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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather


Producers: Allan Wright
Producers: Tim Finney

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

In this weekly programme farmers and other country dwellers tackle the topics which are most on their minds. Producer LIZ RIGBEY BBC Birmingham

: In Perspective

with Kevin O'Kelly


Unknown: Kevin O'Kelly

: 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

Is the shortest route from Old
Trafford to Edgbaston via north east England, Bulgaria and the Fastnet Rock? Clearly not, but try telling that to Tony Lewis. He's determined, in between
Test matches, to fit in the Kodak Classic Invitation Athletics meeting at Gateshead, the European Swimming
Championships in Sofia, and the climax of the Admiral's Cup. Robin Aisher reports from
Cowes as the yachts prepare for the 605-mile Fastnet Race. Producer DAVE GORDON


Unknown: Tony Lewis.
Unknown: Robin Aisher
Producer: Dave Gordon

: News

: Click

2: The Calculated Photograph
Traditionally stationary objects such as mountains and seated people can prove awkward to photograph, results can often be dull and lifeless. Landscape photographer
Fay Godwin and portrait specialist lain McKell pass on some of their expertise and flair.
Ron Spillman looks at the new breed of computerised cameras. Written and presented by Ken Blakeson
Producer GEOFFREY HEWITT BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Fay Godwin
Unknown: Ron Spillman
Presented By: Ken Blakeson
Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: Profile

Kit Williams
The painter and puzzle master of Masquerade and Beyond the Comb - a book about bees - talks to Nicola Phipps about his life and work.


Unknown: Nicola Phipps
Producer: William Baynes

: News Stand

Alan Rusbridger presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events. Producer MAGGIE REDFERN


Unknown: Alan Rusbridger
Producer: Maggie Redfern

: Talking Politics

Anthony Howard , Deputy Editor of The Observer, continues this occasional series of conversations with leading politicians about their lives outside politics with the Opposition Health and Social Services spokesman. Michael Meacher , mp, at his north London home.


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Unknown: Michael Meacher
Producer: Julian Coles

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad from the BBC's worldwide team of foreign correspondents. Producer ZAREER MASANI


Producer: Zareer Masani

: A Small Country Living

Presented by Jeanine McMullen (Details on Monday at 10.0am)


Presented By: Jeanine McMullen

: Quote... Unquote

(Details on Monday at 6.30pm) Stereo

: News

: Telling Tales

Frank Delaney has been in search of tales, wherever they are told.
2: The Pub
Producer ANNE BROWN BBC Birmingham (fi)


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Anne Brown

: The Afternoon Play

Random Moments in a May Garden by JAMES SAUNDERS
A middle-aged couple have bought a country cottage. They give a dinner party to celebrate. In the cottage they discover an old photograph of another family group....
James Saunders 's haunting radio play was first broadcast in 1974 and subsequently has been performed both on the stage and television.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY (R) Stereo


Garden By: James Saunders
Unknown: James Saunders
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Sophie: Barbara Jefford
David: Peter Jeffrey
Anne: Julie Hallam
Katie: Helen Worth
Photographer: Anthony Hall
Surveyor: Vernon Joyner
Digby: Denys Hawthorne
Ann: Elizabeth Morgan
Mark: Hugh Dickson
Katharine: Ellen Sheean

: Radio Active

with Helen Atkinson Wood Angus Deayton
Michael Fenton-Stevens Geoffrey Perkins Philip Pope


Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Philip Pope

: Options

3.0 Regional Arts A series of eight programmes presented by DEREK PARKER 2: Instrumental Music Symphony orchestras in the town hall, and string quartets in the village church - what are the problems in getting music out to the regions? Producers DENNIS SIMMONS and MICHAEL LAWTON
3.30 Back on Course This week MARGARET KORVING visits the Colchester Institute, meets adult students in Taunton, and hears about a new course in guest-house management.
4.0 New for Old In the last of six programmes ANNA PERRY meets people who are carrying on into retirement with both voluntary and paid work, including members of Probus who have formed an engineering group to design and make aids for the handicapped. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS
4.30 Euromagazine Deutsche Ausgabe (1) Bremen als Kaffeestadt mit LUTZ UEBELT Und SABINE MICHAEL In der Bundesrepublik wird etwa dreimal soviel Kaffee getrunken wie in GroBbritannien. Jede zweite Tasse davon geht uber die bremischen Hafen. JOACHIM KOTHE spricht mit Kaffee-Experten und Kaffeetrinkern in Bremen Manuskript LUTZ LIEBELT Regie IRIS SPRANKUNG (R)


Presented By: Derek Parker
Producers: Dennis Simmons
Producers: Michael Lawton
Unknown: Anna Perry
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Great Gardens

with Hannah Gordon
(Details on Wednesday at 11.0am) 0 FEATURE: page 8 and HELPLINES: page 69


Unknown: Hannah Gordon

: A Better Brew

In Britain there are more than a thousand different brands of beer offering the widest range of stouts, ales and lagers in the world. Many brewers employ processes that have remained virtually unchanged for the last 500 years, but some are adopting a more scientific approach to improving the quality and consistency of their products. Colin Tudge examines what is in store for the traditional pint of ale by talking to the scientists and industrialists who are trying to change it.
9 HELPLINES: page 69


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Julian Brown

: The Uncommon Touch

(Details on Tuesday at 9.30pm)

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending


: News

With CLIVE ROSUN including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Clive Rosun

: With Great Pleasure

with Professor Anthony Clare (Details on Friday at 9.5 am) Stereo


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare

: Vintage Cider

First of two programmes in which Marjorie Lofthouse traces the origins of Laurie Lee 's Cider with Rosie. 1: Poet's Prose
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham (R)


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Laurie Lee

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Saturday-Night Theatre Good Morning, Bill

Poor Bill 's life is rather hectic at the moment, what with the luscious Lottie in full chase. That's when jolly old Cupid decides to complicate matters by using him as target practice - hitting him fair and square in the whatever! Can even a first-class medico save Bill now? Listen to this space.
Adapted and directed by DAVID JOHNSTON
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3. Opm) Stereo


Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Unknown: Poor Bill
Directed By: David Johnston
Bill Paradene: Martin Jarvis
Sally Smith: Alexandra Bastedo
Lottie: Judy Buxton
Lord Tidmouth: Jeremy Child
Sir Hugo Drake: David Garth
Marie: Natasha Pyne
Page-boy: Trevor Nichols

: News

: Evening Service

Jesu, thoujoy of loving hearts
(BBC HB 323); God be in my head (Rutter); Luke 12, vv 22-32; How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (BBC HB 142) Stereo

: Animal Language

7: Screams in the Night
Tim Clutton-Brock , Cambridge University; Gillian Sales , King's College, London; and David MacDonald. Oxford University, attempt to understand when and why red deer stags, foxes and rats use sound for communication.
Narrator David Attenborough Written and produced by MICHAEL BRIGHT
BBC Bristol (R) Stereo


Unknown: Tim Clutton-Brock
Unknown: Gillian Sales
Unknown: David MacDonald.
Narrator: David Attenborough
Produced By: Michael Bright

: Science Now - In Passing

A fifth of humankind relies for food on crops grown in some of the world's most hostile conditions - the tropics. Colin Tudge investigates


Unknown: Colin Tudge

: The Million Pound Radio Show

Yes! You too can receive one million pounds. Just send this billing, three milk bottle tops and ten original Rembrandts to Writer/Presenters
Andy Hamilton and Nick Revell Assisted by Penelope Nice and Jasper Jacob Not assisted by producer PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 6.30pm) Stereo


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Nick Revell
Assisted By: Penelope Nice
Unknown: Jasper Jacob
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: * 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.

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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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