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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
James McAllister.


Unknown: James McAllister.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Venerable George Austin.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: George Austin.

: Eels with Dill Sauce

Memoirs of an eccentric childhood by Use, Countess Von Bredow. Read in eight parts by Penelope Wilton. 1: A Nice Little Place
Adapted by Sandra Willingham and Gareth Gwyn-Jones Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Countess Von Bredow.
Unknown: Penelope Wilton.
Adapted By: Sandra Willingham
Adapted By: Gareth Gwyn-Jones
Director: Janet Whitaker

: News

: Punters

Members of the public report on issues which have affected their lives. Susan Marling and the Punters team are on hand. e WRITE to: Punters, BBC Radio 4 Bristol BS8 2LR 0 PHONE: [number removed]86


Unknown: Susan Marling

: Upsetting the Applecart

The Winter Flowering The second of four talks by the BBC's Foreign
Affairs Editor John Simpson , in which he looks back at the events of 1989 and 1990. In today's programme about Czechoslovakia, he tells how the Velvet
Revolution unfolded, and wonders whether the plot was orchestrated by hidden forces.
Producer Geoff Spink


Editor: John Simpson
Producer: Geoff Spink

: The Natural History Programme

Mill Hill, Shoreham-by-Sea was famous for the Chalk Hill Blue butterfly - but by the early 1970s numbers had declined so much that a rescue operation had to be set in motion. Jessica Holm and Fergus Keeling report. Producer John Holmes


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: John Holmes

: An Act of Worship


: J Kingston Platt

The ins and outs of the movie business, in seven programmes performed and written by Peter Jones. 4: Getting Rid of a Troublemaker
Producer Pete Atkin


Written By: Peter Jones.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Singular Scots

Joanna Buchan visits five Scots acknowledged as remarkable achievers in their chosen professions. 2: Elspeth King , museum curator of Glasgow's People's Palace.
Producer Cathy Drysdale. Stereo


Unknown: Joanna Buchan
Unknown: Elspeth King
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

: First Person

Screenwriter Terry James ponders a life spent
'under the influence'.


Unknown: Terry James

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Quote ... Unquote

Chaired by Nigel Rees.
With guests Celia Haddon , P J Kavanagh , Bryan Magee and Derek Robinson. Readings by Ronald Fletcher.
Producer Armando lannucci Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Rees.
Unknown: Celia Haddon
Unknown: J Kavanagh
Unknown: Bryan Magee
Unknown: Derek Robinson.
Unknown: Ronald Fletcher.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets
Ursula Fleming , pioneer of relaxation therapy.
Serial: The Reluctant Samaritan (4)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Ursula Fleming

: The Third Mask

Rachel's holiday alone in Venice, away from the tedium of domestic life, proves to be a liberating experience. Written by Jenny Sinclair.
Director Cherry Cookson , Stereo


Written By: Jenny Sinclair.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Rachel: Maureen O'Brien
Tony: John Rowe
Helen: Sally Kinghorn
Mr Burgoyne: Ronald Herdman
Mrs Burgoyne: Ann Windsor
Jim Jenkins: Eric Allan
Gino: Andrew Wincott

: News

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen invites
Brenda Dean and John Pilger to talk about four paperbacks they consider to be A Good Read.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Brenda Dean
Unknown: John Pilger
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reviews
Radio 4's The Sea Wolf, which began last
Saturday, and reads the biography of cult violinist Nigel Kennedy ; and Mark Steyn reports on the latest dance styles. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Violinist: Nigel Kennedy
Violinist: Mark Steyn
Producer: Tessa Watt

: PM

Presented by Frank Partridge and Wendy Austin.


Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Wendy Austin.

: All the World's a Globe

The history of mankind from the first amoeba to the Second World War, presented by the entire cast of the National Theatre of Brent -
Desmond Olivier Dingle and Wallace, aided by Mr Barker. The first of eight programmes written by Patrick Barlow , with additional material by Jim Broadbent and Martin Duncan.
Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Desmond Olivier Dingle
Unknown: Mr Barker.
Written By: Patrick Barlow
Unknown: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Martin Duncan.
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: The Adventures of Superman

The return of the legendary comic-book hero in the first of ten epic stories.
Based on stories by John Byrne and Jerry Ordway. published by and used under licence from DC Comics Inc. Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster. Adapted, written and produced by Dirk Maggs. Stereo


Stories By: John Byrne
Stories By: Jerry Ordway.
Unknown: Jerry Siegel
Unknown: Joe Shuster.
Produced By: Dirk Maggs.
Superman: Stuart Milligan
LexLuthor,: William Hootkins
Lois Lane: Lorelei King

: News

: The Archers

The Ambridge women are flexing their muscles ...

: A Search for DNA

Dr Alan Maryon Davis embarks on a quest for the blueprint of human life - DNA. Shrunk to microscopic size, he is injected into the bloodstream of a pregnant woman. In this dramatised feature his journey is guided by some of the world's top scientists. Producer Chris Wines. Stereo


Unknown: Dr Alan Maryon Davis
Producer: Chris Wines.

: Sticks and Stones

What kind of words does society consider taboo - and why? In a personal view of taboo language,
Jonathon Green negotiates some linguistic minefields, including those of sex, race and religion.
Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Jonathon Green

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Ted Harrison.
Producer Marlene Pease 0 PHONE: 07 1-[number removed](10.00am-5.00pm)


Unknown: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope


: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Stephen Jessel. Stereo


Unknown: Stephen Jessel.

: A Book at Bedtime

Berlin Days 1946-47 by George Clare.
4: The Zielinsky Case


Unknown: George Clare.

: Peeler

The last of a six-part crime series set in 1830, a year after the Metropolitan Police Act created the 'Peelers'.
Written by Patrick Carroll. Mr Morley secures PC
Quin's release, but murder and suicide are yet to come.
Singer Martin Carthy.
Director Janet Whitaker. Stereo


Written By: Patrick Carroll.
Written By: Mr Morley
Singer: Martin Carthy.
Director: Janet Whitaker.
PC Martin Quin: Mick Ford
Jeremiah Morley: James Booth
Colonel Rowan: Peter Jeffrey
Richard Mayne: Killian McKenna
Maria Staples: Joanna Myers
John Staples: Ian Lindsay
Sgt Button: Ronald Herdman
Mr Yardley: Richard Pearce
Rev Charles Lyton: Timothy Carlton
Mr Tuke: Mark Straker
Mr Evans: Alan Barker
Mrs Gregory: Elizabeth Kelly

: Ulysses

by James Joyce. Final part. Read by Sinead Cusack.


Unknown: James Joyce.
Read By: Sinead Cusack.

: 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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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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