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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Presented by Jeremy Cherfas. Producer Richard Sanders


Presented By: Jeremy Cherfas.
Producer: Richard Sanders

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: Breakaway

Presented by Sandy Gall. Producer Jill Thomas
WRITE TO: [address removed], for factsheet No 43, enclosing sae


Presented By: Sandy Gall.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Disunited Kingdom

Will the United Kingdom survive? In the last of the series, David Dimbleby asks the people of Britain what they want for their nation.
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 Catherine Chamaud


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Catherine Chamaud

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is in the chair, with guests Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Andrew Rawnsley and Joan Bakewell , for a satirical look back at the week's news. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby hosts a topical discussion in Nottingham with the Rt
Hon Tony Benn MP, the Rt Hon Sir David Steel MP and Jude Kelly , artistic director of the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Sir David Steel
Artistic: Jude Kelly

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: The Race of the Dugout Canoes

By Richard Edmunds. The scene is a village in Papua New Guinea. In one canoe sits the logging company, in the other a group called Rainforest
Rescue. The canoes have been racing abreast, until now.... with Nina Wadia , Sandra James-Young , Geoffrey Whitehead and Tessa Worsley Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Richard Edmunds.
Unknown: Nina Wadia
Unknown: Sandra James-Young
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Director: Andy Jordan
Sarah: Adjoah Andoh
Seth: Raad Rawi
Nakafu: Earl Cameron
Boiyor: Mary Wimbush
Alphonse: Jonathan Keeble
Waso: Junix Inocian
Yawi: Kulvinder Ghir
Kilo: Don Gilet
Noah: Madhav Sharma
Emanuel: Aaron Pemberton
Ani: Jessie Andoh

: That's History

Roy Porter sets sail again with a six-part series of the topical history magazine, including a Trafalgar Day look at the story behind British naval power; news of the latest threat to historical sites; and a couple of minutes on the . Producer Malcolm Brammar
Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Roy Porter
Producer: Malcolm Brammar

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans.
Producer Deborah Cohen. Rptd Tues 8.00pm


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Deborah Cohen.

: File on 4

Reporter Julian O'Halloran. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Julian O'Halloran.

: Personal Obsessions

In the first of six programmes, Stuart Montgomery from Edinburgh describes his passion for television test card music. Reporter Tony Currie. Producer Micahel Shaw Rpt


Unknown: Stuart Montgomery
Reporter: Tony Currie.
Producer: Micahel Shaw Rpt

: Week Ending

Another no-nonsense look at the week's news.
Repeated from yesterday

: Offspring

The quirks and perks of parents, children and siblings. John Peel presents the third of eight despatches from the front-line of family life.
Producer Elizabeth Burke. Rptd Thurs 11.30pm ANSWERING MACHINE: (0171) [number removed]


Producer: Elizabeth Burke.

: Kaleidoscope Longings

Three programmes which blend new poetry with real people and contemporary music with ancient myth. 2: Mananan's Isle. Poet Rose Flint and composer Nick Sargent travel to the Isle of Man to report, in poetry and music, on the spirit of the place. For them alone, Mananan lifts his shroud to reveal his playful sharks, his Pagan Lady and his tricks with time. But can he stem the tide of offshore interests? Singer Emma Christian
A Partners in Sound production. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Rose Flint
Unknown: Nick Sargent
Singer: Emma Christian

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Detective Is Dead

A sardonic thriller by Bill James , with Philip Madoc as lies and Malcolm Storry as Harpur. Harpur and lies are losing the battle against crime on their patch - so lies starts to play by his own deadly rules.
Director Jane Dauncey Rpt


Unknown: Bill James
Unknown: Philip Madoc
Unknown: Malcolm Storry
Unknown: Harpur. Harpur
Director: Jane Dauncey Rpt
Vine: Peter Kenny
Becky: Julie Higginson
Lane: Peter Halliday
Beyonton: David Garfield
Reid: Sean Gleeson
Denise: Siriol Jenkins
Stanfield: Rhodri Hugh
Couzel QC: Terry Dauncey
Amy Harbinger: Melanie Walters
Foster: Ben Thomas

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

The second in a series of four programmes in which writer and theologian Philip Sheldrake explores the relationship between God and human desire.


Unknown: Philip Sheldrake

: News

: The Heritage Quiz

Sue MacGregor quizzes panellists Christopher Cook , Philippa Gregory , Colin Ford and Julian Mitchell. The programme comes from the National Gallery and Museum in Cardiff. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Colin Ford
Unknown: Julian Mitchell.

: Famous for 15 Minutes

Jenni Mills meets six people who achieved instant fame and lost it.
5: Michael Dukakis. US Presidential candidate in 1988. "Where was Ross Perot
when I needed him?" Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Michael Dukakis. Us
Unknown: Ross Perot
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Comparing Notes with Richard Baker

Richard Baker looks at the world of film and television music with composers Richard Rodney Bennett and Geoffrey Burgon. Producer Ray Abbott Rpt


Unknown: Richard Baker
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett
Unknown: Geoffrey Burgon.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Any Bloke

Gary Brown 's six-part comedy stars
Jim Sweeney as Phil, Caroline Quentin
' as Sarah and Shirley Stelfox as Fay.
4: Mates on Wheels with Nadine Ballantyne , Mark Straker and Rachel Atkins. Producer Ann Jobson Rpt


Unknown: Gary Brown
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Shirley Stelfox
Unknown: Nadine Ballantyne
Unknown: Mark Straker
Unknown: Rachel Atkins.
Producer: Ann Jobson
Uam: Steve Steen
Gerald: Lloyd Peters
Gavin: Paul Clarkson

: News

: The Late Story: Twteti

David Benedictus reads his new story. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: David Benedictus

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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