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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Steve Peacock and Hugh O'Donnell


Producers: Steve Peacock
Producers: Hugh O'Donnell

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and guest. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Norman Winter

: Today

With Alex Brodie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Rob Nothman


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Rob Nothman

: Breakaway

Holiday reports from around the world. Producer Eleanor Garland
Repeated tomorrow 10.45pm
For information on any of the items featured, call the Radio 4 helpline on [number removed]


Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Loose Ends

Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Julian Mayers


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: The Week in Westminster

With Kirsty Milne of the New Statesman. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Kirsty Milne
Editor: Jane Ashley

: Asiafile

The fifth of six programmes exploring the state of the nations in Asia. Asia has made phenomenal progress and is the envy of the world, but at what price: human rights, the environment, or simply loss of tradition? Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Frances Macdonald HELPLINE: [number removed]


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons challenges Paul Merton , Peter Jones , Clement Freud and Graham Norton to talk for a 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?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical discussion in Stockton Heath, near
Warrington, with Norman Lamont MP, Malcolm Bruce MP, Estelle Morris MP, and Clive Aslet , editor of Country Life. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Norman Lamont
Unknown: Malcolm Bruce
Unknown: Estelle Morris
Unknown: Clive Aslet

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: God's Country

By Lee Hall. Starring Becky Simpson as Spoonface. Spoonface Steinburg. Spoonface is seven years old, autistic and terminally ill with cancer. But her fascination with opera and the support of Mrs Spud , the cleaner, helps her come to terms with her own extraordinary life. Director Kate Rowland Repeat


Unknown: Lee Hall.
Unknown: Becky Simpson
Unknown: Mrs Spud
Director: Kate Rowland

: Message in a Bottle

Romantic gestures and cries for help sent across the water are recalled, tracked and investigated. Producer Sue Foster Repeat

: That's History

Presented by Gerry Northam. Producer John Byrne
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Presented By: Gerry Northam.
Producer: John Byrne

: Science Now

Peter Evans reports from Seattle on the most important American science meeting of the year: the AAAS.
Producer Richard Aedy. Repeated Tuesday
8.00pm. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Richard Aedy.

: File on 4

Major issues at home and abroad. Reporter Mark Whitaker. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Mark Whitaker.

: See It My Way

Five programmes in which blind broadcaster Peter White examines and often explodes myths about blindness. 3: Eyelines and Bylines. In recent years, Peter has become a television presenter, a job that has required him to learn to walk in a straight line, look straight at the camera, and write words to fit over pictures he can't see. Producer Ronni Davis Revised repeat


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Week Ending

Satirical news revue.
Repeated from yesterday

: Close Ups

Nigel Andrews meets distinguished Hollywood players. Actor Richard Dreyfuss discusses the highs and lows of his career. Producer Paul Quinn
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Richard Dreyfuss
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Lynne Walker talks to Sir Georg Solti as he celebrates 50 years in the recording industry. Georg Solti has worked with every major orchestra, and made records ever since was first possible, from his famous
Ring Cycle - the first on stereo record - through the operas of Strauss and the symphonies of Mahler. Producer Julian Gregory Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Talks: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Sir Georg Solti
Unknown: Georg Solti
Producer: Julian Gregory

: 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: Foreign Girls

A three-part drama by Elaine Feinstein starring Jenny Agutter as Katya and Jennie Stoller as Lena.
1: Immersed in her Cambridge life and preoccupied with her divorce, Lena has almost forgotten her childhood friend, Katya. Then an unexpected letter stirs up memories of their Jewish upbringing in Leicester in the early seventies.
With Vivienne Rochester, Lyndham Gregory and Dominic Letts
Director Marion Nancarrow Repeat


Unknown: Elaine Feinstein
Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Jennie Stoller
Unknown: Lyndham Gregory
Unknown: Dominic Letts
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Dr Kuperman: Leonard Fenton
MrsKuperman: Doreen Mantle
Janos Kessleman: Sandor Eles
Grete Kessleman: Jill Graham
Graham: David Barrass
Stefan: David Thorpe
Joanie: Elaine Claxton
Porter: Colin Pinney
Miss Bolt: Tina Gray

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay introduces
Vaughan Williams 's Serenade to Music, which was especially composed for the golden jubilee of Sir Henry Wood 's career as a conductor.
Producer Peter Thresh


Introduces: Brian Kay
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Sir Henry Wood
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

Cambridge theologian Martyn Percy presents the second in a special series of personal reflections for Lent.


Unknown: Martyn Percy

: News

: American Noir Season: White Jazz

By James Ellroy , dramatised by Mike Walker. 1958, Los Angeles. The police department is under investigation by the Feds, and everyone is out to save themselves.
But corrupt cop Dave Klein can handle it. Then he falls for a Howard Hughes starlet, and everything goes to hell. with Bob Sherman , Ian Kelly , Don Gilet , William Roberts. Jason Shepard. Martin MacDougall. William Marsh , Tracy Ann Obberman , Gerard McDermott. loan Meredith and Hugh Dickson. Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: James Ellroy
Dramatised By: Mike Walker.
Unknown: Dave Klein
Unknown: Howard Hughes
Unknown: Bob Sherman
Unknown: Ian Kelly
Unknown: Don Gilet
Unknown: William Roberts.
Unknown: Jason Shepard.
Unknown: Martin MacDougall.
Unknown: William Marsh
Unknown: Tracy Ann Obberman
Unknown: Gerard McDermott.
Unknown: Hugh Dickson.
Director: Andy Jordan
Dave Klein: Stuart Milligan
Glenda Bledsoe: Angeune Ball
Ed Exley: James Laurenson
Dudley Smith: William Hootkins
Junior Stemmins: Noah Margetts
JCKafesjian: Andy Lucas
Mickey Cohen: Glenn Wrage
Wylie: Struan Rodger
Howard Hughes: Hugo Napier
Hush Hush: Ray Shell

: Britain in Pictures

Michael Carney introduces and reads from British Ports and Harbours, by Leo Walmsley , first published in 1942. Producer Louise Greenberg Repeat


Introduces: Michael Carney
Unknown: Leo Walmsley
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: News

: The Late Story: What Women Want

By David Benedictus. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: David Benedictus.

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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