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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham Stereo

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends and weather


Producers: Allan Wright
Producers: Tim Finney

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

The programme which takes you into the countryside.
Farming folk describe their lives and discuss the issues which confront them in the 1980s.
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

As Ian Botham limps closer to
Lands End, 2,000 gruelling miles await the drivers and navigators in this years' Lombard RAC Rally.
Harry Carpenter is your guide to all the weekend's sporting action.


Unknown: Ian Botham
Unknown: Harry Carpenter

: News

: Breakaway

Destination Australia
It used to be the dumping ground for thieves and murderers. Now the world's largest island, a continent of nearly three million square miles, boasts sparkling cities, technicolour reefs, sophisticated nightlife and the outback wilderness.
Susan Marling finds the best routes for tourists, travellers and folks meeting up with the family. Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF Editor ROGER MACDONALD


Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Jenny Mallinson
Editor: Roger MacDonald

: News Stand

Francis Wheen presents a personal review of the weekly magazines and assesses their coverage of recent events. Producer JOHN EDWARDS


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: John Edwards

: The Week in Westminster

Michael Elliott of The
Economist presents a personal review of a week in the parliamentary life of MPs and peers.


Unknown: Michael Elliott
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard
(Revised broadcast of yesterday programme at 7.20pm) Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

(Details on Monday at 10.0am)

: The News Quiz

(Details on Mon at 6.30pm) Stereo

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Sally Oppenheim , mp Bill Poeton , Sue Slipman Ann Clwyd , mp


Unknown: Sally Oppenheim
Unknown: Bill Poeton
Unknown: Sue Slipman
Unknown: Ann Clwyd

: The Afternoon Play

Some Say John the Baptist A comedy by MARTYN WADE
'We belong to the Church of Christ and His Imminent
Return. We've been going every Sunday for 40 years.... Anyhow, at the age of 45 there I was with child. A child named John. A child who would grow up to be called the prophet of the highest. The Lord's forerunner: John the Baptist.'
As John has some trouble in projecting this image, his mother takes him to a 'Personality Redevelopment Agency'...
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol (R) Stereo


Comedy By: Martyn Wade
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Mother: Marie Kean
John: Stephen Rea
Miss Rose: Rosalind Adams
Mr Nugent: Stephen Thorne
Radio announcer: Phillip Manikum

: Options

World Makers Ten programmes in which ANGUS CALDER shows how human beings have responded to challenges in the past by developing the world's resources.
2: Women with Hoes, Men on Horseback The greatest revolution in human history, the planting of seeds, was probably started by women, while animals were tamed by men. And was it milk that enabled us to migrate as far as Britain? Producer JOAN GRIFFITHS
3.30 France Extra!
7: Que de changements dans la vie With JULIETTE MOLE. JEAN-MICHEL DUFFRENE and CHANTAL CUER
4.0 iDigame! A 20-part radio and television course for beginners in Spanish 7: Going Places with ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA Script by ALAN WILDING (R) (SeealsoBBCl, Sunday 10.30am)
4.30 Deutsch direkt! 6: Wie komme ich...? with SABINE MICHAEL , PETER SAHLA


Unknown: Angus Calder
Producer: Joan Griffiths
Unknown: Jean-Michel Duffrene
Script By: Alan Wilding
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Unknown: Peter Sahla

: The Saturday Feature

The Lion and the Lotus

: Home-ing In

returns to the outskirts of Bath to discuss DIY with the audience at Winsley Village Festival. The experts are Peter Harper. John Armitage and Tony Wilkins Introduced by Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Peter Harper.
Unknown: John Armitage
Introduced By: Marjorie Lofthouse.

: Prestwich Pique

A series of six combative talks in which the novelist Howard Jacobson vents his spleen on more or less deserving subjects. 1: Thrasher Duckworth Remembered
'He caused a dreadful scandal on one occasion by wondering aloud why Semites were such hopeless physical cowards.'


Unknown: Howard Jacobson
Unknown: Thrasher Duckworth

: The Spirit of Kitty Hawk

Written and presented by Ivan Rendall
The story of some of the people who have made aviation history, told in six programmes.
3: Marathon Men and Women Alcock and Brown,
Alan Cobbam , Charles Lindbergh and Amy Johnson
Producer ANNE HOWELLS (R) Revised Stereo


Presented By: Ivan Rendall
Presented By: Women Alcock
Unknown: Alan Cobbam
Unknown: Charles Lindbergh
Unknown: Amy Johnson
Producer: Anne Howells

: Week Ending


: News

with KATE MOON including Sports Round-up

: A Picture for Health

'I remember staggering down long, dark, empty corridors. Very impersonal, very alienating. The nurse was there but she didn't help me.'
Many old hospitals are dreary, dilapidated places, but the size and clinical brightness of new ones are equally off-putting. In conversation with patients, doctors and nurses, Richard Cork looks at recent developments to enliven hospitals with pictures and attractive decoration, and considers the way their appearance affects the spirits and well-being of those who use them.


Unknown: Richard Cork
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Christopher Elderfield

Cotswold Carpenter In his declining years
Christopher Elderfield used to regale friends with stories of his past - fascinating because of the times they described and amusing because of his attitude to life. He was persuaded to write them down and Bob Arnold , a Cotswold man himself, reads the first of four extracts from these memoirs. 1: A Farmer's Boy
Adapted by MICHAEL FORD BBC Birmingham


Unknown: Cotswold Carpenter
Unknown: Christopher Elderfield
Unknown: Bob Arnold
Adapted By: Michael Ford

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Saturday evening table talk inspired by current public and private preoccupations Music by INSTANT SUNSHINE
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


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 BE VAN
(Revised broadcast Friday at 9.5 am) Stereo

: Saturday-Night Theatre Night Must Fall

A new production of Emlyn Williams 's famous murder play to mark his 80th birthday. The play was originally produced 50 years ago in May 1935.
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.0pm) Stereo
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Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Directed By: John Tydeman
Dan: Hywel Bennett
Mrs Bramson: Brenda Bruce
Olivia: Caroline Mortimer
Mrs Terence: Anne Jameson
Hubert Laurie: John Church
Dora Parkoe: Melinda Walker
Inspector Belsize: Ronald Herdman

: News

: Evening Service

Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise (BBC HB 423);
Magnificat; Psalm 139, vv 1-12; Ye boundless realms of joy (BBC HB 483) Stereo

: Soundings

A current religious or moral topic is explored. Tonight's presenter is Rosemary Hartill , the BBC's Religious Affairs Correspondent.


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Caroline Donne
Producer: Frances Gumley

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: In One Ear

Sony Award Winner 1985
Reassemble the above letters to make a naughty word, then write in to complain about it. Written by HUNTER and DOCHERTY JAMES HENDRIE. ARNOLD BROWN
Producer JAMIE RIX (R) Stereo


Unknown: Docherty James Hendrie.
Unknown: Arnold Brown
Unknown: Roger Planer
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Music By: Steve Brown
Producer: 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

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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