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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Peter Jackson.


Unknown: Peter Jackson.

: Today

with Brian Redhead and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Phillip Crowe.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Rev Phillip Crowe.

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

William Roache talks to Dr Anthony Clare.


Talks: William Roache

: The Benn Tapes

In the first of eight programmes drawing on unique private recordings and diary tapes never before broadcast, the former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn reveals what really goes on behind the scenes in government and opposition. Producer Keith Jones


Unknown: Tony Benn
Producer: Keith Jones

: Pack the Book

Like Reading Only Further Away. In 1933, Peter Fleming wrote of Sao Paulo, "it's like Reading, only further away". Since then, guidebooks have become far more detailed and specialised. Pack the Boo/deads the bewildered book buyer through the vast ranges of travel literature, beginning this week with Dilly Barlow looking back at the practical advice given by early travellers. Producer Hilary McLennan


Unknown: Peter Fleming
Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Producer: Hilary McLennan

: Daily Service

Praise to the Holiest in the Height (Gerontius, BBC HB 88); I Peter 1, w 10-16; Holy, Holy, Holy (Tchaikovsky); Enthrone Thy God Within Thy Heart (St Botolph, BBC HB 320).
BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: The Bible

Deuteronomy. Final part.

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. On the anniversary of Belgium's independence, Anne Catchpole highlights the plight of the country's immigrant women. Serial: Fatlands (8)


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Anne Catchpole

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: A Perfect Spy

John Le Carre 's story adapted in eight parts. Starring James Fox as Magnus Pym , James Grout as Jack Brotherhood and Brenda Bruce as Miss Dubber.
4: "If you ever need a bed for the night, don't forget Uncle Syd." That was Magnus Pym 's advice to his son. Jack Brotherhood needs a very different kind of help from Syd Lemon. music: Max Harris
Adapted by René Basilico
Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: John Le Carre
Unknown: James Fox
Unknown: Magnus Pym
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Jack Brotherhood
Unknown: Brenda Bruce
Unknown: Magnus Pym
Unknown: Jack Brotherhood
Unknown: Syd Lemon.
Music: Max Harris
Adapted By: René Basilico
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Rick: Malcolm Tierney
Syd Lemon: John Cater
Peggy Wentworth: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Young Magnus: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Nigel: Royce Mills
Bo Brammel: John Nettleton
Kate: Natasha Pyne
Tom: Robbie Gill
Bert: George Sweeney
Alf: Michael Onslow
Agent: Philip Anthony
Dornev: Barry J Gordon

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Prisoners and Captives: Bright as a Lamp, Simple as a Ring

First in a series of three plays about freedom and captivity.
Through Amnesty International, Joanna writes to Raoul, imprisoned in Chile. He never replies - but what will happen when he is released?
Written by Catherine Czerkawska and starring Jenny Howe and Tom Wilkinson as Joanna and Raoul.
Director Marilyn Imrie


Written By: Catherine Czerkawska
Unknown: Jenny Howe
Unknown: Tom Wilkinson
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Shirley: Eva Haddon
Chris: Richard Tate
Lucy: Emma Bunton
Emma: Kelda Holmes
Sam: Sebastian Brennan
Kate: Barbara Atkinson
Celia: Tara Oominick
Ariel: Nicholas Gatt
Celia’s Mother: Pauline Letts
Amnesty Official: Joe Dunlop

: Smashing Pots

PotBellies. The last of Nigel Barley's series on African pots.

: File on 4


Matthew Parris investigates intriguing letters that have no known reply.
4: Two years before sailingtothe Crimea, Florence Nightingale wrote a dark letter to her father revealing inner turmoil and suicidal thoughts. Producer Julia Gillett


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Unknown: Florence Nightingale
Producer: Julia Gillett

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Mark Steyn listens to a recording of the award-winning Broadway version of Tommy, and goes to Leicester for an exhibition of enamel. Producer Myfanwy Vickers (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Myfanwy Vickers

: Short Story: Beside the Seaside

by Derek Gregory.
During a seaside trip for a group of mentally-ill patients, an ancient Christian relic is discovered in the sand. Read by Joe Dunlop. Producer Adrian Bean


Unknown: Derek Gregory.
Read By: Joe Dunlop.
Producer: Adrian Bean

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: News

: The Archers

Nigel's in a sombre mood.

: Medicine Now

: Age to Age

Christopher Cook imagines how radio 40 years ago might have sounded with commercial breaks.


Unknown: Christopher Cook

: The Reith Lectures: Representations of the Intellectual

5: Speaking Truth to Power. In his penultimate lecture, Edward Said , Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, considers the role of the intellectual questioning authority and asking what constitutes truth. Producer Anne Winder


Unknown: Edward Said
Producer: Anne Winder

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Nigel Cassidy.


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.

: Book at Bedtime: The Queen and I

Final part: It's a Nightmare!

: End of a Line

Paul Heiney with a series about ways of life that may be coming to an end.
1: Fairground Boxing Booth. Ron Taylor tours the last boxing booth in Britain.


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Ron 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.

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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