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: Farming Today



Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Yours Faithfully

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


Unknown: Gerald Priestland

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
Producer anthony PARKIN BBC Birmingham

: It's a Bargain

7.55 Weather: travel; programme news

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis introduces the fifth birthday edition of the programme that aims to reflect all that's good in sport (without forgetting the bad), with good conversation, perceptive reporting and no little humour.
It's Cup Final day in Rugby, with top clubs of Union and League meeting at Twickenham and Wembley. At Lord's. London's other sporting mecca, the mcc play the county champions NOTTINGHAMSHIRE.
Newmarket stages the Classic 2.000 Guineas, while Sheffield hosts the World Professional
Snooker Championship. Producer DAVE GORDON Editor DEREK MITCHELL


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

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather: travel; continental travel

: News

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk 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


Introduced By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
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 gilham


Unknown: Geoffrey Cannon
Producer: Michael Gilham

: The Week in Westminster

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


Unknown: Robert Carvel

: Daily Service

mm, p 114; We come unto our fathers' God
(BBC hb 255); Psalm 82; Mark 3. vv 7-21 (AV); For the might of thine arm we bless thee (BBC HB 242)

: 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

: News

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
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 Botting

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

Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton challenge Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden to a live parliamentary debate.
Order will be maintained by the Speaker
Humphrey Lyttelton
Master of the Piano Rolls COLIN SELL
Official Recorder
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt lion Roy Jenkins , MP
Helen Ltddell
Teddy Taylor , MP and Margaret Bain
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Unknown: Helen Ltddell
Unknown: Teddy Taylor
Unknown: Margaret Bain

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Marsha - Nathelpsy Proto One by KATE RICE
It is 1991 and there has been a reaction against liberalism and excessive emotionalism. The times are austere, the mood disciplinarian. Twelve-year-old Christopher's upbringing has been appropriately severe, his parents having little time for warmth and affection. It is to Marsha that Christopher goes for these things. But
Marsha can be controlled ... she can be discontinued ...
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Tues 11.3 am)


Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Christopher: Daniel Matthews
Marsha: Patricia Gallimore
Mama: Eileen Barry
Papa: Stephen Hancock

: Medicine Now in Scotland

Geoff Watts reports


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Wildlife

Questions put by members of the Gloucestershire Trust for Nature Conservation.

: The British Seafarer

A history in 26 parts In the words of those who have made the history. 16: Master Mariner
To be captain of a ship has always been one of the most demanding and many-sided responsibilities an ordinary citizen can undertake. What sort of men has it produced?
KATHLEEN HELME. CAROLE BOYD and JOHN HOLLIS Special sound by dick mills, BBC Radiophonlc Workshop. Programme consultant and presenter Basil Greenhlll , Director, National Maritime
Museum. Series composed and directed by michael mason


Readers: Leonard Maguire
Readers: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Michael Goldie
Unknown: Anthony Hall
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley.
Unknown: David Ashford
Unknown: Timothy Bentinck
Unknown: Kathleen Helme.
Unknown: Carole Boyd
Unknown: John Hollis
Presenter: Basil Greenhlll
Directed By: Michael Mason

: The Dragon and the Bear

After seven-and-a-half years as 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 the last of a series of five talks, based on his forthcoming book. Crisis of Faith
The prospect for a better future.
Series producer PADDYOKEEFFE


Unknown: Philip Short

: 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 John Mills
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Tel: [number removed]


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Peter as Pilgrim

The British Dimension Precisely what sort of Roman Catholic community wtill John Paul
11 meet when he visits England, Scotland and Wales in four weeks' time? Brian Redhead looks at the hopes. fears and preoccupations of Britain's Catholics.


Unknown: John Paul
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Week Ending

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

: News

Including Sports Round-up

: Desert Island Discs

The actress Jenny Agutter (Details; Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Jenny Agutter

: 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. Producer ANDREW MUSSETT (Repeated: Wed 11.3 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: Saturday-Night Theatre: A Dramatic Revival (1956-71): A Taste of Honey

by Shelagh Delaney
A selection of plays from 15 years of British theatre

Joan Littlewood, the dynamic producer of Theatre Workshop, first directed A Taste of Honey at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East in 1958, where it was hailed as an escape from the middle-class vacuum of West End theatre. When the production moved into Wyndham's Theatre, there was an enthusiastic first night with eight curtain calls, and 19-year-old Shelagh Delaney became famous overnight.
BBC Manchester


Author: Shelagh Delaney
Director: Alfred Bradley
Helen: Meg Johnson
Josephine: Annette Robertson
Peter: Ronald Baddiley
Boy: Joseph Charles
Geoffrey: John Halstead

: Weather

: News

: Lead-Evil or Necessity?

Pressure is building up on the Government to ban the use of lead in petrol. Claims are made that a generation of children is at risk-their intelligence permanently blighted. The BBC's Science
James Wilkinson , examines the medical evidence and looks at the huge financial implications for industry and the effect on the motorist if lead Is banned. Producer


Unknown: James Wilkinson
Unknown: John Williams

: Lighten Our Darkness

led by David Winter


Unknown: David Winter

: 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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