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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Rev Ann Lewis.


Unknown: Ann Lewis.

: Today

With Brian Redhead and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rev James Jones.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: James Jones.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and Brian Hayes. PrOducer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Brian Hayes.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

God Is Here (Blaenwem); 1 Corinthians 11, vv 18-26; Ave verum corpus (Mozart); Let Us Break Bread Together on Our Knees. BBC Singers directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: On Their Wavelength

First of a new series devised by Sarah Dickinson in which she indulges her reporting fantasies. Today she interviews Marie Lloyd on 1 July 1912, the date of the first Royal Command Variety Performance - from which Marie has been omitted. Marie Lloyd is played by Elizabeth Mansfield. * Ladbroke Radio production.


Unknown: Sarah Dickinson
Unknown: Marie Lloyd
Unknown: Marie Lloyd
Played By: Elizabeth Mansfield.

: The Bible

Isaiah. Part 12.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Corinne Julius on the jewel amber. Serial: Strong Poison (8)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Corinne Julius

: You and Yours

With John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Any Bloke

Last in the series by Gary Brown.
Past, Present and Future. "It's all coming together isn't it? What with Sophie starting school, and your Promotion, and me getting my work noticed."
Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Gary Brown.
Producer: Ann Jobson
Phil: Jim Sweeney
Sarah: Vcaroline Quentin
Fay: Shirley Stelfox
Liam: Steve Steen
Gerald: Lloyd Peters
Gavin: Paul Clarkson
Sophie: Nadine Ballantyne
Ray: Gary Brown
Doctor: Tony Hawks
Lisa Forman: Geraldine Fitzgerald
Mehnie: Kim Barry

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Foreign Girls

The first of a new three-part series by Elaine Feinstein. With Jenny Agutter as Katya and Jennie Stoller as Lena. immersed in her Cambridge life and preoccupied with her divorce, Lena has almost forgotten her childhood friend, Katya. Then an unexpected letter stirs up memories of their Jewish upbringing in Leicester in the early 1970s.
Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Elaine Feinstein.
Unknown: Jenny Agutter
Unknown: Jennie Stoller
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Dr Kupermn: Leonard Fenton
Mrs Kuperman: Doreen Mantle
Janos Kessleman: Sandor Eles
Greta Kessleman: Jill Graham
Graham: David Barrass
Stefan: David Thorpe
Joanie: Elaine Claxton
Porter: Colin Pinney
Miss Bolt: Tina Gray
Undergrad: Vivienne Rochester
Waiter: Lyndham Gregory
Don: Dominic Letts

: Treasure Islands

Federation of Children's Book Groups. Michael Rosen celebrates the silver jubilee of the Federation of Children's Book Groups.
Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Jill Burridge

: File on 4

: It's a Funny Old World

Miles Kington discovers what makes people laugh around the world.
1: Ireland Irish humour is characterised by a great sense of the ridiculous which they say the English misunderstand. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Quentin Cooper reviews the latest
Merchant Ivory film, The Remains of the Day, and the rest of the week s releases. Mike Harding , author of The Virgin of the Discos is in studio.
Producer Jerome Weattierald (Revised repeat 9.15pm)


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Mike Harding
Producer: Jerome Weattierald

: Short Story: The Balloon of Babel

by Jonathan Treitel.
"The original plan was to build a ziggurat - a jagged, winding monument of baked clay spiralling up to the heavens ..." This story has something to do with Babel, lots of hot air and a reluctant adventurer called Bes. Read by Peter Jeffrey. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Jonathan Treitel.
Read By: Peter Jeffrey.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Word of Mouth

Frank Delaney returns with the programme about language that is what it says. This week: Patsy and the Hot Banana. Jargon from Belfast to Bruges.
Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes

: News

: The Archers

Whose panto is it anyway?

: All in the Mind

: Age to Age

: New Society?

Four writers give a personal view of today's Britain.
1: The Sins of Little England. Dave Hill tweaks the net curtains to reveal Ann
Summers parties in the Home Counties, spanking in Surrey and bizarre crimes in Tunbridge Wells. Why do we cling to collective views of respectability when our actions belie them?
Producer Wendy Pilmer


Unknown: Dave Hill
Producer: Wendy Pilmer

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: No Further Questions?

Six telling trials from the last century. 3: Beautiful Forever. Nicholas Stewart , QC, tells the story of Mary Tucker Borrodaile who was persuaded to part with her entire fortune in return for beauty products which didnt work.
With John Baddeley , John Evitts and Jillie Meers


Unknown: Nicholas Stewart
Unknown: Mary Tucker
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: John Evitts
Unknown: Jillie Meers
Mrs Borradaik: Gwen Watford
Mr Digby Seymour: Jack Klaff
Mr Serjeant Ballantine: David Goudge

: 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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