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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

As the Government prepares to publish its Rural White Paper, Anna Hill looks at the future of the countryside. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Janet McLarty

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand Peter Hobday.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Mary McAleese.


Unknown: MacGregorand Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Mary McAleese.

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan . Producer Audrey Adams


Presented By: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Audrey Adams

: Breakaway

Holiday news with Sandy Gall. Producer Jill Thomas
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Unknown: Sandy Gall.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Torquil Macleod


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Disunited Kingdom

David Dimbleby presents a five-part series on the United Kingdom. Should it be defended at all costs or is it a creation that has served its purpose and should now be allowed to wither?
He begins by asking whether the forces which brought Britain together still hold good today.
Producers Sallie Davies and Anthony Dworkin * See Polly Toynbee : page 14


Unknown: David Dimbleby
Producers: Sallie Davies
Producers: Anthony Dworkin
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: From Our Own Correspondent

The BBC's Foreign Affairs Editor, John Simpson , celebrates the programme's 40th anniversary in the first of two special editions. Producer Tony Grant
Part 2: Thursday 11.30am
* See This Week: page 12


Editor: John Simpson

: Money Box

With Alison Mitchell.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Martin Young chairs guests Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Germaine Greer and Tony Banks MP.
Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Producer: Aled Evans.
Producer: Rptd Mon

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair at
Government House, Hong Kong, with guests Emily Lau , Jonathan Mirsky , the Rt Hon Chris Patten , and David Tang. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Emily Lau
Unknown: Jonathan Mirsky
Unknown: Chris Patten
Unknown: David Tang.

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Nick Utechin and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Lady's Maid

By Margaret Forster. With
Jane Whittenshaw as Lily Wilson and Kate Buffery as Elizabeth Barrett Browning. This much acclaimed novel, dramatised by Ed Thomason , tells the story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning 's maid, Lily Wilson , who worked for the Brownings for many years. with Geoffrey Whitehead , Zulema Dene and Sandra James Young. Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Margaret Forster.
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: Lily Wilson
Unknown: Kate Buffery
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Dramatised By: Ed Thomason
Unknown: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Unknown: Lily Wilson
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: Sandra James Young.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Robert Browning: Julian Wadham
Timothy: David Thorpe
Ferdinando: Andrew Wincott
Sarah: Patience Tomlinson
Lizzie Crow: Linda Regan

: Random Edition

Peter Snow and his team bring alive a newspaper from a day in history.
3: 22 February 1696. A copy of the London Post Boy for that date provides the stories, including reports on the foiling of an assassination attempt on King William and a royal lottery. An Andrew Green production
Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Andrew Green

: Science Now

Peter Evans presents a weekly review of discoveries and developments from the world of science.
Producer Sandy Raffan
Repeated Tuesday at 8.00pm


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Julian O'Halloran. Producer Kim Barrington Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Julian O'Halloran.
Producer: Kim Barrington

: Quick Notes

Six programmes in which David Owen Norris, sitting at his piano, asks the really hard questions about music. 3: Thanks for the Memory? Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: David Owen
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Week Ending

Sally Grace , Jeffrey Holland and Toby Longworth take a look at the week's news, with special guest Mike Hayley. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Mike Hayley.

: E-Mail from Gotham

Online from New York, Joe Queenan and three guests investigate the latest etiquette in software one-upmanship and find out whether hip New Yorkers now think the Internet is yesterday's fad. Producer Hamish Mykura. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Cut above the Rest
What is the connection between nature, music, architecture and painting?
Stephen Johnson goes in search of the Golden Section - the mystical proportion found where there is beauty. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Producer: Erika Wright

: Saturday Night Theatre: Heart and Soul

Cheryl Martin 's musical portrait of Oldham's famous Tommyfield Market. with Kay Purcell. Romy Baskerville , Ian Mercer , Kathy Jamieson and David Crellin. Music by Tim Browne , performed by Tim Browne. Paul Dallinson and John Aggrey. Director Michael Fox Rpt


Unknown: Cheryl Martin
Unknown: Kay Purcell.
Unknown: Romy Baskerville
Unknown: Ian Mercer
Unknown: Kathy Jamieson
Unknown: David Crellin.
Music By: Tim Browne
Unknown: Tim Browne.
Unknown: Paul Dallinson
Unknown: John Aggrey.
Director: Michael Fox Rpt
Dottie: Judith Barker
Jerry: Stephen Hancock
Julia: Deborah McAndrew
Cissie: Kathryn Hunt
Colin: Vincent Davies
Young Dottie: Naomi Radcliffe

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Led by Canon Eddie Neale.


Unknown: Canon Eddie Neale.

: News

: Stanza

For over 100 years, American cowboys have used narrative poems to ease the monotony of life in the saddle. In the last of the series, Simon Armitage goes on the trail of cowboy poetry. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Famous for 15 Minutes

Jenni Mills meets six people who achieved instant fame - and reveals what happened to them after it.
This week: Joan Quigley , astrologer to the White House in the Reagan years. Producer Sarah Rowlands
* See John Peel: page 13


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Joan Quigley
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Tingle Factor

Actress and musical star Ruthie Henshall talks to Jeremy Nicholas. Repeated from Tuesday


Talks: Ruthie Henshall
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.

: Stephen King's Salem's Lot

In the final climactic episode, Ben and the vampire-killers pitch themselves against the might of Barlow. with Don Fellows , Peter Whrtman , Frances Jeater and Ronald Fernee. Music by Elizabeth Parker. Dramatised by Gregory Evans Director Adrian Bean Rpt


Unknown: Don Fellows
Unknown: Peter Whrtman
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Ronald Fernee.
Music By: Elizabeth Parker.
Dramatised By: Gregory Evans
Director: Adrian Bean
Ben Mears: Stuart Milligan
Mark Petrie: Danny Kanaber
Father Gracon: Peter Yapp
Matt Burke: Gavin Muir
Jimmy Cody: Kerry Shale
Barlow: Doug Bradley

: 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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