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: News

: Farming Today

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


Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: Yours Faithfully

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


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Scotland


Producer: Allan Wright

: 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

Tony Lewis hosts a leisurely look at the sporting world featuring Wightman Cup tennis and news of ENGLAND'S cricketers' final preparations for next week's opening test In Australia.


Unknown: Tony Lewis
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 Duff
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

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


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Producer: Siiaron Banoff

: The Week in Westminster

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


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Producer: Margaret Budy

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 89; Soldiers, who are
Christ's below (BBC HB
337); Psalm 118; Luke 14, vv 25-35 (GNB); Through the night of doubt and sorrow (BBC HB 186)

: 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
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
(Repeated: Mon 10.2 am)


Presented By: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

The last seven days put in a questionable way by Barry Took to Alan Coren
Bel Mooney and David Taylor
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: Bel Mooney
Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Danny Greenstone
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Tony Benn , MP
The Rt Hon Norman St John Stevas , MP and Reg Pycroft
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Norman St John Stevas
Unknown: Reg Pycroft
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Most Desirable Property bv PETER MACKIE with Chris Gittins as George Cath and John make an offer for an old property in Warwickshire. It needs renovation and money spent on it. But the major problem is still to come....
Directed by VANESSA WHITBURN BBC Birmingham
(Repeated: Tues 11.3 am)


Unknown: Peter MacKie
Unknown: Chris Gittins
Unknown: George Cath
Directed By: Vanessa Whitburn
Cath: Heather Barrett
John: Graham Padden
Clavering: Michael N. Harbour
LIZ: Patricia Gallimore

: Medicine Now

: Wildlife

: Earthsearch 11

A ten-part adventure serial by JAMES FOLLETT
The crew of the starshlp Challenger have awoken from 15 years' suspended animation to discover that their two children, Bran and Elka - who were not allowed to join them - have aged naturally and are now in their late teens. Both are under the Influence of the ' Guardian Angels '. Bran has taken over command of the Challenger and threatened to kill anyone who stands in his way. 4: Solaria
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN


Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Commander Telson: Sean Arnold
Sharna: Amanda Murray
Darv: Haydn Wood
Astra: Kamryn Huributt
Angel One: Sonia Fraser
Angel Two: Gordon Reid
Bran: Michael Maloney
Elka: Jill Lidstone
Tidy: David Gooderson
Solaria: Pauline Letts
Eikeran: Nicholas Courtney

: News

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families.
Presenter John Mills
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WlA 4WW
Tel: [number removed]


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Modern Biography: The Cult Hero

In the fifth of six programmes Anthony Curtis discovers the problems of writing the life of figures who have a 'following' of millions; he discusses J.R.R. Tolkien with his biographer Humphrey Carpenter; P. G. Wodehouse with Frances Donaldson and - a cult figure from the past - Hilaire Belloc with A.N. Wilson.


Presenter: Anthony Curtis
Interviewee: Humphrey Carpenter
Interviewee: Frances Donaldson
Interviewee: A.N. Wilson.
Reader: Ronald Baddiley
Producer: Prudence Smith

: Week Ending

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

: News

with CHRISTOPHER SLADE including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Christopher Slade

: Desert Island Discs

Thomas Allen. baritone (Details: Friday 9.5 am)


Baritone: Thomas Allen.

: 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 RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.3 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday Night Theatre: Lucien

by Roger Milner
As Napoleon Bonaparte was setting about altering the geography of Europe and becoming a feared and hated tyrant in the process, his brother Lucien was captured, brought to Ludlow in England, and immediately set up life as a respected country gentleman. The play tells the story of this most enigmatic man in a most unusual period of history.
A BBC Radio Drama Company production
(Repeated: Mon 3.2 pm)


Writer: Roger Milner
Director: Gerry Jones
Lucien: Crawford Logan
Alexandrine: Wendy Murray
Lord Powis: Hugh Dickson
Mr Knight: Stephen Thorne
Charles: Jill Lidstone
Charlotte: Rosalind Adams
Mackenzie: Henry Stamper
The Rev Butler: Anthony Newlands
Lord Liverpool: Peter Tuddenham
Ellison: James Kerry
Tallyrand: Nigel Graham
Fr Maurice: Jim Reid
Col Layton: Edward Cast
Lord Dudley: Stuart Organ
Fouche: David Gooderson

: Weather

: News

: Heartache Hotel

David and Susan Weekes had a dream - to set up in business in their own hotel and ' be their own boss '. Over the last year, teporter
Helen Palmer and the producer. Julian Hale , have been following their progress - from first enthusiasm through professional training to ... success? Producer JULIAN HALE


Unknown: Susan Weekes
Unknown: Helen Palmer
Producer: Julian Hale
Producer: Julian Hale

: Lighten Our Darkness

Words and music for late evening led by Ian Mackenzie BBC Scotland


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie

: The Story of Pop Radio

Noel Edmonds presents a six-part series tracing the development of pop music broadcasting, with recollections from
Influential DJs and rare archive recordings.
5: One-Derful Radio JRadio I's founding fathers, including ROBIN SCOTT , TONY BLACKBURN.
PEEL, recall the sinking of the Pirates and the establishment of the BBC's one-derful alternative on 247 metres. Research BRIAN THOMPSON Written and produced by TREVOR DANN


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
Unknown: Robin Scott
Unknown: Tony Blackburn.
Unknown: Kenny Everett
Unknown: Brian Thompson
Produced By: 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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