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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Leila Badawi.


Unknown: Leila Badawi.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Anna Ford.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Angela Tilby.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: My Name Escapes Me

Sir Alec Guinness reads his own
"diary of a retiring actor", abridged in five episodes by Neville Teller. 1: January-June 1995 Producer Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Sir Alec Guinness
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: News

: Start the Week

Hermoine Leejoins Melvyn Bragg to discuss her biography of Virginia Woolf and Beryl Bainbridge talks about her new novel based on the maiden voyage of the doomed Titanic. Producer Olivia Seligman


Talks: Beryl Bainbridge
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Daily Service

: Battling with the Past

Ronald Hutton presides over the historical parlour game.
3: The Great Witch Hunt. Why did fears about people keeping toads lead to
50,000 women being executed across Europe during the Middle Ages? Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Ronald Hutton
Producer: Ian Bell

: On This Day

A look back at some of the events in the news exactly 50 years ago. The nation remembers its Battle of Britain heroes. Producer Susan Greenhalgh
Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Producer: Susan Greenhalgh
Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Woman's Hour

Wendy Austin meets medical experts and mothers at the Shankill Women's Centre in Belfast as the Woman's Hour Best of Health bus arrives in Northern Ireland.
Serial: Anna Karenina. Juliet Stevenson reads Leo Tolstoy 's epic novel of romance, passion and despair. Abridged in 25 parts by Doreen Estall (11). Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie
WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/radio/ radio4/womans_hour/index.html


Unknown: Anna Karenina.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson
Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Unknown: Doreen Estall
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

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

With Vincent Duggleby.
Producer Josh de la Mare. LINES OPEN 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Josh de la Mare.

: You and Yours

: Brain of Britain 1996

Robert Robinson chairs the final of the nationwide general knowledge quiz. The finalists are Kevin Ashman , Chris Latimer , Stephen Banks and Ingram Wilcox.
Producer Richard Edis
Repeated Wednesday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Unknown: Kevin Ashman
Unknown: Chris Latimer
Unknown: Stephen Banks
Unknown: Ingram Wilcox.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: The Last September

By Elizabeth Bowen. Dramatised in two parts by Nigel Gearing.
2: 1920, County Cork. Lois and Marda face a gunman in the deserted mill with Dorian lough. Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen.
Director: Claire Grove
Lois: Anna Healy
Gerald: Greg Wise
LadyMyra: Carmel McSharry
Sir Richard: Denys Hawthorne
Marda: Frances Tomelty
Hugo: Billy Boylo
Francie: Janet Maw
Liwy: Anna Livia Ryan
David: Robert Harper
Laurence: J D Kelleher

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor and guests.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynn Walker reviews Jonathan Miller 's production of La Traviata at the London Coliseum and reads Muriel
Spark's novel Reality and Dreams. Producer Adrian Washbourne Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynn Walker
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story: Tom

By Henrietta Branford. "I knew perfectly well he was starting an affair." Read by Louisa Milwood-Haigh . Producer Alex Burrett


Unknown: Henrietta Branford.
Read By: Louisa Milwood-Haigh
Producer: Alex Burrett

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: News Quiz

A satirical look back at the week's top stories as Simon Hoggart quizzes
Alan Coren , Andy Hamilton , Matthew Norman and Clive Anderson.
Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Unknown: Matthew Norman
Unknown: Clive Anderson.

: News

: The Archers

Jack gets a visit from the law. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Over the Counter

In the last of four programmes, Oliver Walston learns the art of liquoring coffee with expert Tony Higgins.


Unknown: Oliver Walston
Unknown: Tony Higgins.

: The Monday Play: Burdalane

By Judith Adams. Mad Lady Grange, abandoned by her husband on St Kilda after three mock funerals, battles to recover her mind and identity.
Music composed and performed by Paddy Cunneen. Director Michael Fox


Unknown: Judith Adams.
Unknown: St Kilda
Unknown: Paddy Cunneen.
Director: Michael Fox
Rachel Erskine, Lady Grange: Kathryn Hunter
James Erskine/Finlay: Campbell Morrison
Mackay/Lovat/Walpole: Alistair Galraith
Alexander Carlyle: Will Barton
Rory/Hope: Phil McKee
Christina/Mary: Eliza Langland
Ann Macdonald/Bridie: Ann MacDonald
John Mackenzie: Keiran Cunningham
Woman/Bird: Ceit Kearney
Oresman: Andrew Burt

: Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe

As Legend Has It. The fourth of five episodes continuing
Carter Brandon 's epic journey through Wales with his Uncle Mort. With
Stephen Thorne as Uncle Mort, Sam Kelly as Carter Brandon , Stuart Organ as Neville and June Barrie as Verona.
Narrated by Christian Rodska.
Written by Peter Tinniswood. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Carter Brandon
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Sam Kelly
Unknown: Carter Brandon
Unknown: Stuart Organ
Unknown: June Barrie
Unknown: Christian Rodska.
Written By: Peter Tinniswood.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Jeremy Harris.


Unknown: Jeremy Harris.

: Book at Bedtime: The Nation's Favourite Poems

In a nationwide poll to discover Britain's favourite poem, Rudyard Kipling's If was voted number one. John Nettles, Siobhan Redmond, Greg Wise and Emma Fielding read a selection from the top 50 poems.


Unknown: John Nettles
Unknown: Siobhan Redmond
Unknown: Greg Wise
Producer: David Hunter

: Chain Reaction

Sarah Dunant invites four guests to demonstrate their decision-making skills in a hypothetical scenario.
2: It's May 1997... a normal day at Lime Marsh prison - until a disturbance starts. How would the interested parties react? Producer Ariane Koek


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Ariane Koek

: Reading Aloud

Your Father's Eyes are Blue Again, the Bey and the Albatross.
Bruce Chatwin 's recollections of sailing, antiquities and the sooty albatross. Read by Patrick Malahide.
Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat


Unknown: Bruce Chatwin
Read By: Patrick Malahide.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: News

: The Late Book: Amongst Women

Tony Doyle reads John McGahern 's story, abridged in ten parts by the author. A former Irish freedom fighter struggles to regain his glory days.
1: The three daughters return home to commemorate Monaghan Day. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Tony Doyle
Unknown: John McGahern
Producer: Pam Brighton

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.

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