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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Bishop Joe Devine.


Unknown: Joe Devine.

: 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 Nick Ross: [number removed]

Talk to Nick Ross and his guests on an issue of the moment.
Producer Nick Utechin
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Took's Tour to Leeds

"Ah the good old days!" sighs Barry Took. Backstage at the Leeds City Varieties, one of his first jobs in entertainment was to compere the nudes. Today he returns to the city and reflects on the way popular entertainment has come full circle. Producer Jill Marshall


Unknown: Barry Took.
Producer: Jill Marshall

: Daily Service

Spirit of faith (Little Stanmore); Give me the wings of faith (Song 67); Romans 3, w 21-26 and Matthew 11, w 28-30; He will lay our burden down (Laying Down); Firmly I believe and truly (Halton Holgate ). Director of Music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Halton Holgate
Music: James Whitbourn.

: The Bible

Romans. Part 2.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to Helen Dunmore , poet and children's author, about her new departure into adult fiction - and the lure of the underworld, the setting of her second novel, Burning Bright. Serial: Madame Doubtfire (4)


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Helen Dunmore
Unknown: Madame Doubtfire

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from research laboratory and operating theatre to dentist's chair and GP's surgery. This week, the programme takes a look at how a Worthing hospital has found a new way of listening to its patients. Producer Simon Broad


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Simon Broad

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Word of Mouth

with Frank Delaney.
4: Girlie Talk. Do men and women really speak a different language? Plus some examples of bare-faced euphemism. Producer Liz Jensen


Unknown: Frank Delaney.
Producer: Liz Jensen

: The Archers

: Thirty Minute Theatre: The Terraced House

A ghost story by Frederick Bradnum , with Hugh Dickson as Meadows.
Mr Meadows has moved to a new house. His wife has just died and he is learning to live alone. He'd thought of putting a sign in the front window saying, "Attention! Lonely! Do come in!" But you can't be sure that you'd get the callers that you want.
Director Jane Morgan


Story By: Frederick Bradnum
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Mr Meadows
Director: Jane Morgan
June Smith: Elaine Claxton
Victoria: Rachel Atkins
Madge: Deborah Berlin
Hayter: Eric Allan
ad woman: Margaret John
Old man: Colin Pinney
Tom: Alan Thompson

: Singing for a Living

Nigel Douglas talks to the Italian soprano Graziella Sciutti about the perils, pains and pleasures of life as an opera singer. Graziella enjoyed a long, glittering international career before she retired from the operatic stage. Now she has taken on the role of opera producer and also teaches a new generation of singers at colleges in London. Producer Gillian Hush


Talks: Nigel Douglas
Soprano: Graziella Sciutti
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Prime Minister's Questions

live from Westminster.

: Anderson Country

Gerry Anderson invites you to join him for an hour of daily live action. Add your views to the mix of debate, stories from around the country, unadulterated opinion and frank exchange. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Gill Pyrah discusses Joan Littlewood 's new autobiography with the writer Peter Rankin , and talks to the poet Andrew Motion about his work. Producer Lore Windemuth (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Joan Littlewood
Unknown: Peter Rankin
Unknown: Andrew Motion

: Short Story: Royal Flash

by George MacDonald Fraser. lain Cuthbertson reads the concluding part of Rashman's adventures in London. Our hero is pursued by the police and falls in love.


Unknown: George MacDonald Fraser.

: PM

Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA.
PHONE: [number removed]


Editor: Margaret Budy

: The Board Game

Business badinage, bons mots, and balderdash. On this week's panel are Peter Day , Sir John Harvey-Jones , Alastair Ross Goobey and Nigel Whittaker. The chairman is Nigel Cassidy. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker.
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

Nelson shocks Debbie.

: File on 4

Reporter Stephen Titherington. Producer Peter Croasdale


Reporter: Stephen Titherington.
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: Science Now

This week Peter Evans watches scientists stopping the rot at Lincoln Cathedral.


Unknown: Peter Evans

: Contemporaries of Christ

Five prominent people in their early 30s, Jesus' age when he died, reflect on his passion.
2: Dr Hilary Thomas , a leading cancer research specialist, focuses on the last days of Jesus' life. Because of her work, she spends most of her life dealing with, and trying to defeat death. An agnostic, she nonetheless finds the Lent story compelling as well as disturbing. Producer Michael Roberts


Unknown: Dr Hilary Thomas
Producer: Michael Roberts

: In Touch

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


Unknown: Tony Barringer.

: 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

7: The House of Fun

: Mediumwave

with Joanna Coles.


Unknown: Joanna Coles.

: News

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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.

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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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