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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Presented by Jeremy Cherfas. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Jeremy Cherfas.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

with James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Janet McLarty

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Mary Louden.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Mary Louden.

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: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Matthew Allen


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Matthew Allen

: Breakaway

Holiday news with Sandy Gall. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 21. enclosing sae


Unknown: Sandy Gall.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Will Saunders


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell.
Producer Kurt Barling. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Kurt Barling.

: The News Quiz

For the last in the series, Barry Took is joined by Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Jeremy Hardy and Joanna Coles to take a look back at the week's news. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Joanna Coles
Producer: Aled Evans.

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: Any Questions?

with Ivor Crewe , Professor of Government at Essex University; Donald Dewar MP, Shadow Social
Security Secretary; Dr Ann Robinson , Director General, National
Association of Pension Funds; and the Rt Hon Sir Nicholas Scott MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Ivor Crewe
Unknown: Donald Dewar
Unknown: Dr Ann Robinson
Unknown: Sir Nicholas Scott

: Any Answers?[number removed]

Producers Anne Peacock and Nick Utechin LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Nick Utechin

: Saturday Playhouse: The Sheffield Picasso

Dave Sheasby's play is based on a real event. On a dark, cold November day in 1950, Pablo Picasso came to Sheffield for a World Peace Conference. What was the effect of his visit?
With Ian Masters , Becky Hindley and Jonathan Keeble. Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Pablo Picasso
Unknown: Ian Masters
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Picasso: Olivier Pierre
Tomas: Sandor Eles
Barbara: Kathryn Pogson
John: Paul Copley
Irene: Julia Ford
Mr Lockridge: Ronald Herdman
Jackie: Danny Cunningham
Ken: Steve Hodson
Arthur: James Tomlinson
Father: George A Cooper
Mrs Bruce: Natasha Pyne
Mr Bruce: Derek Waring

: Leviathan

The history magazine examining the background to today's news. Officers at the Police Federation Conference demand that the police be armed.
Mark Urban discovers they once were. A Takeaway production. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans.
Producer Toby Murcott. Rptd Tuesday 8.00pm


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Toby Murcott.

: File on 4

Reporter Julian O'Halloran. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Julian O'Halloran.

: Shelf Lives

Nigel Cassidy investigates the curious development of familiar products.
1: The Teasmade. While Germany and Japan were forging ahead as economic powers, British industry was perfecting a machine that sat by the bedside and made a nice cup of tea. Producer Neil Koenig Revised


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Week Ending

A satirical look at the news with Sally Grace , Toby Longworth and guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Toby Longworth

: The Locker Room

Can sensitive men be speed junkies? Tom Robinson attempts to rescue motor racing from its macho image.
Producer Nick Ware. Rptd Thursday 11.30pm ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: Nick Ware.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Damien Hirst : "More 'Billingsgate' than Botticelli...."
He has chainsawed cows in half, pickled sharks and sheep, been shortlisted for the Turner Prize, given up smoking, and he's just become a father. As a major new exhibition of his work opens in London, and with another soon to open in New York, Louisa Buck wonders whether the controversial artist's formaldehyde days are over.
Producer Jerome Weatherald. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Damien Hirst
Unknown: Louisa Buck
Producer: Jerome Weatherald.

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Ratcatcher of Hamelin

by John Peacock. With James Beattie as Tim, James Aubrey as David, and Sally Dexter as Rachel.
The Pied Piper is everywhere in Hamelin and 14-year-old Tim finds himself curiously disturbed by the legend and what lies behind it.
With Elaine Claxton , James Taylor and the people of Hamelin. Music composed by Stephen Boxer and played by Brian Gulland Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: John Peacock.
Unknown: James Beattie
Unknown: James Aubrey
Unknown: Sally Dexter
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: James Taylor
Composed By: Stephen Boxer
Played By: Brian Gulland
Helga: Tina Gray
Edmund Ludeker/The Landgraf: Philip Voss
Liesl Ludeker: Edith Kahler
Johann: David Bannerman
Anna: Jillie Meers
Jutte: Helena McCarthy
The Pied Piper: Nicholas Boulton

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Anthony Sellors


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Ten to Ten

Led by the Rev Tony Burnham , General Secretary of the United Reformed Church.


Unknown: Tony Burnham

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: Stanza on Stage

In the last of the series,
Simon Armitage introduces poetry from
Roger McGough and music from Alan Price recorded at the Riverside
Studios in Hammersmith.
Producer Paul Dodgson


Introduces: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Roger McGough
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Devil's Advocate

Melvyn Bragg presents a series of six programmes which puts fictional villains in the dock.
1: Writer Will Self argues that King
Kong was not a marauding monster, but an expression of our own animal nature.
Producer Sara Conkey


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Sara Conkey

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

Richard Baker talks to the duo pianists Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow and introduces extracts from their recordings. Repeated from Tuesday


Talks: Richard Baker
Pianists: Anthony Goldstone
Pianists: Caroline Clemmow

: Tales from the Arabian Nights

Last in the series of traditional stories of love, magic and mysteries. With
Derek Jacobi as the King and Carolyn Backhouse as Shahrazad.
The Dream ofBaba Abdullah. In a final attempt to save her life, Shahrazad invites the King not merely to hear the final story but to enter it with her - or return alone.
Music by Sue Harris and Steafan Hannigan Adapted by Colin Haydn Evans Director Nigel Bryant Rpt


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Carolyn Backhouse
Music By: Sue Harris
Music By: Steafan Hannigan
Adapted By: Colin Haydn Evans
Director: Nigel Bryant
Baba Abdullah: Daniel Strauss
Dervish: Geoffrey Banks

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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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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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