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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: Today

With Peter Hobday and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Oliver McTernan.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.

: News

: Sport on 4

With Chris Rea. Producer Andy Kay


Unknown: Chris Rea.
Producer: Andy Kay

: Breakaway

Travel news with Anne Gregg. Producer Dave Harvey


Unknown: Anne Gregg.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Jon Rowlands


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Jon Rowlands

: The Week in Westminster

With Frank Millar of the Irish Times. Producer Jane Robins


Unknown: Frank Millar
Producer: Jane Robins

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Tim Bowler


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.

: Just a Minute

From Nottingham. Nicholas Parsons challenges Clement Freud , Derek Nimmo , Paul Merton and Maria McErlane to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
Producer Ann Jobson. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Maria McErlane
Producer: Ann Jobson.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical discussion in Margate with guests Janet Daley of the Daily Telegraph; Baroness Jay of Paddington; the Rt Rev Dr Michael Nazir-Ali , Bishop of Rochester; and the Rt Hon Sir George Young MP, Secretary of State for Transport. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Dr Michael Nazir-Ali
Unknown: Sir George Young

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Stars in Their Eyes

A radio musical by John Lovat and Tim Riley. In Jimmy Dollar's club, up the valley, Brian's 50th birthday celebrations take a turn for the worse. with Rhodri Hugh. Aimee Thomas , Giles Taylor and Basienka Blake. Music performed by Henry Johnson. Simon Kingman. Tim Riley and Jonathan Thomas. Director Foz Allan


Unknown: John Lovat
Unknown: Tim Riley.
Unknown: Rhodri Hugh.
Unknown: Aimee Thomas
Unknown: Giles Taylor
Unknown: Basienka Blake.
Unknown: Henry Johnson.
Unknown: Simon Kingman.
Unknown: Tim Riley
Unknown: Jonathan Thomas.
Director: Foz Allan
Jimmy Dollar: Brian Hibbard
Brian Hopper: Sion Probert
Anne Hopper: Di Botcher

: Back Here

Stephen Perry , home after working in the USA, compares life here with life there. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Stephen Perry

: That's History

In this week's topical history magazine Roy Porter investigates the origins of social drinking and recreational drug-taking. And one of the world's best-known tunes celebrates its birthday. Producer Malcolm Brammar. Editor Ian Bell Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


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

: The Final Frontier

How do we fare in the weightless vacuum of space? in the third of six programmes, Jez Nelson explores the physical and psychological barriers that must be overcome for successful interplanetary travel.
Producer Adrian Washboume
Repeated tomorrow at 10.45pm


Unknown: Jez Nelson
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: Consequences

The last of a series on public policies. Personal Pensions
Repeated from Tuesday

: Starwatch

From her back garden in Buckinghamshire, Heather Couper presents a six-part series of live link-ups with astronomers around the world. 3: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Producer Ruth Prince


Unknown: Heather Couper
Producer: Ruth Prince

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news. Repeated from yesterday

: Postcard from Gotham

Joe Queenan is back with his merry band of wits and wags. This missive from Manhattan has some of the liveliest characters in town trading opinions on the topics dominating talk across America.
Producer Fiona Hill. Rptd Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Fiona Hill.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Coleridge's Ancient Mariner waylaid the Wedding Guest and "fixed him with his glittering eye" before recounting his extraordinary tale. This celebration of the poem features the thoughts of those who have also been captivated by that "glittering eye", including David Bedford, Michael Bogdanov , General Sir John Hackett , Pauline Stainer and Richard Holmes. With readings from the poem by Ralph Richardson and Richard Burton. A Heavy Entertainment production Repeated Friday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Michael Bogdanov
Unknown: Sir John Hackett
Unknown: Pauline Stainer
Unknown: Richard Holmes.
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Richard Burton.

: Saturday Night Theatre: The High Frontier

By Roger Stennett. On board the Soviet space station Mir, cosmonaut Sergei Rasskazov is preparing to return home after 376 days in space. Based on the real-life story of cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev. with Stuart Milligan , Lorelei King , Peter Whrtman. Vincent Marzello , Lyndam Gregory and Susannah Corbett. Director Adrian Bean Rpt


Unknown: Roger Stennett.
Unknown: Sergei Rasskazov
Unknown: Sergei Krikalev.
Unknown: Stuart Milligan
Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Peter Whrtman.
Unknown: Vincent Marzello
Unknown: Lyndam Gregory
Unknown: Susannah Corbett.
Director: Adrian Bean Rpt
Rasskazov: David Hargreaves
Sokolov: Shaun Prendergast
Voskayan/USA Ground Controller: David Jarvis

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Led by Father Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: News

: Stanza on Stage

Simon Armitage introduces one of Britain's brightest young poetic talents, Glyn Maxwell , in performance at last year's Edinburgh Festival.
Producers Rob Ketteridge and Susan Roberts


Introduces: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Glyn Maxwell
Producers: Rob Ketteridge
Producers: Susan Roberts

: Fedback

The first of four programmes in which Piers Bishop sorts through letters from the 1920s and 30s to the "official organ of the BBC" -the Radio Times. In the 1920s, listeners' concerns included whether it was etiquette to stand when the National Anthem was played. Read by Kenneth Cranham , Nigel Anthony , June Barrie and Victoria Carting. Producer Andrew Johnston Rpt


Read By: Kenneth Cranham
Read By: Nigel Anthony
Read By: June Barrie
Producer: Andrew Johnston Rpt

: Touch of Genius

In the third of four programmes, the ever-popular pianist George Shearing , now in his 70s, looks back with June Knox-Mawerto his early years in America. Producer Derek Drescher Rpt


Pianist: George Shearing
Producer: Derek Drescher Rpt

: The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Douglas Adams 's epic adventure in time and space. Starring Peter Jones as The Book. 3: Rt the Ninth with Stephen Moore. David Tate , Bill Wallis. Leueen Willoughby and Richard Goolden. Radiophonic sound and music by Paddy Kingsland Producer Geoffrey Perkins


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Stephen Moore.
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Bill Wallis.
Unknown: Leueen Willoughby
Unknown: Richard Goolden.
Music By: Paddy Kingsland
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins
Arthur Dent: Simon Jones
Ford Prefect: Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod Beeblebrox: Mark Wing-Davey

: News

: The Late Story: ATriptoTortugero

By John Latham. Read by Ian Masters. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: John Latham.
Read By: Ian Masters.

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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