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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Presented by Jeremy Cherfas.
As the political conference season ends, the programme looks at what the three main parties are planning for rural affairs.
Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Jeremy Cherfas.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: News

: Sport on 4

With Cliff Morgan.
Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: Breakaway

Holiday news with Sandy Gall. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed], forfactsheet No 42, enclosing sae


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

The union between England, Wales and Scotland has lasted since 1707 but is now under attack. In the fourth of his five-part series, David Dimbleby asks whether political devolution would strengthen the United Kingdom or lead to its destruction.
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

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Catherine Charnaud


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Catherine Charnaud

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is in the chair with Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Jeremy Hardy and Joanna Coles for a satirical look back at the week's news.
Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Joanna Coles
Producer: Aled Evans.
Producer: Rptd Mon

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is in Blackpool with guests John Prescott MP, Peter Riddell , and Diana Warwick.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Prescott
Unknown: Peter Riddell
Unknown: Diana Warwick.

: Any Answers? ([number removed]

Call Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions?
Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Meeting Jack

By Shaun Mckenna. In 1905,
Jack London , the author of White Fang, sailed round the South Pacific with his wife
Charmian in search of adventure. They found it in abundance. As did young Martin Priddy , whose life was forever changed by meeting Jack London. ... with John Hartley. Zulema Dene.
Vincent Ebrahim , John Turner , Sandra James Young and Hakeem Kae-Kazim. Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Shaun McKenna.
Unknown: Jack London
Unknown: Martin Priddy
Unknown: Jack London.
Unknown: John Hartley.
Unknown: Zulema Dene.
Unknown: Vincent Ebrahim
Unknown: John Turner
Unknown: Sandra James Young
Director: Andy Jordan
Jack London: William Hope
Charmian London: Theresa Gallagher
Martin Priddy: Jonathan Keeble
Captain Jansen: Paul Herzberg
Caulfield: David Collings
Captain Keller: Paul Jenkins

: Random Edition

Peter Snow and his team go back to 18 December 1775 for the last in the series. The Lloyd's Evening Post and British Chronicle provides stories of the Duchess of Kingston's trial for bigamy; the delight to the Grand
Tourist of the amphitheatre at Nimes; and primitive fire-fighting. An Andrew Green production
Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Andrew Green

: Science Now

What did the visitors to last week's
Cheltenham Festival of Literature make of the Science Day? Peter Evans reports.
Producer Sandy Raffan. Rptd Tues 8pm


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Sandy Raffan.

: File on 4

Repeated from Tuesday

: Quick Notes

The last of the series in which
David Owen Norris , sitting at his piano, asks the really hard questions about music. Did Beethoven Smoke ?
Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: David Owen Norris
Unknown: Beethoven Smoke
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Week Ending

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

: Offspring

John Peel , seasoned chronicler of domestic life in his Family Album column in the Radio Times, dips his toe into the murky waters of family life. Producer Sally Flatman. Rptd Thurs 11.30pm ANSWERING MACHINE: (0171) [number removed]
# John Peel 's Family Album: page 13


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Sally Flatman.
Unknown: John Peel

: Kaleidoscope Longings

Poet Brian Patten presents three programmes blending new poetry with real people and contemporary music with ancient myth.
1: Tintagelon Trial. Accompanied by composer Nick Sargent , Brian Patten searches north Cornwall for the spirit of King Arthur and discovers an Excalibur that floats.
A Partners in Sound production. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: Nick Sargent
Unknown: Brian Patten

: Saturday Night Theatre: Hangover Square

Patrick Hamilton 's novel is set in prewar Earls Court. Everyone is frantically pursuing a good time, and George Harvey Bone becomes obsessed by Netta, a bit-part actress. with John Webb , Patricia Gallimore ,
John Baddeley , Richard Pearce , Veda Warwick and Louise Papillon. Dramatised by Sam Boardman Jacob. Director Sue Wilson Rpt


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton
Unknown: George Harvey Bone
Unknown: John Webb
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Unknown: Veda Warwick
Unknown: Louise Papillon.
Dramatised By: Sam Boardman Jacob.
Director: Sue Wilson Rpt
George Harvey Bone: Nicholas Farrell
Netta: Amanda Redman
Peter: David Thorpe
Enid: Sara Coward
Johnnie: Christopher Scott

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

The first of four programmes in which writer and theologian Philip Sheldrake explores the relationship between God and human desire. Producer Kathyrn Pritchard


Unknown: Philip Sheldrake
Producer: Kathyrn Pritchard

: News

: The Heritage Quiz

In Sutton House, Hackney,
Sue MacGregor quizzes panellists Denise Coffey , Christopher Cook , Philippa Gregoryand Jeremy Sams. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Jeremy Sams.

: Famous for 15 Minutes

Jenni Mills meets six people who achieved instant fame and reveals what happened when their 15 minutes were up.
4: Noel Redding , bass player with the Jimi Hendrix Experience in the 1960s. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Bass: Noel Redding
Unknown: Jimi Hendrix
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Comparing Notes with Richard Baker

Richard Baker discusses the pianist Eric Parkin 's varied repertoire. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Richard Baker
Pianist: Eric Parkin

: Any Bloke

Gary Brown 's six-part comedy stars
Jim Sweeney as Phil, Caroline Quentin as Sarah and Shirley Stelfox as Fay. 3: Little Porkies. Will Martha trick Phil into revealing the truth about Liam? with Nadine Ballantyne. Rebecca Front and Ben Brown. Producer Ann Jobson Rpt


Unknown: Gary Brown
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Shirley Stelfox
Unknown: Nadine Ballantyne.
Unknown: Ben Brown.
Producer: Ann Jobson Rpt
Liam: Steve Steen
Gerald: Lloyd Peters
Gavin: Paul Clarkson

: News

: The Late Story: Chocolate Lover

A comic love story by Lesley Glaister. Producer Nandita Ghose. Rptd from Monday


Story By: Lesley Glaister.
Producer: Nandita Ghose.

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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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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