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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Canon Michael Sadgrove.


Unknown: Canon Michael Sadgrove.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Paul Johns.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Paul Johns.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and guest Bob Hoskins celebrating his 50th birthday.
Producer Lucy Cacanas Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Bob Hoskins

: Daily Service

How Sweet The Name Of
Jesus Sounds (St Peter, BBC HB 142); Acts 3, w 1-10; Say To Them Of A Fearful Heart (Wesley "The Wilderness"); 0 For A Thousand Tongues To Sing (Lyngham, BBC HB 278). BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: You Know It Makes Sense

Six programmes about the human senses.
3: Concorde and Sweet Sounds From a solo violin in a huge concert hall to a screaming jet overhead, our ears are incredibly sensitive to a vast range of sounds. Geoff Watts carefully listens to what composers, scientists and even radio producers have to say on this subject. Producer Peter Croasdale Stereo


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: The Hindu Scriptures

13: The Hunter's

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Bankers, bishops and business heads make it, so do scientists and celebrities. But will you?
Kathleen Griffin scans the obituary columns.
Serial: A Lesson in Dying (3)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Kathleen Griffin

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley.


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.

: The Wooden Horse

Eric Williams 's classic wartime escape story, adapted in six parts. 6: Name, Rank and Number
After days and nights alone in Stettin, it seems that Peter and John will never make it home.
Desperate and hungry, they put themselves in the hands of the mysterious Andre.
Adapted by Mark Power
Director Adrian Bean. Stereo


Unknown: Eric Williams
Adapted By: Mark Power
Director: Adrian Bean.
Peter: Alex Jennings
John: David Lumsden
German Guard: William Brand
Andre: Keith Drinkel
Sigmund: Peter Gunn
Larensen: Lloyd Johnston
René: John Webb
Jojo: John Church
Air Attache: Timothy Carlton
Secretary: Siriol Jenkins

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

Five further exploits of Conan Doyle 's detective. 3: The Greek Interpreter
Holmes introduces Watson to his brother, Mycroft, at the Diogenes Club and is put in touch with one of his most sinister cases.
Dramatised by Gerry Jones Violinist Leonard Friedman
Director Enyd Williams. Stereo


Unknown: Conan Doyle
Dramatised By: Gerry Jones
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Director: Enyd Williams.
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Mycroft Holmes: John Hartley
Mr Melas: Peter Polycarpou
Inspector Gregson: Ronald Herdman
Mr Latimer: Peter Wickham
The Laughing Man: Gordon Reid
The Greek Man: Neil Roberts
Sophy: Joanna Myers

: File On 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Mark Halliley.


Reporter: Mark Halliley.

: Devil's Advocate

In the first of a I return series, Clive Anderson tackles novelist Fay Weldon on her theory that the villainous Alec d'Urberville, from Thomas Hardy 's Tess of the d'UrberviUes, has been severely misjudged.
Producer Kate Boston. Stereo


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Fay Weldon
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Producer: Kate Boston.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Mark Steyn reviews the latest of the Columbus films, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Gerard Depardieu ; and a musical version of Kiss of the Spiderwoman in the West End.
Producer Adrian Washbourne Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Directed By: Ridley Scott
Unknown: Gerard Depardieu
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story

Rawdon's Roof by D H Lawrence.
Rawdon has sworn that no woman shall sleep under his roof again - but how does his lover feel about it?
Reader Andy Hockley.
Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: H Lawrence.
Reader: Andy Hockley.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: News

: The Archers

Jack puts his foot down. Stereo

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: All in the Mind

: Antony Hopkins Talking About Music

Antony Hopkins explores orchestrations and transcriptions in the last programme of the series.
Producer Patrick Lambert. Stereo


Producer: Patrick Lambert.

: In Business

Dealing with the Bear Why has Littlewoods set up shop in St Petersburg? What's behind a Welsh company baking bread on a Moscow housing estate? Caroline Bayley reports on how well British business is overcoming the problems of dealing profitably with the Russian bear.
Editor Stephen Chilcott


Unknown: Caroline Bayley
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

0 Caledonia!
Part 6.

: Magic Moments

Nigel Fountain on key moments in popular culture.
1: The March of the 45 The 45rpm record arrived with rock 'n' roll, teenagers, Dansettes and autochangers, in the golden age of the singles chart. Today, when record companies make more money from sales of T-shirts than singles, the 7-inch piece of plastic is being replaced by cassingles, CDs, 12-inch records, DCCDs, DATs and mini-CDs.... should we shed a tear for the 45 - and for the teenager?


Unknown: Nigel Fountain

: 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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