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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Dave Pole Stereo

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Brian Redhead. Including:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev Tom Butler


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Brian Redhead.
Unknown: Tom Butler

: People Who Say Goodbye

by P Y Betts. Part 5.
Stereo (Details as last Thursday)

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer Bridget Osbome


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Bridget Osbome

: Gardeners' Question Time

A postbag edition.

: Morning Story

The Laundry by Emily Prager. Read by Shelley Thompson. Producer Sarah Kilgarriff


Unknown: Emily Prager.
Read By: Shelley Thompson.
Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

: Daily Service

See amid the Winter's
Snow; Philippians 2, w
1-11; Infant Holy; Behold a Simple, Tender Babe. Director of Music
James Whitbourn. Stereo


Unknown: James Whitbourn.

: Jean Rhys

: Profile

A radio portrait, in conversation, recollection and anecdote.
Editor Brian Walker


Editor: Brian Walker

: You and Yours

with John Howard


Unknown: John Howard

: Families and How to Survive Them

Six programmes in which John Cleese and his former psychiatrist, Dr Robin Skynner , discuss how relationships are formed, and how to sustain and develop them. 4: The Astonishing Stuffed Rabbit - and Depression With the help of Winnie the Pooh and Lenny Henry. Producers Rachel Yorke and Jonathan James-Moore . Stereo


Unknown: John Cleese
Unknown: Dr Robin Skynner
Unknown: Lenny Henry.
Producers: Rachel Yorke
Producers: Jonathan James-Moore

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets
Wendy Cooling, the new Head of the Children's Book Foundation. Serial: The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.
To the new governess, her small charges are incredibly beautiful. But are they haunted - and corrupted - by ghosts? The first of eight parts read by Juliet Stevenson. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury (Music: Caplet's
Conte fantastique)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Henry James.
Read By: Juliet Stevenson.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Blue Carbuncle

The seventh of 12 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
When the Countess of Morcar's famous jewel is stolen, Holmes's only clues are a Christmas goose and a battered felt hat.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Dramatised By: Bert Coules
Director: Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson: Michael Williams
James Ryder: Peter Blythe
Henry Baker: Hugh Dickson
Windigate: Vincent Brimble
Mrs Horner: Naomi Capron
John Horner: Ben Onwukwe
Mrs Oakshott: Elaine Claxton
Peterson: Christopher Good
Insp Bradstreet: David Goudge
Breckinridge: Ian Lindsay

: Enquire Within

From the apparently obvious to the downright obscure, Dilly Barlow , with the help of experts, attempts to answer your questions.
Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: News

: What If ... ?

In the first of a four-part series which rewrites history, Dr Christopher Andrew asks, 'What if Hitler had won the war against Russia in 1941?' Professor Norman Stone and Alistair Parker ponder the probable effects on the course of the Second World War and its aftermath.
Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew
Unknown: Professor Norman Stone
Unknown: Alistair Parker
Producer: Ian Bell

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley goes behind the scenes of the new film adaptation of an English classic, The Fool by Henry Mayhew , starring Derek Jacobi ; reviews Derek Jarman 's much-heralded film The Garden; and finds out about an exhibition of Stuart and Elizabethan silver from the Kremlin.
Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Henry Mayhew
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Derek Jarman
Producer: John Goudie

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Parodies Lost

An eccentric and original new comedy show in which star guests are taken on a literary mystery tour. This week Wendy Richard ,
Fiona Shaw and Wendy Perriam go on a husband-hunt in Regency Bath - with apologies to Jane Austen. In the chair Jenni Murray. Also starring
Spontaneous Combustion. Producer Mary Sharp. Stereo


Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Fiona Shaw
Unknown: Wendy Perriam
Unknown: Jane Austen.
Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Producer: Mary Sharp.

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

John Waite returns with a new series in which he and his team investigate listeners' complaints. The programme sets out to pursue not only individual allegations of injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of authority, but also wider issues as a result of which the lives of ordinary people may be damaged by the actions - or complacency - of others. Editor Graham Ellis
● WRITE to: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House,
London W 1A 1AA. if you've got a case which you believe deserves investigation.


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

: 33 Lines in 'Who's Who'

At the age of 93, Dr John Frederick Wilkinson is one of Britain's oldest practising GPs.
He's renowned for his scientific discoveries, but he also claims a number of remarkable non-medical firsts. He's trained sea-lions as bomb-detectors, invented the zip-fly, and deloused the Sadlers
Wells Corps de Ballet. Reporter
Fay Wertheimer. Producer Wendy Pilmer


Unknown: Dr John Frederick Wilkinson
Unknown: Fay Wertheimer.
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: Dan Dare Meets Judge Dredd

Comics today and in the innocent 1950s.

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White Stereo


Presented By: Roger White

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig Stereo


Presented By: Robin Lustig

: A Book at Bedtime

The Warden by Anthony Trollope.
3: Dr Grantly Prepares the Defence


Unknown: Anthony Trollope.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett begins the new series appropriately enough at the start of the new year, when diaries are full of good resolutions as well as reservations about the previous year.
Producers Kate Whitehead and Kate McAll Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Producers: Kate Whitehead
Producers: Kate McAll

: Masterbrain


: 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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