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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

How poor farmers in Brazil are struggling to defend their livelihoods; and how farmers are being helped to develop sustainable farming systems in the dry, marginal areas of eastern Kenya.
With George Macpherson. Producer David Dixon


Unknown: George MacPherson.
Producer: David Dixon

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Jennie Bond.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Pauline Webb.
Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Jennie Bond.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

with Bryon Butler. Producer Bob Shennan


Unknown: Bryon Butler.
Producer: Bob Shennan

: Breakaway

with Ken Bruce. This week
Mike Bullen goes on a train journey across India - from Delhi, through Agra, finally to Calcutta - former capital of the British Raj. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Ken Bruce.
Unknown: Mike Bullen
Unknown: British Raj.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , and the likes of Robert Elms, Victoria Mather and The Men Who Know.
Producer Alison Vemon-Smith Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Producer: Alison Vemon-Smith

: Conference Special

Peter Jenkins reports on this week's Labour Party Conference in Brighton. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Money Box

Heather Payton presents the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains
Alan Coren and Richard Ingrams and their guests. Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


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

: News

: Any Questions?

This week's panel:
Margaret Beckett , MP; Sir John Harvey Jones ; Rt Hon Michael Heseltine , MP, and Des Wilson.
From Henfield, Sussex. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. and at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]with Jonathan Dimbleby. Producers Anna Carragher and Nick Ware
• LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Sir John Harvey Jones
Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: Des Wilson.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers: Anna Carragher

: Saturday Playhouse

Amid the frenzy of gathering new wealth in the 1980s, Malcolm and Liz also acquire a vast, old house infested with strange sounds and voices.
Written by Guy Meredith.
Withjames Simmons ,
Jenny Howe , Brett Usher and Adjoa Andoh.
Director Ned Chaillet. Stereo


Written By: Guy Meredith.
Unknown: Withjames Simmons
Unknown: Jenny Howe
Unknown: Brett Usher
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh.
Director: Ned Chaillet.
Liz: Harriet Walter
Malcolm: Michael Kitchen
Karen: Jan Winters
Nick: Ben Onwukwe
Paul: Angus Wright
Security guard/Billy: Terence Edmond
Curate: James Greene

: Confessions of a Clockmaker

David Jackson Young presents a portrait of Galashiels clockmaker
Grant Lees.


Unknown: David Jackson Young
Unknown: Grant Lees.

: The Litmus Test

Michael Scott hosts the lighthearted science quiz. With David Jones , Bambos Kyriacou , Mark Ferguson and Jim Reader.
Producer Louise Dalziel. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Scott
Unknown: David Jones
Unknown: Bambos Kyriacou
Unknown: Mark Ferguson
Unknown: Jim Reader.
Producer: Louise Dalziel.

: Science Now

with Peter Evans. How the field of bioelectronics is helping to develop computers. Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Mousemania

Willie Rushton takes a look at the world of mice and men.
Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: Fourth Column

A lopsided view of birth, death and all the other messy bits in between, with Simon Hoggart and friends.
Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

with David Tate and Sally Grace.


Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson.
Producer Michael Ember. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Kaleidoscope

When Will Old Mistresses Become Old Masters?
Historically women painters have suffered prejudice and neglect from the art establishment. But how do they fare in today's climate? At the time of Europe's first conference on women's art history in Liverpool, Louisa Buck asks whether women can still argue that they are excluded from the mainstream of the art world.
Producer Belinda Sample. Stereo


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Producer: Belinda Sample.

: Classic Serial: The Personal History of David Copperfield: 4. The Question of My Future

Charles Dickens's novel dramatised in ten parts.

David has found his Aunt Betsy, and has been adopted by her and her protege, Mr Dick. Dramatised by Betty Davies


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Betty Davies
Director: Marilyn Imrie
David Copperfield: Gary Cady
Betsy Trotwood: Miriam Margolyes
Mr Dick: David Bamber
Peggotty: Maggie McCarthy
Mr Peggotty: David Burke
Ham Peggotty: Timothy Spall
Emily: Joanna Myers
Mrs Gummidge: Mary Wimbush
Steerforth: Andrew Wincott
Mrs Steerforth: Irene Sutcliffe
Rosa Dartle: Jenny Howe
Agnes: Jane Whittenshaw
Mr Wickfield: Timothy Bateson
Barkis: Terence Edmond
Martha: Adjoa Andoh
Dr Strong: James Greene
Annie Strong: Alice Arnold
Littimer: Norman Jones
Mrs Markleham: Ann Windsor
Waiter: Eric Allan

: Conversations with Historians

The third of six programmes in which John Miller talks to eminent historians about their work. Today he meets Elizabeth Longford.


Talks: John Miller
Unknown: Elizabeth Longford.

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Colin Semper. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper.

: News

: A Proper Limitation

On 5 October 1891, an evening of entertainment was held as part of the First International
Folklore Congress in London. It was organised by Alice Bertha Gomme , one of the founders of folklore studies in this country. Georgina Boyes presents a portrait of this scholarly and formidable Victorian lady, and the events of this particular evening 100 years ago.
Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo


Unknown: Alice Bertha Gomme
Unknown: Georgina Boyes
Producer: Dave Sheasby.

: The Other MCC

The final visit to
Mayfield Cricket Club. The All-Rounder
It is President's Day at the club and the spectators are arriving bearing food for the picnic and hoping for fine weather.
Chris Guyver , who drives down from London to play every weekend, considers his future as a commuting cricketer.
Producer Sally Marmion. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Guyver
Producer: Sally Marmion.

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

Colin Metters and Brian Wright teach young conductors, and they talk to Richard Baker about the tricks of the trade.


Unknown: Brian Wright
Unknown: Richard Baker

: The Log Book

Londoner Randolph Henley has bought a holiday cottage in north Wales. He's hoping to get away from it all....
Written by Rod Kelly.
ProducerSioned Wiam. Stereo


Unknown: Londoner Randolph
Unknown: North Wales.
Written By: Rod Kelly.
Randolph Henley: Robert Bathurst
MrsEvans.: Marged Esli
Mr Ferrington-Smythe/Dennis/Mrjones: Paul B Davies
Mrs Hampton/Dot Parkinson/Emily Frankel/Edith Pargeter: Sally Grace

: 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.

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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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