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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Harvest progress, market movements. Producer Tim Finney


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn Stereo


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Chris Lowe.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev
Dr Leslie Griffiths
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament
Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan with news, issues and conversations from the sporting world. Producer Andy Gillies


Producer: Andy Gillies

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Julian Pettifer and travel expert Nigel Coombs.
Producer Caroline Daly
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Presented By: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Nigel Coombs.
Producer: Caroline Daly

: Fourth Column

In the last programme of the series, Alan Coren and his fellow columnists wax rhetorical on life, death, politics, religion and the Battle of the Pyramids. Producers Brian King and Anne Hinds


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Anne Hinds

: The Wordmaster

Two programmes in which Dick Vosburgh delves through the works of the humorist's humorist S J Perelman. 2: Hollywood.
With the voices of John Lahr and the man himself, readings from his letters to
Anne Gregg and Ruth Goetz , soundtrack extracts and an adaptation of Scenario with Jo Kendall ,
Beth Porter and Kerry Shale.
Producer Jonathan James-Moore Stereo (R)


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: J Perelman.
Unknown: John Lahr
Unknown: Anne Gregg
Unknown: Ruth Goetz
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Beth Porter
Producer: Jonathan James-Moore

: The Week in Westminster

Robin Oakley , Political Editor of The Times, presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

The greening of Europe: rhetoric or fact?
Max Easterman looks at the new morality of Europe.
Producer Frank C Smith


Unknown: Max Easterman
Producer: Frank C Smith

: Money Box

Unmuddling Your Money The second of four programmes in which people reveal how they manage their personal and family finances, and are offered some advice on how they might be able to do it better.
Presented by Heather Payton. Producer Rod Pounsett


Presented By: Heather Payton.
Producer: Rod Pounsett

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took with guests Alan Coren
Richard Ingrams and Ian Hislop.
Producer Armando lannucci


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Ian Hislop.

: News

: Any Questions?

The panel:
Baroness Blackstone Paul Foot
RtHon John MacGregor , MP
Rt Hon Baroness Seear from Worthing, West Sussex. Chairman
James Naughtie. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]
Call James Naughtie with views on the issues raised in Any Questions? Producers Anna Carragher and Chris Burns
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Unknown: Baroness Blackstone Paul Foot
Unknown: Rthon John MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: James Naughtie
Producers: Anna Carragher
Producers: Chris Burns

: Play: Song of the Forest

Soon after her marriage Helena is paralysed in a diving accident. Jacu, a capuchin monkey, is trained to help quadriplegics. But inside the primate is the soul of a South American
Indian girl.
Written by Tina Pepler. Stereo


Written By: Tina Pepler.

: Children of the Cloth

Six personalities talk to Trevor Barnes about their upbringing as children of the clergy. 4: Author Penelope Mortimer describes life as the daughter of a highly unconventional C of E vicar.
Producer Christine Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Penelope Mortimer
Producer: Christine Morgan.

: Will You Still Love Me?

Four programmes in which over-60s in Britain talk frankly about romantic and sexual love.
2: 'It's sad to grow old but nice to ripen.'
Producer Sukey Firth. Stereo (R)
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4.00pm and 6.30 to talk to a counsellor
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Producer: Sukey Firth.

: Science Now

with Alun Lewis.
Why do large space projects, such as the Hubble telescope, often go wrong? And what effect do pollutants have on rivers?
Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor talks to six personalities about their life and work.
Today: the historical novelist Philippa Gregory.


Talks: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Philippa Gregory.

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition.
Director Adrian Bean. Stereo


Director: Adrian Bean.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson
Producer Michael Ember. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

The Displaced
Person Elsie 's husband has been missing at sea for months and she can't accept it. Then a sudden disaster sets her and her family on a journey of self-discovery. Written by Christopher Denys.
Director Tony Cliff. Stereo


Unknown: Person Elsie
Written By: Christopher Denys.
Director: Tony Cliff.
Doreen: Jenny Luckraft
Billy: Judy Bennett
Muriel: Anna-Jane Casey
Mrs Chadwick: Judith Barker
Elsie: Clare Kinsale
Gerard: Elizabeth Proud
Dora: Julie Corrigan
Mrs Ryder: Paula Tilbrook
Policeman: John Jardine
Brindley: John Branwell
Postmaster: Laurence Kenny
Railwayman: Keith Clifford
George: Malcolm Raeburn
Landlady: Rosalie Williams

: The Four Seasons

In the final programme, the Rt Hon Denis Healey , MP, presents music portraying winter by Bach, Vivaldi, Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky.
Producer Derek Drescher. Stereo


Unknown: Denis Healey
Producer: Derek Drescher.

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Colin Semper , Stereo


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper

: News

: Where There's a Will

Inheriting a house can bring a tax-free windfall of tens of thousands of pounds. Leonard Parkin finds that the growth in property ownership is increasing the gap between the rich and the poor.
Producer David Miller


Unknown: Leonard Parkin
Producer: David Miller

: Once Upon a Time

Six programmes in which Christina Hardyment takes Marjorie Lofthouse around places connected with children's stories.
5: Rudyard Kipling and Sussex
Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: Christina Hardyment
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse
Producer: Julia Gillett

: The Tingle Factor

Guest Peter Clayton


Unknown: Peter Clayton

: Arnold Brown and Company

More laughs with Christopher Campbell , David Charles and Emma Garner-Clarke .
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Campbell
Unknown: David Charles
Unknown: Emma Garner-Clarke
Producer: Paul Z Jackson.

: 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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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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