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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and John Humphrys


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: John Humphrys

: News

: Face the Facts

(Details Wednesday 7.20pm)

: A Family History

Four British families; the Nobletts, the Lejeunnes, the Pathaks and the Haslams, continue their detective story through a thousand years of world history.
Written and presented by Eric Robson


Presented By: Eric Robson
Producer: Gaynor Shutte

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm discover how high technology is helping in whale conservation.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol
(Repeated next Sunday ft 25pm;


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: John Harrison

: An Act of Worship


: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition next Saturday at 6.25pm)

: Writers Revealed

Seven novelists in conversation with Rosemary Hartill about their ideas and beliefs. 2: Bernice Rubens
'One of the reasons I don't fight anti-Semitism is that it will always be with us because man has a neurotic need for scapegoating.'


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Bernice Rubens
Producer: David Coomes

: First Person

Peter Cox looks at the state of war that exists between butchers and vegetarians, and prophesies that a meat-free Britain could be closer than we think. BBC Bristol


Unknown: Peter Cox

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Lord Peter Wimsey

The Nine Tailors by DOROTHY L SAYERS adapted in eight episodes by ALISTAIR BEATON. With and 1: The Bells Are Rung Up
Producer MARTIN FISHER Stereo (R)


Unknown: Dorothy L Sayers
Unknown: Alistair Beaton.
Producer: Martin Fisher
Lord Peter: Ian Carmichael
Bunter: Peter Jones
the Rev Theodore Venables: Philip Latham
STEPHEN GREIF: Stephen Driver
Mrs Agnes Venables: Noel Dyson
Emily: Jenny Twigge
Mr Godfrey: Haydn Wood
Ezra Wilderspin: John Church
Johnson: Haydn Wood
Narrator: John Westbrook

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie


Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Pirates Go to School Stereo

: Woman's Hour

From Evita to Grizabella in Cats, Elaine Paige tells Jenni Murray about her musical career.


Unknown: Elaine Paige
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: The Hedge Priest

by MICHAEL PAYNE. With and Shortly after the First
World War, Elsa returns to her childhood village to find the community turning to the past and their primitive mid. summer rites.


Unknown: Michael Payne.
Directed By: David Johnston
Elsa: Helena Breck
Rose: Elizabeth Mansfield
Rev Helford: John Warner
Sir Philip Bowfounder: Reginald Marsh
Jack Hern: Sam Miller
Mrs Fisher: Anna Cropper
Whisperers: Alice Arnold
Whisperers: Richard Tate

: News

: Bookshelf

A new translation of Turgenev's First Love; Nigel Forde discusses changing interpretations of love in fiction with Antonia Byatt , Deborah Moggach and Nigel Williams.


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Antonia Byatt
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Nigel Williams.
Producers: Sally Marmion

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Details as Wed 9.45pm)

: PM

with Robert Williams and Frances Coverdale


Unknown: Robert Williams
Unknown: Frances Coverdale

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: My Music

devised by TONY SHRYANE and EDWARD J. MASON. 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 (R)


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

: News

: The Archers

: First on 4

I Want to be Normal Again
(A 1989 Sony Award winner)
In 1988 the first
British foetal brain implant was performed, offering new hope for Parkinsons Disease sufferers in Britain.
Barbara Myers follows Fred Roberts and Cyril Hayes through the weeks leading up to the operation and afterwards. Producer SARAH ROWLANDS BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Unknown: Fred Roberts
Unknown: Cyril Hayes
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Analysis

Supply-Side Unionism After a steep decline in trade union membership and power, some union leaders are reassessing their role both in the economy and in the Labour Party.
Presenter John Eidinow Producer NICOLA MEYRICK Editor CAROLINE ANSTEY


Presenter: John Eidinow
Producer: Nicola Meyrick
Editor: Caroline Anstey

: The Radio Programme

Stereo. (Details Sun 3.30pm)

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Kati Whitaker For disabled listeners. Producer MARLENE PEASE


Presenter: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Actress Cherie Lunghi is The Manageress on Channel 4; Richard Cork surveys the Tate of the North a year after its opening; and conductor
Herbert von Karajan tells his own story.
Presenter Anne Theroux Producer JOHN BOUNDY. Stereo


Unknown: Cherie Lunghi
Unknown: Richard Cork
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Presenter: Anne Theroux
Producer: John Boundy.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Heat of the Day (9)

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 Maths Foundation Tutorial
11.50 Nuclear Proliferation

: 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.

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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