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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Richard Sanders. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

Trevor Barnes talks to cookery writer Jennifer Paterson.


Talks: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Jennifer Paterson.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Leila Badawi.

: News

: Sport on 4

With Cliff Morgan. Producer Roy Calley


Unknown: Cliff Morgan.
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 Week in Westminster

John Sergeant , the BBC's chief political correspondent, takes a look behind the scenes at Westminster. Editor Jane Asnley


Unknown: John Sergeant
Editor: Jane Asnley

: Asiafile

The fourth of six programmes presented by Julian Pettifer.
Chef Ken Horn talks about changing eating habits in Asia. And a report on the betel nut, chewed and spat out throughout Asia - is it dangerous? Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Presented By: Julian Pettifer.
Talks: Ken Horn
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Just a Minute

The show's second visit to the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe Festival sees
Clement Freud , Peter Jones ,
Paul Merton and Derek Nimmo don kilts and tam-o'-shanters, while Nicholas Parsons dusts down his sporran for its annual airing. Producer Chris Neill
Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Producer: Chris Neill

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Edinburgh by panellists Malcolm Rifkind , former foreign secretary;
George Robertson , Secretary of State for Defence; Alex Salmond , Leader of the Scottish National Party; and Dr Joan Stringer , principal of Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Malcolm Rifkind
Unknown: George Robertson
Leader: Alex Salmond
Leader: Dr Joan Stringer

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Phone with your views on the issues raised in Any Questions? Producers Anne Peacock and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Karen Turner

: Saturday Playhouse: The Front Page

By Ben Hecht and Charles McArthur. An adaptation by John Fletcher of the famous stage play set in the world of hard-bitten journalists. with Bill Wallis, Giles Thomas, David Sibley, John Telfer, Barry McCarthy, Brendan Charleson, Dorien Thomas, Margaret John, Julie Saunders, John Nicholas and Lestyn Jones. Producer Foz Allan


Author: Ben Hecht
Author: Charles McArthur
Adaptor: John Fletcher
Producer/director: Foz Allan
Hildy: Iain Glen
Burns: Christian Rodska
Murphy: Bill Wallis
MacHugh: Giles Thomas
Pinkers: David Sibley
Kruger: John Telfer
Bensinger: Barry McCarthy
Louis: Brendan Charleson
Mayer: John Nicholas
Williams: Lesting Jones
Peggy: Louise Lombard
Mrs Grant: Margaret John
Molly: Julie Saunders
Sherif: Dorien Thomas

: That's History

Gerry Northam examines some of the surprising effects on medieval society of the most lethal epidemic in recorded history -the Black Death. Producer John Byrne Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Science Now

Peter Evans introduces debate from Tomorrow's World Live at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre. Editor Deborah Cohen E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk Repeated Tuesday 8pm


Introduces: Peter Evans
Editor: Deborah Cohen

: File on 4

Liz Carney reports on major issues at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Liz Carney

: Anthem

The last of six "exiled" writers offers thoughts on the country of their birth, framed by its national anthem. Producer Pat McLoughlin


Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: Test Match Special

West Indies v England
The Third Test from Trinidad.
Commentary on the second day's play at Queen's Park Oval by Jonathan Agnew , Henry Blofeld and Christopher Martin-Jenkins . With expert comment from Mike Selvey and Colin Croft. Including at 4.10* News and Test Match Special Feature.
For information or retuning advice phone [number removed] "Approximate times


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Henry Blofeld
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Mike Selvey
Unknown: Colin Croft.

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news. Repeated from yesterday

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson talks to groups of people who share a way of life. In the last programme of the series, he meets people who, in their childhood, were classed as prodigies. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Thursday 11.30pm


Talks: Robert Robinson
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Story So Far ... A new police drama, City Central, is about to hit our screens, while Casualty and The Bill already reach millions of viewers every week. Who writes them and how are storylines developed and maintained? Quentin Cooper celebrates the art of writing for television. Producer Erin Riley. Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Erin Riley.

: On These Days

Writer Michael Rosen looks at childhood through the century and at how toys and play have reflected the changing position of children in society. Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Saturday Night Theatre: Thackeray

Olwen Wymark and Barbara Clegg 's three-part drama. 2: This Blessed Plot Thackeray's opportunity to redesign an Italian garden is thwarted. with Margaret John , Doreen Mantle. Melanie Walters , Richard Lomas , Carl Forgione , Vanessa Roper-Evans , Robert Rietti , James Greene and Frank Rozelaar-Green Director Alison Hindell Repeat


Unknown: Olwen Wymark
Unknown: Barbara Clegg
Unknown: Margaret John
Unknown: Doreen Mantle.
Unknown: Melanie Walters
Unknown: Richard Lomas
Unknown: Carl Forgione
Unknown: Vanessa Roper-Evans
Unknown: Robert Rietti
Unknown: James Greene
Unknown: Frank Rozelaar-Green
Director: Alison Hindell
Thackeray: Michael Cochrane
George: John Hartley

: Classics with Kay

Music for Valentine's Day. Producer Brian Jackson


Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

Presented by journalist Ann Wroe. Producer Janet McLarty


Unknown: Ann Wroe.
Producer: Janet McLarty

: News

: Keyword

The Fear of Freedom. The third of four programmes in which Matt Frei examines foreign words. Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Tony Grant

: Late Night Theatre: Therese Raquin

Emile Zola 's powerful novel, set in 19th-century Paris, is dramatised by Melissa Murray. The heroine is forced to marry her sickly cousin and, as a consequence, embarks on a journey of passion, lust, murder and revenge. with Anna Massey. Julian Rhind-Tutt ,
John Rowe. Gerard McDermott. Christopher Wright. Brian Parr , Rachel Atkins , William Wortley and Bernadette Windsor. Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Emile Zola
Dramatised By: Melissa Murray.
Unknown: Anna Massey.
Unknown: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Unknown: John Rowe.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott.
Unknown: Christopher Wright.
Unknown: Brian Parr
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: William Wortley
Unknown: Bernadette Windsor.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Therese: Helen McCrory
Laurent: Alex Jennings

: News

: Late Story: The Matchbox Game

ByTamar Hodes , read by June Barrie. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Bytamar Hodes
Read By: June Barrie.

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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