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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers John Harvey , Ruth Kiely and Tessa Polnlaszek


Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely
Producers: Tessa Polnlaszek

: Prayer for the Day

With Jenny Nemko.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.

: Today

With John Humphrys in Brighton and Sue MacGregor in London.
7.25, 8.23 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Tom Butler.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Scottish Journeys

The English grandson of a Skye crofter, Andrew Eames had always felt vaguely at home when he visited
Scotland. Then he decided to explore the identity of his ancestral country in depth. Dougal Lee reads five extracts from his account of his travels.
Produced and adapted by David Jackson Young. First broadcast on Radio Scotland


Unknown: Andrew Eames
Unknown: Dougal Lee
Adapted By: David Jackson

: News

: Start the Week

Michael Foot joins Melvyn Braggto discuss his new biography of H G Wells. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Melvyn Braggto
Unknown: G Wells.
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Dear Diary

2: Musician and former Blockhead Ian Dury presents pop music in diary form, with Bob Geldof on the road and Noel Coward 's encounter with the Beatles. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Ian Dury
Unknown: Bob Geldof
Unknown: Noel Coward
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Holy Land Pilgrimage Daily Service

From the Church of All Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins. Praise to the Holiest (Gerontius); Hebrews 4, w 14-17, 5, w 1-9; Jesu Word of God Incarnate (Elgar); God Is Love (Hyfrydol).
Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

Anna Massey tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Paul Eddington and additional readings by John Hartley. 51: Richard /I, Wat Tyler and the Peasants' Revolt
Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Paul Eddington
Unknown: John Hartley.
Unknown: Wat Tyler
Written By: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Woman's Hour

Jenny Murray talks to Baroness Sarah Hogg , former political adviser to the prime minister, about her new role as advisory director to Bankinter, the Spanish financial organisation.
Serial: Changes. Joy Elias-Rilwan reads the third part of Ama Ata Aidoo's story, abridged in eight parts.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Talks: Jenny Murray
Unknown: Baroness Sarah Hogg
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: ([number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby.
Producer Mike Johnson. LINES OPEN 10am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Mike Johnson.

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: Round Britain Quiz

The North take on the London team. Taking part are Gordon Clough , Tony Quinton , Irene Thomas , Eric Korn , Margaret Lesser and Paul Baker.
Producer Amanda Mares. Rptd Wed 6.30pm


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Tony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Margaret Lesser
Unknown: Paul Baker.
Producer: Amanda Mares.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Labour Party conference and James Cox in London.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Cox

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Wasted Years

Tom Wilkinson stars as jazz-loving Di Charlie Resnick in John Harvey 's two-part dramatisation of his own novel.
1: Two violent robberies force Resnick to relive memories often years ago. with Gavin Abbott , John Hartley , Sandra James -Young, Becky Hindley , Zulema Dene , Andrew Branch and Jilly Bond. Song written by John Harvey and Liz Simcock , arranged by Trevor Watkis. Performed by Gillian Bevan , Trevor Watkis , Alan Weekes , Larry Buttley and Winston Clifford. Director David Hunter
# See Radio Special: page 44


Unknown: Tom Wilkinson
Unknown: Di Charlie Resnick
Unknown: John Harvey
Unknown: Gavin Abbott
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Sandra James
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: Andrew Branch
Unknown: Jilly Bond.
Written By: John Harvey
Written By: Liz SimcOck
Arranged By: Trevor Watkis.
Unknown: Gillian Bevan
Unknown: Trevor Watkis
Unknown: Alan Weekes
Unknown: Larry Buttley
Unknown: Winston Clifford.
Director: David Hunter
Millington: Sean Baker
Elaine: Jennie Stoller
Ruth: Gillian Bevan
Kevin: Daniel Ryan
Lynn: Kate Eaton
Rains: Stephen Critchlow
Rylands: John Turner
Lorna: Melanie Hudson
Keith: Tom Bevan

: The Afternoon Shift

With Brian Sibley. Chris Thompson reflects on after-dinner speaking.


Unknown: Brian Sibley.
Unknown: Chris Thompson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker talks to Sir Simon Rattle about performing the cycle of Beethoven Symphonies, and watches Warren Mitchell play King Lear at the West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Producer Robyn Read. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Talks: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Sir Simon Rattle
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Producer: Robyn Read.

: Short Story: Humming in the Kitchen

By Martin Devaney. Rural Ireland, rural tedium; a lonely housewife decides to shake up her life a little. Read by Pauline McLynn. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Martin Devaney.
Read By: Pauline McLynn.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: PM

With Chris Lowe in Brighton and Wendy Jones in London.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Wendy Jones

: The News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

A Grundy paying for the drinks? Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

On Lebanon's food culture. Repeated from Friday

: Monday Play. Rainmaker

A gentle play about sacrifice by Robin Lloyd-Jones , winner of the 1993 Radio Times New Drama Award.
In the country ofWaBumbaa, the rains have not come. To end the drought, the king can demand a sacrifice. with Ben Thomas. Femi Elufowoju Jr , Bella Enahoro , Sydney Cole, John Adewole , David Bannerman , Barrie Rutter and Claire Benedict. Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Robin Lloyd-Jones
Unknown: Ben Thomas.
Unknown: Femi Elufowoju Jr
Unknown: Bella Enahoro
Unknown: John Adewole
Unknown: David Bannerman
Unknown: Barrie Rutter
Unknown: Claire Benedict.
Director: Hamish Wilson
Narrator/Bishop: Don Warrington
Temba: Carlton Chance
Namasole/Mary: Isobel Lucas

: Whatever Happened to... ?

The Sony award winning series returns with five more make-believe documentaries revealing the afterlife of characters from children's fiction.
Whatever Happened to the Big Bad Wolf? with June Barrie , Peter Halliday , Eva Haddon and Peter Woodthorpe. Written by Adrian Mourby. Producer Brian King
# See This Week: page 8


Unknown: June Barrie
Unknown: Peter Halliday
Unknown: Eva Haddon
Unknown: Peter Woodthorpe.
Written By: Adrian Mourby.
Producer: Brian King
Big Bad Wolf: Leslie Phillips
MrThumb: Andrew Sachs

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig in Brighton and Isabel Hilton in London.


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Unknown: Isabel Hilton

: Book at Bedtime: The Mist in the Mirror

The first part of Susan Hill 's ghost story, abridged in five parts by Oliver Reynolds. Read by Gareth Armstrong , with John Moffatt as the narrator.
Producer Jocelyn Boxall Rpt


Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Oliver Reynolds.
Read By: Gareth Armstrong
Unknown: John Moffatt
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: No Illusions

Chaired by Dr Jonathan Steinberg. 4: Priorities: Political Freedom,
Economic Growth or Social Cohesion?
With guests including John Gray of Jesus College, Oxford. Editor Marina Salandy-Brown


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Steinberg.
Editor: Marina Salandy-Brown

: News

: The Late Book: The Information

Launching a new late-night-readings slot is Martin Amis 's recent headlining novel. William Nighy reads the first of 15 episodes.
Abridged by Neville Teller Producer Duncan Minshull
# See Radio Special: page 44


Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: William Nighy
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Producer: Duncan Minshull

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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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