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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

with the Most Rev
Thomas Winning.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: Tiger, Tiger and Other Stories

by Janet Frame. In 1951 Janet
Frame was only days away from a leucotomy when she won the Hubert Church Literary Award. The operation was cancelled, and she went on to become known as New Zealand's greatest living author, and a 1992 Nobel Literature Prize Nominee.
Tiger, Tiger and The Secret delve into the delight and pain of childhood. Read by Nicolette McKenzie.
(Music by Don McGlashan from the film Angel at My Table
Producer Faynia Williams. Stereo


Read By: Nicolette McKenzie.
Music By: Don McGlashan
Producer: Faynia Williams.

: News

: Kennedy's Connections

Charles Kennedy is joined by Suzanne Moore and Dominic Lawson.
Armando lannucci supplies some laughs.
Producer Cathie Mahoney. Stereo


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

: Daily Service

led by Claire Campbell Smith from the Parish Church of All Saints, Heathfield, Sussex.
Introit: Lord Jesus, Make Thyself To Me A Living
Bright Reality; Let All The World In Every Comer
Sing (Luckington, BBC HB 275); Genesis 1, vv 1-4, 16-18; Christe Qui Lux ; God Of Mercy, God Of Grace (Heathlands).
The Advent Singers directed by Brian Richards. Organist Robin Timms.


Unknown: Claire Campbell
Unknown: Christe Qui Lux
Directed By: Brian Richards.
Organist: Robin Timms.

: Hoax!

with John Chapman , Maureen Lipman and John Wells. Chairman Tim Brooke-Taylor . Producer Edward Taylor. Stereo


Unknown: John Chapman
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: John Wells.
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Producer: Edward Taylor.

: The Bible

The Letter to the Hebrews
Read by Virginia McKenna from the Revised English Bible. Introduced by Fr John Deehan, lecturer in scripture at Heythrop College.
1: Perfect through Sufferings.
Producer Denis Nowlan


Read By: Virginia McKenna
Introduced By: Fr John
Producer: Denis Nowlan

: Woman's Hour

with Sally Magnusson. Serial: Letters from
Constance by Mary Hocking.
The ninth of 13 episodes read by Sarah Badel. Abridged by Monica Grey Editors Clare Selene and Sally Feldman


Unknown: Sally Magnusson.
Unknown: Mary Hocking.
Read By: Sarah Badel.
Abridged By: Monica Grey
Abridged By: Sally Feldman

: Inside Money

4: Picking winners on the stock market ... buying shares for the first time.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Brain of Britain 1992

Chairman Robert Robinson.
Third Semi-Final. Patrick Taylor
(clergyman); Robert Currie (police officer); Dr David Hill (hospital doctor); James Roberts (retired education technician)
Producer Richard Edis. Stereo


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Patrick Taylor
Unknown: Robert Currie
Unknown: Dr David Hill
Unknown: James Roberts
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Caves of Steel

Isaac Asimov, the father of modern science fiction, died earlier this year. As a tribute this is a repeat of his classic SF detective thriller set in New York in the distant future. The murder of a "spacer" creates a crisis that could destroy the earth.


Author: Isaac Asimov
Dramatised by: Bert Coules
Technical Presentation: Tim Sturgeon
Technical Presentation: Wilfredo Acosta
Director: Matthew Walters
Elijah Bailey: Ed Bishop
Daneel: Sam Dastor
Enderby: Matt Zimmerman
Jessie: Beth Porter
Fastolfe: Christopher Good
Joe: Vincent Brimble
R Sammy: Ian Michie
Shopkeeper: Brian Miller
Ben: Boris Hunka
Coussarr: Elizabeth Mansfield
Announcements: Susan Sheridan

: Conversation Piece

Sue MacGregor goes to York to meet
George Smith , flower arranger, lecturer and international judge, to talk about his life and work.
Producer Gillian Hush. Stereo


Unknown: George Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan talks to author Bill Morris about his book Biography of a Buick, listens to contemporary music from Australia and reports on the Salzburg Festival.
Producer Alasdair Cross. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Bill Morris
Producer: Alasdair Cross.

: Short Story

Beyond the Blue Mountains
A specially commissioned story by Penelope Lively. Out of Sydney the going gets wilder. And the looming presence of the mountain range has a powerful effect on Myra's plan ...
Read by Hannah Gordon. Producer Duncan Minshull


Story By: Penelope Lively.
Read By: Hannah Gordon.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Wendy Austin.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Wendy Austin.

: The Board Game

Recorded at the Industrial
Society headquarters in London. Panel: Janet Cohen , Peter Day , Alastair Ross Goobey, Nigel Whittaker. Chairman Nigel Cassidy. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Janet Cohen
Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Alastair Ross
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker.
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

A fete worse than death. Stereo

: Second to None

First of four programmes in which Sara Parker meets people who do other people's jobs.
1: The Stand-In Doctors On the rounds with two different locum GPs, one in the country, the other in the inner city.
Producer Sukey Firth. Stereo


Unknown: Sara Parker
Producer: Sukey Firth.

: The Monday Play

The Blasphemer
George Rosie 's play, set in Edinburgh in 1701, about a blasphemy charge brought against Thomas Aitkenhead.
Director Stewart Conn. Stereo
(First broadcast on Radio Scotland)


Unknown: George Rosie
Unknown: Thomas Aitkenhead.
Meldrum: Allan Sharpe
Margaret: Wendy Seager
Mungo Craig: Sean Hay
Aitkenhead: Stevie Hannan
Spence: Lewis Howden
Sir James Stewart: Charles Kearney
Lord Polwarth: Robin Thomson

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Tim Bowler. stereo


Unknown: Tim Bowler.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Jim Kingsley Amis 's comic novel of academic life.
First of 12 parts read by Martin Jarvis.
Abridged and produced by Pat McLoughlin
(First broadcast in 1976)


Unknown: Jim Kingsley Amis
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Produced By: Pat McLoughlin

: The Best of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Chairman Humphrey Lyttelton. With Tim Brooke-Taylor ,
Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Willie Rushton. At the piano Colin Sell.
Producer Jon Naismith. Stereo


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

: Slightly Foxed

The literary panel game with Gill Pyrah and guests Craig Brown , Irma Kurtz , Germaine Greer and Katharine Whitehom.
Producer Gareth Edwards. Stereo


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Craig Brown
Unknown: Irma Kurtz
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Katharine Whitehom.
Producer: Gareth Edwards.

: 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.

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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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