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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

Presented by Richard Sanders. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Tim Pemberton


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Tim Pemberton

: Today

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


Unknown: Peter Hobday
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

Holiday news with Julian Pettifer. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 13, enclosing sae


Unknown: Julian Pettifer.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with Ned Sherrin.
Producer Jayne K Morgan


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by Peter Riddell. Producer Jonathan Brunert


Presented By: Peter Riddell.
Producer: Jonathan Brunert

: Europhile

This week in Russia, the long-awaited exhibition of masterpieces plundered from occupied Europe during the Second World War opens in St Petersburg. But in a special report,
Konstantin Akinsha, the Russian art historian who first revealed the existence of these treasures, discovers thousands of art works still hidden away. Plus a profile of the international city of Geneva, where forty per cent of the population are expats. Producer Tim Whewell


Producer: Tim Whewell

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is joined by Alan Coren ,
Nick Clarke and Jeremy Hardy at the British Council in London for another look back at the week's news.
Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs this week's topical discussion in Daventry,
Northamptonshire, with the Rt Hon Sir Norman Fowler MP; Margaret Hodge MP; Charles Moore , Editor of the Sunday Telegraph; and Michael Rosen , children's author and broadcaster.
Producer Nick Utechin. Rptd from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Norman Fowler
Unknown: Margaret Hodge
Unknown: Charles Moore
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Poppy Hughes and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Poppy Hughes
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse: Over the Rainbow

Sasha Pick stars as Judy Garland in Humphrey Carpenter 's musical entertainment depicting a day in the life of the Hollywood legend. Thirteen great Garland songs feature in a fraught rehearsal and a dazzling live broadcast.
Music performed by Vile Bodies with musical director Colin Good. Director Nigel Bryant * See This Week: page 7


Unknown: Sasha Pick
Unknown: Judy Garland
Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Director: Colin Good.
Director: Nigel Bryant
Roger Edens: Ed Bishop
Gary Breckner: Peter Whitman
Frank Morgan: Matt Zimmerman
Jerry: Lewis Hancock
Waiter: Simon Fielder

: Getting to Know the Admiral

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


Talks: Jan Morris

: Invisible Histories

Afour-part series on the histories of black people in Britain. 2: Saartje,
Jonathan, Christian and Gambia. The runaway, the thief, the entertainer and the child servant.... Jackie Kay draws on written records to illuminate the stories of black Britons in the 18th and 19th centuries. With Adjoa Andoh , Hugh Quarshie , Siobhan Redmond and Sheena Shepherd.
Producer Fran Acheson. Rptd Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh
Unknown: Hugh Quarshie
Unknown: Siobhan Redmond
Unknown: Sheena Shepherd.
Producer: Fran Acheson.

: Science Now Live

Live from the Science Museum in London. Peter Evans joins in the events of the day and reports on Science Week elsewhere in Britain. Producer Richard Aedy


Producer: Richard Aedy

: File on 4

Repeated from Tuesday

: Footnotes

Martin Wainwright celebrates the achievements of individuals.
5: Douglas Mason. The academic economist who first put an alternative to the rates system on paper in 1981 and became the "father of the poll tax". Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Douglas Mason.
Producer: Alison Perks

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace , Jeffrey Holland , Jon Glover and Chris Rowe. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Chris Rowe.

: Postcard from Gotham

It's Oscar time and Joe Queenan and his three lively guests are in Los Angeles for the party.
Producer Hamish Mykura. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Bernard Kops
From his childhood years in the East End of London to life as a successful playwright, novelist and poet Bernard Kops is at heart a survivor. As his latest play, Call in the Night, receives its world premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, he looks back over his career with Paul Allen.
Producer Erika Wright. Rptd Friday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Bernard Kops
Unknown: Bernard Kops
Unknown: Paul Allen.
Producer: Erika Wright.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Falling Heads

by Colin Haydn Evans
With Ronald Pickup as Noel Pemberton Billing, Leslie Phillips as Lord Justice Darling and Celia Imrie as Maud Allen.
In 1917 Noel Pemberton Billing MP published a review of Oscar Wilde's Salome accusing the leading actress of treason.
Director Chris Wallis


Writer: Colin Haydn Evans.
Director: Chris Wallis
Noel Pemberton Billing: Ronald Pickup
Lord Justice Darling: Leslie Phillips
Maud Allen: Celia Imrie
Lloyd George: Norman Rodway
Jack: Robert Whelan
Eileen: Susan Jeffrey
Casson: Simon Carter
Ransome: John Rowe
Repington: Graham Padden
General: Geoffrey Whitehead
Savage: Andy Redman
Spencer: Robert Daws

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

led by the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths , president of the Methodist conference. Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: The New Recruit

4: Squaddies. Albert Bown joined The Royal Welch Fusiliers in 1952. Now he revisits his old barracks to inspect the modern army and Fusilier Matthew Harmer.
Producer Lucy Lunt Rpt


Unknown: Albert Bown
Unknown: Fusilier Matthew Harmer.
Producer: Lucy Lunt Rpt

: Murder before Midnight: Murder at the Cameo

by Bill Morrison , based on new documentary evidence. Two men were shot dead in 1949 at the Cameo
Cinema in Liverpool. George Kelly and Charles Connolly were charged with their murders.
Music by Patrick Dineen. Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Bill Morrison
Unknown: George Kelly
Unknown: Charles Connolly
Music By: Patrick Dineen.
Director: Kate Rowland
Chief Inspector Balmer: George Costigan
Chief Superintendent Smith: Nick Stringer
Charles Connolly: James McMartin
George Kelly: Tom Higgins
Sgt Faragher: Chris Darwin
Jackie Dickson: Paula Simms
Jimmy Northam: Mark Moraghan
Donald Johnson: Steve Book
Rose Heilbron: Kathryn Hunt
Graham: John Branwell
Gorman QC: Will Tacey
Judge: Gordon Langford Rowe

: 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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