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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with John Humphrys and Brian Redhead


Unknown: John Humphrys
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

Red Barbara by LlAM OTLAHERTY .
Reader Stephen Brennan. Producer PAM BRIGHTON BBC Northern Ireland


Reader: Llam Otlaherty
Reader: Stephen Brennan.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: Daily Service

All thy works praise thee, 0 God; Glory to thee,
0 God (AMNS 363); Psalm 149; Ephesians 4, w 1-7, 11-13; For all the saints (Sine nomine) (BBC HB
227). BBC SINGERS, directed by BARRY ROSE. Stereo


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: An Odyssey round Odysseus

Oliver Taplin embarks on the first of four programmes, recorded entirely on location, exploring the enduring popularity of Odysseus and his adaptability across time and place. 1: Doubling
Maleia Brian Glover is Homer in a new translation of the Odyssey by OLIVER TAPLIN. Music specially composed by ELIZABETH PARKER
0 See panel, left


Unknown: Oliver Taplin
Unknown: Maleia Brian Glover
Unknown: Oliver Taplin.
Composed By: Elizabeth Parker
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: For Schools

See panel page 82

: Byron in Exile

Eight programmes. With
7: On a Desolate Shore
Selected and introduced by Brian Gear.


Introduced By: Brian Gear.
Producer: Margaret Bradley
Lord Byron: Robert Powell

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Last Chance to See

Six programmes with Mark Carwardine and Douglas Adams.
5: A Man-eating, Evil-smelling Dragon
The Komodo dragon. 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 James Naughtie


Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Enormous Turnip adapted by MARY KALEMKERIAN. Stereo


Adapted By: Mary Kalemkerian.

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Jenni Murray


Presenter: Jenni Murray

: For Schools

See panel page 82

: Every Traveller Carries Some Luggage

by CARLOS CERDA translated by MARGARET ETALL. With and What do an exiled prostitute, a young student gone to buy bread and a car with four men in it have to do with Alvaro, winner of the radio competition? The answer lies in his star prize journey!
Directed by MARIA VIGAR Stereo


Unknown: Carlos Cerda
Translated By: Margaret Etall.
Directed By: Maria Vigar
Alvaro: Philip Sully
the radio presenter: Christopher Scott
Elena: Joan Walker
Emilia: Melinda Walker
First/Second woman: Cara Kelly
First man: John Moffatt
Second man/Luis: Paul Downing
Third woman/Grandma: Mia Soteriou
Eulalia: Elizabeth Mansfield
Elvira: Alice Arnold
Third man: Norman Bird

: Time for Verse

Fleur Adcock talks with the poet Wendy Cope about her life and poetry. Readers ANGELA DOWN and SIMON TREVES. Producer ALEC REID BBC Bristol


Talks: Fleur Adcock
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Unknown: Simon Treves.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on Four

(Details as Tuesday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Tale Telling
While television is now the predominant method of telling stories, so the momentum grows for the very first medium, one person within a circle of listeners. Christopher Cook reports on the storytelling festivals.


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Counterpoint

Stereo (Details Mon 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

with John Waite.
* WRITE to: Face the Facts, BBC, London W1A 4WW


Unknown: John Waite.
Producer: Graham Ellis

: Age to Age

(Details as Saturday 4.00pm)

: This Little Piggy...

(Details Tuesday 10.00am)

: The Chinese People Stand Up

Elizabeth Wright presents six programmes in which the Chinese recall 40 years of Communist rule. 5: Breaking the Iron Rice Bowl
Deng Xiaoping moves
China away from Maoism towards a more individualistic and profit-seeking society. But with growing inflation and corruption, demands for political reform are shattered with the massacre of Tiananmen Square.


Unknown: Elizabeth Wright
Unknown: Deng Xiaoping
Producer: David Powell

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen plays
'consequences' with a string of authors; Soviet artists come to Glasgow; and Peter Maxwell-Davies conducts his Strathclyde concertos.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Peter Maxwell-Davies
Producer: Simon Broughton

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (8). Stereo

: Carry On up the 50s

Fragments of a decade recalled in nine parts by Harry Thompson. 2: Singing in the Rain During a wet 1951 the Festival of Britain manifested itself as the Dome of Discovery in London and extensive morris dancing in the provinces. But what had changed when the dancing stopped? Researcher
Producer AMANDA MARES BBC Manchester


Unknown: Harry Thompson.
Unknown: Stephanie Crowther
Producer: Amanda Mares

: News

: Night School

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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.

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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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