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: Farming Today



Producers: Ken Pollock
Producers: Leslie Cottjngton

: Yours Faithfully

with Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review
Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis presents his magazine programme of sport, taking a personal look at the people and the stories that are making the news. This week:
Rugby Union: The All Blacks start their short Welsh tour at Cardiff this afternoon. Chris Rea looks ahead to the match and talks to the personalities.
Football: The big Merseyside derby today - EVERTON v LIVERPOOL. News of this and all the day's action. Also the rest of the news at home and abroad plus the off-beat and the humorous.
A Radio Sport and OB production


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Chris Rea
Producer: Joanne Watson

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Bernard Falk , intrepid reporters and enthusiasts.
Including this week a visit to Amsterdam. ANNA PERRY looks at what's on offer for the weekend visitor; D-I-Y hints; and a preview of the week's television highlights.
For information sheets, send a large sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Amsterdam. Anna
Producers: Jenny Marshall
Producers: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Geoffrey Smith reviews the weekly magazines. Producer JOY HATWOOD


Unknown: Geoffrey Smith

: Talking Politics

Anthony King discusses the future of the House of Lords with The Earl of Gowrie, Baroness Seear and Jack Jones , ch.


Unknown: Anthony King
Unknown: Jack Jones
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 50; Awake our souls (BBC HB 300); Psalm 139; Ecclesiasticus 38, vv 1-14 (rsv); Thine arm, 0 Lord (BBC HB 382)

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents her selection from BBC radio and television.


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people.
Book: From Our Own Correspondent, 25 years of foreign reports, £6.50, available from bookshops

: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Bolting Radio's key to the ever present problem of how to get the best from your money.
Featured this week: The Money Box Unit Trust Investor of the Year 1979/80. We talk to the winner and discover the thinking behind the successful portfolio.
A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.2 am)


Presenter: Louise Bolting

: The Burkiss Way

The smash-hit TV series
Lesson 43: Sack The Burkiss Way starring
Jo Kendall , Nigel Rees
Chris Emmett , Fred Harris Written by ANDREW MARSHALL and DAVID RENWICK
(Repeated: Tues 10.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Fred Harris
Written By: Andrew Marshall
Written By: David Renwick

: News

: Any Questions?

Dr David Bellamy Jean Rook , Jimmy Reid Sir Ray Pennock tackle the issues raised by the audience from Newcastle upon Tyne Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only
1.55 Programme news


Unknown: Dr David Bellamy
Unknown: Jean Rook
Unknown: Jimmy Reid
Unknown: Sir Ray Pennock
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Wildlife

Highlights from the wildlife forums recorded before audiences at the Marwell National Wildlife Fair, with David Atten borough. David Bellamy , Richard Brock , Phil Drabble , Peter Parks , Tony Soper. John Sparks Presenter Derek Jones


Unknown: David Atten
Unknown: David Bellamy
Unknown: Richard Brock
Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Peter Parks
Unknown: Tony Soper.
Unknown: John Sparks
Presenter: Derek Jones

: Middlemarch

by GEORGE ELIOT dramatised in 12 parts by HALI.AM 1BNNYSON 1: Miss Brooke
(Details: Tuesday 3.2 pm)


Unknown: George Eliot

: join Radio 3

: Getting Together

A series exploring ways in which people can join together to get things done, for themselves and others.
In the last of seven programmes, Margaret Korv ing reports on two self-help housing projects: a tenants' co-operative association in North London, which renovates old property to rent: and a group of seven families building their own houses in a Welsh border village. Producers GORDON HUTCH-INGS and SARAH ROWLANDS


Unknown: Margaret Korv
Unknown: Sarah Rowlands

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news with David Jason , Bill Wallis David Tale , Sheila Steafcl and music by DAVID FIRMAN
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.50 Programme news
5.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tale
Unknown: Sheila Steafcl
Music By: David Firman

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Biian Glover , actor, play-wright, ex-wrestler.
(Repeated: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Biian Glover

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Loquacious anecdotists in another round of competitive conversation inspired by journalistic publishing or social hits or misses of the week.
Music by INSTANT SUNSHINE Producer MICHAEL EMBER (Repeated: Sun 11.15 pm)


Music By: Instant Sunshine
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on records, mixing the well-loved with the less familiar, and occasionally including the spoken word.
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The First Flame by PETER TERSON
On a business trip to Denmark Lew has met and fallen in love again with his ' first flame He brings her home and presents her to his family and friends.
L'BC Manchester
(Repeated: Mon 3.2 pm)


Unknown: Peter Terson
Unknown: Caroline Smith
Wesley: Christopher Good
Foy: Jill Baker
Den: Jonathan Newth
Cheryl: Clare Higgins
Lew: Christopher Guinee
Marjorie: Rosalind Knight
Christina: Sandra Voe

: Weather

: News

: The Ballad of Belle Isle

The working-men's clubs of West Yorkshire have half-a-million members. Clubland is a tradition, a social service, a way of life, a business, and a bit of a joke
To the entertainer, it's the first rung of the ladder, and perhaps the last.
This documentary takes you into the Concert Room of Belle Isle WMC, Leeds, to meet the members and committee, and to hear from JOHNNY HAMMOND, LENA BURTON, HONEY-PIE and DICKIE AND DOTTIE: 'Our big number is the Miserere from Verdi's II Trovatore, which we do in the nude...'
Technical presentation by DAVID FLEMING-WILLIAMS
BBC Manchester
(The full binaural effect of this programme can be achieved by listening through stereo headphones)


Unknown: Lena Burton
Producer: Peter Everett

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers led by THE REV DOUGLAS AITKEN BBC Scotland

: Moonshine ... on Birds

Moonshine is an unreliable, non-committal, un-sentimental and inconsistent light. such as is shed by this inconclusive and distracting assemblage of verse, songs, stories and archival oddments on Birds.
Presented by Judi Dench with additional readings by Joss Ackland Music from
Cambridge City Jassband Vocal refrains
Dave Skitani and the Rhythm Boys
Written and compiled by PETE ATKIN and RUSSELL DAVIES Producer
(Judi Dcnch is a member of the RSC)


Presented By: Judi Dench
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Dave Skitani
Unknown: Pete Atkin
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Unknown: Judi Dcnch

: 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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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