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: Yours Faithfully

A note from Gerald Priestland
6.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional News and weather


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester
7.40 Today's Papers

: 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 including the start of the Flat Racing season. the Boat Race, international swimming and athletics.
A Radio Sport and OB production
8.45 Today's Papers


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: Morning Call

Stella Park talks to some of the men and women whose jobs take them to other people's homes in the early morning. 1: Milkmen Producer THENA HESHEL


Producer: Thena Heshel

: News

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents report A Radio News production

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Andrew Nell


Unknown: Andrew Nell

: News Stand

Anthony Howard reviews the weekly magazines


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 30; What sorrow sore (BBC HB 96); Canticle 5; Matthew 27, vv 57-66 (av); 0 dearest Lord, thy sacred head (BBC HB 358)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard 's selection (Good Friday's broadcast)


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Words from the Cross

A series of talks for Holy Week by THE REV AUSTEN WILLIAMS 6: Love's Response


Unknown: Austen Williams
Producer: Angela Tilby

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans Producer DAVID PATERSON


Presented By: Peter Evans
Producer: David Paterson

: News

: James Galway as Radio 3

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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jacky Gillott. Ray Billlngton The Dean of Manchester Phil Drabble


Unknown: Jacky Gillott.

: War and Peace

A dramatisation in 20 parts from the translation by LOUISE AND AYLMER MAUDE edited by MICHAEL BAKEWELL with Martin Jarvis. Christopher Guinee , Felix Fclton Denys Hawthorne as Tolstoy 3: Schon Graben 1805 adapted by MICHAEL BAKEWELL
Directed by JOHN POWELL


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Aylmer Maude
Edited By: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Martin Jarvis.
Unknown: Christopher Guinee
Unknown: Felix Fclton
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Adapted By: Michael Bakewell
Directed By: John Powell
General Kutuzov: Felix Felton
Prince Andrei Bolkonsky: Martin Jarvis
General Schmidt/Tushin: Michael Kilgarriff
Koslovsky/Bogdanich: Frederick Treves
General Mack/Kirsten: Ronald Herdman
Zherkov: Sean Barrett
Nesvitski: Michael Deacon
Bondarenko: Wilfred Carter
Nicolai Rostov: Christopher Guinee
Lavrushka/Emperor Francis: Leonard Fenton
Denisov: Nigel Lambert
Telyanin: Malcolm Hayes
Minister of War: Sean Arnold
Bilibin: Geoffrey Collins
Napoleon: Peter Pratt
Prince Bagration: Norman Shelley

: News

: Does He Take Sugar?

Marilyn Alan , with the help of guests in the studio, takes a look at some things that matter to disabled people. Listeners can put their own views forward on [number removed]from 3.30 to 4.30. Producer MARLENE PEASE


Unknown: Marilyn Alan
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Inquest on a Novel

A detective story of an unusual kind.
Published in 1934. Letters of an Indian Judge to an English Gentlewoman has been reprinted 13 times, broadcast on radio twice and, this month, went into paperback. It has always carried a publisher's note assuring the reader of its authenticity. However ... GERTRUDE BARNS, ROSEMARY DE COURCEY , VERNON DONNISON , ANTHONY GRIBBON , MARY GRIBBON , DEREK PRIESTLEY , HALLAM TENNYSON and JOAN WALDEGRAVE unravel the mystery of its authorship. Narrator and producer Charles Lewsen


Unknown: Rosemary de Courcey
Unknown: Vernon Donnison
Unknown: Anthony Gribbon
Unknown: Mary Gribbon
Unknown: Derek Priestley
Unknown: Hallam Tennyson
Unknown: Joan Waldegrave
Producer: Charles Lewsen

: The Thames

How Sweetly Does it Run? by BERNARD VENABLES
No river bears more of the print of our history's use of it than the Thames. How well have we honoured our trust of it? Taking part:
REGINALD BOLLAND , formerly Thames Conservancy; DICK HODGES , Secretary, Thames Ang ling Preservation Society: PETER NEWBERY, Field Officer for the Wiltshire Trust for Nature Conservation; HAROLD ODY. farmer; DR COLIN SINNOTT and DR PETER FULLER of the Thames Water Authority. Presenter Martin Muncaster. With SEAN BARRETT


Unknown: Bernard Venables
Unknown: Reginald Bolland
Unknown: Dick Hodges
Unknown: Thames Ang
Unknown: Dr Colin Sinnott
Unknown: Dr Peter Fuller
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Edward Kelsey
Unknown: Rod Beacham
Unknown: Malcolm Gerard
Producer: Peter Ward

: Kaleidoscope Encore

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


Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Week Ending...

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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

David Wall , the ballet dancer.


Unknown: David Wall

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Musical punctuations by PETER SKELLERN


Unknown: Peter Skellern
Producer: Michael Ember

: these You Have Loved

Christopher Grier with records


Unknown: Christopher Grier

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Ivy Tree. adapted by BARRY CAMPBELL from the novel by MARY STEWART , with Alexandra Bastedo as Mary Gray
In the lonely shadow of the great wall Hadrian drove across Northumberland. Mary Gray meets a wild-eyed Irish-man who insists that she is his cousin come back from the dead. And if she isn't it's no matter. She'll have to be from now on! Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON


Adapted By: Barry Campbell
Novel By: Mary Stewart
Unknown: Alexandra Bastedo
Unknown: Mary Gray
Directed By: David Johnston
Con Winslow: Sean Barrett
Adam Forrest: John Rye
Lisa Dermott: Kate Binchy
Julie Winslow: Heather Bell
Donald Seton: Robert Trotter
Old Mr Winslow: Michael Bilton
Mr Bates: Gordon Faith
Mrs Bates: Kathleen Helme
Nora/Mrs Fenwick: Diana Eden
Mr Fenwick: Henry Knowles
Mavis: Glynis Brooks

: Weather

: News

: On the Town

Portrait of a City 5: Manchester
It's a very ugly, grand city
' Life in the city generates creative output - the place is fizzing with it - even if it's a kind of culture that you could never spell with a capital ' K '. Written and presented by Brian Trueman with the voices of DAVID ALLIANCE. JAMES ANDERTON , SIR JOHN BARBIROLLI. GEORGE BEST . SIR MATT BUSBY , JOHN COOPER-CLARKE . CORONATION STREET CAST, SELWYN DEMMY. JAMES LOUGHRAN , BERNARD MANNING . HOWARD PENDLEBURY . HAROLD RILEY , CYRIL WASHBROOK , SHEELAH WILSON and Mancunians.


Presented By: Brian Trueman
Unknown: David Alli
Unknown: James Anderton
Unknown: Sir John Barbirolli.
Unknown: George Best
Unknown: Sir Matt Busby
Unknown: John Cooper-Clarke
Unknown: Selwyn Demmy.
Unknown: James Loughran
Unknown: Bernard Manning
Unknown: Howard Pendle-Bury
Unknown: Harold Riley
Unknown: Cyril Wash-Brook
Unknown: Sheelah Wilson
Producer: David Rayvern Allen

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation conducted by COLIN SEMPER


Unknown: Colin Semper

: 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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