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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

presented and produced by Richard Sanders.


Produced By: Richard Sanders.

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitboum.


Unknown: James Whitboum.

: Today

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


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Fr Oliver McTeman.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Bob Shennan


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Bob Shennan

: Breakaway

with Pete McCarthy. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Pete McCarthy.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: On the Hour

The re-return of the news overwiew. Bechaired by Christopher Morris , with reports from Steve Coogan , Doon MacKichan , Patrick Marber , Rebecca Front and David Schneider.
Producers Armando lannucci and Chris Morris. Stereo "An eight-part comedy series" - Radio Times


Unknown: Christopher Morris
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Doon MacKichan
Unknown: Patrick Marber
Unknown: David Schneider.
Producers: Armando Lannucci
Producers: Chris Morris.

: The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

More comedy recreations starring
Michael Roberts as Groucho and Frank Lazarus as Chico.
With Lorelei King and Graham Hoadly and guest stars Spike Milligan and Dick Vosburgh.
Script by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman
Adapted by Mark Brisenden Music by David Firman
Producer Dirk Maggs. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Roberts
Unknown: Frank Lazarus
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Graham Hoadly
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Dick Vosburgh.
Script By: Nat Perrin
Script By: Arthur Sheekman
Adapted By: Mark Brisenden
Music By: David Firman
Producer: Dirk Maggs.

: The Week in Westminster

Andrew Rawnsley of The Guardian presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

with Gordon Clough. Editor Anna Carragher


Unknown: Gordon Clough.
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Inside Money

Five programmes in which listeners work their way through the financial system.
1: The Mortgage Maze with Roger White. Producer Ann Gilmartin


Unknown: Roger White.
Producer: Ann Gilmartin

: They Think It's All Over

Desmond Lynam referees a different kind of sports quiz, with team captains Rory Bremner and Rory McGrath and guests Gary Mason and Alan Hansen. Producer Richard Edis. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 5)


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Gary Mason
Unknown: Alan Hansen.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: News

: Any Questions?

The panel includes:
Margaret Ewing , MP: Archie Kirkwood , MP; and George Robertson , MP. From Fraserburgh, Scotland.
Chairman James Naughtie.
And at 2.00pm
Any Answers? [number removed]Producers Nick Utechin and Alison Vernon Smith
•LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Margaret Ewing
Unknown: Archie Kirkwood
Unknown: George Robertson
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Alison Vernon Smith

: Saturday Playhouse: Weir of Hermiston

Robert Louis Stevenson's unfinished novel, completed and dramatised for the first time on radio by Robert Forrest.
A rich and dramatic story set in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders in 1813. Music Iain Johnstone (keyboards). With Mhairi Campbell (violin), Ron Shaw (cello) and Jack Evans (whistle, guitar).


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Completed and dramatised by: Robert Forrest
Music: Iain Johnstone
Violin: Mhairi Campbell
Cello: Ron Shaw
Guitar: Jack Evans
Director: Patnck Rayner
Louis: Paul Young
Archie: Forbes Masson
Kirstie: Wendy Seager
Adam Weir: Tom Watson
Older Kirstie: Ann Scott-Jones
Frank Bines: Liam Brennan
Glenalmond: Ralph Riach
Dand: Benny Young
Clem: Ian Briggs
Gib: Iain Agnew
Hob: James Bryce
Mrs Elliot: Isabella Jarrett

: Age to Age

with Christopher Cook.
As Chris Patten takes over as the last British
Governor of Hong Kong, Philip Ziegler recalls Lord Mountbatten who, as the last Viceroy of India, presided over the transfer of power 45 years ago. Plus: in 1816 Lord
Amherst set out for China on a delicate mission. A series of letters he wrote to his wife reveal the difficulties he experienced in negotiating with the Chinese.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: Chris Patten
Unknown: Philip Ziegler
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Peter Evans reports from a conference on the private world inside our heads.
Producer Peter Croasdale

: Costing the Earth

Roger Harrabin challenges Michael Heseltine on the greening of industry. Producer Jeffrey Olstead


Unknown: Roger Harrabin
Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Producer: Jeffrey Olstead

: Grand Tour

The series about people and cities.
San Francisco
Maya Angelou , author of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, brings her warmth and wit to bear on San Francisco.
Producer Martin Buckley


Unknown: San Francisco
Unknown: Maya Angelou
Unknown: San Francisco.
Producer: Martin Buckley

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Little Blighty on the Down

The first of five programmes. in the small village of Little Blighty events seem to reflect what's in the news....

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson. Producer Ronni Davis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Kaleidoscope

On the Beat
At the back of the stage the drummer provides the energetic pulse. Robert Sandall asks drummers and percussionists, including Bill Bruford and Charlie Watts , how much more "the beat" means to them than just keeping good time.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Robert Sandall
Unknown: Bill Bruford
Unknown: Charlie Watts
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Classic Serial

La Peste by Albert Camus.
Dramatised for radio in two parts by Guy Meredith.
1: Plague breaks out in a French port on the Algerian coast in the 1940s.
With Natasha Pyne , Sheila Grant , Garard Green , Brian Hewlett and Andrew Branch.
Director Cherry Cookson. Stereo


Unknown: Albert Camus.
Unknown: Guy Meredith.
Unknown: Natasha Pyne
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Brian Hewlett
Unknown: Andrew Branch.
Director: Cherry Cookson.
Dr Rieux: Ronald Pickup
Tarrou: John Shrapnel
Rambert: Clive Merrison
Grand: Maurice Denham
Cottard: Brian Glover
Father Panaloux: Alfred Burke
Dr Richard: Stuart Organ
Dr Castel: John Bott
Radio Announcer: George Parsons
Prefect: David Garth
Madame Rieux: Joan Matheson
Monsieur Michel: Douglas Blackwell
Marie Hélène: Susie Brann

: Writers Revealed

6: Allan Massie.


Unknown: Allan Massie.

: Music in Mind

with Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten To Ten

with Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: Open Mind

Computer games stultify rather than strengthen the mind. A discussion chaired by Andrew Marr. Producer Sue Davies. Stereo


Unknown: Andrew Marr.
Producer: Sue Davies.

: Life with Lederer

with Helen Lederer and Amelia Bullmore , Malcolm Raebum , James Quinn and Victoria Finney.
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo


Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Amelia Bullmore
Unknown: Malcolm Raebum
Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Victoria Finney.
Producer: Paul Z Jackson.

: Tingle Factor

with Jeremy Nicholas and guest Dudley Moore.


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Dudley Moore.

: First Love

Last in a series of romances.
5: Making Do by Tracy Aston.
Joyce has never had a boyfriend before, so she's not sure if Howard will be a good one or not.
Director Clive Brill. Stereo


Unknown: Tracy Aston.
Director: Clive Brill.
Joyce: Miranda Richardson
Howard: Jim Broadbent
Mother: Pauline Letts

: 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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