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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

John Humphrys and Brian Redhead


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer ANGIE NEHRING Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Angie Nehring

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2.00pm)

: Morning Story

Incident at Merryman's Lane by PETER HORRIDGE Read and produced by Sheila Fox (R)


Unknown: Peter Horridge
Produced By: Sheila Fox

: Daily Service

NEM p 34; Come, ye faithful (BBC HB 123); John 21, w 1-14; Psalm 24; Jesus our hope, our heart's desire (BBC HB 126) Stereo

: A Year of Dying Dangerously

Series offive programmes. Homicide is a perennial focus of popular fascination. Taking a snapshot of the 685 homicides committed in the UK in 1986, Hugh Prysor-Jones discovers who is killing whom. 4: The InvestigationProducer JOHN FORSYTH


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: John Forsyth

: On the Ropes

In thisfive-part series,
John Humphrys talks to successful people who have weathered major storms in their careers. Would they, with hindsight, do things differently?
4:John Conteh formerworld light-heavyweight boxing champion. Producer BRIAN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Talks: John Humphrys

: You and Yours

Presented by Helen Madden


Presented By: Helen Madden

: The Year in Question

The Daily Telegraph and The Daily Express play for a place in the final. The referee, in the Olde
Cock Tavern, Fleet Street, is Simon Bates.
The Year in Question is the year in which dry cleaners charged by the inch when cleaning mini skirts.
Producers ANDREW PARFITT and viv BLACK. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Bates.
Producers: Andrew Parfitt

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie


Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Today: The Loose Tooth (R)

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray invites you to share the hour no woman can afford to miss! Serial: Silas Marner (6)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Graceland

by ELLEN BYRON. With and Memphis, 4 June 1982: three days before the opening of Elvis Presley 's home to the public, two women arrive at the gates, both desperate to be first in. As they tussle for the honour, their obsession with the king of rock 'n' roll is revealed.
Directed by CAROUNE RAPHAEL. S(ereo
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Unknown: Ellen Byron.
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Directed By: Caroune Raphael.
Rootie: Lisa Ross
Bev: Margaret Robertson
DJ: Ian Michie

: Time for Verse

George MacBeth talks with the poet
Vernon Scannell. Reader philip voss Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Reader: Vernon Scannell.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol is a controversial figure in Israel, where his Plays have aroused strong reactions. The National Theatre is currently rehearsing a production of Sobol's play Ghetto, and Pat Rowe talks to Sobol and to the play's director Nicholas Hytner.
Producer JULIAN MAY. Stereo


Unknown: Joshua Sobol
Talks: Pat Rowe
Director: Nicholas Hytner.

: PM

Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Robert Williams

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Fear on 4

: News

: The Archers

: In Business

: Lenin of the Rovers


: Medicine Now

: Punters

The Programme with Listener Power.
Three new punters set out on their quest with the help of reporters
Susan Marling and Max Pearson. Produced by the PUNTERS TEAM. BBC Bristol
0 WRITE TO: Punters, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR or telephone Bristol (0272) [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Max Pearson.

: The Radio 4 Generation

True Stories:
Talking Heads
First of six programmes. At the time of the 1987 General Election, 200 first-time voters were selected to become the Radio 4 Generation.
For two years the Radio 4 Generation have discussed and debated in groups. In this series they speak as individuals about their convictions and opinions.
Paul Devlin , from
Hamilton near Glasgow, works as a manager in an insurance company and is planning to marry Nualla O'Neill in May. Marriage is something that Denzil Thomas and Julie Smith 'cannot handle', although they set up home together five years ago.
Producer DAVY SIMS


Unknown: Paul Devlin
Unknown: Nualla O'Neill
Unknown: Denzil Thomas
Unknown: Julie Smith
Producer: Davy Sims

: Kaleidoscope

The artist Richard Wilson uses the whole area of a gallery to give his work impact, and his three new installations deal in the perception of space.
The number of young professional theatre companies in Scotland is growing, yet their future is always under threat, Joyce McMillan reports on their enterprise.
Presenter Tony Palmer
Producer JOHN GOUDIE. Stereo


Artist: Richard Wilson
Unknown: Joyce McMillan
Presenter: Tony Palmer
Producer: John Goudie.

: A Book at Bedtime

My Autobiography My Early Life (3)

: the World Tonight

with Robin Lustig


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Peasants
11.50 Servants, Masters and the Enlightenment

: News

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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