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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

Presenters Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor


Presenters: Brian Redhead
Presenters: Sue MacGregor

: 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

Dance of the Vipers by TOM WAKEFIELD.
Read by Stephanie Cole. Producer DUNCAN MINSHULL


Unknown: Tom Wakefield.
Read By: Stephanie Cole.

: Daily Service

I will worship the Lord (J. Rutter ); We have a gospel to proclaim (Fulda) (BP 94); Psalm 34, w 11-18 (Psalms for the Eucharist, Vol 2); Mark 6, w 1-13; Lord, thy church on earth is seeking
(Everton) (BP 57). Director of Music


Unknown: J. Rutter
Unknown: Stephen Layton.

: An Odyssey round Odysseus

Oliver Taplin completes his four-part exploration. News of Ulysses Brian Glover is Homer in a new translation of the Odyssey by OLIVER TAPLIN. Music composed by ELIZABETH PARKER


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

: For Schools

See panel page 91

: Fragile Paradise

Andrew Mitchell continues his journey across the Pacific and finds an enigmatic iguana on Fiji.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Andrew Mitchell
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite


Presenter: John Waite

: The Litmus Test

Michael Scott takes a quizzical look at science. Producer LOUISE DALZIEL BBC Scotland. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Michael Scott

: The World at One

Presenter James Naughtie


Presenter: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Grannie Lee and the Elephant's Ears. Stereo


Unknown: Grannie Lee

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
As Patricia Hodge begins reading Pride and Prejudice,
Margaret Horsfield explores the role of the minor characters in the novel, with the help of Margaret Drabble ,
Marilyn Butler and others. Serial: Pride and Prejudice by JANE AUSTEN abridged in 18 episodes by ELIZABETH BRADBURY. (1) (Music: Martini's Commedia dell'arte)
Serial producer PAT MCLOUGHLIN


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Margaret Horsfield
Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Unknown: Marilyn Butler
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: For Schools

See panel page 91

: Biding Time

Harvey Crumb is in a rut. At work he is easy prey for the office bully, while his home-life is dominated by his elderly over-protective parents.
Directed by CHERRY COOKSON Stereo


Unknown: Sally Worboyes.
Unknown: Harvey Crumb
Harvey: With Mick Ford
Jean: Sherrie Hewson
Ian: Christopher Godwin
Mr Crumb: Alan Dudley
Mrs Crumb: Joan Matheson
Mr Reed: John Moffatt

: Time for Verse

Fleur Adcock talks with the poet Carol Rumens. Reader


Talks: Fleur Adcock
Reader: Carol Rumens.
Reader: Deborah Makepeace.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

(Details as Tuesday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Chant, Drone and Bellow: Piping from France
Bagpiper extraordinaire Jean-Pierre Rasle plays six different kinds of these wayward beasts and his repertoire spans four centuries, from medieval brawl tunes to bagpipe music for the space age. He initiates Mark Steyn into his art.
Producer JULIAN MAY. Stereo


Unknown: Jean-Pierre Rasle
Unknown: Mark Steyn

: PM

Presenters Hugh Sykes and Frances Coverdale


Presenters: Hugh Sykes
Presenters: Frances Coverdale

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Counterpoint

Stereo (Details Mon 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: Visiting Lives

Stereo (Details Tues 4.05pm)

: Age to Age

(Details Saturday 4.00pm)

: Medicine Now

(Details as Tuesday 10.00am)

: The 1989 Reith Lectures

Beyond the Tunnel of History by Jacques Darras.
1: The Time Traveller
'We require new models from the past to sustain us in our shared future.' What are the events and images from history that can help guide us towards the new Europe?
The poet Jacques Darras journeys back in time, and beyond his native France, to the 'Grand-Place' or 'Grote Markt ' in Brussels, the embodiment of the multi-cultural Europe that awaits us in 1992.


Lecturer: Jacques Darras
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: Kaleidoscope

American actor Kevin Costner stars in Field of Dreams; English playwright Nigel Williams sets his Nativity in the 20th century; and musician Peter Moser sets up his foghorns in Barrow-in-Furness.
Presenter Tony Palmer. Producer MIKE GREENWOOD Stereo (Revised repeat on Thursday at 4.35pm)


Unknown: Kevin Costner
Unknown: Nigel Williams
Musician: Peter Moser
Presenter: Tony Palmer.
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Close Up on Death (3) Stereo

: Carry On up the 50s

Fragments of a decade recalled in nine parts by Harry Thompson. 5: Calling All Workers A portrait of the days when there was room at the top for Jack - but not for Jill ...
Researcher LUCY BARTLEY Producer


Unknown: Harry Thompson.
Unknown: Stephanie Crowther

: News

: Night School

FMonly See panel page 91

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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