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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Producer Tim Finney


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn Stereo


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan
Producer Joanne Watson


Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

Presented by Ken Bruce. A look at two outstanding wine-producing regions. Simon Parkes explores the Chateauneuf du Pape, and Chris Hawksworth presents the first of two reports from Chile. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Presented By: Ken Bruce.
Unknown: Simon Parkes
Unknown: Chris Hawksworth
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , Robert Elms , 'The Men Who
Know' and Emma Freud. Producer Charlie Vernon-Lee Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Emma Freud.

: Talking Politics

Three programmes in which Haig Gordon meets MPs in their constituencies. 2: Bernie Grant , Labour MP for Tottenham. Producer Charles Sigler


Unknown: Haig Gordon
Unknown: Bernie Grant
Producer: Charles Sigler

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Zareer Masani


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Today's the Day

This week: Neil Walker and David Clayton follow two Berkshire pigs and their owners to the Rare Breeds Annual Show. Producer Glyn Jones


Unknown: Neil Walker
Unknown: David Clayton
Producer: Glyn Jones

: Hoax!

In the chair
Tim Brooke-Taylor . This week:
Richard Murdoch , Donald Sinden and Leslie Thomas tell the stories.
Producer Edward Taylor. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: News

: The Radio 4 Generation

Six programmes with Simon Bates , in which young people give their opinions on issues.
5: The influence of the media on youth culture.


Unknown: Simon Bates

: Hindsight

Today: Robert Kee and his guests look back at the exodus of Ugandan
Asians to Britain in 1972. Producer Sue Davies (R)


Unknown: Robert Kee
Producer: Sue Davies

: The Execution of Mary Timney

Tom Pow 's play re-creates the events leading to the last public execution of a woman in Scotland.
Director Stewart Conn. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Tom Pow
Director: Stewart Conn.
Mary Timney: Alison Peebles
Ann Hannah: Anne Lacey
William Martin/Clerk/Lord Gray: David McKail
Rev J Maitland/Calcraft: Paul Young
William Hannah: Martin Black
Frank Timney/Chaplain: Finlay McLean
Agnes McLellan/Susan Timney: Ann Lannan
Lord Deas: Gerard Slevin
Mary Barbour/Agnes Sproat: Beth Robens
Lockhart Hannah/Dr McCulloch/journalist: John Shedden
Jane Barbour/Mrs: Eliza Langland
Robert Coates/Cowan: Iain Agnew
Giffort/Constable: Sandy Neilson

: The Finest in the North

The story of James Bolton , 18th-century weaver, naturalist and artist.
With Graham Roberts as Bolton.
Narrator Alan Sykes. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: James Bolton
Unknown: Graham Roberts
Narrator: Alan Sykes.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: The Living World

Derek Jones takes a look at insects that exist on the water surface. Producer John Ruthven


Unknown: Derek Jones
Producer: John Ruthven

: Science Now

Sailing on land and navigation by satellite.
Presented by Alun Lewis. Producer Abigail Appleton


Presented By: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Writers Revealed

Rosemary Hartill talks to P D James.


Talks: Rosemary Hartill

: Two Decades of Weekending

with Sir David Steel


Unknown: Sir David Steel

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition.
Director Adrian Bean. Stereo


Director: Adrian Bean.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare talks to Paul Johnson.


Talks: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Paul Johnson.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Island of Dr Moreau

H.G. Wells's classic adventure story in which a young naturalist tracks down a dreadful secret.
Dramatised by David Calcutt


Author: HG Wells
Dramatised by: David Calcutt
Director: Nigel Bryant
Prentice: Kim Wall
Nurse: Janet Dale
Helmar: Richard Mitchley
Constans: Danny Schiller
Montgomery: Kenneth Colley
M'Ling: Terry Molloy
Capt Davis: Peter Meakin
Moreau: Garard Green
Prentice's nephew: Neal Foster
Other parts played by: The cast
Other parts played by: Alex Jones

: Music in Mind

Dances and airs, marches and romances, presented by Brian Kay. Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rev Eddie Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Eddie Neale.

: News

: The Best Day of My Life

Six programmes.
5: Wendy Savage , the obstetrician, talks to Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer Jane Marshall (R)


Unknown: Wendy Savage
Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: Jane Marshall

: The Tingle Factor

Leslie Thomas is
Robin Ray 's guest.


Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Robin Ray

: Funny That Way

Eight classic comedy profiles with Barry Cryer. 4: Lucille Ball


Unknown: Barry Cryer.

: 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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