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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 his 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


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 Peter Riddell of The Times. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Jane Ashley

: The Americas File

The fourth of six programmes opening up the Americas for the British listener. Today a look at religion. Bridget Kendall meets the head of the Mormon Church, Gordon B Hinckley , in Utah. And there is a report from
Sao Paolo on the exponential growth of evangelical churches in Brazil. Producer Maria Balinska


Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Unknown: Gordon B Hinckley
Producer: Maria Balinska

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

News quiz in which Simon Hoggart is joined by Alan Coren , Francis Wheen , Andrew Rawnsley and Fred MacAulay. Producer Aled Evans
Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Andrew Rawnsley
Unknown: Fred MacAulay.
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical discussion with Sir George Young MP, Clare Short MP, Kamlesh Bahl and John Monks.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir George Young
Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Kamlesh Bahl
Unknown: John Monks.

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: The 4.50 from Paddington

Michael Bakewell's dramatisation of the Agatha Christie novel.

A murder is witnessed on a train journey, but there is no evidence of a corpse.


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Miss Marple: June Whitfield
Mrs McGillicuddy: Joan Sims
Lucy Eyelesbarrow: Susannah Harker
Det Insp Craddock: Ian Lavender
Luther Crackenthorpe: John Woodnutt
Emma Crackenthorpe: Janet Maw
[Actor]: Sean Baker
[Actor]: Stephen Thorne
[Actor]: Christopher Scott
[Actor]: Keith Drinkel
[Actor]: Mark Bonnar
[Actor]: Kim Wall
[Actor]: Jonathan Kitchens
[Actor]: Rory Jennings
[Actor]: Ann Beach
[Actor]: Joanna Monro
[Actor]: Alice Arnold
[Actor]: Amanda Gordon
[Actor]: Lewis Jones
[Actor]: Steve Hodson
[Actor]: Chris Pavlo
[Actor]: Alex Lowe

: Witnesses

Four programmes exploring the human experience of history.
1: A Better Target for a Kiss.
Kevin Toolis presents eyewitness accounts of the Spanish Civil War. Producer Kate McAII
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Kevin Toolis
Producer: Kate McAii

: Science Now

Peter Evans reports on a study of human bones.
Producer Paula McGrath. Repeated Tuesday
8.00pm. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Paula McGrath.

: Nouveau Ruined

Sara Parker meets the nouveau ruined - people who had extremely affluent lifestyles at the beginning of the nineties and are now having to build new lives much farther down the financial ladder.
Producer Ronni Davis Repeat


Unknown: Sara Parker
Producer: Ronni Davis

: New York Diaries

Soap Operas. There is nothing in the world like US daytime TV.
David Sedaris who loves every minute of it reads from his diaries.
Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: David Sedaris
Producer: Steve Doherty

: Week Ending

The week's news is put through the comedy processor in this topical comedy sketch show. Starring Sally Grace , plus special guests.
(Please note that Mammon, billed in last week's Radio Times for Good Friday, was replaced by Week Endingafter the issue had gone to press.) Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Week Endingafter

: Utopia and Other Destinations

Six people explain their ideas of Utopia to Michael O'Donnell. 3: Sir Kenneth Caiman , the government's Chief Medical Officer. Producer Chris Paling
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell.
Unknown: Sir Kenneth Caiman

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Tim Burton
Tim Burton escapes all of the stereotypes of the Hollywood film-maker. Nigel Andrews talks to the creator of idiosyncratic movies like Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood , that are both personal and successful. Producer John Boundy
Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Tim Burton
Unknown: Tim Burton
Talks: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Edward Scissorhands
Unknown: Ed Wood
Producer: John Boundy

: On These Days

A look back at events in the news exactly 50 years ago. Lord
Mountbatten takes up his post as the new Viceroy of India, and the inquiry into allegations of bribery at the BBC reports its findings. Producer Graham Hoyland
Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Producer: Graham Hoyland
Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Curiosity Cabinet

Catherine Czerkawska 's three-part story. 1: The Brown Swan. A newly widowed woman visiting an exhibition in an Edinburgh gallery sees a 17th-century portrait of a young girl called Henrietta. Before long, Sophie and Henrietta become linked across 300 years. with William Trotter. Meg Fraser. Bob Docherty and Finlay McLean. Whistle played by Mike Katz. Director Hamish Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska
Unknown: Brown Swan.
Unknown: William Trotter.
Unknown: Meg Fraser.
Unknown: Bob Docherty
Unknown: Finlay McLean.
Played By: Mike Katz.
Director: Hamish Wilson
Sophie: Grace Glover
Ben: Mary Riggans
Angus MacNeill/Groom: John Shedden
Katy: Stella Forge
Henrietta: Ceit Kearney
Manus: John Buick
Thomas: Kenneth Genaan
Grisel: Monica Gibb

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay introduces some music for Eastertide.
Producer Peter Thresh


Introduces: Brian Kay
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

In the last of a special series for Lent, Lavinia Byrne reflects on the meaning of Easter Saturday. Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: Dark Tales: The Queen of Spades

Alexander Pushkin 's short story, dramatised by Michelene Wandor. It is every gambler's dream: the secret of three cards that always win. Lise is gambling for a lover, and Hermann wants the money - but how to get the secret from the Countess? with Alison Pettitt , Sean Baker , Chris Pavlo. Hugh Dickson. Kim Wall. Alex Lowe and Carolyn Jones. Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Alexander Pushkin
Dramatised By: Michelene Wandor.
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Unknown: Hugh Dickson.
Unknown: Kim Wall.
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Carolyn Jones.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Countess: Moira Lister
Hermann: Greg Wise
Use: Amanda Root
PaulTomsky: Christopher Scott

: Memoirs of a Maladjusted Teacher: 2: The Girls Arrive

Five programmes in which Nick Yapp remembers his first two years at a school for maladjusted children. (Repeat)


Author/Reader: Nick Yapp
Producer: Ronni Davis

: News

: The Late Story: The Washing of Feet

By Margaret Joy , read by Richard Briers. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Margaret Joy
Read By: Richard Briers.

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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