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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Richard Sanders who reports from the NFU Annual General Meeting in London.


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 John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
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 from the Holidays Live exhibition at Olympia. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 7, enclosing see


Presented By: Eddie Mair
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Mix Ned Sherrin , guests and regulars, allow to fizz and enjoy immediately. Producer Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dirk Maggs

: The Week in Westminster

Andrew Marr of The Independent, presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers. Producer Denms Sewell


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Denms 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 news on personal finance plus impartial advice for those trying to make the most of their money. Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: Just a Minute

Join chairman Nicholas Parsons and guests Clement Freud , Derek Nimmo , Peter Jones and Jenny Eclair as they try to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Sarah Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

Janet Daley , journalist; Howard Davies , Director General of the CBI; Dennis Skinner , MP; and Hon Nicholas Soames , MP, tackle the issues raised in Kent.


Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Howard Davies
Unknown: Dennis Skinner
Unknown: Nicholas Soames

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Call Jonathan Dimbleby with your views. Producers Emma Selby and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Emma Selby
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Playhouse: Meeting Bea

In 1927, the children's author
Beatrix Potter was living the life of a recluse as Mrs Beatrix Heelis. The arrival at her Lake
District home of an American publisher and an admiring Lancashire mill girl brings back painful memories of an appalling childhood and youth.
Stephanie Cole stars as Beatrix Potter and Clive Swift as her husband William in this repeat of Eric Pringle 's play.
Director Adrian Bean


Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Mrs Beatrix Heelis.
Unknown: Stephanie Cole
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Eric Pringle
Director: Adrian Bean
Alexander McKay: Ed Bishop
Sally Worboys: Caroline Strong
Mrs Potter: Irene Sutcliffe
Norman Warm: John Church
Young Beatrix: Federay Holmes
Bertram: James Telfer
Shopkeeper: Jill Graham
Tom Storey: Lloyd Johnston
Matson: Jonathan Adams
Woman/Lancashire girl: Melanie Hudson
Joseph: John Webb

: Age to Age

The surprising popularity of Vladimir Zhirinovsky in the recent Russian elections sent a shudder of apprehension through the West. In the first of a new series, Christopher Cook examines aspects of fascism this century. He recalls Spanish dictator Franco, assesses the ethnic policy of the Wehrmacht, and reveals a controversial collaboration between the CIA and ex-
Nazi officials in the years immediately following the war.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Vladimir Zhirinovsky
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Peter Evans browses through the latest scientific books.
Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: File on 4

Reporter Jolyon Jenkins.


Reporter: Jolyon Jenkins.

: View from the Fish Queue

Holy Rupture. Phil Smith offers the last of his perspectives 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 , Julie Gibbs , Jeffrey Holland and Toby Longworth.


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Julie Gibbs
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth.

: Ad Lib

On an Oxford College staircase, Robert Robinson eavesdrops on scouts, buttery workers and head porters. Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Kaleidoscope

A Penny for a Song. Busking is an ancient art, but is it begging or entertainment? Kaleidoscope samples some, from tap dancing outside theatres to songs on station platforms, and gathers a variety of opinions on it.
Producer Razialqbal

: Saturday Night Theatre: Underground

In Tom Holland 's contemporary thriller, starring Jane Whittenshaw , Oona Beeson and Douglas Hodge , Rachel White explores a network of tunnels under London and uncovers secrets of the past.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Tom Holland
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: Oona Beeson
Unknown: Douglas Hodge
Unknown: Rachel White
Director: Claire Grove
Rachel: Jane Whittenshaw
Suzie: Oona Beeson
Mark: Douglas Hodge
Sinclair: Garrick Hagon
Andrew: David Holt
Richards: James Taylor
Wright: Barry J Gordon
Ebbie: Michael Onslow
Coroner: David Thorpe
Sewerman: Dominic Letts
Security man: James Telfer

: Music in Mind

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 the Rt Rev Richard Harries , Bishop of Oxford.


Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Quote Unquote

A return trip to the Theatre Royal, Bath, for another lively programme hosted by Nigel Rees. With guests Diana Quick , Peter Wood , Isabel Colegate and Francis Matthews. Quotations read by Ronald Fletcher.
Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Diana Quick
Unknown: Peter Wood
Unknown: Isabel Colegate
Unknown: Francis Matthews.
Read By: Ronald Fletcher.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: Testing Times

Presented by Nick Baker.
5: The Restaurant. Will the inspector, eating incognito, award the restaurant a coveted star?
A Testbed production


Presented By: Nick Baker.

: Mirrored in Music

Andrew Green invites the conductor Carlo Rizzi
to choose music reflecting the character and spirit of his native Italy.


Unknown: Andrew Green
Conductor: Carlo Rizzi

: Fear on Four

A series of eight stories introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black.
7: Hearing Is Believingby Aubrey Woods. There are some bizarre happenings backstage - long after the lights have gone out in a large London theatre.
Director Gerry Jones


Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Aubrey Woods.
Director: Gerry Jones
Harry Travers: Mick Ford
Paul: Keith Drinkel
Laura: Siriol Jenkins
Sergeant: Jonathan Adams

: 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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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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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