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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Alan Stennett.


Produced By: Alan Stennett.

: Prayer for the Day

James Whitbourn and guest in conversation. Producer Julia Wills


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Julia Wills

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Father Oliver McTeman.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTeman.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Robin Bailey


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Robin Bailey

: Breakaway

Pete McCarthy and Susan Marling explore the Veneto region of Italy. Producer Sara Jane Hall
.WRITE TO: Breakaway, BBC, London W12 7RJ for factsheet.


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Unknown: Susan Marling
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and Robert Elms , Emma Freud and The Men Who Know. Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Emma Freud
Producer: Ian Gardhouse.

: The Week in Westminster

with Andrew Marr ,
Political Editor of The
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Gordon Clough presents a report from Switzerland. Editor Anna Carragher


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: They Think It's All Over

Desmond Lynam referees a different kind of sports quiz, with team captains Rory Bremner and Rory McGrath and their guests this week, international sports stars David Gower and Will Carling.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 5)


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: David Gower
Producer: Richard Edis.

: News

: Any Questions?

From South Ascot, Berkshire.
The panel: Bryan Gould MP, Shadow Environment Secretary;
Sir Simon Hornby , Chairman of W H Smith; Peter Lilley MP; and Judy Weleminsky , Director of the National Council for Voluntary
Organisations. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
And at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]Producers Nick Utechin and Tony Phillips
•LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Bryan Gould
Unknown: Sir Simon Hornby
Unknown: Peter Lilley
Unknown: Judy Weleminsky
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse

The Lion in Winter by James Goldman.
At the royal family Christmas gathering at Chinon in 1183 Henry II and his estranged wife Eleanor of Aquitaine argue over which of their three sons should succeed to the throne of England.


Writer: James Goldman
Director: Ian Cotterell
Henry II, King of England: John Turner
Queen Eleanor, his wife: Barbara Jefford
Richard Lionheart, the eldest son: Michael Cochrane
Geoffrey, the middle son: Clive Francis
John, the youngest son: Gary Cady
Philip, King of France: Geoffrey Burridge

: Age to Age

Christopher Cook presents a new series of the programme that links past and present. On Independence Day, the subject is the USA's struggle to define its own identity. Stephen Fender discovers the letters and journals of early immigrants;
Stephen Ambrose discusses the President whose
"American Dream" ended in disgrace; and Laurence Bergreen recalls the composer whose music evokes the spirit of 20th century America. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Stephen Fender
Unknown: Stephen Ambrose
Unknown: Laurence Bergreen
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Peter Evans visits a new laboratory for studying human movement.
Producer Connie St Louis


Unknown: Peter Evans

: Costing the Earth

Back with a second series, presenter
Roger Harrabin investigates the long, hot environmental summer just a case of Rock 'n' Rio? And does a new survey show that children are being brainwashed by the Greens?
Producer Jeffrey Olstead


Unknown: Roger Harrabin
Producer: Jeffrey Olstead

: The Queen of the Okefenokee

In Seminole Indian,
"Okefenokee" means "land of trembling earth". In Georgia, USA, there's a swamp where the islands float. Indian legends told of a beautiful queen.
Today's stories are about alligators, "hollers", bear hunts, brewing "white lightning" and a modern Amazon, "Miss Liddy", a poor girl born in the swamp who became a millionaire.
Producers Roberta Berke and Piers Plowright. Stereo


Producers: Roberta Berke
Producers: Piers Plowright.

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending


: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson.
Producer Ronni Davis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Kaleidoscope

Farce Over Wit
Farce was once packing them into London's West
End theatres. Noting a lack of new farce productions, Paul Doust sets out to find whether, in today's climate, British farce can survive.
Producer Belinda Sample. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Doust
Producer: Belinda Sample.

: 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 and narrated by Sheila Hancock.
4: The Rainbow Comes and Goes.
Stephanie is determined to find time for her own studies, despite the demands of her family.
Director Jeremy Mortimer. Stereo


Dramatised By: John Harvey
Unknown: Sheila Hancock.
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
Alexander: Andrew Wincott
Edmund Wilkie: Jonathan Tafler
Raphael Faber: Frank Kovacs
Nigel Reiver: Matthew Sim
Gideon Farrar: Keith Drinkel
Clemency Farrar: Ann Windsor

: Writers Revealed

with Rosemary Hartill. 5: William Mclllvanney.


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.
Unknown: William McLllvanney.

: Music in Mind

with Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Colin Semper. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Colin Semper.

: News

: Open Mind

Is homeopathy more than quack medicine?
A discussion chaired by Edward Mortimer.
Producer Sheila Cook. Stereo


Unknown: Edward Mortimer.
Producer: Sheila Cook.

: Life with Lederer

Helen Lederer enjoys the zing of alternative therapies.
Christopher Campbell ,
Malcolm Raeburn , Victoria Finney and Sandra Maitland.
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo


Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Christopher Campbell
Unknown: Malcolm Raeburn
Unknown: Victoria Finney
Unknown: Sandra Maitland.
Producer: Paul Z Jackson.

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with the world-famous baritone Thomas Allen.


Baritone: Thomas Allen.

: First Love

A series offive romances.
4:Green Favoursby Frank Vickery.
Val is the only woman in the gardening club but she wants to be one of the boys.
Director Jane Dauncey. Stereo


Unknown: Frank Vickery.
Director: Jane Dauncey.
Vakrie: Vlctoria Plucknett
Tom: Patrick Brennan

: 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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