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: Farming Today



Producers: Leslie Cottington
Producers: Ken Pollock

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather: programme news medium wave onlu


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 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Tony Lewis including Wightman Cup tennis. international Rugby, and news of England's cricket team in Australia.
A Radio Sport and OB production


Presented By: Tony Lewis

: News

: International Assignment

A Radio News production

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians discuss the week business with Hugo Young. Producer BERNARD TATE Preview: page 25


Unknown: Hugo Young.

: News Stand

Reviewed by Tom Vernon Producer WALTER WALLICH


Reviewed By: Tom Vernon
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 62: Mv Father, for another night (BBC HB 407); Psalm 36: John 14, vv 1-14 (NEB); Lead us, heavenly Father (BBC HB 307)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard 's selection Producer JOHN KNIGHT


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: John Knight

: Time for Verse

Light Verse
The first of 13 programmes in which Kingsley Amis introduces poems from The New Oxford Book of Light Verse.

: Wildlife

The magazine edition with topics suggested by you - the listener. We read your letters, play your favourite sounds, and puzzle you with the mystery sound competition. Introduced by Derek Jones Producer MOIRA MANN BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Moira Mann

: Spiegl on Saturday

with Fritz Spiegl BBC Manchester

: News

: A Bar for Nothing

Johnny Morris recalls, with records and mixed memories, the days when he had drifted away from the musical world, but wherever he went there was always more than a whiff of musical nostalgia.


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Producer: Cristine Hardwick

: The Jason Explanation of Taboos

12.55 Weather; programme news medium ware onlu

: News

: Any Questions?

Jill Knight. MP David Simmons
Austin Mitchell. Mr Trevor Phillips


Unknown: Jill Knight.
Unknown: David Simmons
Unknown: Austin Mitchell.
Unknown: Mr Trevor Phillips

: Bookshelf

Frank Delaney introduces the magazine programme about books. Producer BRIAN COOK


Introduces: Frank Delaney
Producer: Brian Cook

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

Assault on a Citadel by SEAN WALSH with Niall Buggy as Ned
' Let me tell you. Father. there more than one priest out there in the world this winter's night, broken and bitter. cursin' the day he ever left. Tied to a woman, brats hangin' out of him. doin' a job he doesn't much like, livin' in rooms where you couldn't swing a cat. And no hope of return. None. Never.'
Producer ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Sean Walsh
Unknown: Niall Buggy
Xavier: Aiden Grennell
Senan: Dermott Kelly
Jenny: Kate Flynn
Shepherd/Man in Restaurant: Michael Duffy
Kate ,: Elizabeth Begley
Hugo: Bill Hunter
Cormac: John Molloy

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Marilyn Alan
With the participation of the disabled themselves, Does He Take Sugarf seeks to give practical advice to disabled listeners.
There's a chance after the programme for listeners to put forward their views by phoning on [number removed]from 4.0 to


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Editor: Marlene Pease

: ..That Most Despicable Race

who gave us the greatest theatrical heritage in the world. In a series of 4 programmes, Bryan Forbes tells the story of the British theatrical tradition from the time of David Garrick until the present. 2: The Echo in a Cathedral


Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: David Garrick

: Enquire Within

Neil Landor and the BBC Reference Library and other experts find the answer to your queries. Producer DENYS GUEROULT


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: Kaleidoscope Encore

Presented by Sheridan Morley Editor ROSEMARY HART


Presented By: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Week Ending

5.55 Weather: programme news

: News

: Desert Island Discs

John Wain. poet and novelist


Unknown: John Wain.

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Musical punctuations by PETER SKEI. LERN


Unknown: Peter Skei.
Producer: Michael Ember

: These You Have Loved

Christopher Grier with records


Unknown: Christopher Grier

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Alice of Kilkenny bv IAN RODGER with Patricia Leventon as Alice Kvteler
' is not for you to decide, my child, whether you have done wrong. The court will decide and I must tell you that as things stand the court will find you guilty ... that is the way of it. The court will decree the only punishment it can: you will be burned alive.'
In 1324, Alice Kyteler. a moneylender from Kilkenny, and her friend Petronilla De Meath were tried for the crime of witchcraft.
Directed by ROBERT COOPER BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Ian Rodger
Unknown: Patricia Leventon
Unknown: Alice Kvteler
Unknown: Alice Kyteler.
Directed By: Robert Cooper
William Outlawe: Bryan Murray
Bazilia: Aingeal Grehan
Petronilla: Valerie Lilly
Father Glyn: Louis Rolston
Richard Ledrede Bishop of Ossory: Jonathan Scott
Hugh Le Despenser: Denys Hawthorne
John Le Poer: Harry Webster
Lord D'Arcy: Kevin Flood
Jailer: Joe McPartland

: Weather

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Nicholas Harman Susan Hill and Benedict Nightingale in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Nicholas Harman
Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Benedict Nightingale
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by FATHER CRISPIAN HOLLIS


Unknown: Father Crispian Hollis

: News

Weather report and forecast followed by an interlude

: The Unforgettables

Presented by EDWARD COLE


Presented By: 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.

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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