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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

With Rev Andy Campbell.


Unknown: Andy Campbell.

: Today

With Brian Redhead and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Thought for the Day

With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Marjorie Proops talks to Dr Anthony Clare.


Talks: Marjorie Proops
Unknown: Dr Anthony Clare.

: The Benn Tapes

The former Labour Cabinet minister Tony Benn continues his revelations about what really goes on behind the scenes in government.
Producer Keith Jones


Unknown: Tony Benn
Producer: Keith Jones

: Thy Good and Faithful Servant

2: Andrew Fowles works for the 7th Marquess of Hertford at Ragley Hall. He Woks for large dinner parties, makes the beds, cleans the hunting boots, and then Partners His Lordship for the odd game of lawn tennis. Producer Gwyn Richards


Unknown: Andrew Fowles
Producer: Gwyn Richards

: Daily Service

Thy Kingdom Come, 0 God (S. Cecilia , BBC HB 27); Isaiah 40, w 1-5; And the Glory of the Lord (Handel); Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (Stuttgart, BBC HB 30). BBC Singers directed by Simon Joly.


Unknown: S. Cecilia
Directed By: Simon Joly.

: The Bible

Chronicles. The first of seven parts read by Paul Daneman. bridged by Gareth Gwyn Jones Director Alan Drury


Read By: Paul Daneman.
Unknown: Gareth Gwyn Jones
Director: Alan Drury

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sarah Dunant. is fitness addictive? Mairead Devlin talks to gym goers who just can't get enough. Serial: Spoilt. 3: Uncle Victor.


Introduced By: Sarah Dunant.
Talks: Mairead Devlin

: You and Yours

With John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Men of Intelligence

by Peter Kerry. In six parts.
2: Edge of Blackness. Edward and Michael don join a CND march across Kent.
Producer Lissa Evans


Unknown: Peter Kerry.
Producer: Lissa Evans
Kate: Harriet Thorpe
Sir Stephen: John Wells
Sir Donald: Donald Pickering
Michael: Douglas Hodge
Edward: William Vandyck
Interrogator: Gordon Reid
Simon: David Holt
Lucinda: Maria Gough

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Overspill

by Rupert Mallin.
A bacon factory worker falls in love with a student who teaches her a lesson about clashing beliefs.
Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Rupert Mallin.
Director: Richard Wortley
Heather: Siriol Jenkins
Billy: Stephen Tompkinson
Grandad: John Church
M arie: Jennifer Piercey
Tom: Eric Allen
Lee: Diana Bishop
Shirley: Kate Binchy
Mike: Peter Gunn
Managing Director: Jonathan Adams
Foreman: Jonathan Tafler
Teacher: Maithew Sim
Narrators: Brett Usher,
Narrators: John Rye

: View from the Fish Queue

In the last of six talks, Phil Smith offers a perspective on life and current affairs from the fish queue in the open market. Holy Rupture
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Relative Values

Michael O'Donnell explores the extraordinary within family life. 2: TheAkshars.


Unknown: Michael O'Donnell

: Happily Ever After

4: Nicola and Pierre. Pierre is an artist living in the countryside of Northern France while Nicola runs her own company in London. How does a long distance marriage work for them? Producer Rona McLean


Producer: Rona McLean

: News

: Kaleidoscope

An interview with John Sayles about his movie Passion Rsh, and a review of Sharon Stone in Sliver. Mark Burman reports from the location of Daniel Day Lewis 's latest film: the controversial dramatisation of the story of the Guilford Four. Plus two new novels about powerful old women. Producer Tim Dee (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: John Sayles
Unknown: Sharon Stone
Unknown: Mark Burman
Unknown: Daniel Day Lewis
Producer: Tim Dee

: Short Story: Glass

by Shena Mackay. While waiting for the cash machine, Jessamy has a decision to make. Read by Diana Payan. Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Shena MacKay.
Read By: Diana Payan.
Producer: David Hunter

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: News

: The Archers

Some home truths for Peggy.

: I Doing All Right?

If you've got 24.5 minutes to spare join drummer and projectionist Pete Cotterill on a night out.
Producers Mel Hill and Piers Plowright


Unknown: Pete Cotterill
Producers: Mel Hill
Producers: Piers Plowright

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts at the conference of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Keele University.


Unknown: Geoff Watts

: Faith, Fact and Fiction

Rosemary Hartill looks at the turbulent political, literary and spiritual life of Dr Jonathan Swift , 18th-century Dean of St Patrick's, Dublin. Reader Bryan Murray. Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Swift
Reader: Bryan Murray.
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: In Business

Who Needs Managers? Meet the company that's torn up the management rulebook. Where workers set their own hours, and many of them decide on their own pay. Peter Day reports from Brazil on the lessons Semco has to teach businesses around the world.
Producer Stephen Chilcott


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Stephen Chilcott

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White.


Presented By: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: A Book at Bedtime: The Trick Of It

3: The fearful truth is that I am in love but lost her I have.

: Dear Diary

Presented by Simon Brett.


Presented By: Simon Brett.

: No Triumph, No Tragedy

Last in series. Peter White talks to
Celeste Dandekerwhowas a dancer with the London Contemporary Dance 16 years ago before an accident which left her in a wheelchair.
Producer Ronni Davis


Talks: Peter White
Producer: Ronni Davis

: 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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