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: News

7.10 On Your Farm
7.40 Today's Papers


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Outlook t

: Today

Michael Aspel with Radio 4 s 70-minute worldwide look at the weekend.
Travel news and What's on 7.55 Weather, programme news


Unknown: Michael Aspel

: News

and more of Today including Sportsdesk; at 8.30* Sports Spot; at 8.40* Today's Papers

: News

: Saturday Briefing

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
t.30 Talking Politics
How good is the fare. festive or otherwise, in the House of Commons? Is it the best club in the world - or the worst? ANTHONY KING discusses its comforts. or lack of them. with WOODROW WYATT : CLEMENT FREUD , MP; DENNIS SKINNER , mp; and DR REGINALD BENNETT , MP.
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
GERARD EVANS reviews what the weeklies have to say with Illustrations read by ROY WILLIAMSON


Unknown: Woodrow Wyatt
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Dennis Skinner
Unknown: Dr Reginald Bennett
Unknown: Gerard Evans
Narrator: Roy Williamson
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Producers: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

New Every Morning p 62; I saw three ships (Oxford Book of Carols 18); Psalm 107, vv 31-42; Luke 1, vv 5-16 (NEB); Angels from the realms of glory (BBC HB 42)

: Pick of the Week

Introduced by JOHN ELLISON


Introduced By: John Ellison

: Announcements

: Sports Parade

Introduced by DESMOND LYNAM
News and prospects of the day's sport, featuring: Football in England and Scotland; Racing at Newbury; Rugby Union; Rugby League.
(Sport on 2: from 2.2 pm)


Introduced By: Desmond Lynam

: News

: You and Yours

Presenter Roger Cook You and Your Time
Food Column: DEREK COOPER with what's new In the world of food this month.
With other items and your letters in What's On Your Mind?


Presenter: Roger Cook
Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Top of the Form

(Details as Friday, 6.15 pm)
Weather, programme news

: News

: Any Questions?

from Charlbury, Oxfordshire

: Weekend Woman's Hour

Introduced by Judith Chalmers Guest: Vidal Sassoon
What the European papers say. Tapping her way to stardom? Eight-year-old BONNIE LANGFORD played the juvenile lead in Gypsy.
What's New for the Home: SALLY BRADBERY reports.
Breaking the Barrier: ANNA COOTE investigates the recent break-through women have made into the Stock Exchange. Acky by GEORGE EWART EVANS abridged by DAVID SHUTE
Read by Peter Tuddenham
' Acky ' is at the centre of this collection of stories about life in Suffolk.
(First of five instalments)


Introduced By: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Vidal Sassoon
Unknown: Bonnie Langford
Unknown: Sally Bradbery
Unknown: George Ewart Evans
Abridged By: David Shute
Read By: Peter Tuddenham

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

Ratcliffe Highway bv ROY LOMAX
It's December 1811. In the Shadwell district of London, the Marine Police are jealous of their responsibility for law and order. Should they accept help from the Bow Street Runners in looking for a murderer who has already claimed seven victims?


Unknown: Roy Lomax
Producer: Harry Catlin
Jacob Gurney: Frederick Treves
Capt Hawkins: Clifford Norgate
Mr Bates: Brian Haines
Watchman: Alan Dudley
Joseph Starr: John Bull
Maggie: Elizabeth Revill
Mr Samuels: John Gabriel
Mr Cutler: Vernon Joyner
Printer's boy: Judy Bennett
Clerk: Terry Scully
Henry Starr: Sion Probert
Tindall: Peter Gordon
James Welch: John Hollis
Woman: Diana Bishop

: 4th Dimension

John Dunn introduces the Saturday show for young listeners. Rex Radio by ALEXANDER GUYAN With NIGEL LAMBERT. GARARD GREEN and JO MANNING WILSON Producer MICHAEL ROLFE
4.5 Dial a Scientist
Send in your science questions that do not seem to have straightforward answers. Paddy Feeny will phone up the lucky young scientists and put them on the line to the panel: astronomer Patrick Moore , electrical engineer Professor Eric Laithwaite , and zoologist Professor John Napier.
Questions on a postcard, with your name. age and home phone number to: Dial a Scientist, 4th Dimension, BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Dial a Scientist again: 2 Feb
4.30 Captain Whackamore - his voyage to the Steaming Indies The book by MICHAEL MASON abridged in six episodes by the author
1: What Goes On When You Aren't Looking
Their father makes for Joe and Mike Roberts , out of pipe-cleaners and odds and ends, Captain Whackamore and his crew: One-Eye Boffin, Fire-cracker Moggs and Sago the Cook. Mysteriously they come alive, and the boys take part in the adventures of a rather unhandy ship's company. Read by John Slater
4.50 Personal Choice
Suggestions for spending your Christmas book tokens. Editor TREVOR HILL
4D annual 80p: see page 114


Radio By: Alexander Guyan
Unknown: Nigel Lambert.
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Producer: Michael Rolfe
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Eric Laithwaite
Unknown: Professor John Napier.
Book By: Michael Mason
Book By: Mike Roberts
Read By: John Slater
Producer: Herbert Smith

: News

: Gilbert and Sullivan

Peter Pratt introduces a record programme of excerpts from the Savoy operas.
The Mikado on television: Friday 28 December 8.15 pm BBC1
Weather, programme news


Introduces: Peter Pratt

: News

: Letter from America

Book, Alistair Cooke 's America: from booksellers, £5.00


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Sports Session

A nationwide look at the stories behind the day's sporting headlines.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Mrs Jeremy Thorpe discusses with ROY PROMLEY (in a recorded programme devised by him) the gramophone records she would take to a desert island. Producer RONALD COOK
(Repeated: Monday, 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Mrs Jeremy Thorpe
Unknown: Roy Promley
Producer: Ronald Cook

: These You Have Loved

Records introduced by Richard Baker
(Shortened edn: Thurs, 9.5 am)


Introduced By: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Hermit's Derby

by Jonquil Antony and Ursula Hanray
with Gary Bond, Maria Aitken and Neil Stacey

In 1864 Lady Florence Paget, the daughter of Lord Anglesey, had to make up her mind which of her two suitors to accept - Henry Chaplin, whom her family approved, or the Marquis of Hastings, a wealthy, reckless young man whose love for Florence was equalled by his passion for gambling. A true story, with a tragic end.
(Repeated: Monday, 3.5 pm)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Ursula Hanray
Unknown: Gary Bond.
Unknown: Maria Aitken
Unknown: Neil Stacey
Unknown: Lady Florence Paget
Unknown: Henry Chaplin
Unknown: Betty Huntley-Wright
Unknown: Sandra Clark
Producer: Betty Davies
Henry Chaplin: Neil Stacey
Lord Anglesey: Godfrey Kenton
Lady Florence: Maria Aitken
Harry Hastings: Gary Bond
Lady Orsett: Janet Burnell
Freddy Granville: Fraser Kerr
John Day, a trainer: David Sinclair
Cecilia Granville: Susan Edmondstone
Edith: Hilda Schroder
Johnstone: Nigel Graham
Fordham, a jockey: Alan Rowe
Captain Machell: Stephen Thorne
Bloss, a trainer: Frank Henderson
Johnny Daley, a jockey: Anthony Daniels

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Jim Ring, Graham Ashworth Michael Winstanley In conversation with Brian Redhead


Unknown: Graham Ashworth
Unknown: Michael Winstanley
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Michael Green

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers conducted by FR JOHN THOMPSON


Conducted By: Fr John Thompson
Directed By: Michael Callaghan

: News

preceded by Weather

: Closedown

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.

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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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