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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

Farmers who have shared their skills with the people of the Third World discuss their experience.
Producer LIZ RIGBEY BBC Birmingham

: In Perspective

A note from Frances Gumley

: 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

: Sport on 4

Ian Archer takes over the chair as England's cricketers return to Headingley, the scene of their former triumphs, as they battle to regain The Ashes. Tennis news, too, as the world's leading players come to Britain on the Wimbledon trail. Plus some of the more amusing and unusual items from the sporting world. Producer ROB BONNET


Unknown: Ian Archer

: News

: After Henry

2: Moving
Written by SIMON BRETT


Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: With Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: Gerry Cowper
Janie: Marion Bailey

: Great Liners

2: Hazard at Sea....
The sinking of the Titanic and the Britannic.
Presented by Robin Worman BBC Radio Solent


Presented By: Robin Worman

: News Stand

David Walker presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events Producer mike HOLLINGWORTH


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Mike Hollingworth

: The Week in Westminster

Adam Raphael. Political Editor of The Observer, reviews the past week.
Producer jim GRAY


Unknown: Adam Raphael.
Producer: Jim Gray

: Archive Auction

Spending some time in the Archive Auction, Ross Davies found he was giving something of a performance! What he needed was an audience, and even that is available in the BBC Sound Archives.


Unknown: Ross Davies
Producer: Sally Lunn

: Trooping the Colour

The celebration in London of the official birthday of Her Majesty The Queen
This year the Queen's Colour of the Second Battalion,
Coldstream Guards is being trooped on Horse Guards Parade with music played by the Massed Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry.
This traditional scene is described by Julian Tutt
Producer CAROUNE elliot. Stereo


Unknown: Julian Tutt
Producer: Caroune Elliot.

: Through My Window....

... which will be open so that Peter White 's thoughts can be stimulated by the scents and sounds from outside - because he cannot see. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter White

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

(Details on Monday at 6.30pm) Stereo

: News

: Any Questions?

John Gummer , mp Donald Trelford
The Rt Hon Gerald Kaufman , mp and Mildred Head , OBE


Unknown: John Gummer
Unknown: Donald Trelford
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: Mildred Head

: The Afternoon Play

The Old Man Sleeps Alone A legend, for radio, of the building of Durham Cathedral byjOHNARDEN
BBC Manchester Stereo


Directed By: Alfred Bradley
St Cuthbert/Bishop's clerk: Ronald Baddiley
NickSquinch: Nigel Anthony
Charlie Bones: Christian Rodska
Frenchman: Geoffrey Banks
Frenchman's daughter: Linda Gardner
Curate/Jack: Russell Dixon
Alice: Lesley Nicol
Prior's clerk: Malcolm Hebden
Bishop: Frank Middlemass
: Prior Davidcalder
Young Prentice: Kevin Kennedy

: Radio Active

There is a big incentive to take part in big old Radio Active's Gigantaquiz this week - big prize money, big prizes, big humiliation, big death, big chance of not winning.


Written By: Angus Deayton
Written By: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: John Bucham.
Unknown: Helen Murry
Music By: Philip Pope
Music By: Steve Brown
Producer: Jamie Rix
Anna Daptor: Helen Atkinson Wood
Mike Channel: Angus Deayton
Nigel Pry: Philip Pope
Uncle Mike Stand: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Mike Flex: Geoffrey Perkins

: Explorers Extraordinary

The second of seven programmes written BY JOHN KEAY
2: 'Go,' said 'and wander'
Narrator John Rowe
Early in 1821 John Dundas
Cochrane set off from Dieppe to walk, with diversions en route, the several thousand miles to the north-east tip of Siberia. As a pedestrian traveller his feats were prodigious. He walked on average nearly 20 miles a day and completed the first lap of his journey from Dieppe to St Petersburg, a distance of 1,600 miles, in 83 days. He once managed 96 miles in 32 hours. After many adventures he finally reached the peninsula of Kamchatka, married a local girl of 14 and brought her back with him to England: 'the first native of Kamchatka', Cochrane tells us, 'that ever visited happy Britain'.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK. Stereo


Written By: John Keay
Narrator: John Rowe
Unknown: John Dundas
Producer: Alan Haydock.
John Dundas Cochrane: Patrick Stewart

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse looks at this year's finalists in Radio 4's competition for the most enterprising small business.
10: Peter Milne , Furniture-maker In a workshop in Wapping,
Peter Milne and David Byers design and make high-quality furniture.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Peter Milne
Unknown: Peter Milne
Unknown: David Byers

: Bolshoi Tyshinsky No 26

More reminiscences from
Bill Campbell , alias Villi The Clown, about his friends and acquaintances in the Soviet Union. He lived there for
45 years, until 1977.
Luck in Moscow Hairdressing Salons


Unknown: Bill Campbell

: 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 CLIVE ROSLIN including Sports Round-up

: Russell Harty's Musical Encounters

Russell Harty and his guest Barbara Cartland choose pieces of music for each other as stepping-stones in a conversation that is free-ranging and sometimes surprising.


Unknown: Russell Harty
Unknown: Barbara Cartland

: 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

with Richard Baker
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Last Bus To Woodstock

by Colin Dexter, dramatised for radio by Melville Jones.
When a girl is murdered on the outskirts of Oxford it takes all of Insp Morse's patience, skill and good humour to track down the killer...
BBC Bristol


Author: Colin Dexter
Dramatised for radio by: Melville Jones
Director: Brian Miller
Insp Morse: Andrew Burt
Sgt Lewis: Christopher Douglas
John Sanders: John Hartoch
Sylvia: Deborah Appleby
Mrs Jarman/Matron: Patricia Gibson
Jennifer: Deborah Cranston
Sue/Sarah: Jane Bickerton
Bernard: Alan Thompson
Palmer/Peter: Graham Blockey
Margaret: Maggie Tarver

: News

: Evening Service

Hail, gladdening light
(BBC HB 416); Prevent us, 0 Lord (Harris); Exodus 12, vv 14-20; At even, when the sun did set (BBC HB 412) Stereo

: He Wasn't Even a Roadie!

Does a pop star's life consist of sex and drugs and rock 'n' roll - in that order? Do groupies satisfy the parts other fans can't reach? Bob Sinfield examines the phenomenon of the Stage Door Jenney with the help of Jeremy Beadle , Barry Cryer , Billy Gaff ,
Anni Ivel , Limahl, Madness, ,Helen Terry , Tracey Ullman , John Walters , Miranda Ward , Kim and Marty Wilde
Producer ALEC REID. BBCBristol
• HEAR THIS! page 19


Unknown: Bob Sinfield
Unknown: Jeremy Beadle
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Billy Gaff
Unknown: Anni Ivel
Unknown: Helen Terry
Unknown: Tracey Ullman
Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Miranda Ward
Producer: Alec Reid.

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Cabaret Upstairs

The last of six programmes
(Details on Friday at 6.30pm) Stereo

: * 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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