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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Allan Wright discovers the latest developments in farm machinery on a visit to the Institute of Engineering Research in Bedfordshire.
Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Allan Wright
Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Joanna Buchan Editor PHILIP HARDING


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Joanna Buchan
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan reflects on a double Anglo-Australian exchange as the Lions head down under and the cricketers prepare to fight for the Ashes.


Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

Chris Hawksworth brings a special programme live from Windermere, where he's joined by writer and Lakes expert
Hunter Davies. Cindy Selby walks the Fells, reports live from a steamer on the lake, and finds some comfortable hotels.


Unknown: Chris Hawksworth
Unknown: Hunter Davies.
Unknown: Cindy Selby
Producer: Chris Hipwell

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin ,
Carol Thatcher , Richard Jobson and Emma Freud.
Additional material from


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: Emma Freud.
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Jane Berthoud
Producers: Charlie Bunce

: The Changing Art of the Political Interview

The balance of power in the political interview has swung from politician to journalist and back again since the early days of broadcasting. David Walter traces its evolution.


Unknown: David Walter
Producer: John Forsyth

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

A Question of Money As part of 'BBC Radio
Goes to Town', the team answers questions on personal finance put by listeners at the Co-op Education Centre in Nottingham.
The panel: Louise Botting , Vincent Duggleby ,
Christopher Gilchrist and Philip Hardman (More questions answered on Monday at 10.00am)


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

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took Team captains Alan Coren and Richard Ingrains. Written and compiled by JOHN LANGDON and producer HARRY THOMPSON


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrains.
Unknown: John Langdon
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: Any Questions?

Beatrix Campbell , Sir Cyril Smith , MP, Ken Maginnis , MP, and Jean Denton.
Chair Jonathan Dimbleby and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]
Call Jonathan Dimbleby with views on the issues raised in Any Questions? Producers JOHN HOLMES and CHRIS BURNS. BBC Bristol
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Beatrix Campbell
Unknown: Sir Cyril Smith
Unknown: Ken Maginnis
Unknown: Jean Denton.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: John Holmes
Producers: Chris Burns.

: Silver

by JONATHAN SMITH. With Bill Paterson as Robert Louis Stevenson John Franklyn-Robbins as W.E. Henley and Maureen O'Brien as Fanny.
W.E. Henley, the one-legged poet, struck up a friendship with Stevenson which led to Stevenson's thinly-disguised portrait of Henley as Long
John Silver in Treasure Island. Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Jonathan Smith.
Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: John Franklyn-Robbins
Unknown: Maureen O'Brien
Unknown: John Silver
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin

: Age to Age

Barry Cunliffe presents the programme where the past speaks to the present. In the years immediately following the Second
World War, high-ranking Nazis and Axis government officials were recruited by American secret services and smuggled into the United States. Ann Tusa uncovers a controversial collaboration that many would like forgotten.


Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Unknown: Ann Tusa
Unknown: Felicity Goodall
Producer: Kate McAll

: SO4

with Peter Evans
Geoff Watts , Georgina Ferry and Alun Lewis A RADIO SCIENCE UNIT production


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Geoff Watts
Unknown: Georgina Ferry
Unknown: Alun Lewis

: Options

4.30 Telling It How It Was Steve Humphries presents an eight-part series on collecting oral history.
5: Autobiography Consultant PAUL THOMPSON
5.00 Time Will Tell Seven programmes in which Alexander MacLeod examines the future for world affairs. 4: Northern Ireland (First broadcast on BBC World Service)
5.30 Get By in Turkish A six-part introduction.
5: Travelling, with Bengisu Rona and Tayfun Ertan Written by ALAN WILDING (Options may be recorded for educational use)


Unknown: Steve Humphries
Unknown: Paul Thompson
Unknown: Alexander MacLeod
Unknown: Bengisu Rona
Written By: Alan Wilding

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets Peter Moores , whose philanthropic Foundation not only supports young singers, but also lends a hand to board-sailors.


Unknown: Peter Moores

: Week Ending

on LWonty with Bill Wallis , David Tate and Sally Grace
6.00 pm News and Sports Round-Up


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

: News

: Citizens

Omnibus edition by SCOTT CHERRY
Directed by SALLY avens
Producer CUVE BRILL. Stereo


Directed By: Sally Avens
Producer: Cuve Brill.

: Consuming Passions

exposes those perfect statues of the high street - mannequins.
Presenter Brenda Polan Producers IAN KIRK SMITH and JANET LEE


Presenter: Brenda Polan
Producers: Ian Kirk Smith
Producers: Janet Lee

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Phoenix England by Shaun Prendergast , who also plays Bernie Brooks with and Bemie's fame as a country and western star is on the wane. So he takes a rigging job in Rutherford.
Music by TREVOR ALLAN Directed by JEREMY MORTIMER. Stereo


Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Unknown: Bernie Brooks
Musicians: Mark Doffman.
Unknown: Stephen Warbeck
Unknown: Trevor Allan
Music By: Trevor Allan
Directed By: Jeremy Mortimer.
Ewan: Gareth Tudor Price
Charlotte: Janet Kay
Maureen/Vera: Janet Jefferies
Ken: Thomas Baptiste
Jimmy: Jimmy Yuill
Richie: David Whitaker
Bones: Trevor Allan
Rosie: Gillian Tompkins
Amanda: Elaine Claxton
Tina: Marcia King
Mike: Christopher Scott
Driver/Policeman: Geoffrey Whitehead

: Music in Mind

with Richard Baker
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

A reflection led by Richard Harries. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

To Be a Farmer's Boy In the years before the First World War, the Northern farm worker could earn twice as much as his Southern colleagues and large numbers of lads came North to seek work. Folk historian
Charles Kightly hears tales of life on the farms of Yorkshire. Producer GRAHAM HENDERSON BBC North East


Unknown: Charles Kightly
Producer: Graham Henderson

: Once Upon a Time....

Five programmes in which Christina Hardyment takes her children on a tour of Europe, using fairy tales as their guides.
3: Germany - From the Castle of Grimm to the Castle of Kafka
Producer ANNE HINDS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Christina Hardyment

: Sweet and Low-Down

An eight-part series in which Robert Cushman gives a personal view of New York cabaret.
6: Too Old to Die Young A look at one of Manhattan cabaret's most hallowed traditions, the piano bar.
With singers
Buddy Barnes , Richard Rodney Bennett, Cy Coleman , Murray Grand ,
Mabel Mercer , Hugh Shannon , John Wallowitch and Ronny Whyte , and comments from Blossom Dearie and Jane Harvey. Producer JONATHAN JAMES-MOORE . Stereo


Unknown: Robert Cushman
Singers: Buddy Barnes
Singers: Richard Rodney
Unknown: Cy Coleman
Unknown: Murray Grand
Unknown: Mabel Mercer
Unknown: Hugh Shannon
Unknown: John Wallowitch
Unknown: Ronny Whyte
Unknown: Jane Harvey.
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: I, an Actor

Actor Nicholas Craig concludes his autobiography, which has sent the theatrical establishment reeling, and slightly irritated many other people. With Nigel Planer ,
Christopher Douglas , Christopher Ryan and Chrissy Roberts. Written by MGEL PLANER and CHRISTOPHER DOUGLAS Producer BILL DARE. Stereo


Unknown: Nicholas Craig
Unknown: Nigel Planer
Unknown: Christopher Douglas
Unknown: Christopher Ryan
Unknown: Chrissy Roberts.
Written By: Mgel Planer
Unknown: Christopher Douglas

: 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.

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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