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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Judith O'Neill.


Unknown: Judith O'Neill.

: Today

with John Humphrys and James Naughtie. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves and Brian Hayes. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Brian Hayes.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Tales from the Back of Beyond: 3

Expeditions to far-flung corners of the earth.

A team of undergraduates travel to Bolivia to try to save the endangered blue-throated macaw from bounty hunters.
A Revolution Recordings production

: Daily Service

Rejoice, 0 Land, in God thy might (Wareham, BBC HB 433); Psalm 119 w 1-16: Beati quorum via (Stanford); Spread, 0 Spread, thou mighty word.
BBC Singers, directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: The Bible

Acts of the Apostles. 8: Paul's arrest and trial in Jerusalem.

: Woman's Hour

Do men really have the power? American writer Warren Farrell tells Wendy Austin how society has got it wrong.
Serial: The Matisse Stories. The concluding part of The Chinese Lobster.


Unknown: Warren Farrell
Unknown: Wendy Austin

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Death Comes Staccato

Five-part dramatisation of Gillian Slovo's acclaimed detective mystery.
3: Did Alicia really kill James Morgan ? Then why is Kate arrested for the crime?
Music composed by Anthea Gomaz and played by Anthea Gomez and Tim New Abridged by Jill Brooke Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Gillian Slovo
Unknown: James Morgan
Composed By: Anthea Gomaz
Played By: Anthea Gomez
Abridged By: Jill Brooke
Director: Sue Wilson
Kate Baeir: Samantha Bond
Carmen: Sandra James-Young
Alicia Weatherby: Teresa Gallagher
Marion Weatherby: Jill Graham
Tram Ptastid: Keith Drinkel
Eva: Sunny Ormonde
Sam: David Holt
Inspector Crant: John Dixon
Toby: Mark Straker
Elmore James: Patterson Joseph
Doorman: Barry J Gordon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Il Conde

In Alun Owen's dramatisation of the Joseph Conrad short story, an elderly gentleman is repulsed by a horrific encounter in his beloved Naples.


Dramatist: Alun Owen
Author: Joseph Conrad
Director: Enyd Williams
Il Conde: John Moffatt
Joseph Conrad: John Woodvine
Young Man: Nicholas Boulton
Pasquale: Don McCorkindale
Hotel guest: Leslie O'Hara
Hotel guest: Frances Jeater
Hotel guest: Rachel Atkins
Hotel guest: Oona Beeson
Hotel staff: Frank Coda,
Hotel staff: David Thorpe
Hotel staff: David Jarvis

: Footnotes

Martin Wainwright celebrates the achievements of those who have been overlooked by history, but who deserve to be more than just a footnote.
3: Ken “Snake/ups”Johnson. The charismatic swing band leader whose West Indian Dance Orchestra was hugely popular during the 30s and 40s had his career ended prematurely when a bomb destroyed the Soho night club in which the band were playing. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Alison Perks

: Anderson Country

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


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley reviews this week's film releases, including Robert Altman 's Short Cuts, and investigates the current craze for juggling.
Producer Abigail Appleton (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Robert Altman
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Short Story: Beneath the Surface

by Henry Livings.
"Kate and Derek's wedding anniversary celebrations have their own special liveliness - they're funereal . . .” Read by Jim Broadbent. Producer David Hunter


Read By: Jim Broadbent.
Producer: David Hunter

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin conducts three more contestants in the music quiz.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: News

: The Archers

An important day for Shula.

: The Art of Travel

I "In Bombay, as a boy, I used to
- I spread the map of London on my pillow and stare till my eyes shut...." Firdaus Kanga 's childhood dreams of travel seemed set to stay that way. He spent most of his first 19 years in bed, brittle bones and the lack of a wheelchair preventing any escape to the wider world. In the first of the new series he tells Annette Kobak how he eventually made a journey round Britain, and earned the nickname "Heaven on Wheels".
With readings by Sam Dastor. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Firdaus Kanga
Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Sam Dastor.
Producer: Kate McAii

: Medicine Now

Presented by Geoff Watts.


Presented By: Geoff Watts.

: Days of Good Hope

A four-part series in which Donald Woods travels across
South Africa to assess its chances of making democracy work after next month's historic general election.
1. Free and Fair Elections. As millions of black people prepare to cast the first vote of their lives, the legitimacy of the new South African government depends on how universal this first election will be. A Crux production


Unknown: Donald Woods

: The Reith Lectures: Managing Monsters

Six Myths of Our Time
Marina Warner gives the last of her talks. Home: Our Famous Island Race. From the Cabinet War Rooms to cardboard city, British identity is changing.
Readers Robert Stephens and Nigel Carrington Producer Elizabeth Burke


Readers: Robert Stephens
Readers: Nigel Carrington
Producer: Elizabeth Burke

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Paul Charles.


Unknown: Paul Charles.

: The World Tonight

with Max Pearson.


Unknown: Max Pearson.

: Book at Bedtime: An Evil Cradling

3: Into the Dark

: Hindsight

Chris Andrew discovers just what a baby elephant was doing floating on a gondola in the Savoy Hotel, the roots of a good night out, and why a cone of perfumed fat was essential headgear for ancient Egyptians.


Unknown: Chris Andrew

: 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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