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A series of forty programmes
Lesson 39
The lessons presented by Luisa Rapaccini based on her book Parlo Italiano
Assisted by Arielia Reggio and Andrea Taccht Devised and produced by Elsie Ferguson
Monday's recorded broadcast A Listen and Learn series


Presented By: Luisa Rapaccini
Assisted By: Arielia Reggio
Assisted By: Andrea Taccht
Produced By: Elsie Ferguson


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Water Pity
Many fruit trees are showing distress symptoms at the present time. Eric HERWIN , County Horticultural Adviser for Kent, suggests ways of remedying these troubles which were caused by the abnormally wet soil conditions in 1960 Along with Ling JOHN STREET talks about some of the heathers that give a good display of flowers in early summer
Produced by John Greenslade


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Unknown: Eric Herwin
Unknown: Ling John
Produced By: John Greenslade


A weekly magazine
Introduced by Bill Hartley
To convert or not to convert?: a discussion between Pat Gregory and Michael Christie on improving engine performance
Why not put it on the railways?: some comments from Lord Stonham, Chairman of the Road and Rail Association
The role of dual purpose vehicles by Roy McCarthy
Produced by David Glencross
Repeated Saturday at 12.0 (Home)


Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Unknown: Pat Gregory
Unknown: Michael Christie
Unknown: Roy McCarthy
Produced By: David Glencross

: Third Programme

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Today's overseas commodity and financial news, and the London Stock Market closing report

: 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.

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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