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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Sara Maitland.


Unknown: Sara Maitland.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.40 Today in Parliament.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: News

: The Hospital

Aneight-part series on life in one of Britain's largest hospitals - Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry.
6: A 35-year-old man is called in for a kidney transplant operation, and Dr Anantt Patel saves the life of a heart-attack victim.
Producers Sarah Rowlands and Brian King


Unknown: Dr Anantt Patel
Producers: Sarah Rowlands
Producers: Brian King

: Second Thoughts

First in a new series of this award-winning comedy by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie. Bill returns on a flying visit from his new job in Germany, hoping for a quiet weekend with Faith. Hannah and Liza ensure it is anything but romantic.
Producer Paul Schlesinger Stereo


Comedy By: Jan Etherington
Comedy By: Gavin Petrie.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Bill: James Bolam
Faith: Lynda Bellingham
Liza: Belinda Lang
Richard: Geoffrey Whitehead
Hannah: Julia Sawalha
Joe: Mark Denham
Kevin: David Learner

: The Bibl

Acts of the Apostles
3. Witness, persecution and conversion.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
(Revised repeat at 7.20pm LW) Serial:
The Fireman's Fair (2)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent


Producer: Geoff Spink

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard.


Presented By: John Howard.

: Slightly Foxed

Another edition of the literary quiz, chaired by Gill Pyrah , with a collection of guests from the world of writing including Michael Dibdin , Nigel Williams , Sue Limb and Alan Plater.
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Michael Dibdin
Unknown: Nigel Williams
Unknown: Alan Plater.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Running Out of Sky

This year is the 50th anniversary of the American entry into the Second World War, and all over eastern England nostalgic Americans are returning to revisit their bases.
Margaret Stewart 's play concerns the story of one of those men and an English doctor who was a small boy in 1942. Both men, unknown to each other, return to
Lincolnshire to revive old memories, and find instead the ghosts of their unfinished relationships.
Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Margaret Stewart
Director: Sue Wilson
Tom Mason: William Gaunt
Earl Grant: Garrick Hagon
Young Tom: Tom Wright
Mrs Mason: Sunny Ormonde
Jenny: Jenny Lee
Janet Grant: Euzabeth Kelly
Eddie: David Bannerman
Johnnie: Angus Wright
Bob: Paul Downing
Jim: Andrew Wincon

: 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 •REQUESTS: Poetry Please! BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


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

: News

: Kaleidoscope Goes to Town

Paul Allen , live from the Library Theatre in Sheffield, discusses the challenge of introducing the arts to children and young people, with contributions from a panel including writers
Berlie Doherty and Barry Hines , poet Ian McMillan , singer Roy Bailey , broadcaster
Rony Robinson , pupils and teachers from local schools and members of the audience.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Berlie Doherty
Unknown: Barry Hines
Singer: Ian McMillan
Singer: Roy Bailey
Unknown: Rony Robinson
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story

The Good Fairy by Sian Williams.
Saffy doesn't believe in fairies but if they're the only way to get what she wants, she'll give them a try. Read by Emily Croft-Baker . Producer Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Sian Williams.
Read By: Emily Croft-Baker
Producer: Jane Dauncey

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The Harpoon

Another chance to enjoy the slightly budget
Laughing Through the Depression edition of your favourite weekly.
With Julian Dutton , Peter Baynham ,
Alistair McGowan , Mary Elliot -Nelson and Bryonie Pritchard.
Producer Sarah Smith Stereo


Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Peter Baynham
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Mary Elliot
Unknown: Bryonie Pritchard.
Producer: Sarah Smith

: News

: The Archers

Sometimes Joe's excuses are priceless.

: Going Back

Four programmes about people returning to places where they have lived in the past, which have profoundly influenced their lives.
2: Drummond
From Brixton to
Johannesburg: Drummond Cuthbert travels back to the northern suburbs of his South African youth and to the memory of his father, a distinguished surgeon who took his own life when Drummond was
13 years old.
Producer Nigel Acheson Stereo


Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: Analysis

Down to Business
What exactly does British business want from the government? As the leadership changes at the CBI and the DTI, David Walker asks whether we are entering a new phase of cosy corporatism. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Simon Coates

: Travels with Mrs T

David Bean , following more than 150 years behind Mrs Frances
Trollope, visits the battlefield of Waterloo.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: Mrs Frances

: Does HeTake Sugar?

with Ted Harrison.
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: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial WorldTonight

with Mark Gregory. Stereo


Unknown: Mark Gregory.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

A British Picture
Written and read by Ken Russell. Part 4.


Read By: Ken Russell.

: Around the World in80 Days

Jules Verne 's classic story, dramatised in four episodes by Terry James , with Leslie Phillips as Phileas Fogg ,
Jim Broadbent as Sergeant Fix, Yves Aubert as Passepartout and Diana Quick as Princess Aouda. 3: The Missing Acrobat Fogg fights a duel.
Music: Wilfredo Acosta
Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Jules Verne
Unknown: Terry James
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Phileas Fogg
Unknown: Jim Broadbent
Unknown: Yves Aubert
Unknown: Diana Quick
Music: Wilfredo Acosta
Director: Janet Whitaker
Colonel Proctor: William Hootkins
Sailor: Ronald Herdman
Captain Bunsby: John Church
Engineer: Marks Traker
Batulcar: Jonathan Adams
Japanese Assistant: 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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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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