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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Fr Dermot Preston SJ.


Unknown: Fr Dermot Preston

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon John Oates.


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Canon John Oates.

: Sugar For The Horse

In Queenie White, Uncle Silas tells of a romantic encounter with a buxom publican's wife.

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Dr Anthony Clare 's subject is Toyah Wilcox , the ex-"Princess of Punk" and now a straight actress with the National Theatre. Series producer Michael Ember


Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare
Unknown: Toyah Wilcox
Producer: Michael Ember

: Idle Thoughts

John Walters fills his idle hours by thinking out loud "Who Am P" in the last programme of the series.
Producer Cathie Mahoney. Stereo


Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Cathie Mahoney.

: Daily Service

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven (Praise My Soul, BBC HB 15); Psalm 146;
Acts 20, vv 28-38; Help Us to Help Each Other, Lord (Dunfermline).
The BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: Keep It Clean

2: Boys, Blades and Brut The scent of manhood or merely a whiff of male uncertainty? Aftershaves or "men's fragrances" are sniffed out by Laurence Alster. Readers June Barrie, David Goodland and Shireen Shah. Producer Kate Whitehead


Readers: Laurence Alster.
Unknown: David Goodland
Unknown: Shireen Shah.
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: The Pilgrim's Progress

Part 3.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Serial: Fraud (2)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: In Search of Mihailo: 3

by Dolores Pala , dramatised in four parts.
Mihailo's religion causes him to question his love for Carola.
Dramatised by Elizabeth Troop
Stereo (First broadcast on Radio 5)


Author: Dolores Pala
Dramatised By: Elizabeth Troop
Director: Sally Avens
Carola: Jenifer Landor
Mihaib: Frank Kovacs
Claude: Philip Franks
Monique: Gill Bevan
Jean: David King
Dimitri: Neil Roberts
Fred: John Church
Man: John Church
German woman: Gudrun Ure
Woman: Gudrun Ure

: The World at One

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The Archers


: Who Sings The Hero?: 3: The Man Who Came Back

Six stories of individual or group heroism.
Many stories of wartime heroism have become legendary, but the men who manned The Shetland Bus were very special. Matthew Solon retells the story of the Norwegians who braved the North Sea during the Second World War.
Narrator John Rowe.


Writer: Matthew Solon
Narrator: John Rowe
Director: Martin Jenkins
David Howarth: Keith Drinkel
Ole Grotle: Eric Allan
Leif Larsen: Ralf Beck

: Missions Improbable

Martin Wainwright reflects on a group of historical characters united by enthusiasm verging on obsession.
This week: Colonel Jasper Maskelyne , a magician who joined the Army's Camouflage Unit during the Second World War and attempted amazing conjuring tricks in the Western Desert.
Producer Wendy Pilmer


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Colonel Jasper Maskelyne
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: Four Seasons

In the third of four programmes, Phil Smith gets out and about to record the impact of autumn on everyday life. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Profile

Graphic portrayals of extraordinary characters. 2: Elizabeth Jennings writes, she says, to search for order. A search which begins most days in a cafe in Oxford. There,
Germaine Greer met this fine poet of the senses. Producer Vanessa Harrison


Unknown: Elizabeth Jennings
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley meets playwright David Edgar , whose first TV play is screened tonight (BBC2,
9.00pm). Also, reviews of this week's film releases, Hilary Mantel 's novel about the French
Revolution, and a fresh assessment of the Judy Garland legend.
Producer Adrian Washboume. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: David Edgar
Unknown: Hilary Mantel
Unknown: Judy Garland
Producer: Adrian Washboume.

: Short Story

Rabbits by Lawrence Scott.
She's an overseer's wife living on a plantation. She's expecting their seventh child. It's peaceful at the house, but down at the club the tongues are wagging ...
Read by Deborah Findlay. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Lawrence Scott.
Read By: Deborah Findlay.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: News

: The Archers

A Portrait ofAmbridge, by Lynda Snell ... Take one! Stereo


Unknown: Lynda Snell

: Performing Miracles

Sheila Dicks spends her life among the dead - she works as an embalmer, and believes how we say goodbye to our loved ones is the key to a natural, healthy grieving process. Yet Sheila began her working life as a midwife. She explains to Andrea Adams why, essentially, it's still the same job.
Producer Fiona Couper. Stereo


Unknown: Sheila Dicks
Unknown: Andrea Adams
Producer: Fiona Couper.

: Medicine Now

: The Infant Hercules

John Mapplebeck compares Victorian, Edwardian and contemporary views of Middlesbrough, the industrial town where he was bom.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: John Mapplebeck
Producer: Gillian Hush

: In Business

The New Age Auditors Just like everyone else, businesses are under pressure to conform to fashionable trends.
Nigel Cassidy follows a group of consultants around a Manchester paint company as they examine new management skills from ethics to the colour of clothes. But can these New
Age Auditors increase profitability?
Producer Robert McKenzie


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Robert McKenzie

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod. Stereo


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Log of a Griffin 3: Solo for Trombone
"On a bearer looking into the tufts of rush from which the cheetah had escaped, he saw two beautiful little kittens about a fortnight old but still very furious, lifting up their little paws and spitting and snarling.

: Looking Forward to the Past

Robert Booth dips into the past for a chat with Lady Antonia Fraser ,
Michael Wood , Patrick Barlow and Julian Critchley.
Producer Liz Anstee. Stereo


Unknown: Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Michael Wood
Unknown: Patrick Barlow
Unknown: Julian Critchley.
Producer: Liz Anstee.

: Screenplay

Hosted by lain Johnstone. The panel: Dick Vosburgh , Nanette Newman , Michael Bentine and Robin Ray.
Producer Andy Aliffe. Stereo


Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Nanette Newman
Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Robin Ray.
Producer: Andy Aliffe.

: News

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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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