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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Father Dermot Preston , SJ.


Unknown: Father Dermot Preston

: Today

with Sue MacGregorand Brian Redhead. Details as Monday plus:


Unknown: MacGregorand Brian Redhead.

: Thought for the Day

with Ven George Austin.


Unknown: Ven George Austin.

: News

: Face the Facts

With John Waite.
"repeated from yesterday 7.20pm)


Unknown: John Waite.

: Opinion

Christopher Haskins , chairman of Northern Foods pic, takes business COlleagues to task. Are they proper custodians of the public good or are they failing the nation's workforce and its economy? And should they not keep their "ands off the NHS and other public services to which business principles may be doing more harm then good?
Producer Sheila Cook


Unknown: Christopher Haskins
Producer: Sheila Cook

: Daily Service

°e Still My Soul (Rnlandia); Acts 9, w 1-9; The Conversion/Rise Up! (Mendelssohn); we Have Heard a Joyful Sound (Limpfield). Director of Music Stephen Layton.


Music: Stephen Layton.

: Naked Nuns

The fifth of Colin Watson 's six-part story ofvice and violence. Inspector Purbright eliminates suspects. 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
Amis: Daniel Coll
Mrs Hatch: Patricia Wilcock
Joxy: Robin Polley
Hyacinth: Cathryn Hunt
Chubb: Geoffrey Banks
Janice: Sally Whittaker
Tudor: David Fleeshman

: The Bible

Isaiah. Part 2. for details see yesterday)

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. In Croatia, five prominent women writers have been branded witches. Marya Burgess reports On the continuing persecution of women who speak out and bite back. Serial: The Quick (6) IFor details see Monday)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Marya Burgess

: From Our Own Correspondent

°BC correspondents around the world take a sideways look at the news. Producer Geoff Spink


Producer: Geoff Spink

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Screenplay

I Ian Johnstone returns with the NEW celebrity panel show that brings music and moments from the movies.
Team captains Dick Vosburgh and Robin Ray are joined this week by Stephen Tomkinson and Wendy Richard who pit their wit and wisdom on the greats and not so greats of the silver screen. Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Ian Johnstone
Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Robin Ray
Unknown: Stephen Tomkinson
Unknown: Wendy Richard
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Becoming Carmen

by Arnold Evans.
Nesta thinks romance only happens in books until she meets a real opera star and is thrust into the limelight herself.
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Arnold Evans.
Director: Alison Hindell
Nesta: Victoria Pluckneh
Gareth: Laurence Allan
Richard: Andrew Wincott
Joanna: Lesley Rooney
Sir Lawrence: Stephen Thorne
Receptionist: Geraint Morgan

: Soapbox

In the last of the series David Mellor , MP, gives his guests the chance to sound off about their pet bugbear. This week includes the humorist Kathy Lette on British attitudes to children, and broadcaster Phil Smith rails against windfarms. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Kathy Lette
Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Prime Minister's Questions

and other business from Parliament, brought to you by the BBC's team of Westminster correspondents.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

David Pownall has dramatised the life of Edward Elgar. Paul Allen views the result starring Alec McCowen at Stratford. Also reviews of Peter Hall 's production of She Stoops to Conquer, starring David Essex and Donald Sinden.
Producer John Goudie (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: David Pownall
Unknown: Edward Elgar.
Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Alec McCowen
Unknown: Peter Hall
Unknown: David Essex
Unknown: Donald Sinden.
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story: Tell Me

A country drive to see an old remembered house leads a father and son to the discovery of a well-kept, long-forgotten secret. Read by Tim Loane. Producer Michael Quinn


Read By: Tim Loane.
Producer: Michael Quinn

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation

Entertainer Mr Hardy lays down his hot comedy thang.
5. How to Have Sex
With Debbie Isitt and Stephen Frost. Producer David Tyler A Pozzitive production


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

: News

: The Archers

Caroline smells a rat.

: The Radio Four Debate: The Future of the Welfare State

Peter Jay chairs a debate on Britain's welfare system that looks beyond the next budget, and towards the next century. Fellowjournalists Polly Toynbee and Andrew Marr question speakers about the economic, social and political implications of the argument. Producer Charles Sigler


Unknown: Peter Jay
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Andrew Marr
Producer: Charles Sigler

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Kati Whitaker. For listeners with disabilities. Producer Mariene Pease
PHONE: [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm)


Presented By: Kati Whitaker.
Producer: Mariene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Mark Gregory.


Unknown: Mark Gregory.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: Soho Nights

The final part of Bernard Kops 's serial. 1956: Simon has seen through Victor and is about to spring his revenge.
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
Yankjl: Jeffrey Segal
Lily: Anne Beach
Leonard: Jonathon 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.

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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