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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Sylvia Qureshi Stereo


Unknown: Sylvia Qureshi

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Paul Bates
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Paul Bates

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates.


Unknown: John Waite

: Opinion

King or Country
Edgar Wilson questions the role of the British monarchy in the constitution. He argues that the monarchy is sustained by common myths: myths that are easily exposed.
Producer Anna Parkinson (R)


Unknown: Edgar Wilson
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: The Natural History Programme

Introduced to Australia in the 1920s, the cane toad became an unwelcome guest, but new research shows that they can live happily alongside other Australian amphibians. Presented by Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm. Producer John Ruthven


Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Presented By: Jessica Holm.
Producer: John Ruthven

: An Act of Worship

Reflecting on the concerns of the day. Stereo

: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition on Saturday at 6.25pm)

: Tough Cookies

In the last of five conversations,
Jenny Cuffe talks to
Sugra Visram , Uganda's first woman MP. Exiled by Idi Amin , she still goes on fighting for the women of her country. Producer Joy Hatwood. Stereo


Talks: Jenny Cuffe
Unknown: Sugra Visram
Unknown: Idi Amin
Producer: Joy Hatwood.

: First Person

Dr Helen Wood , who lives on the banks of Loch Ness, on the merits of distance-learning for people in remote areas of Britain.
Producer Michael Shaw


Unknown: Dr Helen Wood
Producer: Michael Shaw

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett looks back to find out how other diarists have spent their November 7ths. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Does a boarding-school education produce the man who can keep his head when all around are losing theirs and blaming it on him? Or is it just a humiliating and unforgettable exile complete with cruel jokes and barbaric initiation rituals? Old boys have been pouring out their hearts to Libby Spurrier. Serial: Of Such Small Differences (8)


Unknown: Libby Spurrier.

: pm Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from Parliament.

: Mire Farm

Simon Shaw's first great challenge as a diplomat: how to reconcile the family at Mire Farm with the villagers of Butterdale...


Writer: Bruce Bedford
Director: Andy Jordan
Simon Shaw: Paul Downing
John Shaw: Stephen Thorne
May Shaw: June Barrie
Beatrice Shaw: Jane Whittenshaw
Grandad Shaw: Howard Goorney
Eric Flow: Nigel Betts
Vanessa: Julia Hills
Mrs Wentworth: Auriol Smith
Vicar: Christopher Good
Colonel Wince: James Greene
Taximan/Landlord: John Christopher Wood

: News

: Bookshelf

Sir Peter Ustinov once said: 'I act for my living; I write because I must.'
On the publication of his novel The Old Man and Mr Smith , he is in conversation with Nigel Forde to discuss his personal views on religion and faith, the authors he admires and his passion for writing. Producer Vivien Devlin


Unknown: Sir Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Mr Smith
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Producer: Vivien Devlin

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen at the Royal Shakespeare Company for The Seagull and Richard //, and in Manchester for the new play Donny Boy by prize-winning playwright Robin Glendinning. Producer Mike Greenwood


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Donny Boy
Unknown: Robin Glendinning.
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: PM

Presented by Wendy Austin and Niall Dickson


Presented By: Wendy Austin
Presented By: Niall Dickson

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: The Sit-Crom

The fifth of a six-part comedy by Sue Limb set during the English Civil War.


Comedy By: Sue Limb

: News

: The Archers

: Down the River

Cliff Morgan presents the first of four programmes from
Somerset. He begins his travels on the River Parrett in Sedgemoor - an area known as the Wetlands.
Producer Anthony Smith Stereo (R)


Producer: Anthony Smith

: Analysis

Standing Room Only A year after the Wall came down, David Walker asks if the Community should erect new barriers to contain the massive wave of migration sweeping over Europe.
Producer Frank Smith


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Frank Smith

: Does He Take Sugar?

Ten years ago facilities on the Isle of Skye for disabled people were practically non-existent. Many advances have been made since then, though employment opportunities and attitudes towards disabled people appear to lag behind progress in other parts of the UK. Kati Whitaker reports.
0 WRITE to: 'Does He Take Sugar?' Broadcasting House, BBC, London W1A 1AA

: Kaleidoscope

: The Financial World Tonight

with Sam Jaffa , stereo


Unknown: Sam Jaffa

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: A Book at Bedtime

Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead by Barbara Comyns. Part 4.

: Not as Far as Velma

The last of a six-part adaptation of Nicolas Freeling's novel.
6. Tipping the Black Spot
Castang is a reluctant bystander as the police net closes around Robert MacLeod and Ada Sergent.
Adapted by Michael Bakewell
Director Matthew Walters. Stereo


Writer: Nicolas Freeling
Adapted By: Michael Bakewell
Director: Matthew Walters
Castang: Keith Barron
Vera: Edita Brychta
Bishop: James Greene
Morosini: Angus Wright
Richard: John Horsley
Judith: Auriol Smith
Robert: Simon Treves
Ada: Elizabeth Mansfield
Delaunay: David King
Sgt Kvant: Nigel Carrington
Bertrand: Vincent Brimble

: *am News and By-Election Special

James Naughtie brings you the results of today's by-elections in Bradford North and Bootle. BBC correspondents report from the constituencies; David Butler analyses the voting figures, and leading politicians consider the implications of the day's voting. Producer Margaret Hill


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: David Butler
Producer: Margaret Hill

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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