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: Today

America has voted. We now know who will be in the White House for the next four years.
John Humphrys in Washington and Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday in London report on the results and what they will mean for the United States, for the world, and for the British. Plus:


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day with

Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Business News

7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and birthday guest, fabulist author Clive Barker.
Producer Lucy Cacanas. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Clive Barker.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas.

: You Know It Makes Sense

Six programmes about the human senses.
5: The Common Touch Touch keeps a check on the body's impact on the outside world. Geoff Watts talks to masseurs, potters and physiologists. Producer Peter Croasdale. Stereo


Talks: Geoff Watts
Producer: Peter Croasdale.

: Daily Service

How Are Thy Servants
Blest, 0 Lord (Kilmarnock, BBC HB 305); Psalm 72
(Richardson); Isaiah 25, w 6-9; Behold The Mountain
Of The Lord (Glasgow, BBC HB 485). The BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: Paradise Lost


: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets champion javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread , who is about to take up her new post as VSO's international ambassador. Serial: Love in the Modern Sense (2)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Fatima Whitbread

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley.


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.

: The House

A six-part political drama by Christopher Lee. 2: "They'll knife her,
Charles - for what she wrote about her own party in the papers." "Jules will survive. She has spirit...."
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Neil Cargill.
Charles Bannister: Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly
Mary Bannister: Isla Blair
Henry: Christopher Benjamin
Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond
Kay: Jane Booker
Nick: Jullan Dutton
Wigton: David Ryall
Tom: Bill Wallis

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke and James Naughtie.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

The last of five further exploits of Conan Doyle 's immortal detective.
The Final Problem
The culmination of his life's work is at hand and Holmes prepares to meet his fate and his greatest adversary.
Dramatised by Bert Coules Violinist Leonard Friedman
Director Enyd Williams. Stereo 0 POSTCARDS: for a set of 11 Sherlock Holmes postcards featuring original Strand Magazine ilustrations, send a cheque for £3.50 (payable to British
Broadcasting Corporation) to: [address removed] Please Enclose A5 sae (36p stamps).
0 BBC CASSETTES: The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Vols I - III) available from retailers.


Unknown: Conan Doyle
Dramatised By: Bert Coules
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Director: Enyd Williams.
Slwbck Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr Watson: Michael Williams
Professor Moriurty: Michael Pennington
Colonel Moran: Frederick Treves
Inspector Patterson: Sean Arnold
Mrs Collier: Ann Windsor
Sir George: Norman Jones
Steiler: Terence Edmond
Walmsley: Alan Barker
Jenny: Jane Whittenshaw

: File on 4

: Devil's Advocate

This week TV critic
Mark Lawson tries to convince
Clive Anderson that R Ewing , star of the soap
Dallas, makes a fascinating study and that he influenced presidents and shaped the views of millions.
Producer Kate Boston. Stereo


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: R Ewing
Producer: Kate Boston.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley reviews the film Last of the Mohicans, starring Daniel Day Lewis , and looks into the usefulness of video guides. Also Ed Thomason reports on biographies of Janis Joplin and Nico. Producer Paul Quinn Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Daniel Day Lewis
Unknown: Ed Thomason
Unknown: Janis Joplin
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Short Story

Success or Failure by T H White.
"Their idea was to imagine a baby, and to let it live on, day by day, having the adventures which it would normally have had if it had been a real one ... both of them preferred a boy."
Reader Christian Rodska. Producer Viv Beeby


Reader: Christian Rodska.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: News

: The Archers

It's a family affair for the Aldridges. Stereo

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates, in the last programme of the series.
Editor Graham Ellis
0 WRITE to: Face the Facts. BBC, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA.


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: All in the Mind

: The Wayward Girls

In 1951 Jean Hartley , aged 18, unmarried and pregnant, arrived at a "home for wayward girls" in Hull. One of many similar church-run institutions, it was a place where hard work and prayer went towards ameliorating one's shame. She recalls her own experiences and tracks down other girls who were there in the 50s and 60s. Producer Edwina Wolstencroft


Unknown: Jean Hartley
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Come the Revolution?

Neil Walker talks to men on the shopfloor who in the 1960s and 70s experienced revolution in the workplace as industry declined and their jobs and skills were replaced by new technology.
1: / Wouldn't Trust an Employer to See Me across the Road
In such ports as Hull, sons followed fathers on to the docks. When containerisation changed the way ships were loaded and unloaded, dockers felt their whole way of life was threatened.
Producer Julia Shaw


Talks: Neil Walker
Producer: Julia Shaw

: 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

Loitering with Intent Part 3.

: Magic Moments

Nigel Fountain on key moments in popular culture.
3: My Little
Honda Norton , BSA and Triumph motorbikes once ruled the world, but in 1959 Sochiro Honda's team of engineers came to the TT Races on the Isle of Man. They were ridiculed for their neat white uniforms and odd-looking machines, but within ten years Honda had wiped out the British industry - why?


Unknown: Honda Norton

: 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.

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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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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