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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 Canon Christopher Lamb.


Unknown: Canon Christopher Lamb.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Letters from a Diplomat

The last of five talks in which Douglas Hurd reflects on his career in the Foreign Office.
Wars and Peacemakers. "After three years, the news reaching me became on the whole an enemy, not a friend. Turning on the news each morning became an anxiety, not a pleasant excitement."
Producer Jenni Russell


Unknown: Douglas Hurd
Producer: Jenni Russell

: News

: Soapbox

Andrew Neil invites his guests to air their passions and pet hates. Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Andrew Neil
Producer: Julia Shaw

: With Great Pleasure

In the fourth of six personal selections of literature, Steve Jones , Professor of Genetics at University College London, introduces choices ranging from Charles Darwin to P G Wodehouse. Producer Felicity Goodall


Unknown: Steve Jones
Unknown: Charles Darwin
Producer: Felicity Goodall

: Daily Service

From St Andrews's Church in Plymouth, led by the Rev Stephen Shipley. Lead us, heavenly Father (Mannheim); Psalm 27; Show me Your ways, 0 Lord (Arr Hackeson); Unto Him who is able (Mayor).
Director of music Mark Hackeson.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.
Music: Mark Hackeson.

: Five Western Philosophers

A five-part anthology of Western thought. 1: Plato. Anthony Hyde reads from The Republic.
Producer Tim Dee Rpt


Unknown: Anthony Hyde
Producer: Tim Dee

: Woman's Hour

From the Live Theatre in Newcastle,
Jenni Murray celebrates the launch of the Woman's Hour Poetry Collection Serial: Letters from Prague. Barbara
Flynn reads Sue Gee's story. Abridged in 12 parts by Jane Marshall (8). Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie
WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/radio/ radio'4/womans_hour/index.html


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jane Marshall
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes listeners' calls.
LINES OPEN 10.00am


Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Declan Curry

: You and Yours

With Chris Choi.
* Chris Choi 's Choice: page 13


Unknown: Chris Choi.
Unknown: Chris Choi

: Brain of Britain 1996

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide 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

: Coleman and Astor

The final part of Michael McStay 's detective series. No Harm Done.
Inspector Coleman finds the Gantry Estate to be an alien land. with Toby Jones , Tony Osoba , Elaine Claxton ,
Peter Acre , Matthew Morgan , Nicholas Boulton , Frances Jeater , David Jarvis , Diana Bishop , Gavin Muir , Susannah Corbett and Danny Schiller. Music by Stephen Warbeck. Director Jane Morgan Rpt


Unknown: Michael McStay
Unknown: Toby Jones
Unknown: Tony Osoba
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: Peter Acre
Unknown: Matthew Morgan
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Unknown: David Jarvis
Unknown: Diana Bishop
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: Susannah Corbett
Unknown: Danny Schiller.
Music By: Stephen Warbeck.
Director: Jane Morgan
Inspector Coleman: Stephen Thorne
Sergeant Astor: Joe Dunlop
Reid: Dexter Fletcher
Girl: Deborah Berlin
Welch: Simon Schatzberger
Ma Baker: Pauline Letts
Blackman: Sidney Cole

: The Afternoon Shift

Phil Smith marks the 80th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.


Unknown: Phil Smith

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker listens to the tenor sax of Tommy Smith and reads Beth Yahp 's book The Crocodile Fury.
Producer Hilary Dunn. Rvsd repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Tommy Smith
Unknown: Beth Yahp
Producer: Hilary Dunn.

: Short Story: Nationalists

By Christopher Burns. Read by Keith Drinkel.
Producer Angela Dalton. Rptd next Saturday


Unknown: Christopher Burns.
Read By: Keith Drinkel.
Producer: Angela Dalton.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Eddie has news for Kate. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm * Polly Toynbee : page 14


Unknown: Polly Toynbee

: The Monday Play: Swine

By Diane Samuels, award-winning author of Kindertransport. The first in the five in July season by rising stars in new drama.
Muslim, Jewish and Christian lives are woven together in pursuit of a rather special mission after a young Asian girl finds a pig's head nailed to the door of her mosque. with Roger May, Madhav Sharma, Pauline Letts, Zulema Dene, Barbara Dryhurst, Kim Wall, John Hartley, David Timson and Jane Whittenshaw
Music composed by Ilona Sekacz. Percussionist Anthony Kerr. Director Tracey Neale


Unknown: Diane Samuels
Unknown: Roger May
Unknown: Madhav Sharma
Unknown: Pauline Letts
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: Barbara Dryhurst
Unknown: Kim Wall
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Composed By: Ilona Sekacz.
Unknown: Anthony Kerr.
Director: Tracey Neale
Ayesha: Rina Mahoney
Judith: Jane Bertish
Peter: Joe McGann
Nigel: Stephen Critchlow
Rachel: Samantha Glenn
Lizzie: Jessica Hodson
Hazera: Jamila Massey
Yussuf: Antony Zaki
Mohammed: Wazidul Hoque Choudhury
Asif: Reza Smali

: Quintessentially Flummoxed

Leonard Barras reads two of his stories. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Leonard Barras
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Paula

Isabel Allende 's story of her life, her family and Chile's history. Translated by Margaret Sayers Peden and abridged in seven parts by Jan Fairley. Read by Patience Tomlinson . Part 1. Producer Elizabeth Allard


Unknown: Isabel Allende
Translated By: Margaret Sayers Peden
Unknown: Jan Fairley.
Read By: Patience Tomlinson
Producer: Elizabeth Allard

: Education Matters

Presented by Judy Merry. Producer Sally Kirkwood


Presented By: Judy Merry.
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: Out of Order

Patrick Hannan chairs the last in the series of the political quiz with Michael White , Austin Mitchell MP, Matthew Taylor MP and Simon Hoggart. Written by Michael Dines. Producer Ann Jobson Rpt. See Thursday 12.25pm for new series


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

: The Doctors

Asixpart medical drama series. 3: Dr Khan is increasingly anxious about a psychiatric patient. with Lyndham Gregory , Gordon Cameron , Kate Binchy , Robert Whelan , Peter Gunn , Dee Sadleer , James Quinn and Clare Beck. Written by Maurice Bessman. Director Danny Hiller Rpt


Unknown: Lyndham Gregory
Unknown: Gordon Cameron
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Robert Whelan
Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Dee Sadleer
Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Clare Beck.
Written By: Maurice Bessman.
Director: Danny Hiller
Dr Sam Benson: Richard O'Sullivan
Mrs Gilchrist: Sue Johnston
Dr Ros Galloway: Amelia Bulmore
Denise Garrett: Amanda Pickering

: News

: The Late Book: The Comfort of Strangers

By Ian McEwan. Abridged in seven parts by Penny Leicester.
6: The horrifying climax nears. Read by Paul McGann. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Ian McEwan.
Unknown: Penny Leicester.
Read By: Paul McGann.
Producer: Julia Butt

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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