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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 John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: 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. 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 guests engage in debate, discussion and dancing. With music from Radiohead. Producer Delia Quadrill


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Delia Quadrill

: Agenda

Wales's Choice
The series which reports on politics around Britain. In the second of two special programmes on devolution, Vivian White chairs a live discussion which examines the significance of Thursday's referendum for Wales and the entire United Kingdom.
Producers Jonathan Brunert and Sheila Cook


Unknown: Vivian White
Producers: Jonathan Brunert
Producers: Sheila Cook

: 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 Jeremy Hardy on the week's events. With Clive Anderson.
Producer Aled Evans
Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Clive Anderson.
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: Hype or Hypothesis

Jez Nelson chairs the last of four lively discussions on science and society. It Is the End of the World as We Know
It, and / Feel Fine
Repeated from yesterday

: Book of the Year

The final programme in which
Peggy Reynolds looks back at a specific year in publishing history. 1898. Adrian Poole and Louise Doughty talk about the year that saw the publication of Henry James 's The Turn of the Screw and Oscar Wilde's
The Ballad of Reading Gaol. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Peggy Reynolds
Unknown: Adrian Poole
Unknown: Louise Doughty
Unknown: Henry James
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Saturday Playhouse: Props

Written by Mark Eden and Steve Nallon.
It is the evening in 1974 when Shepperton Film Studios are to close. The props men have until midnight to pack up their things and leave for ever. with Jon Glover , Dan Strauss , Lesley Mackie and Tracy Russell. Director Turan Ali


Written By: Mark Eden
Written By: Steve Nallon.
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Dan Strauss
Unknown: Lesley MacKie
Unknown: Tracy Russell.
Director: Turan Ali
Chuck: Mark Eden
Bobby: Steve Nallon
Roy Boulting: Himself

: This Must Be the Place

The fourth of six programmes in which Nick Baker uses the BBC radio archives as a route map of changing Britain. Milton Keynes -1967. 7. A BBC reporter asked residents of the tiny village of M i Iton Keynes what they thought of the planned new town.
Producer Fiona Couper Repeat


Unknown: Nick Baker
Unknown: Iton Keynes
Producer: Fiona Couper

: That's History

With Gerry Northam.
Producer John Byrne. Rptd tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam.
Producer: John Byrne.

: Science Now

With Peter Evans.
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 Morgans and the Harveys Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell

: Tidal Talk from the Rock Pool

A six-part series by Lynne Truss in which residents of the rocky shore reveal the truth about life between the tides. 4: Dame Judi Dench plays a wistful limpet.
Producer Sarah Blunt Repeat


Unknown: Dame Judi Dench

: Do Go On

The second of four comic conferences of confab and controversy. With Griff Rhys Jones and Graeme Garden. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Graeme Garden.

: A Pebble in the Pond

Sheena McDonald talks to six people about a childhood event which has affected their adult lives.
4: John Godber , playwright, recalls failing his 11-plus examination. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: John Godber
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Rochet Man and the Chipolata Fingers The first of two programmes in which Elton John talks to Paul Gambaccini about life on and off stage. The singer/ songwriter is currently celebrating 30 years of working with lyricist Bernie Taupin and the release of a new album. (Part 2 is on Friday at 9.30pm. Elton John joins Mark Goodier tomorrow at 9.30am on Radio 1.) Producer Jerome Weatherald


Talks: Elton John
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Bernie Taupin
Unknown: Elton John
Unknown: Mark Goodier
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: On These Days

The news of 50 ago years this week. Producer Tracey Cotton
Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Hollow Man

By John Dickson Carr , dramatised in two parts by Peter Ling.
1: Into Thin Air. An illusionist threatens an eminent professor. with Nigel Davenport , Jillie Meers.
Chris Pavlo , Sean Baker , loan Meredith, Amanda Gordon , Steve Hodson , Hugh Dickson and Robert Harper. Director Enyd Williams Repeat


Unknown: John Dickson Carr
Unknown: Peter Ling.
Unknown: Nigel Davenport
Unknown: Jillie Meers.
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Amanda Gordon
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Robert Harper.
Director: Enyd Williams
Dr Gideon Fell: Donald Sinden
Detective Inspector Hadley: John Hartley

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay with a musical tour of Paris. Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

Archaeologist Carsten Thiede reflects on the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls 50 years after their discovery. Producer Denis Nowlan


Unknown: Carsten Thiede
Producer: Denis Nowlan

: News

: Diamonds

John Peacock 's trilogy follows the progress of a flawed light Cape diamond over 120 years. 2: The Diamond Jousts London and Monte Carlo, 1925. The diamond is now in a necklace presented by Julius Hallam to his bride. with loan Meredith, Shirley Dixon , Deborah Berlin , Andrew Conlan , Sean Baker , Melanie Hudson , Burt Caesar and Alex Lowe Director David Hunter Repeat


Unknown: John Peacock
Presented By: Julius Hallam
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Deborah Berlin
Unknown: Andrew Conlan
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Burt Caesar
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Director: David Hunter
Julius Hallam: Jonathan Firth
Gwen Hallam: Tracy Ann OBErman

: Tickle the Public and Make Them Grin

Matthew Engel presents a six-part series charting the history of daily newspapers from 1896 to 1996.
2: Sunshine from the Sausage Shop: the Rise of the Daily Express. The
Daily Express became Britain's top-selling daily paper in the inter-war years. Producer Andy Denwood Repeat


Unknown: Matthew Engel

: Inspiration

Johnny Ball , Kate Bellingham , Professor Richard Gregory and Sue Nelson join Chris Stuart on board the SS Great Britain for a quizzical examination of discoveries and inventions.
Written and compiled by Crispin Belcher Producer Aled Evans Repeat


Unknown: Johnny Ball
Unknown: Kate Bellingham
Unknown: Richard Gregory
Unknown: Sue Nelson
Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Ss Great Britain
Unknown: Crispin Belcher
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: The Late Story: Getting a Life

By Alex Shearer , read by Brian Parr. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Alex Shearer
Read By: Brian Parr.

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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