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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers John Harvey , Ruth Kiely and Tessa Polniaszek


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

: Prayer for the Day

With Fazlun Khalid.


Unknown: Fazlun Khalid.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25 8.25 Sports News


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Thought for the Day

With Richard Harries.


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Letters from Over Here

Bunting and Ballyhoo. With an American presidential election due this November, former American ambassador Raymond Seitz ends his series by considering why two countries an ocean apart so often share similar political moods. Producer Sian Kevill


Unknown: Raymond Seitz
Producer: Sian Kevill

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Richard Leakey , author of The Sixth Extinction. Producer David Herman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Richard Leakey
Producer: David Herman

: Daily Service

From Holy Trinity Church, Coventry, with the choir of the Bluecoat School. Love Divine (Blaenwern); Hosea 11, w 1-4; Love of the Father (Gibbons); If ye love me, keep thy commandments (Tallis); Choirmaster Philip Formstone. Director of music and organist Chris Howard.


Choirmaster: Philip Formstone.
Organist: Chris Howard.

: Battling with the Past

Ronald Hutton chairs a six-part series of the history quiz. 2:King Henry VIII.Which of his six wives did Henry VIII love the most? Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Ronald Hutton
Unknown: Henry Viii

: This Sceptr'd Isle

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
126: 1757 the First World War
Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin


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

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial:
Jennifer Ehle reads the third episode of Cause Celeb by Helen Fielding, abridged in 12 parts by Jane Marshall. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie
WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/radio/ radio4/womans_hour/index.html


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Jennifer Ehle
Unknown: Jane Marshall.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: ([number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby.
Producer Tim Bowler. LINES OPEN at 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Tim Bowler.

: You and Yours

: Counterpoint

The music quiz starts with a special edition recorded at last year's Music Live festival. Ned Sherrin conducts guests John Amis, Jeremy J Beadle and Richard Stilgoe through the questions.
(Rptd Wednesday 6.30pm)


Presenter: Ned Sherrin
Panellist: John Amis
Panellist: Jeremy J Beadle
Panellist: Richard Stilgoe
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: An Odd Body

A four-part detective 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.
3:A Sheltered Life.Joan goes into sheltered accommodation. with Tom Bevan , Rachel Atkins , Peter Kenny and Diana Payan. 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: Tom Bevan
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Peter Kenny
Unknown: Diana Payan.
Director: Glyn Dearman Rpt
Superintendent Phillips: John Rye
Larry Eaves: John Moffatt
Emily Porter: Hilda Braid
Arthur Lambert: Godfrey Kenton
Hessett: Don McCorkindale

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor. Actress
Elaine C Smith asks what lies inside the secret office accessory -the briefcase.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Unknown: Elaine C Smith

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker sees a new production of Tristan and Isolde by the controversial director David Alden and reviews The Tempest in Nottingham. Producer Beaty Rubens. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Director: David Alden
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story: Curl Up and Dye

In Peter Lovesey 's story, a haircut turns into an uncomfortably close shave. Read by John Baddeley. Producer Matthew Walters


Unknown: Peter Lovesey
Read By: John Baddeley.
Producer: Matthew Walters

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Ben Bradshaw.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Ben Bradshaw.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Guy gets a deputation.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper explores the huge variety of vitamin supplements on offer.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play: The Fever

Written and performed by Wallace Shawn. On a journey to a beautiful but troubled land, a delirious New Yorker contemplates his metropolitan lifestyle. And as the fever works on him, he comes to the realisation that his existence has got to change. Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Wallace Shawn.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan

: Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe

Five surprisingly predictable jaunts by Peter Tinniswood.
1: Croeso to Whatsisname. It's time for Carter Brandon to take another holiday. with Liz Goulding , June Barrie and Howell Evans Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood.
Unknown: Carter Brandon
Unknown: Liz Goulding
Unknown: June Barrie
Producer: Pete Atkin
Uncle Mort: Stephen Thorne
Carter Brandon: Sam Kelly
Narrator: Christian Rodska

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: God Stand Up for Bastards

David Leitch reads his autobiography in eight parts.
6: Chairman Khruschev
Abridged by David Leitch and Miranda Fellows Producer Glyn Dearman


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

: Education Matters

Presented by Judy Merry. Producer Sally Kirkwood


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: Destinations

Another chance to hear the six-part series of discussions on travel themes. 2:A Nice Place to Die.Are you more likely to be mauled on a safari holiday or blown away while strolling round Miami? Producer Martin Buckley Rpt


Producer: Martin Buckley Rpt

: After Eden

A six-part drama series by Alison Leonard about the life of a woman priest. 1:The Keys of the Kingdom.The Rev Elaine Metcalfe is inducted as vicar of Pontvale. with Simon Harris , Hywel Morgan , Oliver Senton and Jilly Bond. Director Alison Hindell Rpt


Unknown: Alison Leonard
Unknown: Elaine Metcalfe
Unknown: Simon Harris
Unknown: Hywel Morgan
Unknown: Oliver Senton
Unknown: Jilly Bond.
Director: Alison Hindell Rpt
Elaine: Christine Pritchard
Sian: Sue Jones-Davies
Mr Hudson: Steve Hodson

: News

: The Late Book: Reef

The penultimate episode of Romesh Gunesekera 's first novel, set in Sri Lanka. 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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