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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

Producers Steve Peacock and Hugh O'Donnell


Producers: Steve Peacock
Producers: Hugh O'Donnell

: 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 Bishop Bill Westwood.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Rob Nothman


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Rob Nothman

: Breakaway

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

Presented by Ned Sherrin.


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.

: The Week in Westminster

Anne Applebaum of the London
Evening Standard looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Anne Applebaum
Editor: Jane Ashley

: Asiafile

In the second of eight programmes, Julian Pettifer explores Asian cuisine and alternative medicine. Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: 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

: Just a Minute

Join Chairman Nicholas Parsons and guests Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Peter Jones and Fred MacAulay at St Andrew's University as they try to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Producer Ann Jobson
Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Producer: Ann Jobson

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a discussion of issues raised in Putney, London, with Sir Norman Fowler MP, Sir Alan Walters , Simon Hughes MP and Glenda Jackson MP. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Norman Fowler
Unknown: Sir Alan Walters
Unknown: Simon Hughes
Unknown: Glenda Jackson

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Playhouse: Dreams of Leaving

By Rob Gittins. In 1900, Wales was the land of milk and honey for many impoverished Italians. Ninety years later, it's a very different story.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Rob Gittins.
Director: Alison Hindell
Maria: Amanda Gordon
Frankie: Suzanne Packer
Steve/Customer: Jeremi Cockram
Tony/Giacomo: Dorien Thomas
Elaine/Grace/Gina: Lowri Mae
Angelo/Vincerao/Punter: Rob Harper
Vicki/lsabella: Erica Eirian
Eddie/Giorgio/Punter 2: Rhodri Hugh
Darren: Ashley Bird
Karen: Sarah Alldritt

: That's History

Gerry Northam tests the reputation of ancient Greek civilisation as a model for modern society, and finds out why the Victorians were suspicious of indoor plumbing. Producer John Byrne
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans. Producer Rami Tzabar
Repeated Tuesday 8.00pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: File on 4

Presented by Julian O'Halloran. Repeated from Tuesday


Presented By: Julian O'Halloran.

: Footnotes

Martin Wainwright celebrates the achievements of individuals who have been overlooked by history. The last programme of the series looks at Douglas Mason -the academic economist who became the father of the poll tax.
Producer Alison Perks Revised repeat


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Alison Perks

: Week Ending

Repeated from yesterday

: Close Ups

Nigel Andrews in conversation with Hollywood's leading players.
1: Robert Duvall. The actor whose career has taken in The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in the film Tender Mercies.
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Robert Duvall.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Winter Wanderers
Franz Schubert 's great song cycle
Winterreise evokes a mental journey of grief and loneliness. On the bicentenary of Schubert's birth,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Brigitte Fassbaender reflect on the great composer's most revealing biography. Producer Ann Marie O'Callaghan Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Franz Schubert
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Unknown: Brigitte Fassbaender
Producer: Ann Marie O'Callaghan

: On These Days

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


Producer: Angela Sherwin
Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Saturday Night Theatre: Young PC

By Mark Davies Markham.

Paula Young, a newly qualified police constable, is posted to her home town, to the discomfort of her boyfriend and other petty criminals.


Writer: Mark Davies Markham
Director: Michelle Matherson Frederick
[Actress]: Jo-Anne Knowles
[Actor]: Roger May
[Actor]: Richard Tate
[Actress]: Tessa Worsley
Paula Young: Julia Ford
Rene Young: Natasha Pyne
Arthur Young: Paul Copley
Jan Taylor: Becky Hindley
Dean O'Rourke: Vincent Davies
Sergeant Thompson: Geoffrey Whitehead
Tony Charles: Tim Dantay

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay celebrates the 200th anniversary of Franz Schubert. Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Franz Schubert.
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

Cristina Odone talks about matters of life and belief, with Jeremy Vine. Series producer Kathryn Pritchard


Talks: Cristina Odone
Unknown: Jeremy Vine.
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: Wallis - the Life and Legends of Wallis Simpson

By Elizabeth Proud. 1: A Pretty Girl is Like a Melody. As the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson was reviled for causing a king to abdicate his throne. But what was she really like?
Pianist Harold Rich
Director Sue Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Elizabeth Proud.
Unknown: Wallis Simpson
Pianist: Harold Rich
Director: Sue Wilson
Wallis: Stockard Channing
Maitre Blum: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Win Spencer: Lewis Hancock
Ernest Simpson/Commander Lewis Little: Stephen Thorne
Bessie Merriman: Helen Horton
Anna Warfield/Foxie: Jill Graham
Georges/Robbie: Chris Emmett
Uncle Sol: Ed Bishop
Nurse Christine/Corinne Mustin: Sara Coward
Nurse Dominique/Mary Raffray: Susan Bovell
Kitty Bigelow: Teresa Gallagher
Bigelow/Hugh: Peter MacQueen
Herman Rogers/Chevy Chevalier: William Dufris

: The Blue Room

John Fordham continues his selection of writing inspired by popular music. 5: Remember When
Producer John Goudie Repeat

: Aesthete's Foot

4: Old versus Young. John McKay continues his comic recollections of an awkward East Lothian boyhood. Producer Noah Richler Repeat


Unknown: John McKay
Producer: Noah Richler

: News

: The Late Story: Ernest and Gwendolin (an Old-Fashioned Love Story)

By Jonathan Treitel. A love affair starts in Greenwich Village. And it involves a couple of geckos ... Read by William Hope.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Jonathan Treitel.
Read By: William Hope.

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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