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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers John Harvey , Ruth Kiely and Tessa Poiniaszek


Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely
Producers: Tessa Poiniaszek

: Prayer for the Day

With Satish Kumar , Jain philosopher.


Unknown: Satish Kumar

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Donald English.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: One Year On

Stories from exactly one year ago, reviewed and updated by Nigel Farrell. Producer Lucy Cacanas


Unknown: Nigel Farrell.
Producer: Lucy Cacanas

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg is joined by guests including astronomer John Barrow , theatre director John Barton and political scientist David Marquand. Producer David Herman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: John Barrow
Director: John Barton
Unknown: David Marquand.
Producer: David Herman

: The Lipman Test: 5: Women's International Fly Fishing

Six programmes in which Maureen Lipman examines the British at play.


Presenter: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Karen Walker

: Daily Service

With Wellspring. Restore, 0 Lord
(Kendrick/Rolinson); Malachi 3, w
1-5; Purify my heart (Doerkson); Love divine (Jones).
Director of Music Sally Thornton.


Music: Sally Thornton.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

Anna Massey tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century. 91: James II and the Monmouth
Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Anna Massey
Written By: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Clean Break. Clare Higgins reads the first part of Val McDermid 's novel, abridged in 13 parts by Meg Clarke. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Clare Higgins
Unknown: Val McDermid
Unknown: Meg Clarke.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Test Match Special

South Africa v England
Commentary from Wanderers,
Johannesburg, on the fifth and final day of the Second Test. Including at
1.00 The World at One as FM
For details see Saturday * Approximate time

: Money Box live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls on the social security benefit changes announced in the Budget. Producer Mike Johnson UNES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Mike Johnson

: You and Yours

With Chris Choi.


Unknown: Chris Choi.

: Who Goes There?

Chairman Martin Young is joined by panellists Miles Kington, Jonathan Meades and Claire Rayner for a look into the lives of the rich and famous. Written and compiled by Nick Hildred and Hugh Rycroft. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Nick Hildred
Unknown: Hugh Rycroft.
Producer: Aled Evans

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: The Monday Play: Emily's Ghost

An unusual ghost story by Colin Finbow , set in Victorian England. with Gareth Armstrong , Tina Gray , Emily Howes , Michael Tucek , Oona Beeson , Daniel Main , Nicholas Yeoman , Colin Pinney , Cathy Sara and Elaine Claxton. Director Cherry Cookson Rpt


Story By: Colin Finbow
Unknown: Victorian England.
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong
Unknown: Tina Gray
Unknown: Emily Howes
Unknown: Michael Tucek
Unknown: Oona Beeson
Unknown: Daniel Main
Unknown: Nicholas Yeoman
Unknown: Colin Pinney
Unknown: Cathy Sara
Unknown: Elaine Claxton.
Director: Cherry Cookson Rpt
Emily: Anna Jones
Mama: Kate Buffery
Papa: John Rowe
Miss Rabstock: Anna Massey

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor. Helen Lloyd examines the tensions between new parents and their childless friends.


Presenter: Laurie Taylor.
Reporter: Helen Lloyd

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker discusses the way the angel remains a potent device on stage, screen and page in a secular age.
Producer Abigail Appleton. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Producer: Abigail Appleton.

: Short Story: Ice Dancing

By Rose Tremain. "And then in the middle of it all, as we kept slipping and tripping and laughing, I had this vision of Strindberg." Read by Harry Towb.
Producer Duncan Minshull. Rptd next Sunday


Unknown: Rose Tremain.
Read By: Harry Towb.
Producer: Duncan Minshull.

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Viva Espana.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

A look at a range of Christmas drinks. Repeated from Friday

: The Monday Play: Darling

Frederic Raphael's adaptation of his own Oscar-winning original screenplay. Starring Amanda Redman as Diana, Adrian Lukis as Robert, and Clive Owen as Miles.
A Mentorn Radio production


Writer: Frederic Raphael
Diana: Amanda Redman
Robert: Adrian Lukis
Miles: Clive Owen
Basildon/Alex: Stuart Organ
Carlotta/lnterviewer: Frances Jeater
Christine/Billie: Moir Leslie
Felicity/The Duchess: Lucy Scott
[Actor]: Clarence Smith
[Actor]: Steve Hodson
[Actor]: Brett Usher
[Actor]: Garard Green
[Actor]: David Learner
[Actor]: Peter Cellier
[Actor]: Guy Edwards
[Actor]: Frederic Raphael

: Whose Freedom Is It Anyway?

Vera Frankl looks at how life has changed for women in Eastern Europe. 3: Julia. Having been a dissident for most of her life, Julia Vasarhelyi at last had a chance to be a full-time politician. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Vera Frankl
Unknown: Julia Vasarhelyi
Editor: Anne Koch

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Inside Mr Enderby

Robert Stephens reads the eighth part of Anthony Burgess 's story, abridged in 12 parts by Alison Joseph. Producer David Benedictus


Unknown: Robert Stephens
Unknown: Anthony Burgess
Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Producer: David Benedictus

: Education Matters

The weekly topical magazine. Producer Sally Kirkwood


Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: Echoes

Four impressions of past and present. 2: Paradise Regained. Felicity Schultz and John Teevan reflect on the way the garden has become a haven for them. Producer Piers Plowright Rpt


Unknown: Felicity Schultz
Unknown: John Teevan
Producer: Piers Plowright Rpt

: Great Escapes

Robert Kee presents the second of four dramatic reconstructions of escapes. Over the Wall. The story of a high-wire act which got two young East Germans over the Benin Wall to freedom in 1983. with Nicola Boyce , Joe Dunlop , Theresa StreatfeW and Richard Pearce. A Testbed production


Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: Nicola Boyce
Unknown: Joe Dunlop
Unknown: Theresa Streatfew
Unknown: Richard Pearce.
Michael Becker: Russell Floyd
Dieter Harfner: Terry John
Steffi: Caroline Strong

: News

: The Late Book: Sucking Sherbert Lemons

By Michael Carson , read in ten parts by David Holt. 1: Schoolboy Benson is wrestling horribly with his sexuality. Producer Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Michael Carson
Unknown: David Holt.
Unknown: Schoolboy Benson
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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