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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Daily bulletin of rural current affairs.
Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

with Alex Blair.


Unknown: Alex Blair.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Susannah Simons. Including:
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Pauline Webb. Editor Philip Harding


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Susannah Simons.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.
Editor: Philip Harding

: The Week on 4

: The Professionals

David Bintley , resident choreographer to the Royal Ballet, looks at the changing pattern of classical dance.
Producer Julia Durbln


Unknown: David Bintley
Producer: Julia Durbln

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg. Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.

: Daily Service

Rome Pilgrimage A service held in the chapel of Santa Maria
della Pieta , in the Vatican. The Rev Ernest Rea leads the prayers and reflects on the example of St Peter , "fisher of men".
Christians Lift Up Your Hearts (Salve festa dies);
I Peter 4, w 12-14, 1-4 and 8-11; Veni Sancte Spiritus (Berthier); Christ is Made the Sure Foundation
(Westminster Abbey, BBC HB445).
Organist Paul Joslin.
Director of Music Claire Campbell Smith.


Unknown: Santa Maria
Unknown: Della Pieta
Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea
Unknown: St Peter
Organist: Paul Joslin.

: Wordly Wise

Chairperson Peter Hobday and a gaggle of wordsmiths take a cheerful romp through the English language. Producer Colin Swash. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Colin Swash.

: The Bible

The Gospel according to John
The fifth of ten parts read by Tony Britton.
Abridged by Penny Leicester Director Noel Vincent


Read By: Tony Britton.
Abridged By: Penny Leicester
Director: Noel Vincent

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
In the first of a new series in which chefs choose their favourite herbs, Alistair Little shows what sorrel can do for salmon.
(Revised repeat at 7.20pm LW) Serial: Family Money (6) by Nina Bawden. Sixth of 12 episodes. Read by Brenda Bruce.
Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Alistair Little
Unknown: Nina Bawden.
Read By: Brenda Bruce.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Editors: Sally Feldman
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald GLines open from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

with Margaret Collins.


Unknown: Margaret Collins.

: Brain of Britain 1992

Robert Robinson.
First Round - North.
Jack Massey (chartered engineer); David Mortimer (tax manager);
Allan Matthews (full-time carer); Trevor Brown (retired bank official).
Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Jack Massey
Unknown: David Mortimer
Unknown: Allan Matthews
Unknown: Trevor Brown
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: The Culper Tapes

By Bruce Stewart.
In the early 60s Felix Culper , a Third
Programme producer, recorded some startling information about the end of the world, but the programme was never made. Now features producer Clare Cassidy is determined to make the programme.
Other parts played by Simon Treves and Daniella Allan. Music by Richard Connolly. Singer Margaret Small.
Producer Shaun MacLoughlin Stereo


Unknown: Bruce Stewart.
Unknown: Felix Culper
Producer: Clare Cassidy
Played By: Simon Treves
Played By: Daniella Allan.
Music By: Richard Connolly.
Singer: Margaret Small.
Producer: Shaun MacLoughlin
Clare: Imogen Stubbs
Culper: Bill Wallis
Gwenda: Julia Hills
Giles: Bruce Stewart
Sister Hedwig: Phyllida Nash
Rabbi Omstein: Clive Swift
Father Wilfred: Peter Copley
Professor Townley: Bradley Laveae
Miss Gopal: Shireen Shah

: Writers Revealed

Novelists in conversation with Rosemary Hartill. 2: John McGahem.
Producer David Coomes. Stereo


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.
Unknown: John McGahem.
Producer: David Coomes.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan talks to jazz musician Artie Shaw , investigates the menu at this year's Royal Academy Summer Show, and reviews a recording of Miaskovsky's Cello
Concerto played by Julian Lloyd Webber.
Producer John Goudie. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Talks: Paul Vaughan
Musician: Artie Shaw
Played By: Julian Lloyd Webber.
Producer: John Goudie.

: Short Story

Men Friends by Angela Huth.
At Sir Jacob's wife's funeral an intriguing past is revealed.
Read by Anna Massey. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Angela Huth.
Read By: Anna Massey.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

In the chair:
Humphrey Lyttelton. Round the table: Willie Rushton ,
Tim Brooke-Taylor , Graeme Garden and Barry Cryer. At the piano: Colin Sell.


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Barry Cryer.

: News

: The Archers

In search of the Goddess of Love. Stereo

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: Spin!

Six enthusiasts introduce Dylan Winter to the vehicle they love.
4: Cruising the River Severn in an Edwardian steam launch is not as relaxing as it looks. Producer Hamish Mykura. Stereo


Producer: Hamish Mykura.

: The Monday Play

Who Killed Palomino Molero ?
Mario Vargas Llosa 's adult crime story, set in Peru in 1954, turns up the underbelly of class and corruption in a communtiy dominated by the military.
With John Bull, Gordon Reid , Nicholas Murchie ,
John Church and Jonathan Adams.
Musician Mia Soteriou
Translated and dramatised by Bronwen Phizackerly
Director Ned Chaillet. Stereo


Unknown: Palomino Molero
Unknown: Mario Vargas Llosa
Unknown: Gordon Reid
Unknown: Nicholas Murchie
Unknown: Jonathan Adams.
Dramatised By: Bronwen Phizackerly
Director: Ned Chaillet.
Lieutenant Silva: Charles Simpson
SgtUtuma: Ray Fearon
Colonel Mindreau: Steve Hodson
Alicia: Melanie Hudson
Lieutenant Dufo: Jonathan Tafler
DonaAsunta: Linda Marlowe
DonaAdriana: Jo Kendall

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Mark Gregory. Stereo


Unknown: Mark Gregory.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.
Editor Margaret Budy. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: A Book at Bedtime

Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay.
Read in ten parts by Lisa Harrow. Episode 6. Producer Tim Gebbels


Unknown: Joan Lindsay.
Unknown: Lisa Harrow.
Producer: Tim Gebbels

: Take It From Here

Vintage 50s comedy classic, featuring Jimmy Edwards , Dick Bentley , Alma Cogan ,
June Whitfield and the sacking of Wallas Eaton !
Written by Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
Producer Charles Maxwell (First broadcast in 1956)


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Written By: Frank Muir
Written By: Denis Norden.
Producer: Charles Maxwell

: 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.

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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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