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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Richard Sanders.


Produced By: Richard Sanders.

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
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: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Jonathan Fryer.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Alison Rusted


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Alison Rusted

: Breakaway

Julian Pettifer explores the French Riviera in search of the surroundings that have inspired painters for years, while Alanah Martin looks for more family-oriented holidays from the mountains of the Cevennes to the beaches of St Tropez. Producer Sara Jane Hall
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 31, enclosing sae


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Alanah Martin
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: The MastersonInheritance

With Josie Lawrence , Paul Merton , Phelim McDermott , Caroline Quentin , Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney. 4: The Sweat of the Mastersons 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.
2: HomoErectus. A high-octane cocktail of eroticism and sensuality - or how to get People to listen to this programme. Armando explores our seemingly sex-obsessed society. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Armando Lannucci

: Talking Politics

Peter Riddell , Political Editor of The Times, brings this season to a close with the help of a team of political journalists. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

The last programme in the series, presented by Gordon Clough.
Editor Anna Carragher


Presented By: Gordon Clough.
Editor: Anna Carragher

: Inside Money

Roger White explores personal finance in five programmes.
1: A Place in the Sun. Spotlight on the holiday property arena.
Producer Ann Gilmartin


Unknown: Roger White
Producer: Ann Gilmartin

: They Think It's All Over

Referee Desmond Lynam. Captains 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 Barmouth. Chairman Nick Clarke.


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

: Any Answers?

[number removed]Producers Nadine Grieve and Dymphna rlynn LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve

: Playhouse: Invitation to the Waltz

By Rosamond Lehmann.
During a period of insanity, Olivia has accepted, with alacrity, an invitation to her first dance. But now she realises what she has let herself in for.... With Angela Pleasence as Olivia.
Music: Mike Steer
Dramatised by Michael Voysey
Director Jane Morgan (First broadcast in 1978)


Unknown: Rosamond Lehmann.
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Music: Mike Steer
Dramatised By: Michael Voysey
Director: Jane Morgan
Kate: Marian Diamond
James: Rusty Livingstone
Mrs Curtis: Monica Grey
Mr Curtis: Robert Trotter
Uncle Oswald: Patrick Troughton
laceGirl: Karen Archer
Reginald: David Timson
Marigold -: Valerie Sarruf
Lady Spencer: Maxine Audley
Rolo: Simon Cadell
Archie: Michael Cochrane
Etty: Joanna Dunham
Tony Herriot: Martin Jarvis
Dolly: Suzan Farmer
Maurice: David Ashtord
Peter Jenkin: Tom Wilkinson
George: Peter Wickham
Timothy Masters: Eric Allan
Sir John Spencer: Peter Williams

: Age to Age

As teachers challenge the government's plans for education, Christopher Cook recalls Matthew Arnold , looks back to the beginnings of formal education in Britain, and remembers R A Butler.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Matthew Arnold
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

with Alun Lewis.
Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Costing the Earth

Roger Harrabin looks at Britain's waste disposal record, and the effects of the surge in recycling.
Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: Roger Harrabin
Producer: Marie Helly

: Bright Sparks

Anne Kelleher in conversation with six successful professionals in their 20s.
3: DrRuth Gregory. One of Stephen Haw king's brightest students, she now works in Chicago on the formation of galaxies. Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Anne Kelleher
Unknown: Stephen Haw
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: News and Sport

: A Look Back at the Nineties

A satirical look back at 1998.

: The Locker Room

Tom Robinson with the programme for and about men.
Producer JayneK Morgan
CALL The Locker Room Answerphone on 071.[number removed]


Unknown: Tom Robinson

: Kaleidoscope

Confessions of a TV Extra
The inside story of the forgotten folk of the small screen, presented by Andy Turvey (ambulance driver in Casualty). Producer Chris Eldon Lee


Presented By: Andy Turvey
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Saturday Night Theatre:The Weather in the Streets

By Rosamond Lehmann , dramatised in two parts. An affair with a married man: the secrecy, the acceptance of half a life - how can one settle for that?
With Angela Pleasence as Olivia and Simon Cadell as Rollo.
With Bruce Purchase. Philip Fox and Michael McStay Music: Mike Steer
Dramatised by Elspeth Sandys : Director Jane Morgan (For remainder of cast, see 2.30pm 'Invitation to the Waltz': Part 2 of The Weather in the Streets' is on Monday 7.45pm)


Unknown: Rosamond Lehmann
Unknown: Angela Pleasence
Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Bruce Purchase.
Unknown: Philip Fox
Unknown: Michael McStay
Music: Mike Steer
Dramatised By: Elspeth Sandys
Director: Jane Morgan
Etty: Rosalind Ayres
George: Peter Wickham
Lady Mary: Lolly Cockerell
Sir John: John Franklyn Robbins
Anna: Susan Engel
Simon: Jonathan Newth
Cohn: Sylvester Morand

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rt Rev Graham James.


Unknown: Graham James.

: News

: Ninetysomething

A look into the early lives of some of Britain's oldest citizens.
1: Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden. Bittersweet childhood memories going back to the turn of the century. Producer Miriam Akhtar


Producer: Miriam Akhtar

: Encounters

Christopher Cook discovers some great figures of the past. First of six programmes. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: The Tingle Factor

Joan Bakewell talks to Jeremy Nicholas.


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.

: The Young Postmen

Comedy by Ben Miller.
Top of the Tops. With Ben Miller , Felicity Montagu , John Thompson , Jim Barclay and Alistair McGowan. Producer Gareth Edwards


Comedy By: Ben Miller.
Unknown: Ben Miller
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: John Thompson
Unknown: Jim Barclay
Unknown: Alistair McGowan.
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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