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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers John Harvey and Ruth Kiely


Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

with Walter Beasley.


Unknown: Walter Beasley.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.45 Business News
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Pauline Webb.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Pauline Webb.

: The Week on 4

: Bye, British

In the first of a series on aspects of nationalism, Mark Steyn looks through the archives to find out what constitutes Britishness. How do the British see themselves, and how do other countries perceive their sc-called great institutions? Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Word ly Wise

Peter Hobday and a game panel, including Kevin Day and Lynne Truss, dig at the roots of more words and phrases. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Jo Clegg

: Daily Service

Live from St Ann 's Church, Manchester. Isaiah 58, w 1, and 4-9. Music: 0 Lord how deep, how broad, how high (Eisenach); Like as the hart (Vincent Novello ); Be thou my guardian and my guide (Abridge). Director of Music Ronald Frost.


Unknown: St Ann
Unknown: Vincent Novello

: The Bible

Acts of the Apostles. Michael Williams reads the first of ten episodes from the Revised English Bible.
1:Ascension and Pentecost. Introduced by Canon John Sweet. Abridged by Sue Reid
Producer Claire Campbell Smith


Unknown: Michael Williams
Abridged By: Sue Reid

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Sheila McLennon meets a group of mothers trying to come terms with their feelings after discovering that their children have been sexually abused.
Serial: Limestone and Clay by Lesley Glaister. The sixth of ten parts read by Sian Thomas.
Abridged by Meg Clarke. Editor Sally Feldman


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Sheila McLennon
Unknown: Lesley Glaister.
Read By: Sian Thomas.
Abridged By: Meg Clarke.
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls. Producer Sarah Pennells
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: You and Yours

with John Howard.
Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin remains composed as three contestants compete for the highest musical score. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Brief Encounter

Ian Holm and Cheryl Campbell star in this 1982 production of Noël Coward's poignant and very English love story.
Alec and Laura, both married to other people, meet and fall passionately in love but find the constraints of decent behaviour an insurmountable obstacle to their love.
With Ray Browne , David Gooderson. Madi Hedd , Crawford Logan and Jean Trend Adapted by Walter Hall
Director Dickon Reed


Unknown: Ian Holm
Unknown: Cheryl Campbell
Unknown: Ray Browne
Unknown: David Gooderson.
Unknown: Madi Hedd
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Adapted By: Walter Hall
Director: Dickon Reed
Alec: Ian Holm
Laura: Cheryl Campbell
Albert: Walter Hall
Myrtle: Shirley Dixon
Beryl: Rosalind Adams
DoUy: Miranda Forbes
Fred: Stephen Thorne

: Anderson Country

I Gerry Anderson invites you to join I him each weekday afternoon for an hour of live action. Add your views to the mix of debate, stories from around the country, unadulterated opinions and frank exchange. Call him with your comments on [number removed]. Editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Gerry Anderson
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott talks to the American bass Thomas Hampson about his career, which ranges from Bernstein to Wagner. And he reads from Paul Bowles 's new novel.
Producer Lore Windemuth (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: Robert Dawson Scott
Bass: Thomas Hampson
Unknown: Paul Bowles

: Short Story: Myra and Bruce Find Fame

by Anne Leaton.
Bruce is very large, like a "soft building on the move". But, surprisingly, fame and fortune beckon.
Read by Lorelei King. Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: Lorelei King.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons challenges Clement Freud , Derek Nimmo , Paul Merton and Eddie Izzard to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Eddie Izzard

: News

: The Archers

Shula visits Caroline.

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play: Underworld

by Don Taylor.
Harry is out of work. Myra is worried about money and Ted is worried about socialism. Harry decides to retreat to his study to translate Virgil Book 6. But then the broom cupboard door opens and Milton appears, to take him on a very particular journey.
Music by Malcolm Clarke
Producer Jeremy Howe
Director Don Taylor


Writer: Don Taylor
Music By: Malcolm Clarke
Producer: Jeremy Howe
Director: Don Taylor
Harry: Stephen Moore
Myra: Sara Kestelman
Ted: Jack Shepherd
Milton: Michael Pennington
Chairman: Paul Daneman
Philosopher: Oliver Ford Davies
Executive: Neville Jason
Virgil: David King
Dad: Walter Sparrow
John the Dealer: Tom Bevan
Chloe: Cathy Sara

: 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: Oscar and Lucinda

Part eight of Peter Carey 's novel, abridged and read in 12 parts by John Turnbull.
Producer Claire Grove


Unknown: Peter Carey
Unknown: John Turnbull.
Producer: Claire Grove

: Thy Good and Faithful Servant

2: Andrew Fowles began working for the seventh Marquess of Hertford at Ragley Hall as an under-gardener. Now he is the butler, living with his wife and family in an estate cottage. His relationship with His Lordship is definitely informal. Producer Gwyn Richards


Unknown: Andrew Fowles
Producer: Gwyn Richards

: 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.

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