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: News

: Farming Today

Farming. food and countryside news, market trends and weather.


Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Yours Faithfully

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Rosemary Harllll
6.55 Weather: travel; programme news


Unknown: Rosemary Harllll

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
Producer MARTIN SMALL BBC Birmingham

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer looks at how to get the best from your hard-earned cash.
7.55 Weather: travel: programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Presented by George Hamilton this week and Includes a look ahead to the first Rugby League Test between GREAT BRITAIN and AUSTRALIA at Hull, and news from ENGLAND'S cricketers Down Under. Producer JOANNE WATSON


Presented By: George Hamilton
Producer: Joanne Watson

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather: 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


Introduced By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Ian Lyon
Unknown: Jenny Mallinson
Editor: Roger Maodonald

: News Stand

Desmond Wilcox looks at the weekly magazines, their views on the news and the special interests they reflect.


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: The Week in Westminster

John Harrison views the past week through the eyes of backbench MPS and peers.


Unknown: John Harrison

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 62; 0 worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (BBC HB 267); Psalm 36; Luke 12, vv 41-56 (NEB); Happy are they, they that love God (BBC HB 274)

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in the politics and the people.

: News

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme that keeps you in touch with what's happening in the field of personal savings, tax, mortgages, Insurance, social security and the financial problems of everyday life.
A Financial World Tonight production


Presented By: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to Alan Coren EvePollard,JohnWells and Richard Ingrams
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and DANNY GREENSTONE Producer
(Repeated: Mon 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather; programme news


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Danny Greenstone
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Rev
David Sheppard. The Bishop of Liverpool. Paul Boateng Richard Needham. MP and Katharine Wnltehorn
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: David Sheppard.
Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Richard Needham.
Unknown: Katharine Wnltehorn

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Principles of Rocketry by BOB COUTTIE with Clare has a tyrranical mum. a dim boyfriend and a dead-end job.
There is a way out. but first she must build herself a space rocket. \


Unknown: Bob Couttie
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Clare: Rosalind Adams
Del: And Ray Burdls
Mother/Queen,: Jean Trend
Father/King: Hugh Dickson
Shirl: Kim Clifford
Doctor: Nigel Graham

: Medicine Now

: Wildlife

: Earthsearch II

A ten-part adventure serial by JAMES FOLLETT
The Challenger's two giant computers, Angel One and Two, have created a flood on Paradise in an attempt to force Telson, Sharna. Darv and Astra back to the starship. 3: Surrender
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Unknown: James Follett
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Commander Telson: Sean Arnold
Sharna: Amanda Murray
Darv: Haydn Wood
Astra: Kathryn Hurlbutt
Angel One: Sonia Fraser
Angel Two: Gordon Reid
Bran: Michael Maloney
Elka: Jill Lidstone
Tidy: David Cooderson
George: Stephen Garlick

: News

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled* listeners and their families.
Presenter Marilyn Alan Editor MARLENE PEASE


Presenter: Marilyn Alan
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Modern Biography

In the fourth of six programmes Anthony Curtis looks at two towering figures, one from the ancient world - Alexander the Great - and one from the modern - Winston Churchill. With their respective biographers, Robin Lane Fox and Martin Gilbert , he raises questions about myth, reality and public Image - how does the biographer hope to arrive at a substantial truth? Reader RONALD BADDILEY Series producer PRUDENCE SMITH


Unknown: Anthony Curtis
Unknown: Winston Churchill.
Unknown: Robin Lane
Unknown: Martin Gilbert

: Week Ending

(Broadcast yesterday/
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather; travel: programme news

: News

with LAURIE MACMILLAN including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Desert Island Discs

(Details: Friday 9.5 am)

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Amiably competitive conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations. Music by JEREMY NICHOLAS Producer MICHAEL EMBER
(Robert Robinson reads his' Landscape With Dead Dons in Story Time, Mon 4.40)


Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember
Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Baker's Dozen

(Details: Wed 11.3 am)

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Undesirable Allen by ALLEN SADDLER
Homer Lane breezed into England from the American middle-west in 1913, bringing with him a passionate Idealism in the educating of children, an approach which was to inspire a new school of progressive educators, including A. S. Neill. But Homer's fundamentally simple faith was later to be misunderstood, with disastrous consequences ...
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Unknown: Allen Saddler
Unknown: A. S. Neill.
Unknown: Caroline Nelson
Unknown: Amanda-Jane Tomlins
Unknown: Theresa Streatfeild
Directed By: Brian Miller
Homer Lane: Don Fellows
Mabel Lane: June Barrie
Sergeant/Humphreys: Stephen Thorne
Alice Jones: Patiticia Gibson
James/William: Ian Silbiger
Magistrate: Paul Nicholson
David: Scott Wilson
Montague: Conrad Phillips
Florence: Wendy Cook
May: Libby MacHen
Eva: Jean Trend
Chapman: David Adery
Rawlinson: David Gooderson
Dr Norris/Bennet: Peter Tuddenham
MUSkStt: Edward Cast
Amy: Catherine Owen
Collins: Nigel Graham
Children: Richard Bell
Children: John Brewer
Children: Amardeep Kaushal

: Weather

: News

: Sold to the Gentleman Over There

A Consumer Guide to
Furnishing Your Home at Auctions
Furnishing your home takes a long time and a great deal of money. Carpets and curtains alone can knock a huge hole in your budget. But a whole house can be furnished throughout for under £ 2.000 by going to auction sales, where you can buy everything from beds to bookcases; cookers to cupboards-but it's advisable to study form before you make your first bid.
Norman Tozer has been talking to experts and some keen amateurs around the sale rooms and learning how to find the best bargains.
Producer SUSAN SNAILUM followed by an Interlude


Unknown: Norman Tozer
Producer: Susan Snailum

: Lighten Our Darkness

A meditation for late evening led by David Winter


Unknown: David Winter

: The Story of Pop Radio: 4: A Life on the Medium Wave

Noel Edmonds presents a six-part series
Pirate Radio changed the face and tempo of British broadcasting.
Survivors from the era of swashbuckling DJs including Tony Blackburn, Paul Burnett,
Kenny Everett, John Peel and Johnnie Walker recall their bizarre lives aboard the offshore stations.


Presenter: Noel Edmonds
Interviewee: Tony Blackburn
Interviewee: Paul Burnett
Interviewee: Kenny Everett
Interviewee: John Peel
Interviewee: Johnnie Walker
Researcher: Brian Thompson
Writer/Producer: Trevor Dann

: 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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