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: News

: Farming Today

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Gerald Prlestland
6.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gerald Prlestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer anthony PARKIN BBC Birmingham

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

with Tonv Lewis
Boxing, IAN DARKE reports from Las Vegas where tonight Britain's MAURICE HOPE defends his World Light-Middleweight title against WILFREDO BENITEZ. Football: the traditional Home International finale between ENGLAND and SCOTLAND takes place at Wembley - with Scottish fans banned from the match. A Radio Sport and 08 production


Unknown: Tonv Lewis
Unknown: Ian Darke
Unknown: Wilfredo Benitez.

: News

: Breakaway

Introduced by Eric Tobitt with help from
NIGEL COOMBS and SUSAN MARLING. This week Breakaway looks at the cheap air fare market. How do you get the flight you want at the lowest possible cost? What are the risks involved in using a ■ bucket shop' and is there an even cheaper way of flying?
HELP! page 75


Introduced By: Eric Tobitt
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Unknown: Susan Marling.
Editor: Irene Mallis
Producer: Jenny Marshall

: News Stand

Michael Watts , of the Sunday Express, reviews the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Michael Watts

: The Week in Westminster

Matthew Coacly views the past week through the eyes of backbench mps. Producer ELLIE UPDALE


Unknown: Matthew Coacly

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 34:TheSaviour died (BBC hb 497): Psalm 114; 1 Peter 1, vv 3-11 (RSV); Come, ye faithful (BBC HB 102)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent


Editor: Paddy O'Keeffe

: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Boning Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. A Financial
World Tonight production (Repeated. Mon 10.2 am)


Presenter: Louise Boning

: Just a Minute

A panel game chaired by Nicholas Parsons in which Kenneth Williams Clement Freud
Derek Nimmo and John Junkin endeavour to prevent each other from talking for Just a Minute. Devised by IAN MESSITER Producer david hatch
(Repeated. Mon 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Ian Messiter

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon David Steel , mp, Sir Monty Finnislon Janey Buchan , MEP Lionel Daiches , QC
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: David Steel
Unknown: Sir Monty Finnislon
Unknown: Janey Buchan
Unknown: Lionel Daiches

: News

: Wildlife

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Oyster by FREDERICK HARRISON with and Every week David goes to visit his father in a geriatric ward of a hospital. Every week he pushes him around the grounds in his wheelchair. Every week his father remains silent. But then, on one of his visits, David meets Maureen ...
Directed bv PAT TRUEMAN (Repeated: Tues 11.5 am)


Unknown: Frederick Harrison
as David: Kenneth Colley
Maureen: Christine Absalom

: Special Assignment

The BBC's Community Relations Correspondent, John Clare, looks back at the Brixton riots. What happened, why, and what can be done to stop it happening again?
A Radio News production by TIM MABY


Reporter: John Clare
Production: Tim Maby

: Poetry Please!

Presenter P. J. Kavanagh Readers Hugh BURDEN and DOUGLAS leach
Producer BRIAN PATTEN BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 11.50 am)


Readers: J. Kavanagh
Producer: Brian Patten

: Folktales Special

In the second of two follow-up programmes to the Folktales series, Toni Arthur introduces tales of the natural, unnatural and supernatural, told by listeners from all over the country.
Research bv rosy voss Written by DAVE ARTHUR
ProducerDANIEL SNOWMAN long wave only


Introduces: Toni Arthur
Written By: Dave Arthur
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Profile

Pete Drummond looks at some eternal pub rockers. long wave only


Unknown: Pete Drummond

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by David Williams
David, complete with wheelchair, takes himself out to Windsor Safari Park to view the attractions there.
Dr Adrian Stokes discusses the achievements of the Disabled Drivers' Motor Club - celebrating its diamond jubilee this month - and Lord Snowdon contributes to a report collected earlier this month at the year's biggest photographic exhibition, Plioto World 81, on the possibilities photography offers disabled listeners as a hobby.
(long wave only)


Presenter: David Williams
Unknown: Dr Adrian Stokes
Editor: Marlene Peasi

: Conversation Piece

Sir Fred Dainton, Chancellor of Sheffield University, talks to Sue MacGregor.

BBC Manchester
(long wave only)


Interviewee: Sir Fred Dainton
Interviewer: Sue MacGregor
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Week Ending

(long wave only)
5.5* Shipping forecast long ware only
5.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

: News

followed by Continental Travel Information

: Desert Island Discs

Composer Edmund Rubbra celebrates his 80th birthday todav. He chooses his records and discusses them with ROY PLOMLEY.
Producer DEREK DRESCHER (Repeated- Friday 9.5 am) (Rubbra's Fifth Symphony featured in Your Concert Choice; Sun 9.5 am R3)


Unknown: Edmund Rubbra
Unknown: Roy Plomley.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson



Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical entertainment on record. Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated- Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Bequest to the Nation

The fifth in a series of plays by Terence Rattigan.
"...Could I have rewarded these services, I would not now call upon my Country; but as that has not been in my power, I leave Emma Lady Hamilton, therefore, a legacy to my King and Country, that they will give her an ample provision to maintain her rank in life..."
Written by Admiral Lord Nelson on board his flagship "Victory", in sight of the combined fleets of France and Spain, on the morning of the Battle of Trafalgar.
Adapted for Radio by Bridget Marrow
Directed by David Johnston

(Sian Phillips is in "Pal Joey" at the Albery Theatre, London, Anna Massey in "The Seagull", Royal Court Theatre, London. Michael Bryant is a NT player)


Writer: Terence Rattigan
Adapted by: Bridget Marrow
Director: David Johnston
Emma Hamilton: Sian Phillips
Nelson: Michael Bryant
Lady Nelson: Anna Massey
Capt Hardy: Alan Lake
George Matcham Sr: Michael Spice
Katherine Matcham: Judy Franklin
George Matcham: David McAuster
Lord Barham: Alan Dubley
Lord Minto: Nicholas Courtney
Betsy: Diana Bishop
Captain Blackwood: Sean Arnold
Francesca: Patience Tomlinson
Forte Piano: David Johns

: Weather

: News

: Masada

From the fortress of Masada, overlooking the Dead Sea, Rabbi Hugo
Gryn tells the story of a siege and reads a Jewish commander's call for mass sacrifice of life rather than surrender to the occupying power.


Unknown: Rabbi Hugo

: The Death of the Hood

At 10.30 on 23 May
1941, Esmond Knight stood on the Bridge of HMS Prince of Wales. He watched the mountainous seas break off the bows of HMS Hood. The two ships, alone, without destroyer escort, were chasing the Bismark, the world's largest battleship. The Bismark was steering towards the vulnerable Atlantic convoys. The orders were to attack and sink. On 24 May, the Bismark was sighted and a bitter, blood battle began. The Hood was sunk with guns still blazing and only three survivors. The Prince of Wales, badly damaged, had to retire. ESMOND KNIGHT. 40 years on, relives that ferocious encounter.
Producer HELEN FRY


Unknown: Esmond Knight
Unknown: Esmond Knight.

: Lighten Our Darkness

A meditation with music led by Christopher Mann BBC Bristol


Unknown: Christopher Mann

: It Makes Me Laugh

Brian Johnston with some humorous moments, including the voices of CICELY COURTNEIDGE , GERARD HOFFNUNG and MAX MILLER. Producer PHYLLIS ROBINSON


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung
Unknown: Max Miller.
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Turntable

Edward Greenfield makes his choice of recently released classical records. Producer ANDREW MUSSETT


Unknown: Edward Greenfield
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: 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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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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