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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: am Prayer for the Day

with the Very Rev
Gilleasbuig Macmillan.


Unknown: Gilleasbuig MacMillan.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day: the Rev Richard Bewes.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Richard Bewes.

: The Week on 4

: Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen

Third of four parts written and read by Fay Weldon. Abridged by Shelley Bovey Producer Alec Reid


Read By: Fay Weldon.
Abridged By: Shelley Bovey
Producer: Alec Reid

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg and guests. ProducerMarina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg

: Daily Service

led by Denis Nowlan from the Church of St Saviour and St Peter, Eastbourne. Tua Jesu Dilectio (Palestrina); Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer (Cwm Rhondda); O Come Hither (Greene); Exodus 16, w 2-8,13-15 and 31; Lord's Prayer (D Weiland); Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (Hyfrodol). Organist David M Patrick. With the Chamber Choir of St Bede's School, directed by Hilary Weiland.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan
Organist: David M Patrick.
Directed By: Hilary Weiland.

: Eat, Drink and Be Silly

Chris Kelly , Oz Clark , Clement Freud , Alan Coren and Claire Rayner at the Langham Hilton. Producer Richard Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Oz Clark
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Langham Hilton.
Producer: Richard Wilson.

: The Bible

Exodus. The third of ten parts read from the Authorised Version by David Kossoff. Director David Hunter


Unknown: David Kossoff.
Director: David Hunter

: Woman's Hour

withjenni Murray.
Times have changed since the baddie wore black and the vamp glittered to the thigh. Now that top designers dress the stars, Cheryl Armitage investigates the new language of clothes in films.
Serial: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen.
Thel6thof20episodes read by Maria Aitken. Abridged by Meg Clarke Editor Clare Selerie


Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Unknown: Jane Austen.
Read By: Maria Aitken.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Editor: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live:

[number removed]
Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on how to make the most of your money. • LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Round Britain Quiz

The Scottish team, Colin Bell and Joyce McMillan return to face London's
Irene Thomas and Eric Kom.
Chaired by Gordon Clough and Louis Allen.
Producer PaulZJackson. Stereo


Unknown: Colin Bell
Unknown: Joyce McMillan
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Kom.
Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Louis Allen.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: A Madman of Convenience

The true story of a young surgeon committed in 1823 to Bedlam accused of the attempted assassination of George IV. He never had a trial and not only might he have been innocent, he might not have been mad. Written by Terry James.
Director Janet Whitaker. Stereo


Written By: Terry James.
Director: Janet Whitaker.
David Griffiths: Jack Klaff
Richenda Clifford: Samantha Bond
Sir David Scott: John Shrapnel
Johnjenkins, MP: Colin Jeavons
Barnaby Fairbanks: Timothy Bateson
Lady Walton: Maxine Audley
Mrs Musgrave: Elizabeth Kelly
Co/batch: Norman Jones
Committee Chairman: Timothy Carlton
Priest: James Greene
Keeper Samson: Ronald Heroman
Trangmar: Ian Lindsay
Newnham: James Simmons
Dainbridge: Andrew Wincott

: Conversations with Historians

Six programmes in which John Miller talks to eminent historians.
4: Robert Blake , former
Provost of Queen's College, Oxford, biographer of Benjamin Disraeli and author of The Conservative
Party from Peel to Thatcher. Producer John Knight


Talks: John Miller
Unknown: Robert Blake
Unknown: Benjamin Disraeli
Producer: John Knight

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan 's guests include the conductors
Roger Norrington and Odaline de la Martinez; and Judy Meewezen reports on Peter Terson 's play about the less welcome aspects of retirement.
Producer John Goudie. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Conductors: Roger Norrington
Unknown: Judy Meewezen
Unknown: Peter Terson
Producer: John Goudie.

: Short Story

The Passport Officer by James Thurlby.
Harding's pressurised business life is having a strange effect on him. At the airport he thinks he is elsewhere ... the hospital? Heaven?
Read by Paul Daneman. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: James Thurlby.
Read By: Paul Daneman.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

Presented by Valerie Singleton. Editor Kevin Marsh


Presented By: Valerie Singleton.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

A delicate situation for Mark to deal with.

: The Monday Play: A Kind of Freedom

Different backgrounds and beliefs. Different meanings for the same words. And in Alan McDonald's play, a thirst for revenge so deep it destroys everything in its way.


Writer: Alan McDonald
Director: Clive Brill
Robert: Robert Glenister
Ali: Joan Myers
Mike: Mark Straker
Fee: Siobhan Redmond
Mother: Jenny Howe
Mum: Ann Windsor
Dad/Newcaster: Ronald Herdman
Father/Peter: John Church
[Actor]: Eric Allan
[Actor]: Nigel Carrington
[Actor]: Peter Gunn
[Actor]: Charles Millham

: Worse Things Happen at Sea

The first of six programmes in which broadcaster and former BBC executive
Ian Mclntyre offers some observations on the passing scene, political and cultural.


Unknown: Ian McLntyre

: Kaleidoscope

: 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

A Pacifist's War
The war diaries of the writer Frances Partridge. The first of five parts read by Janet McTeer. Producer Adrian Bean. Stereo


Unknown: Frances Partridge.
Read By: Janet McTeer.
Producer: Adrian Bean.

: Frank Muir Goes Into ...

Frank Muir and Alfred Marks skip through the comic literature of fear, with jokes, quotes and comedy clips.
Producers Simon Brett and John Lloyd. Stereo


Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Producers: Simon Brett
Producers: John Lloyd.

: Talking Poetry

In the last of three programmes Simon Rae and Nicola Davies take a look at poems about night and dark and eavesdrop on new poems by young writers from Kingswood
School in Gloucestershire.
Guest poet John Agard answers the Talking Poetryquestionnaire. Producers Susan Roberts and Viv Beeby. Stereo
(First broadcast on Radio 5)


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Nicola Davies
Unknown: John Agard
Producers: Susan Roberts
Producers: Viv Beeby.

: 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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