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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rt Rev
Joseph Devine


Unknown: Joseph Devine

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Professor Charles Handy
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Charles Handy

: News

: Punters

Listeners report on a variety of issues with the help of Susan Marling and the team.
Write to: Punters, [address removed]
Phone: [number removed]


Presenter: Susan Marling

: Southern Voices

A series of six talks about the Third World. 2: Latin America's Outsiders
Argentinian-born journalist Eduardo Crawley describes how Latin Americans neglected by the state are finding solutions of their own - in the people's courts of Peru, a private social security network in Brazil, and Argentina's 'black economy'. Producer Zareer Masani


Unknown: Eduardo Crawley
Producer: Zareer Masani

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling and Michael Scott report on what is happening on the wildlife scene, and discover how to clean up murky waters with mussel power.
Producer John Harrison


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Michael Scott
Producer: John Harrison

: An Act of Worship

Reflecting on the concerns of the day. Stereo

: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition on Saturday at 6.25pm)

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor talks to the writer Reay Tannahill, whose books range from scholarly works on food and sex in history to prize-winning romantic fiction. Producer Gillian Hush


Producer: Gillian Hush

: First Person

The young Scottish writer John McKay is confused by his discovery of the English class system.


Unknown: John McKay

: You and Yours

Presented by John Waite


Presented By: John Waite

: Flying the Flag


: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to Deborah Paige , new
Artistic Director of the Salisbury Playhouse.
Serial: Mary Reilly (4)


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Deborah Paige
Unknown: Mary Reilly

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from Parliament.

: Lobby Talk

In the early 1980s in the Hotel Commodore, Beirut, there lived a famous parrot called Coco. He was the favourite of the war correspondents, which was why Walid the barman was intensely jealous of him.
Written by Juliet Ace and Vic Aiken.


Written By: Juliet Ace
Written By: Vic Aiken.
Coco: Steve Hodson
Huw: Stephen Thorne
5am: Kim Wall
Walid: Andrew Sachs
Julia Kate: Lynn Evans
Jacques: Christian Rodska
Precious: June Barrie
Jim: Jonathan Nibbs
Fouad: William Eedle
Dolores: Meg Davies
Freddie: Danny Schiller

: News

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde unravels the mysteries of Nemo's Almanac in its 100th edition this autumn.
Novelist Jean Rhys is rediscovered with the help of her biographer Carole Angier , and Scottish poet
Norman MacCaig talks about his Collected Poems. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Jean Rhys
Unknown: Carole Angier
Talks: Norman MacCaig
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reports on the Imperial War Museum's celebrations of the centenary of the First World War poet and playwright Isaac Rosenberg ; visits
Manchester for Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka 's new play Death and the King's Horseman; and discusses the Royal
Opera's new production of Beethoven's Fidelio. Producer Adrian Washbourne Stereo


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Isaac Rosenberg
Unknown: Wole Soyinka
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Screenplay

lain Johnstone hosts the celebrity panel show featuring magic movie moments.
This week's panel: Dick Vosburgh
Barbara Windsor
John Junkin and Robin Ray. Producer Andy Aliffe Stereo (R)


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Barbara Windsor
Unknown: John Junkin
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: News

: The Archers

: Down the River

Cliff Morgan continues his journey on the River Brue, which flows near Glastonbury and the legendary Isle of Avalon.
Producer Anthony Smith Stereo (R)


Producer: Anthony Smith

: Analysis

No Turning Back? Have the Thatcher years banished the traditions of solidarity and common welfare provision? Or are they in temporary eclipse? Presented by Peter Hennessy.
Producer Caroline Anstey


Presented By: Peter Hennessy.
Producer: Caroline Anstey

: Does He Take Sugar?

The magazine programme for disabled listeners presented by Kati Whitaker.
Producer Marlene Pease
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Presented By: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Nigel Cassidy Stereo


Presented By: Nigel Cassidy

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw Stereo


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: A Book at Bedtime

Vedi by Ved Mehta.
4: Learning Braille

: Burnt

with Dennis Waterman.
The second of a six-part political thriller by Nigel Baldwin , set in the rugged landscape of North Wales.
Did fanatical nationalists attack an old lady? Milkie finds Welsh political currents run dark and deep ... Music Laurie Scott Baker
Director Jane Dauncey Stereo


Unknown: Dennis Waterman.
Unknown: Nigel Baldwin
Director: Jane Dauncey
Milkie: Dennis Waterman
Teller: Ray Smith
Beth: Bethan Jones
Angela: Tara Dominick
Sharon: Emma Gregory
Huw: Richard Elfyn
Sioned: Sue Roderick
Pauline: Eluned Jones
Rhys: Terry Victor

: 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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