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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

6.25am Prayer for the Day with the Rev Dave Pole. Stereo


Unknown: Dave Pole.

: A Vintage Breakfast

Oliver Walston celebrates the New Year somewhere on the Sussex Downs. Producer Carol Trewin (R)


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev Tom Butler


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Tom Butler

: People Who Say Goodbye

by P Y Betts. Part 4. (Details as last Thursday)

: News

: Nicholas's Latin Primer

Jeremy Nicholas presents a kaleidoscopic impression of the highways, and some of the byways, where Latin still flourishes.
Featuring Martin Jarvis as Nigel Molesworth.
Producer Ian Gardhouse. Stereo


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Nigel Molesworth.
Producer: Ian Gardhouse.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts visits
Liverpool - one of several cities across the world taking part in a pioneering project to make the urban environment a healthier and happier one.
Producer Alison Richards


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Alison Richards

: Morning Story

Fizz by Anne Jackson. Read by Judith Barker. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Anne Jackson.
Read By: Judith Barker.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

Lord, for the Years (Lord of the Years); Revelation 21: vv 1-7; Jubilate Deo (Walton); Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken (Austria, BBC HB 176). Director of Music
Noel Tredinnick. Stereo


Unknown: Noel Tredinnick.

: Citizens

Written by Shelagh Stephenson Director Tracey Neale. Stereo


Written By: Shelagh Stephenson
Director: Tracey Neale.
JJ: Adjoa Andoh
Suzi: Hetty Baynes
Trevor: Norman Beaton
Zena: Maria Charles
Sally: Avril Clark
Mireille: Tara Dominick
Alex: Kate Duchene
Mike: Scott Farrell
Cliff: Jeffrey Gear
Toby: Christopher Godwin
Charles: Michael N Harbour
Julia: Beverley Hills
Hugh: James MacPherson
Rose: Carmen Munroe
Colin: Ben Onwukwe
Neville: David Richard-Fox
FrBrabourne: Philip Sully

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reflections of life and politics abroad. Producer Zareer Masani


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Lines of Communication

Six programmes in which Patrick Hannan tries to leap the gap between what people say and what they mean.
1: What Everybody Else Knows
Producer Hilary Jones


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Hilary Jones

: You and Yours

with John Howard


Unknown: John Howard

: Quote ... Unquote

with Nigel Rees.
This week's guests: Glenda Jackson , Dan Jacobson , Peter Jones and Alan Plater.
Reader Ronald Fletcher. Producer Armando lannucci Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Dan Jacobson
Unknown: Peter Jones
Reader: Alan Plater.
Reader: Ronald Fletcher.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to women who are going to go far in 1991 and predicts the trends and styles of the coming year. Short story:
Goodness and Mercy by Alice Munro. Read by Margaret Robinson. Abridged by Meg Clarke


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Alice Munro.
Read By: Margaret Robinson.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The Bluer Sea A comedy by Amanda Swift.
When Betty and May arrive on board the liner 'Song of Hawaii', equipped only with plimsolls, a rebellious nature and an obsession with Angela Rippon , their horizons open up in the most unexpected way.
Director Paul Schlesinger. Stereo


Comedy By: Amanda Swift.
Unknown: Angela Rippon
Director: Paul Schlesinger.
Betty: Elizabeth Spriggs
May: Liz Smith
Lucy: Emma Gregory
Sister: Liz Kelly
Odette: Danielle Allan
Delores: Jane Whittenshaw
Red: Danny Schiller
Gregory: Vincent Brimble
Captain: Timothy Carlton

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with James Merryweather , Anthony Barton and Tim Bayley - three members of a group that takes its name from the Lord Mayor's Band in ancient York: the York Waits.
Producer Michael Emery. Stereo


Unknown: James Merryweather
Unknown: Anthony Barton
Unknown: Tim Bayley
Producer: Michael Emery.

: News

: The Local Network

People are becoming more fitness conscious, but where does the exercise finish and gimmick start? Reporters
David Clayton and Neil Walker try aquaerobics, cardiofunk and martial moves.
Producer Nick Clarke


Unknown: David Clayton
Unknown: Neil Walker
Producer: Nick Clarke

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Billington talks to Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave , who are currently appearing in the West End production of Chekhov's play, Three Sisters.
Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo (R)


Talks: Michael Billington
Talks: Lynn Redgrave
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: My Music

A musical panel game. John Amis and Frank Muir challenge Ian Wallace and Denis Norden.
In the chair Steve Race.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo (R)


Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Denis Norden.
Unknown: Steve Race.
Producer: Richard Edis.

: News

: The Archers

: Jean Rhys

The Woman and the Writer
Anna Vaux presents a view of the woman described by A Alvarez as 'one of the finest English writers of this century'. With Diana Athill, Carole Angier , Diana and George Melly , Francis Wyndham , A Alvarez, and extracts from her work read by Anna Massey.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Unknown: Anna Vaux
Unknown: Carole Angier
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Francis Wyndham
Read By: Anna Massey.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: The First 40 Years

A far from everyday story of country folk.
Gillian Reynolds reflects on the magic moments and the behind-the-scenes machinations of the world's longest running radio serial - The Archers.
Producer Ian Bell t FEATURE: page 18


Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Producer: Ian Bell

: In Touch

John Hull discusses his personal account of becoming blind, Touching the Rock, with Tony Barringer and Hannah Wright , who have also lost their sight. Presented by Peter White.
Producer Thena Heshel
COMMENTS: tel [number removed]between 9.15 and 10. 15pm


Unknown: John Hull
Unknown: Tony Barringer
Unknown: Hannah Wright
Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan looks back at the arts in 1990. Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Psalms

by Jeanette Winterson. Read by Sylvestra Le Touzel. Producer Tessa Kendall (R)


Unknown: Jeanette Winterson.
Read By: Sylvestra Le Touzel.
Producer: Tessa Kendall

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig Stereo


Presented By: Robin Lustig

: A Book at Bedtime

The Warden by Anthony Trollope. 2: The Petition


Unknown: Anthony Trollope.

: Immortal Diamonds

Six programmes in which Rosemary Hartill explores the relationship between God and the poets.
1: Medieval England: The Quest
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Read by Nigel Forde and Ronald Waldron.
Producer Amanda Hancox Stereo (R)


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Read By: Nigel Forde
Read By: Ronald Waldron.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: A Scots Qualr

Liz Lochhead , Norman MacCaig ,
Catriona Montgomery and William Neill present a personal selection of their poetry for Ne'erday. Presented by Joy Hendry.
Producer Michael Shaw


Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Unknown: Norman MacCaig
Unknown: Catriona Montgomery
Unknown: William Neill
Presented By: Joy Hendry.
Producer: Michael Shaw

: 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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