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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 John Humphrys and Sue Cameron.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With David Winter.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue Cameron.

: News

: Sport on 4

With Cliff Morgan. Producer Andy Kay


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Andy Kay

: Breakaway

Travel news with Anne Gregg.
Producer Dave Harvey. FACTSHEET: send sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Anne Gregg.
Producer: Dave Harvey.

: Loose Ends

Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Julian Mayers


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Week in Westminster

Peter Riddell of The Times goes behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Robins


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Jane Robins

: Europhile

Presented by David Walter. On the eve of the Spanish elections, the programme asks if the country is ready to say goodbye to its 15-year-old Socialist government. And Maria Manuel Stocker examines the row between Portugal and Spain over the waters of the three great Iberian rivers. Producer Sallie Davies


Presented By: David Walter.
Presented By: Maria Manuel Stocker
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Money Box

With Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: Just a Minute

Join chairman Nicholas Parsons and guests Peter Jones , Derek Nimmo , Tony Hawks and Graham Norton at the Playhouse Theatre, Ainwick, as they try to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Producer Ann Jobson. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Graham Norton
Producer: Ann Jobson.
Producer: Rptd Mon

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical debate in Alston, Cumbria, with guests the Rt Hon Roger Freeman MP, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster; Jimmy Knapp , General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers;
Peter Mandelson MP; and Baroness Perry of Southwark, President of Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Roger Freeman
Unknown: Jimmy Knapp
Unknown: Peter Mandelson

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Death at Broadcasting House

by Val Gielgud and Holt Marvell. In Sue Rodwell's adaptation of the 1930s film, an actor is strangled during the live transmission of a play.


Writer: Val Gielgud
Writer: Holt Marvell
Director: Enyd Williams
Julian Caird: John Moffatt
Detective Inspector Spears: Peter Sallis
Director General: Graham Crowden
Rodney Fleming: Jeremy Clyde
Guy Bannister: Roger May
Leopold Dryden: William Nighy
Isabel Dryden: Diana Quick
Stewart Evans: Julian Glover
Detective Sergeant Ring: Nicky Henson
Other parts: Becky Hindley
Other parts: Caroline Strong
Other parts: Gavin Muir
Other parts: David Holt
Other parts: John Hartley

: That's History

Topical history magazine with Roy Porter. Producer Malcolm Brammar. Editor ian Bell
Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Roy Porter.
Producer: Malcolm Brammar.

: Science Now

Presented by Georgina Ferry. Producer Richard Aedy
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Georgina Ferry.
Producer: Richard Aedy

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Mark Whitaker. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Mark Whitaker.

: Letters from the Green Room

Four reminiscences of theatrical life written and read by Sheila Steafel. 2: Hamburg with Relish. Sheila experiences TV commercials. Producer Matthew Walters Rpt


Read By: Sheila Steafel.
Producer: Matthew Walters Rpt

: Week Ending

Another dose of topical satire delivered by Sally Grace , Toby Longworth , Jon Glover and Ronnie Ancona. Repeated from yesterday


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

: Postcard from Gotham

Joe Queenan and his guests gather round his New York table for another hearty discussion about topics dominating the news in the USA. Producer Fiona Hill
Repeated Thursday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Joe Queenan
Producer: Fiona Hill

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Millennium - An Age of Hollow Statues?
Millions of pounds are on offer for ideas to mark the millennium so why have none of the proposals captured the nation's imagination?
Patrick Wright argues that we lack vision and confidence and asks how highly we value our culture. Producer Robyn Read
Repeated Friday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Patrick Wright

: Saturday Night Theatre: Whisky Galore

By Compton Mackenzie. In the middle of the last war, a ship loaded with whisky ran aground on a Hebridean island.
Bernard Holley and Dolina Maclennan star as Fred and Old Peggy in Hector MacMillan 's dramatisation of Mackenzie's great comedy. with Alyxis Daly , Stella Forge , Raymond Ross , John Buick , Tony Kearney , Mairead Ross , Charles Kearney , Allan Sharpe and John Ramage. Director Hamish Wilson Rpt


Author: Compton Mackenzie
Dramatist: Hector MacMillan
Director: Hamish Wilson
Fred: Bernard Holley
Peggy: Dolina MacLennan
Interviewer: Donalda Samuel
Macroon: Michael Elder
Macrurie: Bill Riddoch
Drooby: John Shedden
Biffer: Paul Young
Mrs Biffer: Eliza Langland
Norman: Finlay McLean
Catriona: Alyxis Daly
Mrs Waggett: Stella Forge
HG Captain Waggett: Raymond Ross
Father MacAlister: John Buick
George Campbell: Tony Kearney
Mrs Campbell: Mairead Ross
Dr Mack: Charles Kearney
Jocky: Allan Sharpe
Hugh: John Ramage

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Presented by the Rt Rev Richard Harries , Bishop of Oxford.


Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: An Unfortunate Turn of Events

John Howard tells six tales of blunders and cock-ups.
2: Estate Agents Goldrush. They paid thousands fprthem in the 80s and then sold up at 300 for Ll. Why did the building societies make huge losses with their estate agencies? Producer Nick Ware Rpt


Producer: Nick Ware Rpt

: The Sound of Fury

A play by Mike Walker , inspired by events in the life of Billy Fury. With Anton Lesser as Billy Fury , Peter Whitman as Larry Parnes and Rory Bremner as Russell Harty. Stricken with rheumatic fever as a child and not expected to live beyond the age of 20, Billy Fury went on to become Britain's answer to Elvis Presley
. If you thought the story started with Halfway to Paradise, think again. with Peter Watts. Siriol Jenkins, Jeremy Clyde , Richard Tate , Ken Sharrock , Tom Bevan , James Taylor and Rachel Atkins. Songs performed by Gavin Stanley. Director Andy Jordan Rpt


Play By: Mike Walker
Unknown: Billy Fury.
Unknown: Anton Lesser
Unknown: Billy Fury
Unknown: Peter Whitman
Unknown: Larry Parnes
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Unknown: Russell Harty.
Unknown: Billy Fury
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Peter Watts.
Unknown: Jeremy Clyde
Unknown: Richard Tate
Unknown: Ken Sharrock
Unknown: Tom Bevan
Unknown: James Taylor
Unknown: Rachel Atkins.
Unknown: Gavin Stanley.
Director: Andy Jordan Rpt
Stuart Colman: Robert Glenister
Dickie Pride: Andy Serkis
Marty Wilde: Ian Targett
Joe Brown: Alistair McGowan
Jack Good: Nicholas Boulton

: News

: The Late Story: The Reach of Love

By Mike McCormack. Read by Luke Griffin. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mike McCormacK.
Read By: Luke Griffin.

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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