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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Harriet Harris.


Unknown: Dr Harriet Harris.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Colin Morris.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Colin Morris.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

Lord of All Hopefulness (Slane);
Matthew 25, w 31-40; How Lovely on the Mountains (Smith); Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen (arr Swinford). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Sensational Women

Sarah Dunant picks six of the most famous, or infamous, sensational authors of the 19th century and assesses the impact of their writing. 4: Rhoda Broughton. Celia Brayfield considers the erotic writing of a woman whose books made her so famous that she had an Arctic expedition named after her. Producer Lore Windemuth


Unknown: Sarah Dunant
Unknown: Rhoda Broughton.
Unknown: Celia Brayfield

: On This Day

The news of exactly 50 years ago. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Perfectly Correct (5) For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 47/96 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Claire Catford.

: Colvil and Soames

The last of Christopher Lee's six-part mystery drama. Starring Christopher Benjamin as Henry Colvil, Amanda Redman as Alex Soames and Dudley Sutton as Cl Arthur Guscott.
Betrayal and Judgement. Can Henry's faith withstand the whole truth?
Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Christopher Benjamin
Unknown: Henry Colvil
Unknown: Amanda Redman
Unknown: Alex Soames
Unknown: Dudley Sutton
Unknown: Cl Arthur Guscott.
Producer: Pete Atkin
Joseph Kutner: Stephen Thorne
Monsignor: Peter Yapp
Fr Dominic Byrne: Joseph O'Conor
Donna Hanley: Beth Porter
Porter: Denys Hawthorne

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Sons of Molly

The last of a three-part drama by John P Rooney. The Hanging Day
Music Gerry O'Connor and Cathal Hayden Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: John P Rooney.
Music: Gerry O'Connor
Music: Cathal Hayden
McPartlan: Des McAleer
Kehoe: Andrew Connolly
Priest: Ian McElhinney
Gowen: Luke Griffin
Linden: Sean Campion
Pinkerton: Pat Laffan
Dormer: Garrett Keogh
Rose: Ger Ryan
Lawler: Phelim Drew
Mary: Nora Mullan
Kerrigan: Sean Rocks
Judge: Anthony Finigan
Defence Barrister: Patrick Fitzsymons

: Treasure Islands

Sandi Toksvig joins Michael Rosen to look at books for all ages. Producer Jill Burridge


Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Stand-up comic Susie Maguire investigates why anyone would choose to work alone.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Susie Maguire

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees the opening night of Jesus Christ Superstarand talks to Robert Altman about his new film Kansas.
Producer Anthony Denselow Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Robert Altman
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: The Colonel and the Professor

By David Wong. When an officer meets his old teacher during a mass protest, he faces the ultimate test. Read by Kim Wall.
Producer Angela Dalton. Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: David Wong.
Read By: Kim Wall.
Producer: Angela Dalton.

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: Quote.... Unquote

Neil Mullarkey , Jennifer Patterson , Anton Rodgers and Ann Thwaitejoin Nigel Rees for the quotation quiz. Quotations read by Peter Dickson. Producer Kathy Smith Repeat


Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Jennifer Patterson
Unknown: Anton Rodgers
Unknown: Ann Thwaitejoin
Unknown: Nigel Rees
Read By: Peter Dickson.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: News

: The Archers

Culinary complaints.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Milestones

Lesley Riddoch chairs a discussion programme in which key players in landmark moments of postwar social change in Britain discuss their legacy with analysts, critics and historians. 3: 22 October 1969 -the "no fault"
Divorce Act.
Producer John Forsyth


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch
Producer: John Forsyth

: Going Back

The programme in which people revisit places they have lived that have profoundly influenced their lives. Yasmin. A Ugandan Asian, expelled by Idi Amin in 1972, returns to take the racial temperature of her African mother-country.
Producer Nigel Acheson Repeat


Unknown: Idi Amin
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Costing the Earth

In the second of two programmes,
Mark Whittaker looks at the growing problem of the environment acting as a "push factor", forcing population movements from areas where the natural world has been degraded. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen
Repeated Sunday at 9.30pm


Unknown: Mark Whittaker

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Lady Chatterley's Confessions

By Elaine Feinstein. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Elaine Feinstein.

: Late Night Opening Eamon, Older Brother of Jesus

11.00 The third of Michael Redmond 's six-part comedy series. with Peter Caffrey , Clare Cathcart and Moira Buffini. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Michael Redmond
Unknown: Peter Caffrey
Unknown: Clare Cathcart
Unknown: Moira Buffini.
Producer: Phil Clarke

: Hearing with Hegley

Alternative poet John Hegley , with Nigel and the Popticians. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: John Hegley
Producer: Phil Clarke

: Trust

The third of Wendy Lee 's biting six-part satire about NHS trusts explores what can happen when profit is more important than people.
Director Turan Ali Repeat


Unknown: Wendy Lee
Director: Turan Ali
Eamon: Michael Redmond
Joseph: Harry Towb
Mary: Stella McCusker
Sister Waverly: Margi Clarke
Mike Blunt: Keith Allen
Dr Laura Hanks: Nerys Hughes
Dr Dominic Henry: Richard Sandells
Deepa: Meera Syal
Suki: Meera Syal
Nurse Brian Summers: David Holt
Nurse Macintosh: Doreen Birkeland

: News

: The Late Book: The Shipping News

By E Annie Proulx. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Annie Proulx.

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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