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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Presented by Richard Sanders.


Presenter: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: 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 Indajit Singh.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Indajit Singh.

: 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 48. enclosing sae


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 Don Macintyre of the Independent. Editor Jane Robins


Unknown: Don MacIntyre
Editor: Jane Robins

: Europhile

Presented by David Walter. Europe on the Hudson: a special edition from New York looks at the new relationships developing between America and Europe. How Russian and American cops have joined forces to fight organised crime and the transatlantic battle for who makes the best pasta.
Producer Maria Balinska. Editor Sian Kevill


Presented By: David Walter.
Producer: Maria Balinska.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells
* See This Week: page 10


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Join Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy and chairman Humphrey Lyttelton in Yorkshire for more fun and games. The pianist is Colin Sell.
Producer Jon Naismith. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Panellist: Barry Cryer
Panellist: Willie Rushton
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Jeremy Hardy
Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: Any Questions?

From Oldham, with Baroness Blackstone, Labour Foreign Affairs spokesperson in the House of Lords; Bea Campbell, journalist and broadcaster; David Curry MP, Minister for Local
Government: and Archy Kirkwood MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: David Curry
Unknown: Archy Kirkwood

: Any Answers?

([number removed]
Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Ocean View

Mark Greig 's romantic drama is set on the Ayreshire coast, where Mary McAllister and her small son are making a new start, far from the troubles of the big city. with Anne Downie , Vincent Friell , James Bryce and Ian Bustard. Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Mark Greig
Unknown: Mary McAllister
Unknown: Anne Downie
Unknown: Vincent Friell
Unknown: James Bryce
Unknown: Ian Bustard.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Mary: Fiona Bell
Sandy: Alasdair McCrone
Nessie: Sheila Donald
Beattie/Davie: Gwyneth Guthrie
Isla: Jan Wilson
Walters: Isabella Jarrett

: Letter from the Clouds

Every year thousands of people from all walks of life take up parachute jumping. James Malpas , art historian, motorcyclist and a man with a passion for parachutes, explores the thrill and fear of the leap. Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: James Malpas
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: That's History

In the last of the present series, Roy Porter assesses the story of taxation ahead of next week's Budget. And with only four shopping weeks to go, how history will find its way into this year's Christmas stockings. Producer Malcolm Brammar
Editor Ian Bell. Rptd tomorrow at 8.30pm


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

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans.
Producer Roger Philbrick. Rptd Tues 8.00pm


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Roger Philbrick.

: File on 4

Reporter Jenny Cuffe. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe.

: Personal Obsessions

In the last of the series, Mary Brennan describes a life enriched and enraptured by ... hats. Reporter Johanna Hall. Producer Michael Shaw Rpt


Unknown: Mary Brennan
Reporter: Johanna Hall.
Producer: Michael Shaw Rpt

: Week Ending

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

: Offspring

John Peel makes his final report for the series, from the front line of family life. Producer Cathy Drysdale. Rptd Thurs 11.30pm ANSWERING MACHINE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Salome's Dance
Louisa Buck looks at the abiding fascination of Salome - the subject of this autumn's Madrid Festival, where the femme fatale takes centre stage in the imagination of artists from Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley , Gustave Moreau and Richard Strauss to Steven Berkoff
and Pedro Almodovar.
Producer Robyn Read. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Aubrey Beardsley
Unknown: Gustave Moreau
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Steven Berkoff
Unknown: Pedro Almodovar.
Producer: Robyn Read.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Faro's Daughter

By Georgette Heyer , dramatised by Kitty Black. With Sylvestra Le Touzel as Deborah Grantham and Nathaniel Parker
as Max Ravenscar.
Deborah Grantham 's position in a gaming house makes her utterly unsuitable as a wife for a nobleman. with Anna Massey. Tessa Worsley ,
Deborah Berlin , Oliver Senton and Becky Hindley. Music by Trevor Allan Davies. Director Jane Morgan Rpt


Unknown: Georgette Heyer
Dramatised By: Kitty Black.
Unknown: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Unknown: Deborah Grantham
Unknown: Nathaniel Parker
Unknown: Max Ravenscar.
Unknown: Deborah Grantham
Unknown: Anna Massey.
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Deborah Berlin
Unknown: Oliver Senton
Unknown: Becky Hindley.
Music By: Trevor Allan Davies.
Director: Jane Morgan
Lady Mablethorpe: Marcia Warren
Lord Crewe: Jonathan Keeble
Silas Wantage: Gavin Muir
Lord Ormskirk: Edward de Souza
Lucius Kennet: Sean Barrett
Sir James Filey: Peter Yapp

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Led by Rev Tony Burnham , General Secretary of the United Reformed Church.


Unknown: Tony Burnham

: News

: Word of Mouth

Russell Davies presents six programmes exploring language. 2: Words and Music. What's in a name, especially where pop groups are concerned?
Producer Emma Kingsley Rpt


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Emma Kingsley Rpt

: Eight of the Best

Britain's most inspirational teachers allow microphones into the classroom. This week, Maureen Hartley , deputy head of St Clare's Roman Catholic
Primary School in Handsworth,
Birmingham, and her class of 7-yearolds discover the many different ways we communicate with each other.
A Goldhawk Radio production


Unknown: Maureen Hartley

: Comparing Notes with Richard Baker

Richard Baker talks to Paul Daniel and Richard Mantle from Opera North. Repeated from Tuesday


Presenter: Richard Baker
Guest: Paul Daniel
Guest: Richard Mantle

: The Chronicles of Clovis

Justin Greene 's six-part adaptation of stories by the Edwardian writer, Saki. 3: Clovis at the Zoo with Alison Steadman and Angela Thorne
Music by John White. A Hat Trick production


Unknown: Justin Greene
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Angela Thorne
Music By: John White.
Clovis: Mark Tandy
Toberrnory: John Fortune
Mary Hampton: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Col Hampton: John Sessions

: News

: The Late Story: Human Seal

Jillie Mears reads Lesley Glaister 's story. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Jillie Mears
Unknown: Lesley Glaister

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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