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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

with Oliver Walston. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston.
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Peter Hobday.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Fr Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Fr Oliver McTernan.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan.
Producer Joanne Watson


Producer: Joanne Watson

: Breakaway

with Pete McCarthy. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Pete McCarthy.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: On the Hour

Christopher Morris reports, with Stuart Lee , Richard Herring , David Quantick , Steven Wells and Andrew Glover.
Producers Armando lannucci and Chris Morris. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Morris
Unknown: Stuart Lee
Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: David Quantick
Unknown: Steven Wells
Unknown: Andrew Glover.
Producers: Armando Lannucci
Producers: Chris Morris.

: The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

More comedy re-creations starring Michael Roberts as Groucho and Frank Lazarus as Chico. With
Graham Hoadly ,
Vincent Marzello and Lorelei King. Script by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman
Adapted and written by Mark Brisenden
Music by David Firman
Producer Dirk Maggs. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Roberts
Unknown: Frank Lazarus
Unknown: Graham Hoadly
Unknown: Vincent Marzello
Unknown: Lorelei King.
Script By: Nat Perrin
Script By: Arthur Sheekman
Written By: Mark Brisenden
Music By: David Firman
Producer: Dirk Maggs.

: The Week in Westminster

with Robin Oakley , Political Editor of The Times.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Robin Oakley
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

with Gordon Clough. Including a report on Switzerland's decision to lower the age of consent from 16 to 13.
Editor Anna Carragher


Unknown: Gordon Clough.
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Inside Money

with Roger White. 2: Going It Alone
Starting up in business and keeping going. Producer Ann Gilmartin


Unknown: Roger White.
Producer: Ann Gilmartin

: They Think It's All Over

Referee: Desmond Lynam. With team captains Rory Bremner and Rory McGrath and their guests, sports stars 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?

From Llandudno, North Wales. The panel: Janet Cohen , Director of Charterhouse Bank and crime writer; Gareth
Williams QC, Chairman of the Bar Council;
Professor Robert Winston , Professor of Fertility Studies,
University of London: and Baroness Park.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: Janet Cohen
Unknown: Professor Robert Winston
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Nick Utechin and John Watkins
•LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: John Watkins

: Saturday Playhouse

Death of a Mean
Cornet by Michael McStay. Sergeant Astor can't accept the explanation given for the sudden death of an old friend and is determined to find out what really happened.
Music by Alan Elsden ,
Randy Colville , Stan Greig and Peter Ind Director Jane Morgan. Stereo


Unknown: Michael McStay.
Music By: Alan Elsden
Music By: Randy Colville
Music By: Stan Greig
Music By: Peter Ind
Director: Jane Morgan.
Sergeant Astor: Joe Dunlop
Inspector Coleman: Stephen Thorne
Buddy Brown: James Grant
Pauline Brown: Kate Binchy
Amy Brown: Maria Miles
PC Young: Peter Gunn
Inspector Harrison: John Forgeham
Superintendent Bennett: Terence Edmond
Dr Benskin: John Webb
Dr Hodges: Matthew Sim
Cass Green: Paul Barber
Jack Reid: Tony Armatrading
Henry Flood: Michael McStay
Jason Ffloyd: Sidney Cole
Doctor: David Learner
Cabbie: Jonathan Tafler
C/D: Mark Straker,
C/D: Nicholas Murchie

: Age to Age

with Christopher Cook.
As athletes prepare for the Olympic Games in Barcelona, James Riordan recalls an attempt by the city to stage an alternative to Hitler's "Nazi Olympics" in Berlin in 1936. Tourists have been converging on Seville for
Expo '92. Paul Greenhalgh tells Tony Staveacre about those other "ephemeral vistas" which began with the 1851Great Exhibition.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Unknown: James Riordan
Unknown: Paul Greenhalgh
Unknown: Tony Staveacre
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Presented by Alun Lewis. Producer James Clarke


Presented By: Alun Lewis.
Producer: James Clarke

: Costing the Earth

Live from the Whole Earth Show in Dorset: the first completely natural programme - thanks to wind power, solar panels and oxen.
Editor Tim Finney
Producer Jeffrey Olstead


Editor: Tim Finney
Producer: Jeffrey Olstead

: Grand Tour

Fez: with Python and film director Terry Gilliam. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Director: Terry Gilliam.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: News

including the Labour leadership election results. Plus Sports Round-Up

: Stop the Week

with Robert Robinson. Producer Ronni Davis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: Kaleidoscope

The Battle of the Books: James Joyce v Virginia Woolf
Which of the two novelists should we be reading in the 21st century?
Referee: Mark Steyn. Producer Tim Dee. Stereo


Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Mark Steyn.
Producer: Tim Dee.

: Classic Serial

La Peste by Albert Camus.
Dramatised in two parts by Guy Meredith.
2: While doctors Rieux and Castel urgently seek a remedy for the bubonic plague, Tarrou has his own ideas about what needs to be done. with John Church. Andrew Branch. Sheila Grant , Brian Hewlett and Garard Green.
Director Cherry Cookson. Stereo


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

: Conversation Piece

I Sue MacGregor I meets Raymond Uubbay , the classical concert promoter.


Unknown: Raymond Uubbay

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Sarah Devonald. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Sarah Devonald.

: Ten to Ten

with Fr Oliver McTeman.


Unknown: Fr Oliver McTeman.

: News

: Open Mind

A discussion chaired by Peter Riddell.
Producer Sheila Cook. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Riddell.
Producer: Sheila Cook.

: Life with Lederer

Helen Lederer tests her cultural cred. With
Christopher Campbell , Malcolm Raebum and Victoria Finney.
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo


Unknown: Helen Lederer
Unknown: Christopher Campbell
Unknown: Malcolm Raebum
Unknown: Victoria Finney.
Producer: Paul Z Jackson.

: Tingle Factor

David Pountney explains to Jeremy Nicholas why certain music sends a shiver down his spine.


Unknown: David Pountney
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

: Second That Emotion

A series of plays
I written by women about sex.
1: Laying Ghosts
An out-of-body experience by Bryony Lavery.
A restless spirit meets a heartbroken woman in a spooky cottage on the Cornish cliffs.
Director Claire Grove. Stereo


Unknown: Bryony Lavery.
Director: Claire Grove.
Violet Eyre: Joan Sims
Hope Mantel mi: Jane Whittenshaw
Joan Quiche: Jhazel Maycock
RichardlDJ: Jneil Roberts
Announcer: Peter Penry Jones
Caller: Jgudrun Ure

: 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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