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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

from Alnmouth Friary, Northumberland. Stereo

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev Philip Crowe
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Philip Crowe

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves
Producer Bridget Osborne


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Morning Story

The Punishment of Luxury by Michael Carson. Read by Bob Peck.
Producer Duncan Minshull (R)


Unknown: Michael Carson.
Read By: Bob Peck.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

Angel Voices, Ever
Singing (Angel Voices);
I Corinthians 12, w 1-13; Come, Holy Ghost
(Attwood); Christ from Whom All Blessings Flow (Culbach).
Director of Music
Jonathan Rennert. Stereo


Unknown: Jonathan Rennert.

: Profile

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


Editor: Brian Walker

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower


Unknown: Debbie Thrower

: Out of Order

The return of the political quiz in which
Patrick Hannan challenges MPs Julian Critchley and Austin Mitchell and their guests to give some straight answers.
Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Julian Critchley
Producer: Diane Messias.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Serial: A Country of Strangers (8)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Noble Bachelor

The tenth of 12 short stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
When a society bride vanishes from her wedding breakfast and her clothes are found in the Serpentine, the bridegroom puts his case, but not his confidence, in the hands of the great detective.


Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Director: Enyd Williams
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
St Simon: John Rye
Doran: David Healey
Hatty: Catherine Furshpan
Vicar: Ian Lindsay
Flora: Tara Dominick
Footman/Constable: Andrew Wincott
Duchess: Elizabeth Kelly
Mrs Hudson: Mary Allen
Doorman/Sgt: Danny Schiller
Lestrade: Donald Gee
Moulton: Stephen Garlick

: Enquire Within

From yew trees in churchyards to the absence of seeds in seedless grapes, Dilly Barlow finds out why. Producer Viv Black
* WRITE to: Enquire Within, BBC. Broadcasting House, London WIA 1AA
* QUESTION LINE: [number removed]


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Viv Black

: News

: What If

The last of a four-part series that rewrites history. Both the former
Coal Board chairman Lord Ezra and Tony Benn , MP, believe Edward Heath could have won the election in 1974 if he'd settled with the miners.
They explain to
Christopher Andrew how they imagine the latter half of the 70s under a Conservative government. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Tony Benn
Unknown: Edward Heath
Unknown: Christopher Andrew
Producer: Ian Bell

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews discusses the week's new films, including
Shirley MacLaine in Postcards from the Edge, and talks to the prize-winning actress Carmen Maura who has twice been judged European Actress of the Year.
Producer Tony Phillips Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Unknown: Carmen Maura
Producer: Tony Phillips

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Parodies Lost

The comedy show in which guests are taken on a literary mystery tour.
This week Nina Myskow , Simon Fanshawe and Christopher Sinclair -
Stevenson go in pursuit of buried treasure.
In the chair Jenni Murray. Also starring
Spontaneous Combustion. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Nina Myskow
Unknown: Simon Fanshawe
Unknown: Christopher Sinclair
Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Producer: Mary Sharp

: News

: The Archers

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis
0 WRITE to: Face the Facts. BBC. Broadcasting House.
London WIA 1AA, if you've got a case which you believe deserves investigation.


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

: The Power of Patronage

Robin Oakley presents a five-part series investigating patronage in major areas of public life. 3: Appointing the Judges

: The English

The third of eight programmes.
Norman invaders impressed their foreign domination on the English landscape as well as on the people.
Malcolm Billings and Jonathan Riley-Smith take their search for the English from 1066 to the 13th century, when nobles are forced to decide to be English or French, and King John is forced to sign the Magna Carta.
Music by Steven Faux , performed by the Dufay Collective.
Producer Christopher Stone Stereo
• FACTSHEET: For free guide and reading list, write to: [address removed], enclosing sae
BOOK: 'The English' by Malcolm Billings , available from bookshops, £9.95


Unknown: Malcolm Billings
Unknown: Jonathan Riley-Smith
Music By: Steven Faux
Unknown: Malcolm Billings

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Nigel Cassidy Stereo


Presented By: Nigel Cassidy

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Age of Iron byj MCoetzee. Part 8.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett digs out some of his diary entries for various January 23rds and compares them with those of his fellow diarist; over four centuries. Producers Kate McAH and Kate Whitehead Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Producers: Kate McAh
Producers: Kate Whitehead

: 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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