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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

Presented by Michael Pickstock Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Michael Pickstock
Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

Hope Sealy in conversation with a special guest about a prayer that has inspired their life and faith.


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Jenni Murray
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.25* Sport With CUFF MORGAN
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 Thought for the Day - In Perspective with ROSEMARY HARTILL , the BBC's Religious Affairs Correspondent
8.25 The Weeklies with DAVID CHIPP
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Jenni Murray
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: David Chipp
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan who eases you into the weekend with the sports news and views from around the world. Producer EMILY MCMAHON


Presented By: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Emily McMahon

: Breakaway

Breakaway, in its 350th programme, announces the winners of its competition from the Holiday 87 Exhibition at Alexandra Palace, London - a public exhibition open from 23 to 25 January. Bernard Falk and Judith Chalmers report.
For details of items in the programme please send sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Producer: Jenny Malunson

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin , with studio guests, and contributions from
Victoria Mather, Stephen Fry , Craig Charles and Robert Elms. Plus the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward.
Additional material by WOLFGANG PLOCKER


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Robert Elms.
Unknown: Wolfgang Plocker
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: The Week In Westminster

George Jones , Political Editor of the Daily Telegraph, presents a personal review of the parliamentary week. Producer SHEILA COOK


Unknown: George Jones
Producer: Sheila Cook

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Julian Coles

: Money Box

(Details on Monday at 10.0am)

: The News Quiz

It's back! The programme that reveals everything you never wanted to know about the past week.

: News

: Any Questions?

Michael Spicer , mp, John Pardoe Mary Goldring , Lord Soper


Unknown: Michael Spicer
Unknown: John Pardoe
Unknown: Mary Goldring

: Dilys Powell's History of the British Cinema

A series of 13 programmes 2:The 30s and Korda
'A Romanian will sell you his own mother, but a Hungarian will not only sell her, he'll deliver.'
In the 30s Hitchcock had given style to British cinema; the Hungarian Alexander Korda was to bring showmanship, enterprise and, of course, films. Dilys Powell assesses his achievement with help from Roy Boulting , David Lean ,
Denholm Elliott , Lewis Gilbert and Binnie Barnes. Producer DAVID PEET BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: Alexander Korda
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Roy Boulting
Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: Denholm Elliott
Unknown: Lewis Gilbert
Unknown: Binnie Barnes.

: The Afternoon Play Exit Miss Potter

Beatrice Potter, Mrs Sydney Webb as she is better known, was a leading figure in the Fabian Society. Bom in the 1850s, she emerged as a great beauty and a charismatic leader. Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Carolyn Sally Jones
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Beatrice Potter: Moir Leslie

: Options

4.0 Inside Information 4: The Electronic Office The office of the future will not only be electronic but also portable, as PAUL HEINEY discovers when he experiments with one of the latest lap-held computers. He goes on to take a typing course and to find out about the BBC's own computerised office at Breakfast Time. (R) (e) Further details of the 'Inside Information learning package and the City, and Guilds assessment scheme available from: Inside Information, BBC Education, Villiers House, London W52PA
4.30 Franc-parler CORINNE BAUDELOT et GREGOIRE CAREL presentent Ie theme de la semaine et deux etudiants britanniques participent a un jeu radiophonique. 4: Alimentation (e) Book, £5.95; pack of two cassettes, £7.95, from retailers
5.0 Deutsch Express!
3: Staufen unter der Sonne (e)
5.30Poraqui A 20-part series of second-stage Spanish With ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA
14: Cuentos y leyendas (R) (e) Book, £5.95; three cassettes, £4. 31 each, from retailers


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot

: International Assignment

BBC Correspondents report from around the world

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Living World

The Green Isle
Each winter thousands of geese and other northern birds find refuge on the Scottish island of Islay. It also has Britain's most thriving colony of choughs.
Michael Scott tries to find out why Islay attracts more than its fair share of birds.


Unknown: Michael Scott

: Week Ending

Men will let you abuse them if only you will make them laugh.
Bill Wallis , David Tate
Jon Glover and Sally Grace hope Henry is right.


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Sally Grace

: News

WithCUVEROSUN including Sports Round-up

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Saturday evening conversation Music by JEREMY NICHOLAS
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

St Francis of Assisi wrote: 'Be praised, my Lord, for sister water: humble, healing, precious and pure.'
Few people, however, were praising the Lord in the north-west London village of Welles in the dank November of 1853... Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON. Stereo


Directed By: David Johnston.
Robert Mortimer: Edward De Souza
Constance Lacey: Deborah Makepeace
Charlotte Mortimer: Betty Huntley-Wright
Old Henry Mortimer: Alan Dudley
Young Henry Mortimer: Richard Durden
Thomas Lacey: Eric Stovell
Dr Ogilvy: John Forrest
Mr Oldfield: Binky Baker
Mrs Oldfield: Avril Clark
Mr Rampton: Arnold Diamond
Mrs Rampton: Mary Wimbush
Bert Newman: John Hollis
Mrs Newman: Frances Jeater
Ingram Matthews: James Goode
Chairman of the Vestry: Tim Reynolds

: Baker's Dozen

Presented by Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Thriller!

SS-GB by LEN DEIGHTON abridged in 13 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Paul Daneman
4: A Party in Portman Square Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol


Unknown: Len Deighton
Read By: Paul Daneman
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Ten to Ten

A reflection led by The Rev Frank Topping Stereo

: News

: The Saturday Feature

A Green Window
Four 'Country Diary' columnists, Ted Ellis ,
Audrey Insch , Maurice Burton and Colin Luckhurst , talk about their work.
Compiled by MICHEL PETHERAM Producer ED THOMASON. Stereo


Unknown: Ted Ellis
Unknown: Audrey Insch
Unknown: Maurice Burton
Unknown: Colin Luckhurst

: The Enthusiasts

Allan Smith visits five groups of assorted devotees, trying to find out what spurs them on. 4: Twirlers
In Torbay the batons fly, the pom-poms whirl and parents watch their young strutting for all they're worth at competition time.


Unknown: Allan Smith
Producer: Susan Snailum

: Tales from the Mausoleum Club

4: The Turn of the Knob
Stereo (Details on Friday at 12.27pm)

: The Cabaret Upstairs

Clive Anderson introduces the very best of London's fringe entertainment, almost live from The Comedy Store,
Leicester Square, London
Producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo


Introduces: Clive Anderson
Producer: Dan Patterson.

: * 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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