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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with The Rt Rev Peter Firth.


Unknown: Peter Firth.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Elaine Storkey.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Jeremy Paxman , standing in for
Michael Buerk , chairs the first of a new series. Witnesses face cross-examination on the moral questions behind the week's news from Edward Pearce , Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn and Professor Roger Scruton.
Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo
Unknown: Roger Scruton.
Producer: David Coomes

: Famous for 15 Minutes

Jenni Mills talks to people who were famous for a short period of time and finds out what happened next.
1: In 1968, Mark Lester , aged 8, was chosen to star in the film Oliver.
Producer Sarah Rowlands


Talks: Jenni Mills
Unknown: Mark Lester
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Good Wives

by Louisa May Alcott , dramatised in six parts. 4: Heartache Jo and Laurie face a future apart from one another, and Beth tells Jo the truth at last. Dramatised by Marcy Kahan Director Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Louisa May Alcott
Dramatised By: Marcy Kahan
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Marmee: Gayle Hunnicutt
Meg: Jemma Redgrave
Jo: Buffy Davis
Beth: Anne-Marie Zola
Amy: Kara Zediker
Laurie: Marcus D'Amico
Professor Bhaer: Martin Jarvis
Old Mr Laurence: Don Fellows
Father: John Guerrasio
John Brooke: Adam Henderson
Aunt Carroll: Faith Brook
Fred Vaughn: Andrew Wincott
Mrs Kirke: Jill Graham

: Revelations of Divine Love

Episode 11.

: Woman's Hour

Presented by Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Women in Black (9)


Presented By: Jenni Murray.

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Looking Forward to the Past

Paul Boateng MP talks about 1066 and all that with guests Lady Antonia Fraser , John Walters ,
David Yip and Beatrix Campbell.
Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser
Unknown: John Walters
Unknown: David Yip
Unknown: Beatrix Campbell.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Over the Rainbow

In this comedy by Colin Morton and Harry Sear , chaos descends on the Crumley household when daughter Alma is approached with an offer to appear on TV.
Audttionee BRYONIE PRITCHARD Director Martin Jenkins


Comedy By: Colin Morton
Comedy By: Harry Sear
Unknown: Audttionee Bryonie Pritchard
Director: Martin Jenkins
Alma: Siriol Jenkins
Jack: Roy Barraclough
Doris: Judith Barker
Granny: Paula Tilbrook
Doreen: Jane Hazlegrove
Stuart: Peter Gunn
Aziz: Dennis Conlon
TV Producer: Keith Drinkel
Production Asst: David Learner
Bunny Stoneyhurst: Melanie Hudson

: Radio Lives

Six portraits of radio greats. 1: The Kid Himself Jimmy Clitheroe was bom in Clitheroe, Lancashire, and Clitheroe was his real name. But there reality stopped. Phil Smith draws aside the lace curtains to discover more about the enigmatic 4ft 2in star who was The Clitheroe Kid. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Jimmy Clitheroe
Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from


Matthew Parris investigates intriguing letters that have no known reply.
1: When Henry VIII wrote to Anne Boleyn imploring her to be his mistress, he little knew that she would make him wait five years. Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Anne Boleyn
Producer: Julia Gillett

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reports on the first night of Crazy For You as it reopens the refurbished Prince Edward Theatre , reviews Athol
Fugard's latest play, and visits Bradford for an exhibition of trains. Producer Nicki Paxman
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Prince Edward Theatre
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Short Story

Hugo My Friend by Gwyn Thomas. Hopeless Hugo is persuaded to take on a fairground prize-fighter. Read by Rhodri Hugh. Producer Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Gwyn Thomas.
Read By: Rhodri Hugh.
Producer: Jane Dauncey

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Deadlock: The Long Goodbye

The final part of a dramatisation of Sara Paretsky's novel.
Starring Kathleen Turner as V I Warshawski.
Clayton Phillips's body could only have got into the hold of the Gertrude Rutton one way. V I uses the same vehicle to confront the villain and ends up swimming for her life.


Writer: Sara Paretsky
Dramatised by: Michelene Wandor
Director: Janet Whitaker
VI Warshawski: Kathleen Turner
Roger Ferrant: Bill Nighy
Niels Grafalk: Peter Marinker
Paige Carrington: Teresa Gallagher
Murray Ryerson: Kerry Shale
Janine Phillips: Shelley Thompson
Sal: Sandra James Young
Mrs Grafalk: Alibe Parsons

: News

: The Archers

A proud moment for Kate.

: Soundtrack

The Bill for Service
Policemen and women talk about the price they have paid, in terms of their mental and physical health, for their public service work in dealing with large-scale disasters and everyday road accidents and suicides. Some have turned to alcohol, others have even thought of suicide. Can new psychological debriefing techniques prevent the trauma, save the sick bills and revolutionise "macho" police culture?
Producer Rachel Yorke


Producer: Rachel Yorke

: Analysis

Breaking Up is Hard to Do?
Some of the world's major corporations are finding their size a barrier to growth. Peter Haynes asks what makes some large companies more nimble than others and what future giant firms have. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Peter Haynes
Producer: Simon Coates

: Does He Take Sugar?

with Ted Harrison.
Producer Marlene Pease * PHONE: [number removed] (Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm)


Unknown: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: 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
Episode 9.

: Exocet

A four-part adaptation of Jack Higgins 's thriller. 3: Betrayal
Can Ferguson of MI6 stop Vronski and Montera reaching the missiles?
Prof Paul Bernard ....KEITH DRINKEL Director Scott Cherry


Unknown: Jack Higgins
Unknown: Prof Paul Bernard
Director: Scott Cherry
Ferguson: Peter Jeffrey
Villiers: Michael N Harbour
Gabrielle Legrand: Moir Leslie
Harry Fox: Peter Acre
Victor Vronski: David Bamber
Col Raul Montera: William Hope
Julio Garcia: Allan Corduner
Nikolai Belov: David March
Anna Marchuk: Melanie Hudson

: 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.

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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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