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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev John Morgan.


Unknown: John Morgan.

: Today

with Chris Lowe and Sue MacGregor.
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day: Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: The Week on 4

: The Old Left

Written and read in seven parts by Daniel Menaker. 5: Last Lessons
Abridged by Frank Delaney
Producer David Bened ictus. Stereo


Unknown: Daniel Menaker.
Abridged By: Frank Delaney
Producer: David Bened

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Marina Salandy-Brown


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Daily Service

from St German's Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins , with the Welsh Chamber Singers.
Deuteronomy 26, w 1-11; Come Ye Thankful People, Come; For the Beauty of the Earth; Praise, 0 Praise, the Lord of Harvest. Organist
Andrew Wilson-Dixon .
Musical Director
Avril Harding.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Organist: Andrew Wilson-Dixon
Unknown: Avril Harding.

: Eat, Drink and Be Silly

The spare-rib-tickling quiz show with Chris Kelly , Oz Clarke and Clement Freud. Julian Critchley returns with food writer Sophie Grigson. Recorded at the Dorchester Hotel, London. Producer Richard Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Clement Freud.
Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Sophie Grigson.
Producer: Richard Wilson.

: The Bible

Genesis. The 11th of 13 parts read from the Authorised Version byJohnGielgud.
Director JohnTheocharis

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Mermaid, siren, lorelei-is she desirable and attractive, or a monstrous evil creature tempting men to drown?
Reporter Libby Spurrier fishes for myth and reality. Serial: Mansfield Park byJaneAusten.
The 11 th of 20 episodes read by Maria Aitken. Abridged by Meg Clarke Editor Clare Selerie-Grey


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Reporter: Libby Spurrier
Read By: Maria Aitken.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Editor: Clare Selerie-Grey

: Money Box Live:

071.[number removed]with Vincent Duggleby. • LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

Irishmen Justin Keating and Dr Patrick Fitzpatrick face the resident London team of Irene Thomas and Eric Korn. Chairmen Louis Allen and Gordon Clough. Producer PaulZJackson. Stereo


Unknown: Justin Keating
Unknown: Dr Patrick Fitzpatrick
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn.
Unknown: Louis Allen
Unknown: Gordon Clough.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: You Only Live Twice

A dramatisation for radio by Michael Bakewell of Ian Fleming's classic story.
James Bond 's wife Tracey has been murdered by his deadly enemy, Blofeld. He has gone completely to pieces and is drafting his resignation. But M is prepared to give him one last chance - on a mission which will lead him to a fatal encounter...


Author: Ian Fleming
Dramatisation by: Michael Bakewell
Director: Michael Bakewell
James Bond: Michael Jayston
Tanaka: Cllve Merrison
Henderson: James Laurenson
Kissy: Sayo Inaba
M: David King
Ando: Burt Kwouk
Priest: David Bannerman
Trembling Leaf: Danielle Allen
Molony: Michael Turner
Blofeld: Ronald Herdman
Irma: Maxine Audley
Tracey: Emma Gregory
Kono: Mark Straker
Mariko: Tara Dominick
[Actor]: Timothy Bateson
[Actor]: Elizabeth Kelly
[Actor]: James Simmons

: Conversations with Historians

Six programmes in which John Miller talks to eminent historians about their work, why they were drawn to it, and why they feel it is relevant to the modern world. This week he meets
Elizabeth Longford and discovers why she agrees with Disraeli who said 'Read no history - nothing but biography, for that is life without theory'. Producer John Knight


Talks: John Miller
Unknown: Elizabeth Longford
Producer: John Knight

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen welcomes the pan pipers of the Bolivian group Rumijatta to the studio, talks to the author of the biography of playwright and president Vaclav Havel , and discusses Radio 4's David Copperfieldund Nicholas Maw's much-praised
90-minute musical Odyssey. Producer Hamish Mykura. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Vaclav Havel
Unknown: David Copperfieldund Nicholas
Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: Short Story

A week of bittersweet comedies by Shena Mackay. 1: Dreams of Dead
'It was a black evening bag sequined with salt, open-mouthed under a rusted marcasite clasp; a relic stranded in the wrack of tarry pebbles, rubbery weed, and a brittle blackhorned mermaid's purse.' Read by Brenda Bruce. Abridged by Meg Clarke
Producer Pat McLoughlin


Unknown: Shena MacKay.
Read By: Brenda Bruce.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Producer: Pat McLoughlin

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton. Editor Kevin Marsh
• WRITE to: PM Letters, BBC, London W A A 1 AA


Presented By: Valerie Singleton.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz


: News

: The Archers

More bad news for Tom.

: The Food Programme

The second half of Derek Cooper 's visit to Ireland - this week he asks if the Irish can keep their land unpolluted and still expand their food and agriculture industries to provide much needed jobs.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play

Arms and the Man
Bernard Shaw 's anti-war comedy which is set in a fantasy Balkan State in 1885. Director John Tydeman Stereo


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Director: John Tydeman
Blunlschli: Andrew Sachs
Sergius: Gary Bond
Raina: Jackie Smith-Wood
Petkoff, her father: David March
Catherine, her mother: Mary Wimbush
Nicola, a servant: Michael Harbour
Louka, another servant: Kathryn Hurlbutt

: Uncle Mort's South Country

The final part of Peter Tinniswood 's serial.
The Hitchhiker
Narrator Christian Rodska.
Producer Pete Atkin
0 CASSETTE: Uncle Mort's South Country, from retailers.


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Narrator: Christian Rodska.
Producer: Pete Atkin
Uncle Mort: Stephen Thorne
Carter Brandon: Sam Kelly
Pat: Liz Goulding
Belgian girl: Liz Goulding
Hitchhiker: Liz Goulding

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Turning Back the Sun by Colin Thubron.
The sixth of ten parts read by Ian Holm.
Abridged by Alan England Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Colin Thubron.
Read By: Ian Holm.
Abridged By: Alan England
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Frank Muir Goes Into....

Hope Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the comic literature of hope, with jokes, quotes and comedy clips.
Producer Richard Edis Stereo


Unknown: Hope Frank Muir
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Producer: Richard Edis

: Talking Poetry

Simon Rae and Nicola
Da vies snooze to poems on the topic of sleep and dreams, and eavesdrop on new poems being written by young writers from
Pimlico Secondary School, London. Guest poet Roger McGough answers the Talking Poetry questionnaire.
Producers Susan Roberts and Lorna Baker. Stereo
(First broadcast on Radio 5)


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Roger McGough
Producers: Susan Roberts
Producers: Lorna Baker.

: 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.

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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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