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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

A round-up of the agricultural news and views, plus an in-depth discussion on a topical issue.
Producer TIM FINNEY BBC Pebble Mill


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

Hope Sealy in conversation with a special guest about a prayer which has inspired their life and faith.


Unknown: Hope Sealy

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Peter Hobday
7.00,8.00 Today's News
7.20* Letters
7.25* Sport
7.30,8.30 News Summary
7.40*, 8.47* Today's Papers
7.45* In Perspective
8.35* Yesterday in Parliament Editor PHILIP HARDING


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Peter Hobday
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan anticipates thrilling action on the second Saturday of Rugby Union's Five Nations Championship: England v Scotland at
Twickenham, and Wales v
Ireland at Cardiff. Plus all the weekend's other sporting news. Producer PETER GRIFFITHS


Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme with Bernard Falk and Nigel Coombs keeping you in touch with the latest holiday news.
Breakaway. BBC, London WIA 1AA


Unknown: Bernard Falk
Unknown: Nigel Coombs
Producer: Caroline Daly

: Loose Ends

Unravelled, dangled or tied up by Ned Sherrin and the likes of Carol Thatcher , Richard Jobson and Emma Freud. Additional material from ANDREW NICKOLD


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Carol Thatcher
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: Emma Freud.
Unknown: Jane Berthoud
Unknown: Charlie Bunce

: The Week in Westminster

Robin Oakley , Political Editor of The Times, presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers. Producer DENNIS SEWELL


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent



Producer: Howard Rogers

: Money Box

Presented by Louise Botting. The programme dedicated to helpmg you to get more out of your money.


Presented By: Louise Botting.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: News

: Any Questions?

David Mellor , qc, mp Harriet Harman , mp Charles Kennedy , mp and Rebecca Malby
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby


Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Harriet Harman
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: 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?
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: John Holmes
Producers: John Watkins

: My Mother Said I Never Should

by CHARLOTTE KEATLEY. winner of the George Devine Award for new writing.
This funny and moving play examines the complex mother/ daughter relationship and how it has been forced to change in the 20th century. Directed by SUSAN HOGG BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: George Devine
Directed By: Susan Hogg

: Age to Age

The programme where the past speaks to the present, presented by Derek Wilson Researcher FELICITY GOODALL Producers KATE WHITEHEAD and JOHN KNIGHT. BBCBristol


Presented By: Derek Wilson
Presented By: Researcher Felicity Goodall
Producers: Kate Whitehead
Producers: John Knight.

: Science Now

Presented by Georgina Ferry. What is happening in science? A weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world's leading laboratories. Producer JACKIE LUNN


Presented By: Georgina Ferry.
Producer: Jackie Lunn

: Options

4.30 The Roads to Munich Six programmes in which MICHAEL BARBER looks at British attitudes between the wars - how people reacted to the growth of fascism, and why appeasement was so widely supported.
5: Facing the Dictators How the British tried to come to terms with the dictatorships in the mid-30s. (e)
5.00 Actors' Workshop With SHEILA HANCOCK. A six-part series in which Sheila and Guildhall students XANTHE GRESHAM and PETER WINGFIELD explore the craft of the actor. 5: Improvisation with RICHARD WILSON (R) (e)
5.30 Paso doble Take the second step towards understanding and speaking Spanish in a new ten-part course, with JEN SUTTON and MIGUEL PENARANDA. 5: i Quépasó? Recountmg incidents from the past, plus the multi-cultural roots of Latin America. Written by CAROL STANLEY (e) * BOOK: £6.95; pack of two cassettes, £ 9.95, from booksellers


Unknown: Michael Barber
Unknown: Sheila Hancock.
Unknown: Peter Wingfield
Unknown: Richard Wilson
Unknown: Jen Sutton
Written By: Carol Stanley

: Family Footsteps

When Chris and Shirley Brasher married in 1959 the headlines in the papers read
'Top tennis star weds Olympic champion', but how did this affect their careers?
Gerald Williams uncovers the secrets of their success.


Unknown: Shirley Brasher
Unknown: Gerald Williams

: Week Ending

A satirical swipe at the week's news with Bill Wallis
David Tate and Sally Grace.


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

: News

including Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition by MARK POWER.
Directed by CLIVE BRILL Stereo


Directed By: Clive Brill

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson.
Saturday-evening conversation inspired by current public and private preoccupations.
Producer MICHAEL EMBER. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Saturday-Night Theatre: The Gadfly

A melodrama by Ethel Voynich, dramatised by William Ash.
With Dominick Rickhards as Arthur Burton, Jill Lidstone as Gemma and John Moffatt as Montanelli

Italy, the middle of the last century: a group of young idealists form an organisation called 'Young Italy' - committed to freeing the country from foreign domination. Arthur Burton is one such idealist; but when he is betrayed by one in whom he trusted, his idealism turns to cynicism and his love of life to hatred.


Author: Ethel Voynich
Dramatised by: William Ash
Music from the "Gadfly Suite" by: Shostakovich
Director: Glyn Dearman
Arthur Burton: Dominic Rickhards
Gemma: Jill Lidstone
Montanelli: John Moffatt
Canon Cardi: Michael Deacon
Julia Burton: Joan Walker
James Burton: Phllip Sully
Colonel: Gordon Reid
Martini: Sean Barrett
Dr Riccardo: John Rye
Galli: Peter Craze
Grassini: George Parsons
Signora Grassini: Jo Kendall
Paolo: Richard Pearce
Governor: Nicholas Courtney

: Music in Mind

with Richard Baker
Producer JANE BEVAN. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Jane Bevan.

: Ten to Ten

Led by Richard Harries. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: The Saturday Feature

Dallam's Organ and the Grand Sultan adapted by LYNN TEN KATE from the Diary of Thomas Dallam. With Paul Copley as Dallam In 1598, Queen Elizabeth I sent Thomas Dallam to
Constantinople to deliver to the Grand Sultan an organ which
Dallam himself had built. It was a magnificent instrument but, to the Sultan, a splendid mechanical toy. Dallam kept a journal of his exotic adventure. With organ restorer MARTIN RENSHAW.
SHEILA LAWRENCE (organ and virginals)
Producer JOHN THEOCHARlS. Stereo


Adapted By: Lynn Ten
Unknown: Thomas Dallam.
Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Thomas Dallam
Unknown: Martin Renshaw.
Unknown: Sheila Lawrence
Producer: John Theocharls.

: A Sideways Look at ...

by Anthony Smith
The first of six programmes.


Unknown: Anthony Smith

: Fallen Arches

1: Cliffhanger Rides Again
Stereo. (Details Wednesday 7.45pm)

: Star Terk II

In which the crew's mission is once again interrupted by a radio programme; Fanny and Danny Seddon interrupt Frank Bough ; and the Podfather makes an interruption in the price of vegetables.
Jeffrey Holland , Christopher Godwin , Susie Blake and Fred Harris boldly go where no comedy has gone before.


Unknown: Danny Seddon
Unknown: Frank Bough
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Christopher Godwin
Unknown: Susie Blake
Unknown: Fred Harris
Written By: Terry Ravenscroft
Producer: Martin Fisher.

: News

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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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