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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Ralph Egan.


Unknown: Fr Ralph Egan.

: Today

With James Naughtie and 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 Douglas Hurd MP.
Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: Daily Service

Living Lord (Appleford); Galatians 5, w 13-15; 6, w 7-10; Come down, 0 love divine (Harris); Amazing Grace (Arr Bertalot). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: The Trade Rag

Nick Baker presents six documentaries about trade, professional and business magazines. 4: Times Educational Supplement. The primary school science teacher of the year performs a ballet. A Testbed production


Unknown: Nick Baker

: Woman's Hour

For a woman, it can mean flexibility, freedom and opportunity, but there is also the danger of exploitation and insecurity. Jenni Murray considers the rights of part-time workers - are they getting a fair deal? Serial: Seesaw(8) For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 11/96 to
[address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Maugham's Eye View

Six of W Somerset Maugham's short stories, dramatised by Neville Teller and narrated by Dirk Bogarde.
2: The Vessel of Wrath. A liaison is formed in the Dutch East Indies. with David Timson , Roger May and Andrew Branch. Director Janet Whitaker


Dramatised By: Neville Teller
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde.
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Andrew Branch.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Martha Jones: Anna Massey
Ginger Ted: Bill Nighy
The Dutch Controlleur: Timothy Spall

: 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 19th-century heroine Caroline Norton.
2: Caroline splits from her husband. with Tyler Butterworth , Jay Villers. Christine Absalom , Doreen Andrew. Gareth Armstrong 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: Tyler Butterworth
Unknown: Jay Villers.
Unknown: Christine Absalom
Unknown: Doreen Andrew.
Unknown: Gareth Armstrong
Unknown: Guy Edwards.
Director: Lesley Manning
Caroline Norton: Celia Imrie
George Norton: Robert Daws
Lord Melbourne: Hugh Ross
Lizzie: Hermione Norris
Helen: Barbara Horne
Thrupp: Llnal Haft

: See It My Way

Six programmes in which blind broadcaster Peter White examines the myths about blindness.
5: Are You Blind, Ref?Peter White explains why he spends so much of his free time at sports events he can't see. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Peter White
Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Ronni Davis

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini reviews new releases Nixon and Get Shorty and discusses A Man's World, BBC2's new series examining masculinity in the first half of the century.
Producer Helen Garrison. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Helen Garrison.

: Short Story: Birthday

Written and read by Collin Johnson. When his wife falls pregnant,
Alexander realises that he has given the matter no thought whatsoever.... Producer Andy Jordan. Rptd next Saturday


Read By: Collin Johnson.
Producer: Andy Jordan.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Counterpoint

Repeated from Monday

: News

: The Archers

Simon gets it on the head. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: 20/20: a View of the Century

John Tusa continues his personal perspective on the last 100 years in a second season of five programmes. 3: Loving. No century has been able to be so free in its public and private expression of passion as this one. 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 the lives of people forced into exile. 3: Paul and Adelaide Joseph Producer Marc Jobst Rpt


Editor: John Simpson
Producer: Marc Jobst Rpt

: True Encounters

Six real-life dramas based on the casebook of American psychiatrist Irvin Yalom. Dramatised by John Taylor.
3: Love's Executioner. Starring Henry Goodman as Dr Yalom, Rosemary Leach as Thelma Hilton and Ben Daniels as Matthew.
A Fiction factory production


Unknown: Irvin Yalom.
Dramatised By: John Taylor.
Unknown: Henry Goodman
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Thelma Hilton
Unknown: Ben Daniels

: Costing the Earth

Mark Whittaker coolly explores the hottest environmental issues in a new series of the green magazine.
Producer Jessica Mitchell. Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Jessica Mitchell.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: My Autobiography by Charles Chaplin

Part 8 of Charlie Chaplin 's story.


Unknown: Charlie Chaplin

: Late Night Opening Fab TV

11.00 New series
A four-part comedy series which pays homage to the cult action adventure shows of the sixties and seventies.
1: The Preventers. A threesome of international troubleshooters. Written by and starring Morwenna Banks , Chris England and Robert Harley. With Ed Devereaux , Desmond Llewelyn ,
Neil Mullarkey , John Irwin and Emma Myant. Music by Peter Baikie. Producer Phil Clarke * See This Week: page 10


Unknown: Morwenna Banks
Unknown: Robert Harley.
Unknown: Ed Devereaux
Unknown: Desmond Llewelyn
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: John Irwin
Unknown: Emma Myant.
Music By: Peter Baikie.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: Paradise Lost in Space

A six-part comedy by Colin Swash. 2: Norman and Max are welcomed. with Michael Troughton. Tom Hollander , Carla Mendonca. Geoff McGivern and Andy Rashleigh. Producer Richard Wilson Rpt


Comedy By: Colin Swash.
Unknown: Michael Troughton.
Unknown: Tom Hollander
Unknown: Carla Mendonca.
Unknown: Geoff McGivern
Unknown: Andy Rashleigh.
Producer: Richard Wilson Rpt
Norman: Tony Robinson
Max: David Haig
Stella: Louise Lombard

: News

: The Late Book: Flowers of the Moon

A commissioned three-part story by Dilys Rose , about an innocent abroad. Jennifer Black reads the first episode. Producer Patrick Rayner


Story By: Dilys Rose
Unknown: Jennifer Black
Producer: Patrick Rayner

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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