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: News Briefing

: Farming Today


: Prayer for the Day

with Una Kroll BBC Wales. Stereo

: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Sue MacGregor

: The Week on 4

: Wally K. Daly



Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg
Researcher JANE NUNNELEY Producer


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Researcher Jane
Unknown: Marina Salandy Brown.

: Who Killed Prees Heath?

From Cromwell's troops, through its use as a war-time aerodrome to the latest ecological threats, Paul Allen travels the dying Shropshire heath. Producer CHRIS ELDON LEE Stereo (R)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Morning Story

Pitcher Plants by MICHAEL WHERLY
Read by Hugh Dickson Producer PETER KAVANAGH


Unknown: Michael Wherly
Read By: Hugh Dickson
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

: Daily Service

from Lee Abbey, Lynton. North Devon.
With members of the community and gospel singer MARILYN BAKER. led by THE REV STEPHEN LYNAS BBC Bristol. Stereo


Singer: Marilyn Baker.
Presenter: Stephen Lynas

: Down the River Great Ouse

Stereo (Details Sun 5.00pm L W)

: Poetry Pleasel

with Simon Rae.
Guest Fred D'Aguiar. Producer SUSAN ROBERTS BBC Bristol. Stereo


Readers: Simon Rae.
Readers: John Matshikiza
Readers: Diana Bishop.
Unknown: Fred D'Aguiar.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Brain of Britain 1989

Chair Robert Robinson Semi-final 1 - London,
South and Home Counties Contestants Dan Allen , Leslie Grout.
Michael Billson and Brian Simm. Including Beat the Brains. Programme devised by JOHN P. WYNN
Questions set by LAN GILLIES
Producer RICHARD EDIS. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Dan Allen
Unknown: Leslie Grout.
Unknown: Michael Billson
Unknown: Brian Simm.
Unknown: John P. Wynn
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie


Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Anne Rosenfeld reads Tales from Pebbletown Pier by JUDITH scott Today: Turnstile Trouble Producer colin SMITH. Stereo


Unknown: Anne Rosenfeld
Producer: Colin Smith.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets
Dr Rosemary Rue , set to become the British Medical Association's second woman president. Serial: Shadow Play (4) by JOHN MILNE , abridged in 11 episodes by MEG CLARKE Read by David Goodland (This week: episodes 4-8) Producer PAT MCLOUGHLIN Editor CLARE SELERIE-GREY


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Dr Rosemary Rue
Play By: John Milne
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Read By: David Goodland
Producer: Pat McLoughlin
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: Vacant Possession

Four plays about the sale of a house. With and With RICHARD TATE. JOHN WARNER. MARCIA KING , RICHARD PEARCE. 3: Glass Houses by GAWN GRAINGER and at 3.45
4: Final Agreement by JULIA SCHOFIELD Stereo


Unknown: Richard Tate.
Unknown: John Warner.
Unknown: Marcia King
Unknown: Richard Pearce.
Unknown: Gawn Grainger
Unknown: Julia Schofield
Jonathan: James Laurenson
Zoe: Zelah Clarke
Tom: Anthony Jackson
Maggie: Helen Cotterill

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Mach reports from Bluefields, Nicaragua.


Unknown: Brian MacH

: PM

Presenters Hugh Sykes and Valerie Singleton.
Including a report on the Test Match at Edgbaston


Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Presenters: Valerie Singleton.

: Stllgoe's Around

Stereo (Details Sat 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

Written by MARY CUTLER
BBC Pebble Mill


Written By: Mary Cutler
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Phil: Norman Painting
Kenton: Graeme Kirk
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Christine: Lesley Saweard
George: Graham Roberts
Tom: Bob Arnold
Jack: Arnold Peters
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Nigel: Nigel Carrington
Lynda: Carole Snell
Terry: Jonathon Owen
Rosemary: Nicola Wright

: Turning Points

Bel Mooney talks to The Rt Hon Barbara Castle.


Talks: Bel Mooney
Unknown: Barbara Castle.

: Science Now

(Details Saturday 4.30pm LW)

: The Monday Play: Glorious Memories

by Michael McKnight.
With Edward de Souza as William III and Peter Woodthorpe as James II

Every year on the 12 July Orangemen world-wide celebrate the glorious memory of a battle which changed the course of British history.
BBC Northern Ireland.
(Repeated next Sat. 2.30pm)


Writer: Michael McKnight
Director: Jeremy Howe
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
William III: Edward de Souza
James II: Peter Woodthorpe
Lundy: Denys Hawthorne
Queen Mary: Maggie Shevlin
Lord Clacton: Hugh Fraser
Tertius: John Keegan
Lord Felchingham: Paul Sirr
Muriel: Aingeal Grehan
Sheriff of Derry: Maurice O'Callaghan
Samuel: B.J. Hogg
Apprentices: Trevor Moore
Apprentices: Sean Kearns
Sir Cahal: Joe Taylor
Tyrconnely: Niall Cusack
Antrim: Michael Duffy
Huygens: Stephen Bent
Melville: Anthony Finigan
Kenneth: Dan Gordon
Murray: Michael McKnight
Mary of Modena: Fiona Mettam
Lady Spencer: Brigid Erin Bates

: Kaleidoscope

Including reports on the Abbey Theatre and conductor Odaline de la Martinez.
Presenter Mark Steyn


Conductor: Odaline de La Martinez.
Presenter: Mark Steyn
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

The Russia House by JOHN LE CARRE abridged in 12 parts and read by John le Carre (6) Producer DAVID BENEDICTUS


Unknown: John Le Carre
Read By: John Le Carre
Producer: David Benedictus

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum:
11 .50 Expression in Classical Music

: 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.

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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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