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: Farming Today



Producers: Leslie Cottington
Producers: Bryan Platt

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Gerald Priestland , Religious Affairs Correspondent
6.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

7.40 Today's Papers


Producer: Arthur Anderson

: It's. a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

with Tony Lewis
From the world of sport and leisure, a magazine programme which looks forward to a major weekend in racing, with the Irish Sweeps Cambridgeshire today and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe tomorrow.
A Radio Sport and ob production
8.45 Today's Papers


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: A Country Walk

with Andy Price
Sherwood Forest - home of the legendary Robin Hood.


Unknown: Robin Hood.

: News

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: Pick of the Week

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Margaret Howard 's selection


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: News

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: From Our Own Correspondent

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: Daily Service

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NEM, p 30; Take up thy cross (BBC HB 369); Psalm 31; Mark 8, vv 34 to 9, v 1 (rsv); Beneath the cross (BBC HB 301)

: Between the Lines

John Tusa 's weekly look at the Press. Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Anne Sloman

: News

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: Conference Special

Robert Carvel reports from Brighton where the Liberals are holding their first Assembly since the establishment of their parliamentary pact with Labour. He discusses the Party's future and the key issues of the week's debates with Liberal mps and delegates. Producer CAROLINE MILLINGTON


Unknown: Robert Carvel

: Science Now

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Presented by Peter Evans Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Michael Bright

: News

: John Amis as Radio 3

12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: Any Questions?

Michael Barratt , Lord Vaizey Lady Howe
The Earl of Kimberley
Chairman David Jacobs from Berkshire
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Michael Barratt
Unknown: Lord Vaizey Lady Howe
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Royal Variety

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A series of programmes featuring the best in Royal Variety Performances over the past 25 years. Introduced by David Nixon.
This week: 1953, with Vivian Blaine, Eve Boswell, Max Bygraves, Jimmy James, Stubby Kaye, Alfred Marks, Ethel Revnell and Ronnie Ronalde


Introduced by: David Nixon.
Written by: Michael Pointon
Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

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Cross Words by SANDRA HALE
Norman Green has won first prize in a newspaper competition and he plans to spend his prize in a day spent at his local bookshop. Neither he, nor the other customers at the shop, know what a momentous day it will be for them all.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Sandra Hale
Unknown: Norman Green
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Mr Lacey: Leonard Fenton
Miss Hogarth: Janet Dale
Norman Green: Alan Rothwell
Professor Plover: Paul Webster
Primrose Plover rosalind: Knight _
Hal Burton: David Mahlowe

: News

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: Does He Take Sugar?

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Marilyn Alan presents a new programme for and with disabled people. As well as giving information on aids and services, it will serve as a forum for the discussion of issues concerning the disabled, whether it is the complexity of welfare benefits, or the inability of able-bodied people to treat them as normal human beings. Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Marilyn Alan
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Music of the Masters

medium only: as Radio 3

: Kaleidoscope Encore

Best-seller? Box-office success? Top of the charts?- Top of the ratings? Paul Vaughan makes a selection from the books, plays, films, music and other arts reviewed in the past week.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: The Jason Explanation

5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Louis Frémaux, the conductor, chooses the records he would take and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.


Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

and his guests. Musical interludes by peter skellern Producer HUGH PURCELL


Producer: Hugh Purcell

: These You Have Loved

Christopher Grier with records


Unknown: Christopher Grier

: Saturday-Night Theatre

A Taste of Honey by SHELAGH DELANEY


Unknown: Shelagh Delaney

: Weather

: News

: The Foundation Trilogy

A serial in eight episodes Author ISAAC ASIMOV
Book 3: Second Foundation 8: Stars End
The Mule has gone and the Foundation develops as Seldon calculated. Yet some people still fear the unknown power of the Second Foundation and while the fear remains The Plan cannot succeed. Of the Foundation
Encyclopedic read-out DAVID VALLA
Audio adaptation MIKE STOTT Directed by DAVID CAIN
BBC Radiophonic Workshop


Unknown: Isaac Asimov
Unknown: David Valla
Unknown: Mike Stott
Directed By: David Cain
Arkady Darell: Sarah Frampton
Dr Darell: Carleton Hobbs
Pelleas Anthor: Gabriel Woolf
Homir Munn: David March
Tubor: Michael Kilgarriff
Of Kalgan Lord Stettin: Peter Pratt
Of KalganLady Callia: Prunella Scales
Of KalganMeirus: Fraser Kerr
Of Trantor Preem Palver: Cyril Shaps
Of Trantor Mrs Palver: Katherine Parr
Of the Second Foundation Student Planner: John Rowe
Of the Second Foundation Hari Seldon: William Eedle

: Lighten Our Darkness

Thoughts and prayers led by FR BILL ANDERSON. BBC Scotland


Unknown: Fr Bill Anderson.

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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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