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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Rev Stephen Shipley.

: Today

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


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: John Newton

: News

: Call Nick Ross: 071-580

Producer Poppy Hughes
•Lines open from 8.00am

: Daily Service

The Praise of the Lord Our God (Caithness); Luke 2, w 22, 25-35. The Light of Christ (Fishel); Faithful Vigil Ended (Pastor pastorum). Director of Music Leslie Olive.


Music: Leslie Olive.

: Nina Myskow in St Andrews

Columnist and broadcaster Nina Myskow goes on a very personal journey back to St Andrews in Scotland - not for the golf, nor for the beautiful coastline, but to try and quieten some old ghosts. Producer Kerry McGeever


Unknown: Nina Myskow
Unknown: St Andrews
Producer: Kerry McGeever

: The Screwtape Letters

Episode 14.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Thousands of women suffer from a baffling disorder which can cause infertility and chronic pain. Cheryl Armitage on pelvic inflammatory disease.
Serial: The Wedding Group (11)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage

: 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: 4

by Tony Bagley. Starring Zoe and
When Roy spots a planning application for a barn next to Jane's house his knight-in-shining-armour fantasies seem to have become a reality.
Meanwhile his boss has set up home in the office, complete with his dog, sun-lounger and soap-on-a-rope.


Writer: Tony Bagley.
Music: Julian Wastall
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Roy: Martin Clunes
Elsa: Toyah Willcox
Mr Say: David Troughton
Chad: Nicky Henson
Dick/Clinton/Pavarotti: Geoff McGivern
Wyn: Sue Roderick
Helen/Bailey/Starling: Melanie Hudson
Leland: Bryan Dick
Hannibal Leder: David Holt
Himself: Paul Vaughan

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Thirty-Minute Theatre

Written by Nigel Brown. Kay has brought up her son alone. He loves his mum and his motorbike.
Then his father returns....
Director Claire Grove. Stereo


Written By: Nigel Brown.
Director: Claire Grove.
Kay: Elizabeth Estensen
Peter: Matthew Sim
John: Keith Drinkel

: Richard Baker Compares Notes

behind the scenes at
Sotheby's with the director of the Musical Instruments Department,
Graham Wells , and his colleague Stephen Roe , director of the Musical Manuscripts
Department. producer Michael Emery


Unknown: Graham Wells
Unknown: Stephen Roe
Producer: Michael Emery

: Tuesday Lives

Joanna Buchan introduces some more unusual stories from everyday life. Producer Nigel Acheson Stereo


Introduces: Joanna Buchan
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan talks to
Stephen Jay Gould about his series of books on biology, history and culture and reads the winner of the Constable Trophy for
Fiction, The Black Cook's Historian.
Producer Sarah Johnson
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Stephen Jay Gould
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Short Story

Barry Pain 's Eliza stories were recently dramatised on BBC2. Leon Sinden reads two of the original tales from this classic of Victorian humour.
Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Barry Pain
Unknown: Leon Sinden
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Second Thoughts

by Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie. Starringand
4: Old Problem
Bill is on the receiving end of a birthday surprise he doesn't want. Meanwhile
Dennis's attempts to capture the glamorous Liza backfire.
Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Jan Etherington
Unknown: Gavin Petrie.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Bill: James Bolam
Faith: Lynda Bellingham
Liza: Belinda Lang
Hannah: Julia Sawalha
Joe: Mark Denham
Richard: Geoffrey Whitehead
Dennis: Brian Bowles
Chris: Peter Gunn

: News

: The Archers

Some good news for Betty.

: File On 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad.
Reporter Wendy Jones. Producer Mark Weston-Turner


Reporter: Wendy Jones.
Producer: Mark Weston-Turner

: Science Now

: The Miles Kington Interview

Miles Kington interviews famous characters from history and fiction. 5: John Brown
"Here comes her man in the kilt. You could hear her courtiers thinking it - Queen Victoria's northern bodyguard, her Highland heathen man."
Performed by Bill Paterson. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: John Brown
Unknown: Bill Paterson.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. With Peter White. Producer Thena Heshel
•QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: tel [number removed]between
9.15pm and 10.15pm
•FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]
Touch Care Guide for people with cataract. Available. price E2.50, from [address removed]. Cheques/POs payable to BSS. Available in large print, braille and audio cassette. Purchase of any of the in Touch Care Guides entitles you to £2.00 off the price of the In Touch Handbook.


Unknown: Peter White.

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White. Stereo


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime

Thus Was Adonis
Murdered. Episode 7.

: Stanza

On Stage
Andrew McAllister introduces a poetry reading with Grace Nichols and Fred d'Aguiar from the Watershed Media Centre, Bristol.
Producer Susan Roberts. Stereo


Introduces: Andrew McAllister
Unknown: Grace Nichols
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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