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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by MichaelFord
BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather


Producers: Allan Wright

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

Farmers and other country dwellers tackle the topics which are most on their minds. 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

Make an early rendezvous with Tony Lewis for weekend sporting entertainment, including tennis news from the British Wightman Cup camp and athletics from the streets ofGateshead.


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: News

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to the holiday, travel and leisure scene with help from Frank Barrett Susan Marling and Patrick Stoddart.


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Frank Barrett
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart.
Producer: Helen Robson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Henry Porter presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events.


Unknown: Henry Porter

: The Week in Westminster

Robert Carvel of The London Standard presents a personal review of a week in parliamentary life. Producer SHEILA COOK


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Producer: Sheila Cook

: 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

: Money Box

with Louise Botting
(Details on Monday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Louise Botting

: The News Quiz

Another voyage through the troubled waters of the week's news under the captaincy of Alan Coren and Ian Hislop with their guests Julia Langdon of The Mirror and Mac of the Daily Mail. Lashed to the mast, your chairman Barry Took
Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and producer HARRY THOMPSON
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 6.30pm) Stereo


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Julia Langdon
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: Any Questions?

Air Vice Marshal Stewart Menaul , Mary Goldring Monsignor Bruce Kent Jean Rook


Unknown: Stewart Menaul
Unknown: Mary Goldring
Unknown: Monsignor Bruce Kent
Unknown: Jean Rook

: The Afternoon Play

The Jail Diary of Albie Sachs by DAVID EDGAR abridged by MADELINE SOTHEBY
Albie Sachs , a young white
South African barrister who had made a name for himself defending people prosecuted under the apartheid laws, was arrested in Cape Town on 1 October 1963. He was held in solitary confinement under the 90 Days Law, which - in effect - allows police to hold subjects indefinitely....
Directed by GORDON HOUSE
A BBC World Service Drama production (R) Stereo


Unknown: Albie Sachs
Unknown: David Edgar
Abridged By: Madeline Sotheby
Unknown: Albie Sachs
Directed By: Gordon House
Albie Sachs: Simon Callow
Snyman: Geoffrey Matthews
Sgt/Swanepoel: Alfred Hoffman
White constable/Samols: Paul Herberg
Wagenaar/Third voice: Adrian Egan
Freeman: Charles Dance
Rossouw/First voice: Hector Ross
Vlok: John Burgess
Danny/Coloured constable: Alton Kumalo
MCLNTYRE/Cameraman: David Sa Vile
Kraal/Second voice: Peter Craze
Girl: Jenny Twigge

: Options

3.0 Ellison Street Revisited In the last of four programmes GORDON COOPER talks to his former classmates at Ellison Street Junior School about their family lives, and asks Sociologist LESLEY RIMMER how typical their experiences have been. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS (R)
3.30 France Extra! 4: Biographies Qu'est-ce que vous faites dans la vie? JULIETTE MOLE and JEAN-MICHEL DUFFRENE explain how to talk about yourself, your job and lifestyle. CHANTAL CUER reports on the employment situation in France.
4.0 iDigame! A 20-part radio and television course for beginners in Spanish 4: Picking and Choosing With ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA Script by ALAN WILDING (R) (Book. £4.95; tutors'notes. S. 75; cassettes 1. 2 and 3, E3.74 each: records 1 and 2. E2 88 each; record 3, E3.39)
4.30 Deutsch direkt!
4: Haben Sie ein Zimmerfrei? with SABINE MICHAEL and PETER SAHLA
(SeealsoBBC2, Tuesday 12.30pm) (Book, £5.95; three cassettes, £3. 75 each, from booksellers)


Talks: Gordon Cooper
Unknown: Lesley Rimmer
Producer: Sarah Rowlands
Producer: Jean-Michel Duffrene
Script By: Alan Wilding
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Unknown: Peter Sahla

: The Saturday Feature

The Comet Man A portrait of Dr Edmond Halley, RN
Halley's Comet, seen every 75-80 years since 240 BC, takes its name from Dr Edmond Halley, RN, the second Astronomer Royal. Among the great English scientists of his time, Halley's vast scientific achievements are still being recognised today. John Ebdon, director of the London Planetarium, explores in a celestial and terrestrial potpourri, the life of Edmond Halley - a most remarkable man. Producer Angela Hind
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 11.15 pm)
Hear This! page 14


Subject: Dr Edmond Halley
Presenter: John Ebdon
Producer: Angela Hind

: Home-ing In

Marjorie Lofthouse and her DIY experts answer questions ranging from mullion windows to collapsing church roofs, as they face the audience at Settle in North Yorkshire.


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Unknown: Michael Ford

: The Music of Work

(Details on Tuesday at 9. 30pm)

: Wildlife

Presented by Derek Jones Stereo


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news

: News

With PETER DONALDSON including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Actuality

A series of montage documentaries
I Love and Forgive You
'I want to take you to your mother's deathbed....she's got some things to say to you....'
'If I don't change there's no way I'll survive outside. I'll either kill somebody or somebody will kill me.'
'The trouble with you lot is your tears get turned into anger instead of being cried.'
Psychodrama is a technique of therapy which is used at
Grendon Psychiatric Prison in Buckinghamshire. This programme listens to prisoners reliving some painful moments in their lives under the guidance of therapist Jinnie Jeffries. Reporter Helen Boaden Producer PETER EVERETT BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Jinnie Jeffries.
Reporter: Helen Boaden
Producer: Peter Everett

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Saturday evening table talk inspired by current public and private preoccupations


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 BEV AN
(Revised broadcast on Fri at 9.5 am) Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bev

: Saturday-Night Theatre: A Bumper Year for Dahlias

by Alan Downer

In Jersey 'Centeniers' are elected by their fellow islanders to protect their rights. They work with the police to ensure justice is done. Sensitive, stammering Richard Hamon may seem an unlikely choice, but in fact he's the youngest Centenier on the island and he's clever. And he needs all his skills to solve the mysterious death of pretty young Vanessa Guillaume.

(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.0pm) Stereo


Writer: Alan Downer
Director: David Johnston
Richard Hamon: Steven Pacey
Paula: Rosalind Adams
Mr Guillaume: David Garth
Mrs Guillaume: Dilys Laye
Helen Bisson: Natasha Pyne
Nicky Custance: Alan Thompson
Gianni Enrico: Carl Forgione
Dr Elston: Reginald Marsh
Det Sgt Renouf: Patrick Horne
Det Insp Le Claire: James Kerry
Det Con Plummer: Jamie Roberts

: News

: Evening Service

Reading: Hebrews 11
Hymns: Glorious things of Thee are spoken (BBC HB 176); Jesu, thoujoy of loving hearts (BBC HB 323); In heavenly love abiding
BBC Wales. Stereo

: Soundings

A current religious or moral topic is explored
This week's presenter is Rosemary Hartill
Series editor JOHN NEWBURY


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Caroline Donne

: Science Now

Peter Evans talks to scientists at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in California about deep sea problems.


Talks: Peter Evans

: The Wow Show

It Shouldn't Happen to a Vet Written and performed by Mark Arden as Carson Lee Comes as Mitch Mark Elliott as McGit Stephen Frost as Blutsky Produced by JAMIE RIX
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 12.27pm) Stereo


Unknown: Mark Arden
Unknown: Carson Lee
Unknown: Mitch Mark Elliott
Unknown: McGit Stephen Frost
Produced By: Jamie Rix

: * 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

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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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