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: News

: Farming Today



Unknown: Allan Wright

: 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 MARTIN SMALL BBC Birmingham

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with 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 Tony Lewis It's the Milk Cup Final at Wembley this afternoon, in which
MANCHESTER UNITED meet a LIVERPOOL side determined to give manager Bob Paisley a retirement present with style.
Also. the start of the flat racing season and the issues and personalities making the headlines in the world of sport.


Presented By: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Bob Paisley
Producer: Dave Gordon

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather; travel

: News

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk , with help from
SUSAN MARLING and ROBIN DEWHURST , taking a look at holidays, travel and leisure. Producer


Introduced By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Robin Dewhurst
Unknown: Jenny Mallinson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Frances Donnelly presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events.


Unknown: Frances Donnelly
Producer: Susan Snailum

: The Week in Westminster

Simon Jenkins , Political Editor of The Economist, views the past week.


Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Producer: Margaret Budy

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 21; 0 Saviour, where shall guilty man (BBC
HB 87); Canticle 9: John 18, vv 25-38 (av); Ride on! ride on in majesty! (BBC HB 89)

: Pick of the Week

Radio and TV extracts 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.

: News

: Money Box

(Details: Mon 10.2 am)

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

(Details: Mon 6.30 pm)
12.55 Weather: programme news

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rev John Bach Rosalind Gilmore
Robert McCrindle , MP Ian Mikardo , MP
Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: John Bach
Unknown: Rosalind Gilmore
Unknown: Robert McCrindle
Unknown: Ian Mikardo
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Great Times
Crossword Conspiracy by KEN WHITMORE
Jim is keen to help his firm to meet their sales targets. His efforts are thwarted because nothing is allowed to interrupt the concentration of senior staff in their daily struggle with The Times crossword puzzle.
Directed by ALFRED BRADLEY BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ken Whitmore
Directed By: Alfred Bradley
Jim: Tony Robinson
Mother: Meg Johnson
Contrabine: Bob Grant
Miss Birdsong: Bonnie Hurren
Sparkle: Peter Wheeler
Clerk: Steven Granville

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Wildlife

Mike Stoddart ,
Chris Mead and Peter Moore ponder over more of your wildlife questions.
Presented by Derek Jones


Unknown: Mike Stoddart
Unknown: Chris Mead
Unknown: Peter Moore
Presented By: Derek Jones

: The Golden Obsession

Six programmes on treasure and treasurehunting, written and introduced by Derek Wilson
The Unending Quest
In the final programme, DEREK WILSON looks into the economics and the ethics of treasure seeking, and the long-standing conflict between treasurehunters and archaeologists. Treasure seeking is open to anyone caught by the golden obsession, though rewards come only to a few. In treasurehunting, the frustration equals the fascination for the quest. Only one thing is certain: there is enough treasure under the earth to solve our economic problems many times over ... with David Allen ,
Dr Henry Clere , Gerry van Niekerk, Colin Simpson and the voices of EDWARD CAST, JAMES KERRY and DAVID PEART
Producer BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol


Introduced By: Derek Wilson
Unknown: Derek Wilson
Unknown: David Allen
Unknown: Dr Henry Clere
Unknown: Gerry Van
Unknown: Colin Simpson
Unknown: James Kerry
Unknown: David Peart
Producer: Brian Miller

: News

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents look at a contemporary issue.

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with country-wide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Rosamund Browne
Correspondence address: BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW
Tel: [number removed], Ext 7048 (Mon-Fri 10.0 om-5.0 pm)


Unknown: Rosamund Browne
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Herbs, Useful Plants

Six programmes
3: Are natural things really all that safer
Robert Eagle talks to herbalists about their work, and the law which governs what they can or cannot prescribe. He also looks at the demise of cannabis. once very widely prescribed by herbalists.
Producer JUDE HOWELLS (Shortened repeat)
Book (same title), £2.50 from booksellers

: Week Ending

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

: News

with Eugene Fraser including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Desert Island Discs

ROY PLOMLEY with writer Jan Morris
(Details on Good Friday at 9.5 am)


Unknown: Jan Morris

: Stop the Week with Laurie Taylor



Producer: Ian Gardhouse

: Richard Baker

with a Saturday-evening selection of music on record.


Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Matters of Felony by DENYS HAWTHORNE based on the book by MARGERY WEINER
0 the boys of Kilkenny are stout roving blades
And whenever they meet with nice little maids ...
Kilkenny 1779: and two penniless squireens plan to kidnap two heiresses in an attempt to make their fortunes.
Garret Byrne. ..bosco HOGAN
BBC Northern Ireland
(Repeated: Mon 3.2 pm)


Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Book By: Margery Weiner
Unknown: Garret Byrne.
Directed By: Marilyn Ireland
James Strange: Barry McCovern
English captain: Anthony Flnican
Mr Hayes: Kevin Flood
Mrs Kennedy: Stella McCusker
Catherine: Bafrbre Ni Chaoimii
Anne: Felicity Hayes-McCoy
Mr Neale: Aiden Grennell
Mr Laffan: Denys Hawthorne
Maura: Catherine Gibson
Priest: Mark Mulholland
Scott: Oliver Maguire
Jailer: Joe McPartland

: Weather

: News

: ANewLife in a New World

by RICHARD MULLEN with Narrator John Rowe The Burlends were a middle-aged couple who decided in 1831 to emigrate to America. taking with them their meagre savings and their five youngest children. On a chilly November night they were rowed ashore from a river steamer to a dark and deserted landing stage at Phillip's Ferry on the Illinois River. ' My husband and I.' wrote
Rebecca, ' looked at each other till we burst into tears. Is this America? thought I.' Eventually the Burlends prospered and in 1848 Rebecca dictated the storv of their adventures. She and John came to be revered as the first Yorkshire settlers of Pike County. Illinois, and they died within a few months of each other in 1871. Producer AI.AN HAYDOCK


Unknown: Richard Mullen
Narrator: John Rowe
Rebecca Burlend: Judy Parfitt
John Burlend: Paul Hardwick

: Questioning Answers

SomePassoverthoughts from the Chief Rabbi,
Sir Immanuel Jakobovlts


Unknown: Sir Immanuel Jakobovlts

: Stop the Week with Laurie Taylor

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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