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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Presented by Richard Sanders. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Presented By: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Janet McLarty

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indajit Singh.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Indajit Singh.

: - Test Match Special

South Africa v England
Coverage of the third day's play in the First Test at Centurion Park, Pretoria. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Gerald de Kock and Michael Abrahamson.
With expert comments from Geoff Boycott , Lee Irvine, Ken Rutherford and Mike Haysman. Including at
10.35 South African Summers Peter Baxter
recalls the 1948-49 tour.
* Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Gerald de Kock
Commentary By: Michael Abrahamson.
Unknown: Geoff Boycott
Unknown: Ken Rutherford
Unknown: Mike Haysman.
Unknown: Peter Baxter

: NeWS

: Sport on 4

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 47, enclosing sae


Presented By: Sandy Gall.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Jon Rowlands


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Jon Rowlands

: The Week in Westminster

Presented by John Kampfnerofthe Financial Times. Editor Jane Robins


Presented By: John Kampfnerofthe
Editor: Jane Robins

: Europhile

Presented by David Walter. Including a report on Romanian television, where today, Colombian soap operas vie with TV bingo in a new battle for hearts and minds - is this what the freedom fighters of 1989 risked their lives for? Plus a look at a revival of interest in Moorish culture in southern Spain. Producer Rosie Goldsmith. Editor Sian Kevill


Presented By: David Walter.
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Tim Bowler


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Tim Bowler

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games comes again from the Hackney Empire. With Barry Cryer , Willie Rushton , Graeme Garden and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. Also featuring Tony Hawks. Piano accompaniment by Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Colin Sell.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: News

: Any Questions?

From Brixham, Devon, with Tony Baldry MP, Minister of State at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Tony Banks MP; Polly Toynbee , associate editor of the Independent and historian Andrew Roberts. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Tony Baldry
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Andrew Roberts.

: 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 Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

Patrick Carroll dramatises Brian Moore's renowned novel chronicling a Belfast spinster's last hope of love. with Paddy Scully , Niall Cusack , Ian McElhinney , Ruairi Conaghan , Trudy Kelly , Emma O'Neill and Noel McGee. Director Michael Quinn


Unknown: Patrick Carroll
Unknown: Paddy Scully
Unknown: Niall Cusack
Unknown: Ian McElhinney
Unknown: Ruairi Conaghan
Unknown: Trudy Kelly
Unknown: Emma O'Neill
Unknown: Noel McGee.
Director: Michael Quinn
Judith Heame: Stella McCusker
Madden: James Ellis
Bernard: Alan McKee
Sister Mary/Mrs Friel/Ellen: Maggie Cronin
Mrs Rice: Roma Tomelty

: That's History

Roy Porter presents the topical history magazine. Today's programme has an international flavour, including the story of Luxembourg, from medieval Duchy to European leader, and why people in the USA will celebrate Thanksgiving next Thursday. Producer Malcolm Brammar
Editor Ian Bell. Rptd tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Roy Porter
Producer: Malcolm Brammar
Editor: Ian Bell.

: Science Now

Peter Evans meets the engineers who think they've got the technical fixes to get the traffic flowing in our cities again. Producer Roger Philbrick. Rptd Tues 8.00pm


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Roger Philbrick.

: File on 4

Reporter Alisdair Sandford. Repeated from Tuesday

: Personal Obsessions

5: Agnes MacLennan from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides talks about her collection of a thousand pens. Reporter Katie Mackenzie. Producer Michael Shaw Rpt


Unknown: Agnes MacLennan
Reporter: Katie MacKenzie.
Producer: Michael Shaw

: Week Ending

A satirical poke at the week's news. Repeated from yesterday

: Offspring

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


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Sally Flatman.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Brian Sibley presents a special programme on writer Terry Pratchett , one of the most gifted humorists of his generation. His fantasy series about
Discworid is already a classic and now he is turning his imagination to the world of phantoms and opera houses. Producer Jerome Weatherald. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Terry Pratchett
Producer: Jerome Weatherald.

: Saturday Night Theatre: When We Are Married

J B Priestley's classic comedy about three couples who receive a rude shock in the midst of their joint silver wedding celebrations. with Polly James , Cathryn Bradshaw ,
Peter Woodthorpe , Timothy Watson , Deborah Berlin, Paul Panting and James Taylor. Music by Stuart Hutchinson. Director Matthew Waiters Rpt


Unknown: Polly James
Unknown: Cathryn Bradshaw
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe
Unknown: Timothy Watson
Unknown: Paul Panting
Unknown: James Taylor.
Music By: Stuart Hutchinson.
Director: Matthew Waiters
Albert Parker: Alun Armstrong
Annie Parker: Gwen Taylor
Herbert Soppitt: Alan Bennett
Clara Soppitt: Brenoa Blethyn
Joe Helliwell: Michael Jayston
Maria Helliwell: Nicola Pagett
Mrs Northrop: Elizabeth Spriggs

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Led by Canon David Hutt.


Unknown: Canon David Hutt.

: News

: Word of Mouth

Russell Davies presents the first of a six-part series exploring language, words and what lies between them.
Nanny's Dinky Hankies. The British love-affair with baby-talk, and a butch vada at the world of gayspeak down the years. Producer Simon Eimes Rpt


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Simon Eimes Rpt

: Eight of the Best

Earlier in the year, Radio 4 launched a campaign to search for Britain's most inspirational teachers.
This week, biology teacher Elizabeth Pollack and her GCSE class from
Whitley Bay High School examine how the human eye works.
A Goldhawk Radio production


Unknown: Elizabeth Pollack

: Comparing Notes with Richard Baker

Richard Baker talks to Philip McCann and Richard Evans about the current state of brass bands. Repeated from Tuesday


Talks: Richard Baker
Unknown: Philip McCann
Unknown: Richard Evans

: The Chronicles of Clovis

Justin Greene 's six-part adaptation of stories by the Edwardian writer, Saki. 2: Clovis's Private View
Music by John White. A Hat Trick production


Unknown: Justin Greene
Music By: John White.

: News

: The Late Story: The Actor

John Hartley reads Stan Barstow's story.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: John Hartley

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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