violin: Rostislav Dubinsky
Violin: Jaroslav Alexandrov
Viola: Dmitry Shebalin
Cello: Valentin Berlinsky

: Closedown









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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.

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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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