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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 Alex Brodie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bill Westwood.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Alex Brodie.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: Breakaway

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


Unknown: Anne Gregg
Producer: Dave Harvey.

: Double Vision

Edward Enfield and Miles Kington present the last in the series of the comedy chat show, with guests Amanda Jane Doran and Candida Lycett Green. Producer Tony Staveacre


Unknown: Edward Enfield
Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Amanda Jane Doran

: People Like Us

Asix-part series of the comedy show in which hapless broadcaster
Roy Mallard sets out to give a day-to-day impression of ordinary occupations. 4: The Estate Agent
With Chris Langham , as Roy Mallard , and Sally Phillips. Written by John Morton
Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Roy Mallard
Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Roy Mallard
Unknown: Sally Phillips.
Written By: John Morton
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Week in Westminster

With Donald Macintyre of the Independent.
Editor Jane Robins


Unknown: Donald MacIntyre
Editor: Jane Robins

: Europhile

David Walter presents the European affairs magazine, including a report from Marseilles on the growing numbers of refugee children arriving on their own in Western Europe. Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: David Walter
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with financial news.
Producer Tim Bowler


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Tim Bowler

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

From Cheltenham, with regular panellists Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Willie Rushton and Tim Brooke-Taylor . Chaired by Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer Jon Naismith. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a discussion from the Cathedral Church of St Andrew, Wells, with panellists Harriet Harman MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health; Nick Harvey MP, Liberal
Democrat spokesman on trade and industry; and Tim Melville Ross, Director-General of the Institute of Directors. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Harriet Harman
Unknown: Nick Harvey

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Tarn O'Shanter

Catherine Czerkawska 's play tells the story of the birth of Tam O'Shanter , one of Robert Burns 's best-known poems, which was written at Ellisland in Dumfries towards the end of his life. with Billy Boyd and Alyxis Daly. Music played by Jo Miller. Steve Sutcliffe. Norman Chalmers and Mike Katz. Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska
Unknown: Tam O'Shanter
Unknown: Robert Burns
Unknown: Billy Boyd
Unknown: Alyxis Daly.
Played By: Jo Miller.
Played By: Steve Sutcliffe.
Played By: Norman Chalmers
Played By: Mike Katz.
Director: Hamish Wilson
Robert Burns: Liam Brennan
Jean Armour: Gerda Stevenson
Robbie: Sheila Donald
Helen MacTaggart: Sheila Donald
Tam O'Shanter: Kern Falconer
Duncan Graham: Kern Falconer

: The Anorak

The anorak has thrown off its nerdy image at last, but how long can it stay on the catwalk before it is walking the plank again?
Producer Suzy Andrews
# John Peel: page 10


Producer: Suzy Andrews

: Leviathan

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


Unknown: Neil Cameron

: Science Now

Peter Evans reports on a meeting of the world's sceptics in New York. Producer Rami Tzabar. Rptd Tue 8.00pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Rami Tzabar.

: File on 4

With reporter Mark Whitaker. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Mark Whitaker.

: Unbroken Voices

Six programmes in which children from around the world voice their views.
3: We're All Human
Producers Joni Lloyd and Sarah McCrum Rpt


Producers: Joni Lloyd
Producers: Sarah McCrum Rpt

: Week Ending

A review of the news, from Glasgow. Repeated from yesterday

: Divided by a Common Language

A six-part series in which Bill Bryson scours American history in to try to discover why Americans talk and behave so differently from us. 1: Brave New World Producer Brian King Rpt


Unknown: Bill Bryson
Producer: Brian King Rpt

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Not in Front of the Adults
Sandra Hebron, film critic and director of Manchester's Cornerhouse cinema, explores the way in which young people are being depicted in films and the media and asks what it says about today's society.
Producer Hilary Dunn. Rptd Fri 9.30pm


Producer: Hilary Dunn.

: Saturday Night Theatre: From Donegal with Love

The adventures of two middle-aged women as they travel from a Daniel O'Donnell concert in Donegal, Ireland, to the Gambia, West Africa. with Emma O'Neill , Brenda Winter. Maureen Dow , Susy Kelly , Malcolm Tierney. Stephanie Turner , Valentine Nonyela , Jude Akuwidike. Tunde Babs. Don Warrington . Written by Marie Jones Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Daniel O'Donnell
Unknown: Emma O'Neill
Unknown: Brenda Winter.
Unknown: Maureen Dow
Unknown: Susy Kelly
Unknown: Malcolm Tierney.
Unknown: Stephanie Turner
Unknown: Valentine Nonyela
Unknown: Jude Akuwidike.
Unknown: Tunde Babs.
Unknown: Don Warrington
Written By: Marie Jones
Director: Pam Brighton
Vera: Marie Jones
Anna: Helena Bereen
Daniel: Seancoyle
Fergal: Conleth Hill
Tour Guide: Conleth Hill

: Music in Mind

Brian Kay presents popular requests in the final programme of the series. Producer Patrick Lambert


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Patrick Lambert

: Ten to Ten

Presented by Canon David Hutt.


Presented By: Canon David Hutt.

: News

: Stanza

The last of the series features
Selima Hill and Maurice Riordan broadcast live in performance at the BBC Radio 4 Poetry Festival in Newcastle, with music from
Kathryn Tickell.
Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Selima Hill
Unknown: Maurice Riordan
Unknown: Kathryn Tickell.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Show House

Jane Austen never lived there, but she passed it often. The women who tend No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, can almost see her from the window.
Reader Anna Massey.
Producer Piers Plowright Rpt


Unknown: Jane Austen
Reader: Anna Massey.
Producer: Piers Plowright Rpt

: Striking Chords

Sarah Ward invites guests to reveal their musical tastes.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Sarah Ward

: First Men in the Moon

The final part of Joe Dunlop 's adaptation of H G Wells 's novel, with Donald Sinden as Professor Cavor and James Bolam as Bedford.
Music by Robert Rigby
Director Martin Jameson Rpt


Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: G Wells
Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: James Bolam
Music By: Robert Rigby
Director: Martin Jameson
Manson: Gary Olsen
Spike: Tom Georgeson
Selenites: Kerry Shale
Gibbs: Antony Jackson
Elise: Jilly Bond
Brown: Robert Wh Elan
Perkins: Nick Mercer

: News

: The Late Story: Brief Encounter

By Herbert Williams. Read by Erica Eirian. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Herbert Williams.
Read By: Erica Eirian.

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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