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: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Yours Faithfully

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


Unknown: Gerald Prlestland

: News

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agriculture scene. Producer KEN FORD BBC Manchester

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather: travel: programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis introduces you gently to the sporting weekend.
All the latest sports news will be Included of course, but the main aim Is to entertain and amuse you as we look across the sporting spectrum. The race for the Football
League Championship Is Into its final laps, but there's a sign of summer on the way, with the three-day event at Badminton which. strangely, lasts four days. Producer DAVE GORDON Editor DEREK MITCHELL


Introduces: Tony Lewis
Producer: Dave Gordon
Editor: Derek Mitchell

: Breakaway

Introduced by Simon Bates , with help from Susan Marling and Ian Lyon , taking a critical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene.
Producer JENNY MARSHALL Editor ROGER MACDONALD including News at 9.0


Introduced By: Simon Bates
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Ian Lyon
Producer: Jenny Marshall
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Geoffrey Cannon takes a look at the weekly magazines, their views on the news and the special interests they reflect.
Producer Michael gilliah


Unknown: Geoffrey Cannon

: Talking Politics

New Seats for Old
Most people will probably be voting in brand-new constituencies at the next general election. But who decides where to draw the lines for the new seats?
Anthony King visits the Boundary Commission and asks the politicians whether they'll be better off as a result of its decisions.
Producer JOSHUA rozenberc


Unknown: Anthony King

: Daily Service

nem, p 62: Holy Father, God of might (OP 29); Psalm 107, vv 31-42;
Isaiah 9, vv 2-7 (nsv): The God of Abraham praise (BBC lia 283)

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talkaboutthecountries they work In - the politics and the people.
Editor PADDY o'KEErrc

: News

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Bolting
Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money.
A Financial World Tonight production
(Repeated: Mon 10.2 am)


Presented By: Louise Bolting

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

The antidote to panel games
Bridge comes to radio Barry Cryer ruffs Graeme Garden's best suit which has to be sent to the cleaners, and Tim Brooke-Taylor is Willie Rushton's dummy. Humphrey Lyttelton is everybody's dummy.
Accompanied by COLIN SELL at the piano
(Repeated: Mon 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Bridgecomestoradio Barry Cryer
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Accompanied By: Colin Sell

: News

: Any Questions?

Lord Sieff of Brimpton Prof Bernard Williams and Frederic Raphael
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Frederic Raphael

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Thanks Very Much by PETER SILCOCK and Frank and Leila try to get their act together but things keep getting in the way....
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tues 11.3 am)


Unknown: Peter Silcock
Directed By: Brian Miller
with Frank: Rodney Bewej
Leila: Kate Fahy

: Medicine Now

What's new in medical science? How well are the doctors looking after us? Is our money being spent to best effect?
Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Wildlife

Your wildlife questions answered.

: The British Seafarer

A history In 28 parts In the words of those who have made the history. 14: Paradise Street and Ratcliffe Highway
The 'sailortowns' of the great industrial ports of the 19th-century and the early 20th-century were two-faced: havens of boozy, bawdy bliss and disaster areas where hordes of greedy parasites fleeced the sailor in days of what he earned in years.
Consultant and presenter Michael Stammers. Keeper of Maritime History, Merseyside County Museums
Stormalong John produced by STAN AMBROSE
BBC Radio Merseyside Series composed and directed by MICHAEL MASON
Book (same title). £5 95 paperback, £9.95 hardback from booksellers


Readers: Henry Knowles
Readers: Douglas Rlackwell
Readers: Ronald Herdman
Unknown: Robert Trotter
Unknown: David Casey
Unknown: Anthony Hall
Unknown: Robert Lang
Unknown: Carole Boyd
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Anthony Newlands
Presenter: Michael Stammers.
Directed By: Michael Mason

: The Dragon and the Bear

After seven-and-a-half years at the BBC's
Correspondent in Peking and Moscow,
Philip Short contrasts life in China and the Soviet Union - and its likely development during the 1980s, after Mao and Brezhnev - In a series of five talks, based on his forthcoming book.
3: Inside the System How China and the Soviet Union are ruled. Producer PADDY O'KEEFFE


Unknown: Philip Short

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families.
Presenter Kevin Mulhern Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Tel: [number removed]


Presenter: Kevin Mulhern
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Peter as Pilgrim

The Stones o/ Zakrozoicek What have been the strongest influences on the character of Pope John Paul II»
Brian Redhead looks at the early life of the quarry-worker, poet and philosopher who now occupies the Throne of St Peter.


Unknown: John Paul
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: St Peter.

: Week Ending

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

: News

including Sports Round-up

: Desert Island Discs

Writer Brian Aldiss
* Details: Friday a." am)


Unknown: Brian Aldiss

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Amiably competitive conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations. Music by jeremy Nicholas Producer miciuel EMBER


Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Miciuel Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a blend of musical . entertainment on record, mixing the well-loved with the less. familiar.
Producer ANDREW MUSSETT (Repeated: Wed 11.3 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Wing of the Fly by ANGELA EATON
(Details: Monday 3.2 pm)


Unknown: Angela Eaton

: Letter from the Islands

From the far-west of Ireland. Michael Viney talks about the scores of islands which for centuries have been inhabited by monks, fishermen or farmers but are now largely abandoned - and left to the wild geese and the guillemots.

: Weather

: News

: Something to Declare

A series of seven travellers' tales
6: Down the Bus Route and Round the Horn '... Setting off is the worst experience on earth: you might never see your wife or your family again and all you've got to look forward to are a few months living in a space the size of a dining-room table. ,
Christopher Matthew exploresthefascination of long-distance voyages with four sea-travellers: round-the-world yachtsman
Robin Knox-Johnston : transAtlantic race veteran Bill Howell : crew member Llbby Purves ; and Geoft Allum , who. never having been in a boat, decided to row the Atlantic ...
Producer ALASTAIR WILSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Christopher Matthew
Unknown: Robin Knox-Johnston
Unknown: Bill Howell
Unknown: Llbby Purves
Unknown: Geoft Allum
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation with music, led by Fr Jim Skelly
BBC Northern Ireland

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

followed by an interlude

: 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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