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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 Angela Tilby.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Tickle the Public

A six-part series in which Matthew Engel charts 100 years in the history of popular daily newspapers from 1896-1996.
2: Sunshine from the Sausage Shop: the Rise of the Daily Express. Producer Andy Denwood
* See This Week: page 14


Unknown: Matthew Engel
Producer: Andy Denwood

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Marilyn French , author of The Women's
Room, cosmologist Sir Martin Rees and Anthony Smith. Producer David Herman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Marilyn French
Unknown: Sir Martin Rees
Unknown: Anthony Smith.
Producer: David Herman

: Daily Service

From the Chapel of Unity, Methodist College, Belfast, led by the Rev
Dr Bert Tosh with the Chapel Choir. Luke
9, w 57-62.


Unknown: Dr Bert Tosh

: Battling with the Past

Ronald Hutton chairs a six-part series of the lighthearted history quiz. 4: King Alfred. Was he really great? Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Ronald Hutton

: ThisSceptr'd Isle

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
130: Grenville as Prime Minister and How Boswell Met
Johnson Wntten by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin


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

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Letters Home. Emily Buchanan accompanied her husband to South Africa in 1881. Carol Royle begins a two-part reading of her great-greatgrandmother's letters home. Abridged by Kate Murphy.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/ radio/radio4/womans_hour/index.html


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Emily Buchanan
Unknown: Carol Royle
Abridged By: Kate Murphy.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby.
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Tim Bowler.

: You and Yours

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin presents the music general knowledge quiz with contestants Penny Vere from Malvem, Dennis Bird from Shorehamby-Sea and Peter Thomas from Yeovil. Producer Stephen Doherty. Rptd Wed 6.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Dennis Bird
Unknown: Peter Thomas
Producer: Stephen Doherty.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Piano

Michelene Wandor 's three-part dramatisation of the book of the film by Jane Campion and Kate Pullinger.
At the age of six, Ada McGrath takes a vow of silence and learns to express herself through her piano. 1: Scotland with Eileen Nicholas , Jan Shand and Kim Durham. Original music by Anthea Gomez played by the composer and Christian McKay Director Sue Wilson
# See This Week: page 5


Unknown: Michelene Wandor
Unknown: Jane Campion
Unknown: Kate Pullinger.
Unknown: Ada McGrath
Unknown: Eileen Nicholas
Unknown: Jan Shand
Unknown: Kim Durham.
Music By: Anthea Gomez
Music By: Christian McKay
Director: Sue Wilson
Ada McGrath: Stella Gonet
YoungAda: Susan Sheridan
Deiwar: John Duttine
Alisdair Stewart: David Bannerman
Wyston: Robert Robertson
Mr MacGregor: Andrew Melville

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor and guests.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker examines 50 years of The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra by Benjamin Britten and sees La Dolce Vita transferred to the stage. Producer John Boundy. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: La Dolce Vita
Producer: John Boundy.

: Short Story: Call Me Amelia

By Glen Jayson. Hilary finds there's more to being a woman "who does" than dusting. Read by Sunny Ormonde . Producer Sue Wilson


Unknown: Glen Jayson.
Read By: Sunny Ormonde
Producer: Sue Wilson

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

The heat is on. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm
# See This Week: page 12

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper. Revised


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: The L-Shaped Room

Lynne Reid Banks 's classic novel set in 1958 in a seedy boarding house in Notting Hill Gate


Author: Lynne Reid Banks
Dramatised by: Valerie Windsor.
Pianist: John Joyce
Bass: Ken Marly
Drums: Malcolm Woodward
Guitar: Derek Harris
Director: Kate Rowland
Jane: Saira Todd
Toby: Daniel Peacock
John: Gary Beadle
Doris: Sheila Reid
Mavis: Pat Coombes
Father: Russel Dixon
Jane 2: Brigit Forsyth
Other parts: Laura Richmond
Other parts: John Griffin
Other parts: Cliff Howells

: Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe

Five jaunts by Peter Tinniswood. 3: A Good Day for Banning with June Barrie , Liz Goulding , Stuart Organ and Harrison Dastick. Producer Pete Atkin


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

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 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.
6: Dan defeats Reicey's Rangers. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: John B Keane
Read By: Mark Lambert.

: Destinations

A six-part series of irreverent discussions on travel themes. 4: The Sexual Tourist Producer Martin Buckley Rpt


Producer: Martin Buckley Rpt

: Education Matters

Presented by Judy Merry. Producer Sally Kirkwood


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: After Eden

A six-part drama series by Alison Leonard about a woman priest. 3: One Flesh with Clare Isaac , Rhodri Hugh , Kristin Milward and Oliver Senton. Director Alison Hindell Rpt


Unknown: Alison Leonard
Unknown: Clare Isaac
Unknown: Rhodri Hugh
Unknown: Kristin Milward
Unknown: Oliver Senton.
Director: Alison Hindell Rpt
Elaine: Christine Prichard
Phil: Hywel Morgan
Melvyn: Michael Povey
Gwen: Manon Edwards

: News

: The Late Book: Players

By Don DeLillo. Abridged in ten parts by Ed Thomason.
6: Lyle, has become involved with terrorists. Read by William Hope. 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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