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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer Tim Pemberton


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Tim Pemberton

: Today

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


Unknown: John Sargeant
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: David Winter.

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan. Producer Cathy Huyton


Presented By: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Cathy Huyton

: Breakaway

The holiday and travel programme presented by Simon Parkes. Producer Jill Thomas
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Presented By: Simon Parkes.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin presents an hour of lively conversation.
Producer Will Saunders


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Week in Westminster

Simon Heffer reviews the parliamentary week.
Producer Jonathan Brunert


Unknown: Simon Heffer
Producer: Jonathan Brunert

: Europhile

David Walter reports from Lisbon, the city which has the worst slums and housing in western Europe. Moves are afoot to improve the situation, but is it too little too late? Plus a report from Seville, which today hosts the first royal wedding to take place in Spain since 1906. Editor Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: David Walter
Editor: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with news and advice from the world of personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is joined by Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Roy Hattersley and Charles Kennedy at the Westminster Theatre, London, for another look back at the week's news.
Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

with Alex Salmond MP, Leader of the Scottish National Party, and Arthur Scargill , President of the National
Union of Mineworkers, in Easingwold, North Yorkshire.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Alex Salmond
Unknown: Arthur Scargill

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Poppy Hughes and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Poppy Hughes
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse: Sweet Dreams and Swedish Ghosts

Kelvin has 45 minutes missing from his life. All he can remember is someone sounding like Greta Garbo getting into his cab, but there's more to it than that in Mike Stott 's comedy.
Director Alan Drury


Unknown: Greta Garbo
Unknown: Mike Stott
Director: Alan Drury
Kelvin Greenlees: Peter Gunn
Karen Greenlees: Becky Hindley
Samantha Greenlees: Deborah Berlin
Natalie Dugdale: Tina Gray
Norman Duckworth: James Taylor
Nigel O'Toole: Jack Elliott
Dr McClare: Frances Jeater
Aelwyn Tattersall: Frances Jeater

: Getting to Know the Admiral

3: Writer Jan Morris talks about her
40-year obsession with Admiral of the Fleet Lord "Jacky" Fisher. A Presentable production


Talks: Jan Morris

: Invisible Histories

A four-part series on the histories of black people in Britain. 1: Packed Like Books. In the 18th century, human beings were "packed like books" as slave cargoes. David Dabydeen traces the fortunes of Olaudah Equiano and Ignatius Sancho , best-selling authors who subverted their slave status with grace and courage. With Hugh Quarshie as Equiano and Joe Dixon as Sancho.
Producer Fran Acheson. Rptd Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: David Dabydeen
Unknown: Ignatius Sancho
Unknown: Hugh Quarshie
Unknown: Joe Dixon
Producer: Fran Acheson.

: Science Now Live

Jodrell Bank, one of Britain's leading telescope sites, is one of the places opening its doors to the public during Science Week. Peter Evans reports live from Cheshire.
Producer Richard Aedy.
♦ See Feature: page 20


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Richard Aedy.

: File on 4

Reporter Jenny Cuffe. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe.

: Footnotes

Martin Wainwright celebrates individuals who have been overlooked by history. 4: Sophia Jex-Blake , the first female doctor in Scotland.
Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Sophia Jex-Blake
Producer: Alison Perks

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace , Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and Sarah Parkinson. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Sarah Parkinson.

: Postcard from Gotham

Joe Queenan and guests take a look at American news stories.
Producer Hamish Mykura. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Irek Mukhamedov
By his mid-20s irek Mukhamedovwas already an international star with the Bolshoi Ballet, dancing heroic roles such as Spartacus and Romeo. Four years ago he emigrated to England to start a new career with the Royal Ballet. Now, aged 35, Mukhamedov is preparing for his latest role in Stravinsky's Petrushka. Debra Craine examines his career and discovers how successful his move to this country and change of dance style has been.
Producer Helen Garrison. Rptd Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Debra Craine
Producer: Helen Garrison.

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Detective Is Dead

A sardonic new thriller by Bill James , with Philip Madoc as lies and Malcolm Storry as Harpur. Harpur and lies are losing the battle against crime, so lies starts to play to his own deadly rules.
Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Bill James
Unknown: Philip Madoc
Unknown: Malcolm Storry
Director: Jane Dauncey
Vine: Peter Kenny
Becky: Julie Higginson
Lane: Peter Halliday
Beyonton: David Garreld
Reid: Sean Gleeson
Denise: Siriol Jenkins
Stanfield: Rhodri Hugh
Couzel QC: Terry Dauncey
Amy Harbinger: Melanie Walters
Foster: Ben Thomas

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by the Rt Rev Graham James. Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Graham James.
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: St Patrick's Night

A sequence of poems by Elsa Corbluth and the daughter Eilidh Boadella she lost in a fire 15 years ago today. Read by Elsa Corbluth and Victoria Carling. Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Elsa Corbluth
Unknown: Eilidh Boadella
Read By: Elsa Corbluth
Read By: Victoria Carling.
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Murder before Midnight: Mildred Pierce

by James M Cain. With
Shelley Thompson as Mildred Pierce , Martin Jarvis as Monty Beragon and Siriol
Jenkins as Veda Pierce. "1931. 1 lost my job, my home, my husband. But I've got a daughter. 1941. I've got a dazzling career, mansion, new husband - but I've lost the love of my daughter."
Dramatised by John Fletcher. Music by Elizabeth Parker. Director Andy Jordan Rpt


Unknown: James M Cain.
Unknown: Shelley Thompson
Unknown: Mildred Pierce
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Monty Beragon
Unknown: Veda Pierce.
Dramatised By: John Fletcher.
Music By: Elizabeth Parker.
Director: Andy Jordan Rpt
Bert Pierce: Ed Bishop
Ray Pierce: Angela Shaftoe
Lucy Gessler: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Wally Burgan: James Telfer
Letty: Eugenia Warren
Treviso: John Baddeley
Ida: Catherine Nix
Doctor: Dominic Letts
Levinson: Dominic Holt

: 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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