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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Fr Michael Collins Stereo


Unknown: Fr Michael Collins

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Indarjit Singh
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates.


Unknown: John Waite

: The Power of Patronage

Robin Oakley, Political Editor of The Times, presents the last in a five-part series investigating patronage in major areas of public life. The Great and the Good
From the Astronomer
Royal to the Chairman of the BBC, there are 50,000 public appointments made in Britain by the Prime Minister and his government. But how public are these appointments - and how accountable?
Producer Sheila Cook


Producer: Sheila Cook

: The Natural History Programme

Dogs are probably trying to tell us something that we are missing, as Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling find out when they look at the work of the Search and Rescue Dog Association.
Producer John Ruthven


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

: An Act of Worship

Reflecting on the concerns of the day.

: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition Saturday at 6.25pm)

: God and Caesar

The President of South
Africa, F W de Klerk , has described himself as 'Christian, South African, Afrikaaner, lawyer - in that order'. In the first of a new series, BBC Religious Affairs
Mike Wooldridge talks to him about the beliefs which have underpinned his political career.
Producer Beverley McAinsh Stereo


Unknown: F W De Klerk
Talks: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: First Person

Once a law-abiding citizen, Judy Kendall is now guilty of that most heinous of crimes, fly-posting. How did she cope with life among the criminal underworld?


Unknown: Judy Kendall

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower


Unknown: Debbie Thrower

: Dear Diary

with Simon Brett


Unknown: Simon Brett

: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Screeching victims of the sabre-toothed and iron-clawed? Or monstrous perpetrators of the gooey, slimy and unspeakable? Cheryl Armitage unmasks women in horror movies. Serial: Little Boy Lost by Marghanita Laski.
The first of eight episodes read by Bernard Horsfall. In 1943,
Hilary Wainwright 's little son is taken away for safety just before Hilary's wife is arrested and killed by the Gestapo. In 1945, Hilary returns to peacetime
France to begin a search for his 'Little Boy Lost'. Abridged by Ann Rees-Jones (Music: Walter Leigh 's
Concertino for Harpsichord and String Orchestra)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: Marghanita Laski.
Read By: Bernard Horsfall.
Unknown: Hilary Wainwright
Abridged By: Ann Rees-Jones
Music: Walter Leigh

: Az Sekerli - an Istanbul Romance

'Az Sekerli' - Turkish for 'a little sugar'. But neither Evelyn's nor Kim's holiday dreams turn out as sweetly as they hoped. Written by Ayshe Raif.
Director Alison Hindell


Written By: Ayshe Raif.
Director: Alison Hindell
Evelyn: Brenda Bruce
Kim: Jane Whittenshaw
Hasan: Haluk Bilginer
Vic: Brian Miller

: News

: Bookshelf

At her Chelsea home,
Anita Brookner discusses the books on her shelves and their influence on her writing; and the memoirs of Canadian novelist
Elizabeth Smart.
Presented by Nigel Forde. Producer Vivien Devlin


Unknown: Anita Brookner
Unknown: Elizabeth Smart.
Presented By: Nigel Forde.
Producer: Vivien Devlin

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen discusses
Alan Plater 's new play, I Thought I Heard a Rustling; talks to
Brian Cox about his much-travelled life as an actor; and previews Notes from Jandcek s Diary on Radio 3.
Producer Belinda Sample


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Alan Plater
Unknown: Brian Cox

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: News

: The Archers

: Soundtrack

The first of ten graphic features reflecting contemporary life in Britain.
On the Out
Release is often as traumatic as imprisonment for the long-term prisoner. Armed robber John Williams completed his ninth prison sentence last September after serving seven-and-a-half years. Today's programme follows him during the first months of his freedom.
Producer Chris Paling. Stereo


Unknown: John Williams
Producer: Chris Paling.

: Analysis

Up the Ladder
An upwardly mobile new Prime Minister and renewed educational anxieties are raising an old British question about social origins and destinations. In the first of a new series, David Walker asks: who goes to the top of the classes, and do they stay there? Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Simon Coates

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Kati Whitaker
Producer Mariene Pease
0 PHONE: [number removed](Monday to Friday,


Unknown: Kati Whitaker
Producer: Mariene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Straight by Dick Francis. Part 4.


Unknown: Dick Francis.

: Fear on 4

The sixth of eight nerve-tinglers introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black.
Dead Man's Boots
Could a pair of neglected boots found in a cupboard contain a malignant soul? Written by William Ingram.
Director Martin Jenkins. Stereo


Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Written By: William Ingram.
Director: Martin Jenkins.
Richard: Sean Barrett
Myra: Jane Whittenshaw
Dawkins: Nigel Carrington
Vicar: James Greene

: 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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