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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Brian Redhead

: Zuleika Dobson

Episode 8

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Germaine Greer , the feminist writer, talks to Dr Anthony Clare.


Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare.
Unknown: Ronni Davis
Producer: Michael Ember

: Scenes from an Armenian Childhood

by VAHAN TOTOVENTS translated by MISCHA KUDIAN abridged in six episodes by BRIAN MILLER.
Read by David Burke.
5: Armenians and Turks 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

Poker Night by JOHN UPDIKE.
Read by Kerry Shale .


Unknown: John Updike.
Read By: Kerry Shale
Producer: Matthew Walters

: Daily Service

To mercy, pity, peace and love (St Sepulchre) (BP 91); 1 Samuel 1, w 10-20; 0 Lord, in thy wrath
(Gibbons); Have faith in God, my heart (Doncaster) (BP 28)
Director of Music

: The Wednesday Feature

An Uncomfortable Freedom
What did neutrality mean during the Second World War?
Geoffrey Stern looks at life and politics in Sweden, Spain, Ireland and Switzerland between 1939 and 1945 and considers the price of their peace.
Producers TIM DEE and TIM SUTER
0 See Roger Woddis , left


Unknown: Geoffrey Stern
Unknown: Roger Woddis

: Foreign Expert

Dominic Hibberd reflects in four programmes on his experiences as a lecturer in a Peking university. 1: Friendship Hotel


Unknown: Dominic Hibberd

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite


Presenter: John Waite

: So Much Blood

A six-part thriller serial adapted from his book by SIMON BRETT. Starring
Actor Charles Paris is appearing on the Edinburgh Festival Fringe when a student dies ... 1: The Photo-Call
(First broadcast on Radio 2)


Book By: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Charles Paris
Producer: Martin Fisher
Charles Paris: Francis Matthews
Frances: Jennifer Hilary
James Milne: Alan McNaughtan
Maurice Skellern: Harry Landis
Pam Northcliffe: Sara Corper
Brian Cassells: Hugh Laurie
Michael Vanderzee: Mark Wing-Davey
Martin Warburton: Michael Maloney
Willy Mariello: Billy McColl

: The World at One

Presenter Nick Worrall


Presenter: Nick Worrall

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Matilda's Birthday Surprise. Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

How do you simulate the process of munching, chewing and swallowing? Actors, directors and stage-managers tell
Jean Snedegar their techniques for eating on stage, screen and radio.
Short story:
2: Idenborough
Presenter Jenni Murray


Unknown: Jean Snedegar
Presenter: Jenni Murray

: Side Effects

by STEVE MAY . With
Peter Acre as Brian Fish
Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl - to girl.
Directed by RICHARD WORTLEY Stereo


Unknown: Steve May
Unknown: Peter Acre
Directed By: Richard Wortley
Annie: Elaine Claxton
Jan: And Julie Berry

: Time for Verse

George MacBeth talks to poet Edwin Morgan. Reader TOM WATSON Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Talks: George MacBeth
Reader: Edwin Morgan.
Reader: Tom Watson
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: Relative Values

The last of four family portraits with Michael O'Donnell. The Marshalls and the Kitteridges.
Researcher RUTH ADAM
Producer SHARON BANOFF Stereo (R)
(New series begins next Tues


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell.
Unknown: Ruth Adam
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Paul Allen meets the new directors at the Edinburgh Film Festival and reports on Scottish art on show. Producer NOAH RICHLER Stereo


Unknown: Paul Allen

: PM

Presenters Bill Frost and Frances Coverdale


Presenters: Bill Frost
Presenters: Frances Coverdale

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Top Brain 1989

Stereo (Details Monday 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: In Business

(Details as Tuesday 4.05pm)

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys talks to five successful people who have weathered storms in their careers. 2: Eddy Shah
Producer BRIAN KING BBC Pebble Mill (R)


Talks: John Humphrys

: Nice Legs, Shame About the Genes

(Details as Tuesday 10.00am)

: Punters

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]


Unknown: Felicity Goodey
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Profile

Jeanette Winterson 's stories of her bizarre upbringing led a publisher to say 'Write it as well as you tell it, and I'll buy it.'
Three novels later, she is still telling fantastic tales. Presenter Griselda Cann. Producer CHRIS PALING


Unknown: Jeanette Winterson
Presenter: Griselda Cann.
Producer: Chris Paling

: Kaleidoscope

Anita Brookner 's Booker entry Lewis Percy ; the Taganka Theatre of Moscow visits Edinburgh with Boris Godunov , directed by Yuri Lyubimov. With Christopher Page. Producer SIMON BROUGHTON Stereo (Revised repeat on Thursday at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Anita Brookner
Unknown: Lewis Percy
Unknown: Boris Godunov
Directed By: Yuri Lyubimov.
Producer: Simon Broughton

: A Book at Bedtime

Huckleberry Finn (6)


Unknown: Huckleberry Finn

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: Open University

11.30 Modern Art: Surrealist Show: 11.50 Non-Nuclear Defence Strategies

: The Year in Question

Simon Bates hosts the first of a seven-part contest between eight national newspapers.
Today: the Daily Mirror and the Daily Telegraph. Producer ANDREW PARFITT (R)


Unknown: Simon Bates
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: News

until 2.10

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.

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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.

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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