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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 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 Richard Holloway.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Richard Holloway.

: Test Match Special

South Africa v England
Coverage of the third day's play in the Third Test at Kingsmead, Durban. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Gerald de Kock and Brett Proctor.
With expert summary from
Trevor Bailey and Geoff Boycott. Including at
10.05* South African Summers
11.30* News * Approximate time


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Gerald de Kock
Commentary By: Brett Proctor.
Unknown: Trevor Bailey
Unknown: Geoff Boycott.

: 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 51. 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 Anne Applebaum of the Evening Standard. Editor Jane Robins


Unknown: Anne Applebaum
Editor: Jane Robins

: Europhile

David Walter presents the last in the series. With the Russian elections and the EU conference, this is a decisive weekend in Europe. The programme visits the voters in Moscow to examine the divide between the haves and have nots. Plus a report on how Sweden is trying to win over its allies in the EU in the pursuit of open government. Producer Tim Whewell. Editor Sian Kevill


Unknown: David Walter
Producer: Tim Whewell.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Money Box FM om y

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Mike Johnson


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Mike Johnson

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The final edition in the series comes from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. With regulars Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Willie Rushton and Tim Brooke-Taylor . Chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. Producer Jon Naismith. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Jon Naismith.


: Any Questions?

From Macclesfield. With Paul Boateng MP; Professor Julian Le Grand of the London School of Economics; and Tessa Keswick, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Professor Julian Le Grand

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Pinocchio

Carlo Collodi 's classic Italian tale, dramatised by Tina Pepler and starring Mark Burrows as Pinocchio and Stephen Moore as Geppetto the toymaker. with Tilly Vosburgh, Charlotte Attenborough. David Holt , David Cooper. Deborah Berlin and Joshua Towb. Music by Peter Howell of the BBC Radiophone Workshop. Director Michael Eartey Rpt


Unknown: Carlo Collodi
Dramatised By: Tina Pepler
Unknown: Mark Burrows
Unknown: Stephen Moore
Unknown: Charlotte Attenborough.
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Deborah Berlin
Unknown: Joshua Towb.
Music By: Peter Howell
Director: Michael Eartey Rpt
Grille: Christian Rodska
Mr Cherry/Bravaccio/Innkeeper/Grasso/ Whale/Farmer: Bill Wallis
Volpino/Trapezio: Phil Daniels

: Strong Impressions

Sir Roy Strong presents six personal portraits of British towns.
3: Durham. A shock or two in the heritage honeypot of Durham.
Producer Martin Buckley. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Producer: Martin Buckley.

: Science Now

Peter Evans explores the latest research into the influence of genes on our behaviour.
Producer Sandy Raffan. Rptd Tues 8.00pm


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Sandy Raffan.

: File on 4

Jolyon Jenkins with the last of the series. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins

: Queenan Country

Satirist Joe Queenan explores truth, justice and the American way.
3: Joey Hates Jazz ...or how I learnt to despise the only truly American art form. 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 goes below stairs to meet butlers from yesterday and today and finds out what they see.
Producer Bruce Whitney Low. Rptd Thurs 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Gargoyle Speaks
The word "gargoyle" is old French for throat and these pagan creatures were orginally simply stone gutters. But why do they adorn Christian buildings and who designed and carved them? Louisa Buck puts her ear close to some gargoyles' lips to hearthe words which splutterfrom theirthroats.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Saturday Night Theatre:The Flying Dutchman

Owen Teale stars as Willem Vanderdecken in the tale which inspired Wagner's opera and has haunted seafarers for centuries.
Newly dramatised by Roger Danes. with Derek Waring , Lyndam Gregory ,
Peter Yapp , Malcolm Ward , Russell Floyd , Richard Pearce. Daniel Davies , David Jarvis and Peter Whitman. Director Adrian Bean Rpt


Unknown: Owen Teale
Unknown: Willem Vanderdecken
Dramatised By: Roger Danes.
Unknown: Derek Waring
Unknown: Lyndam Gregory
Unknown: Peter Yapp
Unknown: Malcolm Ward
Unknown: Russell Floyd
Unknown: Richard Pearce.
Unknown: Daniel Davies
Unknown: David Jarvis
Unknown: Peter Whitman.
Director: Adrian Bean Rpt
Katerina Groot/Katerina Vanderdecken: Elaine Claxton
De Wit/Sutcliffe: Hugh Kermode
M Lamartine: Olivier Pierre
Genevieve Lamartine: Tina Gray
Breukink: John Evitts

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

A reading and a meditation for the forthcoming festival of Hanukkah, with Rabbi Felix Carlebach.


Unknown: Felix Carlebach.

: News

: Word of Mouth

Russell Davies presents six programmes exploring language.
5: England Expects. Sir John Harvey -Jones on the art of signalling ... and communication without speech, plus Trevor McDonald 's English. Producer Bella Bannerman Rpt


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Sir John Harvey
Unknown: Trevor McDonald
Producer: Bella Bannerman Rpt

: Eight of the Best

Eight of Britain's inspirational teachers allow microphones into the classroom. 7: This week's teacher is Sarah Wall with a maths lesson at Ladymead Community School, Taunton. A Goldhawk Radio production


Unknown: Sarah Wall

: Personal Records

Jeremy Nicholas visits the home of Cleo Laine and John Dankworth.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: John Dankworth.

: The Chronicles of Clovis

The last of Justin Greene 's adaptations of stories by the Edwardian writer Saki. Clovis at the Turkish Baths with John Sessions and Alison Steadman
Music by John White. A Hat Trick production


Unknown: Justin Greene
Unknown: John Sessions
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Music By: John White.
Clovis: Mark Tandy
Misses Smithly-Dubbs: Rebecca Front
Lady in Grey: Sylvestra Le Touzel

: News

: The Late Story:The Archbishop's Egg

Written and read by Lawrence Scott. Repeated from Monday


Read By: Lawrence Scott.

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.

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