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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Pryderi Llwyd Jones


Unknown: Pryderi Llwyd Jones

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: The Week on 4

: Under the Weather

The last of a series of four programmes reassessing sound-archive recordings on the British and their weather.
Climatologist Mick Kelly recalls the storms of 1987 and 1990. Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo


Unknown: Mick Kelly
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: News

: Science Friction

A series of eight discussions, hosted by Denise Robertson , which take as a starting point the appliance of science to daily life.
2: Crystal Balls
It's not only oddballs who gaze into crystal balls - the world of the paranormal is an area of serious scientific investigation.
Discussing the field of parapsychology are Dr Keith Hearne , Dr David Marks , Professor
Richard Gregory and international psychic consultant Jean Easby. Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Denise Robertson
Unknown: Dr Keith Hearne
Unknown: Dr David Marks
Unknown: Richard Gregory
Unknown: Jean Easby.
Producer: Amanda Mares

: When the Boat Came In

When the first
Vietnamese refugees arrived in Britain a decade ago, Nigel Spivey helped to resettle them. In the second of four talks, he describes how the Boat People were prepared for a strange language, strange customs - and a new life. Producer Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Nigel Spivey
Producer: Sharon Banoff

: Money Box

Unmuddling Your Money

: Morning Story

A Thousand Days for
Mokhtar Paul Bowles 's tale of revenge set in Morocco. Reader John Moffatt. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Mokhtar Paul Bowles
Reader: John Moffatt.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

As Radio Goes to Town in Gateshead, the service comes from the Parish
Church of St Mary the Virgin in nearby
Whickham, led by Iris Mcintyre.
When All the World to
Life Is Waking; Jeremiah 30, vv 1-10; From All
That Dwells Below the Skies (Walmsley); Come Down, 0 Love Divine. Stereo


Unknown: Iris McIntyre.

: Katie and Her People

The story of Katie, a successful professional woman, yet who has a multiple personality with ten distinct identities.
Reporter Jean Snedegar. Producer Sharon Banoff. Stereo (R)


Reporter: Jean Snedegar.
Producer: Sharon Banoff.

: Poetry Please!

with Simon Rae.
Readers Elizabeth Bell and Martin Jarvis.
Guest Liz Lochhead.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Readers: Simon Rae.
Readers: Martin Jarvis.
Unknown: Liz Lochhead.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite Editor Ken Vass


Presenter: John Waite
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain 1990

Chair Robert Robinson. Fourth semi-final - between the highest scoring runners-up. With James Melican
(schoolteacher) Neil Wright
(hospital scientist) Jennifer Smallman (librarian) and Chris Sanders
(scientific civil servant). Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: James Melican
Unknown: Neil Wright
Unknown: Jennifer Smallman
Unknown: Chris Sanders
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

with James Naughtie Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Peter Pan by J M Barrie. Producer David Ian Neville Stereo (R)


Unknown: Peter Pan
Producer: David Ian Neville

: Woman's Hour

More than 8,000 people have rung the Back to the Future helpline since the initiative began in January. Nearly 1,000 women have attended the regional conferences. They all want to return to work - on their own terms. So how can the Government help them? Jenni Murray talks to Michael Howard , Secretary of State for Employment. Serial:
A Particular Place
The eighth of 12 episodes read by Charles Kay.
Written by Mary Hocking. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin Music: Bridge's Spring Song Editor Clare Selerie-Grey


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Michael Howard
Read By: Charles Kay.
Written By: Mary Hocking.
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: Kaleidoscope

Filming by Numbers
With Gremlins // and Back to the Future /// currently showing, Nigel Andrews asks Steven Spielberg , Michael Winner ,
Charlton Heston and John Carpenter questions and sequels to questions. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Steven Spielberg
Unknown: Michael Winner
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: John Carpenter

: 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

: To Keep the Memory Green

Humphrey Carpenter looks at six literary societies.
5: The John Buchan Society

: The Monday Play

Eating Words
Richard Nelson 's 1989 play, winner of a Giles Cooper Award. With Edward Asner
John Woodvine
Two old friends get together twice a year for lunch. This year, as they drink their way through London, it seems that
Sam has written a novel which has outraged his wife and Henry is not at all well. with David King ,
Vincent Brimble , John Bull , Elizabeth Mansfield , Simon Treves , Joe Dunlop , Christopher Good and Danny Schiller Director Ned Chaillet. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Richard Nelson
Unknown: Giles Cooper
Unknown: Edward Asner
Unknown: John Woodvine
Unknown: David King
Unknown: Vincent Brimble
Unknown: John Bull
Unknown: Elizabeth Mansfield
Unknown: Simon Treves
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Danny Schiller
Director: Ned Chaillet.
Sam: Edward Asner
Henry: John Woodvine
Vanessa: Sheila Allen
Young woman in pub: Emily Richard
Waiter: Charles Simpson

: Keetons

In July 1986, 38 men mounted a picket outside their engineering factory in Sheffield. Over half are still there four years later. Rony Robinson talks to the men involved in the longest strike in British industrial history.
Producer Dave Sheasby.


Talks: Rony Robinson
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan discusses Woody Allen 's latest film; the Blitz remembered in photographs; and musical serpent charmers. Producer John Goudie. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Woody Allen
Producer: John Goudie.

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

Presenter Robin Lustig Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Presenter: Robin Lustig
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Angelo Eric Linklater 's savage satire on the waste of war. First of ten episodes read by Robert Urquhart. Abridged by Trevor Royle Producer Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Angelo Eric Linklater
Read By: Robert Urquhart.
Abridged By: Trevor Royle
Producer: Patrick Rayner

: Fourth Column

: Open University

11.30 Open Forum: News and Features about the OU
11.50 Arts Review: Mary Taylor


Unknown: Mary Taylor

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.

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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