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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

from Alnmouth Friary, Northumberland. Stereo

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev Philip Crowe
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Philip Crowe

: 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. 4: Church and State From the picking of country clergy to the choosing of a new
Archbishop of Canterbury: what part does the State play inside the Church of England?
Producer Sheila Cook


Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Natural History Programme

Kakas, kiwis and kakapos ... The first of two programmes presented by Jessica Holm on the fascinating wildlife of New Zealand.
Producer John Harrison


Presented By: Jessica Holm
Producer: John Harrison

: 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.
4: Sophie Mirman - whose overnight success with the Sock Shop chain of stores turned into a business nightmare. Producer Brian King


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sophie Mirman
Producer: Brian King

: First Person

Sheila Sullivan on being a 'little old lady'.


Unknown: Sheila Sullivan

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard


Presented By: John Howard

: Dear Diary


: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie


Presented By: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Labour-saving household gadgets have delivered women up from their housemaid's knees and freed them from domestic tyranny. Then why are women in the 90s putting in more hours than their grandmothers in the 30s? Sue Margolis reports. Serial: A Country of Strangers (9)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Prime Minister's

Questions and other business from Parliament.

: The Committee for Public Safety

Seven local worthies get together to stop the end of the world as they know it - or rather knew it. Written by Christopher Denys.
Director Tony Cliff


Written By: Christopher Denys.
Director: Tony Cliff
Mrs Marchbanks: Rosalie Crutchley
MrProtheroe: Neville Barber
Edith Castleton: Rosalie Williams
Mildred Castleton: Eileen Derbyshire
Briony Thompson: Delia Corrie
Miss Teller: Mary Wimbush
MissGlover: Ann Rye

: News

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde ventures into science fantasy, hitch-hiking around the galaxy of Douglas Adams 's bookshelf and discovering the worlds created by author Terry Pratchett. Also, a new award for science fantasy first novelists is launched, while back in reality
Pauline Melville discusses her collection of award-winning short stories, Shape-shifter. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Douglas Adams
Unknown: Terry Pratchett.
Unknown: Pauline Melville
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen talks to actor Mark Rylance , who directs the British
Chinese Theatre in the Jacobean classic The
Changeling; discusses the revival of the plays of Ancient Greece in the theatre; and reviews Bartok and Stravinsky operas at the English National Opera. producer Mike Greenwood


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Mark Rylance
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: And Now, In Colour...


: News

: The Archers

: Whispers on the Wing

The working day of Stephen Plaice , writer-in-residence at Lewes Prison in Sussex, where some of the long-termers find a new means of expression in prose and poetry.
Producer Chris Paling. Stereo (R)


Unknown: Stephen Plaice
Producer: Chris Paling.

: The State In Question

In the final programme on the state, John Lloyd explores the new ideas which will determine the politics of the next decade. The Nation Divided
There is a deep division at the heart of the British state on the issue of national sovereignty.
Economic interests and European idealism seem to conflict with British traditional values.
Can Britain resist the momentum towards the European ideal?
Producer Gwyneth Williams


Unknown: John Lloyd
Producer: Gwyneth Williams

: Does He Take Sugar?

The magazine programme for disabled listeners, presented by Kati Whitaker.
Producer Marlene Pease
0 PHONE: [number removed](Monday to Friday.
10.00am-5.00pm) e WRITE to:
'Does He Take Sugar?'.
BBC, Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White Stereo


Presented By: Roger White

: The World Tonight

Presented by Alexander MacLeod


Presented By: Alexander MacLeod

: A Book at Bedtime

Age of Iron by J M Coetzee. Part 9.

: Fear on 4

The fifth in a series of eight nerve-tinglers introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black. The Edge
Success turned sour has led Thomas towards the edge - both physically and mentally ...
Written by John Piirto.
Director Gerry Jones Stereo


Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Written By: John Piirto.
Director: Gerry Jones
Thomas: Gareth Armstrong
Meg: Melinda Walker
Jeffrey: Alastair White
Davina: Sian Jenkins
Miss Green: Tara Dominick
Ned: Vincent Brimble
Simms/Teacher: Gary Todd
Boss: Fraser Kerr
Headmaster: Andrew Wincott

: 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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