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: News

: Farming Today

: Yours Faithfully

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: Yours Faithfully

(Broadcost at 6.50 am)

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

with Tony Lewis , Today featuring the climax of Wimbledon - the Men's Singles Final. Also rowing: Henley Royal
Regatta: and Rugby Union CHRIS REA's news-letter from the BRITISH LIONS' HQ in South Africa. A Radio Sport and OB production
(Breakaway to Henley: 9.5)


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.59 Continental Travel Information

: News

: Breakaway

with Bernard Falk at Henley Royal Regatta, where he samples some of the pleasures and pastimes of High Society.
Sir John Junor on running your own yacht: how to pack an upper-class hamper: and how to obtain tickets for the unobtainables.
Producer STEPHEN PHELPS Editor ROGER MACDONALD long wave only
HELP! page 19


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Sir John Junor
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

with George Luce
Producer WALTER WALLICH long wave only


Unknown: George Luce
Producer: Walter Wallich

: The Week in Westminster

with Matthew Coady
Producer JOSHUA ROZENBERG long ware only


Unknown: Matthew Coady
Producer: Joshua Rozenberg

: Daily Service

NEM, p 54; 0 Holy Ghost, thy people bless (BBC HB 156): Psalm 48: James 2. vv 14-26 (AV); Rejoice, 0 people (BBC HB 181)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard long wave only from 11.20


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent

long wave only

: News

: Keeping Track

The art, science and business of sound recording. Presenter Peter Clayton
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH talks about the British Library of Wildlife Sounds.
Hi-Fi News by ADRIAN HOPE. When Sound was Cylindrical by JOE PENGELLY.
Record of the Week by TIM RICE.


Presenter: Peter Clayton
Talks: David Attenborough
Unknown: Joe Pengelly.
Producer: Arthur Johnson
Editor: Laurence Stapley

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to Alan Coren, Bel Mooney,
Michael Billington, John Wells
(Repeated: Mon 10.30 pm)


Presenter: Barry Took
Panellist: Alan Coren
Panellist: Bel Mooney
Panellist: Michael Billington
Panellist: John Wells
Compiled by: John Langdon
Compiled by/Producer: Danny Greenstone

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Michael Foot, MP, David Frost, Teddy Taylor, MP and Bonnie Angelo tackle the issues raised by the audience in Acocks Green, Birmingham.
Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast (long wave only)


Panellist: Michael Foot, MP
Panellist: David Frost
Panellist: Teddy Taylor, MP
Panellist: Bonnie Angelo
Chairman: David Jacobs

: News

: Wildlife

with Derek Jones
long wave only
HELP: page 10


Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Harrison

: Little Dorrit

by CHARLES DICKENS dramatised in ten episodes by BETTY DAVIES
10: Do Not Forget
The door of the prison room was swung open and in the doorway stood the missing Blandois, the cause of many anxieties. ' You villain of ill-omen! ' said Arthur, ' You have purposely cast a dreadful suspicion upon my mother's house. Why have you done it? What prompted you to the devilish invention? '
Technical presentation bv PETER NOVIS , assisted by DAVID HITCHINSON and RICHARD BEADSMOORE
Directed by JANE MORGAN (Repeated- Tues 3.15 pm) (Title music: the second movement of Finzi's Cello Concerto)
(Selina Cadell is a National Theatre player)
long wave only


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Shona Morris
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Anthony Hyde
Unknown: Peter Novis
Assisted By: David Hitchinson
Assisted By: Richard Beadsmoore
Directed By: Jane Morgan
Unknown: Selina Cadell
Little Dorrit: Angela Plcasence
Arthur Clennam: Daniel Massey
Mrs Clennam: Pauline Letts
Jeremiah Flintwinch: Patrick Troughton
Affery Flintwinch: Avril Elgar
Blandois: Philip Voss
Mr Casby: Jack May
Mr Pancks: Douglas Livingstone
Mr Meagles: Michael Raham Cox
John Chivery: William Nighy
Charles Dickens: Simon Cadell
Cavalletto: Graham Faulkner
Maggy: Selina Cadell
Daniel Doyce: Michael McStay

: Play it Again

join R3: long wave only

: You Said it

Six programmes on spoken English
2: The Sounds We Make
David Crystal looks at the sounds we use when we speak English, how we make them, and what happens when we put them together.
(First broadcast on R3) long wave only


Unknown: David Crystal

: Week Ending

David Jason. Bill Wallis
David Tale , Sheila Steafel and THE DAVID FIRMAN TRIO long wave only
5.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tale
Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Unknown: David Firman

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Desert Island Discs

V. S. Naipaul , the writer
(Repeated: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: S. Naipaul

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

who introduces unpredictable table talk.
Musical interlude by INSTANT SUNSHINE
(Rptd: tomorrow 11.15 pm)


Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

The final edition in the current series, in which Richard Baker presents music that listeners have judged the most popular from the programmes over the past 18 months. Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The 40 Shilling Trick

by David Parker
Jamie Flyn is a shop steward struggling to operate a bad working agreement against a foreman who is an ex-union man, and who helped draw it up. One man becomes the centre of a dispute in which Flyn is pressured from all sides - by his workmates, his union, his management and the wife.
BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Mon 3.15 pm)


Writer: David Parker
Director: Tony Cliff
Anne Flyn: Carole Hayman
Jamie Flyn: Russell Dixon
Sandra: Reggae Ranjha
Maren: Geoffrey Hinsliff
McGregor: Robert McIntosh
Sanderson: Malcolm Hebden
Mrs McGregor: Margo Gunn
Jones: Alan Rothwell
Automatic: John Jardine
First striker: Martin Oldfield
Second striker: Colin Meredith
Mrs Atkinson: Anne Reid
Atkinson: Peter Wheeler
Jacobson: Geoffrey Banks

: Weather

: News

: Two-Gun Cohen

A portrait of General Morris Abraham Cohen compiled and presented by Polly Binder
The story of a man born to Jewish immigrant parents in Whitechapel in 1899. who became body-guard to the father of the Chinese Revolution, Dr Sun-Yat-sen. and a General in the Chinese Army, with the voices of BERNARD BUCKMAN. REBECCA CASKET QUEENIE COHEN, VICTOR AND JEREMY COOPER , CHARLES AND ENID DRAGE , REUBEN ELVY , BILL FISHMAN , JOHN STOWELL KENYON. MORRIS AND SARAH RICH, and WILLIAM AND HILDA SEWELL Readings by Bernard Bresslaw as Cohen and Reuben Elvy as the reporter Producer


Unknown: Morris Abraham Cohen
Presented By: Polly Binder
Unknown: Bernard Buckman.
Unknown: Rebecca Casket
Unknown: Jeremy Cooper
Unknown: Enid Drage
Unknown: Reuben Elvy
Unknown: Bill Fishman
Unknown: John Stowell Kenyon.
Unknown: Hilda Sewell
Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: Reuben Elvy
Unknown: Piers Plowright

: Lighten Our Darkness

Thoughts for late evening led by RONALD FARROW


Unknown: Ronald Farrow

: The Magic of Music

Robert Philip chooses one of his favourite operas: Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro
Producer PATRICK LAMBERT gramophone records


Unknown: Robert Philip
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: 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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