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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Richard Sanders and John Harvey


Producers: Richard Sanders
Producers: John Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Alan Reid.


Unknown: Rev Alan Reid.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Philip Crowe.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Rev Philip Crowe.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and birthday guest, eccentric rock performer Julian Cope.
Producer Lucy Cacanas. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Julian Cope.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas.

: Daily Service

An act of worship led by Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: You Know It Makes Sense

Six programmes about the human senses.
6: Best of the Six? How many senses do we really have? Are there forms of energy our body is picking up but not telling us about? Geoff Watts talks to sceptics and converts about the sixth sense. Producer Peter Croasdale. Stereo


Talks: Geoff Watts
Producer: Peter Croasdale.

: Ordination of Women Debate

Live coverage of the final debate of the Church of England's General Synod on the ordination of women to the priesthood. Commentator Trevor Bames.
Producer Amanda Hancox (Continued at 2.00pm LW)


Commentator: Trevor Bames.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: Woman's Hour

with Kate Saunders. Serial: Love in the Modem Sense (7)


Unknown: Kate Saunders.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The House

Christopher Lee 's six-part political drama.
3: "You know as well as I do, Charles, that as Party Chairman you're bound to hit bad weather. And when you do, they'll try to dump you, unless you toss another body to the vultures." "So you think, Dougal, that I'm preparing Tom Bowman as my official sacrifice?" "There's nothing wrong with planning ahead ..." Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Tom Bowman
Producer: Neil Cargill.
Charles Bannister: Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly
Mary Bannister: Isla Blair
Poly: Ruth Gemmell
Juliet Cameron: Siobhan Redmond
Kay: Jane Booker
Nick: Julian Dutton
Tom: Bill Wallis

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: Ordination of Women Debate

Continued live coverage of the debate and the vote of the Church of England's General Synod on the ordination of women.

: The Romantics

In Robin Brooks 's play, Robert is a dreamer. He cannot stop himself travelling back in time to hold imaginary conversations about the early 19th-century poets, Shelley, Keats and Byron, with people who were close to them. His domestic life goes tragically wrong, but can he bring himself back to the real world long enough to save it? Director Tim Gebbels Stereo


Unknown: Robin Brooks
Robert: Christopher Timothy
Edward: Edward de Souza
Shelley/Guard: Robin Brooks
Gillian: Theresa Streatfeild
Ah: Siriol Jenkins
Mrs Shelley: Melanie Hudson
Byron: Jonathan Adams
Keats: Nicholas Murchie
Guide/Wilfred Owen: Matthew Morgan
Joseph: John Webb

: File On 4

Reporter Mark Halliley.


Reporter: Mark Halliley.

: Devil's Advocate

John Sessions takes the side of David Copperfield 's sinister step-father, but will he be able to convince Clive Anderson that Dickens was unfair to Mr Murdstone ? Producer Kate Boston. Stereo


Unknown: David Copperfield
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Unknown: Mr Murdstone
Producer: Kate Boston.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Quentin Cooper reviews the latest film releases, including Kenneth Branagh 's film Peter's Friends. Also a report on videos at the London Film Festival, and a review of a major exhibition of Eric Gill 's sculptures. Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Eric Gill
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story

Pascale's Wager by Alison Joseph. "It was more than six months since he had died, although sometimes it felt like yesterday. From that time on she had lived with the knowledge that nothing was certain." Read by Kathryn Hunt. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Read By: Kathryn Hunt.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Flying the Flag

by Alex Shearer.
The first of eight episodes: As Unequal as Others
Her Majesty's Ambassador Mackenzie and his staff battle on bravely, coming to terms with the changing order in Colonel Surikov's fledgling Eastern bloc democracy. The new order brings new problems: not least keeping the diplomatic upper hand in a country discovering the ills of the West. Producer Neil Cargill


Writer: Alex Shearer
Mackenzie: Dinsdale Landen
Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Surikov: Christopher Benjamin
Spiro: Stephen Greif

: News

: The Archers

Brian plays the most unlikely Cupid. Stereo

: Costing the Earth

with Roger Harrabin.


Unknown: Roger Harrabin.

: All in the Mind

: Age to Age

: Come the Revolution?

Neil Walker talks to men on the shopfloor who in the 1960s and 70s found their skills replaced by new technology.
2: Once a Railwayman Always a Railwayman In the language of railwaymen there's an expletive - "Beeching". When Dr Beeching reshaped the railways with his policy of "make it pay or cut it out", he challenged the core of what railwaymen believed in - service over cost.
Producer Julia Shaw


Talks: Neil Walker
Producer: Julia Shaw

: Kaleidoscope

(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

Loitering with Intent Part 8.

: Magic Moments

Nigel Fountain on key moments in popular culture.
4: Yes We Have No
The coming of tights in the 60s.

: 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.

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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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