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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

All the news from farming and the countryside.

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitboum and guest. Producer Kathryn Blennerhassett


Unknown: James Whitboum
Producer: Kathryn Blennerhassett

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: News

: Sport on 4

Bryon Butler with news, issues and interviews from the world of sport.


Presenter: Bryon Butler
Producer: Andy Kay

: Breakaway Travel news with Anne Gregg.

Producer Dave Harvey.
FACTSHEET: send sae to Breakaway, [address removed]


Producer: Dave Harvey.

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Week in Westminster

With Anne Applebaum of the London Evening Standard.


Unknown: Anne Applebaum

: Asia File

Julian Pettifer launches this six-part series with a visit to the Philippines and the town some claim will be Asia's next Hong Kong- US Navy base turned booming free-port, Subic Bay. Plus, as tensions mount between mainland China and Taiwan, a top Taipei journalist comments on today's first free elections in Taiwan. Producer Maria Balinska


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Subic Bay.
Producer: Maria Balinska

: Money Box

With Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: The News Quiz

Barry Took is joined by regulars Alan Coren and Francis Wheen and guests Simon Hoggart and Clive Anderson for a delve into the stories of the week. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Mon at 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Aled Evans.
Producer: Rptd Mon

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical debate in Mold, Clwyd, with panellists Dr Kim Howells MP, Shadow Trade and Industry spokesperson; Ruth Lea , Head of Policy at the Institute of Directors; author Dr Rosalind Miles ; and Rod Richards MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Dr Kim Howells
Unknown: Ruth Lea
Unknown: Dr Rosalind Miles
Unknown: Rod Richards

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Elsie, Doris, Gert and Daisy

Anne Caulfield's imaginative account of the lives of Elsie and Doris Waters. Larking about in a recording studio, they created the ebullient cockney characters Gert and Daisy.


Writer: Anne Caulfield
Pianist: Colin Guthrie
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Doris Waters: Celia Imrie
Elsie Waters: Susie Blake
Gert: Tilly Vosburgh
Daisy: Tessa Peake-Jones
Older Elsie: Ann Beach
Older Doris: Barbara Atkinson
Sam: David Bradley
Young Sam: Chris Wright
Mother: Patience Tomlinson
Father: Geoffrey Whitehead
[Actor]: Stephen Critchlow
[Actor]: Guy Edwards
[Actor]: David Timson
[Actor]: Jill Graham
[Actor]: Roger May
[Actor]: Zulema Dene

: Working History

The second of a six-part series focusing on the uses and abuses of history. Was Ireland ever invaded by the Romans? John Slater reveals how the illegal excavation of buried treasure near
Dublin has provoked fierce debate about events 2,000 years ago. David Anderson discusses recent evidence revealing the presence of black people in Britain as far back as the 1600s. And, Dr Carole Rawcliffe uncovers the story of the 15th-œntury Holy Anorexics.
A Pier production. Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: John Slater
Unknown: David Anderson
Unknown: Dr Carole Rawcliffe

: Science Now

Peter Evans and guests review the results of Megalab 96 - a series of mass experiments - and the other achievements of the third National Science Week.
Producer Toby Murcott. Rptd Tue 8.00pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Toby Murcott.

: File on 4

Reporter Julian O'Halloran. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Julian O'Halloran.

: Letters from Round About

Four letters in which travel writer
Adam Hopkins tries to explain to his brother Harry why he "continues to dash around the globe like a scalded cat". 1: Asturias
Producer Jane Ray Revised


Unknown: Adam Hopkins
Producer: Jane Ray

: Week Ending

A satirical sideswipe at the week's news. Repeated from yesterday

: Utopia and Other Destinations

Six people explain their ideas of Utopia to Michael O'Donnell.
1: Jeanette Winterson found success with her first novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and her reputation has grown with each subsequent work.
This former child preacher talks about her personal vision of Utopia.
Producer Chris Paling. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell.
Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

How Strange the Change
Why is it that in music, major keys make you feel happy and minor keys make you feel sad? Robert Dawson Scott investigates tonality, modality, the science of sound and musical teaching methods, and discovers that the western concept of major and minor is not as simple as it sounds. Producer Helen Garrison. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Robert Dawson
Producer: Helen Garrison.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Holidays

By John Harrison. When Rose goes on retreat to an isolated cottage on the Yorkshire moors, she believes she is facing a life-or-death decision.
Director Michael Fox


Unknown: John Harrison.
Director: Michael Fox
Rose: Ram Ferris
Arthur: David Horovitch
Ralph: Mark Chatterton

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Presented by the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: An Unfortunate Turn of Events

John Howard tells six tales of blunders and cock-ups.
5: The story of the Coca-Cola company's disastrous decision to change the recipe of its classic drink. Producer Nick Ware Rpt


Producer: Nick Ware Rpt

: Going Wrong

In Ruth Rendell 's psychological thriller, Guy is a born villain who loves the classy Leonora - if he can't have her for ever then no-one else will. with Natasha Pyne , David Collings , Gavin Muir , Kristin Milward , Andrew Branch , Robert East. lona Grant , Annabel Mullion. Dramatised by Robert East. Director Matthew Walters Rpt


Unknown: Ruth Rendell
Unknown: Natasha Pyne
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: Kristin Milward
Unknown: Andrew Branch
Unknown: Robert East.
Unknown: Lona Grant
Unknown: Annabel Mullion.
Dramatised By: Robert East.
Director: Matthew Walters Rpt
Guy: Peter Wingfield
Leonora: Oona Beeson
Danny: Tom Bevan
Tessa: Tessa Worsley
Anthony: Derek Waring
Robin: Richard Pearce
Rachel: Becky Hindley
Celeste: Michelle Joseph

: News

: The Late Story: The Diary

From the London Book Fair. Vivienne
Rochester reads Andrea Levy 's tale. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Andrea Levy

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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