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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Alasdair Cross. Ruth Kiely and Tessa Polniaszek


Producers: Alasdair Cross.
Producers: Ruth Kiely
Producers: Tessa Polniaszek

: Prayer for the Day

With Judge Dick Hamilton.


Unknown: Dick Hamilton.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Indajit Singh.

: News

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

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

: Daily Service

Were you there? (Were you there); Isaiah 53, w 3-6; Man of sorrows (Gethsemane); To mock Your reign (Tallis). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Venom

A four-part cultural and natural history of venomous animals.
1: Spiders. The black widow, the brown recluse and the Brazilian wandering spider - names guaranteed to make Little Miss
Muffet choke on her curds and whey and run screaming from hertuffet. But help is at hand - the Friendly Spider Programme can have you cuddling a tarantula after just one session. And if that sounds too much, wait for the story of the Piaroa Indians who eat spiders for lunch!
Producer Jeremy Grange. Rpt Sun at 5.00pm


Producer: Jeremy Grange.

: This Sceptr-d Isle

The history of Britain.
148: The French Revolution and Tom
Paine's Rights of Man For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure (5). For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

: 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

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Double Vision

For the last time in this series, Miles Kington and Edward Enfield attempt to see whether they have anything at all in common. Lady Margaret Oswick of Bath and Mary Killen intervene with sensible advice.
A Tony Staveacre production


Unknown: Miles Kington
Unknown: Lady Margaret Oswick
Unknown: Mary Killen

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Books and Company

John Walsh looks into the popularity of audio books.
Repeated from Sunday 11.45am


Unknown: John Walsh

: Mirrored in Music

The final programme in the series in which intemational musicians choose and discuss music describing the character of their native countries.
This week, Andrew Green 's guest is the Swedish-bom tenor Nicolai Gedda , whose cosmopolitan background includes Russian ancestry.


Unknown: Andrew Green
Tenor: Nicolai Gedda

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. From heavy metal to opera singer- it was an ill wind that blew pop musician Enid Williams off course midway through her career.
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Daire Brehan
Musician: Enid Williams
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reads a biography of Queen Caroline of Brunswick and investigates new trends in publishing gimmicks.
Producer Mohit Bakaya. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Mohit Bakaya.

: Short Story: A Short Life of Juanito

By Una Leonie Flett.
"Juanito's ambition was not only for himself. He wanted his village, his tiny white and flower-filled village, to appear large on the map. He wanted more projects to attract tourism, and increase the glory of his little kingdom..." Read by Vivienne Dixon.


Author: Una Leonie Flett.
Reader: Vivienne Dixon.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: The Board Game

Financial fun, frolics and fisticuffs, with chairman Nigel Cassidy and panel Adrian Chiles ,
Howard Hodgson , Alastair Ross Goobey and Janette Rutterford.
Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Howard Hodgson
Unknown: Alastair Ross Goobey
Unknown: Janette Rutterford.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: News

: The Archers

Simon needs a shoulder.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

With Britain's high-street shops and supermarkets increasingly filled with exotic fruit, flowers and vegetables grown in Third World countries, Jolyon Jenkins reports from Kenya on the human cost of this new trade. Producer David Haggle
Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins

: Science Now

With Peter Evans and guests. Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Unknown: Peter Evans

: The New Sexual Nature

A four-part series in which GP
Dr Gillian Rice explores human sexual behaviour in a totally new light.
3: Pink or Blue? Would you like to be able to choose the sex of your babies? Many people try diets or timing of intercourse, or even go to sex selection clinics. But if technology one day gives us the chance to choose, what will be the effect? Producer Mary Colwell


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Producer: Mary Colwell

: In Touch

Peter White with news, views and information for visually impaired people.
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.
Editor Rod Liddle


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.
Editor: Rod Liddle

: Book at Bedtime: Picnic at Hanging Rock

By Joan Lindsay. Part 7 of the Australian novel abridged in ten parts by Roger Pine.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Joan Lindsay.
Unknown: Roger Pine.

: Mediumwave

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

: Four Comers

A six-part series on offbeat travel and unusual experiences.
4: The Net. Presented by Tim Grundy. This week, reports from Iceland, the Canadian Rockies and Sicily attest to the pervasive power of the net - the rope variety.
Producer Noah Richler Rpt


Presented By: Tim Grundy.
Producer: Noah Richler Rpt

: News

: The Late Book: Metroland

Julian Barnes reads his novel.
Part 7.
For details see yesterday


Unknown: Julian Barnes

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.

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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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