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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 His Holiness the Dalai Lama in conversation with Trevor Barnes.


Unknown: Dalai Lama
Unknown: Trevor Barnes.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: The Awkward Squad

A four-part series on Parliament's outcasts.
2: The Rebel Life. What is it like to cross the threshold of party loyalty and live the rebel life? Matthew Parris finds out. Producer Michael Blastland


Unknown: Matthew Parris
Producer: Michael Blastland

: 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

The last of six selections of literature. The Catholic writer and broadcaster Cristina Odone reveals her favourite poetry and prose. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Cristina Odone
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Daily Service

From the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, West Yorkshire. Ephesians 1, w 15-23.

: On This Day

A look back to some of the events in the news exactly 50 years ago. Producer Tabitha Morgan
Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Producer: Tabitha Morgan
Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Woman's Hour

As part of the 50th anniversary Best of Health initiative, Jenni Murray introduces a live programme from Manchester Town Hall exploring British attitudes towards sex. With actress Polly James, agony aunt Jenny Cozens and MEP Arlene McCarthy.
Serial: Shirley Williams - Snakes and Ladders, a Political Diary. Shirley Williams's ten-part autobiography. 6: Members Only
Website: [web address removed]


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Guest: Polly James
Guest: Jenny Cozens
Guest: Arlene McCarthy
Editor: Sally Feldman
Editor: Clare Selerie

: Inside Money

Repeated from Saturday 12.00 noon

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Brain of Britain 1996

Robert Robinson chairs the nationwide general knowledge quiz. Today's first-round contest comes from the North of England.
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

: Top Story

A four-part drama series set in a West Midlands news agency.
2: Team Games. Sinclair is trying to blow wide open the private life of England rugby player Garry Bould. with Marc Finn , Susan Jeffrey. Marian Kemmer , Kim Durham , Alex Jones. Tamsin Heatley and Anne-Marie Francis. Music by Jeff Meams
Written by Mick Martin. Director Brian Lighthill


Unknown: Garry Bould.
Unknown: Marc Finn
Unknown: Susan Jeffrey.
Unknown: Marian Kemmer
Unknown: Kim Durham
Unknown: Alex Jones.
Unknown: Tamsin Heatley
Unknown: Anne-Marie Francis.
Music By: Jeff Meams
Written By: Mick Martin.
Director: Brian Lighthill
Sinclair: Lewis Hancock
Gwen: Shirley Stelfox
Karen: Sunny Ormonde
Jason: Don Gilet
Edwards: Geoffrey Freshwater
Sarah: Jo Rafferty
Duncan: David Bowen

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor. A brief military history of the exploits of Action Man.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker considers the new season of the Proms, which opens this week, and listens to the new release from Africa's most important diva - Oumou Sangare.
Producer John Boundy. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Oumou Sangare.
Producer: John Boundy.

: Short Story: A Children's Guide to British Birds

By Jonathan Treitel. Read by Alice Arnold. Producer Duncan Minshull. Rptd next Saturday


Unknown: Jonathan Treitel.
Read By: Alice Arnold.
Producer: Duncan Minshull.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Old Harry's Game

Andy Hamilton 's six-part comedy series set in Hell.
1: Satan is fed up with eternity. with Jimmy Mulville , Steven O'Donnell , Philip Pope. Penelope Nice and Jasper Jacob Producer Paul Mayhew-Archer Rpt


Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Jimmy Mulville
Unknown: Steven O'Donnell
Unknown: Philip Pope.
Unknown: Penelope Nice
Unknown: Jasper Jacob
Producer: Paul Mayhew-Archer
Satan: Andy Hamilton
The Professor: James Grout

: News

: The Archers

Elizabeth gets an offer.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Simon Parkes looks at food in Atlanta. Producer Sheila Dillon Rpt


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Sheila Dillon Rpt

: The Monday Play: Last Bus Home

The third in the Five in July series of plays by some of the rising stars in new drama. By Gill Adams , winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First in 1994, for Off Out. Six schoolfriends, angered by the murder of their friend Sally and the meagreness of her burial, take decisive action. with Sarah Parks. Josh Richards , Maike Lynden. Josh Richards , Terry Chapman and Darren Walton Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Gill Adams
Unknown: Sarah Parks.
Unknown: Josh Richards
Unknown: Maike Lynden.
Unknown: Josh Richards
Unknown: Terry Chapman
Unknown: Darren Walton
Director: Kate Rowland
Maria: Kelly Lawton
Pat: Louise Ross
Fergie: Stephanie Galbraith
Sally: Stephanie Galbraith
Babs: Sarah Ozeke
Jo: Kerry Green
Sid: Natalie Harvey

: Quintessentially Flummoxed

In the last of the series, Leonard Barras reads two more of his unlikely 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: The Merry Muse

To mark the bicentenary of the death of Robert Burns , Michael Mackenzie reads Eric Linklater 's comic novel about the discovery of a long-lost pornographic manuscript by the poet. Abridged in ten parts by Trevor Royle. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Robert Burns
Unknown: Michael MacKenzie
Unknown: Eric Linklater
Unknown: Trevor Royle.
Producer: David Jackson

: Space Fictions

Calling Mission Control. In the second of four programmes, Dr John Gribbin looks at the figure of the space traveller. Producers Sara Davies and Sally Marmion Rpt


Unknown: Dr John Gribbin
Producers: Sara Davies
Producers: Sally Marmion Rpt

: Education Matters

Last in the series presented by Diana Appleyard.
Producer Sally Kirkwood


Presented By: Diana Appleyard.
Producer: Sally Kirkwood

: The Doctors

A six-part medical drama series. 5: It's a hectic day in the surgery, with more attacks on Dr Khan. with Peter Gunn , Kate Binchy , Dee Sadler , Patricia Brake , James Quinn , Liz Stooke. Janys Chambers. Kevin Dyer and Gordon Cameron Written by Maurice Bessman Director Jeremy Ancock Rpt


Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Dee Sadler
Unknown: Patricia Brake
Unknown: James Quinn
Unknown: Liz Stooke.
Unknown: Janys Chambers.
Unknown: Kevin Dyer
Written By: Maurice Bessman
Director: Jeremy Ancock
Dr Sam Benson: Richard O'Sullivan
Mrs Gilchrist: Sue Johnston
Dr Ros Galloway: Amelia Bullmore
Denise Garrett: Andrea Pickering
Dr Nasser Khan: Lyndam Gregory

: News

: The Late Book: The Sportswriter

Richard Ford 's novel is abridged in 12 parts by John Scotney and read by Ron Berglas. Part 9. Producer Julia Butt


Unknown: Richard Ford
Unknown: John Scotney
Read By: Ron Berglas.
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.

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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