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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
8.55 Weather, programme news

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene, introduced by KEN FORD . BBC Manchester
7.40 Today's Papers
7.45 Outlook


Introduced By: Ken Ford

: 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

9.5 From Our Own Correspondent
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 PAULINE BUSHNELL Narrator SUSAN DENNY


Unknown: David Wood
Unknown: Brian Connell
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Producers: Paddy O'Keeffe
Unknown: David Walter

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 54; Holy Spirit, truth divine (BBC Hymn Book 155); Psalm 126; Luke 16, vv 19-31 (RSV); Breathe on me, breath of God (BBC HB 148)

: Pick of the Week



Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Science Now

Presented by Dr Geoff Watts
A weekly survey of what is new and significant.


Presented By: Dr Geoff Watts

: News

: Robin Ray as Radio 3

12.55 medium wave onltf
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: Any Questions?

Rt lion Enoch Powell , mp Gwyneth Dunwoody , MP Melryn Bragg Antony Jay
Chairman David Jacobs BBC Bristol


Unknown: Enoch Powell
Unknown: Gwyneth Dunwoody
Unknown: Melryn Bragg
Unknown: Antony Jay
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Weekend

with Judith Chalmers and Andy Price celebrates the coming of Spring and looks again at the freshness of flowers, the newness of life, the sweetness of love.
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: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Andy Price
Unknown: Brenda Bruce
Unknown: Dorothy Scannell.
Abridged By: Fiona MacPherson.

: News

medium ttave only

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: The Phantom Four

by Bill Corrigan
The time, 1961. The place, Lancashire. The group, 'The Phantom Four.' An attempt by a new, 'up-and-coming' rock and roll band to stun the ears of Lancastrians. An attempt which ends in disaster.


Writer: Bill Corrigan
Producer: Michael Rolfe
Caretaker: Peter Woodthorpe
Stan: Christopher Bidmead
Jim: Edward McCarthy
The Vicar: Edward Kelsey
Ray: John Bull
Kevin: Peter Craze
Jean: Susan Thomas
Sandra: Jill Shilling
Trevor: Nigel Anthony
Marion: Anne Jameson

: Music of the Masters

tnedium wave only as Radio 3

: PM

Gordon Clough
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Gordon Clough

: News

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

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


Producer: Hugh Purcell

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Rosina Harrison, former lady's maid to Lady Astor, chooses the records she would take to a desert island and discusses them with Roy Plomley, who devised the programme.


Guest: Rosina Harrison
Host/Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: These You Have Loved

Records introduced by Richard Baker


Introduced By: Richard Baker

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The One-eyed Monster adapted from his novel by ALLAN PRIOR with and '1956 was the year British television exploded, came right into everybody's living-room. The year of What's My Linet, This is Your Life. Animal, Vegetable and Mineral, Ask Pickles ... The year of my own adventure with Fred Miffin and of our own TV show Take My Advice ... which you have most certainly forgotten all about, by now ... '
The fairground crowd and television contestants played by ROSALIND ADAMS , EVA HADDON MALCOLM H4YES , MADI HEDD
(Repeated: Monday 3.5 pm)
(Dinsdale Landen is a National Theatre player)


Novel By: Allan Prior
Unknown: Fred Miffin
Played By: Rosalind Adams
Played By: Eva Haddon
Played By: Malcolm H4yes
Played By: Madi Hedd
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: David Graham
Unknown: Michael Shannon
Unknown: Norma Ronald
Unknown: James Thomason
Producer: Ian Cotterell
Unknown: Dinsdale Landen
Rick: Dinsdale Landen
Moana: Joanna Wake
Lois: Jill Balcon
Fred Miffin: Leslie Sands
Sir Godbroke Dalrymple: Garard Green
Dominick: Steve Hodson
Hamish Hendry: Michael Shannon
Mrs Drake: Nornia Ronald

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Rt Hon Jeremy Thorpe , MP Patricia Hodgson and Peter Jenkins in conversation with Brian Redhead


Unknown: Jeremy Thorpe
Unknown: Patricia Hodgson
Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Christopher Graham

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers led by ANGELA TILBY

: 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.

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