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: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Yours Faithfully

with Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

7.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Sport on 4

with Tony Lewis
Rugby Union: a look at the Australians, who make their first tour appearance against
Leicester this afternoon. Racing: the t75,000 Champion Stakes at
Newmarket highlights today's programme. All the news and prospects. Plus the off-beat and the humorous.
A Radio Sport and OB production


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: News

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk , with help from IAN lyon and SUSAN MARLING , takes a critical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene.


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Ian Lyon
Unknown: Susan Marling
Producers: Jenny Marshall
Producers: Geoff Dobson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Ann Leslie , of the Daily Mail, takes a look at the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Ann Leslie

: Conference Special

A look back at the Conservative Party
Conference in Blackpool. It was a chance for ministers, mps, councillors and local party workers to get together and discuss the Government's performance so far. The BBC's Political
Correspondent, Rodney Foster , followed two constituency representatives to see what they made of it all. Producer ELLIE UPDALE


Unknown: Rodney Foster

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 67; 0 praise ye the Lord! (BBC HB 279); Psalm 93; Jonah 4, vv 1-11 (NEB); Now join we, to praise the Creator (BP 66)

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the countries they work in. Editor PADDY O'KEEFFE

: News

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting This week: The Unit
Trust Investor of the Year Recent upheavals in stock markets round the world have kept the competition wide open right to the last minute. The winners will have needed good judgment as well as a measure of luck, and this year's portfolios have once again been of a very high standard, with gains ranging up to 50 per cent in the last 12 months. Hear the winning selections and then get your entry in for the 1981-82 competition. Details from Money Box,
BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.2 am)


Presenter: Louise Botting

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

Graeme Garden Barry Cryer
Willie Rushton and Tim Brooke-Taylor are just a few of the four people competing against Chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton Pianist COLIN SELL
Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS (Rptd: Monday 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Guest: Barry Cryer
Guest: Willie Rushton
Guest: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon
Barbara Castle, MEP
The Bishop of Liverpool The Rt Hon
Edward du Cann, MP
Air Vice-Marshal Menaul from
Blackburn, Lancashire
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only

: News

: Wildlife

Your wildlife questions answered.

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Small Desperation by PETER LOWE with Michael Hordern and Michael Maloney
A headmaster about to retire. A head boy about to go to university. The end of one career, the beginning of another. A confrontation between age and experience.
This play was one of the prize-winners in a 1980 BBC Radio Medway play competition.


Unknown: Peter Lowe
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Michael Maloney
Directed By: Ian Cotterell

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Profile

Walter Goldsmith of the Institute of Directors long wave only


Unknown: Walter Goldsmith

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
(Rptd: Thurs 11.50 am) long wave only


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Royal Tour of 1901

Harry Price accompanied King George V and Queen Mary (when they were the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York) on a Royal Tour - but as he was an able seaman he saw a very different tour from them. He was an accomplished artist and kept a diary of the tour, which he illustrated with excellent watercolour sketches.
The diary excerpts have been abridged by DONALD BANCROFT and are read by Sion Probert. Producer


Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Sion Probert.
Producer: Christopher Venning

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of interest to disabled listeners.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Editor MARLENE PEASE long wave only


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Going Solo

Last of six programmes about running your own business.
Gwyn Richards puts the questions to Derek Jones and Bill Perry.
Getting to the Market What? Who? When? Where? Why? These essential marketing questions can help you decide what your business is about, whom you are serving, and how to reach them.
Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS (First broadcast on R3)


Unknown: Gwyn Richards
Unknown: Derek Jones
Unknown: Bill Perry.
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Week Ending

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Elspeth Huxley , writer and traveller
(Repeated: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Elspeth Huxley

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Amiably competitive conversation.


Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Jenny de Yong

: 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

Zack by HAROLD BRIGHOUSE Zack Munning was the despair of his mother and brother and a bit of a joke to his neighbours. It took an outsider to see, or think she saw, more in him than everyone else.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Mon 3.2 pm)


Unknown: Harold Brighouse
Unknown: Zack Munning
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Mrs Munning: Marlene Sidaway
Sally Teale: Sue Jenkins
Paul Munning: Ray Barraclough
Virginia Cavender: Rosalind Shanks
Zachariah Munning: Bob Mason
Martha Wrigley: Angela Curran
James Abbott: Geoffrey Banks
Joe Wrigley: James Tomlinson
Thomas Mowatt: David Fleesiiman
Harry Shoebridge: Jack Carr

: Weather

: News

: Fighting Talk

Street Beat
Last year more than 300 women were jailed because they were prostitutes - yet to be a prostitute is not an offence. Louise Webb , campaigner for prostitutes' rights, argues that the law should not discriminate against what it terms the ' common prostitute ', and that they should not be made the victims of society's hypocrisy. In
Birmingham, the City
Council has determined to face the ' problem - on its streets. Before an invited audience of prostitutes and their neighbours, sympathisers and opponents, councillors and police - she has just ten minutes to make her case.
Desmond Wilcox referees the ensuing debate from the Council Chamber, Birmingham.


Unknown: Louise Webb
Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by David Craig BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Craig

: Not the Hills of Home

by JOHN and JULIA KEAY The fourth of five programmes on Scottish explorers.
A Terrible Rough Trip The story of JOHN MACDOUALL STUART
In 1860 John MacDouall Stuart set out on a daunting challenge: to cross the whole continent of Australia from south to north - a distance of over 2.000 miles.
Narrator PATRICK MALAHIDE with PAUL YOUNG as Stuart Other parts played by ARTHUR BOLAND ,
SANDY NIELSON and BENNY YOUNG Producer PATRICK RAYNER (First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Julia Keay
Unknown: John MacDouall Stuart
Unknown: John MacDouall
Narrator: Patrick Malahide
Unknown: Paul Young
Unknown: Stuart Other
Played By: Arthur Boland
Played By: Sandy Nielson
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: 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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