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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Canon Glyndwr Williams.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Indarjit Singh.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Indarjit Singh.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and Brian Hayes. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Brian Hayes.

: Daily Service

Hail to the Lord who comes; Luke 2, w 25-35; The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Eccard): Nunc Dimittis (Stanford in G). BBC Singers, directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: Wilko in Canada

3: Montreal, Quebec. The Gazette is Montreal's only remaining English-language newspaper. Accusations of "linguistic cleansing" are rife. Shopkeepers are forbidden by law to write signs in English. All new immigrants, including those from English-speaking Canada, must send their children to French-speaking schools. The Anglophone community is leaving in droves. A Tony Wilkinson production


Unknown: Tony Wilkinson

: The Bible

Luke. Part 10.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Story: Fiona Shaw reads The Mermaid and the Rat Catcher from Those Sailing Ships of His Boyhood Dreams.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Fiona Shaw

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Letters of Introduction

A six-part serial by Peter Whalley.
5: Claire Gillian has left home so her husband can't tell her the real identity of the man who's being blackmailed.
Director Tony Cliff


Unknown: Peter Whalley.
Unknown: Claire Gillian
Director: Tony Cliff
Richard Gillian: Paul Shelley
Jane Gillian: Saskia Downes
David Gillian: John Lloyd Fillingham
Maurice Townsend: Glyn Morrow
Philip Thornton: Peter Rylands
Melissa: Kathryn Hunt
Julie: Julie Corrigan
Lawrence Nevison: Russell Dixon
Adele Nevison MELISSA: Jane Sinden

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow

Eight further exploits of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective, starring Clive Merrison as Sherlock Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson, with Edward Petheridge as Culverton Smith and Alex Jennings as Victor Savage.
5: The Dying Detective. Fever-ridden and hallucinating, Holmes lies desperately ill, struck down by a rare tropical illness. Only one man in London can help -
violinist Leonard Friedman.
Dramatised by Robert Forrest. Director Patrick Rayner.
BBC RADIO COLLECTION CASSETTE: The Return of Sherlock Holmes , now available


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan
Unknown: Clive Merrison
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Michael Williams
Unknown: Edward Petheridge
Unknown: Culverton Smith
Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Victor Savage.
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Dramatised By: Robert Forrest
Director: Patrick Rayner
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Mrs Hudson: Joan Matheson
Inspector Morton: Phillip Anthony
Savage as a boy: Sam Crane
Staples: John Baddeley

: Strange Tales from the Pantry

Six talks in which Sue Phillips muses on the curious lives of everyday edibles.
5: The Cucumber. Loathed by Dr Johnson, loved by Emperor Tiberius, and the star of Edwardian tea parties, the cucumber has inspired Jonathan Swift , enlivened many a bathtime and transformed itself into oil filters and slippers. Producer Amanda Mares


Unknown: Jonathan Swift
Producer: Amanda Mares

: Liar Birds and Talking Ducks

What instinct makes birds mimic each other and imitate the sounds of man and his machines? Why does the liar bird lie, and what makes the talking duck talk? Neil Walker investigates what is going on in a bird's brain.
A Revolution Recordings production


Unknown: Neil Walker

: Dangerous to Know

Dramatisation of the life of Lord Byron. 5: Outrageously Shocking

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Quentin Cooper looks at the week's films including the re-release of Bertolucci's The Conformist and the new Channel 4 sitcom Home Improvement which has overtaken Roseanne in the States.
Producer Robyn Read (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Quentin Cooper

: Short Story: Brits Abroad!

A Belfast Girl Goes on Holiday by Irene Dische. Can you have fun au pairing in Switzerland when your boyfriend is soaking up Miami sun and swimming in Coca-Cola? Read by Alice Arnold. Producer Duncan Minshull (Rpt;


Unknown: Irene Dische.
Read By: Alice Arnold.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin picks up the baton once again to conduct contestants from the first heat to the finale of the quiz that spans the musical spectrum from Boney M to La Bohème.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: News

: The Archers

It's porridge for Betty.

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates ... Editor Graham Ellis
WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

Presented by Geoff Watts.


Presented By: Geoff Watts.

: The Unfamiliar Family

Facing the Future. In the last of the programmes exploring family life in Britain, the United States and Denmark, Glenys Kinnock assesses how well policies concerning the family are designed to face the future.


Unknown: Glenys Kinnock

: The Reith Lectures: Managing Monsters

Six Myths of Our Time
Marina Warner gives a series of talks using themes from mythologyto present a critique of modern Britain.
2: Boys Will Be Boys: The Making of the Male. From Frankenstein to Bladerunner, survival is getting tough.


Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presenter Roger White.


Presenter: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: Book at Bedtime: Peerless Flats

Episode 3.
( For details see Monday)

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett with diaries for 28 January.


Unknown: Simon Brett

: 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.

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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