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: News Briefing

: Fanning 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 Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: 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
INFORMATION: call the Radio 4 helpline on [number removed] for information on items featured


Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests including mime artist Marcel Marceau and cricketer Mike Atherton.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Artist: Marcel Marceau
Unknown: Mike Atherton.

: Agenda

The second of two programmes examining the impact of the election results on politics around the country. Producer Sheila Cook


Producer: Sheila Cook

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: The News Quiz

The week's news comes in for more satirical scrutiny as Simon Hoggart is joined by Nick Clarke , Alan Coren , Nick Revell and Francis Wheen.
Producer Aled Evans. Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Francis Wheen.
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical discussion with Simon Heffer , Patricia Hewitt , Sir Stephen Tumim and Shaun Woodward in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Simon Heffer
Unknown: Patricia Hewitt
Unknown: Sir Stephen Tumim
Unknown: Shaun Woodward

: Any Answers? [number removed]

Producers Nadine Grieve and Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Nadine Grieve
Producers: Anne Peacock

: Saturday Playhouse: Chaos by Design

By Lemn Sissay.
Poetry, music and mayhem -the Queen is coming to Manchester. A journey through the sound of the city as experienced by DJ Tempo and friends. with Nicolas Moss. Andrew Burke , Jacqueline Kington , Nicola Gardner , Flo Wilson , Michelle Calamy and Vincent Davies. Music composed by Luke Smith Director Nandita Ghose


Unknown: Lemn Sissay.
Unknown: Nicolas Moss.
Unknown: Andrew Burke
Unknown: Jacqueline Kington
Unknown: Nicola Gardner
Unknown: Flo Wilson
Unknown: Michelle Calamy
Unknown: Vincent Davies.
Composed By: Luke Smith
Director: Nandita Ghose
Sharp: Maxine Burth
Tempo: John Brobbey
Shine: Brian Morgan
Patsy: Angela Wynter
Mr Brown: Trevor Thomas
Jan Sadie: Melissa Jane Sinden
Adder: John Branwell
John Cameraman: Claude Close
PC Nick Emm: Michael Begley

: Cabbages and Kings

David Nokes presents the series on unknown stories from history.
3: Whose Island Story? Historian Catherine Hall describes how her research has brought her insight into those excluded from the 1867 Reform
Act, which was supposed to bring the vote to a large amount of people. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: David Nokes
Unknown: Catherine Hall
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Science Now

Peter Evans investigates the claims of a new book called The End of Science.
Producer Julia Durbin. Repeated Tuesday 8pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: File on 4

Reporter Jenny Cuffe. Repeated from Tuesday


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe.

: You Probably Think This Song Is about You

Eight programmes about people who have had songs written about them. 4: Carrie Anne. The sixties wild child who gave her name to the Hollies' hit went on to inspire Roxy Music's Love Is the Drug. With Kate Saunders. Producer Joanna Rahim


Unknown: Carrie Anne.
Unknown: Kate Saunders.
Producer: Joanna Rahim

: Week Ending

With Sally Grace , Dave Lamb and Sarah Parkinson.
Repeated from yesterday


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

: Offspring

Musings on family life, with John Peel. Producer Virginia Crompton
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm PHONE: [number removed]
E-MAIL: offspring@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Alan Bleasdale
Paul Allen talks to the celebrated television dramatist who has enthralled viewers with serials such as Boys from the Blackstuff, GBH and Jake's 's Progress. On Monday at 9pm his latest offering, the five-part Melissa, starts on Channel 4. A homage to a script originally written by Francis Durbridge in the sixties, it marks a departure for Bleasdale.
Producer Helen Garrison. Rptd Friday 9.30pm + Deadly inspiration: page 6


Unknown: Alan Bleasdale
Talks: Paul Allen
Written By: Francis Durbridge
Producer: Helen Garrison.

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Alan Bleasdale 17 July 2016

: On These Days

A look back at events in the news exactly 50 years ago. Editor Lindsay Leonard


Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Five tales starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson.
4: The Three Gables. Holmes calls upon the services of the tabloid press when a young diplomat dies in Rome.
Violinist Leonard Friedman. Dramatised by Peter Ling. Director Enyd Williams Repeat


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Unknown: Clive Merrison
Unknown: Michael Williams
Violinist: Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised By: Peter Ling.
Mrs Maberley: Mary Wimbush
Clarence Gable: John Wells
Senora Isadora Klein: Gilllan Barge
Steve Dixie: Ben Thomas
Susan Stockdale: Susannah Corbett
House agent: "idan Meredith
Police inspector: Neville Jason
Footman: Peter Whitman

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay hears musical cuckoos. Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

Religious affairs broadcaster
Mike Ford on Celtic clues to Christian unity. Producer Kathryn Pritchard


Unknown: Mike Ford
Producer: Kathryn Pritchard

: News

: Late Night Theatre: First Forum

Tamara Griffith 's play takes the form of a documentary tackling one of the most controversial issues of modern times - genetic engineering.
On the west coast of Scotland, a community of hermaphrodites live in seclusion, until journalists arrive. with Sharon Muircroft. John Padden ,
John Griffin , Ken Bradshaw , Laura Richmond , John Jardine and Jeffrey Robert
Producer Kate Rowland Repeat


Unknown: Tamara Griffith
Unknown: Sharon Muircroft.
Unknown: John Padden
Unknown: John Griffin
Unknown: Ken Bradshaw
Unknown: Laura Richmond
Unknown: John Jardine
Unknown: Jeffrey Robert
Producer: Kate Rowland
Ruth: Sue Johnston
Nick: Andrew Schofield
Lesley: Amelia Bullmore

: Irish Icons

A five-part series exploring how certain people, places or things have assumed iconic status in Ireland.
3: The King of Cong. In 1951, director John Ford brought Hollywood to the little village of Cong in County Mayo to make an Irish Western.
Producer Owen McFadden Repeat


Director: John Ford
Producer: Owen McFadden

: Stanza on Stage

Grace Nichols talks to Simon Armitage about her new long poem Sunris, which she reads with John Agard as Montezuma and accompanying steel drum music by Aubrey Bryan. Producer Susan Roberts


Talks: Grace Nichols
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: John Agard
Music By: Aubrey Bryan.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

: The Late Story: The Disappearance

By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni , read by Garrick Hagon.
Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Read By: Garrick Hagon.

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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