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: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottington
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

A weekly review of the agricultural scene
BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Yours Faithfully

(Broadcast at 6.50 am'

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
HELP! page 15


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Today presented live amid the hustle and bustle of Heathrow Airport, where Tony Lewis is preparing to jet off to
Australia to cover the three-way Test series between England Australia and the West Indies,
Also. news from Down
Under as CHRlSTOPHER MARTIN-JENKINS reports on the tour so far and the current games in Hobart and Brisbane. Plus the rest of the sporting action.
A Radio Sport and OB production


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Chrlstopher Martin-Jenkins

: Today's Papers

(Broadcast at 7.40 am

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Barrv Norman
Santa Claus in his grotto is under scrutiny in this week's Breakaway. Is a visit to Santa worth th time and energy do your children enjoy it? Is the visit value for money? BARRY NORMAN guides you through the country's grottoes,
Action man
Richard Vaughan is on guard when he consumer test fencing as a new hobby,
Also in the programme. television and film pit views, and a critical look at what's happening in the world of leisure.


Unknown: Barrv Norman
Unknown: Santa Claus
Unknown: Barry Norman
Unknown: Richard Vaughan
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonalb

: News Stand

Tom Vernon reviews the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Tom Vernon
Producer: Walter Wallich

: The Week in Westminster

parliamentariansdiscuss the week's business with Matthew Coady


Unknown: Matthew Coady
Unknown: Producerjoshua Rozenberg

: Daily Service

NEM,p62:Father,we praise thee (BBC HB 405):
Psalm 107, v v 31-42; 1
John 2. vv 12-17 (RSV);
The God of Abraham praise (BBC HB 283. long wave only

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes.
long wave only until 11.20


Presenter: Margaret Howard

: International Assignment

BBC Correspondents with reports from around the world.
A Radio News production by BOB DORAN


Production By: Bob Doran

: News

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
Radio's key to the ever present problem of how to get the best from your money. Whether it concerns a mortgage or an insurance policy, an investment bond or a banl; loan, a tax dispute or a social security squabble - MoneH Box gets the answers from the people in the know.
A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 am)
HELP! page 15


Presented By: Louise Botting

: Comedy First

A show scripted by new writers for
Peter Wheeler David Casey
Carole Hayman Geoffrey Banks and Marlene Sidaway
Producers JAMES CASEY and RON MCDONNELL BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Mon 10.30 pm'
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Peter Wheeler
Unknown: David Casey
Unknown: Carole Hayman
Unknown: Geoffrey Banks
Unknown: Marlene Sidaway
Producers: James Casey
Unknown: Ron McDonnell

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Lord George-Brown. Esther Rantzen Patrick Hutber and Tom Jackson from Southampton
Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave onlii


Unknown: Brown. Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Patrick Hutber
Unknown: Tom Jackson
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Wildlife

The special 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 JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol [Postcode removed]


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

Daybreak by ARTHUR SCHNITZLER translated and adapted hy THOMAS SCHWALM and HOWARD THOMPSON with David Timson and Helen Fraser
Set in the early 1900s.
Vienna, young Lieutenant Kasda learns, is a city in which love, honour, even life itself, is to be counted out in coin.
Directed by COLIN TUCKER
(First broadcast on Nciv Year's Day 1972)


Unknown: Arthur Schnitzler
Unknown: Thomas Schwalm
Unknown: Howard Thompson
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Helen Fraser
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Unknown: Jane Knowles
Unknown: Matthew Walters
Directed By: Colin Tucker
Kasda: David Timson
Leopoldine: Helen Fraser
Wilram: Lockwood West
Consul: Malcolm Hayes
Dr TugUt: James Thomason
Bogner: Nigel Anthony
Joseph: Martin Friend
Lt Greising: Antony Mgginson
Herr Kressner: John Bott
Frau Kressner: Doreen Andrew
EmiliC: Stephanie Turner
Guest: John Ruddock

: Does He Take Sugar?

A practical and topical magazine for and with disabled listeners. Presented by Marilyn Alan
Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in: Monday 2.0-4.0pm
[number removed]. Ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Producer JANE WOOD


Presented By: Marilyn Alan
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Producer: Jane Wood
Editor: Marlene I'Ease

: News

: There Were Giants in Those Days

Six programmes about some major religious thinkers of the mid-20th century, introduced by Vernon Sproxton with Sir John Barnes and The Very Rev Dr Eric Heaton , Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.
4: Charles Raven


Introduced By: Vernon Sproxton
Unknown: Sir John Barnes
Unknown: Dr Eric Heaton
Unknown: Charles Raven
Producer: Hubert Hoskins

: Time for Verse

with Peter Porter
You now have seen love's corpse-light shine
The second of six programmes which take their theme from a line of poetry.
Readers Peter Wickham and Mary Elliot-Nelson Producer ALEC REID


Unknown: Peter Porter
Readers: Peter Wickham
Readers: Mary Elliot-Nelson
Producer: Alec Reid

: The Magic of Music

Roger Nichols talks about one of Ravel's most evocative scores - L'enfant et les sortileges - an opera with libretto by COLETTE depicting the enchanted world of childhood.
Producer PATRICK LAMBERT gramophone records


Talks: Roger Nichols
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis
David Tate. Sheila Steafel Chris Emmett and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO (Broadcast Fri 10.35 pm
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate.
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: Chris Emmett

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Charles Causley , the poet, chooses the eight records he would take to a desert island and discusses them With ROY PLOMLEY Who devised the programme. Producer DEREK DRESCHER


Unknown: Charles Causley
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

and his guests in conversation inspired by amusing or bemusing episodes of the week.
(Robert Robinson presents the winners of The National Poetry Competition 1979: Friday 10.30 BBC2)


Producer: Michael Ember
Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker offers a recipe of popular classics on record; the mixture leavened occasionally by the unfamiliar, with the added ingredient of listeners' requests.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Alibi for a Judge
A comedy by FELICITY DOUGLAS and HENRY CECIL With BASIL DAWSON From the book by HENRY CECIL with Andrew Cruickshank as Mr Justice Carstairs Amanda Grinling as Lesley Burford and Aubrey Woods as Thomas Empton , QC
An attractive young woman enlists the cooperation of the elderly judge who had convicted her husband of robbery in an attempt to prove his innocence. It is not certain, however, how innocent her motives arc in all this.... and members of the Central Criminal Court
Adapted for radio and directed by JOHN TYDEMAN
9.58 Weather


Comedy By: Felicity Douglas
Comedy By: Henry Cecil
Book By: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Mr Justice Carstairs
Unknown: Amanda Grinling
Unknown: Aubrey Woods
Unknown: Thomas Empton
Directed By: John Tydeman
Mr Hunt: Jonathan Scott
Wiiliam Burford: Trader Faulkner
Mr Bell: Peter Howell
Superintendent Neale: Michael Shannon
Ernest Mott: Clifford Norgate
Mr Campbell: Hector Ross
Mrs Campbell: Carole Boyd
Joe: Michael Burlington
Inspector Martin: Anthony Smf.E

: News

: Encore

Sheridan Morley introduces a selection from the nightly review of the arts - Kaleidoscope.
Sheridan Morley 's Films, page 29


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rosemary Hart
Unknown: Sheridan Morley

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers led by THE REV JOHN LANG


Unknown: John Lang

: The Spinners

Tony Davis , Mick Groves , Cliff Hall and Hugh Jones with John McCormick (bass), sing some songs and tell the odd story, with a few friends. Producer JOHN FAWCETT WILSON


Unknown: Tony Davis
Unknown: Mick Groves
Unknown: Cliff Hall
Unknown: Hugh Jones
Bass: John McCormick
Unknown: John Fawcett Wilson

: Just Before Midnight

The Hospital Visitor bv FRANK MARCUS
'You worry too much. About little things. If you go on like this. you'll make yourself ill
'Don't say that. I may be nervous or unsure at times, but I shouldn't like to finish up in a . in a hospital.'
But who is the patient and who is the visitor?


Unknown: Frank Marcus
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Mrs Frobisher: Penelope Keith
Rosalie: Eileen Atkins
Nurse McNab: Jennifer Piercey
the Porter: John Bull

: 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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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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