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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


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Jenni Murray
7.0, 8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
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 HARTILL , the BBC's
Religious Affairs Correspondent
8.25 The Weeklies With FRANCIS WHEEN
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Jenni Murray
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: News

: Sport on 4

If the postman brought you bills, not Valentines, console yourself with 25 minutes of news and conversation from the world of sport brought to you by Cliff Morgan.


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Emily McMahon

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk reports on holidays and travel, discovering new and exciting holidays and tackling those trips that have not lived up to expectations. 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 Mallinson

: Loose Ends

unravelled, dangled or tied up by Ned Sherrin and the likes of Craig Charles , Carol Thatcher , Stephen Fry and Robert Elms Plus the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward
Additional material by WOLFGANG PLOCKER


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Stephen Fry
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

Reflections on life and politics abroad


Producer: Julian Coles

: Money Box

(Details on Monday at 10.0am)

: The News Quiz

Stereo (Details on Monday at 6.30pm)

: News

: Any Questions?

David Mellor
The Rt Hon Gerald Kaufman , mp Rosalind Gilmore , Tom Burke


Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: Rosalind Gilmore
Unknown: Tom Burke

: Dilys Powell's History of the British Cinema

A series of 13 programmes 5: Back to Peace
The late 40s proved to be a high point in British Cinema:
30 million people a week were going to the pictures. What did they see? Among other films David Lean 's Brief Encounter, Carol Reed 's The Third Man, Powell and Pressburger's
A Matter of Life and Death and The Red Shoes.
Dilys Powell takes you back. David Lean , Michael Powell
Graham Greene , Dirk Bogarde Deborah Kerr and Michael Caine assist. Producer DAVID PEET BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: Carol Reed
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: David Lean
Unknown: Michael Powell
Unknown: Graham Greene
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Michael Caine

: The Afternoon Play

In her villa outside Florence, Alice lives the life of a great lady, waited and doted on. However, her mother was a particular friend of Edward VII and her daughter is a raffish bohemian. There are skeletons in her cupboard - and her diary!
Directed by GRAHAM GAULD


Unknown: Brian Glanville
Unknown: Edward Vii
Directed By: Graham Gauld
Alice: With Mary Ellis
Helen: Jane Asher
Vanbrugh: And Robert Harris

: Options

4.0 Inside Information 7: Computers in Control Computers are now being used to control all sorts of equipment. PAUL HEINEY takes a ride in the Isle of Man TT, travels on Birmingham Airport's hi-tech train and lands a plane - all with the help of computers. Plus a report from DAVE LEE TRAVIS on a computer-controlled camera. (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 présentent le thème de la semaine et deux etudiants britanniques participent a un jeu radiophonique. 7: Families (e)
5.0 Deutsch Express!
6: Einkaufen in Freiburg (e)
5.30 Por aqui A 20-part series of second-stage Spanish With ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA
17: Quejasyconsejos (R) (e)


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Dave Lee Travis
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans


Presented By: Peter Evans

: The Living World

Presented by Derek Jones


Presented By: Derek Jones

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate , Jon Glover and Sally Grace


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

: News

With PETER DONALDSON including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Peter Donaldson

: 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: The Event of the Season

by Perry Pontac
A nuclear war might have a disastrous effect on a society lady's garden party...
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3.0pm) (Maureen Lipman is in 'Wonderful Town 'at the Queen 's Theatre, London)
0 HEAR THIS! page 27


Writer: Perry Pontac
Director: Richard Wortley
Lady Wulfruna Pendley: Geraldine McEwan
Miss Blaines: Maureen Lipman
Bransbury: Richard Kane
Dr Gastrell: George Baker
General Sir Filton Sheccles: Stephen Thorne

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less familiar and including some recent releases.
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Thriller!

SS-GB by LEN DEIGHTON abridged in 13 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Paul Daneman 7: The Moving Staircase Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Len Deighton
Read By: Paul Daneman

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and reflection led by The Rt Rev Jim Thompson Stereo


Unknown: Jim Thompson

: News

: The Saturday Feature

The Best
The founder of H. H. Martyn and Co, a unique firm of art craftsmen, demanded only one thing from his employees: that they gave their best.
For almost a century, Martyn's produced some of the finest wood-carving, bronze castings, wrought iron, sculpture, decorative plasterwork and furniture in the world.
They built the Speaker's Chair, St Paul 's pulpit and the Cenotaph. They decorated the interior of ocean liners, stately homes, council chambers, and even founded the famous
Gloster Aircraft Company.
The firm folded in ]971, victims of changing tastes and times, and is hardly remembered in its home town of Cheltenham.
BBC Arts Correspondent John Parry tells its story and talks to former Martyn's craftsmen. Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: H. H. Martyn
Unknown: St Paul

: One Man and his Newt

David Bean reports on his encounters with animals and those who cherish them.
2: Nothing but a Hound Dog Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: David Bean

: Big Jim and the Figaro Club

by TED WALKER starring
Six anarchic tales from those demob days when we was going to build the new Jerusalem - you know, before the world turned lax and sour.
1: Transport of Delight
(Re-broadcast on Friday at 12.27 pm)


Unknown: Ted Walker
Producer: Martin Fisher
as Big Jim: Norman Rossington
as Harold Perkins: Roland Curram
as the Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins
Old Ned: Harold Goodwin
Turps: Sylvester McCoy
Nimrod: David John
Chick: David Beckett
Farmer: Douglas Blackwell
Farmer's daughter: Karen Ascoe

: Cliffhanger

The Dog Who Ran for President Part 1
A cat may look at a king, but a dog.... run for President? Come into the darkened splendour of the library and peer over the shoulder of Cliffhanger as he reads this evening's story of mystery and imagination. Written and performed by Robin Driscoll
Tony Haase , Peter McCarthy and Rebecca Stevens Producer NICK SYMONS BBC Manchester Stereo


Unknown: Robin Driscoll
Unknown: Tony Haase
Unknown: Peter McCarthy
Unknown: Rebecca Stevens
Producer: Nick Symons

: * 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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