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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 Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: 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 free helpline on [number removed]


Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Loose Ends

ProducerTorquil Macleod

: The Week in Westminster

With Michael White of The Guardian. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Michael White
Editor: Jane Ashley

: Asiafile

In the final programme in the series,
Julian Pettifer reports from Hong Kong as it prepares for the handover to China. Including an interview with Asia's biggest film star, Jackie Chan , who says Hong Kong is fighting back. Producer Hugh Levinson


Unknown: Julian Pettifer
Unknown: Jackie Chan
Producer: Hugh Levinson

: Money Box

With Alison Mitchell.
Producer Josh de la Mare HELPLINE: [number removed]


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Josh de la Mare

: Just a Minute

With chairman Nicholas Parsons and guests Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Peter Jones and Fred MacAulay.
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 topical discussion in Hebburn, Tyne and Wear, with Alistair Burt MP,
George Robertson MP, Professor Lisa Jardine and Dr Alan Sked.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Alistair Burt
Unknown: George Robertson
Unknown: Professor Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Dr Alan Sked.

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Tally's Blood

Starring Anne Downie as Rosinella Pedreschi , Blythe Duff as Lucia and Alexander Morton as Massimo Pedreschi. Ann Marie di Mambro 's play follows the Pedreschis through the darkest hours of the Second
World War, and reflects the vivacity, humour and passions of the Scottish-Italian community. with Lee Brown , Raymond Short and Anthony Donaldson. Producer Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Anne Downie
Unknown: Rosinella Pedreschi
Unknown: Blythe Duff
Unknown: Alexander Morton
Unknown: Massimo Pedreschi.
Unknown: Ann Marie Di Mambro
Unknown: Lee Brown
Unknown: Raymond Short
Unknown: Anthony Donaldson.
Producer: Hamish Wilson
Hughie: Kenneth Glenaan
Franco: Vincent Friell
Daddy/Priest: Robert Trotter
Bridget: Grace Glover
Luigi/Customer: Finlay Welsh
Teacher/Woman: Vicki Liddelle

: That's History Special

Crime or Passion?
Gerry Northam presents a brief history of obsession, embracing both the medieval courtly ideal of romantic infatuation and the pathological desire of the 20th-century stalker. Producer John Byrne
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Science Now

Is the Earth really at risk from meteorites? Alun Lewis reports.
Producer Olive Clancy. Repeated Tuesday
8.00pm. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Olive Clancy.

: File on 4

Reporter Julian O'Halloran. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Julian O'Halloran.

: See It My Way

Five programmes in which blind broadcaster Peter White examines and often explodes myths about blindness, and explores its lighter side.
4: Are You Blind, Ref? Peter White explains why he spends so much of his free time at sports events he can't see. Producer Ronni Davis Revised repeat


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Week Ending

The topical comedy sketch show, with Sally Grace , Dave Lamb , Joanna Monro and Jon Glover.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: Jon Glover.

: Close Ups

In the fifth of six programmes, Nigel Andrews meets one of Hollywood's most flamboyant mavericks, writer/director John Milius. Milius is the most macho of the movie-brat generation: the man who put the words into Dirty Harry's mouth and wrote the ultimate Vietnam film, Apocalypse Now. Producer Paul Quinn
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Director: John Milius.
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Kaleidoscope Feature: A Little Gothic Castle

On his death 200 years ago, Horace Walpole left a legacy of two castles: a mansion at Strawberry Hill by the Thames, and The Castle of Otranto, a supernatural tale that made his friends "afraid to go to bed o'nights". Peggy Reynolds treads warily into the strange world of the first-ever Gothic novel.
Producer Matthew Dodd Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Horace Walpole
Unknown: Strawberry Hill
Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: On These Days

The week's news from exactly 50 years ago.
Producer Graham Hoyland
Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Producer: Graham Hoyland
Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Saturday Night Theatre: Foreign Girls

A three-part drama about two Jewish women in England, written by Elaine Feinstein. 2: Lena discovers why Katya so wants to see her. And it is not an altogether comfortable discovery. with Jill Graham , David Barrass ,
Elaine Claxton , John Baddeley , Malcolm Ward and Lala Lloyd. Director Marion Nancarrow Repeat


Written By: Elaine Feinstein.
Unknown: Jill Graham
Unknown: David Barrass
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Malcolm Ward
Unknown: Lala Lloyd.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Lena: Jennie Stoller
Katya: Jenny Agutter
Dr Kuperman: Leonard Fenton
Sadie Kuperman: Doreen Mantle
Stefan: David Thorpe
Janos: Sandor Eles

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay introduces a selection of music, including the Sabre Dance by Khachaturian.
Producer Peter Thresh


Introduces: Brian Kay
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

Irish Jesuit theologian Michael Paul Gallagher presents the second in a special series of personal reflections for Lent.


Unknown: Michael Paul

: News

: American Noir Season: Black Betty

By Walter Mosley. On the dark side of the mean streets of Los Angeles in 1961, African-American private eye Easy Rawlins can go places a white detective cannot. With Martin Luther
King in the news, a new young president in the White House, and a case that sends him in search of his own past, Easy finds death under the stones he is paid to turn. with William Roberts , Peter de Jersey , Mel Taylor , Major Wiley, Stephen Thorne. Sean Baker , Robert Harper , Shirley Dixon , Emil Nava and Christina Chou. Dramatised by Bonnie Greer. Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Walter Mosley.
Unknown: Martin Luther
Unknown: William Roberts
Unknown: Peter De Jersey
Unknown: Mel Taylor
Unknown: Stephen Thorne.
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Robert Harper
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Emil Nava
Unknown: Christina Chou.
Dramatised By: Bonnie Greer.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Ezekiel Easy - Rawlins: Clarke Peters
Saul Lynx: John Guerrasio
Elizabeth Black Betty Eady: Alibe Parsons
Maudria Jones: Sharon D Clarke
Odell Jones: Dean Hill
Sarah Cain: Kate Harper
Gwendolyn Barnes: Cecilia Noble
Arthur Hawkes: Gerard McDermot

: Britain in Pictures

In the second of four programmes,
Michael Carney introduces and reads from British Polar Explorers, by Admiral Sir Edward Evans , first published in 1943. Producer Louise Greenberg Repeat


Introduces: Michael Carney
Unknown: Sir Edward Evans
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: News

: The Late Story: The Astronomical Scarf

By Ruth Rendell.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Ruth Rendell.

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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