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: News

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather


Unknown: Leslie Cottington

: In Perspective

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 KEN FORD BBC Manchester

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best from your hard-earned cash.
Today - Electric Over-blankets
7.55 Weather; travel: programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Presenter Tony Lewis may be in London, but his heart is with the ENGLAND cricketers playing in the First Test in Australia.
Here at home the major events today which could attract his fancy are the MAORIS' closing match of their tour of Wales, and tennis semi-finals of The Benson and Hedges Championships at Wembley.


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

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather: travel

: News

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk , with help from IAN LYON and SUSAN MARLING , taking a critical look at the holiday, travel and leisure scene. Producer


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

: News Stand

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


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Producer: Sharon 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 114; Praise to the Holiest in the height (BBC HB 88): Psalm 29: Luke 17, vv 1-10 (GNB); In Christ there is no east or west (bp 38)

: 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 -Ithe 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
(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
Richard Ingrams Russell Davies Joan Bakewell and Alan Coren
Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and DANNY GREENSTONE
Producer DANNY GREENSTONE (Repeated: Mon 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Danny Greenstone
Producer: Danny Greenstone

: News

: Any Questions?

Northern Ireland A panel of guests tackles the issues raised by the audience. Chairman
David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Silence Can Be Expensive by PATRICE CHAPLIN with An erring husband starts receiving blackmail notes threatening to tell his wife about his numerous affairs.
Fortunately for him, her mind Is on other things ...
(Repeated: Tues 11.3 am)


Unknown: Patrice Chaplin
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Anna: Ruth Goring
Lewis: Peter Jeffrey
Margaret: Miranda Forbes
Rupert: William Fox
Dance teacher: Olivier Pierre
Melvyn/Detective: Nigel Graham
Boy: Steve Hodson
ChriS: Stephen Garlick
Barbara: Alexandra Mathie
Sybil: Theresa Streatfeild

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Wildlife

Listeners' topics

: Earthsearch II

A ten-part adventure serial in time and space by JAMES FOLLETT withand
The crew of the Challenger have landed on an abandoned artificial sun called ' Solaria D '. controlled by a free-will computer who appears to be friendly. They have discovered the name of the star to which their Earth was travelling- Novita Six.
Directed by GLYN DEARMAN ' Book, Earthsearch II - Deathship, £1.50 from booksellers


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 Gooderson
Solaria: Pauline Letts
Elkeran: Nicholas Courtney

: News

: 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 W1A 4WW
Tel: [number removed]


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Modern Biography

The Confessed Self In the last of six programmes, Anthony Curtis turns to the art of autobiography. Why should we trust what people write about themselves? How hard is it for a writer to be truthful? Why do philosophers seem to do better in this respect?
He talks to Bernard Crick about George Orwell ,
David Pryce-Jones about Cyril Connolly and to
A. L. Rowse about himself. Readers RONALD BADDILEY and DORIT WELLES Series producer PRUDENCE SMITH


Unknown: Anthony Curtis
Unknown: Bernard Crick
Unknown: George Orwell
Unknown: David Pryce-Jones
Unknown: Cyril Connolly
Unknown: A. L. Rowse
Readers: Ronald Baddiley

: Week Ending

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

: News

with PAULINE BUSHNELL including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Pauline Bushnell

: Desert Island Discs

with writer
Rosamond Lehmann
(Details: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Rosamond Lehmann

: 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 a blend of musical entertainment on record, mixing the well-loved with the less familiar, and occasionally including the spoken word.
(Repeated: Wed 11.3 atn)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Fahrenheit 451

by Ray Bradbury dramatised for radio by Gregory Evans
Sometime in the future the fireman's role has changed from stopping fires to starting them: the material being all books or printed matter of any kind. Fahrenheit 451 is the temperature at which books burn. But Montag the fireman is beginning to have doubts about his role ...
BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 3.2 pm)


Author: Ray Bradbury
Dramatised by: Gregory Evans
Director: Brian Miller
Montag: Michael Pennington
Millie: Pamela Salem
Beatty: Peter Miles
Narrator: Jonathan Newth
Clarisse: Patience Tomlinson
Medic/Announcer: Spencer Banks
Stoneman: Michael Simkins
Woman: Susan Dowdall
Faber: Peter Tuddenham
Granger: Hugh Dickson
Simmons: Alan Dudley

: Weather

: News

: Time Capsule

Next Wednesday a 'time capsule' will be buried in the grounds of Castle Howard as part of the celebrations to mark the 60th birthday of the BBC. Lord Swann, FRS, introduces the views of members of his committee which have been selecting the contents of the time capsule, and some of their assumptions about what kind of society will exist when it Is recommended that the capsule is opened 2,000 years from now.


Producer: Anthony Moncrieff

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers led by The Rev Frank Topping

: The Story of Pop Radio

Noel Edmonds presents the last of six-part series Radio Radio
Research BRIAN THOMPSON Written and produced by TREVOR DANN


Unknown: Noel Edmonds
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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