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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day


: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer Bridget Osborne


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Daily Service Pilgrimage

Today: Hexham Abbey.
10.30 Pilgrim by Alex Ferguson.
Read by Val McLane. Producer Gillian Hush
10.45 The service with the Abbey choir. God Be in My Head; Rejoice in the Lord; Psalm 15; Forth in Thy Name.


Unknown: Alex Ferguson.
Read By: Val McLane.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: File on 4

: Songs My Mother Taught Me

This week
Lucie Skeaping samples the music of Edinburgh's Bengali community. Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: You and Yours

with John Howard


Unknown: John Howard

: A Hack in the Borders

Dylan Winter and Molly Plod on through a monsoon in Monmouth towards the Severn
Bridge, on the concluding leg of their journey down the English-Welsh border. Producer Brian King. Stereo
Repeated on Friday at 6.30pm)


Unknown: Molly Plod
Producer: Brian King.

: The World at One

With James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets novelist Angela Carter.
Serial: Of Such Small Differences (2)


Interviewer: Jenni Murray
Interviewee: Angela Carter

: Voices in the Wilderness

Solly wants a job done quickly, but can he trust Denning and Smidgeley? A comedy thriller by W F Jones.
Director Alison Hindell. Stereo


Director: Alison Hindell.
Solly: Terry Victor
Julia: Charlotte Strevens
Denning: John Bull
Smidgeley: Philip Howe

: Treasure Islands

Fantasy and magic are vital traditions in children's literature. Jenni Mills meets Ursula Le Guin ,
Diana Wynne Jones and Jenny Nimmo.
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Ursula Le Guin
Unknown: Diana Wynne Jones
Unknown: Jenny Nimmo.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: News

: Wilko Down Under

Tony Wilkinson reports on the Penrith Press. It's not all floods, garbage tips and drug busts.
There are violin lessons at the Joan Sutherland Arts Centre and male beauty contests at the Panther's Club.
Producer Julian Hale. Stereo


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Julian Hale.

: Kaleidoscope

Ian Christie picks the week's new films, including The Handmaid's Tale; actor Simon Callow talks about his not-so-happy experiences in front of the camera; and Clare Tomalin uncovers the invisible woman in Charles Dickens 's life. Producer Mike Greenwood Stereo


Unknown: Ian Christie
Talks: Simon Callow
Talks: Clare Tomalin
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Producer Graham Ellis


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: All in the Mind

: Enterprise 90

Hugh Sykes reports from Northumberland and Cornwall in his search for Britain's most exciting new companies. 3: Seabait are angling for the L 10,000 award with a ragworm farm in a power station. Copa South West hope to clean up the E5,000 prize by saving beaches from pollution. Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Marc Jobst

: Whizz Bang

Robert Dawson Scott goes behind the scenes of a giant firework display and talks to pyrotechnic buffs about the magic, and dangers, of playing with fire.
Producer Steve Greenwood


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Producer: Steve Greenwood

: Kaleidoscope


: Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Midnight Tales
3: The Dream in the Dead House

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett takes a look at the end of October through other diarists' eyes, and adds his entry for Hallowe'en 1990. Producers Kate Whitehead and Kate McAII. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Producers: Kate Whitehead
Producers: Kate McAii.

: 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.

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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