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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rt Rev James Simpson.


Unknown: James Simpson.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor. Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Tony Burnham.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tony Burnham.

: Huff

by Mary Flanagan , read by Maggie Steed. What's hairy, bouncy and should have stayed in Greece? Ask Kate and Angela. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Mary Flanagan
Read By: Maggie Steed.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: News

: Call Nick Ross:

[number removed]
Producer James Herbert LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: James Herbert

: Richard and the Chocolate Factory

Comedian Richard Herring 's childhood ambitions were to have a Scalextric set, make the blonde one from Abba appear in his bedroom and have a bar of chocolate all to himself. Today the unreformed chocoholic makes up for all three by indulging himself in a visit to the Cadbury's chocolate factory in Boumville. Prod ucer Miriam Akhtar


Unknown: Richard Herring
Unknown: Miriam Akhtar

: Daily Service

There is no sorrow, Lord, too light (St Bernard); Philippians 1, w 2-3 and 4, w 4-9. Rejoice in the Lord alway (anon). What a friend we have in Jesus (What a friend). Director of Music Ronald Frost.

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual Verse. A selection of poetry on the theme of love. Producer Katriona Wade


Producer: Katriona Wade

: Woman's Hour

Novelist Alison Lurie reveals her haunting tales of women and ghosts to Jenni Murray. Serial: GIsfor Gumshoe (11)


Unknown: Alison Lurie
Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts takes a walk round the new gallery on science and health at the Science Museum in London. Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: You and Yours

A special report with John Howard on the plight of thousands of people wrongly persuaded to leave occupational pension schemes in favour of private ones.


Unknown: John Howard

: The Board Game

Boardroom banter, backchat and backstabbingwith Nigel Cassidy and the panel: Alastair Ross Goobey , Nigel Whittaker and Peter Day. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker
Unknown: Peter Day.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Random Play

by Anthony George.
New-fangled gadgets have never appealed to Mary. But her new CD player does - in more ways than one.
Director Nigel Bryant


Unknown: Anthony George.
Director: Nigel Bryant
Mary: Mary Wimbush
Salesman: Andy Hockley
John: Richard Derrington
Man: David Robb
Woman: Frances Jeater

: The Tingle Factor

Singer Teresa Cahill reveals to Jeremy Nicholas those moments in music which send a shiver down her spine. Producer Ray Abbott


Singer: Teresa Cahill
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Anderson Country

Gerry Anderson invites you to join him for an hour of daily live action. PHONE: 071.[number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Quentin Cooper presents a programme where young writers feature strongly: American William Vollmann travels to the Arctic to write The Rifles, and Britain's Neil Gaiman travels to America to write comic books.
Producer Paul Qutnn (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Quentin Cooper
Unknown: William Vollmann
Unknown: Neil Gaiman
Producer: Paul Qutnn

: Short Story: Wanderjahr

by Tom Bryan.
"It was a long way from sitting on Big Mary's knee to Kant's Categorical Imperative....
Read by Angus Macinnes. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Tom Bryan.
Read By: Angus MacInnes.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The False Inspector Dew

A five-part dramatisation of Peter Lovesey 's novel, with Ronald Pickup as Walter, Fiona Fullerton as Lydia, and Oona Beeson as Alma.
3: Walter and Alma are poised to murder Walter's wife on board the Mauretania en route to America.
Dramatised by Geoffrey M Matthews Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Peter Lovesey
Unknown: Ronald Pickup
Unknown: Fiona Fullerton
Unknown: Oona Beeson
Dramatised By: Geoffrey M Matthews
Director: Matthew Walters
Livy: Gary Waldhorn
Marj: Lorelei King
Jack: Steve Hodson
Kathy: Sandra James-Young
Barbara: Teresa Gallagher
Paul: James Telfer
Capt Rostron: Jonathan Adams
Dutton: John Webb
Mrs Dutton: Rachel Atkins
Finch: David Holt
Purser: David Thorpe

: News

: The Archers

The presents have to go back.

: File on 4

Reporter Gerry Northam.
Producer Kim Bamngton


Reporter: Gerry Northam.
Producer: Kim Bamngton

: Science Now

Presented by Peter Evans.


Presented By: Peter Evans.

: Poles Apart

The remarkable story of a unique friendship between two men from different social and political backgrounds, told to Chrissie Gittins and Sheila Hancock in interviews with Sir Anthony Nutting and Bill Wheeler. Their words are spoken by Peter Jeffrey and Bernard Cribbins.


Interviewer: Sheila Hancock
Interviewer: Chrissie Gittins
Interviewee: Sir Anthony Nutting
Interviewee: Bill Wheeler
Reader: Peter Jeffrey
Reader: Bernard Cribbins
Director: Martin Jenkins

: In Touch

News, views and information for people with a visual handicap. With Peter White.
Producer Dave Harvey
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: phone [number removed] between 9.30pm and 10.30pm
FACTSHEET: send large sae to I[address removed]
HANDBOOK: £17.95, from [address removed]
101 PRACTICAL HINTS: a collection of listeners' tips, is now available in large print, on tape and in braille. Send cheque for £ 2.50 (payable to BSS) to [address removed]. For more information phone [number removed].


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Piggy in the Middle

November 1943
Part 2 of Paula McKay 's novel.


Unknown: Paula McKay

: Mediumwave

Greg Dyke , offers a personal guide to the future of television.


Unknown: Greg Dyke

: Itchy Feet

Rory Maclean explores the journey behind the travel. One eighth of the world's population is on the move every day, and each traveller has a story to tell. Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Rory MacLean

: 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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