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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Ruth Scott.


Unknown: Ruth Scott.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Akhandadi Das.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Akhandadi Das.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Still Lives

Last of the series in which Harry Thompson meets people still living in the house where they were born. Christine. Alone in her tiny cottage on the wild and desolate Morayshire coastline, Christine recalls the past. Producer Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Producer: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Daily Service

My hope is built on nothing less (Solid Rock); Romans 5, w 1-10; 0 Thou, the central orb (Wood); Lord, for the years (Lord of the Years).
Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: The Reluctant Vampire

By Eric Morecambe. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Eric Morecambe.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Clare Jenkins reports on the thousands of Buddhist nuns who have been imprisoned and tortured since
Chinese troops invaded Tibet in 1950. Serial: Ladder of Years. Liza Ross begins reading Anne Tyler 's witty portrait of a heroine of our time.
Abridged in 13 parts by Pat McLoughlin.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Clare Jenkins
Unknown: Liza Ross
Unknown: Anne Tyler
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 43/95 to
Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet, [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: Moving

Neil McKay 's comedy series taps into the British obsession with homes.
4: Dreams and Schemes. Greta's interior design adds to the tension in Ruth and Alistair's relationship. with Kevin McMonagle , Judith Davis , Andrea Huell , Kieron Ashforth and Matthew Nylan Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Neil McKay
Unknown: Kevin McMonagle
Unknown: Judith Davis
Unknown: Andrea Huell
Unknown: Kieron Ashforth
Unknown: Matthew Nylan
Director: Kate Rowland
Antony: Stephen Tomkinson
Brian: Philip Jackson
Greta: Brigit Forsyth
Ruth: Kathryn Hunt
Julie: Tracy Brabin

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Who Sings the Hero?

Four stories of heroism.
3: The Butterfly Hunt by Matthew Solon. At the height of the Second World War, Ursula Graham Bower , venerated and assisted by the Naga tribespeople, found herself confronting the advancing Japanese in a remote part of Burma. with Michael Cochrane , Sam Dastor ,
David Timson , Geoffrey Whitehead , Madhav Sharma and Roger May. Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Matthew Solon.
Unknown: Ursula Graham Bower
Unknown: Michael Cochrane
Unknown: Sam Dastor
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Madhav Sharma
Director: Martin Jenkins
Ursula Bower: Siriol Jenkins
Col Betts: Samuel West
Alexa: Jilly Bond
Harry: Jonathan Keeble
Toby: Ross Livingstone

: Treasure Islands

The series on children's books comes from this year's Festival of Children's Literature in Swansea, where Michael Rosen talks to poet Gareth Owen. Producer Jill Burridge


Talks: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Gareth Owen.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.
Louis Robinson presents a three-part feature on The Mystery of Oak Island. 2: Who Dug the Money Pit?


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Louis Robinson
Unknown: Oak Island.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini talks to singer/ songwriter Joan Baez and reviews the week's film releases, including Gus Van Sant 's To Die For.
Producer Julian May. Revised repeat 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Gambaccini
Songwriter: Joan Baez
Unknown: Gus Van Sant

: Short Story: The Cage

Burt Caesar reads a new Guyanese mystery by Roy Heath.
Producer Michelle Matherson Frederick


Unknown: Burt Caesar
Unknown: Roy Heath.
Producer: Michelle Matherson Frederick

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.
5.45 Party Political Broadcast By the Liberal Democrats.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Round Britain Quiz

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Guy runs out of steam.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

Presented by John Waite.
Editor Graham Ellis. Rptd tomorrow 9.05am WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Presented By: John Waite.
Editor: Graham Ellis.

: Seeing Things Invisible

Jonathan Swift , Madness and St
Patrick's Hospital in Dublin. The spirit of Jonathan Swift returns 250 years after his death to see if we are any closer to explaining why he should leave a mental hospital as his legacy to Ireland, the country of his birth. With Eamon Morrissey as Jonathan Swift , Anthony Clare (current Medical Director of St Patrick's Hospital), Michael Foot , Elizabeth Malcolm , David Nokes and Ray Porter. Producer Paul Kobrak


Unknown: Jonathan Swift
Unknown: Jonathan Swift
Unknown: Eamon Morrissey
Unknown: Jonathan Swift
Unknown: Anthony Clare
Unknown: Michael Foot
Unknown: Elizabeth Malcolm
Unknown: David Nokes
Unknown: Ray Porter.
Producer: Paul Kobrak

: UK pic

Dieter Helm continues his provocative analysis of British economic life at the end of the 20th century.
2: Black Gold, English Tea. Whatever happened to North Sea oil?
Producer Colin Wilde. Rptd Sun 9.00pm


Unknown: Dieter Helm
Producer: Colin Wilde.

: The Square on the Pythagoras

In the final part of his irreverent tour through the history of maths, Ben Silburn reaches the 20th century.
Producer Anne McNaught. Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Unknown: Ben Silburn
Producer: Anne McNaught.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Janet Cohen.


Unknown: Janet Cohen.

: Book at Bedtime: The Letters and Diaries of C Jeames de la Pluche, Esquire

By W M Thackeray. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: M Thackeray.

: Late Night Opening

Late Edition
The second of six satirical discussions on the week's news. Chaired by Kevin Day with guests Francis Wheen , Mark Steel , Linda Smith and Pete Bradshaw. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Kevin Day
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Mark Steel
Unknown: Linda Smith
Unknown: Pete Bradshaw.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: If You're So Clever, Why Aren't You Rich?

A six-part comedy series by Paul Shearer and Richard Turner.
5: But Is It Art? with Alexander Armstrong , Jane Slavin , Alice Arnold , Paui Shearer and Richard Turner. Music by Peter Baikie. Producer Paul Schlesinger Rpt


Unknown: Paul Shearer
Unknown: Richard Turner.
Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Unknown: Jane Slavin
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Paui Shearer
Unknown: Richard Turner.
Music By: Peter Baikie.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Giles: Richard E Grant
David: Peter Capaldi
Judith: Amanda Root
Helen Frinkworth: Abigail Cruttenden

: News

: The Late Book: The Handmaid's Tale

By Margaret Atwood. 3: The Ceremony For details see Monday


Unknown: Margaret Atwood.

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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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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