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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Julie McGuinness.


Unknown: Julie McGuinness.

: 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

Presented by Esther Rantzen , with Brian Hayes and author Ben Okri. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Presented By: Esther Rantzen
Unknown: Brian Hayes
Unknown: Ben Okri.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

Reading: Jonah 2, w 1-10.
BBC Singers, directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: A Word in Edgeways

As a tribute to Brian Redhead , there's another chance to hear a discussion from the series he described as an "unrehearsed intellectual adventure". In this programme, from 1974, Brian discusses patriotism with Professor John Vaizey , Anthony Quinton and J R LAnderson. Producer Michael Green


Unknown: Brian Redhead
Unknown: Professor John Vaizey
Unknown: Anthony Quinton
Producer: Michael Green

: The Bible

The SecondLetterofPaulto the Corinthians. The seventh selection.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Like Water for Chocolate (9)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Bolt

Dick Francis 's racing thriller in a five-part dramatisation starring Eric Allan , Sian Phillips and Elizabeth MacGovern.
1: Threats and Menaces. Kit Fielding, champion jockey, is engaged to Danielle de Brescou , the niece of his employer Princess Casilia. The princess recruits Kit to fend off Henri de Brescou , a dangerous cousin.
Dramatised by John Ashe
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Author: Dick Francis
Dramatised By: John Ashe
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Kit Fielding: Eric Allan
Princess Casilia: Sian Phillips
Danielle: Elizabeth MacGovern
Henri: John Bull
Greening: Jack May
Dusty: Christian Rodska
Thomas: Steve Hodson
Allardeck: Bill Wallis
Roland: Simon Carter

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Running before the Wind

Catherine Czerkawska 's saga of yacht builders and designers on the Clyde.
2: Hoisting the Sail. Alison has got to know Isabella - her yacht's namesake - and has agreed to take the old lady down to see the vessel as she lies on the hard at the marina. The history of the yacht is important but more so is that of the family, and Isabella is the sole repository of that story.
Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska
Director: Hamish Wilson
Isabella: Sybil Wintrope
Alison: Louise Beattie
David: Alec Heggie
Annie: Sheila Donald
Matronj Young James: Mary Riggans
Hetty: Monica Gibb
Emiy: Irene MacDougall
Hugh: Finlay McLean
Stirling: Allan Sharpe
Young Hetty: Isabel Wright
Bosun/Gardener: Stuart Davids

: Footnotes: Eleanor Rathbone

Martin Wainwright with the last programme in the series that celebrates the achievements of those who have been overlooked by history.
The formidable campaigner for women's rights between the wars fought for family allowances to be paid to mothers (as opposed to fathers), and inspired generations of women politicians who followed her.


Presenter: Martin Wainwright
Producer: Alison Perks

: Anderson Country

Gerry Anderson invites you to join him for an hour of daily live action and stories and opinions from around the country. PHONE: 071.[number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

An Australian film festival and a festival reflecting the range of arts in the Horn of Africa. Presented by Quentin Cooper.
(Revised repeat 9.15pm)


Presenter: Quentin Cooper
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: The Business

3: Merce. The showbiz lawyer was a hot shot ...

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Counterpoint

: News

: The Archers

Caroline needs cheering up.

: The Art of Travel

Not everyone would take an inflatable canoe on a trip to China, but for Christina Dodwell it was an essential part of her luggage. In today's programme, this unorthodox traveller tells Annette Kobak of her adventures in a land where individuality is often regarded as suspect. With readings by Elizabeth Bell. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Unknown: Annette Kobak
Unknown: Elizabeth Bell.
Producer: Kate McAii

: Medicine Now

: Days of Good Hope

Donald Woods concludes his travels across South Africa assessing its chances of making democracy work.
Legacies and Expectations. With only a month to go until South Africa's first full general election, Woods asks whether the new government will be able to meet voters' expectations of better schooling and housing.
A Crux production


Unknown: Donald Woods

: In Business

Half rimes Two Times Three
" Half as many people will be paid twice as much for working three times as hard in four years'time. "This is the formula many large companies believe will deliver up optima levels of productivity and profit. But what are the real costs of this approach? How will we deal with these levels of unemployment? Peter Day leads a discussion on the challenges we face on the changing workfront.
Producer Ann Gilmartin


Producer: Ann Gilmartin

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

with Paul Charles.


Unknown: Paul Charles.

: The World Tonight

with Sheena McDonald.


Unknown: Sheena McDonald.

: Book at Bedtime: Jogging round Majorca

8: Out of the Sunlight

: Hindsight

In the last of the present series, the theatrical impresario who literally whipped his performers into line; why people dress up to go to church; and Chris Andrew discovers that, when it comes to dealing with crime waves, governments have made little progress in athousand years.


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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