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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 Whitboum and guest. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: James Whitboum
Producer: Norman Winter

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
* Andrew Duncan interviews
John Humphrys : page 14


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Andrew Duncan
Unknown: John Humphrys

: 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

Does Britain's future really lie with Europe? Families throughout Britain say what they think about single currencies, social chapters and Brussels, and presenter Vivian White puts their concerns to the policy advisers who have helped shape the election manifestos. Producer Sue Davies


Presenter: Vivian White
Producer: Sue Davies

: From Our Own Correspondent

Insight and analysis from BBC correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: 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 journalists Alan Coren and Francis Whelan , and comedians Jeremy Hardy and Sandi Toksvig for satirical swipes at the news. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Whelan
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical discussion with Malcolm Rifkind , Liz Lynne and principal of St Anne's College, Oxford, Ruth Deech. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Malcolm Rifkind
Unknown: Liz Lynne
Unknown: Ruth Deech.

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Gigi

By Colette. In this new dramatisation by Ayshe Raif , 15-year-old Gigi is being groomed in the art of being a mistress by her doting grandmother and wealthy aunt. Becoming a sophisticated coquette is no easy task, but innocence is her trump card in the jaded world of the Parisian demimonde. with Elizabeth Mansfield and Tracey-Ann Oberman. Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Ayshe Raif
Unknown: Elizabeth Mansfield
Unknown: Tracey-Ann OBErman.
Director: Claire Grove
Madame Alvarez: Julia McKenzie
Aunt Alicia: Rosemary Leach
Gigi: Sarah Jane Holm
Gaston Lachaille: Timothy Spall

: How to Survive in Further Education

The first of two programmes in which Daphne Glazer looks back over a lifetime teaching in further education. Producer Amanda Mares Repeat


Unknown: Daphne Glazer
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Witnesses

The last of four programmes.
The Frozen Heart of the Sixth Army
Kevin Toolis explores the experiences of Germans facing disillusionment in the dying years of the Third Reich.
Producer Kate McAII. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Kevin Toolis
Producer: Kate McAii.

: Science Now

With Alun Lewis.
Producer Julia Durbin. Rptd Tuesday 8.00pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: You Probably Think This Song Is about You

The first of eight programmes on people who have had songs written for or about them.
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Lucy Vodden was at nursery school when her friend Julian drew a portrait of her and showed it to his father John Lennon, inspiring an anthem for the acid generation. Presented by Kate Saunders. Producer Joanna Rahim


Presented By: Kate Saunders.
Producer: Joanna Rahim

: Week Ending

A satirical revue based on the week's news, with Sally Grace and guests. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace

: Utopia and Other Destinations

The last of six programmes in which people explain their ideas of Utopia to Michael O'Donnell features chairman of Northern Foods Christopher Haskins. Producer Chris Paling. Rptd Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Unknown: Christopher Haskins.
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Walter Mosley talks to John Harvey about his fictional detective Easy Rawlins and Gone Fishin', the previously unpublished first novel in his famous series of books. Producer Alison Perks
Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Talks: Walter Mosley
Unknown: John Harvey
Unknown: Easy Rawlins
Producer: Alison Perks

: On These Days

A look back at events in the news exactly 50 years ago. Presented by Geoffrey Wheeler.
Producer Angela Sherwin
Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Presented By: Geoffrey Wheeler.
Producer: Angela Sherwin
Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Five classic mysteries starring and . 1: The Illustrious Client. A society beauty needs to be rescued from the lecherous clutches of one of the worst men in Europe.
Violinist Leonard Friedman. Dramatised by Bert Coules. Director Patrick Rayner Repeat


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Violinist: Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised By: Bert Coules.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Baron Gruner: Michael Feast
Violet De Merville: Ruth Gemmell
Kitty Winter: Deborah Berlin
Sir James: James Taylor
Corbett: Malcolm Ward
Johnson: Neville Jason

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay introduces a quarter of an hour of classics, combining the well known with the less often heard. Producer Peter Thresh


Introduces: Brian Kay
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

This week American author and speaker Jim Wallis talks about the need to give priority to the poor. Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Talks: Jim Wallis
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: The Donahue Sisters

Geraldine Aron 's radio version of her acclaimed off-Broadway stage play. Three sisters meet with a sinister purpose in mind.
Music composed and played by Anthea Gomez Director Sue Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Geraldine Aron
Played By: Anthea Gomez
Director: Sue Wilson
Dunya: Frances Tomelty
Rosie: Anny Tobin
Annie: Maureen O'Brien
Dominic: Richard Pearce

: Memoirs of a Maladjusted Teacher: Ruby

The last 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

Poet Edwin Morgan and jazz musician Tommy Smith collaborate in Beasts of Scotland, recorded at last year's
Glasgow International Jazz Festival.


Unknown: Edwin Morgan
Musician: Tommy Smith

: News

: The Late Story: Flight

By Doris Lessing. A granddaughter and strutting birds are an old man's only escape. Read by Jack Klaff. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Doris Lessing.
Read By: Jack Klaff.

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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