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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The news and the issues of the week in rural Britain.
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 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 Roy Calley


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Roy Calley

: Breakaway

Holiday reports from around the world plus consumer investigations. Producer Eleanor Garland
Repeated tomorrow 7.30pm
For information on any of the items featured, call the Radio 4 helpline on [number removed]


Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin and guest Michael Palin play the ever popular anecdote-or-dare game.
Producer Christopher Harold Wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Michael Palin
Producer: Christopher Harold Wilson

: State of the Arts

The last of four programmes which question the existence of the arts. The Future. Jonathan Glancey discusses Britain's future arts policy with Sir Peter Hall , Lisa Jardine , Sir
David Puttnam and Chris Smith. Is the emphasis on a creative economy, where the arts are expected to earn their keep by creating wealth for the nation, really the best way forward? Producers Jane Beresford and Smita Patel


Unknown: Jonathan Glancey
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Unknown: David Puttnam
Unknown: Chris Smith.
Producers: Jane Beresford
Producers: Smita Patel

: From Our Own Correspondent

Analysis, insight and colour from correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell presents the latest news from the world of personal finance and impartial advice for all those trying to make the most of their money.
Producer Frances Macdonald
For information call [number removed]


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: News Quiz

Simon Hoggart quizzes regular guests Alan Coren and Jeremy Hardy on the week's events. Producer Aled Evans
Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: Hype or Hypothesis

Jez Nelson chairs four lively debates. 2: Vast, Expensive Scientific Projects Are a Colossal Waste of Money Repeated from yesterday

: Book of the Year

Peggy Reynolds looks back at six years in publishing history. 4: 1969 AL Kennedy and Steven Connor discuss The French Lieutenant's
Woman and Slaughterhouse Five. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Steven Connor
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Saturday Playhouse: Love Story

Juliet Ace's dramatisation of Erich
Segal's romantic novel of the 1970s. with Patrick Allen , Sheila Allen , John Guerrasio , David Brooks , William Dufris , Gerard McDermott , Tracy Ann Oberman and Christopher Wright. Harpsichordist David Roblou. Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Patrick Allen
Unknown: Sheila Allen
Unknown: John Guerrasio
Unknown: David Brooks
Unknown: William Dufris
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman
Harpsichordist: Christopher Wright.
Harpsichordist: David Roblou.
Director: Ned Chaillet
Jennifer Cavilleri: Ingri Damon
Oliver Barrett IV: Mark Leake

: That's History

On the eve of the announcement of who is to host the 2004 games, Gerry Northam compares the original Olympics to the modern games. Producer John Byrne
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Science Now

Roger Highfield presents a weekly review of developments in science.
Producer Jim Clarke. Repeated Tuesday 8pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Roger Highfield
Producer: Jim Clarke.

: Relative Values

Michael O'Donnell returns with four portraits of contemporary family life. 1: The Hutsons of Colchester
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell

: Tidal Talk from the Rock Pool

A six-part series in which residents of the rocky shore reveal the truth about life between the tides. 2: Geoffrey Palmer plays the hermit crab. Written by Lynne Truss
Producer Sarah Blunt Repeat


Unknown: Geoffrey Palmer
Written By: Lynne Truss
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: Mammon

Last in the four-part comedy drama series which gives business and the media a satirical spin. The executives hit back at the anti-smoking lobby. Repeated from yesterday

: A Pebble in the Pond

Sheena McDonald talks to six people about a childhood event which has affected their adult lives.
2: Beeban Kidron , Hollywood director, recalls how surgery on her vocal cords led to months of enforced silence.
Then, someone handed her a camera. Producer Beaty Rubens
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Talks: Sheena McDonald
Unknown: Beeban Kidron
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Edinburgh Festival
As the Edinburgh Festival draws to a close with spectacular productions, Paul Allen talks about the 50th season and looks to the future. Producer Matthew Dodd Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Allen
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: On These Days

The news of 50 years ago this week. Producer Graham Hoyland
Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Producer: Graham Hoyland
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Four classic mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. 3: The Creeping Man A scientist is behaving very oddly. with Robin Ellis , Deborah Berlin.
Oliver Senton and Annabel Mullion . Dramatised by Robert Forrest. Director Patrick Rayner Repeat


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Unknown: Robin Ellis
Unknown: Deborah Berlin.
Unknown: Oliver Senton
Unknown: Annabel Mullion
Dramatised By: Robert Forrest.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay rings a few musical bells. Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

Power and Influence. Canon Eric
James selects a book and some music.
Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Canon Eric
Producer: Norman Winter

: News

: Late Night Theatre: Wateriand

Graham Swift 's story, dramatised in three parts by Steve Chambers.
Adieu and Goodnight. History teacher
Tom Crick concludes the strange watery stories of his family Fenland history. with Sean Baker. Peter Gunn , Chris Pavlo. Colleen Prendergast , Christopher Scott , Joanne Hildon , Andrew Branch. Jilly Bond , Mark Bonnar. Hugh Dickson and Ann Beach Director David Hunter Repeat


Unknown: Graham Swift
Unknown: Steve Chambers.
Unknown: Tom Crick
Unknown: Sean Baker.
Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Unknown: Colleen Prendergast
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Joanne Hildon
Unknown: Andrew Branch.
Unknown: Jilly Bond
Unknown: Mark Bonnar.
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Ann Beach
Director: David Hunter
Tom: Roy Marsden
Young Tom: Tom Bevan
Mary Crick: Deborah Findlay
Young Mary: Lesley Carvello

: Quintessentially Flummoxed

In the last of the series,
Leonard Barras reads two more of his unlikely stories: Such Love as Spirits Feel and Before and After the Flood.
Producer Gillian Hush Repeat


Unknown: Leonard Barras

: Stanza

In the last of seven programmes, Simon Armitage talks to
Murray Lachlan Young , a performance poet who has just signed a million-pound record deal, and hears him perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Producer Paul Dodgson


Talks: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Murray Lachlan Young
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: News

: Late Story: On the Fringe - Torquil Bristow's New Dawn

By Patricia Hannah , read by Vivienne Dixon.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Patricia Hannah
Read By: Vivienne Dixon.

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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