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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev John Morgan.


Unknown: John Morgan.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Dr John Newton.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr John Newton.

: Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen

Fay Weldon reads her own letters to a young student relative, making a strong and witty case for the enduring value of the classics of English literature.
The first of four parts. Abridged by Shelley Bovey Producer Alec Reid


Unknown: Fay Weldon
Abridged By: Shelley Bovey
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: Plain Tales from the Rhododendrons

Last of three programmes recalling the curious life of the officer classes in the decade after the war, with Christopher Matthew.
TheEver-DecreasingCircle The death of the king in 1952 was a watershed.
Producer Alastair Wilson


Unknown: Christopher Matthew.
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: A Glass of Blessings

A six-part adaptation of Barbara Pym 's novel.
3: If You WillNot When You May Christmas arrives, and with it intrigue and romance. Adapted by Elizabeth Proud Producer Sioned Wiliam. Stereo


Unknown: Barbara Pym
Adapted By: Elizabeth Proud
Producer: Sioned Wiliam.
Wilmet Forsytk: Joanna David
Sybil: Mary Wimbush
Piers: Christopher Good
Rodney: Donald Gee
Harry: Geoffrey Matthews
Mary Beamish: Jane Knowles
Wilf Bason: William Simons
Miss Prideaux: Hilda Schroder
Gerald Beamish: Royce Mills
Fr Ransome: Michael Onslow

: The Bible

The second book of Moses, called Exodus.
The first of ten parts read from the Authorised Version by David Kossoff. Introduced by Keith Ward. Abridged by Donald Bancroft Director David Hunter


Unknown: David Kossoff.
Introduced By: Keith Ward.
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Director: David Hunter

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Are most 'Old Master' paintings in fact 'Old
Mistresses'? The artist and designer Deanna Petherbridge reports.
Serial: Mansfield Park (14)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Designer: Deanna Petherbridge

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: You and Yours

withjohn Howard.

: Trivia Test Match


: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

(Broadcast yesterday 7.05pm)

: The Reluctant Carnivores

Derek's younger sister
Mathie has a pet lamb called Sam. Derek works in the local abattoir and one day, to his horror, he realises that he has just stunned Sam. Written by Anna Clemence-Mews .
DirectorShaun MacLoughlin. Stereo


Unknown: Sam. Derek
Written By: Anna Clemence-Mews
Derek: Richard Pearce
Mathie: Carolyn Backhouse
Owen: William Eedle
Nella: Janeknowles
Auctioneer: Christian Rodska
Sybil: Jenny Funnell
Jacko: Brendan Charleson

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Pleasel

Simon Rae with requests. Readers Adjoa Andoh and Denys Hawthorne. Guest David Dabydeen.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Rae
Readers: Adjoa Andoh
Readers: Denys Hawthorne.
Unknown: David Dabydeen.
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen 's guest is the Irish folksinger Mary Black ; and the Royal
Shakespeare Company put on their first play by Oscar Wilde , A Woman of No Importance.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Mary Black
Play By: Oscar Wilde
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story

4: Other People's Bathrobes ' In the afterglow of his mother's kiss that afternoon, he had realised that he could assault and rob and lie; arts which he had polished over the years, after his mother's death when he was 10, during his six years in care and throughout his sojourns in squats all over London.' Read by Trevor Nichols.


Read By: Trevor Nichols.

: PM

Presented by HughSykes.

: All the World'saGlobe

The seventh of eight programmes presented by the National Theatre of Brent.
Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Producer: Lissa Evans.

: The Adventures of Superman

Ten epic stories.
7: Dr Teng has cloned the Man of Steel - with bizarre results....
With Jon Pertwee, Dick Vosburgh and Burt Kwouk. Based on stones by John Byrne and Dave Gibbons, 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


Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Burt Kwouk
Unknown: John Byrne
Unknown: Dave Gibbons
Unknown: Jerry Siegel
Unknown: Joe Shuster
Produced By: Dirk Maggs
Lex Luthor: William Hootkins
Lois Lane: Lorelei King
Superman: Stuart Milligan

: News

: The Archers

Splish, splash, they're all taking a bath...

: Bendigo

'The greatest miracle of the 19th century!'That was William 'Bendigo'
Thompson. He was also the 'wickedest man in Nottingham', an inspired evangelist, and one of boxing's first great personalities.
Barry McGuigan investigates the colourful Bendigo, and discovers how the life of this fighting forerunner still captures people's imagination today.
Producer Chris Wines. Stereo


Unknown: Barry McGuigan
Producer: Chris Wines.

: Analysis

The Bear Unchained
Will post-Communist Russia successfully assimilate western liberal values, or could it revert to the autocracy and chauvinism of the past? Kevin Ruane considers the historical roots and volatile future of Russian nationalism.


Unknown: Kevin Ruane

: Hearing Voices, Seeing Things

A compilation of memories and voices in six programmes.
3: Martyn Wiley sits for Jack Ellis , high-street photographer in Goldthorpe, near Barnsley. Producer Dave Sheasby. Stereo


Unknown: Martyn Wiley
Unknown: Jack Ellis
Producer: Dave Sheasby.

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Ted Harrison.
For disabled listeners.
Producer Marlene Pease • PHONE: [number removed]
(Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm)


Unknown: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Turning Back the Sun by Colin Thubron. Part 9.


Unknown: Colin Thubron.

: Monk's Hood


: Strange Stories

Two true investigations.
1: TheHauntingofRF398 The old wartime Lincoln bomber stands silent now at Cosford Aerospace
Museum in Shropshire.
But if mysterious recordings by ghost-hunter
Ivan Spenceley can be believed, the big black plane may be far from dead and its crew still on duty.
Producer Gwyn Richards Stereo


Unknown: Ivan Spenceley
Producer: Gwyn Richards

: News

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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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