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: News Briefing

: Fanning 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 James Whitbourn


Unknown: James Whitbourn
Producer: James Whitbourn

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Anna Ford.
7.25. 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indarjit Singh.


Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: 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
For information on any of the items featured. call the Radio 4 helpline on [number removed]


Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin is joined by Tom Baker , Murray Lachlan Young and other guests for witty conversation. Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Tom Baker
Unknown: Murray Lachlan Young
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Agenda

Welfare to What?
Janet Cohen looks at the government's "welfare to work" initiative to get the long-term unemployed out of the dole queue. Employers and voluntary organisations are being encouraged to take on the jobless, but what do these individuals have to offer? Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Janet Cohen

: From Our Own Correspondent

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


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: News Quiz

Simon Hoggart quizzes Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton and other guests on the week's news.
Producer Aled Evans.
Repeated Monday 6.30pm


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

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a discussion with panellists including Francis Maude , Emma Nicholson , Home Secretary Jack Straw and Hilary Wainwright.
Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Francis Maude
Unknown: Emma Nicholson
Unknown: Jack Straw
Unknown: Hilary Wainwright.

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Listeners respond to issues raised in Any Questions? 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: Shadowlands

By William Nicholson , based on the true story of the unlikely love affair between world-famous author
CS Lewis and Joy Gresham. with Spencer Raaum , Hugh Dickson , Allan Mitchell , Jill Connick , Edward Halsted and Mark Webb. Director Elijah Moshinsky * Radio new season: page 21


Unknown: William Nicholson
Unknown: Joy Gresham.
Unknown: Spencer Raaum
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Allan Mitchell
Unknown: Jill Connick
Unknown: Edward Halsted
Unknown: Mark Webb.
Director: Elijah Moshinsky
CS Lewis: Michael Williams
Joy Gresham: Zoe Wanamaker
Warnie: Geoffrey Toone

: That's History

Forty years ago today the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1.
Gerry Northam finds out what became of the Russian space programme and where space exploration will take us in the next millennium.
Producer John Byrne
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Science Now

With Peter Evans.
Producer Rami Tzabar. Repeated Tuesday 8pm. E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Rami Tzabar.

: File on 4

Richard Watson reports on major issues at home and abroad.
Producer Kim Barrington Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Richard Watson
Producer: Kim Barrington

: Letter from South America

Scottish poet and translator Alastair Reid shares observations made in more than 30 years' travelling in the diverse countries of South America
1: Geographical Fictions. Producer Ian Docherty


Unknown: Alastair Reid
Producer: Ian Docherty

: Week Ending

A satirical dissection of the week's news with Jon Glover , Sally Grace , Dave Lamb and Sarah Parkinson. Producer Maria Esposito Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Sarah Parkinson.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: Offspring

John Peel returns with a look in the goldfish bowl of family life. Listeners record snapshots of their own families, and offspring from the archives reappear. Producer Alison Hughes
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Alison Hughes

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney talks to
Edward Seckerson about his new symphonic poem and other classical works. Producer Adrian Washbourne Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul McCartney
Talks: Paul McCartney
Unknown: Edward Seckerson
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: On These Days

The news of 50 years ago this week.

: Saturday Night Theatre: My Uncle Freddie

By Alex Ferguson , dramatised in three parts. 2: A Time of Deep Affection
Lecky continues his hopeless pursuit of the butcher's daughter. with Charlie Hardwick. Colin Maclachlan , Alex Ferguson. Janine Birkett and Donald McBride Music by Jane Wade and Donald McBride Director Melanie Harris Repeat


Unknown: Alex Ferguson
Unknown: Charlie Hardwick.
Unknown: Colin MacLachlan
Unknown: Alex Ferguson.
Unknown: Janine Birkett
Unknown: Donald McBride
Music By: Jane Wade
Music By: Donald McBride
Director: Melanie Harris
Uncle Freddie: Shaun Prendergast
Lecky: Gareth Brown

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay presents music inspired by hunting, shooting and fishing. 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: Canon Eric James
Producer: Norman Winter

: News

: Saturday Night Theatre: The Man in the Elephant Mask

The conclusion of Peter Wolfs two-part play presenting an alternative portrait of "Elephant Man" John Merrick.
Diseases and Messiahs. John feels he has at last escaped from the hands of his tormentors. with Alison Pettitt. Janet Maw.
Tracy Ann Oberman. Carolyn Jones. Stephen Critchlow , Jonathan Keeble. Gerard McDermott and Chris Pavlo. Director Cherry Cookson Repeat


Unknown: Peter Wolfs
Unknown: John Merrick.
Unknown: Alison Pettitt.
Unknown: Janet Maw.
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman.
Unknown: Carolyn Jones.
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Director: Cherry Cookson
John Merrick: Roger Allam
Frederick Treves: Tim Pigott-Smith

: Tickle the Public and Make Them Grin

Matthew Engel presents a six-part series charting the history of popular daily newspapers from 1896 to 1996. 5: The Dawn of a New Era: Here Comes the Sun.
Producer Andy Denwood


Unknown: Matthew Engel
Producer: Andy Denwood

: Inspiration

Chris Stuart is joined by Johnny Ball , Kate Bellingham , Richard Gregory and Sue Nelson on board the SS Great Britain in Bristol for a quizzical examination of well-known discoveries and peculiar inventions. Written and compiled by Crispin Belcher Producer Aled Evans Repeat


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

: News

: The Late Story: Bald Patch

By Daniel Davies , read by David Bannerman.
Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Daniel Davies
Read By: David Bannerman.

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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