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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

This programme looks at the reasons behind the alarming rise in the number of suicides by farmers. Producer Hugh O'Donnell
RADIO 4 HELPLINE: for free and confidential information and advice. call [number removed]


Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Janet McLarty

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Eric James.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Eric James.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Matthew Allen


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Matthew Allen

: Breakaway

Presented by Sandy Gall. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 18, enclosing sae


Presented By: Sandy Gall.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

with NedSherrin.
Producer Torquil MacLeod


Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by Peter Riddell.


Presented By: Peter Riddell.

: Europhile

In the events leading up to VE Day, the programme goes to the Czech
Republic, where the anniversary will be celebrated with unease. Occupation first by the Germans and then by the Soviets has left present-day Czechs feeling uncomfortable about their past. Plus a report on the 500-yearpld Jewish community in Portugal. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

Presented by Sarah Pennells. Producer Frances Macdonald


Presented By: Sarah Pennells.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is joined by Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Andy Hamilton and Jeremy Hardy.
Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm
See This Week: page 14


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

with industrialist Sir John Harvey -
Jones; Dafydd Wigley , Leader of Plaid Cymru; Education Minister Eric Forth MP; and Opposition Treasury spokesperson Dawn Primarolo MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sir John Harvey
Leader: Dafydd Wigley
Unknown: Eric Forth

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Poppy Hughes and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Poppy Hughes
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse: Dear Octopus

by Dodie Smith. 1938: Charles and Dora Randolph are celebrating their golden wedding. A chance for four generations of the family to be together. This play enjoyed a successful run in the theatre before and during the early years of the Second World War.
With Sara Jane Derrick , Bernadette Windsor. Becky Hindley and Dora Bryan
Piano played by Terence Allbright
Adapted and directed by Glyn Dearman


Unknown: Dodie Smith.
Unknown: Dora Randolph
Unknown: Sara Jane Derrick
Unknown: Bernadette Windsor.
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Piano: Dora Bryan
Played By: Terence Allbright
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Charles: Michael Denison
Dora: Dulcie Gray
Penny: Charlotte Attenborough
Nicholas: Nicholas Gecks
Cynthia: Penny Downie
Belle: Mary Wimbush
Hilda: Joanna David
Margery: Annette Badland
Edna: Frances Jeater
Laurel: Revyn McDowell
Hugh: Joshua Towb
Kenneth: Michael Tudor Barnes
Bill: Mark Burrows

: Front Lines

BBC Defence Correspondent Mark Laity looks at how his predecessors in radio reported the Second World War and talks to former correspondents Frank Gillard and Godfrey Talbot about the first time ever that "the whole racket and pandemonium of warfare could be taken right to the listener's fireside". Producer Kate Whitehead


Unknown: Mark Laity
Unknown: Frank Gillard
Unknown: Godfrey Talbot
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Science Now

Presented by Georgina Ferry.
Producer Paula McGrath. Rptd Tue 8.00pm


Presented By: Georgina Ferry.
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: Not the Marrying Kind

Clare Jenkins explores a few myths about single women, past and present. Producer Lindsay Leonard Rpt


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: In Celebration

Six programmes celebrating the mundane and the ordinary.
4: Flip-Flops. The earliest flip-flop is believed to have been a disposable rubber shoe for Edwardian bathers.
Producer David Prest


Producer: David Prest

: Week Ending

with Sally Grace , Toby Longworth and special guests.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Toby Longworth

: The Locker Room

The series about men looks at bringing up boys. Tom Robinson asks if macho behaviour begins in childhood.
Producer Nick Ware. Rptd Thur 11.30pm ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Nick Ware.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Irish singer/songwriter Christy Moore talks about his life and work and plays a special Kaleidoscope session.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Rptd Friday 9.30pm


Talks: Christy Moore
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Führer

by Allan Prior , dramatised by the author from his biographical novel. 1: Adolf. As Führer, Adolf Hitler was one of the most powerful dictators of the 20th century. How did he rise to power, and why? What did he achieve as a young man?
With Michael Tudor Barnes , Joshua Towb , Jonathan Keeble , Oliver Senton , David Antrobus and Deborah Berlin
Director Martin Jenkins. Part 2 Mon 7.45pm


Unknown: Allan Prior
Unknown: Adolf Hitler
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: Joshua Towb
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: Oliver Senton
Unknown: David Antrobus
Unknown: Deborah Berlin
Director: Martin Jenkins.
Adolf Hitler: Michael Maloney
His father: Nigel Anthony
His mother ;: Maureen O'Brien
His sister, Paula: Sian Jenkins
His half-sister, Angi: Jane Whittenshaw
His aunt: Eva Stuart
Gustl: Samuel West
Gusti's mother: Jlly Bond
Gustl's father/librarian: Ian Masters
Professor Isaacs/Levy: Leonard Fenton
Hanisch: John Hollis
Rollwager/Popp: Peter Yapp
Landlady/Frau Popp: Jill Graham
Greiner: Anthony Jackson
Neumann/Amann: Stephen Tompkinson

: Ten to Ten

Led by Canon Eddie Neale.


Unknown: Canon Eddie Neale.

: News

: Stanza on Stage

Simon Armitage introduces Les Murray and John Ashbery reading from their work, recorded at Poetry International at London's South Bank Centre.
Producer Sally Marmion


Introduces: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Les Murray
Unknown: John Ashbery
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Egyptian Lives

People who have made Egypt their home talk about their lives.
4: Neil. Teacher and church organist in Alexandria for over 20 years, Neil talks about his life there.
Producer Kerry McGeever


Producer: Kerry McGeever

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

Richard Baker marks the centenary of Sir Malcolm Sargent's birthday. Repeated from Tuesday


Presenter: Richard Baker

: Tales from the Arabian Nights

Traditional stories of love and magic, told in seven parts. With Derek Jacobi as the King and Carolyn Backhouse as Shahrazad. 4: The Ninth Pedestal
With Steve Hodson and Teresa Gallagher Music by Sue Harris and Steafan Hannigan Adapted by Colin Haydn Evans Director Nigel Bryant Rpt


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Carolyn Backhouse
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Teresa Gallagher
Music By: Sue Harris
Music By: Steafan Hannigan
Adapted By: Colin Haydn Evans
Director: Nigel Bryant
Prince Zain: James Telfer
Moubarak: John Baddeley

: 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.

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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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