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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Judge Richard Hamilton.


Unknown: Judge Richard

: Today

with Brian Redhead and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Venerable
George Austin
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: George Austin

: News

: Money Box Budget Call

[number removed]
Your chance to discuss yesterday's Budget with Vincent Duggleby.
Producers Frances Macdonald and Robert McKenzie
0 Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producers: Frances MacDonald
Producers: Robert McKenzie

: Groucho Was MyFather

How does a teenage girl in California come to terms with the fact that her father is one of the most famous men in America? In the first of three programmes,
Miriam Marx Allen talks to Tony Staveacre about her father, Groucho, and introduces letters from the correspondence that kept them together. Theirs was an extraordinary father-daughter relationship, which had to weather the ups and downs of Groucho's film, radio and television careers, two divorces, two remarriages - and Miriam's often tumultuous young adulthood.
Frank Ferrante provides the voice of Groucho. Producer Susan Roberts


Talks: Miriam Marx Allen
Unknown: Tony Staveacre
Unknown: Frank Ferrante
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Daily Service

Includes the reading: Isaiah 52, w 7-10.
BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: The Bible

The Gospel of Mark Juliet Stevenson reads the first of seven episodes from the Revised English Bible. Introduced by Professor Moma Hooker. 1: The Beginning
Abridged by Michael Carroll
Producer Christine Morgan


Unknown: Mark Juliet Stevenson
Introduced By: Professor Moma Hooker.
Abridged By: Michael Carroll
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
In the second part of the series Home Sweet Home Clare Jenkins goes flat-hunting.
Serial: Rebecca (8)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Clare Jenkins

: You and Yours

with Michael Collie.


Unknown: Michael Collie.

: Cover Her Face

A four-part dramatisation of P D James's first novel, in which she created her famous detective Adam Dalgliesh.
Starring Robin Ellis as Dalgliesh.
A murder in an East Anglian village reveals hidden passions beneath the calm surface.
With Sian Phillips as Mrs Maxie , Hugh Grant as Felix and Beatie Edney as Deborah.
Director Matthew Walters
Dramatised by Neville Teller
See preview page 4


Adam Dalgliesh: Robin Ellis
Mrs Maxie: Sian Phillips
Felix: Hugh Grant
Deborah: Beatie Edney
Director: Matthew Walters
Dramatised By: Neville Teller
Catherine: Oona Beeson
Stephen: David Thorpe
Miss Liddell: Kate Binchy
Martha: Jill Graham
Sally: Melanie Hudson
Dr Epps: Philip Anthony
Mrs Webster: Linda Polan

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: The Return of Sherlock Holmes: 4: The Solitary Cyclist

Seven classic mysteries starring Clive Merrison as Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson.

A music teacher is being followed whenever she leaves the house. A shy admirer - or someone who means her ill?


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by: Bert Coules
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Pianist: Michael Haslam
Director: Patrick Rayner
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Doctor Watson: Michael Williams
Bob Carruthers: Denis Quilley
Violet Smith: Susannah Harker
Cyril: John Webb
Woodley: David Holt
Catherine: Siriol Jenkins
Williamson: Peter Penry-Jones

: The WedgeBetween Us

In the third of four talks, Dr Irving Finkel of the British Museum deciphers the secrets of wedge writing, discovering cuneiform recipes for fertility, pregnancy and childbirth.


Unknown: Dr Irving Finkel

: File on 4

Reporter Stuart Simon.


Reporter: Stuart Simon.

: Encounters

The last in the series in which Christopher Cook discovers something of the great figures of the past. Producer John Knight


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Producer: John Knight

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Nigel Andrews reviews the week's film releases including Candyman and Hoffa, and talks to composer Jonathan Lloyd about his music to accompany Hitchcock's film Blackmail.
Producer Robin Read
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Jonathan Lloyd
Producer: Robin Read

: Telling Stories

4: The Railings by Ronald Frame. Read by Nigel Anthony.


Unknown: Ronald Frame.
Read By: Nigel Anthony.

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Frank Partridge.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Frank Partridge.

: Counterpoint

: News

: The Archers

Tony explains about the BET.

: Medicine Now

: Age to Age

: In Business

The BBC is being shaken up, as market forces are applied to public services which have never had to face them before. The
BBC's market-place revolution is called
Producer Choice. From
April 1, programme makers will choose whether they want to pay for BBC resources, or go outside to buy from independent suppliers.
How big a change is this for a public organisation? Peter Day investigates. Producer Caroline Bayley


Producer: Caroline Bayley

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The FinancialWorld Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: The Budget

A statement on behalf of the Labour Party by Gordon Brown , MP, the Shadow Chancellor.


Unknown: Gordon Brown

: A Book at Bedtime

Different Voices Same Tune
Waiting Between the Trees by Amy Tan.
Ying-Ying has lived as a second-class citizen in her American daughter's house. Finally she decides to reveal her true status.
Read by Lang Yun.


Unknown: Amy Tan.
Read By: Lang Yun.

: Murder Most Foul

Six real-life murder cases. 2: The Body in the Chalkpit

: 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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