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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 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 Canon David Winter.


Unknown: Alex Brodie
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 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 Donald Macintyre of The Independent.
Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Donald MacIntyre
Editor: Jane Ashley

: The Americas File

Foreign affairs magazine in which Bridget Kendall opens up the Americas for the British listener. In this programme, she looks at US influence on Latin America and at how Latin immigrants are changing the USA. Producer Maria Balinska
+ Bridget Kendall 's Kind of Day: pl38


Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Producer: Maria Balinska
Producer: Bridget Kendall

: Money Box

With Alison Mitchell.
Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons invites his guests Paul Merton ,
Clement Freud , Derek Nimmo and Julian Clary to try to talk for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation, from the Jersey Arts Centre. Last in the series.
Producer Ann Jobson. Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Julian Clary
Producer: Ann Jobson.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical discussion in Witney, Oxfordshire, with Chris Smith MP, Bruce Anderson , Diana Maddock MP, and Sir Nicholas Bonsor MP.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Chris Smith
Unknown: Bruce Anderson
Unknown: Diana Maddock
Unknown: Sir Nicholas Bonsor

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Hardly Cinderella

By Diane Samuels. Queen Cinderella is dead and the king must find a new wife. Whose foot will the glass slipper fit this time? with Diana Quick , Susan Sheridan , Nicholas Boulton and Edward De Souza
Music Neil Brand . Director David Blount


Unknown: Diane Samuels.
Unknown: Diana Quick
Unknown: Susan Sheridan
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Music: Neil Brand
Director: David Blount
Princess Amanda: Annabelle Apsion
Many Fur: Annabelle Apsion
Florence Ugly: Jane Whittenshaw
Gloria Ugly: Annette Badland
King: Geoffrey Beevers
Chancellor: Mark Bonnar

: That's History

Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine, including stories of current research and the history behind some of today's headlines. Producer John Byrne
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Science Now

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


Presented By: Peter Evans.
Producer: Olive Clancy

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. Reporter Jenny Cuffe. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe.

: See It My Way

Last in the series in which blind broadcaster Peter White examines and often explodes myths about blindness. Rona. Peter White believed he would make the ideal foster father; Social
Services thought his blindness would be a problem. Ten-year-old Fiona proved them both wrong.
Producer Ronni Davis. Revised repeat


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

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news, with Sally Grace , Ford Kiernan , Astrid Wilson and Greg Hemphill. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Ford Kiernan
Unknown: Astrid Wilson
Unknown: Greg Hemphill.

: Close Ups

In the last programme of the series, actor Richard Widmark gives an extremely rare interview to
Nigel Andrews. From his scene-stealing appearance as a sniggering killer in Kiss of Death, through his work with John Ford and John Wayne , Widmark has been one of the big screen's most mesmerising presences. (For more on Widmark see the caption on page 121) Producer Paul Quinn
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: Nigel Andrews.
Unknown: John Ford
Unknown: John Wayne
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Curse of the Cassette
Nick Baker discovers the downside of a design classic - the Philips audio cassette. Industrial espionage, audio piracy, romance and lost sticky labels in a tale that fits neatly on one C60. With Tony Benn , the Ayatollah Khomeini , and a real woman who could have stepped out of Nick Hornby 's novel High Fidelity. Producer Nigel Acheson Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Ayatollah Khomeini
Unknown: Nick Hornby
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: On These Days

A review of some of the stories, events and issues which were making the news this week fifty years ago. There were celebrations in the nation's kitchens when the government announced that extra supples of Spam would go on sale. Producer Gavin Fuller
Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Producer: Gavin Fuller
Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Saturday Night Theatre: Foreign Girls

The final part of Elaine Feinstein 's drama about the lives and loves of two Jewish women in England. Janos's funeral brings the two families together in a way they have never been before. with Jill Graham , David Barrass , Philip Sully , Dominic Letts and Tom Bevan
Director Marion Nancarrow Repeat


Unknown: Elaine Feinstein
Unknown: Jill Graham
Unknown: David Barrass
Unknown: Philip Sully
Unknown: Dominic Letts
Unknown: Tom Bevan
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Lena: Jennie Stoller
Katya: Jenny Agutter
Dr Kuperman: Leonard Fenton
Sadie Kuperman: Doreen Mantle
Stefan: David Thorpe

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay introduces music composed by Bach but arranged by other composers.
Producer Peter Thresh


Introduces: Brian Kay
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

Welsh writer and minister Endid Morgan presents the fourth in a special series of personal reflections for Lent.

: News

: American Noir Season: The Red Scream

Beth Porter 's dramatisation of Mary Willis Walker 's book follows a serial killer to the execution chamber, but there's a copycat killer at work in the heat of Texas. with Robert Harper. Sean Baker , Ian Porter , Liza Ross , Ioan Meredith , Kim Wall , Adjoa Andoh and Alice Arnold. Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Beth Porter
Unknown: Mary Willis Walker
Unknown: Robert Harper.
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Ian Porter
Unknown: Liza Ross
Unknown: Ioan Meredith
Unknown: Kim Wall
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh
Unknown: Alice Arnold.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Molly Cates: Beth Porter
Louie Bronk: Kerry Shale
Grady Traynor: Peter Marinker
Cool Cal Dee: Al Matthews
Charlie McFarland: Don Fellows
Alison McFarland: Amanda Gordon

: Britain in Pictures

In the third of four programmes,
Michael Carney introduces and reads from Battlefields in Britain, by CV Wedgwood, first published in 1944. Producer Louise Greenberg Repeat


Introduces: Michael Carney
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: News

: The Late Story: The Gift

By Trevor Colman.
Read by David Bannerman. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Trevor Colman.
Read By: David Bannerman.

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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