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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Michael Child. Stereo


Unknown: Michael Child.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev
Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Summoned by Bells

Written and read by John Betjeman. Part 2.


Read By: John Betjeman.

: News

: Punters

Listeners investigate with the help of Susan Marling and the team.
0 WRITE to: Punters.
BBC Radio 4. Bristol BS8 2LR 0 PHONE: [number removed]86


Unknown: Susan Marling

: An Englishman In the Midi

A second series of six talks by John P Harris about living in a village in the South of France.
5: Gardening Made Easy Producer Merilyn Hams


Unknown: John P Harris
Producer: Merilyn Hams

: The Natural History Programme

In the hands of budding authors, dog roses become symbols of 'unsullied antiquity' amid the broken concrete of city wastelands and stoats are dubbed the 'erotomaniacs' of the north Pennines.
Some of the winning entries from the BBC
Wildlife magazine's Awards for Nature Writing 1991.
Presented by Jessica Holm and Michael Scott.
Producer John Ruthven


Presented By: Jessica Holm
Presented By: Michael Scott.
Producer: John Ruthven

: An Act of Worship

Reflecting on the concerns of the day. Stereo

: J Kingston Platt

A series of reminiscences by the doyen of British showbusiness
J Kingston Platt.
1: Brian Allington
The common image of the breed of actors as selfish, chameleonic and unreliable is almost always quite unjustified. After all, to be realistic, what sort of professional future could someone like that possibly expect to have? Performed and written by Peter Jones.
Producer Pete Atkin
0 CASSETTE: J Kingston Watt, from retailers


Unknown: Brian Allington
Written By: Peter Jones.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets
Professor Alan Smithers of Manchester University's School of Education. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Professor Alan Smithers
Producer: Gillian Hush

: First Person

Wilfred Taylor 's memories of a prison in the South Seas.


Unknown: Wilfred Taylor

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Quote ... Unquote

Nigel Rees with another round of things quotable and people quoted. With Glenda Jackson ,
Dan Jacobson , Peter Jones and Alan Plater. Reading by Ronald Fletcher.
Producer Armando lannucci Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Glenda Jackson
Unknown: Dan Jacobson
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Alan Plater.
Reading By: Ronald Fletcher.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

with Wendy Austin.
Child abuse, the 'pindown' scandal, elderly neglect - how should social workers be trained to deal with such problems? Alison Hilliard investigates.
Serial: Going Wrong (9)


Unknown: Wendy Austin.
Unknown: Alison Hilliard

: Evasion Tango

The tango, danced in the Bal Musettes of wartime Paris, echoes sadness and betrayals, in Patricia Cleveland-Peck's play.


Writer: Patricia Cleveland-Peck
Piano: Mary Nash
Director: Janet Whitaker
Edith Martin: Cheryl Campbell
Robert Martin: Denys Hawthorne
Mercedes Vaz Dias: Elizabeth Mansfield
Raoul: John Bennett
Marthe: Irene Sutcliffe
Adele: Susan Sheridan
James: Andrew Wincott
Carlos: Mark Straker
Bernard's mother: Anne Windsor

: News

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen invites
Jane Asher and Clive Anderson to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be A Good Read.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen is at the Buxton Festival for
Mozart; at the Royal
Court Theatre for the hit
American play Spunk; and at the Whitechapel
Gallery for the latest manifestations of artist
Cindy Sherman. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Paul Allen
Artist: Cindy Sherman.
Producer: Tessa Watt

: PM

with Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: The Loved One

Evelyn Waugh 's novel adapted in three parts. 1: Hollywood, 1947. Failed poet and screenwriter
Dennis Barlow has disgraced the English community by taking a job in a pets' cemetery. He is given the chance to redeem himself by arranging a colleague's funeral, but love rather than redemption looms at the Whispering Glades Funeral Home.
Dramatised by Bill Matthews
Producer Ussa Evans. Stereo


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Dennis Barlow
Dramatised By: Bill Matthews
Producer: Ussa Evans.
Dennis Barlow: Rupert Graves
Aimee Thanatogenous: Miranda Richardson
Sir Ambrose Abercrombie: Donald Pickering
Sir Francis Hinsley: Ronald Fraser
Baumbein: Bob Sessions
Mrs Heinkel: Lorelei King
Mr Heinkel: Garrick Hagon
MrSchultZ: Graham Hoadly
Carrie: Elizabeth Mansfield
Erikson: Simon Treves
Schindler: David Bannerman

: News

: The Archers

Clarrie solves Joe's dilemma - but not in the way he'd planned.

: You Say Potato

A light-hearted look at what the British have said about the Americans - and vice versa - over the last two hundred years.
Starring Hector Elizondo , Martin Jarvis , Madeline Kahn , Joanna Lumley , Prunella Scales ,
Sam Wanamaker , Paul Winfield and Tom Garvin (piano).
Presented by BBC Radio Drama and KCRW (Los Angeles' premier public radio station) at Irvine
University as part of the Festival of Britain, Orange County, California.
Director Martin Jenkins. Stereo


Unknown: Hector Elizondo
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Madeline Kahn
Unknown: Joanna Lumley
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Sam Wanamaker
Unknown: Paul Winfield
Piano: Tom Garvin
Director: Martin Jenkins.

: The Bottom of the Garden

Memories of the outside lav ... a place where poetry was written, pipes smoked, letters read and vows exchanged.
Producer Tabitha Morgan


Producer: Tabitha Morgan

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker.
For disabled listeners.
Producer Marlene Pease 0 PHONE: [number removed](10.00am-5.00pm)
0 WRITE to: Does He Take
Sugar?, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Tom Maddox.


Presented By: Tom Maddox.

: The World Tonight

Presented by Robin Lustig. Stereo


Presented By: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Talking It Over by Julian Bames. Part 4.


Unknown: Julian Bames.

: Peeler: 3

A six-part crime series set in 1830, a year after the Metropolitan Police Act created the 'Peelers'.

Lord Trowle and PC Quin meet in Court and Mr Morley meets his match in Mrs Gascoygne.



Writer: Patrick Carroll
Singer: Martin Carthy
Director: Janet Whitaker
PC Martin Quin: Mick Ford
Jeremiah Morley: James Booth
Lord Trowle: Richard E. Grant
Sir Robert Peel: Norman Jones
Mrs Gascoygne: Elizabeth Bell
Colonel Rowan: Peter Jeffrey
Richard Mayne: Killian McKenna
Maria Staples: Joanna Myers
John Staples: Ian Lindsay
Sergeant Cazalet: Alan Barker
Frederick Roe: Timothy Bateson
Sergeant Dutton: Ronald Herdman
Lord Laverton: James Greene
Peter the Screever: Fraser Kerr
Beth: Susan Sheridan
Moaning woman: Elizabeth Kelly

: Ulysses

by James Joyce. Part 4.
Read by Norman Rodway.


Unknown: James Joyce.
Read By: Norman Rodway.

: 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.

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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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