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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 Sue MacGregor, John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bill Westwood.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sport news 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

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Torquil Macleod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: The Week in Westminster

With Donald Madrrtyre of the Independent. Editor Jane Robins


Unknown: Donald Madrrtyre
Editor: Jane Robins

: Europhile

Last in the series presented by David Walter is a Germany special. Europe's powerhouse is faltering, as Germans realise their economic miracle is over. Producer Tim Whewell


Presented By: David Walter
Producer: Tim Whewell

: Money Box

With Alison Mitchell. Producer Tim Bowler


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Tim Bowler

: The News Quiz

Barry Took asks the questions,
Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton and Jeremy Hardy provide the answers as the team takes a satirical look at the week's biggest, strangest and funniest stories.
Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Aled Evans.
Producer: Rptd Mon

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical debate in Witchford, Cambridgeshire, with panellists Rt Hon Douglas Hogg MP, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food; Glenda Jackson MP, a member of Labour's transport team; Madsen Pirie , president of the Adam Smith Institute; and poet and author Michael Rosen. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Douglas Hogg
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Madsen Pirie
Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: The Charge of the Boys' Brigade

Ronnie Smith 's affectionate play is set in the early 1950s. with John Hartley , James Taylor , Jenny Forsyth , Claira Mackie , Louisa Seddon , Suzanne Banks-Henegan , Ben Lemel ,
Eamonn Fleming , Paul Daintry and Daniel Philpott. Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Ronnie Smith
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: James Taylor
Unknown: Jenny Forsyth
Unknown: Claira MacKie
Unknown: Louisa Seddon
Unknown: Suzanne Banks-Henegan
Unknown: Ben Lemel
Unknown: Eamonn Fleming
Unknown: Paul Daintry
Unknown: Daniel Philpott.
Director: Enyd Williams
Tommie: George Cole
Young Tommie: David Thorpe
Vi: Natasha Pyne
George: Brian Murphy
Gran: Joan Littlewood
Creamcake: David Holt
Eggo: Ross Livingstone
Sid: David Jarvis
Daph: Teresa Gallagher
Dor: Deborah Berlin
Lily: Becky Hindley

: Working History

The first of a six-part series focusing on the uses and abuses of history.
John Slater looks at current historical and archaeological research and asks what delving into the past actually does. What happens if you wake up and discover that your history has vanished and is in the process of being rewritten? This actually happened in East Germany when the Wall came down and eminent
Communist historians were cast out of the universities. Why, in 1645, did hundreds of women in Suffolk admit to being witches? And is archaeology dead because nobody is allowed to dig any more?
A Pier production. Rptd tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: John Slater

: Science Now

Peter Evans heads west to kick off the third National Science Week live from the heart of Bristol.
Producer Toby Murcott. Rptd Tue at 8.00pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Toby Murcott.
Producer: Rptd Tue

: File on 4

Reporter Jonathan Rugman. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Jonathan Rugman.

: Letters from the Green Room

The last of Sheila Steafel 's reminiscences of theatrical life.
Right Back Where / Started From
Getting a break in America proves to be a heartbreak.
Producer Matthew Walters Rpt


Unknown: Sheila Steafel
Producer: Matthew Walters Rpt

: Week Ending

A wry look back at the week's news. Repeated from yesterday

: Postcard from Gotham

The last of the series presented by JoeQueenan.
Producer Fiona Hill. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Producer: Fiona Hill.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

What's the Big Idea?
"Darlington needs a brick train like a hole in the head ..."At the start of the year-long Visual Arts UK Festival hosted by the North of England, local people ask artists and curators: what's the big idea? Presented by Dinah Clark.
Producer Jackie Christie. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Presented By: Dinah Clark.
Producer: Jackie Christie.

: Saturday Night Theatre: House by the River

By A P Herbert, dramatised by John Fletcher. Nigel Cooke stars as Stephen Byrne , a politician who murders his Polish maid and tries to cover up the crime. with Sally Cookson , Heather Williams and John Branwell. Original music composed by Elizabeth Parker of the Radiophonic
Workshop. Director Kristine Landon-Smith


Dramatised By: John Fletcher.
Dramatised By: Nigel Cooke
Unknown: Stephen Byrne
Unknown: Sally Cookson
Unknown: Heather Williams
Unknown: John Branwell.
Composed By: Elizabeth Parker
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Dr John Byrne: Shiv Grewal
Mary Byrne: Julia St John
Josie: Dona Croll
Mariecka: Usa Jacobs
Detlnsp Thompson: Terry Molloy
DetSgt Bridges: Paul Viragh
Dr Mendez: Cal McCrystal

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Presented by Canon David Hutt.


Presented By: Canon David Hutt.

: News

: An Unfortunate Turn of Events

John Howard tells six tales of blunders and cock-ups.
4: Taurus - the Stock Exchange Computer System. Why was the Taurus project scrapped after a decade of planning? Producer Nick Ware Rpt


Producer: Nick Ware Rpt

: The Set-Up

By Joseph Moncure March.
New York, 1925: a fading black middleweight fights for his survival in the cruellest set-up of his career. A tale of violence, pride and anger, The Set-Up is an uncompromising story of corruption and exploitation in the harsh underworld of American boxing. Sanitised in the 1947 Robert Ryan movie, Kerry Shale 's adaptation and performance restores the story to its gripping and disturbing original form.
Abridged and performed by Kerry Shale
Additional voices by John Geurassio , Malcolm Raeburn , Robert Whelan and Kevin Dyer Producer Martin Jameson


Unknown: Joseph Moncure
Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Voices By: John Geurassio
Voices By: Malcolm Raeburn
Voices By: Robert Whelan
Voices By: Kevin Dyer

: News

: The Late Story: Puss in Boots

By James Finn Gamer. A politically correct, tongue-in-cheek take on an old (though definitely not ageist) tale, as Puss in Boots turns political advisor. Read by Eric Meyers. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: James Finn Gamer.
Read By: Eric Meyers.

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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