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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presenters Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead


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

A Wee Bit Odd
Written and read by Harry Towb


Read By: Harry Towb
Producer: Judith Elliott

: Daily Service

Awake, our souls
(BBC HB 300); Exodus 3, vv 1-12; Sing, my soul, his wondrous love
(Ned Rorem ); Immortal, invisible (BBC HB 10) Director of Music


Unknown: Ned Rorem

: The Wednesday Feature

Reith Remembered
The first of two programmes. John Charles Walsham
Reith was born on 20 July 1889. In 1922 he joined the BBC as its General
Manager. When he left 16 years later, as the first Director General of the BBC, it was a 'frightful mistake'.
Frank Gillard traces
Lord Reith's life from his childhood in Glasgow, through the First World War and on to the BBC.
0 See David Gillard , right


Unknown: John Charles Walsham
Unknown: Frank Gillard
Unknown: David Gillard

: No Time for Nursery Rhymes

In the fourth of six programmes marking the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child,
Tessa Shaw visits India and Mozambique to meet children at school.


Unknown: Tessa Shaw
Producer: Mohini Patel

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: In Search of Margaret Buckle

Composer Ted Watson set the nature poems of Margaret Buckle to music and then set out to find the author. Nigel Forde returned across the Yorkshire moors to discover the truth about this mysterious poet. Producer GWYN RICHARDS BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Ted Watson
Unknown: Margaret Buckle
Unknown: Nigel Forde

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie


Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Peg-Leg Pete 's Challenge Stereo


Unknown: Peg-Leg Pete

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Storytellers

A season of seven stories 3: Babies in Rhinestones Written and dramatised by SHENA MACKAY. With and A kidnapped ginger pussy cat holds the key to true romance!
Directed by CAROLINE RAPHAEL Stereo


Dramatised By: Shena MacKay.
Piano: Mary Nash
Piano: Alice Arnold
Piano: Richard Pearce
Directed By: Caroline Raphael
Araidne Elliott: Liz Fraser
Alfred Ellis: Clive Swift
Narrator: Karen Archer
Mrs Taylor: Marcia King
Mrs Silbury-Smith: Joan Matheson
Mrs Brown: Jo Kendall
Karen: Elizabeth Mansfield
Laura: Joan Walker
George: Donald Gee

: Time for Verse

The final programme in which George MacBeth interviews the poet Norman McCaig.
Reader Henry Stamper Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Unknown: George MacBeth
Reader: Norman McCaig.
Reader: Henry Stamper
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Phil Korbel has been watching 1,000 musicians, actors and performers and their huge audiences of young and old alike at this year's Glastonbury Festival.
Producer TIM DEE. Stereo


Unknown: Phil Korbel
Producer: Tim Dee.

: PM

Presenters Hugh Sykes and Frances Coverdale


Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Presenters: Frances Coverdale

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1989

Stereo (Details as Monday

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

with John Waite


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: Age to Age

(Details as Saturday 4.00pm)

: Medicine Now

: The Hibbert Lecture

In the Light of the East
'In Asia we are confronted with the great tradition of an ancient wisdom, which is part of our inheritance. The question is, how do we relate this to our own tradition of Christian faith?'
Benedictine monk Bede Griffiths , aged 82, has embodied in his own life the marriage of East and West. At his community, the Saccidananda Ashram in south India, he reflects on the encounter of Christianity with Hinduism.
Introduced by Rosemary Hartill
Producer NORMAN WINTER BBC Manchester
(Rosemary Hartill interviews Bede Griffiths on points raised by the lecture next Sunday at
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Unknown: Bede Griffiths
Unknown: Saccidananda Ashram
Introduced By: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: Norman Winter
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Bede Griffiths

: The Cost of Living

2: The Doctors' View
In the second of a two-part inquiry into the growing number of claims for medical negligence, Marjorie Lofthouse considers the impact on doctors and how it might affect their relationships with patients.
Producer JOCK GALLAGHER BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse

: Kaleidoscope

A 108-year-old American horse-trader tells his story; Julie Walters and Brian Cox on stage; and the music of the Sun King. Presenter Natalie Wheen Producer MIKE GREENWOOD Stereo (Revised repeat on Thursday at 4. 35pm)


Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Brian Cox
Presenter: Natalie Wheen
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: A Book at Bedtime

The Heat of the Day (8)

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Socialist Realism
11.50 Hopkins' Religious Poetry

: News

LW only 12.00-12.10

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.

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