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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Producer Tim Finney


Producer: Tim Finney

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan Producer Andy Gillies


Producer: Andy Gillies

: Breakaway

Presented by Ken Bruce Producer Sara Jane Hall


Presented By: Ken Bruce
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , Robert Elms , Emma Freud and Richard Jobson.
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Richard Jobson.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Conference Special

The Conservatives with Peter Jenkins Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Money Box

with Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby Producer Frances Macdonald


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

: The News Quiz

Barry Took quizzes
Richard Ingrams , Alan Coren and their guests. Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Diane Messias.

: News

: Any Questions?

with Paul Boateng , MP; the Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Howe , QC, MP; Andrew Neil ; and the Rt Hon Sir David Steel , MP. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]with Jonathan Dimbleby Producers Anna Carragher and Janet Lee
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe
Unknown: Andrew Neil
Unknown: David Steel
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anna Carragher
Producers: Janet Lee

: Saturday Playhouse

Death Beach
Hollywood director
Curt Zorack 's filming is interrupted by a murder. Written by Michael McStay.
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: Curt Zorack
Written By: Michael McStay.
Director: Jane Morgan.
CurtZorack: Peter Vaughan
Insp Coleman: Stephen Thorne
Sgt Astor: Joe Dunlop
Frances Parker: Mary Miller
Matt Matuelson: David King
Henry Field: Michael McStay
Maggie James: Jane Whittenshaw
Sam Farrow: James Greene
James Church: Jonathan Oliver
Robert Mathias: Nigel Carrington
Jack Tarrot: Vincent Brimble
Peter Dobbs: Ben Onwukwe
Jimmy James: Stephen Garlick
Pilot: Nicholas Gilbrook

: Looking Eastwards to the Sea

Six programmes in which John Keay describes the East India Company's voyages from 1601-15. 2: Moghul Magnificence Producer David Perry. Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Keay
Producer: David Perry.

: Sdence Now

Alun Lewis looks at
100 years of the British
Astronomical Association. Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Largely Walters

Eight programmes.
1: John Walters with thoughts and conversations on the subject of travel.
Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Week Ending


: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Citizens

Omnibus edition
Director Adrian Bean. Stereo


Director: Adrian Bean.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson
Producer Michael Ember. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Classic Serial: The Forsyte Chronicles

The third of 23 episodes of John Galsworthy 's saga, narrated by Dirk Bogarde as Galsworthy.
The dire consequences of one night and the next foggy day are to split the Forsytes for generations.
Episode dramatised by David Spenser
Director Janet Whitaker.


Written By: John Galsworthy
Dramatised By: David Spenser
Director: Janet Whitaker.
Galsworthy: Dirk Bogarde
Old Jolyon: Michael Hordern
Soames: Alan Howard
Irene: Diana Quick
Young Jolyon: Michael Williams
James: Maurice Denham
Aunt Hester: Rachel Kempson
Aunt Juley: Renee Asherson
Emily: Maxine Audley
June: Angela Pleasence
Bosinney: Michael Cochrane
Swithin: David March
Winifred: Fiona Walker
Dartie: Donald Gee
George: Christopher Good
Nicholas: John Gabriel
Mrs Macander: Jo Kendall
Justice Bentham: John Moffatt
Young Chankery: Charles Simpson
Waterbuck, QC: David King

: Tough Cookies

This week: Dora Boatemah

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay Producer Judith Roles. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay
Producer: Judith Roles.

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rev
Dr John Sentamu. stereo


Unknown: Dr John Sentamu.

: News

: The Engine of Ellenroad

A Victorian steam plant, which once drove 3,000 looms, comes back to life after five years of restoration. Project manager Stanley Graham tells Phil Smith the story. Producer Gordon Hutchings


Unknown: Stanley Graham
Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Gordon Hutchings

: Writers on Blue Paper

The Jealous World by Martin Kaste , Brazil. Producer Lis Edwards


Unknown: Martin Kaste
Producer: Lis Edwards

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Dr Frances Palmer Stereo


Unknown: Dr Frances Palmer

: The Sit-Crom

Sue Limb's six-part comedy set during the English Civil War.
2: The General Inspection In which Cromwell arrives.
Music Colin Sell
Producer Jonathan James-Moore Stereo


Producer: Jonathan James-Moore
Sir John: Joss Ackland
Lady Anne: Denise Coffey
Tobias: Clive Merrison
Mercy, alias Melissa: Miriam Margolyes
Fr Francis: Nickolas Grace
Gazebo Fogg: Jack Klaff
Captain Arise Higgs: Alun Armstrong
Cromwell: Bert Parnaby
Col Thundery: Peter Howell
Counter tenor: Peter Hayward

: 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.

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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