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: Farming Today



Unknown: Allan Wright

: Reading Between the Signs

with Frances Gumley


Unknown: Frances Gumley

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
Producer ANTHONYPARKIN BBC Birmingham

: It's a Bargain

Norman Tozer with how to get the best from your hard-earned cash.


Unknown: Norman Tozer

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Presented by Tony Lewis In football, it's the second round of the FA Cup. A win today for a non-league team could ensure a lucrative tie against First Division opposition in the next round. Plus the issues. personalities and off-beat stories making the headlines in the world of sport. Producer EMILY McMAHON


Presented By: Tony Lewis
Producer: Emily McMahon

: News

: Breakaway

Introduced by Bernard Falk , with help from
DEWHURSTtaking a critical took at the holiday, travel and leisure scene.


Introduced By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Cheryl Garssev
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Mike Chaney presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events. Producer SUSANSNAILUM


Unknown: Mike Chaney

: The Week in Westminster

Robert Carvel. Political
Editor of the London Standard views the past week.


Unknown: Robert Carvel.

: Daily Service

Advent Calendar:
The Walls of Jericho
New Every Morning, page 118; The Lord of heaven confess (BBC HB 478); Joshua fit the battle of Jericho; Joshua 6, vv 616, 20; For the might of thine arm we bless thee (BBC HB 242)

: 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. Editor PADDY OKEEFFE


Editor: Paddy Okeeffe

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme with the latest news from the world of personal finance, covering mortgages, pensions, tax, insurance, and a look at some of your particular money problems.
Correspondence address: Money Box, Room 4058. Broadcasting House. London WIA 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: The First Half Century

A series of eight programmes in which Alistair Cooke takes a personal view of social life in Britain and the USA from 1900-50 as it was reflected in the popular music of the time 2: The Edwardians Producer ALAN OWEN


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Alan Owen

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Roy Jenkins , mp Robin Cook , MP
Nicholas Fairbairn. QC,MP Ann Leslie tackle the issues raised by the audience at Larbert, Stirlingshire
Chairman David Jacobs


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Unknown: Robin Cook
Unknown: Nicholas Fairbairn.
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Afternoon Theatre

A Time Between Comets by JILIETACE
Based on a true story and set in a South Wales village at the beginning of this century, the play evolves around two boys growing up in a society in which affluence was unknown. Davy has the brains and leuan has the ability to help him achieve his ambitions.
Directed by ENYD WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Directed By: Enyd Williams
Megan/Olwen: Jan Edwards
Mair/Lena: Margaret John
Young Davey: Khys Thomas
Older Davy: Guto Harri
Young leuan: Iwan Jones
Older: Leuansimon Williams
Glyn: Huw Ceredig
Vicar/Mr Williams: Ray Handy
Mr Hopkins: John Darren
: Hubert Robertblythe
Ceinwen: Donnaedwards

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Worlds of Faith

A series of 12 programmes
'All know is that I must die, but what I know least ts this very death which I cannot escape.'
It is in their explanations of death and of what lies beyond or through death that religions are most at variance.
John Bowker listens as Hindus. Sikhs, and Buddhists talk about their different beliefs in re-birth and re-incarnation while Jews, Christians and Muslims talk about the final judgement of God beyond this present life.
Producer DAVIDCRAIG BBC Manchester


Unknown: John Bowker

: 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 countrywide news and views on all matters of concern.
Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENEPEASE
Correspondence address:
BBC. Broadcasting House. London WIA 4WW Tel: [number removed]
(Mon-Fri 10.0 am-5.0pm)

: Wildlife

Introduced by Derek Jones


Introduced By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending

A critical look back at the week's news.

: News

With PETER DONALDSON including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Desert Island Discs: John Piper

John Piper with Roy Plomley.


Castaway: John Piper
Presenter: Roy Plomley

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: The history of Arts 4 October 2015

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Amiably competitive conversation inspired by current public preoccupations. Music by INSTANTSUNSHINE Producer MICHAEL EMBER


Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on records, reviving old favourites, introducing the less familiar and including some recent releases.


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Afternoon Call

Afternoon Call by IVOR WILSON
An attractive woman is murdered, her body found by a friend. It's a routine case for the police, unpleasant, but unsensational, a matter of checking, sifting, interviewing, cross-checking. There's just an odd feel about it for the men on the case, and their hunch proves horrifically correct.
Directed by TONY CLlFF
BBC Manchester


Unknown: Ivor Wilson
Directed By: Tony Cllff
Inspector Turner: Geoffrey Hinsliff
Wilkinson: Russell Dixon
Graham: Bernard Latham
Sally Kingsley: Jane Collins
Martin Chapman: Brian Southwood
Louis Harris: Andy Rashleigh

: Severine

A radio portrait written and narrated by VALERIE GEORGESON with Caroline John as Sévérine and Philip Madoc as Valles Severine 's real name was
Caroline Remy. She was born in 1855 and died in 1929. She became one of France's leading journalists, fighting, among other things, to defend Dreyfus. Such was her fame that when she died 2,000 people followed her coffin.
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester


Unknown: Valerie Georgeson
Unknown: Caroline John
Unknown: Philip Madoc
Unknown: Valles Severine
Unknown: Caroline Remy.
Unknown: Ronald Heroman.
Unknown: Stuart Richman.
Directed By: Kay Patrick

: Lighten Our Darkness

Led by Ian Mackenzie


Unknown: Ian MacKenzie

: Island Commander

'Reason and a sense of proportion have become shadow as reactionary. The shadow of the gallows hangs over us all.'
During the German occupation of the Channel Islands in the Second World War. Baron
Hans Max von Aufsess, Head of Military Administration, secretly wrote a diary which records the mounting tension on the islands as food ran out. morale deteriorated and Nazi fanaticism increased in the face of defeat.
In a programme based on the stili-unpublished diary,
Derek Robinson tells the story of the last days, with John Woodvine as the Baron


Unknown: Derek Robinson
Unknown: John Woodvine
Producer: Cathy Wearing

: 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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