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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

Producers Alasdair Cross. Ruth Kiely and Tessa Polniaszek


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

: Prayer for the Day

With the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Rev Michael Turnbull.


Unknown: Michael Turnbull.

: Today

With Alex Brodie and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Indajit Singh.
8.40 Yesterday in Padiament


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: James Naughtie.
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

When I survey the wondrous cross (Rockingham): Matthew 26, w
36-46; Father, if this cup (Dean): Crucifixus (Lotti). Director of music James Whitboum.


Music: James Whitboum.

: Venom

A four-part cultural and natural history of venomous animals.
2: Scorpions. Scorpions are not only restricted to tropical countries - as the stinging bananas of Tyneside or the enormous colony living in Kent prove. Producer Jeremy Grange Repeated Easter Day at 5.00pm


Producer: Jeremy Grange

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The history of Britain.
153: Pitt Goes and Nelson Turns a Blind Eye
For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Joyce Grenfell Requests the Pleasure. Final part. For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the research laboratory to the GP's surgery. Producer Adrian Washboume
Repeated Easter Day 10.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Double Vision

Miles Kington and Edward Enfield host the first of four further chat shows based on the nice policeman/nasty policeman principle. But they both think the other one is the nasty policeman, which makes for unusually civilised and elegant conversation. They also offer quirky guests, vintage humour, household hints and the wit and wisdom of Lady Margaret Oswick.
A Tony Staveacre production


Unknown: Edward Enfield
Unknown: Margaret Oswick.
Unknown: Tony Staveacre

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Books and Company

John Walsh looks at the literature of psychoanalysis.
Repeated from Sunday 11.45am


Unknown: John Walsh

: Comparing Notes with Brian Kay

Brian Kay looks at the current scene in choir schools with Martin Neary from Westminster Abbey and Richard Seal from Salisbury Cathedral. Producer Ray Abbott


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Martin Neary
Unknown: Richard Seal
Unknown: Salisbury Cathedral.
Producer: Ray Abbott

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.
Hidden Lives. Helen Farrell discovers bizarre 3am antics by customers and staff at her local 24-hour supermarket.
Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE/ANSWERPHONE: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: afternoon.shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Helen Farrell
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Melvyn Bragg heads back to the Dark Ages in his new novel Credo, a vast historical blockbuster. Paul Vaughan gets the critical verdict on this and other new fiction.
Producer Jackie Christie
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Producer: Jackie Christie

: Short Story: Easy Money

By Fred Davies. Julie is sitting in an empty launderette when a stranger approaches and makes her an offer that she can't refuse. She has never been in a betting shop before but maybe, it wouldn't do her any harm. Read by Kathryn Hunt. Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Fred Davies.
Read By: Kathryn Hunt.
Director: Kate Rowland

: PM

With Linda Lewis and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Board Game

Boardroom banter, backchat and backstabbing, with 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

it's a matter of principles. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Jenny Cuffe. Producer Kim Barrington
Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe.
Producer: Kim Barrington

: Science Now

Peter Evans presents the weekly review of discoveries and developments in science.
Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Unknown: Peter Evans

: The New Sexual Nature

Playing the Game. In the last of the series on human sexual behaviour,
Dr Gillian Rice asks the experts whether monogamy is a natural element of behaviour, or just us resisting our biological urge to be unfaithful. Producer Julian Hector


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice
Producer: Julian Hector

: 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

Presented by Melvyn Bragg. Revised repeat of 4.05pm


Presented By: Melvyn Bragg.

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Stalin's Nose

By Rory MacLean. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Rory MacLean.

: 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. 5: Class ActionThis week's host, Anne Enright , visits prosperous Dakar in Senegal. With Joe Kerr in Paris and Michael Fitzpatrick in Japan's British Hills. Producer Noah Richler Rpt


Unknown: Anne Enright
Unknown: Joe Kerr
Unknown: Michael Fitzpatrick
Unknown: British Hills.
Producer: Noah Richler Rpt

: News

: The Late Book: Devil in a Blue Dress

By Walter Mosley.
2: Easy Rawlings goes in search of Daphne Monet and discovers he is not the only person looking for her. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Walter Mosley.
Unknown: Daphne Monet

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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