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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented by Richard Sanders. Producer George Macpherson


Presented By: Richard Sanders.
Producer: George MacPherson

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with John Humph rys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jonathan Fryer.


Unknown: John Humph
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Jonathan Fryer.

: News

: Sport on 4

with Cliff Morgan. Producer Charlotte Nicol


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.

: Breakaway

Presented by Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed]for factsheet No 16. enclosing sae


Presented By: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Jayne K Morgan


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Week in Westminster

Andrew Marr of The Independent presents a week in the life of MPs and peers. Producer Dennis Sewell


Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

Presented by Gordon Clough. Today, how the Germans are resisting Government attempts to wean them from nicotine. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Presented By: Gordon Clough.
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell.
Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took quizzes team captains Richard Ingrams and Alan Coren and their guests.
Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: Any Questions?

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and James Herbert
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: James Herbert

: Tales from the Brigadier

4: "Looknow" Hobson. Written by Peter Tinniswood and read by Richard Wilson. Producer Pete Atkin


Written By: Peter Tinniswood
Read By: Richard Wilson.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Playhouse: The

Salamander Chest by Grant Eustace. Alice Selwood strives to seek out the true identity of her father. Director Alec Reid


Unknown: Grant Eustace.
Unknown: Alice Selwood
Director: Alec Reid
Arthur Beresford: Ben Daniels
Alice Selwood: Jane Slavin
Arbuthnot: Philip Latham
Ryder: Jonathan Adams
Priestley: David Brierley
Blennerhome: John Baddeley
Cunningham: Andrew Branch
Murchison: Sean Barratt
Mrs Wiseman: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Polzean: Terry O'Brien
Brecknell: Philip Anthony
Goatcher: Snoo Wilson

: Test Match Special

West Indies v England
Commentary on the first day's play in the Fifth Test from Antigua, by Jonathan Agnew , Peter Baxter and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . With expert comment from Trevor Bailey and Viv Richards. Including at 5.10 News
5.15 To the Islands in the Sun Peter Baxter recalls the 1986 England tour to the Caribbean.
* Approximate time only


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Trevor Bailey
Unknown: Viv Richards.
Unknown: Peter Baxter

: What If...?

What if Guy Fawkes had succeeded in blowing up the Houses of Parliament? Ronald Hutton and Pauline Croft join Chris Andrew to describe how different things might have been. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Guy Fawkes
Unknown: Ronald Hutton
Unknown: Pauline Croft
Unknown: Chris Andrew
Producer: Ian Bell

: Science Now

Alun Lewis brings you highlights of this year's Edinburgh Science Festival. Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Anne McNaught

: Crimes of Our Times

A series of four programmes in which Margaret Percy explores the world of deception and detection.


Unknown: Margaret Percy

: In Celebration

Washday blues. A bag with a peg in it. Dolly Blue - design classic? Producer David Prest


Producer: David Prest

: News and Sports

: Week Ending

: Postcard from Gotham

More of the quirks and obsessions of the USA are brought to light by Mark Steyn. Producer Hamish Mykura


Unknown: Mark Steyn.
Producer: Hamish Mykura

: Kaleidoscope Feature

"What Colour Socks Do You Wear?" Why are celebrity interviews so fascinating? Tom Morris follows the celebs as they plug their wares on the chat shows and in the papers. (Repeated Friday 9.30pm)


Presenter: Tom Morris
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Bridesmaid

by Ruth Rendell.
Philip loved Flora, the statue that used to stand in the garden.
See this week page 6


Writer: Ruth Rendell
Dramatised by: Betty Davies
Director: Tracey Neale
Philip: : Jamie Glover
Senta: Rachel Lewis
Christine: Frances Jeater
Fee: Rachel Atkins
Darren: Michael Onslow
Clieryl: Oona Beeson
Gerard: James Taylor
Roy: Lyndam Gregory
Mrs Ripple: Margaret John
Pearl: Tina Gray
The Tramp: John Evitts

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Father David Hutt.


Unknown: Father David Hutt.

: News

: Trivia Test Match

with the late Brian Johnston. Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: Brian Johnston.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: An Englishman in the Midi

2: Town and Around. John P Harris describes life in Languedoc. Producer Merilyn Hams


Unknown: John P Harris
Producer: Merilyn Hams

: Comparing Notes

Richard Baker talks to Humphrey Carpenter and Carole Rosen to find out how much you can learn about a composer's music by writing a biography.


Talks: Richard Baker
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Unknown: Carole Rosen

: Cordoba

by Nigel Baldwin. Jenny's hanging is an open-and-shut case of suicide. But journalist Dee Mitchell is not convinced.
Original music by Laurie Scott Baker Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Nigel Baldwin.
Unknown: Dee Mitchell
Music By: Laurie Scott Baker
Director: Jane Dauncey
Dec: Alison Steadman
Conrad: Bill Stewart
Thomas: Alan Town Er
Geraint: Robin Griffith
Alex: Lesley Rooney
Icuan: Robert Pugh
Charlene: Louise Holland
Tina: Gudrun Ure
Barry Jones: Laurence Allan
Rachel: Helen Griffin
Goroner: Dillwyn Owen

: 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.

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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.

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