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: Farming Today



Producers: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent Rosemary Hartlll


Unknown: Rosemary Hartlll

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

Producer ANTHONY PARKIN BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Presenter Tony Lewis
It's Davis Cup weekend in tennis. Great Britain meet Chile In a relegation contest at Eastbourne, while in Dublin, John McEnroe travels to the home of his ancestors as the USA meet Ireland. Also a big weekend of racing, with the Cambridgeshire at Newmarket and on Sunday, the richest horse race in Europe, the Prix de L'Arc de Trlomphe at Longchamps.


Presenter: Tony Lewis
Unknown: John McEnroe
Producer: Dave Gordon

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk with help from SUSAN MARLING and NIGEL COOMBS , taking a critical look at the holiday scene. Passage to India
PAUL WADE travels on India's most popular tourist innovation, the Palace on Wheels. This
1930s train links many of Rajasthan's most fascinating cities. like Agra and Jaipur.


Introduced By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Cheryl Garnsey
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Mike Chaney presents a personal review of the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Mike Chaney

: Talking Politics

Anthony King talks to the Shadow Environment Spokesman, The Rt Hon Gerald Kaufman , up, about his life and interests outside politics. Producer MARGARET BUDY


Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Producer: Margaret Budy

: Daily Service

New Every Morning. page 21; Praise the Lordi
(BBC HB 16); Psalm 121; Genesis 16, vv 1-16; 0 Lord, how happy (BBC HB 311)

: Pick of the Week

Radio and TV extracts with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent



Editor: Paddy O'Keeffe

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting Every day brings something new in the financial markets and competition for savings has never been more intense. Money Box is back in action to help you manage your money sensibly and safely, and judge the merits of the latest investment ideas. And if you fancy your chances of becoming the 1984 Unit Trust Investor of the Year, listen for details of this year's competition or write to Money Box, BBC, London WIA 4WW
(Repeated: Mon 10.0 am)


Presenter: Louise Botting

: Just a Minute

Kenneth Williams Clement Freud Alml Macdonald and Jan Ravens submit themselves to the unhesitating, undeviating and unrepetitious discipline of Nicholas Parsons (or not).
(Repeated: Mon 6.30 pm)


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Alml MacDonald
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Pete Atkin

: News

: Any Questions?

Lady Antonia Fraser The Rt Hon
Sally Oppenheim , up The Et Hon
Gerald Kaufman , up Sir Clive Sinclair from St Albans, Herts
Chairman David Jacobs


Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Sally Oppenheim
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: Sir Clive Sinclair
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Miss Scott. Mr Pughs and the Dandelion Clock by MARJORIE WILSON withand
An Edinburgh lawyers' office between the wars. A story of a love affair that never quite makes it and of unrealised dreams.
Directed by MARILYN IRELAND BBC Scotland
(Repeated: Tues 11.0 am)


Unknown: Mr Pughs
Unknown: Marjorie Wilson
Directed By: Marilyn Ireland
Miss Scott: Isobel Gardner
John Pughs: John Shedden
Narrator: Robert Trotter
Mr Collins: Ian Stewart
Miss Gee: Gerda Stevenson
Miss Richards: Sheila Donald
Sprott: Sandy Neilson
Crag: Lain Agnew
Grossat: Iain J. Wotherspoon

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Wildlife

Tony Soper , Ian Mercer , David Nichols and Ernest Neal visits Tavlstock to answer questions put to them by members of the DevonTrustforNature Conservation.
Presenter Derek Jones


Unknown: Tony Soper
Unknown: Ian Mercer
Unknown: David Nichols
Unknown: Ernest Neal
Presenter: Derek Jones

: Worlds of Faith

The Life I Live -
Religions in Britain
The first programme in a series of 12 which takes a look at the major religious traditions now part of life in Britain: Hinduism, Buddhism. Sikhism, Judaism,
Christianity and Islam. Professor John Bowker of Lancaster University looks at those religions which have only recently taken root here.
Producer DAVID CRAIG BBC Manchester


Unknown: Professor John Bowker
Producer: David Craig

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter John Mills Editor UARLENE PEASE


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Uarlene Pease

: Newseries Landscapes of the Night

In the first of three programmes about dreams and dreaming, Peter Evans examines the various theories put forward to explain one of the most mysterious phenomena we encounter. Are dreams a supernatural visitation or symbolic forms of wishes and fantasies? Producers DANIEL


Unknown: Peter Evans

: Week Ending

A critical look back at last week's news.

: News

Including Sports Round-up

: Desert Island Discs

Rosemary Sutcliff with Roy Plomley
(Details: Friday 9.5 am)


Guest: Rosemary Sutcliff
Presenter: Roy Plomley

: StoptheWeekwith Robert Robinson

Occasionally over-animated conversation. Musical interlude by INSTANT SUNSHINE


Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Murder for Pleasure: Coffin Scarcely Used

by Colin Watson adapted for radio by Brian Wright
When the proprietor of the local newspaper meets his death in curious circumstances at the foot of an electricity pylon, Inspector Purbright is put on the case. His investigation unearths a whole series of bizarre events In the seemingly sleepy little town of Flaxborough.
(Repeated: Mon 3.0 pm) Woddis On ... page 93


Author: Colin Watson
Adapted for radio by: Brian Wright
Director: Gerry Jones
Det Insp Purbright: Peter Jeffrey
Chief Constable Chubb: William Fox
Det Sgt Love: Sean Barrett
Det Constable Harper: Michael Jenner
PC Wilkinson: Mark Straker
Rodney Gloss: Danny Schiller
Dr Hillyard: Crawford Logan
Jonas Bradlaw: Mark Jones
Mrs Carobleat: Monica Grey
George Lintz: David Peart
Det Insp Gibbons: Jon Strickland
Mrs Poole: Hilda Schroder
Mr Smith: James Kerry
Ben/Hotel owner: Kerry Francis

: News

: As I Roved Out

A life of A. L. Lloyd
Music collector, folklorist. singer,linguist,teacher, socialist, historian, writer and broadcaster, A. L. Lloyd died a year ago. Hepursueda controversial career that took him to a sheep farm in Australia, to gypsy villages In Romania, to theAntarcticonawhaler ... wherever the trail of adventure and folk music led him.
Dave Arthur , himself a folklorist, tells the story of Bert Lloyd 's rise to international fame.


Unknown: A. L. Lloyd
Unknown: A. L. Lloyd
Unknown: Dave Arthur
Unknown: Bert Lloyd
Producer: Julian Hale

: Lighten Our Darkness

led by David Coomes


Unknown: David Coomes

: Hot Air

First of six programmes Anthony Smith takes to the skies for a fresh look at the English countryside.
Peter Fowler uses the unique opportunity of a balloon's-eye view to explore man's prehistoric presence on the Marlborough Downs. Producer BRIAN LEITH BBC Bristol


Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Peter Fowler

: The Anatomy of a Retirement

Harry Soan begins the first of a four-part series of reflections on his 18 years of retirement. A one-time Baptist minister, turned farmer, he rents out the land he loved to work and learns to come to terms with the life he leads.
Producer JANE MARSHALL BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Harry Soan
Producer: Jane Marshall

: News

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.

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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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