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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Stewart Jones Stereo

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev James Jones


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: James Jones

: The Landlord of'The Love-a-Duck'

A shaggy-dog story by Stacy Aumonier , read in two parts by John Baddeley.
1: A Wager Is Made
Producer Matthew Walters (R) (Part 2 tomorrow at 8.43am;


Story By: Stacy Aumonier
Unknown: John Baddeley.
Producer: Matthew Walters

: News

: The Powerof Patronage

Robin Oakley, Political Editor of The Times, presents a five-part series investigating patronage in major areas of public life. 2: Honours and Politics
A look at the use and abuse of political honours and the vexed question of patronage and party funding.
Producer Sheila Cook


Producer: Sheila Cook

: The NaturalHistory Programme

To use less energy, to separate rubbish for recycling or to plant a tree: Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm make some ecological resolutions for the New Year. Producer John Ruthven


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: John Ruthven

: An Act of Worship


: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition on Saturday at 6.25pm)

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys talks to four successful people who have weathered storms in their careers. 2: Count Nikolai Tolstoy - whose war-crime allegations against Lord Aldington cost him a fortune in the libel courts.
Producer Brian King


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Count Nikolai Tolstoy
Producer: Brian King

: First Person

Dorothy Pope - with a knitting yarn.
Producer Charlotte Blofeld


Unknown: Dorothy Pope
Producer: Charlotte Blofeld

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower


Unknown: Debbie Thrower

: Dear Diary


: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: Crisis In Africa

A special appeal on behalf of the Disasters
Emergency Committee to help the victims of major famine now threatening millions of people in many parts of Africa.
Crisis in Africa, [address removed]
Credit cards: [number removed]

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Turn of the Screw (7)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Volvulus

John Bond won a Radio Times playwriting award in 1988 for this penetrating study of a 10-year-old boy trying to understand the last few months of his father's life.
Narrator Tom Georgeson


Writer: John Bond
Director: Claire Grove
Narrator: Tom Georgeson
John: Daniel Hawgood
Rene: Jane Whittenshaw
Nana: Elizabeth Kelly
Dad: Rod Arthur
Malcolm: Christopher Pringle

: News

: Bookshelf

The Clopton Hercules was salvaged from the slush pile at publishers Faber and Faber. Nigel Forde talks to editor Robert McCrum and author Duncan Sprott about the one that - nearly - got away. Producer Sally Marmion


Editor: Robert McCrum
Unknown: Duncan Sprott
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen visits Dublin as it embarks on its year as European City of Culture, taking over from
Glasgow. Among those in the studio is the writer Dermot Bolger , whose play The Lament for Arthur Cleary is on Radio 4 next Monday. Producer Mike Greenwood.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Dermot Bolger
Unknown: Arthur Cleary
Producer: Mike Greenwood.

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Niall Dickson


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Niall Dickson

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Screenplay

with lain Johnstone. This week's panel: Dick Vosburgh , Wendy Richard , Barry Cryer and Robin Ray. Producer Andy Aliffe Stereo (RJ


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: News

: The Archers

: Going Back

Three people revisit places where they have lived 'in the past and which have profoundly influenced their lives. 2:
Omar Omar Sattaur was 4 when his family emigrated from British Guiana to
London in 1961, in search of a better future.
Now a freelance writer, he is returning for the first time to be reunited with the family that stayed behind.
Producer Nigel Acheson. Stereo


Unknown: Omar Omar Sattaur
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: The StateIn Question

In this series of four programmes on the British state,
John Lloyd explores the new ideas that will determine the politics of the next decade.
2: The Cost of Caring Post-war thinking on the state has been overturned. The old ideas of the centrally planned state have collapsed. Nowhere is this more evident than in the welfare state. The
Beveridge ideal was based on the nuclear family and regular work patterns.
Now times have changed and the British people themselves are turning to new solutions.
Producer Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: John Lloyd
Producer: Gwyneth Williams

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker.
For disabled listeners.
Phone: [number removed] (10.00am-5.00pm,)
Write to: 'Does He Take Sugar?' [address removed]


Presenter: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: FinancialWorld Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig

: A Bookat Bedtime

The Warden by Anthony Trollope. 9: Sir Abraham


Unknown: Anthony Trollope.

: Fear on 4

The third in a series of eight nerve-tinglers introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black. The Monkey's Revenge
Set in a research establishment, a tale of the horror that ensues when someone suffering a serious disease decides to take control of his destiny. Written by Guy Jenkin.
Director Gerry Jones Stereo


Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Written By: Guy Jenkin.
Director: Gerry Jones
Mum: Jenny Howe
June: Catherine Alexander
John: Richard Pasco
Maggie: Helena Breck
Surgeon: Ronald Herdman

: The Engineof Ellenroad

A Victorian steam plant which once drove 3,000 looms comes back to life after five years of restoration.
Project manager Stanley Graham gives Phil Smith the inside story. (R)


Unknown: Stanley Graham
Unknown: Phil Smith

: 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.

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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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