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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with Rev Jim Cotter.


Unknown: Rev Jim Cotter.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor 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: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

Your chance to talk to Nick Ross and his guest on an issue of the moment. Producer Denis Nightingale LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Denis Nightingale

: Daily Service

Guide me, 0 thou great redeemer (Cwm Rhondda); Exodus 16, w 1-4, 13b-15, 31, 32 and 35. Lord, I trust thee (Handel); I am the bread of life.
Director of Music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Bill on the Bann

In the first of two programmes, cartoonist Bill Tidy follows the sound of laughter along the River Bann. 1. Banbridge Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: River Bann.

: The Bible

The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians. Dick France introduces the first selection from the Revised English Version read by Peter Jeffrey.
Abridged by Elizabeth Bradbury Producer Elizabeth Taylor


Introduces: Dick France
Read By: Peter Jeffrey.
Abridged By: Elizabeth Bradbury
Producer: Elizabeth Taylor

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Like Water for Hot Chocolate (3)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Medicine Now

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


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Myfanwy Vickers

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Word of Mouth

The language programme that is ... what it says.
5: Streetwise. From Bath Place to Friar's
Entry, Frank Delaney examines the origins of place names and discovers how the avenue got its appellation. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Frank Delaney
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Thirty Minute Theatre: The Kiss

In Rod Beacham 's comedy, Richard Johnson , film star, classical stage actor and leading television actortakes on the role of ageing film star Rory Lassiter who agrees to appear in a low-budget movie. But with just one small condition.
Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Rod Beacham
Unknown: Richard Johnson
Unknown: Rory Lassiter
Director: Matthew Walters
Steve: Nicholas Boulton
Flick: Jillie Meers
Bobby Jean: Vivienne Rochester
Trish: Teresa Gallagher

: Singing for a Living

This week, Anthony Rolfe Johnson is Nigel Douglas 's guest. The two have a lot in common: both are tenors, both started their musical training a little later than is usual, and both have had close associations with the operas of Benjamin Britten. They talk about the perils, pains and pleasures of life on the international opera circuit.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Anthony Rolfe Johnson
Unknown: Nigel Douglas
Unknown: Benjamin Britten.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Anderson Country

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


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: Prime Minister's Questions

live from Westminster.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Celebrated Irish poet Paul Durcan with poems inspired by paintings at the National Gallery; Ireland's women writers in a new anthology; Irish musical phenomenon the Cranberries; and the latest novel by Joseph O'Connor. Producer Anthony Denselow (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Unknown: Paul Durcan
Novel By: Joseph O'Connor.
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: The Ties That Bind

by Lesley Vinter.
"She often talked about the swans, about their grace, theirtender cradling of their young, their lifetime's devotion to one another."
Read by Ellie Haddington. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Lesley Vinter.
Read By: Ellie Haddington.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The Board Game

The customer-focused, tax-efficient, vertically integrated business quiz for the 90s with this week's panel, Peter Day , Sir John Harvey-Jones , Alastair Ross Goobey and Nigel Whittaker. Chairman Nigel Cassidy.
Producer Neil Koenig


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

: News

: The Archers

Susan is hardening.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Mark Whitaker. Producer David Ross


Reporter: Mark Whitaker.
Producer: David Ross

: Science Now

Peter Evans presents the weekly review of developments and discoveries in the world of science.


Unknown: Peter Evans

: Contemporaries of Christ

In a series of Lent talks, five prominent people in their early 30s, Jesus's age when he died, reflect on his passion.
3: Contemporary composer James McMillan uses Christ's last days as a focus for his personal reflections. A committed Catholic with a particular emphasis on liberation theology, he reflects on what motivates him and finds that the pain and struggle at the end of Jesus's life are particularly important to his own life and work. Producer Michael Roberts


Unknown: James McMillan
Producer: Michael Roberts

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap.
Presented by Peter White. Producer Thena Heshel
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]


Presented By: Peter White.
Producer: Thena Heshel

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4. 05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Roger White.


Unknown: Roger White.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Mediumwave

Joanna Coles explores the week's events in the media.


Unknown: 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.

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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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