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: Shipping forecast

long wave only

: News

: Farming Today

Market prices and -intelligence, the weather and what's new for farmers.


Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene. Producer

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis introduces his magazine programme that takes a different look at sport. Featuring
Tennis: at Wembley,
JOHN MCENROE and JIMMY CONNORS are among the star names competing in the £95,000 Benson and Hedges Championships. News and interviews. Rugby Union: the AUSTRALIANS continue their tour when they meet ULSTER at Ravenhill - a pointer to the First
Test against Ireland in a fortnight's time.
Plus the rest of the news at home and abroad, including the off-beat and the humorous.
A Radio Sport and OB production


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Unknown: John McEnroe
Unknown: Jimmy Connors

: News

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk, with help from IAN LYON and SUSAN MARLING, takes a critical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene.
Producer JENNY MARSHALL Editor ROGER MACDONALD For information sheets send a large sae to: Breakaway, BBC[address removed]


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Ian Lyon
Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Desmond Wilcox takes a look at the weekly magazines, their views on the news and the special interests they reflect.


Presenter: Desmond Wilcox
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: The Week in Westminster

Robert Carvel views the past week through the eyes of backbench MPS and peers.


Unknown: Robert Carvel

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 25; Jesus. good above all other (BBC HB 72); Psalm 119. pt 8; Hebrews 10, vv 16-25 (AV); Son of the Lord most high (BP 76)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people. Editor PADDY O'KEEFFE
Book (same title), f6.50, from retailers

: News

: Money Box

Presented bv
Louise Sotting
Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. Whether it concerns a mortgage or insurance policy. an investment bond or a bank loan, a tax dispute or a social security squabble - Money Box gets the answers from the people in the know. A Financial World Tonight production
(Repealed: Mon 10.2 am)


Unknown: Louise Sotting

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to a panel including Alan Coren and special guests
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer DANNY GREENSTONE
(Repeated: Mon 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon
Dame Judith Hart. mp
The Rt lion Roy Jenkins Lord Marsh and Paul Johnson from Lincoln
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Dame Judith Hart.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Unknown: Paul Johnson

: News

: Wildlife

Your wildlife questions answered.
Book, Wildlife Questions and Answers, £2.50, from retailers

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Goneril with a White Beard
A Comedy of Horrors by MARGARET ROBERTSON with Mary Morris as Sarah Siddons David March as William Kent
Several great actresses played Hamlet in their time, but Sarah Siddons , it would seem. wanted to play Lear. Her ghost is still around, nurturing that ambition, and looking for a likely living actor who could co-operate in such a venture. And that's where William Kent , that good, second-rate idol of the provincial theatre, comes in Directed by IAN COTTERELL (Repeated: Tucs 11.5 am)


Unknown: Margaret Robertson
Unknown: Mary Morris
Unknown: Sarah Siddons
Unknown: David March
Unknown: William Kent
Unknown: Sarah Siddons
Unknown: William Kent
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
Jeremy: John Warner
LiZ: Frances Jeater
ChriS: David McAlister
Fiona: Pauline Letts
Aubrey: Crawford Logan
DSM: Margaret Robertson

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Profile

'I feel like the survivor of an earthquake, wandering through the ruins, picking up the bits and pieces of my old life.'
Margaret Simey, Chairman of the Merseyside Police
Committee and champion of multi-racial Toxteth, talks to Wendy Jones. Producer WILL BAYNES
(Repeated: Thurs 9.10 pm)


Unknown: Margaret Simey
Unknown: Wendy Jones.

: Enquire Within

Let Neil Landor , together with his specialist experts and the help of the BBC Reference Library, sort out your queries.
Producer SIMON ELMES (Rptd. Thurs 11.50 am) Questions on a postcard to: Enquire Within, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW


Unknown: Neil Landor
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Where Did It Go Wrong?

How We Caught the British Disease
A historical fantasy in five parts by ROY LEWIS.
Suppose we could send a reporter to the next world to interview some of those who were influential in the time of Britain's economic rise. Could they help us analyse the causes of her decline?
1 : We Started First including Benjamin Disraeli , J. S. Mill ,
Thomas Edison , Henry Ford. Lord Nuffield. etc. Reporter played by Anna Massey with CYRIL SHAPS. JOHN LIVESEY ,


Unknown: Roy Lewis.
Unknown: Benjamin Disraeli
Unknown: J. S. Mill
Unknown: Thomas Edison
Unknown: Henry Ford.
Played By: Anna Massey
Unknown: Cyril Shaps.
Unknown: John Livesey
Unknown: Nicholas Courtney.
Unknown: Alexander John
Unknown: Douglas Blckwell
Unknown: Roger Hammond.
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: George Parsons
Unknown: Frank Shelley
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Producer: Richard Keen

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence address: BBC. Broadcasting House, l.ondim W1A 4WW
Tel: 01.580.4468 Ext: 7048


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Editor: Marlene Pease

: People and Places

A series of six programmes 4:Pembroke
Catshole and Ducky
Darlings Quarries - just two of the places where the trailers of Pembroke's gypsy families have come to rest. Travellers no more, the Boswells, the Lees and the Prices form an extraordinary community, treasuring the past and coming to terms with change.
Presented by Eli Williams BBC Wales


Presented By: Eli Williams

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look at the week's news. (Proaticast yesterday)
5.56 Shipping forecast long ware only
5.55 Weather: programme news

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Novelist and film-maker James Clavell
(Repeated: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: James Clavell

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Amiably competitive conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations.


Music 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 and occasionally including the spoken word.
(Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Flora Robson as Anna Beauregard in A Voice in My Hand A thriller by CHARLOTTE HASTINGS specially written to mark Dame Flora's Diamond Jubilee in the theatre. with Marius Goring as the Voice. After a nervous breakdown Anna Beauregard desperately needs a confidante and friend. From a bizarre and mystifying source comes an answer. But where is it leading and how will it end?
Directed by Graham Gauld (Repeated: Mon 3.20 pm)


Director: Graham Gauld
Anna Beauregard: Flora Robson
The Voice: Marius Goring
Charles: Georce Baker
Julius: Jack May
Miss Collver: Carol Marsii
Anthony: Gary Cady
Rosalind: Stella Forge
Seraphine: Patience Tomlinson
Bruno: Crawford Logan
Fr Martin: Michael Spice

: Weather

: News

: Elisabeth Soderstrom

The great Swedish soprano describes, with gramophone records, some of the occasions in opera when she is seen but not heard.
' The part of Melisande is the kind where on stage everybody talks about you, the whole action is around you, but you don't say much. These passive parts are more difficult than the kind where you sing and sing and sing.... Producer

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation with music led by Christopher Mann BBC Bristol


Unknown: Christopher Mann

: Stereo The Burkiss Way

A brand new late-night repeat
Revision Lesson 2: Repeat Yourself The Burkiss Way starring
Jo Kendall Nigel Recs
Chris Emmett Fred Harris Written by ANDREW MARSHALL and DAVID RENWICK


Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Nigel Recs
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Fred Harris
Written By: Andrew Marshall
Written By: David Renwick
Producer: David Hatch

: Places I've Lived, People I've Known

Harry Soan looks back at six villages which have been his home and some of the folk who gave them their character.
2; Teenager in Surrey
Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Harry Soan
Producer: Anthony Parkin

: 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.

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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