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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 Alex Brodie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Adrian Nawaz


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Adrian Nawaz

: 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

: People Like Us

In the guise of broadcaster Roy Mallard , Chris Langham offers impressions of four occupations. 3: The Pilot Written by John Morton
Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Roy Mallard
Unknown: Chris Langham
Written By: John Morton
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Kit and the Widow's Grand Tour

In the fifth of six programmes, the duo prepare themselves for a triumphant return to the Edinburgh Festival. Producer Tony Cheevers


Producer: Tony Cheevers

: The Week in Westminster

With Peter Riddell of The Times. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Peter Riddell
Editor: Jane Ashley

: From Our Own Correspondent - in Africa

Foreign correspondent Misha Glenny presents a special edition charting the changing face of central Africa, focusing on the fall of Mobutu of Zaire. With Allan Little and Jane Standley. Producer Tony Grant
Next programme Thursday 11.30am


Unknown: Misha Glenny
Unknown: Allan Little
Unknown: Jane Standley.

: Inside Money

Don't Bank on It. Paul Lewis discovers why banks often get their sums wrong. Producer Sarah Pennells
Repeated Monday 11.30am


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: Just a Minute

Chairman Nicholas Parsons is joined by guests Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Fred MacAulay and Derek Nimmo who attempt to talk for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Producer Ann Jobson
Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Producer: Ann Jobson

: News

: Any Questions?

With Jonathan Dimbleby. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

With Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers Anne Peacock and Bruce Whitney-Low . LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Bruce Whitney-Low

: Saturday Playhouse: Ladies' Day

With Josie Lawrence as Joanna, Nicholas Farrell as Robert, and James Grout as Jack. In Lynne Truss's new comedy, Joanna is horrified by the sexism at the golf club. With Rachel Atkins, John Rowe and Jillie Meers.
Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Josie Lawrence
Unknown: Nicholas Farrell
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Jillie Meers
Director: Peter Kavanagh

: Discursive Excursions

The last of three programmes in which seasoned travellers recall their exploits and adventures.
Producer Miranda Mclntyre Repeat


Producer: Miranda McLntyre

: Time and Motion Man

A feature based on the trial transcripts of American industrialist Frederick Winslow Taylor, who appeared before a special congressional committee in 1911 when his time-and-motion studies sparked revolution in factories worldwide. With Colin Stinton as Frederick Winslow Taylor and Shane Rimmer as chairman WB Wilson.
(Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm)


Frederick Winslow Taylor: Colin Stinton
W.B. Wilson: Shane Rimmer
Producer: Mark Rickards

: Science Now

Presented by Alun Lewis.
Producer Jane Worsley. Repeated Tuesday 8pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Alun Lewis.
Producer: Jane Worsley.

: Prison Britain

Second of three programmes in which Brendan O'Friel , once governor of Strangeways and Risely , talks to former and serving prisoners about their experience of prison. Producer Kathleen Carragher
Repeated from Tuesday 7.20pm


Unknown: Brendan O'Friel
Talks: Risely
Producer: Kathleen Carragher

: Letters to the Future

Four scientists write a short letter assessing their life's work.
4: Professor Steven Rose , biologist and director of the Brain and Behaviour Research Group at the Open University.
Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Professor Steven Rose
Producer: John Watkins

: Goodness Gracious Me

The last in the series of Britain's first
Asian sketch show.
Repeated from yesterday

: Sensational Women

Sarah Dunant reassesses six of the most famous, or infamous, authors of the 19th century. 1: Mary Braddon Producer Lore Windemuth Repeat


Unknown: Sarah Dunant

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Flat, Wet and Wide Tim Malyon and James Crowden follow the River Parrett through the Somerset Levels.
Producer Julian May. Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Wide Tim Malyon
Unknown: James Crowden

: On These Days

Geoffrey Wheeler reviews the news 50 years ago this week. Producer Angela Sherwin
Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Angela Sherwin
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Accused of Murder

The first of two Victorian murder mysteries is My Beloved Husband by Pieter Rogers. with John Hartley , Tracy Wiles , Zulema Dene , Roger May , Geoffrey Whitehead Director Celia de Wolff Repeat


Unknown: Pieter Rogers.
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Tracy Wiles
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: Roger May
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Director: Celia de Wolff
Madeleine Smith: Emma Fielding
Emile L'Angelier: John McAndrew
Miss Perry: Joanna David

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay presents music full of Turkish delights.
Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

Time and Tide. Rosemary Hartill finds meaning in the landscape of Holy Island, Northumbria. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Norman Winter

: News

: Late Night Theatre: New Found Land

A double bill of short plays recorded in Toronto, Canada, co-produced by BBC Radio 4 and CBC.
10.15 The Art of Kindness
By Charles Tidier. Jazz musician
Johnny Tipton survives a car crash but discovers he has forgotten how to play the saxophone. with Mary Ellen Mahoney , George Buza , Steven Bush and Bob Naismith
Music composed by Nic Gotham Director William Lane
10.45 The Favour
By George F Walker. When a cop and a lawyer arranged to meet in a motel room there was always bound to be more to the deal than just sex.
Director James Roy


Unknown: Charles Tidier.
Musician: Johnny Tipton
Unknown: Mary Ellen Mahoney
Unknown: George Buza
Unknown: Steven Bush
Unknown: Bob Naismith
Composed By: Nic Gotham
Director: William Lane
Unknown: George F Walker.
Director: James Roy
Johnny: Hardee L1neham
Clare: Nancy Palk
Max: Robert Bockstael
Jayne: Catherine Disher

: The Gallery of Perfection

In the last of the series,
Waldemar Januszczak looks at Picasso's great anti-war painting, Guernica.
Producer Anthony Denselow Repeat


Unknown: Waldemar Januszczak
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Stanza

Simon Armitage discusses the differences between poetry and comedy audiences with poets Sophie Hannah and Hovis Presley. Producer VivBeeby


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Sophie Hannah
Unknown: Hovis Presley.

: News

: Late Story: The Deceivers

Written and read by Ludovic Kennedy. Repeated from Monday


Read By: Ludovic Kennedy.

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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