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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Gilbert Marcus.


Unknown: Gilbert Marcus.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr David Cook.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr David Cook.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves. Guest interview by Brian Hayes.
Producer Bridget Osborne


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Unknown: Brian Hayes.
Producer: Bridget Osborne

: Best Behaviour

Six programmes. 5: Table Manners Why are elbows on the table considered bad manners? And what is the correct way to eat peas? Nigel Rees asks whether some table manners are necessary or just devices to frighten the uninitiated. Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Daily Service

Introit: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart (Walford Davies); Jesus Calls Us,
O'er the Tumult (St Andrew , BBC HB 354); Turn Thee Again, 0 Lord (Attwood); Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne (Margaret). The BBC Singers, directed by Barry Rose.


Unknown: St Andrew
Directed By: Barry Rose.

: The Bible

Exodus. Final part.

: Woman's Hour

withjenni Murray.
In the decade of microchips, who still uses the humble pencil? Those who prefer a nice bit of lead to chew include poet Christopher Reid and a keeper of the Bodleian Library.
Serial: Saint Maybe (3)


Unknown: Christopher Reid

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Crown Papers

Asix-part series written by Peter Ling and Juliet Ace. 4: It is a time of revelation and soul-searching for more than one member of the Minster family.
Director Tracey Neale. Stereo


Written By: Peter Ling
Director: Tracey Neale.
Alice, Lady Minster: Dinah Sheridan
William, Lord Minster: Geoffrey Whitehead
Hon Nicholas Gaunt: Mark Straker
Hon Mrs Jenny Gaunt: Helena Breck
Polly, Viscountess Ebony: Melinda Walker
SirCharles Bowyer: Brett Usher
Lady Caroline Gaunt: Deborah Makepeace
Hon Martin Gaunt: Richard Pearce
Paul Weyman: Philip Sully

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Entente Municipal

Town-twinning ceremonies do not always go as smoothly as planned - especially when one of the mayors is a respectable married lady and the other an amorous Frenchman.
Written by Andy Rimmer.
Director Enyd Williams. Stereo


Written By: Andy Rimmer.
Director: Enyd Williams.
Brenda McBride: Gwen Taylor
Henri Balzac: Geoffrey Matthews
Ron McBride: Norman Jones
Alan Partridge: Stephen Tompkinson
Gerald Lock: Norman Bird
Sam Harper: James Greene
Mr Crowley: Ian Lindsay
Larry Tremaine: Nigel Carrington

: Treasure Islands

Michael Rosen is joined by Bel Mooney to talk about this autumn's new books for 7- to 10-year-olds. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Bel Mooney
Producer: Jill Burridge

: File on 4

Trial and Error

: Encounters

Christopher Cook continues his search in the BBC Sound Archives to discover something of the great figures of the past. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley is at the cinema for the hit
American comedy City Slickersand Derek
Jarman's Edward II; and Laurie Lee has published the third volume of his autobiography which started with Cider with Rosie.
Producer James Clarke. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Slickersand Derek
Unknown: Laurie Lee
Producer: James Clarke.

: Short Story

Home from Home by Oliver Bayldon.
Roy is confined to home.
His obsession could prove dangerous.
Read by Sean Barrett. Producer Martin Jenkins Stereo


Unknown: Oliver Bayldon.
Read By: Sean Barrett.
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Round Britain Quiz

Stereo (Broadcast Mon 12.25pm;

: News

: The Archers

Superstar Eddie wants to lie on the casting couch.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis
• WRITE to: FacetheFacts, BBC. Broadcasting House. London W 1 A I AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: All in the Mind

: Opinion

An Impossible Life
Home, family and profession - does the western woman now have it all? Rana Kabbani , a Muslim writer living in Britain, challenges the view that feminism has triumphed in the West, in the first of four personalised documentaries.


Unknown: Rana Kabbani

: In Business

Quality Street
It sounds obvious: quality matters. Tens of thousands of companies have achieved the national standard for quality systems - BS 5750. But while manufacturing industry has been preaching the lesson for a decade, it's taking much longer for the quality gospel to spread into the service industries and the public sector. Are quality promises worth the paper they're printed on? Peter Day investigates.
Producer Stephen Chilcott. Stereo


Producer: Stephen Chilcott.

: Joining the Cubs

Six programmes in which journalists remember the first faltering steps they took in their careers.
5: Inquests, Weddings and Bazaars
In the 1920s, female reporters were as rare as snowflakes in summer.
Undeterred by this,
17-year-old Mary Stott worms her way on to the Leicester Mail ...
Producer Caroline Adams


Unknown: Mary Stott
Producer: Caroline Adams

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: Booker at Bedtime

3: Such a Long journey by Rohinton Mistry.
Read by Emma Fielding .


Unknown: Rohinton Mistry.
Read By: Emma Fielding

: Homeward Bound

The final programme in which Harry Thompson explores the way it was for women.
The Ranks Will Be Jolly Stereo


Unknown: Harry Thompson

: 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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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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