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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Professor Akbar Ahmed.


Unknown: Professor Akbar Ahmed.

: Today

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


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

: Changing Trains

Steven Norris MP, former Transport Minister, reads his memoirs.
Producers Sheila Fox and Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Steven Norris
Producers: Sheila Fox
Producers: Nadine Grieve

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg is joined by poet and critic Tom Paulin and by the political writer Ben Pimlott.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Tom Paulin
Unknown: Ben Pimlott.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Battling with the Past

Ronald Hutton chairs the historical parlour game. Last in the present series. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Ronald Hutton
Producer: Ian Bell

: Daily Service

God Moves in a Mysterious Way (London New); Jonah 1, w 11-17; Psalm 139, w 1-12, 23-24 (Anglican Chant): Eternal Father Strong to Save (Melita). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: On This Day

A look back at the news of 50 years ago. Producer Laura Craig Gray
Series editor Gaynor Vaughan Jones


Producer: Laura Craig Gray
Editor: Gaynor Vaughan Jones

: Woman's Hour

50th Anniversary Week. To celebrate the programme's 50th anniversary,
Jenni Murray hosts a quiz about women live from the BBC Radio Theatre. Team captains Edwina Currie MP and Clare Short MP are joined by Diana Quick ,
Janet Street-Porter , Genista Mcintosh and Marina Wamer. Serial: Broadcasting a Life: the Autobiography of Olive Shapley. Stephanie Cole reads from the life story of a broadcasting pioneer who first presented Woman's Hourin 1949.
Abridged in five parts by Gillian Hush. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/ radio/radio4/womans_hour/index.html
* Polly Toynbee : page 14; The hour that lasted 50 years: page 26;
Competitions and giveaways: pl31


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Clare Short
Unknown: Diana Quick
Unknown: Janet Street-Porter
Unknown: Genista McIntosh
Unknown: Marina Wamer.
Unknown: Stephanie Cole
Unknown: Gillian Hush.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie
Unknown: Polly Toynbee

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

With Vincent Duggleby.
Producer Frances Macdonald UNES OPEN 10am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

: The Labour Exchange

Rory McGrath chairs the panel game. With team captains Tony Hawkes and Stephen Frost.
Producer Jon Naismith
Repeated Wednesday at 6.30pm


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

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Wasted Years

Tom Wilkinson stars as jazz-loving DI Charlie Resnick in the first of a two-part dramatisation of John Harvey 's novel. Two violent robberies force
Resnick to relive painful memories of ten years ago.
Director David Hunter Repeat


Unknown: Tom Wilkinson
Unknown: Di Charlie Resnick
Unknown: John Harvey
Director: David Hunter
Millington: Sean Baker
Elaine: Jennie Stoller
Ruth: Gillian Bevan
Kevin: Daniel Ryan
Lynn: Kate Eaton
Rains: Stephen Critchlow
Rylands: John Turner
Loma: Melanie Hudson
Keith: Tom Bevan
Darren: Gavin Abbott
Prior: John Hartley
Pam: Sandra James-Young
Mary: Becky Hindley
Marjorie: Zulema Dene
Barrister: Andrw Branch
Christine: Jilly Bond

: The Afternoon Shift

Laurie Taylor and guests with topical discussion and lively features.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker reviews The Witch of Exmoor, the first new Margaret Drabble novel in five years, in which she unravels the story of a family whose comfortable life is violently disrupted.
Producer John Boundy. Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Margaret Drabble
Producer: John Boundy.

: Short Story: My Father

By Damon Runyon.
Read by Kerry Shale .
Producer Viv Beeby Repeated Sunday 12.30am


Unknown: Damon Runyon.
Read By: Kerry Shale
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Usha tries to no avail.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm
* Face Behind the Voice: page 12

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper explores the world of genuine Lancashire cheese. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Art of Sitting

Clare Mclntyre 's play about single parenthood stars Carolyn Pickles and Alex Jennings as Sam and Lorcan, whose relationship over the years is analysed in minute and ironic detail. Their 11-year-old son Ben is a gifted young cellist, whose further education is the cause of their latest fallout. with Keith Drinkel , Ioan Meredith , Colleen Prendergast and Alice Arnold. Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Clare McLntyre
Unknown: Carolyn Pickles
Unknown: Alex Jennings
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: Ioan Meredith
Unknown: Colleen Prendergast
Unknown: Alice Arnold.
Director: Cherry Cookson
Ben: Peter England
Alison: Janet Maw
Isabelle: Eve Karpf
Audrey: Shirley Dixon
Larry: Denys Hawthorne

: The Price of Survival

Andras Sugar , for many years one of Hungary's best-known television personalities, talks to Misha Glenny about some of the dilemmas he faced as a journalist under Communism. Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Andras Sugar
Unknown: Misha Glenny
Producer: Clare Csonka

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig in London and Isabel Hilton at the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth.


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Unknown: Isabel Hilton

: Book at Bedtime: I'm Here I Think, Where Are You?

In the first of four programmes, touring actor Timothy West reads letters written over 30 years to his wife Prunella Scales , starting with weekly rep in the 1960s.
Producer Michael Earley Repeat


Unknown: Timothy West
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Producer: Michael Earley

: Chain Reaction

What if all of us could live longer?
Who would look after us? And would we be better off? Decision-makers from politics, religion and healthcare debate the question as Sarah Dunant presents them with the last hypothetical scenario in the series. Producer Ariane Koek


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Producer: Ariane Koek

: Reading Aloud

The last in a series of classic travels.
Wrecks and Death. James Hamilton
Paterson contemplates the powers of the deep from Jonah to witchcraft in the South China Seas. Read by Tim Piggot-Smith .
Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat


Unknown: James Hamilton
Read By: Tim Piggot-Smith
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: News

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

The true story of rock enigma Nico, written and read in eight episodes by her keyboard player, James Young. Part 6.
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.

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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