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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

selected by Thelma Bailey and Michael Ford
BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Thelma Bailey

: Farming Today



Producers: Allan Wright

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

A weekly review
Produced by the Farming Unit BBC Birmingham

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent,
Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam talks to Alan Titchmarsh


Talks: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis returns from India to present the first programme of 1985. In Calcutta, England s cricketers face the final day of their Third Test match against India. At home, it is the third round of the FA Cup; no doubt by 4.45 this afternoon a few surprises will be reported, as the big clubs face the little ones. And at Twickenham,
England's Rugby Union side take on the Romanians. Producer EMILY MCMAHON


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Producer: Emily McMahon

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to the holiday, travel and leisure scene. With help from ROBIN DEWHURST , SUSAN MARLING and PATRICK STODDART and featuring this week a safari in Kenya and a winter weekend in Budapest, Hungary.
Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF Editor ROGER MACDONALD including at 9.0 News


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Robin Dewhurst
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart
Producer: Jenny Mallinson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Alan Rusbridger presents a personal review of the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Alan Rusbridger
Producer: Susan Snailum

: Talking Politics

Winner Takes All?
Constitutionally, the Official Opposition plays an essential part in good government. But is the initiative for opposing the Government moving elsewhere? And does the Official Opposition have the resources it needs to do the job? In the first of two documentary programmes, Ivor Crewe , Professor of Government at Essex
University, looks at how the Opposition works and whether there is a case for reform. Producer JULIAN COLES


Unknown: Ivor Crewe
Producer: Julian Coles

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the countries they work in - the politics and the people. Producer ZAREER MASAN1

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting


Presented By: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

(Details: Monday 6.30 pm) Stereo

: News

: Any Questions?

Paddy Ashdown
Rosalind Gilmore Dr Sheila Cassidy and Paul Foot


Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: Rosalind Gilmore
Unknown: Dr Sheila Cassidy
Unknown: Paul Foot

: The Afternoon Play

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY adapted for radio by MALCOLM HAZELL with 'I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half vital motion. Frightful must it be; for supremely frightful would be the effect of any human endeavour to mock the stupendous mechanism of the Creator of the World.' (MARY SHELLEY) Time: end of the 18th century
Directed by BRIAN MILLER


Unknown: Malcolm Hazell
Directed By: Brian Miller
Victor Frankenstein: Hugh Dickson
the Daemon: Trevor Martin
Captain: Esmund Rideout
Helmsman: John Smith
Walton: Nigel Graham
Krempe/Macalistes: William Sleigh
Waldman: Terry Scully
Father: Douglas Blackwell
Clerval: Robin Browne
Judge: Nigel Graham
Advocate: John Smith
Justine: Jane Knowles
Elizabeth: Katy Kendall
Old man: Hedley Goodall
Felix: Terry Scully
Kirwin: Robin Browne

: A Lexicon of Laughter

with Richard Anthony Baker


Unknown: Richard Anthony Baker

: Carry On Up the Shrubbery

British Nudism in the 1930s

: Bathers and Butterflies

The world of the popular French artist Raoul Dufy, who created a personal paradise with his colourful paintings of yachts and regattas, horses and racecourses, palm trees and picnics, music and musicians. Bryan Robertson presents a portrait of Dufy with contributions from HRH Princess Michael of Kent, Sarah Wilson, Mel Gooding, Patrick Hughes, Rene Simon Levy and Colin Poiret.


Artist: Raoul Dufy
Musicians: Bryan Robertson
Unknown: Sarah Wilson
Unknown: Mel Gooding
Unknown: Patrick Hughes
Unknown: Rene Simon
Unknown: Colin Poiret.
Unknown: Carole Boyde
Unknown: Jill Lidstone
Unknown: David Bradshaw
Unknown: David Garth.
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: A Sideways Look At....



Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Wildlife

Presenter Derek Jones


Presenter: Derek Jones

: Week Ending


: News

With KATE MOON including Sports Round-up

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Michael Tippett , who celebrated his 80th birthday three days ago, has come to be regarded as one of the foremost composers of this century. As he tells ROY
PLOMLEY, other than while he was Director of Music at
Morley College, he has allowed very little to distract him from composition. His output includes four symphonies, four operas, four string quartets and several concertos. He now faces the difficult task of choosing eight records to take to the mythical island. Producer DEREK DRESCHER


Unknown: Sir Michael Tippett
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations


Music By: Fascinating Aida
Producer: Michael Ember

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less familiar and including some recent releases.
Producer JILL ANDERSON. Stereo


Producer: Jill Anderson.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Cover Up by R. D. WINGFIELD with and Just two years ago they demoted Detective Inspector Slade and kicked him out of the Division. Some people said he was treated unfairly, others were damn glad to see him go. One thing is certain, they'd never have had him back if it hadn't been for the bank raid. But once he came back, he made his presence known.... and how!


Unknown: R. D. Wingfield
Directed By: David Johnston
Det Sgt Slade: David Sinclair
Det Con Kilburn: Andrew Burt
Det Insp Hackman: David Garth
George Tyson: William Eedle
Woman customer: Mia Soteriou
Bedwell: Michael McStay
Milner: Philip Rowlands
PC Harding: Guy Holden
Police Supt Warren: Jack McKenzie
Det Con Gordon: Steve Hodson
Joan Tyson: Gwen Cherrell
Betty: Narlssa Knights
Harry Rawlings: James Kerry
Sammy Levin: Arnold Diamond
Arnold Porter: John Forbes Robertson
Bouncer: Nicholas Courtney
Warner: Martyn Read

: News

: You The Jury

Dick Taverne , qc chairs the series in which issues of controversial concern are put on trial before an audience of 150 jurors. The motion: Britain needs freedom of information legislation
Proposed by Des Wilson , Chairman of the 1984 Campaign for Freedom of Information
Opposed by William Deedes , Editor of the Daily Telegraph The advocates are each allowed two supporting witnesses who are examined and cross-examined. Researcher RUTH BEN OR Producer PETER ESTALL


Unknown: Dick Taverne
Unknown: Des Wilson
Unknown: William Deedes
Unknown: Ruth Ben
Producer: Peter Estall

: Evening Service

As with gladness men of old (BBC HB 62); Anthem: Three kings from Persian lands afar; Matthew 3, w 1-13; What star is this with beams so bright (BBC HB 69) Stereo

: Great Liners

Memories of the great days of the big liners....
5: The Liners Go to War
Presented by Robin Worman


Presented By: Robin Worman

: The Wow Show

presents Play Horsey for Me A Victorian melodrama
Written and performed by: Producer JAMIE RIX
* HEAR THIS! page 16


Producer: Jamie Rix
Fledgeling Dupre: Mark Arden
The Freak: Lee Cornes
The Rev Alleric Botthrob: Mark Elliott
Vicious O'Thud: Stephen Frost

: News

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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.

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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.

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