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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the new day with Barbara Laceyfrom Southwell Diocese.


Unknown: Barbara Laceyfrom

: Today

with James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor. Details as yesterday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Paul Johns.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Paul Johns.

: News

: Call

Nick Ross :
[number removed]
Talk to Nick Ross and his guest on an issue of the moment.
Producer Denis Nightingale LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross
Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Denis Nightingale

: Margaret Jay's Paddington

2: Aids. As former Director of the National Aids Trust, and now Labour frontbench spokesperson on health in the House of Lords, Baroness Jay of Paddington has hands-on experience of the area's pioneering role in the fight against Aids. Producer Jill Marshall


Producer: Jill Marshall

: Daily Service

Take up thy cross (Breslau); Mark 8, w 27-36; The summons (Kelvingrove); Stand up, stand up for Jesus (Morning Light). Director of Music Ronald Frost.

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual Verse. A selection of poetry about nuns. Producer Katriona Wade


Producer: Katriona Wade

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
In the second of her special reports from the former Yugoslavia, Caroline Swinburne investigates the effect of war trauma on children in Bosnia.
Serial: Idenborough, the fourth of Five Stories by Sylvia Townsend Warner , read by Margaret Tyzack.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Caroline Swinburne
Stories By: Sylvia Townsend Warner
Read By: Margaret Tyzack.

: Medicine Now

How can cycling and re-cycling contribute to health? Geoff Watts gets on his bike to find out.
Producer Deborah Cohen


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Deborah Cohen

: You and Yours

With John Howard.


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Board Game

The customer-focused, tax-efficient, vertically-integrated business quiz forthe 90s. The panel of Peter Day , Sir John Harvey-Jones , Alastair Ross Goobey and Nigel Whittaker is chaired by Nigel Cassidy.
Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Peter Day
Unknown: Sir John Harvey-Jones
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Nigel Whittaker
Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Anorak of Fire

Stephen Dinsdale 's comic monologue enjoyed a triumph at the Edinburgh Festival and then transferred to the West
End. Now the adventures of Gus Gascoigne , fanatical train spotter, are brought to radio with James Holmes starring as Gus. Director Anne Pivcevic


Unknown: Stephen Dinsdale
Unknown: Gus Gascoigne
Unknown: James Holmes
Director: Anne Pivcevic

: The Tingle Factor

Film director Michael Winner reveals to
Jeremy Nicholas those moments in music which send a shiver down his spine.
Producer Ray Abbott


Director: Michael Winner
Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Producer: Ray Abbott

: Anderson Country

Daire Brehan invites you to join herforan hour of daily live action. None: [number removed].


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Gill Pyrah chairs a discussion about sex in fiction and the limits of taste as Helen
"Dirty Weekend" Zahavi's new novel is published.
Producer Lore Windemuth (Revised repeat at 9.30pm)


Unknown: Gill Pyrah

: Short Story: The Burden of History

by Dave Sheasby.
"The wind smacked at his face and the traffic roared in his ears but he had to finish now. His great-uncle Frank hadn't given in. And it was for him he was doing this."
Read by Finetime Fontayne. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Dave Sheasby.
Read By: Finetime Fontayne.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The False Inspector Dew

Concluding the adaptation of Peter Lovesey 's comedy-thriller, with Ronald Pickup as Walter, Fiona Fullerton as Lydia and Oona Beeson as Alma.
Walter has been shot. Alma no longer loves him. Did they murder his wife for nothing?
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
Barbara: Teresa Gallagher
Paul: James Telfer
Finch: David Holt
Capt Rostron: .Jonathan Adams
Saxon: Keith Drinkel
Steward: John Webb
Kathy: Sandra James-Young

: News

: The Archers

Nelson's books are opened.

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, important events at home and abroad. Reporter Jenny Cuffe. Producer Lynne Jones


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe.
Producer: Lynne Jones

: Science Now

To mark National Music Day, Peter Evans looks at the latest in concert-hall and studio technology, instrument design and our understanding of the human voice.


Unknown: Peter Evans

: The Network

2: Pay with a credit card, get some money from a cash machine, make a call on a mobile phone: every time you do one of these things, you're logged on a computer. A large number of our actions now leave behind an "electronic fingerprint". But how easy is it to get at this information, and what uses can it be put to? Alun Lewis investigates. Producer Peter Croasdale


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Peter Croasdale

: In Touch

Presented by Tony Barringer Producer Dave Harvey
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS: tel [number removed] between 9.30pm and 10.30pm
FACTSHEET: send large saeto [address removed]
HANDBOOK: £17.95, from [address removed]


Presented By: Tony Barringer
Producer: Dave Harvey

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The World Tonight

with David Aronovitch.


Unknown: David Aronovitch.

: Book at Bedtime: Miss Rodney's Leisure

The second part of George Gissing 's story, read by Anna Massey.


Unknown: George Gissing
Read By: Anna Massey.

: Mediumwave

with Simon Hoggart.
(Revised 11.15am)


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: Itchy Feet

Rory Maclean explores the journey behind the travel. 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.

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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