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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Dr John Blimson Stereo


Unknown: Dr John Blimson

: 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

North Humberside

: Morning Story

Nautilus by BRUCE PASCOE.
Read by Alice Arnold. Producer RICHARD BUCKHAM


Unknown: Bruce Pascoe.
Read By: Alice Arnold.

: Daily Service

Introit: They that wait upon the Lord (Ives);
Look, ye saints, and see how glorious (Regent Square (BBC HB 127); Anthem: In thee is gladness
(C. V. Standford)
Reading: Hebrews 11, v 32, to 12, v 2
Give to me. Lord, a thankful heart
BBC SINGERS directed by BARRY ROSE. Stereo


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: For Schools

1 1.00am Singing Together 10: Requests Presenters John Asquith and Verity Anne Meldrum
11.20am Junior Drama Workshop 2: Hunting the Jabberwock by JOHN TAYLOR (R)
11.40am Listening and Reading Pumpkin, Pumpkin! Poems by JOHN AGARD Read by John Deery (R)
11.50am-12noon Poetry Corner
10: The First Christmas Eve Mono (R)


Presenters: John Asquith
Presenters: Verity Anne Meldrum
Unknown: John Taylor
Unknown: John Agard
Read By: John Deery

: The Wednesday Feature

The Lady in Scarlett Margaret Mitchell wrote the best-selling novel of all time. Gone with the Wind has sold almost 30 million copies - second only to the Bible. What sort of woman could invent this classic romantic fantasy?
How much of it was invention? Was Scarlett O'Hara really
Peggy Mitchell ? And if so, who was Rhett Butler ? Jill Neville went to
Georgia and found the original Tara.
Producer WENDY PILMER BBC Manchester


Unknown: Scarlett Margaret Mitchell
Unknown: Scarlett O'Hara
Unknown: Peggy Mitchell
Unknown: Rhett Butler
Unknown: Jill Neville
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: twon/y Fragile Paradise

Andrew Mitchell 's
Pacific quest takes him to Hawaii, where he meets the very last o'o a'a bird.
Producer JOHN HARRISON BBC Bristol


Unknown: Andrew Mitchell
Producer: John Harrison

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite. How satisfied are you with your bank or building society?
Today's programme gives the results of an exclusive opinion poll into how customers view the service they get from banks and building societies. Producer DAVID BERRY


Presenter: John Waite.
Producer: David Berry

: The Litmus Test

The panel game in which Michael Scott takes a quizzical look at the elements of science. Producer LOUISE DALZIEL BBC Scotland. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Michael Scott

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets
Dianne Hayter , director of Alcohol Concern. Serial: Pride and Prejudice (6). stereo


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Dianne Hayter

: For Schools

2.05pm WPFM Presenter Jo Whiley
2.35-3.00pm Satis Topics (14-16) Presenter John Gribbin (5) Units 407: Noise
409: Dam Problems
502: The Coal Mine Project


Presenter: Jo Whiley
Presenter: John Gribbin

: The Nativity Letters

by N. J. WARBURTON. With and Directed by MATTHEW WALTERS. Stereo


Unknown: N. J. Warburton.
Directed By: Matthew Walters.
Christine: Elizabeth Mansfield
Mr Benson: Christopher Good
Mr Tarrant: Vincent Brimble
Nita: Nicola Stapleton
Barbara: Susan Sheridan
Lucy: Alice Clark

: Time for Verse

The third of five conversations, in which Fleur Adcock interviews the poet Carol Rumens about her life and poetry. Reader


Unknown: Carol Rumens
Reader: Deborah Makepeace.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

Enter Stage Left
A new report highlights the difficulties encountered by film, theatre and television directors in Britain as they learn their trade. Anne Theroux talks to them about the training and help they are offered as they interpret the stage directions and move the cast around. Producer TIM DEE. Stereo


Talks: Anne Theroux
Producer: Tim Dee.

: PM

Presenter Hugh Sykes and Frances Coverdale


Presenter: Hugh Sykes
Presenter: Frances Coverdale

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Screenplay

lain Johnstone hosts the celebrity panel show that brings you magic movie moments.
This week's panel:
Dick Vosburgh ,
Verity Lambert , Graham Stark and Robin Ray.
Written and researched by JEREMY PASCALL and PHIL SWERN
Producer ANDY ALIFFE Stereo (R)


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Verity Lambert
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Unknown: Jeremy Pascall

: News

: The Archers

: Visiting Lives

: Age to Age

: Medicine Now

: The 1989 Reith Lectures

Beyond the Tunnel of History by JACQUES DARRAS. 2: The Golden Fleece 'I would like to start rewriting French history from a European point of view.'
Burgundy to most people means wine, possibly a colour. But in late medieval times this huge duchy was home to perhaps the most richly textured culture in Europe.
Jacques Darras suggests we can learn some lessons from Burgundy for our communal European future.


Unknown: Jacques Darras.

: Kaleidoscope

A major exhibition of works by Asian, African and Caribbean artists opens at the Hayward Gallery in London; prize-winning director Deborah Warner makes her National Theatre debut; John Eliot
Gardiner conducts Bach. Presenter Paul Allen. Producer JULIAN MAY


Director: Deborah Warner
Unknown: John Eliot
Presenter: Paul Allen.

: The World Tonight

Richard Kershaw. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Close Up on Death (8)

: Carry On up the 50s

Aspects of a decade recalled in nine parts by Harry Thompson.
6: Much Ado About ... Aunt Edna
The fleapit cinemas were full of stiff upper lips; the West End theatre was stuffed with limp wrists: changes were afoot in the stage and screen worlds.
Researcher LUCY BARTLEY Producer AMANDA MARES BBC Manchester


Unknown: Harry Thompson.

: 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.

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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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