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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Presented by Richard Sanders. Producer Tim Fmney


Presented By: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Tim Fmney

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer
Christine Morgan CEEFAX: today's prayer is on BBC2 Ceefax p740


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rosemary Hartill.
WRITE TO: Today. BBC. London W1A 1AA FAX: [number removed]


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sporting news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Caj Sohal


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Caj Sohal

: Breakaway

Holiday and travel news with Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: for factsheet No 40. send an sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin and guests. Producer Jayne K Morgan


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Talking Politics

BBC Political Editor Robin Oakley investigates the vibrancy of nationalism in Scotland and Wales and the prospects for the nationalist parties of translating a sense of identity into lasting support at the polls. Producer Sheila Cook


Editor: Robin Oakley
Producer: Sheila Cook

: From Our Own Correspondent

International news. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: The News Quiz

Alan Coren , Richard Ingrams , Ian Hislop and Trevor McDonald join Barry Took. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Unknown: Ian Hislop
Unknown: Trevor McDonald
Unknown: Barry Took.
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

Repeated from yesterday

: Any Answers? [number removed]

with Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers Poppy Hughes and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers: Poppy Hughes
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Playhouse: Holy Fool

by Peter Roberts. Living a glorious chivalrous dream, a knight errant sails through adventures involving the greatest figures in the medieval world. Michael Williams and William Chubb star as a real-life Don Quixote and Sancho Panza , in the extraordinary true story of William Marshal.
With Francis Thomson , Susan Jeffrey , Tom Roberts , Simon Carter , Graham Padden and Neal Foster. Director Nigel Bryant Rpt


Unknown: Peter Roberts.
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: William Chubb
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Sancho Panza
Unknown: William Marshal.
Unknown: Francis Thomson
Unknown: Susan Jeffrey
Unknown: Tom Roberts
Unknown: Simon Carter
Unknown: Graham Padden
Unknown: Neal Foster.
Director: Nigel Bryant Rpt
John d'Erlee: Michael Williams
William Marshal: William Chubb
Henry II: Garard Green
Henry FitzHenry: Christopher Scott
Richard Lionheart: Martin Head

: The Rape of Mitteleuropa

Chris Cviic explores memories of Central Europe's rich, shared past and its history of devastation byfacism, communism and two world wars.
War Requiem. When Central Europe became a battleground between
Hitler and Stalin. the Jews were the main casualty.
Producer Zareer Masani. Rptd tomorrow 8.00pm


Unknown: Chris Cviic
Producer: Zareer Masani.

: Science Now

Peter Evans looks back at 50 years of the Medical Research Council's
Applied Psychology Unit.
Producer Toby Murcott. Rptd Tuesday 8.00pm


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Toby Murcott.

: File on 4

Local councils and private residents are using private security guards to keep crime at bay. Should the police fear an agenda of creeping privatisation? Gerry Northam reports. Producer Lynne Jones


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Lynne Jones

: Men of Letters

The last of the series in which eminent writers reflect on the value they place on our 25p letter features Sir Stephen Spender on the privacy of letters. Producer Adrian Mourby


Unknown: Sir Stephen Spender
Producer: Adrian Mourby

: News and Sports

: Week Ending

Topical comedy.
Repeated from yesterday

: Postcard from Gotham

Stateside talk from New York with host Mark Steyn and guests. Producer Dymphna Flynn
Repeated Wednesday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Kaleidoscope Feature

On the Four Winds
"Winds from four corners of the world play upon a Mediterranean island. On the east wind come perfumed melodies; a driving rhythm blows in from Africa; the north wind harmonises; and the west wind whirls it all together." Such is the scenario for Neil Ardley 's newest composition for his special blend of jazz and classical instruments. Chris Eldon
Lee witnesses the gathering storm.
Producer Chris Eldon Lee. Rptd Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Neil Ardley
Unknown: Chris Eldon
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Staying Still

Mike Walker 's thriller is set on a remote Scottish island and in the Brazilian rainforest. When Jack Lowell is not busy organising survival courses for unhealthy executives, he is living with an Amazon tribe. Then his wife and daughter are killed in a motorway accident. Unhinged, Jack applies tribal law to a party of executives.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Jack Lowell
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Jack: Nigel Anthony
Kirstie: Hilary MacLean
Murdo: Bob Docherty
Tommy: David Bannerman
J: Pavel Douglas
Justine: Patricia Gallimore
Lizzie: Deborah Berlin
Mark: Cornelius Garrett
Alice: Tina Gray
Paul: Richard Fleming
Ray: Aled Jones
Sara: Rachel Oldfield
Marie: Anna Rose

: Music in Mind

with Brian Kay.
Producer Tony Sellors


Unknown: Brian Kay.
Producer: Tony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by Father David Hutt.


Unknown: Father David Hutt.

: News

: Quote Unquote

Celebrity guests Helen Atkinson Wood , Andrew Davies , Chris Kelly and Jim Sweeney are quizzed by Nigel Rees. Quotations are read by Peter Barker. Producer Kathy Smith Rpt


Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Andrew Davies
Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Read By: Peter Barker.
Producer: Kathy Smith Rpt

: As Soon As I Open My Mouth

Last in the series of households where they all speak with different accents. Wha d'ye say? Adrian and his mother-in-law have difficulty understanding each other. He's from Sunderland, she's from Fife, and they live in Edinburgh. Producers Kim Normanton and Tessa Watt


Producers: Kim Normanton
Producers: Tessa Watt

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with members of Trio Sonnerie. Repeated from Tuesday

: Cover Her Face

A four-part dramatisation of P D James's first novel.
2: Adam Dalgliesh arrives on the scene to investigate the murder of Sally Jupp.
Dramatised by Neville Teller Director Matthew Walters Rpt


Unknown: Adam Dalgliesh
Unknown: Sally Jupp.
Dramatised By: Neville Teller
Director: Matthew Walters Rpt
Mrs Maxie: Sian Phillips
Felix: Hugh Grant
Deborah: Beatie Edney
inspector Dalgliesh: Robin Ellis
Catherine: Oona Beeson
Stephen: David Thorpe
Miss Liddell: Kate Binchy
Dr Epps: Philip Anthony
Martha: Jill Graham
Thornton/Hicks: John Church
Police Doctor: John Baddeley
Sgt Martin: Steve Hodson
Insp Manning: John Fleming

: 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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