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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Bishop Jim Thompson.


Unknown: Bishop Jim Thompson.

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys. Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Omar Hegadus.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Omar Hegadus.

: Waugh on Five More Fronts

2: Waugh in Abyssinia. In 1935, Evelyn Waugh covered the Abyssinian war for the Daily Mail. He was a hopeless journalist but from the experience came Scoop.


Unknown: Evelyn Waugh

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed]

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


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Denis Nightingale

: Visiting Angel

I June 1992. Mary Stewart stands alone by the frozen Arctic Ocean at Barrow in North Alaska and wonders what she is doing there. Aged 62, a retired health administrator, Mary has set herself the challenge of travelling down the whole of the Americas to Tierra del Fuego. On the way she will visit Angel, her foster child in Ecuador. In this four-part series she records her journey. It begins here. Producer Gwyn Richards


Unknown: Mary Stewart
Producer: Gwyn Richards

: Daily Service

Alleluia! Alleluia! (Lux Eoi); Luke 24, w 13-16,28-35; Jesus the Lord said (Yisu ne kaha); Lord's Prayer (Bates); When thou, 0 Lord, had arisen (Rachmaninov). Director of Music Martin Bates.


Music: Martin Bates.

: The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

2: Thomas Kempe 's Poltergeist. The ghost of Thomas Kempe recruits James as his apprentice and gets him into trouble.


Unknown: Thomas Kempe

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
What do you do when your hair falls out? Cheryl Armitage meets women who are facing the growing problem of alopecia. Serial: Human Voices by Penelope Fitzgerald. First of ten parts read by Penelope Wilton .
London, 1940: Britain is at war, and in BBC Broadcasting House, patriotism means business as usual. But change is in the air.
Abridged by David Dortand Editor Sally Feldman


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage
Voices By: Penelope Fitzgerald.
Read By: Penelope Wilton
Abridged By: David Dortand
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care.
Producer Anne McNaught


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Anne McNaught

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees chairs the quotation quiz with this week's celebrity guests: Helen Atkinson Wood, Andrew Davies, Chris Kelly and Jim Sweeney. For the first time, Peter Barker reads the quotations.


Chairman: Nigel Rees
Panellist: Helen Atkinson Wood
Panellist: Andrew Davies
Panellist: Chris Kelly
Panellist: Jim Sweeney
Reader: Peter Barker
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Capital Gains

In Collin Johnson 's comedy, a retired gent, Julius Hutch , is beset with bills and final demands. Then a sum of 14,601,740.72 is mistakenly placed in his account by an offshore bank. So, should he return it? Or not? And whose money is it, anyway? Director Andy Jordan


Unknown: Collin Johnson
Unknown: Julius Hutch
Julius Hutch: Peter Jones
Mrs Pauline Tone: Celestine Randall
Creditors ,: Peter Whitman
Creditors: Collin Johnson

: Comparing Notes

- In the first of the series, identical twins Claire and Antoinette Cann talk to Richard Baker about their emerging careers as duo pianists, and introduce some of their recorded repertoire.
Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Antoinette Cann
Unknown: Richard Baker
Producer: Ray Abbott

: 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: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

In an all-American edition, Gill Pyrah gets the verdict on new novels by John Updike and Paul Auster , and Fraser Harrison visits the world's largest sculpture - Crazy Horse Mountain, South Dakota. Producer Tim Dee
(Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: John Updike
Unknown: Paul Auster
Unknown: Fraser Harrison
Producer: Tim Dee

: Short Story: Telling Stories

A week of stories taken from the new
BBC collection.
Tam O'Shan ter by Donna Tartt. Read by Harry Towb.
Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Tam O'Shan
Unknown: Donna Tartt.
Read By: Harry Towb.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: The Board Game

Industrial intrigue, infighting and idiocy. On this week's panel are Peter Day , Howard Hodgson , Alastair Ross Goobey and Janette Rutterford. The chairman is Nigel Cassidy.
Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Howard Hodgson
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Janette Rutterford.
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

Tolly's big day.

: File on 4

Jenny Cuffe reports in the last of the series.


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Stephen Titherington

: Science Now

Alun Lewis takes a biological view of chocolate.


Unknown: Alun Lewis

: Cult Classics

2: Things Fall Apart. From Catch 22 to Dispatches, cult books have confronted the absurdity and ugliness of warfare. From Last Exit to Brooklyn to American Psycho they have ventured into the darkness at the heart of the collapsing social and urban order. Featuring Joseph Heller , Hubert Selby Junior , Michael Herr and Bret Easton Ellis.
Producer Martin Buckley


Unknown: Joseph Heller
Unknown: Hubert Selby Junior
Unknown: Michael Herr
Unknown: Bret Easton Ellis.
Producer: Martin Buckley

: In Touch

News and information for listeners with a visual disability.With Tony Barringer.
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]


Unknown: Tony Barringer.

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Sheena McDonald.


Unknown: Sheena McDonald.

: Book at Bedtime: A Life of One's Own

Part 2.
(For detaiis see yesterday)

: Mediumwave

Presented by Joanna Coles.


Presented By: Joanna Coles.

: Four Comers

2: Party Politics. As the West pushes democracy onto client states, some travellers see the testing time of elections as the right time to travel, work and get to know a place. Simon Calder presents features from Cambodia and Tanzania. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Simon Calder
Producer: Noah Richler

: 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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