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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Oliver Walston explores farming in Borneo- from roses to tea plantations. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Producer: 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 James Naughtie.
7.25 ,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Caj Sohal


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Caj Sohal

: Breakaway

Julian Pettifer and Clare Hampson take a New Year look at Australia.
Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed]for factsheet No 1. enclosing sae


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Clare Hampson
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends Unpicked -the 1994 Sessions

Ned Sherrin and Alan "Fluff" Freeman dissect Loose Ends' unique approach to music radio.
Producer Will Saunders


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: Photo Appreciated

All in the Game. The final part of the series about people looking for love. Producer Sara Conkey Rpt


Producer: Sara Conkey Rpt

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: The Heritage Quiz

In the second of two special festive editions from the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden, Sue MacGregor quizzes Denise Coffey , Christopher Cook , Philippa Gregory and Maxwell Hutchinson. With John Grundy. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Maxwell Hutchinson.
Unknown: John Grundy.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Just a Minute

Join chairman Nicholas Parsons and colleagues Clement Freud ,
Derek Nimmo , Paul Merton and Tony Hawks. Producer Ann Jobson. Rptd Holiday Mon 6.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Paul Merton
Producer: Ann Jobson.

: News

: Our Next Question Please

Jonathan Dimbleby looks back at the past year's Any Questions? Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: The Resolution of Dr Johnson

Dr Samuel Johnson is famous as the father of English dictionaries, but less well known is that it was compiled at great personal cost.
In this special Christmas edition of Word of Mouth, Frank Delaney reassesses Johnson's achievement.
Producer Cathy Drysdale. Rptd tomorrow 8.00pm


Unknown: Dr Samuel Johnson
Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

: Losing Contact

A seasonal ghost story by Nick Fisher , starring Bill Nighy as Richard and Caroline Harker as Madeline. Richard regrets the day he noticed E A P Opticals in a little Soho street.
With Federay Holmes , Jonathan Keeble , Deborah Berlin, Joshua Towb. Don McCorkindale and Tessa Worsley Director Celia De Wolff


Story By: Nick Fisher
Unknown: Bill Nighy
Unknown: Caroline Harker
Unknown: Madeline. Richard
Unknown: Federay Holmes
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: Joshua Towb.
Unknown: Don McCorkindale
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Director: Celia de Wolff
Caroline: Helena Breck
Optician: Michael Tudor Barnes
James: Gavin Muir

: Christmas in the Pine Woods

Christmas Day 1921 found
Sadie Gammon living in a tent, in a commune, on 20 acres of Norfolk heathland. Repeated from Boxing Day


Unknown: Sadie Gammon

: Long Voyage Home

Tim Madge presents tales of Britain's merchant shipping fleet, from its heyday to its recent, drastic decline. 1: Salt in Their Veins. Merchant seamen from all over these islands recall their many voyages.
Producer Fiona Couper. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Tim Madge
Producer: Fiona Couper.

: Science Now

Peter Evans jumps aboard a time machine and travels back to the Big Bang and forward into the unknown. Producer Anne McNaught
Repeated Tuesday at 8.00pm


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Anne McNaught

: And When Did You Last See Your Father?

To celebrate the 125th birthday of this much-loved Victorian painting, Fritz Spiegl presents an entertainment of contemporary songs, verse and prose in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, the picture's home. With the Spiegiers. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Personal Obsessions

Alan Blakeman from Elsecar, near
Barnsley, describes the pleasures of collecting the bottles and pots our ancestors threw away. Producer Michael Shaw


Unknown: Alan Blakeman
Producer: Michael Shaw

: Year Ending

A look at the best sketches of 1994. Repeated from yesterday

: Ad Lib

Which people go to three different supermarkets in one trip, take courses in tie-breaker technique and fervently hope for a long white envelope to drop through the letter box? Compers discuss their passion with Robert Robinson.
Producer Penelope Gibbs. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Penelope Gibbs.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Wayward Girls and Wicked Women Angela Carter died nearly three years ago, cutting short a brilliant literary career. Her interest in fairy tales and fantasy permeated many of her short stories and novels.
Valentine Cunningham talks with writers and journalists about the world of imagination created by Angela Carter. Producer Louise Swan. Rptd Friday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Angela Carter
Talks: Valentine Cunningham
Unknown: Angela Carter.
Producer: Louise Swan.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Whisky Galore

by Compton Mackenzie.

In the middle of the last war a ship loaded with whisky ran aground on a Hebridean island.... Bernard Holley and Dolina Maclennan star in Hector MacMillan 's new dramatisation of Mackenzie's comedy.

Director Hamish Wilson

See This Week: page 10


Director: Hamish Wilson
Fred: Bernard Holley
Peggy: Dolina MacLennan
Interviewer: Donalda Samuel
Macroon: Michael Elder
Macrurie: Bill Riddoch
Drooby: John Shedden
Biffer: Paul Young
Mrs Biffer: Eliza Langland
Norman: Finlay McLean
Catriona: Alyxis Daly
Mrs Waggett: Stella Forge
HG Captain Waggett: Raymond Ross
Father MacAlister: John Buick
George Campbell: Tony Kearney
Mrs Campbell: Mairead Ross
Dr Mack: Charles Kearney
Jocky: Allan Sharpe
Hugh: John Ramage

: Music in Mind

Producer Anthony Sellors


Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by the Rt Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Uisge-Beatha 500

1994 was the 500th anniversary of the first recorded official distillation of whisky in Scotland, lain Crawford notes that and enquires into the current state of the industry. Producer Hamish Wiison


Producer: Hamish Wiison

: Famous for 15 Minutes

5: Raymond Guinnane , who rowed his way to fame as the Hovis boy. Producer Sarah Rowlands Rpt


Unknown: Raymond Guinnane
Producer: Sarah Rowlands Rpt

: Masterbrain

The winners and runners-up of Brain of Britain and Mastermind compete. Repeated from Wednesday

: The Older Woman

Another chance to hear Tony Bagley 's six-part comedy drama, starring Martin Clunes as Roy Hitchcock , Geraldine James as Jane Gallaghan and Nicky Henson as Chad Mann.
With David Troughton. Rebecca Front,
Sue Roderick , Simon Treves and Melanie Hudson Music compiled by Julian Wastall Producer Paul Schlesinger Rpt


Unknown: Tony Bagley
Unknown: Martin Clunes
Unknown: Roy Hitchcock
Unknown: Geraldine James
Unknown: Jane Gallaghan
Unknown: Nicky Henson
Unknown: Chad Mann.
Unknown: David Troughton.
Unknown: Sue Roderick
Unknown: Simon Treves
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Julian Wastall
Producer: Paul Schlesinger Rpt

: 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.

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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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