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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

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


Unknown: Michael Turnbull.

: Today

With James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Chief Rabbi Dr Jonathan Sacks.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: A Retiring Fellow

William Donaldson , author, impresario and wine bar philosopher is about to retire. Here he begins a four-part quest for a suitable haven. 1: Bournemouth. The tea dance, the fitness centre and the dapple-bottomed chorus girl. Producer Andrew Johnston


Unknown: William Donaldson
Producer: Andrew Johnston

: Daily Service

Jesus, the Crucified, pleads for me (Stainer); Luke 22, w 54-62; Drop, drop, slow tears (Leighton); My song is love Unknown (Love Unknown). Director of music Chris Stokes.


Music: Chris Stokes.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The history of Britain.
154: Prime Minister in Exile For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Are you as old as you feel? Claudia Hammond investigates a theory that a person's real age isn't necessarily the same as the number of birthdays they have had. Short Story: the first of three readings from RoseTremain's Collected Short
Stories, abridged by Di Speirs.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Claudia Hammond
Abridged By: Di Speirs.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 14/96 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.
5: Facts of Life. Nicky is told not to gamble, lend money or see women. with Patience Tomlinson, Geoffrey Whitehead , David Collings , Stephen Critchlow , Denys Hawthorne. Roger May and Paul Jenkins Director Janet Whitaker


Dramatised By: Neville Teller
Unknown: Dirk Bogarde.
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne.
Unknown: Paul Jenkins
Director: Janet Whitaker
Nicky: Paul Rhys
Henry: Robert Lang
Melanie: Melanie Hudson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Young PC

The final in a three-part series by Mark Davies Markham.
Beginning to See the Light. A threatening call tests Paula's integrity. with Tim Dantay. Jo-Anne Knowles , Roger May. Richard Tate and Caroline Strong. Director Michelle Matherson Frederick


Unknown: Mark Davies Markham.
Unknown: Tim Dantay.
Unknown: Jo-Anne Knowles
Unknown: Richard Tate
Unknown: Caroline Strong.
Director: Michelle Matherson Frederick
Paula Young: Julia Ford
Rene Young: Natasha Pyne
Arthur Young: Paul Copley
Jan Taylor: Becky Hindley
DeanO'Rourke: Vincent Davies
Sergeant Thompson: Geoffrey Whitehead

: Treasure Islands

Presented by Michael Rosen. At the Conference of the National Federation of Children's Book Groups, delegates debate issues affecting children's books and reading with publisher
David Lloyd and authors Gillian Cross and Bernard Ashley. Producer Jill Burridge


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Bernard Ashley.
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.
Exorcising Ghosts. Try as she might,
Bonnie Langford is still haunted by her child-star image.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Bonnie Langford

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini reports on this week's cinema releases including
Small Faces - a tale of growing up in the shadow of gang violence in 1960s Glasgow. Plus a look back at the career of controversial director Pier Paolo
Pasolini whose films offended both Church and State in his native Italy. Producer Helen Garrison. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Director: Pier Paolo
Producer: Helen Garrison.

: Short Story: Slow Release

Michael Tudor Barnes reads David Self's story about a ruthless executive.
Producer Elizabeth Allard.
Rptd next Saturday


Reader: Michael Tudor Barnes
Author: David Self
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jackie Hardgrave.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.

: Counterpoint

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Simon, the diplomat.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Science and Wonders

A five-part series in which
Russell Stannard , Professor of Physics at the Open University and a Christian, explores where the worlds of science and faith meet, in conversation with scientists, philosophers and theologians.
1: God and the Cosmos. In the beginning, did God create the heavens and the earth? Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Russell Stannard
Producer: Norman Winter

: Out of the Fire

BBC Foreign Affairs Editor
John Simpson presents the last in the series about people forced into exile. 6:Vincent Magombe Producer Marc Jobst Rpt


Editor: John Simpson
Producer: Marc Jobst Rpt

: True Encounters

Last of the series of real-life dramas based on the casebook of American psychiatrist Irvin Yalom.
Dramatised by John Taylor.
Big Betty. Starring Henry Goodman as Dr Yalom and Julie Lawrence as Betty. A Fiction Factory production


Unknown: Irvin Yalom.
Dramatised By: John Taylor.
Unknown: Henry Goodman
Unknown: Julie Lawrence

: Costing the Earth

Reports from Canada and Russia on the protection of the Arctic's unique habitat. Producer Jessica Mitchell
Repeated Easter Day 9.30pm


Producer: Jessica Mitchell

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Stalin's Nose

ByRoryMacLean.Part3. For details see Monday

: Late Night Opening

11.00 Fab TV
Final part of the comedy series which pays homage to the cult action shows of the sixties and seventies.
I Am Not a Number. Written by and starring Neil Mullarkey and John Irwin , with Irina Brook , Chris England, Robert Harley and Lee Simpson.
Music by Richard Vranch. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: John Irwin
Unknown: Irina Brook
Unknown: Robert Harley
Unknown: Lee Simpson.
Music By: Richard Vranch.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: Paradise Lost in Space

A six-part comedy by Colin Swash. 5: The Oblivions learn foreplay. with Peter Serafinowicz , Carla Mendonca and Guy Witcher. Producer Richard Wilson Rpt


Comedy By: Colin Swash.
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Carla Mendonca
Unknown: Guy Witcher.
Producer: Richard Wilson Rpt
Max: David Haig
Macari: Michael Troughton
Norman: Tony Robinson
Stella: Louise Lombard

: News

: The Late Book: Devil in a Blue Dress

By Walter Mosley.
3: A voice from the past. For details see Monday


Unknown: Walter Mosley.

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.

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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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