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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sport news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Andy Kay


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 Jon Rowlands


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Jon Rowlands

: The Week in Westminster

With David Aaronovitch of the Independent.


Unknown: David Aaronovitch

: Asia Hie

In the second of six programmes, Julian Pettifer takes a subversive look at Asian values, with reports from the Philippines on an orphaned village and from Malaysia on heavy metal bands. Producer Angie Knox


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Angie Knox

: Money Box

With Alison Mitchell. Producer Tim Bowler


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Tim Bowler

: The News Quiz

Chairman Barry Took and regulars Alan Coren and Andy Hamilton are joined by comedian Tony Hawks and Charles Kennedy MP.
Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Producer: Aled Evans.
Producer: Rptd Mon

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical debate in Reading, with panellists
Simon Hughes MP, Liberal Democrat health spokesperson; Tessa Jowell MP, Labour's Shadow Minister for Women; and A N Wilson, author and literary editor of the London Evening Standard. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Hughes

: 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 Final Twist

In Ken Whitmore and Alfred Bradley 's comedy thriller, a world-famous actor/manager is about to star in his greatest role.
Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Ken Whitmore
Unknown: Alfred Bradley
Director: Enyd Williams
Sir Merlin Foster: Donald Sinden
Charlie Nicholson: Michael Troughton
Eden Dundee: Amanda Waring

: Working History

The third of a six-part series focusing on the uses and abuses of history. Deforestation is commonly seen as one of the greatest environmental threats we face. But what does history reveal to us about forest loss? John Slater follows new research by historians in West Africa which suggests our fears for the forests may be greatly exaggerated. In Scotland, David Anderson investigates the history of whisky.
A Pier production. Rptd tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: John Slater
Unknown: David Anderson

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans.
Producer Moray London. Repeated on Tuesday at 8.00pm
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Moray London.

: File on 4

Jolyon Jenkins reports from Kenya. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins

: Letters from Round About

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


Unknown: Adam Hopkins
Producer: Jane Ray

: Week Ending

Sally Grace and Toby Longworth team up with the Hole in the Wall Gang's
Damon Quinn and Nuala McKeeverfor a special edition from Belfast. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Damon Quinn
Unknown: Nuala McKeeverfor

: Utopia and Other Destinations

Six people explain their ideas of Utopia to Michael O'Donnell.
2: As Commander of Land Forces
Northern Ireland, General Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley was the first to go on record to suggest the army was facing a prolonged terrorist campaign by the IRA, and in 1990 a terrorist attempt on his life was thwarted.
Producer Chris Paling. Repeated on Thursday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell.
Unknown: General Sir Anthony
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Kaleidoscope Feature: Four Sides of Sondheim

With three major productions - A Little Night Music, Company and Passion - now running in London, the shows of Stephen Sondheim have never been more popular. This programme focuses on four Sondheim songs to find out why they work, and why the British love affair with his words and music burns so brightly.
(Rptd Good Fri 9.30pm)


Producer: John Goudie

: Saturday Night Theatre: Under the Table

By David Pownall. A boy overcomes his terror of a world at war and demands of Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, who are meeting in his grandfather's greenhouse, a reason why his mother is now widowed and inconsolable. David Calder is the storyteller. with Peter Yapp. Natasha Pyne , Andrew Branch and David Antrobus. Music composed by Neil Brand and performed by Sarah Homer. Director Eoin O'Callaghan Rpt


Unknown: David Pownall.
Unknown: David Calder
Unknown: Peter Yapp.
Unknown: Natasha Pyne
Unknown: David Antrobus.
Composed By: Neil Brand
Unknown: Sarah Homer.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan Rpt
Seph Hammer: Kenneth Cranham
May Hammer: Maureen O'Brien
Rusty: Becky Hindley
Jack: Oliver Senton
Churchill: Robert Lang
Stalin: Andrew Sachs
Roosevelt: David Healy
Hitler: Jonathan Keeble

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Presented by Canon Eddie Neale.


Presented By: Canon Eddie Neale.

: News

: An Unfortunate Turn of Events

In the last of the series, John Howard tells the story of the biggest cock-up of recent years - the Hoover Free Rights' promotion. Producer Nick Ware Rpt


Unknown: John Howard
Producer: Nick Ware Rpt

: Remember Live Aid

By Joe Dunlop. This play tells the story of how Bob Geldof pulled it off. With guest appearances by Paul McCartney and Phil Collins. Simon Bates HIMSELF with Steve Nallon , Willie Jonah ,
Sandra James-Young , Sidney Cole , Rachel Atkins ,
Sean Raine , John Hartley , David Timson , John Guerassio , Natasha Pyne , Zulema Dene and Linda Regan. Interviews by Jonathan Ruffle Director Andy Jordan Rpt


Unknown: Joe Dunlop.
Unknown: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Paul McCartney
Unknown: Phil Collins.
Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Willie Jonah
Unknown: Sandra James-Young
Unknown: Sidney Cole
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Sean Raine
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: John Guerassio
Unknown: Natasha Pyne
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: Linda Regan.
Unknown: Jonathan Ruffle
Director: Andy Jordan
Bob Geldof: Peter O'Meara
Marsha Hunt: Toyah Willcox
Harvey Goldsmith: Kenneth Cranham
Bernard Docherty: Gary Olsen
Roger: Stephen Critchlow
Samantha: Jane Whittenshaw
Andy Zweek: Jonathan Keeble
Pete Smith: Roger May
Tony Powell: Andrew Branch
MikeAppleton: Geoffrey Whitehead
David Bowie/Mike Jagger: Phil Cornwell
Midge Ure: Tim Whitnall

: News

: The Late Story: The Cocktail Party

By David T K Wong.
Read by Geoffrey Whitehead. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: David T K Wong.
Read By: Geoffrey Whitehead.

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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