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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

from St Hilda's Priory in Whitby. Stereo

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Venerable George Austin"
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: News

: The Power of Patronage

Robin Oakley, Political Editor of The Times, presents a five-part series investigating patronage in major areas of public life. 3:Appointing the Judges Will current changes in the appointments system satisfy the critics? And do women and members of ethnic minorities get rough justice over top legal jobs?
Producer Sheila Cook


Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Natural History Programme

Illegal international trade in wildlife is worth millions of pounds every year and has been responsible for the massive decline in the number of many species of plants and animals.
To combat this, the World Wide Fund for Nature has set up an international network, called TRAFFIC. Fergus Keeling and Jessica Holm visit its headquarters in Cambridge.
Producer John Holmes


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: John Holmes

: An Act of Worship

Reflecting on the concerns of the day. Stereo

: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition on Saturday at 6.25pm)

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys talks to four successful people who have weathered major storms in their careers.
Anthony Simonds-Gooding - whose satellite TV empire collapsed with the merger of BSB and Sky. Producer Brian King
(Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm;


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Anthony Simonds-Gooding

: First Person

Sousa Jamba, an Angolan in Britain, considers common western perceptions of Africa.

: You and Yours

Presented by Margaret Collins


Presented By: Margaret Collins

: Dear Diary


: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Sir Nicholas Henderson , Slim Gaillard, Brian Johnstone , William Douglas-Home and Sir David Herbert demonstrate to Sylvia Horn the charms of the older man.
Serial: A Country of Strangers (4)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Sir Nicholas Henderson
Unknown: Brian Johnstone
Unknown: William Douglas-Home
Unknown: Sir David Herbert
Unknown: Sylvia Horn

: Some Kind of Justice

Det Sgt Pryce and Det Constable Rees are investigating a series of arson attacks on Welsh holiday cottages. It all seems easy to explain - until a body turns up, and Pryce and Rees are taken
Written by Derrick Geer. Director Alison Hindell. Stereo


Unknown: Det Sgt Pryce
Unknown: Det Constable Rees
Written By: Derrick Geer.
Director: Alison Hindell.
Pryce: Sion Probert
Rees: Philip Howe
Dr Jones: Ella Hood
Willis: Howell Evans
Mary: Julie Higginson
Richard: John Gannon
Lewis: Terry Victor
Eag/esham: Steve Botcher

: News

: Bookshelf

An investigation into the popularity of published playscripts for theatre-goers - to read after the lights go up. A 'sense of place' in fiction: how do city streets and rural landscapes conjure up mood and atmosphere? Also, Charles Palliser 's new love story.
Presented by Nigel Forde. Producer Vivien Devlin


Unknown: Charles Palliser
Presented By: Nigel Forde.
Producer: Vivien Devlin

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reports on the Positive Theatre
Company's play about HIV; and the London Mime Festival gets under way.
Producer Adrian Washboume


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: PM

Presented by Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes


Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

: Going Back

Three people revisit places where they have lived in the past and which have profoundly influenced their lives.
3: Jack
Jack Scarr was born 75 years ago into a once-prosperous British community that lived in the desert of northern Chile. In 1924 he sailed for England. Now he returns for the first time, to revisit a sunlit childhood so distant, yet so clear in his memory.


Subject: Jack Scarr
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: The State in Question

In this series of four programmes on the British state,
John Lloyd explores the new ideas which will determine the politics of the next decade.
3: Sowing the SeedcornA successful modern state must have highly educated workers. Britain competes with Europe but its traditions and attitudes are profoundly different. How should this society act to fight its decline in this crucial area? Should
Britain rely on individual choice or seek a European solution and greater state intervention?
Producer Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: John Lloyd
Producer: Gwyneth Williams

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker.
For disabled listeners.
Producer Marlene Pease
0PHONE: 071.[number removed]fl0.00am-5.00pm;
0 WRITE to: 'Does He Take
Sugar?', Broadcasting House. BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Richard Kershaw


Presented By: Richard Kershaw

: A Book at Bedtime

Age of Iron by J M Coetzee. Part 4.

: Fear on Four

The fourth in a series of eight nerve-tinglers introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black. Invitation to the Vaults
A crooked literary agent is subjected to a particularly harrowing revenge ...
Written by Basil Copper .
Dramatised by Wally K Daly
Director Martin Jenkins. Stereo


Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Written By: Basil Copper
Dramatised By: Wally K Daly
Director: Martin Jenkins.
Dr Mazanares: Ian Lindsay
Madame Freilas: Sarah Badel
Albano Pizar: Roger Hammond
Secretary: Emma Gregory

: 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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