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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.
Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with Ruth Etchells.


Unknown: Ruth Etchells.

: Today

Presented by Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Jonathan Fryer.


Presented By: Sue MacGregor
Presented By: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Jonathan Fryer.

: The Week on 4

: Feasting on the Archives

Aisling Foster presents the last of a three-part delve into the BBC Archives.
It Was a Zen Experience - or so John Lennon said, when he baked his first loaf of bread. But the cult of the chef is nothing new. Producer Elizabeth Burke. Stereo


Unknown: John Lennon
Producer: Elizabeth Burke.

: News

: Start the Week

with Mark Lawson ,
Cynthia Rose and guests. Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Cynthia Rose

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby is joined by two experts to take your calls on financial support for the elderly. Producer Frances Macdonald 0 LINES OPEN from 8.30am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Morning Story

The Little Heidelberg by Isabel Allende.
Diana Quick reads a romantic tale of a love that takes 40 years to find its voice and then vanishes.
Producer Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Isabel Allende.
Unknown: Diana Quick
Producer: Janet Whitaker

: Daily Service

from the Chapel of St
Catharine's Convent of Mercy, Edinburgh. Led by the Rev Johnston McKay , with the Edinburgh University Chamber Choir directed by Nicholas Jones.
Reading: Matthew 12, w 9-21.
Organist: Andrew Wilson.


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay
Directed By: Nicholas Jones.
Organist: Andrew Wilson.

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests read by Ronald Pickup.
Guests, poet Wendy Cope and artist Nicholas Garland take a look at poetry illustration.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo 0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!, BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Read By: Ronald Pickup.
Unknown: Wendy Cope
Artist: Nicholas Garland
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Brain of Britain 1991

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Chairman
Robert Robinson.
First Round - London. Michael Whelan (local government officer); Andrew Brown
(system analyst); Carol Gardiner
(freelance editor); and John Wylie
(chartered surveyor).
The programme includes Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Andrew Brown
Unknown: Carol Gardiner
Unknown: John Wylie
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: A Local Government Election Broadcast

by the Liberal Democrats.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Hester Lilly by Elizabeth Tay !or. The final part read by Anna Massey.
Music: Saint-Saens"s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Abridged by Delia Paton Editor Sally Feldman


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Elizabeth Tay
Read By: Anna Massey.
Abridged By: Delia Paton
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Death Beach

Hollywood director Curt Zorack's filming is interrupted by a murder.
Written by Michael McStay.


Writer: Michael McStay
Director: Jane Morgan
Curt Zorack: Peter Vaughan
Inspector Coleman: Stephen Thorne
Sergeant Astor: Joe Dunlop
Frances Parker: Mary Miller
Matt Matuelson: David King
Henry Field: Michael McStay
Maggie James: Jane Whittenshaw
Sam Farrow: James Greene
James Church: Jonathan Oliver
Robert Mathias: Nigel Carrington
Jack Tarrot: Vincent Brimble
Peter Dobbs: Ben Onwukwe
Jimmy James: Stephen Garlick
Pilot: Nicholas Gilbrook

: Kaleidoscope

at the Sony Radio Awards
Paul Allen reports live from the Grosvenor
House Hotel on the occasion of the year's most prestigious radio awards - from Best
Breakfast Show to
Best Documentary. Producer John Goudie
Stereo (Repeated at 9. 15pm;


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: John Goudie

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge. Editor Kevin Marsh
0 WRITE to: PM Letters. BBC. London Wl A 1AA


Presented By: Valerie Singleton
Presented By: Frank Partridge.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

How do you begin to explain cricket to the uninitiated?

: The Food Programme

Including the monthly series The Tastemakers which looks at how food guides have influenced eating habits.
With Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: The Peacock's Tail

Alan Howard plays Paracelsus, a mountebank who was yet a physician centuries ahead of his time; a professor who debunked universities; a chemist who claimed to have turned lead into gold; a womaniser; and a wanderer who probed the ambiguous frontiers of modern science. The play is set in Basel around 1527, at the peak of his tempestuous career.
Written by Mark Barratt.
Director John Theocharis. Stereo


Unknown: Alan Howard
Written By: Mark Barratt.
Director: John Theocharis.
Old Oporinus: Godfrey Kenton
Erasmus: Joseph O'Conor
Von Liestal: David Neal
Young Oporinus: Robert Daws
Johannes Froben: Ian Lindsay
Anna Froben: Joanna Myers
Dr Rubner: James Greene
Dr Jerrichower: Timothy Bajeson
Dr Futz: Ronald Herdman
Mother: Danielle Allan
William: Richard Pearce

: Fine Arts Brass

One of this country's leading chamber ensembles displays the lighter side of their repertoire.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Producer: Richard Edis.

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

An Autumn Sowing by E F Benson.
The sixth of ten episodes read by Denys Hawthorne. Abridged by Anthony Kearey
Producer Enyd Williams. Stereo


Read By: Denys Hawthorne.
Abridged By: Anthony Kearey
Producer: Enyd Williams.

: Flying the Flag

A six-part comedy written by Alex Shearer.
3: A Loss of Marbles Gathering dust in the British Museum are great lumps of the Republic's heritage - and now it wants them back.
Producer Neil Cargill Stereo


Written By: Alex Shearer.
MacKemie: Dinsdale Landen
William Frost: Peter Acre
Helell: Moir Leslie
Colonel Surikov: Christopher Benjamin

: 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.

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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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