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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 With Richard Harries.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Letters from Over Here

It's Just Not Cricket
In his penultimate talk, Raymond Seitz , former US ambassador to London, takes a look at our two national sports - cricket and baseball. Producer Sian Kevill


Unknown: Raymond Seitz
Producer: Sian Kevill

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Reith lecturer Jean Aitchison , film director Kathryn Bigelow and cultural critic Stuart Hall. Producer David Herman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Jean Aitchison
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Unknown: Stuart Hall.
Producer: David Herman

: Daily Service

Led by Father Mark Langham with the Inman Choir. Psalm 20; Hail Redeemer, King Divine; Sacerdotus Domini (Byrd); Crown Him with many crowns. Director of music Robert Lewis.


Unknown: Father Mark Langham
Unknown: Sacerdotus Domini
Music: Robert Lewis.

: Battling with the Past

Ronald Hutton chairs a six-part series of the lighthearted quiz in which some of the country's liveliest historians argue over anecdotes and debate some major characters of the past. 1: Queen VictoriaProducer Ian Bell


Unknown: Ronald Hutton

: This Sceptr'd Isle: 121: The Treaty of Serene and Potent Kings and Roast Beef and Plum Pudding

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.


Narrator: Anna Massey
The words of Sir Winston Churchill read by: Peter Jeffrey.
Writer: Christopher Lee
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Short story: A Pedicure in Rorence. The first of three short stories by Deborah Moggach from the collection Changing Babies. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie.
WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/radio/ radio4/womans_hour/index.html


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Stories By: Deborah Moggach
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

Last in the series of the minutiae magazine programme, presented by Stuart Maconie. This week: Is there a business like show business?
A Testbed production. Rptd Wed at 6.30pm


Presented By: Stuart MacOnie.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: 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 , Gudrun Ure as Joan Danbury and John Duttine as Detective Sergeant Henry Jacobs.
2:A Slim Chance with Mark Straker , Sean Barrett ,
Patti Holloway , Neville Jason and Lyndam Gregory Director Glyn Dearman


Unknown: Sue Rodwell
Unknown: Annette Badland
Unknown: Gwen Danbury
Unknown: Gudrun Ure
Unknown: Joan Danbury
Unknown: John Duttine
Unknown: Henry Jacobs.
Unknown: Mark Straker
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Patti Holloway
Unknown: Neville Jason
Unknown: Lyndam Gregory
Superintendent Phillips: John Rye
Mrs Banks: Tina Gray
Eleanor Gedding: Frances Jeater
Georgina: Siriol Jenkins

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor and guests.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker talks to the conductor
Mark Wigglesworth and sees a pirate's hoard on exhibition in Edinburgh.
Producer Will Cantopher. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm


Talks: Lynne Walker
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth

: Short Story: The Clock

By Michael Harding. Tragedy, scandal and mystery are unfolded when a man winds a clock and tells a tale in a south Ulster village.
Read by Birdy Sweeney. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Michael Harding.
Read By: Birdy Sweeney.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Mother-in-law's tongue.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper. Revised


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Happy Depths of a Homophobe

Peter Tegel 's lyrical study of male desire at a public bathing pond. with Pauline Yates , Colin Pinney ,
John Baddeley , John Evitts , Philip Anthony and William Wortley. Director Richard Wortley Rpt


Unknown: Peter Tegel
Unknown: Pauline Yates
Unknown: Colin Pinney
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: John Evitts
Unknown: Philip Anthony
Unknown: William Wortley.
Director: Richard Wortley Rpt
Mark: Derek Jacobi
Harold: Philip Voss
Fernando: David Thorpe
Joe: Dominic Letts
Jock: Gareth Armstrong

: The National Trust Debate

From Dunham Massey Hall in Altrincham, Donald MacCormick takes the chair for a discussion on the future of Britain's biggest charity. Producer Ian Gilvear Rpt


Unknown: Dunham Massey Hall
Unknown: Donald MacCormick
Producer: Ian Gilvear Rpt

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: God Stand Up for Bastards

David Leitch begins an eight-part reading of his autobiography. Truda. The events of a life as a journalist and author began a few days after David Leitch 's birth.
Abridged by David Leitch and Miranda Fellows Producer Glyn Dearman


Unknown: David Leitch
Unknown: David Leitch
Abridged By: David Leitch
Producer: Glyn Dearman

: Destinations

1: To Rough It or Ritz It.Another chance to hear the six-part series of irreverent discussions on travel themes. This week, the merits of exotic exclusivity and down-market tourism are discussed by connoisseur Alan Whicker and publisher Tony Wheeler. Producer Martin Buckley Rpt


Unknown: Alan Whicker
Unknown: Tony Wheeler.
Producer: Martin Buckley Rpt

: Education Matters

The education magazine programme. With culture in the curriculum up for debate, Judy Merry asks whether it is the job of schools to promote a sense of Britishness or to reflect today's cultural diversity?
Producer Sally Kirkwood


Unknown: Judy Merry
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: The Water Gypsies

The last in the series by A P Herbert, dramatised by Nick McCarty. Queenery at Last with Gary Bond , David Ryall , Siriol Jenkins, Rosemary Martin , Neville Jason , Elaine Claxton and Don McCorkindale. Music by Elizabeth Parker. Cellist Peter Esswood. Director Janet Whitaker Rpt


Dramatised By: Nick McCarty.
Unknown: Gary Bond
Unknown: David Ryall
Unknown: Rosemary Martin
Unknown: Neville Jason
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: Don McCorkindale.
Music By: Elizabeth Parker.
Unknown: Peter Esswood.
Director: Janet Whitaker Rpt
Jane: Amanda Root
Fred: John Duttine
Ernest: Robert Glenister

: News

: The Late Book: Reef

Romesh Gunesekera 's first novel, set in Sri Lanka, reveals a world of love and illusion, seen through the eyes of a young boy. Abridged in seven parts by Brian Miller and read by Shiv Grewal.
Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Romesh Gunesekera
Unknown: Brian Miller
Read By: Shiv Grewal.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

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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