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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers John Harvey. Ruth Kiely and Tessa Polniaszek


Producers: John Harvey.
Producers: Ruth Kiely
Producers: Tessa Polniaszek

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Michael Harris.


Unknown: Michael Harris.

: Today

With Jeremy Harris and Sue MacGregor.


Unknown: Jeremy Harris
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Sports News

: Thought for the Day

With Indajit Singh.


Unknown: Indajit Singh.

: Sports News

: I'm Here I Think, Where Are You?

All this week Timothy West reads from the letters he has sent his wife
Prunella Scales during the separations forced on him by his work. Producer Michael Earley


Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Producer: Michael Earley

: News

: Vice or Virtue

Mark Lawson re-examines old-fashioned vices, with Ann Leslie , Mary Loudon and Jonathon Porritt. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Unknown: Mary Loudon
Unknown: Jonathon Porritt.
Producer: David Coomes

: In the Red

Part six of the black comedy from the novel by Mark Tavener. with Julian Rhind Tut^ Benjamin Whitrow, Peter Serafinowicz, Nicholas Le Prevost, Stephen Fry, John Bird, Ian McNeice, Victoria Carling, Alice Arnold, Geoffrey Whitehead, Jane Slavin, Eva Stuart, Gavin Muir, Annabel Mullion, Richard Turner and Tim Hope. Music by Paul Mottram. Dramatised by Peter Baynham and Mark Tavener. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Novel By: Mark Tavener.
Unknown: Julian Rhind
Dramatised By: Peter Baynham
George Cragge: Michael Williams
DCI Frank Jefferson: Barry Foster
Max: Peter Woodthorpe
Geoffrey Crichton Potter: Stephen Moore

: Daily Service

From Old St Paul 's Church, Edinburgh, led by the Rev Johnston McKay with the Total International Youth Choir. Director of music Christopher Bell.


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay
Music: Christopher Bell.

: Children's BBC Radio 4: Ballet Shoes

Harriet Walter reads part six of Noel Streatfeild 's novel. Abridged in ten parts by Hilary Brand. Producer Caroline Raphael First broadcast on Radio 5


Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Noel Streatfeild
Unknown: Hilary Brand.
Producer: Caroline Raphael

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets Karin Pappenheim , the new director of the National Council for One-Parent Families. Serial: Delicate Matters (3) by Vickery Turner , abridged in ten parts by Meg Clarke and read by Alison Reid. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Karin Pappenheim
Unknown: Vickery Turner
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Read By: Alison Reid.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Test Match Special

England v West Indies
Commentary from Old Trafford on the final day's play. Including at
1.00 The World at One as FM
3.40* Teatime News For details see Saturday * Approximate time

: Inside Money

Repeated from Saturday 12.00pm

: You and Yours


: Brain of Britain 1995

First round - Scotland. Contestants are Dr lain Stevenson (publisher), Mary Steeves (retired headmistress), William McKaig (unemployed) and Dr Tom Jones (schoolteacher). Producer Richard Edis. Rptd Wed 6.30pm


Unknown: Mary Steeves
Unknown: William McKaig
Unknown: Dr Tom Jones
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Dividing Force

Rnal part of Gary Mitchell 's play. Above the Law. A UDA man is murdered in a drug-related killing. with Laura Hughes , Joe Crilly , B J Hogg. Lalor Roddy, Stella McCusker , Jackie Magowan and Katie Tumelty. Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Gary Mitchell
Unknown: Laura Hughes
Unknown: Joe Crilly
Unknown: Hogg. Lalor
Unknown: Stella McCusker
Unknown: Jackie Magowan
Unknown: Katie Tumelty.
Director: Pam Brighton
Evans: Gerard McSorley
McCormick: Ian McElhinney
Redmond: Dan Gordon
Boyd: Conleth Hill
Gregg: John Paul Connolly
Matthews: George Shane

: The Afternoon Shift

With Russell Davies and guests.


Unknown: Russell Davies

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker looks forward to some of the newly commissioned work at this year's Proms, and reads Coda, a new novel from one of Australia's most exciting young writers. Producer Beaty Rubens. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Summer Stories: The Garden Party

For two weeks, Short Storyfeatures a collection of new stories by popular writers celebrating the British summer. The Garden Party by Maeve Binchy. Read by Niamh Cusack. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon # Read Maeve Binchy's Garden Party: page 20


Unknown: Short Storyfeatures
Read By: Niamh Cusack.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The Masterson Inheritance

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Jack misfires.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Ninety Not Out

In the first of two programmes Ned Sherrin invites John Snagge , whose voice played a major role in British broadcasting, to share his memories. Producer Michael Ember


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: John Snagge
Producer: Michael Ember

: Monday Play: Wilderness Dreams

Tom Pow 's play is set in Canada, where the limits of civilisation are so clearly defined, It charts James's journey in his search for oblivion. Those who knew and cared about him reveal the reality of the wilderness he seeks. with Monica Gibb , John Yule , Finlay Welsh and Stella Forge. Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Tom Pow
Unknown: Monica Gibb
Unknown: John Yule
Unknown: Finlay Welsh
Director: Hamish Wilson
Old Hunter: Bob Docherty
Punter 3: Bob Docherty
Voice: Sandy Neilson
James: David Jarvis
Mountie 1: Paul Morrow
Punter 1: Paul Morrow
Mountie 2: Robin Thomson
Traveller/: Robin Thomson
Punter 2: Robin Thomson
Brother: Laurance Rudic
Phone-in host: Laurance Rudic
Father: Angus MacInnes

: Postmarks

A chance to eavesdrop on the letters sent home by four foreign women who have come to live and work in Britain during the last two years. Their letters home offer a view of the country that goes beyond the tourist postcard. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Travels with a Donkey

Alan Cumming reads R L Stevenson's story, abridged in eight parts by Stewart Conn. 6: The Camisards
Producer Tamsin Collison


Unknown: Alan Cumming
Producer: Tamsin Collison

: Survivors

John Man presents the story of Wendy Brandchaft , the last of five tales of survival against the odds. Producer Simon Eimes Rpt


Unknown: John Man
Unknown: Wendy Brandchaft
Producer: Simon Eimes Rpt

: The Blue Room

John Fordham introduces the first of six after-hours selections of evocative and impassioned writing about the popular music of this century.
Hooked. Tales of obsession, including Hank Wangford on Johnnie Ray ; Val Wilmer on jazz 78s in Streatham;
Stuart Maconie on Elvis Costello ; the life of the late Art Pepper ; and a very short story from Bailey White. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Hank Wangford
Unknown: Johnnie Ray
Unknown: Val Wilmer
Unknown: Stuart MacOnie
Unknown: Elvis Costello
Unknown: Art Pepper
Unknown: Bailey White.
Producer: John Goudie

: 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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