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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 MacGregor.
7.25-8.25 Sports News


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Thought for the Day

With Gabrielle Cox.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sport news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: Breakaway

Travel news with Anne Gregg. Producer Dave Harvey
For information sheets send a sae to
Breakaway, [address removed] Repeated tomorrow at 10.45pm


Unknown: Anne Gregg.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin.
Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Week in Westminster

Michael White of the Guardian looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Robins


Unknown: Michael White
Editor: Jane Robins

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a look at their host countries. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Lotta and the Englishmen

Swedish writer Lotta Erikson comes to England to find the man of her dreams. She has long been fantasising about England and Englishmen - but what will she make of the real thing?
Producer Tessa Watt Rpt


Unknown: Lotta Erikson
Producer: Tessa Watt Rpt

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart chairs a look at the headlines with regulars Alan Coren and Andy Hamilton , and guests Tony Banks MP and comedian Fred Macaulay. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Mon 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Fred MacAulay.
Producer: Aled Evans.
Producer: Rptd Mon

: News

: Any Questions?

From Watford, Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical debate with panellists Baroness Hamwee, Liberal Democrat local government spokesperson in the Lords; Andrew Marr , chief political commentator of the Independent, the Rt Hon John Redwood MP; and Joan Ruddock MP, Labour's environmental Protection spokesperson. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Joan Ruddock

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Producers Anne Peacock and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Karen Turner

: Saturday Playhouse: The Brahmin and the Lady

Love, passion and partition. Mike Harris 's play sets the love affair of Edwina Mountbatten and Pandit Nehru against the chaos of India in 1947. with Kulvinder Ghir. Rashid Karapiet , Shiv Grewal , Patience Tomlinson and David Timson. Director David Hunter


Unknown: Mike Harris
Unknown: Edwina Mountbatten
Unknown: Pandit Nehru
Unknown: Kulvinder Ghir.
Unknown: Rashid Karapiet
Unknown: Shiv Grewal
Unknown: David Timson.
Director: David Hunter
Edwina Mountbatten: Celia Imrie
Nehru: Sam Dastor
Dickie Mountbatten: Julian Wadham
Gandhi: Renu Setna
Pat Mulligan: Gerard O'Hagan
Manu: Nisha K Nayar
Nihal: Nitin Chandra Ganatra
Suhrawardy: Bhasker Patel

: Leviathan

The series which explains the history behind the headlines. Mark Urban explores events of the past to make sense of the present.
A Takeaway production. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm

: Science Now

A weekly science review.
Producer Deborah Cohen. Repeated Tuesday at 8.00pm. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Deborah Cohen.

: America Dreaming

The second of three World Tonight specials on the 1996 presidential elections, with Simon Dring. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Simon Dring.

: A Further View from the Fish Queue

A four-part series in which Phil Smith returns to the open market to seek a perspective on life from his neighbours in the wet fish queue. 3: A Political Hot PotatoProducer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Week Ending

Repeated from yesterday

: Ad Lib

In the first of eight programmes, Robert Robinson takes up his conversational cudgel again. This week, he climbs to the top of the social ladder to meet five hereditary peers of the realm. With 900 years of privilege between them, they are fighting hard to hold back the republican tide.
Producer Bruce Whitney Low. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Seamus Heaney on Air
From the Stockholm on the radio dial in Seamus Heaney 's childhood home in County Derry to the Stockholm of the Nobel Prize presentation. In a radio exclusive, the Nobel Prize-winning writer talks to Kate Kellaway about his life. Producer Beaty Rubens. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Kate Kellaway
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Saturday Night Theatre: Dear Octopus

By Dodie Smith. It's 1938 and Charles and Dora Randolph are celebrating their golden wedding. with Trevyn McDowell. Joshua Towb ,
Michael Tudor Barnes. Mark Burrows , Sara Jane Derrick , Bernadette Windsor , Becky Hindley and Dora Bryan. Pianist Terence Allbright. Adapted and directed by Glyn Dearman Rpt


Unknown: Dodie Smith.
Unknown: Dora Randolph
Unknown: Trevyn McDowell.
Unknown: Joshua Towb
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes.
Unknown: Mark Burrows
Unknown: Sara Jane Derrick
Unknown: Bernadette Windsor
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Pianist: Dora Bryan.
Pianist: Terence Allbright.
Directed By: Glyn Dearman Rpt
Charles: Michael Denison
Dora: Dulcie Gray
Fenny: Charlotte Attenborough
Nicholas: Nicholas Gecks
Cynthia: Penny Downie
Belle ': Mary Wimbush
Hilda: Joanna David
Margery: Annette Badland
Edna: Frances Jeater

: Music in Mind

Presented by Brian Kay. Producer Patrick Lambert


Presented By: Brian Kay.
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Presented by the Rev Tony Burnham.


Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: News

: The Travellers' Souk

Robert Elms presents the magazine for the adventurous traveller, from the Royal Geographical Society. Jonathan Coleman has a look at the stranger items found in travellers' back-packs. A Goldhawk Radio production PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Jonathan Coleman

: The Champions

Hadyn Price goes in search of more individuals who have single-handedly brought about change. Today's champion is an inner-city villager who won a landmark victory. Producer Haydn Price

: Comparing Notes with Brian Kay

Brian Kay discusses military bands with the RAF and Army principal directors. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Brian Kay

: Dead Man's Ransom

Philip Madoc stars as the medieval sleuth in the last of Ellis Peters ' series of the chronicles of Brother Cadfael.
A Helping Hand with Sion Probert , Mark Lewis Jones , Shaun Prendergast , Siobahn Rynn and David Holt Music by Peter Salem. Dramatised by Bert Coules. Producer Neil Cargill Rpt


Unknown: Philip Madoc
Unknown: Ellis Peters
Unknown: Sion Probert
Unknown: Mark Lewis Jones
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Unknown: Siobahn Rynn
Unknown: David Holt
Music By: Peter Salem.
Dramatised By: Bert Coules.
Producer: Neil Cargill Rpt
Narrator: Michael Kitchen
Hugh Beringar: Jonathan Tafler
Sister Magdalen: Susannah York
Elis: Jason Hughes
Melicent: Katy Odey

: News

: The Late Story: The Gift

By Leila Keys. Read by Sudha Bhuchar. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Leila Keys.
Read By: Sudha Bhuchar.

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.

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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