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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 presents a magazine programme that highlights the issues that matter and the 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

: News

: Pick of the Week Margaret Howard's selection



Producer: John Knight

: News

: From Our Own Correspondent


: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 42; Hark, the glad sound (BBC HB 490); Psalm 122; Mark 15, vv 21-39 (RSV); God is working (BBC HB 177)

: 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

Where does the work of Parliament end and that of the courts begin in making the laws of the land, and how well do mps perform as legislators? Hugo Young , Political Editor of The Sunday Times, talks to leading parliamentarians and lawyers on the eve of the new parliamentary session. Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Producer GEOFF DEEHAN


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: News

: John Amis

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

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Lord Mancroft, Ann Clwyd Gwyn Morgan and Nigel Douglas
Chairman David Jacobs from Gwent
Producer MICHAEL BOWEN BBC Bristol


Unknown: Ann Clwyd
Unknown: Gwyn Morgan
Unknown: David Jacobs
Producer: Michael Bowen

: Royal Variety

A series of programmes featuring the best in Royal Variety Performances over the past 25 years.
Introduced by David Nixon This week: 1961 with Shirley Bassey
Jack Benny. George Burns Max Bygraves
Maurice Chevalier
Bruce Forsyth. Arthur Haynes Morecambe and Wise Nina and Frederik Written by MICHAEL POINTON Producer GRIFF RHYS JONES


Introduced By: David Nixon
Unknown: Shirley Bassey
Unknown: Jack Benny.
Unknown: George Burns
Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Bruce Forsyth.
Unknown: Arthur Haynes
Unknown: Frederik Written
Unknown: Michael Pointon
Producer: Griff Rhys

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Prescription Persona Grata by CLERMONT BROWN
Louise Carter is depressed, and visits an eminent Harley Street psychiatrist to seek a cure. Col Carter , a busy west country farmer, seems to think more of his cows than his wife. The psychiatrist, in an attempt to cure Louise, comes up with a most unusual prescription.
Receptionist... MARALYN HEATHCOCK Directed by MICHAEL ROLFE BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Clermont Brown
Unknown: Louise Carter
Unknown: Col Carter
Directed By: Michael Rolfe
Dr Blandish: Jack Holloway
Louise Carter: Madi Hedd
Betty: Pat Keen
Col Paul Carter,: Carard Green
Victor: William Eedle

: News

: Does He Take Sugar?

Marilyn Alan takes a look at some topics of concern to disabled people, including some useful aids to everyday living. Producer THENA HESHEL


Unknown: Marilyn Alan
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope Encore

Best-seller? Box-office success? Top of the charts? Top of the ratings? Tony Palmer makes a selection from the books. plays, films, music and other arts reviewed during the past week. Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Week Ending...

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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Wayne Sleep , the ballet dancer and actor, chooses the records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY , who devised the programme.


Unknown: Wayne Sleep
Unknown: Roy Plomley
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 NICHOLS


Unknown: Jeremy Nichols
Producer: Michael Ember

: These You Have Loved

Christopher Grier with records


Unknown: Christopher Grier

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Sunset Song by LEWIS GRASSIC GIBBON adapted for radio by JOHN WILSON
This shortened version of Grassic Gibbon 's famous novel is seen through the eyes of Chris. She tells of the Howe of Mearns in north-east Scotland in the years before and during the First World War; of her love for Ewan and their sad happiness together in a world that was to disappear for good.
Directed by GORDON EMSLIE BBC Scotland
(Repeated: Monday 3.5 pm)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Unknown: John Wilson
Unknown: Grassic Gibbon
Directed By: Gordon Emslie
with Chris Guthrie: Eileen McCallum
Ewan Tavendale: Paul Young
Chae Strachan: John Shedden
Kirsty Strachan: Mary Riggans
Rob Duncan: Tom Watson
Mrs Munro: Sheila Donald
Mrs Mutch: Janet Michael
Mrs Gordon: Rose McBain
Alec Mutch: Bill Gavin
Munro: Michael Elder
Old Brigson: Arthur Boland
Minister: Patrick Malahide

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Eva Figes , Ray Gosling and Michael Schmidt with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Eva Figes
Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Michael Schmidt
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by JOHN WILCOX BBC Birmingham


Unknown: John Wilcox

: 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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