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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 Trevor Barnes and his guest. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Producer: Norman Winter

: Today

With Alex Brodie and John Humphrys.


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Sports News

: Thought for the Day

With Canon David Winter.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Adnan Nawaz


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Adnan Nawaz

: Breakaway

Holiday reports from around the world. Producer Eleanor Garland. Repeated tomorrow
7.30pm. Call [number removed]


Producer: Eleanor Garland.

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin returns with a show that comes live from the Edinburgh Festival. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Edinburgh Festival.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: State of the Arts

Jonathan Glancy presents a four-part series that questions the existence of the arts. 2: For the State
The use of the arts to support ideologies is well documented, but the arts are also used by the state.
How useful are the arts to politicians, and how willing are artists to comply? Producer Smita Patel


Unknown: Jonathan Glancy
Producer: Smita Patel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Inside Money

Seven programmes looking at the world of personal finance.
6: Pep Talk. Paul Lewis takes a stock market beginner through the maze of investment products. Producer Mark Gregory
Repeated Monday 11.30am


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Mark Gregory

: Just a Minute

Guests Clement Freud , Tony Hawks, Fred Macaulay and Derek Nimmo attempt to talk for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. Chairman Nicholas Parsons. Producer Ann Jobson
Repeated Monday 6.30pm


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

: News

: Conflict in the 21st Century

Robin Lustig hosts a World Tonight debate from the London School of Economics questioning whether the spirit of humanitarianism can survive. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Book of the Year

Peggy Reynolds looks back at a Particular year in publishing history.
2: 1954. John Carey and Harry Ritchie talk about the year which saw the Publication of William Golding 's Lord of the Flies and KingsleyAmis's Lucky Jim. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: John Carey
Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Unknown: William Golding
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Saturday Playhouse: Legion of the Lost

A comedy by Paul Bryers , based on an accidental invasion of Wales by the French during the Napoleonic Wars. with Maggie McCarthy , Gordon Dulieu , Olivier Pierre , William Hope , Robert Hamilton. Philip Fox. Arnold Diamond. Helena Breck.
Joe Dunlop and Colin Starkey. Narrated by Tenniel Evans. Director Cherry Cookson Repeat


Comedy By: Paul Bryers
Unknown: Maggie McCarthy
Unknown: Gordon Dulieu
Unknown: Olivier Pierre
Unknown: William Hope
Unknown: Robert Hamilton.
Unknown: Philip Fox.
Unknown: Helena Breck.
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Colin Starkey.
Unknown: Tenniel Evans.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Colonel Tate: David Healy
Nancy: Zelah Clarke
StLeger: Bryan Murray

: That's History

Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine. In this programme he takes a look at map-making. Producer John Byrne
Repeated Sunday 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Science Now

With Richard Black.
Producer Jane Worsley. Repeated Tuesday 8pm. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Richard Black.
Producer: Jane Worsley.

: Women of New Pakistan

In Pakistan, women have reached positions of power. Rani Singh investigates whether western ideas of a conservative country are misguided. With contributions from Benazir Bhutto , Syeda Hussain and Asma Jahangir. Producer David Perry


Unknown: Rani Singh
Unknown: Benazir Bhutto
Unknown: Syeda Hussain
Unknown: Asma Jahangir.
Producer: David Perry

: Continent Adrift - Letter from the Subcontinent

The second of two programmes which feature specially-commissioned letters to commemorate Indian partition. Letter from India by Arundhati Roy. Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Arundhati Roy.
Producer: Constance St Louis

: Mammon

A four-part comedy drama which puts a satirical spin on the media. Part 2. Repeated from yesterday

: Sensational Women

Sarah Dunant assesses the impact of six 19th-century authors. 5: Lady
Caroline Lamb. Michele Roberts looks at a forerunner of sensational fiction. Producer Lore Windemuth Repeat


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Caroline Lamb.
Unknown: Michele Roberts

: Kaleidoscope Feature

All Right? Stay Bright!
Radio disc jockey Alan Freeman 's presentation style is so embedded in British culture that he enjoys numerous imitations. Paul Gambaccini talks to
Fluff about his life and about the changes in music over the decades. Producer Helen Garrison Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Alan Freeman
Talks: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Helen Garrison

: On These Days

A review of the news of 50 years ago this week, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Producer Gavin Fuller
Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.
Producer: Gavin Fuller
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Four classic mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 1: The Three Garridebs Two men stand to inherit a fortune - but only if they can find a third person who shares their unusual surname. with Margaret John. Peter Whitman , Gavin Muir , Elaine Claxton , Joan Matheson. Violinist Leonard Friedman. Dramatised by David Ashton. Director Patrick Rayner Repeat


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Unknown: Margaret John.
Unknown: Peter Whitman
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Violinist: Joan Matheson.
Violinist: Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised By: David Ashton.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
John Garrideb: Lou Hersch
Nathan Garrideb: James Taylor

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay studies music for academic celebrations.
Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

Rosemary Hartill celebrates Northumbria. 3: The Garden
Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Norman Winter

: News

: Late Night Theatre: Watedand

By Graham Swift , dramatised in three parts by Steve Chambers.
1: A Bruise upon a Bruise. 1943. Fenland lock-keeper Henry Crick discovers a drowned body. with Alan Blyton , Chris Pavlo ,
Colleen Prendergast. Alex Lowe. Christopher Scott.
Stephen Thorne , Peter Tuddenham , Rosalind Adams , loan Meredith, Patience Tomlinson, Mark Bonnar , Hugh Dickson and Ann Beach Director David Hunter Repeat


Unknown: Graham Swift
Unknown: Steve Chambers.
Unknown: Henry Crick
Unknown: Alan Blyton
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Colleen Prendergast.
Unknown: Alex Lowe.
Unknown: Christopher Scott.
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham
Unknown: Rosalind Adams
Unknown: Mark Bonnar
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Director: David Hunter
Tom: Roy Marsden
Young Tom: Tom Bevan
Mary Crick: Deborah Findlay
Young Mary: Lesley Carvello
Henry Crick: Sean Baker
Dick: Peter Gunn

: Quintessentially Flummoxed

Leonard Barras reads two more of his own stories: Suffering Is Permanent and Vibrating in the Memory. Producer Gillian Hush Repeat


Unknown: Leonard Barras

: Stanza

Simon Armitage and guest Billy Bragg discuss the grey area between lyrics and poetry.
Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Billy Bragg
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: News

: Late Story: The Indian Lauren Bacall

By Leila Keys , read by Sudha Bhuchar. Producer Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Leila Keys
Read By: Sudha Bhuchar.
Producer: Kristine Landon-Smith

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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