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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Father Denis Blackledge SJ.


Unknown: Father Denis Blackledge

: 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 her birthday guest, interviewer Andi Peters. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves
Interviewer: Andi Peters.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: A Word in Edgeways

Another discussion from the series being repeated as a tribute to Brian Redhead. In this programme, from 1977, Brian discusses ageing with Martin Amis , Ronald Preston and Baroness Wootton. Producer Christopher Graham


Unknown: Brian Redhead.
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Ronald Preston
Producer: Christopher Graham

: Daily Service

This is my commandment (Thalben-Ball); Immortal love, for ever full (Haresfield); John 15, w 9-17; Morning glory, starlit sky (Rose); God be in my head (Walford Davies). BBC singers, directed by Barry Rose.


Directed By: Barry Rose.

: The Phoenix and the Carpet

Part 3: Just by wishing, the children can go anywhere they want on the magic carpet.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced byJenni Murray. Libby Spurrier joins some owners of prize-winning pets. Serial: Tkta's Diary (4)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced Byjenni: Libby Spurrier

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Bolt

Five-part dramatisation of Dick Francis 's racing thriller.
2: Horses Begin to Die. Bent on obtaining authority from the French government to make plastic guns, Henri de Brescou threatens Princess Casilia's husband.
Dramatised by John Ashe
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


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

: 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, with James MacPherson as James Lynn.
3: Still Waters. The Lynns are now a major force in world yacht design.
Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska
Unknown: James MacPherson
Unknown: James Lynn.
Director: Hamish Wilson
Isabella: Sybil Wintrope
Alison: Louise Beattie
Hetty: Monica Gibb
Emily: Irene MacDougall
Paolo: John Buick
Ian: Liam Brennan
ForemanlAlexander: Tom Smith
OldMan/Paob's Papa: Douglas Stiven
Cook: Ceit Kearney
Kitchenmaid: Wendy Ronald
Jessie: Astrid Wilson
Annie: Sheila Donald
David: Alec Heggie

: Just a Job

The occasional series about everyday jobs and what they mean to the people who do them.
1: A Life in Pictures. Shining a torch on the life of the cinema usherette,
David Jackson Young hears tales of rioting schoolchildren and unwelcome drunks.
Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: David Jackson Young
Producer: David Jackson Young

: Test Match Special

West Indies v England
Commentary on the fifth and final day's play in the Third Test from Port of Spain, Trinidad, by Jonathan Agnew , Peter Baxter , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Vic Marks. With expert comments from Paul Allott. Including at 5.00 PM as FM


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Vic Marks.
Unknown: Paul Allott.

: Anderson Country

Presented by Gerry Anderson. PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Brian Sibley gets the verdict on Backbeat, a film about Stuart Sutcliffe , the fifth Beatie, and finds out how the National Trust prepares its properties for a new season. Producer Robyn Read (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Stuart Sutcliffe

: Short Story: Lunch with Ruth Sykes

by Jane Gardam. How can a mother help an independent daughter who's breaking her heart over a man? Read by Janet Dale. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Jane Gardam.
Read By: Janet Dale.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Counterpoint

: News

: The Archers

History repeats itself.

: The Art of Travel

Journalist Linda Christmas tells Annette Kobak about her travels in Australia, a land of enormous diversity. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Annette Kobak
Producer: Kate McAii

: Medicine Now

: Costing the Earth

In the first of the new series, Mark Whittaker questions the greenness of Britain's woodland policy. Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Marie Helly

: First Time Voters

David Gyimah canvasses the opinions of four young black South Africans who are about to vote for the very first time in next month's elections. Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: David Gyimah

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Sheena McDonald.


Unknown: Sheena McDonald.

: Discursive Excursions

The first in a new series of recollections of seasoned travellers explores the delights of travel in tropical rainforests.

: 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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