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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Prices, practical farming, politics and the countryside.

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
David Chillingworth


Unknown: David Chillingworth

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Fr John McDade
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Fr John McDade

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates.


Unknown: John Waite

: Never theSame Again

The first programme in a new series.
'This bizarre event exploded in the middle of our love-making.'
Two years ago writer Marianne Wiggins was forced into hiding with her husband Salman Rushdie. They moved 56 times in the first five months - then Marianne emerged alone. She talks to Jenni Mills about her need to live a life of her own.
Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: Marianne Wiggins
Unknown: Salman Rushdie.
Unknown: Jenni Mills
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: The NaturalHistory Programme

Ever heard of a takahe?
Imagine an oversized moorhen, paint it purple and green, and you have it - but can it be saved from extinction?
Jessica Holm reports from New Zealand.
Producer John Harrison


Unknown: 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)

: God and Caesar

The former Irish Prime Minister, Dr Garret FitzGerald , was once described as 'the best liked - or least disliked - politician in the world'. In the second in the series, BBC Religious Affairs Correspondent
Mike Wooldridge talks to him about the beliefs which underpinned his political campaigns and decisions.
Producer Beverley McAinsh


Unknown: Dr Garret Fitzgerald
Talks: Mike Wooldridge
Producer: Beverley McAinsh

: First Person

Kay Withers has an affinity with President Gorbachev that transcends national and political boundaries.

: You and Yours

with John Howard


Unknown: John Howard

: Dear Diary


: The World at One

with James Naughtie


Unknown: James Naughtie

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets Barbara Mills, QC,
Director of the Serious Fraud Office.
Serial: Little Boy Lost (6)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: The Weird ofEddie Kerr

In Robert Paterson's first play for radio, fate plays a strange hand in the life of a hard-pressed fruit salesman....
Director Patrick Rayner. Stereo


Director: Patrick Rayner.
Eddie: Tom Watson
Tom: Phil McCall
Madge: Anne Kristen
Alice: Harriet Buchan
Liam: Stuart Davids
Shuggie: Frank Gallagher
Frank: Gerard Slevin
Faroukh: Subash Singh Pall
George: Iain Agnew
Ralph: Bill Murdoch

: Prime Minister'sQuestions

and other business from Parliament.

: News

: Bookshelf

Alms for Oblivion author Simon Raven discusses his memoirs - or Memories of a Private Nuisance - with Nigel Forde , who also discovers how novelists christen their creations.
Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Simon Raven
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Producer: Sally Marmion

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen visits the Young Writers' Festival at the Royal Court
Theatre; reads the new novel by Israeli author Amos Oz; and sees actress and stand-up comedienne
Josie Lawrence in a musical role in Nottingham. Producer Julian May


Unknown: Paul Allen
Novel By: Israeli Author
Unknown: Josie Lawrence

: PM

Presented by Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes


Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Hugh Sykes

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: And Now,in Colour ...

Precision comedy written and performed by Tim Firth , Tim de Jongh , Michael Rutger and William Vandyck.
4: Astronaut Training Stereo


Unknown: Tim Firth
Unknown: Tim de Jongh
Unknown: Michael Rutger
Unknown: William Vandyck.

: News

: The Archers

: Soundtrack

A series of graphic features reflecting contemporary life in Britain.
Seven Days in Stanley Three women with one thing in common - they each lost a husband or son in the Falklands War.
They travel to the South Atlantic to face the people, the places - and their own grief. Producer Guy Smith Stereo

: Analysis

The series that takes an in-depth look at current affairs. Presented by Peter Hennessy.
Producer Caroline Anstey


Presented By: Peter Hennessy.
Producer: Caroline Anstey

: Does HeTake Sugar?

with Kati Whitaker.
For disabled listeners. Producer Marlene Pease
* PHONE: [number removed](Monday to Friday,
0 WRITE to: Does He Take
Sugar?. Broadcasting House, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The FinancialWorld 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

Carol Patricia Highsmith 's powerful love story is read by Zoe Wanamaker in 12episodes.
Therese is an aspiring stage designer. Carol is older, sophisticated, beautiful and married.
When they meet by chance in a crowded store at Christmas, their passionate love affair begins.
Abridged by Janys Chambers Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Carol Patricia Highsmith
Read By: Zoe Wanamaker
Abridged By: Janys Chambers
Producer: Claire Grove

: Fear on 4

The seventh in a series of eight nerve-tinglers introduced by Edward de Souza , the Man in Black. A Routine Operation? Mary has a premonition that something will go wrong....
Written by Martyn Wade.
Director Martin Jenkins Stereo


Introduced By: Edward de Souza
Written By: Martyn Wade.
Director: Martin Jenkins
Mary: Hannah Gordon
Derek: Michael Cochrane
Surgeon: Geoffrey Whitehead
Student: Stephen Garlick
Doctor: Danny Schiller
Anaesthetist: Auriol Smith
Nurse: Heather Emmanuel

: 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.

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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