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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 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 Charles Handy.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Letters from a Diplomat

Five talks in which Douglas Hurd reflects on his career.
2: Parades and Peking Picnics
Douglas Hurd took the slow boat to China to join the small group of Western diplomats in Peking. Producer Jenni Russell


Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Producer: Jenni Russell

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg with his guests, Martin Amis , Steven Berkoff and physicist Danah Zohar.
Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Steven Berkoff
Unknown: Danah Zohar.
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: With Great Pleasure

The first of a six-part series in which people discuss the literature that has inspired or informed them. Poet Allen Ginsberg talks today about the Poetry that has inspired his work. Producer Sara Davies


Talks: Allen Ginsberg
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

From the Church of St Martin on the Hill, Scarborough. Where love and loving kindness dwell (St Botolph); Job 29, w 11-16; Thou knowest, Lord (Purcell); All my hope on God is founded (Michael). Director of music Martin Dales.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

Anna Massey narrates the story of Britain. Read by Peter Jeffrey.
202: 1876 - Gladstone and the War in Bosnia
Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin


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

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray. In a special from Birmingham, women including singer/songwriter Dilly Keane , clinical psychologist Myra Junter and author Sara Maitland come together to celebrate the rise of the mid-life woman.Serial: Heat Wave by Penelope Lively , read by Rowena Cooper and abridged in 12 parts by Di Speirs (10). Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie ™EB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/radio/ 'adio4/womans_hour/index.ritml


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Songwriter: Dilly Keane
Unknown: Myra Junter
Unknown: Sara Maitland
Unknown: Penelope Lively
Read By: Rowena Cooper
Unknown: Di Speirs
Editors: Sally Feldman

: Test Match Special

Commentary on the final day's play in the First Cornhill Test.
Including at
1.00 The Wortd at One as FM
3.45* Teatime News For details see Saturday * Approximate time

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Tim Bowler. LINES OPEN 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Tim Bowler

: You and Yours

: Brain of Britain 1996

Robert Robinson chairs the general knowledge quiz. 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

: Mr Solowei and the Unicorn

By Helen Buhaenko. They say in Byelorussia that if it rains for long enough the unicorn will come.
With Greg Ashton, Lyndam Gregory, Lynne Seymour, Robert Harper, Rolant Prys and Manon Edwards.


Writer: Helen Buhaenko
Director: Alison Hindell
Mr Solowei: Cyril Shaps
Cara: Clare Isaac
Giovanni: Steve Hodson
[Actor]: Greg Ashton
[Actor]: Lyndam Gregory
[Actor]: Lynne Seymour
[Actor]: Robert Harper
[Actor]: Rolant Prys
[Actor]: Manon Edwards

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor and guests.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker profiles Hans Werner Henze, Composer in Residence at this year's Aldeburgh Festival, and hears the sounds of LA with a review of Barney Hoskins's history of Los Angeles music, Waiting for the Sun. Producer Mohit Bakaya. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Hans Werner
Producer: Mohit Bakaya.

: Short Story: The Rebel

By Madeleine Wickham. Amelia is a legal secretary ... or that's what her family think. Reader Patience Tomlinson. Producer Christine Boar. Rptd next Saturday


Unknown: Madeleine Wickham.
Producer: Christine Boar.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Jennifer raises the alarm.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Monday Play: Secure Within

In Martyn Wade 's black comedy,
Owen's loathing of the outside world has led him to barricade himself and his family inside their home. Having decapitated an intruder, Owen locks himself away, unaware that in his absence his wife and her stepson are planning a little revenge....
Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Martyn Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
Roberta: Anna Massey
Freda: Brenda Blethyn
Owen: Stephen Moore
Robert: Jullan Rhino-Tutt

: Living Like This

Twenty years ago, art student Daniel Meadows set out in a converted double decker bus to photograph the people living in a Britain he barely knew. Now he journeys back through a very different country. Reporter Alan Dein. Producer Mark Burman


Unknown: Daniel Meadows
Reporter: Alan Dein.
Producer: Mark Burman

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

* Face Behind the Voice: page 12

: Book at Bedtime: Craven House

John Moffatt reads Patrick Hamilton 's novel about the residents of a West
London household in the First World
War. Abridged in five parts by Antony Kearey. Part 1.
Producer Enyd Williams


Unknown: Patrick Hamilton
Unknown: Antony Kearey.
Producer: Enyd Williams

: Education Matters

Presented by Diana Appleyard.
Producers Rebecca Famworth and Kathryn Morrison


Presented By: Diana Appleyard.
Producers: Rebecca Famworth
Producers: Kathryn Morrison

: Out of Order

Patrick Hannan chairs the political quiz with Michael White , Austin Mitchell MP, Robin Corbett MP and Sir Rhodes Boyson MP. Written and compiled by Michael Dines Producer Ann Jobson Rpt


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Unknown: Michael White
Unknown: Robin Corbett
Unknown: Sir Rhodes Boyson
Unknown: Michael Dines
Producer: Ann Jobson

: Babblewick Hall

Rnal episode of Scott Cherry 's sitcom, starring Nicholas Le Prevost as Fenton and Forbes Masson as Augustus. with John Moffat , David Antrobus. Sam Kelly and Gillian Bevan. Music by Paul Mottram Producer Paul Schlesinger Rpt


Unknown: Scott Cherry
Unknown: Nicholas Le Prevost
Unknown: Forbes Masson
Unknown: John Moffat
Unknown: David Antrobus.
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: Gillian Bevan.
Music By: Paul Mottram
Producer: Paul Schlesinger Rpt
William Babblewick: Benjamin Whitrow
Elizabeth Babblewick: Anna Cropper
Harriet: Courtney King

: News

: The Late Book: Skin Tight

Carl Hiaasen 's cult American thriller.
Abridged in ten parts by Brian McCabe and read by Angus Macinnes. Part 1. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Carl Hiaasen
Unknown: Brian McCabe
Read By: Angus MacInnes.
Producer: Bruce Young

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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