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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


Producers: Allan Wright
Producers: Tim Finney

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

goes to market. The sale of live animals at auction is a great rural tradition and a social event in the farming community - but is it cruel to animals? And is this time-honoured institution now more under threat from welfarists or from the trend towards the consumption of leaner meat.' Producer LIZ RIGBEY
(Revre-broadrost Monday at 7.20pm)


Producer: Liz Rigbey

: In Perspective

with 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

On a day when the small and mighty clash in the FA Cup third round and the Aussies play a straight bat to India in the Third Test. ask yourself: could the next Bjorn Borg be a Welshman? And what makes a football manager take to the soapbox?
Tony Lewis seeks the answers. Producer PETER GRIFFITHS


Unknown: Bjorn Borg
Unknown: Tony Lewis
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to the holiday, travel and leisure scene with Robin Dewhurst ,
Susan Marling and Patrick Stoddart. Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF including at 9.0 News


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

: News Stand

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


Unknown: Alan Rusbridger
Producer: John Edwards

: Talking Politics

Among the careers of active politicians, that of Lord Hailsham stands out as one of the longest and most influential. He is now Lord
Chancellor for the second time, but has served six Conservative Prime Ministers in various other posts.
In an extended interview with Anthony Howard , he reflects on political events, and his role in them, over the last 50 years. Producer HARRY SCHNEIDER


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Producer: Harry Schneider

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin , studio guests, and regular and irregular contributions from
Angela Gordon of The Times, Robert Elms of The Face and Stephen Fry of No Fixed Abode Together they pick over some of the week's loose ends and decide which can be left hanging and which look like tying themselves, and us, in knots tomorrow. Including Nigel Farrell with Farrell's s Travels and Making Yourself Totally Perfect - the Mat Coward course in self-improvement.
No musical interlude from
Additional material from ALISTAIR BEATON


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Angela Gordon
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Simon Shaw
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad from the BBC's worldwide team of foreign correspondents... Producer OLIVIA SEUGMAN
(Nextedition on Tuesday at 10.0am)


Producer: Olivia Seugman

: Money Box

A Question of Money
This week's programme is devoted to questions on personal finance sent in by listeners.
On the panel Louise Botting Christopher Gilchrist and Philip Hardman
In the Chair Vincent Duggleby Send your questions to:
Money Box, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A4WW
(More questions answered on Monday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Christopher Gilchrist
Unknown: Philip Hardman
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: Just a Minute

Stereo (Details on Monday at 6.30pm)

: News

: Any Questions?

Dr John Habgood ,
The Archbishop of York Sir Geoffrey Chandler
John Prescott , mp, and Joan Hall


Unknown: Dr John Habgood
Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Chandler
Unknown: John Prescott
Unknown: Joan Hall

: The Afternoon Play

The Green Isle of the Great Deep
A phantasy in two parts by JOHN KEIR CROSS from the novel by neil M. GUNN with Gwyneth Guthrie Alex Mackenzie and Duncan Mclntyre Parti
Producer STEWART CONN BBC Scotland
(First broadcast in 1966)


Unknown: John Keir Cross
Novel By: Neil M. Gunn
Unknown: Gwyneth Guthrie
Unknown: Alex MacKenzie
Unknown: Duncan McLntyre
Producer: Stewart Conn
Presenter: Duncan McIntyre
Young Art: Gwyneth Guthrie
Old Hector: Alex MacKenzie
Agnes: Sheila Latimer
Tom: Paul Young
Morag/Mavis: Mary Riggins
Willie: Ian Gilmour
DoUgal: James Crampsey
Coastwatcher: Bryden Murdoch
Robert: Henry Stamper
Mary: Effie Morrison
Merk: Bryden Murdoch
Axle: Alex McAvoy

: Options

3.0 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.
6: My Name is Ozymandias ... Large-scale control of resources such as a water supply involves the development of bureaucratic states, which in turn seem to waste resources on colossal useless projects. Producer JOAN GRIFFITHS
3.30 Looking into Europe Images of Europe In the first of six programmes DR ANTHONY GLEES of Brunei University discusses the meaning of being in Europe for the British. We have taken on a new identity in the past decade, but other Europeans view us with mixed feelings. Is our insular image an obstacle to new relationships? Producer GABRIEL PARTOS
4.0 France Extra! Ce seraitpour un petit renseignement.... In this first programme of the New Year, JULIETTE MOLE and JEAN-MICHEL DUFFRENE are joined by CHANTAL CUER. ELSPETH BROADY and ALAN MOYS to answer some of the queries made during the phone-in about France, her people and language. Producer NICOLE CHURCH (R)
4.30 Deutsch direkt! 10: Zum Wohl ! A second look at things you've learnt With SABINE MICHAEL and PETER SAHLA


Unknown: Angus Calder
Producer: Joan Griffiths
Unknown: Dr Anthony Glees
Producer: Gabriel Partos
Unknown: Juliette Mole
Unknown: Jean-Michel Duffrene
Unknown: Elspeth Broady
Unknown: Alan Moys
Unknown: Zum Wohl
Unknown: Sabine Michael
Unknown: Peter Sahla

: The Saturday Feature

When the Pictures Began to Move
The story of pioneer film-making in the twin towns of Brighton and Hove in the 1890s. Ivan Howlett discovers how this small colony of film-makers attempted to do tricks, tell stories and recall events in black and white and even in colour. Producer PETER HOARE (R)
StereolBinaural. The full binaural effect can only be received by listening with stereo headphones


Unknown: Ivan Howlett
Producer: Peter Hoare

: Kipling Round the World

First of five programmes.
Rudyard Kipling first travelled from India to England at the age of 5; he circumnavigated the world in his early 20s and remained an enthusiastic traveller all his life. Every place Kipling visited and every person he met could fire his imagination and reappear later in story or verse.
Marghanita Laski follows his travels and explores that world which Kipling brought to life in his writings. 1: Europe
Read by joss ACKLAND
Producer HELEN FRY (R)


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Unknown: Marghanita Laski
Read By: Joss Ackland
Read By: Garard Green
Read By: Henry Stamper
Unknown: Mark Rolston.
Unknown: John Samson
Unknown: Helena Breck
Producer: Helen Fry

: Prestwich Pique

: Out to the Ice Pack

Margaret Horsfield visits the exploration oil rig Kulluk deep within the Arctic Circle and meets the men who survive in temperatures of -30* centigrade in the hope of striking it rich. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER
BBC Birmingham (R) Revised


Unknown: Margaret Horsfield

: Delve Special

Russell Nicholson joined MI5 in 1953. In 1959 he joined the KGB. David Lander presents a profile of this notorious spy and interviews him at his luxury home in Bulgaria.
Studio production by STEPHEN FRY assisted by JACK KLAFF
Dramatic reconstructions by ROBERT BATHURST and TONY ROBINSON
Research by TONY SARCHET


Unknown: Russell Nicholson
Unknown: David Lander
Production By: Stephen Fry
Assisted By: Jack Klaff
Assisted By: Andrew Sachs
Assisted By: Brenda Blethyn
Assisted By: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Tony Sarchet
Editor: Paul Mayhew-Archer

: News

With SIMON VANCE including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Simon Vance

: Solomon Grundy

Bom on Monday
In the first of six programmes reflecting life from cradle to grave in the mill towns of north-east Lancashire, Phil Smith listens to experiences of pregnancy and childbirth. Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: Phil Smith

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith (R)


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Saturday evening conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations. Music by JEREMY NICHOLAS
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: Poor Bessie

by Jack Gratus
with Penelope Nice as Bessie Mundy and Jon Croft as Henry Williams
At the turn of the century, Bessie, a minor heiress from Wiltshire, tours the spas until she finds the right man in her life. But her choice of Henry Williams proves disastrous
- as this story, taken from true records, proceeds to demonstrate.
BBC Bristol. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.0 pm)


Writer: Jack Gratus
Directed By: Brian Miller
Bessie Mundy: Penelope Nice
Henry Williams: Jon Croft
Uncle Herbert/Mr Crabbe: Edward Desouza
Aunt Fanny: Anne Jameson
George: Trevor Nichols
Mr Wheaton/Dr French: George Parsons
Mrs Millgate/Librarian: Pauline Letts
Mrs Crabbe: Gwen Cherrell
Mrs Tuckett: Peggy Ann Wood
Mr Lillington/Insp Neil/Judge: John Church
Mrs Stone/Alice: Tessa Worsley
Mr Annesley/Dr Spilsbury: Alan Thompson
Other parts played by: Jared Morgan
Other parts played by: Jamie Roberts

: News

: Evening Service

Earth has many a noble city
(BBC HB 64); God be in my head (Rutter); Matthew 2, vv 1-12; Lord of all hopefulness (BBC HB 309). Stereo

: Opinions

Three guests, in conversation with Ted Harrison , voice their strong, sometimes controversial, views on the ethical, moral or religious issue of the week.


Unknown: Ted Harrison
Producer: David Coomes

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: Ian One Ear

Ian gets his first showcase spectacular here on Radio 4. You may not know the name now but it's only a matter of time. Supported by Nick Wilton Steve Brown , Helen Lederer and Clive Mantle
Orchestra conducted by STEVE BROWN
ROGER PLANER. SMITH AND KYAN, NICK WILTON and the producer JAMIE RIX Stereo (Re-broadcast Fri at 12.27pm) ('In One Ear' is performed live each week at the Paris Studio, Lower
Regent Street, London Wl. Doors open
11.0pm. Nick Wilton is in 'The Sloane Ranger Revue at the Duchess Theatre. London)


Unknown: Nick Wilton
Unknown: Steve Brown
Unknown: Helen Lederer
Conducted By: Steve Brown
Written By: Arnold Brown
Written By: Steve Brown
Written By: Paul B. Davies
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: John Irwin
Unknown: Helen Lederer.
Unknown: Paul Martin
Unknown: Helen Murry.
Unknown: Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown: Roger Planer.
Unknown: Nick Wilton
Producer: Jamie Rix
Unknown: Nick Wilton

: * 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.

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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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