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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented and produced by Carol Trewin.


Produced By: Carol Trewin.

: 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.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr Colin Morris.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: News

: Sport on 4

Bryon Butler with news, issues and conversation from the sporting world.


Unknown: Bryon Butler

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO:[address removed] for factsheet No 10. enclosing sae.


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin , guests and regulars. Producer Dirk Maggs


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Dirk Maggs

: The Week in Westminster

Michael White of The Guardian presents a personal view of a week in the life of MPs and peers.
Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Michael White
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Presented by Gordon Clough.
Europhile returns this week with a report on the battle in the Italian media to win hearts, minds and votes ahead of this month's general elections, and how playing the stock exchange has become the latest pastime in Poland.
Producer Anna Carragher


Presented By: Gordon Clough.
Producer: Anna Carragher

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: Just a Minute

Join chairman Nicholas Parsons for the last of the series. Guests Peter Jones , Paul Merton , Stephen Fry and Jan Ravens try to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
Producer Sarah Smith


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Producer: Sarah Smith

: News

: Any Questions?

Margaret Beckett , MP, deputy leader of the Labour Party; David Marquand , Professor of Politics at Sheffield University; and Sir Charles Powell , former adviser to
Margaret Thatcher , tackle the issues raised in Bingley, Yorkshire. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: David Marquand
Unknown: Sir Charles Powell
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

LINES OPEN from 12.30pm

: Playhouse: The Peacock's Tail

by Mark Barratt.
A doctor, a physician, a professor, a chemist, a womaniser and a wanderer - the man called Paracelsus, at the peak of his tempestuous career in Basel, 1527.
Director John Theocharis


Unknown: Mark Barratt.
Director: John Theocharis
Paracelsus: Alan Howard
Old Oporinus: Godfrey Kenton
Erasmus: Joseph O'Conor
Von Uestal: David Neal
Young Oporinus: Robert Daws
Johannes Froben: Ian Lindsay
Anna Froben: Joanna Myers
DrRubner: James Greene
Drjerriclwwer: Timothy Bateson
DrFutZ: Ronald Herdman
Mother: Danielle Allan
William: Richard Pearce

: Four on a Tour

In 1914, four Americans set out from Manchester on a 3,000-mile motoring holiday around Britain.
In the first of four programmes, David Foster introduces some of their experiences of a country and its people on the brink of great change. Readers Risa Hall and Peter Marinker.
Producer Gillian Hush


Introduces: David Foster
Readers: Risa Hall
Readers: Peter Marinker.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Age to Age

As the Government makes plans to privatise the Forestry Commission, Christopher Cook explores the history in our landscape. He visits the Commission's beautiful arboretum at Westonbirt in the Cotswolds, discovers the fascination of Cranborne Chase in Dorset, and recalls "Capability" Brown who revolutionised landscape gardening.
Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: Science Now

Peter Evans watches scientists stopping the rot at Lincoln Cathedral.
Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: File on 4

Reporter Jolyon Jenkins.


Reporter: Jolyon Jenkins.

: Siesta Days, Fiesta Nights

Drew Launay recounts his experiences of life in Spain in a six-part series.
3: The Moon. Drew admits he has always been star struck, and when a film unit brings the 20th century to a remote Andalusian village, he has great hopes of work as an extra. A week later, man lands on the moon. Pablo the goatherd and Sebastien the farmer are not impressed. An Insight production

: News and Sports

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace , Jon Glover , Toby Longworth and Dave Lamb.


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Dave Lamb.

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson meets the women who work in a Yorkshire clothing factory. Producer Min Raisman


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Kaleidoscope Feature The Joy of Sax

One of the most popular of all wind instruments made its first public appearance 150 years ago. To mark the centenary of the death of its inventor, Adolphe Sax , Paul Vaughan embarks on a guide to the best in saxophone playing, with help from leading saxophonists from the worlds of classical, swing and jazz. Producer Adrian Washboume


Unknown: Adolphe Sax
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: Saturday Night Theatre: Shoot!

by Mark Brennan.
Michael thinks he has written the definitive Belfast love story, but the Americans who want to shoot the picture have other ideas.
Music by John Simpson. Director EoinO'Callaghan


Unknown: Mark Brennan.
Music By: John Simpson.
Michael Brannigan: Joe Crilly
Karen: Tilly Blackwood
Don Leant: Harry Ditson
Stephen: John Hewitt
Geoff Ray: Michael McKnight
Pauline: Sheelagh O'Kane
Claire: Amanda Maguire
Gerry: Ger Byrne

: 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 , Bishop of St Germans.


Unknown: Graham James

: News

: Dear Teacher

Inspector Morse author Colin Dexter talks about his influential sixth-form German tutor Gerard Hoffnung. Producer Ed Thomason


Talks: Colin Dexter
Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung.
Producer: Ed Thomason

: All Shook Up: A City Called Glory

Radio 4's rock 'n' roll season continues with Neil McKay 's play. It is a portrait and a celebration of the extraordinary life of Sam Cooke , one of the most enigmatic figures in pop.
With Dig Wayne, John Guerrasio , Vivienne Rochester, Rachel Atkins and Gareth Armstrong. Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Neil McKay
Unknown: Sam Cooke
Unknown: John Guerrasio
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong.
Director: Andy Jordan
Sam Cooke: Lennie James
Julius 'June Cheeks: Al Matthews
J W Alexander: Colin McFarlane
Art Rupe: Bradley Lavelle
Bumps Blacktvell: Tony Armatrading
Bessie Griffin: Sharon D Clarke
Emcee: Danny John-Jules
Ed Sullivan: Peter Whitman
Rebert Harris: David Michael Clarke
EUsa Boyer: Christine St John

: News

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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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