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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: TEN TO SEVEN

Friday's ' Ten to Eight'

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: ON YOUR FARM

A weekly review of the agricultural scene
Produced by Anthony Parkin

Contributors

Produced By: Anthony Parkin

: OUTLOOK

A Christian angle on the news

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it

: THE NEWS

: THE WEEKLY WORLD

What the weeklies think, illustrated from their editorials, is reviewed by MICHAEL UNDERHILL

Contributors

Reviewed By: Michael Underhill

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Parliamentarians scrutinise the week's work at Westminster and discuss what is making an impact on the world of politics
ANDREW ALEXANDER takes the chair

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Alexander

: IN YOUR GARDEN

Introduced by Roy HAY featuring items of news, views, replies to listeners' queries, and topical advice to help the amateur gardener
Produced by John Greenslade

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Hay
Produced By: John Greenslade

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 1
God moves in a mysterious way
(BBC H.B. 8)
Canticle 11
St. Luke 2, vv. 21-27; 34-40
0 thou in all thy might so far
(BBC H.B. 312)

: SCIENCE SURVEY

The Teeming Thames by KENNETH MANN , PH.D.
University of Reading
Today sees the beginning of phase two of the International Biological Programme, a world-wide scheme of co-operative research. Some of it is taking place in distant Fihutan, other bits in our own rivers. Dr. Mann recounts one I.B.P. story which began with buying a vacant pub and may end with suggestions for feeding the teeming human population of the planet.

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Mann

: STUDY SESSION

Introduction to Chinese
A course of ten lessons in spoken Mandarin for complete beginners.
Programme 5
Introduced by LUCIA LIU with the help of Terry Chang Language consultant Mrs. Y. C. Liu
Script by David Pollard
Produced by Elsie Ferguson
Last Tuesday's broadcast (Study)
A booklet and record are available

Contributors

Introduced By: Lucia Liu
Unknown: Terry Chang
Unknown: Mrs. Y. C. Liu
Script By: David Pollard
Produced By: Elsie Ferguson

: Der arme Millionar

Everyday German by Radio
A series of twenty programmes for listeners with a basic knowledge of the language. based on Erich Kiistner 's novel Drei Manner im Schnee.
15: Liebe auf den ersten Blick
Introduced by SABINE MICHAEL and DIETER GEISSLER with Angelike Sahla. Gerda Koeppler Rolf Richards
Written and produced by Edith R. Baer
Language consultant, Dr. L. Lob
Last Wednesday's broadcast (Study)
A booklet and records are available

Contributors

Unknown: Erich Kiistner
Introduced By: Sabine Michael
Introduced By: Dieter Geissler
Unknown: Angelike Sahla.
Unknown: Gerda Koeppler
Unknown: Rolf Richards
Produced By: Edith R. Baer
Unknown: Dr. L. Lob

: Divertissement Français

A series of fifteen magazine-type programmes, including French songs and readings from the Penguin book of French Short Stories and The Penguin Book of French Nineteenth Century Verse, for listeners with some knowledge of French.
Programme 2
De Nertal: Une allée du Luxem-Lourg; Chanson gothique
Les bottes de sept lieues: 2 Le parapluie
Demain j'ai vingt ans
Speakers, PAULETTE PRENEY
Louis BLONCOURT , PAUL COUSTER
Script by Winifred Saunders and Odile Castro
Produced by Elsie Ferguson
Last Thursday's broadcast (Study)

Contributors

Unknown: Paulette Preney
Unknown: Louis Bloncourt
Unknown: Paul Couster
Script By: Winifred Saunders
Script By: Odile Castro
Produced By: Elsie Ferguson

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

A weekly survey of the world of motoring
Customers' Comments
Do the views of car owners get back to the manufacturers? Do The Police and Ministry of Transport provide information to manufacturers about the reliability of their products?
A discussion about these questions between car buyers, a Chief Constable, and representatives of the Ministry of Transport and manufacturers together with topical news and the latest Road Conditions
Introduced by BILL HARTLEY
Produced by Jim Pestridge

Contributors

Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Produced By: Jim Pestridge

: ALL THE BEST FROM TODAY

Listen at leisure to selected star items from the week's editions of radio's famous breakfast-time magazine
Introduced by CORBET WOODALL

Contributors

Introduced By: Corbet Woodall

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: DOES THE TEAM THINK?

Members of the public and invited personalities put questions to
JIMMY EDWARDS , TED RAY
TOMMY TRINDER , CYRIL FLETCHER
In the chair, MCDONALD HOBLEY
Special guest, CLIVE DUNN from an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Produced by Edward Taylor

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Clive Dunn
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Lord Ritchie-Calder author, science writer, and Professor of International Relations at Edinburgh University discusses with ROY PLOMLEY in a recorded programme devised by him the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Last Monday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley

: LAWN TENNIS and ROWING

The Championships at Wimbledon
Commentary by MAURICE EDELSTON and MAX ROBERTSON from the Centre Court and No. 1 Court, with summaries and comments by BEA WALTER
Results and latest news from the other courts given by BASIL Curtis
Fiom the All England Lawn Tennis Club
Henley Royal Regatta
Commentary and reports by JOHN SNAGGE and JOHN HINDE

Contributors

Commentary By: Maurice Edelston
Unknown: Max Robertson
Unknown: Basil Curtis
Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: John Hinde

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: South-East News

: SPORTS SESSION

Produced by Godfrey Dixey

Contributors

Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: MANY A SLIP

'twixt
ISOBEL BARNETT
ELEANOR SUMMERFIELD and RICHARD MURDOCH , DAVID NIXON with some tune-twisters from STEVE RACE
In the chair, Roy PLOMLEY
Devised and written by IAN MESSITER
Produced by Charles Maxwell
Last Sunday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Written By: Ian Messiter
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: GALA NIGHT AT THE OPERA

A special edition of Gala Concert Hall with VICTORIA ELLIOTT (soprano) KENNETH MACDONALD (tenor)
GALA CHORUS
Directed by JOHN MCCARTHY
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conductor, MARCUS DODS
Introduced by ALEXANDER MOYES
Produced by Gareth Walters
The programme includes music from Madam Butterfly (Puccini), The Talcs of Hoffmann (Offenbach), and 11 Trovatore (Verdi).
Kenneth Macdonald broadcasts by permission of the Gen. Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Contributors

Tenor: Kenneth MacDonald
Directed By: John McCarthy
Conductor: Marcus Dods
Introduced By: Alexander Moyes
Produced By: Gareth Walters
Unknown: Kenneth MacDonald

: SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

A comedy by W. Somerset Maugham adapted for radio by PEGGY WELLS with Ronald Lewis and Derek Godfrey
The action of the play takes place in John Middleton 's house in Harley Street in 1927. † Produced by JOHN POWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Peggy Wells
Unknown: Ronald Lewis
Unknown: Derek Godfrey
Unknown: John Middleton
Produced By: John Powell
The Constant Wife: Constance Cummings
Constance Middleton: Constance Cummings
John Middleton, F R C S , her husband.: Ronald Lewis
Martha Culver, her sister: Margaret Robertson
Mrs Culver, her mother: Sylvia Coleridge
Mortimer Durham: Harold Kasket
Marie-Louise, his wife: Maria Charles
Barbara Fawcett: Barbara Mitchell
Bernard Kersal: Derek Godfrey
Bentley, the Middletons' butler: Frank Henderson

: THE NEWS

: THE TIME OF MY LIFE

A new series in which well-known people look back on what they consider to have been the most stimulating period of their lives.
Baroness Burton of Coventry chooses the years between 1938 and 1942 when she turned from sportswoman to politician through her ' burning passion about unemployment '
She introduces the voices of some of the men and women who influenced her, including Eleanor Rathbone , Gracie Fields. Ernest Bevin , Ed Murrow , President Roosevelt, and King George VI.
Produced by Jocelyn Ferguson and Tony Gould
Shortened version of last Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Eleanor Rathbone
Unknown: Gracie Fields.
Unknown: Ernest Bevin
Unknown: Ed Murrow
Unknown: King George Vi.
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson
Produced By: Tony Gould

: BEFORE THE ENDING OF THE DAY

The evening office of Compline

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by MALCOLM BINNS (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Malcolm Binns

: 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.

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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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