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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The week's news from farming and the countryside, presented by Richard Sanders.
Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Today

with Peter Hobday and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with John Newbury.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: John Newbury.

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan with news, views and interviews from the world of sport. Producer Cathy Huyton


Producer: Cathy Huyton

: Breakaway

Holiday news with Eddie Mair. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 7. enclosing sae


Unknown: Eddie Mair.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Week in Westminster

A view of a week in the life of MPs and peers, presented by Sarah Baxter. Producer Jonathan Brunert


Presented By: Sarah Baxter.
Producer: Jonathan Brunert

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

The latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for those trying to make the most of their money, with Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: Just a Minute

Join chairman Nicholas Parsons and guests Derek Nimmo , Peter Jones ,
Tony Hawks and Jeremy Hardy at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, as they try to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Producer Ann Jobson
Repeated Monday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Ann Jobson

: News

: Any Questions?

with Menzies Campbell MP, Liberal
Democrat Foreign Affairs spokesman; Rt Hon Brian Mawhinney MP,
Transport Secretary; Alison Norman , health administrator; and Joyce Quin MP, in Handsworth, Birmingham. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Brian Mawhinney
Unknown: Alison Norman
Unknown: Joyce Quin

: 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

: Saturday Playhouse: A Pocket Full of Rye

June Whitfield stars as Miss Marple in this Agatha Christie murder mystery. A children's nursery rhyme appears to hold the clues to a series of gruesome murders.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell


Writer: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Miss Marple: June Whitfield
Inspector Neele: Nicky Henson
Rex Fortescue: Derek Waring
Percival: Peter Yapp
Jennifer: Natasha Pyne
Lance: Ian Masters
Patricia: Annabel Mullion
Elaine: Deborah Berlin
Adele: Becky Hindley
Miss Dove: Kristin Milward
Miss Ramsbottom: Margaret Ward
Mrs Mackenzie: Charlotte Mitchell
Gladys: Claire Mackie
Crump: Don McCorkindale
Mrs Crump: Margaret John
Sergeant Hay: Joshua Towb
Miss Grosvenor: Jilly Bond
Dr Bernsdorff: George Parsons
Vivian Dubois: Michael Tudor Barnes
Gerald Wright: Oliver Senton
Kitty: Clare Heyhoe

: That's History

Roy Porter with the history magazine that explains the background to some of the things going on today.
Producer Ian Bell. Rptd tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Roy Porter
Producer: Ian Bell.

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans. Producer Peter Croasdale


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: File on 4

Reporter Alison Hilliard. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Alison Hilliard.

: Out of Place

Last of the series in which writer and broadcaster John Kelly takes a wry look at life in his native Northern Ireland. The Next Parish. The Kellys are spread far and wide. But, for reasons both cultural and historical, it is with his American cousins that this clan member finds most common ground. Producer Owen McFadden


Unknown: John Kelly
Producer: Owen McFadden

: Week Ending

with Jeffrey Holland , Sally Grace , Toby Longworth and guest Geoff Boyz. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Geoff Boyz.

: Ad Lib

Is a docker a dinosaur? Robert Robinson
asks past and present waterfront workers in Liverpool. Producer Penelope Gibbs
Repeated Thursday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Penelope Gibbs

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Great British Library
The new national library being built next to St Pancras station in London is costing at least L496 million. Yet many of the books will live in Yorkshire, nobody quite knows when it will open and, when it does, not everybody will be allowed in - and it already needs more room. A cultural institution to take our literature into the 21st century,' or a white elephant? Kaleidoscope investigates. Producer Neil Trevithick
Repeated Friday at 9.30pm


Producer: Neil Trevithick

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Wind Pump

by Dawn Lowe-Watson .
With James Laurenson as William and Charlotte Attenborough as Maria.
A young TV producer goes to interview a man who had been held prisoner of war by the Japanese, for a programme she is making. Despite the difference in their ages, she finds herself falling in love with him ... with Ian Masters , Peter Yapp, Deborah Berlin and Susannah Corbett.


Writer: Dawn Lowe-Watson
Director: Cherry Cookson
William: James Laurenson
Maria : Charlotte Attenborough
Unknown: Ian Masters
Unknown: Deborah Berlin
Unknown: Susannah Corbett
Tiny: Una Gray
Young William: David Thorpe
Miss Letheringale: Joan Matheson
Mary: Patience Tomlinson
Mike: Tom Bevan

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by Canon Eddie Neale. Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Canon Eddie Neale.
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: Word of Mouth

In the last of the series Frank Delaney looks at how the French are playing hard with le soft, le fax and le hamburger. Plus the listeners' choice of the wittiest person in Britain. Producer Simon Elmes Rpt


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes Rpt

: The View from Here

Six well-known women writers look back at an early work and talk to
Hermione Lee about how their writing has developed since then.
5: Penelope Fitzgerald on Offshore Producer Erin Riley


Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Penelope Fitzgerald
Producer: Erin Riley

: Dancing for a Living

Lynne Walker talks to
Pamela Johnson , choreographer and dancer with the Phoenix Dance Company. Repeated from Tuesday


Talks: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Pamela Johnson

: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

The first of two selections of choice morsels from Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie 's acclaimed television series.
Producer Aled Evans Rpt


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Hugh Laurie
Producer: Aled Evans 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.

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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