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: 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.


Unknown: James Whitbourn

: Today

With John Humphrys , James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan. Producer Roy Calley


Producer: Roy Calley

: Breakaway

Holiday reports from around the world. 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

from 10.30
TV presenter Mariella Frostrup and comic Sean Hughes join Ned Sherrin. Producer Julian Mayers


Presenter: Mariella Frostrup
Unknown: Sean Hughes
Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Cricket

: Agenda

A Choice for Scotland
The return of the series which reports on politics around Britain. Vivian White leads a live discussion which examines the significance of Thursday's referendum for Scotland and the UK.
Producer Jonathan Brunert


Unknown: Vivian White
Producer: Jonathan Brunert

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Sarah Pennells


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: News Quiz

Simon Hoggart quizzes regular guests Alan Coren and Alan Hamilton on the week's events.
Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Alan Hamilton
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Hype or Hypothesis

Jez Nelson chairs four lively debates. 3: The Patenting of Life Is a Very Good Thing Indeed
Repeated from yesterday

: Cricket

Essex v Warwickshire
Commentary on the NatWest Trophy final from Lord's from
Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins .
Expert comment from Trevor Bailey , Andy Lloyd and Chris Cowdrey.
Producer Peter Baxter. * Approximate times ♦ See Jonathan Agnew : page 42


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Trevor Bailey
Unknown: Andy Lloyd
Unknown: Chris Cowdrey.
Producer: Peter Baxter.
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Book of the Year

Peggy Reynolds looks back at a specific year to discover the classics which have survived and the bestsellers which have disappeared from our bookshelves.
5: 1818. John Sutherland and Emma Tenant
talk about the year that saw the publication of Jane Austen 's Persuasion and Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: John Sutherland
Unknown: Emma Tenant
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Mary Shelley
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Saturday Playhouse: The Airmen Who Would Not Die

Michael Crompton's adaptation of John G. Fuller's book, based on the true events surrounding the crash of the airship R101 in 1930.

(FM only)


Author: John G. Fuller
Adapter: Michael Crompton
Music by: Peter Hayward
Director: Catherine Bailey
Director: John Dove
Major Villiers: Jack Davenport
Cpt Raymond Hinchliffe: David Tennant
[Actor]: Jason Watkins
[Actor]: Anthony Calf
[Actor]: Dermot Crowley
[Actor]: Kevin Whately
[Actor]: Douglas Hodge
[Actress]: Geraldine Alexander
[Actress]: Sylvestra Le Touzel
[Actress]: Rosa Crompton
[Actress]: Rhoda Lewis
[Actress]: Miranda Richardson
[Actor]: David Bradley

: That's History

Gerry Northam charts the shaping of our British national identity.
Producer John Byrne. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne.

: Science Now

Peter Evans presents a weekly review of developments in science.
Producer Julia Durbin. Repeated Tuesday 8pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: Relative Values

Michael O'Donnell presents four portraits of contemporary family life. 2: The Skiffingtons of Bolton Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell

: Tidal Talk from the Rock Pool

Six-part series by Lynne Truss. Residents of the rocky shore talk about life between the tides. 3: Alison Steadman plays a self-obsessed sea anemone.
Producer Sarah Blunt Repeat


Unknown: Lynne Truss.

: Do Go

A comic conference with Griff Rhys Jones and Graeme Garden.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Griff Rhys
Unknown: Graeme Garden.

: A Pebble in the Pond

Sheena McDonald talks to six people about a childhood event which has affected their adult lives.
3: Sheila Kitzinger recalls her sixth birthday party - to which her mother invited an entire dole queue. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Sheila Kitzinger
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Kaleidoscope Feature

On the Road - the Beat Goes On
Singer Donovan explores the impact of Jack Kerouac 's On the Road, which was published 40 years ago this week. Producer Kevin Howlett. Rptd Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Jack Kerouac
Producer: Kevin Howlett.

: On These Days

The news of 50 years ago this week. Producer Gavin Fuller
Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Producer: Gavin Fuller
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

The last of four classic mysteries by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Shoscombe Old Place. Holmes and Watson make a gruesome discovery in an old crypt. with Nicholas Le Prevost , Donald Pickering , Desmond Llewelyn , George Parsons ,
Jonathan Adams. Susannah Corbett. Jonathan Keeble and Becky Hindley. Violinist Leonard Friedman. Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Director Enyd Williams Repeat


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Unknown: Nicholas Le Prevost
Unknown: Donald Pickering
Unknown: Desmond Llewelyn
Unknown: George Parsons
Unknown: Jonathan Adams.
Unknown: Susannah Corbett.
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Violinist: Becky Hindley.
Violinist: Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay presents music inspired by gypsy melodies.
Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

Into an Unknown Land. Canon Eric James
selects a book and some music. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Eric James
Producer: Norman Winter

: News

: Diamonds

John Peacock 's trilogy follows the progress of a flawed light Cape diamond and the fortunes of the Hallam family over 120 years. 1: Stars of the Orange River
South Africa, 1871. The diamond is discovered and a terrible error made. with Miles Anderson. Alex Lowe , Tracy Ann Oberman. Shirley Dixon , Burt Caesar ,
Melanie Hudson , Don McCorkindale , Claira Mackie , David Jarvis and Sean Baker Director David Hunter Repeat


Unknown: John Peacock
Unknown: Miles Anderson.
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman.
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Burt Caesar
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Don McCorkindale
Unknown: Claira MacKie
Unknown: David Jarvis
Unknown: Sean Baker
Director: David Hunter
Edward Hallam: Jonathan Firth
George Hallam: Gerard McDermott

: Tickle the Public and Make Them Grin

Matthew Engel presents a six-part series which charts the history of daily newspapers from 1896 to 1996.
1: Hail to the Chief! The Launch of the Daily Mail.
Lord Northcliffe created a campaigning vehicle for his enthusiasms. Producer Simon Elmes Repeat


Unknown: Matthew Engel
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Inspiration

Professors lain Fells and Lewis Wolpert
are among the guests joining Chris Stuart at the Science Museum for a quizzical examination of discoveries and inventions.
Written and compiled by Crispin Belcher Producer Aled Evans Repeat


Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Crispin Belcher
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: Late Story: My Son

By Jane Rawlinson , read by Jenny Agutter.
Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Jane Rawlinson
Read By: Jenny Agutter.

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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