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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev
Canon Eddie Neale.


Unknown: Canon Eddie Neale.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Susannah Simons. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev Tom Butler.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Susannah Simons.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: A Radio Romance

by Garrison Keillor. Final part.


Unknown: Garrison Keillor.

: News

: Never the Same Again

The return of the series in which
Jenni Mills traces critical periods in family life, in four programmes.
1: In 1965, 18-year-old Pat found she was pregnant.
Her boyfriend, James, was still at school, and her parents forced her to have the baby adopted. Pat and James eventually married and had another daughter - but they never told her that she had an older sister. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: No Commitments

I A new six-part I series from Simon Brett , the writer of After Henry. Anna finds herself able, for the first time, to live her own life. But a life free from commitments rapidly disappears with the arrival of her two sisters, Victoria and Charlotte. 1: Sisters of Mercy Music Elizabeth Parker , BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Producer Paul Schlesinger. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Producer: Paul Schlesinger.
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Nicola Pagett
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Delia: Maxine Audley

: The Bible

Nehemiah. The final part. (For details see yesterday;

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
(Revised repeat at 7.20pm LW) Serial: Occasion for Loving (6)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents give a personal view of their host countries.
Producer GeoffSpink

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Hoax!

with Denis Norden , Victor Spinetti and Richard Stilgoe. Chairman
Tim Brooke-Taylor .
Producer Edward Taylor. Stereo


Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Victor Spinetti
Unknown: Richard Stilgoe.
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

(Broadcastyesterday 7.05pm)

: A Matter of Sex

An East End love story based on true events, written by Nick Stafford.
Starring Patricia Hayes. James and Abigail lived an outwardly conventional married life in early 19th-century London. But on his death, James was found to be a woman. A public scandal followed ...
Director Claire Grove. Stereo


Written By: Nick Stafford.
Unknown: Patricia Hayes.
Director: Claire Grove.
James Allen: Anna Savva
Older Abigail: Patricia Hayes
Younger Abigail: Diane Bull
Peapole: Terence Edmond
Mistières: Sylvester Morand
Job: Colin McFarlane
Colly Mutton: Gudrun Ure
Maddy Ford: Joanna Myers
Jimmy Giblet: Roger Watkins
Tommy Twattle: Peter Gunn

: Coastline


: Poetry Please!

with Simon Rae and guest Betty Mulcahy , who invites listeners to enter the "Speak a Poem Competition".
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo 0 REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Simon Rae
Unknown: Betty Mulcahy
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen is at Scarborough for the opening of One
Over the Eightwritten by Peter Scott and directed by Alan Ayckbourn ; and discusses the second volume of the life of Vladimir Nabokov.
Producer Anthony Denselow
Stereo (Revised repeat 9.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Peter Scott
Directed By: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov.
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story

On the Rails by Carol Ann Frazer.
A successful day at the races does nothing to diminish Father Shaunessy's feelings for a young single mother who has earlier come to see him.
Read by Niall Cusack. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Carol Ann Frazer.
Read By: Niall Cusack.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Looking Forward to the Past

Robert Booth hosts a historical chat with Jennifer Paterson , Robert Rhodes James , John Barton and Michael Onslow.
Producer Paul Schlesinger Stereo


Unknown: Jennifer Paterson
Unknown: Robert Rhodes James
Unknown: John Barton
Unknown: Michael Onslow.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: News

: The Archers

Ruth has a bone to pick at Brookfield.

: Are You Guys Spies from Greenpeace?

Part of Radio 4's Northern Lights festival. Californian writer William T Vollmann visits the distressed communities of Pond Inlet and Resolute, high in the Canadian Arctic. Here the traditional hunting lifestyle is under pressure from canned food, booze and television. Producer Noah Richier


Unknown: William T Vollmann
Producer: Noah Richier

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: The Power and the Glory

NEW America's Crisis of Leadership American politics has lost its ring of confidence. As the presidential election begins, James Naughtie travels from City Halls to
Capitol Hill and the White House to ask political leaders how the US can deliver at home the success it has won abroad.
A four-part series.
1: All Politics Is Local Mayoral candidate in Boston, Ed Doherty. Producer Anne Stoman


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Ed Doherty.
Producer: Anne Stoman

: Truth to Tell

Six extraordinary and little-known true stories told by Anthony Smith. 3: A Desert Vigil
Producer David Perry


Told By: Anthony Smith.
Producer: David Perry

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Ted Harrison.
For disabled listeners.
Producer Marlene Pease 0 PHONE: [number removed]
(Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm)


Unknown: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4. 05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Nigel Cassidy. Stereo


Presented By: Nigel Cassidy.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Life of the Admiral
Christopher Columbus Final part.

: Dracula

Bram Stoker 's epic tale of vampire horror dramatised in seven parts. 4: The madman Renfield's behaviour becomes even stranger. Van Helsing and John Seward struggle to save Lucy's life and Jonathan Harker sees an old acquaintance.
Music Malcolm Clarke ,
BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Director Hamish Wilson. Stereo


Unknown: Bram Stoker
Unknown: Van Helsing
Unknown: John Seward
Unknown: Jonathan Harker
Music: Malcolm Clarke
Director: Hamish Wilson.
Mina: Phyllis Logan
Seward: Peter Blythe
Arthur: Crawford Logan
Van Helsing: Finlay Walsh
Quincey: Paul Birchard
Harker: Bernard Holley
Lucy: Sharon Maharaj
Adams: Tom Smith
Renfield: David McKail
Undertaker: Peter D'Souza
Parson: Peter D'Souza
Mrs Westenra: Stella Forge
Maid: Alexa Kesselaar

: You Saw It First on the Radio

Blind presenter
Ian Macrae looks at the world through the eyes of the BBC Sound Archives.
Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Ian MacRae
Producer: Tessa Watt

: 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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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.

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