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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Karen Smith.


Unknown: Dr Karen Smith.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Charles Handy.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: News

: Call Nick Ross:(0171) [number removed]

Producer Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Anne Peacock

: Daily Service

E'en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come (Manz): Isaiah 11, w 1-6; A tender shoot (Goldschmidt); Come, Thou Redeemer of the earth (trad arr Willcocks).
Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: La Mia Italia

William Ward presents four stories of Italy today.
3: The Lombard Rate. In the northern town of Monza, Tiziana Tizzone moves in a world of new money and a new baby. Producer Joy Hatwood. Rptd Sun at 5.00pm


Unknown: Tiziana Tizzone
Producer: Joy Hatwood.

: Those Glorious Songs of Old

2: Andrew Parrott talks to
John Florance about the origin and development of the carol In dulcijubilo. For details see yesterday


Talks: Andrew Parrott
Unknown: John Florance

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Clean Break (12) For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Medicine Now

Presented by Geoff Watts. Producer Roger Philbrick


Presented By: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Roger Philbrick

: You and Yours

Reports on consumer and social issues.

: The Heritage Quiz

Sue MacGregor plunders the rich diversity of British heritage to quiz panellists Christopher Cook , Graham Fawcett , Philippa Gregory and Michael Schmidt at the Geffrye Museum in London.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Graham Fawcett
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Michael Schmidt
Producer: Gillian Hush

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre:They Can't Take That Awayfrom Me

By Richard Pearce. Mary, 82, and Jack, 86, meet on a ferry travelling from the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth and discover that Christmas can still be magical, even if you are octogenarians. with Andrew Branch. David Timson. Jill Shilling and Jane Whittenshaw. Director Glyn Dearman


Unknown: Richard Pearce.
Unknown: Andrew Branch.
Unknown: David Timson.
Unknown: Jill Shilling
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw.
Director: Glyn Dearman
Mary: Mary Wimbush
Jack: Maurice Denham
Lad: Ross Livingstone
Debs/Brenda: Jilly Bond
B&Bwoman: Tessa Worsley
Stella: Becky Hindley

: Personal Records

Jeremy Nicholas visits well known personalities to explore their record collections. In the fourth of six programmes his host is John Tusa.
Producer Jessica Isaacs. Rptd Sat 11.00pm


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: John Tusa.
Producer: Jessica Isaacs.

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.
Adrian Goldberg visits another building which was designed with an embarrassing fatal flaw. Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Adrian Goldberg
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan previews the best of Christmas TV, reviews Peter Nichols ' play Privates on Parade starring Tony Slattery , and looks at the new French enthusiasm for musicals.
Producer Jerome Weatherald. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Peter Nichols
Unknown: Tony Slattery
Producer: Jerome Weatherald.

: The Story of Doctor Dolittle: 2

Alan Bennett reads Hugh Lofting's story.

The Doctor and his animals set sail for Africa.
(For details see yesterday)


Reader: Alan Bennett
Author: Hugh Lofting

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Rent

In the last part of Lucy Flannery 's comedy series, Richard and Paul enter the half-marathon and Maria and Ruby are off down the pub. with Diane-Louise Jordan and Toby Longworth Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Lucy Flannery
Unknown: Diane-Louise Jordan
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Maria: Barbara Flynn
Richard: Patrick Barlow
Amy: Linda Polan

: News

: The Archers

Festive generosity?
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Paging Dr Love

From Dr Caligari to Hannibal Lector ,
Hollywood has had an infatuation with the screen psychiatrist. In a heady cocktail of drama, music and personal insight, Professor Anthony Clare analyses this obsession and takes in the four archetypal celluloid shrinks:
Dr Dippy (madderthan his patient); Dr Know-All (convinced he is infallible); Dr Evil (wicked manipulator of the mind); and Dr Love (combination of insight, compassion and sex appeal which turns patients to jelly).
Producer Clare McGinn. Rptd Sat at 5.00pm


Unknown: Hannibal Lector
Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Clare McGinn.

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: Perspectives

A portrait of Glasgow by four residents who see the city in completely different ways.
Producer Paul Dodgson


Producer: Paul Dodgson

: In Touch

Tony Barringer invites listeners to call his guest Ian Bruce , Director General of the Royal National Institute for the Blind.
Producer Dave Harvey. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Tony Barringer
Unknown: Ian Bruce
Producer: Dave Harvey.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime:The Go-Between

L P Hartley's classic novel, abridged in ten parts.
7: Deadly Nightshade For details see yesterday

: Mediumwave

The week's events in the media.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Derek Cooper's NecessaryPleasures

The first of five programmes celebrates one of Britain's forgotten summer fruits - the cherry. Fifty years ago, our markets were full of our white-hearted cherries and black cherries. Auctions for the prized British cherry were held in Kent pubs. For the last 20 years it has been hard to buy an English cherry, but now new orchards are being planted and it's time for a revival. Derek Cooper tastes his way through French and Kent orchards. Producer Min Raisman


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: News

: The Late Book: MissSmilla's Feeling for Snow

Siobhan Redmond reads Peter Hoeg 's thriller, abridged in 15 parts. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Siobhan Redmond
Unknown: Peter Hoeg

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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