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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Very Rev Gilleasbuig Macmillan.


Unknown: Gilleasbuig MacMillan.

: Today

With James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Leslie Griffiths.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Daily Service

Angel voices, ever singing (Angel
Voices); Romans 13, w 1-7: Great is the Lord (McEwan); Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Lobe Den Herren). Director of music Gareth Green.


Music: Gareth Green.

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and biographers Lord Jenkins and Claire Tomalin discuss three favourite paperbacks. Producer Rob Ketteridge. Rptd Sun at 7.30pm


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Claire Tomalin
Producer: Rob Ketteridge.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The history of Britain.
123: Death of a Prime Minister, the Sacking of Pitt and the New Calendar For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Is the law an equal opportunities employer? Women barristers talk to
Tessa Williams. Short story: How I Learnt to
Be a Real Countfywoman For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Tessa Williams.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 6/96 to
[address removed]

: You and Yours

: Capital Gains

A four-part drama series by Collin Johnson.
1: Risk Capital.Julius Hutch , amateur philosopher, chooses one word to describe the retirement he is looking forward to - "pottering". with Collin Johnson. Director Andy Jordan Rpt


Unknown: Collin Johnson.
Unknown: Julius Hutch
Unknown: Collin Johnson.
Director: Andy Jordan Rpt
Julius Hutch: Peter Jones
Kate -: Justine Midda
Sexton Lewis: Jeffry Wickham
Mrs Pauline Tone: Celestine Randall

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Paupers and Pig Killers

The diary of William Holland - a Somerset parson - is dramatised in three episodes by Eric Pringle. With Ronald Pickup as William Holland.
1: At the turn of the 18th century, William began his diaries of life in a small West Country community - a unique picture of a wonderful collection of characters and the entertaining and often hilarious things that happen to them. with Andrew Branch, John Hartley, Stephen Critchlow and Jane Whittenshaw. Director Cherry Cookson


William Holland: Eric Pringle
Mary Holland: Rosemary Martin
Robert: Gavin Muir
Mr Amen: Gordon Gostelow
Miss Dodwell: Tessa Worsley
Farmer Morle: David Collings
William Frost: David Timson
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Director: Cherry Cookson

: Letters from Here and There

The Netherlands. In the last of the series in which writers report back from recent trips abroad, Will Self recalls his three journeys to Holland last summer. Producer Duncan Minshull


Producer: Duncan Minshull

: The Afternoon Shift

In the second of her reports on community policing,
Gabrielle Sanders takes an after dark tour of Brighton's gay pubs and clubs.


Unknown: Gabrielle Sanders

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini reviews new film releases Desperado, starring Antonio Banderas ; A Little Princess; and the latest from director Spike Lee, Clockers. Producer Celia Toynbee. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Antonio Banderas
Producer: Celia Toynbee.

: Short Story: A Good Love Story

By Ruth Carter. A writer searching for an idea for a good love story is provided with just the thing when she meets a man in a lift looking for a risque show. Read by Elizabeth Spriggs. Producer Kristine Landon-Smith Repeated next Sunday


Unknown: Ruth Carter.
Read By: Elizabeth Spriggs.
Producer: Kristine Landon-Smith

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: No Job Too Small

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Unsolicited mail.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team of investigators follow up listeners' complaints.
Editor Graham Ellis. Rptd tomorrow 9.05am WRITE TO: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis.

: Times Past, Tmes Future

Jeremy Paxman chairs six discussions in which people who have held the nation's top jobs debate how their successors could change things. 4: The BBC. An out-of-date idea? With
Sir Alan Peacock , Lord Barnet, Gerard Mansell , Tony Smith and Brian Wenham. A Barraclough Carey North production


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman
Unknown: Sir Alan Peacock
Unknown: Gerard Mansell
Unknown: Tony Smith

: Still Lives

Last of the series in which
Harry Thompson meets people still living in the house where they were born. Christine. A tiny cottage on the wild Morayshire coastline.
Producer Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Unknown: Harry Thompson

: Eureka!

Five conversations with scientists.
2: Barbara Myers talks to'Robert May , Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK government.
Producer Anne McNaught Rpt


Talks: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Robert May
Producer: Anne McNaught Rpt

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: God Stand Up for Bastards

David Leitch reads his autobiography in eight parts. 3: Starbuck
For details see Monday


Unknown: David Leitch

: Late Night Opening On Baby Street

Final episode of the comedy drama about three pregnant women by Perrier Award-winning comedienne Jenny Eclair and Julie Balloo. The births are imminent. Geraldine is escorted to hospital by a posse of homosexuals. Yvette's waters break in a shopping precinct and Ian witnesses the birth - of someone else's children. With Keith Allen , Frances Barber , Kathy Burke and Jenny Eclair as Mother Nature. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Unknown: Julie Balloo.
Unknown: Keith Allen
Unknown: Frances Barber
Unknown: Kathy Burke
Unknown: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Missed Demeanours

Eddie Izzard stars with fellow regular Stephen Frost in the anarchic comedy panel game with a less than conscientious approach to historical fact. Chairperson Neil Mullarkey battles to keep order as guests Kevin Day and Linda Smith join the fray. Producer Phil Clarke Rpt


Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Linda Smith
Producer: Phil Clarke Rpt

: News

: The Late Book: Reef

By Romesh Gunesekera. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Romesh Gunesekera.

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.

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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.

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