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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

A musical start to your weekend listening - selected by Thelma Bailey and Michael Ford
BBC Birmingham Stereo


Unknown: Thelma Bailey

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather.


Producers: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of the new day.

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene
Producer MARTIN SMALL BBC Birmingham

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent, Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

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


Unknown: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Tony Adamson keeps you in touch with the news and personalities in the sporting world.
Cricket: the latest news of England's cricketers in India. Plus, in Brisbane,
HENRY BLOFELD reports on Australia's Second Test match against the West Indies.
And in snooker, it is the half-way stage in the Coral UK Professional Snooker
Championship in Preston. Will the holder, Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins, make it another exciting battle to the finish? Producer EMILY MCMAHON


Unknown: Tony Adamson
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Producer: Emily McMahon

: News

: Checkpoint

Presented by Roger Cook


Presented By: Roger Cook

: Profile

Janet Cohen talks to V. S. Naipaul , travel writer and novelist, often called one of the greatest living novelists writing in English today.


Talks: Janet Cohen
Unknown: S. Naipaul
Producer: Marifi Chicote

: News Stand

Michael Watts presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM


Unknown: Michael Watts
Producer: Susan Snailum

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Kellner , Political Editor of the New Statesman, reviews the past week.
Producer JIM GRAY


Unknown: Peter Kellner
Producer: Jim Gray

: Pick of the Week

TV and radio extracts with Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people. Producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting (Details: Monday 10.0 am)


Presented By: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

The news of the last seven days examined by the people who write it, with searching questions put in a curious way by Simon Hoggart to Alan Coren
Michael White , Frank Keating and Gillian Reynolds
(Repeated: Monday 6.30 pm) Stereo


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Frank Keating
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Jennie Campbell
Producer: Jennie Campbell

: News

: Any Questions?

Baroness Phillipps Edwina Currie , mp John Pardoe and The Rev Donald Reeves


Unknown: Baroness Phillipps Edwina Currie
Unknown: John Pardoe
Unknown: Donald Reeves

: The Afternoon Play

A Study in Sin by MICHAEL ROBSON
Gemma and Desmond Yates appear to have settled into an idyllic country life, but with the arrival of a stranger named Hobart, Gemma's world explodes into a nightmare of menace, intrigue and death.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHUN BBC Bristol Stereo


Unknown: Michael Robson
Unknown: Desmond Yates
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughun
Gemma Yates: Karen Ford
Hobart: John Pullen
Griffin: Gabriel Woolf
Collinge: Timothy Bateson
Sarah: Peggy Ann Wood
Louise: Joanne Pearce
Mrs Norton: Sally Lahee
Guy: Norman Bowler
Penhallow: David Ponting
Desmond: John Abineri

: The Burkiss Way

The smash-hit TV series Lesson 43:
Sack the Burkiss Way starring Jo Kendall , Nigel Rees Chris Emmett and Fred Harris Written by ANDREW MARSHALL and DAVID RENWICK
Producer DAVID HATCH Stereo


Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Fred Harris
Written By: Andrew Marshall
Written By: David Renwick

: A Time to be Born

I found there was no literature about the kind of person I was ...
In his 50th year Jack Jones had his first novel published. It was yet another new beginning for a man who had been collier, soldier, navvy, salesman and cinema manager. Some thought him a genius. John Prior tells his story and Ray Smith reads extracts from his work.
With Dillwyn Owen ,
Mary Cogswell , Glyn Jones , Rachel Thomas , Clifford Evans ,
Elwyn Evans , Basil Boothby Written and produced by HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Unknown: Jack Jones
Unknown: John Prior
Unknown: Ray Smith
Unknown: Dillwyn Owen
Unknown: Mary Cogswell
Unknown: Glyn Jones
Unknown: Rachel Thomas
Unknown: Clifford Evans
Unknown: Elwyn Evans
Unknown: Basil Boothby
Produced By: Herbert Williams

: The Chip Shop

Presented by Barry Norman (Details: Tues 11.0 pm VHF/FM) Stereo


Presented By: Barry Norman

: Keep Your Tails Up

The first of four programmes Written and presented by Vincent Kane
A motley crew of Britons are stranded in the sweltering heat of Rome Airport. To pass the time, each traveller tells a story about himself and gradually a vivid picture emerges of life in contemporary Britain. The Au Pair's Tale Producer ELI WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Presented By: Vincent Kane

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones Stereo


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending


: News

With PETER DONALDSON including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Desert Island Discs

with Robin Hanbury-Tenison (Details: Friday 9.5 am) Stereo


Unknown: Robin Hanbury-Tenison

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Stephen Ouver
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record.
Producer JILL ANDERSON. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jill Anderson.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Customs of the Country by PHILIP LATHAM Hong Kong, 1858. The new
Attorney General, fresh out from England, is determined to stamp out corruption in the Colony, even if it means disgracing the father of his girlfriend. However, he reckons without the customs of the country....
Directed by ALEC REID BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Monday 3.0 pm) Stereo


Unknown: Philip Latham
Directed By: Alec Reid
Richard Caldwell: John Forbes-Robertson
Stella Caldwell: Angela Phillips
Emma Caldwell: Moir Leslie
Chisholm Anstey: Alan Moore
William Bridges: Bernard Brown
Charles May: William Eedle
Freddie Hulme: Conrad Phillips

: News

: The Seeker in the Desert

A portrait of Jean Louis
Burckhardt, who was born 200 years ago today
(Details: Wednesday 11.0 am) 9 HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: Jean Louis

: Evening Service

Jesus, these eyes have never seen (bp 44); 0 strength and stay (Anthems for Choirs 1); John 6, w 5-14; Jesu, thy boundless love to me (BP 41) Stereo

: The Faithmakers

In Britain's Heritage Year,
Nick Page considers the lives and achievements of 12 men and women who have shaped our Christian heritage.
12: William Booth - the Saint with a Commercial Streak Researcher RACHEL VINEY Producer DAVID COOMES


Unknown: Nick Page
Unknown: Rachel Viney
Producer: David Coomes

: Son of Cliche

Freshers - 'Does your beer taste funny? I'm not gonna drink mine until this foamy stuff on the top goes away.' starring - Christopher Barrie Nick Maloney , Nick Wilton Written by ROB GRANT and DOUG NAYLOR
(Repeated: Thurs 12.27 pm) Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Barrie
Unknown: Nick Maloney
Unknown: Nick Wilton
Written By: Rob Grant
Written By: Doug Naylor
Producer: Alan Nixon

: * am News

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.

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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