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: News 6 32 Farming Today

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

: 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 Anthony PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
Wruudcast last Thursday)
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
R"gby Union; as the Australians end a tough sometimes controversial tour with a match against the .ARBARIANS at Cardiff, a game probably as difficult as any Test match, there's a review of the tour and its impact on the game.t.
Cricket: the latest edition of DON MOSEY'S Indian tour newsletter, plus a report on the second day of the match between EAST ZONE and ENGLAND from Jamshedpur.
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

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk with help from UN LYON 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: Breakaway, BBC, Broadcasting House[address removed]


Introduced By: Bernard Falk
Introduced By: Susan Marling
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: Breakaway

Part 2

: News Stand

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


Producer: Gavin Campbell

: Talking Politics

In another of his occasional series of conversations with leading politicians about their lives outside
Westminster. Anthony King talks to Shadow Leader of the House of Commons and Opposition defence spokesman, The Rt lion John Silkin , MP.


Unknown: John Silkin

: Daily Service

nem, p 79; Now join we, to praise the creator
(bp 66); Canticle 6, pt 2; John 6, vv 25-35 (asv): Father, we thank thee (BBC ub 201)

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people. Editor PADDY O'KEEPFE
Book (same titlei, £6.50, from booksellers

: News

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Bottins
The programme that keeps you in touch with what's happening in the field of personal security, tax. mortgages. insurance, social security and the financial problems of everyday life. A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated. Mon 10.2 am)


Presented By: Louise Bottins

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to
Richard Ingrams Nigel Dempster Gillian Reynolds and Alan Coren
Written and compiled by JOHN LASGDON and the producer DANNY GREENSTONE
(Repeated: Mon 6.30 pm) 12 55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Nigel Dempster
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: John Lasgdon
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: News

: Any Questions?

Ann Leslie
Derek Robinson
Jonathan Aitken. MP and Ken Livingstone at the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Derek Robinson
Unknown: Jonathan Aitken.
Unknown: Ken Livingstone

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Salient Facts by kari. harry
Four civil servants gather to sit on a promotion board. The result is a delightful and not always gentle satire on the institutionalised life.
Directed by ANTON GILL BBC Birmingham


Directed By: Anton Gill
Mr Waver: Jack May
Miss Edgo: Judy Franklin
Mr Trend: Niciiolas Courtney
Mr Barge: Basil Moss
Mr Cheer: Alan Dudley

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports
(Broudcast last Tuesday)


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Wildlife

Your wildlife questions answered.

: A Chorus-master Remembers

With the help of gramophone records,
Douglas Robinson. who was in charge of Covent Garden Opera Chorus for 28 years, looks back over his career. Introduced by Bernard Keeffe


Unknown: Douglas Robinson.
Introduced By: Bernard Keeffe
Producer: Ronald Cook

: The Plant Hunter

Maurke Mason talks to Teresa Mctionagle about his holidays abroad in search of rare and exotic plants and about the challenge of propagating the plants he brings back from places like South America, New Zealand, the West Indies and New Guinea.
Producer PADDY o'kkeffe


Talks: Maurke Mason
Unknown: Teresa McTionagle

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families.with countrywide news and views on matters or concern to them. Presenter John Mills


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Novels up to Now

Anthony Curtis presents eight programmes on the novel since the war. 2: History Men
The ' campus ' novel, a familiar feature of American fiction, reached England in the early 50s. Young novelists found university life, with its power struggles and built-in generation gap, a rich field for observation and comic invention antiiony CURTIS discusses some of the most popular novels of this genre. including works by David Lodge , Kingsley Amis, Malcolm Bradbury and Tom Sharpe. Extracts read by KLIZABRTH PROUD and GAVIN Campbell Producer


Unknown: Anthony Curtis
Unknown: David Lodge
Unknown: Malcolm Bradbury
Unknown: Tom Sharpe.
Unknown: Gavin Campbell
Unknown: Frances Donnelly

: 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

Martin Gilbert , the writer


Unknown: Martin Gilbert

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Amiably competitive conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations. Music by JEREMY Nicholas Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
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.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Case of the Late Pig by MARGERY ALLINGHAM, dramatised for radio by GREGORY EVANS with James Snell as Albert Campion and Cyril Shaps as Lugg. The breakfast of Albert Campion , famous gentleman private detective of the 1930s, is slightly marred by The Times' deaths' column announcing the funeral of R. I. Peters, a tormentor of Campion's at school. Six months later, Peters's freshly-dead body turns up elsewhere ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 3.2 pm)


Writer: Gregory Evans
Unknown: James Snell
Unknown: Albert Campion
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Albert Campion
Unknown: R. I. Peters
Directed By: Brian Miller
Parson/Pepper: Michael Drew
Whippet: Haydn Wood
Kingston: David McAlister
Janet: Diana Bishop
Leo: Garard Green
Poppy: Judy Franklin
Effie: Amanda Murray
Inspector Pussey: Christopher Scott
Hayhoe: Phillip Manikum
Farringdon: Paul Nicholson
PC: Nicholas Orchard

: News

: Breaking the Bottle

Doctors used to have confidence in abstinence as a treatment for alcoholism. Now they find that their patients can help to write their own prescription, and that a problem-drinker can learn to drink safely again.
Peter Evans visits treatment centres in London. Northampton and Newcastle, where doctors are using their patients' expertise.


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Richard Ellis

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by David Peet BBC Wales


Unknown: David Peet

: A Word in Edgeways

David Benedictus Heather Mclvenzie and Canon Frank Wright in conversation with Brian Redhead.
Producer Gillian hush BBC Manchester


Unknown: David Benedictus
Unknown: Heather McLvenzie
Unknown: Canon Frank Wright
Unknown: Brian Redhead.

: On the Train to New Zealand

Ten talks in which
Ray Gosling tells the story of his travels to the East. 2: The Magic Bus from the Pudding Shop to Iran


Unknown: Ray Gosling

: 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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