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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 John Humphrys and Jenni Murray
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25* Sport with CUFF 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 DAVID WALKER
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


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

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan
Fireman Terry Marsh is on red alert: he's preparing for his IBF World Light Welterweight title fight on Wednesday against America's Joe Manley in Basildon, Essex, his home town. Plus a look forward to the rest of the weekend's sporting action. Producer EMILY MCMAHON


Presented By: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: Terry Marsh
Unknown: Joe Manley
Producer: Emily McMahon

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk reports on holidays and travel with Susan Marling and Nigel Coombs.
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 Peter RiddeU , Political Editor of the Financial Times


Presented By: Peter Riddeu
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 6.30 pm)

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke , mp The Rt Hon John Smith , qc, mp Des Wilson
Mrs Wendy Savage


Unknown: Kenneth Clarke
Unknown: John Smith
Unknown: Des Wilson
Unknown: Mrs Wendy Savage

: Dilys Powell's History of the British Cinema

A series of 13 programmes 7:The 50s
After Ealing, British cinema underwent a confused and hesitant period. But there was a range of honourable achievements.
Dilys Powell remembers such films as Olivier's Richard III ,
Greene's The Heart of the Matter and the celebrated animated Animal Farm with Dirk Bogarde , Michael Caine and Malcolm McDowell.
Producer DAVID PEET. BBC Wales


Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Richard Iii
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Malcolm McDowell.
Unknown: Karen Walker
Producer: David Peet.

: The Afternoon Play

Prisoners by PAUL M. LEVITT
'Is the real Mrs Fry the Quaker lady dressed in grey who likes the simple things in life, or the lady who goes to parties given by the rich and famous? Is she the lady who tells the women here in Newgate she wants her children home with her or the lady some say has packed her children off?'


Unknown: Paul M. Levitt
Unknown: Mrs Fry
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
as Elizabeth Fry: Maureen O'Brien
Joseph: Clive Francis
Katherine: Avril Clark
Rachel: Frances Jeater
as Governor Newman: Jeffry Wickham

: International Assignment

BBC Correspondents report from around the world

: Options

4.0 Inside Information
9: Putting it All Together PAUL HEINEY examines the way in which many of the computer applications discussed earlier in the series come together when he orders a new talking car and goes to watch it being made at Austin Rover's Cowley plant. (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
4.30 Franc-parler CORINNE BAUDELOT et GREGOIRE CAREL presentent Ie theme de la semaine et deux etudiants britanniques participent a un jeu radiophonique. 9: Societe (e) Book. £5.95; pack of two cassettes, £7.95, from retailers
5.0 Deutsch Express!
8: Freiburg - alt an Jahren, jung im Herzen (e)
5.30 Por aqui A 20-part series of second-stage Spanish with ISABEL SOTO and MIGUEL PENARANDA
19: Medicos y curanderos (R) (e) Book, £5.95; three cassettes, £4. 31 each, from retailers


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot
Unknown: Isabel Soto

: Science Now at the AAAS

Several thousand scientists gathered at the 153rd annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago. Peter Evans was there, and he reports on some of the highlights.

: The Living World

An irregularity in the earth's magnetic field can be confusing for migrating birds but can be fatal for whales and dolphins. Jeremy Cherfas finds out why.


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas

: 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 BRIAN PERKINS including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Saturday evening conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations MUSIC by INSTANT SUNSHINE
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Instant Sunshine
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Welsh Drama

In 1935, in a slightly shabby bungalow on the banks of the Thames, the Welsh emigre family's life revolves around Cuckoo. Everyone indulges her 8-year-old mind; but the problem is that it's engulfed in the body of a middle-aged woman.
Adapted and directed by ENYD WILLIAMS
Stereo (Re-broadcast Mondayat 3. Opm)
0 HEAR THIS! page 25


Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Cuckoo: Judy Cornwell
Madam: Margaret Courtenay
Lydia: Petra Markham
Uncle Powell: Lewis Jones
Jerome: Robert Daws
Benjy: Frank Coda
Mrs Dix: Joan Matheson

: 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


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Thriller!

SS-GB by LEN DEIGHTON abridged in 13 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Paul Daneman 9: Mortal Remains
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol


Unknown: Len Deighton
Read By: Paul Daneman

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and reflection led by The Rev Dr Kenneth Slack Stereo

: News

: The Saturday Feature

On the Land
As a tribute to Ted Moult , who died last year, colleague Marjorie Lofthouse has collected together a series of interviews he had recorded with veteran agricultural workers, which reflects his unique contribution to broadcasting. Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Ted Moult
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: One Man and his Newt

In the last of four programmes David Bean reports on his encounters with animals and those who cherish them. 4: Horses All His Life Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: David Bean

: Big Jim and the Figaro Club: 3: On the Line

by Ted Walker and Colin Rose
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.


Writer: Ted Walker
Writer: Colin Rose
Producer: Martin Fisher
Big Jim: Norman Rossington
Harold Perkins: Roland Curram
The Storyteller: Bernard Cribbins
Old Ned: Harold Goodwin
Turps: Sylvester McCoy
Nimrod: David John
Chick: David Beckett
Harry: Steven Harrold
Miss James: Carol Hawkins
Plonker: Stephen Garlick
Typist: Karen Ascoe

: Cliff hanger

presents Bed and Breakfast that Time Forgot
Descend to the bowels of the BBC whence Cliffhanger relates this week's legend of terror and time travel. A choice of boiled, scrambled or fried eggs, toast and marmalade, and tea or coffee with your mystery story. Written and performed by Robin Driscoll
Peter McCarthy , Tony Haase and Rebecca Stevens Producer NICK SYMONS BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Driscoll
Unknown: Peter McCarthy
Unknown: Tony Haase
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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