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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

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


Presenter: Richard Sanders
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

with David Winter.


Unknown: David Winter.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with David Winter.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


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

: News

: Sport on 4

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


Producer: Cathy Huyton

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Simon Parkes. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 10, enclosing sae


Presented By: Simon Parkes.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Join Ned Sherrin for an hour of conversation and capers to spice up your Saturday mornings. Producer Torquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by Peter Riddell. Producer Jonathan Brunert


Presented By: Peter Riddell.
Producer: Jonathan Brunert

: Europhile

1: David Walter presents a profile of Alexander Lebed , Russia's most outspoken army general, and examines revolutionary changes in the port industry in Portugal. Producer Arlene Gregorius


Unknown: David Walter
Unknown: Alexander Lebed
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: Just a Minute

In the last of the series, Nicholas Parsons challenges Peter Jones ,
Derek Nimmo , Paul Merton and Steve Frost to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
Producer Ann Jobson. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Steve Frost
Producer: Ann Jobson.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical discussion in Belfast with a panel including Professor Simon Lee of Queen's University. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Professor Simon Lee

: 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: Winners

by Ayshe Raif. Diane Bull plays
Connie, a million-pound winner on the Lottery. Rosemary Leach is Rika, employed to stop her making a complete fool of herself.
Director Claire Grove
# See This Week: page 10


Unknown: Ayshe Raif.
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Director: Claire Grove
Joe Alton: David Yip
Neil Marsden: Ray Winstone
Sam Marsden: Paul Keating
Bella: Patricia Kerrigan
Guy: Oliver Senton
Donald: Ian Masters
Arnold: Garrick Hagon
Eugene: George Allonby
Mrs Williams: Natasha Pyne
Lucy: Annabel Mullion
Edwardo: Jonathan Keeble

: Getting to Know the Admiral

Five programmes in which writer Jan Morris talks about her forty-year obsession with Admiral of the Fleet
Lord "Jacky" Fisher, architect of the Royal Navy that fought the First World War and subject of her book. A Presentable production


Talks: Jan Morris

: That's History

Roy Porter with the history magazine. Producer Ian Bell. Rptd tomorrow at 8.00pm


Unknown: Roy Porter
Producer: Ian Bell.

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans.
Producer Richard Aedy. Rptd Tuesday 8.00pm


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Richard Aedy.

: File on 4

Reporter Jolyon Jenkins. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Jolyon Jenkins.

: Footnotes

Martin Wainwright celebrates the achievements of individuals who have been overlooked by history. 2: Ernest 'Chinese' Wilson. As a plant hunter who made many visits to China in the late 1800s, he brought back the regal lily and the kiwi fruit among many others. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Alison Perks

: Week Ending

A satirical look at the week's news and current affairs with Sally Grace , Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and Sally Phillips.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Sally Phillips.

: Postcard from Gotham

Joe Queenan presents more insiders' views of the week's stories in America and looks at the 90s face of the American billionaire - speckly, freckly and housing a brain that just loves to write software.
Producer Hamish Mykura. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Art of Reading
What does the advent of computer books mean for the printed page and the painted page? James Malpas examines the work of the Folio
Society and talks to artists and illustrators about the relationship between the image and the text.
Producer Robyn Read. Rptd Friday at 9.30pm


Unknown: James Malpas
Producer: Robyn Read.

: Saturday Night Theatre: An Urnful of Ashes

India, 1992. Against the backdrop of the Barbri Mosque riots, the search for a lost friend leads Rozina to a storyteller in a street festival and an encounter with the stately world of 16th-century mogul India.


Percussion: Pandit Dinesh
Director: Kate Rowland
Writer: Rukhsana Ahmed
Superintendant Pun: Saeed Jaffrey
Rozina Bannerji: Yasmin Sidhwa
Storyteller: Vayu Naidu
Chitra Bannerji: Leena Dhingra
Emperor Akbar: Sam Dastor
Shola: Suda Bhuchar
Shobhna: Jamila Massey
Birbal: Rashid Karapiet
Fr Aquaviva: Dominic Shaun
Sirhindi: Anthony Zaki

: Music in Mind

More favourite melodies presented by Brian Kay.
Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by Maggie Roux.
Producer Kathryn Prttchard


Unknown: Maggie Roux.
Producer: Kathryn Prttchard

: News

: The New Recruit

A five-part series in which old and new hands compare notes. 2: Hotel Managers.
Barry Hawley started in the hotel trade in 1949. He returns to the Eden Arms Hotel to meet the new manager, Steve Grant. Producer Lucy Lunt Rpt


Unknown: Barry Hawley
Unknown: Steve Grant.
Producer: Lucy Lunt Rpt

: Murder before Midnight: Double Indemnity

by James M Cain dramatised by John Fletcher. Starring Frederic Forrest as Walter Huff , Molly Ringwald as Lola, Theresa Russell as Phyllis and John Wood as George Keyes. "I'm an insurance salesman, I sell this guy some insurance. Then one hot afternoon, I find myself in bed with his wife. We murder him."
Original music by Barrington Pheloung Director Andy Jordan Rpt


Unknown: James M Cain
Dramatised By: John Fletcher.
Unknown: Frederic Forrest
Unknown: Walter Huff
Unknown: Molly Ringwald
Unknown: Theresa Russell
Unknown: John Wood
Unknown: George Keyes.
Music By: Barrington Pheloung
Director: Andy Jordan
Nirdlingor: Michael Drew
Norton: John Guerrasio
Jackson: John Baddeley
Nettie: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Sachetti: Roger May

: 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.

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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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