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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 Michael 's, Stoney Stanton , Leics. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies
Unknown: St Michael
Unknown: Stoney Stanton

: Open University

7.00 Modern Art: Roger Fry
7.20 What Is Place?
7.40 Culture and Belief in Europe: 1450 to 1600


Unknown: Roger Fry

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Presenter Robert Forster takes breakfast with John Hooson and his wife on their farm near Betws-y-coed, Snowdonia.
Producer Carol Trewin


Presenter: Robert Forster
Unknown: John Hooson
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Debbie Thrower and Christopher Morgan Editor Beverly McAinsh including at


Unknown: Debbie Thrower

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Dr Miriam Stoppard

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about an organisation that works to prevent child abuse.
DONATIONS to: Parentline, [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Morning Service

Mass from St Patrick's Catholic Church, Greenock.
Celebrant and preacher: the Very Rev
John Fitzsimmons.
Christ Be Beside Me; Be Still and Know That I Am God; Lord, Jesus Christ , You Have Come to Us; Be Thou My Vision; I Kings 3, vv 5, 7-12; Romans 8, vv 28-30;
Matthew 13, vv 44-52. Stereo


Unknown: John Fitzsimmons.
Unknown: Jesus Christ

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Editor Ruth Patterson


Editor: Ruth Patterson

: News Stand

Presented by Liz Forgan
Producer Jane Beresford


Presented By: Liz Forgan
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Pick of the Week

with Liz Kershaw


Unknown: Liz Kershaw

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear guitarist Eric Clapton talking to Sue Lawley about his turbulent years as one of Britain's foremost rock musicians. Producer Olivia Seligman
Stereo (R)


Guitarist: Eric Clapton
Unknown: Sue Lawley
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The World This Weekend

with Gordon Clough Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

This week Clay Jones digs into the bulging postbag, and calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to solve listeners' gardening problems. Producer Diana Stenson
0 WRITE on postcards only to: Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 ISJ


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

: Red Ribbons

John Cracknell and Molly Byrne are the presenter and producer of a mythical BBC programme, Folkways.
They head off to County Tyrone to look for the Ulster fiddler, Barney McKeogh ... Written by Thomas McLaughlin.
Music Jim McKillop Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: John Cracknell
Unknown: Molly Byrne
Written By: Thomas McLaughlin.
Music: Jim McKillop
Barney: Birdy Sweeney
Molly: Eileen Pollock
John: Trevor Moore
Paddy: Joe McPartland
Brendan: Conleth Hill

: Norfolk Man

Five programmes in which John Timpson introduces listeners to his part of the country. 4: Jack Boddy , retired farm labourer and general secretary of the Agricultural Workers' Union.
Producer Marjorie Lofthouse Stereo (R)


Introduces: John Timpson
Unknown: Jack Boddy
Producer: Marjorie Lofthouse

: The Radio Programme

In the last of the present series, Laurie Taylor eavesdrops on countries where radio can be a matter of life and death.
In Africa, revolutionaries broadcast details of captured enemies, while in the Caribbean, obituaries follow the nine o'clock news ... Producers Chris Paling and Tessa Watt. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Tessa Watt.

: A Voyage of Discovery

In the first of four programmes writer
John Mortimer introduces dramatic moments from the operas Don Giovanni , Rigoletto, Die Fledermaus, La Traviata and Der
Producer Derek Drescher. Stereo (R)


Introduces: John Mortimer
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Producer: Derek Drescher.

: The Dream Woman

The first in a series of four mysterious tales by Wilkie Collins.
Reader David Suchet.
'Speechless, with no expression on her face, she came closer.... and slowly raised the knife.' Abridged by Michael Bakewell Producer Rosemary Hart (R)


Reader: Wilkie Collins.
Reader: David Suchet.
Abridged By: Michael Bakewell
Producer: Rosemary Hart

: Radio Lives

Six portraits of great radio figures.
2: Shall I Sell Me Soul -
Or Draw the Dole ...
Gracie Fields: from
Rochdale mill-girl to music-hall star.
Presented by Patricia Routledge.


Presented By: Patricia Routledge.

: To the Back of Not Very Far Away

Ten tales of 60s life on the road, read by Anton Rodgers.
Written by Barry Pilton. 5: One Hell of a Hole The Grand Canyon, minus ten degrees, in T-shirt and slacks, on a mule.
Producer Louise Purslow. Stereo


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 part 2 of The Last Vampire by Willis Hall , read by Victoria Wood , and part 6 of E Nesbit's The House of Arden, with Penelope Keith.
Producer Julia Brooke. Stereo


Presented By: Julie Mayer
Unknown: River Thames.
Unknown: Willis Hall
Read By: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Penelope Keith.
Producer: Julia Brooke.

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen invites
Grace Robertson and Quentin Blake to choose four paperbacks.


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Grace Robertson
Unknown: Quentin Blake

: Punters

: Reading Aloud

Do Not Go Gentle
William Roberts reads an extract from
Love's Executioner by Irvin D Yalom.
Director Peter Kavanagh. Stereo


Unknown: William Roberts
Director: Peter Kavanagh.

: Enquire Within

Dilly Barlow answers your questions.


Unknown: Dilly Barlow

: The Natural History Programme

Loggerhead turtles in Greece; bottle-nosed whales off Nova Scotia; and East Anglia's Breckland Heaths.

: News

: With Great Pleasure

Colin Blakemore ,
Professor of Physiology at Oxford, takes a broader view of the literary anthology.


Unknown: Colin Blakemore

: In Committee

A weekly report on Parliament's Select
Presenter Peter Hill. Producer Sallie Davies


Presenter: Peter Hill.
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Seeds of Faith

Ian Bradley continues his look at concerns raised for Christians about their relationship with creation and the environment.
Reader Mo McCullough. Producer Noel Vincent


Unknown: Ian Bradley
Reader: Mo McCullough.
Producer: Noel Vincent

: 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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