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: News Briefing

: Fanning 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 Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: 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], for factsheet No 41. enclosing sae


Unknown: Sandy Gall.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Jon Rowlands


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Jon Rowlands

: The Disunited Kingdom

In the third of his five-part series on the future of the United Kingdom,
David Dimbleby looks at the balance sheet of Britain. Who gains and who loses from being in the United
Kingdom? Would Scotland and Wales end up worse off if they had more control over their own affairs?
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

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Mike Johnson


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Mike Johnson

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is in the chair, with Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Tony Hawks and Jonathan Meades , for a satirical look back at the week's news.
Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Producer: Aled Evans.
Producer: Rptd Mon

: News

: Any Questions?

From Eastbourne, with guests Lord Howe of Aberavon, Dominic Lawson , Gillian Reynolds , and Jack Straw MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Dominic Lawson
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Jack Straw

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Producers Nadine Gneve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Gneve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Wide Sargasso Sea

Jean Rhys 's story of the first Mrs Rochester. When a Caribbean heiress is forced to marry Mr Rochester in Jamaica, cultural differences and mischief-making are a recipe for disaster. with Desune Coleman , Kenneth Gardnier , Femi Elufowoju Jnr. Frances Jeater and Irma Inniss Singer Bemice McNaughton. Adapted by Rukhsana Ahmad. Director Anne Edyvean Rpt


Unknown: Jean Rhys
Unknown: Mr Rochester
Unknown: Desune Coleman
Unknown: Kenneth Gardnier
Unknown: Femi Elufowoju Jnr.
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Singer: Irma Inniss
Singer: Bemice McNaughton.
Adapted By: Rukhsana Ahmad.
Director: Anne Edyvean Rpt
Antoinette: Indra Ove
Rochester: Adam Godley
Christophine: Juanita Waterman
Annette: Adjoa Andoh
Aunt Cora: Dona Croll
Mr Mason: James Taylor
Tia: Nina Wadia
Richard Mason: Tom Bevan
Godfrey: Anton Philups

: Random Edition

Peter Snow and his team bring alive a newspaper from a day in history.
This week's date is 6 May 1959 and the programme goes tabloid. From the Daily Mirror come stories of British bosses preferring Aussie secretaries; Christine Truman as two-to-one favourite for Wimbledon; and the "Crazy Gang" in the cartoonist's studio. An Andrew Green production
Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Christine Truman
Unknown: Andrew Green

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans.
Producer Sandy Raffan. Rptd Tues 8.00pm


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Sandy Raffan.

: Hie on 4

Reporter Jenny Cuffe. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe.

: Quick Notes

Six programmes in which David Owen Norris, sitting at his piano, asks the really hard questions about music. 5: The Truth behind the Top C Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: David Owen
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Week Ending

A wry look back at the week's news. Repeated from yesterday

: Offspring

From pets and parenthood to puberty and piano teachers - for the next eight weeks John Peel , seasoned chronicler of domestic life in his
Family Album column in Radio Times, presents dispatches from the frontline of family life.
Producer Cathy Drysdale. Rptd Thur 11.30pm ANSWERING MACHINE: (0171) [number removed]* See John Peel: page 13


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

: Kaleidoscope Feature: The Pierrotters on Tour

This summer, British seaside resorts have been graced with a unique band of entertainers. The Pierrotters, formed in 1983 by Tony Lidington, are the last professional pierrot troupe in Britain and continue a tradition which started at the Victorian seaside. Uncle Tacko, Mr Macko, Dirty Doctor Dacko, Sir
Squacko and the Boy Gacko take us on a tour of Filey, Sidmouth and Brighton. A Pier production. Repeated Friday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tony Lidington

: Saturday Night Theatre: Mr Clean

By Peter Terson and Pat Ryott , with Simon Carter as Graham and Neil Coker as Addie. Addie is a young offender who shuns visitors. Why then does he accept Graham? with Sam Barriscale and Richard Allenson Director Philip Martin Rpt


Unknown: Peter Terson
Unknown: Pat Ryott
Unknown: Simon Carter
Unknown: Neil Coker
Unknown: Sam Barriscale
Unknown: Richard Allenson
Director: Philip Martin
Violet: Joyce Gibbs
Kay: Amelda Brown
Governor: Graham Padden
Warder I/Barman: David Vann
Alan: Gardner Stevens

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Holy Land Pilgrimage Ten to Ten

From the Mount of Beatitudes with Father Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: News

: The Heritage Quiz

From the Whitworth Art Gallery,
Manchester, Sue MacGregor quizzes panellists Christopher Cook , Stephen Feber , Adele Geras and Philippa Gregory on buildings and books, pictures and people, music and memories. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Stephen Feber
Unknown: Adele Geras
Unknown: Philippa Gregory

: Famous for 15 Minutes

Jenni Mills meets people who achieved instant fame and lost it.
3: The Toni Twins. Advertising heroines of the 50s. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Comparing Notes with Richard Baker

Richard Baker looks at some of the current projects of Music for Youth with Richard Stilgoe and Larry Westland. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe
Unknown: Larry Westland.

: 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 Shirtey Stelfox as Fay. 2: Roots with Yvonne Edgell , Toni Palmer ,
Melanie Hudson and Kim Barry. Producer Ann Jobson Rpt


Unknown: Gary Brown
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Shirtey Stelfox
Unknown: Yvonne Edgell
Unknown: Toni Palmer
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Kim Barry.
Producer: Ann Jobson Rpt
Liam: Steve Steen
Gerald: Lloyd Peters
Gavin: Paul Clarkson
Sophie: Nadine Ballantyne

: News

: The Late Story: Skin

By Tobias Hill , read by James Laurenson. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Tobias Hill
Read By: James Laurenson.

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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