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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Tim Finney.


Produced By: Tim Finney.

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Chris Lowe and Peter Hobday.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Myra Blyth
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Rev Myra Blyth

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Gill Pulsford


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Gill Pulsford

: Breakaway

Essex Fights Back
Simon Parkes (a Somerset man himself) explores
"Undiscovered Essex" - the charm and beauty of a Much-maligned county.
And David Prest escapes the tourist traps of Florence.
Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Unknown: David Prest
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin with Arthur Smith , John Walters and Emma Freud.
Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Emma Freud.
Producer: Ian Gardhouse.

: The Week in Westminster

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


Unknown: Michael White.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

with Brian Hanrahan. Editor Anna Carragher


Unknown: Brian Hanrahan.
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Virginia Eastman


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games.
Humphrey Lyttelton is in the chair.
With Willie Rushton. Paul Merton , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer.
At the piano Colin Sell.
Producer Jon Naismith. Stereo


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Willie Rushton.
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby and guests Lady Howe. Chairwoman of Opportunity 2000; Glenys Kinnock , Chairwoman of One World Action; Sir
Nigel Mobbs , Chairman of Aims of Industry and Slough Estates plc; and Anthony Smith ,
President of Magdalen
College, Oxford, tackle the issues raised in Banbury, Oxon.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Glenys Kinnock
Unknown: Nigel Mobbs
Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Your opportunity to call Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Nick Utechin and Emma Selby
● LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse

Martin Conisby's Vengeance by Jeffery Farnol.
Martin Conisby becomes involved with more pirates, more battles, jealousy, misunderstandings and an unexpected reconciliation. All packed into this adventurous dramatisation, a self-contained sequel to last Monday's Black Bartlemy's Treasure.
Dramatised by Michael Bartlett
Director Glyn Dearman Stereo


Writer: Jeffery Farnol.
Dramatised By: Michael Bartlett
Director: Glyn Dearman
Martin Conisby: Steven Pacey
Adam Penfeather: Sean Barrett
Joan Brandon: Julia Swift
Joanna: Siriol Jenkins
Sir Richard Brandon: John Mofatt
Don Federigo: Nigel Anthony
Resolution Day: John Baddeley
Valdez: David Holt
Job: David Thorpe
Diccon: Philip Anthony
Belvedere: John Church

: Age to Age

Christopher Cook and Sean Street celebrate the 100th edition of Age to Age. For the last programme in this series they turn the clock back to 1892. don white tie and tails and set off for an evening at the theatre followed by a champagne supper.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Sean Street
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Peter Evans reports on the highlights of last week's meeting of the British Psychology Society. Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Costing the Earth

In the last programme of the series Rufus Bellamy searches for an eco-friendly Christmas tree and ends up in flames; the Bishop of Durham burns with indignation; and Botswana unleashes a broadside on the Rio backsliders.
Presented by Roger Harrabin.
Editor Tim Finney


Unknown: Rufus Bellamy
Presented By: Roger Harrabin
Editor: Tim Finney

: Tea Junction

with Patrick Hannan. Producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Richard Thomas

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending


: The Locker Room

Tom Robinson presents the last in the series of rough guides to manhood. Producer Chris Paling. Stereo


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Kaleidoscope

lain Sinclair won much acclaim for his novel Downriver. He is currently researching his next novel Landor's Tower, which is set in Wales and again concerns the obsessive world of book dealers. Dai Smith tours the sites of this work in progress. Producer Paul Quinn. Stereo


Unknown: Dai Smith
Producer: Paul Quinn.

: The Boy with a Cart

As a celebration of the 85th birthday of Christopher Fry , this re-broadcast of his 1977 play is preceded by The Holly Berries Are
Just Reddening, a birthday "garland" presented by the actor George Baker.
The Boy with a Cart tells the story of Cuthman, who bumped his mother in a cart from Cornwall to Sussex until they came to rest in the village of Steyning.
With Douglas Blackwell , Alaric Cotter , Richard Derrington. Malcolm Gerrard ,
Michael N Harbour , Kenneth Shanley and Valerie Sarruf
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Fry
Unknown: George Baker.
Unknown: Douglas Blackwell
Unknown: Alaric Cotter
Unknown: Richard Derrington.
Unknown: Malcolm Gerrard
Unknown: Michael N Harbour
Unknown: Kenneth Shanley
Unknown: Valerie Sarruf
Director: Jane Morgan.
The Man of South England: Brian Blessed
Cuthman: Kevin McNally
Mother: Brenda Bruce
Bess: Sheila Reid
Mildred: Sonia Fraser
Matt: Michael Goldie
Tib: Manning Wilson
Tawn: Timothy Bateson
Fanner: Christopher Benjamin
Alfred: Brian Hewlett
Demireulf: Peter Wickham
Mrs Fipps: Cecile Chevreau

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets Kathy Stobart , jazz saxophonist, to talk about her life and work.


Unknown: Kathy Stobart

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Anthony Sellors. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors.

: Ten to Ten

led by Rev David Hutt. Stereo


Unknown: David Hutt.

: News

: Open Mind

In the last programme of the series Sarah Baxter ,
Henry Porter and a guest mull over one of today's knottier issues.
Producer Sue Davies. Stereo


Unknown: Sarah Baxter
Unknown: Henry Porter
Producer: Sue Davies.

: Worlds Apart

Grant Lathe talks to
Ray Brown about his childhood memories of Canada.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Ray Brown
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

and looks at the world of English folk song and its singers, with collector John Howson and archivist
Malcolm Taylor.


Unknown: John Howson
Unknown: Malcolm Taylor.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 18 December.
Rumours fly around the White House from the journal of Harold L Ickes in 1937: a convincing Jack-the-Ripper theory from R D Blumenfeld in 1901: and in 1939. as news comes through from the River Plate, Mass-Observation diarists give their reactions to the scuttling of the Graf Spce. Readers Sean Barrett , Jane Whittenshaw and June Barrie.


Unknown: Simon Brett
Readers: Graf Spce.
Readers: Sean Barrett
Readers: Jane Whittenshaw
Readers: June Barrie.

: 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.

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