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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Anna Hill presents the week's news. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: 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 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

Holiday news with Sandy Gall. Producer Jill Thomas
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Unknown: 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

With Michael White of the Guardian.
Editor Jane Robins


Unknown: Michael White
Editor: Jane Robins

: Europhile

Presented by David Walter. A profile of Greek prime minister
Andreas Papandreou , whose long career could be ended by a widespread press campaign against him and his young and politically ambitious wife, Mimi. And how Russian cooking is being rediscovered in Moscow.
Producer Arlene Gregorius. Editor Sian Keviii


Presented By: David Walter.
Unknown: Andreas Papandreou
Producer: Arlene Gregorius.
Editor: Sian Keviii

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Tim Bowler


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games visits the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. With Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Willie Rushton and Tim Brooke-Taylor. Chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Panellist: Barry Cryer
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Willie Rushton
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: Any Questions?

From Newbiggin-by-the-Sea,
Northumberland. With Chris Haskins , chairman of Northern Foods:
Ann Leslie , special correspondent for the Daily Mail; Ken Livingstone MP; and Attorney General Sir Nicholas Lyell MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Chris Haskins
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Sir Nicholas Lyell

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Tunes of Glory CINEMA 100

James Kennaway 's famous novel, dramatised by Trevor Royle. Sandhurst trained Lt Col Basil Barrow arrives at the headquarters of a Scottish battalion to take over as commanding officer from hard-bitten war hero Jock Sinclair. With
Bill Paterson as Sinclair and Alexander Morton as Barrow. with Gregor Powrie , David McKail , Norman MacLean and Matthew Zajac. Music played by Pipe-Major Stuart Samson and Pipe-
Sergeant James Stout of the Highlanders Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: James Kennaway
Unknown: Lt Col Basil Barrow
Unknown: Jock Sinclair.
Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: Alexander Morton
Unknown: Gregor Powrie
Unknown: David McKail
Unknown: Norman MacLean
Unknown: Matthew Zajac.
Unknown: Major Stuart Samson
Unknown: Sergeant James Stout
Director: Patrick Rayner
Major Scott: Paul Young
Captain Cairns: Tom Smith
Mary: Cara Kelly
Morag: Julie Ouncanson
Lt Simpson: Andrew Conlan
Lt Rattray: Douglas Russell

: Strong Impressions

Sir Roy Strong continues his odyssey through six historic towns.
2: Ludlow. The former capital of all Wales is now a perfectly preserved town. But can it survive the threat of the hypermarket?
Producer Martin Buckley. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Producer: Martin Buckley.

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans.
Producer Sandy Rattan. Rptd Tues 8.00pm


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Sandy Rattan.

: File on 4

Reporter Alasdair Sandford. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Alasdair Sandford.

: Queenan Country

Satirist Joe Queenan continues his exploration of truth, justice and the American Way.
Producer Jim Clarke


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Jim Clarke

: Week Ending

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

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson throws caution to the wind and learns the tricks of the stuntman's trade.
Producer Helen Galley. Rptd Thurs 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Helen Galley.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Famous or What?
Once, Reg Foort was voted Britain's most popular entertainer, Bernard Buffet 's prints adorned millions of lounge walls, and W C Tuttle 's western stories were bestsellers. Today, all three are barely remembered. Ian McMillan throws light on the fickleness of popularity and fashion in 20th-century artistic life.
A Squire Horse production. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Reg Foort
Unknown: Bernard Buffet
Unknown: C Tuttle
Unknown: Ian McMillan

: Saturday Night Theatre: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Jules Verne 's classic adventure, dramatised by Steve Walker.
Lidenbrok, a Hamburg geologist, decodes runes which tell of a passage to the centre of the Earth. with Peter Yapp , Michael Tudor-Barnes and Joshua Towb. Director Eoin O'Callaghan Rpt


Unknown: Jules Verne
Dramatised By: Steve Walker.
Unknown: Peter Yapp
Unknown: Michael Tudor-Barnes
Unknown: Joshua Towb.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan Rpt
Axel: Nathaniel Parker
Prof Lidenbrok: Nicholas Le Prevost
Rosemarie McNab: Kristin Milward
Hans/Student: Oliver Senton
Grauben: Deborah Berlin
Martha: Eva Stuart

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Led by Father Michael Child.


Unknown: Father Michael Child.

: News

: Word of Mouth

Russell Davies presents six programmes exploring language. 4: Terminalspeak. As our mouse clicks through the icons, we surf our way across the interface between the images on our computer screens and the language we see, speak and hear. Producer Daniel Snowman Rpt


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Eight of the Best

In the search for Britain's most inspirational teachers, eight of them allow microphones into the classroom. 6: Geography teacher Marjorie Roby looks at glaciers with her lower-sixth class at Hereford Sixth Form College. A Goldhawk Radio production


Unknown: Marjorie Roby

: Personal Records

Chef Raymond Blanc discusses his record collection with Jeremy Nicholas. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Raymond Blanc
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas.

: The Chronicles of Clovis

Justin Greene 's six-part adaptation of stories by the Edwardian writer Saki. 5: Clovis at the Carlton. Clovis's shock tactics cure Mrs Chilworth of maternal curiosity. with Angela Thorne , Samuel West and John Sessions. Music by John White A Hat Trick production Rpt


Unknown: Justin Greene
Unknown: Mrs Chilworth
Unknown: Angela Thorne
Unknown: Samuel West
Unknown: John Sessions.
Music By: John White
Clovis: Mark Tandy
JaneMartlett: Nichola McAuliffe
MrsSangrail: Ciaran Madden
Mrs Chilworth: Prunella Scales

: News

: The Late Story: Andrzej, the Polish Poet

By Carl Tighe. Read by Jack Klaff. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Carl Tighe.
Read By: Jack Klaff.

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.

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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.

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