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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Margaret Martyn.


Unknown: Margaret Martyn.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Business News

: Thought for the Day

with Dr Paula Clifford.


Unknown: Dr Paula Clifford.

: The Week on 4

: Off The Rails

by Lisa St Aubin de Teran, abridged and read by the author.
3: The Moving Metal and the Mobile Taps Producer Alison Hindell


Producer: Alison Hindell

: News

: Live Wires

with Richard Coles and Emma Freud. Producer Lyn Hartman


Unknown: Richard Coles
Unknown: Emma Freud.
Producer: Lyn Hartman

: Daily Service

from the Thomas More Centre, North London, presented by Denis Nowlan. There's a Wideness in God's Mercy; Romans 11, w 29-36; God Beyond all Names (B Farrell); Out of Darkness (C Walker). Director of Music Martin Foster.


Presented By: Denis Nowlan.

: Questions of Taste

Chris Kelly serves up the last slice of culinary trivia in this series to Antony Worral Thompson , Oz Clarke , Matthew Fort and Valentina Harris. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Antony Worral Thompson
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Valentina Harris.
Producer: Richard Wilson

: The Bible

Robert Powell reads the first of five episodes from the First Book of Samuel. Introduced by Rev Dr Trevor Dennis. Abridged by Gareth Gwyn Jones Director Niall Fraser


Unknown: Dr Trevor Dennis.
Abridged By: Gareth Gwyn Jones
Director: Niall Fraser

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray. Kathleen Griffin examines the politics of matriarchy.
Serial: Jasmine by Bharati Mukherjee. The seventh of 12 episodes, read by Souad Faress.
Abridged by Meg Clarke
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Kathleen Griffin
Unknown: Bharati Mukherjee.
Read By: Souad Faress.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Inside Money

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Brain of Britain 1993

Chairman Robert Robinson. Third semi-final: The North West of England, Wales and Scotland. Ann Hegerty (book editor); Bernard McGee (writer); Barry Jones (maintenance technician); Alan McLean (educational consultant).
Producer Richard Edis


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Editor: Bernard McGee
Unknown: Barry Jones
Unknown: Alan McLean
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: The Facts Speak for Themselves

by Mark Leech, twice winner of the Arthur Koestler Award for writing by prisoners. A thumbprint is all that stands between prison and freedom for Robert Holland , but can his barrister find an explanation that will satisfy the jury?
Director Ned Chaillet


Writer: Mark Leech
Director: Ned Chaillet
Michael Hamilton: Struan Rodger
Robert Holland: Larry Dann
Enyd Davies: Meg Davies
Alan McDonald: Steve Hodson
Valerie Palmer: Kate Binchy
James Langley: Keith Drinkel
JudgeMcGee: Eric Allan
Paul Bates: Matthew Morgan
Ericjonesll: Philip Anthony
DavidLogan: Nicholas Murchie
Clerk of Court: John Webb
Prison Officer: Jonathan Tafler
Police dispatch: Melanie Hudson

: Conversations with Historians

In a series of sixprogrammes, John Miller talks to historians about their work and why they feel it is relevant to the modern world. This week he meets Lord Skidelsky, Professor of International Studies at Warwick University and the biographer of John Maynard Keynes , to discuss the most influential economist of the 20th century. Producer John Knight


Talks: John Miller
Unknown: John Maynard Keynes
Producer: John Knight

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen visits the Prague Festival Ballet on tour and listens to Tom Paulin 's first play for radio - All the Way to the Empire Room.
Producer Paul Quinn (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Short Story: True Romance

by Caroline Forbes.
"My friend Pat was in the fourth row and she put both her thumbs up, so I knew he wasn'tadishrag." But how will Stella get on with her TV quiz show partner when they win a trip to Amsterdam? Read by Siriol Jenkins . Producer Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Caroline Forbes.
Read By: Siriol Jenkins
Producer: Marion Nancarrow

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

from the Brighton Comedy Festival. With chairman Humphrey Lyttelton and Willie Rushton , Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor . Music: Colin Sell
Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: The Archers

William Grundy - super sleuth!


Unknown: William Grundy

: The Art of Travel

Annette Kobak invites six travellers to reflect on a journey.
2: Dea Birkett goes to West Africa looking for a 19trhcentuiy lady traveller, and ends up as crew on a cargo boat. Reader Sally Cookson. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Reader: Sally Cookson.
Producer: Kate McAii

: The Monday Play: All the Way to the Empire Room

by Tom Paulin. The Anglo-Irish Conference of 1921 was meant to solve the Irish problem once for all. The outcome was the partition of Ireland ...
Music composed and played by Neil Martin Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Tom Paulin.
Played By: Neil Martin
Director: Pam Brighton
David Lloyd George: Karl Johnson
Michael Collins: Sean McGinley
Winston Churchill: Stanley Townsend
Arthur Griffith: Owen Roe
Erskine Childers: Robert O'Mahoney
Frances Stevenson: Eileen Pollock
Lady Hazel Lavery: Susan Slot
Sir James Craig: Ian McElhinney
Sir John Lavery: Dan Gordon
Female announcer: Paula McFetrldge

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: be Financial World Tonight

with Heather Payton.


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime: 1955

Whoopi Goldberg reads Alice Walker 's 1955. A powerful story about the effect on two singers when the music industry's search for a "white man who can sing and dance like a black person" comes to an end. Read in three parts. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon
Cheers for Whoopi SEE FEATURE page 18


Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Alice Walker
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: You Heard it Here First Delve Special

David Lander investigates. Studio production by Stephen Fry. Research by Tony Sarchet. 2: A Rocket for Defence
With Jack Klaff , Brenda Blethyn , Mark Arden , Harry Enfield , Felicity Montagu and Robert Bathurst
Editor Paul Mayhew Archer (First broadcast in 1986)


Unknown: David Lander
Unknown: Stephen Fry.
Unknown: Tony Sarchet.
Unknown: Jack Klaff
Unknown: Brenda Blethyn
Unknown: Mark Arden
Unknown: Harry Enfield
Unknown: Felicity Montagu
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Editor: Paul Mayhew Archer

: The Gypsy Genius

2: Max Harrison recalls Django Reinhardt 's first meeting with Stephane Grappelli.
Producer Derek Drescher (First broadcast on Radio 3)


Unknown: Max Harrison
Unknown: Django Reinhardt
Producer: Derek Drescher

: 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.

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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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