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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

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham
7.40 Today's Papers


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: 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

From the world of sport and leisure, Tony Lewis highlights the issues that matter and talks to personalities in the news With up-to-the-minute coverage of events at home and abroad.
A Radio Sport and ob production
8.45 Today's Papers


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: Strange to Relate

In the siege of Paris, just over a century ago, it was said that women arsonists known as petroleuses roamed the streets at night setting fire to countless houses. Michell Raper describes this strange episode which ends with the question: did the petroleuses actually exist?


Unknown: Michell Raper

: News

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard 's selection Producer DENYS GUEROULT


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent

(Further editions: Monday 7.20 pm end Thursday 10.5 am)


Producer: Paddy O'Keeffe

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 9; 0 God, thou art my God alone (BBC HB 468); Psalm 65; Mark 14, vv 12-31 (rsv): Before the almighty (BBC HB 452)

: Between the Lines

Nigel Rees takes a weekly look at the Press and talks to editors, journalists and their readers about what the newspapers print and why. Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Anne Sloman

: News

: Talking Politics

Hugo Young discusses some of this autumn's political books, including Ian Gilmour 's Inside
Right and Woodrow Wyatt 's What's Left of the Labour Party? Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Unknown: Ian Gilmour
Unknown: Woodrow Wyatt
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Producer DAVID PATERSON
(Repeated: Wednesday 9.0 pm)


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: David Paterson

: News

: John Amis

as Radio 3
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: Any Questions?

Dorian Williams Dennis Potter
Sheila Hancock , Simon Jenkins Chairman David Jacobs BBC Bristol


Unknown: Williams Dennis Potter
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Royal Variety

A series of programmes featuring the best in Royal Variety Performances over the past 25 years.
Introduced by David Nixon This week: 1959 with The Army Game Arthur Askey
Sir John Barbirolli and the Halle Orchestra Dickie Henderson Jewel and Warriss Liberace, Al Read and Tommy Trinder


Introduced By: David Nixon
Unknown: Sir John Barbirolli
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Written By: Michael Pointon
Producer: Griff Rhys

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Cold Steel by PAM TICKELL with Katherine Parr and Betty Hardy
What were conditions like in an industrial town at the turn of the century? Angela Carruthers, a student sociologist, attempts to find out; but Vi and Em - her two case studies - succeed in revealing more than she had anticipated.
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester


Unknown: Pam Tickell
Unknown: Katherine Parr
Unknown: Betty Hardy
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Mrs Price: Marie Dixon
Angela Carruthers: Jean Rogers
Vi Bishop: Katherine Parr
Em Crawshaw: Betty Hardy

: News

: Does He Take Sugar?

Marilyn Alan presents a new programme for and with disabled people, in which The Rt Hon Alfred Morris , mp, Minister for the Disabled, answers questions sent in by listeners about the mobility allowance.
(Disabled people are invited to telephone [number removed]after the programme 'until 4.30 to pass on their comments and suggestions or raise issues for future discussion)


Unknown: Marilyn Alan
Unknown: Alfred Morris

: Music of the Masters

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 during the past week. Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Week Ending...

(Friday's broadcast) 5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news and weather

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Claire Rayner , the journalist novelist and broadcaster, fhooses the records she would take to a desert island, and discusses them with ROY PLOM-LEY, who devised the programme.
(Shortened edn: Tues 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Claire Rayner
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Stop the Week with Benny Green

and his guests in conversation inspired by amusing or bemusing episodes of the week. Musical punctuations by JEREMY NICHOLAS


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember

: These You Have Loved

Christopher Grier with records (Shortened edn: Thurs 9.5 am)


Unknown: Christopher Grier

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The King's Colours by ROY BOLITHO with Norman Bowler as Richard Kerslake Neil Stacy as Captain Corlase and Mary Larkin as Celia Cornwall , summer of 1644. Richard Kerslake , Royalist soldier, has become a prisoner of the Roundheads, who have decided to force him to perform an extraordinary task ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER
BBC Bristol (Rptd: Mon 3.5 pm)


Unknown: Roy Bolitho
Unknown: Norman Bowler
Unknown: Richard Kerslake
Unknown: Neil Stacy
Unknown: Mary Larkin
Unknown: Celia Cornwall
Unknown: Richard Kerslake
Directed By: Brian Miller
JaCkO: David Gooderson
Jonas: Peter Wickham
Guard/Royalist Officer: Roy Spencer
Mary/Drummer boy: Jane Knowles

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Michael Holroyd
Professor Harold Perkin David Pownall inconversationwith Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Michael Holroyd
Unknown: Professor Harold Perkin
Unknown: David Pownall
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Lighten Our Darkness

Saturday Evening Prayers
An evening meditation led by STEPHEN WHITTLE BBC Manchester


Unknown: Stephen Whittle

: 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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