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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Thelma Bailey and Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Thelma Bailey

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news market trends, weather Producers ALLAN WRIGHT and TIM FINNEY


Producers: Allan Wright
Producers: Tim Finney

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene. Producer LIZ RIGBEY 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 casts his eye over the sporting weekend, which features the North's annual pilgrimage to Wembley for the Rugby League Challenge Cup Final. Can last year's beaten finalists Wigan go one better and beat Hull?
Further north at Newmarket, the colts come under starter's orders for the 2, 000 Guineas, while Australia's cricketers, brollies and bats at the ready, prepare to start their Ashes campaign.


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Producer: Joanne Watson

: News

: Breakaway

How would you visit Anglesey, Dublin, the Isle of Man, Skye, the Orkneys and Edinburgh in the space of 11 days? ... With difficulty? Not any more. This week Bernard Falk and Susan Marling join the passengers on a luxury liner cruising around the beautiful coastline of the British Isles. Producer HELEN ROBSON


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Helen Robson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Ian Hislop presents a personal review of the weekly magazines. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM


Unknown: Ian Hislop
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

Ian Carmichael presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television programmes over the past seven days.


Unknown: Ian Carmichael

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents talk about the countries they work in. Producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting
The programme that keeps you in touch with what's happening in the field of personal savings, investment, mortgages, insurance, social security and financial problems.
Address: Money Box. Room 4058,
Broadcasting House, London W14 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The first in a new series just in time to ruin the May Day Bank Holiday with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton v Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden May Day Chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton
May Day pianist coun SELL SOS. PAUL MA YDAY ARCHER


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Barry Cryer

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon James Prior , mp
Terry Marsland , Oliver Walston , The Rt Hon Roy Hattersley , mp


Unknown: James Prior
Unknown: Terry Marsland
Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Roy Hattersley

: The Afternoon Play

Three from Wales
When the Welsh Arts Council and BBC Wales ran a competition to discover new radio playwrights last year, over 500 would-be authors applied. Gilly Adams introduces three of the winning authors and their plays.
Jerry Kelsey , international investigative photojournalist and beach photographer, finally gets his man in a comedy of dockland Cardiff.
Mattie Owen was sent to hospital 40 years ago and still the scar remains where only she and her mother can see it.
An isolated beach and two isolated figures feature in this gentle duologue from West Wales.
(First broadcast on BBC Radio Wales) Stereo


Introduces: Gilly Adams
Unknown: Robert Peart
Unknown: Jerry Kelsey
Unknown: Margaret Pengelly
Unknown: Mattie Owen
Unknown: Michael R. Francis
Directed By: Adrian Mourby
Jerry Kelsey: Owen Garmon
Mother: Mal Henson
Julie: Erica Eirian
Sandra: Charlotte Strevens
Mattie: Amanda Wright
Mam: June Barrie
Sister: Angela Wyndham Lewis
Man: Peter Haluday
Boy: Gareth Potter

: Instant Sunshine.... Reasonably Together Again



Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton

: Trial by Headline

When the Bodkin-Adams affair dominated the newspapers in 1956 and 1957, Percy Hoskins was the only Fleet Street crime reporter to side with the Eastbourne GP accused of murdering patients for their money. Hoskins recalls the case and the Old Bailey trial and explains why he made his stand. With Lord Devlin, Sir Edward Pickering , The Rt Hon Michael Foot , mp, and Paul Sieghart
Compiled and produced by ED THOMASON Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 37


Unknown: Percy Hoskins
Unknown: Old Bailey
Unknown: Sir Edward Pickering
Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Paul Sieghart
Produced By: Ed Thomason
Defence: Jonathannewth
Prosecution: David Garth
Nurse: Annejameson
Doctor: David Sinclair
Hannam: Brian Carroll

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse looks at this year's finalists in the Radio 4 competition for the most enterprising small business in Britain.
4: Susi Madron 's Holidays After enjoying their own
French adventures on bikes,
Susan and Roy Madron have set up in business arranging
Cycling-for-Softies tours of France.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Susi Madron
Unknown: Roy Madron
Producer: Jock Gallagher

: Letter from a Rugby Club

In the first of six talks about some of his people and places, John Morgan reflects on the humble rugby clubs in the Forest of Dean for whom the game has become a way of life. Series producer JULIAN COLES


Unknown: John Morgan
Producer: Julian Coles

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones Stereo


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending


: News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Sports Round-up

: Desert Island Discs

with The Rt Hon David Steel , mp (Details on Friday at 9.5 am) Stereo


Unknown: David Steel

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

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


Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker 's selection of words and music on record. Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Blithe Spirit

Noel Coward's improbable farce.
With Paul Eddington as Charles Condomine, Julia McKenzie as Ruth Condomine, Anna Massey as Elvira, and Peggy Mount as Madame Arcati.
The scene is the living-room of the Condomines' house in Kent.
(Repeated on May Day Holiday at 3.0)


Author: Noel Coward
Director: Glyn Dearman
Charles Condomine: Paul Eddington
Ruth Condomine: Julia McKenzie
Elvira: Anna Massey
Madame Arcati: Peggy Mount
Dr Bradford: Richard Pearson
Mrs Bradford: Jane Wenham
Edith: Jill Lidstone

: News

: Evening Service

Before the ending of the day (BBC HB 413); Call to remembrance (Church Anthem Book 10); John 21, vv 15-25; Round me falls the night (BBC HB 422) Stereo

: The Great Peacemakers

Forty years after the end of the Second World War,
Richard Mayne reports on the men who helped bring Europe out of the ruins and into the peace. 3: Alcide de Gasperi
In Italy, from a shooting war to a battle of minds.


Unknown: Richard Mayne
Producer: Juuan Hale

: Science Now

Presented by Clive Cookson


Presented By: Clive Cookson

: In Other Words.... The Bodgers

In the last of the series an exciting new quiz game - E3 billion worth of prizes plus the chance to lose all your self-respect. Your host - as ever - David Bowie
John Docherty (jokes) Moray Hunter (jokes)
Pete Baikie (hummings)
Gordon Kennedy (wardrobe) Producer ALAN NIXON (red pen)


Unknown: David Bowie
Unknown: John Docherty
Unknown: Pete Baikie
Unknown: Gordon Kennedy
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.

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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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