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: News

: Farming Today

Market prices and intelligence, the weather, and what s new for farmers.

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Gerald Priest-land Religious Affairs Correspondent
C.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham
7.40 Today's Papers


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best value for your hard-earned cash.
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis presents a magazine programme that includes up-to-the-minute coverage of play in the Third Test between Australia and England, in Melbourne
A Radio Sport and ot production
8.45 Today's Papers


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: At the Turn of The Year

Seasonal impressions gathered by Nancy Wise

: News

: International Assignment

The State of Europe
In The Years Ahead, the final programme of this series, leaders of the European Economic Community tell BBC Correspondents of their hopes for the future.
A Radio News production by BLAIR THOMSON

: Talking Politics

What do politicians talk about when they're not talking politics? What are their interests, and how do they relax when they can escape from the pressures of Westminster and Whitehall? Anthony King continues his occasional series of conversations with leading politicians about their lives outside politics, with the Conservatives' new Spokesman on Foreign Affairs. The Rt lion Francis Pym , MP. Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Unknown: Anthony King
Unknown: Francis Pym
Producer: Anne Sloman

: News Stand

Anthony Howard reviews the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Dai!y Service

NEM, page 110; 0 little one sweet (Oxford Book of Carols 109): Psalm 16; 1 John 4. vv 7-14 (AV); Of the Father's love begotten (BBC HB 57)

: Pick of the Year

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Time for Verse

Light Verse
The ninth of 13 programmes in which Kingsley Amis introduces poems from The New Oxford Book of Light Verse. The poems in this edition are by C. S. LEWIS , NOEL COWARD and PHYLLIS MCGINLEY. Readers DAVID BRIERLEY and HEATHER BELL
Producer ALEC REID


Introduces: Kingsley Amis
Unknown: C. S. Lewis
Readers: Phyllis McGinley.
Readers: Heather Bell
Producer: Alec Reid

: Wildlife

' Why is it that apples partly chewed by slugs dj not turn brown? Is it to the advantage of a slug to protect the fruit from rotting? '
The Wildlife team discuss your questions. Introduced by Derek Jones
Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: New Year's Day 10.5 am)
Bird Songs and their Meaning: book £4.95. record £3.24, from bookshops


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Brian Leith

: Spiegl on Saturday

Fritz Spiegl keeps a keen eye and ear on what's written and said. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl

: News

: Away from it All

Joan Bakewrll looks back at the travellers' year and forward to the next with the help of: Lord George-Brown, John Cleese , Germaine Greer. The Rt lion Edward Heath , mp, Peter Ustinov , Kenneth Williams , Peter Cook and Dudley Moore Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Joan Bakewrll
Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Germaine Greer.
Unknown: Edward Heath
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: Dudley Moore
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: You've Got to be Joking

says Cardew Robinson to Tom Mennard Jan Harding
Peter Robinson
KEN FRITH ( piano)
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Tues 10.30pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Tom Mennard
Unknown: Jan Harding
Unknown: Peter Robinson
Piano: Ken Frith
Producer: Mike Craig

: News

: Any Questions?

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: Bookshelf

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


Introduces: Frank Delaney

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre: King Size Bed

A comedy by Betty Paul
with Julia McKenzie and Jack May
Margaret Goodwin firmly believes that adultery should be punishable by law and leads a campaign for the preservation of the institution of marriage. When, therefore, she buys an antique four-poster bed and discovers that it is haunted, it presents a problem-particularly as the ghost has carnal appetites! with
(Julia McKenzie is in 'Ten Times Table' at the Globe Theatre, London)


Writer: Betty Paul
Director: Kay Patrick
Margaret: Julia McKenzie
Charles: Jack May
Kenneth: Eric Allan
Manuella: Janet Dale
Reporter/Rod: Danny Schiller
Studio manager: Lolly Cockerell
Jill/Jessie: Alison Draper
Reporter: Ray Jones
Lord Smallpiece: Roger Hammond
Colin: Peter Purves

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Marilyn Alan
With the participation of the disabled themselves. Docs He Take Sugarf gives some practical advice.


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Something Appealing, Something Appalling

A Fresh Look at the Musical. Part 2
Presented by Denis Quilley 1: The Black Musical or How Sambo Came Up the Swanee River and Told Massa where to Get Off with BLAIN FAIRMAN


Presented By: Denis Quilley
Unknown: Blain Fairman
Unknown: Thomas Baptiste
Unknown: Bruce Beeby
Written By: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Martin Fisher

: Enquire Within

Let 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

: A Penny Plain and Twopence Coloured

Black-eyed Susan, The Corsican Brothers, The Silver Palace, The Miller and his Men - some of the 300 melodramas and pantomimes in vivid colours in the repertoire of the juvenile drama. These plays have provided hours of excitement for children since the first sheets appeared in 1811. Toy Theatres, however, are more than play-things. They provide a unique record of the English Theatre in the 19th century.
Paul Vaughan. for Kaleidoscope, explores this colourful world of histrionic characters and flamboyant scenery, which sold for a penny plain and twopence ready-coloured.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan.
Producer: Brian Barfield

: ..and yet Another Partridge in a Pear Tree

(Broadcast Christmas Day at 7.30 ami
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: News

: Desert Island Discs

Norman Parkinson , the photographer.


Unknown: Norman Parkinson

: Post Mortem

A play by Stuart Jackman
with Kenneth Williams
HEROD: Wait my turn? Like Hell I will. Damn it, man, I'm Herod of Judea. I don't kick my heels in bloody ante-rooms waiting my turn. Now get out of my way and let me ...
AZRAEL: Angela, love, I think it's going to be one of those days!


Writer: Stuart Jackman
Director: Frank Topping
Azrael: Kenneth Williams
Angela, his secretary: Heather Bell
Herod of Judaea: Peter Wickham
Mrs Morris, landlady of the Lamb Hotel: Joan Matheson
Corporal Adamson: Peter Gabriel
John Golding, a shepherd: Henry Knowles

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker with records.
Producer RAY ABBOTT i Revised rpt: Fri 9.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Mr Perrin and Mr Traill

by Hugh Walpole, adapted for radio by Val Gielgud
with Marius Goring, Hugh Burden, Jeremy Clyde, Joan Matheson and Sandra Clark

Mr Perrin has been a master at Moffatt's school for some 20 years where life has been somewhat humdrum. With the arrival of young Mr Traill, however, this is greatly changed and, for Perrin, becomes considerably less happy.
Directed by DAVID H. GODFREY
9.58 Weather


Author: Hugh Walpole
Adapted for radio by: Val Gielgud
Director: David H. Godfrey
Narrator: Marius Goring
Mr Perrin: Hugh Burden
Mr Traill: Jeremy Clyde
Isabel Desart: Sandra Clark
Mrs Comber: Joan Matheson
Mr Comber: Lewis Stringer
Mr Birkland: Brian Haines
Mr Dormer/M Pons: Henry Knowles
Mrs Dormer: Eva Stuart
Mr Clinton: Charles Hodgson
The Rev Moy-Thompson: Preston Lockwood
Mrs Moy-Thompson: Hilda Kriseman
Mr White: Jonathan Scott
Mrs Perrin/The elder Miss Madder: Janet Burnell
The younger Miss Madder: Carol Marsh
The School Sergeant: Harold Kasket
Pomfret Walpole: Howard Taylor
Garden: Ian Hoare
Rackets: Nicholas Camara
Sexton: Andrew Jobins
Larkin: Marek Kleiber

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Sir Hugh Casson , President of the Royal Aca demy, presents his personal choice of poetry and prose
'I've always been a sucker for descriptions-for the sharp eye and the soft heart rather than the great thought or the meditative statement. I've built the programme on this ... on people and places and occasions seen through the eyes of writers and poets.' with GARY WATSON and PAULINE WYNN
Recorded before an invited audience at the Royal Insitute of British Architects, London
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol.


Unknown: Sir Hugh Casson
Unknown: Royal Aca
Unknown: Gary Watson
Unknown: Pauline Wynn
Producer: Brian Patten

: Lighten Our Darkness

Thoughts and music at the close of the year led by THE REV STEWART LAMONT BBC Scotland


Unknown: Stewart Lamont

: Singer's Choice

Nigel Douglas presents recordings of singers for whom he has particular affection and regard. 7: Tito Gobbi


Unknown: Nigel Douglas
Unknown: Tito Gobbi

: Just Before Midnight

A series of plays for late-night listening"
The Other Side of the Door. A mystery thriller by JOHN WILKIE with ' It's been waking me up for months... the same dream, always exactly the same. Until I was afraid to go to sleep. And now - oh God. now . Rolfe. I've never been here before in my life but I tell you I know every mark and hollow of this stile as if it were my own face in a mirror '


Unknown: John Wilkie
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Hinton: Dinsdale Landen
Rolfe: John Gabriel
Marian: Amanda Murray

: News

Weather report; 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.

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