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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Jeremy Cherfas takes a sideways look at European farm subsidies. To CAP or not to CAP? That is the question. Producer Richard Sanders


Unknown: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Richard Sanders

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Tim Pemberton


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Tim Pemberton

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
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 Simon Parkes. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed]for factsheet No 14. enclosing sae


Unknown: Simon Parkes.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Lively conversation with Ned Sherrin. Producer Will Saunders


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by Peter Riddell. Producer Jonathan Brunert


Presented By: Peter Riddell.
Producer: Jonathan Brunert

: Europhile

Bulgaria was once the most obedient country in the Warsaw pact - some called it the Soviet Union's 16th
Republic. After the fall of communism it rushed to embrace the west, but now it is rediscovering old allies in the east. David Walter reports on a crisis of identity in one of Europe's least known countries. Plus a profile of Gabor Demsky , a dissident under the communists and Mayor of Budapest under the capitalists. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: David Walter
Unknown: Gabor Demsky
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

with Alison Mitchell.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is joined by Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton and guests at the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay for another look back at the week's news. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

From Babbacombe with the Rt Hon Paddy Ashdown MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, and Genista Mclntosh , Executive Director of the Royal National Theatre. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: Genista McLntosh

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Poppy Hughes and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Poppy Hughes
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse: We Cast Four Shadows

A thriller by R J Gallagher.
A football coach, sent on an unexplained mission to a leading club, stumbles upon a major scandal and a threat of murder.
Director Nigel Bryant Rpt


Writer: R.J. Gallagher
Director: Nigel Bryant
D.S. Pascoe: Peter Wynne-Willson
D.S. Cafferty: Jonathan Deverall
Richie: John Telfer
Peter: Peter Meakin
Joanne: Mary Jo Randle
Ken Salthouse: Berry Hinks
Michael Lee: Peter Whitman
Mark Morgan: Andy Hockley
Hazel: Christine McGowan

: Getting to Know the Admiral

Last of the series in which writer
Jan Morris talks about her obsession with Admiral of the Feet Lord "Jacky" Fisher. A Presentable production


Talks: Jan Morris

: Invisible Histories

The histories of black people in Britain. 3: Living the Drama. In 1930s London, Ira Aldridge was establishing his career as one of the greatest Shakespearian actors of the day, while Mary Prince was telling the story of her life to the Anti-Slavery Society. David Dabydeen tells the story of two lives. With Joe Mydell as Ira Aldridge and Adjoa Andoh as Mary Prince.
Producer Fran Acheson. Rptd Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Ira Aldridge
Unknown: Mary Prince
Unknown: David Dabydeen
Unknown: Joe Mydell
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh
Producer: Fran Acheson.

: Science Now

Peter Evans reports on the British
Psychological Society's Conference.
Producer Richard Aedy. Rptd Tuesday 8.00pm


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Richard Aedy.

: File on 4

Reporter Stuart Simon. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Stuart Simon.

: Footnotes

Last of the series in which Martin Wainwright
celebrates individuals who have been overlooked by history. At the age of 26, Elizabeth Scott became the architect of the Royal Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Elizabeth Scott
Producer: Alison Perks

: Jimmy Perry Remembers....

You Had to Be There. In the first of an occasional series, celebrating the pioneers of radio comedy, Jimmy Perry pays a rare and long-overdue tribute to the much loved pre-war comedy series. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Jimmy Perry
Producer: Jo Clegg

: Postcard from Gotham

Joe Queenan presents more star-spangled banter from the Big Apple.
Producer Hamish Mykura. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Brave New Globe
Next year, Sam Wanamaker 's replica of the Globe will open in a new educational and recreational complex across the Thames from St Paul 's Cathedral. Tom Morris investigates the meticulous authenticity of the reconstruction - oak timbers, lime plaster and the first thatched roof in London since the Great Fire.
Producer Julian May. Rptd Friday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Sam Wanamaker
Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Tom Morris

: Saturday Night Theatre: Spring Sonata

By Bernice Rubens.
With Lawmary Champion, Neville Jason, Peter Kenny and Anna Garth.
Winner of the Writers Guild 1994 Award for Best Dramatisation.
Yascha's birth is awaited with great expectations by his family but he has his own ideas...


Writer: Bernice Rubens
Dramatised By: Olwen Wymark
Music: Robin Stowell
Music: Simon Shewring
Director: Alison Hindell
Sheila: Amanda Root
Yascha: Richard Pearce
Phoebe: Jennie Stoller
Bernard: Henry Goodman
Mrs Singer: Doreen Mantle
Robert: Matthew Morgan
Clarissa: Marie Phillips
Dr Worcester: Philip Bond
Dr Kreutzer: Dillwyn Owen
Dr Cowper: Peter Whitman

: Music in Mind

Brian Kay presents a special edition for April Fools' Day.
Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by Canon David Hutt. Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Canon David Hutt.
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: The New Recruit

Last of the series in which old and new hands compare notes. Retired dresser Neil Sweetmore joins Melissa Cook as she works with the cast of EastEnders. Producer Lucy Lunt Rpt


Unknown: Neil Sweetmore
Unknown: Melissa Cook
Producer: Lucy Lunt Rpt

: Murder before Midnight: The Postman Always Rings Twice

Last in the series. Shaun McKenna 's dramatisation of James M Cain 's gripping tale stars Myriam Cyr as Cora Papadakis and William Hope as Frank Chambers. When Frank takes a job at Nick's roadside joint it's not for the money but for the shapely Cora.
With Pippa Hinchley and Anthony Donovan Music by Andy Sheppard and Steve Lodder Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Shaun McKenna
Unknown: James M Cain
Unknown: Myriam Cyr
Unknown: Cora Papadakis
Unknown: William Hope
Unknown: Frank Chambers.
Unknown: Pippa Hinchley
Unknown: Anthony Donovan
Music By: Andy Sheppard
Music By: Steve Lodder
Director: Andy Jordan
Nick Papadakis: Andy Lucas
Katz: Peter Whitman
Sackett: Steve Hodson
The Cop: Gavan O'Herlihy
Kennedy: James Telfer

: 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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