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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 Fazlun Khalid.


Unknown: Fazlun Khalid.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Peter Hobday.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Richard Harries.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Tickle the Public

A six-part series in which
Matthew Engel charts 100 years in the history of daily newspapers from 1896-1996. 1: Hail to the Chief! The Launch of the Daily Mail
. In 1896, Lord Northcliffe launched the first popular daily newspaper and made the Daily Mail the campaigning vehicle for his own enthusiasms. Producer Andy Denwood
* See This Week: page 12


Unknown: Matthew Engel
Producer: Andy Denwood

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Roger Gosden talking about sex and ageing, and Susan Greenfield on the brain and the mind. Producer David Herman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Roger Gosden
Unknown: Susan Greenfield
Producer: David Herman

: Battling with the Past

Ronald Hutton chairs a six-part series of the quiz in which some of the country's liveliest historians debate the not-sc-great questions from the past. 3: Richard the LionheartProducer Ian Bell


Unknown: Ronald Hutton
Producer: Ian Bell

: Daily Service

From St Francis of Assisi Church, Notting Hill, London, led by Father
Oliver McTernan. Last October, 150 Radio 4 listeners formed a choir for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Today's service is the climax of their reunion weekend. Through the night of doubt and sorrow; Mark 4, w
35-41; Since by man came death (Handel); Great is Thy faithfulness. Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: St Francis
Unknown: Oliver McTernan.
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Children's BBC Radio 4: The Winter Sleepwalker

By Joan Aiken.
Lesley Manville reads the first of four enchanting stories.


Story writer: Joan Aiken
Story reader: Lesley Manville
Producer: Sally Avens

: Woman's Hour

The American actress Elizabeth McGovern talks to Jenni Murray about her first major London stage role in a version of Moliere's "The Misanthrope".
Serial: Jennifer Ehle reads the eighth episode of Cause Celeb by Helen Fielding, abridged in 12 parts by Jane Marshall.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie.
WEB SITE: [web address removed]


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Author of story: Helen Fielding
Reader: Jennifer Ehle
Story abridged by: Jane Marshall.
Editor: Sally Feldman
Editor: Clare Selerie

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

With Vincent Duggleby.
Producer Sarah Pennells. UNES OPEN 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Sarah Pennells.

: You and Yours

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin presents the music general knowledge quiz with contestants Keith Mitchell from
Wiltshire, Edward Halsted from London and Harry Bancroft from Staffordshire. Producer Stephen Doherty. Rptd Wed 6.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Keith Mitchell
Unknown: Edward Halsted
Unknown: Harry Bancroft
Producer: Stephen Doherty.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: An Odd Body

The Hostages. Final episode of the detective series by Sue Rodwell. with Tina Gray , Paul Panting , Elaine Claxton , Susannah Corbett , Crawford Logan , Matthew Morgan , Gavin Muir and David Hott. Director Glyn Dearman Rpt


Unknown: Sue Rodwell.
Unknown: Tina Gray
Unknown: Paul Panting
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: Susannah Corbett
Unknown: Crawford Logan
Unknown: Matthew Morgan
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: David Hott.
Director: Glyn Dearman
D I Gwen Danbury: Annette Badland
Joan Danbury: Gudrun Ure
OS Henry Jacobs: John Duttine
Superintendent Phillips: John Rye

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker sees a new production of The Rake's Progress at the Welsh National Opera and reads Joe Slovo 's book The Unfinished Autobiography.
Producer Jerome Weatherald. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Joe Slovo
Producer: Jerome Weatherald.

: Short Story: Bright Cave

By Melissa Murray. The search for the identity of a stranger brings notoriety to a Mediterranean community. Read by Denys Hawthorne.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon. Rptd next Sat


Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Read By: Denys Hawthorne.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Dinner for two.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Grigorii Efimovich Rasputin -Almost the Truth

By Wally K Daly. Has history been unjust to "mad monk" Rasputin? with Emma Fielding. Julie Hallam ,
Maurice Denham , Geoffrey Whitehead , Stephen Critchlow , David Collings , Nicholas Boulton , David Timson , Andrew Branch , Zulema Dene , Deborah Berlin, Becky Hindley , Caroline Strong and Patience Tomlinson. Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Wally K Daly.
Unknown: Julie Hallam
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Andrew Branch
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Caroline Strong
Director: Martin Jenkins
Rasputin: Robert Glenister
Tsar Nicholas: Michael Cochrane
Tsarina: Jane Whittenshaw
Hermogenes: Denys Hawthorne
Theophanes: Norman Bird
Illiodor: Roger May
Felix Yussupov: Richard Pearce

: Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe

Five surprisingly predictable jaunts by Peter Tinniswood.
2: Happy Days. It's time for Carter Brandon to take another holiday.
With Howell Evans. Producer Pete Atkin


Writer: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Pete Atkin
Uncle Mort: Stephen Thorne
Carter Brandon: Sam Kelly
Narrator: Christian Rodska
Unknown: Howell Evans

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Contractors

By John B Keane , one of Ireland's best-loved writers. Abridged in ten parts by Pam Brighton and J B Keane and read by Mark Lambert. It is the 1950s and Dan Murray is forced to leave Kerry. 1: Leaving Home
Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: John B Keane
Read By: Mark Lambert.
Read By: Dan Murray

: Education Matters

Presented by Judy Merry. Producer Sally Kirkwood


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: Destinations

A six-part series of irreverent discussions on travel themes. Producer Martin Buckley Rpt


Producer: Martin Buckley Rpt

: After Eden

The second of Alison Leonard 's six-part series about a woman priest. with James Greene. Julie Higginson and Michael Povey. Director Alison Hindell Rpt


Unknown: Alison Leonard
Unknown: James Greene.
Unknown: Julie Higginson
Unknown: Michael Povey.
Director: Alison Hindell
Elaine: Christine Pritchard
Sian: Sue Jones-Davies
Mr Hudson: Steve Hodson

: News

: The Late Book: Players

By Don DeLillo. Abridged in ten parts by Ed Thomason. Read by William Hope. 1: Lyle and Pammy's lives have become predictable and mundane. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Don Delillo.
Unknown: Ed Thomason.
Read By: William Hope.
Producer: Julia Butt

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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