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: News Briefing

: * Prelude

BBC Birmingham. Stereo

: Farming Today



Producers: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with Bernard Jackson


Unknown: Bernard Jackson

: News

7.10 Today's Papers

: On Your Farm

A special report from the Farming and Forestry conference at Loughborough Producer LES COTTINGTON
(Revised re-broadcast Monday Z20pm)


Producer: Les Cottington

: In Perspective

with Rosemary Hartill


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill

: Down to Earth

Jobs to do in the garden this weekend

: News

8.10 Today's Papers

: Sport on 4

Presented this week by Tony Adamson.
The Royal Perth Yacht Club, Western Australia, hosts four months of 12-metre racing which will decide the next home of the America's Cup.
Closer to home, at Willesden, there's the World Hockey Cup. And then there's the Suntory World Match Play golf at Wentworth.


Unknown: Tony Adamson.
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

Radio 4's travel and leisure programme
Presented by Bernard Falk with Susan Marling ,
Nigel Coombs and Patrick Stoddart Producer HELEN ROBSON
For information on items in this week's programme please send sae to: 'Breakaway [address removed] including at 9.0 News


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

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright Producer JOY HATWOOD


Unknown: Martin Wainwright

: Conference Special

This week Liberal MP
Simon Hughes reports on the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Simon Hughes

: Loose Ends

Coarse, crass, a sad disappointment
Sneering, facetious
(unpublished letter to
Nearly always throws up something (CITY LIMITS) Ned Sherrin is joined by Craig Charles , Frances Edmonds , Carol Thatcher and Nigel Farrell to tie up, or throw up, something from the week's Loose Ends.
Additional material from


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds.
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Frances Edmonds
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Nigel Farrell
Unknown: Ian Brown
Unknown: James Hendrie
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Smon Shaw
Unknown: Cathe Mahoney

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

The return of Radio 4's financial programme
(Details on Monday at 10.0 am)

: After Henry

Last in the series in The Teapot
'It was bought by Jack Prescott , your father's great-grandfather. He always bought the best of everything.'
Written by SIMON BRETT Producer PETE ATKIN
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Jack Prescott
Written By: Simon Brett
Producer: Pete Atkin
Sarah: Prunella Scales
Eleanor: With Joan Sanderson
Russell: Benjamin Whitrow
Clare: Gerry Cowper
the Valuer: Nicholas Le Prevost

: News

: Any Questions?

Dr Rhodes Boyson , mp
Gillian Reynolds , Joe Ashton , mp Simon Hughes , mp


Unknown: Dr Rhodes Boyson
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Joe Ashton
Unknown: Simon Hughes

: The Afternoon Play

The Holy Experiment by FRITZ HOCHWALDER translated and adapted by BASIL ASHMORE
In the 18th century the Jesuits in the Spanish colonies of Latin America founded a new kind of society in which the Indians were treated as human beings and not slaves.
Directed by MARTIN Jenkins. Stereo


Unknown: Fritz Hochwalder
Adapted By: Basil Ashmore
Directed By: Martin Jenkins.
the Father Provincial: Alan Dobie
Don Pedro de Miura: Peter Jeffrey
Senor Querini: Alfred Burke
Fr Oros: Edward de Souza
Mynheer Cornelis: David March

: The Saturday Feature

The first of two programmes The Rice Bowl Revolution
Peasants in China outnumber the populations of Europe, the Soviet Union and the USA put together. For most of them the history of the last 100 years has been one of bitter poverty and occasional starvation.
But these days they're being talked about as the 'millionaire' class in China.
Mike Shells has been to China to see what has been happening. Producer ANNA PARKINSON
On 19 and 26 October China Forum on Radio 4 VHF/FM will answer listeners' questions and comments about China. Please write to:
China Forum. BBC. London WIA 4WW
0 FEATURE: page 14


Producer: Anna Parkinson

: Options

4.0 Rambles in Ireland In the fourth of six walks up the West Coast of Ireland MIKE HARDING visits Connemara and climbs the Twelve Bens or Pins. Music by DOLORES KEANE , MARY BERGIN. JOHN FAULKNER. ALEC FINN. JOHNNY (RINGO) MCDONAGH and MARTIN O'CONNOR Producers JUDE HOWELLS and JEREMY WEBB (R)
4.30 Brainwaves The education magazine presented by MARGARET PERCY (E)
5.0 Locally Speaking A series of six programmes on dialects and accents in England today
1: The Real Speech of England Are we in the last days of dialect? With the help of BBC local radio archives, BRIAN REDHEAD sets out to explore this question and to discover the differences between dialect and accent - locally speaking. Consultant MALCOLM PETYT Producers ARTHUR WOOD and CHRISTOPHER STONE (R)(E)
5.30 Por aqui Second-stage Spanish, following A 20-part series based on interviews recorded in Santiago de Compostela 1: with ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA Script by BOB WINTERFLOOD Series producer MICK WEBB (R) (E) Study book, £5.50; three cassettes, £4.31 each, from retailers


Music By: Dolores Keane
Music By: Mary Bergin.
Music By: John Faulkner.
Music By: Martin O'Connor
Music By: Jeremy Webb
Presented By: Margaret Percy
Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Malcolm Petyt
Producers: Arthur Wood
Script By: Bob Winterflood
Producer: Mick Webb

: Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man

by SIEGFRIED SASSOON abridged and read in seven parts by Stephen MacDonald
2: The Flower Show Match BBC Scotland


Unknown: Stephen MacDonald

: The Living World

Phil Drabble , Bob Stebbings and Chris Mead tackle questions put by members of the Rutland Natural History Society.
Presented by Derek Jones


Unknown: Phil Drabble
Unknown: Bob Stebbings
Unknown: Chris Mead
Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending

returns for more satirical sketches on the week's news.

: News

With PETER DONALDSON including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: 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.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Regency Buck by GEORGETTE HEYER dramatised by NEVILLE TELLER
Pretty but shrewd,
Judith Taverner gallops in from the provinces and daringly defies the gaming, drinking and brawling world of Regency
London to claim her rights, her fortune and - who knows - perhaps her happiness.
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo (Re broadcast on Monday at 3.0pm)


Unknown: Georgette Heyer
Dramatised By: Neville Teller
Unknown: Judith Taverner
Directed By: David Johnston.
Judith Taverner: Elizabeth Proud
her brother, Peregrine: Simon Shepherd
Bernard Taverner: Gary Cady
Lord Worth: And Steve Hodson
Mrs Scattergood: Avril Clark
Fitzjohn: David Learner
Henry: Stuart Organ
Beau Brummell: Edward de Souza
CharlesAudley: Steven Pacey
Prince Regent: Roger Hammond
Harriet Fairford: Deborah Makepeace
Lord Ashley: John Church
Lady Sefton: Rachel Gurney
Mrs Beauchamp: Natasha Pyne
Lord Worcester: Ronald Herdman
Mr Skeffing: Gordon Reid
Sir Geoffrey Fairford: Binky Baker

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record.
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Thriller!

Rough Cider by PETER LOVESEY abridged in six parts byDONALD BANCROFT
Read by David March
2: The Skull in the Barrel
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBCBristol


Unknown: Peter Lovesey
Unknown: Donald Bancroft
Read By: David March
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: News

: Evening Service

Lord, by whose breath all souls and seeds are living
(BBC HB 437); Fear not, 0 land
(Elgar); John 6, w 25-35; Father, we thank thee (BBC HB 201) Stereo

: Opinions

The return of the programme in which three guests, in conversation with Ted Harrison , express strong - sometimes controversial - views on an ethical, moral or religious issue of the week.
Producer DAVID COOMES. Stereo


Unknown: Ted Harrison
Producer: David Coomes.

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The 700 Million Billion Lira Radio Show

A special European edition
Stereo (Details on Friday at 12.27pm)

: * 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.

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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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