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: News

: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottington
Unknown: Herbert Daybell
Unknown: Bryan Platt

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Another chance to hear scientists discussing the impact of the energy crisis in agriculture. Producer KEN POLLOCK
BBC Birmingham
7.40 Today's Papers


Producer: Ken Pollock

: 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 introduces this magazine programme that takes a different look at sport and leisure. including news from Moscow where the Spartakiade - Russia's rehearsal for the 1980 Olympics - is drawing to a close.
A Radio Sport and OB production


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.59 Continental Travel Information

: News

long wave only

: International Assignment

On the eve of the Commonwealth Conference the BBC's man in Lusaka, John Borrell. looks at the host country Zambia. and its role in African politics today.
A Radio News production long wave only


Unknown: John Borrell.

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Hugo Young
Producer PETER ROBINS long wave only


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Peter Robins

: News Stand

Bill Grundy reviews the weekly magazines.
Producer WALTER WALLICH long wave only


Unknown: Bill Grundy
Producer: Walter Wallich

: Daily Service

NEM, page 122; There is a land (BBC HB 254); Psalm 34. vv 11-22; 1 Corinthians 15. vv 51-58 (RSV); We come unto our fathers' God (BBC HB 255)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection.
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON long wave only from 11.15


Unknown: Margaret Howard
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Time for Verse

long wave only

: Wildlife

(Details: Monday 10.5 am) long wave only

: Sounding Off

Mary Midgley is worried about parties....


Unknown: Mary Midgley

: News

: Away From It All

Joan Bakewell is your radio travel agent.


Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: You've Got to be Joking

says Cardew Robinson to Bernie Clifton Norman Collier Tom Mennard
Producer MIKE CRAIG BBC Manchester
(First broadcast in 1977 on Radio 2)
12.55Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Bernie Clifton
Unknown: Norman Collier
Pianist: Tom Mennard
Pianist: Ken Frith
Producer: Mike Craig

: News

: Any Questions?

Glenda Jackson
Robert Morley. Lord Carr Peregrine Worsthorne
Chairman David Jacobs from Sompting. Sussex Producer CAROLE STONE BBC Bristol
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only,


Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Robert Morley.
Unknown: David Jacobs

: Origins

The Tomb of Horemheb
Malcolm Billings visits Saqqara, Egypt, as DR GEOFFREY MARTIN finishes four years of study of the tomb of Horemheb. a military General who became the last king of the 18th dynasty.
Producer ROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Sun 11.15 pm) long wave only


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Unknown: Dr Geoffrey Martin

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

A Collier's Friday Night by D. H. LAWRENCE adapted by GUY VAESEN with Roy Spencer as Ernest
' I care just as much for you as ever.'
' It looks like it when night after night you leave me sitting up here till near 11.'
1 Once, mother, once - and that was when it was her birthday.'
Directed by GUY VAESEN
(First broadcast in 1971) long wave only


Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Adapted By: Guy Vaesen
Unknown: Roy Spencer
Directed By: Guy Vaesen
Nellie: Christine Welch
Mother: Mary Griffiths
Gertie Coomber: Jo Manning Wilson
Father: David Brierley
Barker: Neville Smith
Carlin: George Woolley
Maggie Pearson: Jane Knowles
Beatrice Wyle: Stephanie Turner

: My Delight

Bob Grant describes one of the pleasures of life.
BBC Manchester long wave only
(Bob Grant reads A Rogue's Life by Wilkie Collins in Story Time starting on Mon at 4.35)


Unknown: Bob Grant
Unknown: Bob Grant
Unknown: Wilkie Collins

: Does He Take Sugar?

A practical and topical magazine for and with disabled listeners.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter KEVIN MULHERN Producer JANE WOOD Editor MARLENE PEASE long wave only


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Producer: Jane Wood
Editor: Marlene Pease

: The Magic of Music

Christopher Hogwood explores one of his favourite pieces, Handel's Water Music. gramophone records
(Repeated: Wed 11.0 am) long wave only


Unknown: Christopher Hogwood

: Letter from Tibet

Philip Short 's impressions of a visit to the land the Dalai Lama was forced to leave 20 years ago
(Repeated: Tues 11.30 am) long wave only


Unknown: Philip Short
Unknown: Dalai Lama
Producer: Paddy O'Keeffe

: Kaleidoscope Encore

Richard Cork introduces a selection from last week's programmes. Editor ROSEMARY HART long wave only


Introduces: Richard Cork
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Week Ending

long wave only,
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Desert Island Discs

Pianist Moura Lympany
(Repeated: Tues 12.20 pm) (Moura Lympany is one of the soloists in tonight's Prom on Radio 3 at 7.30)


Pianist: Moura Lympany
Unknown: Moura Lympany

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Musical punctuations by JEREMY NICHOLAS


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on records.
(Rev rpt: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

People in Glass Houses by IAN CULLEN with John Bott Shirley Dixon and Indira Joshi
'If you try and let it slide. I'll call Fred Car son on the Advertiser. You know how fond he is of the Area Health Authority! I'll tell him just enough so he can smell scandal. Can't you see it? Slack administration! Sexual hotbed - and you, Harold Clune , Clune the correct, in charge of the cover-up. Fred will just love it.'
Directed by GERRY JONES
(For cast see Mon 3.5 pm)
9.58 Weather


Unknown: Ian Cullen
Unknown: John Bott
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Indira Joshi
Unknown: Fred Car
Unknown: Harold Clune
Directed By: Gerry Jones

: News

: A Word in Edgeways

Professor Harold Perkin Marina Vaizey and Canon Frank Wright in conversation with Brian Redhead
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Professor Harold Perkin
Unknown: Marina Vaizey
Unknown: Canon Frank Wright
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers led tonight by ANGELA TILBY
Music by the BBC SINGERS conducted by BARRY ROSE


Conducted By: Barry Rose

: Dear Me

Peter Ustinov reads extracts from his best-selling autobiography, adapted in eight parts by JACK SINGLETON (6)


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Just Before Midnight

A young boy has agreed to play Blind-man's-buff with two older children. They don't need to blindfold him - simply take away his specs.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Unknown: Geraldine O'Donnell
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
the Young Boy: Jeremy Booker
the Older Boy: Paul Ellison
the Eldest Boy: Howard Taylor

: News

Weather report: 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.

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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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