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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 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 Second Test at Wanderers,
Johannesburg. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Gerald de Kock and Michael Abrahamson. Including at
10.35 South African Summers
11.00 News*
Produced in association with SABC
* Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Gerald de Kock
Commentary By: Michael Abrahamson.

: 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]. for factsheet No 49. enclosing sae


Unknown: Sandy Gall.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Julian Mayers


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Week in Westminster

With Peter Riddell of The Times. Producer Jane Robins


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Jane Robins

: Europhile

With David Walter. Olga Szantova reports from Prague on the joys of the new hi-tech telephone system, while Tim Whewell investigates old-style conspiracy and kidnapping in Bratislava. Producer Rosie Goldsmith. Editor Sian Kevill


Unknown: David Walter.
Unknown: Olga Szantova
Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Money Box

With Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games is at the Royal Hall in Harrogate. With Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Willie Rushton and guest panellist Jeremy Hardy. Chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. Producer Jon Naismith. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy.
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: NeWS

: Any Questions?

From Bilston, West Midlands, with Will Hutton , assistant editor of the Guardian; Donald Dewar MP, Labour's Chief Whip; and Anne Applebaum , deputy editor of the Spectator. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Will Hutton
Unknown: Donald Dewar
Unknown: Anne Applebaum

: Any Answers? ([number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Karen Turner

: Saturday Playhouse: The Distance between the Stars

By Andrew Wilson. A radio road movie in which four teenagers from Todmorden search for aliens in the Scottish Highlands. with Fiona Kerr , Malcolm Raeburn , Deborah McAndrew , John Jardine. Robert Whelan , David Bower , Kathryn Hunt and Rachel Bull Director Michael Fox Rpt


Unknown: Andrew Wilson.
Unknown: Fiona Kerr
Unknown: Malcolm Raeburn
Unknown: Deborah McAndrew
Unknown: John Jardine.
Unknown: Robert Whelan
Unknown: David Bower
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt
Director: Michael Fox Rpt
Geoff: Adam Sunderland
Mark: Andy Wear
Ant: Steven Arnold

: Strong Impressions

Sir Roy Strong makes a personal odyssey into the past and future of six historic towns. Stirling. His journey begins north of the border in Stirling, a medieval town surrounded by roads, business parks and shopping malls.
Producer Martin Buckley. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Producer: Martin Buckley.

: Science Now

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


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Roger Philbrick.

: File on 4

Reporter Mark Whitaker. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Mark Whitaker.

: Queenan Country

American satirist Joe Queenan explores the soft underbelly of life in the US.
Slacker for a Day. Can a middle-aged man ever really like Nirvana? Producer Jim Clarke


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Jim Clarke

: Week Ending

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

: Ad Lib

Plastic surgery is one of the oldest branches of the surgeon's art. Most practitioners spend much of their time fixing the defects of accident or birth. Robert Robinson asks whether they resent the playboy image of careers spent remodelling the super-rich.
Producer Helen Galley. Rptd Thurs 11.30pm + Dr Mark Porter : page 59


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Helen Galley.
Unknown: Dr Mark Porter

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Between the Sheets
As serious novelists turn increasingly to erotica, Kate Saunders delves into the private thoughts of authors Gore Vidal , A S Byatt, Melvyn Bragg ,
Michelle Roberts and Lisa Appignanesi to reveal the secret ingredients of erotic fiction. Producer Nicki Paxman. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Kate Saunders
Unknown: Gore Vidal
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Michelle Roberts
Unknown: Lisa Appignanesi
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

By Joan Aiken , dramatised by Eric Pringle , with Jane Lapotaire as Miss
Slighcarp. This historical novel is set in an England overrun by wolves. At the house of Willoughby Chase, Sylvia and Bonnie struggle to escape the clutches of their evil governess, Miss Slighcarp. with Tom Bevan , Jilly Bond , Eva Stuart. David Antrobus , Ian Masters , Derek Waring , George Parsons. Elaine Claxton , Natasha Pyne and Becky Hindley. Director Cherry Cookson Rpt


Unknown: Joan Aiken
Dramatised By: Eric Pringle
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: Tom Bevan
Unknown: Jilly Bond
Unknown: Eva Stuart.
Unknown: David Antrobus
Unknown: Ian Masters
Unknown: Derek Waring
Unknown: George Parsons.
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: Natasha Pyne
Unknown: Becky Hindley.
Director: Cherry Cookson Rpt
Bonnie: Emily Watson
Sylvia: Abigail Docherty
Narrator: John Rowe
Grimshaw: John Turner
Sir Willoughby: Gavin Muir
Lady Green/Mrs Brisket: Kristin Milward

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Led by the Rt Rev Richard Harries , Bishop of Oxford.


Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Word of Mouth

Russell Davies presents six programmes exploring language. 3: Word Keepers
Producer Emma Kingsley Rpt


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Emma Kingsley Rpt

: Eight of the Best

In the search for Britain's most inspirational teachers, eight of them allow microphones into the classroom. 5: English teacher Chris Nicholson from Bedford Modern School explores a Seamus Heaney poem with his class of 11- to 12-year-old boys. A Goldhawk Radio production


Unknown: Chris Nicholson
Unknown: Seamus Heaney

: Personal Records

In the first of six programmes, Jeremy Nicholas explores the record collection of percussionist Evelyn Glennie. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Evelyn Glennie.

: The Chronicles of Clovis

Justin Greene 's six-part adaptation of stories by the Edwardian writer Saki. 4: Clovis and the Russian Princess
ClovisSangrail MARK
TANDY Sophie Chattel-Monkheim ........REBECCA FRONT with Nichola McAuliffe , Katherine Malsom.
Ciaran Madden and Sylvestra Le Touzel. Music by John White. A Hat Trick production


Unknown: Justin Greene
Unknown: Tandy Sophie Chattel-Monkheim
Unknown: Nichola McAuliffe
Unknown: Katherine Malsom.
Unknown: Ciaran Madden
Unknown: Sylvestra Le Touzel.
Music By: John White.

: News

: The Late Story: The Cats' Meat Man

Brenda Bruce reads Penelope Lively 's story.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Brenda Bruce
Unknown: Penelope Lively

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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