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: Farming Today


Producer: Martin Small
Producer: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

with Rosemary Hartill


Presenter: Rosemary Hartill

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

BBC Birmingham


Producer: Anthony Parkin

: It's a Bargain

with Norman Tozer


Presenter: Norman Tozer

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis returns to present the first edition of 1984. The Third Round of the FA Cup marks the entry of the big clubs and the return of England internationals
Kevin Keegan, Peter Shilton and Allan Clarke to the scenes of their former glories. Plus cricket from down under: Don Mosey reports from England's first game in New Zealand against Auckland.


Presenter: Tony Lewis
Reporter: Don Mosey
Producer: Dave Gordon

: Breakaway

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


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

: News Stand

Mike Chaney presents a personal review of the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Mike Chaney
Producer: Mike Gilliam

: Talking Politics

Peter Riddell presents the first in a two-part inquiry into the way our political parties are financed and the scope for reform.


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Margaret Budy

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 21; From the eastern mountains (BBC HB 65); Psalm 15; Matthew 2, vv 13-23; As with gladness men of old (BBC HB 62)

: Pick of the Week

Radio and TV extracts with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting


Presenter: 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.
6:Hard Times (1929-39)Producer ALAN OWEN


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Producer: Alan Owen

: News

: Any Questions?

Lord Chalfont Joan Ruddock
Frederic Raphael Jean Rook from Westgate-on-Sea Chairman David Jacobs


Unknown: Lord Chalfont Joan Ruddock
Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Unknown: Jean Rook
Unknown: David Jacobs

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

There's No Place Like Home by KARL BARRY
'My husband turns the Municipal Annexe into a boxing ring, the Town
Clerk gets carted off on a stretcher, the Coaldale
Mercury has a field-day, and all because I expressed a desire to own my own home....'
Directed by TONY CUFF BBC Manchester


Unknown: Karl Barry
Directed By: Tony Cuff
Doris Briggs: Sue Johnston
Andy Briggs: Anton Brookes
Ted Briggs: Vie McGuire
Joe Briggs: William Maxwell
Sam Spade: David Jackson
Enoch Radcliffe: Cuff Howells

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Wildlife

with Derek Jones


Unknown: Derek Jones

: Treasures and Trifles

How Michelangelo's ring had a fortunate recovery, what Tom Keating did with his early Palmer fakes and the Mozart trio that stood firm in battle - all are tales in Bernard Price's anthology of how the famous (and infamous) acquired their favourite possessions.
Martin Jarvis, Bill Wallis and June Barrie unfold a few collections of Treasures and Trifles. Producer MARY price BBC Bristol


Producer: Mary Price

: International Assignment

BBC correspondents cast a collective eye over a contemporary issue.
A Radio News production by ADAM RAPHAEL


Production By: Adam Raphael

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine for disabled listeners.
Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence address:
BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW Tel: [number removed]


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Lifeboat tor the Banks

Ten years ago leading City bankers and the managers of multi-million pound investment funds held a secret all-night meeting in the Bank of England. They had to prevent a panic which would have led to the collapse of Britain's entire financial system.
The rescue mission - The Lifeboat - to stem the contagion of fear was to cost 11,500 million during a stock market crash bigger than Wall Street's in 1920. Written and narrated by John Roberts
Producer JIM GRAY


Unknown: John Roberts
Producer: Jim Gray

: Week Ending

A critical look back at the week's news.

: News

with LAURIE MACMILLAN including
Sports Round-up


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Desert Island Discs

Bertice Reading with ROY PLOMLEY

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

a Musical interlude by JEREMY NICHOLAS


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker Producer RAY ABBOTT
(Repeated: Wed 11.0 am)


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Anderby Wold

by Winifred Holtby, adapted by Gaie Houston

Of course it was absurd to make a fuss. It really was nothing - a kiss in a cornfield on a hot day. Lots of farmers' wives might have done it - only Mary was not lots of farmers' wives. She was Mary Robson of Anderby Wold.
Narrator Alison Fiske
BBC Manchester


Author: Winifred Holtby
Adapted by: Gaie Houston
Narrator: Alison Fiske
Directed By: Caroline Smith
Mary Robson: Joanna Mackie
John: Derek Smith
Sarah/Mrs Coast: Lorraine Peters
Tom/Mr Coast: Nigel Anthony
Violet: Jayne Dowell
Uncle Dick/Ezra Dawson: Robert Keegan
Aunt Jane/Miss Taylor: Rosalie Williams
Ursula/Mrs Greenwood: Eileen O'Brien
David: Joseph Peters
Mike/Hunting: Keith Cufford
Eli Waite: Jack Carr
Jack: Jason Uttler
Little girl: Jenny Luckraft

: News

: Design By Design

Currently on display at
London's Barbican Centre are over 2,000 examples of the work of some of the young designers who will help shape our industrial future and influence the way we live.
But how well equipped are British industry and commerce to exploit the creative talents of our designers and craftsmen? Are the schools of art and design in touch with the needs of industry? And should we be concerned that many of our best young designers choose to work abroad?
Christopher Frayling , Professor of Cultural History at the Royal
College of Art, looks at the place of design and the designer in Britain today.
(Repeated: Friday 11.0 am)


Unknown: Christopher Frayling
Producer: Frank Warwick

: Lighten Our Darkness

Five women re-examine traditional spirituality with words and music. 1: Liz Campbell

: Animal Language

David Attenborough 2: The Singing Whales
Roger and Katy Payne of the New York
Zoological Society, Peter Tyack and Chris Clarke from Rockefeller
University, investigate the melancholy song of the humpback whale.


Narrator: David Attenborough
Unknown: Katy Payne
Unknown: Peter Tyack
Unknown: Chris Clarke

: A Sideways Look at....

by Anthony Smith The first of ten programmes


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: 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.

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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