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: Morning Has Broken

S.25 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Farming Today



Producer: Leslie Cotti Ngton

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Gerald Pricstland
8.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gerald Pricstland

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

with Tony Lewis
This week featuring
Football: informed background and opinion on the topical issues in the game.
Cricket: DON MOSEY reports on England's tour of the West Indies with news of today's game against the Windward Islands; and HENRY BLOFELD reports from Melbourne on the second World Series Final. Plus the rest of the news A Radio Sport and OB production


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Henry Blofeld

: News

: Breakaway

from routine with Bernard Falk
Including NIGEL coombs with the latest news on the travel and holiday scene, ERIC TORITT with leisure ideas for the coming week and a look at what's worth watching on ' the box'.


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Unknown: Eric Toritt
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Geoff Dobson

: News Stand

John Ardagh reviews the weekly magazines.


Unknown: John Ardagh
Producer: Walter Wallich

: The Week in Westminster

Hugo Young views the past week through the eyes of backbench MPS.


Producer: Joshua Rozencerg

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, p 1: Holy, holy, holy (BBC HB 169); Psalm 3; 1 Peter 1, vv 3-5, 13-16 (RSV); God liveth still (BBC HB 513)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard (Broadcast yesterday',

: From Our Own Correspondent



Editor: Paddy O'Keeffe

: News

: Money Box


: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to Alan Coren Russell Davies
Christopher Matthew Angela Rippon
Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the produces ALAN NIXON
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Alan Nixon

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon
Shirley Williams. The Rt Hon
Norman St John-Steras . Mr The Bishop of Edmonton David Penlialigon, MP from Chippenham, Wilts
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Shirley Williams.
Unknown: Norman St John-Steras

: News

: Wildlife

Pat Morris. Keith Corbett and Jim Flegg answer your wildlife questions.
Questions to: Wildlife, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Pat Morris.
Unknown: Keith Corbett
Unknown: Jim Flegg

: The Good Soldier Svejk

by JAROSLAV HASEK dramatised in five parts by BARRY CAMPBELL from the translation by CECIL PARROTT
3: Svejk's Annabasis Svejk and the 11th
Infantry Company are on their way to the Russian front. The troop train presses on into Hungary but will Svejk himself ever manage to get out of Czechoslovakia? And does he even want to go anywhere at all?
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Jaroslav Hasek
Unknown: Barry Campbell
Translation By: Cecil Parrott
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Svejk: With Richard Griffiths
Hasek: And Denys Hawthorne
Lt Lukash: John Rowe
Marek: Ian Hogg
Chaplain Lacina: Harold Kasket
Sapper Vodicka: Ray Llewelyn
Col Schroder: John Savident
Capt Konig: Bernard Horsfall
Maj Gcn von Schwarzburg: Roger Hume
Judge Advocate: Stephen Hancock
Station Officer: Michael Graham Cox
Police Sgt: Paul Webster
Police Cpl: Peter Craze
Train warder: Malcolm Gerard
Railwayman: Trevor Harrison
Old woman: Kathleen Helme
Quartermaster Sgt-Maj Vanek: Alan Lake
Young Lt: John McAndrew

: International Assignment

The US defence budget

: Tales from the Dark Continent

A chronicle of colonial life in Africa compiled from the memories of the men and women who worked there.
The DO's Wife and the Governor's Lady
In the fourth of five programmes Charles Allen introduces the memories of the women who ventured into the Dark Continent - some to follow their husbands, some to teach or nurse or serve in another wav. Producer HELEN FRY (Rpti Book (same title), £6.95, from bookshops


Introduces: Charles Allen
Producer: Helen Fry

: Profile

Slephane Grappelli , the jazz violinist


Unknown: Slephane Grappelli

: Alternative Medicine

Six programmes
5: Herbalists and Hakims At a time of increasing concern about the side-effects of many modern synthetic drugs, the claim that herbal medicine is safe and natural is attracting many patients. Robert Eagle examines these claims and he also investigates the Hakims, practitioners of traditional Asian medicine.
Producer JANE WOOD (Rp()

: Week Ending

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Writer Jeffrey Archer
(Repeated: Fri 9.5 am)


Unknown: Jeffrey Archer

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Another round of animated table talk, bounced off current preoccupations.
Musical interlude by INSTANT SUNSHINE


Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on record, mixing the well-loved with the less familiar. Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Samarkand by TIMOTHY KIDD
James Elroy Flecker was always attracted to the romaritic and colourful exoticism of the Middle East. It was an attraction reflected in much of his poetry, and his well-known play Hassan was inspired by it. Unfortunately he never lived to see the play performed. Directed by DAVID SPENSER
(Gordon Dulieu is
?nember of the Royal
Shakespeare Company) Woddis On ... page 81


Unknown: Timothy Kidd
Unknown: James Elroy Flecker
Directed By: David Spenser
Unknown: Gordon Dulieu
James Elroy Flecker: Christopher Guard
Dr Herman Flecker: John Moflatt
Sarah Flecker: Freda Dowie
T E Lawrence: Tim Woodward
Frank Lavery: John Bull
Jack Beazley: Gordon Dulieu
Emma: Jenny Lee
Helle: Karen Archer
Cabbie: David Bradshawe

: Weather

: News

: Edinburgh Festival Writers

In the first of three recordings made at the 1980 Edinburgh
International Festival Writers' Conference, Dr Jonathan Miller talks to John Drummond about the importance of language as a means of communication in the arts.


Presenter: Dr Jonathan Miller
Guest: John Drummond

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by John Wilcox BBC Birmingham


Unknown: John Wilcox

: A Small Country Living

For people who live and work in the country - or would like to. Introduced by Jeanine McMullen
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Jeanine McMullen
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: The Armchair Traveller

A series of excursions through the folk music of the world with Jeremy Siepmann gramophone records

: 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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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