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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 Henry Tankel.


Unknown: Henry Tankel.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Letters from Over Here

Six talks by Raymond Seitz , former US ambassador to London, in which he offers a wry insight into the differences between our two nations. 4: Primary Politics. As the American
Primary season gets underway, Seitz makes some observations. Producer Sian Kevill


Unknown: Raymond Seitz
Producer: Sian Kevill

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg is joined by South
African playwright Athol Fugard and animal rights author Jeffrey Masson. Producer David Herman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Jeffrey Masson.
Producer: David Herman

: Daily Service

From St German's Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins with the Welsh Chamber Singers. Round the Lord in glory seated; Glory to God within the church; Gloria in excelsis. Exodus 33, w 17-23. Director of music Avril Harding. Organist Andrew Wilson-Dickson .


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Organist: Avril Harding.
Organist: Andrew Wilson-Dickson

: With Great Pleasure

In the last of the series, American feminist Gloria Steinem presents the writings that have inspired her. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Gloria Steinem
Producer: Sara Davies

: 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. 116: A Bottled Ear, Grog and Rule Britannia
Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin


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

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial:
Niamh Cusak reads the eighth episode of Mother of Peari by Mary Morrisey , abridged in 12 parts by Doreen Estall. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie
WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/radio/ radic4/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: ([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 gives freedom of information a bad name. Presented by Stuart Maconie. This week: A Premeditated
Attack on a Useless Herb - Parsley A Testbed production. Rptd Wed 6.30pm


Presented By: Stuart MacOnie.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: An Odd Body

A four-part series by Sue Rodwell , featuring Annette Badland as Detective Inspector Gwen Danbury of East Suffolk Police Headquarters, Gudrun Ure as Joan Danbury and John Duttine as Detective Sergeant Henry Jacobs. 1: Past Imperfect with David Jarvis. Marc Wilson and Martin Davey. Director Glyn Dearman Rpt


Unknown: Sue Rodwell
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Gwen Danbury
Unknown: Gudrun Ure
Unknown: Joan Danbury
Unknown: John Duttine
Unknown: Sergeant Henry Jacobs.
Unknown: David Jarvis.
Unknown: Marc Wilson
Unknown: Martin Davey.
Director: Glyn Dearman Rpt
Superintendent Phillips: John Rye
Mrs Banks: Tina Gray
Dr Edward Barker: Terence Alexander
Virginia Barker: Margaret John
Stuart Barker: Jonathan Tafler
Lennox: Peter Whitman
BenMeen: Peter Tuddenham
Dr Bull: Don McCorkindale

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor and guests.'


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A hundred years after his death, the life and work of William Morris comes under scrutiny in a new exhibition in Manchester and Lynne Walker reassesses his legacy. Plus new directions in jazz, with band leader Mike Gibbs and sax star Courtney Pine. Producer John Goudie. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: William Morris
Unknown: Lynne Walker
Leader: Mike Gibbs
Unknown: Courtney Pine.
Producer: John Goudie.

: Short Story: Report on an Unidentified Space Station

By J G Ballard. "A period of growing confusion. Two of our number set out 48 hours ago to explore the lower decks of the station and have so far failed to return." Read by Jack Klaff.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon. Rptd next Sat


Author: J G Ballard.
Read By: Jack Klaff.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Julia's gone haywire.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Darkest Eye

By Patricia Cumper. Henry, a retired Englishman, lives as a recluse in Jamaica with only his gardener.
Music composed by Dominique Legendre Director Michelle Matherson Frederick


Unknown: Patricia Cumper.
Composed By: Dominique Legendre
Director: Michelle Matherson Frederick
Henry Jobson: Jack Klaff
Hezekiah: Victor Romero Evans
Princess: Josephine Melville
Henry's wife: Vivienne Rochester
Henry's daughter: Sandra James Young

: Struggles of the Screenwriter

Kevin Jackson explores the history of movie screenwritingfrom the early days when Hollywood attracted playwrights and novelists like
Tennessee Williams, F Scott Fitzgerald and Anita Loos to the writers of Pulp Fiction and Lethal Weapon. Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Anita Loos
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Love in the Time of Cholera

Robert Powell reads the eleventh episode 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

In the last of these conversations with June Knox-Mawer, Andre Previn looks ahead to a number of engagements. Producer Derek Drescher


Unknown: Andre Previn
Producer: Derek Drescher

: Education Matters

Presented by Judy Merry. Producer Sally Kirkwood


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: The Water Gypsies

By A P Herbert, dramatised by Nick McCarty in six episodes. 5: Love's Bliss with John Duttine , Robert Glenister , Rosemary Martin , Don McCorkindale , Neville Jason and Karen Salt. 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: Don McCorkindale
Unknown: Neville Jason
Unknown: Karen Salt.
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 reads the sixth of a ten-part reading of J G Ballard's classic adventure. 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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