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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Who runs the farming newspapers? The publishers and editors, or the makers of the drugs and chemicals that farmers feed off?
Graham Harvey reports. Producer TIM FINNEY BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Graham Harvey
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday Including
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thoughtfor the Day
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament
9.00am News


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Editor: Philip Harding

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

Presenter Bernard Falk. Continuing his
American West Coast adventure,
Chris Hawksworth travels
North to San Francisco, before going to Yosemite National Park.


Presenter: Bernard Falk.
Unknown: Chris Hawksworth
Unknown: Yosemite National Park.
Producer: Caroline Daly

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , and contributions from the likes of Jonathan Ross , Arthur Smith and Emma Freud. Additional material STEVE PUNT and PETE SINCLAIR


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Emma Freud.
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Charlie Bunce

: The Week in Westminster

with Peter Jenkins , Associate Editor of The Independent


Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

with Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby Producer


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: I'm Sorry, I Haven't a Clue

Starring Barry Cryer and Graeme Garden with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton. Chairman
Humphrey Lyttelton. Accompanied by COLIN SELL Producer PAUL SPENCER
Stereo (R) (More fun with the team on Monday at 6.30pm)
1.00pm News


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Willie Rushton.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Accompanied By: Colin Sell
Producer: Paul Spencer

: Any Questions?

with Alan Beith , MP Julia Cleverdon Beta Pimlott and Michael Portillo , mp. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]
Call Jonathan Dimbleby with views on the issues raised in Any Questions? Producers ANNA CARRAGHER and KEITH JONES
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Alan Beith
Unknown: Julia Cleverdon
Unknown: Beta Pimlott
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: The Withering Woman

by DAVID ZANE MAIROWITZ. With Mary Wimbush as Marinette.
Marinette, an OAP, goes to southern France to live in solitude with her animals. When she attempts to stop the local hunt, she is interned in a mental asylum where her will is systematically broken.... Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo


Unknown: David Zane Mairowitz.
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Directed By: Richard Wortley

: Tales of a Man Called Father

Written and read by Ronnie Knox-Mawer abridged in five parts by PAT MCLOUGHLIN.
2: 'Not surprisingly, a bank holiday with Father was different from other people's. "Business as usual" was Father's motto.'


Read By: Ronnie Knox-Mawer
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin.
Producer: Pat McLoughun

: Classes Apart?

Six programmes in which three Somerset families reveal their lifestyles to Jenni Mills. 3: The Right Start in Life Why have the Moreys sent their son to a grammar school?
Is 6-month-old Joshua Taylor 's name already down for public school? And what was the surprise about little
Angela Jennings 's birth? Producer JENNY STUART BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jenni Mills.
Unknown: Joshua Taylor
Unknown: Angela Jennings
Producer: Jenny Stuart

: Science Now

Presenter Alun Lewis Producer ADELENE ALANI


Presenter: Alun Lewis
Producer: Adelene Alani

: Options

4.30 Drug Users: HIV and AIDS A four-part guide for professionals and volunteers. 3: Peter Evans and Annas Dixon examine ways of offering pre- and post-test counselling.
5.00 Jewish Writers In the third of six programmes, Nick Kochan talks with novelist Clive Sinclair.
5.30 Deutsch Express! Second-stage German course. 3: Staufen unter der Sonne How to avoid getting wet and lost in the Black Forest. With Jorg Walesch and Irmgard Meyer. Script WOLFGANG KEINHORST (R)


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Annas Dixon
Talks: Nick Kochan
Unknown: Clive Sinclair.
Unknown: Jorg Walesch
Unknown: Irmgard Meyer.
Script: Wolfgang Keinhorst

: My Heroes

Cliff Morgan talks with biographer/musician Humphrey Carpenter.


Talks: Cliff Morgan
Musician: Humphrey Carpenter.

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sally Grace


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

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition by SCOTT CHERRY
Produced and directed by CLIVE BRILL. Stereo


Directed By: Clive Brill.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson Producer MICHAEL EMBER Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Bertie and the Tinman

Novel by Peter Lovesey, dramatised by Geoffrey M. Matthews.
With Timothy West as Albert Edward, Prince of Wales.

When Bertie turns detective, let the criminal classes beware.
(Repeated Monday 3.00 pm)


Author: Peter Lovesey
Dramatised by: Geoffrey M. Matthews
Director: Matthew Walters
Albert Edward, Prince of Wales: Timothy West
Buckfast: Colin Starkey
Knollys: John Moffatt
Alix: Marcia King
Carrie Montrose: Margaret Courtenay
Baird: Simon Treves
Sykes: Geoffrey Whitehead
Myrtle: Jane Slavin
Sir Charles: David King
Fred Archer/Doctor: Vincent Brimble
Coroner/MC: Michael Kilgarriff
Woodburn/Cocky: Danny Schiller
Somerset: Stephen Garlick

: Music in Mind

Brian Kay presents a sequence of music - on the move.
Producer SARAH DEVONALD Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay

: Ten to Ten

A reflection, reading and prayer on the third anniversary of the disappearance of Terry Waite in Beirut, led by The Most Rev and Rt Hon Robert Runcie , Archbishop of Canterbury. Stereo


Unknown: Terry Waite
Unknown: Robert Runcie

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Beetlemania Hitler suggested the idea of a 'people's car'
(Volkswagen) in the 30s. Since then, the Beetle has seen service as a desert rally-car, drag-racer, snowmobile and film star. One man even sailed across the Irish Sea in one.
Phil Korbel goes for a spin in the world's most popular car.
Producer WENDY PILMER BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Beetlemania Hitler
Unknown: Phil Korbel
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: Smith's Elegy

Six programmes.
Phil Smith uncovers a forgotten story buried in the churchyard of St Leonard's, Chapel-le-Dale.
1: Lost in the Wilderness Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Phil Smith

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Gabrielle and Anne-Louise Lane , founder members of the Fairer Sax.


Unknown: Anne-Louise Lane

: Funny That Way

with Barry Cryer. 5: Spike Milligan
Compiled and researched by MICHAEL POINTON
Producer SONIA BELDOM Stereo (R)


Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Michael Pointon
Producer: Sonia Beldom

: 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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