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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Vet John Walton tells how to stop the loss of the rare pig breeds; and the economics of the organic food shop. Producer Tim Finney BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: John Walton
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Chris Lowe Including
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day The Rev Ian McKenzie
Yesterday in Parliament Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Ian McKenzie
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan
Producer Peter Griffiths


Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Breakaway

with Bernard Falk and Nigel Coombs
Producer Caroline Daly


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

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin , live studio guests and regular and irregular contributions from Richard Jobson Arthur Smith and Emma Freud Additional material Andrew Nickolds
Producers Ian Gardhouse Charlie Bunce and Alison Vernon-Smith . Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Richard Jobson
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Andrew Nickolds
Producers: Ian Gardhouse
Producers: Charlie Bunce
Producers: Alison Vernon-Smith

: The Weekin Westminster

with Peter Jenkins of The Independent
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

This week: thoughts on democratic elections in the GDR; and journalist Janos Bethlen on what it means to be Hungarian.
Produced by the Europhile team


Unknown: Janos Bethlen

: Money Box

with Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Louise Botting
Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Just a Minute!

Clement Freud
Peter Jones
Paul Merton and Derek Nimmo try to stop each other talking for just a minute. Chairman Nicholas Parsons
Devised by Ian Messiter Producer Edward Taylor


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Producer: Edward Taylor

: News

: Any Questions?

with Sebastian Coe
Ann Leslie
Andrew Puddephat Joan Lestor , MP Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]
Call Jonathan Dimbleby with views on the issues raised in Any Questions? Producers Anna Carragher and John Watkins
• LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Sebastian Coe
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Andrew Puddephat
Unknown: Joan Lestor
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anna Carragher

: Caving In

A play by Ayshe Raif. Maggie is leading a double life. She visits her husband in prison, but keeps her lover a secret. More than anything she wants a baby but, at 38, time is running out.


Play By: Ayshe Raif.

: Age to Age

Barry Cunliffe.
Including this week: in the 19th century
London streets were so congested with horse-drawn traffic that a solicitor came up with (what seemed to many) the crazy idea of a transport system below ground. Industrial archaeologist Mike Stone joins Barry Cunliffe on a trip along the London underground and reveals some historical secrets.
Producers Felicity Goodall and John Knight BBC Bristol


Presenter: Barry Cunliffe.
Unknown: Mike Stone
Unknown: Barry Cunliffe
Producers: Felicity Goodall

: Options

4.30 New Series The Science of Sound 1: An Introduction to Sound Whale song and the language of drums, music and the mysteries of the inner ear. Toyah Willcox begins a six-part investigation of the aural world. Producer Clive Williamson Stereo
5.00 Using Your Wordpower The last of five programmes. Peter Evans looks at ways of assessing the skills of reading, writing and oracy within the framework of the new City and Guilds Communication Skills (Wordpower) Certificate, with the help of tutors and adult learners from around the country. (R)
5.30 Deutsch Express! Second-stage German course. 11: Treffpunkt Berlin with Irmgard Meyer and Jorg Walesch Script Wolfgang Keinhorst (R)
0 BOOK: £7.95: three cassettes, £14.95. from bookshops


Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Producer: Clive Williamson
Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Jorg Walesch
Script: Wolfgang Keinhorst

: Science Now

with Peter Evans
Producer Adelene Alani


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Adelene Alani

: Turbulent Priests

Four conversations in which The Rev
Dr Edward Norman , the former Reith Lecturer, explores the principles and beliefs that motivate the lives of controversial clerics.
1: Archbishop Desmond Tutu of Cape Town


Unknown: Dr Edward Norman
Unknown: Desmond Tutu

: Week Ending

with Bill Wallis , David Tate , Sally Grace and Royce Mills


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

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition by Carolyn Sally Jones Produced and directed by Clive Brill. Stereo


Unknown: Carolyn Sally Jones
Directed By: Clive Brill.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson. Animated table talk inspired by current public and private preoccupations.
Producer Michael Ember Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Michael Ember

: Saturday-Night Theatre: O'Rourke's First Case

by Vincent MacInerney
John O'Rourke is made redundant at 40, so he applies to the Enterprise Allowance Board in Liverpool for a £40-a-week grant to set up in business as a private detective. In no time at all he is caught up in the world of modern art, drug dealing and shoot-outs on container ships.
Just Another Night written and sung by Vincent MacInerney, Steve Wright (guitar), Dave Dover (bass) Steve Bartley (percussion)
BBC Bristol. Stereo (R)


Writer/composer/singer: Vincent MacInerney
Guitarist: Steve Wright
Bass: Dave Dover
Percussion: Steve Bartley
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
John O'Rourke: Ken Cumberlidge
Insp Crust: James Ellis
Chris: Maureen O'Brien
Mr O'Rourke: Richard Tate
Curly: Dominic Rickhards
Mrs Rate: June Barrie
Ronnie Rate: Eric Allen
Bogger: David Goudge
Minty: Bill Monks
Captain: Jonathan Nibbs
Bar person: Ian Targett
Scratcher: David Learner
Operator: Maryon Ellor

: Music in Mind

Brian Kay presents more favourite melodies.
Producer Sarah Devonald Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Sarah Devonald

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Colin Semper , stereo


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper

: News

: Open Mind

Hugo Young chairs the discussion programme that challenges its participants to think before they speak.
Producer Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Hugo Young
Producer: Gwyneth Williams

: Telling Lies

'The only form of lying that is absolutely beyond reproach is lying for its own sake.'
(Oscar Wilde)
The third of four programmes about deceit and the detection of lying.

: Richard BakerCompares Notes

with Arthur Searle , Curator of Music
Manuscripts at the British Library - where you can find everything from Handel's own copy of Messiah to the manuscript of the Enigma Variations.


Unknown: Arthur Searle

: Saturday-Night Fry

Dive into a thick warming bowl of Saturday-Night Fry with Stephen Fry and his regular team, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent and Emma Thompson. Script Stephen Fry Additional material Ian Brown. James Hendrie Producer Dan Patterson Stereo (R)


Performer: Stephen Fry
Performer: Hugh Laurie
Performer: Jim Broadbent
Performer: Emma Thompson
Script: Stephen Fry
Additional Material: Ian Brown
Additional Material: James Hendrie
Producer: Dan Patterson

: 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.

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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