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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 in conversation with opera singer Jessye Norman


Unknown: Hope Sealy
Singer: Jessye Norman

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Peter Hobday
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by EUGENE FRASER
7.25* Sport with CHARLES COLVILE
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45 In Perspective with JOHN NEWBURY, the BBC'S
Religious Affairs Correspondent
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament Editor PHILIP HARDING


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Read By: Eugene Fraser
Unknown: Charles Colvile
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan presents some unseasonal sporting fayre this morning with Test cricket and Davis Cup tennis among the items on display.

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Bernard Falk
Reporter Susan Marling and travel expert Nigel Coombs join Bernard every Saturday morning to keep you in touch with the latest holiday news. Producer JENNY MALLINSON DUFF For details of items in this week s programme please send sae to:
[address removed]


Presented By: Bernard Falk
Reporter: Susan Marling
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Jenny Mallinson

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin with studio guests and regular and irregular contributions from the likes of Robert Elms, Craig Charles and Victoria Mather Additional material by PETE SINCLAIR and STEVE PUNT Producers LAN GARDHOUSE and CATHIE MAHONEY


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Unknown: Cathie Mahoney

: The Week in Westminster

In this special Christmas edition, the team of presenters recall their favourite moments of drama and humour in the parliamentary year.
Robert Carvel , of the Evening Standard, is in the Chair. Producer EMILY BUCHANAN


Unknown: Robert Carvel
Producer: Emily Buchanan

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Zareer Masani

: Money Box

(Re-broadcast on Monday at 10. 00am)

: The News Quiz

Another look through the week's news with the show that gives the word triviality a new meaning. Alan Coren and Ian Hislop and their guests redefine the word irrelevance. Chairman Barry Took sits as a still, calm centre in the swirling chaos, in the last programme of the present series. Written and compiled byjOHNLANGDON
Producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo
(Re-broadcast on Monday at 6. 30pm) ('News Quiz of the Year'on Christmas Day at 1.10pm)


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Barry Took
Producer: Dan Patterson.

: News

: Any Questions?

Lord Hailsham of St Marylebone
John Mortimer, qc
Jean Rook and Peter Jenkins


Unknown: Jean Rook
Unknown: Peter Jenkins

: Second Edition

Only Connect.... with Gillian Reynolds and guests


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds

: Aristophanes against the World

by MARTYN WADE with Clive Merrison as Aristophanes Alfred Molina as Dicaiopolis Robert Lang as Philocleon, his father and John McAndrew as Pheidippides, his son


Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: Clive Merrison
Unknown: Aristophanes Alfred Molina
Unknown: Dicaiopolis Robert Lang
Unknown: John McAndrew
Directed By: Cherry Cookson

: The Quiet Pipers

Mention bagpipes and everyone thinks of the martial, Scottish variety, but the Northumbrian small pipes are altogether more domestic and mellifluous.
Richard Kelly , with the help of virtuoso pipers past and present, traces the revival of interest in this ancient instrument.
Producer GILLIAN HUSH BBC Manchester


Unknown: Richard Kelly

: Science Now

The British Psychological
Society has just had its annual winter conference in London. This year's sessions covered a variety of subjects, from how young children learn to read, to the intelligence of the elderly, and from treating delinquents, to helping AIDS patients. Peter Evans reports on the highlights of the meeting. Producer DEBORAH COHEN


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Conversation Piece

In the last of the present series, Sue MacGregor talks to Dr Pauline Cutting.

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis. David Tate Sally Grace and Jon Glover


Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover

: News

With LAURIE MACMILLAN including Sports Round-up


Unknown: Laurie MacMillan

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
The Launching of William by MARCIA KAHAN
Directed by MARILYN IMRIE , Stereo


Unknown: Marcia Kahan
Directed By: Marilyn Imrie

: Stop the Week with Robert Robinson

Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre

Crisp and Even Brightly A comedy by Alick Rowe
Was the poor man gathering fuel really poor, and was he really a man - or was she a Slavnik spy in disguise? Was Wenceslas's tramp into the forest with his 10-year-old page carrying flesh and wine and logs just a public relations exercise? What is the true story behind the story of Good King Wenceslas?
Andrew Christie (synthesiser) Directed by Shaun MacLoughlin BBC Bristol. Stereo


Writer: Alick Rowe
Composer: Andrew Christie
Director: Shaun MacLoughlln
Good King Wenceslas: Timothy West
The Page: James Holland
Queen Grandmother: June Barrie
Sigmund: Christian Rodska
Otto: William Eedle
Marta: Maureen O'Brien
Crone: June Tobin
Harry the Spy: Michael Tudor Barnes
Vlad: David March
Tunna: Bill Wallis
Gomon: John Baddeley
Woman inside: Polly James
Man inside: Andrew Hilton
Ragman: Anthony Jackson
Kermit: Michael Deacon
Nice man: Paul Nicholson

: Music in Mind

Presented by Richard Baker Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Presented By: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

led by Frank Topping. Stereo

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Too Dirty for the Windmill....
These are the grounds on which Caryl Brahms had a sketch rejected by the Windmill
Theatre (famous for its static nudes), and she wanted it to be the title of her autobiography - still in a chaotic state at her death in 1982. Her first collaborator in anarchic comic novels, like No Bedfor Bacon, was S. J. Simon.
Her second was Ned Sherrin , who presents her sparkling ragbag of memoirs, jokes and anecdotes. They are read by her friend Dorothy Tutin. Producer PAMELA HOWE BBC Bristol (R)


Unknown: Caryl Brahms
Unknown: J. Simon.
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Dorothy Tutin.

: Saturday-Night Fry

A programme in the direct line of comedy that runs like a silken vase from Aristophanes to the Today programme.
A show identical in spirit to the great Mary Queen of Scots tapestry that hangs in Osterley House.
Starring Stephen Fry Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson
A special guest appearance by a special guest
Written by STEPHEN FRY
Additional material by IAN BROWN and JAMES HENDRIE
Producer DAN PATTERSON. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Unknown: Emma Thompson
Written By: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Ian Brown
Unknown: James Hendrie
Producer: Dan Patterson.

: Star Terk II

by TERRY RAVENSCROFT Jeffrey Holland
Christopher Godwin
Susie Blake and Fred Harris boldly go where no comedy has gone before.
Producer MARTIN FISHER. Stereo


Unknown: Terry Ravenscroft
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: Susie Blake
Unknown: Fred Harris
Producer: Martin Fisher.

: *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.

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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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