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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys

: News

: Opinion

Passport to Liverpool Benjamin Zephaniah, Rastafarian poet, profiles the beleaguered community of Liverpool 8. Producer Anna Parkinson (R)


Producer: Anna Parkinson

: Natural History Programme

The pygmy chimpanzee was discovered only this century: Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling hear about the fourth great ape, plus the link between kangaroo paws and the courtship roles of Australian bush crickets. Producer John Holmes


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Producer: John Holmes

: Daily Service Pilgrimage

Today is All Saints' Day. Canon Noel Vincent is at St Paul's Church, Jarrow, to reflect on the life of the Venerable Bede.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent

: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition on Saturday at 6.25pm)

: Tough Cookies

This week: Jenny Cuffe talks to Sheila Mottley who, in 1962, gave birth to a child affected by Thalidomide.
Producer Joy Hatwood. Stereo


Talks: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Sheila Mottley
Producer: Joy Hatwood.

: First Person

Sue Berry argues that historic buildings should be used, rather than simply conserved. Producer Roy Apps


Unknown: Sue Berry

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Jenni Murray. Serial: Of Such
Small Differences (3)


Presenter: Jenni Murray.

: Jackson Ward

Dr Jack Jackson is a famous man in both his field and his community. What will happen when he retires? A radio debut for writer James Scott , himself a surgeon.
With Spencer Banks , Ben Onwukwe , Paul Downing and James Greene. Director Richard Imison


Unknown: Dr Jack Jackson
Unknown: James Scott
Unknown: Spencer Banks
Unknown: Ben Onwukwe
Unknown: Paul Downing
Unknown: James Greene.
Director: Richard Imison
Dr Jackson: Geoffrey Bayldon
Helen Jackson: Isabel Dean
Ben Bowen: Michael Cochrane
Charlie Roberts: Norman Bird
Mrs Trimm: Jill Balcon
Martin Skinner: Stephen Garlick
Liz: Elizabeth Mansfield

: News

: Bookshelf

Colleen McCullough discusses her new novel, The First Man in Rome; a look at a selection of Jane Austen 's letters to her sister Cassandra, and at an anthology of erotic writing by women.
Presenter Nigel Forde. Producer Vivien Devlin


Unknown: Colleen McCullough
Unknown: Jane Austen
Presenter: Nigel Forde.
Producer: Vivien Devlin

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen sees director Peter Brook 's Tempest in Glasgow, and writer Keith Waterhouse 's Bookends in London; and counter-tenor James Bowman visits the studio. Producer Kate Wilkinson


Unknown: Paul Allen
Director: Peter Brook
Unknown: Keith Waterhouse
Unknown: James Bowman
Producer: Kate Wilkinson

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Niall Dickson


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Niall Dickson

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: The Sit-Crom


: News

: The Archers

: In the Shadow of ...

Jenny Cuffe visits
Windsor and its castle for the last programme in the series about towns that have become inseparable from the institutions at their heart. Producer John Watkins. Stereo


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: John Watkins.

: Analysis

Moneybags and Brains In the second of two programmes on Anglo-American relations,
Peter Hennessy asks: will British influence increase in Washington thanks to a Gulf dividend, or does the 'special relationship' now depend on the degree to which
Britain commits herself to
Producer Caroline Anstey


Unknown: Peter Hennessy
Producer: Caroline Anstey

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Kati Whitaker Producer Marlene Pease


Presenter: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: Financial World Tonight

with Peter Day. Stereo

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Midnight Tales
4: A Dream of Red Hands Stereo

: Not as Far as Velma

A six-part adaptation of Nicolas Freeling 's novel. 5: An Infirmary in Auschwitz The seeds of the mystery of the missing landlady are found in the birth of a baby in a German concentration camp.
Dramatised by Michael Bakewell Director Matthew Walters. Stereo


Unknown: Nicolas Freeling
Dramatised By: Michael Bakewell
Director: Matthew Walters.
Castang: Keith Barron
Vera/Nurse: Edita Brychta
Marklake: Clive Swift
Bishop: James Greene
Ada: Elizabeth Mansfield
Major: Ian Lindsay
Second Lieutenant: Simon Treves
Morosini: Angus Wright

: 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.

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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