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: News

: Farming Today


Producer: Martin Small
Producer: 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

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer
7.55 Weather; travel: programme news


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

J.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Presenter Tony Lewis It's the FA Cup Semi-finals today with Manchester United playing Arsenal and both teams looking for an opportunity to play
Brighton or Sheffield
Wednesday at Wembley in May. Meet the personalities in the Cup and those taking part in Sunday's Gillette London Marathon. Plus a special report by GERALD WILLIAMS on the recent
International School of Sport held In Northern Ireland.


Presenter: Tony Lewis
Unknown: Gerald Williams
Producer: Dave Gordon

: Yesterday in Parliament

8.57 Weather; travet

: News

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk , with help from


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

: News Stand

Desmond Wilcox presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events.


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Producer: Susan Snailum

: The Week in Westminster

Robert Carvel , Political Editor of the London
Standard, views the past week.
Producer Margaret budy


Unknown: Robert Carvel

: Daily Service

New Every Mom'ing. page 13; The Lord's my shepherd (BBC HB 480); Psalm 103, vv 13-22;
Romans 12, vv 3-13 0;nb); The Lord my pasture shall prepare (BBC hb 477)

: 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

Spot the odd one out: Willie Rushton
Tim Brooke-Taylor Denise Coffey Barry Cryer *
Competition judge
Humphrey Lyttellon assisted by COLIN SELL
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12.55 Weather: programme news


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttellon
Assisted By: Colin Sell
Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Arcrzr

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mp
James Fitzpatrick Margaret Slmey and Eldon Griffiths , mp Chairman David Jacobs
1.55 Shipping forecast long wave only


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: James Fitzpatrick
Unknown: Margaret Slmey
Unknown: Eldon Griffiths
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

A Sort of FareweU by EMILY BRIDGES
, Dear Mrs Dean , she was a love ... that's what we are here for, to remember. There he Is,
Andrew. He looks so thin and his hair is grey. After 25 years I still want to put my arms around him and tell him everything is all right....'
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dear Mrs Dean
Directed By: Tony Cliff
J ne: Suziia Grant
Mrs Flynn-Jones: Daphne Oxenford
Susannah: Rosalie Crotchlct
Mrs Edgar: Delia Corrie
Andrew: Geoffrey Banks

: But, Chancellor

An Inquiry Into the Treasury
Five programmes
2: The Language of Priorities
The Treasury 4s perceived as the arbiter of every penny of the £120 billion the Government spends annually. But how much control can a handful of Treasury officials exercise over our money? And who really makes the choices about where it goes? Hugo Young talks to, among others, the Chief Secretary. The Rt Hon
Leon Brittan , up, former
Petmanent Secretary Sir Douglas Wass. Sir
Anthony Rawllnson , who heads the Public Services Sector. and other officials in the Treasury and elsewhere in Whitehall. Producer ANNE SLOMAN


Talks: Hugo Young
Unknown: Leon Brittan
Unknown: Sir Douglas Wass.
Unknown: Anthony Rawllnson
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Wildlife

Presenter Derek Jones


Presenter: Derek Jones

: Groundswell

A weekly look at our environment, with ideas on how we can all
Improve and save It.
Wendy Jones examines public concern about pollution, latest moves in the energy debate, attempts to revitalise inner cities and the increasing demand on the land both at home and abroad.
Today's programme considers one of the worlds most pressing environmental problems - encroaching deserts.
There are 80.000 square miles of productive land being lost each year. Nearer to home - dry stone-walling on the Lancashire moors.
Producers GAYNOR shutte and miCK WEBB


Unknown: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Mick Webb

: News

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents look at a contemporary issue.

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to the disabled. Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Herbs, Useful Plants

Last of six programmes Grow your Own
Robert Eagle seeks the advice of professional herb growers and organic gardeners on how to achieve the best results when growing useful plants.

: Week Ending

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

: News

Including Sports Bound-up


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Desert Island Discs: Geoffrey Moorhouse

Roy Plomley with writer Geoffrey Moorhouse.


Castaway: Geoffrey Moorhouse
Presenter: Roy Plomley

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson



Producer: Ian Gardrouse

: Richard Baker

with a Saturday-evening selection of music on record.


Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre

A comedy by Brian Ashbee with Mary Wimbush as Dorothy and Rachel Kempson as Margery
Margery looks after her Sister Dorothy. Dorothy is in a wheelchair, blind and a little hard of hearing. Margery thinks she is indispensable, but Dorothy has a new friend, a book about poisons and an independent mind.


Comedy By: Brian Ashbee
Directed By: Penny Gold
Dorothy: Mary Wimbush
Margery: Rachel Kempson
Mrs Young: Fiona Walker
Sona: Sona Vyas
Mr Patel: Minog Golvala
Mrs Wenbury-Jones: Carole Boyd
Mrs Huddleston-Frumpton: Ysanne Churchman
Mrs Lumbsby-Smythe/Telephonist: Pauline Siddle
Captain Roberts/ Mr Hammond: Brett Usher
Ratcatcher/ Ambulance: Richard Huw

: Weather

: News

: Switzerland: The First Battle

Switzerland is a neutral country. She has no nuclear weapons and only a few professional soldiers. Her safety depends on an army manned mostly by part-timers who take their guns home with them after training. Yet for centuries Switzerland has stayed out of wars. But how neutral Is neutral? Switzerland's officers train with NATO members and her businessmen trade with the West. The army relies on British tanks and American missiles. The people of Berne can be just as anti-Communist as anyone in London or New York. Is neutrality a thing of the past or a model to be envied by those who oppose NATO's nuclear stance? Roger Flnnlgan reports on Swiss attempts to protect, survive and avoid 'The First Battle'.
Producer PAUL CAMPBELL Editor DAVID TAYLOR A File on 4 special BRC Manchester
(Nert Saturday The Joker in the Pack - France's nuclear deterrent)


Unknown: Roger Flnnlgan
Producer: Paul Campbell
Editor: David Taylor

: Lighten Our Darkness

An evening meditation led by Stephen Whittle


Unknown: Stephen Whittle

: 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.

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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.

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