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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Margaret Martyn.


Unknown: Margaret Martyn.

: 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 birthday guest, composer Michael Nyman. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Michael Nyman.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

Series tracing the blood, sweat and mosquitoes of far-flung expeditions. 2: Teacher Tim Gunn and a team of pupils run up against local difficulties when they try planting a dry forest in Madagascar. A Revolution Recordings production


Unknown: Teacher Tim Gunn

: Daily Service

Blessed are the pure in heart (Walford Davies ); John 8, w 1-11; King of glory, king of peace (Harris); Thine forever, God of peace (BP89). BBC Singers, directed by Barry Rose.


Unknown: Walford Davies
Directed By: Barry Rose.

: The Bible

Acts of the Apostles. 3: Witness, persecution and conversion.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Limestone and Clay (8)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Death Comes Staccato

Five-part dramatisation of Gillian Slovo 's acclaimed detective mystery.
2: Kate Baeir and her partner Carmen are still trying to trace the mystery man who is following Alicia.
Music composed by Anthea Gomez and played by Anthea Gomez and Tim New Dramatised by Jill Brooke Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Gillian Slovo
Unknown: Kate Baeir
Composed By: Anthea Gomez
Played By: Anthea Gomez
Dramatised By: Jill Brooke
Director: Sue Wilson
Kate Baeir: Samantha Bond
Carmen: Sandra James-Young
Alicia Weatherby: Teresa Gallagher
Marion Weatherby: Jill Graham
Pete Archie: James Duke
Inspector Crant: John Dixon
Headmistress/Eva: Sunny Ormonde
Etmore James: Patterson Joseph
Sam/Jim: David Holt
James I Policeman: Philip Anthony
Caretaker: John Webb
Terry: Matthew Morgan

: The World at One

with James Naughtie.


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers

: Sherlock Holmes: His Last Bow: 8: His Last Bow

In the last in the current series featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective, Holmes and Watson meet for the last time.
Clive Merrison stars as Sherlock Holmes and Michael Williams as Dr Watson.
In 1914 the services of a certain beekeeper are called upon to help his country in her darkest hour.


Writer: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised By: Bert Coules
Violinist: Leonard Friedman
Director: Enyd Williams
Sherlock Holmes: Clive Merrison
Dr John Watson: Michael Williams
Captain Kell: Michael Cochrane
Stamford: Norman Rodway
Prime Minister: Preston Lockwood
Foreign Secretary: Donald Pickering
Von Bork: James Telfer
Von Herling: Colin Pinney
Martha: Lala Lloyd
Altamont: Bob Sherman
Agent: Ed Bishop
O'Brien: Eamonn Fleming
First student: Ben Lemel

: Footnotes

Martin Wainwright celebrates the achievements of those who have been overlooked by history.
2: Rosalind Franklin. This scientist came close to unravelling the structure of DNA, but her early death denied her any claim to the Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to Watson, Crick and Williams in 1968. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Rosalind Franklin.
Producer: Alison Perks

: Anderson Country

Gerry Anderson presents a mix of stories, issues and comments in his new daily show. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley sees the Tom Hanks movie Philadelphia, the first major Hollywood film to tackle Aids. And he talks to the portrait photographer Annie Leibowitz. Producer Paul Quinn (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Tom Hanks
Unknown: Annie Leibowitz.
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Short Story: The Silver Apples of the Moon

by Elizabeth Jolley.
"Beryl. What do you mean, 'the golden apples of the sun, the silver apples of the moon'? It's not like you, this isn't. Are you unwell ...?"
Read by Tina Gray. producer Joanna Green


Unknown: Elizabeth Jolley.
Read By: Tina Gray.
Producer: Joanna Green

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Counterpoint

Presented by Ned Sherrin.


Presented By: Ned Sherrin.

: News

: The Archers

Should the pantomime continue?

: Face the Facts

The last in the series with John Waite. Editor Graham Ellis


Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

Presented by Geoff Watts.


Presented By: Geoff Watts.

: Inner Journeys - Outward Shows

Jim Perrin presents portraits of some important inter-war explorers,
3: On the Wai of the Mind. When he died by his own hand in 1958, J Menlove Edwards was a legend among rock climbers. But it isn't just his skill and courage which make him a memorable figure, but the ferocious inner quest which finally broke him. Producer Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Jim Perrin
Unknown: Menlove Edwards
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: The Reith Lectures: Managing Monsters

Six Myths of Our Time
Marina Warner gives the fifth of six talks using themes from mythology to present a critique of modern Britain.
Cannibal Tales: The Hunger for Conquest. From The Tempestto Hannibal Lecter either we eat them or they eat us.
Readers Robert Stephens and Nigel Carrington. Producer Elizabeth Burke


Unknown: Hannibal Lecter
Readers: Robert Stephens
Readers: Nigel Carrington.
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Martin Webber.


Presented By: Martin Webber.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Hindsight

Chris Andrews investigates the start of Sunday smut in newspapers, the decline of the tea cosy and the rise of the tea bag. He also hears how Shakespeare avoided the rules on bad language and reveals the origin of the age-old question: "Have you been?"


Unknown: Chris Andrews

: 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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