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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev John Davies


Unknown: John Davies

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev
Bernard Thorogood
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament
8.50 Listeners' Letters


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Bernard Thorogood

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer Mary Sharp. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Mary Sharp.

: Morning Story

The Stolen Party
Read by Lynn Farleigh.
Written by Liliana Heker. Translated by Alberto Mangoel Producer Sarah Kilgarriff (R)


Read By: Lynn Farleigh.
Written By: Liliana Heker.
Translated By: Alberto Mangoel
Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

: Daily Service

Lord, Teach Us How to Pray Aright (St
Hugh, BBC HB 344); Philippians 1, vv 2-11; Anthem: Rejoice in the Lord Alway; Love Divine, All Loves Excelling (Blaenwern, BBC HB 328). With the BBC Singers. Stereo

: With Great Pleasure

Actress Eleanor Bron has spent the last few weeks rooting through her hoard of treasured poems and paragraphs from favourite books. Now she'll be able to share them helped by readers Joanna David and John Fortune. Producer Kate Whitehead Stereo (Rpld Sun 10. 15pm)


Unknown: Eleanor Bron
Readers: Joanna David
Readers: John Fortune.
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Going Underground

The last of four programmes focusing on people who thrive on the subterranean lifestyle.
In the event of a nuclear war, 84-year-old Ted Boseley reckons he would be able to survive happily for at least a month in the bunker he has built himself under his Somerset home. Mark Burman visits Ted's pride and joy. Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Ted Boseley
Unknown: Mark Burman
Producer: Mohini Patel

: You and Yours

Presenter John Howard


Presenter: John Howard

: Winston Comes to Town

Peter Tinniswood 's six-part series. 5: Easy to
Love William is threatening to send Father to an old folks' home and Nancy is prepared to go to any length to save him.... Director
Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo (R)


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Love William
Unknown: Shaun MacLoughlin
Father,: Maurice Denham
Nancy: Shirley Dixon
Rosie: Liz Goulding
William: Christian Rodska
Winston: Bill Wallis

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: Party Political Broadcast

by the Conservative Party

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

King Jolly at the Fair Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

How sexist is the House of Commons? Hear it like it is, from MPs
Clare Short , Emma Nicholson , Dawn Primarolo, Theresa Gorman and Alice Mahon.
Presenter Jenni Murray. Serial: A Particular
Place (5)


Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Emma Nicholson
Unknown: Theresa Gorman
Unknown: Alice Mahon.
Presenter: Jenni Murray.

: Piggy in the Middle

A trapeze artist isn't convinced by her partner's explanation for her almost fatal loss of concentration.
Written by Colin Scott.
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo


Written By: Colin Scott.
Director: Tracey Neale.
Milos: Nigel Anthony
Trix: Melinda Walker
Maggie: Edita Brychta
Tomas: Dale Rapley
Major Roberts: Garard Green

: Time for Verse

The third of five conversations in which the poet Adrian Henri is interviewed about his life and work by Carol Ann Duffy.
Reader Neville Smith. Producer Alec Reid


Unknown: Adrian Henri
Reader: Carol Ann Duffy.
Reader: Neville Smith.
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra: Back to Back

Actors Ian McKellen and Brian Cox are engaged in the National Theatre's ambitious new productions of "Richard III" and "King Lear" which will be touring worldwide.
Paul Allen meets them in rehearsal with the directors Richard Eyre and Deborah Warner.



Presenter: Paul Allen
Actor/Interviewee: Ian McKellen
Actor/Interviewee: Brian Cox
Interviewee: Richard Eyre
Interviewee: Deborah Warner
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: PM

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1990


: News

: The Archers

: Age to Age

: Medicine Now

: Forum on Democracy

A major examination of the meaning of democracy, and how it affects both rulers and ruled. Professor Anthony King and a distinguished panel of international politicians lead the discussion with an invited audience from around the world in the Grand Committee Room at the Palace of Westminster.
On the panel are: RtHon
Sir Geoffrey Howe , MP, Rt Hon Denis Healey , MP, Jeane Kirkpatrick
(former US Ambassador to the UN),
Michael Zantovsky (spokesman for
President Havel) and Jean-Pierre Cot , (leader of the Socialist group of the European Parliament). Producers Anne Sloman , Sheila Cook and Gareth Butler (R)


Unknown: Professor Anthony King
Unknown: Sir Geoffrey Howe
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: Jeane Kirkpatrick
Unknown: Michael Zantovsky
Leader: Jean-Pierre Cot
Producers: Anne Sloman
Producers: Sheila Cook
Producers: Gareth Butler

: Kaleidoscope

Tony Palmer meets Earwig, the central character in a new play by the Royal
Shakespeare Company that deals in the dirty suds of soap opera;
Tim Marlow looks at new sculptures, made of wool, at the Bluecoat Galleries in Liverpool, and Jill Neville takes flying lessons.
Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo


Unknown: Tony Palmer
Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Jill Neville
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod. stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

The View from the Ground
6: The Vietcong's Peacemaker -
1969, Paris

: Magic Moments

The Fragrance Aspirant In the second of five programmes marking the birth of key cultural phenomena, Nigel Fountain traces the history of after-shave. Back in the 1950s
Britain's men considered personal hygiene effeminate: a 'man's man' had to reek of sweat, oil and 'baccy'. The birth of 'Old Spice' in 1957 turned the nation's armpits into charmpits, and launched men on a journey through macho Brut and yuppie Polo to the 90s family-man image of Rapport.
Producer Wendy Pilmer


Unknown: Nigel Fountain
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: Open University

11.30 The New Curiosity Shop: Fullers Earth
11.50 Leisure: The Growth of Soccer and Organised Sport

: 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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