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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer David Street


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Prayer for the Day

Trevor Barnes talks to Sir John Mills on the eve of the actor's 90th birthday.


Talks: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Sir John Mills

: Today

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


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Leila Badawi.

: 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 Week in Westminster

Donald Mclntyre of The Independent takes a look behind the scenes at
Editor Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Donald McLntyre
Editor: Martin Rosenbaum

: Asiafile

The fifth of six programmes presented by Julian Pettifer. This week, as India goes to the polls, all eyes are on Asia's subcontinent: how does cash-strapped India afford such frequent elections, and could the discovery of oil and gas save the Bangladeshi economy? Producer Rosie Goldsmith


Presented By: Julian Pettifer.
Producer: Rosie Goldsmith

: Money Box

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


Unknown: Alison Mitchell
Producer: Josh Delamare

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart returns to quiz
Jeremy Hardy and other guests on the week's events. Producer Jon Rolph
Repeated Monday 6.30pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Producer: Jon Rolph

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Birmingham by panellists including Angela Browning , shadow education spokeswoman; Simon Jenkins , columnist for The Times; and John Monks , General Secretary of the TUC. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Angela Browning
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: John Monks

: Any Answers? (0171)[number removed]

Phone Jonathan Dimbleby with your views on the issues raised in this week's edition of Any Questions?
Producers Anne Peacock and Karen Turner LINES OPEN from 12.30pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producers: Anne Peacock
Producers: Karen Turner

: Saturday Playhouse: Beatrix

Adapted by Patrick Garland and Judy Taylor from the writings, letters and journals of Beatrix Potter , this play tells the real-life story of the much-loved children's writer. Starring
Patricia Routiedge. Music composed by Carl Davies and performed by Osian Ellis and Philippa Davies. Director Marilyn Imrie


Adapted By: Patrick Garland
Adapted By: Judy Taylor
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Patricia Routiedge.
Composed By: Carl Davies
Unknown: Osian Ellis
Unknown: Philippa Davies.
Director: Marilyn Imrie

: That's History

Gerry Northam presents the topical history magazine. Producer John Byrne
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byrne

: Science Now

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


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: File on 4

When 58 tourists were massacred at
Luxor last November, Egypt's President Mubarak launched a massive crackdown against Islamic radicals. Jim Muir asks if it has worked.
Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jim Muir

: New York Diaries

The first of five programmes in which American humorist David Sedaris reads from his diaries.
Producer Steve Doherty Repeat


Unknown: David Sedaris
Producer: Steve Doherty

: Week Ending

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

: The Off Season

Six travel journalists go in search of holiday locations that are without any other tourists. 1: Lisa St Aubin de
Teran explores the Italian lakes Garda and Maggiore in November. Producer Vibeke Venema
Repeated Thursday 11.30pm

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Two years after the death of George Mackay Brown , Kevin Crossley-Holland visits the small port of Stromness, where the writer spent his life. He meets people who knew and worked with Mackay Brown , and reassesses the work of the world-renowned author.
Producer Julian May. Repeated Friday 9.30pm


Unknown: George MacKay Brown
Unknown: Kevin Crossley-Holland
Unknown: MacKay Brown

: On These Days

Pillars of the Community
Graeme Garden looks at how life has changed over the past 50 years for the professionals who traditionally uphold values and respectability in Britain. Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Saturday Night Theatre: Thackeray

The conclusion of Olwen Wymark and Barbara Clegg 's three-part drama. Death and the Ice Maiden
Gail asks her father to look into the strange deathbed confession of a friend's grandmother. with Melanie Walters. Charlotte Bird, Richard Lomas. Doreen Mantle. Rachel Atkins. Mary Wimbush , Tonya Smith. Ruth Lloyd and Simon Ludders. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Olwen Wymark
Unknown: Barbara Clegg
Unknown: Melanie Walters.
Unknown: Richard Lomas.
Unknown: Doreen Mantle.
Unknown: Rachel Atkins.
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Tonya Smith.
Unknown: Ruth Lloyd
Unknown: Simon Ludders.
Director: Alison Hindell
Thackeray: Michael Cochrane
George: John Hartley
Miss Birch: Margaret John

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay presents reworkings of the music of JS Bach.
Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

A meditation with music.
Producer Sue Williams


Producer: Sue Williams

: News

: Keyword

Four programmes exploring foreign words. In the final programme of the series, Matt Frei discovers that, for the Chinese, "losing face" is a serious business.
Producer Tony Grant


Unknown: Matt Frei
Producer: Tony Grant

: Late Night Theatre: The Kraken Wakes

The classic adventure tale of alien invasion by John Wyndham , dramatised for radio by John Constable. Radio reporter Mike Watson and his wife Phyl are on a honeymoon cruise when they see strange red lights plunging from the sky into the sea. with John Branwell , Kathryn Hunt , Tom Clark Hill and James Nickerson
Music composed and played by Paul Cargill Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: John Wyndham
Unknown: John Constable.
Reporter: Mike Watson
Unknown: John Branwell
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt
Unknown: Tom Clark
Unknown: James Nickerson
Played By: Paul Cargill
Producer: Susan Roberts
Mike: Jonathan Cake
Phyl: Saira Todd
Freddie: David Fleeshman
DrBocker: Russell Dixon
Captain Winters: William Oxborrow
Mallarby: Malcolm Hebden

: News

: Late Story: The Bridge at Night

By Phillip Corker , read by Neil Pearson. A man walks on to a high suspension bridge at night with his lover. She wants the relationship to end, which it does - but in the most unexpected of ways. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Phillip Corker
Read By: Neil Pearson.

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.

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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.

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