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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 and his guest. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Thought for the Day

with Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan.
Producer Alison Rusted


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Alison Rusted

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed]for factsheet No 6, enclosing sae


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Mix Ned Sherrin , guests and regulars, allow to fizz and enjoy immediately. Producer Jayne K Morgan


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Week in Westminster

with Andrew Marr of The Independent. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a sideways look at their host countries. Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Tim Bowler


Unknown: Alison Mitchell

: Just a Minute

Join chairman Nicholas Parsons and guests Peter Jones , Paul Merton , Wendy Richard and Lee Simpson as they try to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Producer: Sarah Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

Gwynneth Flower , chief executive of the Central London Training and Enterprise Council; Ken Livingstone , MP; Lord Parkinson; and Anthony Smith , President, Magdalen College Oxford, tackle the issues raised in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Chairman Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Gwynneth Flower
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Your opportunity to call Nick Clarke with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions? Producers Nick Utechin and Lucy Cacanas LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Lucy Cacanas

: Playhouse: All the Way to the Empire Room

Another chance to hear Tom Paulin 's play about the Anglo-Irish Conference of 1921. It was meant to solve the Irish problem once and for all, but the outcome was the partition of Ireland ...
Music composed and played by Neil Martin Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Tom Paulin
Played By: Neil Martin
Director: Pam Brighton
David Lloyd George: Karl Johnson
Michael Collins: Sean McGinley
Winston Churchill: Stanley Townsend
Arthur Griffith: Owen Roe
Erskine ChiMers: Robert Omahoney
Frances Stevenson: Eileen Pollock
Lady Hazel Lavery: Susan Slot
Sir James Craig: Ian McElhinney
Sir John Lavery: Dan Gorden
Announcer: Paula McFetridge

: The Fly

Welcome to the world of a super-machine which has thousands of eyes, can extract fluid from almost anything, and can run across the ceiling as quickly as it can run across the floor. When it takes to the air, it can hover, rotate on a sixpence and even fly backwards. Its insanitary and blood-sucking habits have killed billions of people, and it's one of humanity's oldest enemies. Welcome to the world of the fly. Producer Jeremy Grange


Producer: Jeremy Grange

: Science Now

with Peter Evans.
Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: File on 4

Reporter Terry Dignan.


Reporter: Terry Dignan.

: View from the Fish Queue

5: In the Deep Media Winter. Phil Smith offers a perspective on life and current affairs from the fish queue. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: News and Sports

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace , Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and Rob Brydon.


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Rob Brydon.

: Ad Lib

r Robert Robinson takes the wraps off a new series as he ventures into the world of naturism to hear about life without clothes. In snow-clad Kent he meets five brave naturists prepared to bare all.
Producer Nadine Grieve f
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Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Happy Snap Exposed
Taken in a hurry, processed by machine, family photos reveal and conceal surprising details about us and our vision of the world. Three listeners discuss their chosen photographs with Colin Ford and a panel of photo professionals.
Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Colin Ford
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Saturday Night Theatre: Getting Mad

After the initial shock, most people get over having their house burgled, but in Joe Dunlop 's play Ian just can't get over his fury- or his desire for revenge.
Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Director: Matthew Walters
Ian: Bill Paterson
Carol: Frances Jeater
Jack: Peter Kenny
Martin: Gareth Armstrong
Tone: Tom Bevan
Gary: Paul Panting
PC Corbey: Malcolm Ward
Police officer: Jonathan Tafler
McRae/Corder: Joe Dunlop
Tom: Peter Whitman
Ian 's mother/Kathleen: Isobil Nisbet
Gun salesman: David Jarvis
Barbara/Stewardess: Oona Beeson

: Music in Mind

More favourite melodies presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

A hymn, a reading and a reflection led by Canon Eddie Neale.


Unknown: Canon Eddie Neale.

: News

: Quote Unquote

Nigel Rees hosts the quotation quiz with guests Peter Jones , Sian Phillips , John Walsh and Max Stafford-Clark .
Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Max Stafford-Clark
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Testing Times

Nick Baker is on the spot to reveal all about tests, testers and the tested.
4: Intelligence. Mensa claims its members are in the top 2 per cent. A rural housewife resolves to join their ranks. A Testbed production


Unknown: Nick Baker

: Mirrored in Music

Andrew Green invites the harpsichordist Ton Koopman to choose music reflecting the character of his native Holland.


Unknown: Andrew Green
Harpsichordist: Ton Koopman

: Fear on Four

A series of eight stories introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black.
6: Hellhound on My Trail by Paul Sirett. James Harper tries to uncover the mysterious death of a jazz musician, but finds the result of his investigation - suffocating.
With Nigel Anthony , Shelley Thompson , John Rowe. Ehck Ray Evans. Burt Caesar , AJibe Parsons , Sandra James Young. Victoria Caning and Jonathan Tafler Director Martin Jenkins


Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Unknown: James Harper
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Shelley Thompson
Unknown: John Rowe.
Unknown: Ehck Ray Evans.
Unknown: Burt Caesar
Unknown: Ajibe Parsons
Unknown: Sandra James Young.
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler
Director: Martin Jenkins

: 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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