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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

The Tipster
Written and read by Harry Towb.


Read By: Harry Towb.
Producer: Judith Elliott

: Daily Service

NEM pllO; 0 worship the King (BBC HB 471); I John 4, w 7-18; Psalm 122; Praise the Lord! Ye heavens, adore him (BBC HB 16) Stereo

: The Wednesday Feature

The Countryside in Spring What effect has the mild winter had on the British countryside?
Martin Muncaster investigates. Also, there's a trip to the Orkneys to visit a farming family who found a Viking tomb on their land.


Unknown: Martin Muncaster
Producer: Caroline Elliot

: Just Three Wishes

In the first in a series of six programmes, Robert
Booth finds himself in the unique position of offering three wishes to a variety of people. Today he talks to the former Liberal
Leader, Lord Grimond. Producer VIV BLACK. Stereo

: You and Yours

with Chris Hawksworth


Unknown: Chris Hawksworth

: The Year in Question

After weeks of heats, fought among eight national daily newspapers, The Daily Telegraph and The
Independent have come through to the final.
Simon Bates referees.
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

Mr Buzz the Beeman. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Jenni Murray


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: The Lodestone

by Sheila Hodgson.
With David March as M.R. James, Mark Straker as Francis Lippiat and Moir Leslie as Eleanor Howard
M.R. James, the distinguished Cambridge scholar and a brilliant teller of supernatural tales, finds himself caught up in a series of strange, inexplicable events....
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON Stereo


Author: Sheila Hodgson
Director: David Johnston
M.R. James: David March
Francis Lippiat: Mark Straker
Eleanor Howard: Moir Leslie
Rev Bodmin: Geoffrey Whitehead
Rev Mullins: Philip Sully
Col Lippiat: Stephen Thorne
Innkeeper: Joan Matheson
George Masterman: Christopher Good
Village woman: Joan Walker

: Rich Pickings

A series of five poetry and prose anthologies in which Hannah Gordon and David Suchet taste the bitter sweetness of love. 1: Thoughts of Love Producer JULIA PARKER BBC Pebble Mill
* See David Gillard , left


Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: David Suchet
Producer: Julia Parker
Unknown: David Gillard

: News

: The Thatcher Decade

(Details as Tuesday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The French Comic Strips
In England the comic strip is still not quite respectable, while in France and Belgium bandes dessinées are the fastest growing book category. Christopher
Page celebrates Asterix the Gaul's 30th year of victories over the potionless Romans.


Producer: Anthony Denselow

: PM

Hugh Sykes and Frances Coverdale
Today the finalists in the Times/PM Environment Award lunch at
Broadcasting House to celebrate their achievements. PM includes a report on the presentation of the awards by HRH Princess Alexandra. There's also an interview with the winner of the E5,000 first prize, Roger Brunt.


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Roger Brunt.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1989

Stereo (Details Monday 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: In Business

(Details as Tuesday 4.05pm)

: Lenin of the Rovers

(Details as Saturday 11. 00pm)

: Medicine Now

: Punters

The Programme with Listener Power.
With Susan Marling and Max Pearson. Produced by the PUNTERS TEAM. BBC Bristol
• WRITE TO: Punters, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR or phone Bristol (0272) [number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling
Unknown: Max Pearson.

: The Radio 4 Generation

True Stories: Talking Heads
A series of six programmes in which members of the Radio 4 Generation talk about changes in their lives since the project began... Leisa Davies , 23, lives in a small town in South Wales. Alan Pritchard , 24, lives in a large town in Northern Ireland. He is planning marriage. She has moved back in with her father and is going through a divorce. Producer DAVY SIMS


Unknown: Leisa Davies
Unknown: Alan Pritchard
Producer: Davy Sims

: Kaleidoscope

The small, fine carvings of the Eskimo Inuit culture are on exhibition; American author Paul Auster 's new book searches for love; and African musician Salif Keita drums up a new record.
Presenter Anne Theroux Producer JULIAN MAY. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Auster
Musician: Salif Keita
Presenter: Anne Theroux
Producer: Julian May.

: A Book at Bedtime

Castle Rackrent
3: Being the First Part of the History of Sir Connolly Rackrent

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modem Art: Cezanne
11.50 1689: The Siege of Derry

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.

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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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