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: News Briefing

: Farming Today


Producer: Steve Peacock
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Today

With Sue MacGregor, John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Mark Santer.


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Mark Santer.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Audrey Adams


Producer: Audrey Adams

: Breakaway

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


Producer: Eleanor Gartand

: Loose Ends

Presented by Ned Sherrin. Producer Julian Mayers


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Election Agenda

In the coming general election, the political system itself will be on trial. In the second live programme of the series, Vivian White invites families throughout the country to say what they think of Britain's democracy and the politicians who operate it.


Unknown: Vivian White

: The Americas File

The last of six programmes opening up the Americas for the British listener is a Caribbean tale of how the smallest country in the western hemisphere - St Kitts-Nevis - wants to split in two. And from the United States, a peek into the shopping habits of the 21st century: how mass production will be replaced by "mass customisation". With Bridget Kendall. Producer Lucy Ash


Unknown: St Kitts-Nevis
Unknown: Bridget Kendall.
Producer: Lucy Ash

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart is joined by Alan Coren , Frances Whelan and Andy Kershawfor a subversive look at the headlines.
Producer Aled Evans. Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Frances Whelan
Unknown: Andy Kershawfor
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical discussion with Charles Kennedy , Dr Marjorie Mowlam , Peter LJIley , and author Frederic Raphael. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Dr Marjorie Mowlam
Unknown: Peter Ljiley
Unknown: Frederic Raphael.

: Any Answers?

[number removed] LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producer: Nadine Grieve
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Tunes of Glory

James Kennaway 's famous novel, dramatised by Trevor Royle.
Sandhurst-trained Lt Col Basil Barrow arrives at the headquarters of a Scottish battalion to take over as commanding officer from hard-bitten war hero Jock Sinclair. With
Bill Paterson as Sinclair and Alexander
Morton as Barrow. with David Mckail , Norman Maclean , Matthew Zajac. Music played by Pipe
Major Stuart Samson and Pipe Sergeant James Stout of the Highlanders. Director Patrick Rayner Repeat


Unknown: James Kennaway
Dramatised By: Trevor Royle.
Unknown: Jock Sinclair.
Unknown: Bill Paterson
Unknown: David McKail
Unknown: Norman MacLean
Unknown: Matthew Zajac.
Unknown: Major Stuart Samson
Unknown: Sergeant James Stout
Director: Patrick Rayner
Major Scott: Paul Young
Captain Cairns: Tom Smith
Mary: Cara Kelly
Morag: Julie Duncanson
Lt Simpson: Andrew Conlan
Lt Rattray: Douglas Russell
2nd Lt Mackinnon: Gregor Powrie

: Witnesses

Four programmes exploring the human experience of history.
3: Man, Are You Capable of Being
Just? Kevin Toolis presents personal accounts from the French Revolution and charts the progress of three women from salon to tumbril. Producer Kate McAII
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Kevin Toolis
Producer: Kate McAii

: Science Now

Peter Evans traces the origins of culture along a rich seam of natural resources. Producer Julia Durbin. Repeated Tuesday
8.00pm. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: New York Diaries

Naked. American humorist David Sedaris books himself into a nudist camp by accident. Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: David Sedaris
Producer: Steve Doherty

: Week Ending

The topical comedy sketch show with Sally Grace and special guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace

: Utopia and Other Destinations

Michael O'Donnell invites people to explain their ideas of Utopia. Producer Chris Paling
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell

: Kaleidoscope Feature: It's a Wonderful Life Story

Brian Sibley explores how the Italian born immigrant Frank Capra came to embody the American Way. In Capra's centenary and in the spirit of his best-known film, It's a Wonderful Life, the programme tries to imagine popular culture as if Capra had never been born.
Repeated Friday 9.30pm
The wonderful Mr Capra: page 49


Presenter: Brian Sibley
Producer: Paul Quinn

: On These Days

A look back at events in the news exactly 50 years ago. Producer Tracey Cotton
Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Curiosity Cabinet

The final episode of Catherine Czerkawska 's three-part story, The
Swan on the Lake. When Henrietta's fate in 18th-century Garve looks happier, Sophie and Ben's holiday has to come to an end. with Monica Gibb. Eliza Langland. Stella
Forge and Paul Samson. Whistle played by Mike Katz. Director Hamish Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska
Unknown: Monica Gibb.
Unknown: Paul Samson.
Played By: Mike Katz.
Director: Hamish Wilson
Manus: John Buick
Henrietta: Ceit Kearney
Angus MacNeil: John Shedden
Sophie: Grace Glover
Ben: Mary Riggans
Thomas: Kenneth Glenaan

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay takes a whistle-stop tour of three European cities. Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

The Rt Rev Roy Williamson , Bishop of Southwark, talks about his relationships with people of other faiths. Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Roy Williamson
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: The Last September

By Elizabeth Bowen. Dramatised in two parts by Nigel Gearing.
2: 1920, County Cork. Lois and Marda face a gunman in the deserted mill. Lois thinks she is in love with an English officer, but her aunt has other plans for her. with Billy Boyle , Greg Wise , JD Kelleher ,
Dorian Lough. Denys Hawthorne , Janet Maw and Robert Harper. Other parts are played by the company. Director Claire Grove Repeat


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen.
Unknown: Billy Boyle
Unknown: Greg Wise
Unknown: Jd Kelleher
Unknown: Dorian Lough.
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Janet Maw
Unknown: Robert Harper.
Director: Claire Grove
Lois: Anna Healy
LadyMyra: Carmel McSharry
Liwy: Anna Livia Ryan
Marda: Frances Tomelty

: Memoirs of a Maladjusted Teacher: A Visit to Kew

The fourth of five programmes in which Nick Yapp remembers his first two years at a school for maladjusted children.


Author/Reader: Nick Yapp
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Stanza on Stage

Tess Gallagher talks about the poems she wrote on the death of her husband Raymond Carver and the poems of recovery that followed, and she reads from her most recent work.
Introduced by Simon Armitage. Producer Viv Beeby


Talks: Tess Gallagher
Unknown: Raymond Carver
Introduced By: Simon Armitage.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: News

: The Late Story: The Bends

By Erica Wagner , read by Saira Todd. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Erica Wagner
Read By: Saira Todd.

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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