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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 Rabbi Pete Tobias.


Unknown: Pete Tobias.

: Today

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


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Letters from a Diplomat: 1: A Bowler Hat and a Tightly Furled Umbrella

Five talks in which Douglas Hurd reflects on his career in the Foreign Office.

Douglas Hurd explains why he did not go straight into politics.


Speaker: Douglas Hurd
Producer: Jenni Russell

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg isjoined by Dr John Gribbin , author of Companion to the Cosmos.
Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Dr John Gribbin
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Daily Service

From St Andrew 's and St George's Church, Edinburgh. Led by the Rev Johnston McKay. Psalm 93; The Lord doth reign (Stroudwater); Immortal, invisible God only wise (St Denio); 0 Trinity, most blessed light. St Andrew
Camerata directed by Vincent Wallace. Organist Leon Coates.


Unknown: St Andrew
Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay.
Directed By: Vincent Wallace.
Organist: Leon Coates.

: Dear Diary

The last in the series of diary extracts. Sue Limb browses through diary entries for those days when nothing much happens. Read by Susie Brann and Bill Wallis. Producer Erin Riley # Sue Limb's TV dinner: page 32


Read By: Susie Brann
Read By: Bill Wallis.
Producer: Erin Riley

: This Sceptr'd Isle: 197: Disraeli and the Origin of Two Nations

Anna Massey narrates the history of Britain with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.


Narrator: Anna Massey
Words of Sir Winston Churchill read by: Peter Jeffrey
Writer: Christopher Lee
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Olestra may be the dieter's dream - but what are the side effects? Philippa Dolley samples the fat-free fat.
Serial: Heat Wave by Penelope Lively , read by Rowena Cooper and abridged in 12 parts by Di Speirs (5).
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie
WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/radio/ radio4/womans_hour/index.html


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Philippa Dolley
Unknown: Penelope Lively
Read By: Rowena Cooper
Unknown: Di Speirs
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

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

Vincent Duggleby takes the calls.
Producer Tim Bowler. LINES OPEN 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Tim Bowler.

: You and Yours

With Arabella Schnadhorst.


Unknown: Arabella Schnadhorst.

: Brain of Britain 1996

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge quiz in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. Today's first-round contest comes from the Home Counties. Producer Richard Edis. Rptd Wed 6.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: The Beautiful Game: If It Wasn't for That Graham Taylor

John Saithouse stars in his own play about a footballers' agent. with Gavin Muir , Wolf Kahler , Don Warrington , Yemi Ajibade , Anthony Milner , Joy Elias-Rilwan , Peter Yapp , Ciara Janson , George Allonby and Paul Keating. Director Claire Grove Rpt


Unknown: John Saithouse
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: Wolf Kahler
Unknown: Don Warrington
Unknown: Yemi Ajibade
Unknown: Anthony Milner
Unknown: Joy Elias-Rilwan
Unknown: Peter Yapp
Unknown: Ciara Janson
Unknown: George Allonby
Unknown: Paul Keating.
Director: Claire Grove
Charlie Dawson: John Salthouse
Vishal: Lyndam Gregory
Ronnie Josephs: Jonathan Tafler
Sir Fred: George Parsons
Tracie: Emma Chambers
Gloria: Eve Shickle
Samantha Dawson: Rebecca Lacey

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor and guests.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker attends the first
Highland Festival and hears a new composition for the 2,000-year-old Celtic war trumpet, the carynx.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Rvsd repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story: The Dinner Ghost

By Patricia Hannah. Had he come back now because, at last, he had something to say to them? Read by Lesley Mackie. Producer David Jackson Young Rpt


Unknown: Patricia Hannah.
Read By: Lesley MacKie.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Le&Potter.


Unknown: Chris Lowe

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Eddie has given up.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Monday Play: Something to Remember You By

By David Pownall. It is World War I and Gerald is a portrait photographer in a small northern town. He takes discreet nude pictures of soldiers' wives for the men to take to the front. with Steve Hodson , Tessa Worsley , Derek Waring. Kristin Milward , Becky Hindley , Michael Tudor Barnes
, Peter Yapp , Jonathan Keeble and Annabel Mullion . Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: David Pownall.
Unknown: Steve Hodson
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Derek Waring.
Unknown: Kristin Milward
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Michael Tudor Barnes
Unknown: Peter Yapp
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: Annabel Mullion
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Gerald: Michael Maloney
Lily: Lesley Sharp
Nathan: Adam Kotz
Prior: T P McKenna

: Fresche Fragrant Clairettis

Claret, the red wine of Bordeaux, once linked Scotland and France so closely it was called the bloodstream of the Auld Alliance. Billy Kay explores the history, poetry and song of ths ancient connection and meets the people who carry on the tradition today. Producer Michael Shaw


Unknown: Billy Kay
Producer: Michael Shaw

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: Book at Bedtime: Bookshop

Penelope Fitzgerald 's book is read in ten episodes by Maggie Steed. Part 6. Abridged and produced by David Hunter


Unknown: Penelope Fitzgerald
Unknown: Maggie Steed.
Produced By: David Hunter

: Out of Order

Patrick Hannan chairs the politics quiz with Michael White , Austin Mitchell MP, Matthew Taylor MP and Simon Hoggart. Written and compiled by Michael Dines Producer Ann Jobson Rpt


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Matthew Taylor
Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Unknown: Michael Dines
Producer: Ann Jobson

: Education Matters

Linda Lewis presents topical issues. Producer Sally Kirkwood


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: Babblewick Hall

Scott Cherry 's six-part sitcom starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton Babblewick. with Sam Kelly , Gillian Bevan , Sara Coward , John Baddeley and Stephen Critchlow. Music by Paul Mottram. Producer Paul Schlesinger Rpt


Unknown: Scott Cherry
Unknown: Nicholas Le Prevost
Unknown: Fenton Babblewick.
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: Gillian Bevan
Unknown: Sara Coward
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow.
Music By: Paul Mottram.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger
Augustus Snipe: Forbes Masson
Barney: David Antrobus

: Letter from the Clouds

Art historian James Malpas tells of his initiation into parachutejumping. Producer Abigail Appieton Rpt


Unknown: James Malpas
Producer: Abigail Appieton Rpt

: News

: The Late Book: The Last Girl: Part 2

By Penelope Evans , abridged in six parts by Janys Chambers and read by Warren Mitchell.


Author: Penelope Evans
Abridged by: Janys Chambers
Reader: Warren Mitchell
Producer: Foz Allan

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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