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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today



Producers: Allan Wright.
Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with Bernard Jackson. Stereo


Unknown: Bernard Jackson.

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

A weekly review of the agricultural scene.
(Rerised re-broadcast Monday 7.20pm)


Producer: Allan Whight

: 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

Presented by Tony Lewis
Throughout the world, athletes are preparing to participate in one of the most important races ever the Race For Life, the culmination of Sport Aid week to help the starving in Africa. Producer GORDON TURNBULL


Presented By: Tony Lewis

: News

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to holidays with Nigel Coombs.
Susan Marling and Patrick Stoddart Producer HELEN ROBSON


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs.
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Patrick Stoddart
Producer: Helen Robson

: News Stand

Ian Hislop presents a personal review of the weekly magazines. Producer SUSAN SNAILUM


Unknown: Ian Hislop
Producer: Susan Snailum

: The Week in Westminster

with Peter Kellner. Political Editor of the New Statesman Producer SHEILA COOK


Unknown: Peter Kellner.
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , studio guests and contributions from
Angela Gordon , Robert Elms and Stephen Fry who together pick over some of the week's loose ends.
Plus Nigel Farrell with Farrell's Travels and Making Yourself Totally Perfect the Mat Coward course in self-improvement.
Additional material from


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

: Money Box

(Details on Monday at 10.0am)

: Questions of Taste

Stereo (Details on Monday at 6.30pm)

: News

: Any Questions?

David Hunt. mp. The Hon Gwyneth Dunwoody. mp
Cyril Smith , MP, Arthur Scargill


Unknown: David Hunt.
Unknown: Gwyneth Dunwoody.
Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Arthur Scargill

: The Afternoon Play

Ray Stock 's methods in business are ruthless. Will the same tactics work in his private life? Directed by PHILIP MARTIN BBC Birmingham. Stereo


Unknown: Ray Stock
Directed By: Philip Martin
Ray: Bryan Marshall
Gill: Fleur Chandler

: The Last Witch

Written and introduced by Derek Wilson
In 1736 the penal laws against witches were repealed. Jane Wenham was the last victim.


Introduced By: Derek Wilson
Unknown: Jane Wenham

: The Saturday Feature

The Wolf Years a Norwegian expression for hard times.
After the invasion of Norway in 1940. many Norwegians decided to escape from those hard times by trekking to freedom in Sweden. Gunnar Sonsteby. one of the legendary leaders of Norwegian resistance, guides Murdoch McPherson through some of the stories of those times and introduces him to some of the 50.000 who made their escape.
(Re-broadcast on Wednesday 11.0am)


Unknown: Murdoch McPherson
Producer: Murdoch McPherson

: Options

4.0 Nursing History Ten programmes presented by MARGARET KORVING
2: From Kaiserwerth to Scutari Amid the horror stories about hospitals and nurses of the time, it was the religious nursing orders in England and Europe that lit the path of the young Florence Nightingale. Producer GORDON HUTCHINGS
0 INFO: page 93
4.30 New series Parties and Party Hats Four programmes giving a picture of local politics and politicians
1: Apologies for Absence Three wards in Leeds are the setting for this investigation by CHRIS HAWKSWORTH. The issues and accents ring echoes of industrial Yorkshire, yet the regulars, the activists, the counsellors and the hopefuls speak for parish-pump politics up and down the land. Producer SIMON MAJOR
5.0 So You Want to Be a Writer Ten programmes written and presented by DEREK PARKER 3: It Takes All Sorts Some writers specialise in one particular field. How important is specialism to the writer? Producer DENNIS SIMMONS (R)
5.30 Groundswell Presented by HUGH SYKES


Presented By: Margaret Korving
Unknown: Florence Nightingale.
Producer: Gordon Hutchings
Unknown: Chris Hawksworth.
Presented By: Derek Parker
Producer: Dennis Simmons
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: The Fosdyke Saga II

Episode 22
Special guest appearances by Other parts played by PAUL B. DAVIES , FELICITY MONTAGU Adapted (from the Daily Mirror cartoon) by BILL TIDY. JOHN JUNKIN Producer ALAN NIXON
(First broadcast on Radio 2)


Played By: Paul B. Davies
Played By: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: John Junkin
Producer: Alan Nixon
Rebecca: Stephanie Turner
Jos: Philip Lowrie
Victoria: Miriam Margolyes
Albert: Enn Reitel
Tom: David Threlfall
Roger Ditchley: Christian Rodska
T Edgar Shufflebottom: Robin Bailey
Tim Fosdyke: Christopher Barr
Doctor: Mike Bradwell
Nellie Shufflebottom: Sally Grace
Dame Vera: Patricia Routledge
Bertie: Anton Rodgers

: Week Ending

: News

With PETER DONALDSON including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Dillie Keane
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Where are You, Wally?

by Barry Wasserman, from an original story by Barry Wasserman and Patrick Carroll

When Albert absconds with the money left behind in his minicab by a passenger,
Det Sgt Hardie leads the pursuit. In late-night radio talks, the pursuer and the fugitive develop a surprising kinship as the underworld closes in.
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3. 0pm)


Writer: Barry Washerman
From an original story by: Barry Wasserman
From an original story by: Patrick Carroll
Director: Ned Chaillet
Hardie: Bill Paterson
Albert: Alfred Molina
Druidstone: Shaun Prendergast
Glenn: Andrew Branch
Broadbent: Edward De Souza
Paul: Paul B. Davies
Mrs Rosen: Pauline Letts
Mr Salah: Garard Green
Bertha: Avril Clark
Mrs Poole: Deborah Makepeace
Ros: Jennifer Piercey
Mrs Hardie: Janis Winters
Max: Ronald Herdman
Horace: Louis Mahoney
Girl at ferry: Natasha Pyne
Bobby: Stephen Rashbrook

: Baker's Dozen

with Richard Baker
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Thriller!

Shadow of a Doubt by JUNE THOMSON, abridged in six parts by NEVILLE TELLER Read by Martin Jarvis 1: The Doctor's Wife
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol
0 HEAR THIS! page 31


Read By: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: News

: Evening Service

Come down. 0 love divine
(BBC HB 149); 0 Lord give thy holy spirit (Tallis); Luke 24. vv 36-53; Come. Holy Ghost, our souls inspire (BBC HB 151). Stereo

: Soundings

Presented by Bernard Jackson Researcher AMANDA PHILLIPS Producer and series editor


Presented By: Bernard Jackson
Presented By: Researcher Amanda Phillips

: Science Now

Presented by Georgina Ferry


Presented By: Georgina Ferry

: The Cabaret Upstairs

First of six programmes
A taste of some of the top acts to be found on the London cabaret circuit.
Compered by Clive Anderson
Recorded at The Comedy Store, Leicester Square, London
Producer GRAHAM FROST. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 12.27pm)
0 FEATURE: page 15


Unknown: Clive Anderson

: * am News

followed by an interlude
Supplementary medium wave reception is available in some areas.
Further details: page 93

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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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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