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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

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


Unknown: Peter Nott.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Clive Lawton.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and birthday guest John Tusa.
Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: John Tusa.
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: The Trade Rag

Nick Baker presents six documentaries about trade, professional and business magazines. 3: Farmers Weekly. A rough ride in a four-wheel drive vehicle. ATestbed production


Unknown: Nick Baker

: Daily Service

Jesus, humble was your birth
(Buckland); Luke 18, w 9-14; My soul in stillness waits (Haugen); We rest on Thee (Finlandia). Director of music Matthew Owens.


Music: Matthew Owens.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The history of Britain.
137: Watt and Arkwright and the Industrial Revolution For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Seesaw(3) For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Late Night Opening

11.00 The Joys of Yiddish
Michael Fenton Stevens and Kerry Shale star in the final part of a guide to Yiddish. Based on the book by Leo Rosten. Adapted by Jeremy Front . Producer Diane Messias


Unknown: Michael Fenton Stevens
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Book By: Leo Rosten.
Adapted By: Jeremy Front
Producer: Diane Messias

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 size sae marked 10/96 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

: Maugham's Eye View

Six ofW Somerset Maugham's short stories, dramatised by Neville Teller and narrated by Dirk Bogarde.
1: The Creative Impulse. The authoress Mrs Forrester is horrified when her husband runs off with the cook. with Geoffrey Whitehead , David Collings , John Hartley , David Timson , Zulema Dene and Tracy Wiles. Director Janet Whitaker


Dramatised By: Neville Teller
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde.
Unknown: Mrs Forrester
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: Tracy Wiles.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Mrs Forrester: Sylvia Syms
Albert Forrester: Desmond Barrit
Mrs Bullfinch SHIRLEY: Anne Field

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: No Rights, Only Wrongs

This two-part play by Gillian Bevan , Helen Kluger and Tessa Peake-Jones explores the true story of Caroline Norton. with Gareth Armstrong , Linal Haft ,
Tyler Butterworth , Christine Absalom , Doreen Andrew , Jay Villers and Guy Edwards. Director Lesley Manning. A Tight Assets Theatre production


Play By: Gillian Bevan
Play By: Helen Kluger
Play By: Tessa Peake-Jones
Unknown: Caroline Norton.
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong
Unknown: Linal Haft
Unknown: Tyler Butterworth
Unknown: Christine Absalom
Unknown: Doreen Andrew
Unknown: Jay Villers
Unknown: Guy Edwards.
Director: Lesley Manning.
Caroline Norton: Celia Imrie
George Norton: Robert Dows
Lord Melbourne: Hugh Ross
Lizzie: Hermione Norris
Helen: Barbara Horne

: See It My Way

Six programmes in which blind broadcaster Peter White examines and often explodes the myths about blindness and explores its lighter side. 4: Eyelines and Bylines. Peter has become a television presenter, a job which has required him to learn to write words to fit over pictures he can't see. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ronni Davis

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Sarah Parker continues her series looking at what "home" means to different people. 3: The widow left alone in a rambling family house.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Sarah Parker

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini reviews the staging of Tommythe musical; and talks to his guest, composer Steve Reich. Producer Erika Wright. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Steve Reich.
Producer: Erika Wright.

: Short Story: Expecting

By Emma Donoghue. When he said "expecting", she thought he meant rain. Read by Alice Arnold.
Producer Jill Waters. Rptd next Sunday


Unknown: Emma Donoghue.
Read By: Alice Arnold.
Producer: Jill Waters.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Counterpoint

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Simon's hardhearted.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: 20/20: a View of the Century

John Tusa continues his perspective on the last 100 years in the second season of five programmes.
2: Killing. A harrowing exploration of what lessons have been learned from human slaughter.
Producers Suzanne Levy and Philip Sellars


Unknown: John Tusa
Producers: Suzanne Levy
Producers: Philip Sellars

: Out of the Fire

BBC Foreign Affairs Editor
John Simpson presents six programmes featuring people forced into exile. 2: The Rt Rev Bishop Hassan and Margaret Dehqani-Tafti Producer Marc Jobst Rpt


Editor: John Simpson
Unknown: Bishop Hassan
Unknown: Margaret Dehqani-Tafti
Producer: Marc Jobst Rpt

: True Encounters: 2: Letters from the Ice Land

Six real-life dramas based on the casebook of American psychiatrist Irvin Yalom. Dramatised by John Taylor.

Starring Henry Goodman as Dr Yalom and Warren Mitchell as Saul.
"As I see the envelope I know what's in the letter."

A Fiction Factory production


Author: Irvin Yalom
Dramatised by: John Taylor
Dr Yalom: Henry Goodman
Saul: Warren Mitchell

: Eureka!

In the last of the series, Hazel Rymer of the Department of Earth Sciences talks to Barbara Myers about her life. Producer Anne McNaught Rpt


Unknown: Hazel Rymer
Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Anne McNaught Rpt

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: My Autobiography by Charles Chaplin

Part 3 of Charlie Chaplin 's story. For details see Monday


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin

: Date with Fate

Love Bites. Last in the series of close encounters with fate. With Charles Gray
as Harold Wing Pinero. We have all been visited by the doubt that perhaps we have chosen a less than perfect soulmate. With Paul Raffield , Gillian Bevan , Tracey Wiles , James Nesbitt , Stephen Critchlow and Tim Hope.
Written by Phil Whelans and Gary Parker. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Charles Gray
Unknown: Paul Raffield
Unknown: Gillian Bevan
Unknown: Tracey Wiles
Unknown: James Nesbitt
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Tim Hope.
Written By: Phil Whelans
Written By: Gary Parker.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Paradise Lost in Space

A six-part comedy by Colin Swash. 1: Space travel throws together the most unlikely people. with Dan Strauss , Carla Mendonca and Geoff McGivern. Producer Richard Wilson Rpt


Comedy By: Colin Swash.
Unknown: Dan Strauss
Unknown: Carla Mendonca
Unknown: Geoff McGivern.
Producer: Richard Wilson Rpt
Norman: Tony Robinson
Max: David Haig
Stella: Louise Lombard
Macari: Michael Troughton

: News

: The Late Book: Foreign Parts

By Janice Galloway. Part 3. For details see Monday


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.

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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