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: News

: Farming Today

: Up to the Hour

with Peter Jefferson
English Regions: see column 5
6.52 VHF Regional news; weather


Unknown: Peter Jefferson

: News

: Today

Nigel Rees in London
Brian Redhead in Manchester


Unknown: Nigel Rees

: Up to the Hour

7.52 VHF Regional news; weather

: News

: Today

8.35-8.45 VHF only News headlines, weather sport, papers

: Yesterday in Parliament

medium only

: The Giums

VHF only
3; A Glum Time at the Sales

: News

: These You Have Loved

(A shortened version of Saturday's broadcast at 7.30)

: News

: Daily Service

NEM, p 67; 0 worship the King, all glorious ahove (BBC HB 471); Psalm 93; Ephesians 4, vv 17-31 (NEB): God is our refuge (BBC HB 454)

: Morning Story

The New Doll by EONA MACNICOL Read by Gwyneth Guthrie Producer ALLAN G. ROGERS BBC Scotland


Unknown: Eona MacNicol
Read By: Gwyneth Guthrie
Producer: Allan G. Rogers

: News

: Yokel Yarns

A collection of country tales written by HARRY IBBETSON and told by Bernard Miles Barney's Goat
.1 It's wonderful what an old goat will eat. Eat anything, an old goat will. Did you ever hear tell of Barney's goat? Old billy-goat, it was. great old rough-haired, bearded brute....' Music performed by THE JACK EMBLOW TRIO


Written By: Harry Ibbetson
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: News

: You and Yours

Including today the BBC Shopping Basket
PresentersNancyWise and Bill Breekon


Unknown: Bill Breekon

: Just a Minute

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

: The World at One: News

Introduced by Brian Widlake


Introduced By: Brian Widlake

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sue MacGregor Talk till Two: a discussion on a matter of current concern.
2.1-2.2 News
Collectors and their Enthusiasms: JACK AND ELSIE ARMSTRONG are so keen that they have turned their council house into a museum.
Readme Your Letters.
Accident: MAX SINCLAIR was badly paralysed in a car crash. He and his wife SUE describe his near-miraculous recovery to PAMELA GILLHAM.
Gentle Words /or the Gentle Sex: GILLIAN STRICKLAND With her monthly review of newly-published women's magazines. In The Frame (8)


Introduced By: Sue MacGregor

: Listen with Mother

Story: The Big Blue Removal Van by VERA RUSHBROOKE


Unknown: Vera Rushbrooke

: News

medium only from 3 5

: Afternoon Theatre

The Knight of the Long Trousers A play for radio by DONALD BULL with Peter Woodthorpe Irene Sutcliffe and William Eedle On the eve of his receiving a knighthood at Buckingham Palace, Dan Hepton and his family are installed in an expensive London hotel suite. It isn't the evening they had hoped for, but a night of crisis ... Dan Hepton PETER WOODTHORPE Alison, his wife.IRENE SUTCLIFFE George, their son.sTEVE HODSON Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN (RpO


Radio By: Donald Bull
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe
Unknown: Irene Sutcliffe
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Irene Sutcliffe
Directed By: John Tydeman
Sarah, their daughter: Joanna Wake
Mark Damon: William Eedle
Elsie, his ex-wife: Shirley Dixon
Mr Ryden: Leslie Heritage
Waiter: Malcolm Reid

: Questions to the Prime Minister

medium only
Live from the House of Commons
Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at 3.15 when the House of Commons is in session, the Prime Minister must submit himself to 15 minutes of questions from every part of the House except his own Front Bench. BBC Radio broadcast Prime Minister's Questions live every Tuesday and Thursday. Today's scene is set by Brian Curtois. the BBC's Political Correspondent.


Unknown: Brian Curtois.

: Wildlife

medium only

: News

: Jack de Manio Precisely



Producer: David Anthony Turner

: Story Time

4: A Visit to the Headmaster

: PM Reports

Presented by Brian Widlake


Presented By: Brian Widlake

: Serendipity

Fritz Spiegl and his A-Z of Musical Curios: Z is for Zuck, Zinck and German Magic Producer ANDREW MUSSETT
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news VHF Regional news; weather


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Brain of Britain 1978

Chairman Robert Robinson 6: South of England (2)
PHILIP SLINN (Sussex), architect; KATHLEEN WILLIAMS (Hampshire); GEOFFREY MARWOOD (Sussex). retired schoolmaster; PENELOPE BILLYEALD (Berkshire) Including Beat the Brains Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , who, with UN GILLIES, sets the questions. Producer MARTIN FISHER


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Kathleen Williams
Unknown: Geoffrey Marwood
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Producer: Martin Fisher

: News

: The Archers

BBC Birmingham


Written By: Tessa Diamond
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Laura Archer: Betty McDowall
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Haydn Jones
Mary Pound: Ysanne Churchman
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
George Barford: Graram Roberts
Booker: Gareth Armstong
Bernard Hill: Graham Rigby

: Checkpoint

Presented by Roger Cook Editor DENNIS LOWER


Presented By: Roger Cook
Editor: Dennis Lower

: Physician in Ordinary

A portrait by Tony Van den Bergh of William Harvey (1578-1657). the physician who discovered the true nature of the circulation of the blood and the function of the heart as a pump. With William Harvey David Marchand Sir Charles Scarborough DouglasStorm
PETER SETTELEN and JILL SIMCOX with a summing up by Sir John McMichael , late Professor of Medicine. University of London Postgraduate Medical School
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Unknown: Tony van Den
Played By: Eric Allan
Played By: James Aubrey
Played By: Timothy Bateson
Played By: Malcolm Gerard
Played By: Harold Kasket
Unknown: Jack May
Unknown: Mary Nelson
Unknown: Sheila Raynor
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Peter Settelen
Unknown: Jill SimcOx
Unknown: Sir John McMichael
Directed By: Glyn Dearman

: James Cameron

: Analysis

Mr Healey 's Budget Options
Mr Healey has not been short of advice about what measures he should introduce in his Budget next week. How practical are the suggestions put to him, given that the economy does not look so healthy as it did even two months ago? What do they mean in real terms and what would they cost? What are the choices facing Mr Healey as he puts the finishing touches to his 1978 Budget?
Presented by Mary Goldrlng Producer TOM READ


Unknown: Mr Healey
Unknown: Mr Healey
Unknown: Mr Healey
Presented By: Mary Goldrlng
Producer: Tom Read

: Kaleidoscope

The V and A
Tapestries, precious glass, ceramics, musical instruments, costumes and sculpture - the Victoria and Albert is a treasure house of beautiful objects from all over the world. The Director. Dr Roy Strong , wants to see ' the 20th century blazing through the museum ', and his lively exhibition policy sent up attendances last year.
Paul Vaughan looks at this unique collection and the controversial economies which threaten the future of the museum. Producer ANNE WINDER


Director: Dr Roy Strong
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Anne Winder

: ' Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting


Unknown: Douglas Stuart

: Any Answers?

A selection of listeners' letters continuing the discussion in last Friday's Any Questions? Introduced by David Jacobs Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol


Introduced By: David Jacobs
Producer: Carole Stone

: A Book at Bedtime

The Great Railway Bazaar (4)

: 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.

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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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