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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Dave Kitchen.


Unknown: Dave Kitchen.

: Today

Presented by Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Richard Bewes
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: Brian Redhead
Presented By: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Rev Richard Bewes

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates listeners' complaints.


Unknown: John Waite

: A Taste of Afrikaans

In the first of four programmes on languages, Ray Gosling looks at the origins of this 'Kitchen Dutch' and considers whether, in a now rapidly changing
Republic of South Africa, Afrikaans will survive.
With Hildegard Reid (nee Botha), Nizam Hussein. Nhlanhla Maake and Isabel Hofmeyer. Producer Jenny Lo


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Hildegard Reid
Unknown: Nizam Hussein.
Unknown: Nhlanhla Maake
Unknown: Isabel Hofmeyer.

: The Natural History Programme

Each year a few golden orioles return to a small area in East Anglia to breed. What keeps them coming?
Fergus Keeling reports. Producer John Harrison


Unknown: Fergus Keeling
Producer: John Harrison

: An Act of Worship

Reflecting on the concerns of the day. Stereo

: Citizens

Stereo (Omnibus edition on Saturday at 6.25pm)

: Writers Revealed

Six playwrights in conversation with Rosemary Hartill about how their ideas and beliefs influence their work. 3: Arnold Wesker
Producer David Coomes. Stereo


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Producer: David Coomes.

: First Person

Is there life after therapy? George Hyde describes his brush with madness. Stereo


Unknown: George Hyde

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: The Men From the Ministry

Wilfrid Hyde White and Richard Murdoch in The Big Rocket with Roy Dotrice , Diana Olsson and David Graham. Written and produced by Edward Taylor. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Roy Dotrice
Unknown: Diana Olsson
Unknown: David Graham.
Produced By: Edward Taylor.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Julie Walters and Patricia Hayes talk to Jenni Murray about working together.
Serial: The Stand-in by Deborah Moggach. Jules is an unknown actress in thrall to Trev, a working-class charmer. Then she becomes the stand-in for a famous movie star, and her life - and Trev's - changes forever.
The first of 13 episodes read by Deborah Maclaren. Music: Harris's Prelude and Fugue for String Orchestra.
Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury


Unknown: Julie Walters
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Deborah Moggach.
Read By: Deborah MacLaren.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from Parliament.

: Running Out of Sky

Margaret Stewart 's play begins with two men, unaware of each other, retracing their steps through the Lincolnshire countryside. An American Second World War airman and an English doctor find memories of unfinished relationships and ghosts from the past. Director Sue Wilson


Writer: Margaret Stewart
Director: Sue Wilson
Tom Mason: William Gaunt
Earl Grant: Garrick Hagon
Young Tom: Tom Wright
Mrs Mason: Sunny Ormonde
Jenny: Jenny Lee
Janet Grant: Elizabeth Kelly
Eddie: David Bannerman
Johnnie: Angus Wright
Bob: Paul Downing
Jim: Andrew Wincott

: News

: Bookshelf

'The great mass of Americans were once known as "the salt of the earth"; now, alas, as couch potatoes.'
Barbara Ehrenreich discusses her collection of provocative essays on American politics and culture. Also, David Hare 's views on British theatre, and a new thriller from
Michael Dibdin.
Presented by Nigel Forde. Producer Vivien Devlin


Unknown: Barbara Ehrenreich
Unknown: David Hare
Unknown: Michael Dibdin.
Presented By: Nigel Forde.
Producer: Vivien Devlin

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen ventures to the Rollright Stones to see actor Mark Rylance in The Tempest, the new play by Italian dramatist Dario Fo is premiered at the West Yorkshire
Playhouse; and Judy Meewezen finds new paths to follow at the Grizedale Forest
Sculpture Trail.
Producer Adrian Washbourne Stereo (Repeated at 9. 15pm;


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Mark Rylance
Play By: Italian Dramatist
Play By: Dario Fo
Play By: Judy Meewezen
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: PM

Presented by Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Hugh Sykes.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: King Street Junior


: News

: The Archers

Jill finally finds someone willing to put up her two American 'golden girls'.

: Radio Lives

Five portraits of radio greats.
3: It's That Man Again But was Mrs Handley 's little boy, Tommy, as funny and generous as legend paints him?
Phil Smith rounds out a portrait of an elusive man whose sudden death made millions mourn.
Producer Julian Hale. Stereo


Unknown: Mrs Handley
Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Julian Hale.

: Analysis

To Have and to
Have Not
Where has the ending of east-west conflict left the former Third World?
Peter Hennessy discusses the changing shape of north-south relations, and the role of foreign aid in developing countries. Producer Zareer Masam


Unknown: Peter Hennessy
Producer: Zareer Masam

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Kati Whitaker.
For disabled listeners.
Producer Marlene Pease 0 PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Fludd by Hilary Mantel. Part 4.


Unknown: Hilary Mantel.

: London Transports

The third in a series of four plays based on Maeve Binchy's ironic view of London life.
Holland Park
When two women come to dinner together in Holland Park, it can mean only one thing ...
Dramatised by Kate Binchy Director Eoin O'Callaghan Stereo


Unknown: Holland Park
Dramatised By: Kate Binchy
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
PatDirector Sue Wilson: Jane Gurnett
Alice: Paula Hamilton
Malcolm: Timothy Carlton
Melissa: Auriol Smith
Nigel: Mark Drewry
Rosemary/Psychiatrist: Diana Hoddinott
Charley: Michael Turner
Jenny: Petra Markham
Keith: Ian Lindsay
Denys: Patrick Bailey

: 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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