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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Gethin


Unknown: Rev Gethin

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev Tom Butler
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tom Butler

: News

: Call Nick Ross: 071-580

Your chance to talk to
Nick Ross and his guests on an issue of the moment. Producer Poppy Hughes
•Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross

: John Cole in the Lakes

In four programmes, John Cole wanders through the poetry and the politics of the Lake District. 3: Water, water everywhere Producer Jill Marshall


Unknown: John Cole
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Daily Service

John 17, vv 13-14,20-26. Director of Music
Shaun Islip.

: The Screwtape Letters

Episode 4.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Wedding Group by Elizabeth Taylor. Read in 13 episodes by Patricia Hodge. Although Quayne is mostly a world of women, it is dominated by "the master",
Harry Bretton , an artist not a million miles away from Augustus John. His granddaughter, Cressy, is determined to escape. Abridged by Meg Clarke
Music: Delius' Scherzando


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor.
Unknown: Patricia Hodge.
Unknown: Harry Bretton
Unknown: Augustus John.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke

: Medicine Now

with Geoff Watts. Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Julia Durbin

: You and Yours

with Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The Older Woman

by Tony Bagley. Starring
2: Roy decides to become a reconstructed new man and joins an environmental pressure group in order to impress Jane. Meanwhile Pavarotti appears in his dreams with some invaluable advice.
Music: Julian Wastall
Theme sung by Toyah Willcox Producer Paul Schlesinger Stereo


Unknown: Tony Bagley.
Music: Julian Wastall
Sung By: Toyah Willcox
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Jane,: Zoe Wanamaker
Roy: Martin Clunes
Hitchcock and Toyah: Elsa Willcox
Mr Say: David Troughton
Chad Mann: Nicky Henson
Dick: Geoff McGivern
He/en/Donna: Melanie Hudson
Wyn: Sue Roderick
Doug: David Holt
Pavarotti: Steve Hodson

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Seaside by Thomas McLaughlin.
Judy sits on a beach in the south of Ireland at three o'clock in the morning, deciding whether she should travel to England for an abortion, when Sally is washed ashore.
Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Thomas McLaughlin.
Judy: Carmel Callan
Sally: Marie Jones
Terry: Bj Hogg

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

with Alfia, Eleanora and Elvira Bekova : three professional musicians for whom politics and music became painfully entangled when they left the Soviet Union for the West.
Producer Michael Emery.


Unknown: Elvira Bekova
Producer: Michael Emery.

: Tuesday Lives

This week Joanna Buchan introduces stories of escape. Among them: Osci Tabac , the human cannonball who escapes death daily, and Lucy Boutaleb , who escaped from her life as a runaway when she fell in love with and married - a prince. Producer Hilary McLennan Stereo


Introduces: Joanna Buchan
Unknown: Osci Tabac
Unknown: Lucy Boutaleb
Producer: Hilary McLennan

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from
Parliament brought to you by the BBC's team of Westminster correspondents.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

As the latest volume of the Dictionary of National Biography is published, Gill Pyrah investigates who qualifies for an entry. Plus a review of Radio 4's
The Older Woman. The studio guest is author and musician Kevin Coyne. Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Musician: Kevin Coyne.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Short Story

The Quilt by Jenny Hursell.
"Ruth would sit on the stairs and stare at it, marvelling at the way such crazy misshapes of cloth had been fitted together to make a regular whole."
Read by Melissa Sinden. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Jenny Hursell.
Read By: Melissa Sinden.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Second Thoughts

by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.
Starring James Bolam as Bill and Lynda Bellingham as Faith. 2: Short Change
Bill and Faith's dreams of a luxury riverside flat disintegrate when Hannah announces she's taking a year out of university and Joe returns prematurely from America.
Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Jan Etherington
Unknown: Gavin Petrie.
Unknown: James Bolam
Unknown: Lynda Bellingham
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Liza: Belinda Lang
Hannah: Julia Sawalha
Joe: Mark Denham
Richard: Geoffrey Whitehead
Dennis: Brian Bowles
Qayton: David Learner

: News

: The Archers

Can the professionals see eye-to-eye? Stereo

: The Brothers

Three programmes in which Anthony Howard traces the turbulent history of the trade union movement since the Second World War. With contributions from the shop-floor to No 10.
3: She Didn't Want to
Producer Mark Savage.


Unknown: Anthony Howard
Producer: Mark Savage.

: Science Now

: The Miles Kington Interview

The third of six programmes in which Miles Kington interviews characters from history and fiction. Mona Lisa.
"Leonardo was insufferable. He knew more than any man or woman I have ever met, and he knew it. He treated me as a sounding board...." Mona Lisa performed by Miranda Richardson.
Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Mona Lisa.
Unknown: Mona Lisa
Unknown: Miranda Richardson.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: In Touch

with Peter White. Producer Thena Heshel
•QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: tel 071.[number removed]between
9.15pm and 10.15pm
0 WAITING TO SEE? In Touch with Cataracts - the latest In
Touch Care Guide, price £2.50 from [address removed].
Available in large print, braille or audio cassette
Cheques payable to BSS.


Unknown: Peter White.

: Kaleidoscope

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Tim Sebastian. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Sebastian.

: A Book at Bedtime

Mr Olim Part 7.


Unknown: Mr Olim

: Stanza

On Stage
Andrew McAllister introduces poet Benjamin Zephaniah in performance at the BBC Poetry Festival in Bristol.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Introduces: Andrew McAllister
Unknown: Benjamin Zephaniah
Producer: Susan Roberts.

: 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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