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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with the Very Rev Tom Wright , Dean of Lichfield Cathedral.


Unknown: Tom Wright

: Today

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


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates....


Unknown: John Waite

: On the Ropes

Nobody gets it right all the time ... John Humphrys talks to people who have weathered major storms in their careers. 3: MickaelMates. The Security Minister for Northern Ireland talks about his defence of the renegade businessman Asil Nadir which embarrassed the Government and forced him to resign. Producer Alison Perks


Talks: John Humphrys
Producer: Alison Perks

: Daily Service

Forty days and forty nights; Matthew4,w 1-11; The price is paid (Kendrick). Director of Music Noel Tredinnick.


Music: Noel Tredinnick.

: Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens 's great novel in six parts. 3: Masks and Pistols. Sikes takes Oliver on his most dangerous mission yet - a burglary at midnight. Music John Kirkpatrick and Kathryn Locke Dramatised and directed by Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Music: John Kirkpatrick
Music: Kathryn Locke
Directed By: Nigel Bryant
Brownlow: Peter Jeffrey
Mrs Bedwin: Tina Gray
Grimwig: Brett Usher
Oliver: Edward Long
Fagin: John Grill
Sikes: Tim McInnerny
Nancy: Aoioa Andoh
Artful Doger: Richard Pearce
Charley: Paul Ryan
Toby Crackit: David Holt
Monks: Kim Wall

: The Bible

John. Part 9.

: Woman's Hour

LadyAntonia Fraser joins Jenni Murray for a reappraisal of the life of Mary Queen of Scots.
Serial: Limestone andClay (4)


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: 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.

: Looking Forward to the Past

Paul Boateng discusses the lighter side of history with his guests Sir Roy Strong , Gillian Reynolds , Trevor Philips and Michael Wood. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Unknown: Michael Wood.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Amber

A love story by Catherine Czerkawska.
When English-born Emily comes to Poland, she finds a country, like a leaf in amber, caught and held in its past. She falls in love with Poland, and with Adam her Polish cousin. But can she ever become part of the country, and change as it changes?
Piano music by Trevor Allan Davies Director Marilyn Imrie


Story By: Catherine Czerkawska.
Music By: Trevor Allan Davies
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Emily: Oona Beeson
Casimr: David Burke
Adam: Lyndam Gregory
Para Anna: Lala Lloyd
Maria: Diana Payan
Michal: Colin Pinney

: Prime Minister's Questions

live from Westminster.

: Soapbox

Last in the present series where David Mellor gets his guests to sound off on their favourite hobby horses. Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: David Mellor
Producer: Julia Shaw

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen visits the Tramway, Glasgow, to encounter an adventurous production of Britten's opera The Turn of the Screw. His studio guest is the playwright Jonathan Harvey.
Producer Clare McGinn (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Jonathan Harvey.
Producer: Clare McGinn

: Short Story: Shooting Pigs

by Ivy Bannister.
Kate is a photographer. Her new assignment is to shoot pigs, but what happens when the pig owner starts to dominate the frame? Read by Noelle Brown. Producer Pam Brighton


Read By: Noelle Brown.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: The Harpoon

The Empire's favourite magazine is back for its third print-run, with a thrilling wartime edition. Is your journey really necessary? Do you know your submarines? Are you bored with your biscuits? And above all - are you German? Find out with Susie Brann , Alistair McGowan , Mary Elliot-Nelson , Julian Dutton and Peter Baynham. Producer Sarah Smith
7.00 News


Unknown: Susie Brann
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Mary Elliot-Nelson
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Peter Baynham.
Producer: Sarah Smith

: The Archers

There's a party atmosphere in Ambridge.

: Soundtrack

5. War Photographer. Tom Stoddart , international documentary photographer, is fighting for recovery after being critically injured while under fire in Bosnia. After ten months off work, he must test himself again-this time in Angola, photographing British nurses destined for the front line. A Wilko production


Unknown: Tom Stoddart

: Analysis

Counting Our Chickens?
The nuclear menace is apparently waning as Russian and American arsenals are cut and Ukraine agrees to eliminate its missiles. But Stuart Simon asks if old regional tensions and easier access to nuclear capabilities mean the dangers of proliferation are now greater than ever. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Stuart Simon
Producer: Simon Coates

: Does He Take Sugar?

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


Presented By: Ted Harrison.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: Stanza

Poetry is traditionally associated with self-expression, yet John Milton gave a voice to Satan, as did Robert Browning to the murderous Porphyria's lover.
Andrew McAllister discusses subjectivity in poetry with poets Glyn Maxwell and Jo Shapcott.
Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: John Milton
Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Andrew McAllister
Unknown: Glyn Maxwell
Unknown: Jo Shapcott.
Producer: Sally Marmion

: 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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