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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 , 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: Canon Eric James.

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan with interviews, features and a look at the sporting world. Producer Roy Calley


Producer: Roy Calley

: Breakaway

Holiday reports from around the world plus consumer investigations. Producer Eleanor Garland
Repeated tomorrow 7.30pm
INFORMATION: call [number removed]


Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Loose Ends

Ned Sherrin is joined by Dickie Bird and Muriel Gray.
Producer Christopher Wilson


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Dickie Bird
Unknown: Muriel Gray.
Producer: Christopher Wilson

: The Week in Westminster

Michael White of The Guardian looks behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Ashley


Unknown: Michael White
Editor: Jane Ashley

: Eurofile

An eight-part series exploring Europe, presented by Olenka Frenkiel.
2: Beatrice Guerrey asks whether attempts to put the "egalite" back into French education are working.
And a report on sexual harassment in Italian universities. Producer Gudrun Dalibor
* Face behind the Voice: page 157


Presented By: Olenka Frenkiel.
Producer: Gudrun Dalibor

: Money Box

Alison Mitchell with the latest news from the world of personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald
INFORMATION: call [number removed]


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: News Quiz

In the last of the series,
Simon Hoggart quizzes Alan Coren , Francis Wheen and guests Jeremy Hardy and Andy Hamilton on the week's news.
Chairman's script by lain Pattinson with Hugh Rycroft and David Spicer. Producer Aled Evans Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Hugh Rycroft
Unknown: David Spicer.
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Aberdeen by Secretary of State for Scotland Donald Dewar, deputy chairman of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Annabel Goldie, MP Margaret Ewing and Lord Steel Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Margaret Ewing
Unknown: Lord Steel

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Phone with your views on the issues raised in Any Questions?
Producers Anne Peacock , Bruce Whitney-Low LINES: open from 12.30pm


Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Bruce Whitney-Low

: Saturday Playhouse: The Flight of Eric Strapp

By Ronnie Smith, a poignant comedy with music. Eric Strapp is on the run, but he's innocent of any crime. With Rachel Atkins, David Bannerman, David Brooks, Alastair Danson, Hugh Dickson, Carolyn Jones, Jenny Lee, Tracy Ann Oberman, Anthony Ofoegbu , Brian Parr, Sarah Rice, John Rowe and Iwan Thomas. Director Enyd Williams


Writer: Ronnie Smith
Music: Eric Strapp
Director: Enyd Williams
Eric Strapp: George Cole
Bottles Doone: Stratford Johns
Bosher Doone: Iwan Thomas
Lavenderia Fronton: Rachel Atkins
Doris Plank: Tracy Ann Oberman
Acehigh Patel: David Bannerman
Moocher Maguire: Anthony Ofoegbu
Widow Brown: Carolyn Jones
Albert Fronton: Hugh Dickson
Winifred Fronton: Jenny Lee
Slippery Eels: Brian Parr
Shirl: Sarah Rice
DI Crodge: David Brooks
Supt Beak: John Rowe
Prison Officer Shagdan: Alastair Danson
Other: parts were played by members of the cast

: The Romans in Britain

Six-part series on the Roman legacy. 1: Let's Look at the Evidence. Guy, It's Overto You ... Historian and archeologist Guy de la Bedoyere asks why the Romans would want to invade Britain and what the Britons made of the first European Community. Producer Jonathan Ruffle
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Guy de la Bedoyere

: Science Now

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


Unknown: Peter Evans.
Producer: Richard Aedy.

: File on 4

Investigation into the work of the World Trade Organisation. With Lesley Curwen. Producer Kim Barrington. Rptd from Tuesday


Unknown: Lesley Curwen.
Producer: Kim Barrington.

: Continent Adrift - Letters from Australasia

A four-part series of commissioned letters from Australia and New Zealand. 1: Letter from Alan Duff. Correspondence from the controversial Maori author whose debut novel, Once Were
Warriors, was one of the most talked-about books in New Zealand and was made into a film.
Producer Constance St Louis

: Week Ending

Satirical review of the week's news, with Sally Grace , Dave Lamb and Sarah Parkinson.
Producer Maria Esposito Repeated from yesterday


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

: Offspring

John Peel presents more musings on the maze of family life. Producer Cathy Drysdale '
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: Offspring@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Peel
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Kaleidoscope Feature

A Controlled Madness - the Plight of Algerian Culture
Over 50,000 people have died since the start of the conflict in Algeria between the military government and armed Islamic groups. Many singers, actors and writers have been threatened or killed, and thousands of people have now fled the country to seek sanctuary in France. Jo Shinner reports from Paris on the madness that seems to be engulfing Algeria. Producer Anthony Denselow Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: France. Jo Shinner
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: On These Days

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at the events of 50 years ago this week. Producer Tracey Cotton


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Tracey Cotton

: The Hydro

Ronald Frame's four-part series set in a luxury hotel in the Scottish Highlands. 2: While the staff of the Hydro have their "potential superfactors" assessed by a management guru
, Fee runs into trouble with the bank. with Wendy Seager , Finlay McLean , Gayanne Potter , Geoffrey Lee , John Buick and Jan Moffat. Director Patrick Rayner Repeat


Unknown: Wendy Seager
Unknown: Finlay McLean
Unknown: Gayanne Potter
Unknown: Geoffrey Lee
Unknown: John Buick
Unknown: Jan Moffat.
Director: Patrick Rayner
Fee: Eliza Langland
David: David Rintoul
Mrs Kirkpatrick: Sheila Donald

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay lights the touchpaper of some musical pyrotechnics. Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

A reflection for All Saints' Day with the Rev Angela Tilby. Producer Garry Boon


Unknown: Angela Tilby.
Producer: Garry Boon

: News

: Saturday Night Theatre: God's Country

The final instalment of Lee Hall 's play. Spoonface Steinberg. Spoonface is seven years old, autistic and terminally ill with cancer. Starring Becky Simpson.
Director Kate Rowland Repeat


Unknown: Lee Hall
Unknown: Spoonface Steinberg.
Unknown: Becky Simpson.

: Red Hills of Home

Six Zimbabwe residents reflect on their home 16 years after independence. 3: Geoffrey sold a small house in Oxford and bought 5,000 acres of wilderness with the proceeds. Producer Paul Dodgson Repeat


Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Word of Mouth

Six programmes in which Russell Davies explores words and the way we speak. 3: Already, So Soon, My Life
An exploration of the Jewish joke. Producer Emma Kingsley Repeat


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: News

: Late Story: A New Beginning

By Richard Madelin , read by Philip Voss. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Richard Madelin
Read By: Philip Voss.

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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