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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Stewart Lamont


Unknown: Stewart Lamont

: Today

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


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey

: News

: Punters

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


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Southern Voices

A series of six talks about the Third World. 5: Tales of a Hybrid Bourgeoisie
Homi Bhabha reflects on the cultural values and ambivalence of India's large and powerful urban middle class. Producer Zareer Masani


Producer: Zareer Masani

: The Natural History Programme

Fergus Keeling investigates a 'mutant' starling with a beak that would make an oystercatcher envious, while Nick Cater reports on a major event Down Under. Producer John Harrison


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Nick Cater
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 meets the North-East writer
Pat Barker , whose novel Union Street inspired a Hollywood movie. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Pat Barker
Producer: Gillian Hush

: First Person

Else Wendel-Forster remembers a shocking case she stumbled across when she was a welfare worker in Berlin during the 1930s. Stereo

: You and Yours

with John Waite


Unknown: John Waite

: Flying the Flag


: The World at One

with Nick Clarke and James Naughtie


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to the poet Charlotte Mitchell , whose observations of everyday fads and fancies are summed up in her new anthology, / Want to Go Home.
Billy Bayswater (2)


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Unknown: Billy Bayswater

: Power of Attorney

David Wade 's comedy has a moral: if you have a rich aunt who is slightly dotty, think twice before attempting to defraud her of her money.
Director Glyn Dearman


Unknown: David Wade
Director: Glyn Dearman
Anabelle: Geraldine McEwan
Geoffrey: Geoffrey Palmer
Aunt Beatie: Joan Matheson
Eddie: David King
Corvo: John Moffatt
Mrs Penny: Katherine Parr
Bulstrode: James Greene
Rita: Jane Whittenshaw

: News

: Bookshelf

Queen Elizabeth I, the 1980s and an African journey are the subjects of three new books that illustrate how historical and cultural events are documented in biography, photo-journalism and travel reportage. With Nigel Forde. Producer Vivien Devlin


Unknown: Nigel Forde.
Producer: Vivien Devlin

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson-Scott finds out whether the National Theatre's new adaptation of The Wind in the Willows will rival
Toad of Toad Hall; the experimental theatre group Theatre de Complicité presents its new production, Help! I'm Alive; and Manchester's
Contact Theatre joins others in offering Christmas theatre for children.
Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Robert Dawson-Scott
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: PM

Presented by Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge


Presented By: Wendy Austin
Presented By: 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: a Nice Way to Lose Money

The second of two programmes in which Humphrey Carpenter looks at present trends in British publishing and speculates on the future of this complex industry. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Humphrey Carpenter
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Analysis

Heseltine, Lawson, Howe - each resigned from the Cabinet talking of both Europe and the style of government. But is classic cabinet government - collective discussion before decision - still practical, given the demands of modern politics?
Will Mrs Thatcher 's successor be able to restore it?
Presented by Peter Hennessy.
Producer Caroline Anstey


Unknown: Mrs Thatcher
Presented By: Peter Hennessy.
Producer: Caroline Anstey

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker.
For disabled listeners. Producer Marlene Pease
0PHONE: [number removed](10.00am-5.00pm)
0 WRITE to:
'Does He Take Sugar?', Broadcasting House,
BBC, London WIA 1AA


Presented By: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White. Stereo


Presented By: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw. Stereo


Presented By: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

In My Wildest Dreams by Leslie Thomas.
The autobiography of a boy born into a working-class family in south Wales, who was to become a successful novelist. The first of 12 parts read by Hywel Bennett (who, as a young actor, starred in the film of Thomas's best-selling novel
The Virgin Soldiers). Abridged by John Scotney Producer Peter King (R)


Unknown: Leslie Thomas.
Read By: Hywel Bennett
Abridged By: John Scotney

: Burnt

with Dennis Waterman.
The fifth of a six-part political thriller written by Nigel Baldwin.
Too much knowledge can end in death if anyone is prepared to go right to the end of the line.
Music Laurie Scott Baker Director Jane Dauncey Stereo


Written By: Nigel Baldwin
Music: Laurie Scott Baker
Director: Jane Dauncey
Milkie: Dennis Waterman
Teller: Ray Smith
Beth: Bethan Jones
Angela: Tara Dominick
Huw: Richard Elfyn
Sharon: Emma Gregory
Pauline: Eluned Jones
Laura: Ri Richards

: 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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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.

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