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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

with Rt Rev Hugh Wyllie.


Unknown: Hugh Wyllie.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Week on 4

: William Tayler, Diary of a Footman

A plain man's guide to the social order Victoria inherited. Read by David Haig.
1:1837 Queen Victoria ascends the throne
Producer Claire Grove. Stereo


Read By: David Haig.
Producer: Claire Grove.

: News

: Kennedy's Connections

Charles Kennedy is joined by Suzanne Moore and Dominic Lawson to discuss issues of the day and Armando Iannucci supplies some laughs.
Producer Cathie Mahoney. Stereo


Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Suzanne Moore
Unknown: Dominic Lawson
Unknown: Armando Iannucci
Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

: Daily Service

led by Alastair Simmons. A Christian community in Sussex celebrates God's gift of freedom in prayer and song. Reading: Isaiah 58, vv 1, 3b-9a, "Is not this the fast I choose: to let the oppressed go free."


Unknown: Alastair Simmons.

: Hoax!

Derek Nimmo ,
Irene Thomas and Ian Wallace tell the stories. Chairman
Tim Brooke-Taylor has to guess who's hoaxing.
Producer Edward Taylor. Stereo


Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: The Bible

The Letters of Paul:
Galatians to Thessalonians Read in eight episodes by Timothy West. 4: Ephesians.
Abridged by Anthony Kearey Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Timothy West.
Abridged By: Anthony Kearey
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Woman's Hour

with Sally Magnusson. How do you get rid of moths? Libby Spurrier compares traditional methods with the new technology.
Serial: Letters from Constance by Mary Hocking.
The fourth of 13 episodes read by Sarah Badel. Abridged by Monica Grey. Editors Clare Selerie and Sally Feldman


Unknown: Sally Magnusson.
Unknown: Libby Spurrier
Unknown: Mary Hocking.
Read By: Sarah Badel.
Abridged By: Monica Grey.
Editors: Clare Selerie
Editors: Sally Feldman

: Inside Money

with Roger White.
3: Decisions, Decisions! ... The pensions dilemma. Producer Ann Gilmartin


Unknown: Roger White.
Producer: Ann Gilmartin

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Brain of Britain 1992

Robert Robinson.
Second Semi-Final:
Midlands, the West and the North. Margery Elliott (retired music teacher); David Mortimer (tax manager);
Henry Boettinger (international telecommunications consultant).
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Margery Elliott
Unknown: David Mortimer
Unknown: Henry Boettinger
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Settling with the Indians

The first English settlement in Virginia is the setting for
Mick Mangan 's story of Ben Mellors , a man appalled by the colonial mentality. His friendship with the captive princess Pocahontas triggers his defection to the Indians - with tragic consequences.
Director Dave Sheasby Stereo


Unknown: Mick Mangan
Unknown: Ben Mellors
Director: Dave Sheasby
Ben Mellors: Mark Spalding
Sam Hall: John Basham
Opecancanough: Dominic Hingorani
Pocahontas: Eileen George
Gaoler: Norman Mills
Councillor: Norman Mills
Minister: Robin Polley
Guard 2: Robin Polley
Dale: Chris Wilkinson
Guard 1: Chris Wilkinson
Woman prisoner: Elizabeth Osborne
Jenny: Brenda Elder

: The New Recruit

4: The Male Models
1950s male mode]
Ken Swift talks about how the profession has changed with new recruit Stephen Giffin.
Producer Lucy Lunt


Talks: Ken Swift
Unknown: Stephen Giffin.
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor meets award-winning journalist Clare Hollingworth.
Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Unknown: Clare Hollingworth.
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen views the soaring creations of Steve Brockett , kite artist, and sees the rising of Phoenix, a new play about Germany and jazz. Her guest is
Barry Guy , composer and bass player.
Producer Julian May. Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Steve Brockett
Unknown: Barry Guy

: Short Story

The Pepper-Tree by Dal Stivens.
"My father was a tall, thin man with melancholy brown eyes and the soul of a poet."
Read by John Turnbull. Producer Tim Gebbels


Unknown: Dal Stivens.
Read By: John Turnbull.
Producer: Tim Gebbels

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The Board Game

Recorded at the Langham Hilton in London. Panel includes:
Howard Hodgson , Peter Day ,
Alastair Ross Goobey ,
Nigel Whittaker. Chairman Nigel Cassidy.
Producer Neil Koenig. Stereo


Unknown: Howard Hodgson
Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker.
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig.

: News

: The Archers

A combine causes conflict.

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper. Producers Sheila Dillon and Marie Helly


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producers: Sheila Dillon
Producers: Marie Helly

: The Monday Play

From the age of ten, Gail has been running away ... Michael Wall 's play adapted and revised by Lizzie Slater. Director Peter Kavanagh Stereo


Unknown: Michael Wall
Unknown: Lizzie Slater.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Charles: Jim Carter
Gail (aged 10): Rebecca Cullum
Gail (aged 18): Charlotte Coleman
Gail (aged 45): Maureen O'Brien
Marek: Henry Goodman
Calderwood: Jonathan Adams
Marsh: Jonathan Adams
Susan: Melinda Walker
Indian man: Peter Gunn
Julie: Siriol Jenkins
Esther: Siriol Jenkins
Rob: Matthew Morgan
Sam: Matthew Morgan
Ace: Matthew Morgan
Sophie: Alison Reid

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Mark Gregory. Stereo


Unknown: Mark Gregory.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Stranger in the House by Georges Simenon.
Read in ten parts by Jim Norton. Part 6.
Translated by Robert Baldick Abridged by Neville Teller.
Producer Maurice Leitch


Unknown: Georges Simenon.
Unknown: Jim Norton.
Translated By: Robert Baldick
Abridged By: Neville Teller.
Producer: Maurice Leitch

: Silver Minutes

with Nicholas Parsons. Second of two programmes recalling 25 years of Just A Minute. Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons.
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

An eight-part adaptation of Choderlos de Laclos' novel. Starring Diana Rigg. Part 5
Translated by F W K Stone Abridges by Polly Coles
Director Clive Brill. Stereo


Unknown: Diana Rigg.
Unknown: Polly Coles
Director: Clive Brill.
Marquise de Merteuil: Diana Rigg
Vicomte de Valmont: Roger Allam
Madame de Tourvel: Juliet Stevenson
Cede de Volanges: Alison Reid
Madame de Volanges: Melinda Walker
Chevalier Danceny: Samuel West
Madame de Rosemonde: Gudrun Ure

: 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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