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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Producer Tim Finney


Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev James Jones. Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: James Jones.
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Pat Thornton


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Pat Thornton

: Breakaway

Presented by Ken Bruce. Producer Sara Jane Hall
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Presented By: Ken Bruce.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and the likes of Victoria Mather ,
Mark Steyn , John Walters and Neil Mullarkey. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey.

: Talking Politics

While MPs are away from Westminster for the spring recess,
James Naughtie visits some of the men and women who are hoping to become
Members of Parliament at the next General Election.
Producer Margaret Hill


Unknown: James Naughtie
Producer: Margaret Hill

: Money Box

with Louise Botting and Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald


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

: The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

The fourth of six classic radio scripts by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman.
Music: David Firman. Adapted by Mark Brisenden Producer Dirk Maggs. Stereo


Unknown: Nat Perrin
Unknown: Arthur Sheekman.
Music: David Firman.
Adapted By: Mark Brisenden
Producer: Dirk Maggs.
Waldorf T Flyivheel/Groucho Marx: Michael Roberts
Emmanuel Ravelli/Chico Marx: Frank Lazarus
Mr Gruber: Graham Hoadly
Clancy: Vincent Marzello
All ladies: Lorelei King

: News

: Any Questions?

This week's panel:
Frank Dobson , MP,
Anne Widdecombe , MP, Melanie Phillips and John Banham.
From Falmouth. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]with Jonathan Dimbleby. Producers Anna Carragher and Alison Vernon-Smith
* LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Frank Dobson
Unknown: Anne Widdecombe
Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Unknown: John Banham.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers: Anna Carragher
Producers: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Saturday Playhouse

Derby Day
Bill Naughton 's new two-part play creates an evocative picture of Bolton on Derby Day, 1921.
1: Off to a Flying Start
With the children of Bolton School. Mouth organ and fiddle: Mark Emerson.
Director Jane Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: Bill Naughton
Unknown: Mark Emerson.
Director: Jane Morgan.
Sidney Sedwin: Barrie Rutter
Fanny Brighouse: Stephanie Turner
Ned Whittle: Bryan Pringle
Maggie Whittle: Polly James
Win Whittle: Emma Gregory
Adam Whittle: Susan Sheridan
Jack Haruiood: Jeff Rawle
Polly Harwood: Carol Starks
Lizzie Sedwin: Shirley Dixon
Jimmy SedWin: Stephen Garlick
Sarah Kippax: Freda Dowie
Beatty Kippax: Jane Whittenshaw
Albert Kippax: Mark Straker
Benny Baxte: Nigel Carrington
Amy Baxter: Sara Richardson
Joney: Terence Edmond
Mrs Satterthwaite: Elizabeth Kelly
Bob, the knocker-up: Timothy Bateson
Det Hawkins: Ronald Herdman
Commentator/Det Rice: Stephen Thorne

: In the Country

Four programmes in which Drennan Watson discovers how man has brought change to the countryside over the centuries.
1: The ancient Caledonian pinewoods of Glen More on Speyside.
Producer Christopher Lowell (First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: Glen More
Producer: Christopher Lowell

: Science Now

with Alun Lewis.
Producer Dee Palmer


Unknown: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Dee Palmer

: Writers Revealed

Six playwrights in conversation with Rosemary Hartill. 2: Simon Gray.


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.
Unknown: Simon Gray.

: 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 Quiet American Graham Greene 's novel adapted in three episodes. 1: It is Saigon in the early 50s. A burnt-out British journalist has fallen in love with a local girl but the arrival of an apparently innocent economic attache disrupts both their relationship and the teetering balance of power.
Dramatised by Gregory Evans Director David Benedictus


Unknown: Graham Greene
Dramatised By: Gregory Evans
Fowler: Ian Holm
Pyle, the quiet American: Adam Henderson
Vigot: Philippe Giraudeau
Phuong: Lucy Sheen
Lieutenant: Nicholas Gilbrook
Joe: Vincent Brimble
Granger: Simon Treves
Whore: Marian Diamond
MissHei: Marcia King
Dominguez: Sam Dastor

: Kaleidoscope

Tough Television
Paul Allen looks at the way television transmits powerful social comment in the light of Alan Bleasdale 's new drama series for Channel 4, GBH. In the early 80s, Yosser's desperate cry 'Gissa job!', from Bleasdale's earlier series Boys from the Blackstuff, became a catchphrase. Can GBH also catch the mood of the nation?
Producer Belinda Sample. Stereo 0 FEATURE: page 22


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Alan Bleasdale
Producer: Belinda Sample.

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rt Rev
Richard Harries. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Speaking Volumes

In a dingy basement in Nice, the faithful of the Cote d'Azur's English-
American Library gather to renew their books, their friendships and their memories. The Comtesse d'Hauteville misses her
English fire and her Paris literary salon; while for Mrs Mathieu , childhood was a convent school in Ilford and tram rides to Monte Carlo.
Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo


Unknown: Mrs Mathieu
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: Truth to Tell

new Six extra?rdinary
NEW true stories, told by Anthony Smith. 1: Frozen in Time
Producer David Perry


Told By: Anthony Smith.
Producer: David Perry

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with composer Malcolm Arnold , who celebrates his 70th birthday this year.


Unknown: Malcolm Arnold

: Parodies Lost

Six comedy shows in which star guests are taken on a literary mystery tour. This week Wendy Richard, Fiona Shaw and Wendy Perriam go on a husband-hunt in Regency Bath - with apologies to Jane Austen. Chair: Jenni Murray. Starring Spontaneous Combustion.
Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Wendy Perriam
Unknown: Jane Austen.
Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Producer: Mary Sharp

: 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.

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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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