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: Farming Today



Producers: Leslie Cottington
Producers: Ken Pollock

: 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

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
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

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. including news of the second day's play in the Second Test between New Zealand and England in Christchurch.
A Radio Sport and ob production
8.40 Today's Papers


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: A Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: News

: International Assignment

medium only
Reports from BBC correspondents around the world.
A Radio News production

: The Week in Westminster

medium only
Parliamentarians discuss trie week's business with Matthew Coady. Producer BERNARD TATE


Unknown: Matthew Coady.
Producer: Bernard Tate

: News Stand

medium only
Anthony Howard reviews the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Daily Service

medium only
New Every Morning, page 62: Father, hear the prayer we offer (BBC Hymn Book 352); Psalm 25, vv 1-10; Wisdom of Solomon 10, v 15 to 11, v 13 (rsv); Father, who on man dost shower (BBC HB 389)

: Pick of the Week

medium only
June Knox-Mawer's selection

: Time for Verse

medium only
Introduced by Henry Knowles


Introduced By: Henry Knowles

: Science Now

medium only
Presented by Peter Evans Producer GEOFF DEEHAN
(Repeated: Wednesday 9.0 pm)


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: News

: James Galway

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

: News

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Edna Healey
Lord Hesketh John Mackintosh , Mr Marcus Fox , mp
Chairman David Jacobi


Unknown: Edna Healey
Unknown: Lord Hesketh John MacKintosh
Unknown: Mr Marcus Fox
Unknown: David Jacobi

: Frank Muir Goes into....

The Army
(medium only)
Frank Muir and Alfred Marks investigate the humour of the subject.
'An officer was walking across the parade ground when he saw a cigarette stub on the ground with a private standing nearby.
" You, soldier," he bellowed. Is that yours?"
"No, it's all right, sir," said the private, "you have it - you saw it first."


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Bob Newhart
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Tom Lehrer
Producer: Simon Brett

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

medium only Tunnel by ELIZABETH LINDSAY with Sarah's whole world is shattered when her only child dies in an accident. She lies in hospital, unable to come to terms with his death.
' I am a relic of a human being at 28. I would give all this to someone dying of hunger. All this waste of resources on me. My guilt an enormous burden. It weighs me to the ground.'
(Repeated: Tuesday 11.5 am)


Unknown: Elizabeth Lindsay
Sarah: Joanna David
John: Nigel Anthony
Diana: Irene Sutcliffe
Doctor: Eric Allan
Nurse: Brenda Kaye
Simon: Susan Sheridan
Policeman: Henry Knowles

: News

medium only

: Does He Take Sugar?

medium only
Marilyn Alan , with the help of guests in the studio, takes a look at some things that matter to disabled people, from the big issues to hints about daily living. There's a chance after the programme for listeners to put their own views forward by phoning on [number removed]from
3.30 to 4.30.


Unknown: Marilyn Alan
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Music of the Masters

medium only as Radio 3

: Kaleidoscope Encore

Sheridan Morley makes a selection from the books, plays. films, music and other arts reviewed during the past week. Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Week Ending...

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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

J. H. Plumb , the historian. chooses the records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY plom-LEY, who devised the programme.
(Repeated: Tuesday 12.20 pm)


Unknown: H. Plumb
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

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

A Late and Last Bequest by T. D. WEBSTER withand
'To be honest, I don't know what or how ... I feel. When my aunt died I was shattered ... she virtually brought me up ... It was almost as if it was a physical blow. This isn't like that.... I haven't even cried yet.'
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Monday 3.5 pm)


Unknown: T. D. Webster
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Judith Talbot: Rosalind Shanks
Mark Richardson: Tom Adams
Margaret Armstrong: Ann Firbank
Philip Armstrong: Roger Hume
Stan: Terry Molloy
John Brice: Ian Liston
Jack Greaves: Ralph Lawton
Harry Benson: Jack Holloway

: Weather

: News

: On the Town

The first of ten programmes A Portrait of a City: London (1)
London is divided into 32 boroughs, inhabited by 7.3 million people, who share its amenities with 1.835 species of flowering plants and 245 species of birds. The most populous inhabitant of London is the brown rat! ' Written and presented by Benny Green with the voices of JOE BROWN , SIR JOHN BETJEMAN
TOMMY STEELE , immigrants. tourists, antique dealers, restaurant owners, taxi drivers, market traders, shop owners, a dustman - the people and sounds of London.


Presented By: Benny Green
Unknown: Joe Brown
Unknown: Sir John Betjeman
Unknown: Tommy Steele
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers led by THE REV DONALD N. MACDONALD BBC Scotland


Unknown: Donald N. MacDonald

: 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.

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