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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
Unknown: Michael Ford.

: Farming Today

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


Producers: Allan Wright

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
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 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 Lewis presents another weekend of sporting chatter, mixing the news, views and Personalities involved in the world of sport. Today the programme takes a look at the fourth round of the FA Cup and hears from Chandigarh in India, where England's cricketers are preparing for their fifth One Day
International against India. Producer EMILY MCMAHON


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Producer: Emily McMahon

: News

: Breakaway

Hong Kong is, perhaps, the fastest, most exhilarating city in the Far East. Susan Marling , with help from
RICHARD VAUGHAN , explores the islands and neighbouring provinces and glimpses the ancient Chinese world beyond.


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Richard Vaughan
Producer: Jenny Malunson Duff

: News Stand

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


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Susan Snailum

: The Week in Westminster

Hugo Young , Political
Columnist of the Guardian, reviews the past week. Producer JIM GRAY


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Jim Gray

: Pick of the Week

TV and radio extracts selected by 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 MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting The programme with the latest news from the world of personal finance, covering investment, tax, pensions and insurance, and a look at some particular money problems sent in by listeners. Address: Money Box,
Room 4058, Broadcasting House, London WL4 4WW
(Repeated: Monday 10.0 am)


Presented By: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

Last of the series in which the news of the last seven days is examined by the people who write it, with searching questions put in a curious way by Simon Hoggart to Alan Coren , David Taylor
John Wells , Angela Gordon. Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and JENNIE CAMPBELL Producer JENNIE CAMPBELL
(Repeated: Monday 6.30 pm) Stereo


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: David Taylor
Unknown: John Wells
Unknown: Angela Gordon.
Unknown: John Langdon
Unknown: Jennie Campbell
Producer: Jennie Campbell

: News

: Any Questions?

Robert Maxwell , The Rt Hon Sir Edward du Cann , mp, Derek Jameson and Doreen Miller , jp


Unknown: Robert Maxwell
Unknown: Sir Edward du Cann
Unknown: Derek Jameson
Unknown: Doreen Miller

: The Afternoon Play

An Occasional Day by PETER TlNNlSWOOD
Heather and Larry are teachers, married but separated. On their occasional days off from school they meet. This is one of them.
Directed by TONY CUFF BBC Manchester
(First broadcast in 1981)


Unknown: Peter Tlnnlswood
Narrator: Christopher Benjamin
Directed By: Tony Cuff
Heather: Liz Goulding
Larry: David Troughton

: A Lexicon of Laughter

with Richard Anthony Baker Stereo


Unknown: Richard Anthony Baker

: Maharaj

Themes and variations from the lives of the Indian princes, in their own words and those of some who knew them.
2: Bom to the Sound of Drums: The Childhood of Princes
'I had a fantastic childhood. It's unbelievable. I have a daughter and when she grows up and I tell her, she's not going to believe it. It's like out of a fairytale, we lived in a palace, had hundreds of servants....'
Compiled by CHARLES ALLEN Producer MICHAEL MASON (Repeated: Friday 11.0 am) Stereo


Unknown: Charles Allen
Producer: Michael Mason

: Enemies in Love

Winter 1945. In a munitions depot near Derby, a lusty young German prisoner-of-war catches sight of a pretty English factory girl. 'She noticed me, and one day I found she was smiling a little bit more than is usual. So I wrote her a note.' She snatches the note from the moving conveyor belt.... 'He'd write me these lovely verses. I can remember the first one he wrote: "to love and be loved is the greatest joy on earth".' John Black tells the extraordinary story of Werner and Muriel, of their daredevil love affair under the eyes of the British military, and of its bitter-sweet ending. Producer SIMON ELMES
9 HEAR THIS! page 16


Unknown: John Black
Producer: Simon Elmes

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Wildlife

Presenter Derek Jones


Presenter: Derek Jones

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news. Stereo

: News

With PETER DONALDSON including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Desert Island Discs

with Madhur Jaffrey , actress and well-known writer and broadcaster on Indian cooking (Details: Friday 9.5 am) Stereo


Unknown: Madhur Jaffrey

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

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


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


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jill Anderson.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Ceremonies of War by Philip Purser
At a farewell dance in 1942; aboard a troopship in convoy to the Far East, 1943; in a small town in newly-occupied
Germany, 1945 - Leonard Cottle grows up.
BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Monday 3.0 pm) Stereo


Writer: Philip Purser
Director: Tony Cliff
Ray Richards: Robin Summers
Doug Taylor: David Yip
Bud: Graham Blockey
Malcolm Payne: Colin Starkey
Mrs Trotter: Margot Boyd
Leonard Cottle: Guy Holden
Norma Smailes: Denise Welch
Doreen: Melinda Walker
Mrs Cottle: Carole Boyd
Mr Cottle: David Garth
First woman: Narissa Knights
Colour-sergeant: Brian Smith
Melhuish: David Sinclair
Milroy: David Jackson
Harry Lamb: Christopher Douglas
Direktor: Paul Humpoletz
CSM: Nigel Anthony
Use Wachtveitel: Fleur Chandler

: News

: Evening Service

Hail, gladdening light (BBC HB 416); God is living, God is here (Anthems for Choirs); John 2, vv 1-11; Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise (BBC HB 423) Stereo

: Soundings

A topical religious or moral matter of importance is investigated.
On the reporting team: Rosemary Hartill ,
BBC Religious Affairs Correspondent; Ted Harrison
Bernard Jackson and Trevor Barnes


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Wow Show

Gonad's Alamo
Written and performed by Producer JAMIE RIX
(Repeated: Friday 6.30 pm) Stereo


Producer: Jamie Rix
Mr Jackson: Mark Arden
Mrs Jackson: Lee Cornes
Kirk 'Flyboy' Jackson: Mark Elliott
Witchfinder General: Stephen Frost

: * 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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