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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev James Butterworth. stereo


Unknown: James Butterworth.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Mgr Vincent Nichols
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
8.50 Listeners' Letters


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Mgr Vincent Nichols

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer Bridget Osborne


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Gardeners' Question Time

from Lancashire

: Morning Story

Two Gentle People Graham Greene 's reflective tale of two
People who met on a park bench in Paris.
Read by John Moffatt. Produced and abridged by Michael Adams


Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: John Moffatt.
Abridged By: Michael Adams

: Daily Service

Introit: This Is My Commandment
(G Thalben Ball); Father of Heaven,
Whose Love Profound (Rivaulx, BBC HB 260); Matthew 5, vv 38-48; Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace
(SS Wesley); 0 Perfect Love
(0 Perfect Love).
With the BBC Singers, directed by Barry Rose. Stereo


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: File on 4

: For All the Saints

Five programmes in which Roger Worsley - connoisseur of medieval scandal, scientific marvel and pagan gods - accompanies the Rev Brendan O'Malley in a pilgrimage across west Wales to the ancient shrine of St David 's. 1: Strangers and Pilgrims.
Narrated by John Darren. Producer Kate Fenton
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)


Unknown: Roger Worsley
Unknown: Brendan O'Malley
Unknown: St David
Unknown: John Darren.
Producer: Kate Fenton

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Magic Moments

Nigel Fountain presents a five-part series marking the moments when aspects of contemporary life first came into being. 2: The Fragrance AspirantToday's programme traces the history of aftershave. Back in the 1950s Britain's men considered personal hygiene effeminate: a 'man's man' had to reek of sweat, oil and baccy. The birth of Old Spice in 1957 turned the nation's armpits into charmpits, and launched men on a journey through macho Brut and yuppie Polo to the 1990s family-man image of Rapport.
Producer Wendy Pilmer (R)


Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial:
Of Such Small
Differences (12)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Red-Headed League

The second of 12 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle featuring his immortal detective Sherlock Holmes.
Why is a pawnbroker being paid four sovereigns a week to copy out the Encyclopaedia Britannica?


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Vincent McInerney
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Director: Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson: Michael Williams
Jabez Wilson: James Grout
Vincent Spaulding: James Wilby
Ross: Sam Graham
Mr Merryweather: James Greene
Inspector Jones: Nigel Carrington

: Treasure Islands

Collections of nursery rhymes are among the earliest books young children encounter.
Faith Jaques, Nicola Bailey and Raymond Briggs discuss with Treasure Islands producer Jill Burridge how they go about illustrating them.


Unknown: Nicola Bailey
Unknown: Raymond Briggs
Producer: Jill Burridge

: News

: Something to Celebrate

Five programmes exploring special events in people's lives.
1: A Jubilee for the Sisters At the convent of Notre
Dame in Dumbarton, five sisters prepare to celebrate 25 years in religious life. No formal mass for them - just a simple service conducted by themselves, and a ceilidh band for the knees-up that follows. Producer Cathie Mahoney Stereo (R)


Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews with the week's new films; versatile singer
Bobby McFerrin in interview and performance; and an exhibition of paintings by Leo Davy , released for public view only after his death.
Producer Adrian Washbourne Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Singer: Bobby McFerrin
Unknown: Leo Davy
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

: Age to Age

: All in the Mind

: Enterprise 90

Hugh Sykes continues his seven-part search for Britain's most exciting new companies. 5: Finalist for the E10,000 award, Aptech
Ltd from Northumberland demonstrate the latest hands-free voice-driven computers. In Shropshire, Decorative Tile Works of Ironbridge, competing in the E5,000 category, turn out hand-made reproduction
Victorian tiles.
Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Producer: Marc Jobst

: The 1990 Reith Lectures

The Persistence of Faith
Six talks on religion and ethics in a secular society by Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi-elect of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth.
1: The Environment of Faith
For the past two centuries the basis of belief has been profoundly eroded, and too much is known about ecological systems to suppose that one element can be removed leaving the rest unchanged.
Next Week: The Demoralisation of Discourse


Lecturer: Dr Jonathan Sacks

: 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. The final part.

: Dear Diary

On 14 November 1668
Samuel Pepys feels the aftershock of an extra-marital skirmish; in 1836 Benjamin Haydon enjoys 'Rapture'; and in 1948 J R Ackerley plays it safe with his dog, Queenie ...
All is revealed, including Simon Brett 's own diary for the day, in the last programme of the series. Producers Kate Whitehead and Kate McAII. Stereo


Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Unknown: Benjamin Haydon
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.

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