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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Richard Sanders


Presented By: Anna Hill.
Producer: Richard Sanders

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Janet McLarty

: Today

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


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
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
WRITE TO: [address removed], forfactsheet No 40, enclosing sae


Unknown: Sandy Gall.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Disunited Kingdom

In the second of his five-part series on the future of the United Kingdom,
David Dimbleby looks at the strength of national and regional identity.
He travels to Wales and Newcastle upon Tyne and asks whether there is a cultural divide in Britain which means the South does not rule OK.
Producers Sallie Davies and Anthony Dworkin


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

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

With Alison Mitchell. Producer Tim Bowler


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Tim Bowler

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is joined by Alan Coren ,
Francis Wheen and Simon Hoggart for a look back at the week's news. Producer Aied Evans. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Aied Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a discussion at The Hague with guests Piet Dankert , Dutch MEP and former European Affairs Minister; the Rt Hon John Redwood MP; and Mary Ann
Sieghart, assistant editor of The Times. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Piet Dankert
Unknown: Mary Ann

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Nick Utechin and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nick Utechin
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Death and the Pleasant Voices

By William Ingram , from the novel by Mary Fitt.
When Jake gets stranded in a thunderstorm, he doesn't expect the welcome he gets when he asks for shelter. But he doesn't expect a murder, either ... with Andrew Hilton , Alan Towner and Beryl Hearne. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: William Ingram
Novel By: Mary Fitt.
Unknown: Andrew Hilton
Unknown: Alan Towner
Unknown: Beryl Hearne.
Director: Alison Hindell
Jake: Matthew Morgan
Hugo: Andrew Wincott
Evelyn: Julie Higginson
Sir Frederick: Dill Wynowen
Ursula: Lesley Rooney
Jim: Rob Lane

: Random Edition

This week Peter Snow and his team head for the Midlands. The random date is 27 August 1877 and the newspaper is the Birmingham Daily Post, whose columns include stories on the first great roller-skating boom, the British Raj's response to famine in India, and the terrors of train travel. An Andrew Green production
Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Andrew Green

: Science Now

Peter Evans discovers that the way the memory works can increase the risk of suicide.
Producer Sandy Raffan. Rptd Tue 8.00pm


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Sandy Raffan.

: File on 4

Reporter Mark Whitaker. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Mark Whitaker.

: Quick Notes

Six programmes in which David Owen Norris, sitting at his piano, asks the really hard questions about music. 4: Musical Spectacles Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: David Owen
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Week Ending

Sally Grace , Jeffrey Holland and Toby Longworth take a satirical look at the week's news.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth

: Postcard from Gotham

For the last in the series,
Joe Queenan goes west, to Gotham, Wisconsin (population 213), to investigate life in the heartland.
Producer Hamish Mykura. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Kaleidoscope at Bouchercon
As the world's largest crime writing event comes to Nottingham, Marcel Berlins investigates. His guests include leading crime writers
Sue Grafton , John Harvey , Walter Mosley and Minette Walters , plus an audience of addicts and fans to discuss old favourites and new directions in the art of crime.
Producer Abigail Appleton. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Unknown: Sue Grafton
Unknown: John Harvey
Unknown: Walter Mosley
Unknown: Minette Walters
Producer: Abigail Appleton.

: Saturday Night Theatre:The Serpent's Back

Ian Rankin's play is set in the seething Old Town of Edinburgh in 1794, where the resourceful if low-born Mr Cullender, a caddie and manservant, goes in search of a double murderer. with Liam Brennan, Sheila Donald , Simon Scott and Steven McNicoll.


Writer: Ian Rankin
Director: Patrick Rayner
Mr Cullender 'Cully': Alexander Morton
Gisborne: Richard Greenwood
Lady: Wendy Seager
Mr Mack: Norman MacLean
Walter Scott: Tom Smith
Comte: Kern Falconer
Deacon Brodie/Fordyce: Paul Young
Braxfield: Michael Elder
Urquhart: Liam Brennan.
Lucky Aird: Sheila Donald
Ballantyne: Steven McNicoll

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. .. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Led by Alison Leonard.


Unknown: Alison Leonard.

: News

: Who Killed GnutleyAlmond?

To mark the end of the Bouchercon festival in Nottingham, a chance to hear the whole of Michael Z Lewin 's mystery play, including the solution deduced by the audience of the Afternoon Shift. with Jonathan Keeble and Caroline Strong Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Michael Z Lewin
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Director: Matthew Walters
Martha Jo: Lorelei King
Grimm: Geoffrey Whitehead
Vicky: Jill Bond
Stuart: Christian Rodska

: Famous for 15 Minutes

"In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes." (Andy Warhol , 1968) Jenni Mills meets six people who achieved instant fame and reveals what happened to them when their fifteen minutes were up.
2: George Lazenby. James Bond turned property developer. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Andy Warhol
Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: George Lazenby.
Unknown: James Bond
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The Tingle Factor

In the last of the series, Lord Gowrie, Chairman of the Arts Council of England, talks to Jeremy Nicholas about those moments in music that send a shiver down his spine. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

: Any Bloke

Gary Brown 's six-part comedy series about family life in the 90s stars Jim Sweeney as Phil, Caroline Quentin as Sarah and Shirley Stelfox as Fay.
1: Demand and Supply. Phil and Sarah have it all worked out. He's a supply teacher, she stays at home with their daughter, Sophie. with Jim Barclay , Jilly Meers. Rachel Atkins , David Holt and Oona Beeson. Producer Ann Jobson Rpt


Unknown: Gary Brown
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Shirley Stelfox
Unknown: Jim Barclay
Unknown: Jilly Meers.
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Oona Beeson.
Producer: Ann Jobson Rpt
Liam: Steve Steen
Gerald: Lloyd Peters
Gavin: Paul Clarkson
Sophie: Nadine Ballantyne

: 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.

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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.

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