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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Farming, food and countryside news. Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

with Rosemary Foxcroft


Unknown: Rosemary Foxcroft

: Today

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


Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: The Week on 4

: Under the Weather

Four programmes reassessing sound-archive recordings on the British and their weather.
2: Climatologist Mick Kelly explores the archives for recollections of the Surge of 1953 in East Anglia. Might such terrible flooding occur again and how would people cope?
Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Mick Kelly
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg Mark Lawson and guests
Dirk Bogarde
Lord Hailsham Glenda Jackson Sheridan Morley Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde
Unknown: Lord Hailsham Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Sheridan Morley

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Technical Difficulties
Reader Eleanor Bron.
Written by Clare Boylan.
Director Peter Kavanagh Stereo (R)


Reader: Eleanor Bron.
Written By: Clare Boylan.
Director: Peter Kavanagh

: Daily Service

from St George 's Church, Belfast, led by the Rev Dr Robert Tosh. In Christ There Is No
East or West; Jeremiah 6, vv 8-14; Peace,
Perfect Peace; 0 God of Love, 0 King of Peace


Unknown: St George
Unknown: Dr Robert Tosh.

: Poetry Please!

with Simon Rae and guest Tony Harrison who gives the first public reading of his new poem, The Mother of the Muses. Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo
0 REQUESTS to: Poetry
Please!, BBC Bristol. BSS 2LR


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Tony Harrison
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard Editor Ken Vass
0 TRENDS: page 85


Presenter: John Howard
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain 1990

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. In the chair
Robert Robinson.
Second semi-final - Midlands and North West.
Derek Andrews (schoolmaster)
Christopher Gonet
(computer consultant) James Eccleson
(insurance broker) Philip Wharmby (clerical officer).
Including 'Beat the Brains' in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants. Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Derek Andrews
Unknown: James Eccleson
Unknown: Philip Wharmby
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

James Naughtie Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Gregory Goggly Makes a New Friend Producer David Ian Neville Stereo (R)


Producer: David Ian Neville

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets the novelist
Elizabeth Jane Howard.
Serial: Love Among the Single Classes
The 11th of 13 episodes read by Maureen O'Brien and Sean Barrett.
Written by Angela Lambert
Abridged by Janet Hickson Editor Clare Selerie-Grey


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Elizabeth Jane Howard.
Read By: Maureen O'Brien
Read By: Sean Barrett.
Written By: Angela Lambert
Abridged By: Janet Hickson
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: Play: Spanish Gold


: Kaleidoscope

A Small Country Festival Paul Allen visits Ludlow to discover what makes a small town tick during Festival Fortnight.


Unknown: Paul Allen

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes Editor Kevin Marsh
0 WRITE to: PM Letters, BBC, London WIA IAA


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

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

: To Keep the Memory Green

Humphrey Carpenter looks at the members and activities of six literary societies.
3: The Arthur Conan
Doyle Society, devoted to the creator of Professor Challenger, Brigadier Gerard and, of course,
Sherlock Holmes.


Unknown: Brigadier Gerard
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes.

: The Monday Play

Cloud Cuckoo Land
Japanese girl Mitsuko falls in love with British boy Leon. In colour, race and custom, they are worlds apart.... Written by Catherine L Czerkawska.
Director Marilyn Imrie. Stereo


Director: Marilyn Imrie.
Mitsuko: Megumi Shimanuki
Leon: Stephen Tompkinson
Yoriko: Noriko Aida
Takeo: Burt Kwouk
Akira: Mun Wai Wong
Leon's mum: Jenny Howe
Leon's grandfather: Ronald Herdman
Jenny: Sue Broomfield
Mr Blake: Paul Downing
: Weight-Training Instructor Brian Miller
Tai Chi instructor: David Bannerman
First boy: Ben Onwukwe
Second boy: Vincent Brimble

: The Lady in the Van

'I heard people passing the gate say, "You know she's a millionaire" - the inference being no one in their right mind would let her live there if she weren't!'
In the third of four talks
Alan Bennett recalls how an unusual visitor took up residence in his garden and turned it into a long-stay car park. Producer Gillian Hush (R)


Unknown: Alan Bennett

: Kaleidoscope

Kate Saunders backs into the future; Alberto
Moravia, author of Rome, publishes a new novel; and Pat Rowe reports on the schools whose theatre skills have taken them to the National Theatre.
Producer Mike Greenwood Stereo


Unknown: Kate Saunders
Unknown: Pat Rowe
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: The Financial World Tonight

Presenter Roger White Stereo

: The World Tonight

Richard Kershaw
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Tales of an Old
Horse Trader
Leroy Judson Daniels was born in 1882 in Iowa and, from the age of 10, horses and horse-trading were his life. When he was 100, he told his story to Helen S Herrick.
The fourth of five parts read by Karl Schmidt. Abridged by John Scotney


Unknown: Leroy Judson Daniels
Unknown: Helen S Herrick.
Read By: Karl Schmidt.
Abridged By: John Scotney

: Fourth Column

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum
11.50 Arts Review: Ruskin's Womanly Mind

: 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.

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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