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: Farming Week

Presented from the South East by BRYAN PLATT


Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Up to the Hour

with John Marsh
Headlines and weather, news for sports fans including th( latest news from Argentina on the World Cup


Unknown: John Marsh
Unknown: Martina Hayden
Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Today

Brian Redhead in Manchester John Sergeant in London


Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Up to the Hour

Weather, sport and Thong for the Day

: News

: Today

8.35 News headlines, weather, papers, and sport


Editor: Ken Goudie

: John Ebdon

continues his investigations oi the BBC Sound Archives.
(Repeated: Thursday 8.30 pm)

: News

: Start the Week with Richard Baker

Esther Rantzen. Bernard Falk and Kenneth Robinson , together with their guests in the studio, provide the incentive to face Monday morning once again as they discuss some of the forthcoming week's topical issues,interviewpersonalities and try to keep their tongues firmly in their cheeks at least half the time.


Unknown: Esther Rantzen.
Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Producer: Ian R. Gardhouse

: News

: Wildlife

medium only
The first Monday in the month - so a special edition filled with topics suggested by you, the listener, your favourite wildlife sounds and extracts from your letters. Also the competition and what to look out for in the coming month. Introduced by Derek Jones Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Daily Service

NDM, p 46; Jesus, Lord, we took to thee (BBC HB 374); Psalm 119. part 4; Acts 8, vv 26-40 (NEB); The Church's one foundation (BBC HB 184)

: Morning Story

medium only
In Loco Parentis by TONY WHIT-TAKER, read by Tony Bilbow
'Five to eleven. And Wednesday! Mr Gladwell shuddered. Of all the recurrent torments by which he was assailed, the most excruciating was now upon him - a double period of English with Lower Five D.' Producer MITCH RAPER


Read By: Tony Bilbow
Unknown: Mr Gladwell
Producer: Mitch Raper

: News

medium only

: The Prince of Dandies

medium only
(Full details: Thursday 7.45 pm)
11.50 medium only Announcements

: News

: You and Yours

News and information that affects the way you live.
Including today - The World of Work with MARGARET KORVING Presenters Sue Cook and George Luce


Unknown: Margaret Korving
Presenters: Sue Cook
Unknown: George Luce
Editor: Dennis Lower

: Brain of Britain 1978

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain.
Chairman Robert Robinson 15: Wales
ROGER JONES (Dyfed), small-holder; HELEN THOMAS (W. Glamorgan), social worker; PETER WILDE (Dyfed). woodman; GARETH GRIFFITHS (Mid-Glamorgan), teacher
The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN , who, with IAN GILLIES , set the questions. Producer MARTIN FISHER
(Repeated: Thursday 6.30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Helen Thomas
Unknown: Gareth Griffiths
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Ian Gillies
Producer: Martin Fisher

: The World at One: News

and voices and topics in and behind the headlines
Presented by Robert Williams Editor DEREK LEWIS


Presented By: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

medium only from 2.0
Introduced by Sylvia Horn Talk Till Two.
2.1-2.2 News
Life in the Open Air (3): ChrisTINE FAGG and BARRY WILLIAMS discuss camping and caravanning with CAROL ALLEN.
Entertainment Round-up: GORDON cow reporting.
Money Matters: banker JOHN SIMMONDS with advice on safe-keeping.
The Dog Who Wouldn't Be (S) Editor WYN KNOWLES


Introduced By: Sylvia Horn
Unknown: Christine Fagg
Unknown: Barry Williams
Unknown: Carol Allen.
Unknown: John Simmonds
Editor: Wyn Knowles

: Listen with Mother

medium only
Story: Granny and the Tortoise by JEAN YOUNG

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Kind of Loving, adapted from his novel by STAN BARSTOW


Novel By: Stan Barstow
Vic Brown: Brian Peck
Mr Brown: Harry Markham
Mrs Brown: Alison Bayley
Jim Brown: Michael Stirrup
Christine: Beth Harris
Percy: John Moore
Jack: Philip Weston
Conroy: James Beck
Mr Rothwell: George A Cooper
Mrs Rothwell: Daphne Oxenpord
Ingrid Rothwell: June Barry
Mr Van Huyten: Robert Wallace
Dorothy: Kate Allitt
Mrs Oliphant: Alice Stirrup
Dr Parker: Muriel Brown
Aunt Edna: Nan Marriott-Watson

: Story Time

A Question of Upbringing (6)

: PM Reports

Presented hy Robert Williams


Unknown: Robert Williams
Editor: Derek Lewis

: Down the Garden Path

Geoffrey Smith talks to Kenneth Ford about the week in his and your garden.
BBC Manchester
5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Talks: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Kenneth Ford.

: The Spamfritter Man

starring Bryan Pringle
A comedy serial in eight episodes by ANDREW LYNCH 2: The Candidate with Guest Star Brian Wilde
Wilf's chances of selection for the Chip Shop of the Year Contest are endangered when No 1 boiler suffers the Traffic Warden's Curse.
Producer BOB OLIVER ROGERS BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wednesday 12.27)


Unknown: Bryan Pringle
Unknown: Andrew Lynch
Unknown: Brian Wilde
Producer: Bob Oliver Rogers
Molly Hargreaves: Betty Alberge
Wilfred Hargreaves: Bryan Pringle
Doreen Hargreaves: Kay Adsheag
Vicar: John Franklvn-Robbins
The Merry Widow: Meg Johnson
Harry Sephton: Brian Wilde
Byron: David Casey
The Selector: David Miller

: News

: The Archers

(Repeated: Tuesday 1.30 pm)
BBC Birmingham


Writer: Tessa Diamond
Producer: Tony Shryane
Dan Archer: Edgar Harrison
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shuta Archer: Judy Bennett
Christine: Lesley Saweard
Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Polly Perks: Hilary Newcombe
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Bill Robertson: Geoffrey Hutchings
Eva Lenz: Hedli Niklaus
Nick Wearing: Gareth Johnson

: She Stoops to Conquer

or The Mistakes of a Night
A comedy written by DR GOLD-SMITH with a prologue by DAVID GARRICK. ESQ with in alphabetical order, Sarah Badel. Judi Dench Anthony Newlands
Leslie Sands. Wayne Sleep Elizabeth Spriggs Peter Wickham
Michael Williams
JOHN TRUSLER , STUART DEEKS (fiddles); MARK GOODING (bassoon); KEVIN PEEK (guitar); MICHAEL STEER (harpsichord) Directed by IAN COTTERELL
(Wayne Sleep broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House. Covent Garden; Elizabeth Spriggs is a National Theatre player)
(The full binaural effect can be achieved by listening through stereo headphones)


Unknown: David Garrick.
Unknown: Sarah Badel.
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Anthony Newlands
Unknown: Leslie Sands.
Unknown: Wayne Sleep
Unknown: Elizabeth Spriggs
Unknown: Peter Wickham
Unknown: Michael Williams
Music By: Michael Steer
Unknown: John Trusler
Unknown: Stuart Deeks
Unknown: Mark Gooding
Guitar: Kevin Peek
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Prologue/Sir Charles Marlow: Anthony Newlands
Mr Hardcastle: Leslie Sands
Mrs Hardcastle: Elizabeth Spriggs
Tony Lumpkin: Wayne Sleep
Kate Hardcastle: Judi Dench
Constance Neville: Sarah Badel
Jack Slang: Bill Monks
Dick Muggins: Eric Allan
Aminadab Tickle: Alaric Cotter
Stingo, the landlord: Fred Bryant
Young Marlow: Michael Williams
Charles Hastings: Peter Wickham
Diggory: Henry Knowles
Pimple, a maid: Karen Archer
Jeremy: Andrew Branch

: A Sideways Look at ...

Anthony Smith takes a sideways look at Notice Boards.


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Presented by Paul Vaughan Producer JOHN POWELL


Presented By: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Powell

: Weather

: The World Tonight: News

Douglas Stuart reporting Editor ALASTAIR OSBORNE


Unknown: Douglas Stuart
Editor: Alastair Osborne

: Profile

Private portraits of people in the public mind. (Shortened version. Tuesday 11.35 am)

: A Book at Bedtime

A Fearful Joy (111

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

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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.

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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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