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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin on rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Lynn Gallagher.


Unknown: Lynn Gallagher.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys.
Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Father John McDade
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Father John McDade

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to talk to Nick Ross and his guests on an issue of the moment.
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Presenter: Nick Ross
Producer: Poppy Hughes

: Daily Service

Jesu, Lover of My Soul (Aberystwyth, BBC HB145); Matthew 14, w 22-31; Psalm 23; Jesus, Saviour of the World. Director of Music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: The Greening of Red Ken

1: Come the Evolution ...' When the young Ken Livingstone dreamt of a career in the House, it wasn't Parliament he had in mind but the Reptile House at London Zoo. Thirty years later, "Green Ken " the MP stares through the bars at the habitat of an endangered species, the zoo keeper himself. Producer Jill Marshall


Unknown: Green Ken
Producer: Jill Marshall

: The Bible

Leviticus 4: The Festivals

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: All Fall Down (4)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts discovers how a metal with a memory can help solve problems with the prostate.
Producer Julia Durbin


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Julia Durbin

: You and Yours

Presented by John Howard.


Presented By: John Howard.

: Word of Mouth

Frank Delaney with the programme about language that is what it says. 3: What's In a Name? Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Thirty Minute Theatre: The Kings' Hostage

by Diana Griffiths.
Held in Sempringham Priory from the age of 17 months, Gwenllian, daughter of the last Welsh Prince of Wales, finds her life wholly changed by the arrival of the worldly Blanche.
Director David Hunter


Unknown: Diana Griffiths.
Director: David Hunter
Gwenllian: Sheila Allen
Blanche: Nicola Goodchild

: Singing for a Living

In the last programme of the series, Nigel Douglas talks to Nicolai Gedda about life as an opera singer. Producer Gillian Hush


Talks: Nigel Douglas
Unknown: Nicolai Gedda
Producer: Gillian Hush

: What If...?

The programme which rewrites history returns with a wide range of speculations.
In the first programme in a series of six, Christopher Andrew considers what would have happened if King Edward VIII had married Mrs Simpson and remained on the throne. David Cannadine and Philip Ziegler rewrite the history of the monarchy over the last 50 years.


Presenter: Christopher Andrew
Historian: David Cannadine
Historian: Philip Ziegler
Producer: Ian Bell

: Punters

Listeners report on a variety of issues with the help of Susan Marling and the Punters team. Editor Jenny Walmsley WRITE TO: Punters. BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Susan Marling
Editor: Jenny Walmsley

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A novel from John Le Carre , The Night Manager, and Anita Brookner 's A Family Romance. Also a performance from singer/songwriter John Prine. Producer Robyn Read
(Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: Anita Brookner
Songwriter: John Prine.

: Short Story: The Man from the Sea

by Lorn Macintyre.
"She found that one of his fingers had been chewed by a rat, so the next night she put the cat in with him." Read by Ann-Louise Ross. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Lorn MacIntyre.
Read By: Ann-Louise Ross.
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The Virgin in the Ice

by Ellis Peters.
The second series of The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, narrated by Michael Hordern and starring Philip Madoc as the medieval sleuth.
5: Discoveries. It is winter 1139 and England is racked with civil war. Ives Hugonin has been taken prisoner by the outlaws....
Music by Peter Salem
Dramatised by Bert Coules Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Ellis Peters.
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Philip Madoc
Unknown: Ives Hugonin
Music By: Peter Salem
Dramatised By: Bert Coules
Producer: Phil Clarke
Hugh: Douglas Hodge
Ives: Dean Magri
Ermine: Moira Buffim
Leonard: Leonard Fenton
Olivier: Raad Rawi
Eyas: Crispin Letts
Boteret: Andrew Wincott
Le Gaucher: Peter Laird
Axeman: Peter Gunn
Sergeant: Peter Gunn

: News

: The Archers

An exciting day for Clarrie.

: Justice on Trial

Why, when the crime rate is rising, are there fewer people appearing before the courts? Is justice being sacrificed in the government's bid to make the police and magistrate's courts more cost-effective? In Liverpool and Basingstoke, Gerry Northam has gained unique access to the agencies of law and order to examine British justice on trial. Producer Anna Laura Malago


Unknown: Gerry Northam
Producer: Anna Laura Malago

: Science Now

: Truth to Tell

Another series of little-known true stories from Anthony Smith. 3: Marco Polo
Producer David Perry


Unknown: Anthony Smith.
Producer: David Perry

: 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]


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Mark Gregory.


Unknown: Mark Gregory.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime: Jericho

Episode 4.

: The Radio Programme

Presented by Laurie Taylor.


Presented By: Laurie Taylor.

: 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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