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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today



Producers: Allan Wright
Producers: Tim Finney

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

The programme which takes you mto the countryside. Producer LIZ RIGBEY BBC Birmingham

: In Perspective

with Rosemary HartiU


Unknown: Rosemary Hartiu

: 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 Oxford and Cambridge prepare to meet at Twickenham and Wembley, Tony Lewis nostalgically dons his light blue scarf and explores the declining importance of Varsity sport. Plus a look at the weekend's sports news and personalities. Producer GORDON TURNBULL


Unknown: Tony Lewis

: News

: Breakaway

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


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Robin Dewhurst
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart.
Producer: Jenny Mallinson

: News Stand

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


Unknown: David Bradbury
Producer: John Edwards

: The Week in Westminster

James Naughtie , Chief Political Correspondent of The Guardian, presents a personal review of a week in the parliamentary life of MPs and peers.


Unknown: James Naughtie
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

(Details on Monday at 10. 0 am)

: The News Quiz

Alan Coren and Richard Ingrams lead their guests Robert Chesshyre and Nina Myskow into the last lap of the present series.
Bringing up the rear your Chairman Barry Took
Compiled by JOHN LANGDON and the producer HARRY THOMPSON
(Re-broadcast on Monday at S 30pm) Stereo


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Robert Chesshyre
Unknown: Nina Myskow
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: Any Questions?

Richard Needham , mp David Penhaligon , mp Joe Ashton , mp and Lynda Rouse


Unknown: Richard Needham
Unknown: David Penhaligon
Unknown: Joe Ashton
Unknown: Lynda Rouse

: The Afternoon Play

Lord Glenaldy
A three-part serial by A. R. RAWLINSON with and Episode 1
This is a true story; it might even be called a murder story. When Captain Angus Fraser lost a leg at Dunkirk, it seemed that his war was over. But other people had plans for Angus and, had he known it, the fun was just beginning.
Script editor BARRY CAMPBELL Directed by GRAHAM GAULD Stereo


Unknown: A. R. Rawlinson
Unknown: Captain Angus Fraser
Pianist: Antony Miall
Editor: Barry Campbell
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Sandy: Gabriel Woolf
Tommy: Gordon Reid
Molly: Rosalind Shanks
the General: Jeffrey Segal
Angus: James MacPherson
Carstairs: John Church
Gestapo officer: Adrian Egan
German PoW: David Learner

: Options

3.0 World Makers Ten programmes in which ANGUS CALDER ShOWS how human beings have responded to challenges in the past by adeveloping the world's resources.
4: Travelling Salesmen From Sindbad the sailor to today's Asian grocer and Japanese car company, eastern networks of trade have spread outwards. But since the Chinese devised modem commerce and discovered Europe, why did they ignore it for so long? Producer JOAN GRIFFITHS Book list with map and time-chart available by large SAE from [address removed]
3.30 France Extra! 9:Avotresante JULIETTE MOLE and JEAN-MICHEL DUFFRÈNE suggest ways of talking about your health and how you feel. CHANTAL CUER reports on the social security system in France.
4.0iDigame! A 20-part radio and television course for beginners in Spanish 9: Wanting to Do Things With ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA Script by ALAN WILDING (R) Book, £4.95; tutors 'notes, £ 2.75: three cassettes, £3. 74 each; records land 2, £2.88 each; record 3, £ 3.39 (SeealsoBBCl, Sunday 10.30am)
4.30 Deutsch direkt! 8: Grüβ Gott! Talking about your stay and about finding a job with SABINE MICHAEL and PETER SAHLA


Unknown: Angus Calder
Producer: Joan Griffiths
Script By: Alan Wilding
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Unknown: Peter Sahla

: The Saturday Feature

Hosts to the World

: Don't Fuss

Sick and severely crippled nearly all his life, Edward Burra ignored all attempts to fuss over him, promote his work, or cultivate him as a 'personality'.
George Melly presents a portrait of this eccentric artist with a remarkable talent.
With the voice of Burra himself and contributions from his sister Lady Ann Ritchie ,
Barbara Ker-Seymer , William Chappell , Dr Geoffrey Dove and Bryan Robertson.
(The exhibition 'Edward Burra ' at Leeds City Art Gallery until 12 January 1986)


Unknown: Edward Burra
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Lady Ann Ritchie
Unknown: Barbara Ker-Seymer
Unknown: William Chappell
Unknown: Dr Geoffrey Dove
Unknown: Bryan Robertson.
Producer: Judith Bumpus
Unknown: Edward Burra

: Prestwich Pique

A series of six combative talks in which the novelist Howard Jacobson vents his spleen on more or less deserving subjects. 3: Horatios not Hamlets
'It might seem surprising that I should feel an affinity with someone like John McEnroe , in whom the impulse to win is every bit as strong as the impulse in me to make my opponent win.'


Unknown: Howard Jacobson
Unknown: John McEnroe

: The Spirit of Kitty Hawk

Written and presented by Ivan Rendall
The story of some of the people who have made aviation history this century, told in six programmes
5: Higher and Faster
Test pilots of the Jet Age, featuring John Cunningham and Charles Yeager
Producer ANNE HOWELLS (R) Revised Stereo
Book, 'Flyers! The Spirit of Kitty Hawk ' by Ivan Rendall , £ 3.95 from booksellers


Presented By: Ivan Rendall
Unknown: John Cunningham
Unknown: Charles Yeager
Producer: Anne Howells
Unknown: Ivan Rendall

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at last week's news Stereo

: News

With CHARLOTTE GREEN including Sports Round-up

: Word-Painting is Such a Pleasure

... and I take such minute pains and cut and polish, that nopraise is so pleasant as the flattery that the word-painting has fallen artistically in the reader's ears. Mrs Ewing , the author of Victorian children's favourites like A Flat Iron for a Farthing, was also a prolific correspondent. Margaret Lesser selects from the letters to compile her portrait.
With Avril Elgar as Mrs Ewing Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Mrs Ewing
Unknown: Margaret Lesser
Unknown: Avril Elgar
Unknown: Mrs Ewing
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Christopher Elderfield

Cotswold Carpenter Something in the City The third extract from
Christopher Elderfield's memoirs, in which he describes his impressions of London after the First World War and the people he worked with before finally returning to the countryside to become a foreman joiner.
Read by Bob Arnold
Adapted by MICHAEL FORD BBC Birmingham


Read By: 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 FASCINATING AIDA
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


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.
(Revised broadcast on Fri at 9.5 am) Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Himalaya by JONATHAN NEALE with and In the primitive conditions of the 1940s, Major Acaster leads an expedition to conquer the terrible and menacing Chong Mal - a challenge fraught with torture, terror, danger and death.
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3. Opm) Stereo


Unknown: Jonathan Neale
Directed By: David Johnston
Gregory Hallam: Peter Wickham
Jim Smith: Graham Chinn
Major Paul Acaster: Bernard Brown
Brian Turner: Graham Blockey
Dr William Oppenshaw: Eric Stovell
Lasing: Garard Green
Anne: Tessa Worsley

: News

: Evening Service

Benedictus - the Forerunner
On Jordan's bank (BBC HB 38); The truth from above (CAROLS FOR CHOIRS 2); Luke 1, w 68-79; Thy kingdom come on bended knee (BBC HB 28). Stereo

: Soundings

A current religious or moral topic is explored. Tonight's presenter is Ted Harrison Researcher CAROLINE DONNE Producer CHRIS REES
Series editor JOHN NEWBURY


Unknown: Ted Harrison
Unknown: Researcher Caroline Donne

: The Leopard

On the corner of Cannon Street in the City of London, stands a 12-foot leopard. Unveiled earlier this year by the Lord Mayor, the bronze statue is the work of the sculptor Jonathan Kenworthy and took two years to complete. Anthony Smith traces the creature's development from drawings through plaster casts to the finished bronze.


Unknown: Jonathan Kenworthy
Unknown: Anthony Smith
Producer: Geoff Deehan

: In One Ear

Short professional man, 46, in a rut, needs woman (no preference) for no-holds-barred relationship in office after hours. Hobbies - nylon shirts and stretching across the dinner table Reply: Box 4
With Helen Lederer ,
Clive Mantle , Nick Wilton and Steve Brown
Written by ARNOLD BROWN.
('In One Ear' performed live each week at the Paris Studio,
Lower Regent Street, London Wl Doors open at 11.0pm)
(Re-broadcast on Fri at 12.27 pm) Stereo


Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Clive Mantle
Unknown: Nick Wilton
Unknown: Steve Brown
Music By: Steve Brown
Written By: Arnold Brown.
Written By: Steve Brown
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Unknown: John Irwin.
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Paul Martin.
Unknown: Helen Murry
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins.
Unknown: Roger Planer.
Unknown: Kyan Nick Wilton
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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