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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


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by Jenni Murray and Peter Hobday
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by SIMON VANCE
7.25* Sport with CLIFF MORGAN
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective with ROSEMARY HARTnx , the BBC's
Religious Affairs Correspondent
8.25 The Weeklies
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: Jenni Murray
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Simon Vance
Unknown: Rosemary Hartnx
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan
If you live in the UK, you'll have to leave the country to get to one of today's Five Nations
Championship games: France play Wales in Paris, and Ireland take on England in Dublin. Producer EMILY MCMAHON


Presented By: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Emily McMahon

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk reports on holidays and travel. Susan Marling and Nigel Coombs join the team that makes sense of the world of travel.
For details of items in the programme please send sae to:
[address removed]


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Jenny Malunson

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin , with studio guests, and regular and irregular contributions from the likes of 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

Presented by James Naughtie , Chief Political Correspondent of The Guardian


Presented By: James Naughtie
Producer: Sheila Cook

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Julian Coles

: Money Box

(Details on Monday at 10.0am)

: The News Quiz

Stereo (Details on Monday at 6.30pm)

: News

: Any Questions?

Jeffpey Archer , Andrew Neil Tim Clement-Jones Siobhain McDonagh


Unknown: Jeffpey Archer
Unknown: Andrew Neil
Unknown: Tim Clement-Jones
Unknown: Siobhain McDonagh

: Dilys Powell's History of the British Cinema

A series of 13 programmes 4: The War
Pray propose to me the measures necessary to stop this foolish production before it goes any further.
The foolish production was
Michael Powell 's The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1942). Like many others, Churchill failed to stop Powell from getting his own way.
Dilys Powell recalls the war years in British Cinema with David Lean , Michael Powell , Deborah Kerr , John Mills and Margaret Lockwood. Producer DAVID PEET BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Powell
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: Michael Powell
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Margaret Lockwood.

: The Afternoon Play: The Fishkeeper

by Andrew Tyrrell

Stephen has been fascinated by exotic fish since childhood and now owns a tropical fish shop, where he lives with his mother Molly, a former opera star. But then Delia arrives to trouble the uneasy tranquillity of their strange world...
(Stereo) (Broadcast last Monday)


Writer: Andrew Tyrrell
Director: Peter Kavanagh

: Alice's Redoubt

Andrew Joynes meets a fabric designer who has lived on the island of St Lucia for 20 years. She has just bought the old
Victorian gun battery which overlooks the harbour.
'Can you imagine them, the gun crew, with their Mutt'n'Jeff whiskers, sweating away down here?'


Unknown: Andrew Joynes

: Options

4.0 Inside Information
6: Designed by Computer PAUL HEINEY discovers how computers are used in the world of design, with a visit to an animation studio and an exploration of the world of computer graphics. (R) (e) Further details of the 'Inside Information ' learning package and the City and Guilds assessment scheme are available from: Inside Information. BBC Education, Villiers House, London W52PA
4.30Franc-parler CORINNE BAUDELOT et GREGOIRE CAREL presentent Ie theme de la semaine et deux etudiants britanniques participent a un jeu radiophonique. 6: Ici et Id (e) Book, £5.95; set of two cassettes, £7.95, from retailers
5.0 Deutsch Express!
5: Staufen - ein Tag im Leben einer Kleinstadt (e) Quiz entries to be sent to: BBC Language Quiz (103 HWH), London WIA 4WW before 11 February
5.30Poraqui A 20-part series of second-stage Spanish With ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA 16: Elfuturo (R) (e) Book, £5.95; three cassettes, £4.31 each, from retailers


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Living World

A Winter in Wales
Presented by Nick Davies
Roger Worsley digs into the Celtic secrets of fertility.


Presented By: Nick Davies
Presented By: Roger Worsley

: Week Ending

: News

With BRYAN MARTIN including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Bryan Martin

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Saturday evening conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations Music by DILLIE KEANE
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Dillie Keane
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Persian Lesson by MICHAEL CAMPBELL
Charlie Parker , who is studying Persian poetry while in jail, is murdered. Detective Inspector Tanner realises that one of the poems in Charlie's book contains a clue to a proposed gold bullion robbery.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Campbell
Unknown: Charlie Parker
Unknown: Inspector Tanner
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Tanner: Steve Hodson
Molly: Jaye Griffiths
Rimmer: Bill Walllis
Lena: Cheryl Malker
Major: John Rye
Smokey: William Eedle
Williams: Edward de Souza
Palmer: George Parsons
Murphey: Shaun Prendergast
Harry: Renu Setna
Lecturer: Peter Howell
Charlie: Peter Tuddenham

: 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 6: The House of Death Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Len Deighton
Read By: Paul Daneman

: Ten to Ten

A reflection led by The Rev Richard Harries. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

And Drama Comes First
Young performers from the Kingsdale Youth Centre in South London describe how they devise a new play from the first rehearsal to the first night. Compiled and presented by Veronica Cecil
Producer ED THOMASON. Stereo


Presented By: Veronica Cecil
Producer: Ed Thomason.

: One Man and his Newt

In the first of four programmes David Bean reports on his encounters with animals and those who cherish them. 1: The Blackie Men Producer GD.UAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: David Bean

: Tales from the Mausoleum Club: 6: Jess of the B'Ournevilles

The last of six parts written by Ian Brown and James Hendrie
starring Timothy Spall as Thomas Sturdy
Rosalind Ayres as Jess
Oliver Cotton as Storm
Nicholas Clay as Azreal Beech
and Royce Mills as The Hon Clarence Green

Thomas Sturdy finds a map of Wessex and goes to the station to buy a ticket to Casterbridge. They finally give him one to Dorchester, where his tale unfolds.


Writer: Ian Brown
Writer: James Hendrie
Composer: Max Harris
Producer: Paul Spencer
Thomas Sturdy: Timothy Spall
Jess: Rosalind Ayres
Storm: Oliver Cotton
Azrael Beech: Nicholas Clay
The Hon Clarence Green: Royce Mills
Felch: Michael Ripper
Old Jabez: Jonathan Kydd
Hangman: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Shepherd: Nick Revell

: The Cabaret Upstairs

Clive Anderson introduces fringe entertainment, almost live from The Comedy Store, Leicester Square, London Producer DAVID TYLER. Stereo


Introduces: 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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