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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Is countryside stewardship a proper use of public funds? Shouldn't farmers care for the countryside without cash incentives?
Presented and produced by Richard Sanders.


Produced By: Richard Sanders.

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with Chris Lowe and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Paul Bates.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Paul Bates.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Nick Mullins


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Nick Mullins

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. Producer Sara Jane Hall
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Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , Robert Elms and Victoria Mather. Producer Jayne Morgan


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Robert Elms
Unknown: Victoria Mather.
Producer: Jayne Morgan

: Talking Politics

A Year of Legislation
MPs spend a lot of time on legislation, but do the laws they pass really tackle the issues? Or are they simply designed to prevent politicians being accused of doing nothing? Sarah Baxter reports.
Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Sarah Baxter
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Europhile

with Gordon Clough. Editor Ingrid Hassler


Unknown: Gordon Clough.
Editor: Ingrid Hassler

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Virginia Eastman


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.

: The News Quiz

with Barry Took , Richard Ingrams , Alan Coren and their guests.
Producer Louise Coats


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Louise Coats

: News

: Any Questions?

Joining Jonathan Dimbleby to tackle issues raised in Kingston-upon-Thames,
Surrey, are Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Peers; Rt Hon
Gerald Kaufman , MP; Ann Leslie , journalist and broadcaster; and Rt Hon Chris Patten , Governor of Hong Kong.


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Chris Patten

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Nick Utechin and Keith Jones
•LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Keith Jones

: Playhouse

Barabbas by Par Lagerkvist.
The story of the thief who was freed in the place of Christ tells of Barabbas's stumbling journey into faith, from the Crucifixion to his own misjudged martyrdom.
The original novel won
Lagerkvist the 1951 Nobel Prize for Literature. with Paul Copley ,
Gary Dunnington. Dominic Letts , John Baddeley , John Fleming ,
John Evitts , James Telfer. David Holt , Philip Anthony , Rachel Atkins ,
Mia Soteriou and Barbara Durkin Dramatised by Eivor Martinus Music: Mia Soteriou Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Gary Dunnington.
Unknown: Dominic Letts
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: John Fleming
Unknown: John Evitts
Unknown: James Telfer.
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Philip Anthony
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Mia Soteriou
Unknown: Barbara Durkin
Dramatised By: Eivor Martinus
Director: Ned Chaillet
Narrator: Simon Callow
Barabbas: Barrie Rutter
Sahak: Eric Allan

: Stephen Pile Investigates

Four programmes investigating the strange case of Britain today. 1: The Sermon
Is the Anglican sermon the greatest single barrier to the spread of Christianity in this country? Stephen Pile investigates whether the sermon is dead or just resting, submitting himself to the best and worst preachers en route.
Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Stephen Pile
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: Ice Cream to Eskimos

Can advertisers really sell anything? How do they persuade buyers to buy? And what goes on before the slogan lands on the billboard? In the first of six programmes, copywriter Marcus Leigh eavesdrops as three agencies work on some tricky accounts. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Marcus Leigh
Producer: Ian Bell

: Science Now

with Alun Lewis.
Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Constance St Louis

: Costing the Earth

This spring the Norwegian whaling boats will resume commercial hunting, with the rancour of world opinion ringing in their ears. Environmental groups are up in arms and governments are threatening boycotts - but does the whale need saving? Roger Harrabin investigates in the last programme of the series. Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: Roger Harrabin
Producer: Marie Helly

: Fourth Column

Simon Hoggart and his team of dead-eyed correspondents fire their final fusillade of the series. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

and Sports Round-Up

: Stanza on Stage

Andrew McAllister introduces Roger McGough , Adrian Henri and Brian Patten in performance with guitarist Andy Roberts.


Introduces: Andrew McAllister
Unknown: Roger McGough
Unknown: Adrian Henri
Unknown: Brian Patten
Guitarist: Andy Roberts.

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson meets five astrologers in Bath and hears more about himself than he bargained for. Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Kaleidoscope

House of Straw
This week, the National Trust opens one of its latest, quirkiest projects - a semi-detached house in Worksop which belonged for over 60 years to the Straw family. Clare Jenkins takes a walk round this property and uncovers the reclusive lives of the family who moved in in 1923. Producer Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Saturday Night Theatre

Michael Wilcox 's award-winning stage play in a new radio production. It is set in a boys' prep school during the Easter vacation of 1956. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Michael Wilcox
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Mrs Blake: Stephanie Cole
Mrs Edwards: Mollie Sugden
Mr Edwards: Geoffrey Palmer
Mr Maitland: Ronald Herdman
Young Paul: Ben Holden

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Rev David Hutt.


Unknown: David Hutt.

: News

: Trivia Test Match

Brian Johnston umpires another test of cricketing wit and general knowledge. Taking the crease: Tim Rice and Willie Rushton , with William Franklyn and Paul Merton. From
Flitwick Cricket Club, Bedford.
Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: William Franklyn
Unknown: Paul Merton.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: Rich Pickings

Derek Jacobi and Haydn Gwynne read poetry and prose about relationships. 4: Enemies
Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Haydn Gwynne
Producer: Julia Gillett

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Simon Joly , conductor of the BBC Singers, and two members of the choir.


Conductor: Simon Joly

: Dracula

Bram Stoker 's epic vampire novel dramatised in seven episodes by Nick McCarty. With Frederick Jaeger as Count Dracula.
1: Jonathan Harkerjourneys to Transylvania on legal business, leaving his fiancee Mina Murray to spend some time with her best friend Lucy Westenra.
Music: Malcolm Clarke
Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Bram Stoker
Unknown: Nick McCarty.
Unknown: Frederick Jaeger
Unknown: Mina Murray
Unknown: Lucy Westenra.
Music: Malcolm Clarke
Director: Hamish Wilson
Mina: Phyllis Logan
Harker: Bernard Holley
Seward: Peter Blythe
Quincey: Paul Birchard
Lucy: Sharon Maharaj
Mother Superior: Stella Forge
Coachman: Frank Gallagher
Woman/Sister Anne/Vampire 2: Monica Gibb
Hawkins: Peter Lincoln
Sister Agnes Vampire: Wendy Seager
Pensniff: John Shedden
Vampire 3: Amanda Whitehead

: 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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