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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

The effect of Europe's farming politics on silk production in Thailand. With George Macpherson. Producer DAVID DIXON BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: George MacPherson.
Producer: David Dixon

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor Including
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

Presenter Bernard Falk. Chris Hawksworth continues his American adventure.


Presenter: Bernard Falk.
Presenter: Chris Hawksworth
Producer: Caroline Daly

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Robert Elms Victoria Mather and John Walters. Additional material STEVE PUNT and PETE SINCLAIR Producers IAN GARDHOUSE CHARLIE BUNCE and ALISON VERNON SMITH. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: John Walters.
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Charlie Bunce
Producers: Alison Vernon Smith.

: 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)


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Alistair Darling , mp Michael Forsyth , mp Magnus Linklater and Liz Lochhead. 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 JANE STIMPSON
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Alistair Darling
Unknown: Michael Forsyth
Unknown: Magnus Linklater
Unknown: Liz Lochhead.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Jane Stimpson

: Fireflies

'Uranium is the Third World's Revenge.
British companies mine it in Africa. They're paying us back for what we've done.'


Unknown: Karim Alrawi.
Directed By: Janet Whttaker

: Tales of a Man Called Father

The third of five instalments written and read by Ronnie Knox-Mawer .
Abridged and produced by PAT MCLOUGHLJN (R)


Read By: Ronnie Knox-Mawer
Produced By: Pat McLoughljn

: Classes Apart?

Six programmes in which three Somerset families reveal the secrets of their lifestyles to Jenni Mills.
4: The Daily Grind
George Jennings is a milkman, and his wife Jean a school dinner lady. The Moreys run a craftsman-built kitchen company together.
And 22-year-old Jeremy Taylor plans to make a million next year out of acid-house parties. Producer JENNY STUART BBC Bristol


Unknown: Jenni Mills.
Unknown: Jeremy Taylor
Producer: Jenny Stuart

: Science Now

Presenter Alun Lewis Producer PETER CROASDALE


Presenter: Alun Lewis
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Options

4.30 Drug Users: HIV and AIDS The last of a four-part guide for professionals and volunteers. Peter Evans and Annas Dixon look at how to offer longer-term help for drug-users with the HTV infection.
5.00 Jewish Writers Six programmes in which Nick Kochan talks to writers about their work and what it owes to a Jewish background. 4: Elaine Feinstein , poet and novelist
5.30 Deutsch Express! A second-stage German course following on from Deutsch Direkt!
4: Die Kur am rechten Fleck With Irmgard Meyer and Jorg Walesch Script by WOLFGANG KEINHORST (R)


Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Annas Dixon
Talks: Nick Kochan
Unknown: Elaine Feinstein
Unknown: Irmgard Meyer
Unknown: Jorg Walesch
Script By: Wolfgang Keinhorst

: My Heroes

Cliff Morgan talks with Clare Francis - author and yachtswoman.
Where does she look for heroism in others?


Unknown: Clare Francis

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis
David Tate , Sally Grace and Royce Mills


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

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition by SHAUN PRENDERGAST Directed by ADRIAN BEAN
Producer CUVE BRILL. Stereo


Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Directed By: Adrian Bean
Producer: Cuve Brill.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson Producer MICHAEL EMBER Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Waters of the Moon

by N. C. HUNTER.
Starring Marjorie Westbury.
The actress, who died last month, chose this production in 1983 to celebrate her Golden Jubilee in radio. With and The Christmas festivities of 1951 are over, and those who live in a small, remote hotel on the edge of Dartmoor settle back into their unchanging and tedious routine. Until three unexpected visitors arrive....
Directed by Graham Gauld (R)


Written by: N. C. Hunter.
Directed by: Graham Gauld
Piano: Mary Nash
Helen Lancaster: Marjorie Westbury
Mrs Whyte: Mary Wimbush
MrsAshworth: Patricia Hayes
Evelyn: Rosalind Shanks
Julius Winterhalter: Martin Jarvis
Robert Lancaster: ,john Pullen
Tonetta: Pauline Siddle
Mrs Daly: Jane Wenham
John: Alex Jennings
Col Selby: Michael Bilton

: Music in Mind

Brian Kay presents a selection of favourite melodies that made key signature tunes.
Producer SARAH DEVONALD Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay

: Ten to Ten

led by The Rev Eddie Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Eddie Neale.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

The Forks of War
Aided by diaries of the period, his wineskin and a metal detector, Stephen Drake-Jones delves into the history of the Peninsular War. His weekend 'campaigns' take him across Spain and Portugal in the footsteps of the Duke of Wellington's army, in search of new information and more cannonballs, cap badges and forks for his collection.
Narrator Dilly Barlow. Producer MICK WEBB. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Drake-Jones
Narrator: Dilly Barlow.
Producer: Mick Webb.

: Smith's Elegy: 2: James Tennant and Friends

Six programmes.
Phil Smith uncovers a forgotten story buried in the churchyard of Hubberholme at the head of Wharfedale.

BBC Manchester


Presenter: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

Luke Rittner and Sir George Christie discuss the workings of the Arts Council.


Unknown: Luke Rittner
Unknown: Sir George Christie
Producer: Nigel Wilkinson

: Funny That Way

Eight classic comedy profiles introduced by Barry Cryer.
6: George Burns and Gracie Allen
Compiled and researched by MICHAEL POINTON
Producer SONIA BELDOM Stereo (R)


Introduced By: Barry Cryer.
Introduced By: George Burns
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.

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