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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer JANE WARD
BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane Ward

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies , including Bells on Sunday from St Clement Danes, Strand, London. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Claire Powell takes breakfast with Thelma and Gwynfor Adams , who have converted a redundant farm building into a cheese-making room on their dairy farm near Boncath in Dyfed. Producer SUE SMITH BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Claire Powell
Unknown: Gwynfor Adams

: Sunday

with Clive Jacobs and Trevor Barnes


Unknown: Clive Jacobs
Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Christine Morgan
Editor: Beverley McAinsh

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Leslie Phillips

speaks, for the Week's Good Cause, on behalf of an organisation that offers practical help to those who could not otherwise use a camera.
0 DONATIONS: Disabled Photographers' Society, [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from Glasgow
Cathedral, led by The Rev William Morris. Nehemiah 13, w 15-22; St John 5, w 2-9, 14-18; Praise to the Lord, the almighty, the King of creation; Lord, thy word abideth; 0 Jesus, King most wonderful; Let all the world in every comer sing. Organist JOHN R. TURNER. Stereo


Unknown: William Morris.
Organist: John R. Turner.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition
Agricultural story editor ANTHONY PARKIN
Directed by NIALL FRASER Editor RUTH PATTERSON BBC Pebble Mill


Editor: Anthony Parkin
Directed By: Niall Fraser
Editor: Ruth Patterson

: News Stand

with Martin Wainwright of The Guardian


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard Stereo


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Sir Robin Day is Sue Lawley's castaway. Programme created by ROY PLOMLEY
Producer OLIVIA SEUGMAN Stereo


Producer: Olivia Seugman

: The World This Weekend

with Robin Lustig
Deputy editor ROD UDDLE Editor ROGER MOSEY


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Gardeners' Question Time

The team visits Gwent, where members of the Brockweir, Hewelsfield and St Briavels Garden Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer DIANA STENSON BBC Manchester


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Classic Serial

Jim Davis by JOHN MASEFIELD dramatised in four parts by RAY HERMAN.
3: The traitor disposed of, the Rose seeks refuge, but events conspire to take her, inescapably, to a certain place ...
Stereo (Part 4 this Friday at 3. 00pm)


Unknown: Jim Davis
Unknown: John Masefield
Unknown: Ray Herman.

: The Trade Rag

with Nick Baker.
3: General Practitioner The doctors' weekly hears of a tiny sewing-machine which, when swallowed, can stitch up holes in the stomach ... Producer NIGEL ACHESON Stereo (R)


Unknown: Nick Baker.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Options

4.00 Community Matters Trends of the 80s. 3: The Ideal Village Rosemary Hartill visits the Ashurst Estate in Skelmersdale - a community founded in 1980 on the teachings of the Beatles' guru, Maharishi Mahash Yogi. Producer FRANK WARWICK
4.30 Learning to Listen A five-part guide to the skills of counselling presented by Dr Tony Lake
3: Extremes of Feeling How does the counsellor manage grief, rage, silence and despair? (R)
0 FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]
5.00 Get By in Russian A six-part introduction for holidaymakers and business people.
3: Ten kinds of vodka, borsch and chicken Kiev are on the menu as Edward Ochagavia and Ludmilla Matthews savour the delights of the Russian gastronomic scene.
0 BOOK: £3.50; pack of two cassettes £8.95
5.30 Buongiorno Italia! Twenty programmes for beginners.
13: Vienefatto cosi with Denise de Rome and Enrico Verdecchia. Script ALAN WILDING (R)
0 BOOK: m 95 three cassettes £4.95 each; teachers notes £4.00


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Maharishi Mahash Yogi.
Producer: Frank Warwick
Presented By: Dr Tony Lake
Unknown: Edward Ochagavia
Unknown: Ludmilla Matthews
Unknown: Denise de Rome
Unknown: Enrico Verdecchia.
Script: Alan Wilding

: Gerontius

A Journey by JAMES HAMILTON-PATERSON in two-parts. With and 2: Lost Voices
'December 7th 1923. Manaos. The old
Hildebrand is tied up to the muddiest waterfront I've ever seen. I've not the first idea why I've come. Meanwhile, I continue to have dreams about luggage....' Stereo


Unknown: James Hamilton-Paterson
Sir Edward Elgar: Michael Hordern
Magdalena von Pussels: Rosalie Crutchley
Molly Air: Rosalind Ayres
The Rev Miles Moss: Maurice Denham
Fortescue: Nigel Lambert
Steward Pyce: Garard Green

: Fragile Paradise

Andrew Mitchell 's
Pacific quest takes him to Hawaii, where he meets the very last o'o a'a bird. (R)


Unknown: Andrew Mitchell

: Down Your Way

Nothing is wasted on author and playwright Peter Tinniswood as he strolls round Britain's first 'recycling city' -
Sheffield - in search of low-energy, high-yield material for the programme....
Producer JILL MARSHALL BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Letter from the Sticks

David Bean with four personal reports on contemporary rural life. 3: Marx
BBC Manchester (R)


Unknown: David Bean

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: The Root of the Matter

goes out into the villages, towns and cities of Britain to report on key issues.
Presenter Haig Gordon. Producer SALUE DA VIES


Presenter: Haig Gordon.

: Cat's Whiskers

Presenter Andy Crane. Marlene Marlowe investigates.... The Beast of Puddlethorpe Hall by ROY APPS (3).
Taking part:
Andy explores the lost world of flying reptiles, three-horned plant-eaters and giant carnivores - in Manchester!
The Call of the Wild by JACK LONDON abridged in five parts by MICK GREENWAY.
3: The Toil of Track and Trail
Read by Bob Peck. Researcher LIS ROBERTS
Producer MARY KALEMKERIAN BBC Manchester. Stereo
0 WRITE to: Cat's Whiskers, BBC, PO Box 40,
Manchester M60 IFZ


Presenter: Andy Crane.
Presenter: Marlene Marlowe
Unknown: Puddlethorpe Hall
Unknown: Anne Rosenfeld
Unknown: Charles Simpson
Unknown: Marlene Sidaway
Unknown: John Bull.
Unknown: Jack London
Unknown: Mick Greenway.
Read By: Bob Peck.

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde dons his Jean-Paul Sartre personality apron to cook up this week's programme from Paris. Specialities include Marcel Pagnol a la provençale,
Agatha Christie en français and sparkling Chantal Cuer.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Marcel Pagnol
Unknown: Agatha Christie

: The Sittaford Mystery

by AGATHA CHRISTIE dramatised and directed in five parts by MICHAEL BAKEWELL.
3: Emily Goes to Work
James Pearson has been arrested for the murder of his uncle, but his fiancee, Emily, is determined to prove his innocence. stereo
(Part 4 this Thurs at 11. 00pm)


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Michael Bakewell.
Unknown: James Pearson

: Move the Orchestra

Stereo sound recording, the first electronic television system and radar were invented in Britain. The driving force behind all of these was one man, Alan Blumlein.
Barry Fox presents a portrait of this eccentric genius who died in mysterious circumstances.
Also taking part are Blumlein's family and those who worked with him in the 1930s.
BBC Bristol.


Presenter: Barry Fox
Researcher: Penny Gore
Producer: Alec Reid

: Enquire Within

Dilly Barlow travels to the House of Commons to investigate its emblem, and also discovers why a yawn is infectious and why sunlight can bring on a sneeze.


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: The Natural History Programme

Odours that bring on strange behaviour in domestic cats and the aerial wizardry of garden birds.
With Fergus Keeling and Nick Davies.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Nick Davies.

: News

: Pillars of Society

A critical look at six leading institutions. 3: Marks and Spencer For many of the 14 million people who visit Marks and Spencer every week, it is a reassuring and friendly place to shop. But how does the company with arguably the strongest public image in the country maintain its position as the leading retailer?
Michael Elliott of The
Economist investigates. Producer SALUE DAVIES (R)


Unknown: Michael Elliott
Producer: Salue Davies

: In Committee

Presenter Peter Hill
Producer GWYNETH Williams


Presenter: Peter Hill
Producer: Gwyneth Williams

: Seeds of Faith

Four programmes. 3: Finding Courage
Grace Sheppard reflects on the experience of fear and talks to
Sybil Phoenix , who arrived in London from Guyana 30 years ago.
Producer NORMAN WINTER BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Sybil Phoenix

: 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.

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