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: News

: Farming Today

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


Unknown: Robin Hicks
Unknown: Garth Cooper

: News

: 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 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*


Presenter: Barry Norman
Unknown: Eileen Fowler

: News

: Saturday Briefing

medium trai'e only
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 DAVID wood
10.0 News
10.2 The Weekly World
BRIAN CONNELL reviews what the weeklies have to say: illustrations read by PETER DONALDSON Narrator SUSAN DENNY


Unknown: Brian Connell
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: David Walter

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 118; Come. my soul, thou must be waking (BBC Hymn Book 404); Psalm 91, vv 1-13; Luke 12, vv 32-46 (Rsv); Forth in thy name, 0 Lord, I go (BBC HB 406)

: Pick of the Week

MARGARET HOWARD presents her selection of extracts from BBC Radio and Television programmes during the past seven days.
Producer PETER de rosa


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Peter de Rosa

: Science Now

Presented by Dr tieoff Watts
A weekly survey of what is new and significant in science and technology.


Producer: Michael Bright

: News

: Robin Ray

presents for your pleasure a weekly selection of popular classics. in performances chosen from over 75 years of gramophone recordings,, as Radio 3
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Clive Jenkins
Norman St John-Stevas . Mr Artanna Stassinopoulos Nicholas Harman
Chairman David Jacobs from Avon
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN BBC Bristol
to: Any Answers?,
BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Clive Jenkins
Unknown: Norman St John-Stevas
Unknown: Mr Artanna Stassinopoulos
Unknown: Nicholas Harman
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Weekend

with Andy Price and Judith Chalmers learns to love languages; is taught how to become a successful publican; peruses the European papers; and takes account of more money matters.
And BRENDA BRUCE reads another instalment from Mother Knew Best by DOROTHY SCANNELL , abridged by FIONA MACPHERSON. Produced by the Woman's Hour Unit


Unknown: Andy Price
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Brenda Bruce
Unknown: Dorothy Scannell
Abridged By: Fiona MacPherson.

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Crossed Line by EDWARD CROWLEY
Just a few words overheard on the telephone worry David Leadbetter. He discusses them with a colleague and they decide he was right to be concerned ...
Producer TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Edward Crowley
Unknown: David Leadbetter.
Producer: Tony Cliff
Don: Geoffrey Banks
David: Graham Roberts
Harry: John Linstrum
Sheila/Mrs Langly: Carol Gilles

: Music of the Masters

as Radio 3

: PM

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


Presented By: Gordon Clough
Editor: Derek Lewis

: News

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Unpredictable table-talk bounced off the week's crop of sense and/or nonsense, with observers of, and contributors to, the current social, artistic and political scene.
Musical intervals by INSTANT SUNSHINE


Producer: Hugh Purcell

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Vincent Brome , writer, chooses the records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY , who devised the programme. Producer DEIIEK DRESCHER
(Repeated: Monday 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Vincent Brome
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Producer: Deiiek Drescher

: These You Have Loved

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


Introduced By: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The World Turned Upside Down The story of St Francis of Assisi by PETER LING with Sean Barrett as Francesco Bernadone
' In my dream, I thought I saw our Lateran Church, here in Rome, shaken by a violent earthquake. The whole building was rocked from its foundations.... tilting dangerously - about to fall. And then I saw a ragged little man ... And he set his shoulder to the wall - and he lifted the whole church back to its original position ... '
(Repeated: Mondaw 3.5 pm)


Unknown: St Francis
Unknown: Peter Ling
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Francesco Bernadone
Producer: David Spenser
Pope Gregory, formerly Cardinal Ugolini .: John Westbrook
Thomas of Celano: John Rye
Bishop Guido of Assisi: Lockwood West
Bernardo: Basil Moss
Angelo: Leslie Heritage
Lady Bona: Jane Wenham
Clare Offreduci: Elizabeth Proud
Piero Bernadone/Pope Honor1US III: Trader Faulkner
Pica Bernadone: Ginnette Clarke
Pope Innocent III: Malcolm Hayes
LeO: William Eedle
Elias: David Timson
Juniper: Jonathan Scott
Sultan Malek-el-Khamil: Roger Snowdon
Lady Giacoma dei Settisoli: Diana Olsson

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Lady Antonia Fraser
Professor Eric Hobsbawm and Professor W. H. G. Armytage in conversation with Brian Redhead


Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Professor Eric Hobsbawm
Unknown: Professor W. H. G. Armytage
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Christopher Graham

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers conducted by REV COLIN SEMPER


Unknown: Colin Semper

: News

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: 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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