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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Richard Sanders and John Harvey


Producers: Richard Sanders
Producers: John Harvey

: Prayer for the Day

with The Rt Rev Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The Week on 4

: What the Other Listener Thinks

Rummaging through the BBC's written archives can be as much fun as listening to the records.
Asa Briggs has been doing just that, to find out "what the other listener thinks". Producer Hilary McLennan


Unknown: Asa Briggs
Producer: Hilary McLennan

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests.
Producer Marina Salandy-Brown


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Marina Salandy-Brown

: Daily Service

Worship for St David 's Day from Holy Trinity
Church, Ystrad Mynach , Mid Glamorgan. Led by Rev Roy Jenkins , with the choir of Lewis Girls' School,
Pengam. Matthew 25, w 16-25; For the Beauty of the Earth;
Lord, Who in Thy Perfect Wisdom; Let There be Peace on Earth.


Unknown: St David
Unknown: Ystrad Mynach
Unknown: Mid Glamorgan.
Unknown: Rev Roy Jenkins
Unknown: Pengam. Matthew

: Globetrotters

From the Orient Express to a microlight across the Sahara. Arthur Smith presents the quiz show that travels well. Producer Martin Buckley


Unknown: . Arthur Smith
Producer: Martin Buckley

: Revelations of Divine Love

The eighth of 12 readings by Anna Massey from the reflections of 14th-century mystic Julian of Norwich. Abridged by Andrew Simpson
Producer Claire Campbell Smith


Unknown: Anna Massey
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson
Producer: Claire Campbell Smith

: Woman's Hour

Can hysterectomy be avoided with laser surgery? Jenni Murray asks Dr Vicki Hufnagel about her work to conserve and resculpt the uterus. Serial:
The Women in Black by Madeleine St John.
The sixth of ten episodes read by Nicolette McKenzie. Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Editors Clare Selerie and Sally Feldman


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Dr Vicki Hufnagel
Unknown: Madeleine St John.
Read By: Nicolette McKenzie.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Editors: Clare Selerie
Editors: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live: 071-580

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Virginia Eastman
• Lines open from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin poses the questions in the fifth heat of the wide ranging music quiz.
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The World at One

with James Naughtie. Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: The Archers

: Thorne Investigates: Unto the Grave

The first of three classic thrillers by John Penn, featuring Det Supt Thorne and Det Sgt Abbot.
A body floating in the pool of a luxury Cotswold hotel leads to a hunt for a dangerous killer.
Dramatised by Melville Jones


Author: John Penn
Dramatised by: Melville Jones
Director: Martin Jenkins
Det Supt Thorne: John Castle
Miranda, his wife: Tessa Worsley
John Kempton: Stephen Thorne
Rose Kempton: Diana Bishop
Tom Latimer: Jonathan Tafler
Polly Raven: Karen Ascoe
Vern Raven: James Goode
Mrs Fowler: Pauline Letts
Mr Fowler: Alan Dudley
Mrs Blair: Sheila Grant
Mr Blair: Tim Reynolds
Paul Kempton: Kim Wall
Helen Dearden: Eve Karpf
Roy Martlake: John Hollis
Cassandra Gray: Jennifer Piercey
Canon Hurley: Peter Howell
Mrs Hurley: Rachel Gurney
Alice: Deborah Makepeace
Det Sgt Abbot: Andrew Branch
Dr Band: Gordon Reid
Margery Swinson: Jo Manning Wilson

: On the Ropes

John Humphrys talks to four people who have weathered major storms in their careers.
3: Gilbert O'Sullivan , the singer-songwriter whose records sold millions in the 70s, but who had to fight in the courts for his share of the profits.
Producer Brian King


Talks: John Humphrys
Unknown: Gilbert O'Sullivan
Producer: Brian King

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen talks to the pianist Paul Crossley about his work as director of the London Sinfonietta and his recording and performance of Debussy. Also, Gavin Ewart talks about and recites his latest poems.
Producer Anthony Denselow (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: Natalie Wheen
Pianist: Paul Crossley
Talks: Gavin Ewart
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story

A Letter to Andrei by Benjamin Dean.
"They say that in Povnia, the longer a letter sits unopened, the more extreme its contents become".
When Andrei receives a letter from his ex-wife the question is, when exactly should he open it?
Read by Martin Jarvis. Producer Joanna Green


Unknown: Benjamin Dean.
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
Producer: Joanna Green

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Just a Minute!

Nicholas Parsons challenges guests Clement Freud , Paul Merton , Jim Sweeney and Peter Jones.


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Peter Jones.

: News

: The Archers

Challenge Lynda!

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play

Scab by William Ingram.
The closure of a coal mine has destroyed a community and the lives of its people, echoing events from the past.
Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: William Ingram.
Gwyn: Peter Penry Jones
Gareth: Dyfed Thomas
Rhys: Ioan Meredith
Billy: Bob Kingdom
Caenwyn: Margaret John
Teguyn: Ernest Evans
Iestyn: Artro Morris
Dai Bach: Lewis Jones
The Club Barman: Matthew Morgan
Cyril, the Club Steward: John Edmunds

: The Beaten Track

Four talks in which
Ian Ousby dips into the sources of contemporary tourism.
3: Holy Days and Holidays. Shrines all over Europe celebrate a tradition of kitsch, stretching unbroken from medieval jewellery to plastic statuettes made in Taiwan.
Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Ian Ousby

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Queen of the Tambourine byJaneGardam.
The sixth of ten episodes read by Dorothy Tutin. Abridged by Yvonne Antrobus Producer Philip Martin


Read By: Dorothy Tutin.
Abridged By: Yvonne Antrobus
Producer: Philip Martin

: You Heard it Here First

Whose Line is it
Another in the series of adlibbed comedy shows that television couldn't resist.
This week John Sessions and Stephen Fry are joined by Jimmy Mulville and Nonny Williams in a series of games including
Authors, Every Other
Line, and Improvising a Rap. Chairman
Clive Anderson vainly tries to control things.
Colin Sell at the piano
Producer Dan Patterson


Unknown: Stephen Fry
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville
Unknown: Clive Anderson
Producer: Dan Patterson

: News

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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.

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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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