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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of current affairs for the agricultural community.

: Prayer for the Day

with Judith O'Neill.


Unknown: Judith O'Neill.

: Today

with John Humphrys and James Naughtie. Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: Call Debbie Thrower: [number removed]

Your chance to talk to Debbie Thrower and her guests on an issue of the moment.
Producer Denis Nightingale LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Denis Nightingale

: Daily Service

Thanks to God whose word was spoken (Rhuddlan); Isaiah 55, vv 6-12: How beautiful are the feet/Their sound is gone out (Handel's Messiah); You shall go out with joy.
Director of Music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: The Knowledge

With over 468 basic routes and all public buildings to commit to memory, it can take up to three years to do "the knowledge". Veteran taxi driver Philip Warren takes a look at London from behind the wheel of a black cab. Producer Kerry McGeever


Unknown: Philip Warren
Producer: Kerry McGeever

: The Bible

Acts of the Apostles
7: Paul's third missionary journey.

: Woman's Hour

Wendy Austin talks to American feminist Shere Hite about her new report on the family.
Serial: The Matisse Stories by A S Byatt . Annette Crosbie reads the first part of The Chinese Lobster. The Dean of Women Students faces a difficult meeting with a male colleague. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin


Talks: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Shere Hite
Stories By: A S Byatt
Stories By: . Annette Crosbie
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care in this country - from research laboratory and operating theatre to dentist's chair and GP's surgery. Producer Anne MacNaught


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Anne MacNaught

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Word of Mouth

Frank Delaney presents the programme about language that is what it says.
3: Colourful Language. This week he looks at the language of colours, checking paint manufacturers' shade charts. Do you go for avocado on your walls, or apple green ... or just plain magnolia? Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Dancing on the Metro

It's the Newcastle Metro - not the Paris one - which features in this Alex Ferguson drama about an overworked inspector taunted by fare-dodging youths and the "voice" of a suicide victim. But help is perhaps not as far away as he thinks....
Director Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Alex Ferguson
Director: Dave Sheasby
Inspector Richardson: Rod Arthur
Mrs Richardson/Edith: Val McLane
Jessica: Belinda Chapman
Controller/Alison: Angela Lonsdale
Reg Thornton: Art Davies
CoronerlArehie: James Thackwray
Wayne: Trevor Todd
Sean: Joe Caffrey

: Singing for a Living

This week, baritone Thomas Allen is
Nigel Douglas 's guest. With aspirations for the concert hall rather than the stage, Allen was launched on his highly successful career by a happy accident while he was at college. He talks about the perils, pains and pleasures of life on the international opera circuit. Producer Gillian Hush


Baritone: Thomas Allen
Unknown: Nigel Douglas
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Prime Minister's Questions

live from Westminster.

: Anderson Country

Join Gerry Anderson for an hour of daily live action, and add your views to the mix of debate, unadulterated opinion and frank exchange. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reports on the Manchester exhibition, The American Way, and asks why publishers print new plays. Producer Adrian Washbourne (Revised repeat 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story: Kandinsky

by Esther Woolfson.
Mr Kandinsky teaches Hebrew and history - but his speciality is acting out biblical legends of a shockingly violent nature.
Read by Edith Macarthur. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Esther Woolfson.
Read By: Edith MacArthur.
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The Board Game

Boardroom banter, backchat and backstabbingwith chairman Nigel Cassidy and this week's panel, Alastair Ross Goobey, Nigel Whittaker , Howard Hodgson and Peter Day. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Unknown: Alastair Ross
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker
Unknown: Howard Hodgson
Unknown: Peter Day.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

Debbie finds a way to help Shula.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Jolyon Jenkins.
Producer Kim Barrington


Reporter: Jolyon Jenkins.
Producer: Kim Barrington

: Science Now

Peter Evans presents highlights of the Annual General Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, which took place last week.


Unknown: Peter Evans

: Contemporaries of Christ

In a series of Lent talks, five prominent people in their early 30s, Jesus' age when he died, reflect on his passion.
1: Richard Coles, former half of the pop duo the Communards, has recently converted to Roman Catholicism and is studying theology.
Producer Roger Child


Producer: Roger Child

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. With Peter White. QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone [number removed] between 9.15pm and 10.15pm
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]
HANDBOOK: £16.50, from [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White.

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Max Pearson.


Unknown: Max Pearson.

: Book at Bedtime: An Evil Cradling

2: Operation Clean Getaway

: Mediumwave

Presented by Joanna Coles.


Presented By: 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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