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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Norman Winter

: Today

With John Humphrys and Anna Ford.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Isobel Williams


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Isobel Williams

: Breakaway

Anne Gregg presents travel 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: Anne Gregg
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin celebrates his 70th birthday with friends. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Agenda

Verdicts from the Streets. Are citizens'juries really a democratic representation of society or just a gimmick? Kirsty Milne investigates. Producer Gudrun Dalibor


Unknown: Kirsty Milne
Producer: Gudrun Dalibor

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Josh de la Mare


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Josh de la Mare

: News Quiz

A satirical look back at the week's top stories as Simon Hoggart quizzes
Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton and Tony Banks MP.
Producer Aled Evans
Repeated Monday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: Any Questions?

David Davis MP, Minister of State at the Foreign Office; Times columnist Matthew Parris ; Liz Bavidge from the Women's National Commission; and Frank Field MP tackle the issues in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire.
Jonathan Dimbleby is in the chair. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: David Davis
Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Liz Bavidge
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby

: Any Answers? [number removed]

With Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Meredith

By Peter Roberts. Billy Meredith was a footballing genius who wanted nothing to do with the professional game. This is his true story.
with Peter Meakin , Abigail Roberts , Richard Mitchley , Terry Molloy , William Simons , Graham Colclough and Jonathan Wyatt. Producer Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Peter Roberts.
Unknown: Billy Meredith
Unknown: Peter Meakin
Unknown: Abigail Roberts
Unknown: Richard Mitchley
Unknown: Terry Molloy
Unknown: William Simons
Unknown: Graham Colclough
Unknown: Jonathan Wyatt.
Producer: Nigel Bryant
Billy: Andy Hockley
JCCIegg: Peter Jeffrey
Jim: David Holt
Old Jim: Geoffrey Banks
Sandy: Gilbert Martin
Albert: Martin Head

: That's History

Gerry Northam visits Uppark in West Sussex, ravaged by fire in 1989, to see how the 20 million pounds of restoration money has been spent. Producer John Byme
Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byme

: Science Now

Peter Evans with the latest scientific discoveries and developments. Producer John Watkins
Repeated Tuesday at 8.00pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: John Watkins

: File on 4

Mark Whitaker reports on major issues at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Mark Whitaker

: A Short History of Lettuce

Sue Dyson traces the history of dietary advice, from the bizarre to the dangerous.
3: How to avoid exploding; what everyone should know about massage machines; and how to look like a film star.


Producer: Malcolm Love

: Week Ending

The topical comedy sketch show, starring Sally Grace , Toby Longworth and special guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Toby Longworth

: Offspring

Escape from Alcatraz. Sally looks forward to leaving her rural home for the bright lights.
Producer Sally Flatman
Repeated Thursday at 11.30pm PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Father-and-son actors Timothy and Sam West talk to theatre critic
Michael Billington about working together, and look forward to the challenge of sharing the stage as Falstaff and Prince Hal in the English Touring Theatre's production of Henry IV, Parts I and II.
Producer Mohit Bakaya
Repeated Friday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Sam West
Unknown: Michael Billington
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: On These Days

A look back at some of the events that took place 50 years ago this week.
Flash floods bring disaster to Salford. Producer Graham Hoyland


Producer: Graham Hoyland

: Saturday Night Theatre: His Last Bow: 8: His Last Bow

The last of eight mysteries starring Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson.
1914. The services of a certain bee-keeper are called upon to help his country in her darkest hour.


Writer: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised By: Bert Coules
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Director: Enyd Williams
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson: Michael Williams
Captain Kell: Michael Cochrane
Stamford: Norman Rodway
Prime Minister: Preston Lockwood
Foreign Secretary: Donald Pickering
Von Bork: James Telfer
Von Herling: Colin Pinney
Martha: Lala Lloyd
Altamont: Bob Sherman
Agent: Ed Bishop
O'Brien: Eamonn Fleming
First student: Ben Lemel

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay goes on the march with Sibelius, Shostakovich and Laurence Perkins.
Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Laurence Perkins.
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

Presented by Rev Tony Bumham.


Unknown: Tony Bumham.

: News

: Without the Sustaining World

By Sarah Woods. Overwhelmed by the demands of everyday life, Alison resorts to a fantasy sanctuary. But can she cope in the real world? with Edna Dore , Stephen Critchlow and Jane Whittenshaw. Director Mairi Russell Repeat


Unknown: Sarah Woods.
Unknown: Edna Dore
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw.
Director: Mairi Russell
Alison: Maggie O'Neill
Pete: John Straiton
Dawn: Sandra James-Young
Alison's Mother: Zule Madene
Infirmar/Doctor: Gavin Muir

: The British Film Studios

Film historian John Huntley treks around the sites of Britain's film studios.
The Independents. In the last of the series, he meets Bernard Vorhaus , the director at Twickenham Studios in the thirties and the man who taught David Lean about film techniques. Producer Barry Littlechild Repeat


Unknown: John Huntley
Unknown: Bernard Vorhaus
Unknown: David Lean
Producer: Barry Littlechild

: Who Goes Home

Riding the Rollercoaster.
1974-1979: Roy Hattersley 's revealing first-hand account of the last Labour government, complete with Tupperware, geysers and gladioli. Producer Jane Ray Repeat


Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Producer: Jane Ray Repeat

: News

: Late Story: Tom

By Henrietta Branford.
Read by Louisa Milwood-Haigh . Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Henrietta Branford.
Read By: Louisa Milwood-Haigh

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.

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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.

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