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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Elizabeth Templeton


Unknown: Elizabeth Templeton

: Today

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


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr David Stone

: News

: Punters

Listeners report on a variety of issues with the help of Susan Marling.
• WRITE to:
Punters, BBC Radio 4, Bristol 858 2LR
0 PHONE: 0[number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Southern Voices

A series of six talks about the Third World.
4: African Perestroika Former Ghanaian parliamentary correspondent
Cameron Duodu considers whether
Africa can do without multi-party democracy. Producer Zareer Masani


Unknown: Cameron Duodu
Producer: Zareer Masani

: The Natural History Programme

The discovery of twin baby pandas in the wild may refute the theory that only one of any pair could survive after birth. Andrew Laurie of WWF (World Wide Fund for
Nature) has just returned from China where the fight to save this highly endangered animal from extinction continues. Presented by Fergus Keeling and Nick Davies. Producer John Holm


Unknown: Andrew Laurie
Presented By: Fergus Keeling
Presented By: Nick Davies.
Producer: John Holm

: 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 meets Adam Faith , 60s pop star, actor and now successful businessman, to talk about his life and varied career.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Adam Faith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: First Person

The pleasures of life in Yemen, legal and illegal, recalled by Roy Stoves. Producer Fiona Couper. Stereo


Recalled By: Roy Stoves.
Producer: Fiona Couper.

: You and Yours

with John Waite


Unknown: John Waite

: Flying the Flag


: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Victorians thought women didn't have them. In the 1970s you had to have several at once. But what do female orgasms feel like?
And how important are they? Women of all ages talk frankly about their sexual experiences. Short story:
Hold Me Fast,
Don't Let Me Pass (final part)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Eating in Our Dreams

London, 1645: fear of the plague has set the capital in turmoil. But all Voluptua can think about is how she has been spurned by Sir
Charles. Mrs Pinchback and Dora are determined to save her and put paid to Sir Charles's tricks.
A comedy by Shelagh Stephenson.
Music Mia Soteriou Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Charles. Mrs Pinchback
Comedy By: Shelagh Stephenson.
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Voluptua: Phoebe Nicholls
Mrs Pinchback: Anna Massey
Dora: Danielle Allan
Sir Charles: Simon Treves
Lord Flop: Vincent Brimble
Lady Gripe: Auriol Smith

: News

: Bookshelf

John Cleese reveals his literary influences, and Nigel Forde discovers which sentence novelists find the more difficult to write - the first or the last.
Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen goes behind the scenes of the National
Theatre production of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. It's a new adaptation by Alan Bennett , in which Griff Rhys Jones plays Toad, Nicholas Hytner directs, and the Weasels have been learning how to move - like weasels. Producer Kate Wilkinson


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Kenneth Grahame.
Unknown: Alan Bennett
Unknown: Griff Rhys Jones
Unknown: Nicholas Hytner
Producer: Kate Wilkinson

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Screenplay

lain Johnstone hosts the celebrity panel show that features magic movie moments. This week's panel:
Dick Vosburgh , Michael Bentine , Angela Douglas and Robin Ray. Producer Andy Aliffe Stereo (R)


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Angela Douglas
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: News

: The Archers

: Publishing: 'There Are No Gentlemen Any More'

In the first of two programmes, Humphrey Carpenter examines the state of British publishing and finds that the industry has changed out of all recognition. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Analysis

Who Cares Anyway? Looking after the old and the sick outside institutions is now the vogue. But, with an ageing population and tight budgets, Professor A H Halsey asks: who will do the caring and how should it be paid for? Producer Simon Coates


Producer: Simon Coates

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presenter Kati Whitaker.
For disabled listeners. Producer Marlene Pease


Presenter: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: A Book at Bedtime

My Uncle Silas by H E Bates.
6: The Sow and Silas

: Burnt

with Dennis Waterman.
The fourth of a six-part political thriller by Nigel Baldwin.
In seeking the killers, Milkie is drawn deeper into trouble - with the Establishment.
Music Laurie Scott Baker Director Jane Dauncey. Stereo


Writer: Nigel Baldwin
Music: Laurie Scott Baker
Director: Jane Dauncey
Milkie: Dennis Waterman
Teller: Ray Smith
Beth: Bethan Jones
Special Branch man: Michael Povey
Special Branch man: Chris Durnall
Special Branch man: Terry Dauncey
Pauline: Eluned Jones
Angela: Tara Dominick
Huw: Richard Eifyn

: News

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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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