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: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Today

Barry Norman introduces Radio 4's 70-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 Talking Politics
Anthony King asks. should our Electorial System be reformed? ! And if so, ' what difference would it make to the shape of British Politics? '
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
ANNA RAEBURN reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by PAULINE BUSHNELL Narrator SUSAN DENNY


Unknown: Anna Raeburn
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 50; Give heed, my heart, lift up thine eyes (BBC Hymn Book 48); Psalm 89; Luke 1, vv 26-38 (RSV); Child in the manger (BBC HB 45)

: 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: Peter de Rosa

: 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 Dr Geoff Watts Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT


Unknown: Dr Geoff Watts
Producer: Michael Bright

: News

: Robin Ray

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

: News

: Any Questions?

Peter Kirk , mp
Katharine Whitehorn
Roderick MacFarquhar , Mr Michael Barratt
Chairman David Jacobs from Hampshire
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter Kirk
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Roderick MacFarquhar
Unknown: Mr Michael Barratt
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Weekend

with Jill Burridge and Norman Tozer looks at the life of gossip columnists; observes a treacherous anniversary; and acknowledges independent African women. The money spot looks at the letter ' N '; and ANDREW MANDERSTAM scans the European papers.
And The Mouse by MARY LAVIN , abridged by MADGE HART , is read by KATE BINCHY . Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit


Unknown: Jill Burridge
Unknown: Norman Tozer
Unknown: Andrew Manderstam
Unknown: Mary Lavin
Abridged By: Madge Hart
Read By: Kate Binchy

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Severe Chill by JACK GERSON
' Kauffman came across some computer tapes ... he was doing some auditing of this particular firm's accounts. He ran the tapes through by accident. He got detailed political and private information on every important person in this city. Now Kauffman is dead and I'm scared.'
Producer GORDON EMSLIE BBC Scotland
(Repeated: Wed 11.30 am)


Unknown: Jack Gerson
Mark: Martin Cochrane
Louise: Clark Richards
Peter: Bryden Murdoch

: PM

Gordon Clough
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: News

: Stop the Week with Cliff Michelmore

Unpredictable table-talk bounced off the week's crop of sense and/or nonsense.


Producer: Frances Donnelly

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Julia Foster , actress, who recently played Moll Flanders on BBC2, chooses the records she would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.


Unknown: Julia Foster
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: These You Have Loved

Richard Baker with records
(Shortened edn: Thurs 9.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Lucas Testament

A play for radio by Michael Robson
With Robert Lang, Dulcie Gray, Jeffrey Segal and Steve Hodson
Mysteriously obstructed while researching his new book, author Robert Cardiff finds his problems mount dramatically with the murder of a society girlfriend in a country cottage. It takes time for him to connect the two mysteries and uncover a killer of overweening vanity and a lifetime of criminal deception.
(Repeated: Monday 3.5 pm)
(Robert Lang broadcasts by permission of the Cambridge Theatre Company)
9.58 Weather


Writer: Michael Robson
Producer: John Cardy
Robert Cardiff: Robert Lang
Edgar Lucas: Denis McCarthy
Solicitor: Michael Deacon
Chief Insp Thorne: Jeffrey Segal
Sergeant Ropner: Steve Hodson
Diana Hayward: Eva Haddon
Patricia Bryant: Dulcie Gray
Alec Bryant: John Rye
Mike Foiliort: Sean Arnold
Sonny Barbeton: Basil Moss
Maggie Clement: Madi Hedd
Other parts: Rosalind Adams
Other parts: Christopher Bidmead
Other parts: Alison Gollings
Other parts: Gilli Grathau
Other parts: Haydn Jones

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Lord Crowther-Hunt Claire Palley and Bob Kernohan in conversation with Brian Redhead


Unknown: Lord Crowther-Hunt Claire Palley
Unknown: Bob Kernohan
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Stanley Williamson

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers conducted by PR PATRICK MCENROE wi th the ST GABRIEL SINGERS directed by KENNEDY RYAN


Unknown: Patrick McEnroe
Directed By: Kennedy Ryan

: News

preceded by Weather

: 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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