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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producer Steve Peacock


Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With Trevor Barnes and his guest.


Unknown: Trevor Barnes

: Today

With John Humphrys , Sue MacGregor.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Canon David Winter.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: News

: Sport on 4

: Breakaway

Pete McCarthy with the 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

With Mary-Anne Sieghart of The Times. Editor Martin Rosenbaum


Unknown: Mary-Anne Sieghart
Editor: Martin Rosenbaum

: From Our Own Correspondent

Analysis from correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: Money Box

Presented by Alison Mitchell. Producer Sarah Pennells
For information call [number removed]


Presented By: Alison Mitchell.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart quizzes Alan Coren and other guests on the week's events. Producer Jon Rolph


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Producer: Jon Rolph

: News

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby isjoined in Stanmore, Middlesex, by panellists
Derek Fatchett , Foreign Office minister; Usha Prashar , chair of the Parole
Board; the shadow trade and industry secretary, John Redwood; and Adair Turner , director-general of the CBI. Repeated from yesterday


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Derek Fatchett
Unknown: Usha Prashar
Unknown: Adair Turner

: Any Answers? (0171) [number removed]

Phone with your views on the issues raised in Any Questions?

: Saturday Playhouse: The Airmen Who Would Not Die

Michael Crompton 's adaptation of John G Fuller 's best-selling book was due to be broadcast last year but was rescheduled due to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.
The pride of the British Empire, R101, the largest and most advanced airship ever designed, prepares for its maiden voyage to India.
With Jason Watkins , Anthony Calf. Dermot Crowley , Kevin Whately. Douglas Hodge.
Geraldine Alexander , Sylvestra Le Touzel , Rosa Crompton. Rhoda Lewis. Miranda Richardson and David Bradley. Music by Peter Hayward Directors Catherine Bailey and John Dove


Unknown: Michael Crompton
Unknown: John G Fuller
Unknown: Jason Watkins
Unknown: Anthony Calf.
Unknown: Dermot Crowley
Unknown: Kevin Whately.
Unknown: Douglas Hodge.
Unknown: Geraldine Alexander
Unknown: Sylvestra Le Touzel
Unknown: Rosa Crompton.
Unknown: Rhoda Lewis.
Unknown: Miranda Richardson
Unknown: David Bradley.
Music By: Peter Hayward
Directors: Catherine Bailey
Directors: John Dove
MaJOr Villiers: Jack Davenport
Cpt Raymond Hinchliffe: David Tennant

: That's History

Gerry Northam presents a topical history magazine which includes stories of current research and the history behind today's headlines. Producer John Byme
Repeated tomorrow 8.30pm


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: John Byme

: Science Now

Peter Evans presents a weekly review of discoveries and developments in science. Producer Deborah Cohen E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Peter Evans
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: File on 4

Jenny Cuffe reports on major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Repeated from Tuesday


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe

: Letters to the Future

Steven Rose , professor of biology at the Open University, writes a personal letter to two young colleagues explaining why he became a scientist. Would he advise them to follow a similar career?
Producer John Watkins Repeat


Unknown: Steven Rose
Producer: John Watkins

: Week Ending Ending

Hankies and history books at the ready as Week Ending takes its final bow. With Sally Grace, Jon Glover, Dave Lamb, Sarah Parkinson and David Hatch.
Repeated from yesterday

: I'm Still Standing

New York. Where do Elizabeth Taylor , Chelsea Clinton , Burgess Meredith and Arthur Smith drink while they are in New York? All is revealed in this visit to some of the world's legendary bars.
Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeat


Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Chelsea Clinton
Unknown: Burgess Meredith
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Arts and the Media
Paul Allen and a panel of presenters and guests discuss the media's coverage of the arts, from the growth of listings in newspapers and specialist magazines to the range of television programmes.
They also review changes in the arts - from the rise of the pub venue to the growth of video. Producer John Boundy


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: John Boundy

: On These Days

Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Saturday Night Theatre: Bill and Koo

By Janet Paisley and Graham McKenzie. "Run-down dating agency with acute staff problems and no clients seeks dynamic new owners. Must have plenty of capital and no scruples." with Simon Tait and Joanne Bett Director Patrick Rayner Repeat


Unknown: Janet Paisley
Unknown: Graham McKenzie.
Unknown: Simon Tait
Unknown: Joanne Bett
Director: Patrick Rayner
Bill: Forbes Masson
Koo: Grace Glover
Terry: Mabel Aitken
George: John Buick
Taxi driver: Finlay McLean
Mrs Murphy: Molly Innes

: Classics with Kay

Brian Kay presents the final edition of his popular classical music programme. Producer Brian Jackson


Unknown: Brian Kay
Producer: Brian Jackson

: Ten to Ten

Presented by Canon Noel Vincent. Producer Sue Williams


Presented By: Canon Noel Vincent.
Producer: Sue Williams

: News

: Late Night Theatre: Skeleton

ByTanika Gupta. An Indian medical student is obsessed with a beautiful and unobtainable woman. The skeleton's story breaks the spell. with Vinny Dhillon , Nisha K Nayar and Surendra Kochar
Director Claire Grove Repeat


Unknown: Bytanika Gupta.
Unknown: Vinny Dhillon
Unknown: Surendra Kochar
Director: Claire Grove
Prasad: Nadim Sawalha
Biju: Kulvinder Ghir
Sumit: Ravin Ganatra
Gopal: Shiv Grewal
Nayani: Sudha Buchar

: Stepping Stones

Last in a five-part series in which Rogan Taylor , Britain's leading football scholar, recalls his own getting of wisdom.
Stepping Stones. Leaving Liverpool is the making of Rogan Taylor. After a decade of adventure, he returns to a changed city and a new life. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Rogan Taylor
Unknown: Rogan Taylor.
Producer: Mark Burman

: Kelly's Heroes

Chris Kelly looks at the life and works of three admirable (and fictional) characters. 3: The Broadcaster
Starring Sally Grace. What was it about Barbara Bovis that made her one of Chris Kelly 's heroes - her delicate reportage, or her readiness to show conically shaped vegetables on screen? With contributions from Ned Sherrin ,
Nigella Lawson. Jennifer Paterson , Brian Bowles , Rebecca Front. Gerard Green. Simon Greenall and Maggie Guess Producer Harry Thompson Repeat


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Sally Grace.
Unknown: Barbara Bovis
Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Nigella Lawson.
Unknown: Jennifer Paterson
Unknown: Brian Bowles
Unknown: Gerard Green.
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Producer: Harry Thompson

: News

: Late Story: Avocado Uncle

By Kathleen Tyau , read by Tom Wu. Sukey is a Chinese living in Hawaii who just cannot say no. When he returns from work one day with a baby boy, he has some explaining to do. Repeated from Monday


Unknown: Kathleen Tyau
Read By: Tom Wu.

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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