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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 John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev John Newton.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: John Newton.

: News

: Face the Facts

with John Waite.


Unknown: John Waite.

: The Cutting Edge

Dr David Cook starts a new series looking at the ethical and practical dilemmas faced by doctors.
1: The Desire for Motherhood
An HIV-positive woman wants to have a baby. Producer Julia Wills


Unknown: Dr David Cook
Producer: Julia Wills

: Gentleman and Ladies

Concluding Susan Hill 's study of friendship and family ties in a small English village. Adapted by Bill Matthews Music: Peter Salem Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo


Unknown: Susan Hill
Adapted By: Bill Matthews
Music: Peter Salem
Producer: Lissa Evans.
Eleanor Thome: Patricia 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
Miss Cress: Jillie Meers
Mrs Gemency: Irene Sutcliffe

: A Confession

by Leo Tolstoy. By the time he was 50, Tolstoy had found fame and success through his great literary achievements. He had a wife and family, and a large estate. But he had not found what was most important: the meaning of life. A Confession compellingly describes his search for the truth.
Read in ten episodes by Joss Ackland.
Producer Claire Campbell Smith


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy.
Unknown: Joss Ackland.
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Wedding Group. Final part.


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Looking Forward to the Past

The lighter side of history, with Paul Boateng MP and his guests.
Producer Liz Anstee. Stereo


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Producer: Liz Anstee.

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Kai Mei Sauce

In Kevin Wong 's comedy about culture clash in the catering industry, Mr Chen is willing to sell his prize recipe in order to keep his restaurant.
Director Tony Cliff. Stereo


Unknown: Kevin Wong
Unknown: Mr Chen
Director: Tony Cliff.
Frank Chen: David Yip
Janet Chen PUI: Fan Lee
Michael Shaw: Russell Dixon
Terence Davis: Seamus O'Neill
Mr Lo: K C Leong
Mrs Cheung: Barbara Yu-Ling
Cook: Benedict Wong
Waitress: Susan Leong
Charlotte: Julie Westwood

: Against the Grain: 071-580

"Politeness is Britain's greatest vice." Bill Hartston argues that politeness masks incompetence, causes depression, and has led to our economic downfall. Producer Jane Ray


Unknown: Bill Hartston
Producer: Jane Ray

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen visits the West Yorkshire Playhouse for the British premiere of the Eugene O'Neill play AU God's Chillun Got Wings, and considers the importance of Carlo
Goldoni in the year of the bicentenary of the playwright's death. The studio guest is singer
Loudon Wainwright III. Producer Tim Dee.
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Eugene O'Neill
Singer: Loudon Wainwright Iii.
Producer: Tim Dee.

: Short Story

The Murder at the Towers (The Most
Marvellous Mystery Story in the World) by E V Knox.
A body swings from the sycamore tree - Police
Inspector Blowhard and famous amateur detective Bletherby Marge investigate.
Read by Christian Rodska. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Bletherby Marge
Read By: Christian Rodska.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Deadlock: 2: Down the Hatches

By Sara Paretsky, dramatised in six episodes.
V I's dead cousin "Boom Boom" knew too much about something and his flat is burgled, leading to another murder.


Writer: Sara Paretsky
Dramatised by: Michelene Wandor
Director: Janet Whitaker
V I Warshawski,: Kathleen Turner
Bobby Mallory: William Hootkins
Murray: Kerry Shale
Martin Bledsoe: James Aubrey
Paige Carrington: Teresa Gallagher
Clayton Phillips: William Roberts
Mike Sheridan: Keith Drinkel
Captain Bemis: William Dufris
Janet: Jill Graham
Margolis: David Holt
Mrs Kelvin: Sandra James-Young
Theatre Director: Linda Polan

: News

: The Archers

Robin has to make a difficult decision. Stereo

: Soundtrack

The wide-ranging series of contemporary documentaries.
Zero Grazing
Uganda is the first African country to acknowledge that it has an Aids epidemic. The chilling fact is that today at least one in eight of the population is believed to be infected with HIV. Journalist
Joel Kibazo visits his homeland to discover the effects of the virus on his family, his friends and the Ugandan way of life.
Producer Jean Snedegar Stereo


Unknown: Joel Kibazo
Producer: Jean Snedegar

: Analysis

The New Masters?
The European Court of Justice overrides British MPs, forces ministers to change policy and even rules against
Jacques Delors. Paul Craig asks why the judges in Luxembourg are becoming so powerful and if they or Britain will decide how the country's future in Europe unfolds.


Unknown: Jacques Delors.
Unknown: Paul Craig

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Ted Harrison.
For listeners with disabilities.
Producer Marlene Pease
•PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm)
•WRITE to: Does He Take
Sugar?, BBC, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Ted Harrison.
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
Episode 9.

: Fear on 4

A series of eight stories introduced by Edward De Souza , the Man in Black. 7: Hearing Is Believing
Written by Aubrey Woods. Bizarre happenings backstage - long after the lights have gone out in a large London theatre.
Director Gerry Jones. Stereo


Introduced By: Edward De Souza
Written By: Aubrey Woods.
Director: Gerry Jones.
Harry Travers: Mick Ford
Paul: Keith Drinkel
Laura: Siriol Jenkins
Sergeant: Jonathan Adams

: 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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