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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The news and the issues of the week in rural Britain.
Producers Hugh O'Donnell and Steve Peacock


Producers: Hugh O'Donnell
Producers: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With Trevor Barnes and his guest.


Unknown: Trevor Barnes

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: News

: Sport on 4

Cliff Morgan presents a relaxed look at the sporting world. Producer Roy Calley


Producer: Roy Calley

: Breakaway

Pete McCarthy presents the insider's travel guide.
Producer Eleanor Garland
Repeated tomorrow 7.30pm


Unknown: Pete McCarthy
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Loose Ends

With Ned Sherrin and guests.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: The Mark of Anxiety

The Deutschmark - icon of Germany's Postwar recovery - will be 50 years old next year. But celebrations will be muted, as the familiar mark is about to be replaced by the uncertainty of the Euro.
Kevin Jackson explains why the history of German money conjures up two images: power and angst. Producer Chris Bowlby


Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Producer: Chris Bowlby

: From Our Own Correspondent

Peter Donaldson presents a colourful and seasonal look at world affairs. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Peter Donaldson
Producer: Tony Grant

: The Importance of Being Dilbert

Peter Day asks why a newspaper cartoon strip called Dilbert is making influential people sit up and think. Producer Neil Koenig Revised repeat


Producer: Neil Koenig

: News Quiz of the Year

The second half of the News Quiz year is filleted by Simon Hoggart and the team.
Producer Jon Rolph
Repeated Monday 29 December6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Producer: Jon Rolph

: News

: Natural Consequences

Professor Laurie Taylor and guests speculate on the future of the planet. Repeated from Boxing Day 8.05pm


Unknown: Professor Laurie Taylor

: Word of Mouth's Christmas Cracker

Russell Davies presents a special Programme packed with linguistic whizzbangs and suitably seasonal solecisms.
Revised repeat from Christmas Day 3pm


Unknown: Russell Davies

: Playhouse: The Affair at Grover Station

A classic American ghost tale by Jonathan Holloway, based on a short story by Willa Cather.

"Terrapin" Rodgers recounts to his old college acquaintance Will Carter how he solved the riddle of his friend's death last New Year's Eve. His storytelling draws Carter into a terrifying experience that will haunt him for ever.


Writer: Jonathan Holloway
Based on a story by: Willa Cather
Music: Ross Brown
Director: David Hunter
Arnold Rodgers: Kerry Shale
Will Carter: Stuart Milligan
Helen Masterson: Nancy Crane
[Actor]: Tom Watt
[Actor]: John Rowe
[Actor]: Alastair Danson
[Actor]: Hugh Dickson
[Actress]: Carolyn Jones
[Actor]: Gerard McDermott
[Actress]: Alison Pettitt
[Actor]: Iwan Thomas
[Actress]: Sarah Rice

: Mother Tongue

A six-part series in which Bill Bryson delves into the history of Britain to reveal how English became the language it is. 3: Bringing Order to a Disorderly Language. Who invented the rules of English? Producer Brian King
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Bill Bryson

: Science Now

Is behaviour all in the mind or all in the brain? Peter Evans reports from the British Psychological Society Annual Meeting.
Producer Julia Durbin. EMAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated Tuesday 30 December 8pm


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Julia Durbin.

: Toy Stories

Repeated from Tuesday 23 December 7.20pm

: In Celebration

A six-part series celebrating the previously uncelebrated.
5:The Dansette, the first truly portable gramophone record player. Producer David Prest


Producer: David Prest

: Week Ending

Repeated from yesterday llpm

: Utopia and Other Destinations

Michael O'Donnell invites another guest to share with him their vision of an ideal world.
Producer Joanna Rahim


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell
Producer: Joanna Rahim

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Adventures in Motion Pictures - a Short History of Dance
When Adam Cooper and his fellow male dancers interpreted Swan Lake for the late 20th century, audiences knew the ballet would never be the same again. The company is currently staging Cinderella, and has worked on dance from Spitfire to Nutoacterforten years. Producer Anthony Denselow
Repeated Friday 2 January 9.30pm


Unknown: Adam Cooper
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: On These Days

An omnibus edition tracing Christmas over five consecutive decades. Producer Bob Dickinson


Producer: Bob Dickinson

: Saturday Night Theatre: Love Divine

Martyn Wade 's three-part serial about the life of John Wesley , the father of Methodism. 1:The Holy Club. Wesley and his brother travel to America to try to convert the immigrants there. with Alison Pettitt , Gerard McDermott , Christopher Wright , David Bannerman and Anthony Ofoegbu
Director Cherry Cookson Repeat


Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: John Wesley
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Christopher Wright
Unknown: David Bannerman
Unknown: Anthony Ofoegbu
Director: Cherry Cookson
John Wesley: Cllve Francis
Charles Wesley: Michael Cochrane
Susannah Wesley: Mary Wimbush
Mrs Hawkins: Jenny Lee

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay presents a selection of Christmas music.
Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

With writer and broadcaster Nigel Forde. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Nigel Forde.
Producer: Janet McLarty

: News

: Late Night Theatre: Passport to Pimlico

Adapted by John Peacock from the screenplay by TEB Clarke .
When an unexploded bomb goes off, Arthur Pemberton discovers a crater full of ancient treasures and a document declaring that the residents of Pimlico are actually part of the Duchy of Burgundy. with Gavin Muir , David King. Matthew Marsh. Vivian Pickles , Tom Bevan , David Collings , Stephen Critchlow , John Hartley ,
Paul Jenkins. Jonathan Keeble , Ross Livingstone and Linda Regan
Director Celia de Wolff Repeat


Adapted By: John Peacock
Play By: Teb Clarke
Unknown: Arthur Pemberton
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: David King.
Unknown: Matthew Marsh.
Unknown: Vivian Pickles
Unknown: Tom Bevan
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Paul Jenkins.
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: Ross Livingstone
Unknown: Linda Regan
Director: Celia de Wolff
Arthur Pemberton: George Cole
Connie Pemberton: Diana Coupland
Shirley Pemberton: Louise Lombard
Sebastien: Michael Maloney
Frank Huggins: Ian Redford
PC Spiller: John Junkin
Edie Randall: Joan Sims
Molly: Teresa Gallagher
Fred Cowan: Jonathan Tafler

: Stanza on Stage

The Wild Party
Kerry Shale and Lorelei King perform Joseph Moncure March's classic poem chronicling a night of debauchery in 1920s New York. Producer Viv Beeby Repeat


Unknown: Lorelei King
Unknown: Joseph Moncure
Producer: Viv Beeby

: News

: Late Story: The Happy Prince

By Oscar Wilde , read by John Moffatt. Repeated from Tuesday 23 December 4.45pm


Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Read By: John Moffatt.

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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