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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation by the Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks.


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Sacks.

: Today

With James Naughtie at the Labour Conference in Blackpool and Sue MacGregor in London.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: A Moment's Liberty

The diaries of Virginia Woolf abridged and read in five parts by Eileen Atkins. 1: Vita. Memories of her friendship with fellow writer Vita Sackville-West . Producer Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Eileen Atkins.
Unknown: Vita Sackville-West
Producer: Cherry Cookson

: News

: Start the Week

With Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Battling with the Past

Ronald Hutton presides over the historical parlour game.
5: Lloyd George. Was the man who can claim to have invented the welfare state really a sex maniac or was he just fond of the ladies? Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Ronald Hutton

: Daily Service

From South Aston United Reformed Church, Birmingham, led by the Rev John Campbell and Maggie Hamilton with Kopanang. Genesis 18, w 1-15; Worship songs from Portugal, South Africa and the Philippines; Vence a Tristeza; Kabuhatan sa Dios.


Unknown: John Campbell
Unknown: Maggie Hamilton

: On This Day

A look back at some of the events in the news exactly 50 years ago. Producer Tracey Cotton
Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Everyday this week, the exclusive list of the 50 Women's Hourmen, selected by the listeners, is unveiled.
Serial: Anna Karenina. Juliet Stevenson reads Leo Tolstoy 's epic novel of romance, passion and despair. Abridged in 25 parts by Doreen Estall (21). Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie
WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/radio/ radio4/womans_hour/index.html


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

: Money Box Live: ([number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby.
Producer Josh de la Mare. LINES OPEN From


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

: You and Yours

: The Labour Exchange

Rory McGrath chairs the panel game which mixes top-flight tradespeople with comedians. Tony Hawkes and Stephen Frost are the team captains. Producer Jon Naismith
Repeated Wednesday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Tony Hawkes
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool and James Cox in London.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Cox

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: I Am a Donut

By Mike Bradwell.
As American entrepreneur Ricky attunes to the East German pace of life, he finds the hard-nosed business tactics of his colleagues increasingly repugnant. The second of two parts.
Tom/Mr Ginsberg/Executive.....STUART MILLIGAN with Chris Pavlo , Mike Traynor , Mark Bonnar and Denys Hawthorne. Music Neil Brand Director Eoin O'Callaghan


Unknown: Mike Bradwell.
Unknown: Stuart Milligan
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Mike Traynor
Unknown: Mark Bonnar
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne.
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
Ricky: William Hootkins
Conni: Haydn Gwynne
Dean: Garren Givens
Pookie: Kristin Marks
Sally: Amanda Gordon
Detlef: Ioan Meredith
Dr Neumann: Keith Drinkel
Patti/Guard: Alice Arnold
Bettina: Helen Cooper

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker listens to Keith Jarrett playing Mozart and sees the RSC's touring version of The Comedy of Errors. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Keith Jarrett
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story: Love and Death in Languedoc

Five French tales written and read by the novelist Christopher Hope. 1: Maurice and the Automaton
What do you do when your wife runs off with a man in an orange wig? Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Christopher Hope.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter at the Labour Party Conference in Blackpool and Peter Hunt in London.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Peter Hunt

: News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Richard has a minder.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Friday

: The Monday Play: American Faith

Richard Milhous Nixon 's 's Road to Watergate
Mike Walker 's epic study of the former American president.
With Colin Stinton as Richard Nixon. with Norman Chancer , Steven Crossley , Nicolas Colicos , Don Fellows and Nathan Osgood Music Neil Brand. Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Richard Milhous Nixon
Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Colin Stinton
Unknown: Richard Nixon.
Unknown: Norman Chancer
Unknown: Steven Crossley
Unknown: Nicolas Colicos
Unknown: Don Fellows
Director: Ned Chaillet
Pat Nixon: Tara Hugo
Julie Nixon: Laura Brook
Young Richard: Alan Marriot
Hannah Nixon: Kate Harper
Harold Nixon: John Sharian
Frank Nixon: Wiliam Roberts
HR (Bob) Haldeman: William Hootkins
Al Haig: Garrick Hagon
Tom Dewey: Bob Sherman
MurryChotiner: Morgan Deare
Herman Perry: Ed Bishop
AlgerHiss: William Dufris

: The Magic Formula

Take some alchemy, numerology, freemasonry and music, apply the magic formula, and what do you get?
According to geologist DrAlfWhittaker, a wonderful description of Mozart's final opera, The Magic Bute. Talking to AnnaGrayson, DrWhittaker explores the strange connections between his science and Mozart's music.
Producer Peter Croasdale Repeat


Producer: Peter Croasdale

: The World Tonight

With Jeremy Harris in London and Robin Lustig at the Labour Conference in Blackpool.


Unknown: Jeremy Harris
Unknown: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: The Great Gatsby

Sam Robards reads part six of F Scott Fitzgerald 's classic. Abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Sam Robards
Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Chain Reaction Sarah Dunant presents five discussion programmes probing the art of decision-making and the dilemmas it involves.

4: A deadly cargo is lost at sea. How will the interested parties react? Producer Ariane Koek


Producer: Ariane Koek

: Reading Aloud

Free Spirit. Jonathan Raban 's tour of the Deep South. Read by John Shrapnel. Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat


Unknown: Jonathan Raban
Read By: John Shrapnel.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: News

: The Late Book: Nico - Songs They Never Play on the Radio

A factual account of rock enigma Nico, written and read in eight episodes by her keyboard player, James Young. Part 1. Producer Paul Kent


Unknown: James Young.
Producer: Paul Kent

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.

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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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