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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Father Colman McGrath.


Unknown: Father Colman McGrath.

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys , and Sue MacGregor in Oxford as the city and university welcome President Clinton.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor

: Business News

: Thought for the Day

with Lionel Blue.

: Neither Here Nor There

2: Hammerfest, Oslo and Paris. Bill Bryson's travelogue continues, including essential advice for every tourist who has ever tried to cross a road in Paris.


Unknown: Paris. Bill

: News

: Midweek

with Libby Purves. Brian Hayes interviews author Margaret Drabble. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Unknown: Brian Hayes
Unknown: Margaret Drabble.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: Daily Service

Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (Vienna); Ephesians 2, w 11-19; 0 pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Goss); Shalom, my friend (arr Wilson). Director of Music Christopher Stokes.


Music: Christopher Stokes.

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests A N Wilson and Naomi Lewis select three paperbacks they consider to be a good read. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Naomi Lewis
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual Verse. A selection of poetry on the theme of the nature of God. Producer David Benedictus


Producer: David Benedictus

: Woman's Hour

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Edwardian parachute stunt artist Dolly Shepherd. Serial: G Is for Gumshoe (7)

: 1955

Whoopi Goldberg reads the final part of Alice Walker 's novel.


Unknown: Whoopi Goldberg
Unknown: Alice Walker

: You and Yours

with John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: Ballylenon

by Christopher Fitz-Simon
First of a six-part series set in the sleepy town of Ballylenon, Co Donegal, in 1953, before the days of mass tourism. Trouble brews when the McConkey sisters join forces with hotel owner Phonsie Doherty and campaign to have the town's Georgian courthouse demolished to make way for a car park.


Writer: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Music arranged and performed by: Stephanie Hughes
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Phonsie Doherty: T P McKenna
Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy
Vera McConkey: Stella McCusker
Vivienne Boal: Aine McCartney
Guard Gallagher: John Hewitt
Rev Samuel Hawthorne: Gerard Murphy
RL Watson: Roma Tomelty
O'Brollochain: Kevin Flood

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: The Head Man

Jonathan Smith 's four-part story of a successful headmaster running an independent school in London.
1: The Real World. Dr Patrick Balfour is a popular media figure and a charismatic leader, but he is under enormous pressure.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Jonathan Smith
Unknown: Dr Patrick Balfour
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Patrick: Steve Hodson
Judith: Melinda Walker
Michael: Christian Rodska
Lindsay: Carolyn Backhouse
Daphne: June Barrie
Peter: Andrew Hilton
Timothy: Richard Pearce
Invigilator: Michael Drew
Mrs Hobbs: Kate Binchy
Sister: Carole Jahme

: Treasure Islands

Don't Pick on Me! Jill Burridge talks to authors, teachers and children about books that tackle the problem of bullying. Presented by Michael Rosen. Producer Sally Feldman


Talks: Jill Burridge
Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Producer: Sally Feldman

: Anderson Country

Phone Gerry Anderson on [number removed].


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Reviews of new films including Three Colours White and Serial Mom. And listeners continue to demolish their sacred cows, with Quentin Cooper.
Producer Anthony Denselow (Revised repeat 9.30pm)


Unknown: Quentin Cooper.
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: Damian's Day Out

Written and read by Christopher Hope. A trip to Camp Sunrise is scheduled. But in a futuristic Britain is this as inviting as it sounds?


Writer/Reader: Christopher Hope.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Party Political Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: Brain of Britain

First Round - Midlands and East Anglia. Paul Overall (production manager); Pat Parkin-Moore (state registered nurse); Steve Williams (computer analyst programmer); Tony Garton (local government officer).


Unknown: Pat Parkin-Moore
Unknown: Steve Williams
Unknown: Tony Garton

: News

: The Archers

Will Debbie be a blushing bridesmaid?

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates ... Editor Graham Ellis
WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Medicine Now

Return of the series that reports on the health of medical care. repeated from yesterday 11.30am)

: Big Bang

Jez Nelson with the weird, the wacky and the worrying from the world of science and technology. Producer Sue Broom

: Children of the Drum

The coronation of Ronald Mutebi in Uganda last July restored the 600-year-old kingdom of Buganda after an interval of 27 years. As more and more Africans become disillusioned with the lack of political, social and economic gain from the modern state, the resurgence of loyalty to the tribal order is spreading. How can this reverence for tradition be reconciled with the demands of the late
20th century? Ugandan journalist Joel Kibazo talks to traditional leaders around the continent and asks them how they see their role.
Producer Mohini Patel


Unknown: Ronald Mutebi
Talks: Joel Kibazo
Producer: Mohini Patel

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: Book at Bedtime: Why Frau Frohmann Raised Her Prices

Second part of Anthony Trollope 's story.


Unknown: Anthony Trollope

: Talking in Class

2: A Senous Case of Sideburns

: The Locker Room

Including reports on vasectomy, and men's use of pornography.

: 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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