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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

with Hope Sealy


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by Chris Lowe and Peter Hobday
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by BRIAN PERKINS
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


Presented By: Chris Lowe
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Charles Colvile
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan
Summer is in full swing; it's the Saturday of the Lord's Test, and Wimbledon is on the horizon - they're painting the white lines even as you read this. 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 Mallinson

: Loose Ends

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: Talking Politics

Hugo Young of the Guardian looks ahead to the politics of the new Parliament with John Lloyd of the New Statesman, Peter Jenkins of the Independent and Charles Moore of the Spectator.


Unknown: Hugo Young
Unknown: John Lloyd
Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Unknown: Charles Moore
Producer: Anne Sloman

: From Our Own Correspondent


: Money Box

A Question of Money (1)
The Money Box team takes to the road to answer questions on personal finance put by listeners in Norwich.
The panel: Louise Botting ,
Vincent Duggleby , Christopher Gilchrist and Philip Hardman (More question answered on Monday at 10.0am)


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Unknown: Christopher Gilchrist
Unknown: Philip Hardman

: Just a Minute!

with Clement Freud , Peter Jones ,
Derek Nimmo and Kenneth Williams
Subjects flung at them by Nicholas Parsons
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR. Stereo


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: News

: Any Questions?

Rabbi Julia Neubeurger , Edwina Currie , Ken Livingstone and Jonathon Porritt


Unknown: Julia Neubeurger
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Jonathon Porritt

: A Very Warm Welcome

Laurie Taylor explores the mysteries of public speaking.
In the last of the series, a flower club in Ramsbottom welcomes Derek Bridges , whose unique displays of foliage - and philosophy - lean more to entertainment, than instruction.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Derek Bridges
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: The Afternoon Play

Myths and Legacies by VALERIE WINDSOR with A young writer visits a nun to research a book about her cousin, a great explorer and entrepreneur. The man had a twin brother and only their surviving relative, Sister Julian , Julia as she was, knows of the rivalry between them and of the tragedy to which it led....
Directed by KAY PATRICK
BBC Manchester. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Sister Julian
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Sister Julian: Rosalie Crutchley
William: Daniel Massey
Edward: Patrick Stewart
Edwarda boy: Philip Glancy
Williama boy: Tamlyn Robins
Juliaa girl: Claire Webzell
Father: Peter Laird
Trevor: John Basham
Dora: Jane Leonard
Officer/lawyer/waiter: Christopher Kent
McCleod/MO/Second lawyer: Nigel Caliburn

: Options

4.0 The Angry Decade Five programmes with MICHAEL BARBER
4: The Metropolis Bites Back After the provincial writers and the 'northern' novel came affluence, the pursuit of a new life-style, and thecult of youth, (e)
4.30 The Music of the Renaissance 3: Who Calls the Tune? What was the influence of patronage upon art? Presented by JOHN MILSOM Stereo (e)
5.0 Sports Coaching Six programmes for coaches of all sports
4: What a Performance with DAVID ICKE (R) (e)
5.30 Franc-parler Le jeu radiophonique pour ceux qui veulent apprendre a mieux communiquer en francais. Presente par CORINNE BAUDELOT etGREGOIRECAREL Ecrit par CORINNE BAUDELOT Réalise par MICK WEBB (R) (e)


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

: S04

Science on 4 Peter Evans selects highlights from recent research.
With reports from Geoff Watts , Georgina Ferry and Alun Lewis


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Georgina Ferry
Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Nicholas Morgan

: The Living World

The Wild Brooks of Amberley Presented by David Streeter and Derek Jones


Presented By: David Streeter
Presented By: Derek Jones

: 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 EUGENE FRASER including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: 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

To See Ourselves by IVOR WILSON
Friends would probably describe Andrew Jordan as a workaholic. A lecturer at a Northern polytechnic, he's radical, dynamic, popular with students and respected as a teacher by most of his colleagues. Then things start to go wrong, a series of problems becomes an avalanche, and the job he loves turns into a nightmare. Is he too old to grow up?
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Ivor Wilson
Unknown: Andrew Jordan
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Andrew: With Nigel Anthony
Amanda: Susan Tracy
David: James Laurenson
Potter: And John Bird
Sandra: Marva Alexander
Steve: Pearce Quigley
Joy JULIE: Ann Taylor
Wheeler: Simon Carter

: Moments into Poetry

Peter Jukes talks to the poets
Wendy Cope , Douglas Dunn and Grace Nichols about a moment in their lives which became a poem.
Producer RICHARD BANNERMAN A Kaleidoscope production (R)


Talks: Peter Jukes
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Douglas Dunn
Unknown: Grace Nichols
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: 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 12: Inferno
Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol


Unknown: John Christopher
Read By: Hywel Bennett
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and reflection. Stereo

: News

: The Saturday Feature

So-called Civilisation
'Why can't we eat dogs?' 'Where's my dutch wife?'
'How is money coming out of the wall?'
These were the first questions asked by four Indonesian woodcarvers when they arrived in Britain three weeks ago.
They had left their ancient tribe and village life, travelling 16,000 miles for a first glimpse of western civilisation. Escorting them was anthropologist Nigel Barley - friend, interpreter and their guide through the pitfalls and pleasures of our so-called
'civilisation'. What follows, as these tribesmen are confronted with the reality of a hi-tech existence, is an extraordinary experience for them and a remarkable lesson for the West. Producer CATHERINE MAHONEY


Unknown: Nigel Barley
Producer: Catherine Mahoney

: Flashback

Sixth of eight programmes
Egypt: The Banquet at Saqqara Returning to Cairo,
Joseph Hone revisits Egypt's former glories - and the Pharaonic necropolis where he once feasted with friends.


Unknown: Joseph Hone

: The Wordsmiths at Gorsemere

An everyday story of towering genius written by SUE LIMB The last of six episodes
16 June 1800: William meditates upon his Miltonic sonnet.
William Bloke arrives with a warning. De Quinine returns in disarray. There is a visitation and all is at peace.


Written By: Sue Limb
Unknown: William Bloke
Music By: Stephen Oliver
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
William Wordsmith: Geoffrey Whitehead
Dorothy Wordsmith: Denise Coffey
Samuel Tailor Cholericke: Simon Callow
Thomas de Quinine: Nickolas Grace
William Bloke: John Shrapnel
Stinking Iris: Miriam Margolyes
Leechpedler: Chris Emmett

: The Party Party

And we were just starting to get the hang of this Episode starring Morwenna Banks, Robin Driscoll ,
Robert Glenister ,
Hugh Laurie and Clive Mantle But sadly, yes.... the end of the first series brings tears to
Microcosm, and with them, resentment, revenge, greed, malice and attempted murder. Proudcer JAMIE RIX. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Driscoll
Unknown: Robert Glenister
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Clive Mantle
Unknown: Proudcer Jamie Rix.

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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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.

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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.

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