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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Alan Reid Stereo


Unknown: Alan Reid

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev
Jim Thompson
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jim Thompson

: News

: Midweek

Presented by Libby Purves
Producer Bridget Osborne


Presented By: Libby Purves
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Gardeners' Question Time

from Harrogate

: Morning Story

Orchards by William Bedford. Lowther's father had planted the apple trees in soil too heavy for them and exposed to the east wind. Now the fruit is rotten and, like his son who now tends them, bruised and yellowed. Read by Joss Ackland.
Producer Peter Kavanagh. Stereo


Unknown: William Bedford.
Read By: Joss Ackland.
Producer: Peter Kavanagh.

: Daily Service

Thy Kingdom Come, 0 God (St Cecilia, BBC
HB 27); Luke 9, vv 51-62; Blessed Are the Men
Who Fear Him (Elijah); Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne (Margaret).
With the BBC Singers, directed by Barry Rose. Stereo


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: File on 4

David Nisbet reports. Producer Liz Carney


Unknown: David Nisbet
Producer: Liz Carney

: For All the Saints

Five programmes in which Roger Worsley accompanies the Rev
Brendan O'Malley as he continues a pilgrimage across west Wales. 3: Wine, Women and Song
Producer Kate Fenton
(First broadcast on Radio Wales)


Unknown: Roger Worsley
Unknown: Brendan O'Malley
Producer: Kate Fenton

: You and Yours

with John Waite


Unknown: John Waite

: Magic Moments

A five-part series marking the birth of key cultural phenomena. 4: Pizza to Go!
Today Nigel Fountain looks at Britain's
'eating-out' revolution. In 1965 Peter Boizot opened his first restaurant, Pizza
Express, in London's
Soho. Twenty-five years on there is a dearth of British food, as people eat burgers, pizza, moussaka, chop suey and chicken tikka.
But were they better off with the Lyons Corner House and El Morocco tearooms? Producer Wendy Pilmer (R)


Unknown: Nigel Fountain
Unknown: Peter Boizot
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Serial: Mary Reilly (8)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Mary Reilly

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Boscombe Valley Mystery

The fourth of 12 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
A man has been murdered and his son accused of the crime - hardly surprising, since he was found near the scene, covered in blood.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Dramatised by: Bert Coules
Director: Enyd Williams
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson: Michael Williams
Turner: John Woodvine
Alice: Danielle Allan
James: Sam West
Insp Lestrade: Donald Gee
Mary Watson: Elizabeth Mansfield
Moran: Fraser Kerr
Mrs Moran: Tara Dominick
Patience: Jane Whittenshaw
Coroner: Christopher Good

: Treasure Islands

Magic and mystery, the past and the supernatural - the landscape of the prolific author Joan Aiken. She talks to
Michael Rosen about her extraordinary and exuberant writing for children.
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Joan Aiken.
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: News

: Something to Celebrate

Five programmes exploring special events in people's lives.
3: A Gourmet Meal
Strictly for Singles As the divorce rate increases, so do the number of singles' clubs. Not all members are desperate lonely hearts; some gather and enjoy good food and good company with no strings attached.
Producer Alison Vernon-Smith Stereo (R)

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews turns his head thrice to wonder if Exorcist III was worth the special effects budget, and also discusses
Bertolucci's new film, The Sheltering Sky. Producer Belinda Sample


Unknown: Nigel Andrews

: PM

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

: Age to Age

: Medicine Now

: Enterprise 90

The Winners
For six weeks
Hugh Sykes has travelled the UK to profile the 12 young businesses competing for the Radio Times/Radio 4
Enterprise 90 Awards. The keenly awaited moment came in Birmingham last Friday, when the Rt Hon
Neil Kinnock , MP, announced the two companies who receive this year's E10,000 and E5,000 awards.
Series producer Gwyn Richards * SUPPLEMENT: page 51


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Neil Kinnock
Producer: Gwyn Richards

: 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.
3: The Family
The gradual transformation by which sin becomes immorality, immorality becomes deviance, deviance becomes choice, and all choice becomes legitimate, is a profound redrawing of the moral landscape.
Which is precisely why ideological radicals have focused on the family. Change it and you change humanity.


Lecturer: Dr Jonathan Sacks

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White. Stereo


Presented By: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

The final part of Vedi by Ved Mehta: The Bird of Freedom

: Looking Forward to the Past

Robert Booth takes a light-hearted look at history with guests Max Hastings ,
Christina Hardyment , Victoria Glendinning and Roy Davies.
Producer Harry Thompson Stereo (R)


Unknown: Max Hastings
Unknown: Christina Hardyment
Unknown: Victoria Glendinning
Unknown: Roy Davies.
Producer: Harry Thompson

: 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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