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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Gethin Abraham-Williams .


Unknown: Rev Gethin Abraham-Williams

: Today

with John Humphrys and James Naughtie. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Tom Butler.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves. Brian Hayes interviews the soprano Felicity Lott. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Unknown: Brian Hayes
Soprano: Felicity Lott.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

Just as I am (Saffron Walden); Hebrews 10, w 19-25. Almighty and most merciful Father (Harris); Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us (Mannheim). Director of Music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests Chris Donald and Richard Ingrams select three paperbacks that they consider to be a good read. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Chris Donald
Unknown: Richard Ingrams
Producer: Susan Roberts

: The Bible

The final episode from the Pastoral Epistles as Thora Hird concludes readings from the Letters of John and Frank Windsor reads the Letter of Jude.
Director Noel Vincent


Unknown: Thora Hird
Director: Noel Vincent

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray asks Trudi Styler , the wife of pop star Sting, why she's dedicated four years to documenting the lives of young Chinese after Tiananmen Square.
Serial: Cassandra: Princess of Troy (4)


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Trudi Styler

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Country Matters

Six-part comedy series by Mike Coleman. 3: Dave decides to tackle Drayton Warlock's traffic problem, but can he rely on the other villagers for their support?
With Tina Gray , Frances Jeater , Colin Pinney and James Taylor.
Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Mike Coleman.
Unknown: Tina Gray
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: Colin Pinney
Unknown: James Taylor.
Producer: Ann Jobson
Dave: Jonathan Tafler
Cathy: Lesley Sharp
Kevin: Geoff McGivern
Wendell: Robert Daws
Ruth: Rachel Atkins
Jim: David Learner
Steve: David Jarvis
Tracy: Melanie Hudson

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Women Who Do

A comedy series by Arnold Evans , starring Kate Fitzgerald.
2: Juniper and Cowrie Shells Contract cleaners Mitch and Lucy get on the trail of a missing schoolgirl.
Director Jane Dauncey


Unknown: Arnold Evans
Unknown: Kate Fitzgerald.
Director: Jane Dauncey
Mitch: Kate Fitzgerald
Lucy: Sue Broomfield
Jilly: Louise Holland
Tom: Iestyn Jones
Maureen: Victoria Plucknett
Paula: Julie Higginson
Dufe: Peter Kenny
piers: Alan Grice
Bryony: Eiry Thomas
Mr Armitage: Tony Leader

: Treasure Islands

Author Leon Garfield , Wendy Greenhill , head of education at the RSC, and drama teacher Tracy Irish debate ways of introducing children to Shakespeare. Presented by Michael Rosen. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Leon Garfield
Unknown: Wendy Greenhill
Unknown: Tracy Irish
Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: Anderson Country

Phone Gerry Anderson on [number removed].


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Quentin Cooper talks to Trevor Griffiths about his play Hope in the Year Two, on BBC2 at 9.00pm this evening, and reviews this week's new film releases. ProducerChrisEldon-Lee (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Talks: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: Trevor Griffiths

: Short Story: Hubbies

by Michael Carson.
"Two or more hubbies united against an erring one can be real cows. I've seen them in the precinct hubby-bar, nursing their Babychams and bitching like dockers." Read by Richard Tate. Producer Joanna Green


Unknown: Michael Carson.
Read By: Richard Tate.
Producer: Joanna Green

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats.

: News

: The Archers

Nigel wants a hand ...

: Face the Facts

John Waite returns with a new series in which he and his team of investigators follow up listeners' complaints. The programme sets out to pursue not only individual allegations of injustice, sharp practice and the abuse of authority, but also wider issues which can result in damage to the lives of ordinary people.
Editor Graham Ellis


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: All in the Mind

: Costing the Earth

This week's programme asks if science can ever be a pure thing or are politicians and campaigners selective about the things they believe in to further the cause? Presented by Mark Whittaker. Producer Marie Helly


Presented By: Mark Whittaker.
Producer: Marie Helly

: Who Sings the Hero?

The last of six stories of heroism.
Saving of the Saluto. In 1911, the crew of the Newlyn lifeboat undertook a rescue which, even today, is remembered as an act of extreme courage. Melville Jones recounts the story of the build-up to the saving of the Saluto. Narrators Keith Drinkel and Siriol Jenkins.
Director Gerry Jones


Narrators: Keith Drinkel
Director: Gerry Jones
Thomas Vingoe: Raiph Arliss
Mrs Vingoe: Dione Inman
Pascoe: Matthew Morgan
Breck: Jonathan Tafler
Olsen: Eric Allan
Tom: Peter Gunn
Murphy: Roger Winslet
Mrs KHski: Annette Holland
Mrs Harvey: Ruth James
Editor: Jonathan Adams
Old fisherman: Peter Porteous
Young Khski: Julian Rhind-Tutt

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Janet Cohen.


Unknown: Janet Cohen.

: Book at Bedtime: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

Part 8 of Vladimir Nabokov 's novel.


Unknown: Vladimir Nabokov

: Murder Most Foul

Six murder cases presented by Nick Ross. 4: Of Bullets and Life Preservers. Manslaughter or murder? The difference is prison or the gallows and the pathologist's evidence is crucial.


Presented By: Nick Ross.
Bernard Spilsbury: Brett Usher
Edward Chaplin: Michael Onslow
Superintendent Sands: Gareth Armstrong
Norman Birkett: Colin Pinney

: 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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