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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Tim Finney.


Produced By: Tim Finney.

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitboum. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitboum.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

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


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: David Winter.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Robin Bailey


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Robin Bailey

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Pete McCarthy.
Producer Sara Jane Hall
● WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet
No 24, enclosing sae


Presented By: Pete McCarthy.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith Stereo


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: Trooping The Colour

Horse Guards Parade in London is the setting for the annual Sovereign's
Birthday Parade in which Her Majesty the Queen takes the salute of the First Battalion, Grenadier Guards, with music by the Massed Mounted Bands of the Household Cavalry and Guards Division.
Tom Fleming.
Producer David France


Commentator: Tom Fleming.
Producer: David France

: The Week inWestminster

Michael White , the Political Editor of The Guardian, presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Gordon Clough returns with a new series of Europhile, looking at the stories and issues that make headlines across Europe.
Editor Anna Carragher


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with personal finance news. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Lawyer to Cabby

David Forster describes how - and why - he made the transformation.


Unknown: David Forster

: 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:
Jane Reed , Head of Corporate Relations, News International;
Sir John Banham ,
Director General of the CBI; Teresa Gorman , MP; Ken Livingstone ,
MP. From Truro, Cornwall. Chairman James Naughtie.
And at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]
Your opportunity to give your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Nick Utechin and Alison Vernon Smith
● LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jane Reed
Unknown: Sir John Banham
Unknown: Teresa Gorman
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Alison Vernon Smith

: Saturday Playhouse: A View of the City from Westminster Bridge

by Manny Draycott-Lai.

Louise, a young idealistic architect, is commissioned to design a huge site development near the Thames. It is a make-or-break career move.



Writer: Manny Draycott-Lai
Producer: Cherry Cookson
Isambard: Roger Allam
Louise: Suzanna Hamilton
Tom: Ralph Fiennes
Damien: Hugh Ross
Earlham: Stuart Milligan
Kilmartin: Michael Tudor Barnes
Hennessey: John Webb
Nancy: Melinda Walker
Politician: John Church
Boardman: Jonathan Adams

: The Cutting Edge

The last of four discussion programmes with Dr David Cook.
A woman in her 40s is caught between her desire for children and her moral scruples.
Producer Alison Bogle


Unknown: Dr David Cook.
Producer: Alison Bogle

: Science Now

with Peter Evans. Producer James Clarke


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: James Clarke

: A Year in Harness

A year in the life of Paul Heiney 's Suffolk farm. 2: March.
Alice, the large black sow, is due to pig; discovering the right variety of wheat for thatching straw; and sowing "straight" lines. Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Marc Jobst

: Tea Junction

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


: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson. Producer Ronni Davis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Kaleidoscope

A Country Drive with Mary Webb
The novelist and poet Mary Webb loved the landscape and legends of Shropshire. Her biographer Gladys Mary Coles leads Chris Eldon Lee on a journey through fact, fiction and infatuation.
Featuring Rosemary Leach as Mary Webb.
Producer Chris Eldon Lee


Unknown: Mary Webb
Unknown: Mary Webb
Unknown: Gladys Mary Coles
Unknown: Chris Eldon Lee
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Mary Webb.
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Classic Serial

Still Life
A four-part serialisation of A S Byatt's novels The
Virgin in the Garden and Still Life dramatised by John Harvey.
1: A New Elizabethan Age. Yorkshire: 1952. Frederica and Stephanie Potter share a passion for the beautiful Alexander Wedderburn , teacher and author of Astraea, a new verse drama celebrating the first Elizabethan Age. In spite of strong competition, Frederica intends to be his Queen.
Narrator Sheila Hancock.
Music: Mary Nash
Director Jeremy Mortimer. Stereo 0 DRAMA: page 6


Dramatised By: John Harvey.
Dramatised By: Stephanie Potter
Unknown: Alexander Wedderburn
Narrator: Sheila Hancock.
Music: Mary Nash
Director: Jeremy Mortimer.
Young Frederica: Caroline Harker
Stephanie: Emma Fielding
Marcus: Richard Pearce
Bill Potter: Brett Usher
Winifred Potter: Anna Cropper
Daniel Orton: Neil Dudgeon
Lucas Simmonds: Mkrk Straker
Alexander: Andrew Wincott
Edmund Wilkie: Jonathan Tafler
Jenny Parry: Gillian Bevan
Matthew Crowe: Eric Allan
Mrs Thone: Gudrun Ure
Butcher: Peter Gunn

: Writers Revealed

Novelists in conversation with Rosemary Hartill. 2: John McGahem.


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.
Unknown: John McGahem.

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten To Ten

Rome Pilgrimage
Final broadcast led by the Rev Ernest Rea in the ancient Basilica of St
Clement. Hymn: Christ is our Cornerstone. Reading: I Peter 2, vv 4-10.
Director of Music Claire
Campbell Smith.
Organist Pau] Joslin. Stereo


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea

: News

: Open Mind

First in a new series: Do the Royals still have a role in Britain? A discussion chaired by Peter Riddell.
Producer Anna Parkinson. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Riddell.
Producer: Anna Parkinson.

: BradenBeside Himself

Transatlantic humour with Bernard Braden.
5: Mother of Parliaments Producer Edward Taylor. Stereo


Unknown: Bernard Braden.
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: Richard BakerCompares Notes

with carilloneur
Ronald Leith , in the bell-tower of St Nicholas' Church in Aberdeen.


Unknown: Ronald Leith

: First Love

A series of romances.
1: The Corners of the Mouth Graham Swannell 's portrait of adolescent angst.
Director Matthew Walters. Stereo


Unknown: Graham Swannell
Director: Matthew Walters.
Michael: Richard Pearce
Barbara: Oona Beeston
John: Stephen Garlick
Arthur: Ian Lindsay
Given: Auriol Smith
Simmons: Brett Usher
Helen: Tara Dominick
Cathy: Jane Whittenshaw

: 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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