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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

How are farmers surviving in the Soviet Union, and why are Cumbrian farmers selling their walls?
Presented and produced by Carol Trewin.


Produced By: Carol Trewin.

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev
Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Pat Thomton


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Pat Thomton

: Breakaway

with Ken Bruce.
Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Ken Bruce.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Sandi Toksvig ,
Arthur Smith , Robert Elms and Emma Freud. stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Emma Freud.

: Trooping the Colour

Horse Guards Parade in London is the setting for the annual Sovereign's Birthday Parade in which HM The Queen takes the salute of the 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards. Music by the Massed Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry and Guards Division. Commentator: Tom Fleming. Producer David France. Stereo


Commentator: Tom Fleming.
Producer: David France.

: The Week in Westminster

with Michael White , Political Editor of The Guardian.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Gordon Clough with the European magazine. Editor Jolyon Monson


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Jolyon Monson

: Money Box

with Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: First Person

In Tokyo, Joanna Pitman learns the honourable art of grovelling. Stereo


Unknown: Joanna Pitman

: The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

The last in the present series of classic scripts by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman.
Music: David Firman. Adapted by Mark Brisenden Producer Dirk Maggs. Stereo


Unknown: Nat Perrin
Unknown: Arthur Sheekman.
Music: David Firman.
Adapted By: Mark Brisenden
Producer: Dirk Maggs.
Waldorf T Flywheel/Gmucho Marx: Michael Roberts
Emmanuel Ravelli/Chko Marx: Frank Lazarus
Von Blitzen: Graham Hoadly
Tyrone Price: Vincent Marzello
All ladies: Lorelei King

: News

: Any Questions?

This week's panel: Glenda Jackson , Sally O'Sullivan ,
Michael Portillo , MP, and Peter Vaughan. From Southampton. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]with Jonathan Dimbleby. Producers Anna Carragher and Nick Ware
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Sally O'Sullivan
Unknown: Michael Portillo
Unknown: Peter Vaughan.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers: Anna Carragher

: Saturday Playhouse

A Day by the Sea
The loves, hopes and fears of a Dorsetshire family are brought together and revealed over a few short hours in the course of a day by the sea.
Written by N C Hunter. With Wendy Hiller and Michael Hordem.
Adapted by Mollie Greenhaigh Director Graham Gauld. Stereo


Unknown: Wendy Hiller
Unknown: Michael Hordem.
Adapted By: Mollie Greenhaigh
Director: Graham Gauld.
Laura Anson: Wendy Hiller
Dr Farley: Michael Hordern
Frances Farrar: Barbara Leigh Hunt
Julian Anson: Richard Pasco
David Anson: Alan Wheatley
Miss Malhieson: Elizabeth Kelly
William Gregson: Ronald Herdman
Humphrey Caldwell: Fraser Kerr
Elinor: Jane Whittenshaw
Toby: Danielle Allan

: In the Country

In the third of four programmes, Drennan Watson takes his search for the effect of people on the countryside to an upland glen in Aberdeenshire. From the castle at the foot of the glen, up through the improved fields and out on to the heathery grouse moors, the hand of humanity is always dominant in Glen Buchat.
Producer Christopher Lowell (First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Glen Buchat.
Producer: Christopher Lowell

: Science Now

with Alun Lewis.
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Writers Revealed

Six playwrights in conversation with Rosemary Hartill. 4: David Storey.


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.
Unknown: David Storey.

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , Sally Grace , David Tate and Brian Bowles.


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Brian Bowles.

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition.
Director Adrian Bean. Stereo


Director: Adrian Bean.

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson takes soundings of what people are talking about.
Producer Michael Ember


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember

: Classic Serial

The Quiet American The last episode of a three-part adaptation of Graham Greene 's novel.
Pyle's well-intentioned interference leads to tragedy for the people of Saigon and for himself, and a supremely ironic outcome for Fowler.
Dramatised by Gregory Evans Director David Benedictus Stereo


Unknown: Graham Greene
Dramatised By: Gregory Evans
Fowler: Ian Holm
Pyle, the Quiet American: Adam Henderson
VigOt: Philippe Giraudeau
Dominguez: Sam Dastor
Heng: Burt Kwouk
Phuong: Lucy Sheen
Joe: Vincent Brimble
Miss Hei: Marcia King
Trouin: Simon Treves
Metisse: Tara Dominick
Patron: Nicholas Gilbrook
Helen: Marian Diamond

: Kaleidoscope

The Draughtsman's Contract Expires
In the 1980s, construction spelt profit. As developers raced to cash in on the economic boom, where did it leave British architecture?
Callum Murray considers the relationship between building design and the state of the economy as investment dries up and architects bid in vain for the next contract.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Callum Murray
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Music in Mind

More favourite melodies selected by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: Open Mind

Edward Mortimer chairs the discussion programme which challenges its participants to think before they speak. Producer Anne Sloman


Unknown: Edward Mortimer
Producer: Anne Sloman

: Truth to Tell

Six extraordinary and little-known true stories, told by Anthony Smith. 3: A Desert Vigil Producer David Perry


Told By: Anthony Smith.
Producer: David Perry

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with members of the Endellion Quartet, one of the country's leading string quartets.

: Parodies Lost

The comedy show in which guests are taken on a literary mystery tour. Today: Monica Dickens , Julia Hills and Chris Baines become Knights of the Round Table.
Chair: Jenni Murray. With Spontaneous Combustion. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Monica Dickens
Unknown: Julia Hills
Unknown: Chris Baines
Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Producer: Mary Sharp

: 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.

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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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