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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

: 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

Spring Cleaning by ANNE BARRETT.
Read by Aingeal Grehan. Producer EOIN O'CALLAGHAN BBC Northern Ireland


Unknown: Anne Barrett.
Read By: Aingeal Grehan.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: Daily Service

Introit: I am the first and the last (Rose); In Christ there is no east or west
(Bangor) (BP 38); Luke 13, w 22-30; Anthem: Prevent us, 0 Lord (Alan Ridout ); Come, labour on (Ora Labora) (BBC HB 388) Director of Music BARRY ROSE. Stereo


Unknown: Alan Ridout

: For Schools

See panel page 91

: The Wednesday Feature

Children of the Book
Another chance to hear Yasmin Alibhai explores the lives of younger
British Muslims, their isolation from white British society and the personal dilemmas this creates.
Producer ZAREER MASAN1 (R)


Unknown: Yasmin Alibhai

: Byron in Exile

Eight programmes on the story of the poet's life as told in his own letters. With Robert Powell as Lord Byron.
5: Evolutions and Revolutions
Selected and introduced by Brian Gear.


Unknown: Robert Powell
Introduced By: Brian Gear.
Producer: Margaret Bradley

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Last Chance to See

A series of six quests in search of a weird, exotic and endangered animal in the company of Mark Carwardine and Douglas Adams.
3: Animal, Vegetable or Mineral?
This week our heroes are to be found in the backwaters of the Amazon, searching for a creature that cannot make up its mind whether it is animal, vegetable or mineral.
It's a totally harmless, somewhat stupid mammal called the manatee. Additional music by STEVEN FAUX
Series producer


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Unknown: Douglas Adams.
Music By: Steven Faux
Unknown: Gaynor Shutte.

: The World at One

Presenter Nick Clarke


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Susan's Junk. stereo

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray Serial:
The Italian Lesson The final part.


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: For Schools

See panel page 91

: Clicktrack

by GUY MEREDITH. Withand
A young composer working in the British film industry in the 30s finds himself up against a number of eccentric types involved in a seemingly doomed picture. Can he save the day with a magical score?
Music arranged and played by TREVOR ALLAN Directed by CHERRY COOKSON


Unknown: Guy Meredith.
Unknown: Philip Sully
Unknown: Richard Tate
Played By: Trevor Allan
Directed By: Cherry Cookson
Alec Leeland: Maurice Denham
young Alec: Ian Targett
Maxwell Vine: Philip Voss
Helen Holloway: Petra Davies
Claude Leroux: Neville Jason
Jack B Nimble: Michael Graham Cox
Nellie Browne: Joan Walker
Billy: Ian Michie

: Time for Verse

The second of five conversations in which Fleur Adcock interviews the poet Wendy Cope about her life and poetry. Reader ANGELA DOWN . Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Unknown: Fleur Adcock
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Reader: Angela Down
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

(Details as Tuesday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Museums are finding new ways to attract visitors despite financial pressures.
Christopher Cook visits two of them - the Catalyst and the Exploratory.
Producer NICKI PAXMAN. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Counterpoint

(Details as Monday 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team tackle another case from their postbag of your complaints about injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of power. Producer GRAHAM elus
* WRITE to: Face the Facts, BBC, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: John Waite

: Age to Age

(Details as Sat 4. 00pm)

: This Little Piggy...

(Details as Tuesday 10.00am)

: The Chinese People Stand Up

Elizabeth Wright presents six programmes in which the Chinese people recall 40 years of Communist rule and great events that shaped their lives. 3: Bombard the Headquarters
Red Guards and their victims talk about the Cultural Revolution of 1966-76 and how the violence and resulting chaos brought China to its knees.


Unknown: Elizabeth Wright
Producer: David Powell

: Not for Glory

(Details as Sunday 3.30pm)

: Kaleidoscope

Tabloid journalist Byline Brown is Ian Dury 's creation in his musical
Apples; Dietrich Fischer. Dieskau publishes his autobiography;
Joyce McMillan reports on new directions in the USSR.
Presenter Anne Theroux. Producer JOHN BOUNDY. Stereo


Unknown: Byline Brown
Unknown: Ian Dury
Unknown: Dietrich Fischer.
Unknown: Joyce McMillan
Presenter: Anne Theroux.
Producer: John Boundy.

: ABookatBedt!me

The Human Factor The final part.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presenter: Alexander MacLeod

: News

: NtghtSchoo)

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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.

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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