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: News

: 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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland.

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly farming review 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


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis presents a magazine programme that highlights the personalities in the news and the issues that matter, including the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon and the Henley Royal Regatta.
A Radio Sport and ob production


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: News

: International Assignment

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

: The Week in Westminster

medium only
Discussed with Robert Carvel Producer CAROLINE MILLINGTON


Unknown: Robert Carvel

: News Stand

medium only
Anthony Howard reviews the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Daily Service

medium only
New Every Morning, page 93; 0 worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (BBC HB 267); Gelineau Psalm 42; Psalm 139, vv 1-12 (NEB); Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (BBC HB 307)

: Pick of the Week

medium only
Margaret Howard 's selection


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Time for Verse

medium only 12: A Quarry

: Science Now

medium only
Peter Evans with a weekly survey of what is new and significant in science and technology at home and abroad. Producer MICHAEL BRIGHT
(Repeated: Wednesday 9.0 pm)


Unknown: Peter Evans

: News

: Away from it All

Joan Bakewell is your radio travel agent.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Roger MacDonald

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Norman to
Alan Coren. Richard Ingrams Peter McKay and Jane Ellison Newsreader JOHN MARSH
Compiled and produced by DANNY GREENSTONE and JOHN LLOYD (Repeated: Tuesday 10.30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Peter McKay
Unknown: Jane Ellison
Unknown: John Marsh
Produced By: Danny Greenstone
Produced By: John Lloyd

: News

: Any Questions?

Nicholas Fairbairn , mp Professor John Erickson Patricia Hewitt
Ludovic Kennedy
Chairman David Jacobs


Unknown: Nicholas Fairbairn
Unknown: Professor John Erickson
Unknown: Patricia Hewitt
Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: David Jacobs

: War and Peace

medium only by LEO TOLSTOY
A dramatisation in 20 parts from the translation by LOUISE AND AYLMER MAUDE
Edited by MICHAEL BAKEWELL with David Buck , Kate Binchy Martin Jarvis , Felix Felton
17: Patience and Time Adapted by VAL GIELGUD
Directed by JOHN POWELL (First broadcast in 1970)


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Aylmer Maude
Edited By: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: David Buck
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Felix Felton
Adapted By: Val Gielgud
Directed By: John Powell
Tolstoy: Denys Hawthorne
Marya Bolkonskaya: Elizabeth Proud
Countess Natalya Rostova: Ilona Ference
Count Ilya Rostov: David March
Sonya: Patricia Gallimore
Natasha Rostova: Kate Binchy
Prince Andrei: Martin Jarvis
Napoleon: Peter Pratt
KutUZOV: Felix Felton
Tsar Alexander: John Pullen
General Bennigsen: John Bryning
General Ermolov: John Gabriel
General Toll: Nigel Lambert
OrlOV: Garard Green
Grekov: Derek Seaton
Berthier: John Rye
Pierre Bezukhov: David Buck

: News

medium only

: Does He Take Sugar?

medium only
Presenter Marilyn Alan
With the participation of the disabled themselves, Does He Take Sugar? seeks to give practical advice to disabled listeners in all relevant fields. Producer SUE LITTLEDALE Editor MARLENE PEASE
After the programme listeners can ring [number removed]until 4.30


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Music of the Masters

medium only: as Radio 3

: Kaleidoscope Encore

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


Introduces: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Week Ending ...

5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Mel Brooks , actor, writer and film director, discusses records he would take to a desert island, with ROY PLOMLEY. Producer DEREK DRESCHER
(Repeated: Tuesday 12.20 pm)


Unknown: Mel Brooks
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

and his guests in conversation MUSiC by PETER SKELLERN


Music By: Peter Skellern

: These You Have Loved

Christopher Grief with records. (Shortened edn: Thurs 9.5 am)

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Before the Screaming Begins

by Wally K. Daly
Zero hour - and all over the world in every country at exactly the same moment a person is seen disappearing into a flying saucer! Ten days later, they are returned - but with new and frightening powers. Why were they taken away? Why have they returned?
(Repeated: Monday 3.5 pm)


Writer: Wally K. Daly
Directed by: Martin Jenkins
Tom Harris: James Laurenson
His wife, Sally: Jennifer Piercey
The Prime Minister: Patrick Troughton
A.P. Smith: Donald Hewlett
Alien Controller: Manning Wilson
Alien Voice: Malcolm Gerard
Det-Sgt Forbes: Robert Trotter
Prime Minister's wife/Sally's mother: Katherine Parr
Silkin: Peter Wickham
Brosteaux: Nigel Graham
Cpl Wilkes: Geoffrey Leesley
Cpl Johnson/Newsreader: Eric Allan
Nurse/Cabinet Minister: Maggie Ollerenshaw
Desk Sgt/Opposition MP: Peter Williams
Soldiers, aliens, policemen, Cabinet Ministers played by: Members of the cast

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Brenda Dean
Sir Monty Finniston and The Rev Bill Wright in conversation with Brian Redhead.
Producer CILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Brenda Dean
Unknown: Sir Monty Finniston
Unknown: Bill Wright
Unknown: Brian Redhead.

: Lighten Our Darkness

A night meditation with music from Stonehenge, led by Canon Peter Coleman BBC Bristol


Unknown: Canon Peter Coleman

: 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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