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: New Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Michael Shoesmith.


Unknown: Michael Shoesmith.

: Today

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


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Rev Leslie Griffiths.

: New*

: Face the Facts

with John Waite.


Unknown: John Waite.

: Two People

Last programme in which Colin Semper meets two people who, confronted by the same dilemma, arrived at very different decisions. Valerie Crocker and Raymond Ward both faced long waits for major, pain-relieving operations on the NHS. Could they compromise their principles and go private? Producer Brian King


Unknown: Colin Semper
Unknown: Valerie Crocker
Unknown: Raymond Ward

: Gentleman and Ladies

Susan Hill 's wryly observed study of friendship and family ties in a small English village. Episode 4. Adapted by Bill Matthews Music: Pater Salem Producer Lissa Evans


Unknown: Susan Hill
Adapted By: Bill Matthews
Music: Pater Salem
Producer: Lissa Evans
Eleanor Thorne: Patrlcia Hayes
Alida Thorne: Stephanie Cole
Isabel Thorne: Sian Phillips
Kathleen Lavender: Jill Graham
Dorothea Shottery: Gwen Watford
Florence Ames: Anna Cropper
Hubert Gaily: John Baddeley
Ma Gaily: Pauline Letts
Dr Sparrow: James Telfer
Mrs Clemency: Irene Sutcliffe

: The Screwtape Letters

Episode 11.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
How to be streetwise and seventy, natty and ninety. Jeff Banks advises on fashion for the oversomethings.
Serial: The Wedding Group (8)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jeff Banks

: You and Yours

with Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Looking Forward to the Past

In the first of a new series,
Paul Boateng and his guests Peter Jonas , Jan Ravens ,
Ken Livingstone and Brian Sewell dip into the past for a none-too-serious historical chat. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Peter Jonas
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Brian Sewell
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: I Wonder Who's Kisssing Her Now

by Tim Green.
George is a grumpy old coal-miner with a grudge against trade unions. But he's hiding a romantic and political past.
Pianist Tim Riley
Director Jane Dauncey. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Green.
Pianist: Tim Riley
Director: Jane Dauncey.
Old George: Dillwyn Owen
Young George: Gary Llywelyn
Edith: Ruth McClaughrey
Clare: Ruth Jones
Brian: Craig Edwards
Julie: Lynn Hunter
Stuart: Eilian Wyn
Doctor: Brendan Charleson

: Against the Grain:

071-580 Dominik Diamond argues that the new visual culture - from video games to comics - is better than the printed word. Ann Marie Hourihane awaits your calls. Producer Tessa Watt


Unknown: Dominik Diamond
Unknown: Ann Marie Hourihane
Producer: Tessa Watt

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Reviews of Arthur Miller 's new play The Last Yankee, set in a psychiatric hospital and starring Zoe Wanamaker , and Trestle Theatre
Company's new production State of Bewilderment, part of the London Mime Festival. Presented by Gill Pyrah. Producer John Goudie. (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Arthur Miller
Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Presented By: Gill Pyrah.
Producer: John Goudie.

: Short Story

First Confession by Frank O'Connor.
A child confesses his desire to murder his granny, and gets an unexpected response from the priest! Read by Kevin Flood. Producer Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Frank O'Connor.
Read By: Kevin Flood.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Deadlock: 1: A Hero's Death

By Sara Paretsky, dramatised in six episodes.
At the funeral of her ice-hockey hero cousin, private eye V I Warshawski becomes suspicious that his death wasn't an accident.
Feature: page 20


Writer: Sara Paretsky
Dramatised by: Michelene Wandor
Director: Janet Whitaker
V I Warshawski: Kathleen Turner
Lotty: Eleanor Bron
Bobby Mallory: William Hootkins
Martin Bledsoe: James Aubrey
Niels Grafalk: Peter Marinker
Paige Carrington: Teresa Gallagher
Clayton Phillips: William Roberts
Mike Sheridan: Keith Drinkel
Margolis: David Holt
McKelvy: John Guerrasio
Grandma: Linda Polan
Mrs Grafalk: Alibe Parsons

: News

: The Archers

Is the relationship patched Up? Stereo

: Soundtrack

The return of the wide-ranging documentary series. "Yes, we do have a Swedish au pair actually" Each year hundreds of Swedish girls arrive in Britain to live with families they've never met. Never quite servants but not quite family either, they have become an integral part of middle-class life. This is the story of one such girl, Suzanne Johansson.
Reporter Nick Baker. Producer Janet Lee. Stereo


Unknown: Suzanne Johansson.
Reporter: Nick Baker.
Producer: Janet Lee.

: Analysis

Cultivating the Nation
There's a National Heritage, a National Curriculum and a National Arts and Media Strategy. But does it add up to a vision of national identity? In the first of a new series, David Walker asks what government can and ought to do about the national culture.
Producer David Hendy.


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: David Hendy.

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Kati Whitaker.
Producer Marlene Pease


Unknown: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: 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. Episode4.

: Fear on 4: 6: Hellhound on my Trail

Written by Paul Sirett
Eight stories introduced by Edward De Souza.

James Harper investigates the mysterious death of a jazz musician.


Writer: Paul Sirett
Director: Martin Jenkins
Introduction: Edward de Souza
James Harper: Nigel Anthony
Carol Harper: Shelley Thompson
Dr Lewis: John Rowe
Ike Roberts: Erick Ray Evans
Anderson: Burt Caesar
Lucia Grange: Alibe Parsons
Marcie Singleton: Sandra James Young
Victoria Carling: Tricia Singleton

: 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.

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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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