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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

with the Rev Vivienne Faull.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: The Oldest Professionals

The last in the series of views of three different occupations as seen from the BBC Sound Archives. Prostitutes
Lindi St Clair whips up some sweet-talking street-walking from carefully preserved
'Ladies of the Night'. Producer Penny Lawrence

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.

: Money Box

: Morning Story

Herr Bambinger by Mordecai Richler. Canada during the Second
World War. A young boy has to give up his bedroom to a curious little man from the Old World.
And horrors! His family are also on their way.
Read by William Roberts. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Herr Bambinger
Read By: William Roberts.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Daily Service

led by the Rev Norman
Winter from Cliff College, Calver, in Derbyshire.
Facing a Task Unfinished (Aurelia); Isaiah 6, w 1-8; Be Still, for the Presence of the Lord; Jesus, Send More Labourers. Director of Music: the Rev Kathleen Bowe.


Unknown: Rev Norman
Unknown: Kathleen Bowe.

: Coastline


: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests, with readers Tim Pigott-Smith and Elizabeth Bell and guest Gavin Ewart.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo 9 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!, BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Tim Pigott-Smith
Unknown: Gavin Ewart.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Presented By: 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 - West.
Guy Herbert (publisher); Pearl Norman
(retired teacher); Robert Fromow (interpreter); and Philip Gold
(hospital administrator). The programme includes Beat the Brains in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Pearl Norman
Unknown: Robert Fromow
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

Presented by James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Presented By: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Dilly Barlow.
Will divorce ever be made legal in the Republic of Ireland? Fiona Gough reports on the growing pressure for change.
Serial: The Stand-in by Deborah Moggach.
The eighth of 13 episodes read by Deborah Maclaren. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Editor Sally Feidman


Introduced By: Dilly Barlow.
Unknown: Fiona Gough
Unknown: Deborah Moggach.
Read By: Deborah MacLaren.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Editor: Sally Feidman

: Beyond Evil

A young journalist is on the trail of an Irish supergrass. A thriller written by Peter McKelvey
Director Michael Fox. Stereo


Director: Michael Fox.
Yvonne: Kelly Hunter
Tim: Colum Convey
Ginette: Danielle Allan
Baxter: Malcolm Raeburn
Dorothy: Daphne Oxenford
InspAzak: Garard Green
Frank: Robert Whelan
Mahmoud: Yusuf Sultan

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan assesses the insights into the life and music of Benjamin Britten as the composer's letters are published; and the Boyle Family, who recreate fragments of the environment for the art gallery, show their new work.
Producer Mike Greenwood


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Producer: Mike Greenwood

: PM

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


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: The Marx Brothers' Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel

The last in the present series of classic scripts by Nat Perrin and Arthur Sheekman.


Unknown: Nat Perrin
Unknown: Arthur Sheekman.

: News

: The Archers

Peggy is relishing the prospect of making a home for Jack.

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

Shambolic Rainbow
Life isn't easy for a 7-year-old in the middle of riots and civil unrest.
Nor is it made easier when your little sister mysteriously disappears. An apocalyptic drama from Philip Ridley , author of recent film scripts The Krays and The Reflecting Skin.
Director Peter Kavanagh Stereo


Unknown: Philip Ridley
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Solomon: Nicholas Gatt
Mum: Jane Slavin
Dad: Tom Watt
Karen: Kerry Potter
Danny: George Russo
Amos: Neil Maskell
Joe the Nose: John Bull
Telly woman/Paper Queen: Margaret Courtenay
Whispering Jack: Simon Treves
Mrs Point: Elizabeth Spriggs
Other voices: Brian Miller
Other voices: Charles Simpson
Other voices: Danny Schiller
Other voices: Paul Downing
Other voices: Jane Whittenshaw

: A Greener Harvest

Is organic farming inevitably kinder to the environment than conventional agriculture? Is organic produce really better for us than food grown with pesticides and fertilisers?
Colin Tudge investigates. Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Colin Tudge
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White. Stereo


Presented By: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig.
Editor Margaret Budy Stereo


Presented By: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: A Book at Bedtime

Age of Iron
J M Coetzee's bleakly haunting novel in the form of a letter from a woman in Cape Town to her estranged daughter in America.
The first of ten episodes read by Yvonne Bryceland. Abridged by Brian Astbury
Producer Stewart Conn


Read By: Yvonne Bryceland.
Abridged By: Brian Astbury
Producer: Stewart Conn

: The Best of Bentine

Michael Bentine stars in the fourth of seven one-man shows, originally broadcast in 1984. Producer Jamie Rox. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Bentine
Producer: Jamie Rox.

: 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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