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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Father Paul Clayton Lea.


Unknown: Father Paul Clayton Lea.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Vicky Cosstick.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Vicky Cosstick.

: News

: The Hospital

An eight-part series on life in Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry.
4: Managers visit an elderly complainant in her home, and Intensive Care reaches crisis point.
Producers Sarah Rowlands and Brian King


Producers: Sarah Rowlands
Producers: Brian King

: Sad Cypress: 4

A five-part dramatisation of Agatha Christie's novel.

Hercule Poirot is beginning to unravel the threads of the case against Elinor Carlisle.


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Singer: Joanna Myers
Pianist: Michael Haslam
Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Elinor Carlisle: Emma Fielding
Dr Lord: David McAlister
Roddy Welman: Charles Simpson
Nurse Hopkins: Pauline Letts

: The Bible

Part 3.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Kathleen Griffin uncovers those who threw away their chastity belts to go on crusade.
Serial: Family Money (4)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Kathleen Griffin

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Slightly Foxed

Gill Pyrah hosts another edition of the well-read literary panel game.
Joining her this week are Brian Patten ,
Geoff McGivem , Rosie Boycott and Brian Sibley. Today's programme comes from the Brighton Festival. Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Brian Patten
Unknown: Geoff McGivem
Unknown: Rosie Boycott
Unknown: Brian Sibley.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: A Slice of Life

by Robert East.
Connie is at a crisis point in her life. The last thing she needs is an old admirer from 30 years ago turning up on her doorstep.
Mr Osbome ..PETER PENRY JONES Director Matthew Walters. Stereo


Unknown: Robert East.
Unknown: Mr Osbome
Unknown: Peter Penry
Director: Matthew Walters.
Connie: Brenda Bruce
Don: Denis Lill
Thelma: Auriol Smith
Mandy: Alison Reid
Nurse: Alison Reid
Roger: Robert East
Derek: Peter Gunn
Margaret: Cherith Mellor
Brian: John Webb

: Down Your Way

: Poetry Please!

Simon Rae introduces your poetry requests with readers Elinor Jones and David Straun and guest Helen Dunmore. Producer Julian Wilkinson. Stereo 0 REQUESTS TO: Poetry Please! BBC Bristol BS8 2LR


Introduces: Simon Rae
Introduces: David Straun
Unknown: Helen Dunmore.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen talks to the award-winning playwright Ariel Dorfman and reports on a version of Ubu with actors, some fruit and a lot of vegetables!
Producer Abigail Appleton Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Ariel Dorfman
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Short Story

Guavas in Syrup by Trish Fitzpatrick.
No-one could make any sense of Norah Kane stealing a tin of guavas in syrup.
Read by Gerry McGrath. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Trish Fitzpatrick.
Unknown: Norah Kane
Read By: Gerry McGrath.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The Harpoon

The first in a repeat run of the comedy series from the Empire's golden age of adventure, romance and whittling! A joyous
"talking book" stuffed with jungle tales, "how-to's", patent cures, and whaling for the under-fives. Hip hip!
With Susie Brann , Alistair McGowan , Mary Elliot -
Nelson, Julian Dutton and Peter Baynham.
Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Susie Brann
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Mary Elliot
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Peter Baynham.
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: News

: The Archers

Trouble for Mike in the new job.

: Doctor, Will Wake Up?

"Don't worry about the surgeon, he's only the butcher. The anaesthetist can kill you" is a saying among doctors. William Hartston visits the Royal London Hospital to find out why anaesthetists hardly ever do kill you and how they bring the "nearly dead" back to life at road accidents and in Intensive Care. Producer Rachel Yorke. Stereo


Unknown: William Hartston
Producer: Rachel Yorke.

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: Analysis

Tiger, Tiger.... Burning Bright Are the booming economies of East Asia converging into a new economic power bloc that could overtake the advanced industrial nations of the West? In the first of two programmes, John Keay examines the competing and complementary interests underlying the Far Eastern economic miracle.
Producer Zareer Masani


Unknown: John Keay
Producer: Zareer Masani

: Travels With Mrs T

In the first of five talks, David Bean introduces
Mrs Frances Trollope , mother of Anthony, who is to be his travelling companion for the next four weeks.
Producer Gillian Hush


Introduces: David Bean
Unknown: Mrs Frances Trollope

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Kati Whitaker.
For disabled listeners.
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 Mark Gregory. Stereo


Unknown: Mark Gregory.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Picnic at Hanging Rock Part 4.

: Around the World in 80 Days

Jules Verne 's classic story, dramatised in fourepisodes by Terry James with Leslie Phillips as Phileas Fogg ,
Jim Broadbent as Sergeant Fix, Yves Aubert as Passepartout and Ronald Fraser as Lord Albemarle. 1: An Over-Hurried Departure
A bet is made, the Bank of England is robbed and Passepartout leaves the gas on. Music: Wilfredo Acosta
Director Janet Whitaker. Stereo


Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: Terry James
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Phileas Fogg
Unknown: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Yves Aubert
Unknown: Ronald Fraser
Music: Wilfredo Acosta
Director: Janet Whitaker.
Mr Ralph: Jonathan Adams
Mr Flanagan: Ronald Herdman
Mr Stuart: John Church
Clancy the Doorman: Mark Straker
Consul: Terence Edmond
Forster: Nicholas Murchie
Beggarwoman: Joanna Myers

: 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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