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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Richard Sanders looks back at the issues of the farming year. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Richard Sanders
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: Today

James Naughtie talks to the Prime
Minister, John Major. With Peter Hobday.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Richard Holloway.


Talks: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Major.
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Richard Holloway.


: Test Match Special

South Africa v England
Coverage of the final day's play in the Fourth Test at St George's Park, Port Elizabeth. Commentary by Jonathan Agnew , Gerald de Kock and Mike London. Including at
10.35* South African Summers
11.00* News
* Approximate time


Unknown: Port Elizabeth.
Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Gerald de Kock
Commentary By: Mike London.

: 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 1, enclosing sae + See Holiday Supplement: page 67


Presented By: Sandy Gall.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: Loose Ends

Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Julian Mayers


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Modern Magi

In the second of two programmes, three modern magi, Rowan Williams , Bishop of Monmouth; Professor Heather Couper , astronomer; and Paul Vallely of the Independent newspaper continue their journey retracing the steps of the three Wise Men. Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Rowan Williams
Unknown: Heather Couper
Unknown: Paul Vallely
Producer: Christine Morgan

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. A special edition in which the team answers some of Money Box listeners' most common queries about personal finance. Producer Tim Bowler


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Tim Bowler

: News Quiz of the Year

Barry Took presents the second of two compilations of the funniest stories from the News Quiz year, with satirical comment from Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Andy Hamilton and guests. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd New Year's Day 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Aled Evans.


: Our Next Question, Please

Jonathan Dimbleby looks back at the political, social and humorous events in a year of Any Questions? Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Toady, Grovel and Ingratiate

An investigation into the thriving art of sycophancy. Reporter Diana Eden. Repeated from yesterday


Reporter: Diana Eden.

: Saturday Playhouse: Seaton's Aunt

By Jonathan Holloway , based on the short story by Walter de la Mare. Rupert Withers meets Seaton's aunt only three times in his life, but she leaves an indelible impression. with Andrew Wincott , Jonathan Keeble , Patience Tomiinson. Tracy Wiles , Zulema Dene , Tessa Worsley and John Hartley Music by Adrian Johnston. Director David Hunter


Unknown: Jonathan Holloway
Story By: Walter de la Mare.
Story By: Rupert Withers
Unknown: Andrew Wincott
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: Tracy Wiles
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: John Hartley
Music By: Adrian Johnston.
Director: David Hunter
Rupert Withers: Samuel West
Seaton's aunt: Margaret Robertson
Seatona boy: Teresa Gallagher
Withersa boy: Melinda Walker

: Strong Impressions

Sir Roy Strong continues his journey through six historic British towns.
5: Norwich. How has this self-declared "fine city" faced the challenges of car parks and shopping centres?
Producer Martin Buckley. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Producer: Martin Buckley.

: Science Now

Peter Evans and guests discuss the best science books of 1995. Producer Sandy Raffan. Rptd Tues 8.00pm


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Sandy Raffan.

: Tumpty-Tumpty-Tumpty-Tum

Jeremy Nicholas examines the evolution of the signature tune. Revised repeat from Boxing Day


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas

: Queenan Country

Satirist Joe Queenan provides more thoughts from across the pond. Producer Jim Clarke


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Jim Clarke

: Year Ending

Sally Grace , Toby Longworth ,
Jon Glover and Ronnie Ancona look back at the news stories of the year. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson finds outjust how loudly the poor food critic has to sing for his supper.
Producer Min Raisman. RptdThurs 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The New Dubliners
Joseph O'Connor sweeps aside the romantic literary image of Dublin's
Fair City when he takes to the streets with some of today's young generation of Irish writers.
Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Joseph O'Connor
Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Death of an Ugly Sister

A pantomime chiller by John Peacock. Cinderella is missing, her understudy is panicking, and the police are investigating a death.
Tina (HombilisHardupp/FaiiyGodmother)....TINA GRAY with Christopher Simon , Jillie Meers , Gordon Reid , Annabel Mullion , Crawford Logan , Peter Yapp , Oliver Senton , David Learner , Michael Tudor Barnes. James Beattie and Becky Hindley. Music by Trevor Allan Davies. with Herbie Flowers and Mark Doffman Director Ned Chaillet Rpt


Unknown: John Peacock.
Unknown: Tina Gray
Unknown: Christopher Simon
Unknown: Jillie Meers
Unknown: Gordon Reid
Unknown: Annabel Mullion
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Peter Yapp
Unknown: Oliver Senton
Unknown: David Learner
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes.
Unknown: James Beattie
Unknown: Becky Hindley.
Music By: Trevor Allan Davies.
Unknown: Herbie Flowers
Unknown: Mark Doffman
Billy (Dyspepsia): Roy Barraclough
Joe (Amphibia): Paul Shane
Rose: Sandra Voe
Harry (Baron Hardupp): John Halstead
Petra (Cinderella's Understudy): Linda Regan

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Led by the Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Ernie Rea.

: News

: Stanza on Stage

Irish poets Brendan Kennelly and Nuala Ni Dhomhnall give a high octane performance from the 1995 Birmingham Readers and Writers
Festival. Introduced by Simon Armitage. Producers Felicity Goodall and Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Brendan Kennelly
Unknown: Nuala Ni Dhomhnall
Introduced By: Simon Armitage.
Producers: Felicity Goodall
Producers: Julian Wilkinson

: Philosophy Figures

Dominik Diamond presents a four-part beginners guide to philosphy.
1: Plato. With specialists
Dr M M McCabe and Dr Angie Hobbs and William Waldegrave MP and Arthur Smith. Producer Eleanor Garland Rpt


Unknown: Dominik Diamond
Unknown: Dr M M McCabe
Unknown: Dr Angie Hobbs
Unknown: William Waldegrave
Unknown: Arthur Smith.
Producer: Eleanor Garland Rpt

: Personal Records

Jeremy Nicholas explores Jilly Cooper 's record collection. Producer Andrew Mussett


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Jilly Cooper
Producer: Andrew Mussett

: A Landscape Painter

The second of three American plays by Henry James. When a New York painter declares love for Miriam, she sees through his romantic charade.
Dramatised by Stanley Richardson
A BBC/Public Media Foundation coproduction Rpt


Unknown: Henry James.
Dramatised By: Stanley Richardson
Miriam Quaterman: Carina May
John Locksley: Chris von Bayer
Prenderghast: David Zoffoli
Quaterman: Tim Sawyer
Cynthia: Diane Beckett

: News

: The Late Story: Christmas Present

By Maeve Binchy, read by Hannah Gordon. Repeated from Christmas Day


Read By: Hannah Gordon.

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.

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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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