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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presenters Peter Hobday and Brian Redhead
9.00am News


Presenters: Peter Hobday
Presenters: Brian Redhead

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

In the opening interview Eartha Kitt talks to
Dr Anthony Clare about the influences which have shaped her life. Researcher RONNl DAVIS Producer MICHAEL EMBER
0 See David Gillard , left


Talks: Eartha Kitt
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: David Gillard

: Scenes from an Armenian Childhood

by VAHAN TOTOVENTS translated by MISCHA KUDIAN and abridged in six episodes by BRIAN MILLER. Read by David Burke 1: My Father
One hundred years ago in rural Armenia, donkeys set the clocks and storks predicted life and death. Producer ALISON HINDELL


Unknown: Vahan Totovents
Translated By: Mischa Kudian
Unknown: Brian Miller.
Read By: David Burke
Producer: Alison Hindell

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday 2.00pm)

: Morning Story

Half a Lifetime Ago by DAVID MARSHALL
Read by Valerie Sarruf Producer RICHARD WORTLEY


Unknown: David Marshall
Read By: Valerie Sarruf
Producer: Richard Wortley

: Daily Service

Songs of thankfulness and praise (HTC 98); John 2, w 1-11; Here, 0 my Lord, I see thee face to face
(Barry Rose ); Angel voices, ever singing (BBC HB 256) Director of Music


Unknown: Barry Rose

: The Wednesday Feature

The Budapest Dream
'I'm convinced he'll walk one day ...'
A typical comment from British parents who have, against all odds, gained a place for their handicapped child at the famous Peto Institute in Budapest.
Kati Whitaker has visited the British community living there to talk about their children's progress at the Institute and the consequences of giving them a chance to benefit from conductive education.


Unknown: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Yorkshire Tales

Martin Wainwright continues his look at West Riding life in six programmes.
3: Such Marvellous Decadence
How a faery dell has survived in Leeds.


Unknown: Martin Wainwright

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite Editor KEN VASS


Presenter: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: An Actor's Life for Me

A seven-part serial by PAUL MAYHEW-ARCHER . Starring
John Gordon-Sinclair as Robert Wilson and Caroline Quentin as Sue.
4: Separate TroublesProducer PAUL SPENCER
Stereo (Details as Tuesday
10.00pm Radio 2)


Unknown: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Unknown: John Gordon-Sinclair
Unknown: Robert Wilson
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Producer: Paul Spencer

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie


Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Willie Rushton reads King Jolly at the Fair Stereo (R)


Unknown: Willie Rushton

: Woman's Hour

with Helen Boaden


Unknown: Helen Boaden

: Vacant Possession

Glass Houses by GAWN GRAINGER Third of four plays with Zelah Clarke as Zoe James Laurenson as Jonathan Helen Cotterill as Maggie and Anthony Jackson as Tom. Zoe 's namesake had four husbands, but Zoe likes to keep her independence.
Original idea by PAUL ANGELIS Directed by JANE MORGAN. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Zelah Clarke
Unknown: Zoe James Laurenson
Unknown: Jonathan Helen Cotterill
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Unknown: Tom. Zoe
Directed By: Jane Morgan.
Stan: Richard Tate
DJ: Richard Pearce

: Time for Verse

The last of five programmes in which George MacBeth interviews the poet Alan Brownjohn.
Reader ANTHONY HYDE Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Unknown: George MacBeth
Reader: Alan Brownjohn.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

(Details as Tuesday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The British in Bayreuth The performances of Wagner's Ring Cycle at Bayreuth in Bavaria are the pinnacle of the Wagnerian year. The curtain goes up this week and British opera singers are taking leading roles. Michael Berkeley talks to John Tomlinson and Linda Finnie.
Producer JULIAN MAY. Stereo


Talks: Michael Berkeley
Unknown: John Tomlinson
Unknown: Linda Finnie.

: PM

Presenters Hugh Sykes and Frances Coverdale Editor ROGER MOSEY


Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Presenters: Frances Coverdale
Editor: Roger Mosey

: 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)

: Age to Age

(Details as Saturday 4. 00pm)

: Medicine Now

: Punters

The programme that gives you, the listener, the chance to report on your own stories. With reporters Felicity Goodey and Eric Robson. Produced by the PUNTERS TEAM. BBC Bristol
* WRITE TO: Punters. BBC Radio 4. Bristol BS8 2LR. or phone [number removed]


Reporters: Felicity Goodey
Reporters: Eric Robson.

: Profile

At 15 Courtney Pine discovered jazz. Within ten years, he was playing alongside his heroes.
Courtney Pine looks at his love for jazz while his admirers explain what makes him so special. Producer CHARLIE BUNCE Stereo


Unknown: Courtney Pine
Producer: Charlie Bunce

: Kaleidoscope

Forty years of British photography; a maker of didgeridoos;
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducting the armies of Alexander Nevsky ; and the Swiss theatre version of Strindberg's Miss Julie. Presenter Tony Palmer Producer SIMON BROUGHTON Stereo (Revised repeat on Thursday at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Vladimir Ashkenazy
Unknown: Alexander Nevsky
Presenter: Tony Palmer
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Fantasy and Fugue (6) Stereo

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modem Art: Breton and Trotsky
11.50 Chinese Nuclear Policies

: 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.

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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