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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 Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Umar Hegedus
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Umar Hegedus

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Nick Mullins


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Nick Mullins

: Breakaway

Presented by Bill Oddie.
Producer Sara Jane Hall. Stereo


Presented By: Bill Oddie.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and the likes of John Walters ,
Emma Freud and Arthur Smith. Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: Emma Freud
Unknown: Arthur Smith.
Producer: Ian Gardhouse.

: The Week in Westminster

with Alastair Campbell ,
Political Editor of the Daily Mirror.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Alastair Campbell
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Robert McKenzie


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Robert McKenzie

: Just a Minute!

Chairman Nicholas Parsons with guests Clement Freud ,
Peter Jones , Caroline Quentin and Paul Merton.
Producer Sarah Smith.


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Paul Merton.
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke and guests
Menzies Campbell, MP, Liberal Democrat Defence Spokesman; Janet Daley , journalist;
Stephen Dorrell , MP, Financial
Secretary to the Treasury; and John Prescott , MP,
Shadow Transport Secretary. From
Tamworth, Staffordshire.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Stephen Dorrell
Unknown: John Prescott

: Any Answers?

Producers Nick Utechin and Emma Selby
● LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin

: Playhouse

Midwinter 1170. Thomas Becket is murdered at
Canterbury. Miracles occur at his shrine. But what became of his murderers? Peter Roberts 's play tells their story: an adventure that ranges across Europe to the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem.
Director Nigel Bryant.


Unknown: Thomas Becket
Unknown: Peter Roberts
Director: Nigel Bryant.
Hugh de Morale: Michael Lumsden
Richard Brito: Stephen Tomlin
Reynald FitzUrse: Martin Head
William De Traci: Richard Hart
Thomas Becket: Graham Padden
Stephen de Garlande: Kim Wall
Jean D'Amiens: Bill Wallis
Alix: Sandra Berkin
Raymond of Tripoli: Christopher Scott
King Baldwin: David Holt
Reynold of Kerak: Peter Meakin
Odo: Jonathan Wyatt
Saladin: Nadim Sawalha
Saracen soldier: Avi Nassa
Monk: Simon Carter
Archbishop Hubert: Garard Green

: New Europeans

The fourth programme of a six-part series follows the life of Louise Michot , who has chosen to bring up her children in the Moroccan and Turkish quarter of Brussels. Louise throws light on the new
European political capital - far from being a model of social integration, but full of opportunities nevertheless.
Presented by David Lodge. Producer Sara Jane Hall. Stereo


Unknown: Louise Michot
Presented By: David Lodge.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall.

: Science Now

Peter Evans reports on gene mapping in pigs. Producer Sue Broom

: A Year in Harness

Long winter nights signal the beginning of a new year for Paul Heiney - but the end of this series.
Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Producer: Marc Jobst

: The Art of Travel

Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.
4: Poet Kathleen Jamie tells what it's like to be a Scot in purdah in Pakistan. Reader Juliet Prew. Producer Kate McAll


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Kathleen Jamie
Reader: Juliet Prew.
Producer: Kate McAll

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news with the Week Ending team.

: Postcard from Gotham

Mark Steyn invites three opinionated guests into the BBC's studios on Fifth
Avenue, New York, to get the insiders' views of the big issues of the week in America - with the help of clips from American radio and TV. This week: advice on the range of options open to the single New
Yorker looking for a mate. Producer Hamish Mykura. Stereo


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Kaleidoscope

Dracula Re Vamped
As Francis Ford Coppola 's epic Dracula comes to the screen, Mark Burman talks to the director and looks into the cinematic history of the legend, from the early silent evocations with bulging eyes and sharpened teeth to the "surround scream" of the current film.
Producer Sarah Johnson.


Unknown: Francis Ford Coppola
Talks: Mark Burman
Producer: Sarah Johnson.

: Saturday Night Theatre

Anzacs over England
Gloucestershire 1918 - two worlds meet as Australian airmen arrive to train as pilots.
David Goodland 's play was staged at the Swan Theatre, Worcester, last summer and is performed for radio by the original cast.
Music arranged and played by the cast
Director Pat Trueman. Stereo


Unknown: David Goodland
Director: Pat Trueman.
Annie Pope: Miranda Pleasence
2nd Lieut Jeff Rylands: Richard S Huggett
Ernie Pope: Ben Fox
2nd Air Mechanic Vic Walsh: Jaime Robertson
Frank Pope: Owen John O'Mahoney
Lily Pope: Vivienne Moore
Colonel Toby Watt: Stu Cochrane
Captain Les Driscol: Campbell Graham
Darcy Jones: Richard Hague
Ivor Pope: Andrew Rattenbury

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Anthony Sellors. Stereo


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors.

: Ten to Ten

led by Canon Eddie Neale. Stereo


Unknown: Canon Eddie Neale.

: News

: The Year in Question

John Humphrys is in Plymouth, testing the Western Morning News and the Birmingham
Evening Mail on the year that produced this quote: "I want to manage those four boys. It wouldn't take me more than two half days a week". Brian Epstein , record shop owner.
Producer Viv Black.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Brian Epstein
Producer: Viv Black.

: Idle Thoughts

The prematurely retired John Walters fills his idle hours by thinking out loud about driving. He can't, but he does.
Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Alfia, Eleanora and Elvira Bekova : three professional musicians for whom politics and music became painfully entangled when they left the Soviet Union for the West. Stereo


Unknown: Elvira Bekova

: Sex in the Head

4: Double Fantasy
If the brain is the most important sexual organ, and the imagination the most sensitive erogenous zone, why don't we know more about our sexual fantasies? In this series, men and women discuss their fantasy sex life, while experts try to explain the extraordinary diversity of sex in the head.
Producer Sukey Firth. Stereo


Producer: Sukey Firth.

: 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.

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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.

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