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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Canon
Glyndwr Williams

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev Tom Butler
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament
8.50 Listeners' Letters


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tom Butler

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer Mary Sharp. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Mary Sharp.

: Morning Story

Reader Sue Broomfield. Written by Suzannah Dunn. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Written By: Suzannah Dunn.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: Daily Service

Breathe on Me, Breath of God (Carlisle, BBC HB 148); Ephesians 4, vv 22-32; Spirit of God within Me (Living Flame); Forth in Thy Name, 0 Lord, I Go
(Song 34, BBC HB 406) Stereo

: With Great Pleasure

Colin Blakemore ,
Professor of Physiology at Oxford, takes a broader view of the literary anthology and includes scientific writing as well as the lyrics of a Bob Dylan song. Readers Jill Balcon and Denys Hawthorne. Producer Kate Whitehead


Unknown: Colin Blakemore
Unknown: Bob Dylan
Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Denys Hawthorne.
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: An Englishman in the Midi

Six programmes in which John P Harris talks about living in a village in the South of France.
1: Getting Integrated Producer Merilyn Harris


Talks: John P Harris
Producer: Merilyn Harris

: You and Yours

Radio Goes to Town In a special two-part edition, Radio 4's award-winning daily consumer programme is broadcast from the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. The team looks at how the NHS delivers health care in a typical region and how it is likely to change under the Government's proposed reforms.
The key decision-makers explain their options and their policies, and the programme reports on the experiences of NHS consumers in the area. Presenter John Waite.


Presenter: John Waite.

: Winston Comes to Town

Peter Tinniswood 's six-part series.
6: The Best Place for Them Will Father still go to the old people's home? Will William continue to write under the nom de plume 'Gerda Fortnoy '? And will Nancy at last become Winston's bit of fluff?
Director Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo (R)


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Gerda Fortnoy
Director: 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

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

Peter Pan. Stereo (R)

: Woman's Hour

Tom Conti went Greek, while Zoe Wanamaker had to convert West Coast to Norfolk and Andrew Sachs reckons his Spanish had more than a touch of Japanese. Actors tell Louise Reynolds how they twist their tongues around accents.
Presenter Jenni Murray. Serial:
A Particular Place (10)


Unknown: Tom Conti
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Louise Reynolds
Presenter: Jenni Murray.

: Play: Colour Blind

Donal, old and blind, has always thought himself free of prejudice. But a chance remark shakes his faith in himself.
Written by Bernard Kops.
Director Caroline Raphael. Stereo


Written By: Bernard Kops.
Director: Caroline Raphael.
Donal: James Ellis
Alan: Winston Crooke
Beatrice: Lise-Ann McLaughlin
Irish tramp: Danny Schiller
Woman: Margaret Courtney
Speaker: Michael Graham Cox
Terry: Paul Downing

: Time for Verse

The fourth of five conversations in which the poet Adrian Henri talks to Carol Ann Duffy. Reader Neville Smith. Producer Alec Reid


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

: News

: File on 4

: Kaleidoscope Extra

King Arthur, Mallory's 15th-century epic, has been dramatised and staged by David Freeman into two plays of three hours apiece. Kate Saunders packs her lunchbox.
Producer Sally Marmion. Stereo


Unknown: David Freeman
Unknown: Kate Saunders
Producer: Sally Marmion.

: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Brain of Britain 1990


: News

: The Archers

: Age to Age

: Medicine Now

: Talking about Music

The first of seven programmes in which
Antony Hopkins explores a different musical work or topic, explaining his thoughts at the piano and illustrating them with records.
Producer Ray Abbott. Stereo


Producer: Ray Abbott.

: No Longer Known at This Address

Tens of thousands of people are reported missing each year and hundreds of thousands are surviving
'semi-detached' from official society.
In a series of four programmes,
Hugh Prysor-Jones discovers Britain's lost legions. 1: The Losers
Producer John Forsyth (R)


Unknown: Hugh Prysor-Jones
Producer: John Forsyth

: Kaleidoscope

Every three years Coventry restages its medieval mystery plays. Nigel Andrews experiences their power, and journeys on to York where strange Victorian characters come creepily to life.
Producer Mike Greenwood


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White. Stereo


Presented By: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Private Angelo (3)

: Magic Moments

Reach for the New Sun! In the third of five programmes marking the birth of key cultural phenomena, Nigel Fountain traces the history of The Sun.
Launched in 1964 as a Labour newspaper, it was revamped in 1969 by Rupert Murdoch.
Contributors include
Peter Rose , former Sun political correspondent, Roy Greenslade , now editor of The Daily Mirror, and journalist Paul Foot. Producer Wendy Pilmer


Unknown: Nigel Fountain
Unknown: Rupert Murdoch.
Unknown: Peter Rose
Unknown: Roy Greenslade
Unknown: Paul Foot.
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: Open University

11.30 Maths Miscellany: A general interest magazine
11.50 Culture and Belief in Europe 1450 to 1600: Sermons - the oral tradition

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.

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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