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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Introduced by Richard Sanders.


Introduced By: Richard Sanders.

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Norman Winter

: Today

With Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bishop Bill Westwood.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: Breakaway

Holiday reports from around the world. Producer Eleanor Garland
Repeated tomorrow 10.45pm
For information on any of the items featured, call the free helpline on [number removed]


Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Loose Ends

Producer Julian Mayers


Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Week in Westminster

David Aaronovitch of The Independent looks behind the scenes at Westminster.
Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: David Aaronovitch
Editor: Jane Ashley

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a sideways look at their host countries.
Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Just a Minute

Join Chairman Nicholas Parsons and guests Paul Merton , Peter Jones ,
Clement Freud and Graham Norton at the Radio Theatre as they try to talk for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Producer Ann Jobson
Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Graham Norton
Producer: Ann Jobson

: News

: Any Questions?

On the panel taking questions in Leicester are Peg Alexander , speaker for the Green Party: Michael Jack , MPfinancial secretary to the Treasury;
Jack Straw MP; and the Rt Rev Dr Tom Butler , Bishop of Leicester. Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Peg Alexander
Unknown: Michael Jack
Unknown: Jack Straw
Unknown: Dr Tom Butler
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions?
Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


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

: Playhouse: The Silk Worm

Forty years ago the United Nations recognised the principle of an independent Cyprus. But it was to be three years before the end of British rule. Maria Vigar's play tells the story of a young Scottish journalist who gets involved with the freedom fighters. with Paul Gibbons, Anna Sawa, Christopher Fairbank, Chris Pavlo, Mia Soteriou, Sean Baker, Stephen Thorne, Andreas Markos, Shirley Dixon, Robert Harper, Keith Drinkel and Alex Lowe. Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Maria Vigar
Unknown: Paul Gibbons.
Unknown: Anna Sawa
Unknown: Christopher Fairbank
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Mia Soteriou.
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Stephen Thorne.
Unknown: Andreas Markos.
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Robert Harper
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: Alex Lowe.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Graham Howard : : David Bannerman
George Karmi: Frank Kovacs
Maritsa: Matilda Ziegler

: Prefabulous

Intended to last only ten years, many prefabs are still going strong after half a century. Championed by Churchill and chopped by Bevan, they can still ignite local passions all over Britain. Tessa Williams reports. Producer Joy Hatwood Repeat

: Science Now

Peter Evans presents a weekly review. Producer Rami Tzabar
Repeated Tuesday 8.00pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Rami Tzabar

: Consequences

Denys Blakeway looks back at four pivotal events in the last 40 years and considers their consequences. 3: The Brixton Riots
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Denys Blakeway

: Footnotes

Martin Wainwright celebrates the achievements of Sophia Jex-Blake , the first female doctor in Scotland. Producer Alison Perks Revised repeat


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Sophia Jex-Blake
Producer: Alison Perks

: Week Ending

The team poke fun at the week's news. Repeated from yesterday

: Those Cafe Days

Simon Parkes presents the fourth of five programmes on European cafe culture. 4: A Thousand and One Nights
El Fishawi 's cafe in Cairo has been open for business 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week for the past 250 years. Simon Parkes explores Egyptian cafe life.
Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeat


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Unknown: El Fishawi
Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Paul Allen talks to Katie Mitchell , the young theatre director who brings an intense emotional realism to classical theatre. After acclaimed productions of Shakespeare, Beckett, Ibsen and Euripides, she is now in charge of the RSC's Stratford Chamber Theatre. Producer Erika Wright
Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Katie Mitchell
Producer: Erika Wright

: On These Days

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


Producer: Graham Hoyland
Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Saturday Night Theatre: Wild Hops

The third episode of a four-part series by Sally Worboyes. With only two weeks remaining of the 1959 hop-picking season, Jack and Laura must resolve the crisis in their marriage. with Liz Smith , Gerry Hinks , Melanie Revill , Sam Barriscale , Richard Pearce.
Alan Devereux , Patricia Gallimore , Judy Bennett. Richard Allenson , Simon Carter and Joyce Gibbs. Director Philip Martin Repeat


Unknown: Sally Worboyes.
Unknown: Liz Smith
Unknown: Gerry Hinks
Unknown: Melanie Revill
Unknown: Sam Barriscale
Unknown: Richard Pearce.
Unknown: Alan Devereux
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Judy Bennett.
Unknown: Richard Allenson
Unknown: Simon Carter
Unknown: Joyce Gibbs.
Jack: George Innes
Laura: Ellie Haddington

: Classics with Kay

The music of Sir William Walton. Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Sir William Walton.
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

Rabbi Julia Neuberger talks about matters of life with Jeremy Vine. Series producer Kathryn Pritchard


Talks: Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Jeremy Vine.
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: Volcano

Juliet Stevenson stars as Constance Hawke, a mill-owner's wife in Victorian England who embarks on a hazardous journey to climb a volcanic mountain in New Zealand. Its imminent eruption is a metaphor for her own inner turmoil.


Author: Peter Wolf
Constance Hawke: Juliet Stevenson
Egbert Hawke: Ian Hogg
George Redpath: Stephen Critchlow
Van Daemon: Geoffrey Whitehead
Midwinter and Matthew: Keith Drinkel
Ben Fothergill: Stephen Thorne
Prudence Fothergill: Jill Graham
Lipp: Jonathan Keeble
Charity and Felicity: Patience Tomlinson
Honour: Jane Whittenshaw
Temperence: Alice Arnold
Music: Jason Wingate
Technical Presentation: Tim Sturgeon
Director: Cherry Cookson

: The Blue Room

John Fordham continues his selection of writing which proves that music is more than a soundtrack for the teenage years. 3: Teenage Kicks. The night Rock around the Clock brought the ping-pong to a sudden end at the youth club; high-school hipsters of the forties with goatees and berets; and Nik Cohn 's account of his Belfast adolescence, when pop was considered evil. Producer John Goudie Repeat


Unknown: Nik Cohn
Producer: John Goudie

: Aesthete's Foot

Scottish humourist John McKay continues his reminiscences of adolescent life in the East Lothian town of Fenton Heugh.
Producer Noah Richler Repeat


Unknown: John McKay
Unknown: Fenton Heugh.
Producer: Noah Richler

: News

: The Late Story: The Frozen O'Donovans

By Michael Carson. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Michael Carson.

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.

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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