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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Presented by Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Presented By: Anna Hill.
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 Peter Hobday.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With David Winter.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: 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
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Presented By: Sandy Gall.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Torquil Macleod


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Week in Westminster

With Michael White of The Guardian. Editor Jane Robins


Unknown: Michael White
Editor: Jane Robins

: Europhile

Presented by David Walter. A report from France where the health service faces cutbacks for the first time in its history. And the former Soviet
Republic of Georgia, which has just emerged from five years of civil war, goes to the polls this weekend. Producer Lucy Ash. Editor Sian Kevill


Presented By: David Walter.
Producer: Lucy Ash.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Money Box

With Alison Mitchell.
Producer Mike Johnson


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Mike Johnson

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is joined for the last in the series by Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Andy Hamilton and Jeremy Hardy. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


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

: News

: Any Questions?

From Durham, with Ruth Deech , principal of St Anne's College, Oxford; the Rt Hon David Hunt MP; George Robertson MP, Shadow Scottish Secretary; and Arthur Scargill , President of the NUM.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Ruth Deech
Unknown: David Hunt
Unknown: George Robertson
Unknown: Arthur Scargill

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Shane

By Jack Schaefer , adapted for radio by Nick McCarty. With Howard Keel as the narrator and Stacy Keach as Shane. Shane is the archetypal western hero: the high-plains drifter. No-one knows where he came from or where he is going, but he makes the present safe. with Michael Keenan , David Graf , James Harper , David Lee Smith and Matt Nolan A Unique Broadcasting production * See This Week: page 8


Unknown: Jack Schaefer
Unknown: Nick McCarty.
Unknown: Stacy Keach
Unknown: Michael Keenan
Unknown: David Graf
Unknown: James Harper
Unknown: David Lee Smith
Unknown: Matt Nolan
Joe: David Dukes
Marian: Lawri Means
Bob: Marty York
Ledyard: Gregg Almquist
Ernie Wright: Tuck Milligan
Lew Johnson: Christopher Curry

: T Lobsang Rampa - Lama, Mystic and Plumber

William Scanlan Murphy tells the curious story of Cyril Hoskins , a Devonshire plumber who reinvented himself as a Tibetan lama. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: William Scanlan Murphy
Unknown: Cyril Hoskins
Producer: Gillian Hush

: That's History

Roy Porter with the third selection of topical items with a history to tell. This week, a look at the roots of British ceremonial occasions.
Producers Ian Bell and Malcolm Brammar Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Roy Porter
Producers: Ian Bell
Producers: 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 Lesley Curwen. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Lesley Curwen.

: Personal Obsessions

Alan Blakeman from Elsecar describes the pleasures of collecting the bottles and pots our ancestors threw away. Producer Michael Shaw Rpt


Unknown: Alan Blakeman
Producer: Michael Shaw Rpt

: Week Ending

With Sally Grace , Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and Ford Kiernan. Repeated from yesterday


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

: Offspring

John Peel conducts another offbeat tour of family life.
Producer Elizabeth Burke. Rptd Thurs 11.30pm ANSWERING MACHINE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Elizabeth Burke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Gulliver's Voyage to Ireland
The work of Jonathan Swift continues to grip the imagination of artists and writers 250 years after his death.
Valentine Cunningham explores the political background of the satirist and the impact of his work today.
Producer Abigail Appleton. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Swift
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Producer: Abigail Appleton.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Hallowe'en Party

By Agatha Christie.
When a child is found murdered on All-Hallows Eve, Ariadne Oliver sends for her old friend Hercule Poirot.
With Gareth Armstrong, James Taylor, Auriol Smith, Amanda Murray, Petra Davies, Paula Jacobs, Lala Lloyd, Katherine Parr, Colin Pinney, Rachel Atkins, Sam Crane, Sophia Nemeth, Vivienne Rochester, Nicholas Boulton and Peter Kenny. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Director Enyd Williams Rpt


Unknown: Agatha Christie.
Unknown: Ariadne Oliver
Unknown: Hercule Poirot.
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong
Unknown: James Taylor
Unknown: Auriol Smith
Unknown: Amanda Murray
Unknown: Petra Davies
Unknown: Paula Jacobs
Unknown: Lala Lloyd
Unknown: Katherine Parr
Unknown: Colin Pinney
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Sam Crane
Unknown: Sophia Nemeth.
Unknown: Vivienne Rochester
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Unknown: Peter Kenny.
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Ariadne Oliver: Stephanie Cole
Judith Butler: Alexandra Bastedo
Miranda Butler: Sian Jenkins
Rowena Drake: June Barry

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Last of four programmes in which Philip Sheldrake explores the relationship between God and human desire.


Unknown: Philip Sheldrake

: News

: The Heritage Quiz

Sue MacGregor quizzes panellists Denise Coffey , Christopher Cook ,
Philippa Gregory and Jeremy Sams , in Sutton House, Hackney. Producer Gillian Hush Rpt


Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Jeremy Sams
Producer: Gillian Hush Rpt

: Eight of the Best

Earlier in the year, Radio 4 launched a campaign to search for eight of Britain's most inspirational teachers. The first to let microphones into the classroom is history teacher Lena McMorrow , as her Upper Sixth from the all-girl St Mary's Secondary
School in Londonderry tackle the 1916 Irish Easter Rising. A Goldhawk Radio production


Unknown: Lena McMorrow

: Comparing Notes with Richard Baker

Richard Baker talks to soprano Penelope Price Jones and pianist Philip Martin. Repeated from Tuesday


Talks: Richard Baker
Soprano: Penelope Price Jones
Pianist: Philip Martin.

: Any Bloke

The last part of Gary Brown 's six-part comedy series about family life stars Jim Sweeney as Phil, Caroline Quentin as Sarah and Shirley Stelfox as Fay. Past, Present and Future with Gary Brown , Tony Hawks, Geraldine Fitzgerald and Kim Barry Producer Ann Jobson Rpt


Unknown: Gary Brown
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Shirley Stelfox
Unknown: Gary Brown
Unknown: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Unknown: Kim Barry
Producer: Ann Jobson
Liam: Steve Steen
Gerald: Lloyd Peters
Gavin: Paul Clarkson
Sophie: Nadine Ballantyne

: News

: The Late Story: I Used to Live Here

By Gillian Tindall , read by Linda Polan. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Gillian Tindall
Read By: Linda Polan.

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.

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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