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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

Mark Holdstock looks at the history and future of one of Britain's most popular breeds of upland sheep, the Swaledale. Producer Ruth Kiely


Unknown: Mark Holdstock
Producer: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

With Douglas Alexiou.


Unknown: Douglas Alexiou.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Thought for the Day

With Nadeem Kazmi.


Unknown: Nadeem Kazmi.

: Beyond the Millennium

Six conversations in which
Sheena McDonald considers the future. What will things be like in the year 2010?
4: Information Technology. Futurologist Ian Pearson predicts a world in which robots are becoming commonplace.
Producers Clare Csonka and Christopher Stone


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Unknown: Futurologist Ian Pearson
Producers: Clare Csonka
Producers: Christopher Stone

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg isjoined by European poet and scientist Miroslav Holub. Producer Jeanette Thomas


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Miroslav Holub.
Producer: Jeanette Thomas

: Dear Diary

A six-part series of diary extracts. 2: Dorothy Wordsworth , Gilbert White and John Clare -just three of the green-fingered diarists who reveal their horticultural hopes and fears through the gardening year. Producer Kate Whitehead


Unknown: Dorothy Wordsworth
Unknown: Gilbert White
Unknown: John Clare
Producer: Kate Whitehead

: Daily Service

With the choir of Bowdon Parish Church; May the fragrance (Kendrick);
Matthew 26, w 6-13; Ave Verum
(Elgar); Have faith in God, my heart (Ich halte treulich still). Director of music Sasha Johnson Manning.


Music: Sasha Johnson Manning.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

Anna Massey narrates the story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century, read by Peter Jeffrey.
177: Peel the Prime Minister and the Corn Laws
Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin


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

: Woman's Hour

From the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, Jenni Murray launches the Woman's 's Hour 50th Anniversary Collection of Short Stories with a celebration of the riches of women's literature. Guests include
Deborah Moggach and Clare Boylan , whose stories are in the anthology; Kate Atkinson , winner of the Whitbread Award; and actress Rebecca Front, who reads on the accompanying tape. The serial this week is a season of short stories from the new book, which is edited by Di Speirs. Short story: Holland Park by Maeve Binchy, read by Rebecca Front. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie
WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/radio/ radio4/womans_hour/tndex.html


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Clare Boylan
Unknown: Kate Atkinson
Edited By: Di Speirs.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Foot off the Pedal

Kevin Jackson avoids the May Day Holiday trafficjams and traces the steps of that heroic anachronism of the modern world ... the non-driver.
Are we rapidly accelerating toward a situation where non-driving is seen as an aberration? With a riposte from the street, bus, train or back of a taxi from the likes of David Attenborough ,
Arthur Smith and Margaret Drabble. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Kevin Jackson
Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Margaret Drabble.
Producer: Paul Quinn

: You and Yours

With Chris Choi.


Unknown: Chris Choi.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin chairs the general-knowledge music quiz as the line-up for the final is decided.
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

: Dat's Love

By Leonora Brito. In 1950s Cardiff, factory-worker Grace sang in a trio. with Treva Etienne , Don Warrington. Lee Farley , Manon Edwards , Helen Griffin and Chris Griffiths. Pianist Matthew Bailey Director Alison Hindell Rpt


Unknown: Leonora Brito.
Unknown: Treva Etienne
Unknown: Don Warrington.
Unknown: Lee Farley
Unknown: Manon Edwards
Unknown: Helen Griffin
Pianist: Chris Griffiths.
Pianist: Matthew Bailey
Director: Alison Hindell
Grace: Suzanne Packer
Cleo: Sandra James-Young
Carmen: Sandra Yaw
Evelyn: Karin Diamond
Young Cleo: Lorraine Cole

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor. including a guide to satirical calypsos by Alex Pascall.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Unknown: Alex Pascall.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker talks to the "supertenor" Roberto Alagna and, as Radio 3 starts broadcasting through the night, listens to the radio in the early hours.
Producer Mohit Bakaya. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Talks: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Roberto Alagna
Producer: Mohit Bakaya.

: Short Story: The Quest for Lavishes Ghast

By Muriel Spark.
Read by Jane Wittenshaw.
Producer Duncan Minshull. Rpt next Saturday


Unknown: Muriel Spark.
Read By: Jane Wittenshaw.
Producer: Duncan Minshull.

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: The News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Caroline tries too hard.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Speak Low

By Bruce Stewart. After his successful collaboration with Bertolt Brecht in pre-Nazi Germany, Kurt Weill enjoyed a second career as a writer of musicals in wartime New York.
Director Shaun MacLouglin Rpt


Unknown: Bruce Stewart.
Unknown: Kurt Weill
Director: Shaun MacLouglin Rpt
Weill: Andrew Sachs
Brecht: Bill Wallis
Lotte Lenya: Melinda Walker
OgdenNash: Ed Bishop
Otto Klemperer/Mr Merryman: Christian Rodska
Carmelrta/Helene Weigel: Joanna Myers
Father and pianist: Bruce Stewart

: 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.
3: Camaby Street. 1960. Made famous a generation ago, now the Mods are back and this time they're Japanese. Producer Fiona Couper


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Fiona Couper

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: Waugh on Five Fronts

In tribute to the late Simon Cadell , a chance to hear his narration of a five-part selection of the letters of Evelyn Waugh. 1: The Twenties
Compiled by Michael Bakewell Producer Jane Morgan Rpt


Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh.
Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Producer: Jane Morgan Rpt

: Tinniswood About

A four-part series in which
Peter Tinniswood reflects on his pleasures. 3: Pipe Smokers
Producer Graham Battye Rpt


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Graham Battye Rpt

: Babblewick Hall

An 18th-century sitcom written by Scott Cherry in six parts and starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick.
1: Idealistic Fenton Babblewick inherits his uncle's Yorkshire estate. with Gillian Bevan and Philip Jackson. Music by Paul Mottram. Producer Paul Schlesinger Rpt


Written By: Scott Cherry
Unknown: Nicholas Le Prevost
Unknown: Fenton Babblewick.
Unknown: Fenton Babblewick
Unknown: Gillian Bevan
Unknown: Philip Jackson.
Music By: Paul Mottram.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger Rpt
Augustus Snipe: Forbes Masson
Barney: David Antrobus
Jack: Sam Kelly

: News

: The Late Book: Tongues of Flame

John Duttine reads the fourth part of Tim Parks' book, abridged in eight epsiodes. Producer Rosemary Watts


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.

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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.

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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