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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Teaching townies how to use their four-wheel drive vehicles on surplus farmland. Presented by Richard Sanders. Producer Tim Finney


Presented By: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Tim Finney

: 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 Johnathan Fryer.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Johnathan Fryer.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Alison Rusted


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Alison Rusted

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair , with Sue Nelson on the less well-known side of Cyprus. Producer David Prest
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Presented By: Eddie Mair
Unknown: Sue Nelson
Producer: David Prest

: The Masterson Inheritance

With Josie Lawrence , Paul Merton , Phelim McDermott , Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney.
2: The Mastersons and Johnson. The French Revolution is in full swing and the fate of the Masterson family is inextricably linked with that of a tumble drier. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Phelim McDermott
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Unknown: Jim Sweeney.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: Knowing Me, Knowing You

One last dose of raw emotion, sleek sofas and hilarious anecdotes from On the Hour's Alan Partridge and the team. Producer Armando lannucci


Unknown: Alan Partridge

: The Week in Westminster

with Michael White. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White.
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Presented by Gordon Clough.
Editor Anna Carragher


Presented By: Gordon Clough.
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: They Think It's All Over

Referee Desmond Lynam. Team captains Rory Bremner and Rory McGrath and their guests Steve Davis and Roger Black play silly games.
Producer Richard Edis (First broadcast on Radio 5)


Unknown: Desmond Lynam.
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Steve Davis
Unknown: Roger Black
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: Any Questions?

Teresa Gorman MP, Keith Vaz MP, Rabbi Julia Neuberger and Prof Julian le Grand tackle the issues raised in Bristol.
Chairman Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Teresa Gorman
Unknown: Keith Vaz
Unknown: Rabbi Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Prof Julian Le Grand
Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Nick Utechin and Emma Selby LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Emma Selby

: Playhouse: The Colony

John Rooney 's play is set on "the last unpolluted coastline in Europe", the west of Ireland. The Germans love it, the locals think they are gaining jobs- but what are they losing?
Music: Neil Martin
Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: John Rooney
Music: Neil Martin
Director: Pam Brighton
Kurt: Brendan Gleeson
Connor: George Shane
Helga: Lynn Cahill
Tom: Tim Loane
Father: Trevor Moore
Mother: Marie Jones
Hans: Niall Cusack
Mary: Linda Wray
Clare: Anita Reeves
Pat: Gerry McGrath

: Age to Age

As Lord Chalfont and the Independent Radio Authority examine the applications for commercial radio franchises in London, Christopher Cook imagines how radio 40 years ago might have sounded with commercial breaks. He comes face to face with the man who laid the foundations of broadcasting in Britain, and considers the changing nature of the political interview. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Alun Lewis joins the celebrations at Rothamsted Experimental Station to mark its 150 years of agricultural research.
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Costing the Earth

Roger Harrabin calculates how many miles a British dinner travels before it arrives on the plate ; asks whether trade is compatible with a green planet; and wonders what a sustainable lifestyle might be for the year 2010. Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: Roger Harrabin
Producer: Marie Helly

: Bright Sparks

Anne Kelleher in conversation with six people in their 20s who are riding high in their professions.
1: Helen Power. At 26, Norfolk-born Helen Power is one of the youngest ever Wellcome Institute fellows. Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Anne Kelleher
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: News and Sport

: A Look Back at the Nineties

A satirical look back at 1996.

: The Locker Room

What happened to train drivers and astronauts? Tom Robinson reveals how men really feel about what they do. Producer JayneK Morgan
CALL The Locker Room Answerphone on 071-927


Unknown: Tom Robinson

: Kaleidoscope

Borough Art
As the Grange Museum reopens its doors on Neasden roundabout, Paul Allen journeys around Wembley and Willesden to discover the integral role artistic life has to play in Brent - London's most multi-racial borough, where over 90 languages are spoken. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Right Result

When a black youth dies in a violent incident, investigations uncover a pervasive racism in the police ranks. Peter R Simpkin 's drama asks if justice can be served in the face of prejudice.


Writer: Peter R. Simpkin
Director: Ned Chaillet
Supt Samuel Conway: Malcolm Rennie
Det Sgt Stone: Brian Croucher
PC Andy York: Ade Sapara
Chief Supt Edward Turner: Paul Shane
Supt Charles Reeves: Michael Melia
Mrs Fairwater: Mona Hammond
Norman Driver: Ray Lonnen
Cuthbert Norville: Oscar James
Ashley Lee: Malcolm Kaye
Tristan White: Don Gilet
PC Cooper: Michael Onslow
Sally Fields: Vivienne Rochester
John Rouse: Andrew Wincott
Danial: Gary Lawrence
Robins QC: Steve Hodson
Barry: James Telfer
Judge: John Evitts
Asst Commissioner Hinckly: John Fleming
Rob: John Webb

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Father David Hutt.


Unknown: Father David Hutt.

: News

: Open Mind

with Sarah Baxter and Henry Porter. Producer Jane Beresford


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

: Selling Your Soul?

A look at public relations in politics with top lobbyist Ian Greer. Producer Janet Lee


Unknown: Ian Greer.
Producer: Janet Lee

: The Tingle Factor

Ronnie Scott talks to Jeremy Nicholas.


Talks: Ronnie Scott
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.

: The Young Postmen

Comedy by Ben Miller.
Everest (The Mountain). With Ben Miller , John Thomson , Alistair McGowan , Jim Barclay and Felicity Montagu. Producer Gareth Edwards


Comedy By: Ben Miller.
Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: John Thomson
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Jim Barclay
Unknown: Felicity Montagu.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: 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.

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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.

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