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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Alasdair Cross. John Harvey and Ruth Kiely


Producers: Alasdair Cross.
Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

with Neelam Bakshi.


Unknown: Neelam Bakshi.

: Today

with James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Richard Harries.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: History File

Stuart Simon looks back over nearly 20 years with Radio 4's File on 4 and asks if anything is ever new in the news. A Bell Radio production


Unknown: Stuart Simon

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg is joined by scientists Rupert Sheldrake , author of Seven Experiments That Could Change the World and David Weeks. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Rupert Sheldrake
Unknown: David Weeks.
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Daily Service

from St Peter 's Church, Belfast.
Presented by the Rev Dr Robert Tosh with the choir of Belfast Royal
Academy. Directed by Norman Finlay.


Unknown: St Peter
Unknown: Dr Robert Tosh
Directed By: Norman Finlay.

: Wordly Wise

Peter Hobday chairs the lighthearted panel game. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Jo Clegg

: Something Understood

A new spiritual anthology.
I Saw Christ Today. Read by Annabel Mullion , Ian McDiarmid , Kilian McKenna and Gavin Muir. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Read By: Annabel Mullion
Read By: Ian McDiarmid
Read By: Kilian McKenna
Read By: Gavin Muir.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Harriet Walter reads the final part of George Gissing 's classic The Odd Women, abridged by Doreen Estall. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: George Gissing
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Tim Fawcett
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Tim Fawcett

: You and Yours

with Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Counterpoint

First semi-final of the music quiz conducted by Ned Sherrin. Producer Jo Clegg
Repeated Wednesday at 6.30pm


Conducted By: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: The Newgate Calendar

The second of two plays by Christopher Denys based on the Calendar, which recorded the crimes of the inmates of London's infamous Newgate Prison.
The Tragic Life and Shameful Death of Mary Blandy. Besotted by Captain
Cranstoun, a fortune-seeker, Mary is persuaded to feed a powder to her father that she is told "will make him amiable again" towards Cranstoun.
Music composed and performed by John Telfer. Violinist Don Leo Schlaiffer
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Christopher Denys
Unknown: Mary Blandy.
Violinist: John Telfer.
Violinist: Don Leo Schlaiffer
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
The Editor: Peter Jeffrey
Mary: Prue Clarke
Mr Blandy: Simon Carter
Mrs Blandy: Frances Jeater
Cranstoun: David Bannerman
Barbara: Hilary McLean
Susan: June Barrie
Walter: Bill Wallis
Foster: John Telfer
Lord Mark Ker: Cornelius Garrett

: The Afternoon Shift

with Laurie Taylor and guests.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker reviews a new production of Macbeth set in gangland Manchester in the 60s and an exhibition of "grotesque prints".
Members of the Nash Ensemble play live in the studio.
Producer Robyn Read. Revised rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Producer: Robyn Read.

: Short Story: Quorum

by Carol Ann Frazer. At a school reunion, it's apparent that old girl rivalries are only ever thinly veiled. Read by Jilly Bond.
Producer Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Carol Ann Frazer.
Read By: Jilly Bond.
Producer: Eoin O'Callaghan

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

A shot in the dark.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: A Small Plot of England

Steve was a young farm contractor, but the bottom has fallen out of his Thatcherite world.

With Andy Hockley, Jonathan Wyatt, Graham Colclough, Graham Padden, Richard Avery, and Graham Howes.


Director: Nigel Bryant
Writer: Graham Harvey
Steve: Michael Lumsden
Debbie: Susan Jeffrey
Osmond: Gerry Hinks
Matthew: Edward Long
Nick: Richard Derrington
Helena: Kathryn Hunt
Fudge: Alex Jones
Pix: Kate Wood
[Actor]: Andy Hockley
[Actor]: Jonathan Wyatt
[Actor]: Graham Colclough
[Actor]: Graham Padden
[Actor]: : Richard Avery
[Actor]: Graham Howes

: Dr Burney's Travels

Four programmes charting the music historian's tours of Europe in the 1770s, with Timothy West as Charles Burney. 3: Mannheim, Gluck and the Danube.
Producer Gwen Hughes Rpt


Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Charles Burney.
Producer: Gwen Hughes Rpt

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: Archy and Mehitabel

Don Marquis 's story concerns Archy, a poet reincarnated as a cockroach. Every night he leaps onto the keys of a typewriter, relating his experiences of the world. Archy's view of life is countered by Mehitabel the cat. Archy is played by John Guerassio and Mehitabel by Eartha Kitt. Abridged in eight episodes by Neville Teller. A Rewind production


Unknown: Don Marquis
Played By: John Guerassio
Unknown: Eartha Kitt.
Unknown: Neville Teller.

: Eureka!

Anglican priest the Rev Dr John Polkinghome reveals to Barbara Myers how his work as a theoretical physicist has helped him understand God. Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Dr John Polkinghome
Unknown: Barbara Myers

: Education Matters

Fifty years after Anne Frank 's death, an exhibition about her diary and her life in hiding is on tour in Britain. What does her story mean to today's children? Producer Sally Kirkwood


Unknown: Anne Frank
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: The Vacillations of Poppy Carew

A six-part dramatisation of Mary Wesley 's novel, with Beatie Edney as Poppy Carew. 3: Old flames and the racing fraternity turned up to Poppy's father's funeral. with Neville Jason , Raad Rawi and Malcolm Ward. Director Jane Morgan Rpt


Unknown: Mary Wesley
Unknown: Beatie Edney
Unknown: Poppy Carew.
Unknown: Neville Jason
Unknown: Raad Rawi
Unknown: Malcolm Ward.
Director: Jane Morgan Rpt
Mrs Edwardes: Tina Gray
Willie Guthrie: Kim Wall
Fergus Fumival: Andrew Wincott
Victor: James Fleet
Mary: Kate Maravan
Calypso Grant: Mary Wimbush
Edmund: Matthew Morgan

: 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.

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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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