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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

UK forestry prospects. Producer Tim Finney


Producer: Tim Finney

: Today

with John Humphrys and Chris Lowe Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan Producer Andy Gillies


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Andy Gillies

: Breakaway

with Ken Bruce.
Jonnie Godfrey reports on women travelling alone. Producer Sara Jane Hall
0 TRAVEL: page 94


Unknown: Ken Bruce.
Unknown: Jonnie Godfrey
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin ,
Robert Elms , Emma Freud and Craig Charles
Producer Charlie Bunce. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Craig Charles
Producer: Charlie Bunce.

: The Week in Westminster

with Robin Oakley Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Money Box

(Details on Monday at 10.00am)

: The News Quiz

Barry Took quizzes
Richard Ingrams , Alan Coren and their guests. Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Diane Messias.

: News

: Any Questions?

with Sir John Harvey
Jones, Joan Lestor , MP, and Douglas Mason. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]with Jonathan Dimbleby Producers Anna Carragher and Jane Stimpson
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Sir John Harvey
Unknown: Joan Lestor
Unknown: Douglas Mason.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anna Carragher
Producers: Jane Stimpson

: Saturday Playhouse: Witchwood

John Buchan's tale of witchcraft, set in 1644. As Montrose battles to conquer Scotland, David Semphill finds that the souls of his parishioners risk eternal damnation.


Author: John Buchan
Piper: Robert Wallace
Adapted by: John Scotney
Director: Alec Reid
David Semphill: Paul Young
James Fordyce: Tom Fleming
Andrew: Iain Cuthbertson
Katrine: Gerda Stevenson
Isobel Veitch: Mary Riggans
Montrose: Crawford Logan
Mark Kerr: Alexander Morton
Muirhead: Robert Trotter
Proudfoot: John Shedden
Caird: Martyn James
Grizel Hawkshaw: Eileen MacAllum
Jean Caird: Rose McBain
Amos Ritchie: Ian Agnew
Pricker: Martin Black
Will: James Twaddale
Ritchie Smail: Ronald Simon

: Looking Eastwards to the Sea

John Keay describes the East India Company's voyages,1601-15.
4: Arabian Adventures
Producer David Perry. Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Keay
Producer: David Perry.

: Science Now

explores the world's leading solar observatory. Producer Dee Palmer


Producer: Dee Palmer

: Largely Walters

This week: John Walters 's thoughts on animals. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Week Ending


: 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.

: Classic Serial: The Forsyte Chronicles

John Galsworthy's saga adapted in 23 episodes, narrated by Dirk Bogarde as Galsworthy.
5: Young Jolyon finds Paris and Irene irresistible and Soames still longs for her. Holly and Val discover the pain and promise of love.
Episode dramatised by Shirley Gee
Director Sue Wilson.


Written By: John Galsworthy
Dramatised By: Shirley Gee
Director: Sue Wilson.
Galsworthy: Dirk Bogarde
Soames: Alan Howard
Irene: Diana Quick
Young Jolyon: Michael Williams
James: Maurice Denham
Aunt Hester: Rachel Kempson
Aunt Juley: Renee Asherson
Emily: Maxine Audley
June: Angela Pleasence
Winifred: Fiona Walker
Annette: Shelley Thompson
Jolly: Paul Downing
Val: Dale Rapley
Holly: Elizabeth Mansfield
Montague Dartie: Donald Gee
Dreamer: Simon Treves
Polteed: Brian Miller
Francie: Susan Sheridan

: Tough Cookies

Today: Sharley McLean Stereo


Unknown: Sharley McLean

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and a reflection on pilgrimage. Stereo

: News

: Open Mind

with John Lloyd
Producer Anne Sloman


Unknown: John Lloyd
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Uncle Mort's South Country

Peter Tinniswood 's five-part comic adventure. 1: The Great Escape
Narrator Christian Rodska
Producer Pete Atkin. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Pete Atkin.
Uncle Mort: Stephen Thorne
Carter Brandon: Sam Kelly
Barmaid: Liz Goulding
Bernard Torkington: Christopher Good

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Joan Cross.


Unknown: Joan Cross.

: The Sit-Crom

Sue Limb's six-part English Civil War comedy.
4: A Draught of Malmesy
Producer Jonathan James-Moore Stereo


Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Sir John Firebasket: Joss Ackland
Lady Anne Firebasket: Denise Coffey
Tobias Thynne: Clive Merrison
Mercy, alias Melissa: Miriam Margolyes
Fr Francis: Nickolas Grace
Old Thomas: Nickolas Grace
Slow Ned: Chris Emmett
Gazebo Fogg: Jack Klaff
Captain Arise Higgs: Alun Armstrong
Counter tenor: Peter Hayward

: 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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