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: News Briefing

: The Farming Week

Sandy Mitchell goes to sea with both the Navy and trawlermen to investigate the current state of the fishing industry. Producer Tim Finney


Unknown: Sandy Mitchell
Producer: Tim Finney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer
Christine Morgan CEEFAX: today's prayer is on BBC2 Ceefax page 740


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor. Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: David Winter.

: News

: Sport on 4

Producer CajSohal

: Breakaway

Producer Jill Thomas. WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 33. enclosing sae


Producer: Jill Thomas.

: Pack the Book

Packaging Paradise. In the last of the series Dilly Barlow goes on a travel brochure shoot in Greece.
Producer Hilary McLennan


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Hilary McLennan

: The Upman Test

Ballroom Dancing. Maureen Lipman finishes her investigation of the British at play. Producer Karen Waiker


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Karen Waiker

: Talking Green Politics

2: In the Pink. Vivian White finds out how painful it can be in the front line of environmental politics from businessmen who are being forced to clean up rivers they have dyed pink. Producer Sue Davies


Producer: Sue Davies

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

3: A Slice of the Action. There's been an avalanche of companies looking for new capital via a Stock Market listing. But is it really possible foryouas an investor to get a slice of the action? Roger White and a small investor find out.
Producer Ann Gilmartin


Unknown: Roger White
Producer: Ann Gilmartin

: A Look Back at the Future

2099 - truly a year to remember. Comedian Hugh Dennis joins the team for the last in the blisteringly funny series. Starring Kate Robbins and Brian Perkins.


[Actor]: Hugh Dennis
[Actor]: Kate Robbins
[Actor]: Brian Perkins.
Producer: Caroline Leddy

: News

: Have Your Say

How successful is the government in helping people find real jobs? Donald MacCormick chairs a discussion from
Gwent College of Higher Education in South Wales.


Unknown: Donald MacCormick

: Photo Appreciated

3: Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Katie and friends sift through some promising replies to the personal column advert. Producer Sara Conkey


Producer: Sara Conkey

: Playhouse: Victory

Guy Meredith 's play is set in post-war Germany where Langley, a young English officer, has been posted to organise the coal industry in a remote area. Before the war, Erdmann, who is in charge of the mine, was a distinguished scientist. And we discover that Langley's mission is actually more to do with Erdmann's past than his present.
With Julian Rhind Tutt. Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Guy Meredith
Unknown: Julian Rhind Tutt.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Erdmann: Ian Holm
Langley: Nathaniel Parker
Quinn: Kenneth Cranham
Ilse: Susie Brann

: Fit Ups, Portables and Basket Cases

Inthe last of the series, Charles Simon , the final Dr Dale, remembers the golden days of seaside song plugging at Blackpool. Producer Matt Thompson


Unknown: Charles Simon
Producer: Matt Thompson

: History on the Hoof

Why is the Worcestershire Black Pear important? It has symbolic value as part of the old Worcestershire's county heritage, but it has a greater importance. The loss of the pear tree would represent the loss of unique genetic information, and that is true of many fruits, vegetables and farm animals. John Slater tells a fruity tale.
APterBlackhill production


Unknown: John Slater

: Science Now

Presented by Alun Lewis.
Producer Richard Aedy


Presented By: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Richard Aedy

: File on 4

Terry Dignan reports in the last of the investigative series.


Unknown: Terry Dignan

: Six of Clubs

5: Not Just Jam and Jerusalem. Elizabeth Southey on the impact of the Women's Institute.
Producer Gavin McCarthy


Unknown: Jerusalem. Elizabeth
Producer: Gavin McCarthy

: News and Sports

: There Were These Five Irish Persons

Twenty-five minutes of sketches by Belfast's Sony Award-winning Hole in the Wail Gang as they mark the 25th anniversary of the Troubles.

: Ad Lib in Australia

What makes the tramways of Melbourne so special - the conductors' cabaret or the tramworkers' love of their trams?


Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Carry on Collecting?
This summer, private collections - from egg timers and button hooks to African textiles and pinball machines - go on display at over 40 British museums. Nigel Barley invites some of the collectors and curators to discuss the role of museums: what should they be collecting now?
Producer Robyn Read

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Jaunt

by Roderick Graham.
By way of an annual thank-you, the manufacturing firm of Waterton's traditionally gives its Board of Management a free weekend jaunt abroad. This year, the outing is to Bruges.
With Susannah Corbett and Gavin Muir
Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Roderick Graham.
Unknown: Susannah Corbett
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Director: Tracey Neale
Sir George: Colin Pinney
Mike Griffin: Bill Nighy
Frank Todd: Frank Windsor
Peter Anson: Lyndam Gregory
Alison Barret: Alice Arnold
Clive Wyndham: David Jarvis
Louise Griffin: Rachel Atkins
Jill Todd: Jillie Meers
Deborah Anson: Helena Breck
Jane Wyndham: Mellnda Walker

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by Rev Keith Clements.


Unknown: Keith Clements.

: News

: Looking Forward to the Past

Paul Boateng , MP, discusses the lighter side of history with his guests Sir Roy Strong , Gillian Reynolds , Trevor Philips and Michael Wood.
Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Michael Wood.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: A Likely Story?

Les Woodland investigates I improbable characters and their bizarre leanings.
1: The Man Who Loved Motorways. Norman Clay built a motorway in his back garden - complete with crash barriers and a tea um in a shed christened "Scratchwood Services".
Producer Wendy Pilmer


Unknown: Norman Clay
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: A Night at the Opera

with the actor Christopher Lee.


Unknown: Christopher Lee.

: Erotica

Dr Peggy Reynolds explores the power of erotic writing and talks to writers Liz Lochhead , Grace Nichols and Gavin Ewart. Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Dr Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Grace Nichols
Unknown: Gavin Ewart.
Producer: Sara Conkey

: 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.

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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