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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Steve Peacock and Hugh O'Donnell


Producers: Steve Peacock
Producers: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev Bill Westwood.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: 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

: Election Agenda

What are the real choices on polling day? Election Agenda promises no politicians, just the real concerns of the British people and the key questions on issues that matter. In the first of four live programmes, Vivian White examines education with households throughout the country and independent policy experts. Editor Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: Vivian White
Editor: Gwyneth Williams

: The Americas File

The fifth of six programmes opening up the Americas for the British listener is a special edition on Mexico. As allegations of corruption and drug trafficking reach the highest levels of government. Bridget Kendall explores the fragile state of Mexican society. Producer Maria Balinska


Unknown: Bridget Kendall
Producer: Maria Balinska

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart is joined this week by Alan Coren , Andy Kershaw , Jeremy Hardy and John Diamond.
Producer Aled Evans. Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: John Diamond.
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a discussion with Margaret Beckett , Stephen Dorrell , Archy Kirkwood and Dafydd Wigley. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Stephen Dorrell
Unknown: Archy Kirkwood
Unknown: Dafydd Wigley.

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: A Quick Killing in the City

An adoption, a young girl, a merchant bank, life in the fast lane, multi-million-pound deals, and a web of villainy are the threads of Ed Thomason 's play, which is set in London at the time of Black Wednesday, October 1992. with Oliver Senton , Michael Troughton. Terry John , Frances Jeater , Jilly Bond , George Parsons , Annabel Mullion , Neville Jason. Kristin Milward and David Jarvis.
Director Tracey Neale Repeat


Unknown: Ed Thomason
Unknown: Oliver Senton
Unknown: Michael Troughton.
Unknown: Terry John
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Jilly Bond
Unknown: George Parsons
Unknown: Annabel Mullion
Unknown: Neville Jason.
Unknown: Kristin Milward
Unknown: David Jarvis.
Director: Tracey Neale
Penny: Deborah Findlay
Michael: David Bark-Jones
Joanne: Teresa Gallagher
Sheila: Jane Hazlegrove
Nick: Christopher Bramwell
Buck: Garrick Hagon

: Witnesses

Four programmes exploring the human experience of history.
2: Our Sons as Well. Kevin Toolis presents eyewitness accounts of the Allied landing on the Gallipoli peninsula in April 1915. Producer Kate McAII
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Kevin Toolis
Producer: Kate McAii

: Science Now

Presented by Anna Grayson.
Producer Julia Durbin. Repeated Tuesday
8.00pm. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Anna Grayson.
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: PM

: New York Diaries

The Diary of a Smoker. The new national taboo lands American humorist David Sedaris in trouble.
Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: David Sedaris
Producer: Steve Doherty

: Week Ending

Repeated from yesterday

: Utopia and Other Destinations

Six people explain their ideas of Utopia to Michael O'Donnell.
4: Nobel Prize laureate and Nigerian exile Wole Soyinka. Producer Chris Paling
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell.
Unknown: Wole Soyinka.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Rake's Progress
In eight short scenes, Tim Marlow investigates how William Hogarth 's everyday story of London folk in the 1730s changed the course of British art history, drama and opera. Producer Chris Eldon Lee Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: William Hogarth
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: On These Days

With Geoffrey Wheeler. A look back at events in the news exactly 50 years ago. At Aintree, a 100-to-l outsider romped home in the Grand National and brought untold riches to his owner and the people of a small Irish village. In the classrooms of Britain, pupils were preparing themselves for an extra year as the school-leaving age was raised from 14 to 15 years. Producer Gavin Fuller
Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.
Producer: Gavin Fuller
Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Curiosity Cabinet

The second episode of Catherine Czerkawska 's three-part story.
2: The Mute Swan. Henrietta, in the 18th century, has been kidnapped and taken to Garve where she is surrounded by Gaels who neither speak her language nor share her culture. In the present, Sophie and her son Ben travel to Garve on holiday. with Mary Riggans , Bob Docherty ,
Finlay McLean , Monica Gibb and Kenneth Glenaan Whistle played by Mike Katz.
Director Hamish Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska
Unknown: Mary Riggans
Unknown: Bob Docherty
Unknown: Finlay McLean
Unknown: Monica Gibb
Unknown: Kenneth Glenaan
Played By: Mike Katz.
Director: Hamish Wilson
Manus: John Buick
Henrietta: Ceit Kearney
Sophie: Grace Glover
Angus MacNeill: John Shedden

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay introduces three popular classics, including the Solemn
Melody by Henry Walford Davies. Producer Peter Thresh


Introduces: Brian Kay
Unknown: Henry Walford Davies.
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

A series in which writers, thinkers and clerics talk from the heart. This week
Una Kroll on solitude.

: News

: The Last September

By Elizabeth Bowen. Dramatised in two parts by Nigel Gearing.
1: 1920, Danielstown, County Cork. Lois is poised on the brink of womanhood. She dances and flirts with English officers, but they do not always return from patrols. with Billy Boyle , Janey Maw , Anna Livia Ryan. Robert Harper. JD Kelleher and Dorian Lough Director Claire Grove Repeat


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen.
Unknown: Billy Boyle
Unknown: Janey Maw
Unknown: Anna Livia Ryan.
Unknown: Robert Harper.
Lois: Anna Healy
Gerald: Greg Wise
Lady Myra: Carmel McSharry
Sir Richard: Denys Hawthorne
Marda: Frances Tomelty

: Memoirs of a Maladjusted Teacher

The third of five programmes in which Nick Yapp remembers his first two years at the New Riverside School for maladjusted children.


Author/Reader: Nick Yapp
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Stanza on Stage

Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney read from their new anthology of favourite poetry, The School Bag, on the stage of the Royal Court Theatre in London's West End. The selection includes To Earthward by Robert Frost and Auden's Law Like Love.
Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Unknown: Robert Frost
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

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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