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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Dylan Winter and Sue Broom


Producers: Dylan Winter

: Prayer for the Day

with Nadim Qureshi Stereo


Unknown: Nadim Qureshi

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: The Week on 4

: Return Ticket

Welcome, John Paul
Pope John Paul made history when he visited Britain in 1982, in the middle of the Falklands conflict. Eamonn McCabe , official photographer, recalls six awe-inspired and adrenalin-filled days.
Producer Fiona Couper. Stereo


Unknown: John Paul
Unknown: Pope John Paul
Unknown: Eamonn McCabe
Producer: Fiona Couper.

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Herr Bambinger by Mordecai Richler.
Reader William Roberts. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Herr Bambinger
Reader: Mordecai Richler.
Reader: William Roberts.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

from St Martins Church, Ballymacarrett, Belfast. With the Priory Singers. Thou Whose Almighty
Word; Matthew 9. w 1-13; Greater Love (Ireland); Praise My Soul

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

with Simon Rae.
Readers John Matshikiza and Elaine Ives-Cameron . Guest Derek Walcott.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Readers: Simon Rae.
Readers: John Matshikiza
Readers: Elaine Ives-Cameron
Unknown: Derek Walcott.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

The second of the weekly series about recent health scares looks at herpes, and asks whether it is still a major threat? Presented by Debbie Thrower. Producer David Berry


Presented By: Debbie Thrower.
Producer: David Berry

: Counterpoint

The third heat in the general knowledge music competition.
Chairman Ned Sherrin.
Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Diane Messias.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Jenni Murray. Story: Wigfime, from Friend of My Youth by Alice Munro.
The first of two parts read by Margaret Robinson. (Music: Gershwin's Violin Piece) Abridged by Meg Clarke Editor Ciare Selerie-Grey


Presenter: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Alice Munro.
Read By: Margaret Robinson.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Editor: Ciare Selerie-Grey

: Fortunes of War

The 1974 production of The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning.
3: Friends and Heroes
War in the Balkans has forced Harriet Pringle , married to Guy, a young university lecturer, to escape from Romania to Athens.
Director John Tydeman. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Olivia Manning.
Unknown: Harriet Pringle
Director: John Tydeman.
Harriet: Anna Massey
Guy: Jack Shepherd
Yakimov: Aubrey Woods
Charles Warden: Christopher Good
Lord Pinkrose: Gerald Cross
Alan Frewen: William Fox
Clarence: John Rye
Archie Callard/Sasha: Peter Pacey
Gracey: Rolf Lefebvre
Ben Phipps: Sean Arnold
Major Cookson: Alan Dudley
Dubedat: Anthony Daniels
Toby Lush: Nigel Lambert

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson-Scott at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature, Mike Maran with a view on new books published this week, and artist Maggie Hambling paints the moon.
Producer Mike Greenwood Stereo


Unknown: Robert Dawson-Scott
Unknown: Mike Maran
Artist: Maggie Hambling
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: 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 Monday Play: Focus

To celebrate Arthur Miller's 75th birthday, a world premiere of a radio adaptation of his only novel, Focus. A powerful study of anti-Semitism in New York in the early 1940s.
Dramatised by Wally K Daly


Author: Arthur Miller
Dramatised By: Wally K. Daly
Director: Martin Jenkins
Newman: Peter Marinker
Gertrude Hart: Shelley Thompson
Finkelstein: John Church
His father-in-law: Leonard Fenton
Mrs Newman: Helen Horton
Fr Coughlin: Harry Towb
Finkelstein's father: Cyril Shaps
Ahearn: Brian Miller
Fred: Peter Banks
Receptionist: Tara Dominick
Paperboy: Paul Downing
Gargan/Hotel manager: Don Fellows
Carlson: James Greene
Optician: Tim Reynolds
Mallon: David Bannerman
Stephens: Nigel Carrington
Fat man: Ronald Herman
Priest: Vincent Brimble
Youth: Nicholas Gilbrook

: 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

Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Saiman Rushdie 's new novel, read in six episodes by Zia Mohyeddin.
Abridged by Neville Teller Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Saiman Rushdie
Unknown: Zia Mohyeddin.
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Largely Walters

: 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.

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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