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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Stewart Lamont


Unknown: Stewart Lamont

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Elaine Storkey
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer Bridget Osborne


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Morning Story

Jay Johnson 's haunting story has at its heart the legend of seals taking human shapes.
Read by Rod Arthur.
Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo


Unknown: Jay Johnson
Read By: Rod Arthur.
Producer: Dave Sheasby.

: Daily Service

On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry
(Winchester New, BBC
HB 38); Luke 1, vv 68-79; Anthem: 0 Thou the Central Orb (Wood); Hark, the Glad Sound, the Saviour Comes
(Bristol, BBC HB 90). Director of Music
Jonathan Rennert. Stereo


Unknown: Jonathan Rennert.

: File on 4

: For All the Saints

Roger Worsley accompanies the Rev
Brendan O'Malley on the final leg of a pilgrimage across west Wales to the ancient shrine of St David 's. Narrated by John Darren.
Producer Kate Fenton


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

: You and Yours

with John Waite


Unknown: John Waite

: Families and How to Survive Them

A six-part series in which John Cleese and his former psychiatrist, Dr Robin Skynner , discuss how relationships are formed, sustained and developed.
1: Why Do We Fall in Love? Featuring Basil Fawlty and Alf Garnett
Producers Rachel Yorke and Jonathan James-Moore . Stereo
0 FEATURE: page 29


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Dr Robin Skynner
Unknown: Alf Garnett
Producers: Rachel Yorke
Producers: Jonathan James-Moore

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke


Unknown: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Is there cachet in counting carats or more fun in frankly fake?
Nancy Durham puts on the glitz to find out how to sparkle this Christmas. Serial: Billy Bayswater by Nigel Watts. Billy is mentally backward and homeless - and Christmas is just around the corner. The first of seven episodes read by Trevor Nichols.
Abridged by Doreen Estall Producer Pat McLoughlin
(Music: Arnold's Flute Sonatina)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Nancy Durham
Unknown: Billy Bayswater
Unknown: Nigel Watts.
Read By: Trevor Nichols.
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Man with the Twisted Lip

The sixth of 12 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Neville St Clair is missing, presumed murdered. The trail leads Holmes to one of London's vilest opium dens.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Dramatised By: Peter Mackie
Produced By: Enyd Williams
Produced By: Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson: Michael Williams
Hugh Boone: Robin Herford
Kate Witney: Emma Gregory
Isa Witney: George Winter
Mrs St Clair: Danielle Allan
Mary Watson: Elizabeth Mansfield
PC Horden: Angus Wright
Lascar: David Bannerman

: Treasure Islands

Presented by Michael Rosen.
Is Enid Blyton the most hated children's author?
How many fathers sing nursery rhymes at bedtime? Has television really replaced reading? The results of the Treasure Islands/Red
House Book Club children's book survey reveal the answers. Producer Jill Burridge


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Enid Blyton
Producer: Jill Burridge

: News

: Something to Celebrate

The last of five programmes exploring special events in people's lives.
A Party for the Joy of It There is nothing at all unusual about the parties held by Marc - except that all his guests (as well as Marc himself) know that he has AIDS. Marc's parties are an affirmation of present life.
Producer Cathie Mahoney Stereo (R)


Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley reviews the new films; joins
Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham
Symphony Orchestra on tour; and sees two Redgrave sisters and a niece in Chekhov's
Three Sisters.
Producer John Goudie Stereo


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Simon Rattle
Producer: John Goudie

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes
0 WRITE to: PM Letters, BBC, London WIA IAA


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Counterpoint


: News

: The Archers

: Age to Age

: Medicine Now

: Going South

Three programmes.
When students
Robert Weddle and Anthony Halford spent a summer walking 1,000 miles from Chartres to Assisi, they little suspected how the experience would change their lives. Thirty years on, the landscape, the people and legendary shrines yield up their simple secret to Robert Weddle.
2: Open Roads and Open Minds
Producer Simon Elmes. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Weddle
Unknown: Anthony Halford
Unknown: Robert Weddle.
Producer: Simon Elmes.

: 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.
5: Fundamentalism
'We lamented the loss of faith. Shall we fear its rediscovery still more?'


Lecturer: Dr Jonathan Sacks

: Kaleidoscope


: Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Sugar for the Horse by H E Bates.
'The little brown mare, Jenny, went to bed with Silas after the 1897 Jubilee. Grandmother warns it must never happen again.'
Adapted and read by David Neal.
Producer Philip Martin Stereo


Read By: David Neal.

: Looking Forward to the Past

Robert Booth takes a light-hearted view of history. With Victoria Glendinning , George MacDonald Fraser , Hugh Brogan and Michael Wood. Producer Harry Thompson Stereo (R)


Unknown: Victoria Glendinning
Unknown: George MacDonald Fraser
Unknown: Hugh Brogan
Unknown: Michael Wood.
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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