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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 Producer TIM FINNEY


Producer: Tim Finney

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agriculture scene.
Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Birmingham


Producer: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

A note from Religious Affairs Correspondent
Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

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


Unknown: Mike Hollingworth
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

8.10 Today's Papers (Broadcastat 7.10am)

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis looks forward to the weekend with news from the first Rugby Union Test between England and New Zealand in Christchurch. Plus some of the more amusing and unusual features of the sporting world at home and abroad.


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to the holiday, travel and leisure scene with help from ROBIN DEWHURST , SUSAN MARLING and PATRICK STODDART. Producer HELEN ROBSON
Editor ROGER MACDONALD including at


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Robin Dewhurst
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart.
Producer: Helen Robson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News

: News Stand

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


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Producer: Susan Snailum

: Talking Politics

Back to Beveridge
With Norman Fowler 's review of Social Security about to be published, politicians and commentators now readily evoke the name of the father of the Welfare State, Lord
Beveridge, to buttress their sometimes contradictory views. But who was Beveridge? How did his wartime Report on Social Insurance come to be written? How was it seen at the time? And what relevance does his austere crusade against the five great evils of Want, Disease, Squalor, Ignorance and Idleness, have today? Presented by Geoffrey Goodman , the Mirror's Industrial Editor.


Unknown: Norman Fowler
Presented By: Geoffrey Goodman
Producer: Julian Coles

: 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
Radio's key to the ever-present problem of how to get the best from your money. Whether it is a mortgage or insurance policy, an investment bond or a bank loan, a tax dispute or a social security squabble - Money Box gets the answers from the people in the know.


Presented By: Louise Botting

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

This space was reserved for details of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, but they haven't arrived. Anyhow, it probably involves Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Thingy who will probably play Graeme... Barry... the other two. The Chairman is that trumpeter bloke, and there's a pianist involved.

Believe it or not there's also a producer called PAUL MAYHEW -ARCHER.


: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon
Michael Heseltine , mp
John Garnett , Ken Livingstone and Margaret Clay


Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: John Garnett
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Margaret Clay

: The Afternoon Play: The Kamikaze Ground Staff Reunion Dinner

by Stewart Parker
Winner of the 1980 Giles Cooper Award and Prix Italia nomination

"You've done your damnedest to deride and defile the historic spirit of the Kamikaze Special Attack Force.... well let me tell you that spirit is not dead ... and by God I'm going to demonstrate it to you this very night!"

"Stewart Parker takes the basic ingredients of middle-aged war-nostalgia and sets them in Japan, brilliantly...." (Paul Ferris: The Observer)
(A Radio Scotland/Radio Ulster co-production)


Writer: Stewart Parker
Director: Robert Cooper
Makoto: John Le Mesurier
Tokkotai: Ronald Baddiley
Shushin: Graham Crowden
Shimpu: Ronald Herdman
Kamiwashi: Harry Towb
Co-pilot: John Shedden
Miss Tomishita: Maureen Beattie

: Book Plug

The second of two programmes in which Sue MacGregor talks to Wg Cdr Muriel Volestrangler , FRHS and bar.


Unknown: Cdr Muriel Volestrangler

: The Countryside in Summer

Introduced by Wynford Vaughan -Thomas
A visit to Lake Vyrnwy in Wales to look at the birds of the moors and fellwoods as the summer visitors arrive; a walk along the Ulster Way, which now covers 500 miles of beautiful Irish countryside; a look at the village of New Lanark in Scotland, which is being restored to its former glory; and Martin Muncaster takes a ride at a fair that claims to be 'the oldest in Britain'.


Introduced By: Wynford Vaughan
Unknown: Lake Vyrnwy
Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse looks at this year's finalists in Radio 4's competition for the most enterprising small business. 8: Intellemetrics Ltd
Three researchers from
Glasgow University and an experienced businessman combine to run a company specialising in opto-electronics. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Letter from the Far West

In the fifth of six talks
John Morgan reflects on the recent migration of the English to west Wales, the difficulties this can create, and the old tradition of going abroad to seek one's future.

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones Stereo


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending

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

: News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Russell Harty's Musical Encounters

Russell Harty with his guest Auberon Waugh
(Details on Friday at 9.5 am) Stereo


Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Auberon Waugh

: 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 JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

A Coat of Varnish by RONALD MILLAR suggested by the novel by c. p. SNOW
The last case of Chief
Supt Briers is a brutal murder in an elegant drawing-room in London SW1. Briers is determined to solve the case at any cost, and learns that there is not much between people and their darker motives - merely a coat of varnish.


Unknown: Ronald Millar
Unknown: Supt Briers
Directed By: David Spenser
Frank Briers: Peter Barkworth
Dr Perryman: Paul Daneman
Humphrey Leigh: David Langton
Lady Ashbrook: Mary Ellis
Capt Loseby: Anthony Daniels
Susan Thirkill: Stacy Dorning
Sgt Tanner: James Bryce
Chief Insp Rees: James Kerry
InspShingler: David Peart
Professor Morgan: Jon Strickland
Maria: Eve Karpf
Police photographer: Mark Straker

: News

: Evening Service

Most ancient of all mysteries (Bp 61); Hymn to the Trinity (Tchaikovsky); Exodus 2, vv 11-17; The duteous day now closeth (BBC HB 427) Stereo

: The Lamp of Grace

Anna and Erastus Wentworth set out from New England in 1855 as Methodist missionaries, bearing the lamp of grace to the 'heathen' Chinese ofFoo Chow. It was a long and difficult journey with tragic consequences for them both. Kenneth McLeish selects from their recently published diaries and letters to tell their story.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Erastus Wentworth
Erastus: Peter Marinker
Anna: Janene Possell

: Science Now

Egyptian mummies have fuelled railways, been turned into paint and medicaments and been collected as souvenirs.
Nowadays they're more often subjected to the surgeon's knife or the radiologist's X-rays.
Colin Tudge explores what the application of scientific and medical techniques is revealing about life in Ancient Egypt. Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Cabaret Upstairs

New variety acts from London's thriving fringe circuit. Recorded at the Hemingford Arms, Islington, in North London.
Researched by NICK SYMONS and the producer ALAN NIXON


Unknown: Nick Symons
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.

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.

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