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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Very Rev
John Fitzsimmons. Stereo


Unknown: John Fitzsimmons.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: The Week on 4

: Return Ticket

Five programmes.
4: 'We've got a problem here.' Twenty years ago, the world held its breath for a week as the crew of Apollo XIII battled to solve the oxygen tank problem that seemed likely to cost them their lives. Reginald Turnill , reporting for the BBC from Mission Control, counted out the hours with them.
Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Reginald Turnill
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Money Box

: Morning Story

The Loaded Dog by Henry Lawson. Reader Denis Lill.
Producer Maurice Leitch (R)


Reader: Henry Lawson.
Reader: Denis Lill.
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: Daily Service

with Malcolm Love BBC Wales. Stereo

: Down Your Way

: For Schools

11.00 Contact Extra: You Said It! 1: Little White Lies by Christopher Lillicrap. Stereo
11.20 Let's Move
1: Introducing Mini-Beasts by Kate Harrison. Presenter Howard Ward. Producer Julie Beckett. Stereo
11.40 The Music Box (1) Written and presented by Sandra Kerr with John Kirkpatrick. Producer Barry Gibson. Stereo
11.50 See for Yourself Hark, Hark, the Dogs Do Bark! by Edward Kelsey. Producer Colin Smith. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Christopher Lillicrap.
Unknown: Kate Harrison.
Presenter: Howard Ward.
Producer: Julie Beckett.
Presented By: Sandra Kerr
Unknown: John Kirkpatrick.
Producer: Barry Gibson.
Unknown: Edward Kelsey.
Producer: Colin Smith.

: Poetry Please!

with Simon Rae.
Readers Judith Pearson and David Goodland. Guest Adrian Henri. Producer Susan Roberts BBC Bristol


Readers: Simon Rae.
Readers: Judith Pearson
Readers: David Goodland.
Unknown: Adrian Henri.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard. The second in a series on UK transport policy focuses on railways.
British Rail has a new chairman, determined to improve the network. So what can he do and what lessons can be leamt from other countries? Producer Ian Gilvear. Stereo


Presenter: John Howard.
Producer: Ian Gilvear.

: Brain of Britain 1990

Chair Robert Robinson. First round - Midlands and East Anglia.
John Moore (solicitor) Chris Gonet
(computer consultant) Dick Jones
(policy research officer) Julie Tedds
(wife and mother).
Plus 'Beat the Brains'. Devised by John P Wynn Questions Ian Gillies
Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: John Moore
Unknown: Chris Gonet
Unknown: Dick Jones
Unknown: Julie Tedds
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

with James Naughtie Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Down at the Market with Judith Jacob and Oliver. Story: The Foolish Farmer Goes to Market adapted by Fred Harris. Producer David Ian Neville Stereo (R)


Unknown: Judith Jacob
Adapted By: Fred Harris.
Producer: David Ian Neville

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Jenni Murray. Serial: The Other
Occupant (part5) by Peter Benson abridged in11 episodes by Doreen Estall.
Reader Crawford Logan. Serial producer Pat McLoughlin
Editor Clare Selerie-Grey


Presenter: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Peter Benson
Reader: Doreen Estall.
Reader: Crawford Logan.
Producer: Pat McLoughlin
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: For Schools

2.05 Playtime All Sorts of People Presenters Jane Hardy and Tony Aitken. Producer Sara Strange. Stereo (R)
2.20 Active Science Teachers' Programme Presenter Fred Harris Producer Sally Beeston
2.40 Whirligig. Where We Live 1: The House on the Corner by Jill Brand. Producer Alan Lambert. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Tony Aitken.
Producer: Sara Strange.
Presenter: Fred Harris
Producer: Sally Beeston
Unknown: Jill Brand.
Producer: Alan Lambert.

: Miss Probert

by Alun Richards.
Miss Probert is a fiercely respectable librarian, but retirement threatens to reveal a guilty secret.
Director Jane Dauncey BBC Wales. Stereo


Unknown: Alun Richards.
Director: Jane Dauncey
Miss Probert: Rosemary Leach
Captain Probert: Glyn Houston
Captain Ryan: Denys Hawthorne
Winifred: Melanie Walters
Vincent: Gerald James
Victor: David Garfield
Gail: Tessa Gearing

: In on a Wing and a Tale

Two programmes.
1: Sun, Sand and Snow Ex-RAF Commander
John Lewis recalls unusual flights he made in the Middle East and the Antarctic.
Producer Nick Clarke BBC North (R)


Unknown: John Lewis
Producer: Nick Clarke

: Kaleidoscope

Today's writers are predicting their vision of the future. Hermione Lee compares them with their predecessors. Stereo


Unknown: Hermione Lee

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play

Time of Their Lives
An occasional series of biographical plays.
Solstice by Jo Anderson . London, 1873: 19-year-old Vincent Van Gogh starts work in a Covent
Garden basement. What happens next influences the rest of his life.
Director Andy Jordan BBC Bristol. Stereo


Unknown: Jo Anderson
Unknown: Vincent van Gogh
Director: Andy Jordan
Van Gogh: Julian Firth
Harry Gladwell: Dexter Fletcher
Mrs Loyar: Ann Bell
Ursula Loyar: Deborah Makepeace
Ilse: Jo Anderson
Music-hall singer: Marcia King
Vincent's mother: Jo Kendall
Vincent's father: David King
Vincent as a boy: Elizabeth Lindsay
Theo Van Gogh: Richard Pearce
Warden: John Gabriel
Chaplain: Charles Lewsen
Dosser singer: Ben Onwukwe

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews reports from the Cannes Film
Festival; the Dubcek era in Czechoslovakia is the background for a new novel. Presenter
Paul Vaughan.
Producer John Boundy. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Paul Vaughan.
Producer: John Boundy.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Catch 22 (part 5) by Joseph Heller abridged in 12 episodes by Alan England. Reader Quint Boa. Producer Philip Martin BBC Pebble Mill. Stereo


Unknown: Joseph Heller
Reader: Alan England.

: The Jason Explanation

Four programmes. 2: Illness
David Jason chases nurses aided by Sheila Burnette , Royce Mills , David Tate and the music of John Owen Edwards. Script Colin Bostock Smith
Andy Hamilton. Barry Pilton Lyrics Alistair Beaton
Producer Geoffrey Perkins Stereo (R)


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Sheila Burnette
Unknown: Royce Mills
Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: John Owen Edwards.
Script: Colin Bostock Smith
Unknown: Andy Hamilton.
Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Geoffrey Perkins

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum
11.50 The Romantic Poets

: Night School

12.30 Working in Spanish 1: The Practical Traveller
12.45 2: Social Aspects of Industry
1.00 Talking of World Spanish (1) Producer Tony Staples. Stereo

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.

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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