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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Christine Trevett.


Unknown: Dr Christine Trevett.

: Today

With James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Jim Thompson.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Celia Quantrill


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Celia Quantrill

: Daily Service

Jesus, lover of my soul (Aberystwyth); Romans 5, w 1-11; My Lord, what love is this? (Kendrick); To God be the glory! (To God be the glory). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: The Trade Rag

Nick Baker presents six documentaries about trade, professional and business magazines.
5: Truck and Driver. The magazine for truck drivers pursues a story about a driverless truck. A Testbed production


Unknown: Nick Baker

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The history of Britian. 144: Yorktown For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Tessa Williams reveals why, after years in the culinary wilderness, mussels are finally coming out of their shells.
Serial: Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure. The start of a ten-part series of extracts from Joyce Grenfell's funny and touching autobiography, read by the author in a recording which is being reissued as part of the Radio Collection.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Tessa Williams
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 12/96 to
[address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Maugham's Eye View

Six ofW Somerset Maugham's short stories, dramatised by Neville Teller and narrated by Dirk Bogarde. 3: The Round Dozen with Jane Whittenshaw , Paul Jenkins and Stephen Critchlow. Director Janet Whitaker


Dramatised By: Neville Teller
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde.
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: Paul Jenkins
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Mortimer Eliis: Michael Williams
Miss Porchester: Joanna David
MrStClair: Denys Hawthorne
MrsStClair: Zulema Dene

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Young PC

A three-part serial by Mark Davies Markham. 1: Passing Out.
Paula Young , a newly qualified police constable, is posted to her home town. with Tim Dantay , Jo-Anne Knowles , Roger May , Richard Tate and Tessa Worsley Director Michelle Matherson Frederick


Unknown: Mark Davies
Unknown: Paula Young
Unknown: Tim Dantay
Unknown: Jo-Anne Knowles
Unknown: Roger May
Unknown: Richard Tate
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Paula Young: Julia Ford
Rene Young: Natasha Pyne
Arthur Young: Paul Copley
Jan Taylor: Becky Hindley
DeanO'Rourke: Vincent Davies
Sergeant Thompson: Geoffrey Whitehead

: See It My Way: Fiona

Last of the series in which Peter White examines the myths about blindness.

Peter White believed he would make the ideal foster father; Social Services thought his blindness would be a problem.


Presenter: Peter White
Producer: Ronni Davis

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Novelist Anne Enright continues the week's series in which writers reveal a favourite body part.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Anne Enright

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees into the future with Disney's new computer-generated film Toy Sto/yand talks to the British producers of Four Weddings and a Funeral about their new project.
Producer Mohit Bakaya. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Producer: Mohit Bakaya.

: Short Story: The Diary

Live from the London Book Fair! By Andrea Levy. A tale about a drama student finding a novel path to success. Read by Vivienne Rochester.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon. Rpt next Sat


Unknown: Andrea Levy.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Counterpoint

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Nigel gets tough.
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.
4: Talking. No century has evertalked as much as this one. John Tusa discovers how fragile the word is up against the might of modem communications. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: John Tusa
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Out of the Fire

BBC Foreign Affairs Editor John Simpson presents six programmes featuring the lives of people forced into exile. 4: Andrea Opari
Producer Marc Jobst Rpf


Editor: John Simpson
Unknown: Andrea Opari
Producer: Marc Jobst Rpf

: True Encounters

Six real-life dramas from the casebook of psychiatrist Irvin Yalom. Dramatised by John Taylor. 4: A Darker Sister.
Starring Henry Goodman as Dr Yalom and Harriet Walter as Marge White. "To die! That's all I want." A Fiction Factory production


Unknown: Irvin Yalom.
Dramatised By: John Taylor.
Unknown: Henry Goodman
Unknown: Harriet Walter
Unknown: Marge White.

: Costing the Earth

The environmental programme looks at the growing problem of congested cities, like Bangkok, with its car toilets and motorcycle midwives.
Producer Jessica Mitchell. Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Producer: Jessica Mitchell.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Picnic at Hanging Rock

By Joan Lindsay. Part 3 of the Australian novel that was made into a classic film.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Joan Lindsay.

: Late Night Opening

11.00 Fab TV A four-part comedy series which pays homage to the cult action adventure shows of the sixties and seventies. 2: The Return of the Preventers.Could Mordick have escaped by laser beam? Written by and starring Morwenna Banks , Chris England and Robert Harley. With Ed Devereaux , Desmond Llewelyn , Neil Mullarkey and John Irwin. Music by Peter Baikie. Producer Phil Clarke


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

: Paradise Lost in Space

A six-part comedy by Colin Swash.
3: The Oblivions have a game of tennis. with Louise Lombard , Michael Troughton , Tom Hollander , Carla Mendonca and Geoff McGivem. Producer Richard Wilson Rpt


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

: News

: The Late Book: Metroland

By Julian Bames. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Julian Bames.

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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