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: News

: Farming Today



Producers: Ken Pollock
Producers: Leslie Cottington

: Yours Faithfully

with Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer LESLIE COTTING ton. BBC Birmingham


Producer: Leslie Cotting

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
HELP! page 11
7.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis introduces this magazine programme which takes a different look at the world of sport. A Radio Sport and OB production


Introduces: Tony Lewis

: News

: Breakaway

Breakaway from routine with Bernard Falk, intrepid reporters and enthusiasts with ideas on ways and means of spending your leisure hours, including: Tom Boswell's assessment of the merits and weaknesses of home video recorders; and a report from a holiday on a coastal steamer chugging up the coast of Norway.

For information sheets send a large sae to: [address removed] long wave only


Presenter: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Tom Boswell
Producer: Deborah Christie
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

with Geoffrey Smith
Producer HUGH PURCELL long wave only


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Producer: Hugh Purcell

: The Week in Westminster

Parliamentarians discuss the week's business with Robert Carvel.
Producer JOSHUA ROZENBERG long wave only


Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 46; King of glory, King of peace (BBC HB 325); Psalm 32; 2 Timothy 2, vv 1-13 (Rsv); O Jesus, I have promised (BBC HB 360) long wave only

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard long wave only


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: International Assignment

' What's good for General Motors is good for the United States.' By inference, the international motor industry is important for the world. The BBC's Economics Editor, Dominick Harrod , introduces reports from the industrial economies, the Communist societies where the motor industry is heavily controlled, the new competition to the West from Korea, and the great Third World economies, like India.
A Radio News production by RICHARD ANTHONY BAKER long wave only


Editor: Dominick Harrod
Production By: Richard Anthony Baker

: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.5 am)
HELP! page 11


Presenter: Louise Botting

: Conversation Piece

(Details: Mon 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

: Any Questions?

Johnny Morris
Nicholas Scott , MP Nesta Wyn Ellis Jack Straw , mp
Chairman David Jacobs
Listeners' views for use in Any Answers? Thursday
4.15, to: Any Answerst, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Nicholas Scott
Unknown: Nesta Wyn Ellis
Unknown: Jack Straw
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

long wave only

: Wildlife

An embarrassing question for this week's team
Introduced by Derek Jones Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol
long wave only


Introduced By: Derek Jones
Producer: Brian Leith

: Saturday-Afternoon Theatre

Nursery School by MARTIN WORTH
Geoffrey's had enough of office life in the city. However the mortgage is finally paid off and Rosemary has plans too. But is Geoffrey going to charter boats in Majorca, or is Rosemary going to start a playgroup, or are they going to separate, or even do nothing at all? At all events, when their daughter Susan turns up unexpectedly what she finds is an adults' nursery school.
Directed by ANTON GILL long wave only


Unknown: Martin Worth
Directed By: Anton Gill
Rosemary Adams: Ellen McLntosh
Geoffrey Adams: Michael Spice
Tricia Dale: Naomi Buch
Clifford Dale/Mr Harris: Adrian Egan
Alec Stratton: Struan Rodger
Sophie: Sally Knyvettk
Juliet Hazleden: Amanda Murray
Roger: Hazleden Bill
Hewitt: Martyn Read
Caroline/susan: Rowena Roberts
Mary Hunter: Petra Davies
Ted Hunter/Mr Hudson: John Bott
Peter: Peter Marinker

: Does He Take Sugar?

For disabled listeners Presenter Marilyn Alan Reporter KEVIN MULHERN
Citizens' Advice Bureau Phone-in: Monday 2.0-4.1 pm [number removed], Ext 2531
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Editor MARLENE PEASI long wave only


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Reporter: Kevin Mulhern
Editor: Marlene Peasi

: News

long wave only

: McCowen on St Mark

An Actor's Commentary
In 1978 the actor Alec McCowen gave his first solo performance of St Mark's Gospel from memory. It was an instant success. He toured America with it; it was broadcast on radio and televised. In this shortened extract from his book Double Bill he analyses the gospel from an actor's point of view, Producer JOHN TYDEMAN long wave only


Unknown: Alec McCowen
Producer: John Tydeman

: Time for Verse

Selected by Dannie Abse Reader Brian Carroll
long wave only


Reader: Dannie Abse
Reader: Brian Carroll

: Music for a Living

Seven programmes exploring the working world of the classical musician. 1: The Pianists
An impression of the pianist's life as soloist. accompanist, ensemble player, teacher, repetiteur and ballet accompanist. 1 It's not all peaches and cream, though it's a marvellous life.' (STEPHEN
Ian Horsbrugh
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Tues 8.30 pm) long wave only


Interviewer: Ian Horsbrugh
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis, David Tate, Sheila Steafel, David Jason and The David Firman Trio
(Hear The Jason Explanation Thursday 12.27 pm)
long wave only

5.50 Shipping forecast
long wave only

5.55 Weather; programme news
long wave only


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Jason Explanation

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Salvatore Accardo , the violinist, with ROY PLOMLEY (Repeated: Friday 9.5 am) (Roy Plomley is in Star Sound, R2, Mon 10.30 pm)


Unknown: Salvatore Accardo
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Unpredictable and often animated table-talk that is meant to arouse or to amuse and yet it occasionally manages only to annoy.
Musical interlude by INSTANT SUNSHINE
(Repeated: Sun 11.15 pm)


Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

A Resistance to Pressure by STEVE GALLAGHER
Dr Lewis is a rising star, not only in the medical profession, but also on the social scene. Lauded by the smart set. there is, however, a section of society that regards him simply as an exploiter. Then a telephone call on New Year's Eve changes things completely.
Directed by GERRY JONES (Repeated: Mon 3.15 pm)


Unknown: Steve Gallagher
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Peter Lewis: Gareth Armstrong
Insp Stoker: John Rowe
Sgt Reid/TV producer: Michael McStay
David Foster/Mr Payne: John Church
Victoria Foster: Jane Knowles
Mr Farmer: John Baker
Catherine Lewis / Mrs Farmer: Eve Karpf
Petrov Sr: Brian Haines
Petrov Jr/TV editor: Gordon Reid
Spalinski: Danny Schiller
Telephone caller/TV reporter: Peter Baldwin
Lianski: David Timson
Mr Freeman: Lee Harrington
Mrs Freeman/Mrs Wynd-ham: Eva Stuart

: Weather

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Encore with Sheridan Morley Editor ROSEMARY HART
Sheridan's Films: page 9


Unknown: Sheridan Morley
Editor: Rosemary Hart

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers led by CANON PETER FIRTH BBC Bristol

: Strangers on the Shore

The second of two programmes written and narrated by June Knox-Mawer. 2: Paradise Lost In the 19th century the noble savage becomes the brute savage. A new kind of European arrives in the South Seas: the black-coated missionary and his family, followed by planters, slave traders and colonial administrators and artists and writers such as Gauguin and Stevenson. Directed by CHRISTOPHER VENNINC


Directed By: Christopher Venninc

: News

Weather report; forecast followed by an interlude
12.15-12.23* am Shipping forecast; Inshore forecast

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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.

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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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