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: News

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers.
Outlook: reflecting matters of Christian interest and concern VHF Regional news and weather


Producers: Robin Hicks
Producers: Garth Cooper

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Outlook

: Today

Barry Norman introduces Radio 4's 60-minute world-wide look at the weekend: including at
7.50 medium wave Keep Fit for All the Family with EILEEN FOWLER , or VHF Regional news and weather; 7.55 Weather and programme news At 8.0
News and more of Today with Sports-desk at 8.30*; Papers at 8.40*


Introduces: Barry Norman
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: News

: Saturday Briefing

Radio 4 fills you in on the political scene at home and abroad.
9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
BBC correspondents throughout the world report on the societies they live in - the politics and the people.
9.30 The Week in Westminster Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Robert Carvel
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
Anna Raeburn reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by Peter Donaldson Narrator Pauline Bushnell Producers Paddy O'Keeffe, Tom Read and Jeremy Eccles


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Read By: Peter Donaldson

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 106; The God of love mv shepherd is (BBC Hymn Book 474); Psalm 95; Isaiah 61, vv 1-11 (AV); Ten thousand times ten thousand (BBC HB 253)

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her own selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC Radio and Television during the past seven days.


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Dial-a-Scientist

Puzzled over questions that don't seem to have answers? Wonder what scientific research is up to? This is your opportunity to talk directly on the telephone to a panel of scientists and discuss your questions on any topic from science, medicine and technology.
Chaired by Professor John Taylor


Unknown: Professor John Taylor
Producer: Thelma Rumsey

: News

: Robin Ray

as Radio 3
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe. MP Rt Hon James Prior , MP Ann Mallalieu David Frost from Suffolk
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jeremy Thorpe.
Unknown: James Prior
Unknown: Ann Mallalieu
Unknown: David Frost
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Weekend

with Jill Burridge and Andy Price invites GARY WATSON to choose Christmas poems and carols; hears of ' Women Together ' in Ulster; and visits a sheep (arm in Norfolk.
And MICHAEL PERTWEE reads the last of seven instalments of his book Name Dropping abridged by PAT MCLOUGHLIN Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit


Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Gary Watson
Unknown: Michael Pertwee
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Nicolette Bernard and Michael Deacon in Friend or Foe?
A play for radio by LALA LLOYD Will the arrival of a French archaeologist help an uneasy marriage? Is the story he tells about the wife true or false?
(Rptd: Christmas Eve 11.30 am)


Unknown: Michael Deacon
Radio By: Lala Lloyd
Producer: Jean Bower
Isobel Elliot.: Nicolette Bernard
Veronica Hassall: Anne Jameson
Mrs Hartley, Isobel's mother: Betty Hardy
Malcolm Elliot, her husband: Clifford Norgate
Jean-Pierre Fournier: Michael Deacon
Schoolgirls: Rosalind Adams
Schoolgirls: Ginnette Clarke
Schoolgirls: Alison Gollings

: Music of the Masters

as Radio 3

: PM Reports

All the day's current affairs, news and comment: presented by Gordon Clough with PM's reporting team Editor ANDREW BOYLE
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Andrew Boyle

: News

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Unpredictable table-talk bounced off the week's crop of sense and/or nonsense.
Occasional musical intervals by INSTANT SUNSHINE


Producer: Frances Donnilly

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Lady Diana Cooper chooses the records she would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROT PLOMLEY, who devised the programme. Producer RONALD COOK


Unknown: Lady Diana Cooper
Producer: Ronald Cook
Producer: Lady Diana Cooper

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker with records
(Shortened edition: Christmas Day 5.0 pm)


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre: West End Winners: Private Lives

by Noel Coward
Noel Coward wrote that Private Lives was 'conceived in Tokyo, written in Shanghai, and produced in London in September 1930.' The author reported that 'a gratifying number of respectable people queued up at the box office.' They have been doing so ever since.
With Paul Scofield as Elyot Chase, Patricia Routledge as Amanda Prynne and Miriam Margolyes as Sibyl Chase, John Rye as Victor Prynne, Carole Boyd as Louise
(Repeated: Monday 3.5 pm) Preview: page 18


Author: Noel Coward
Music played and improvised by: William Davies
Adapted for radio by: Cynthia Pughe
Producer: Ian Cotterell
Elyot Chase: Paul Scofield
Amanda Prynne: Patricia Routledge
Sibyl Chase: Miriam Margolyes
Victor Prynne: John Rye
Louise: Carole Boyd

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Paul Theroux
Professor Brian Cox and Marina Vaizey in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Paul Theroux
Unknown: Professor Brian Cox
Unknown: Marina Vaizey
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers in preparation for Christmas led by REV JOHN LANG


Unknown: John Lang

: 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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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