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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Oliver Walston visits the former East Germany to investigate how farming there is changing in post cold war times.
Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Producer: Carol Trewin

: 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.
Producer Sara Jane Hall e WRITE to: [address removed] for factsheet
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Unknown: Ken Bruce.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , and the likes of Mark Steyn , Emma Freud and Craig Charles. Producer DymphnaFlynn. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Mark Steyn
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Craig Charles.

: Conference Special

Robin Oakley , Political Editor of The Times, reports on this week's Conservative Party
Conference in Blackpool. Producer Margaret Hill


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Margaret Hill

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents from around the world look at their host countries.
Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box

with Louise Botting.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Louise Botting.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains
Alan Coren and Richard Ingrams and their guests in the last of the series.
Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


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

: News

: Any Questions?

This week's panel:
John Banham ;
Tony Blair , MP; Rt Hon John MacGregor , MP; and Sir Russell Johnston.
From Ramsbottom, Lanes. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. (Broadcastyesterday) and at 2.00pm
Any Answers?
071.[number removed]with Jonathan Dimbleby. Producers Anna Carragher and Lucy Cacanas
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: John Banham
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: John MacGregor
Unknown: Sir Russell Johnston.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers: Anna Carragher
Producers: Lucy Cacanas

: Saturday Playhouse

Settling with the Indians The first English settlement in Virginia is the scene for Mick Mangan 's powerful story of Ben Mellors , a man appalled by the colonial mentality around him. His friendship with the captive princess Pocahontas finally forces him to defect to the Indians, a move which has tragic consequences.
Director Dave Sheasby. Stereo


Unknown: Mick Mangan
Unknown: Ben Mellors
Director: Dave Sheasby.
Ben Mellors: Mark Spalding
Sam Hall: John Basham
Opecancanough: Dominic Hingorani
Pocahontas: Eileen George
Jailer: Norman Mills
Councillor: Norman Mills
Minister: Robin Polley
Second guard: Robin Polley
Dale: Chris Wilkinson
First guard: Chris Wilkinson
Woman prisoner: Elizabeth Osborne
Jenny: Brenda Elder

: Pedlar for God

Peter Howarth tells the story of Thomas Allen , who hawked religious tracts and books in 19th-century Bacup. With
Malcolm Raeburn as Thomas Allen.
Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Howarth
Unknown: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Malcolm Raeburn
Unknown: Thomas Allen.
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: The Litmus Test

The world's most useless scientific research, the science of Sherlock Holmes and the chance to expose a few scientific myths, in the lighthearted panel game featuring
Bob Ralph , Howie Firth ,
Steve Hall and John Davies. Chairman Michael Scott.
Producer Louise Dalziel Stereo


Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Bob Ralph
Unknown: Howie Firth
Unknown: Steve Hall
Unknown: John Davies.
Unknown: Michael Scott.
Producer: Louise Dalziel

: Science Now

with Alun Lewis.
Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Metro Mouse

An off-the-rails look at the life of two metropolitan mammals - one of which is a mouse.
Commuter Fergus Keeling. Raps devised and performed by members of the Tie-Break Theatre Company.
Music Elizabeth Parker ,
BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Producer John Ruthven


Unknown: Fergus Keeling.
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Producer: John Ruthven

: 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 Bill Wallis and Sally Grace.


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Sally Grace.

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson.
Producer Michael Ember. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Michael Ember.

: Kaleidoscope

At the Diner
Under the red neon light above the counter, Tim Marlow checks his new rockabilly haircut in the reflection of the chrome coffeemaker before sticking another dime in the Wurlitzer. Looking out at his gleaming T-bird he decides to investigate the increasing presence of the all-American diner in Britain.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Classic Serial: The Personal History of David Copperfield: 5: Good and Bad Angels

A ten-part dramatisation of Charles Dickens's novel.
David has met Steerforth in London and taken him to Yarmouth, where he introduced him to little Emily.


Author: Charles Dickens
Dramatised by: Betty Davies
Director: Marilyn Imrie
David Copperfield: Gary Cady
Betsey Trotwood: Miriam Margolyes
Wilkins Micawber: Harold Innocent
Mrs Micawber: Sheila Hancock
Uriah Heep: Phil Daniels
Dora: Maria Miles
Steerforth: Andrew Wincon
Rosa Dartle: Jenny Howe
Agnes: Jane Whittenshaw
Traddles: Mark Straker
Miss Murdstone: Auriol Smith
Mr Spenlow: Peter Penry Jones
Jip: Ronald Herdman
Littimer: Norman Jones
Mrs Crupp: Pauline Letts
Mr Waterbrook/First dinner guest: Alan Barker
Mrs Waterbrook: Susan Sheridan
Second dinner guest: Clarence Smith

: Conversations with Historians

John Miller talks to six eminent historians.
4: Robert Blake , former Provost of Queen's College, Oxford.


Talks: John Miller
Unknown: Robert Blake

: Music In Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by Fr Oliver McTeman. Stereo


Unknown: Fr Oliver McTeman.

: News

: Kissing Frogs

The first rule of the junk mail business was "you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince". Now that computers know so much about us, they hope to make every mailshot count. But if the EC bans
"Lifestyle Marketing", we could again be buried in junk mail.
Anna Grayson reports.
Producer Gwyn Richards. Stereo (Repeat postponed from 8 Sept) 0 WRITE to: [address removed], if you don't want to receive direct mail


Unknown: Anna Grayson
Producer: Gwyn Richards.

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with composer and pianist Richard Rodney Bennett. Stereo


Pianist: Richard Rodney Bennett.

: Mary Whitehouse's Best Experiences

For the first time on Radio 4, the funniest moments from
Radio 1 's Sony award-winning comedy series The Mary Whitehouse Experience.
Written by and featuring Hugh Dennis , Steve Punt , David Baddiel ,
Rob Newman and Jack Dee. Producer Armando lannucci Stereo


Unknown: Mary Whitehouse
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Steve Punt
Unknown: David Baddiel
Unknown: Rob Newman
Unknown: Jack Dee.
Producer: Armando Lannucci

: 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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