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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 John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: 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

: Agenda

The first of two programmes examining the impact of the election result on politics around the country. Producer Dennis Sewell


Producer: Dennis Sewell

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

With Alison Mitchell. Producer Josh de la Mare


Unknown: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Josh de la Mare

: The News Quiz

Satirical quiz with Simon Hoggart and Alan Coren.
Producer Aled Evans. Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren.
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby invites Baroness Jay, John Redwood , Anthony Howard and Lord Holme to tackle issues raised in Horley, Surrey. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Redwood
Unknown: Anthony Howard

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Joby

A dramatisation by Diana Griffiths of Stan Barstow's classic novel.
In the summer of 1939, the harsh realities of adult life are brought painfully home to 11-year-old Joby. with Alison Pettitt. Gerard McDermott. Tracy Ann Oberman , Christopher Scott ,
Sean Baker , Danielle McCormack and James Muir Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Diana Griffiths
Unknown: Alison Pettitt.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott.
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Danielle McCormacK
Unknown: James Muir
Director: Sally Avens
Joby: Oliver Peace
MrWeston: Jim Carter
Mrs Western: Gillian Bevan
Snap: Anthony Lewis
Mollie: Elizabeth Binns
Gus: Michael Jowett
Tommy: John McCoy
Auntie Daisy: Susan Brown

: Cabbages and Kings

Lesser-known stories from history, presented by David Nokes.
2: The Rape of Elizabeth Cureton. In
1829, in the village of Coalbrookdale, an unmarried 24-year-old woman brought a suitor home to her parents' cottage. As her parents slept upstairs, she later testified, he attempted to rape her. Vic Gatrell tells the story of the trial which followed and the way it split the community. Producer Abigail Appleton
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Presented By: David Nokes.
Unknown: Elizabeth Cureton.
Unknown: Vic Gatrell
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Science Now

Paul Murdin looks at the accuracy of opinion polls.
Producer Julia Durbin. Rptd Tuesday 8.00pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Paul Murdin
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: You Probably Think This Song Is about You

Eight programmes about people and the songs that they have had written for or about them.
3: The First Time Ever I Saw Your
Face. Peggy Seeger remembers 1956 and the first time folk singer Ewan McColl saw her face. Presented by Kate Saunders.
Producer Joanna Rahim


Unknown: Peggy Seeger
Singer: Ewan McColl
Presented By: Kate Saunders.
Producer: Joanna Rahim

: Week Ending

Topical comedy sketch show. with Sally Grace , Dave Lamb and Sarah Parkinson. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Sarah Parkinson.

: Offspring

John Peel with more musings on the maze of family life. Today's topics include boltholes - places of escape from the rest of the family. Producer Constance St Louis Repeated Thursday 11.30pm PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: offspring@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The third anniversary of Nelson Mandela 's election as president of South Africa is approaching and the nation's journalists are enjoying the freedoms that were so long denied under apartheid. Amanda Hopkinson talks to the photojournalists whose work, from the fifties to the present day, has provided the classic images by which the world has known and judged South Africa.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Rptd Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Nelson Mandela
Talks: Amanda Hopkinson
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: On These Days

A look back at events in the news exactly 50 years ago, presented by Geoffrey Wheeler. Producer Gavin Fuller


Presented By: Geoffrey Wheeler.
Producer: Gavin Fuller

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Five classic mysteries starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson.
3: The Mazarin Stone. To trap a jewel thief, Holmes sits in Baker Street and waits to be murdered.
Violinists Leonard Friedman and Main Campbell Dramatised by Bert Coules
Director Patrick Rayner Repeat


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Unknown: Clive Merrison
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Mazarin Stone.
Violinists: Leonard Friedman
Dramatised By: Bert Coules
Director: Patrick Rayner
Mrs Hudson: Joan Matheson
InspYoughal: David Jarvis
SgtPeabody: Malcolm Ward
Sam: Lyndam Gregory
Sanders: Peter Whitman

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay introduces some classical music for "the merry month of May". Producer Peter Thresh


Introduces: Brian Kay
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

Writers, thinkers and clerics talk from the heart. This week author and preacher Jim Wallis tackles the subject of living with hope. Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Jim Wallis
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: Late Night Theatre: Pen Pals

By Peter Tinniswood. With
Jane Lapotaire as Fay, and Lorelei King as Beth. Fay and Beth have been pen pals since they were 11. Fay describes her respectable life with her dentist husband and three children in Bristol, and Beth writes about lovers and her loneliness as she travels around
America. They have never met. Then, at last, Beth announces she is arriving at Gatwick. Fay is terrified. Director Shaun MacLoughlin Repeat


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Unknown: Jane Lapotaire
Unknown: Lorelei King
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin

: Irish Icons

A five-part series exploring how certain people, places or things have assumed iconic status in Ireland.
2: The Harp. An examination of the enduring magic and symbolism of the Irish harp.
Producer Owen McFadden Repeat


Producer: Owen McFadden

: Stanza on Stage

Simon Armitage introduces a performance by the American poet Sharon Olds , recorded at last year's
Poetry International festival in London. Producer Tim Dee


Introduces: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Sharon Olds
Producer: Tim Dee

: News

: The Late Book: High Fidelity

By Nick Hornby , abridged in ten parts by Chris Wallis and read by Alan Davies. Final part.


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Chris Wallis
Read By: Alan Davies.

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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