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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Ralph Egan.


Unknown: Fr Ralph Egan.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Eric James.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: (0171) [number removed]

A discussion of topical issues with Nick Ross.
Producer Anne Peacock. LINES OPEN 8.00am


Unknown: Nick Ross.
Producer: Anne Peacock.

: Daily Service

Teach me, my God and King (Sandys); 1 Timothy 6, w 1-5; Sent by the Lord (Nicaraguan trad arr Bell); Forth in Thy name, 0 Lord, I go (Song 34). Director of music James Whitboum.


Music: James Whitboum.

: The Off Season: 5: Madrid

A six-part series in which travel writers visit their favourite off-season holiday destinations.

It's not just that Calle Eschegary is said to have more bars than the whole of Norway that keeps veteran travel writer Perrott Phillips returning to Madrid in winter. The "velasquez" winds open up a whole new range of attractions - from the eating of roast sucking pig, to the wearing of dramatic "sesena" capes.
(Rptd Sun 5.00pm)


Presenter: Perrott Phillips
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: This Sceptr'd Isle: 140: The Boston Tea Party and the Beginning of the American Revolution

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
(long wave only)


Narrator: Anna Massey
Reader: Peter Jeffrey.
Writer: Christopher Lee
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Woman's Hour

Romance and intrigue in the dog world get the blockbusting treatment in Anita Burgh's new novel. She joins Jenni Murray to talk about canine capers and Crufts. Serial: Seesaw(7) For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Medicine Now

With Geoff Watts. Producer Sandy Raffan
Repeated Sunday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts.
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: You and Yours

Lesley Riddoch presents reports on consumer and social affairs.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch

: Double Vision

Another sparky exchange between Miles Kington and Edward Enfield, with guests Harry Enfield (relation) and Sue Limb (journalist). Among the topics under consideration are
Irishness, housewifery and stout trousers.
A Tony Staveacre production

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Books and Company

John Walsh presents the series about books, readers and writers. Repeated from Sunday 11.45am


Unknown: John Walsh

: Mirrored in Music

Fourth 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 Welsh tenor
Dennis O'Neill.
Producer Gwen Hughes


Tenor: Dennis O'Neill.
Producer: Gwen Hughes

: The Afternoon Shift

Daire Brehan and guests with topical discussion and feature stories from around the country. Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Daire Brehan
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Indian author Rohinton Mistry discusses his major new novel A Fine Balance with Paul Vaughan.
Plus a special investigation into whether the Riverdance phenomenon can be replicated in Scotland. Producer Beaty Rubens
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Rohinton Mistry
Unknown: Paul Vaughan.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Short Story: Puss in Boots

By James Finn Gamer. A politically correct, tongue-in-cheek take on an old (though definitely not ageist) tale, as Puss in Boots turns political advisor. Read by Eric Meyers. Producer Nandita Ghose Repeated next Sunday


Unknown: James Finn Gamer.
Read By: Eric Meyers.
Producer: Nandita Ghose

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: The Board Game

Industrial intrigue, infighting and idiocy. With chairman Nigel Cassidy and panel Paul Burden , Greg Dyke , Howard Hodgson and Alastair Ross Goobey.
Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Unknown: Paul Burden
Unknown: Greg Dyke
Unknown: Howard Hodgson
Unknown: Alastair Ross
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

Julia's feeling weary.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Major issues at home and abroad. Reporter Jonathan Rugman. Producer Jan Frazer
Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm


Reporter: Jonathan Rugman.
Producer: Jan Frazer

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: The New Sexual Nature: 1: Sperm Wars

A four-part series in which GP Dr Gillian Rice explores human sexual behaviour in a totally new light.

This programme looks at sex itself and uncovers some startling theories. By studying the behaviour of animals from blue tits to gorillas, evolutionary biologists present us with a thought-provoking interpretation of our love life.
Face Behind the Voice: page 12


Presenter: Dr Gillian Rice
Producer: Mary Colwell

: In Touch

Tony Barringer with news, views and information for visually impaired people.
Producer Karen Turner
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
FACTSHEET: factsheets or quarterly bulletins summarising broadcast information are available on request. Send a large sae to
[address removed]


Unknown: Tony Barringer
Producer: Karen Turner

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: My Autobiography by Charles Chaplin

Part 7 of Charlie Chaplin 's story, read by Nigel Hawthorne.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Read By: Nigel Hawthorne.

: Mediumwave

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

: Four Comers

A six-part series on offbeat travel and unusual experience. 2: Making Waves. Presented by Tim Grundy. Today's reports include the giant waves ofThurso and the Grand Canyon, and a hairdresser in Ghana. Producer Noah Richler Rpt


Presented By: Tim Grundy.
Producer: Noah Richler Rpt

: News

: The Late Book: Foreign Parts

By Janice Galloway. Part 7. 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.

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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