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: Farming Today



Unknown: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

with Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: News

: On Your Farm

Producer martin SMALL BBC Birmingham

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam asks Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.


Unknown: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

: Sport on 4

with Tony Lewis featuring news, views and the personalities in the limelight in the sporting world.
Today in Rugby Union, a match to commemorate the completion of the National Stadium, Cardiff. Wales meet a President's xv. And Motor Racing the South African-Grand Prix at Kyalami.


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Producer: Dave Gordon

: News

: Breakaway

Introduced by , Bernard Falk , with help from SUSAN MARLING , ROBIN DEWHURST and PATRICK STODDART Producer


Introduced By: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Robin Dewhurst
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart
Producer: Jenny Malunson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

with Desmond Wilcox


Unknown: Desmond Wilcox
Producer: Sally Thompson

: The Week in Westminster

Robert Carvel , political editor of the London
Standard, views the past week.
Producer JIM GRAY


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Producer: Jim Gray

: Pick of the Week

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.

: Money Box

Presenter Louise Botting (Repeated: Mon 10.0 am)


Presenter: Louise Botting

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

A new series of the antidote to panel games Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton lose to Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden Chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton At the piano COLIN SELL
This new series is recorded in super-wide track binaural Quad which is of wonderful quality, incredibly expensive and far too advanced for any listener's radio. Producer
(Repeated: Mon 6.30 pm) W FEATURE: page 3
... and now, Boardo - the game none of the family wants to play


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Paul Mayhew Archer

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Shirley Williams
Edwina Currie , mp Trevor Phillips Lord Soper from Lambeth, London


Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Trevor Phillips

: News

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The First Day of Spring by SOPHIE BOHDAN with Helen Lindsay as Irene and Patrick Barr as Stephen
A mountaineering accident has left Stephen a cripple for life. As his wife pushes him for long walks in his wheelchair he is prompted to reveal the whole story behind the mishap.
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD (Repeated: Tues 11.0 am)


Unknown: Sophie Bohdan
Unknown: Helen Lindsay
Unknown: Patrick Barr
Directed By: Graham Gauld

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Wildlife

Presenter Derek Jones


Presenter: Derek Jones

: Groundswell

The weekly environment programme presented by Hugh Sykes
This week a report on acid rain and the latest political moves to combat its effects; and news of a campaign to clean up the water's edge.
Producer MICK WEBB
(Repeated: Tues 11.0 pm VHF)


Presented By: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Mick Webb

: Radio News Special Report

Eight programmes in which BBC correspondents investigate important current issues.
6: Keeping the Lid On Why have unions and workers acquiesced at the high level of unemployment? Why are there not daily marches and protests across the country? A survey commissioned specially for Radio News indicates that high levels of redundancy pay may be part of the answer to why unemployment is not the burning issue it might have been.
Reporter Nicholas Jones Producer ADAM RAPHAEL


Reporter: Nicholas Jones
Producer: Adam Raphael

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners.
Presenter John Mills Editor MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence address:
BBC, Broadcasting House, London WIA 4WW Tel: [number removed]
(Mon-Fri 10.0 am-5.0 pm)


Presenter: John Mills
Editor: Marlene Pease

: Poet to Poet

Five poets of the past seen through the eyes of poets of the present.
3: Where the Early Pumpkins Blow
Charles Causley explores the singular genius of Edward Lear.
Reader HUGH DICKSON Producer FRASER STEEL BBC Manchester


Unknown: Charles Causley
Reader: Edward Lear.
Reader: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Fraser Steel

: Week Ending

A critical look back at last week's news.

: News

with CUVE ROSLIN including
Sports Round-up

: Desert Island Discs

Christopher Reeve with ROY PLOMLEY
(Details: Friday 9.5 am)


Unknown: Christopher Reeve
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Occasionally over-animated conversation inspired by amusing or bemusing episodes of the week.


Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker Producer RAY ABBOTT


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Murder for Pleasure Tragedy at Law

by CYRIL HARE dramatised for radio by JAMES PICKLES
with Benjamin Whitrow as Mr Justice Barber
Mr Justice Barber receives various threats on his life during the course of his circuit. The question is: how seriously should he take them?
Directed by BRIAN MILLER BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Mon 3.0 pm)


Radio By: James Pickles
Unknown: Benjamin Whitrow
Unknown: Mr Justice Barber
Unknown: Mr Justice Barber
Unknown: Sheila Bartram.
Directed By: Brian Miller
Sheriff/Sebald-Smith: John Linstrum
Beamish: Timothy Bateson
Pettigrew: Haydn Jones
Derek Marshall: Paul Wilce
Hilda Barber: June Barrie
Michael/Dr Fairmile: Michael Jenner
Mrs Habberton: Ellen McIntosh
Insp Mallet/Martin Flack: William Eedle
Lord Chancellor: Conrad Phillips
Commisioner: Rex Holdsworth
Sheila Bartram: Moir Leslie

: News

: A Power in All the Lands

Are the multinationals bogeymen or benefactors? John Roberts reports on the efforts of governments to come to terms with the multinational companies that are bigger than they are and of those companies to come to terms with tomorrow's world.
Written and narrated by John Roberts


Unknown: John Roberts
Unknown: John Roberts

: Evening Service

The Cost of Discipleship Be thou my vision (BBC HB 316); Ave verum
(Elgar); Mark 10, vv 32-45; Saviour again to thy dear name (BBC HB 423)

: Coast to Coast

Novelist Joseph Hone tells the nine-part story of his adventures in central Africa.
2: Kinshasa: A Little Local Election
Stranded in town by a government ban on travel; the democratic processes at work.

: Earwig

A series of six overheard conversation pieces by ALUN OWEN with
2: Peter and Paula
with Clive Swift as Peter, Phyllida Law as Paula, Jim McManus as Jake and Moir Leslie as Emma
The casual observer would not think that Peter and Paula were brother and sister - they seem from worlds apart, but Mr Emmanuel , at the next table, is more than a casual observer and by the end of the meal he has overheard their conversation and knows a great deal more about them.
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN


Unknown: Alun Owen
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Peter Phyllida Law
Unknown: Paula Jim McManus
Unknown: Moir Leslie
Unknown: Mr Emmanuel
Directed By: John Tydeman
Mr Emmanuel: Hugh Burden

: 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.

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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