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: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Yours Faithfully

with Gerald Priestland
6.55 Weather; travel; programme news


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

7.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

with Gerald Williams Featuring
Rugby Union: the Five Nations Championship reaches the halfway point this afternoon, with FRANCE and ENGLAND, both recent Grand Slam winners, clashing in Paris; and IRELAND
Dlavine host to Scotland in Dublin. A look forward to both matches.
Cricket: DON MOSEY reports direct from
Colombo during the third day of the inaugural test match between SRI LANKA and ENGLAND.
Plus a round-up of all the overnight sports news. A Radio Sport and OB production

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather; travel

: News

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk , with help from IAN LYON and SUSAN MARLING. Producer JENNY MARSHALL Editor ROGER MACDONALD


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

: News Stand

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


Unknown: Michael Watts
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: The Week in Westminster

John Harrison views the past week.


Unknown: John Harrison

: Daily Service

New Every Morning. p 1; Father, 0 hear us (BBC HB 260); Psalm 63;
I Corinthians 14, vv 1-12 (AV); How shall I sing that majesty (Bp 32)

: From Our Own Correspondent

Book (same title), £6.50 from booksellers


Editor: Paddy O'Kf.

: News

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting. Radio's key to the problem of how to get the best from your money. A Financial World Tonight production


Presented By: Louise Botting.

: Just a Minute

A panel game whose unruly members are occasionally kept in disorder by the Chairman Nicholas Parsons and in which Kenneth Williams , John Junkia Tim Rice and Brian Johnston endeavour to prevent each other from talking for just a minute on this - or that.
(Repeated: Mon 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news.


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: John Junkia
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: Any Questions?

Patrick Moore Erin Pizzey
Paul Boateng and The Very Rev John Lang , Dean of Lichfield from Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Patrick Moore
Unknown: Erin Pizzey
Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: John Lang

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Something in the Box by GWEN BAILEY
Mrs Hewitt is looking forward to the visit of her grandson Nicky and his mother. The visit however has a shock in store, a shock that will change their lives.
Directed by GERRY JONES


Unknown: Gwen Bailey
Unknown: Mrs Hewitt
Directed By: Gerry Jones
Mrs Hewitt: Pauline Letts
Christine: Karen Archer
Alfred: Cyril Shaps

: Medicine Now

: Wildlife

: The British Seafarer

A history in 26 parts In the words of those who have made the history.
6: The Complete Seaman A good candidate for the ideal British sailor is
Captain Cook - merchant seaman, naval officer, explorer, scientist and humanitarian. In him the civilisation of the Enlightenment goes to sea and all-round seamanship is raised to the level of genius. with Ronald Baddiley as Captain Cook Readers ANTHONY hall
Special sound by DICK MILLS of the BBC
Radiophonic Workshop Consultant ALAN STIMSON , Curator of Navigation, National Maritime
Museum, Greenwich Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON , in collaboration with the National
Maritime Museum Book (same title) £5.95 paperback, £9.95 hardback from booksellers


Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Unknown: Captain Cook Readers Anthony
Unknown: Henry Knowles
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell.
Unknown: Malcolm Terris
Unknown: Nigel Lambert.
Unknown: Timothy Bateson
Unknown: Robert Trotter
Unknown: Leonard Maguire
Unknown: Dick Mills
Unknown: Alan Stimson
Directed By: Michael Mason

: Feedback

: 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 Jenny Danks Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
Tel: [number removed]


Presenter: Jenny Danks
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Novels up to Now

Eight programmes on the novel since the war Seasons in Hell
In the final programme, Anthony Curtis looks at some of the many fine historical novels, for example those by J. G. Farrell and Paul Scott. He also looks at the contemporary world of fiction with two established young writers.
Ian McEwan and Martin Amis Extracts read byELIZABETH PROUD and GAVIN CAMPBELL
Producer FRANCES DONNELLY (Revised repeat)


Unknown: Anthony Curtis
Unknown: J. G. Farrell
Unknown: Paul Scott.
Unknown: Ian McEwan
Unknown: Martin Amis
Read By: Elizabeth Proud
Read By: Gavin Campbell
Producer: Frances Donnelly

: Week Ending

5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; travel; programme news

: News

including Sports Round Up

: Desert Island Discs

Singer and actress Petula Clark
(Repeated: Friday 9.5 am) (40th anniversary of Desert Island Discs celebrated in Arena, Tues 10.5 pm BBC2)


Unknown: Petula Clark

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Amiably competitive conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations.


Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents entertainment on record, mixing the well-loved with the less familiar.
Producer ANDREW MUSSETT (Repeated: Wed 11.5 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Fatal Flaw

by Chris Allen
with Martyn Read and Margaret Robertson.
A writer with a modest success behind him. A huge American corporation interested in film scripts. The two come together! Suddenly Matthew Bradford finds himself caught up in a world of make-believe that becomes, for him, beyond belief.


Writer: Chris Allen
Director: Christopher Venning
Matthew Bradford: Martyn Read
Jennifer Kent: Rosalind Adams
Ellen: Jill Lidstone
Marlene Shapiro: Margaret Robertson
Dennis Foster: John Samson
Ziggy Martin: Ronald Herdman
Del Ransome: Steve Hodson
Frank Hegarty/Leo Lehmann: Alan Dudley
Karen/Jolly lady: Miranda Forbes
Barry Kent/Interviewer: Russell Keith Grant
Julie/Lady shopper: Stella Forge
Ruth/Traveller: Vanessa Knox-Mawer
Matt Brand/Doctor: Lewis Rowe
Nurse/Janet: Caroline Wilkins
John Desmond/Matthew: Stephen Garlick

: Weather

: News

: Witch-hunt in St Osyth

A true story of 400 years ago told by Noël Johnson with Rosalind Adams Michael Tudor Barnes Douglas Blackwell Pauline Letts
Katherine Parr and Patience Tomlinson
On 19 February 1582, a middle-aged woman,
Ursula Kemp , faced her accusers in an improvised courtroom in the village of St Osyth on the Essex marshes. She was alleged to have practised witchcraft. When eventually the hearings ended, several other women had also been accused. They were all sent for trial at
Chelmsford Assizes and two of them were subsequently hanged. This account by Anthony Harris is based on transcripts of the original hearings and other published contemporary sources. Producer


Unknown: Rosalind Adams
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: Katherine Parr
Unknown: Ursula Kemp
Unknown: Anthony Harris

: Lighten Our Darkness

Hugh Faupel with some thoughts for late evening. BBC Manchester


Unknown: Hugh Faupel

: A Word in Edgeways

Hermione Lee
Bill Morrison and Stephen Oliver in conversation with Brian Redhead.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Bill Morrison
Unknown: Stephen Oliver
Unknown: Brian Redhead.

: On the Train to New Zealand

Ten talks with Ray Gosling 8: Disco Queen of Burma ' Me and my Burmese friend had lost 110 on the black market. We'd met a dealer in the People's Patisserie on Bogyoke Street, Rangoon but before my friend could make the transaction he was picked up by the plain-clothes police on a zebra crossing. They confiscated the goods - a pair of Dunlop tennis shoes.'


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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