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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 John Humphrys
7.0, 8.0 Today's News
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 IAN HISLOP
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: Jenni Murray
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Pauune Bushnell
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan Customs officers are on the look-out for stray cockerels this weekend: the French are at Twickenham for the Rugby
International against England; the Irish (minus livestock) are at Murrayfield.
In football, it's Cup day in England and Scotland. Producer EMILY MCMAHON


Presented By: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Emily McMahon

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk reports on holidays and travel. Susan Marling and Nigel Coombs make up 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

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: Cathie Mahoney

: The Week in Westminster

James Naughtie , Chief Political Correspondent of The Guardian, presents a personal review of a week in the life of MPs and peers.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Sheila Cook

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad


Producer: Juuan Coles

: Money Box

(Details on Monday at 10.0 am)

: The News Quiz

Stereo (Details on Monday at & 30pm)

: News

: Any Questions?

Lord Young, Polly Toynbee Geoffrey Robinson , mp and Lewis Wolpert


Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Geoffrey Robinson
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert

: Dilys Powell's History of the British Cinema: 6: The Ealing Comedies

A series of 13 programmes
Good clean fun: Charlie Crichton, director of The Lavender Hill Mob and The Titfield Thunderbolt, says of his boss at Ealing, "I think Micky Balcon knew how babies were made - but that's about as far as it went."
Dilys Powell ventures into the masculine world of the Ealing machine.
BBC Wales


Presenter: Dilys Powell
Guest: Charles Crichton
Researcher: Karen Walker
Producer: David Peet

: The Afternoon Play

A world championship flute band from a run-down Ulster town make a concert tour to
Toronto. As the band prepares for their first Orange parade away from home, personalities and politics clash.
Directed by JEREMY HOWE BBC Northern Ireland Stereo


Unknown: Maurice Leitch
Directed By: Jeremy Howe
Ray: With Derek Halligan

: Options

4.0 Inside Information
8: The Intelligent Machine? Can computers think for themselves? PAUL HEINEY reports on the latest moves towards Artificial Intelligence, and gardening expert ALAN TITCHMARSH discovers a computer program which can diagnose plant diseases. There's also a report on computers in the classroom and on what makes good software. (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. 8: Emploi (e) Book, £5.95; pack of two cassettes, £7.95, from retailers
5.0 Deutsch Express! 7: Zukunftsplane und Zukunftstraume JORG WALESCH and IRMGARD MEYER explain how to talk about your future plans. (e)
5.30 Por aqui A 20-part series of second-stage Spanish based on interviews recorded in Santiago de Compostela
18: iQuequieredecir? with ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA (R) (e) Book, £5.50; three cassettes, £4.31 each, from retailers


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Alan Titchmarsh
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot
Unknown: Zukunftstraume Jorg Walesch
Unknown: Irmgard Meyer

: International Assignment

BBC Correspondents report from around the world

: Science Now

Presented by Georgina Ferry


Presented By: Georgina Ferry

: The Living World

Plants Bite Back
Peter France examines the range of chemical defences deployed by the world's flora.

: 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 HARRIET CASS including Sports Round-up

: 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

Prince of Thieves by ROD BEACHAM
Arch-villain Jack Prince is doing time for purloining jewels.
He is desperate to break out of prison. When he meets mad
Doc Pargeter , a computer expert, he sees a way through those electronic doors ...
Directed by PETER KING. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 3. 0pm) * HEAR THIS! page 17 7


Jack Prince: Peter Vaughan
Cruncher: Trevor Nichols
Worm: Alan Thompson
Doc.Pargeter: Bryan Pringle
Jeannie: Deirdre Costello
Vi: June Tobin
Rupert: Francis Middleditch
Trelick: Adrian Egan
Redway: Paul Gregory
Thomas: Brian Hewlett
Hammer: Shaun Prendergast
Governor: Manning Wilson
Fisher: Eric Stovell
Tim: Stuart Organ
Nigel: David Goodland
directed: by Peter King

: 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!

SS-GB by LEN DEIGHTON abridged in 13 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Paul Daneman 8: My Brother's Keeper Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol


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

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and reflection led by The Rev Frank Topping Stereo

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Births, Deaths and Marriages
Some of the 2,000 people per day who consult the millions of files at St Catherine's House talk about the fascination of tracing their family roots.
Compiled by ANTHONY SIMMONS Producer ED THOMASON. Stereo
0 INFO: page 77


Unknown: Anthony Simmons
Producer: Ed Thomason.

: One Man and his Newt

David Bean reports on his encounters with animals and those who cherish them. 3: The Cockers
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: David Bean

: Big Jim and the Figaro Club

2: The French Connection by TED WALKER and COUN ROSE (Details on Friday at 12.27pm)


Unknown: Ted Walker

: Cliffhanger

The Dog Who Ran for President Part 2
Draw your deep leather armchair up to the fire and toast those tootsies as you thrill to part two of Cliffhanger's most chilling tale to date.
Written and performed by Robin Driscoll
Tony Haase , Peter McCarthy and Rebecca Stevens
Special guest Mike Myers Producer NICK SYMONS BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Driscoll
Unknown: Tony Haase
Unknown: Peter McCarthy
Unknown: Rebecca Stevens
Unknown: Mike Myers
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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