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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 2.00 pm)

: Morning Story

Sideways Promotion by OLIVER BAYLDON Read by Geoffrey Whitehead.


Unknown: Oliver Bayldon
Read By: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Directed By: Peter Kavanagh

: Daily Service

NEM p 25; Holy, holy, holy (BBC HB 169);
I Corinthians 15, w 35-44; Psalm 121; 0 praise ye the Lord (BBC HB 279) Stereo

: A Year of Dying Dangerously

Presented by Hugh Prysor-Jones . The Sentence
The last of five programmes looking at the 685 homicides committed in the UK in 1986. Producer JOHN FORSYTH


Presented By: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: John Forsyth

: On the Ropes

Last of a five-part series. John Humphrys talks to successful people who have weathered major storms in their careers. George Davies - who turned Next into one of the biggest successes in British retailing before becoming the victim of a boardroom coup. Producer BRIAN KING BBC Pebble Mill


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: George Davies

: You and Yours

Presented by Chris Hawksworth


Presented By: Chris Hawksworth

: The Year in Question

In this week's semi-final The Guardian plays
The Independent for a place in next week's final. Chairman Simon Bates. 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

Tales from the Tub (3) Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

Serial: Silas Marner (11) by GEORGE ELIOT abridged in 11 episodes by JACK SINGLETON.
Read by David Threlfall Producer PAT MCLOUGHLIN (Music: Chadwick's Second Symphony)
Presenter Jenni Murray


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Jack Singleton.
Read By: David Threlfall
Producer: Pat McLoughlin
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Left

by SUE ASHBY, with Joan Campion as Rose.
It's local election time and Rose, a councillor's wife, falls into her usual routine of supporting her husband.
But resentments that have festered over the years suddenly erupt....
Directed by KAY PATRICK BBC Manchester. Stereo


Unknown: Joan Campion
Directed By: Kay Patrick
Young Rose: Diane Whitley
Walter: Christopher Wilkinson
Doris/Mother: Ann Rye
Young Doris: Sharon Muircroft
Councillor Sims/Man: Rodney Litchfield
Councillor Ainsworth/ Doctor ...: James Tomlinson

: Time for Verse

Last of five programmes in which George MacBeth talks with the poet Vernon Scannell. Reader PHILIP voss Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Talks: George MacBeth
Reader: Vernon Scannell.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: The Thatcher Decade

Three programmes about a record-breaking hold on power.
1: The First Target
Did the unions stand a chance of beating
Mrs Thatcher ? Was their decline inevitable or did they make avoidable mistakes? With the Cabinet ministers and trade union leaders involved, BBC Political Correspondent Nicholas Jones assesses one of the Prime Minister's most radical changes in the fabric of the nation.
0 See panel, left


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Unknown: Nicholas Jones
Producer: Jolyon Monson

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Shakespeare and Company
The RSC's new season opens with Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Paul Vaughan assesses the strengths of the company. Producer


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Richard Bannerman.

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Fear on 4

Stereo (Details Sunday 7.30pm)

: News

: The Archers

: In Business

(Details as Tuesday 4.05pm)

: Lenin of the Rovers

(Details as Saturday 11.00 pm)

: Medicine Now

: Punters

The Programme with Listener Power.
With Felicity Goodey and Eric Robson.
Produced by the PUNTERS team
41 WRITE TO: Punters, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR or phone Bristol (0272) [number removed]


Unknown: Felicity Goodey
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: The Radio 4 Generation

True Stories: Talking Heads
The second of six programmes in which members of the Radio 4 Generation talk about how their lives have changed since the project began.
This week, two women for whom the church is an important part of their lives - Melanie Brown and Julie Oliver.


Unknown: Melanie Brown
Unknown: Julie Oliver.
Unknown: Davy Sims

: Kaleidoscope

Aspects of Love sings its way on to the stage of the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, tonight:
Andrew Lloyd Webber waits in the wings, and the Kaleidoscope reviewer sprints back to the studio. Meanwhile, in another part of London, Caryl Churchill's play Ice Cream dissects an Anglo-
American love affair.
Presenter Nigel Andrews. Producer JULIAN MAY. Stereo


Unknown: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Presenter: Nigel Andrews.

: A Book at Bedtime

My Autobiography My Early Life (8)

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Symbolism
11.50 Musical Style

: 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.

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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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