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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Archdeacon
George Austin
8.40 Listeners' Letters


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Growing Up with Grandma

3: Grandma at the Rugby

: News

: Midweek

Radio Goes to Town from Ipswich with Libby Purves Producer Mary Sharpe Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Mary Sharpe

: Gardeners' Question Time

(Details as Sunday.2.00pm)

: Short Stories for Holy Week

No Flowers by Adrian Henri.
Reader Michael Angelis. Producer Iris Mclntyre BBC North


Reader: Adrian Henri.
Reader: Michael Angelis.

: Daily Service

Introduced by The Rev Stephen Shipley from the Catholic Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Reading: Mark 14, w 32-42; Praise to the Holiest (Gerontius, BBC HB 88); Stay with me (Taize); There is a green hill (Horsley, BBC HB 92) Organist
Elizabeth Roloff Director of Music
Claire Campbell-Smith


Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Organist: Elizabeth Roloff
Unknown: Claire Campbell-Smith

: The Churchill Years

by David Wheeler.
The last in the series of six turning-points in the career of Winston Churchill.
With Daniel Massey John Moffatt.
6: One Day in May Chamberlain's men fight to keep him in office, but on lQMay 1940 the King sends for Winston.
Technical presentation
Roy Fraser , Hilary Carruthers and Charlotte Hume
Director Louise Purslow Stereo


Unknown: David Wheeler.
Unknown: Winston Churchill.
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Unknown: John Moffatt.
Unknown: Roy Fraser
Unknown: Hilary Carruthers
Director: Louise Purslow
Churchill: Daniel Massey
Neville Chamberlain: John Moffatt
Clementine Churchi: Fiona Walker
Harold Nicholson: Benjamin Whitrow
Chips Channon: John Rowe
Leo Amery: Godfrey Kenton
George VI: David King
Anthony Eden: Hugh Dickson

: The Great Bug Hunt

Four programmes.
Martin Wainwright joins a party of entomologists on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
3: In Which Martin
Observes Some
Surprising Methods of Ensnaring Bugs Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: John Watkins

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite


Presenter: John Waite

: The Year in Question

Simon Bates quizzes The Green Magazine and New Statesman and Society in the second semi-final of the series. Written and researched by Viv Black
Producer Andrew Parfitt Stereo


Unknown: Simon Bates
Unknown: Viv Black
Producer: Andrew Parfitt

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: Party Political Broadcast

by the Labour Party

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Great Easter Egg Hunt. Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Serial: Coming First(10)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: My Uncle Freddie

A trilogy of plays by Alex Ferguson. With Art Davies Karl Boyd.
2: A Shocking Day
Jarrow in the hungry
30s: young Lecky learns more lessons from his adored Uncle Freddie, who is in deep trouble following certain experiments with electricity....
Director Dave Sheasby BBC North. Stereo


Unknown: Alex Ferguson.
Unknown: Davies Karl Boyd.
Director: Dave Sheasby
Narrator: Alex Ferguson
Uncle Freddie: Art Davies
Lecky: Karl Boyd
Mam: Val McLane
Auntie Bella: Barbara Marten
Gran: Elizabeth Kelly
Tommy Capstick: Rod Arthur
Billie: Mike Wardle
Crippen: Chris Wilkinson
Ethel: Lucia Laratonda
Constable: Chris Garner

: Time for Verse

Poet Roy Fisher talks to Alexis Lykiard.
Reader Paul Webster. Producer Alec Reid BBC Bristol


Talks: Roy Fisher
Reader: Alexis Lykiard.
Reader: Paul Webster.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: Crack on the Front Line

(Details as yesterday 7.20pm)

: Kaleidoscope Extra

The Classic Accordion Scottish-born
James Crabb is crusading for the recognition of the classic accordion in this country. In Scandinavia he has been studying original and transcribed music that uses the lyricism of the classic accordion. He demonstrates the instrument's range to Michael Berkeley.
Producer John Boundy. Stereo


Unknown: James Crabb
Unknown: Michael Berkeley.
Producer: John Boundy.

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Bill Frost


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Bill Frost

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1990

Stereo (Details Mon 12.25pm)

: News

: The Archers

: In Business

: Medicine Now

: Age to Age

(Details as Saturday 4.00pm)

: Against the State

Eight studies in sedition and rebellion. 5: Revolutions What good are revolutions? To answer the question,
Brian Redhead takes as his starting-point the forces behind two very different revolutions - the English of 1688 and the French of 1789. Consultant Dr Janet Coleman Producer Christopher Stone


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Dr Janet Coleman
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Kaleidoscope

The reputation of film director Robert Altman is reassessed, and Declan McGonagle makes art happen in Derry and Gateshead. With Natalie Wheen. Producer Belinda Sample Stereo


Director: Robert Altman
Director: Declan McGonagle
Unknown: Natalie Wheen.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod. Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

In the Red Kitchen (2) by Michele Roberts


Unknown: Michele Roberts

: A Good Day Out

Four programmes.
2: A Day at the Races Punters of the 20s and 30s remember studying the form, the Royal Enclosure at Ascot, colourful characters like
Prince Monolulu and winning by a short head. Producer Julian Rose
BBC South and East. Stereo


Producer: Julian Rose

: Open University

11.30 Technology and Science
11.50 Jews and Christians in Renaissance Venice

: Out of Order

Writer and broadcaster
Vincent Hanna and Julian Critchley , MP, v Richard Shepherd, MP, and Austin Mitchell, MP. (R)


Unknown: Vincent Hanna
Unknown: Julian Critchley

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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