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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 including
Bells on Sunday from Stjohn the Baptist,
New Alresford. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

George Macpherson meets Tim Heywood , responsible for the day-to-day running of the Duke of Westminster's farms. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: George MacPherson
Unknown: Tim Heywood
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Christopher Morgan and Trevor Barnes.
Editor David Coomes including at


Unknown: Christopher Morgan
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Ian Wallace

speaks for the Week's Good Cause about a free cassette library for blind and handicapped people. * DONATIONS to: [address removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Morning Service

from the Methodist Central
Hall, Westminster, led by the Rev Dr R John Tudor. Earth, Rejoice, Our Lord
Is King! (Ephraim); My Eternal King (Marshall); Jesus, Meek and Gentle
(St Constantine); And Can It Be (Sagina); 0 for a Thousand Tongues to
Sing (Richmond). Psalm 130; Romans 8, w 1-11.
Choirmaster John Chapman. Organist: Keith Beniston. Stereo


Choirmaster: John Chapman.
Organist: Keith Beniston.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition. Director Niall Fraser


Director: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

with Peter Fiddick.
Producer Dinah Lammiman


Unknown: Peter Fiddick.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Marco Pierre White , the youngest chef ever to be awarded two Michelin stars for his cooking, is Sue Lawley's castaway.
Producer Olivia Seligman. Stereo


Unknown: Marco Pierre White
Producer: Olivia Seligman.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Stoke-on-Trent where the Barlaston
Gardeners' Guild put their queries to
Dr Stefan Buczacki , Fred Downham and Sue Phillips.
Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Amanda Mares
49 WRITE on postcards only to:
Gardeners' Question Time. BBC. PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ


Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Sue Phillips.
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Sunday Playhouse Cheap in August

Bored with her marriage to an American professor, an Englishwoman escapes to the Caribbean on holiday. This adaptation of a classic story by Graham Greene is broadcast as a tribute to the master storyteller.
First Jamaican waiter/
First crew cut boy....PAUL GREGORY Second Jamaican waiter/
Dramatised by Elizabeth Troop
Director Richard Wortley. Stereo


Story By: Graham Greene
Unknown: Paul Gregory
Unknown: Second Jamaican
Dramatised By: Elizabeth Troop
Director: Richard Wortley.
Mary Watson: Valerie Sarruf
Henry Hickslaughter: Robert Beatty
Charlie Watson: Blain Fairman
Sadie: Sheila Grant
Jeannie: Jennifer Piercey
Old woman: Diana Olsson
Second crew cut boy: Steven Harrold
Jamaican maid: Victoria Carling

: Life with Lederer

In the first of five programmes, Helen Lederer sorts out a weight problem. With
Malcolm Raeburn , Diane Whitley , James Quinn and Victoria Finney. Producer Paul Z Jackson Stereo


Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Malcolm Raeburn
Unknown: Diane Whitley
Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Victoria Finney.
Producer: Paul Z Jackson

: The Radio Programme

The return of the NEW series with Laurie Taylor and guests. Producer Nick Ware


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Nick Ware

: Analysis

Fuelling Problems?
Britain's energy industries are now largely in private hands, shadowed by small domestic regulators. But, Dieter Helm asks: are we equipped to meet the needs of the 1990s?


Unknown: Dieter Helm

: Rich Pickings

Six programmes in which Rosemary Leach and Michael Fitzgerald read poetry and prose about the weather.
3: Wind
Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Michael Fitzgerald
Producer: Julia Gillett

: Down Your Way

The Cotswold village of Slad, so vividly portrayed by Laurie Lee in Cider with Rosie, draws MP
David Blunkett to explore it for himself. He is further enlightened by more rural revelations from the famous author and local notables.
Producer Lorna Baker. Stereo


Unknown: Laurie Lee
Unknown: David Blunkett
Producer: Lorna Baker.

: Great Lift Journeys

The first of six programmes in which
Steven Wells travels 'up and down' Great Britain in an assortment of unusual lifts. Today: Meadowhall, a temple to consumerism off the Ml, near Sheffield. Producer Sarah Taylor


Unknown: Steven Wells
Producer: Sarah Taylor

: News

: The Village

An eight-part series following the real-life stories of Bentley folk . 2: What lies at the top of that old staircase in Jenkyn Place?
With Nigel Farrell.


Stories Of: Bentley Folk
Unknown: Nigel Farrell.

: Far Flung Faith

In the second of two programmes on the religious life of the Outer Hebrides, ministers and members of the Free
Church of Scotland on the island of Lewis talk and sing about their beliefs. Producer Ian Bradley. Stereo


Producer: Ian Bradley.

: The Root of the Matter

reports on key issues from the perspectives of the men and women most affected by them.
Today: Hugh Prysor-Jones goes to Southampton. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde looks at
Feminist Book Fortnight; and talks to
William Wharton , about his new novel, Last Lovers. Also, Mark Steyn and Paul Clifford discuss the 20th century in quotes.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: William Wharton
Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Paul Clifford

: The Scarman Report

Lord Scarman chairs a five-part inquiry into the future of the British police service.
3: Getting a Result
Are the police effective in fighting crime? Do we get value for money? Lawyers, academics, serving police officers and the public present their evidence. With Gerry Northam. Reporter Julia Sharp. Producer Clare Hastings


Unknown: Gerry Northam.
Reporter: Julia Sharp.
Producer: Clare Hastings

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.
Kathleen Griffin meets writer Jean Ure , and creator of the Drina
Ballerina books
Jean Estoril.


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Kathleen Griffin
Unknown: Jean Ure
Unknown: Jean Estoril.

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm survey an ice-age cavern.


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm

: News

: When the Gods Return

Tim Malyon and John Crook witness a great monastic festival in Ladakh, north-west India. Two Buddhist monks, blindfolded and in trance, are transformed into Gods of the Mountains.
Producer John Theocharis Stereo


Unknown: Tim Malyon
Unknown: John Crook
Producer: John Theocharis

: Ecuador Days

It is Barnsley, 1963, and four young working lads get together to form a band. Twenty-five years on, four middle-aged men fondly recall those times. With Martyn Wiley. Producer Dave Sheasby Stereo


Unknown: Martyn Wiley.
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Seeds of Faith

The Shadow of the Galilean
John Rackley considers how four 20th-century authors have depicted the life of Jesus, and the impact they have had on his own faith. In the first of four programmes, he looks at King Jesus by Robert Graves.
Producer Juli Wills. Stereo


Unknown: John Rackley
Unknown: Robert Graves.
Producer: Juli Wills.

: 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

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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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