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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Father Dermot Preston.


Unknown: Father Dermot Preston.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Father John McDade.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Father John McDade.

: News

: Face the Facts

with John Waite.


Unknown: John Waite.

: Opinion

For Art's Sake. Peter Blake advances the argument that art students should serve a formal apprenticeship. Producer Jane Beresford


Unknown: Peter Blake
Producer: Jane Beresford

: The Naked Nuns

Continuing Colin Watson 's five-part tale of vice and violence.
4:A Memorable Evening at the Floradora. Dramatised by Christopher Denys Director Tony Cliff


Unknown: Colin Watson
Dramatised By: Christopher Denys
Director: Tony Cliff
Inspector Purbright: John Rowe
Sergeant Love: Paul Downing
Julian: Michael Duggan
Amis: Daniel Coll
Bernard: Joseph Alessi
Lucy Teatime: Ann Rye
Joxy: Robin Polley
Hatch: Harry Kirkham
Tudor: David Fleeshman
Chubb: Geoffrey Banks
Peg: Kathryn Hunt
Beryl ,: Sally Whittaker

: Daily Service

Come Lord Jesus; Acts 10, w 28-36; Truly the Lord Is in This Place (Peter Hurford ); The Kingdom of God (Out Skerries). Director of Music Paul Joslin.


Unknown: Peter Hurford
Music: Paul Joslin.

: The Bible

Ecclesiastes. The first of two parts read by Robert Stephens.
Abridged by Doreen Mahon Producer Ned Chaillet


Read By: Robert Stephens.
Abridged By: Doreen Mahon
Producer: Ned Chaillet

: Woman's Hour

with Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Quick (1) by Agnes Rossi , read by Kate Harper.
Abridged by Janet Hickson


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Agnes Rossi
Read By: Kate Harper.
Abridged By: Janet Hickson

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents around the world take a sideways look at their host countries.
Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Trivia Test Match

Brian Johnston umpires the last test of wit and general knowledge in the series. Willie Rushton and Tim Rice are joined by Leslie Thomas and Barry Cryer at the West Meon Cricket Club, Hampshire. Producer Jon Magnusson


Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Willie Rushton
Unknown: Tim Rice
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Hair of the Dog

In Lesley Davies's black comedy, Brenda Blethyn plays Amy, a harassed mother of seven whose husband finds himself in the arms of their glamorous next-door neighbour. But why is Amy so calm?
See Preview page 4


Writer: Lesley Davies
Director: Cherry Cookson
Amy: Brenda Blethyn
John: David Horovitch
Susan: Kate Buffery
Grandma: Jill Graham
Mrs Dursky: Diana Payan
Mr Townsend: John Webb
Dr Smith: Barry J Gordon
Children: Gary King
Children: Patrick Rosenfeld

: Soapbox

David Mellor 's guests include Jonathan Barnes who defends smoking, Liz Howell championing glamorous TV presenters and Bea Campbell exploding the myth of the underclass. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Jonathan Barnes
Unknown: Liz Howell
Unknown: Bea Campbell
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reads the book of the week, The Downing Street Years by Margaret Thatcher , listens to a history of reggae music and visits the theatre group7:84 whoarecurrentlytouringScotland.
Producer Razia Iqbal (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Producer: Razia Iqbal

: Short Story: The Chalk Mother

by Lisa Cody. Read by Elizabeth Bell.
"On the morning of my daughter's wedding, I woke up with a hangover.... Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Lisa Cody.
Read By: Elizabeth Bell.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

In his lecture this week, Mr Hardy addresses the question of how to be an adult. With Debbie Isitt , Stephen Frost. Producer David Tyler. A Pozzitive production


Unknown: Mr Hardy
Unknown: Debbie Isitt
Unknown: Stephen Frost.
Producer: David Tyler.

: News

: The Archers

Will the Carters have a restful day?

: Dirty Tricks

The Middle East, Vitenam, the Falklands, the Gulf - the art of military trickery has not been lost. Peter Snow brings his story of deception in war up to date in the last of the series. Written and compiled by David Owen.
4: The Endless Game Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: David Owen.
Producer: Julian Hale

: Analysis

A Mother's Work
Lack of decent childcare traps many mothers at home, or in low-paid part-time jobs. But Frances Cairncross asks whether government should help women go out to work when their children are small? And what help works best -forwomen, for their children, and for the economy?


Unknown: Frances Cairncross

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Ted Harrison. Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm)


Presented By: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Mark Gregory.


Unknown: Mark Gregory.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Booker at Bedtime

Tonight Remembering Babylon by David Malouf is read by Barry J Gordon.


Unknown: David Malouf
Read By: Barry J Gordon.

: Soho Nights

Continuing Bernard Kops 's five-part serial. 4: The death of the universe party and the roof falls in on Ivka - the Soho dream begins to crumble.
With Peter Acre
Director Alan Drury


Unknown: Bernard Kops
Unknown: Peter Acre
Director: Alan Drury
Simon: Ronan Vibert
Victor: Patrick Toomey
Sarah: Federay Holmes
Ivka: Fenella Fielding
Roy: John Watts
Louis: David Bannerman
Imogen: - Melinda Walker
Tom: Steve Hodson
Boston: Chris Gilbert
Yankyl: Jeffrey Segal
Bailiff: Ian Ratcliffe
Lily: Anne Beach
Leonard: Jonathan Adams

: 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.

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