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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Henrietta Green and Min Raisman.


Produced By: Henrietta Green
Produced By: Min Raisman.

: Prayer for the Day

James Whitbourn and guest in conversation. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev David Winter. Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: David Winter.
Editor: Philip Harding

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan with news, issues and conversation from the sporting world. Producer Robin Bailey


Producer: Robin Bailey

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Pete McCarthy and Liz Kershaw. Today live from Gatwick Airport.
Producer Sara Jane Hall
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Presented By: Pete McCarthy
Presented By: Liz Kershaw.
Unknown: Gatwick Airport.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Presented in front of a live audience at the Lyceum
Theatre, Sheffield by Ned Sherrin. Aided and abetted by the likes of Victoria Mather , Craig Charles and Mark Steyn.
Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Unknown: Victoria Mather
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: Mark Steyn.
Producer: Ian Gardhouse.

: The Week in Westminster

Robin Oakley , Political Editor of The Times, presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Gordon Clough asks if
European historians can forge a communal view of the last two millennia. And a report from Belorus on the people who have had nationhood thrust upon them.
Editor Anna Carragher


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance.
Producer Robert McKenzie


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Robert McKenzie

: 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 includes:
John Prescott , MP, Shadow Transport Spokesman; Tim Clement-Jones ,
Member of the Executive
Committee of the Liberal
Democrats; Ann Leslie , journalist.
From Sheffield. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Nick Utechin
And at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]
Your opportunity to call Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Nick Utechin and Keith Jones
●LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: John Prescott
Unknown: Tim Clement-Jones
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechin
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Keith Jones

: Saturday Playhouse

Death Drop
When 12-year-old David is found dead while on a school outing, the headmaster claims it was a terrible accident. But
David's father is convinced that it was murder. Dramatised by Jill Hyem from the novel by B M Gill. Director Cherry Cookson. Stereo


Dramatised By: Jill Hyem
Director: Cherry Cookson.
Fleming: Kenneth Cranham
Brannigan: Peter Penry Jones
Jenny: Jemma Churchill
Alison: Irene Sutcliffe
Hammond: Keith Drinkel
Durrant: Marc Murphy
Thirza: Melinda Walker
Preston: Gordon Reid
LessinglCorky: Terence Edmond
Innis: David Learner
David's Voice: Gary King
Neville/Chris: Patrick Rosenfeld
Mollie: Gudrun Ure

: A Matter of Conscience

Conscientious objectors of the First World War recount their experiences. Producers Felicity Goodall and Susan Roberts


Producers: Felicity Goodall
Producers: Susan Roberts

: Science Now

Alun Lewis visits the Royal Society's annual research exhibition.
Producer Mike Greenwood


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: A Year in Harness

A year in the life of Paul Heiney 's traditional Suffolk farm.
3: April.
Phoebe, the youngest sow, has a date with a boar; Paul is taken for a ride planting potatoes; and Ronnie, the calf, loses his masculinity.
Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Marc Jobst

: Tea Junction

Last in the series of topical discussions with Patrick Hannan and guests. 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.
Producer Ronnt Davis


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Ronnt Davis

: Kaleidoscope

Alan Strachan talks to one of Britain's foremost classical actors, Robert Stephens. His recent acclaimed performance as Falstaff marks his return to the stage after an absence of five years, in an eventful career spanning over 30 years.
Producer Adrian Washbourne.


Talks: Alan Strachan
Unknown: Robert Stephens.
Producer: Adrian Washbourne.

: 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.
2: The Virgin in the Garden
Stephanie's wedding is to go ahead, in spite of her father's opposition.
Rehearsals for Alexander's play, and Alexander himself, are occupying her sister Frederica's attention, while her younger brother Marcus is undergoing a series of increasingly dangerous psychic experiments.
Narrator Sheila Hancock.
Music: Mary Nash
Director Jeremy Mortimer. Stereo


Dramatised By: John Harvey.
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
Mrs Orton: Freda Dowie
Lucas Simmmds: Mark Straker
Alexander: Andrew Wincott
Edmund Wilkie: Jonathan Tafler
Jenny Parry: Gillian Bevan
Matthew Crowe: Eric Allan
Marina Yeo: Gudrun Ure
Travelling Salesman: Peter Gunn
Vicar: Peter Penry Jones

: Writers Revealed

Novelists in conversation with Rosemary Hartill. 3: Tim Parks.
"A lot of my books are about being on intimate terms with people one doesn't understand".


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.

: Music in Mind

More favourite melodies presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten To Ten

with the Rev
David Bridge. Stereo


Unknown: David Bridge.

: News

: Open Mind

Germany: partners or masters in Europe?
A discussion chaired by Edward Mortimer.
Producer Anna Parkinson. Stereo


Unknown: Edward Mortimer.
Producer: Anna Parkinson.

: Braden Beside Himself

Bernard Braden ambles through the world of transatlantic humour in the last of the series.
Tall Tales.
Producer Edward Taylor Stereo


Unknown: Bernard Braden
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with oboist and pianist
Jeremy Polmear and Diana Ambache , who are also husband and wife.


Pianist: Jeremy Polmear
Pianist: Diana Ambache

: First Love

A series of romances.
2: Dear Tractor
In Josephine Feeney 's comedy, Glynis, a young
Leeds woman, responds to a Lonely Hearts advertisement placed by a farmer in Ireland's Own.
Romance blossoms - but in an unexpected way. Director Linda Anderson. Stereo


Unknown: Josephine Feeney
Director: Linda Anderson.
Tractor: Dermot Crowley
Glynis: Emma Chambers

: 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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