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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 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 Canon Eric James.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Eric James.

: News

: Sport on 4

Sports news with Cliff Morgan.
Producer Adrian Nawaz


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
Producer: Adrian 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

With Ned Sherrin and his celebrity guests.
Producer Julian Mayers


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Julian Mayers

: Agenda Food in the Dock

The Labour government promises to improve the quality of Britain's food and plans to set up a dedicated agency to police the task. But what should the new agency's aims be? With Isabel Hilton. Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.
Producer: Sue Davies

: From Our Own Correspondent

Analysis, insights 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 Sarah Pennells
For information call [number removed]


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: News Quiz

Simon Hoggart quizzes Alan Coren , Francis Wheen and their special guests, including Jeremy Hardy , on the finer points of the week's news. Producer Aled Evans. Rptd Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Aled Evans.

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a discussion with panellists Alistair Darling , Chief Secretary to the Treasury; John Redwood , shadow President of the Board of Trade;
Madsen Pirie , president of the Adam Smith Institute; and writer and broadcaster Yasmin Alibhai-Brown . Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Alistair Darling
Unknown: John Redwood
Unknown: Madsen Pirie
Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

: Any Answers?

(0171) [number removed]
Listeners respond to issues raised in Any Questions?
Producers Anne Peacock and Karen Turner
LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Karen Turner

: Saturday Playhouse: Gaslight

By Patrick Hamilton.
The secret of the upstairs floor will be revealed if only the riddle of the gaslights can be understood. with Corin Redgrave , Madeline Blakeney and Helen Schlesinger. Music by Peter Hayward Adapted and directed by Annie Castledine


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton.
Unknown: Corin Redgrave
Unknown: Madeline Blakeney
Unknown: Helen Schlesinger.
Music By: Peter Hayward
Directed By: Annie Castledine
Mrs Manningham: Juliet Stevenson
MrManningham: Roger Allam

: That's History

In the last of the present series, Gerry Northam traces the Tudor,
Saxon and Viking history of London as revealed through the archaeology of the River Thames.
Producer John Byrne. Editor Ian Bell Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Unknown: River Thames.
Producer: John Byrne.
Editor: Ian Bell

: Science Now

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


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: File on 4

Liz Camey reports on major issues and important events at home and abroad.
Producer Andy Denwood
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Liz Camey
Producer: Andy Denwood

: Letter from South America

Scottish poet and translator Alastair Reid shares his experience of 30 years of travelling in the diverse countries of South America.
2: The Boom and Other Matters. The significance of writers to the continent. 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 takes a look into the goldfish bowl of family life. Listeners record audio snapshots of their own families, and offspring from the archives reappear. Producer Alison Hughes.
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]. E-MAIL: Offspring@bbc.co.uk Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Alison Hughes.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Mona Lisa
How and why has the Mona Lisa become the most famous painting in the world? With the help of Maggie Hambling ,
Waldemar Januszczak , Camille Paglia and Richard Wollheim , Tim Marlow traces the history of the portrait's fame. Producer Adrian Washbourne
Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Mona Lisa
Unknown: Mona Lisa
Unknown: Maggie Hambling
Unknown: Waldemar Januszczak
Unknown: Camille Paglia
Unknown: Richard Wollheim
Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: 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: My Uncle Freddie

The final part of Alex Ferguson 's three-part drama. A Catalogue of Disasters Dad loses his job at the bakery, Lecky is being bullied, and Charlotte still does not recognise him. But a series of coincidences reunites the family. with Charlie Hardwick , Colin Maclachlan , Alex Ferguson. Janine Birkett , Joe Caffrey , Sharon Percy , Kathryn Quinn and Ian Brown
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: Joe Caffrey
Unknown: Sharon Percy
Unknown: Kathryn Quinn
Unknown: Ian Brown
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 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams.
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks presents a reflection to mark the conclusion of Yom Kippur. Producer Garry Boon


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks
Producer: Garry Boon

: News

: Saturday Night Theatre: God's Country

By Lee Hall , dramatised in four parts. Jimmy Spud is Newcastle's only trainee angel, determined to solve cosmic mysteries and save his father from lung cancer's grip. 1: 1 Luv U, Jimmy Spud with Joe Ging and Michael Walpert Director Kate Rowland Repeat


Unknown: Lee Hall
Unknown: Jimmy Spud
Unknown: Jimmy Spud
Unknown: Joe Ging
Unknown: Michael Walpert
Director: Kate Rowland
Jimmy Spud: Gareth Brown
Mother: Charlie Hardwick
Father/Angel Gabriel: Dave Whittaker

: Tickle the Public and Make Them Grin

The last of six programmes in which Matthew Engel charts the history of daily newspapers from 1896 to 1996. Star Wars: a Challenge to The Sun Producer Andy Denwood Repeat


Unknown: Matthew Engel

: Inspiration

Chris Stuart puts some famous discoveries and odd inventions before Professor Ian Fells , Dr Anna Grayson , Adam Hart and Professor Lewis Wolpert.
Written and compiled by Crispin Belcher Producer Aled Evans Repeat


Unknown: Chris Stuart
Unknown: Professor Ian Fells
Unknown: Dr Anna Grayson
Unknown: Adam Hart
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert.
Unknown: Crispin Belcher
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: The Late Story: Now and Forever

By Lana Citron , read by Anna Livia Ryan. Repeated from Wednesday


Unknown: Lana Citron
Read By: Anna Livia Ryan.

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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