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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Richard Horner. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Horner.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev James Jones


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Williamand the Little Girl

by Richmal Crompton. The first of two stories read by Martin Jarvis.


Unknown: Richmal Crompton.
Read By: Martin Jarvis.

: News

: Call the Controller: [number removed]

Your chance to put your views on Radio 4 programmes and policy to the network's controller,
Michael Green.
Presented by Nick Ross. Producer Nick Utechin
0 LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Michael Green.
Presented By: Nick Ross.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts
Producer Dee Palmer


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Dee Palmer

: Morning Story

A Place for Belonging by Doug Morgan.
Sam Williams has been an outsider all his life.
Will anything ever change this?
Read by John Darren. Producer Caroline Sam


Unknown: Doug Morgan.
Unknown: Sam Williams
Read By: John Darren.
Producer: Caroline Sam

: Daily Service

To Us a Child of Royal Birth (Invitation); John
1, w 19-34; The Blessed Son of God (R Vaughan Williams); As with Gladness Men of Old
(Dix, BBC HB 62). Director of Music
Alan Wilson

: Citizens

Written by Christopher Reason Director Adrian Bean. Stereo


Written By: Christopher Reason
Director: Adrian Bean.
JJ: Adjoa Andoh
Mary: Alice Arnold
Suzi: Hetty Baynes
Sally: Avril Clark
Mireilk: Tara Dominick
Alex: Kate Duchene
Mike :: Scott Farrell
Cliff: Jeffrey Gear
Toby: Christopher Godwin
Joe: John Hollis
Terry: Anthony Jackson
Hugh: James MacPherson
June: Maggie McCarthy
Rose: Carmen Munroe
Colin: Ben Onwukwe
Neville: David Richard-Fox
Tony: Richard Tate

: From Our Own Correspondent


Producer: Zareer Masani

: Linesof Communication

Six programmes in which Patrick Hannan tries to leap the gap between what people say and what they mean.
2: Are You Being Served? Producer Hilary Jones


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Hilary Jones

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower


Unknown: Debbie Thrower

: Quote ... Unquote

with Dillie Keane , Bel Mooney , John Julius
Norwich and John Peel. In the chair Nigel Rees.
Reader Ronald Fletcher. .. Producer Armando lannucci Stereo


Unknown: Dillie Keane
Unknown: Bel Mooney
Unknown: John Julius
Unknown: John Peel.
Reader: Nigel Rees.
Reader: Ronald Fletcher.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Cheryl Armitage wants to know why many adult women resort to baby voices. Serial: The Turn of the Screw (5)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

The House with an Attic An adaptation of a short story by Anton Chekhov. Andrei, now a famous painter in Moscow, remembers a summer's visit ten years earlier to his friend Belakurov's large estate. And the beautiful Zhenya who so mysteriously slipped through his fingers ...
Adapted by Jane Gerson
Director Peter Kavanagh. Stereo


Story By: Anton Chekhov.
Adapted By: Jane Gerson
Director: Peter Kavanagh.
Andrei Orlovsky: Dale Rapley
Nikolai Belakurov: Nigel Carrington
Yasha: Garard Green
Lydia Volchaninov: Elizabeth Mansfield
Zhenya Volchaninov: Tara Dominick

: Richard BakerCompares Notes

with composers David Lumsdaine and Nicola Lefanu , who are also husband and wife.
Producer Michael Emery. Stereo


Unknown: David Lumsdaine
Unknown: Nicola Lefanu
Producer: Michael Emery.

: News

: The Local Network

A Hard Day's Fright Why do many people deliberately go out to scare themselves? Why are they drawn to rickety roller coasters, horror movies and rowing across the Atlantic in an open boat? Neil Walker and David Clayton report. Producer Nick Clarke


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

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan meets George Smiley in the pages of John le Carres latest novel and discusses the new book by Colombian author
Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: George Smiley
Unknown: John Le Carres
Unknown: Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Producer: John Goudie

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: My Music

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

: Death of aSuperpower

Three programmes about the end of the Soviet
Union as we know it.
What is to be the fate of the Soviet peoples as they confront the end of a system that has lasted over 70 years?
1: The Second Blockade
As the frost of the grim Soviet winter begins to bite hard and the shops stay empty, Leningrad faces its worst winter since the great siege of the Second World War.
How do people survive such shortages?
Gordon Clough reports. Producer Anne Koch


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Producer: Anne Koch

: Science Now

: For He Isan Englishman

The first of six talks by Charles Arnold-Baker , born Wolfgang Werner von Blumenthal, a Prussian aristocrat, in which he reflects on the English society of which he became such a 'compleat' example.
Producer Louise Purslow. Stereo


Unknown: Charles Arnold-Baker
Producer: Louise Purslow.

: In Touch

with Peter White
Producer Thena Heshel


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope


: FinancialWorld Tonight

with Roger White Stereo

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

The Warden by Anthony Trollope. 7: The Humiliation of John Bold


Unknown: Anthony Trollope.

: Immortal Diamonds

with Rosemary Hartill. 2: Puritan England - the Fight: John Milton. Reader Philip Sully. Producer Amanda Hancox Stereo (R)


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.
Reader: John Milton.
Reader: Philip Sully.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Shootingthrough to Alice

Ali Ballantyne meets fellow voyagers aboard the world's most famous locomotive, The Flying Scotsman, on a journey across the open spaces of Australia.
Producer Peter Griffiths (R)


Unknown: Ali Ballantyne
Producer: Peter Griffiths

: 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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