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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news, market trends, weather

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Chris Lowe
6.30, 7.30, 8.30 News Summary
6.45* Business News With PETER DAY
7.00,8.00 Today's News Read by BRYAN MARTIN
7.25*, 8.25* Sport
7.45* Thought for the Day


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Chris Lowe
Read By: Bryan Martin

: More Wrestlingthan Dancing

4: Where'er You Walk

: News

: Alistair Cooke'sAmerican Songbook

comprising a collection of songs taken from the 200 years of American history, that either have a surprising history or made history in surprising ways.
Producer ALAN OWEN (R) revised


Producer: Alan Owen

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Fergus Keeling Reports on what is happening in the natural world. Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Producer: John Harrison

: An Act of Worship

Introduced from Broadcasting House, London Stereo

: Citizens

New Year's Resolutions (2) byMARCIAKAHAN Stereo
(Omnibus edition on Saturday)

: My Hero

A series of conversations between Cliff Morgan and guests who are invited to talk about their lives and the people who have greatly influenced them.
1:Jane Glover
Britain's foremost woman conductor has made her name both as a musician and as a television personality.
Her career has taken her to all the major musical stages around the world, and her achievements have made her something of a 'hero' for aspiring young musicians. But who are her heroes?


Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: Lines of Communication

Patrick Hannan on the hidden perils of language, beginning with a cautionary tale of how French can lead to baldness. Producer HERBERT WILLIAMS BBC Wales


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Herbert Williams

: You and Yours

Presented by John Buckley


Presented By: John Buckley

: Masterbrain

A special invitation challenge match featuring the winners and runners-up of the 1987 Brain of Britain and Mastermind competitions. Chairman Robert Robinson Taking part Ian Sutton (Brain of Britain 1987) Peter Richardson (Runner-Up
Brain of Britain 1987) Jeremy Bradbrooke (Mastermind 1987) Michael Billson
(Runner-Up Mastermind 1987) The programme includes specialist rounds on subjects chosen by the contestants: the wines of France; the life and work of George Stephenson ; the Crimean War; the Battle of Britain.
Producer RICHARD EDIS Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Ian Sutton
Unknown: Peter Richardson
Unknown: Jeremy Bradbrooke
Unknown: Michael Billson
Unknown: George Stephenson
Unknown: Gillies. Alan Palmer
Unknown: Denis Morris
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One: News

Presented by Nick Worrall


Presented By: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today's story: Dark is Wonderful Stereo

: Woman's Hour

If women have equality, why do they still need their own programme?
Find out with Jenni Murray Serial: Fiela's Child (4)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Rainey Shines

Alex Rainey is an American who hates England but loves his English wife. However, when they find a dead body in one of the beds of the Somerset guest house they are temporarily managing. Rainey finds a new interest in detective work.
Directed by SHAUN MACLOUGHLIN BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Z. Lewin
Unknown: Alex Rainey
Directed By: Shaun MacLoughlin
Rainey: Stephen Thorne
Ashwell: Bill Wallis
Lady Prudence: Melinda Walker
PC Howell: Anthony Donovan
Mrs Hirou: Susie Brann
Mr Hirou/Bates: Christian Rodska
Chester Maxwell: Alan Dudley
Honey Maxwell: Deborah Makepeace
Mrs Christensen: Jane Gambier
Mrs Linton: Sybil Ewbank

: News

: Bookshelf

Originally. a book's dust-jacket was commonly cut from rough brown paper and did a straightforward job of protecting a sober inner cover.
Nowadays, a jacket's function is complex and vitally important: in the publishing world. hollow cardboard mock-ups model shrewdly designed jackets before teams of market researchers.
Nigel Forde investigates. Producer ANDREW PARFITT (Re-broadcast next Sunday)


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised broadcast of yesterday 's programme at 9. 45pm)

: PM

Presented by Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale continued on VHF/FM 5.50-5.55


Presented By: Robert Williams
Presented By: Frances Coverdale

: The Six O'Clock News

With EUGENF. FRASER including Financial Report

: My Music

John Amis and Frank Muir challenge
Ian Wallace and Denis Norden In the Chair Steve Race
Questions compiled by STEVE RACE Producer PETE ATKIN. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J Mason
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden
Producer: Pete Atkin.

: News

: The Archers

(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 1.40pm)

: Any Answers?

Introduced by Brian Gear
Producer CAROLE STONE. BBC Bristol Send your letters to: Any Answers? BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Producer: Carole Stone.

: The Chamberlain Trilogy

A tragedy told by The Rt Hon Enoch Powell Did Neville Chamberlain remember in 1938 that his father, Joseph, 60 years earlier had declared 'Peace with honour is peace with humbug'? The story of 'Radical Joe', the kingmaker of British politics. and of his two sons. Austen and Neville, begins in Birmingham and ends in Downing Street.
Their achievements and their acclaim are overshadowed by the final irony.
With Arnold Peters , John Samson and Karen Archer Producer CF.I.IA MARKS BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Neville Chamberlain
Unknown: Arnold Peters
Unknown: John Samson

: Funny You ShouldSing That

A special edition of this popular programme which examines some of the more peculiar comic songs of the past 100 years or so. From the funny peculiar to the funny ha-ha, from
Cedric Hardwicke to Nellie Wallace , Cole Porter to Richard Stilgoe. more bizarre and off-beat songs that have raised a laugh over the years.
Written and presented by Jeremy Nicholas


Unknown: Cedric Hardwicke
Unknown: Nellie Wallace
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe.
Presented By: Jeremy Nicholas

: Does He Take Sugar?

A magazine of special interest to disabled listeners and their families, with countrywide news and views on all matters of concern to them.
Presented by Kati Whitaker Producer MARLENE PEASE
Correspondence and enquiries to: Does He Take Sugar?
BBC. London WIA 4WW Phone [number removed]
Linesopenfrom 10.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday


Presented By: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Treasures

A second chance to hear some of the solid gold unearthed in the BBC Sound Archives by a hand-picked team of archaeologists. This week Glyn Worsnip discovers spies at the BBC. Producer BRIAN COOK. (R)


Unknown: Glyn Worsnip
Producer: Brian Cook.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen presents tonight's edition, which includes interviews, and news and reviews of films, books, plays, broadcasting, music and exhibitions.
(Re-broadcast tomorrow at 4.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: John Goudie

: A Book at Bedtime

Bevis (4)

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw National and international news. background, analysis and comment


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: A Woman's Touch

Cecile Ousset plays piano music by Faure, Debussy and Satie. Stereo records (R)


Unknown: Cecile Ousset

: News

followed by an interlude

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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