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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 which has inspired their life and faith.


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25* Sport with CHARLES COLVILE
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 JOHN SWEENEY


Presented By: Peter Hobday
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Charles Colvile
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: John Sweeney
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan
The inaugural Rugby Union World Cup is into its closing stages: places to be won in the Final. Only the best are left in the traditional pre- Wimbledon tennis tournaments. Producer PETER GRIFFITHS


Presented By: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

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


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

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Victoria Mather, Stephen Fry , Craig Charles and Robert Elms. Plus the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward.
Additional material by ALISTAIR BEATON


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

: Trooping the Colour

The celebration in London of Her Majesty The Queen's official birthday.
This year The Queen's colour of the Second Battalion, Scots Guards, is being trooped on Horseguards Parade, and for the first time in HM The Queen's reign she will inspect her troops from a carriage. The music is played by the Massed Mounted
Bands of the Household Cavalry and the Massed Bands, Corps of Drums, and Pipes and Drums of the Guards Division. The scene is described by Julian Tutt
Producer CAROLINE ELUOT. Stereo


Unknown: Julian Tutt
Producer: Caroline Eluot.

: Through My Window

The ebb and flow of the tides and the relentless movement of the seasons are in the mind of author Brian Carter as he looks out from his Devon home. BBCBristol


Unknown: Brian Carter

: Just a Minute!

with Clement Freud ,
Peter Jones , Eleanor Summerfield and Kenneth Williams
Subjects flung at them by Nicholas Parsons
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 6. 30pm)


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Cecil Parkinson Paddy Ashdown David Blunkett and Germaine Greer


Unknown: Cecil Parkinson
Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Germaine Greer

: A Very Warm Welcome

Laurie Taylor explores the mysteries of public speaking. In the third of the series, John Bowman describes his unfathomable powers to a down-to-earth audience in Essex. Will they be convinced that the ancient art of dowsing can assist them in their hobby? Or will a conflict of 'interests' gradually surface?


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: John Bowman
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: The Afternoon Play

Mothers and Shadows by OLWEN WYMARK adapted from the novel byMARTA TRABA with and Argentina - Uruguay - late
1970s, Dolores and Irene have nothing in common, except that they live in the land of the disappeared ones. Their story reflects the fear and anger experienced by the thousands of mothers who live and watch their loved ones die in this incomprehensible world of terror.
Directed by SUSAN HOGG BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Olwen Wymark
Novel By: Marta Traba
Directed By: Susan Hogg
Irene: Yvonne Bryceland
Dolores: Harriet Walter

: International Assignment

BBC Correspondents report from around the world Producer ADAM RAPHAEL


Producer: Adam Raphael

: Options

4.0 The Angry Decade A series of four programmes with MICHAEL BARBER
3: Sorry Chums, the Raj is Over Suez, Hungary, CND, the 'new left' - in 1956 the penny finally dropped: the old order would not come back. (e)
4.30 The Music of the Renaissance A series of six programmes
2: The World of the Composer What sort of people became composers and what was expected of them? Presented by JOHN MILSOM Stereo (e) For support notes send sae to: [address removed]
5.0 Sports Coaching Six programmes for coaches of all sports
3: All in the Mind With DAVID ICKE (R) (e)
5.30 Euromagazine The last of eight programmes Italia Con DENISE DE ROME Regia di MICK WEBB (e)


Unknown: Michael Barber
Presented By: John Milsom
Unknown: David Icke
Unknown: Denise de Rome
Unknown: Mick Webb

: S04

Science on 4 Peter Evans selects highlights from recent research. With reports from Geoff Watts , Georgina Ferry and Alun Lewis.
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 7.45 pm)


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Georgina Ferry
Unknown: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Julian Brown

: The Living World

Clegg and Coe
Presented by Derek Jones
Michael Clegg and Malcolm Coe answer more questions.


Presented By: Derek Jones
Presented By: Michael Clegg
Presented By: Malcolm Coe

: Week Ending

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


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

: News

With CUVE ROSUN including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Cuve Rosun

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Music by DILLIE KEANE of Fascinating Aida
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Dillie Keane
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Tom and Jerry by JOAN SADLER
Some years ago two men, known only to each other as Tom and Jerry, committed a robbery. The spoils were unequally divided by Tom - as Jerry now discovers.
Directed by IAN COTTERELL. Stereo (


Unknown: Joan Sadler
Directed By: Ian Cotterell.
Tom Freestone: Anthony Jackson
Jerry Brogan: Sean Barrett
Pam Freestone: Margaret Ward
Sandra: Susie Brann
Spanish waiter: Michael Tudor Barnes
Guy Hamilton: Aubrey Woods
Freddie: Manning Wilson
Dave Freestone: Kim Wall
Mick Flannery: Steven Harrold
Mary McCrea: Kate Binchy
Lifeboat lady: Jennifer Piercey
Teresa: June Berry
Gloria: Sheila Grant
Det Insp Burgess: Michael McStay
DetSgt Crouch: Ian Thompson
WPC Deane: Deborah Makepeace

: Baker's Dozen

Presented by Richard Baker Producer JUDITH ROLES . Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Judith Roles

: Thriller!

The Possessors by JOHN CHRISTOPHER abridged in 12 parts by BRIAN GEAR
Read by Hywel Bennett 11: The Enemy Within
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Christopher
Unknown: Brian Gear
Read By: Hywel Bennett
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and a reflection. Stereo

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Blow Suck
The Life and Times of the Harmonica
The German company M.
Hohner celebrates its 130th anniversary this year with the manufacture of the billionth harmonica - that's one each for every single mouth in Europe, America and Russia. Nick
Baker looks at the story of the world's most portable instrument.
Producer ANDREW PARFITT. Stereo
0 HEAR THIS! page 25 and INFO: page 89


Producer: Andrew Parfitt.

: Flashback

Fifth of eight programmes
Yugoslavia: Greene-and-Ambler Land
Novelist Joseph Hone returns to Belgrade, where 30 years ago he had his first introduction to the world of espionage.


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere

An everyday story of towering genius written by SUE LIMB 6 May 1800: de Quinine and Cholericke contemplate the plight of womankind. William polishes his 'Frozen Stalk'. Mrs Cholericke and the children descend. And babes are born....


Written By: Sue Limb
Music By: Stephen Oliver
Unknown: Jonathan James Moore
William Wordsmith: Geoffrey Whitehead
Dorothy Wordsmith: Denise Coffey
Samuel Tailor Cholericke: Simon Callow
Thomas de Quinine: Nickolas Grace
Sara Cholericke: Angela Pleasance
Stinking Iris: Mirlam Margolyes

: The Party Party

"Almost There" episode starring Morwenna Banks, Robin Driscoll, Robert Glenister, Hugh Laurie and Clive Mantle.

'No War' Celebration Day has become a major event in Action Man's Calendar, to rank alongside 'No Horse' Ascot week and 'No Balls' Wimbledon. Marvel at the ceremony in Microcosm as Penny swaps places with the Queen and Dan with a Brass Band.

Producer JAMIE Rix


Unknown: Moray Hunter
Unknown: Robin Driscoll
Unknown: Robert Glenister
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Clive Mantle
Producer: Jamie Rix

: * 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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