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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Prices, practical farming, politics and the countryside.
Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for Holy Week with Fr Cormac Rigby. Stereo


Unknown: Fr Cormac Rigby.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and John Harrison
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Eric James


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Harrison
Unknown: Canon Eric James

: The Week on 4

: Growing Up with Grandma

Five short stories by Hamish Whiteley.
Reader Richard Pearce.
1: Mr Perkins
Life seen through the eyes of a young lad, under the guidance of his loving grandmother. Producer Tony Cliff BBC North


Reader: Hamish Whiteley.
Reader: Richard Pearce.
Producer: Tony Cliff

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg Research Jayne Morgan Producer
Marina Salandy-Brown . Stereo


Unknown: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Money Box

: Short Stories for Holy Week

The Walk by Brendan Kennelly. Reader
Neasa Ni Annrachain. Producer Robert Tosh BBC Northern Ireland


Reader: Brendan Kennelly.

: Daily Service

One hundred listeners to the Daily Service are visiting Jerusalem as pilgrims in Holy Week. You can join them in a different part of the city each day as the service follows the story of Jesus in this eventful week.
Canon Colin Semper introduces the service from the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem.
Reading: Matthew 21, vv 12-17; The royal banners forward go (Gonfalon Royal BBC HB 91);
I rejoiced when I heard them say (Psalm 122); 0 for a thousand tongues (Richmond, BBC HB 278)
Director of Music
Claire Campbell-Smith Organist
Elizabeth Roloff


Introduces: Canon Colin Semper
Organist: Claire Campbell-Smith
Organist: Elizabeth Roloff

: Down Your Way

(Details yesterday 5.00pm LW)

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae with your requests.
Readers Andrew Sachs and Bonnie Hurren.
Sir Stephen Spender. Producer Susan Roberts BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Rae
Readers: Andrew Sachs
Readers: Bonnie Hurren.
Unknown: Sir Stephen Spender.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite Editor Ken Vass


Presenter: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain 1990

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Chairman
Robert Robinson.
First round from
With Stephen Ambrose (financial officer); Simon Townley (musician);
Pamela Dale (secretary); Peter Bradley (local government officer). Including 'Beat the Brains' in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Devised by John P Wynn Questions Ian Gillies
Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Stephen Ambrose
Unknown: Simon Townley
Unknown: Pamela Dale
Unknown: Peter Bradley
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Thora Hird reads Easter stories from Duckdown Road. The Great Easter Egg Hunt (part 1) by Kate Wilkinson. Producer David Ian Neville Stereo (R)


Unknown: Thora Hird
Unknown: Kate Wilkinson.
Producer: David Ian Neville

: Woman's Hour

Singer Marsha Hunt talks to Jenni Murray. Serial: Coming First by Paul Bryers abridged and produced in 12 episodes by Pat McLoughlin. Reader Philip Fox (part 8).
Editor Clare Selerie-Grey


Singer: Marsha Hunt
Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Paul Bryers
Reader: Pat McLoughlin.
Reader: Philip Fox
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: A Walk Across the Green

by Colin Haydn Evans Stereo (Details Sat 7.45pm)


Unknown: Colin Haydn Evans

: Kaleidoscope In Taiwan

It's an island of 35,000 sq km with a population of 20 million, and for many people its name is what they read on the backs of toys and computers. Tony Rayns reports on the cultural life that supports this nation.


Unknown: Tony Rayns

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Bill Frost
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Just a Minute!

Stereo (Details Sat 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play

Rusted Visions by Dave Morris.
A canny lawyer wins his client the chance of a fresh start in life. A job in a theme park seems a heavenly alternative to prison, depending, of course, on the theme ...
Other parts played by members of the cast Director Nigel Bryant BBC Pebble Mill


Unknown: Dave Morris.
Director: Nigel Bryant
Wayne Parker: Alex Jones
Mary Raybould: Kimberly Hope
Warden/Landlord: Kim Durham
Hammond/Sikorsky: Terry Molloy
Commander Newman: Geoffrey Banks
Miss Pettifer: Gillian Goodman
RevTurley: Michael Tudor Barnes
Mrs Raybould: Sheila Kelley
Mr Raybould: Barry Jackson

: Archive Adventure

Christina Dodwell on a journey through expeditions of the past. 2: Close Encounters
Producer Simon Elmes (R)


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Kaleidoscope

Exhibitions without pictures, theatre without words, 'Jerusalem' with neither pastures green nor satanic mills? Paul Vaughan tries to keep his equilibrium and ends up in Montana. Producer Mike Greenwood Stereo


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Something to Hold Onto by Richard Cobb. Last of five episodes abridged by John Scotney. Reader Frederick Treves.
The American Connection Producer Sarah Kilgarriff


Unknown: Richard Cobb.
Reader: John Scotney.
Reader: Frederick Treves.
Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

: Son of Cliche

International award winner 'Premios
Ondas' 1984. Featuring Captain Invisible.
With Christopher Barrie Nick Maloney and Nick Wilton.
Script Rob Grant , Doug Naylor Producer Alan Nixon Stereo (R)


Unknown: Christopher Barrie
Unknown: Nick Maloney
Unknown: Nick Wilton.
Script: Rob Grant
Script: Doug Naylor
Producer: Alan Nixon

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: Live phone-in oh issues raised at the recent OU Students' Association Conference

: Out of Order

The political quiz. - every night of the week. Writer and broadcaster
Martin Young and Julian Critchley , MP, v Ed Pearce of The Sunday Times and Austin Mitchell, MP.
Chair Patrick Hannan.
Writer/compiler Michael Dines Producer Harry Thompson Stereo (R)


Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Harry Thompson

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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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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