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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 Jonathan Fryer.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


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

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Alison Rusted


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Alison Rusted

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. John Noakes is alive and well in Mallorca! Producer David Prest
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 30, enclosing s a e


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Presented By: John Noakes
Producer: David Prest

: The Masterson Inheritance

With Josie Lawrence , Paul Merton , Phelim McDermott , Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney.
3: Scurvy!The Mastersons set sail across the Atlantic, but there are dangerous sheep lurking in them there waters. Producer Phil Clarke


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

: In Excess

Armando lannucci steps cautiously into a world of extremes.
1: Homo Freneticus. Armando tries to keep up with the highfliers who, equipped with fax, portable phone and time management manual, make full use of every waking moment of a 25-hour day. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: The Week in Westminster

With Michael White of The Guardian. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

The programme that reports on the issues affecting people throughout Europe. Presented by Gordon Clough. Editor Anna Carragher


Presented By: Gordon Clough.
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

with Lesley Curwen. Producer Jane Wilkinson


Unknown: Lesley Curwen.
Producer: Jane Wilkinson

: They Think It's All Over

Desmond Lynam with the completely different sports quiz, contested by Rory Bremner and Rory McGrath with guests Lucinda Green and Adrian Moorhouse. Producer Richard Edis
(First broadcast on Radio 5)


Unknown: Desmond Lynam
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Lucinda Green
Unknown: Adrian Moorhouse.
Producer: Richard Edis

: News

: Any Questions?

Baroness Blatch, Paul Boateng MP, Germaine Greer and Lord Rees-Mogg tackle the issues raised in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Chairman Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Any Answers?

[number removed]Producers Nick Utechin and John Watkins (Lines open from 12.30pm)


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: John Watkins

: Playhouse: Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck 's tale of two itinerant workers who struggle to sustain their dream in the golden valleys of California.
Dramatised by Penny Leicester Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: John Steinbeck
Dramatised By: Penny Leicester
Director: Richard Wortley
George: Peter Whitman
Lennie: Kerry Shale
Candy: Harry Towb
Slim: James Aubrey
Crooks: Colin McFarlane
Curley: Nicholas Murchie
Curley's wife: Roberta Sausville
Carlson: David Holt
Whit: Matthew Morgan
Boss: Eric Allan

: Age to Age

Christopher Cook examines Irish politics 70 years ago. He talks to Roy Foster , Professor of Irish History at Oxford University, about the writing of the Irish Constitution and recalls Sir Edward Carson , whose politics did so much to shape the Protestant north.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Roy Foster
Unknown: Sir Edward Carson
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Biological words have often been used in the world of computing - viruses, environments, neural networks. But what about reproduction? Alun Lewis discusses an intriguing possibility.
Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Costing the Earth

Secretary and Shadow Secretary for the Environment John Gummer and Chris Smith hammer out Britain's future. Presented by Roger Harrabin.
Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: John Gummer
Unknown: Chris Smith
Presented By: Roger Harrabin.
Producer: Marie Helly

: Bright Sparks

Anne Kelleher talks to six people in their 20s and riding high in their professions. 2: Daniel Alexander. A black barrister who made an early hit helping the Beatles protect their Apple logo. Producer Joy Hatwood


Talks: Anne Kelleher
Unknown: Daniel Alexander.
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: News and Sport

: A Look Back at the Nineties

A satirical look back at 1997.

: The Locker Room

The series for and about men, presented by Tom Robinson. Producer Jayne Morgan
Call the Locker Room answerphone on [number removed].


Presented By: Tom Robinson.
Producer: Jayne Morgan

: Kaleidoscope

The distinguished West End impresario Michael Codron talks to Alan Strachan about his career and his thoughts on the contemporary theatre scene. producer John Boundy


Talks: Michael Codron
Unknown: Alan Strachan
Producer: John Boundy

: Saturday Night Theatre: Deep Purple

Written and dramatised by Ted Allbeury. London in the mid 1980s. The fates of a Secret Intelligence Service officer, a Russian defector and a prostitute are all inextricably linked.


Written and dramatised by: Ted Allbeury
Pianist: David Chilton
Director: Tracey Neale
Eddie: Michael Melia
Jacqui: Louise Germaine
Tony: Steve Hodson
David: Dominic Letts
Yahmin: Sandor Eles
Gardner: John Hollis
Foxy: Brian Croucher
Belinsky: Neville Jason
Mason: Philip Anthony
Shaw: John Fleming
Vera Pollard: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Sir Arthur: Colin Pinney
Mary: Teresa Gallagher
Senior Probation Officer: Jillie Meers
Harris: James Taylor
[Actor]: John Evitts
[Actor]: Michael Onslow
[Actor]: Gareth Armstrong
[Actor]: Julian Rhind-Tutt
[Actor]: Oona Beeson

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellers


Presented By: Brian Kay.

: Ten to Ten

led by Dr Susan White.


Unknown: Dr Susan White.

: News

: Open Mind

Sarah Baxter and Henry Porter present the last programme of the series. Producer Jane Beresford


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

: Selling Your Soul?

Sting and Roger Daltrey talk fondly about "the godfather of rock 'n' roll PR", Keith Altham.
Producer Janet Lee


Unknown: Roger Daltrey
Unknown: Keith Altham.
Producer: Janet Lee

: The Tingte Factor

Edward Heath talks about his favourite music to Jeremy Nicholas.


Talks: Edward Heath
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.

: The Young Postmen

Comedy by Ben Miller.
3. C'est la Légion. If Brian, Derek and Sue find themselves fighting in the French Foreign Legion then they deserve admiration. With Ben Miller , John Thomson , Alistair McGowan and Jim Barclay. Producer Gareth Edwards


Comedy By: Ben Miller.
Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: John Thomson
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Jim Barclay.
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.

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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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