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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Gerry Patton.


Unknown: Father Gerry Patton.

: Today

With John Humphreys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphreys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a debate on the moral issues behind the week's news. Joining him are Dr David Cook , Janet Daiey , Michael Mansfield QC and Dr David Starkey. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Dr David Cook
Unknown: Janet Daiey
Unknown: Michael Mansfield Qc
Unknown: Dr David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Daily Service

With Wellspring. Presented by Rev Ernest Rea. Prepare the Way (Piercy and Groves); Isaiah 40, wl-11;
Comfort Ye (Jones); Love Divine (Jones). Director of music Sallly Thornton.


Presented By: Rev Ernest Rea.
Music: Sallly Thornton.

: Wonderland Girls

Marianne Carey 's four-part comedy lifts the lid on the life assurance business.
2: Smouldering Passions Guitarist Robin Harper Director Patrick Rayner


Unknown: Marianne Carey
Guitarist: Robin Harper
Director: Patrick Rayner
Maxine: Fiona Bell
Debbie: Wendy Seager
Brian: Tom Smith
Juliet: Jenny Ryan
Rhonda: Monica Gibb
MrDunleavy: John Shedden
Farquhar: Andrew Booth
Lyall: Simon Tait
Keith: Finlay McLean
Austin: Gregor Powrie
Mr Montgomerie: Bob Docherty

: On This Day

Today's news from 50 years ago. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced Jenni Murray.
Caroline Swinburne reports on the new breed of female small-scale gold miners who are staking their claim to Zimbabwe's wealth.
Serial: Air and Angels (3) For details see Tuesday


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Caroline Swinburne

: From Our Own Correspondent

Reports from around the world. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Foul Play

Chairman Simon Brett challenges crime writers Lady Antonia Fraser and Reginald Hill to solve the mystery of 'The Body at the Book Launch". With Lee Simpson and Maria McErlane. Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Lady Antonia Fraser
Unknown: Reginald Hill
Unknown: Lee Simpson
Unknown: Maria McErlane.
Producer: Ann Jobson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: A Breath of Fresh Air

By Graeme Fife. When death stalked the streets of Paris at the time of the French
Revolution, no one was safe - not even the greatest chemist of his day. with John Hollis , Michael Tomlinson , Chris Pavlo , Kim Wall and Alex Lowe Director Martin Jenkins
The author of this drama has asked us to point out that he also wrote the three monologues, entitled Surviving Wagner, that Radio 3 broadcast during its live relays from Covent
Garden on 26 and 28 October and 2 November. We apologise for the omission of his credit.


Unknown: Graeme Fife.
Unknown: John Hollis
Unknown: Michael Tomlinson
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Kim Wall
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Director: Martin Jenkins
Lavoisier: Henry Goodman
Anne, his wife: Helena Breck
Marat: Anton Lesser
Joseph Priestley: Keith Drinkel
Fourcroy: Robert Harper
Simonne: Colleen Prendergast

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Simon Hoggart concludes his political novice's guide to personality types commonly found among our MPs.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reviews Jonathan Miller 's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and sees two different versions of Beauty and Beast. Producer Hilary Dunn
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Jonathan Miller
Producer: Hilary Dunn

: Short Story: Magic

By Gee Williams. Childhood memories of an unexpected Christmas meal. Read by Richard Eifyn. Producer Foz Allan
Repeated next Sunday


Read By: Richard Eifyn.
Producer: Foz Allan

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Hair in the Gate

Clive Coleman 's four-part comedy series set in the world of arts broadcasting. In the last show of the series, Tim meets his number one fan, while research for Brian's warts-and-all biography of leading playwright Harold Pointer gets him into hot water.
Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Clive Coleman
Unknown: Harold Pointer
Producer: Jo Clegg
Brian Melvin: Geoffrey Wmtehead
SheenaDonut: Rebecca Front
Liz Merson: Joanna Monro
Tim Mullen: Chris Walker

: News

: The Archers

Susan tries to make amends. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Radio Lives

Last of six portraits of the great names in radio and television. 6: The Rodent and the Firefly. Laurie Taylor recalls the career of an egghead with unusual passions - Professor AJ "Freddy" Ayer. Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Julian Hale

: Analysis

In Place of Strikes
Over the past two decades, trade unions have seen their influence curbed and their membership decline. Do we still need them at all? Peter Kellner asks whether unions can develop a new role in a world of short-term contracts and performance-related pay. Producer Jane Beresford
Repeated Sunday at 4.15pm


Unknown: Peter Kellner
Producer: Jane Beresford

: My Granny's Larder

Derek Cooper looks at the convenience foods that became part of the cultural landscape. 1: Bird's Custard
Producers John Forsyth and Delia Matheson


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producers: John Forsyth
Producers: Delia Matheson

: Does He Take Sugar?

The programme for people with disabilities. Presented by Frederick Dove.
Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: send sae to [address removed] E-MAIL: dhtsugar@bbc.co.uk


Presented By: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Sleeping Beauty and the Airplane

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez. A man's adventure with infatuation - at
Charles de Gaulle airport. Read by David Horovitch. Translated by Edith Grossman
Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat


Unknown: Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Read By: David Horovitch.
Translated By: Edith Grossman
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Beaumarchais

Craig Warner 's irreverent six-part comedy set in 18th-century France. 5: Droit d'Auteur. One tap of the censor's gavel and The Marriage of Figaro would disappear forever. It's time to hold a party ... with Sean Baker , Alex Lowe , Stephen Thorne , Joanna Monro , loan Meredith and David Bannerman. Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Craig Warner
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: David Bannerman.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Beaumarchais: Henry Goodman
Marie Antoinette: Siobhan Redmond
Suard/Beggar: Ron Cook

: All about Eve

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: Carol

By Patricia Highsmith. Part 9. For details see Monday


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.

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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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