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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Bishop Jim Thompson.


Unknown: Bishop Jim Thompson.

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Waugh on Five More Fronts

4: Letters to Graham Greene. "God forbid I should pry into the secrets of your soul. It is simply your public performance which grieves me."


Unknown: Graham Greene.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination from Janet Daley , Rabbi Hugo Gryn, Edward Pearce and Roger Scruton. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Rabbi Hugo
Unknown: Edward Pearce
Unknown: Roger Scruton.
Producer: David Coomes

: Famous for 15 Minutes

In the last of the series, Jenni Mills talks to David Lafferty whose moment of fame came when he broke the world underground endurance record in August 1966. Producer Sarah Rowlands


Unknown: David Lafferty
Producer: Sarah Rowlands

: Daily Service

Love's redeeming work is done (Savannah); I Peter 1, w 3-9; Christ ist erstanden (arrWilson); Thine be the glory (Maccabaeus).
Director of Music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: The Vacillations of Poppy Carew

A six-part dramatisation of Mary Wesley 's novel, with Beatie Edney as Poppy Carew. 4: What can you feel about a country where no one notices when they run over a dog? Poppy does notice, and her trip to North Africa seems a dreadful mistake. Director Jane Morgan


Unknown: Mary Wesley
Unknown: Beatie Edney
Unknown: Poppy Carew.
Edmund: Matthew Morgan
Mustafa: Raad Rawi
Waiter: Malcolm Ward
WXyGuthrie: Kim Wall
Calypso Grant: Mary Wimbush
Minister for Tourism: Michael Halphie
Venetia Coiyer: Elaine Claxton
Penelope Lucas: Frances Jeater
Mary: Kate Maravan
Woman: Vivienne Rochester
Passenger: David Jarvis

: The Ghost of Thomas Kempe

4: The Diary. James discovers a vital clue to the history of Thomas Kempe.


Unknown: Thomas Kempe.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Human Voices (3)


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: Litmus Test

Fred Harris chairs the lighthearted quiz that brings you science with a smile. Producer Alyson Mitchell


Unknown: Fred Harris
Producer: Alyson Mitchell

: The Archers

: The Mourning After

by Julian Perkins.
Judy is distraught at her husband's death, but, as her best friend finds out, it is her relief that he's gone that's upsetting her. Director Tony Cliff


Unknown: Julian Perkins.
Judy: Jane Hazlegrove
Norma: Paula Tilbrook
Celia: Jane Hollowood
Tony: John Grifan

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen visits the Bristol Old Vic for a new production of Eugene O'Neill 's play The Hairy Ape, and watches a slapstick comedy by the Right Size touring company.
Producer Robyn Read (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Eugene O'Neill

: Short Story: Telling Stories

Living History by Martyn Read , read by John Moffatt.


Unknown: Martyn Read
Read By: John Moffatt.

: PM

with Jon Sopel and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The Skivers

More skilful sketch comedy from Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh , with Peter Bradshaw , Melanie Giedroyc and a special guest.
Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Nick Golson
Unknown: Tim de Jongh
Unknown: Peter Bradshaw
Unknown: Melanie Giedroyc
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: The Archers

Sketchy memories for Joe and Tom.

: Unwritten Rules

Dr David Cook presents four programmes investigating the gap between the theory of professional codes of conduct and the practice.
1: Lawyers. Gunslinger, prostitute or advocate of the oppressed? Are lawyers there to take their client's instruction, or to give wise counsel? Solicitors and barristers discuss how they interpret the unwritten rules. Producer Lucy Lunt


Unknown: Dr David Cook
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: Conversation Piece Platform

Two popular interview series come together as Sue MacGregor talks to the actor and activist Ian McKellen about his life and work, and then invites questions from the audience at the Royal National Theatre.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Ian McKellen
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Silver Threads

Former armed robber John
Williams reads the first of six extracts from his autobiography.
"In the winter of 1948, 1 committed the first offence of being born. Three months later I was placed into the care of Dr Barnardo's at Barkingside in Essex...." Producer Chris Paling

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Judy Graham. Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: 071.[number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00am-5.00pm) FACTSHEET: Does He Take Sugar?, BBC. 6112 Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: Judy Graham.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Winston Back Home

by Peter Tinniswood.
2: A Whale of a Time with Chekhov. When Nancy discovers that Winston has been spending nights with Chekhov and Muriel Spark , she sets the geese on him. Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Unknown: Muriel Spark
Winston: Bill Walus
Nancy: Shirley Dixon
Father: Maurice Denham
William: Christian Rodska
Rosie: Liz Goulding

: Gosling on the High Street

Ray Gosling looks at men of commerce who combined profits with principles. 2: Frank Hornby and the "Half-Inch-Hole"
Frank Hornby was to educating engineers what Nintendo is to computing children. -Hornby's genius was the "half-inch-hole" of Meccano, Dinky toys and clockwork trains. But unlike the playing cards of Japan, Hornby's heirs didn't make it into the electronic age. Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Unknown: Frank Hornby
Unknown: Frank Hornby
Producer: Julia Shaw

: 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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