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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

: Prayer for the Day

Each week someone with a topical or personal story to tell reflects upon their experience.

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

Farming folk describe their lives and discuss the issues which confront them in the 80s. Producer LIZ RIGBEY BBC Birmingham

: In Perspective

with Johnston McKay


Unknown: Johnston McKay

: 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

Tony Lewis returns from Test duty to take a leisurely look at the weekend's sport, as the nation braces itself for the start of Wimbledon. Not forgetting some of the more amusing and off-beat items that make up the sporting panorama. Producer ROB BONNET


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: News

: After Henry

starrring with and 3: The Cowboy
'He seems awfully obliging. Got these big brown eyes. And his estimate was way below the others.'
Written by SIMON BRETT


Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: Gerry Cowper
Terry: Leo Dolan

: Great Liners

Recollections of the great days of the big ships using the port of Southampton.
3: The Great Days of the 20s and 30s
Presented by Robin Worman BBC Radio Solent


Presented By: Robin Worman

: News Stand

Jonathan Power presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events. Producer MIKE HOLLINGWORTH


Producer: Mike Hollingworth

: The Week in Westminster

Robert Carvel of The London Standard reviews the week. Producer JIM GRAY


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Producer: Jim Gray

: Pick of the Week

TV and radio.extracts selected by 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. Money Box keeps a watching brief on your money problems including pensions, tax, social security and investment in general. Address:
Money Box, Room 4058 BroadcastingHouse London WIA 4WW


Presented By: Louise Botting

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

(Details on Monday at 6. 30pm) Stereo

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Norman Tebbit , mp The Rt Hon Shirley Williams The Rt Hon
Dame Judith Hart , mp, and The Rt Rev Bill Westwood , Bishop of Peterborough


Unknown: Norman Tebbit
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Dame Judith Hart
Unknown: Bill Westwood

: The Afternoon Play

The Flower Case
A comedy farce for radio by JAMES SAUNDERS. with and Purkiss is a seedy enquiry agent and taking on the case of Mr Flower adds to his natural state of suspicious confusion.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo


Unknown: James Saunders.
Unknown: Mr Flower
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Purkiss: John Le Mesurier
Mr Flower: Robert Lang
Mrs Flower: Gwen Watford
Wilburt: Derek Fowlds
Gita: Rosalind Adams

: Radio Active

Minorities Programme
The Station does its best for community relations. Mixing it are:


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

: Explorers Extraordinary

The third of seven programmes written by JOHN KEAY Paddling for Christ
Narrator John Rowe with John Rye and Brian Smith The unique approach of John MacGregor to the business of exploration was that he did it all in his own purpose-built canoe, the Rob Roy. It served both as his home and his means of transportation. He also on his travels distributed evangelical tracts; he was, unashamedly, a man with a mission, and before setting out to explore the Middle East in 1868 he had in London founded the Ragged Schools
Shoeblack Society to help solve the problem of youth delinquency. His climactic journey to explore the sources of the River Jordan brought him close to death; 'English one, Arabs many,' he cried as an Arab took aim with his rifle.
But MacGregor survived to hold audiences spellbound with a dramatised account of his adventures.
Producer ALAN HAYDOCK Stereo


Written By: John Keay
Narrator: John Rowe
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Brian Smith
Unknown: John MacGregor
Unknown: Rob Roy.
John MacGrcgor: With Nigel Davenport

: Enterprise

Marjorie Lofthouse presents a special edition that examines some of the differences between small businesses in Britain and the United States.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jock Gallagher

: 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.
2: The Ideological Bulldozer


Unknown: Bill Campbell

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news

: News

With KATE MOON including Sports Round-up

: Russell Harty's Musical Encounters

The last programme in the series with guest Sir Peter Parker


Unknown: Sir Peter Parker

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

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

The Miller of God by STEPHANIE MILLER
The friendship of two priests,
Robert and Thomas, is put to the test when Queen Mary comes to the throne, for Robert is a Protestant. For Thomas's sister Agnes, caught betweeen them, the religion matters less than the people, and as the burnings increase she has to make a stand for what she knows to be right.
Directed by TIM SUTER


Unknown: Stephanie Miller
Directed By: Tim Suter
Thomas: With Scott Cherry
Agnes: And Penelope Lee
Robert: Robin Summers
Margaret: Tessa Peake-Jones
Joan: Sonia Fraser
Bishop of Norwich/Constable: Alan Thompson
Magistrate /Torturer: Christopher Douglas
Cardinal Pole/John Bird: Trevor Nichols
Queen Mary: Melinda Walker
Mistress Wardle/Lady-in-waiting: Gwen Cherrell

: News

: Evening Service

Glory to thee, my God, this night (BBC HB 414); Lord, we beseech thee (Batten); Luke 18, vv 9-14; Thou, whose almighty word (BBC HB 185) Stereo

: Fred, KC

Douglas Blackwell as Fred, KC Fred Weatherly was a barrister, Oxford tutor and also songwriter extraodinary in the heyday of the ballad. The hundreds of lyrics he produced include 'Danny boy', 'Roses of Picardy', 'The old brigade,' 'The Holy City'and 'Up from Somerset'. Fred's reminiscences, a colourful record of his life and times, are punctuated by his songs, from NORMAN ALLIN. WEBSTER BOOTH,
Presented by David Bradshawe Compiled by BRIAN BALL
Musical adviser MAGNUS BLACK Producer COLIN SMITH


Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Unknown: Norman Allin.
Unknown: Peter Dawson.
Unknown: Joan Hammond.
Unknown: James Johnston
Presented By: David Bradshawe
Unknown: Brian Ball
Producer: Colin Smith

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: Cliff hanger

The Assassination of Karl Marx Come into the darkened splendour of the library where Cliff Hanger reads from a dusty tome chosen at random from the creaking shelves.
This week the plot is to assassinate the inventor of world Communism.... and escape back to the present day. Written and performed by Robin Driscoll , Tony Haase Peter McCarthy Rebecca Stevens
Producer NICK SYMONS BBC Manchester


Unknown: Karl Marx
Unknown: Cliff Hanger
Unknown: Robin Driscoll
Unknown: Tony Haase
Unknown: Peter McCarthy
Unknown: Rebecca Stevens
Producer: Nick Symons

: * 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.

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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