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: News Briefing

: Fanning 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 Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon Eric James.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: 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 free helpline on [number removed]


Unknown: Anne Gregg
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Loose Ends

Conversation with Ned Sherrin and guests Jo Brand. Wayne Sleep and Janet McTeer.
Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Jo Brand.
Unknown: Wayne Sleep
Unknown: Janet McTeer.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Week in Westminster

Ian Hargreaves. editor of the New
Statesman, looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Robins


Unknown: Ian Hargreaves.
Editor: Jane Robins

: EuroFile

A EuroFile special from Italy. David Walter examines the case put by Umberto Bossi and his Northern
League that the south is poor, lazy and corrupt. Plus, how small-town Italians are reclaiming opera as their own. Producer Arlene Gregorius


Unknown: David Walter
Unknown: Umberto Bossi
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Money Box

With Alison Mitchell. Producer Josh de ia Mare


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden , Barry Cryer and Willie Rushton star in the popular antidote to panel games. Humphrey Lyttelton is the chairman, and Colin Sell is at the piano. From the Royal Theatre, Northampton. Producer Jon Naismith
Repeated Monday at 6.30pm


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Liz Lynne MP, Will Hutton ,
Ken Livingstone MP and Graham Mather MEP tackle the issues raised in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Liz Lynne
Unknown: Will Hutton
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Graham Mather

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Listeners respond to issues raised in Any Questions?
Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: 1926

Joe Dunlop's large-scale drama-documentary play tells the remarkable story of Britain's only general strike.


Writer: Joe Dunlop
Director: Andy Jordan
Winston Churchill: William Hootkins
Stanley Baldwin: Christopher Scott
Josh: Bill Fellows
Maggie: Alice Arnold
Ernest Bevin: Ioan Meredith
Walter Citrine: Sean Baker
Jimmy Thomas: Chris Pavlo
Sammy Lawrence: Mark Bonnar
[Actor]: Robert Harper
[Actor]: Denys Hawthorne
[Actor]: Kim Wall
[Actor]: Stephen Thorne
[Actor]: Elaine Pyke
[Actor]: Shirley Dixon
[Actor]: Colleen Prendergast

: A History of Reading in Five Volumes

5: Reading the Future
The final volume in the series examines current debates about the future of reading. Contributions from singer and passionate reader
Thomas Allen , cultural critics Richard Hoggart and George Steiner , and novelist Celia Brayfield.
Producers Abigail Appleton and Beaty Rubens Repeated tomorrow at 8.30pm


Reader: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Richard Hoggart
Unknown: George Steiner
Unknown: Celia Brayfield.
Producers: Abigail Appleton

: Science Now

In the second of a strand of special reports, Peter Evans investigates the brain.
Producer Paula McGrath
EMAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Paula McGrath

: File on 4

Reporter Julian O'Halloran. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Julian O'Halloran.

: In Celebration

A celebration of the I-Spy books' spotting game that has kept millions of youngsters happy. Among those paying tribute is David Bellamy. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Bellamy.
Producer: David Prest

: Week Ending

With Sally Grace , Ronnie Ancona , Jon Glover and Peter Serafinowicz. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson takes up his conversational cudgel for the last time in the current series and talks with another group of people who share a similar way of life. Producer Bruce Whitney Low
Repeated Thursday at 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: Kaleidoscope Feature

A Temporary Enchantment
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Tennessee Williams's harrowing drama A Streetcar Named Desire, Paul Doust explores the fragile delusions of its eternal heroine
Blanche DuBois to decipher the enduring appeal of this landmark of the American stage and screen. Read more about this programme in Friday's radio choices.
Producer Adrian Washboume Repeated Friday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Doust
Unknown: Blanche Dubois
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: On These Days

A look back at some of the events that took place 50 years ago this week.
Producer Tracey Cotton
Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Saturday Night Theatre: Ghosts from the Past

In Sheila Hodgson 's play a distinguished university academic is terrified by the mysterious appearance of a small boat. 1: The Boat Hook with David King , Siriol Jenkins, Gudrun Ure , Eric Allan , David Learner and Neil Roberts Director Martin Jenkins Repeat


Unknown: Sheila Hodgson
Unknown: David King
Unknown: Gudrun Ure
Unknown: Eric Allan
Unknown: David Learner
Unknown: Neil Roberts
Director: Martin Jenkins
MR James: Michael Williams
Masterman: Brett Usher
Sorenson: Peter Tuddenham
Mrs Craddock: Joanna Wake

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay 's choice of music tonight has a watery theme. Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

In the third of 13 programmes, Jeremy Vine talks with the playwright David Hare about matters of life and faith.


Talks: Jeremy Vine
Unknown: David Hare

: News

: Seaton's Aunt

A play by Jonathan Holloway , based on the short story by Walter de la Mare. Rupert Withers meets Seaton's aunt only three times in his life, but she leaves an indelible impression. with Jonathan Keeble , Patience Tomlinson, Tracy Wiles , Zulema Dene , Tessa Worsley and John Hartley. Music composed and played by Adrian Johnston
Director David Hunter Repeat


Play By: Jonathan Holloway
Story By: Walter de la Mare.
Story By: Rupert Withers
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: Tracy Wiles
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: John Hartley.
Played By: Adrian Johnston
Director: David Hunter
Rupert Withers: Samuel West
Seaton's aunt: Margaret Robertson
seaton as a boy: Teresa Gallagher
Wither as a boy: Melinda Walker
Arthur Seaton: Andrew Wincott

: Big Bands, Big Leaders

Theo Barker presents the second of three programmes about the big bands of the inter-war years and the men who led them.
The Arrival of Showbiz
Producer Daniel Snowman Repeat


Unknown: Theo Barker
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: News

: The Late Story: Nightmare in the Dream Factory

By Carol Hedges. Reader Kerry Shale. Repeated from Monday


Reader: Carol Hedges.

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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