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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Rev Peter Nott.


Unknown: Peter Nott.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Eric James.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Eric James.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: [number removed] 4444

Talk to Nick Ross and his guest on an issue of the moment. Producer Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross
Producer: Anne Peacock

: The Off Season

A six-part series in which travel writers visit their favourite off-season holiday destinations. 4: The French Riviera.It can be wildly expensive, suffocatingly hot, and just a little too crowded during the summer months, but off season the French Riviera has an allure that is hard to resist. Arriving just in time for carnival, Laurence Phillips prepares to pound some of the world's most famous promenades. Producers Sue Foster and Rachel Hawthorne Repeated Sunday at 5.00pm


Unknown: Laurence Phillips
Unknown: Rachel Hawthorne

: Daily Service

Praise to the Holiest (Gerontius);
Matthew 21, w 1-9; Hosanna to the Son of David (Weelkes); Ride on! ride on in majesty! (Winchester New).
Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The history of Britain.
136: Window Taxes and Highway
For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Seesaw(2)
For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory to the GP's surgery. Producer Sandy Raffan
Repeated Sunday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: You and Yours

: Double Vision

A quirky chat-show from Bristol. presented by Miles Kington (father of Franglais) and Edward Enfield (father of Harry), each under the illusion that he is in charge of the proceedings. Guests Lady Margaret Oswick and Richard Ingrams attempt to mediate. A Tony Staveacre production


Presented By: Miles Kington
Unknown: Edward Enfield
Unknown: Lady Margaret Oswick
Unknown: Richard Ingrams

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Books and Company

John Walsh of the independent returns with a new eight-part series about books, the readers who read them and the writers who write them.
1:Smells Like Teen FictionRepeated from Sunday 11.45am


Unknown: John Walsh

: Mirrored in Music

Third of a six-part series in which international musicians choose and discuss music describing the character and spirit of their native countries. This week, the Mexican flautist Elena Duran. Producer Gwen Hughes


Unknown: Elena Duran.
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Sara Parker explores what "home" means to different people. 2: The self-build couple constructing their dream.
Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Sara Parker
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reads the much praised paperback Konin and listens to the Radio 4 comedy series S-Laughter in the Dark.
Producer Celia Toynbee
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Celia Toynbee

: Short Story: A Bit of Luck

By Maggie Mountford. "Orpheus and Eurydice, Dido and Aeneas, Ariadne and Theseus - in each pair, one had their feet on the ground while the other soared out of reach. It was the same with Kevin and Selena ..."
Read by Belinda Lang. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Maggie Mountford.
Read By: Belinda Lang.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: The Board Game

Business banter, bons mots and balderdash. With chairman
Nigel Cassidy and panel Stephen Bayley , Howard Hodgson , Alastair Ross Goobey and Janette Rutterford. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Unknown: Stephen Bayley
Unknown: Howard Hodgson
Unknown: Alastair Ross
Unknown: Janette Rutterford.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

A small price for freedom. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Major issues and changing attitudes. Reporter Jane Dodge. Producer David Lewis
Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm


Reporter: Jane Dodge.
Producer: David Lewis

: Science Now

Georgina Ferry presents a weekly review of discoveries in science. Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: The 1996 Reith Lectures - the Language Web

A World Wide Web. Language is like the World Wide Web: users have an apparent freedom, yet they follow a restricted number of paths. Each language is dominated by its own mental models, which clever word-weavers can manipulate. In her final lecture, Professor Jean Aitchison warns listeners not to get caught in language's hidden snares.


Lecturer: Professor Jean Aitchison
Producer: Tessa Watt

: In Touch

With Peter White.
Producer Karen Turner
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White.
Producer: Karen Turner

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: My Autobiography by Charles Chaplin

Part 2 of Charlie Chaplin 's extraordinary story of how he became a cinema legend.
Read by Nigel Hawthorne. Rpt


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Read By: Nigel Hawthorne.

: Mediumwave

The week's events in the media.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: Four Corners

Fergal Keane hosts the first of a six-part series of offbeat travel and unusual experience. Wasteland. This week, Colum McCann roots out the subway dwellers of New York City and Joe Kerr joins the chain gangs of Alabama's penitentiaries. Producer Noah Richler Rpt


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Unknown: Colum McCann
Unknown: Joe Kerr
Producer: Noah Richler Rpt

: News

: The Late Book: Foreign Parts

By Janice Galloway. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Janice Galloway.

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.

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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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