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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Sue Broom and John Harvey


Unknown: John Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

with Jane Grayshon.


Unknown: Jane Grayshon.

: Today

with Chris Lowe.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: Sugar For The Horse

Five stories featuring
H E Bates's Uncle Silas, who lived a life of wine, women and constant sunshine in an idyllic
English countryside. Read by David Neal. 1: The Widder.
Producer Cherry Cookson. Stereo


Read By: David Neal.
Producer: Cherry Cookson.

: News

: Kennedy's Connections

Charles Kennedy is joined by Dominic Lawson and Armando Iannucci in the last programme of the series. Producer Cathie Mahoney. Stereo


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

: The Year In Question

The knockout news quiz returns with John Humphrys as chairman. Eight regional newspapers have taken up the challenge and the first round match comes from Dundee with The Scotsman pitting their wits against The Belfast Telegraph. Producers Viv Black and Hamish Mykura. Stereo


Unknown: John Humphrys
Producers: Viv Black
Producers: Hamish Mykura.

: Daily Service

From the National Garden
Festival, Ebbw Vale, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins with the Dowlais Male
Voice Choir, conductor
John Samuel. Who Would True Valour See (Monks Gate); We Bless Thee For Thy Peace (Belmont);
Through The Love Of God Our Saviour (Ar Hyd Y Nos); Psalm 66.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Conductor: John Samuel.

: The Pilgrim's Progress

NEW John Bunyan 's lilsUallegory, adapted in 25 parts. Part 1.
Abridged by Peter Luke
Musical direction Wilfredo Acosta Director Glyn Dearman


Unknown: John Bunyan
Abridged By: Peter Luke
Unknown: Wilfredo Acosta
Director: Glyn Dearman
Bunyan: Bernard Hepton
Christian: Mick Ford
Evangelist: John Church
Obstinate/Help: Peter Gunn
Pliable: Jonathan Tafler
Worldly-Wiseman: Keith Drinkel
Good-Will: Eric Allan
Porter/Second Man: John Webb
Prudence: Theresa Streatfelld
Qiarity: Melanie Hudson
Apoltyon: John Fleming
First Man: David Holt

: Woman's Hour

From the Highlands of Scotland, Ruth Wishart explores the call of the wild. Story: Covered Bridges from Homeland and other Stories by Barbara Kingsolver. Read by Garrick Hagon.
Abridged by Sally Skrimshire Editors Clare Selerie and Sally Feldman


Unknown: Ruth Wishart
Stories By: Barbara Kingsolver.
Read By: Garrick Hagon.
Abridged By: Sally Skrimshire
Editors: Clare Selerie
Editors: Sally Feldman

: A Taste of ... Finnish

Ray Gosling treks to
Rotherhide to listen to
Magnus, Jenny and Esse. Producer Jenny Lo


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Jenny Lo

: You and Yours

Mike Thomson looks at The Balding Business.


Unknown: Mike Thomson

: Round Britain Quiz

The return of the perennial brain-twister. London (
Irene Thomas and Eric Kom ) versus the Midlands (Peter Oppenheimer and John Julius Norwich ). Question-masters: Gordon Clough and Anthony Quinton.
Producer Paul Z Jackson. Stereo


Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Kom
Unknown: Peter Oppenheimer
Unknown: John Julius Norwich
Question Masters: Gordon Clough
Question Masters: Anthony Quinton.
Producer: Paul Z Jackson.

: The World at One

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The Archers

: Bertie and the Seven Bodies

Peter Lovesey 's unusual detective, the Prince of Wales, finds his life endangered at a country house party.
Dramatised by Geoffrey M Matthews
Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Peter Lovesey
Dramatised By: Geoffrey M Matthews
Director: Matthew Walters
Bertie: Robert Lang
Alix: Marcia King
Isabella: Susannah Fellows
Amelia: Joan Moon
Queenie: Siriol Jenkins
Jerry: Timothy Carlton
Rev Pagel: Terrence Edmond
Holdfast: Norman Jones
Moira: Auriol Smith
Wilfred: Alan Barker
Marcus: Kim Wall
Claude: Nigel Carrington
Sweeney: James Greene
Colwell: Fraser Kerr

: Beyond Belief

Ludovic Kennedy 's guest is Kalim Siddiqui. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy
Unknown: Kalim Siddiqui.
Producer: David Coomes

: News

: Kaleidoscope In Seville

Paul Vaughan reports on Expo 92.
Producer John Goudie. Stereo
(Revised rpt)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: John Goudie.

: Short Story

Mr Lustgarten Falls in Love by Irene Dische. Read by Liza Ross.
Producer Duncan Minshuli


Unknown: Mr Lustgarten
Unknown: Irene Dische.
Read By: Liza Ross.
Producer: Duncan Minshuli

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: The News Quiz

: News

: The Archers

Nelson saves the day. Stereo

: The Art of Travel

Annette Kobak invites four travellers to reflect on a journey.
1: Nigel Barley encounters the "hugging" culture of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Reader Sean Barrett.
Producer Kate McAll. Stereo


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Reader: Sean Barrett.
Producer: Kate McAll.

: The Monday Play

In The Native State
Tom Stoppard 's prizewinning play set in 1930 India and present-day
England. With
Peggy Ashcroft giving her last dramatic performance as Mrs Swan , and Felicity Kendal who won the 1992 Sony Award for Best
Actress as Flora Crewe.
Excerpt from Up The Country by Emily Eden. read by Auriol Smith. Producer John Tydeman. Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Tom Stoppard
Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Mrs Swan
Unknown: Felicity Kendal
Unknown: Emily Eden.
Read By: Auriol Smith.
Producer: John Tydeman.
NimdDas: Sam Dastor
Anish Das: Lyndam Gregory
The Rajah: Saeed Jaffrey
David Durance: Simon Treves
Mr Pike: William Hootkins
Coomaraswami: Renu Setna
The Resident: Brett Usher
Nazrul: Amerjit Deu
Francis Swan: Mark Straker
Nell: Emma Gregory

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Log of a Griffin
The diary kept by Edward Raleigh , as a newcomer - a "Griffin" - to India in 1826. Read in five parts by Garard Green.
1: An Eight-Tray Man. Adapted by Colin McLaren from an original archive transcription by Charles Mander Producer Louise Purslow


Unknown: Edward Raleigh
Unknown: Garard Green.
Adapted By: Colin McLaren
Unknown: Charles Mander
Producer: Louise Purslow

: Round the Horne

starring Kenneth Horne, with Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick and Betty Marsden.
Written by Barry Took, Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke.
Producer John Simmonds
(First broadcast in 1968) * SHOWS: page 5


Unknown: Kenneth Home
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden.
Written By: Barry Took
Written By: Johnnie Mortimer
Written By: Brian Cooke.
Producer: John Simmonds

: Slightly Foxed

Chaired by Gill Pyrah , with Brian Sibley , Rosie Boycott , Geoff McGivem and Brian Patten.
Producer Gareth Edwards. Stereo


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

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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