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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

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Isobel Williams


Producer: Isobel Williams

: Breakaway

Anne Gregg presents the latest holiday and 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

An hour of mirth and mayhem with Ned Sherrin and the team. Producer Torquil MacLeod


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Torquil MacLeod

: Agenda

The Warming of Britain
Isabel Hilton assesses the nation's willingness to cut down on greenhouse emissions. Producer Zareer Masani


Producer: Zareer Masani

: 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 Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: News Quiz

A satirical look back at the week's top stories as Simon Hoggart quizzes Alan Coren , Frances Wheen and comedian Fred MacAulay. Producer Aled Evans
Repeated Monday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Frances Wheen
Unknown: Fred MacAulay.
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: Any Questions?

With Jonathan Dimbleby. Taking questions in Farnborough, Hampshire, are Dr Marjorie Mowlam MP; historian and broadcaster Dr David Starkey ;
Archy Kirkwood MP: and Tony Baldry MP, Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Unknown: Dr Marjorie Mowlam
Unknown: Dr David Starkey
Unknown: Archy Kirkwood
Unknown: Tony Baldry

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Bruce Whitney Low. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Bruce Whitney Low.

: Saturday Playhouse: The Great Subterranean Adventure

By Joe Turner. A comedy tale of epic proportions set in South Wales's only underground theme park. with Patrick Brennan , Clare Isaac.
Russell Gomer , Manon Edwards , Francis Hellyer and Alun Benjamin. Director Foz Allan


Unknown: Joe Turner.
Unknown: Patrick Brennan
Unknown: Clare Isaac.
Unknown: Russell Gomer
Unknown: Manon Edwards
Unknown: Francis Hellyer
Unknown: Alun Benjamin.
Director: Foz Allan
Frank Morgan: Glyn Houston
Professor Norman Jones: Anthony O'Donnell
David Morgan: Richard Harrington
Malcom Davies: Iestyn Jones
Richard Howells: David Sibley
Peter Grant: Ian Gelder
Rachel Turner: Gillian Elisa
Jason Willcocks: Ashley Bird

: That's History

Gerry Northam visits the oldest operating theatre in the country and hears how ether was transformed into a trusted anaesthetic. Producer John Byrne
Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Science Now

In National Astronomy Week, Peter Evans scans the autumn sky for the Hale-Bopp comet.
Producer John Watkins. Repeated Tuesday at
8.00pm. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: John Watkins.

: File on 4

Repeated from Tuesday

: A Short History of the Lettuce

Sue Dyson traces the history of dietary advice, from the bizarre to the dangerous. In the last programme of the series, she discovers ways to stay shapely and finds a recipe for vitality that leaves you glowing in the dark. Producer Malcolm Love Repeat

: Week Ending

With Sally Grace and Toby Longworth. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Toby Longworth.

: Offspring

For the last time in the present series, John Peel ferrets out family secrets. Producer Fiona Couper. Repeated Thursday at 11.30pm. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Fiona Couper.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Down These Mean Streets
Howard Hawks's The Big Sleep, based on Raymond Chandler 's early novel, matched Bogart's gumshoe with Bacall's glamour in a famously convoluted plot of blackmail, gambling and murder. Fifty years on, Kevin Jackson explores the restless quality of the thriller that split the seams of the well-constructed
Hollywood movie.
Producer Will Cantopher
Repeated Friday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Kevin Jackson

: On These Days

A look back at some of the events that took place 50 years ago this week. Two hundred and fifty British paratroopers are found guilty of mutiny. Producer Gavin Fuller


Producer: Gavin Fuller

: Saturday Night Theatre: Victoria Station

A five-part series by Steve Chambers set in Victoria Station, Bridgford, 100 years ago.
1: Signal Failure. General Booth and general intemperance visit the station.
Director Celia De Wolff Repeat


Unknown: Steve Chambers
Director: Celia de Wolff
Joe Braddock: Sean Baker
Tidmarsh: Philip Jackson
Josie: Julia Ford
Ada: Pauline Letts
Fred Roberts: John Hartley
MrCripps: Gavin Muir
Phoebe: Becky Hindley
Syd: Tom Bevan
Jackson: Joshua Towb
Wheeler: Tom Knight
Robson: Lloyd Notice
Mrs Brook Hammond: Frances Jeater
General Booth MICHAEL: Tudor Barnes
Girl Thief: Deborah Berlin

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay introduces Warlock's Capriol Suite.
Producer Peter Thresh


Introduces: Brian Kay
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

Presented by the Rev Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Stephen Oliver.

: News

: Banishing Lucifer

By Hattie Naylor. Adolescent Hilda finds herself torn between the advice of two angels.
Music Polly Hewett. Director Hilary Nornsh Repeat


Unknown: Hattie Naylor.
Music: Polly Hewett.
Director: Hilary Nornsh
Hilda: Kate Ænwick
Azazel: Trevor Peacock
Catherine: Cathy Murphy
Albert: Pip Donaghy
Betsy: Tessa Worsley
Willy: James Taylor
Cecil: Ian Masters
Geoffrey: Andrew Branch
Virginia: Jilly Bond
Frank: Joshua Towb

: Auntie's Secret Box

An autumnal ramble through the bramble bushes of radio with Suzy Blake , Alan Francis , Mike Hayley and Dan Strauss.
Producer Jon Rowlands


Unknown: Suzy Blake
Unknown: Alan Francis
Unknown: Mike Hayley
Unknown: Dan Strauss.
Producer: Jon Rowlands

: Stanza

In the first of seven programmes, Simon Armitage introduces an electrifying reading from Tony Harrison , recorded at the Bath Festival.
Producer Rob Kettendge


Introduces: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Tony Harrison
Producer: Rob Kettendge

: News

: Late Story: The Maltese

By Tom Reid.
Read by Mark Mulholand. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Tom Reid.
Read By: Mark Mulholand.

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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