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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Hugh O'Donnell and Steve Peacock


Producers: Hugh O'Donnell
Producers: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With James Whitbourn and his guest. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: Norman Winter

: Today

With Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Colin Morris.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Colin Morris.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Jonathan Agnew. Producer Adnan Nawaz


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew.
Producer: Adnan Nawaz

: Breakaway

Producer Eleanor Garland
Repeated tomorrow 10.45pm
Call the Radio 4 helpline on [number removed]


Producer: Eleanor Garland

: People Like Us

Chris Langham , aka broadcaster Roy Mallard , offers an impression of four ordinary occupations. 1: The Mother Lynne Turner has one of the most influential jobs in existence.
With Matilda Ziegler , Sue Johnston. Geoffrey Whitehead , Peter Gunn. Linda Polan , Rachel Atkins and Tracy Ann Oberman. Written by John Morton. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Chris Langham
Unknown: Roy Mallard
Unknown: Mother Lynne Turner
Unknown: Matilda Ziegler
Unknown: Sue Johnston.
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Peter Gunn.
Unknown: Linda Polan
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman.
Written By: John Morton.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Kit and the Widow's Grand Tour

In the third of six programmes, Kit and the Widow go in search of art and romance on the wild Yorkshire moors. Producer Neil Rosser


Producer: Neil Rosser

: The Week in Westminster

Behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Ashley


Editor: Jane Ashley

: EuroFile

Olenka Frenkiel asks who are the Luxembourgers? The official language is Luxembourgish, but children have lessons in French, German and English. Producer Arlene Gregorius


Unknown: Olenka Frenkiel
Producer: Arlene Gregorius

: Inside Money

Paul Lewis presents seven programmes which look at personal finance.
2: Will You Still Keep Me? Barbara
Castle challenges New Labour about its plans for pensions in the future. Producer Mark Gregory


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Mark Gregory

: Just a Minute

In the first of five programmes, chairman Nicholas Parsons and guests Clement Freud , Peter Jones ,
Paul Merton and Arthur Smith attempt to talk for one minute without hesitation. Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Ann Jobson

: News

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke chairs a discussion with Tony Banks MP, Tim Collins MP, Dr Germaine Greer and Peter Hitchens. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Tim Collins
Unknown: Dr Germaine Greer
Unknown: Peter Hitchens.

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Producers Anne Peacock and Bruce Whitney Low. LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Bruce Whitney

: Saturday Playhouse: Needles and Pinsa

By Martin Lynch. Patsy McCrudden wants to spend his redundancy money on reuniting sixties group the Searchers. with BJ Hogg. Catherine Aiken. Brenda Winter. Aine McCartney. JJ Murphy. Thomas Gorman , Paul McLean. Gerard McCabe , Nuala Muldoon , Nicky Ladanowski and Mike Pender as himself Director Roland Jaquarello


Unknown: Martin Lynch.
Unknown: Patsy McCrudden
Unknown: Bj Hogg.
Unknown: Catherine Aiken.
Unknown: Brenda Winter.
Unknown: Aine McCartney.
Unknown: Jj Murphy.
Unknown: Thomas Gorman
Unknown: Paul McLean.
Unknown: Gerard McCabe
Unknown: Nuala Muldoon
Unknown: Nicky Ladanowski
Unknown: Mike Pender
Director: Roland Jaquarello
Patsy McCrudden: Walter McMonagle
Rhoda McCrudden: Susie Kelly

: Discursive Excursions

Seasoned travellers recall their exploits. 1: Robert Swan explains why he endured the extremities of the poles. Producer Alastair Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Robert Swan
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: A Brief History of the Future

A four-part examination of how past generations have viewed the future. 3: 1984 and All That. Mark Lawson looks at how the ideas of novelists and film-makers have affected the future.
Producer Anne-Marie Cole
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Science Now

With Peter Evans.
Producer Julia Durbin. Repeated Tuesday 8pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: File on 4

With Julian O'Halloran.
Producer Gregor Stewart. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Julian O'Halloran.
Producer: Gregor Stewart.

: Letters to the Future

Four scientists write a letter to a son or daughter, assessing their work. 2: Ian Stewart , professor of mathematics at Warwick University. Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Ian Stewart
Producer: John Watkins

: Goodness Gracious Me

The all-Asian sketch show.
Repeated from yesterday

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson meets six groups of people who share a way of life.
5: Residents of a troubled Liverpool housing estate teach a lesson in how to fight your way back to respectability. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Steve Reich
The American composer Steve Reich has been at the forefront of one of this century's musical revolutions - minimalism. From the simplicity of his Clappingto the complex patterns of Different Trains, his music has'found an audience worldwide. Lynne Walker talks to him about his influences.
Producer Nicki Paxman
Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Steve Reich
Unknown: Steve Reich
Talks: Lynne Walker
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: On These Days

The news of 50 years ago.
Producer Angela Sherwin ; Editor Undsay Leonard


Producer: Angela Sherwin
Editor: Undsay Leonard

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Ingenious Mind of Rigby Lacksome

By Ernest Bramah , dramatised by Sue Rodwell. A blind detective tangles with suffragettes and the Bard. with Lynsey Baxter , Oona Beeson , Diedra Morris , Ian Armstrong and Robert Oates.
Music Robert Rigby. Director Alan Drury Repeat


Unknown: Ernest Bramah
Dramatised By: Sue Rodwell.
Unknown: Lynsey Baxter
Unknown: Oona Beeson
Unknown: Diedra Morris
Unknown: Ian Armstrong
Unknown: Robert Oates.
Music: Robert Rigby.
Director: Alan Drury
Max Carrados: Simon Callow
Parkinson: Lionel Jeffries
Rigby Lacksome: Stephen Tompkinson

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay listens to the music of Gershwin, Grainger and Sousa. Producer Peter Thresh


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Peter Thresh

: Ten to Ten

Graham Kings, director of the Henry Martyn Library in Cambridge, selects another story from his bookshelves. Producer Norman Winter


Producer: Norman Winter

: News

: Late Night Theatre Worldplay: Long Ago and Far Away

Anthony Minghella introduces the fifth of six international radio plays. This celebration of human foibles by David Ives was first broadcast by LA Theatre Works.
With Arye Gross. Dinah Manoff. Richard Kind. Samantha Bennett , Jane Brucker , Ian Gomez , Nia Vardalos and Tom Virtue. Director Ron West


Introduces: Anthony Minghella
Unknown: David Ives
Unknown: Arye Gross.
Unknown: Dinah Manoff.
Unknown: Richard Kind.
Unknown: Samantha Bennett
Unknown: Jane Brucker
Unknown: Ian Gomez
Unknown: Tom Virtue.
Director: Ron West

: The Gallery of Perfection

Death in Rome. Waldemar Januszczak picks five paintings which he regards as the most important in the world. His third choice is Caravaggio's violent and brooding The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew.
Producer Anthony Denselow Repeat


Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Stanza

In the first of seven programmes, Simon Armitage talks to
Ellen Phethean about the writing of her poem Witnessing Westgate Hill , a portrait of her home in Newcastle. Producer Susan Roberts


Talks: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Ellen Phethean
Unknown: Westgate Hill
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

: The Late Story: Augustine de Villeblanche

By the Marquis de Sade , translated by Edward Marielle and read by Charles Dance.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Marquis de Sade
Translated By: Edward Marielle
Read By: Charles Dance.

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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