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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Bishop Joe Devine.


Unknown: Joe Devine.

: Today

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


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

: Daily Service

Jesu, the very thought of thee (St Botolph); Psalm 46 (Chant: Luther): Romans 5, w 1-11; If God be for us (Handel, from Messiah); All my hope on God is founded (Michael).
BBC Singers, directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: Tales from the Back of Beyond

Last in the series tracing expeditions to far-flung corners of the earth. A team of young scientists brave scorpions, tarantulas and a Venezuelan swamp in search of the manatee - the shy creature which spawned the legend of the mermaid. A Revolution Recordings production

: The Bible

Romans. Part 3.

: Woman's Hour

Debbie Southwick, British Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion, tells Jenni Murray what exercises her most.
Serial: Madame Doubtfm (5)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Madame Doubtfm

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Death Comes Staccato

Five-part dramatisation of Gillian Slovo 's acclaimed detective mystery.
4: Alicia has gone missing. Her mother, Marion, has been burgled. Meanwhile Kate has two funerals to attend and Carmen makes a discovery in the Mateley case.
Music by Anthea Gomez Dramatised by Jill Brooke Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Gillian Slovo
Music By: Anthea Gomez
Dramatised By: Jill Brooke
Director: Sue Wilson
Kale Baeir: Samantha Bond
Carmen: Sandra James Young
Marion Weatherby: Jill Graham
Trevor Plasfid: Keith Drinkel
Eva Vicar: Sunny Ormonde
Sam ,: David Holt
Toby: Mark Straker
Charles: David Thorpe
Doorman: Barry J Gordon

: The Archers

: Jaw Jaw

by Mike Walker.
The first in an occasional series of plays, presenting up-to-the-moment drama, in which the lives of the central characters are shaped by real issues and events as they happen today.
Following the Downing Street Declaration on the Peace Talks in Northern Ireland, two journalists seek to discover who, if anyone, is telling the truth. As London, Dublin and now Washington clamour for some kind of resolution, pressure mounts to find the big story. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Mike Walker.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

: Footnotes

Martin Wainwright celebrates the achievements of those who have been overlooked by history.
4: Raymond Erith. The architect who was the lonely torch bearer of classicism through the post-war fashion for modern buildings proved to be ahead of his time. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Martin Wainwright
Unknown: Raymond Erith.
Producer: Alison Perks

: Anderson Country

Gerry Anderson invites you to join him for an hour of daily live action, debate, unadulterated opinion and frank exchange. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Amy Tan 's novel transfers to the screen in The Joy-Luck Club , and Brian Sibley talks to television director Phil Agland. Producer Adnan Washboume (Revised repeat 9.15pm)


Unknown: Amy Tan
Unknown: Joy-Luck Club
Talks: Brian Sibley
Director: Phil Agland.
Producer: Adnan Washboume

: Short Story: The Fallen Curtain

by Ruth Rendell.
"Never accept lifts from strangers." But a young boy does - with far-reaching consequences.
Read by Peter Meakin. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Ruth Rendell.
Read By: Peter Meakin.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin conducts heat six of the wide-ranging musical quiz. This week, from Huddersfield Town Hall.


Unknown: Ned Sherrin

: News

: The Archers

Nigel and Shula reminisce. (Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pmj

: The Art of Travel

"It was because I was afraid that I had decided to attempt a crossing of the great Sahara desert, from west to east, by myself and by camel."
After a rudimentary introduction to the camel, courtesy of London Zoo, Geoffrey Moorhouse set off on an ambitious solo trek across the Sahara. He tells
Annette Kobak of his struggle with exhaustion, lice, near-starvation and loneliness and what happened when he stopped running away from fear and began to walk towards it. With readings by Sean Barrett. Producer Kate McAll


Unknown: Geoffrey Moorhouse
Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Sean Barrett.
Producer: Kate McAll

: Medicine Now

A look at a Worthing hospital that has a new way of listening to its patients.

: Days of Good Hope

Donald Woods travels across South
Africa to assess its chances of making democracy work after next month's historic general election.
2: War and Peace. The major obstacle to democracy in South Africa is political violence. Woods reports from his native land on the precarious peacekeeping operations as they try to hold the ring in the townships. A Crux production


Unknown: Donald Woods

: In Business New Road for Rover

It symbolised the decline and revival of British manufacturing - now the Germans have bought Rover. As the passions begin to die down over its £800 million sale to BMW, and in the first of the new series, Peter Day finds out what strategy can bring both companies together and where their future lies.
Editor Stephen Chilcott


Unknown: Peter Day
Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Martin Webber.


Unknown: Martin Webber.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: An Evil Cradling

8: The Hammam Mail

: Hindsight

The pigeon loft and the broken-down wireless that stood between Britain and invasion; the 20-year-old undergraduate who plotted the downfall of the Bismarck, and Chris Andrew finds out why Wantage is not called Kingston.


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.

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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