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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

Producers John Harvey , Ruth Kiely and Tessa Polniaszek


Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely
Producers: Tessa Polniaszek

: 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 Lionel Blue.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: The Doomsday Letters

Sir Crispin Tickell concludes his series on the environmental challenges facing the world.
The Future. We have the means to cope with many of the environmental problems we have created. Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Sir Crispin Tickell
Producer: Sallie Davies

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg is joined by guests including literary critic George Steiner , psychologist Howard Gardner and 1995 Nobel Prize winner Josef Rotblat. Producer David Herman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: George Steiner
Unknown: Howard Gardner
Unknown: Josef Rotblat.
Producer: David Herman

: Daily Service

From Crediton Parish Church, Devon.
0 Worship the Lord (Was lebet); 1 Kings 8, w 27-30; We wait for thy loving kindness (McKie); Psalm 84, w 1-7; Christ is our corner stone
(Harewood). Director of music Neil Page. Organist Piers Howell.


Organist: Neil Page.
Organist: Piers Howell.

: With Great Pleasure

Jon Snow is best known as the anchorman of Channel 4 News. Here, with the help of Kate Fahy and Ian Mitchell , he reveals his literary passions. Plus Alan Clark reads from his Diaries. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Jon Snow
Unknown: Kate Fahy
Unknown: Ian Mitchell
Unknown: Alan Clark
Producer: Kate McAii

: 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 Peter Jeffrey and additional readings by Denys Hawthorne. 101: Highwaymen, the Rise of Marlborough and War with Spain
Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Winston Churchill
Read By: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne.
Written By: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial:
Michael Maloney reads the fifth episode of Lions and Liquorice by Kate Fenton , abridged in 12 parts by Monica Grey. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/ radio/radio4/womans_hour/index.html


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Michael Maloney
Unknown: Kate Fenton
Unknown: Monica Grey.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Education Matters

Judy Merry explores the prospects for an investment in learning culture. Producer Sally Kirkwood


Unknown: Judy Merry
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: Money Box Live: (0171) [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Mike Johnson
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Mike Johnson

: You and Yours

: Who Goes There?

For the last in the series, chairman Martin Young is joined by panellists Francis Wheen , Joan Bakewell and Fred Housego.
Written and compiled by Nick Hildred and Hugh Rycroft. Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Martin Young
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Unknown: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Fred Housego.
Unknown: Nick Hildred
Unknown: Hugh Rycroft.
Producer: Aled Evans

: The World at One

With Sheena MacDonald.


Presenter: Sheena MacDonald

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Reaching for the Sky

By Dave Dixon. The year is 1956 -the time of the Suez Crisis. Two 14-year-old boys build model aeroplanes and dream of flying with the RAF. with Peter Tuddenham , Tom Bevan , Paul Panting , Don McCorkindale , David Jarvis , George Parsons and Peter Yapp. Director Tracey Neale Rpt


Unknown: Dave Dixon.
Unknown: Peter Tuddenham
Unknown: Tom Bevan
Unknown: Paul Panting
Unknown: Don McCorkindale
Unknown: David Jarvis
Unknown: George Parsons
Unknown: Peter Yapp.
Director: Tracey Neale Rpt
Paul: David Holt
Younger Paul: Richard Pearce
Graham: Richard Kill
Clive: Sean Harris
Mr Baxter: Ian Masters
Mrs Baxter: Kristin Millward
MrsArmitage: Elizabeth Proud

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor. Ray Brown picks through the rubbish in Slovenia for clues to past Yugoslav lives.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Unknown: Ray Brown

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker sees a new type of circus at the Royal Albert Hall and talks to the conductor Mark Wigglesworth.
Producer Helen Garrison. Revsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Albert Hall
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth.
Producer: Helen Garrison.

: Short Story: Broken Nights

By Margaret McAllister. An 86-year-old spinster has trouble sleeping. She reflects on other broken nights, more than half a lifetime ago, in Africa when she fell in love once and for ever, Read by Daphne Oxenford. Producer Melanie Harris


Unknown: Margaret McAllister.
Read By: Daphne Oxenford.
Producer: Melanie Harris

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Just a Minute

From the Edinburgh Festival. Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

An unwelcome visitor.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper. Revised


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: From Salford to Jericho

By Kate Rowland. Mags has come to find her brother Billy on the streets of Manchester. There are lots of people like Billy, with their own stories to tell. From Safford to Jericho features
Simon Armitage performing his own poetry. With Siobhan Redmond and Alastair Galbraith.
Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Kate Rowland.
Unknown: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Siobhan Redmond
Unknown: Alastair Galbraith.
Director: Kate Rowland

: The McDavids' Reunion Song

Carol Wilson and Ian Wallis are both war babies, fathered by Canadian servicemen in Britain during the Second World War. They've been searching for their fathers nearly all their lives, despite being blocked by stringent Canadian privacy laws. Reporter Nicola McHugh. Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Unknown: Carol Wilson
Unknown: Ian Wallis
Reporter: Nicola McHugh.
Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Harpole Report

Alistair McGowan reads the sixth epsode of J L Carr's comic classic.
Abridged in ten parts by Neville Tellor. A Taylor Made production


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Neville Tellor.

: A Man for all Music

Andre Previn is one of the most remarkable music makers of our time. In the first of four programmes, he talks to June Knox-Mawer about the range of his musical interests. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Andre Previn
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Water Gypsies

By A P Herbert, dramatised by Nick McCarty in six episodes. 2: Winner Takes All with Gary Bond , Rosemary Martin ,
Don McCorkindale , Elaine Claxton , Joanna Mackie , Neville Jason , Susannah Corbett and Paul Panting. Music by Elizabeth Parker. Cellist Peter Esswood. Director Janet Whitaker Rpt


Dramatised By: Nick McCarty
Unknown: Gary Bond
Unknown: Rosemary Martin
Unknown: Don McCorkindale
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: Joanna MacKie
Unknown: Neville Jason
Unknown: Susannah Corbett
Unknown: Paul Panting.
Music By: Elizabeth Parker.
Unknown: Peter Esswood.
Director: Janet Whitaker Rpt
Jane: Amanda Root
Lily: Siriol Jenkins
Mr Bell: David Ryall
Fred: John Duttine
Ernest: Robert Glenister

: News

: The Late Book: Maybe the Moon

Armistead Maupin's account of Cadence Roth. The first of ten parts, read by Shelley Thompson.
Abridged by Ed Thomason. Producer Pete Atkin


Read By: Shelley Thompson.
Abridged By: Ed Thomason.
Producer: Pete Atkin

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.

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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