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: News

: Farming Today



Producers: I.Eslie Cottington
Producers: Ken Pollock

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Gerald Priestland t.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

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 includes reports from the Radio Sport team in Edmonton, where the Commonwealth Games open on Thursday.
A Radio Sport and ob production


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: News

: International Assignment

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Reports from BBC Correspondents around the world
A Radio News production

: The Week in Westminster

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Discussed with Robert Carvel Producer WILLIAM HORSLEY


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Producer: William Horsley

: News Stand

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Reviewed by Anthony Howard Producer FLORENCE AKST


Reviewed By: Anthony Howard
Producer: Florence Akst

: Daily Service

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New Every Morning, page 118: New every morning (BBC hb 408); Psalm 27, Part 1; Isaiah 40, vv 21-31 (Rsv); Lift up your hearts: (BBC HB 326)

: PickoftheWeek

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Margaret Howard 's selection


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Time for Verse

medium only 16: The Lord

: Science Now

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Hearing is Believing
The human ear can tell the difference between wooden and metal flutes, or between two notes played only 30 millionths of a second apart-yet most people still reproduce music by dragging a sharpened crystal across the surface of a plastic disc. Are there better ways of recording and reproducing sound?
Peter Evans looks at some new developments in the technology of high fidelity.
(Repeated; Wednesday 9.0 pm)


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: 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 by Barry Norman to
Alan Coren , Richard Ingrams Nigel Dempster and Libby Purves
Newsreader JOHN MARSH. Compiled and produced by JOHN LLOYD and DANNY GREENSTONE
(Repeated: Tuesday 10.30 pm)
12.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Nigel Dempster
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Newsreader John Marsh.
Produced By: John Lloyd
Produced By: Danny Greenstone

: News


Every Night a Star Attraction? or Every Night Something Awful? Part 2
Introduced by Charlie Chester The mobilisation of entertainment in World War II.
Illustrated with recordings and memories of many of the artists and theatre personalities who served with The Entertainment National Service Association, including ALICE DELYSIA, FLANAGAN - AND ALLEN, WILL FYFFE, KENNETH ROBINSON , SOLOMON, TOMMY TRINDER , ELSIE AND DORIS WATERS, THE WESTERN BROTHERS
Written by JOHN LAIRD
Executive producer BOBBY JAYE (Repeated: Thursday 7.45)


Introduced By: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Kenneth Robinson
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Written By: John Laird
Written By: Research Stephen Williams
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: Bookshelf New series

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Frank Delaney introduces a magazine programme about the books you read, borrow and buy. both new and old, from classics to comics. Producer BRIAN COOK


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Brian Cook

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

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Blood Line by TIM ROSE PRICE
' The trouble with you young things is that you've got no spunk. When did you feel the blood coursing through your veins? Sorry, my dear. you've got to forgive an old man, but good God. when I remember your mother and the fine times we had!'
A retired Master of Foxhounds is disturbed by memories of the hunt and the death of the woman he loved when he meets her daughter.
Directed bv MICHAEL ROLFE BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Tuesday 11.5 am)


Unknown: Tim Rose Price
Unknown: Michael Rolfe
Bart Fawcett: Frederick Treves
Rosie: Mary Allen
Susie Court: Caroline Hunt
Adam Fawcett: Anthony Smee

: News

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: Does He Take Sugar?

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Presenter Marilyn Alan
A weekly magazine programme seeking to give practical advice to disabled listeners. 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

Chris Powling makes a selection from the past week's programmes. Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Chris Powling
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Week Ending...

5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Barbara Pym. the novelist
(Full details: Tues 12.20 pm)


Unknown: Barbara Pym.

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson



Producer: Michael Ember

: These You Have Loved

Christopher Grier with records (Rev repeat: Thursday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Christopher Grier

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Vienna Connection, a further spoof spy thriller by WILLIAM KEENAN , With Anna Cropper as Doris. John Bennett as Michael Heywood and Ronald Herdman as Streffard of British Intelligence.
' Vienna is marvellous at this time of the year. Heywood! We've plane tickets for you, Doris and her Aunt Clare!'
' Isn't that taking a little too much for granted, Robson?' ' You're offended?'
' Not offended, suspicious!'
Theme music composed by MAT CAMISON and arranged by DAVID FLEMING-WILLIAMS . Directed by TREVOR HILL. BBC Manchester (Repeated: Monday 3.5 pm)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: William Keenan
Unknown: Anna Cropper
Unknown: Michael Heywood
Unknown: Ronald Herdman
Arranged By: David Fleming-Williams
Directed By: Trevor Hill.
Mrs Clare O'Connell: Elizabeth Kelly
Robson: Graham Roberts
Slingsby: Alan Meadows
Hotel Charlemagne receptionist: Peter Bell
Captain Werner Frickner of theAustrian police: Enn Reitel
Roberts CIA: Blain Fairman
Colonel Boris Balakeff of thKGBe: David Mahlowe

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

BBC Manchester


Producer: Gillian Rush

: Lighten Our Darkness

A meditation on The Bread of Life by THE REV STEWART LAMONT BBC Scotland


Unknown: Rev Stewart Lamont

: 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.

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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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