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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

with George Macpherson. Producer David Dixon


Unknown: George MacPherson.
Producer: David Dixon

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Father John McDade

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Nick Mullins


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Nick Mullins

: Breakaway

The holiday and leisure programme, presented by Bill Oddie.
Producer Sara Jane Hall


Presented By: Bill Oddie.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and the likes of Sandi Toksvig , Craig Charles and John Hegley. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Craig Charles
Unknown: John Hegley.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: The Week in Westminster

with Michael White. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Money Box

with Danielle Donougher. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Danielle Donougher.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Just a Minute!

Nicholas Parsons challenges guests Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Derek Nimmo and Peter Jones to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Peter Jones
Producer: Sarah Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

Vivian White 's guests in Faversham, Kent are Tony Banks , MP,
Opposition Environment Spokesman; Baroness Flather of Windsor and Maidenhead; Sir Bernard Ingham , journalist and formerly Mrs Thatcher 's Chief Press Secretary; and Sheila McKechnie , Director of Shelter.


Unknown: Vivian White
Unknown: Tony Banks
Unknown: Sir Bernard Ingham
Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Sheila McKechnie

: Any Answers?[number removed]

Gill Vivian White with your views.
Producers Nick Utechin and Lucy Cacanas
0 LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Gill Vivian White
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Playhouse

The Wild Swans by John Peacock.
Every moment of Queen
Margrethe's day was filled with hatred of her stepchildren. In her mind she planned their deaths, and realised that with magic she could make the thought the deed. But magic can be used for good as well as evil.
The Princes:
Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
Music by Philip Thorby , played by Musica Antiqua of London Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: John Peacock.
Unknown: Jenny Lee
Story By: Hans Christian Andersen
Music By: Philip Thorby
Played By: Musica Antiqua
Director: Jane Morgan
Elise: Angela Pleasence
Nurse: Pauline Letts
King Arne: Stephen Thorne
Queen Margrethe: Valerie Sarruf
Arne: Andrew Seear
Elronde: Toby Hales
Kurt: John McAndrew
Erik: James Imber
Qaus: Michael Goodman
Peter: Toby Landau
Hans: Paul Bradbury
Johanne: Francis Wilford
Karl: Caspar Norman
Sven: Tristram Fetherstonhaugh
Kristien: Malcolm Ingram
Waldmaar: Philip Voss
kar: Anthony Hyde
Edrich: John Church
Jakob: John Bott
The Lamias: Diana Bishop,

: My Four Green Fields

Four talks about life in Ireland today by novelist Joseph Hone.
2: Ulster: Annaghmakerrig Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Joseph Hone.

: Age to Age

Christopher Cook reflects on American/Soviet relations since the Revolution. As the conflict in the Balkans threatens to spread into Macedonia,
John Miller examines the region's history, and Nicola Barranger looks back to 1956 when refugees from the Hungarian uprising came to Britain. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: John Miller
Unknown: Nicola Barranger
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Peter Evans picks the best from the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: No Ordinary Woman

Over 50 years ago, the film Mrs Miniver was a huge success. But Mrs Miniver began life on the Court page of The Times, penned by author Jan Struther , who vehemently denied any similarity between herself and the character. So who was the real Mrs Miniver ?
Presented by Valerie Grove. Readings by Patricia Hodge. Producers Gill Powell and Joanna Toye


Unknown: Mrs Miniver
Unknown: Mrs Miniver
Unknown: Jan Struther
Unknown: Mrs Miniver
Presented By: Valerie Grove.
Unknown: Patricia Hodge.
Producers: Gill Powell
Producers: Joanna Toye

: Fourth Column

Simon Hoggart and his team of correspondents take life by the throat. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news.

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys talks to people who have weathered storms in their careers.
1: David Mellor , the minister who found that politics and scandal don't mix. Producer Brian King


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: David Mellor

: Kaleidoscope

The Theatre is My Country Now
Paul Allen visits the National Theatre in Subotica. Here in North Serbia, Croats, Slovenes,
Muslims, Serbs, Hungarians and Macedonians work and live together, and, with renowned director Ljubisa Ristic , maintain an ideal of Yugoslav multiculturalism. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Paul Allen
Director: Ljubisa Ristic

: Saturday Night Theatre

Darling Peidi by Shelagh Stepenson. The true story of Edith Thompson , who, with Freddy Bywaters , was charged with the murder of her husband Percy in October 1922.
Producer Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Shelagh Stepenson.
Unknown: Edith Thompson
Unknown: Freddy Bywaters
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer
Edith Thompson: Rachel Joyce
Freddy Bywaters: Charles Simpson
Percy Thompson: Peter Wight
Avis Groydon: Theresa Streatfeild
Mr Graydon: Norman Bird
Mrs Graydon: Gudrun Ure
Rose/Wardress: Siriol Jenkins
Elsie/Wardress: Joanna Myers
Mr Stern: David Learner
Henry Curtis-Bennett: Mark Lambert
Tlwmas Inskip: Brett Usher
Mr Justice Shearman: Jonathan Adams
ClerklChaplain: Nicholas Murchie
Foreman/Officer: Peter Gunn
Prison Governor: Keith Drinkel

: Music in Mind

with Brian Kay.
Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Rev Michael Child.


Unknown: Michael Child.

: News

: Open Mind

In the first of a new series of discussions, Sarah Baxter , Henry Porter and guests explore the green lobby's alarmist tendencies. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Sarah Baxter
Unknown: Henry Porter
Producer: Sue Davies

: Eva and Adamson Again

More stones from an unlikely marriage written and read by Leonard Ban-as .
"Adamson believed that as early as 1491 Leonardo da Vinci had discovered that if hot water was turned on in the kitchen you couldn't get any in the bathroom." Producer Gillian Hush


Read By: Leonard Ban-As
Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Domus ― the piano quartet named for the portable dome in which they first gave concerts.

: Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World

This week: the little matter of good and evil ... and which is best. Starring
Richard Herring , Stewart Lee , Rebecca Front,
Armando Iannucci and the voice of Tom Baker.
Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Stewart Lee
Unknown: Armando Iannucci
Unknown: Tom Baker.
Producer: Sarah Smith

: 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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