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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 Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
7.20 Listeners' Letters
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Alison Rusted
Repeated 12 noon on Radio 5)

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. Producer Sara Jane Hall
Eddie Mair 's top ten family holiday ideas


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

: Postcard from Gotham

Garrison Keillor , writer, broadcaster and the most famous son of the town Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, is amongst the guests joining Mark Steyn in the BBC's New York studios for an insider's look at the week's news from America. Producer Hamish Mykura


Unknown: Garrison Keillor
Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Hamish Mykura

: Knowing Me, Knowing You

A series of classic chat from On the Hour's sports reporter Alan Partridge. Producer Armando lannucci


Reporter: Alan Partridge.

: The Week in Westminster

with Alastair Campbell. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Alastair Campbell.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

As war and ethnic strife continue to devastate the region, Europhile reports from the Balkans. A Belgrade journalist talks to his countrymen about the roots of their fierce nationalism and their perception of themselves as victims. In Croatia that same fierce nationalism is reinforced by a press under iron government control, where "Yugonostalgia" is an unforgivable crime. And a report on the most vulnerable victims - the children of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Editor Anna Carragher


Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Ian Pollock


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Ian Pollock

: Ukridge

Starring Griff Rhys Jones
5: The Return of Battling Billson
With Robert Bathurst. Adam Godley. Simon Godley. Dougal Lee. Rebecca Front and Julian Dutton Adapted by Julian Dutton
Producer Sarah Smrth


Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Robert Bathurst.
Unknown: Adam Godley.
Unknown: Simon Godley.
Unknown: Dougal Lee.
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Adapted By: Julian Dutton
Producer: Sarah Smrth

: News

: Any Questions?

Edwina Currie MP, Bryan Gould MP, and Sir Nicholas Henderson , former diplomat, tackle issues in Paris. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Bryan Gould
Unknown: Sir Nicholas Henderson
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers?

[number removed]
Producers Nick Utechin and John Watkins LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: John Watkins

: Playhouse: Eden Must Go

Martin Worth's play comes from his experiences of going up to Cambridge in 1945, when the majority of students were men who had fought in the war and had learnt to grow up quickly.


Writer: Martin Worth
Director: Jane Morgan
Stephen Pym: Charles Simpson
Alan Wicks: Keith Drinkel
Alister Gray: Andrew Wincott
Nevil Hadley: Mark Straker
Ivor Rossiter: David Learner
Elizabeth Noble: Victoria Carling
Dr Noble: Terence Edmond
Mrs Noble: Ann Windsor
Paul Darcy: Brett Usher
Dawkins: Ronald Herdman
Ted Baines: Matthew Long
Amanda Baines: Siriol Jenkins
Headmaster/Jack Balderton: Eric Allan
Markham/Rupert: Nicholas Murchie

: You Know it Makes Sense

6: Best of the Six? Geoff Watts talks about the sixth sense. Producer Peter Croasdale


Talks: Geoff Watts
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Science Now

Peter Evans talks to speakers at a meeting on evolution and the human sciences.
Producer Sue Broom


Talks: Peter Evans

: Cliffs Country Ways

Today is the bicentenary of the death of the father of ecology, Gilbert White. He spent his life exploring the countryside surrounding Selborne in Hampshire, culminating in his book The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. Cliff Michelmore visits the village with naturalist Ron Freethy. Producer Irene Mallis


Unknown: Gilbert White.
Unknown: Ron Freethy.
Producer: Irene Mallis

: Travel Writers

2: Going to Bombay. The "fishing fleets" were the boatloads of young women sent to India to find a husband. Louise Nicholson follows their story around the coast of southern India. Producer Belinda Cherrington


Unknown: Louise Nicholson
Producer: Belinda Cherrington

: News and Sport

: Week Ending

: Kaleidoscope

The Mary Coughlan Interview
In Ireland the population can be divided into roughly two sections - those who love the singer Mary Coughlan and those who think she shouldn't be allowed. In the month in which she launches a major transatlantic tour and a new album, Mary Coughlan talks to Mark Cooper about her life and music while she and her band play a special session. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Mary Coughlan
Singer: Mary Coughlan
Talks: Mary Coughlan
Unknown: Mark Cooper
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Saturday Night at the Movies: Mildred Pierce

by James M Cain , continuing a season of plays adapted from the novels which produced films noirs. Starring Shelley Thompson as Mildred Pierce , Martin Jarvis as Monty Beragon and Siriol Jenkins as Veda Pierce.
"1931. I lose my job, my home, my husband. But I've got a daughter. 1941. I've got a dazzling career, huge mansion, glamorous new husband - but I've lost the love of my daughter.
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Dramatised by John Fletcher Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: James M Cain
Unknown: Shelley Thompson
Unknown: Mildred Pierce
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Monty Beragon
Unknown: Veda Pierce.
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Dramatised By: John Fletcher
Director: Andy Jordan
Bert Pierce: Ed Bishop
Ray Pierce: Angela Shaftoe
Lucy Gessler: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Watty Burgan: James Telfer
Letty: Eugenia Warren
Treviso: John Baddeley
Ida: Catherine Nix
Doctor: Dominic Letts
Levinson: Dominic Holt

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Rev Michael Child.


Unknown: Michael Child.

: News

: Open Mind

with Sarah Baxter and Henry Porter. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Sarah Baxter
Unknown: Henry Porter.
Producer: Jane Beresford

: Panscrub Voices

More malicious verse, introduced by Henry Livings . With Sean Barrett and Polly James.
Producer Gillian Hush


Introduced By: Henry Livings
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Polly James.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Singing for a Living

with British soprano Felicity Lott.


Soprano: Felicity Lott.

: Winston in Europe

by Peter Tinniswood.
5: Questions and Answers. With Shirley Dixon , Maurice Denham , Liz Goulding , Christian Rodska and Bill Wallis. Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Liz Goulding
Unknown: Christian Rodska
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin

: 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.

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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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