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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Canon Glyndwr Williams.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Sue MacGregor. Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Eric James.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Eric James.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Talk to Nick Ross and his guests on an issue of the moment. Producer Denis Nightingale LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Denis Nightingale

: Daily Service

Water of Life (Stephen Dean ); I heard the voice of Jesus say; John 4, w 8-10 and 15-29; God is a spirit (Sterndale Bennett); How lovely on the mountains. Director of Music Martin Bates.


Unknown: Stephen Dean
Music: Martin Bates.

: Robert Stephens in Peerless Brighton

Shakespearean actor Robert Stephens , who is enjoying a renaissance in his long and turbulent career, shares his past acting glories and sorrows when he takes us on a tour of his old haunts in the seaside town of Brighton. On the way, he meets up with an old friend and discovers many changes since his last visit. Producer Kate Boston


Unknown: Robert Stephens

: The Bible

Luke. Part 9.

: Woman's Hour

Edwina Currie tells Jenni Murray why, after the Department of Health, a fiery career in the Commons and a leaning towards Europe, she hasfinallyturnedto crime.
Story: Polly James reads The Faithful Departed from Those Sailing Ships of His Boyhood Dreams by Moy McCrory. Abridged by Ann Rees Jones


Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Polly James
Unknown: Moy McCrory.
Abridged By: Ann Rees Jones

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.
Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Small, Intricate Life of Gerald C Potter

The convoluted chronicle of an optimistic author by Basil Boothroyd , starring Ian Carmichael as Gerald C Potter and Charlotte Mitchell as his wife. Book 4, Chapter 5: The Outing With Preston Lockwood
Producer Bobby Jaye


Unknown: Basil Boothroyd
Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Gerald C Potter
Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Unknown: Preston Lockwood
Producer: Bobby Jaye

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Thirty-Minute Theatre: A Trick of the Light

by Ray Hartshorne.
When a man dies, his two best friends naturally visit the funeral parlour to pay their last respects - and what better time to visit than during their lunch break?
DirectorTony Cliff


Unknown: Ray Hartshorne.
Alec: Keith Clifford
Dave: Russell Dixon
Hilda: Sue Johnston
Undertaker: Peter Rylands

: Mirrored in Music

Andrew Green invites the harpsichordist Ton Koopman to choose music which reflects the character and spirit of his native Holland.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Andrew Green
Harpsichordist: Ton Koopman
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Prime Minister's Questions

live from Westminster.

: Mustn't Grumble

A highlight for everybody who enjoys having a good whinge as agony uncle Philip Hodson takes a look at the art of grumbling. He selects some fine examples which show that a spot of moaning seems to oil the wheels of conversation and keeps everyone in good condition. Producer Penny Lawrence


Unknown: Philip Hodson

: The Parts

Alun Lewis loosens the nuts and bolts of today's technology.


Unknown: Alun Lewis

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Michael Moorcock writes both fantasy and mainstream fiction. Robert Dawson
Scott talks to the acclaimed author as he prepares to move to America, and, as the Oxford Book of Fantasy Stories is published, discusses the genre's merits. Producer Paul Quinn (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Michael Moorcock
Unknown: Robert Dawson
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Short Story: Brits Abroad!

The Vice-Consul by V S Pritchett.
Our man in the tropics has a problem to solve: where are McDowell's false teeth?
Read by Sean Barrett.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: Sean Barrett.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The House

Fourth episode of Christopher Lee 's six-part drama of political intrigue.
Producer Neil Cargill


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Producer: Neil Cargill
Charles Bannister: Julian Glover
Dougal Baxter: Peter Kelly
Mary: Isla Blair
Henry: Christopher Benjamin
Wigton: Trevor Peacock
Sharp: Norman Bird
Alex: Caroline Bliss

: News

: The Archers

A second honeymoon for Mark and Shula?

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Terry Dignan. Producer Peter Croasdale


Reporter: Terry Dignan.
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Science Now

: Skeletons in the Closet

What happens when you find out something about your family that changes your relationship with them for ever?
Veronica Reinhardt probes the extraordinary secrets behind another apparently ordinary family situation. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Veronica Reinhardt
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. With Peter White. Producer Eleanor Garland
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone [number removed] between 9.15pm and 10.15pm
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]
HANDBOOK: 116.50, from [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Roger White.


Presented By: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Peerless Hats

Episode 2.

: Mediumwave

Joanna Coles explores the week's events in the media.


Unknown: Joanna Coles

: 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.

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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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