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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

A weekly review of the agricultural scene
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 John Humphrys and Jenni Murray
7.0,8.0 Today's News
7.25* Sport With CHARLES COLVILE News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective with JOHN NEWBURY, the BBC's
Religious Affairs Correspondent
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament Editor JENNY AHRAMSKY


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Jenni Murray
Read By: Pauline Bushnell
Editor: Jenny Ahramsky

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan
The old claret jug is up for grabs again: the 116th Open
Championship is being staged at Muirfield, courtesy of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.
Cliff is your host on the Firth of Forth.


Presented By: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

There's nothing quite like messing about in boats, so Bernard Falk takes to the water this week as the programme comes direct from the riverbank at Aynho in the heart of England. Travelling along the canal waterways of Britain is a very popular holiday. Susan Marling helps navigate the spots you can see on land as you travel through the watery network of Britain to discover parts of the country you thought had disappeared.
For details of items in this week programme please send sae to:
[address removed]


Producer: Helen Robson

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin with studio guests, and regular and irregular contributions from the likes of Robert Elms, Craig Charles Victoria Mather and Stephen Fry. Plus the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward.
Additional material by ALISTAIR BEATON
(Re-broadcast at 11. Opm)


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

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell. Political Editor of the Financial Times, presents a personal review of a week in the life of MPs and peers. Producer SHEILA COOK


Unknown: Peter Riddell.
Producer: Sheila Cook

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections on life and politics abroad


Producer: David Powell

: Taste of the East

(Details on Monday at 10.0am)

: Quote.... Unquote

A quiz about quotations and a chance to hear the most quotable remarks ever made about guests Lord Deedes Lord Elwyn-Jones
Peter Kellner and Brian Clover Devised, written and presented by Nigel Rees
Quotations read by RONALD FLETCHER
Producer JO BUNTING. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at a 30pm)


Unknown: Lord Deedes Lord Elwyn-Jones
Unknown: Peter Kellner
Unknown: Brian Clover
Presented By: Nigel Rees
Read By: Ronald Fletcher
Producer: Jo Bunting.

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Douglas Hurd , mp, The Rt Hon Shirley Williams , Paul Boateng , mp and Professor Ted Wragg


Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Shirley Williams
Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Professor Ted Wragg

: Second Edition

Gillian Reynolds and guests travel through Turkey with Start the Week, to South
America with Woman's Hour, and to the Orient with The Food Programme, as they discuss the need to get away from it all. Producers LUCY LUNT and PIPPA BURSTON


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds

: The Afternoon Play

The Somebody by BLOKE MODISANE with and After 30 years on Robben Island Kei Amatola, the hero of black South Africa, comes home to New Sophiatown. Then the statue in the township square is defaced. Is this a symbolic attack on the people's leader?
Have they lost faith in his policy of non-violence? And what of Kalamazoo, who will stop at nothing to become a Somebody? Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER Stereo


Unknown: Bloke Modisane
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer
Kei Amatola: Joseph Marcell
Kalamazoo: Kwabena Manso
Punt Marais: Bruce Purchase

: Options

4.30 New Series American Authors BEL MOONEY presents a portrait of the life and work of six American writers.
1: John Steinbeck (1902-68) Steinbeck was a radical realist who made his best art out of Depression America in his book The Grapes of Wrath. During his early life, he worked as a labourer and that experience shaped his sympathy for the American dispossessed. Readings by LOU HIRSCH Consultant DR MIKE WOOLF Producer GAYNOR SHUTTE ● INFO: page 77
5.0 The State of Industry The second of six programmes in which ROBERT HELLER , Editorial Director of Management Today, takes stock of Britain's manufacturers - focusing this week on chemicals and textiles - and their response to the intense pressures of world competition. (R) Book, same title, £10. 95from booksellers
5.30 Franc-parler Lejeu radiophonique pour ceux qui veulent apprendre a mieux communiquer en francais. Presente par CORINNE BAUDELOT et GREGORE CAREL
5eme emission: Histoires vraies Ecrit par CORINNE BAUDELOT (R) (e) Book, £5.95; set of two cassettes, £7.95 from retailers


Unknown: John Steinbeck
Unknown: Lou Hirsch
Unknown: Dr Mike Woolf
Producer: Gaynor Shutte
Unknown: Robert Heller
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot
Unknown: Corinne Baudelot

: S04

Science on 4 What do you get if you encourage thousands of the best minds in the world to indulge their curiosity? The answer is a lot of discoveries and developments in science, medicine, and technology - some important, all of them interesting. Peter Evans selects highlights from recent research. With reports from Geoff Watts Georgina Ferry and Alun Lewis. Producer DEBORAH COHEN
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 7.45pm)


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Georgina Ferry
Unknown: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: The Living World

Presented by Jeremy Cherfas
Why do elephants have wrinkly skin? Were our immediate ancestors more ape-like than we previously thought?


Presented By: Jeremy Cherfas

: 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 SIMON VANCE including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Simon Vance

: 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.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

A Touch of Daniel by PETER TINNISWOOD
Young Carter Brandon struggles for love in a world preoccupied with Cheshire cheese, individual trifles, dominoes, outbreaks of wireworm and vests; where strong women fight grimly to keep their hold on a matriarchal society and where the only person who really understands Carter is his baby cousin, Daniel.
Directed by TONY CLIFF BBC Manchester Stereo (R)


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Directed By: Tony Cliff
Carter Brandon: Christian Rodska
Pat: Stephanie Turner
Mrs Brandon: Liz Smith
Mr Brandon: Graham Roberts
Uncle Mort: George A Cooper
Auntie Lil: Eileen Derbyshire
Mrs Partington: Daphne Oxenford
Uncle Stavely: Geoffrey Banks
Jessie Lewis: Fiona Walker
Linda Preston: Sharon Duce
Daniel: Judy Bennett
Sid Skelhorn: Peter Wheeler

: 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 JUDITH ROLES. Stereo

: Thriller!

A Fatal Inversion by RUTH RENDELL writing as BARBARA VINE abridged in 14 parts by NEVILLE TELLER
Read by Lewis Fiander 4: The Two Skeletons Producer PAMELA HOWE BBCBristol


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Read By: Lewis Fiander
Producer: Pamela Howe

: Ten to Ten

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

: News

: In Keeping with Tradition

I've enjoyed every single day since I came here. It's 's a fantastic life.
Keith Allan goes to Edinburgh to continue his enquiry into the traditional craft of the keeper and meets George Smith , the stage-door keeper at the King's Theatre.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Keith Allan
Unknown: George Smith

: Braden Beside Himself

Bernard Braden ambles through the world of transatlantic humour This week
To Whom It May Concern Written by KEN ENGLUND
(Re-broadcast on Thursday at 12.25pm)


Unknown: Bernard Braden
Written By: Ken Englund
Written By: Stephen Leacock.
Written By: Groucho Marx
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Even Looser Ends

(This morning's programme with at least 2.5per cent extra)

: *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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