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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Alan Earl.


Unknown: Alan Earl.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Tom Butler.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Dymphna Rynn


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Dymphna Rynn

: Three Sisters

Catherine is a home help, Katrina works behind the deli counter of the local supermarket and Demetria looks after their convent - which is in a block of flats in Hackney. Clare Jenkins meets an extraordinary order of nuns. Producer Jane O'Rourke


Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Daily Service

Thou art the way (St James): John 1, vv 43-51; Breathe on me, breath of God (Stokes); Son of God, eternal
Saviour (Everton). Director of music Chris Stokes.


Music: Chris Stokes.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The history of Britain.
174: The Bedchamber Crisis For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray plays another ace from the Woman's Hour pack of cards. Card Game 3: Cribbage.
Serial: Mama Makes Up HerMind(3) For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send sae marked 18/96 to
[address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Chambers

Clive Coleman 's five-part sitcom about the questionable practices of a group of barristers.
3: The Cab Rank Rule. Fuller-Carp extols the high moral standards of the Bar. with Jonathan Coy , Paul Shearer , Keith Drinkle and Ann Beach. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Jonathan Coy
Unknown: Paul Shearer
Unknown: Keith Drinkle
Unknown: Ann Beach.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
John Fuller-Carp: John Bird
Hilary Tripping: James Fleet
Ruth Quirke: Lesley Sharp
Vince: Jonathan Kydd
Newscaster: Jonathan Kydd

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Killer Conquest

By Guy Fithen. Christopher Cazenove stars as 1930s sleuth
Norman Conquest , and Bonnie Langford as his crime-solving partner Pixie in their greatest adventure yet - proving the Gay Desperado's innocence. with Jonathan Tafler , Anthony Jackson and Gavin Muir. Music by Robert Rigby. Director Adrian Bean. A Mr Punch production


Unknown: Guy Fithen.
Unknown: Christopher Cazenove
Unknown: Norman Conquest
Unknown: Bonnie Langford
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Unknown: Gavin Muir.
Music By: Robert Rigby.
Director: Adrian Bean.
Williams: Richard Davies
Livingstone: Colin Spaull
Mrs Herridew: Kerry Shale
Herridew: Neville Jason
Curator: Neville Jason

: Treasure Islands

Presented by Michael Rosen.
Michelle Magorian , author of the modern classic Goodnight Mr Tom , talks about writing for children. Producer Jill Burridge


Presented By: Michael Rosen.
Presented By: Michelle Magorian
Talks: Mr Tom
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Ian Peacock reports from the Magdalen tower at Oxford on this first day of summer.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Ian Peacock

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, an independent American film starring Andy Garcia , and reviews a stage production of Tolstoy with F Murray Abraham playing the author.
Producer Hilary Dunn. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Andy Garcia
Unknown: Murray Abraham
Producer: Hilary Dunn.

: Short Story: May Day

By Melissa Murray.
Read by Natasha Pine.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Rpt


Unknown: Melissa Murray.
Read By: Natasha Pine.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Party Pollical Broadcast

By the Conservative Party.

: Counterpoint

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Lynda counts on Betty.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Science and Wonders

In the last programme,
Russell Stannard , Professor of Physics at the Open University, joins a panel chaired by Libby Purves to discuss the series with atheist Lewis Wolpert , Professor of Biology at University College, London; the writer Kitty Ferguson ; and Michael Reiss , an Anglican priest who teaches Biology at the University of Cambridge. Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Russell Stannard
Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: Lewis Wolpert
Unknown: Kitty Ferguson
Unknown: Michael Reiss
Producer: Norman Winter

: Noel Coward - from His Diaries

In the last of three programmes, Simon Cadell explores Noel Coward through hisjoumals. Additional commentary from Graham Payn. Edited and introduced by Tony Staveacre. Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Graham Payn.
Introduced By: Tony Staveacre.
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Key Witness

In this last conversation with Alan Watson
, diplomat Sir Frank Roberts looks back at his involvement with the country at the heart of this century's conflict in Europe. 3: Germany
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Alan Watson
Unknown: Sir Frank Roberts
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Costing the Earth

In the last of the series of the environmental magazine,
Mark Whittaker examines the facts behind green scares, myths and hype.
Producer Marie Helly. Rptd Sun 9.30pm


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Producer: Marie Helly.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Business

By Frederic Raphael. 3: Merce
For details see Monday


Unknown: Frederic Raphael.

: Late Night Opening

11.00 Seymour the Fractal Cat
A five-part comedy by Gary Parker. 4: Phase Space. As Jeremy Stone finds out, there is no manual for Earth marked "Read Me First". with Robert Bathurst , Paul Bown , Nisha K Nayar . Maria Charles. Julie Gibbs , Simon Greenall. Bhan Bowles and Peter Serafinowicz. Producer Jo Clegg


Comedy By: Gary Parker.
Unknown: Jeremy Stone
Unknown: Robert Bathurst
Unknown: Paul Bown
Unknown: Nisha K Nayar
Unknown: Maria Charles.
Unknown: Julie Gibbs
Unknown: Simon Greenall.
Unknown: Bhan Bowles
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.
Producer: Jo Clegg
Seymour: Greg Proops
Omni Tec: John Hegley

: We Know Everything

infotainment show which goes on the road to tackle more needless questions. 3: Written and hosted by Dan Gaster and Paul Powell. With Simon Godley , Clare Cathcart and Martin Hyder. Producer Phil Clarke Rpt


Unknown: Dan Gaster
Unknown: Paul Powell.
Unknown: Simon Godley
Unknown: Clare Cathcart
Unknown: Martin Hyder.
Producer: Phil Clarke Rpt

: Elastic Planet

Ben Moor 's six-part comedy.
3: The Shape. With Dan Strauss ,
Michael Troughton , Neil Mullarkey , Kerry Shale , Siriol Jenkins and Ben Moor. Producer Jon Naismith


Unknown: Ben Moor
Unknown: Dan Strauss
Unknown: Michael Troughton
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Ben Moor.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: The Late Book: Tongues of Rame

By Tim Parks. Read in eight parts by John Duttine. 1: In 1968 a movement of worship swept through the nation bringing with it gifts of the spirit. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Tim Parks.
Unknown: John Duttine.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

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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