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: News

: Farming Today

Simon Parkes looks at animals farmed for the speciality food market. Producer Tessa Polniaszek


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Tessa Polniaszek

: Prayer for the Day

With Cardinal Basil Hume.

: Over the Counter

Oliver Walston meets Andrew Whitley , a man devoted to the art of baking. Producer Carol Trewin Rpt


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Andrew Whitley
Producer: Carol Trewin Rpt

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Harvest of the Cold Months

Elizabeth David 's history of the culinary and decorative purposes of ice, sorbets and ice-cream around the world, abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury. Read bySTan Phillips.
1: Italy. The Medici banquets in Florence. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Elizabeth David
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Producer: Julia Butt

: News

: Start the Week

With Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer David Herman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: David Herman

: With Great Pleasure

In the second of six programmes, Edinburgh Festival stand-up queen Jenny Eclair reveals her literary passions. Read by Amanda Root and Crawford Logan. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Queen Jenny Eclair
Read By: Amanda Root
Read By: Crawford Logan.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

For New Year's Day, from St Ann 's
Church, Manchester, with the Bishop of Manchester, the Rt Rev Christopher Mayfield. For Thy mercy and Thy grace; Matthew 3, w 13-17; The Apple Tree (Poston); Awake, awake; fling off the night! (Deus tuorum militum). Director of music Ronald Frost


Unknown: St Ann
Unknown: Christopher Mayfield.
Music: Ronald Frost

: Children's BBC Radio 4

Michael Rosen reads the first of five winning stories in the Children's BBC
Radio 4 Writing for Children Competition. That's 's the Name of the Game by Sara Volger and Janet Burchett. Producer Sally Avens


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Sara Volger
Unknown: Janet Burchett.
Producer: Sally Avens

: Woman's Hour

To mark the acquisition of the Woman's Hourquilt by the Victoria and Albert Museum , Jenni Murray introduces today's programme from the museum. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Unknown: Albert Museum
Introduces: Jenni Murray
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: A Human Touch

"We're group animals, but we're terrified of being touched. "Dominique has enrolled in what is surely the evening class of the 90s - massage. Producer Bella Bannerman


Producer: Bella Bannerman

: You and Yours

: Who Goes There?

Chairman Martin Young is joined by panellists Jonathan Meades , Claire Raynerand Miles Kington. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Jonathan Meades
Unknown: Claire Raynerand Miles Kington.
Producer: Aled Evans

: The World at One

With Sheena MacDonald.


Unknown: Sheena MacDonald.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: The Death of Ivan llyich

Anton Lesser stars in Leo Tolstoy's tale.
With Ivor Roberts and Julie Higginson.


Writer: Leo Tolstoy
Dramatised By: Nicholas McInemy
Pianist: Tim Riley
Director: Alison Hindell
Gerassim: Jack James
Praskovya: Dinah Stabb
Schwartz: Ric Jerrom
Piotrlvanovich: Dominic Letts
[Actor]: Anton Lesser
[Actor]: Ivor Roberts
[Actor]: Julie Higginson

: The Afternoon Shift

New Year's Irresolution? Laurie Taylor with an edition dedicated to indecision.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

In 1995, the great Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti celebrated his 60th birthday. Jeremy Isaacs caught up with him as he took his summer break in Pesaro. Producer John Boundy Rpt


Tenor: Luciano Pavarotti
Unknown: Jeremy Isaacs
Producer: John Boundy Rpt

: Short Story: Family Feelings

A series of five original stories, written and read by Deborah Moggach. 1: Fool for Love
Producer Jocelyn Boxall Rpt


Read By: Deborah Moggach.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall Rpt

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Jackie Long.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Jackie Long.

: The Enchanted Raisin

By Jacqueline Balcells , translated by Janice Molloy. Read by Sorcha Cusack. Producer Duncan Minshull Rpt


Unknown: Jacqueline Balcells
Translated By: Janice Molloy.
Read By: Sorcha Cusack.
Producer: Duncan Minshull Rpt

: News Quiz of the Year

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

One small stop for man... Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Monday Play: The Nuremberg Trial

A dramatic reconstruction of the most significant trial of the 20th century in which key members of the Nazi leadership were indicted for waging aggressive war and committing crimes against humanity. Does the trial still have resonances today? Should Speer have been hanged?
Was Hess insane? How did Goering nearly outwit the Prosecution? Those taking part include Luise Jodl ,
Niklas Frank (relatives of the defendants); Otto Krantzbuehler (defence lawyer); and Lord Shawcross, Whitney R Harris and Drexel Sprecher (prosecutors). with John Rowe , Paul Jenkins , Crawford Logan , Ross Livingstone , Stephen Critchlow , Roger May , Tessa Worsley , Jane Whittenshaw , Caroline Strong and Linda Regan
Trial transcripts dramatised by Peter Goodchild Directed and produced by Martin Jenkins and John Theocharis
* See This Week: page 13


Unknown: Luise Jodl
Unknown: Niklas Frank
Unknown: Otto Krantzbuehler
Unknown: Whitney R Harris
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Paul Jenkins
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Ross Livingstone
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Roger May
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: Caroline Strong
Unknown: Linda Regan
Dramatised By: Peter Goodchild
Produced By: Martin Jenkins
Produced By: John Theocharis
Geoffrey Lawrence: Bernard Hepton
Robert Jackson: Henry Goodman
Hartley Shawcross: David Timson
Maxwell Fyfe: Geoffrey Whitehead
John Harlan Amen: Nigel Anthony
Francis Biddle: Bob Sherman
Hoess: Robert Glenister
Dr Gilbert: Mike Nussbaum
Hermann Goering: Gerard Murphy
Rudolf Hess: Andrew Branch
Joachim von Ribbentrop: David Collings
tians Frank/Khaki' Roberts: John Hartley
Julius Streicher: John Hollis
Fritz Sauckel: Paul Copley
Alfred Jodi: John Shrapnel
Grand Admiral Doenitz: John Castle
Albert Speer: Michael Cochrane
Krantzbuehler: Michael Maloney

: The World Tonight

With Owen Bennett Jones.


Unknown: Owen Bennett Jones.

: Book at Bedtime: The Harpole Report

Alistair McGowan begins a ten-part reading of J L Carr's comic classic. Abridged by Neville Teller.
A Taylor Made Television production


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Abridged By: Neville Teller.

: The Unheard Prophet

Quentin Seddon discusses Sir George Stapledon 's prophetic work on ecology. Repeated from Boxing Day


Unknown: Quentin Seddon
Unknown: Sir George Stapledon

: The Water Gypsies

By A P Herbert, dramatised by Nick McCarty in six episodes.
1: Destined for Better Things with John Duttine , Robert Glenister ,
Gary Bond , Rosemary Martin , Don McCorkindale , Elaine Claxton , Joanna Mackie and Tina Gray Music by Elizabeth Parker. Cellist Peter Esswood. Director Janet Whitaker Rpt


Dramatised By: Nick McCarty
Unknown: John Duttine
Unknown: Robert Glenister
Unknown: Gary Bond
Unknown: Rosemary Martin
Unknown: Don McCorkindale
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: Joanna MacKie
Unknown: Tina Gray
Music By: Elizabeth Parker.
Unknown: Peter Esswood.
Director: Janet Whitaker Rpt
lane: Amanda Root
Lily: Siriol Jenkins
Mr Bell: David Ryall

: News

: The Late Book: Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow ICE AND SNOW

Siobhan Redmond reads part 11 of Peter Hoeg 's thriller, translated by F David and abridged in 15 parts by Doreen Mahon.
Producer Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Siobhan Redmond
Unknown: Peter Hoeg
Unknown: Doreen Mahon.
Producer: Marion Nancarrow

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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