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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 James Naughtie and John Humphrys
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Colin Morris.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Colin Morris.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sport news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: Breakaway

Ann Gregg presents holiday news. Producer Dave Harvey
Repeated tomorrow at 10.45pm
For information on any of the items featured call the Radio 4 helpline on [number removed]


Unknown: Ann Gregg
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Loose Ends

Conversation with Ned Sherrin. Producer Jon Rowlands


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Jon Rowlands

: Agenda

The series that reports on politics around Britain.
Editor Gwyneth Williams

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with financial news. Producer Tim Bowler


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Tim Bowler

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The award-winning antidote to panel games returns with a show from this year's Brighton Festival. Join regular panellists Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Willie Rushton and Tim Brooke-Taylor with chairman Humphrey Lyttelton , for something old, something new, quite a lot of things borrowed, and Colin Sell at the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a discussion in Bath with Carmen Callil , writer and journalist; Peter Hitchens , assistant editor of the Daily Express; Margaret Hodge MP, a member of Labour's Home Affairs team; and the Rt Hon William Waldegrave MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Carmen Callil
Unknown: Peter Hitchens
Unknown: Margaret Hodge
Unknown: William Waldegrave

: 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 Race of the Dugout Canoes

By Richard Edmunds. The scene is a village in Papua New Guinea. In one canoe sit men from the logging company, in the other a group called Rainforest Rescue. with Nina Wadia , Sandra James Young. Geoffrey Whitehead and Tessa Worsley. Director Andy Jordan Rpt


Unknown: Richard Edmunds.
Unknown: Nina Wadia
Unknown: Sandra James Young.
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Tessa Worsley.
Director: Andy Jordan
Sarah: Adjoah Andoh
Seth: Raad Rawi
Nakafu: Earl Cameron
Belyor: Mary Wimbush
Alphonse: Jonathan Keeble
Waso: Junix Inocian
Yawi: Kulvinder Ghir
Kilo: Don Gilet
Noah: Madhav Sharma
Emanuel: Aaron Pemberton
Ani: Jessie Andoh

: Leviathan

Max Easterman explores events of the past which bring the present into perspective.
Editors Archie Baron and Neil Cameron
Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Max Easterman
Unknown: Neil Cameron

: Science Now

Peter Evans discovers how weather forecasting is about to enter a new, more accurate phase.
Producer Rami Tzabar. Rptd Tue 8.00pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Rami Tzabar.

: File on 4

Reports on major issues and events. Repeated from Tuesday

: Personal Obsessions

Afour-part series on unusual collections. 3: Charlie Millar from Orkney collects island memorabilia, including a uniform from the old Kirkwall town band, and the hangman's irons. Reporter David Hartley. Producer Michael Shaw


Reporter: David Hartley.
Producer: Michael Shaw

: Week Ending

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

: Ad Ub

Political Cartoonists. In Belfast,
Robert Robinson meets five cartoonists who cross the sectarian divide to wage war against political pomposity and discovers just what sort of dire consequences can ensue when victims of the pen lose their sense of humour. Producer Bruce Whitney Low. Rptd Thur 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Paul Allen in conversation with a key figure in the arts.
Producer Adrian Washboume. At the time of going to press the scheduled programme for this slot was pulled and the billing for Friday's repeat at 9.30pm is. therefore, incorrect.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Adrian Washboume.

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Revengers' Comedies

The first half of a two-part play by Alan Ayckbourn. When Henry Bell decides to end it all by jumping off Albert Bridge , he is surprised to meet a young woman with exactly the same object in mind. with Jack May , Jenny Howe , George Parsons. Malcolm Ward. Deborah Berlin , Margaret John.
Natasha Pyne and Susannah Corbett. Adapted by Richard Wigmore. Director Gordon House
First broadcast on BBC World Service Radio


Play By: Alan Ayckbourn.
Unknown: Albert Bridge
Unknown: Jack May
Unknown: Jenny Howe
Unknown: George Parsons.
Unknown: Malcolm Ward.
Unknown: Deborah Berlin
Unknown: Margaret John.
Unknown: Natasha Pyne
Unknown: Susannah Corbett.
Adapted By: Richard Wigmore.
Director: Gordon House
Henry Bell: Jon Strickland
Karen Knightley: Lia Williams
Imogen Staxton-Billing: Barbara Flynn
Oliver Knightley: Adam Godley
Bruce Tick: Jeff Shankley

: 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

: Stanza

Buzz or Bunk?Is the Internet an exciting new creative medium for poets, or a repository for second-rate doggerel? Simon Armitage looks at the impact of new technology on the art and craft of poetry. Producer Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: Colour Radio

The series which explores the world of colour.
3: The WoadLess Travelled. Fenella
Fielding and Michael Fenton-Stevens find blue the most seductive of colours. Written by Annette Kobak. Producer Kate McALL


Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Written By: Annette Kobak.
Producer: Kate McAll

: Striking Chords

Sarah Ward invites musical guests to make a case for two pieces of music that have inspired them. With Mark Anthony Turnage , Ian Carr and Jah Wobble.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Sarah Ward
Unknown: Mark Anthony Turnage
Unknown: Ian Carr

: Ballylenon

The final episode of Christopher Fitz -Simon's comedy drama set in 1950s Co Donegal. A new series starts on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm.
Music arranged and performed by Stephanie Hughes. Director Eoin O'Callaghan Rpt


Unknown: Christopher Fitz
Unknown: Stephanie Hughes.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Phonsie Doherty: T P McKenna
Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker
Vivienne Boal: Aine McCartney
Guard Gallagher: John Hewitt
Rev Samuel Hawthorne: Gerard Murphy
Packy McGoldrick: Charlie Bonnar
Josie Doherty: Ciara McKeown

: News

: The Late Story: Babel Fable

By lain Pattison.
Read by Jonathan Keeble. Repeated from Wednesday


Read By: Jonathan Keeble.

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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