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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer For The Day

with Canon Peter Ball.


Unknown: Canon Peter Ball.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
7.45 Thought for the Day with Professor Charles Handy.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Professor Charles Handy.

: News

: Punters

Listeners report on a variety of issues that affect their lives and could affect yours.
With Susan Marling.
● WRITE TO:Punters. BBC Radio 4. Bristol BS8 2LR
● PHONE:0[number removed]


Unknown: Susan Marling.

: Famous for 15 Minutes

This week Jenni Mills talks to Monica Rose , the woman who shot to fame on Hughie Green 's 1960s show Double Your Money at the tender age of 15.


Unknown: Monica Rose
Unknown: Hughie Green

: Charity Ends at Home

One of Colin Watson 's Flaxborough Chronicles, dramatised in six parts. 4: Alibis are examined. Dramatised by Christopher Denys. Director Tony Cliff. Stereo


Unknown: Colin Watson
Dramatised By: Christopher Denys.
Director: Tony Cliff.
Purbright: John Rowe
Chubb: Graham Roberts
Love: Paul Downing
Dr Ferguson: Russell Dixon
Mortimer Hive: Geoffrey Banks
Helen: Kathryn Hunt
Lucilla Teatime: Ann Rye
Palgrove: Robin Polley

: The Bible

Isaiah. Final episode.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Featuring
Helen Litman of the fashion company English Eccentrics.
(Revised repeat at 7.20pm LW) Serial:
Northanger Abbey (14)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Helen Litman

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a sideways look at their host countries.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Back to Square One

Chris Serle chairs the popular quiz game where
Pam Ayres , Leslie Thomas and guests Sue Cook and Bill Tidy explore the origins of well-known words and phrases.
(First broadcast on Radio 2)


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Pam Ayres
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Sue Cook

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Butterflies Don't Count

Father Tom faces an agonising dilemma. A murderer pours out a tormented confession - but the secrets of the confessional can't be told. Written by Wally K Daly.
Director David Hitchinson. Stereo (Sequel on Saturday at 2.30pm)


Written By: Wally K Daly.
Director: David Hitchinson.
Tom: Kevin Whately
Peter: Reginald Marsh
Penitent: Tony Haygarth
O'Neil: T P McKenna
May: Jill Shilling
Doctor: John Church
Mr James: Terence Edmond
Mrs James: Kate Binchy

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests with readers Patrick Romer and Elizabeth Proud and guest Wendy Cope. Producer Susan Roberts Stereo ● REQUESTS to: Poetry Please!, BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Readers: Patrick Romer
Readers: Elizabeth Proud
Unknown: Wendy Cope.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen takes in the first night of Cameron
Macintosh's new musical
Moby Dick , experiences the slave trade in Barry Unsworth 's novel Sacred Hunger; and welcomes songwriter Billy Bragg into the studio.
Producer Nicki Paxman Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Moby Dick
Unknown: Barry Unsworth
Songwriter: Billy Bragg
Producer: Nicki Paxman Stereo

: Short Story

Sun and Shadow by Fiona Barr.
A young Irish student in Spain learns about tolerance and love.
Read by Eileen McCloskey. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Fiona Barr.
Read By: Eileen McCloskey.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Winston in Europe

A six-part comedy series by Peter Tmniswood.
Don't Gush,
Nancy Father wants to move again. He's got the wanderlust. He's had enough of England. You can't get decent Eccles cakes here any longer.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Tmniswood.
Unknown: Nancy Father
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin.
Nancy: Shirley Dixon
Father: Maurice Denham
Rosie: Liz Goulding
William: Christian Rodska
Winston: Bill Walus

: News

: The Archers

A Big Night Out in Ambridge.

: Soundtrack

On the Out Release is often as traumatic as imprisonment for the long-term prisoner. Armed robber John Williams completed his ninth prison sentence in September 1990 after serving seven and a half years. Soundtrack follows him through the first months of his freedom. Producer Chris Paling Stereo


Unknown: John Williams

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: Analysis

Unsceptred Isles Are the UK regions farthest from Europe's golden core destined to decline? David Walker asks if we need new policies for the periphery. Producer Zareer Masani


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Zareer Masani

: The New Recruit

Four programmes. 2: The Prostitutes
Marie has been a prostitute for over 40 years. Although a grandmother, she still walks the streets with teenage girls like Vanessa, a new recruit. Together they share their thoughts on the oldest profession. Producer Lucy Hunt


Producer: Lucy Hunt

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Kati Whitaker.
For listeners with disabilities.
Producer Marlene Pease ● PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm) ● WRITE to: Does He Take
Sugar?, BBC. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: *pm The Budget

A statement on behalf of the Liberal Democrats by Alan Beith , MP,
Spokesman on Treasury and Economic Affairs.


Unknown: Alan Beith

: A Book at Bedtime

A Girl in Winter by Philip Larkin. Part 4.


Unknown: Philip Larkin.

: Sex, Lies and Audiotape

Six comedies by Simon Booker.
1: Fun with Ice-Cream Michael Aspel gets the chance to be himself as he interviews Marsha McCall , star of an American TV soap. But Marsha's got a number of problems - both public and private.
Director Matthew Walters Stereo


Unknown: Simon Booker.
Unknown: Ice-Cream Michael Aspel
Unknown: Marsha McCall
Director: Matthew Walters
Marsha: Eleanor Bron
Micky: William Hope
Eddie: Michael Roberts
Anthony/Berlorelli: Terence Edmond
Melissa: Melanie Hudson
Gondolier: John Church

: 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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