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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Richard Sanders uncovers the delights in store for Britain's farmers as a new EC session begins in Brussels. Editor Tim Finney


Unknown: Richard Sanders
Editor: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn.
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with Peter Hobday and John Humphrys.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Bryon Butler. Producer Gill Pulsford


Unknown: Bryon Butler.
Producer: Gill Pulsford

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. This week David Bellan visits Trinidad and Tobago. Producer Jill Thomas
FACTSHEET: for factsheet No 36, send sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Unknown: David Bellan
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin with Donna McPhail , Craig Charles and the Men Who Know. Producer Jayne Morgan


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Donna McPhail
Unknown: Craig Charles
Producer: Jayne Morgan

: Talking Politics

Vivian White talks to politicians who have been cast out by the political establishment about their personal regrets and the nature of regret in politics. Producer Dinah Lammiman


Talks: Vivian White
Producer: Dinah Lammiman

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell returns with the series that sorts out financial prooiems and keeps you in touch with the fast-changing field of personal savings. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

The topical quiz returns with a special edition recorded this week at the Edinburgh Festival.
Producer Louise Coats


Producer: Louise Coats

: News

: Any Questions?

Lady Howe, Chairman of the Broadcasting Standards Council; Dr Madsen Pirie , President, Adam Smith Institute; Anthony Scrivener , QC; and Michael White , Political Editor, The Guardian tackle issues raised in Hull.
Chairman Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Dr Madsen Pirie
Unknown: Anthony Scrivener
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Elenor Garland and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Elenor Garland
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Playhouse: The Key to My Father's House

by Leslie Stewart. When Saddam Hussein 's missiles fall on Jerusalem, the son of a British father and an Arab mother has to decide where his loyalties lie.
Director Philip Martin


Unknown: Leslie Stewart.
Unknown: Saddam Hussein
Director: Philip Martin
George: Ken Colley
Hannah: Francesca Brill
Jatml: Adam Hussein
Hani: Judy Bennett
George's mother: Gillian Goodman
George's father: Roger Hume
Ben's mother: Susan Mansell
Gerry: Dominic Taylor
Dr Subhi: Graham Padden

: They Don't Still Make That, Do They?

The Clatter of Clogs. Perhaps typified by Gracie Fields and the Lancasnire mills, were clogs really such a Northern phenomenon? Fred Pratt and the clog company staff tell Ray D'Arcy who wears them and how they are made today. Producer Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Gracie Fields
Unknown: Fred Pratt
Unknown: Ray D'Arcy
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: Three Actors in Search of a Character

William Shakespeare. John Florance meets actors Nigel Cooke , David Suchet and Chris Harris , who have all portrayed
William Shakespeare. Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: William Shakespeare.
Unknown: John Florance
Unknown: Nigel Cooke
Unknown: David Suchet
Unknown: Chris Harris
Unknown: William Shakespeare.
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: Science Friction

Any Science Questions? Visitors to the British Association's Science Festival in Keele put their questions to a panel of experts including William Waldegrave , Minister for Science and Richard Sykes , Deputy Director for Glaxo. The chairman isJohnDurant.
Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: William Waldegrave
Unknown: Richard Sykes
Producer: Constance St Louis

: Personal Obsessions

Ninian Reid introduces Dee Urquhart from Edinburgh, who has a life-long passion for teddy bears. Producer Michael Shaw


Introduces: Ninian Reid
Unknown: Dee Urquhart
Producer: Michael Shaw

: Fourth Column

A satirical look at life with Simon Hoggart. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: News and Sport

: Struck Off and Die

4: Birth and Death

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson travels to Scarborough to meet the seaside landladies. Producer Geoffrey Prout


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Geoffrey Prout

: Kaleidoscope

The Contemplative Man's Recreation Four hundred years after the birth of its author Isaak Walton , The Compleat Angler, his treatise on the joys of fishing, remains a classic. John Bailey casts about for reasons why the book should endure so well.
Producer Mike Greenwood


Unknown: Isaak Walton
Unknown: John Bailey
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: Saturday Night Theatre: Ripples

by Maggie Allen. A man searches for the truth about his daughter's death.
Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Maggie Allen.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Leonard Martin: Kenneth Haigh
Janie Southern: Mary Wimbush
DS Luscombe: Albert Welling
Suzanne Martin: Victoria Carling
Suzanne (as child): Jessica Hodson
Stephen Martin: Nick Dunning
Stephen (as child): Sam Crane
Paul: Crispin Letts
Jake: Gareth Armstrong
Michael Laszlo: James Telfer
Helena: Lucy Aston
Marion Martin: Claire Neilson
Gail: Vivienne Rochester
Mrs Proudfoot: Marianne Morley
Claire: Teresa Gallagher
Terry: Michael Onslow

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Dr Susan White.


Unknown: Dr Susan White.

: News

: Cleaning Up

The new class of cleaners work for just a few hours a week, bought in by young professionals. Christine Gregory talks about their relationship to hirers and cleaners involved in this domestic set up. Producer Dave Sheasby


Talks: Christine Gregory
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Encounters

with Christopher Cook. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook.
Producer: John Knight

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with pianist Peter Katin.


Pianist: Peter Katin.

: Boogie up the River

A six-part series by Mark Wallington starring Timothy Spall.
3: See You Outside Boots in Oxford. Where is the enigmatic Jennifer?
Producer Caroline Leddy


Unknown: Mark Wallington
Unknown: Timothy Spall.
Producer: Caroline Leddy
Mark Wallington: Timothy Spall
Jennifer Conway: Carla Mendonca
Michael: Gary Parker
PA: Ainslie Foster
Lock keeper: Terence Edmond
Delia Smith: Melinda Walker
Betty: Melinda Walker
Boater: Mark Straker
Farmer: Mark Straker
Dorchester lady: Jill Graham
Dorchester man: Ronald Herdmen
Boogie: Ronald Herdmen
Cox: Jonathan Tafler

: 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

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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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