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: News Briefing

: * The Farming Week

Presented by Michael Pickstock Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Presented By: Michael Pickstock
Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

Hope Sealy with a special guest


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by Jenni Murray and John Humphrys
7.0,8.0 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25* Sport with GARRY RICHARDSON
7.30,8.30 News Summary 7 40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective with ROSEMARY HARTILL , the BBC S
Religious Affairs Correspondent
8.25 The Weeklies With DAVID WALKER
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament Editor JENNY ABRAMSKY


Presented By: Jenni Murray
Presented By: John Humphrys
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Garry Richardson
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: David Walker
Editor: Jenny Abramsky

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan
It's a big day in racing with the Grand National, and in Rugby Union: at Twickenham and Cardiff, the Five Nations
Championship is set for an exciting finish.
In Las Vegas, Sugar
Ray Leonard is preparing to return to the ring: only Marvellous
Marvin Hagler stands between him and the World Middleweight title.


Presented By: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: Ray Leonard
Unknown: Marvin Hagler
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

Bernard Falk reports on holidays and travel with Susan Marling and Nigel Coombs. Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Coombs.
Producer: Jenny Mallinson

: Loose Ends

NedSherrin and the likes of Craig Charles , Victor Lewis Smith ,
Stephen Fry and Robert Elms. Plus the Occasional Diary of Mat Coward
Additional material by WOLFGANG PLOCKER


Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Victor Lewis Smith
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Robert Elms.
Unknown: Wolfgang Plocker
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Cathie Mahoney

: The Week in Westminster

with Peter Kellner , Political Editor of The Independent. Producer MARGARET HILL


Unknown: Peter Kellner
Producer: Margaret Hill

: From Our Own Correspondent


: Money Box

(Details on Monday at 10.0 am)

: Just a Minute!

Clement Freud , Peter Jones Derek Nimmo and Kenneth Williams try to stop each other talking for just a minute on subjects flung at them by Nicholas Parsons. Devised by LAN MESSITER
Producer EDWARD TAYLOR. Stereo


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: News

: Any Questions?

Alex Salmond , John Cousins Charles Kennedy , mp and Emma Nicholson


Unknown: Alex Salmond
Unknown: John Cousins
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Emma Nicholson

: Dilys Powell's History of the British Cinema

12: The 80s
Dilys Powell reflects on the recent international success of British films and upon two of the creative figures behind it: Richard Attenborough and David Puttnam.
Producer DAVID PEET. BBC Wales


Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: David Puttnam.
Unknown: Karen Walker
Producer: David Peet.

: The Afternoon Play: Dandy Dick

A dean, who is a paragon of dignity and decorum, is driven by an indiscreet act into a most undignified dilemma. A horse and "racing folk" are involved.
Directed by JOHN TYDEMAN Stereo (R)


Unknown: Arthur Wing Pinero
Directed By: John Tydeman
the Dean: Alec McCowen
Georgiana Tidman: Patricia Routledge
Sir Tristram Mardon, Bt: Nigel Stock
Salome: Susan Kyd
Sheba: Melinda Walker
Blore: John Church
Mr Darbey: Richard Clifford
Major Tarver: John Rye
Hatcham: Shaun Prendergast
Hannah Topping: Anne Jameson
Noah Topping: Garard Green

: Options

4.0 Parents' Action Guide Every week parents put their questions on education to PROFESSOR TED WRAGG and a team of experts - highlights from last autumn's Education Roadshow. Presented by ERIC ROBSON 3: Secondary School How can you help your teenage children to decide which subjects to choose? How different is GCSE? These are among the questions put by an audience at Parr's Wood High School in Manchester. (R) revised (e) For free fact pack send sae (9"x6"; 28p stamp) to: [address removed]
4.30 Essays on Popular Music A 12-part series in which MEL HILL examines the connections between jazz, blues, rock, country and many other varieties of popular music 4: Slippin’ ’n’ Slidin’ Glissando and pitch variations in popular music. Stereo (e)
5.0 Deutsch Express! 13: Uberdie Mauer (e)
5.30 Oaks and Acorns The fourth of six programmes in which NICHOLAS KOCHAN talks to people who have grown large businesses from small beginnings This week: KEN OLSEN , founder of the world's second largest computer company, Digital Equipment Corporation (R)(e)


Unknown: Professor Ted Wragg
Presented By: Eric Robson
Unknown: Uberdie Mauer
Talks: Nicholas Kochan
Unknown: Ken Olsen

: Science Now

Into the Hearts of Quasars Peter Evans reports from
Jodrell Bank in Cheshire on the friendly way to do astronomy.

: The Living World

Presented by Jeremy Cherfas A pot-pourri of wildlife stories.


Presented By: Jeremy Cherfas

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , Sally Grace , Jon Glover and Martin Jarvis


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: News

With DAVID SYMONDS including Sports Round-up

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Music By: Dillie Keane
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Champion

by Martin Worth
with Timothy Spall as W.G. Grace
W.G. was a legend in his own lifetime and the legend has grown over the years. But there was a man behind that famous beard who had a wife and children and whose life was not as simple as a game of cricket.
HEAR THIS! page 13


Writer: Martin Worth
Director: Jane Morgan
W.G. Grace: Timothy Spall
Lord Russell: Alan Dudley
Lillywhite/Lord Sheffield: Ian Thompson
Lord Harris: Paul Chapman
Fred Grace: Trevor Nichols
Agnes: Zelah Clarke
Martha Grace: Diana Olsson
Fanny: Julie Berry
Edward: Richard Durden
Lucy Jervis: Sue Broomfield
Alfred Shaw: Struan Rodger
Henry Grace/McArthur: Stephen Thorne
Conway: David Goodland
Babcock: Alan Thompson
Smithers: Tim Reynolds
Bessie Grace: Jill Lidstone
Briggs/Edgar: Andrew Branch
Charlie Grace: Paul Russell
Gilbert/Betts: Jonathan Cullen
[Actor]: Paul Gregory
[Actor]: Stephen Harrold
[Actor]: Brian Hewlett

: Baker's Dozen

Richard Baker presents a selection of words and music on record, reviving old favourites, introducing the less familiar and including some recent releases.
Producer JUDITH ROLES . Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Judith Roles

: Thriller!

The Possessors by JOHN CHRISTOPHER abridged in 12 parts by BRIAN GEAR
Read by Hywel Bennett 1: Avalanche
Producer PAMELA HOWE. BBC Bristol


Unknown: John Christopher
Read By: Hywel Bennett
Producer: Pamela Howe.

: Ten to Ten

A reading, a hymn and reflection led by The Rev Richard Harries. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

My Lords, Ladies and Gentlemen
Pray Silence for your Master of Ceremonies - Brian Kay , who has the honour to present a gathering of toastmasters where the after-dinner conversation includes the correct way to make introductions, unfortunate scenes at the top table, being a woman in a man's world and how to measure up for this unusual career. Producer CAROLINE ELLIOT


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: Mixed MetaFordes

Serious, and not so serious, poetry from the pen of NigelForde
Producer VICTOR LEWIS SMITH Stereo (R)


Producer: Victor Lewis Smith

: Nineteen Ninety-Eight: Episode Two...

by William Osborne and Richard Turner


Writer: William Osborne
Writer: Richard Turner

: Unnatural Acts

A sitcom about a happily-married pair of young people and their crazy friends starring Kit Hollerbach andand and 2: A Death in the Family
When Caroline's curtains stay closed for three days, Kit decides it's time to get in touch with a medium's answerphone ...
Written by PAUL B. DAVIES
Producer DAVID TYLER. Stereo


Written By: Paul B. Davies
Written By: Jeremy Hardy.
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Unknown: Caroline Leddy
Producer: David Tyler.
Kit: Jeremy Hardy
Jeremy: Jeremy Hardy
Paul: Paul B Davies
Caroline: Caroline Leddy

: * am News

followed by an interlude

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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