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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Richard Sanders.


Produced By: Richard Sanders.

: Prayer for the Day

James Whitbourn in conversation with a special guest.
Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Chris Lowe.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev David Winter.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: David Winter.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Pat Thornton


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Pat Thornton

: Breakaway

Presented by Pete McCarthy.
Producer Sara Jane Hall eWRITE TO: [address removed]for factsheet
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Presented By: Pete McCarthy.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin hosts an hour of live interjections from Arthur Smith ,
Annabel Giles and Victoria Mather. Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Annabel Giles
Unknown: Victoria Mather.
Producer: Ian Gardhouse.

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Jenkins , the Associate Editor of The
Independent, presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Peter Jenkins
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world give a personal view of their host countries.
Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell.


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games. In the chair: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Round the table:
Willie Rushton, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer.
On the piano: Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith. Stereo


Panellist: Willie Rushton
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Barry Cryer
Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Piano: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: Any Questions?

The panel:
Carmen Callil, publisher;
Sir Peter Hall, theatre director;
Archbishop Trevor Huddleston, President of the Anti-Apartheid Movement;
and Sir Crispin Tickell, Warden of Green College, Oxford.
From Cuckfield, West Sussex.

And at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]
Call Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on Any Questions?
Lines open from 12.30pm


Chairman: Jonathan Dimbleby
Panellist: Carmen Callil
Panellist: Peter Hall
Panellist: Trevor Huddleston
Panellist: Sir Crispin Tickell
Producer: Nick Utechin
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Saturday Playhouse

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M Miller Jr.
Six hundred years after the nuclear holocaust a group of monks struggle to preserve the remnant of humanity's scientific knowledge.
Music by David Dorward , sung by Cappella Nova and directed by Alan Tavener.
Dramatised by Donald Campbell Director Hamish Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Walter M Miller Jr.
Music By: David Dorward
Sung By: Cappella Nova
Directed By: Alan Tavener.
Dramatised By: Donald Campbell
Director: Hamish Wilson.
Paido: Michael MacKenzie
Ekazar: John Shedden
Francis: Andrew Price
Taddeo: Billy Riddoch
Arkos: Alexander Morton
Gault: Gordon Fulton
Kornhoer: Alec Heggie
Claret: Robert Carlyle
Poet: Charles Kearney

: The Cutting Edge

The third of four programmes in which Dr David Cook discusses a particular medical dilemma with the doctor and the patient.
Fifteen years ago Stephen donated one of his kidneys to his sister. Her body rejected the organ and now his one good kidney is failing. What are the risks of live donations, and how do Stephen, his sister and the surgeon feel now? Producer Alison Bogle


Unknown: Dr David Cook
Producer: Alison Bogle

: Science Now

Can computers predict how people will behave? Alun Lewis tests a new system for assessing the safety of escape routes in complex situations, from oil rigs to an underground station. And how rainmakers in Plymouth are tackling desertification in the Mediterranean.
Producer Ruth Linton


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Ruth Linton

: A Year in Harness

With only a pair of chestnut cart-horses and a barn full of old farm machinery, Paul Heiney has been ploughing, sowing, reaping and mowing his small Suffolk farm for the last two years. This 12-part series follows a year in his life, meeting the many characters who offer him advice, and sharing the sweat, toil, frustration and joy that accompany his search to become a son of the soil.
Producer Marc Jobst 0 FEATURE: page 29


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Marc Jobst

: Tea Junction

Topical discussion show in which Patrick Hannan and his guests take a sceptical look at the week's events. producer Richard Thomas


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Richard Thomas

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

A satirical look back at the week's news with the Week Ending team. Stereo

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson.
Animated table talk inspired by current public and private preoccupations.
Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Kaleidoscope

The Richard Eyre
Interview Paul Allen talks to Richard Eyre , Artistic Director of the Royal National
Theatre for the last three and a half years- where he was Sir Peter Hall 's chosen successor. Eyre is heading the National Theatre at a time when sell-out productions such as his own Murmuring Judges and Night of the Iguana - just the latest two of his nine plays in the last three years - are turning people away.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Eyre
Talks: Interview Paul Allen
Artistic: Richard Eyre
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: Castle of the Star

Colin Haydn Evans' two-part serial tells the true story of Lawrence of Arabia. 2: "Lawrence wants his
Arabs to take Damascus - wants them there first."
Director Nigel Bryant. Stereo


Director: Nigel Bryant.
TE Lawrence: Simon Chandler
FeiSal: Nadim Sawalha
Weiss: Simon Carter
Gen Allenby: James Villiers
RP Henley: Charles Kay
Dervish: Renu Setna
Moet: Andre Maranne
Salim Ahmed: Avi Nassa
Auda abu Tayi: Tony Allef

: Writers Revealed

Novelists in conversation with Rosemary Hartill. 1: Susan Howatch.


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.
Unknown: Susan Howatch.

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten To Ten

with the Rev Dr John Sentamu. Stereo


Unknown: Dr John Sentamu.

: News

: Quest for a Musical

This May, Buxton Opera House hosted the first UK Festival of Musicals - a festival which aims to find and promote new shows. Peter Hawkins has been following the Festival, from the original 491 shows submitted to the final ten.
Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Braden Beside Himself

Bernard Braden ambles through the world of transatlantic humour in a series of six programmes. 4: Health and Efficiency. Producer Edward Taylor Stereo


Unknown: Bernard Braden
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with the international pianists Peter Donohoe and Martin Roscoe.


Pianists: Peter Donohoe
Pianists: Martin Roscoe.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett presents diary extracts for 5th June.
Hester Thrale dishes the dirt; James Boswell has a lie-in after a heavy night; and Samuel Pepys has a night out with the lads.
Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Hester Thrale
Unknown: James Boswell
Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.

: 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.

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