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: Farming Today

Market trends, news, weather

: Ten to Seven

Prayer and Meditation
Led by The Rev. John G. Williams
Friday's 'Ten to Eight'


Speaker: Rev. John G. Williams

: The News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Outlook

A Christian angle on the news

: The News

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it.
Revised edition: Tuesday, 9.5 a.m.

: Voices

from the BBC Sound Archives
Constance Spry (1886-1960): The arrangement of flowers
Introduced by Leslie Perowne


Presenter: Leslie Perowne

: The News

: The Weekly World

What the weeklies think, illustrated from their editorials, is reviewed by Geoffrey Howe.


Reviewer: Geoffrey Howe

: A Choice of Paperbacks

by Sir Learie Constantine, Anthony Smith, Viscountess Tarbat.
In the chair, Cliff Michelmore


Speaker: Sir Learie Constantine
Speaker: Anthony Smith
Speaker: Viscountess Tarbat
Chairman: Cliff Michelmore
Producer: Jocelyn Ferguson

: In Your Garden

Introduced by Roy Hay featuring items of news, views, replies to listeners' queries, and topical advice to help the amateur gardener.


Presenter: Roy Hay
Producer: John Greenslade

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 102
O thou who earnest from above (BBC H.B. 362)
Canticle 10
St. Luke 22, v. 66, to 23, v. 12
King of glory, King of peace (BBC H.B. 325)

: Science Survey

Protection Against Disease by Frank T. Perkins, Ph.D.
Dr. Perkins is the head of the Medical Research Council division responsible for the safety and efficacy of all vaccines given to humans. Today he talks about the importance of immunisation, particularly in the first five years of life.


Speaker: Frank T. Perkins, Ph.D.

: Study Session: The Artist at Work: 4: What Makes a Sculptor

A series of four programmes.
Michael Ayrton and T. G. Rosenthal discuss the recorded views of some well-known sculptors including Henry Moore, Reg Butler, and Barbara Hepworth.
A World Service production


Speaker: Michael Ayrton
Speaker: T. G. Rosenthal
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Music Questions

A series in which practising musicians discuss listeners' queries
Produced by Peter Dodd


Unknown: Denis Matthews
Unknown: Stephen Dodgson
Unknown: Alec Robertson
Produced By: Peter Dodd

: Divertissement français

Fifteen programmes for listeners with some knowledge of French
Programme 15
Musset: Sur une morte
Les bottes de sept lieues-15 C'etait
Page d'icriture
Script by Odile Castro and Winifred Saunders
Produced by Elsie Ferguson
Last Thursday's broadcast (Study)


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

: Motoring and the Motorist: Crossroads

A visit to the Brighton and Hove Motor Club
Members put questions to:
Ernest McMillan, a leading Rally driver
Bill Boddy, Editor of Motor Sport
Pat Gregory of the R.A.C.
Chairman, Bill Hartley
Recorded at the Club Headquarters in Brighton
followed by the latest news of Roads and Traffic
Produced by Jim Pestridge
Motor with Bill Hartley : page 41


Panellist: Ernest McMillan
Panellist: Bill Boddy
Panellist: Pat Gregory
Chairman: Bill Hartley
Producer: 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 Jack de Manio


Presenter: Jack de Manio

: The News

: Round the Horne

Written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman
starring Kenneth Horne with Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Bill Pertwee
Music by The Fraser Hayes Four, Edwin Braden and the Hornblowers
Announcer, Douglas Smith
Broadcast on April 2 (Light)


Writer: Barry Took
Writer: Marty Feldman
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Music: Fraser Hayes
Music: Edwin Braden and the Hornblowers
Announcer: Douglas Smith
Producer: John Simmonds

: Desert Island Discs

Roy Castle, comedian, discusses with Roy Plomley in a recorded programme devised by him the gramophone records he would take to a desert island.

(Roy Castle is in 'Big Bad Mouse' at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London)


Presenter/Devised by: Roy Plomley
Castaway: Roy Castle
Producer: Monica Chapman

: Afternoon Theatre: Floral Tribute

by David Bartlett
with Clive Morton
'The Garden Village of England. A coveted title. It's a great pity that Miss Tuttle will miss seeing the fruits of her labour...'


Writer: David Bartlett
Producer: Glyn Dearman
Tom: Haydn Jones
Major Peters: Clive Morton
Sally: Patricia Gallimore
P.C. Bennett: Ronald Herdman
Dr Rawlings: Lockwood West
Mr Percival: Denys Blakelock
John Martin: Ian Thompson
George: Harold Kasket
Charles Roper: Wilfrid Carter

: Home for the Day

A Saturday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
Gardener after one's own heart: B.A. Mason talks about Lanning Roper's The Sunday Times Gardening Book.
Could it have been avoided?: Elaine Goldman describes her troubles with a central heating installation, and Norman Tozer investigates.
Psychedelic?: Jane Probyn visits a discotheque in Soho.
I'm not lonely now: Peter Ross talks to May Brown and young people who have helped her
What sort of peace?: June Rose reports from Israel.


Presenter: Marjorie Anderson
Speaker: B.A. Mason
Guest: Elaine Goldman
Reporter: Norman Tozer
Reporter: Jane Probyn
Reporter: Peter Ross
Guest: May Brown
Reporter: June Rose

: Music at Four

: South-East News

: Sports Session


Producer: Godfrey Dixey

: Steptoe and Son: Crossed Swords

starring Wilfrid Brambell as Albert, Harry H. Corbett as Harold
with Derek Nimmo and Michael McClain
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton adapted for radio by Gale Pedrick
Broadcast on July 30 (Light)


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Adapted for radio by: Gale Pedrick
Producer: Bobby Jaye
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H. Corbett
[Actor]: Derek Nimmo
[Actor]: Michael McClain

: Gala Night at the Opera

A special edition of Gala Concert Hall from Huddersfield
NORMAN WELSBY (baritone)
Chorus-Master, Stephen Wilkinson
Leader, Reginald Stead
Produced by David Richardson and Gareth Walters
The programme includes music from Carmen (Bizet), Faust (Gounod), Semiramide (Rossini), Rigoletto (Verdi), and Der Rosenkavalier (Richard Strauss ).
Given before an invited audience in Huddersfield Town Hall on Sept. 9


Tenor: John Mitchinson
Baritone: Norman Welsby
Chorus-Master: Stephen Wilkinson
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Brian Priestman
Introduced By: Sandra Chalmers
Produced By: David Richardson
Produced By: Gareth Walters
Unknown: Richard Strauss

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Adventure Story

by Terence Rattigan adapted for radio by Peter Watts
with Paul Daneman as Alexander the Great
The action of the play takes place in Greece and Persia during the fourth century B.C.

Repeated: Monday, 3.15 p.m.
See page 8


Author: Terence Rattigan
Adapted for radio by: Peter Watts
Producer: John Powell
Alexander the Great: Paul Daneman
The Queen Mother of Persia: Margaret Rawlings
Hephaestion, a Macedonian officer: David Brierley
Alexander: Paul Daneman
A sculptor: Michael Harbour
Philip of Macedon Alexander's father: John Wyse
General Parmenion: David March
Philotas his son: Nigel Graham
The Pythia Priestess of Delphi: Margaret Robertson
The Queen Mother of Persia: Margaret Rawlings
Darius, King of Persia: John Justin
Queen Statira: Barbara Mitchell
Prince Bessus Satrap of Bactria: Anthony Jackson
Princess Statira: Sian Davies
Mazares, servant to Darius: Harold Kasket
Cleitus, a Macedonian officer: Francis de Wolff
Macedonian officer - Ptolemy: Michael Harbour
Macedonian officer - Perdicoas: Christopher Bidmead
Roxana: Margaret Robertson
[Actor]: Alexander John

: The News

: A Word in Edgeways

Brian Redhead discusses some topical matters and some less topical with Davida Higgin, educationist, Dr. Norman Hunt, Fellow and Lecturer In Politics, Exeter College, Oxford, Lewis Wright, Chairman of the T.U.C.


Presenter: Brian Redhead
Panellist: Davida Higgin
Panellist: Dr. Norman Hunt
Panellist: Lewis Wright

: At the Close of the Day

A meditation by Stanley Pritchard


Speaker: Stanley Pritchard

: Music at Night

Scarlatti Sonatas
B flat minor (L.296) B flat minor (L.300)
C sharp minor (L.260) Csharp minor (L.256)
B major (L.148) B major (L.446)
played by Alan Cuckston (harpsichord)
Second of five programmes
11.42* Weather forecast and News Summary


Harpsichord: Alan Cuckston

: 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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