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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Presented by Richard Sanders.


Presenter: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Tim Finney

: 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 Colin Morris.


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

: News

: Sport on 4

Producer Caj Sohal


Producer: Caj Sohal

: Breakaway

Producer Jill Thomas. WRITE TO: [address removed] forfactsheet No 25. enclosing sae


Producer: Jill Thomas.

: Whatever Happened to... ?

The series which reveals the afterlife of famous characters from children's fiction. 2: Whatever Happened to Popeye? Did spinach cause his downfall?
Written by Adrian Mourby. Producer Brian King


Written By: Adrian Mourby.
Producer: Brian King
G Wellington Wimpy: Warren Mitchell
Sweepee: Kerry Shale
Bluto: Peter Woodthorpe
Peter Boyd-Shuster: Andrew Sachs
Lou Canvas: Jonathan Tafler
Moses Kyle: Cyril Shaps
Miss Jones: Eva Haddon
Sian Owens-Prosser: Myfannwy Talog

: The Masterson Inheritance: 2: The Quest for the Other Rabbit's Foot

The improvised historical saga continues.
The tale of the Mastersons' adventures at the court of King Arthur, with Josie Lawrence, Phelim McDermott, Paul Merton, Caroline Quentin, Lee Simpson and Jim Sweeney. Producer Phil Clarke
Andrew Duncan talks to Josie Lawrence


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Phelim McDermott
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Unknown: Jim Sweeney.
Producer: Phil Clarke
Talks: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: Josie Lawrence

: Test Match Special

Commentary from Lord's on the third day's play in the Second Test between England and New Zealand by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle. Expert comments from Fred Trueman , Vic Marks and Richard Hadlee. Including at
1.10 A View from the Boundary
3.40 Your Letters Answered Producer Peter Baxter
* Approximate time


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Bryan Waddle.
Unknown: Fred Trueman
Unknown: Vic Marks
Unknown: Richard Hadlee.
Producer: Peter Baxter

: The Week in Westminster


Producer: Dennis Sewell

: Europhile

David Walter reports on language apartheid in Belgium.


Reporter: David Walter
Producer: Richard Miron

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

with Willie Rushton , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer.
Producer: Jon Naismith


: Any Questions?

: Any Answers?

[number removed]Producers Feisal Ali and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Feisal Ali
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Playhouse: Seven Foot with a Wooden Leg

by Peter King. A revealing and frequently humorous look at the life of a young man growing up in Cardiff in 1959. With Geraldine Fitzgerald, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Ruth Jones, John Baddeley and Keith Drinkel
Dramatised by Geny Jones.


Writer: Peter King
Dramatised By: Geny Jones
Director: Martin Jenkins
David: Matthew Morgan
Trent: Gerald James
Claire: Emma Fielding
Jill: Siriol Jenkins
Christine: Rachel Atkins
David's Mam: Elizabeth Morgan
David's Dad: Richard Davies
[Actor]: Geraldine Fitzgerald
[Actor]: Julian Rhind-Tutt
[Actor]: Ruth Jones
[Actor]: John Baddeley
[Actor]: Keith Drinkel

: That's History

Presented by Roy Porter. Producer Ian Bell


Presented By: Roy Porter.
Producer: Ian Bell

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans. Producer Anne McNaught


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Anne McNaught

: File on 4

Reporter Gerry Northam.


Reporter: Gerry Northam.

: The Wardrobe

Another quirky look at an average wardrobe. 3: TheTieRack. Producers Felicity Goodall and Susan Roberts


Producers: Felicity Goodall
Producers: Susan Roberts

: News and Sports

: Week Ending

: The Locker Room

Tom Robinson talks to men about their use of pornography. Black British men discuss the attitudes and myths surrounding their sexuality. And the "male menopause" fact or fiction? Producer Christopher Kimber THE LOCKER ROOM ANSWERPHONE: [number removed]


Talks: Tom Robinson
Producer: Christopher Kimber

: Kaleidoscope Feature

A Young Person's Guide to the National Youth Jazz Orchestra
As the NYJO approaches its 30th birthday, Paul Vaughan goes to Newbury to see the band in action. He meets the current musicians, an "old boy" who still composes for them, and the founder of the feast, Bill Ashton. With music from the forthcoming album, Hallmark.
Producer Chris Eidon Lee


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Bill Ashton.
Producer: Chris Eidon Lee

: Saturday Night Theatre: Five Little Pigs

by Agatha Christie.
Sixteen years after her mother was convicted of murdering her father, the young Carla Lemarchant seeks the help of Hercule Poirot.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell. Director Enyd Williams


Writer: Agatha Christie.
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell.
Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Meredith Blake: Graham Crowden
Philip Blake: Derek Waring
Miss Williams: Carmel McSharry
Elsa Greer: Suzy Aitchison
Angela: Charlotte Attenborough
Caroline Crale: Jemma Churchill
Amyas Crale: John Hartley
Carla Lemarchant: Clare Heyhoe
Sir Montague Depleach: John Woodnutt
Caleb Jonathan: David Kossoff

: Music in Mind

Producer Anthony Sellors


Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by Rev Dr John Newton.


Unknown: Dr John Newton.

: News

: Word of Mouth

Another chance to hear the language series with Frank Delaney. 1: Talk Backin Anger Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Frank Delaney.
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Surviving in Stroke City

Gerry Anderson is back with further reflections on life between the headlines in his native Northern Ireland.
1: A Tale of Two Cities. "In Derry/ Londonderry or 'Stroke City', there used to be a restaurant above which was a sign: '24 hour cafe. Open 9-5'. That's the story of Northern Ireland: what is said is the opposite of what is meant." Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The Tingle Factor

with singer Teresa Cahill.


Singer: Teresa Cahill.

: The Larkin Letters

"It is becoming borne on me that literature is a very tiny thing compared with one's own life...." John Moffatt reads from the controversial letters of poet Philip Larkin , compiled and presented in two parts by Anthony Thwaite. 1: 1941-54. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: John Moffatt
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: Anthony Thwaite.
Producer: Sally Marmion

: 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

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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