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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

Music selected by Michael Ford


Unknown: Michael Ford

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather


Producers: Allan Wright.
Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

Bernard Jackson talks to a religious figure and invites them to begin the day with a prayer. Stereo


Talks: Bernard Jackson

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

A weekly review


Producer: Allan Wright

: In Perspective

with John Harriott


Unknown: John Harriott

: Down to Earth

Mike Gilliam asks
Alan Titchmarsh about jobs in the garden this weekend.


Unknown: Mike Gilliam
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh

: News

: Sport on 4

Tony Lewis dusts down his deckchair and prepares for a cricketing Indian summer as the tourists play England today in the first One-Day International. News too from the World Cup camps, plus, as always, the offbeat and amusing side of the sporting world.


Unknown: Tony Lewis
Producer: Joanne Watson

: News

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk presents a practical guide to the holiday, travel and leisure scene with help from Nigel Coombs ,
Susan Marling , Patrick Stoddart Producer HELEN ROBSON


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

: News Stand

Francis Wheen presents a personal review of the weekly magazines.


Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Susan Snailum

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Kellner , Political Editor of the New Statesman, presents a personal review of a week in the parliamentary life ofMPs and peers.


Unknown: Peter Kellner
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin , studio guests, and contributions from
Angela Gordon , Robert Elms and Stephen Fry.
Together they pick over some of the week's loose ends and decide which can be left hanging Including 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: Stephen Fry.
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Jenny Danks
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: From Our Own Correspondent

(Nextedition on Tuesday at 10.0am)

: Money Box

(Details on Spring Bank Holiday at

: The News Quiz

Stereo (Details on Spring Bank Holiday at 6.30pm)
0 FEATURE: page 11

: News

: Any Questions?

Heather Couper ,
Richard Needham , mp, The Rt Hon Dr Dickson Mabon , Lord Parry


Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Richard Needham
Unknown: Dr Dickson Mabon

: The Afternoon Play

Widows by ARIEL DORFMAN translated from the Spanish by STEPHEN KESSLER and dramatised by GREGORY EVANS Greece, sometime in the recent part of its turbulent modern history: peasant women from a village without men defy all attempts by the military authority to stop them making conflicting claims over bodies that turn up in the river.
Although set in Greece, in order to escape Chilean censorship, the play is a thinly-disguised portrayal of the suffering of millions of peasants in Latin America today.
Directed by BRIAN MILLER


Unknown: Ariel Dorfman
Unknown: Stephen Kessler
Dramatised By: Gregory Evans
Directed By: Brian Miller

: The Saturday Feature

The Story Girl
A biographical impression of Lucy Maud Montgomery author of Anne of Green Gables.


Unknown: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Unknown: Green Gables.

: Options

4.0 Nursing History Ten programmes With MARGARET KORVING 3: After the Crimea The cash donated by a grateful nation set up the Nightingale School, a potent influence in the gradual reform of hospital practice, public health and workhouse care.
4.30 Parties and Party Hats Four programmes giving a picture of local politics and politicians.
2: All Those in Favour The ward party is no place for the razzmatazz of political conferences and press briefings. It makes policy decisions on the hoof. If enough members are angry about dumping in hedgerows they'll try and get something done. But there's no substitute for a tactful word in the right ear. Presented by CHRIS HAWKSWORTH Producer SIMON MAJOR 0 INFO: page 77
5.0 So You Want to Be a Writer Ten programmes written and presented by DEREK PARKER 4: Getting Down to It Derek Parker talks to established and up-and-coming writers about their methods of working. Producer DENNIS SIMMONS (R)
5.30 Groundswell Britain has been accused of being 'the dirty old man of Europe'. ERIC ROBSON finds out if the accusations hold water. Presented by HUGH SYKES


Presented By: Chris Hawksworth
Producer: Simon Major
Presented By: Derek Parker
Talks: Derek Parker
Producer: Dennis Simmons
Unknown: Eric Robson
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: The Fosdyke Saga II

The final episode 23
'Sorry, Jos ... I can't come.... we're raising funds for tripe blight sufferers.' Starring with Other parts played by DONALD DOUGLAS , PHIL NICE
RICHARD PLATT and PAUL B. DA VIES with special guest appearances by Patricia Routledge as Dame Vera and Anton Rodgers as Bertie Adapted (from the Daily Mirror cartoon) by BILL TIDY. JOHN JUNKIN Producer ALAN NIXON


Played By: Donald Douglas
Played By: Phil Nice
Played By: Richard Platt
Played By: Paul B. Da
Unknown: Patricia Routledge
Unknown: Anton Rodgers
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
Omar the Terrible: Bernard Bresslaw
Ali: Chris Langham
Lady Cynthia: Nichola McAuliffe
Nadine Buzom: Barbara Rosenblat
Quince: Chris Samsworth

: The Living World

Long Tongues and Stiff Tails Peter France joins Ken Smith and John Andrews in a Hertfordshire wood on the trail of all three
British woodpeckers.


Unknown: Ken Smith
Unknown: John Andrews

: Week Ending

An irreverently critical look back at the week's news.

: News

With CLIVE ROSLIN including Sports Round-up

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Dillie Keane
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Valley of Fear by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE dramatised by ROY APPS with One drab January morning in the year 1889, Holmes's attention is taken up by a strange message in code which leads him to the scene of a bizarre murder at Birlstone Manor in Sussex....
Directed by BRIAN MILLER


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised By: Roy Apps
Played By: Tom Karol.
Played By: Ronald Herdman
Directed By: Brian Miller
Sherlock Holmes: Tim Pigott-Smith
Dr Watson: Andrew Hilton
Douglas: James Aubrey
McGinty: Lee Montague
Insp MacDonald: Bob Docherty
Mrs Hudson: Val Lorralne
White Mason: Edward de Souza
Constable: Jared Morgan
Barker/Marvin: Trevor Nichols
Mrs Douglas: Natasha Pyne
Baldwin: Andrew Branch
Morris: Ronald Herdman
: Ettie Adeenfogle
Shafter: John Church

: In Search of Professor Moriarty

Selections from Sherlock Holmes - The Man and His World by H. R. F. Keating.


Author: H. R. F. Keating
Read By: Alan Moore
Produced By: Brian Miller

: Baker's Half 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 2: A Missing Person
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBCBristol


Read By: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: News

: Evening Service

Love divine, all loves excelling (BBC HB 329); Come Holy Ghost (Attwood); Acts 6, w 1-7; 0 for a thousand tongues (BBC HB 278) Stereo

: Soundings

A current religious or moral topic is explored.
Presented by Ted Harrison Researcher AMANDA PHILLIPS Producer DAVID COOMES
Series editor JOHN NEWBURY


Presented By: Ted Harrison
Presented By: Researcher Amanda Phillips

: Science Now

Presented by Alun Lewis


Presented By: Alun Lewis

: The Cabaret Upstairs

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 DAVID TYLER. Stereo


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: David Tyler.

: * 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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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