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: News Briefing

: Farming 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 David Winter.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: News

: Sport on 4

Presented by Cliff Morgan. Producer Andy Kay


Presented By: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Andy Kay

: Breakaway

Travel news with Anne Gregg. Producer Dave Harvey
SUGGESTIONS: write to Best Tour Guide 1996, Breakaway, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA.


Unknown: Anne Gregg.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Week in Westminster

Anne Applebaum of the Evening
Standard looks behind the scenes at
Editor Jane Robins


Unknown: Anne Applebaum
Editor: Jane Robins

: Europhile

European affairs series presented by David Walter. Kalmykia, a Russian Republic ruled by a millionaire whiz-kid, is the only Buddhist state in Europe. This programme finds out why the descendants of Genghis Khan want to turn themselves into a Japanese-style corporation. Plus how business in Italy is thriving. Producer Arlene Gregorius


Presented By: David Walter.
Unknown: Genghis Khan
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Money Box

Latest news with Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: Just a Minute

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


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical debate in Grimsby, with guests
Diane Abbott MP: Charles Kennedy MP, Liberal Democrat European Affairs spokesperson; Kenneth Minogue , Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics: and Peter Temple-Morris MP.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Diane Abbott
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Kenneth Minogue

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions?
Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


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

: Saturday Playhouse: Campion's Ghost

By Garry O'Connor. Set amid the religious strife in Elizabethan England, Paul McGann stars as the poet John Donne who rejects his Catholic upbringing to seek preferment at Court. with Alex Jones , Terry Pearson , Martin Cookson , Sean Connolly and Graham Colclough
Director Brian Lighthill


Unknown: Garry O'Connor.
Unknown: Paul McGann
Unknown: John Donne
Unknown: Alex Jones
Unknown: Terry Pearson
Unknown: Martin Cookson
Unknown: Sean Connolly
Unknown: Graham Colclough
Director: Brian Lighthill
Sir Jasper Underhill: Timothy West
Kate: Hilary MacLean
Sylvia: Marian Kemmer
Topcliffe: Pip Donaghy
Queen Elizabeth I: Janet Dale
O'Hearne: Kim Durham
Pembroke: Fred Denno
Oxford: Mark Finn
Burghley: Christian Rodska
Sphacto: Gerry Hinks

: That's History

Roy Porter 's topical history magazine. Producer Malcolm Brammar. Editor Ian Bell Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


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

: Science Now

A weekly review with Peter Evans.
Producer Anne McNaught. Rptd Tue 8.00pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Anne McNaught.

: File on 4

Reporter Liz Carney. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Liz Carney.

: Letters from the Green Room

Four reminiscences of theatrical life written and read by Sheila Steafel. 1: A Grand Start. Sheila witnesses terrible scenes between Sir Donald
Wolfit and Sir Cecil Beaton.
Producer Matthew Walters Rpt


Read By: Sheila Steafel.
Read By: Sir Cecil Beaton.
Producer: Matthew Walters Rpt

: Week Ending

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

: Postcard from Gotham

From across the Pond, Joe Queenan reviews the scramble for the White
Producer Fiona Hill. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Fiona Hill.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

You Talking to Me?
Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull - the virtuoso film-maker
Martin Scorsese has delivered some of the most powerful and hypnotically disturbing works of modern cinema. On the release of his new gangster film Casino, he talks to
Paul Gambaccini about the movies, religion and being an outsider.
Producer Erika Wright. Rptd Friday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Martin Scorsese
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Erika Wright.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Stolen Kisses

Louise Lombard , Paul McGann and Neil Pearson star as Karen, Ged and Robert in Bill Taylor 's taut sexual thriller set in the hot, claustrophobic world of a large Manchester hotel. Ged becomes the go-between in Karen and Robert's affair. with Leslie Nichol , Anne Rye. Diane Whitley , Martin Reeve and Jason Done. Cocktail pianist Chris Euesden
Director Martin Jameson


Unknown: Louise Lombard
Unknown: Paul McGann
Unknown: Neil Pearson
Unknown: Bill Taylor
Unknown: Leslie Nichol
Unknown: Diane Whitley
Unknown: Martin Reeve
Unknown: Jason Done.
Pianist: Chris Euesden
Franklin: Russel Dixon
Thelma: Debra Penny
Fisher: John Lloyd Filungham

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Presented by Father Michael Child.


Presented By: Father Michael Child.

: News

: An Unfortunate Turn of Events

John Howard tells six tales of blunders and cock-ups.
1: The QE2 Fiasco. Why did the luxury Christmas cruise turn into "the holiday from hell"? Producer Nick Ware Rpt


Producer: Nick Ware Rpt

: A City Called Glory

Neil McKay 's play based on the life of Sam Cooke. With Lennie James as Sam Cooke and Al Matthews as the Rev Julius Cheeks.
Although his music isfamiliarthe world over through such songs as Wonderful World and Chain Gang,
Sam Cooke remains one of the most enigmatic figures in pop. with Dig Wayne, John Guerrasio , Vivienne Rochester, Rachel Atkins and Gareth Armstrong. Director Andy Jordan Rpt


Unknown: Neil McKay
Unknown: Sam Cooke.
Unknown: Lennie James
Unknown: Sam Cooke
Unknown: Al Matthews
Unknown: Julius Cheeks.
Unknown: Sam Cooke
Unknown: John Guerrasio
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong.
Director: Andy Jordan Rpt
J W Alexander: Colin McFarlane
ArtRupe: Bradley Lavelle
Bumps Blackwell: Tony Armatrading
Bessie Griffen: Sharon D Clarke
Emcee: Danny John-Jules
Ed Sullivan: Peter Whitman
Rebert Harris: David Michael Clarke
Elisa Boyer: Christine St John

: News

: The Late Story: Bright Cave

By Melissa Murray. The search for the identity of a stranger brings notoriety to a small Mediterranean community. Read by Denys Hawthorne. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Read By: Denys Hawthorne.

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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