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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Daily bulletin of rural current affairs.
Producers Richard Sanders and John Harvey


Producers: Richard Sanders
Producers: John Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev Michael Blood.


Unknown: Michael Blood.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Week on 4

: Take Me to Your Leader

Arnold Brown asks men everywhere: Where are we going? Who's going with us? and - Shall we be taking sandwiches?
Producer Piers Plowright. Stereo


Unknown: Arnold Brown
Producer: Piers Plowright.

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown Stereo


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Wordly Wise

Peter Hobday with guests Simon Brett , Frances Edmonds , Bob Holness and Liz Lochhead. Producer Colin Swash. Stereo


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Frances Edmonds
Unknown: Bob Holness
Unknown: Liz Lochhead.
Producer: Colin Swash.

: Daily Service

from the Birkenhead
School, led by Clair Jaquiss with the Chapel Choir.
Feciste Nos (Radcliffe); We Sing The Glorious
Conquest (NEH 155);
Jubilate Deo (Britten); 0 Worship The Lord (NEH 52). Director of Music Graham Ellis. Organ Scholar Huw Roberts.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss
Music: Graham Ellis.
Unknown: Huw Roberts.

: The Screwtape Letters

Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil by C S Lewis, in 15 episodes. With Gerald Harper as Screwtape, who continues to instruct his nephew,
Wormwood, in the niceties of luring patients into the Kingdom of "Our Father Below". Episode 8.
Producer Claire Campbell Smith


Unknown: Junior Devil
Unknown: Gerald Harper
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Wedding Group by Elizabeth Taylor. The fifth of 13 episodes read by Patricia Hodge.
Abridged by Meg Clarke Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie. Stereo


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor.
Read By: Patricia Hodge.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie.

: Money Box Live:

071-580 with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald
•Lines open from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Ukridge

byPGWodehouse. Starring Griff Rhys Jones
6: Ukridge Rounds a Nasty Corner
Ukridge finds himself unwittingly engaged. With Robert Bathurst.
Adam Godley , Simon Godley , Dougal Lee , Rebecca Front and Julian Dutton
Adapted by Julian Dutton
Producer Sarah Smith. Stereo


Unknown: Griff Rhys
Unknown: Robert Bathurst.
Unknown: Adam Godley
Unknown: Simon Godley
Unknown: Dougal Lee
Unknown: Rebecca Front
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Adapted By: Julian Dutton
Producer: Sarah Smith.

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Boy Bishop

by Alick Rowe.
The ceremony of the election of a Boy Bishop was widespread in the Middle Ages. This play is based on the tradition's revival and the rivalry between the choristers.
Psalms sung by Hereford Cathedral Choir School under the direction of Dr Roy Massey


Writer: Alick Rowe
Singers: Herford Cathedral Choir School
Choir directed by: Dr Roy Massey
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Michael: Matthew Sim
David: Richard Pearce
Old David: David March
The Dean: Andrew Hilton
Father Melling: Christian Rodska
Canon Briggs-Reed: Peter Copley
The Precentor: Brian Gear
The Headmaster: Stephen Thorne
Philip: John Telfer
Choirmaster: Bill Wallis
Packman: Edward Jones
Clifford: Tom Edgar
Alistair: Charles Simpson
TV Director: Steve Hodson
TV Interviewer: Eric Allan

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

A series in which six very different disabled people talk frankly to Peter White about their lives and the way in which their disabilities have shaped them.
4: Professor Mike Oliver has said that the diving accident that put him in a wheelchair from the age of 17 was the best thing that could have happened to him. In conversation with Peter White he explains the thinking behind this statement.
Producer Ronni Davis. Stereo


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Professor Mike Oliver
Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ronni Davis.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow listens to a recording of Elgar's cantata Caractacus, and visits an exhibition of Sol
Lewitts's drawings in Oxford. His studio guest is the author Michael Carson. Producer Sarah Johnson. (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Michael Carson.
Producer: Sarah Johnson.

: Short Story

Cafe du Monde by Jonathan Treitel. New Orleans. Over cups of coffee the young French girl meets the GI sergeant: and it's a rather strange love at first sight.
Read by William Roberts. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Jonathan Treitel.
Read By: William Roberts.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Wendy Austin.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Wendy Austin.

: Just a Minute!

: News

: The Archers

A trying time for Christine.

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

The Pledge
Friedrich Durrenmatt 's classic study of obsession. Matthews is a gifted detective but his clinical approach makes him unpopular. When a child is murdered he risks everything to solve the case. with Jill Graham , David Holt , Siriol Jenkins , James Telfer ,
Philip Anthony , John Webb and Alexander Thomson
Dramatised by Peter Thomson Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Friedrich Durrenmatt
Unknown: Jill Graham
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Siriol Jenkins
Unknown: James Telfer
Unknown: Philip Anthony
Unknown: John Webb
Dramatised By: Peter Thomson
Director: Claire Grove
Matthews: Keith Drinkel
Tanner: Tom Georgeson
Horton: Jonathan Adams
Halsey: Matthew Morgan
Burkhard: Terence Edmond
Lock: Jonathan Tafler
Mrs Scott: Gudrun Ure
Mary: Nadine Ballantyne

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Thus Was Adonis Murdered
Sarah Caudwell 's murder mystery read in ten parts by Neville Barber , with Kathryn Hunt.
Adapted by Neville Teller Producer Jane Robinson Stereo


Unknown: Sarah Caudwell
Unknown: Neville Barber
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt.
Adapted By: Neville Teller
Producer: Jane Robinson

: Decline and Fall

A six-part adaptation of Evelyn Waugh 's dazzling first novel.
4: In which
Paul Pennyfeather becomes engaged to a member of high society, and Grimes turns up again.
Adapted by Jeremy Front Producer Lissa Evans


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Paul Pennyfeather
Adapted By: Jeremy Front
Producer: Lissa Evans
Paul Penny feather: Alistair McGowan
Margot: Joanna David
Grimes: Jim Broadbent
Maltravers: John Church
Peter: Richard Pearce
PottS: Daniel Strauss
Jane: Theresa Streatfeild

: 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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