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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse Producer Jane Ward. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Jane Ward.

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies . Bells on Sunday from St Peters, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: Open University

7.00 Modern Art: The La Roche collection
7.20 Social Sciences' Grapevine Magazine
7.40 Sermons - The Oral Tradition

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Eamonn Cunningham pays dairy farmers more for their milk than the Northern Ireland Milk Board. Oliver Walston finds out how.
Producer Richard Wright


Unknown: Eamonn Cunningham
Unknown: Oliver Walston
Producer: Richard Wright

: Sunday

with Libby Purves and Christopher Morgan Editor David Coomes including at


Unknown: Libby Purves
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Daniel Day Lewis

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about the work of an organisation offering specialised treatment to children with cerebral palsy.
DONATIONS to:. Bobath Centre, [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

from North Shore
Methodist Church, Blackpool. Readings:
Psalm 51, vv 1-12;
Ephesians 4, vv 17-32.
There Is a Name; To God Be the Glory; 0 for a Heart; Alleluia, Alleluia; 0 Happy Day

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Editor Ruth Patterson


Editor: Ruth Patterson

: News Stand

with Hugh Prysor-Jones Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Margaret Howard


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Desert Island Discs

Jean Rook , often described as the First Lady of Fleet Street, talks to Sue Lawley. Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Jean Rook
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Gordon Clough Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Hampshire, where members of the Broughton and Bossington
Horticultural Society put their queries to Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: The Baby Buggy

One of the winning plays in the 1989 Giles Cooper Awards, written by Elizabeth Baines.
Di's battered old baby buggy becomes a symbol of her hopes and fears as she faces the challenge of having her first baby at the age of 40. Director Susan Hogg. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Giles Cooper
Written By: Elizabeth Baines.
Director: Susan Hogg.
Di: Linda Bassett
Sandy: Barbara Marten

: Norfolk Man

Five programmes in which John Timpson , in conversation with people of Norfolk, introduces listeners to his part of the country.
2: David Holmes , director of the How Hill
Trust - the official Field
Study Centre for the Norfolk Broads.
Producer Marjorie Lofthouse Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Timpson
Unknown: David Holmes
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: The Radio Programme

Laurie Taylor and his guests review the changing face of radio in the UK.
Producer Chris Paling. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Mrs Thatcher's Enlightenment

Two Hundred Years of Adam Smith
James Naughtie talks to leading politicians, including Margaret Thatcher , about the lasting influence of the market economics of Adam Smith. Two hundred years after his death, his ideas are more relevant than ever, now holding sway in Eastern Europe as well as the West. Producer Neil A Fraser


Unknown: Adam Smith
Talks: James Naughtie
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Adam Smith.
Producer: Neil A Fraser

: Going Underground

Mark Burman goes underground to visit the Shell Grotto of Margate.


Unknown: Mark Burman

: Down the River Tweed

Cliff Morgan completes his journey along the River Tweed in the Borders of Scotland.
He visits a country fair at Coldstream, tries to catch a salmon at Kelso and finds himself in jail in Berwick-on-Tweed. Producer Anthony Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Anthony Smith.

: To the Back of Not Very Far Away

Ten tales of 60s life on the road, read by Anton Rodgers.
Written by Barry Pilton. 3: Beauty and the Beast A driver is oddly patient when a bearded, dusty hitch-hiker is exhaustively searched ... Producer Louise Purslow


Read By: Anton Rodgers.
Written By: Barry Pilton.
Producer: Louise Purslow

: News

: Feedback

: Europhile

: Cat's Tails

Presented by Julie Mayer from the River Thames.
Including parts 3 and 4 of E Nesbit's
The House of Arden with Penelope Keith.
Producer Julia Brooke. Stereo


Presented By: Julie Mayer
Unknown: Penelope Keith.
Producer: Julia Brooke.

: A Good Read

Nicholas Garland and Irina Ratushinskaya choose four paperbacks.


Unknown: Nicholas Garland
Unknown: Irina Ratushinskaya

: Punters

: Reading Aloud

Ten programmes.
Today: Edward Whymper 's account of The First Ascent of the Matterhorn
Read by Richard Pasco. Abridged by James Edwards Producer Ian Cotterell


Unknown: Edward Whymper
Read By: Richard Pasco.
Abridged By: James Edwards
Producer: Ian Cotterell

: Enquire Within

Dilly Barlow finds out why brides once wore black, and what Samuel Pepys thought of his 'poll tax'.


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Samuel Pepys

: The Natural History Programme

Britain's most regal butterfly, and warblers in the Seychelles.

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Jeremy Isaacs , with his choice of poetry and prose. Readers John Betts and Geraldine McEwan.


Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs
Readers: John Betts
Readers: Geraldine McEwan.

: In Committee

Correspondent Michael Fairbairn goes to Vienna and Prague with the Transport Select
Committee to find out whether tram systems like theirs could help ease congestion in British towns and cities. Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Michael Fairbairn
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Seeds of Faith

The Multi-Coloured
Cloak of God
A Kind of Chaos
In the last programme of the series, Sue Talbot explores how different cultural expressions of Christian faith can find their way to true partnership.
Producer Norman Winter. Stereo


Producer: Norman Winter.

: 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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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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