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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 Rabbi Dr Reuven Silverman.


Unknown: Dr Reuven Silverman.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day


Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: Letters from Over Here

Six talks by the former US ambassador to London, Raymond Seitz.
3: Any Power Corrupts Anyhow. Nothing in Washington can be decided without back-breaking effort. Last autumn, the whole federal government was shut down because noone could agree on a budget. Producer Sian Kevill


Unknown: Raymond Seitz.
Producer: Sian Kevill

: News

: Start the Week

With Melvyn Bragg. Producer David Herman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg.
Producer: David Herman

: With Great Pleasure

Editor, publisher and New York resident Harold Evans presents a selection of his favourite journalism, fiction and poetry. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Harold Evans
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

From St Paul 's in the Jewellry,
Birmingham, led by Canon Eddie Neale with the Birmingham Conservatoire
Chamber Choir. Take my life; Luke 10, w 38-42; Let all mortal flesh
(Bairstow). Director of music David Sainte. Organist Henry Fairs.


Unknown: St Paul
Unknown: Canon Eddie Neale
Organist: David Sainte.
Organist: Henry Fairs.

: This Sceplr'd Isle

Anna Massey tells the story of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey and additonal readings by Brett Usher.
Ill: Robert Walpole - the First Prime Minister
Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: Brett Usher.
Unknown: Robert Walpole
Written By: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial:
Niamh Cusak reads the third episode of Mother of Pearl by Mary Morrisey , abridged in 12 parts by Doreen Estall. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie
WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/radio/ radio4/womans_hour/index.html


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Niamh Cusak
Unknown: Mary Morrisey
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

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

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Sarah Pennells
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: You and Yours

: No Job Too Small

The minutiae magazine programme that's not scared to get tough with the truth. With Stuart Maconie and guests. This week: The Tea Bag - an Unauthorised History
ATestbed production. Rptd Wed at 6.30pm


Unknown: Stuart MacOnie

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Making Up

David Goodland 's play is set against the background of the Old Queen gay club in Bristol. Darcy White is a drag queen whose act needs inspiration. with Richard Pearce. Music by Colin Campbell and Gerry Freeman. Director Sue Wilson Rpt


Unknown: David Goodland
Unknown: Richard Pearce.
Music By: Colin Campbell
Music By: Gerry Freeman.
Director: Sue Wilson Rpt
Darcy: Ronald Pickup
Dennis: John Duttine
Doreen: Constance Chapman
TheMC: David Monico

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor and guests.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope begins a week-long look at pub theatre, and Lynne Walker visits an exhibition of young British craftsmen and women at the new building designed for Contemporary Applied Arts.
Producer Robyn Read. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Producer: Robyn Read.

: Short Story: A Trip to Tortugero

By John Latham. The jungle is the last place you'd expect to find Santa - even in January. Read by Ian Masters. Producer Jocelyn Boxall. Rptd next Saturday


Unknown: John Latham.
Read By: Ian Masters.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Just a Minute

From the Civic Theatre, Ayr. Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Julia's adjusting.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Gladiators

A comedy about rivalry between father and son by Nick Pullin. Russell Button of the Russell Bufton Big Band is in despair. His Big Band has shrunk into a duo and he is drinking heavily. with Julia Hills , June Barrie , Jessica Jones -
Bemey, Patricia Martinelli and Cornelius Garrett Music played by Kevin Figes (saxophone) and John Taylor (piano).
Director Shaun MacLoughlin


Unknown: Nick Pullin.
Unknown: Julia Hills
Unknown: June Barrie
Unknown: Jessica Jones
Unknown: Patricia Martinelli
Unknown: Cornelius Garrett
Played By: Kevin Figes
Piano: John Taylor
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Russell: Nicholas Boulton
Hugh: Christian Rodska
Michelle: Karen Ford
Sarah: Jennifer Scott-Malden

: Houseproud in Zero G

Cooking, cleaning and dinner parties: the domestic life of space travellers. Producer Mary Ward Lowery


Producer: Mary Ward Lowery

: Kaleidoscope

Repeated from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Love in the Time of Cholera

Robert Powell reads the sixth part of Gabriel Garcia Marquez 's story, abridged in 15 parts. Abridged by Polly Coles. Producer Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Abridged By: Polly Coles.
Producer: Janet Whitaker

: A Man for all Music

Andre Previn was appointed Principal Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra in the mid-60s. In the third of four programmes, he tells June Knox-Mawerabout his love of English music and how he became more famous for his marriage to Mia Farrow. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Andre Previn
Unknown: Mia Farrow.
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Education Matters

The magazine programme for everyone with an interest in education, presented by Judy Merry. Will there still be room to learn and play once the minimum space regulations are scrapped? Producer Sally Kirkwood


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: The Water Gypsies

By A P Herbert, dramatised by Nick McCarty in six episodes. 4: Castles and Roses with John Duttine , Robert Glenister , Rosemary Martin , Jillie Meers. Michael Kilgariff , Paul Panting. Susannah Corbett and Neville Jason Music by Elizabeth Parker. Cellist Peter Esswood. Director Janet Whitaker Rpt


Dramatised By: Nick McCarty
Unknown: John Duttine
Unknown: Robert Glenister
Unknown: Rosemary Martin
Unknown: Jillie Meers.
Unknown: Michael Kilgariff
Unknown: Paul Panting.
Unknown: Susannah Corbett
Unknown: Neville Jason
Music By: Elizabeth Parker.
Unknown: Peter Esswood.
Director: Janet Whitaker Rpt
Jane: Amanda Root
Lily: Siriol Jenkins
Mr Bell: David Ryall

: News

: The Late Book: The Drowned World

Nicholas Farrell begins a ten-part reading of J G Ballard's classic adventure. After the polar ice caps melt, Dr Kerans and his team carry out research into the effect on the climate. Abridged by Oliver Reynolds. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Unknown: Nicholas Farrell
Abridged By: Oliver Reynolds.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

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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