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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Derek Wilson.


Unknown: Derek Wilson.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Vicky Cosstick.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Vicky Cosstick.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and birthday guest, conductor Sir Charles Mackerras.
Producer Lucy Cacanas. Stereo


Unknown: Libby Purves
Conductor: Sir Charles MacKerras.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas.

: Daily Service

Fill Thou My Life, 0 Lord My God (Richmond BBC HB 271); Psalm 126: A Song Of Freedom
(Stanford); Acts 16, w 25-34; And Can It Be (Sagina). The BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: Wilko's Spain

1: La Linea Tony Wilkinson spends a week with Area, the local paper for La Linea on the border with Gibraltar. With high unemployment, locals have turned to smuggling. High-speed launches carry contraband cigarettes and drugs to the beaches. Fishermen smuggle Africans across the treacherous waters of the Strait. An independent production by Tony Wilkinson. Stereo


Unknown: La Linea
Unknown: Tony Wilkinson
Production By: Tony Wilkinson.

: Paradise Lost

Episode 12.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Serial: Love in the Modern Sense (12)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: You and Yours

Sally Hawkins presents
Hard Times - which over the next five Wednesdays will examine aspects of poverty in the UK. It is estimated that 12 million people live in poverty in this country. In the first programme: how being poor affects their health, their family life and their children's education. Producer Ian Gilvear


Unknown: Sally Hawkins
Producer: Ian Gilvear

: The House

Christopher Lee 's six-part political drama.
"What bothers me about Tom Bowman is that he's a wild card. Nick's a joker. Put the two of them together and it could be dangerous, Charles."
"But I thought you liked him."
"He doesn't mean any harm, but that doesn't mean no one gets hurt."
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Tom Bowman
Producer: Neil Cargill.
Charles Bannister: Julian Glover
Mary Bannister: Isla Blair
Henry: Christopher Benjamin
Kay: Jane Booker
Polly: Ruth Gemmell
Rose: Sheila Reid
Nick: Julian Dutton

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Psychedelic Spy

A thriller in five parts by Andrew Rissik, set in 1968 and written in the style of the Bond movies. With James Aubrey as Billy Hindle, Gerald Harper as Sir Richard Snark and Lisa Rowe-Beddoe as Marianne.
1: Running Scared
Hindle has given up killing. Then Snark turns up.
Director Glyn Dearman. Stereo


Written By: Andrew Rissik
Director: Glyn Dearman
Billy Hindle: James Aubrey
Sir Richard Snark: Gerald Harper
Marianne: Lisa Rowe-Beddoe
Mr Mason: Paul Downing
Mr Prendergast: Malcolm Gerard

: Treasure Islands

with Michael Rosen.


Unknown: Michael Rosen.

: File On 4

Reporter Wendy Jones.


Reporter: Wendy Jones.

: Devil's Advocate

"A dashing role model for schoolboys everywhere." Julian Critchley MP admires the villain Jack Redin in Mary Webb 's rustic tragedy Gone To
Earth. But can he convince
Clive Anderson ?
Producer Kate Boston. Stereo


Unknown: Julian Critchley
Unknown: Jack Redin
Unknown: Mary Webb
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Kate Boston.

: News 4.05pm Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews reviews this week's film releases including the film of the TV series Twin Peaks.
Also a review of Strauss's opera Die Frau ohne Schatten, designed by David Hockney ; and an exhibition of Egyptologist Howard Carter.
Producer Sarah Johnson. Stereo
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Designed By: David Hockney
Unknown: Howard Carter.
Producer: Sarah Johnson.

: Stories from India

by R K Narayan. 3: Father's Help.
Swami is the pupil. Samuel is the teacher. A classroom battle is about to start.... Read by Zia Mohyeddin.

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Flying the Flag

by Alex Shearer. 2: In Custody
"We are representatives of Democracy in this benighted place, William. We enshrine the values of liberty, tolerance and free speech. By the way, why is that woman chained to the embassy railings?"
"She's protesting, sir.
About her brother who's being held hostage by the terrorists."
"I see. Well go out there and tell her to clear off."
Producer Neil Cargill. Stereo


Unknown: Alex Shearer.
Producer: Neil Cargill.
Mackenzie: Dinsdale Landen
Frost: Peter Acre
Helen: Moir Leslie
Surikov: Christopher Benjamin
Spiro: Stephen Greif

: News

: The Archers

What's up, Doc? Stereo

: Costing the Earth

with Roger Harrabin.


Unknown: Roger Harrabin.

: Medicine Now

: Age to Age

Christopher Cook recalls the origins of the Cenotaph, remembers
Bertrand Russell , and discusses the League of Nations.


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Bertrand Russell

: Come the Revolution?

Last of the series in which
Neil Walker talks to workers whose industrial skills have been replaced by new technology. 3: A Job for Life.
When cold print technology replaced hot metal printing, it changed a way of working virtually unchanged in a century. Few foresaw the changes to come.
Producer Julia Shaw


Talks: Neil Walker
Producer: Julia Shaw

: Kaleidoscope

Stereo (Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight


: A Book at Bedtime

Run of the Country Part 3.

: Magic Moments

with Nigel Fountain.
5: Moving the Goalposts. Why the abolition of the maximum wage changed the face of football. Last in the series.


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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