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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with David Stone


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: David Stone

: The Longstop

A short story by Beryl Bainbridge.
Read by Rosemary Martin. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Producer Sarah Kilgarrift


Story By: Beryl Bainbridge.
Read By: Rosemary Martin.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Producer: Sarah Kilgarrift

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news. With
Rabbi Hugo Gryn , Edward Pearce , Janet Daley and Professor Norman Stone. Producer David Coomes. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Hugo Gryn
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Professor Norman Stone.
Producer: David Coomes.

: Ottoman Adventure

Ararat and the Armenians Joseph Hone continues his Turkish journey in the old Armenian heartlands around Lake Van.
Producer Joy Hatwood


Producer: Joy Hatwood

: All in the Mind

Presented by Professor Anthony Clare. Producer Tony Phillips


Presented By: Professor Anthony Clare.
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Morning Story

Accrington Stanley and the Blackburn Bombshell by Helen Slavin.
Read by Peter Wheeler. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Accrington Stanley
Unknown: Helen Slavin.
Read By: Peter Wheeler.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Daily Service

I Cannot Tell (Londonderry Air); John 14, w 1-12; Show Me the Way
(W Craig); Thine for Ever! God of Love
Director of Music
Noel Tredinnick. Stereo


Unknown: Noel Tredinnick.

: Citizens

Written by Scott Cherry
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo


Written By: Scott Cherry
Director: Tracey Neale.
JJ: Adjoa Andoh
Suzi: Hetty Baynes
Zena: Maria Charles
Mike: Scott Farrell
Steve: Mark Fletcher
Toby: Christopher Godwin
Julia: Beverley Hills
Joe: John Hollis
Terry: Anthony Jackson
Megan: Margaret John
Hugh: James MacPherson
June: Maggie McCarthy
Helen: Jenny McCracken
Pat: Marcella Riordan
Tony: Richard Tate
Kelly: Kerryann White
Kim: Jane Whittenshaw

: Dragons of a Feather

with Roger Worsley.
This week: avian Rory Bremner , the starling, and a bird with friends in high places, the jackdaw. Producer Pam Redman


Unknown: Roger Worsley.
Unknown: Rory Bremner
Producer: Pam Redman

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Art of Travel

Annette Kobak invites four seasoned travellers to reflect on a past journey. 3: Dervla Murphy and Cameroon
Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Dervla Murphy
Producer: Kate McAii

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Kathleen Griffin examines the changes for women in politics and society in France over the last decade.
I Serial: The Franchise
Affair by Josephine Tey. The first of 13 parts read by Edward Petherbridge. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Kathleen Griffin
Unknown: Josephine Tey.
Read By: Edward Petherbridge.
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Running Dogs
Russia is where it's at.
There's a McDonald's in Moscow. They're hungry for everything the West has to offer. A satire by Donald Jonson.
Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Donald Jonson.
Director: Matthew Walters
Adrian: Alan Barker
Liz: Petra Markham
Dave: Andrew Wincott
Alison: Naomi Wirthner

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Michael Roll and Howard Shelley , on life as a concert pianist.
Producer Michael Emery


Unknown: Michael Roll
Unknown: Howard Shelley
Producer: Michael Emery

: News

: The Local Network

Going Like the Clappers
'Get out there and ring your church bells' was General de la Billiere's message to Britain at the end of the Gulf conflict. But, by and large, it wasn't possible. Once part of everyday life, unused church bells can now be found hanging in unusual places. David Clayton and Neil Walker report.
Producer Nick Clarke. Stereo


Unknown: David Clayton
Unknown: Neil Walker
Producer: Nick Clarke.

: Kaleidoscope

Gill Pyrah is at the full-length ballet of Cyrano de Bergerac by David Bintley premiered by the Royal
Ballet; discusses the new markets for classical music; and reviews the new books of the week.
Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: David Bintley
Producer: John Goudie

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Second Thoughts

An eight-part comedy series by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.
5: Recipe for Disaster
Producer Paul Schlesinger. Stereo 0 COMEDY: page 8


Unknown: Jan Etherington
Unknown: Gavin Petrie.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger.
Bill: James Bolam
Faith: Lynda Bellingham
Hannah: Emma Gregory
Joe: Mark Denham
Mr Burrows: Norman Bird
Kevin: Mark Straker

: News

: The Archers

Joe's gone marketing mad.

: Lost for Love?

Arguably the greatest
British painter of the 20th century, Stanley Spencer was a man of passion and contradictions, obsessed by his own psychological, sexual and spiritual needs. But his art, attitudes, actions and beliefs were informed and affected by his faith, even if his paintings of religious subjects were often regarded as erotic.
Don Cupitt seeks out
Spencer's driving force - was he a manipulator or a mystic?
Producer Juli Wills. Stereo


Unknown: Stanley Spencer
Unknown: Don Cupitt
Producer: Juli Wills.

: Science Now

: Famous for 15 Minutes

The last of the series in which Jenni Mills talks to six people.
In 1965, 17-year-old
Twinkle shot up the charts with her one big hit Terry. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: In Touch

'When he lost his sight, he became a different person from the man I married.'
Tony Barringer presents the views and experiences of married couples, one of whom has become blind.
Producer Thena Heshel


Unknown: Tony Barringer
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson. Part 2.


Unknown: Ethel Wilson.

: Words and Music

Fritz Spiegl presents a personal selection of music, verse and prose. With Diana Bishop and Gary Watson. Producer Ray Abbott Stereo


Unknown: Fritz Spiegl
Unknown: Diana Bishop
Unknown: Gary Watson.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: 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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