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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 Douglas Alexiou.


Unknown: Douglas Alexiou.

: Today

James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Nadeem Kazmi.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Nadeem Kazmi.

: Beyond the Millennium

Six conversations in which
Sheena McDonald considers the future.
3: Employment and Work. Professor Lynda Gratton from the London
Business School envisages ways of competing within the global economy. Producers Clare Csonka and Christopher Stone


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Unknown: Lynda Gratton
Producers: Clare Csonka
Producers: Christopher Stone

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg talks to geneticist Richard Dawkins and musician Paul Robertson about music and the mind. Producer Sarah Johnson


Talks: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Richard Dawkins
Musician: Paul Robertson
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: Dear Diary

A six-part series of diary extracts.
1: England footballer Graeme Le Saux kicks off a new series with readings from sporting diaries. Will Carling,
Laurie McMenemy , Richard Dunwoody , Jonathan Agnew and Tracy Edwards read from their own diaries, revealing the exhilaration and despair that come from turning a passion into a profession. Producer Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Laurie McMenemy
Unknown: Richard Dunwoody
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Tracy Edwards
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Stephen Shipley with the choristers of Lichfield Cathedral.
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds (St Peter); John 3, w 1-8; Ex ore innocentium (Ireland); The kingdom is upon You (Wolvercote). Director of music Andrew Lumsden.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley
Music: Andrew Lumsden.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
172: Melbourne and the Death of William IV
Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Anna Massey
Read By: Peter Jeffrey.
Written By: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray celebrates the launch of Woman's Hour playing cards - celebrating 52 top women and two jokers. Card Game 1: Poker. Serial:
Mama Makes Up Her Mind (and Other Dangers of Southern Living). Bailey White reads the first of five extracts from her best-selling memoirs.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie
WEB SITE: http://wviw.bbcnc.org.uk/radio/ radio4/womans_hour/index.html


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Bailey White
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: (0171) [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby.
Producer Marcia Hughes. LINES OPEN 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Marcia Hughes.

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin asks the questions in the second semi-final of the general knowledge music quiz.
Producer Steve Doherty. Rptd Wed 6.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Steve Doherty.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: On Mayday

Paul Copley was in the Soviet Union when the Chernobyl disastertook place. Radio 4 presents another chance to hear his play ten years on. with Garard Green , Daniel Kodicek , Wayne Howard , Peter Howell. Deborah Makepeace. Paul Gregory , Kim Wall , David Goodland ,
Stephen Hattersley , James Goode and Theresa Streatfield. Director Ned Chaillet Rpt


Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Garard Green
Unknown: Daniel Kodicek
Unknown: Wayne Howard
Unknown: Peter Howell.
Unknown: Deborah Makepeace.
Unknown: Paul Gregory
Unknown: Kim Wall
Unknown: David Goodland
Unknown: Stephen Hattersley
Unknown: James Goode
Unknown: Theresa Streatfield.
Director: Ned Chaillet Rpt
Nancy: Natasha Pyne
Tom: Christopher Fairbank
Marta: Jan Winters
Eric: Bryan Pringle

: The Afternoon Shift

Russell Davies investigates the link between national crises and the timing and appearance of monarchy-related gossip. With Laurie Taylor.


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker sees a new production of High Society, with songs by Cole Porter , as it begins a national tour, and listens to new recordings of the Schone Mullerin.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Songs By: Cole Porter
Unknown: Schone Mullerin.
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: Short Story: Theories about Men

By Philippa Gregory. Stephanie spent years working as a wife in return for her dream home. Read by Carole Boyd. Producer Jill Walters. Repeated next Sunday


Unknown: Philippa Gregory.
Read By: Carole Boyd.
Producer: Jill Walters.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: The News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Joe made the wrong decision. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Merely Players

By Don Taylor. Early in February 1601, the Earl of Essex's agent asks the Globe Theatre Company to stage Richard II, a play which is effectively banned. with Charles Kay , Peter Woodward ,
Nigel Anthony , Doug Wooton , Chris Emmett ,
Peter Czajkowski , Frank Moorey , David Weston and Jonathan Dryden Taylor. Director Don Taylor A First Writes Radio production


Unknown: Don Taylor.
Unknown: Charles Kay
Unknown: Peter Woodward
Unknown: Nigel Antony
Unknown: Doug Wooton
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Peter Czajkowski
Unknown: Frank Moorey
Unknown: David Weston
Unknown: Jonathan Dryden Taylor.
Director: Don Taylor
Shakespeare: Michael Pennington
Burbage: Ronald Pickup
The Queen: Margaret Tyzack
The Lady: Frances Barber
Southampton: Anton Lesser

: This Must Be the Place

A six-part series in which Nick Baker uses the BBC Radio Archives as a route map of changing Britain. 2: The Ml, 1959. Minister of Transport Ernest Marples opens
Britain's first 72 miles of motorway. Producer Fiona Couper


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Fiona Couper

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Business

Novelist Frederic Raphael recalls five showbiz escapades.
1: Jimmy. From rags to riches.... Producer Duncan Minshull Rpt


Unknown: Frederic Raphael
Producer: Duncan Minshull Rpt

: Education Matters

Presented by Judy Merry. Producer Sally Kirkwood


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: Tinniswood About

A four-part series in which
Peter Tinniswood reflects on his pleasures. 2: Pet Shops
Producer Graham Battye Rpt


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Graham Battye Rpt

: Uncle Dynamite

By P G Wodehouse. The final episode, starring Richard Briers as Uncle Fred and Hugh Grant as Pongo, with narration by Paul Eddington. The Old School Tie with Chris Emmett , Toby Longworth and Mary Chater. Dramatised by Richard Usbome Producer Gareth Edwards Rpt


Unknown: G Wodehouse.
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Hugh Grant
Unknown: Paul Eddington.
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Mary Chater.
Dramatised By: Richard Usbome
Producer: Gareth Edwards Rpt
Sir Aylmer Bostock: Charles Gray
Major Brabazon Plank: Donald Hewlett
Bill Oakshott: Simon Treves

: News

: The Late Book: Lipstick on the Host

Aidan Mathews 's book is abridged in seven parts by the author and read by Pauline McLynn. Part 6. Producer Pam Brighton Rpt


Unknown: Aidan Mathews
Read By: Pauline McLynn.
Producer: Pam Brighton Rpt

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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