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: News Briefing

: Prelude

with Marjorie Lofthouse. Producer David Bellinger. Stereo


Unknown: Marjorie Lofthouse.
Producer: David Bellinger.

: Morning Has Broken

with Jack Hywel-Davies . Bells on Sunday from the Church of St Nicholas, Old Marston, Oxford. Stereo


Unknown: Jack Hywel-Davies

: News

: Sunday Papers

: On Your Farm

Sue Broom joins Gerald Beavis , a shepherd, for breakfast in an unusual location - a lambing hut. Producer Carol Trewin


Unknown: Gerald Beavis
Producer: Carol Trewin

: Sunday

with Alison Hilliard and Andrew Green.
Editor David Coomes including at


Unknown: Alison Hilliard
Unknown: Andrew Green.
Editor: David Coomes

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Nick Ross

speaks for the Week's Good Cause on behalf of the Abbeyfield Society, which provides care and companionship for elderly people who are no longer able or willing to live alone. 0 DONATIONS to: [address removed] Credit cards: [number removed]

: News

: Sunday Papers

: Letter from America


: Morning Service

Worship for St David 's Day from the Plough United
Reformed Church, Brecon, led by the Rev Gethin Rhys. Readings: Psalm 92;
Ephesians 2, w 11-14, 16-19; John 8, vv 2-11;
Hymns: Immortal, Invisible; I Bow in Silence at Thy Feet;
And Can It Be; At the Name of Jesus; God of Grace and God of Glory; Guide Me, 0 Thou Great Jehovah.
Organist Bryan Williams.


Unknown: St David
Unknown: Gethin Rhys.
Organist: Bryan Williams.

: The Archers

Omnibus edition.
Director Niall Fraser


Director: Niall Fraser

: News Stand

with Louise Levene.
Producer Dinah Lammiman. Stereo


Unknown: Louise Levene.
Producer: Dinah Lammiman.

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Desert Island Discs

Last year's Reith lecturer, geneticist Dr Steve Jones , talks to Sue Lawley.
Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Talks: Dr Steve Jones
Producer: Janet Lee.

: The World This Weekend

with Nick Clarke.
Deputy editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Gardeners' Question Time

Chairman Clay Jones digs into the postbag, and calls on Dr Stefan Buczacki ,
Fred Downham and Daphne Ledward to solve listeners' gardening problems. Chairman Clay Jones. Producer Diana Stenson
0 WRITE on postcards only to:
Gardeners' Question Time, BBC, PO Box 27, Manchester M60 1SJ


Unknown: Clay Jones
Unknown: Dr Stefan Buczacki
Unknown: Fred Downham
Unknown: Daphne Ledward
Unknown: Clay Jones.
Producer: Diana Stenson

: Sunday Playhouse

A Scourge of Hyacinths Somewhere near Lagos the sinister Brigade Against Indiscipline are active.
Miguel Domingo , who comes from an influential family, has been falsely arrested. Will he escape his fate?
Written by Wole Soyinka , winner of the 1986 Nobel
Prize for Literature.
Director Richard Wortley. Stereo (Rot)


Unknown: Miguel Domingo
Written By: Wole Soyinka
Director: Richard Wortley.
Miguel Domingo: Hakeem Kae-Kazim
Mother: Carmen Monroe
Augustine Etnuke: Tunde Babs
Kolawole Adetiba: Colin McFarlane
Chime/Warder: Nicholas Monu
Superintendent: Louis Mahoney
Military voice: Ben Onwukwe
Newsvendor: Clarence Smith
A irport announcer: Adjoa Andoh

: The Radio Programme

A report from America on NASA's search for radio messages from outer space. Presented by Laurie Taylor.
Producer Emma Selby. Stereo


Presented By: Laurie Taylor.
Producer: Emma Selby.

: Analysis

Sticks and Stones
Peter Hennessy chairs a discussion on the politics of language.
(Broadcastiast Thursday)


Unknown: Peter Hennessy

: Golden Oldies

Les Woodland meets the last of six people who have shown that life doesn't end with the pension book:
Tom Setchell , who makes and repairs Romany-style caravans.


Unknown: Tom Setchell

: Down Your Way

Lesley Abdela makes a personal tour of "suffragette" London - from the 1890s to the 1990s. She pays homage to Emmeline Pankhurst and asks women MPs what issues today make them want to chain themselves to railings.
Producer Sarah Pitt


Unknown: Lesley Abdela
Unknown: Emmeline Pankhurst
Producer: Sarah Pitt

: First Person

Is there life after therapy? George Hyde describes his brush with madness. Stereo


Unknown: George Hyde

: News

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Present Voices, Past Words

The last of the series in which writers talk to
Christopher Bigsby about the novel that has pride of place on their bookshelves: P D James and Emma by Jane Austen.
Reader Susan Sheridan.
Producer John Theocharis Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Bigsby
Reader: Jane Austen.
Reader: Susan Sheridan.
Producer: John Theocharis

: Africa

Deadline for the Dark Continent
Almost ten years ago
Michael Buerk observed, first hand, the utter degradation of those caught in the Ethiopian famine. Since then the whole of Africa has continued to slide into poverty. In the second of four programmes, Michael Buerk looks at the West's attempts to shore up bankrupt countries like Tanzania. Who has benefited most from these economic interventions - the country's impoverished coffee farmers or the bureaucrats of Dares Salaam? Producer Sue Davies


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: Sue Davies

: Bookshelf

Troubleshooter Sir John Harvey Jones and Stuart Rock of The Director join Nigel Forde to discuss the variety and value of business books. And Wendy Perriam talks about her new novel, Bird Inside. Stereo


Unknown: Sir John Harvey Jones
Unknown: Stuart Rock
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Talks: Wendy Perriam

: Radio 4 Debates

Last of four programmes. The Arts Debate
Artists, musicians, actors, directors, arts administrators and sponsors gather at the Royal National Theatre to debate the proposition that: "Britain is failing to ensure the future of the arts."
The speakers include:
Proposing: Mark Fisher , MP, Labour Arts
Simon Mundy , Director, National Campaign for the Arts; Christopher Gable , Artistic Director,
Northern Ballet Theatre.
Opposing: Rt Hon Timothy Renton , MP, Minister for the Arts; Anthony Everitt , Secretary General of the Arts Council; Colin Tweedy , Director General,
Association for Business
Sponsorship of the Arts.
Chairman Brian Redhead.
Producer Margaret Hill


Unknown: Mark Fisher
Unknown: Simon Mundy
Artistic: Christopher Gable
Unknown: Timothy Renton
Unknown: Anthony Everitt
Unknown: Colin Tweedy
Unknown: Brian Redhead.
Producer: Margaret Hill

: The Natural History Programme

Including the chance to contribute to a major book on people and plants in the UK. Presented by Jessica Holm.


Presented By: Jessica Holm.

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents at home and abroad report on one of the main British or foreign topics in this week's news.

: News

: Exile: A Nation Divided

Several times a week a group ofjubilados or retired people meet in their London social club.
But these Spaniards didn't expect to still be here 50 years after fleeing Spain's civil war. Harold Heckle tells the story of their flight and exile.
Producer Manna Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Harold Heckle

: In Committee

Presented by Patrick Bartlett.
Producer Charles Sigler


Presented By: Patrick Bartlett.
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Seeds of Faith

The Celtic Way
Poets and Pilgrims In the last of his four journeys to discover the legacy of Celtic
Christianity, Ian Bradley visits Wales.
Producer Alastair Simmons Stereo


Unknown: Ian Bradley
Producer: Alastair Simmons

: 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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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