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: News Briefing

: 'am The Farming Week

goes to north-west Wales to discover how farming, tourism and forestry co-exist. Producer ALLAN WRIGHT BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Allan Wright

: Prayer for the Day

Hope Sealy in conversation with The Rt Rev Colin Bazley , Bishop of Chile


Unknown: Hope Sealy
Unknown: Colin Bazley

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.20* Letters
7.25* Sport
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45* In Perspective Editor PHILIP HARDING


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Read By: Bryan Martin
Unknown: John Inverdale
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Today, one of the world's most famous cricketers celebrates his birthday. Sport on Four pays tribute to Sir Donald Bradman - 80 not out.
Football is back, but what will the new season bring?
Cliff Morgan has news and comments


Unknown: Sir Donald Bradman
Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Charles Runcie

: Breakaway

Tourism in Scotland is booming, and not just in the summer season. Guest presenter Chris Hawksworth discovers how Scotland is successfully attracting tourists all year round.


Presenter: Chris Hawksworth
Producer: Jenny Mallinson

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin , live studio guests, and contributions from
Robert Elms, Craig Charles and Victoria Mather. Additional material from


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Victoria Mather.
Unknown: Pete Sinclair
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Jane Berthoud

: Talking Politics

James Naughtie joins Labour's Education Spokesman,
Jack Straw , mp, at his home in London, to talk about his life outside politics.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Jack Straw

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Peter Robins

: A Small Country Living

with Jeanine McMullen
(Details on August Bank Holiday at 10.00am)


Unknown: Jeanine McMullen

: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

with Stephen Fry , John Sessions and their guests this week,
John Bird and Jimmy Mulville. Clive Anderson reluctantly supplies the situations. Devised and compiled by MARK LEVESON and the producer DAN PATTERSON Stereo (R)


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville.
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Mark Leveson
Producer: Dan Patterson

: News

: Towards 2000 with the Radio 4 Generation

The Future of the Seven Deadly Sins
Today: Avarice and Envy
Will the gulf between rich and poor increase or will there be a backlash to the greed creed? Chairman John Humphrys from the Maritime Museum in Liverpool


Unknown: John Humphrys

: Consuming Passions

If you've ever wondered why people dress, dream, drive, debate, declaim and decorate the way they do, join
Sarah Dunant and guests as they decode the world of style and design.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Janice Hadlow

: The Best of Morning Story

An Alternative Romance - The Village Nurse by LUCY GANNON
Read by Richard Derrington Producer ANNE-MARIE COLE BBC Birmingham (R)


Read By: Richard Derrington
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: The Women of Southover Sands

by FREDERICK BRADNUM with Sarah Badel as Veronica Zelah Clarke as Katrina Jane Campion as Frederica and Jonathan Oliver as Heathcote Heathcote was, at one time, almost part of the family of young sisters, but 15 years ago he vanished from their lives. His motives in visiting them again seem to be more than idle curiosity.
Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo


Unknown: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Sarah Badel
Unknown: Veronica Zelah Clarke
Unknown: Katrina Jane Campion
Unknown: Jonathan Oliver
Unknown: Heathcote Heathcote
Directed By: Jane Morgan.

: Hollywood Takes the Air

Richard Dreyfuss , Stacy Keach , Michael York , Harry Hamlin , James Whitmore and Jack Coleman talk to John McNally about their experiences of making two radio drama productions for the BBC -
The Crucible by Arthur Miller and Are You Now or Have You Ever Been, a drama documentary by Eric Bentley .
Presented by Gerry Jones Stereo


Unknown: Richard Dreyfuss
Unknown: Stacy Keach
Unknown: Michael York
Unknown: Harry Hamlin
Unknown: James Whitmore
Unknown: Jack Coleman
Unknown: John McNally
Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Eric Bentley
Presented By: Gerry Jones

: Science Now

Presented by Alun Lewis
What is happening in science? Producer JACKIE LUNN
(Re-broadcast on August Bank Holiday at 7.45pm)


Presented By: Alun Lewis
Producer: Jackie Lunn

: Prophets Returned

Four conversations in which
Derek Cooper hears from people whose theories about food were ahead of their time. 3: The Living Soil
Derek Cooper talks to Lady Eve Balfour - patrician, farmer, 'crank' and revolutionary.


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Talks: Derek Cooper

: Aspects of the Fringe

In the second of two programmes, Hunter and Docherty introduce a selection of the very best cabaret and comedy to be seen at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Stereo

: News

With EUGENE FRASER including Sports Round-Up


Unknown: Eugene Fraser

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
Or Sink Like a Stone by LEIGH JACKSON
Directed by MARILYN IMWE. Stereo


Unknown: Leigh Jackson
Directed By: Marilyn Imwe.

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Face to face with Dr Anthony Clare is the ever-controversial Labour MP Ken Livingstone , reflecting on the most significant influences which have shaped his personality.


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Ken Livingstone

: The Crucible

BBC Radio Drama presents the LA Classic Theatre Works with Richard Dreyfuss Fionnula Flanagan Stacy Keach
Madolyn Smith and Michael York
Influenced by the communist witch hunts unleashed by Senator McCarthy in the USA during the 1950s, Miller wrote this play, based upon the Salem witch trials of the 17th century, to expose the horror of such investigations.
Brilliant collaboration
('Are You Now or Have You Ever
Been...?, August Bank Holiday 8.15pm)


Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Richard Dreyfuss
Unknown: Fionnula Flanagan
Unknown: Stacy Keach
Unknown: Madolyn Smith
Directed By: Martin Jenkins
Producers: Gerry Jones
Producers: Martin Jenkins
The Rev Parris: Michael York
Abigail Williams: Madolyn Smith
Susanna Walcott: Ann Hearn
Ann Putnam: Marian Mercer
Thomas Putnam: Ed Begley Jr
Mercy Lewis: Irene Aranga
Mary Warren: Carolkane
Betty Parris: Anna Sophie Loewenberg
John Proctor: Stacy Keach
Giles Corey: Hector Eltzondo
Rebecca Nurse: Georgia Brown
The Rev Hale: Richard Dreyfuss
Tituba: Madge Sinclair
Elizabeth Proctor: Fionnula Flanagan
Francis Nurse: Joe Spano
Ezekiel Cheever/Herrick: Bud Cort
Judge Hathorne: Harris Yulin
Deputy Governer Danforth: Rene Auberjonois

: Ten to Ten

Led by Colin Semper. Stereo


Unknown: Colin Semper.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

The Game
Leonard Wieneski was arrested by the Gestapo in 1940 and taken to Buchenwald concentration camp. He was 18 years old. In order to cope with the horrors of camp life, he sought some form of escapism and found it in a small dice which inspired him t« invent and create a game.
The Game is the story of one man's survival in a world of destruction.
Narrator Roger Nott Music performed by ROGER APPLEBY
The Song of Buchenwald sung by MARK BURROWS Producer MARTIN KURZlK BBC Wales


Unknown: Leonard Wieneski
Narrator: Roger Nott
Unknown: Roger Appleby
Sung By: Mark Burrows

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith
Last in the present series


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: When Housewives Had the Choice?

Last of 12 Programme's
Conceived in Sweden, born in 1946, the Light programme's long-running request show catered for needs of women at home.
With the help of archive material, Russell Davies and Maureen Lipman tell of those times.
This Year of Grace - 1956 Compiled by RUSSELL DAVIES
Producer JONATHAN JAMES MOORE (First broadcast on Radio 2)


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Jonathan James Moore

: *amNews

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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