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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

goes to Northumberland, where hill-lambing is just getting under way.
Allan Wright 's guide to the county is Tom Southern, a beef and sheep farmer from Hexham. BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with Hope Sealy


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Peter Hobday
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by PETER DONALDSON
7.25* Sport
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Peter Donaldson
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Join Cliff Morgan at Aintree as he samples the Grand National fervour. Who knows, perhaps he'll pick up a tip or two straight from the horse's mouth. Producer JOANNE WATSON
0 FEATURE: page 13


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

The holiday programme presented by Bernard Falk with reporter Dilly Barlow and travel expert Nigel Coombs Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF


Presented By: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Jenny Mallinson

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Stephen Fry , Carol Thatcher and Emma Freud , plus more of Victor Lewis Smith 's slices from a York ham. Additional material by ALISTAIR BEATON. PAUL SPARKS Producers LAN


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Victor Lewis Smith
Unknown: Alistair Beaton.
Unknown: Gardhouse Cathie Mahoney
Unknown: Jan Arkwright

: Talking Politics

How far has Mrs Thatcher changed the philosophy of the Conservative Party? Is there now any Tory alternative to Thatcherism?
Robin Oakley , Political Editor of the Times, talks to leading Tories about the nature of modern Conservatism. Producer MARGARET HILL


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Robin Oakley

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

A Question of Money from Bournemouth (Part 1)

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop


Written By: Douglas Adams
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
the Book: Peter Jones
Slartibartfast: Richard Vernon
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect/Deep: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey
Trillian: Susan Sheridan
Majikthise/Cheerleader: Jonathan Adams
'One'/Bang-Bang/PA Voice: Ray Hassett
'Two': Jeremy Browne
Vroomfondel/Shooty: James Broadbent
Frankie mouse: Peter Hawkins
Benjy mouse: David Tate

: News

: Any Questions?

The Rt Hon Cecil Parkinson , mp The Rt Hon Tony Benn , mp Ann Leslie and Jonathon Porritt


Unknown: Cecil Parkinson
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Jonathon Porritt

: Second Edition

with Kevin Mulhern and guests Producer SUSAN DENNY


Unknown: Kevin Mulhern
Producer: Susan Denny

: Treasure Islands

Penelope Lively talks to
Russell Hoban , author of more than 50 books for children.


Unknown: Russell Hoban

: The Tower of Constance

by ELLEN DRYDEN with and A story of the Protestant women imprisoned in a tower in the Carmargue in the 18th century. Directed by NED CHAILLET Stereo (R)


Unknown: Ellen Dryden
Directed By: Ned Chaillet
Marie Durand: Pauline Letts
Anne Boussett: Meg Davies
Catherine: Victoria Carling
Guide/Marie Claire: Elaine Claxton
Marian: Maggie McCarthy
Harriet: Victoria Carling
Pierre: Stephen Tompkinson
Laurence: Antony Howes
Jacques/Soldier: Stephen Rashbrook
Marie Beraud: Edna Dore
De Combelles: Michael Deacon
Saint-Priest: John Samson
Jeanne Auquier: Helena McCarthy
Paul: Jonathan Cullen
Thérèse: Deborah Makepeace
Robert Bousset: Simon Cuff
Suzanne Bousset: Karen Archer
Matthieu: Michael Tudor Barnes

: Options

4.30 Not So Long Ago: Series 2 Eight programmes about modern world history presented by GEOFFREY STERN.
1: From League to United Nations Producer DAVID ROGERS (e) (First broadcast on the BBC World Service)
0 INFO: page 76
5.00 Man Masters Nature 1: The Birth of Science In the first of eight programmes, GEOFF WATTS discusses the lives and works of Aristotle and Ptolemy With PROFESSORS GEOFFREY LLOYD and JOHN NORTH Producer JEREMY WEBB. Stereo (R) (e)
5.30 Get By in Japanese A six-part introduction to everyday spoken Japanese Presented by MASAE MARR and TAKEYOSHI KAWASHIMA 4: A Trip to Kyoto Course writer CHIHOKO MORAN (R) (e)


Presented By: Geoffrey Stern.
Producer: David Rogers
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Geoffrey Lloyd
Producer: Jeremy Webb.
Presented By: Masae Marr
Unknown: Chihoko Moran

: S04

(Details on Monday at 7.45pm)

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets Dame Alicia Markova.


Unknown: Dame Alicia Markova.

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate and Sally Grace


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

: News

With BRIAN PERKINS including Sports Round-Up


Unknown: Brian Perkins

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
Bank Holiday Blues by MIKE WALKER
Directed by A. J. QUINN. Stereo


Unknown: Mike Walker
Directed By: A. J. Quinn.

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Slip by P. CARROLL and B. WASSERMAN with What else is there for an unemployed sociologist to do on a Saturday afternoon but to go to the pub and have a little flutter on the horses on the way home?
Directed by JANET WHITAKER. Stereo (Re-broadcast on Monday at 3. OOpm)
0 HEAR THIS! page 15


Unknown: P. Carroll
Unknown: B. Wasserman
Directed By: Janet Whitaker.
Ian: Bill Nighy
Rachel: Jennie Stoller
D C Crandall: Jack Klaff
Dermot: Gary Whelan
Cecil: Chris Tummings
Dougie: Michael Deeks
Val: Zelah Clarke
Chloe: Polly James
Bar manager/Benyon: Kim Wall
: Desk Sergeant/pulping
Manager: Simon Cuff
Bert the boardmarker: Norman Bird
Alan the barman: Anthony Jackson

: Music in Mind

Richard Baker presents a mid-evening miscellany of words and music.
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and a reflection led by Eddie Neale Stereo


Unknown: Eddie Neale

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Tinniswood's Grand National The Grand National: the Blue Riband of steeplechasing. A sporting tradition with a colourful yet often controversial history - the mysterious tumble of the royal mount in 1956; the intriguing relationship between Aintree and the BBC's top brass.
Peter Tinniswood investigates these and other stories in a unique report on the National, using archive recordings made available for the first time by the BBC's Academy of Sports Commentators, and with dramatic reconstructions by Liz Goulding and Martin Jarvis Producer ANDREW PARFITT
0 HEAR THIS! page 15


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Liz Goulding
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: A Sideways Look At ...

by Anthony Smith


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: The Cabaret Upstairs

from the Comedy Store,
Leicester Square, London, compered by Dave Cohen.


Unknown: Dave Cohen.

: Unnatural Acts

Stereo (Details on Monday at 6.30pm)

: am News

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.

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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.

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