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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Sylvia Qureshi. stereo


Unknown: Sylvia Qureshi.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Paul Bates
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Canon Paul Bates

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer Bridget Osborne


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Morning Story

The Green Glass
Horses. Written and read by Jon Marshall. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan


Read By: Jon Marshall.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: Daily Service

0 God of Earth and Altar (King's Lynn, BBC HB 394); Psalm 72;
1 Timothy 2, vv 1-8; What Does the Lord Require (Sharpthorne, BP 98). With the BBC Singers, directed by Barry Rose. Stereo


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: Letter from a Battlefield

Andrew Joynes visits a corner of Surrey, once the scene of preparations for a German invasion of Britain. Producer Zareer Masani (R)


Unknown: Andrew Joynes
Producer: Zareer Masani

: File on 4

: The State Opening of Parliament

John Hosken describes the scene as HM the Queen opens a new session of Parliament, with an assessment of the speech by John Harrison. Producer David France. Stereo


Unknown: John Hosken
Unknown: John Harrison.
Producer: David France.

: Songs My Mother Taught Me

In the last programme of the series, Lucie Skeaping visits the Ghanaian community in East Anglia and learns to play and sing their music. Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Lucie Skeaping
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: You and Yours

with John Howard

: Magic Moments

Nigel Fountain presents a five-part series marking the moments when aspects of contemporary life first came into being. 1: Such a Jolly Lot
The British TV soap opera began with The Grove Family in 1954. They were a far cry from the Ewings of today - plots involved them fitting security locks to windows and buying Grandma a new wheelchair. The programme charts the progress of TV's ratings-grabbers.
Producer Wendy Pilmer (R)


Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Presenter Jenni Murray talks to the recently appointed Head of Painting at Ruskin
College, Maria Chevska , about her new exhibition. Serial: Of Such Small Differences (7)


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Maria Chevska

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia

The first of 12 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring his immortal detective Sherlock Holmes.
Holmes is called upon to retrieve a compromising photograph - but in the beautiful Irene Adler he meets his match.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Dramatised by: Bert Coules
Director: Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson: Michael Williams
Irene Adler: Sarah Badel
King: Andrew Sachs
Mrs Hudson: Mary Allen
Mrs Turner: Jenny Howe
Norton: Brian Miller
John: Ian Lindsay
Priest: Danny Schiller

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen talks to
Robert Swindells , winner of this year's Children's Book Award. There are few cosy endings in his work for older children: ideals, social values and political beliefs are the undercurrents.
Producer Jill Burridge


Talks: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Robert Swindells
Producer: Jill Burridge

: News

: Wilko Down Under

The aborigines are painting as well as drinking Coolibah on the dry river-bed in Alice Springs. But the Centralian Advocate is in trouble, accused of racist bias. Tony Wilkinson files his last report in the present series.
Producer Julian Hale. Stereo


Unknown: Alice Springs.
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Producer: Julian Hale.

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews with this week's film releases, including Flatliners, the latest instalment of Hollywood's love-affair with ghosts and things that come back from the dead; plus the unpredictable lottery of writing film scripts; and the biography of artist and cartoonist
Ronald Searle.
Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Ronald Searle.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Counterpoint

The general knowledge music competition with chairman Ned Sherrin.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Producer Graham Ellis
0 WRITE to: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London WI 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Graham Ellis

: All in the Mind

with Professor Anthony Clare


Unknown: Anthony Clare

: Enterprise 90

Hugh Sykes continues his seven-part search for Britain's most exciting new companies. 4: Bidding for the E 10,000 award are
Scholastech of London with their interactive laser-discs for teaching anatomy. In Chorley,
Lancashire, Stephanie Brewis hopes to win E5,000 for her one-woman UK export drive. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Stephanie Brewis
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: The 1990 Reith Lecturer

This year's Reith
Lectures are given by Rabbi
Dr Jonathan Sacks , Chief Rabbi-elect of the United Hebrew
Congregations. He starts his series of six talks about religion and ethics in a secular society next week, taking as his theme 'The Persistence of Faith'. Today, as an introduction, he talks about his concerns to
Ian Mclntyre.
Producer Louise Purstow
('The Environment of Faith' at
8.45pm next Wednesday)
0 FEATURE: page 16


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks
Unknown: Ian McLntyre.
Producer: Louise Purstow

: Kaleidoscope

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead by Barbara Comyns. Part 3.

: Dear Diary

On 7 November 1847
Ford Madox Brown has trouble getting down to work; in 1903 Arnold Bennett gives up on the idea altogether; and in 1933 Barbara Pym is distracted from her studies. Will Simon Brett knuckle down to his own diary for the day?
Producers Kate Whitehead and Kate McAII. Stereo


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Barbara Pym
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.

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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.

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