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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr David Lapsley.


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Harvey Thomas.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: News

: Call Nick Ross: (0171)[number removed]

Topical discussion. Producer Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Producer: Anne Peacock

: Daily Service

Presented by the Rev Ernest Rea. Amen, Siakudumisa! Molefe (S
African); Genesis 11, wl-9;
Kay Yahweh Ako (Arr Weaver); Jesu Tawa Pano (Matsikenyiri). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: Rev Ernest Rea.
Unknown: Kay Yahweh
Unknown: Jesu Tawa
Music: James Whitbourn.

: Walston Goes Walkabout

4: The Whale Trail. Oliver Walston island-hops across the North Atlantic. Producer Alasdair Cross Repeated Sunday at 5.02pm


Unknown: Oliver Walston

: On This Day

Today's news from exactly 50 years ago. Indian leaders arrive in London for talks on the Indian assembly. For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Fearsome messengers from God? Or helpmates in mending the washing machine? Tessa Williams examines the re-emergence of angels. Serial: Air and Angels. Hannah Gordon reads the first part of Susan Hill 's story, abridged in twelve parts by Meg Clarke.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Hannah Gordon
Unknown: Susan Hill
Unknown: Meg Clarke.

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care - from the GP's surgery to the research laboratory. Producer Toby Murcott
Repeated Sunday at 10.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Toby Murcott

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Random Edition

The computer's selection is 7 March 1651. The challenge for Peter Snow and his team is to investigate stories from a newspaper of that date.
Amsterdam is under water; Joseph Welsh faces trial for abducting Lady Jane Puckering ; and ordinary
Englishmen prefer the pub to prayer on a Puritan "Day of Humiliation". Producer Andrew Green


Unknown: Peter Snow
Unknown: Joseph Welsh
Unknown: Jane Puckering
Producer: Andrew Green

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Song of the Whale

By Steve Hennessey. Tom, a schoolboy, hatches a plan to run away from home to watch whales in their native waters. But his plans go awry when he meets two sinister characters who compete for his friendship.
Director Michael Fox Repeat


Unknown: Steve Hennessey.
Director: Michael Fox
Tom: Guy Bingley
Robbo: Russell Parry
Terry: Robert Whelan
Teacher: John Jardine

: Personal Records

Jeremy Nicholas visits the homes of well-known personalities to delve into their record collection in search of musical and personal revelations. This week, broadcaster Sue MacGregor.


Unknown: Jeremy Nicholas
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Evelyn Davies tells the story of Pennant Melangell in Powys, an ancient shrine that has become a place of pilgrimage for cancer sufferers.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Evelyn Davies

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reads a collection of John Fuller 's verse and celebrates 25 years of the Crafts Council as a new exhibition opens.
Producer Matthew Dodd
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: John Fuller
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Short Story: Solitaire

By Julia Stoneham. A desperate woman and her children set off on a daunting journey through the opal country of the Australian outback. Reader Philip Franks. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Julia Stoneham.
Reader: Philip Franks.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: A Little of What You Fancy

David Jason stars as Pop Larkin and Pam Ferris as Ma Larkin in Eric Pringle 's six-part dramatisation of the novel by HE Bates .
2: Confined to his bed as he recovers from his heart attack, Pop Larkin reflects that life may not be all that bad - until Nurse Soper arrives....
Music by Barrie Guard and Pip Burley Director Adrian Bean Repeat


Unknown: David Jason
Unknown: Pop Larkin
Unknown: Pam Ferris
Unknown: Ma Larkin
Unknown: Eric Pringle
Novel By: He Bates
Unknown: Pop Larkin
Music By: Barrie Guard
Unknown: Pip Burley
Director: Adrian Bean
Pop Larkin: David Jason
Ma Larkin: Pam Ferris
Mariette: Hetty Baynes
Mr Charlton: Charles Simpson
Edith Pilchester: Clare Welch
The Brigadier: Derek Waring
Reverend Candy: Paul Panting
Primrose: Cathy Sara
Nurse Soper: Gaye Brown
Landlord: Lloyd Johnston
Alf: Don McCorkindale

: News

: The Archers

Julia puts her best foot forward. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes, and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Jonathan Rugman. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite
Repeated Saturday at 5.00pm


Reporter: Jonathan Rugman.
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: The Road to Repair

A series about the treatment of problem children. Jenny Cuffe follows young people in residential care.
2: House Rules. Unique access to a secure unit, a psychiatric unit and a therapeutic community shows the different approaches to solving young people's problems.
Producer Anna Parkinson Repeat


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: In Touch

Peter White with news, views and information for visually impaired people. Producer Eleanor Garland PHONE: [number removed]
FACTSHEET: send large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Presenter: Isabel Hilton

: Book at Bedtime: Archy and Mehitabel

By Don Marquis. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Don Marquis.

: Mediumwave

Repeated from Sunday 11.15am

: I Was That Teenager....

In the last of the series, Hunter Davies explores the teenage life of stand-up comic Mark Lamarr. Along with the usual truancy, drinking and stealing, Lamarr remembers crying his eyes out when his girlfriend chucked him, and a fist fight with his father. Producer Lucy Cacanas Repeat


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Unknown: Mark Lamarr.

: News

: The Late Book: Carol

By Patricia Highsmith. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Patricia Highsmith.

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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