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: Farming Today



Producers: Leslie Cottington
Producers: Ken Pollock

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Gerald Prieslland , Religious Affairs Correspondent
6.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Gerald Prieslland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Scotland
7.40 Today's Papers


Producer: Allan Wright

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 medium only
Weather and programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented live from Edmonton, capturing the very special atmosphere of the Commonwealth Games, talking to the top competitors and some of the personalities visiting Canada.
A Radio Sport and OB production

: News

: International Assignment

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A Radio News production

: The Week in Westminster

medium only
Discussed with Robert Carvel Producer WILLIAM HORSLEY


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Producer: William Horsley

: News Stand

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Presented by Tom Vernon Producer FLORENCE AKST


Presented By: Tom Vernon
Producer: Florence Akst

: Daily Service

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New Every Morning, p 17; A great and mighty wonder (BBC HB 41): Psalm 111; Hebrews 2. vv 6-18 (NEB); Jesus, good above all other (BBC HB 72)

: Pick of the Week

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Margaret Howard 's selection


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Time for Verse

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17: Strong Music

: Science Now: The Megalithic Astronomers

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A thousand years before Pythagoras, at the time of the great Pyramids, our ancestors were expending an enormous amount of time and effort erecting stone circles. Were the illiterate farming communities of 2000 BC merely building the equivalents of Wembley Stadium as venues for pagan rituals? Or did their society foster the skills and knowledge necessary to build sophisticated astronomical observatories, to study the motions of the sun, moon and stars? Geoff Watts examines the idea that our forefathers were prehistoric astronomers.


Presenter: Geoff Watts
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: News

: Away from it All

Travel with Joan Bakewell Producer ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Roger MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Barry Norman questions Alan Coren
Clement Freud , mp
Clive James and Nigel Rees 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: Clement Freud
Unknown: Clive James
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Newsreader John Marsh
Produced By: John Lloyd
Produced By: Danny Greenstone

: News

: The Black and White Minstrel Story

It is 21 years since the Black and White Minstrels made their first appearance on television at the Earls Court Radio Show. Since then, with a record-breaking stage show, the Golden Rose of Montreux and many hit records to their credit, they can almost be called a national institution.
Leslie Crowther presents a scrapbook of memories, music and anecdote with the help of John Boulter, George Chisholm, Dai Francis, George Mitchell, Margaret Savage and Stan Stennett.
(Repeated: Thursday 8.45 pm)


Presenter: Leslie Crowther
Interviewee: John Boulter
Interviewee: George Chisholm
Interviewee: Dai Francis
Interviewee: George Mitchell
Interviewee: Margaret Savage
Interviewee: Stan Stennett
Writer: Martyn Pedrick
Producer: Griff Rhys Jones

: Bookshelf

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Presented by Frank Delancy
Antiquarian Books: ROY HARLEY LEWIS looks at the shops and auction rooms.
Merchandising: are books advertised like soap powder?
Edward Thomas Centenary : memories from the poet's wife. Producer BRIAN COOK


Presented By: Frank Delancy
Unknown: Roy Harley
Unknown: Edward Thomas Centenary
Producer: Brian Cook

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

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The Ardagh Experiment by T. G. NESTOR
'Suppose there was a robbery in your home town, Hynes. Do you think the Golf Club captain would be suspected? Or the Chairman of the Old Folks Committee? ' Achieving respectability as a cover for a crime can take years, especially if the means seem more profitable than the end.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: T. G. Nestor
Directed By: Robert Cooper
Morgan: Kevin McHugh
Hynes: Louis Rolston
Lowe: Michael McKnight
Prison governor: Bill Hunter
Andrews: Harold Goldblatt
Sergeant: Aiden Grennell
Constable: Toby Byrne
Waters: Jack McQuoid

: 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 in all relevant fields.
After the programme listeners can ring [number removed]until 4.30


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Music of the Masters

medium only: as Radio 3

: Kaleidoscope Encore

Paul Vaughan makes a selection from the past week's programmes. Editor ROSEMARY HART


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: A Little Night Exposure

5.55 medium only
Weather and programme news

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Simon Rattle , the conductor, chooses the records he would take to a desert island and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY. Producer DEREK DRESCHER
(Repeated: Tuesday 12.20 pm)
(Simon Rattle conducts the English Chamber Orchestra in Proms 78, Tuesday 7.30, R3/4)


Unknown: Simon Rattle
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher
Unknown: Simon Rattle

: With Great Pleasure

You may take my happiness to make you happier,
Even though you never know I gave it to you -
Only let me hear sometimes all alone,
The distant laughter of your joy. (CYRANO DE BERGERAC)
Before an invited audience at the Waldegrave Hall in London, Bryan Forbes and Nanette Newman present an anthology of their favourite poetry and prose. Producer JOHN KNIGHT


Unknown: Waldegrave Hall
Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Nanette Newman
Producer: John Knight

: These You Have Loved

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


Unknown: Christopher Grier

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Dartmoor Court Martial

: S Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Louis Allen. Stephen Oliver , Professor Hamish Swanston in conversation with Briaa Redhead
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Louis Allen.
Unknown: Stephen Oliver
Unknown: Professor Hamish Swanston

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers led tonight by ANGELA TILBY

: News

Weather report and forecast

: The Unforgettables

Edward Cole presents a sequence of late-night music.


Unknown: Edward Cole

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.

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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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