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: Farming Today



Producers: Martin Small
Producers: Leslie Cottington

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent 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

Introduced by Gerald Williams
Featuring Rugby Union: AUSTRALIA play the Second Test of their tour when thev meet WALES. From Cardiff, a full preview. Snooker: The Coral UK Professional
Championships are coming to a climax at Preston. Meet the personalities who have been making the headlines.
Cricket: from Hyderabad, PETER BAXTER reports on the second day of England's match with South Zone.
A Radio Sport and OR production


Introduced By: Gerald Williams
Unknown: Peter Baxter

: News

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk. with IAN and SUSAN MARLING. taking a critical look at the holiday travel and leisure scene.
Producer JENNY MARSHALL Editor ROGER MACDONALD for information sheets send a large sae to: [address removed]


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

: News Stand

Melanie Phillips looks at the weekly magazines Producer SHARON BANOFF


Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: The Week in Westminster

Matthew Coady views the past week through the eyes of backbench mps and peers.


Unknown: Matthew Coady
Producer: Ellie Updale

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 97: Lord, thy word abideth (BBC HB 190); Psalm 33. vv 1-12;
Hebrews 4. vv 7-16 (RSV); Speak forth thy word (r.p 78)

: News

: Money Box

Louise Botting keeps you in touch with what's happening in the field of personal savings. and the financial problems of everyday life.
A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.2 am)


Unknown: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

Barry Took and panellists Alan C'oren
Valerie Grove Russell Davies and Nick Ross
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 C'Oren
Unknown: Valerie Grove
Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: News

: Any Questions?

Clive Jenkins
Andrew Alexander William Hague
Dr Patricia Hollis from Wisbech. Cambridgeshire
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Clive Jenkins
Unknown: Andrew Alexander
Unknown: William Hague
Unknown: Dr Patricia Hollis

: News

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Junes Your wildlife questions answered.


Presented By: Derek Junes

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: Supersaver

A comedy by Peter Gibbs
With Richard Briers as Eric, Wendy Richard as the Girl, Ronald Herman as Mr Gale, Michael Tudor Barnes as Mr Horobin, and Jean Trend, John Livesey, and John Marsh as the Announcer.

It is some time in the future when things have got even worse. Eric is looking for the pudding-rice in a super-hypermarket. It is a race against time...
(Repeated: Tues 11.5 am)
(Richard Briers is in "Arms and the Man" at the Lyric Theatre, London)


Writer: Peter Gibbs
Director: John Tydeman
Eric: Richard Briers
the Girl: Wendy Richard
Mr Gale: Ronald Herdman
Mr Horobin: Michael Tudor Barnes
[Actress]: Jean Trend
[Actor]: John Livesey
The Announcer: John Marsh

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Profile

: Enquire Within

We all have queries. quibbles and quandaries which we mean to resolve but which always lie unanswered at the back of our minds.
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 bv ROY LEWIS 4: Why We Needed an Empire including Benjamin Disraeli ,
Joseph Chamberlain , Lord
Milner, Sir Ernest Cassel , Stanley Baldwin. Sir Alfred Mond , etc. Reporter played by Anna Massey With JOHN LIVESEY ,


Unknown: Benjamin Disraeli
Unknown: Joseph Chamberlain
Unknown: Sir Ernest Cassel
Unknown: Stanley Baldwin.
Unknown: Alfred Mond
Played By: Anna Massey
Played By: With John Livesey
Unknown: Alexander John
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: George Parsons
Unknown: Nicholas Courtney

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter John Mills is in Hull to study some interesting case histories taken up by the local Disability Rights Group. He visits Community Care, an organisation providing practical help for elderly people in Hull. Editor MARLENE PEASE


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Along the Silk Road

A four part journey along the trade route which has connected China with Europe for more than 2,000 years.
Jessica Rawson. Deputy Keeper of Oriental Antiquities. British
Museum, explains the historical background and Philip Short. recently the BBC's Peking Correspondent. looks at the modern face of China. 1: Xian
The ancient capital, the * City of Tranquility the start of the Silk Road. Producer ROY IIAYWARD BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jessica Rawson.
Unknown: Philip Short.

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look at the week's news
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; programme news

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Alan Howard , the actor


Unknown: Alan Howard

: Stop the Week with Rcbert Robinson

Amiably competitive conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations. MUSiC b.V PETER SKELLERN Producer MICHAEL EMBER


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: The Autonomous Murder Complex

by Frederick Bradnum
With Robin Ellis as Harry Meadows

Murder and violence play an alarming part in Harry Meadows' dreams, in which a character dubbed by his psychoanalyst 'Horrible Harry' shows himself to be cunning, vicious and a winner. The real Harry feels a failure: his career in the army has ended in disaster and his wife, who despises him, has left. It would seem things could get no worse. but the dreams become even more of a nightmare.


Writer: Frederick Bradnum
Director: Jane Morgan
Harry Meadows: Robin Ellis
Dowager Countess Mary: Pauline Letts
Lady Monica: Frances Jeater
Hilda Gertsand: Catherine Willmer
Attwell: William Nighy
Joanna White: Bridget Turner
Patience Meadows: Tamsin Collison
Alf: John Livesey
Diana: Stella Force
Thanet: Ronald Herdman
Judith Smart: Rosalind Adams
Inspector Oaks: Stephen Thorne
Det-Supt Miles: Hugh Dickson
Det-Sgt Davies: Alan Dudley
[Actor]: Stephen Garlick
[Actor]: Crawford Logan
[Actor]: Andrew Secombe
[Actress]: Theresa Streatfeild
[Actress]: Patience Tomlinson

: Weather

: News

: Elisabeth Soderstrom

The great Swedish soprano reflects on the darker side of life, and its expression in music. ' With so much fear and fright around the world, is there really a chance for anyone to be happy?
Every day becomes a Diei Irae, a day of wrath.' Producer -

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led bv
The Rev Frank Topping

: The Burkiss Way

A brand-new late-night repeat.
Revision Lesson 5: The Burkiss Way:
Penultimate Repeat starring Jo Kendall Nigel Rees
Chris Emmett Fred Harris Written by ANDREW MARSHALL and DAVID RENWICK


Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Nigel Rees
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.
5: In the Vale of Evesham 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.

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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