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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev John Newbury of the World Council of Churches.


Unknown: John Newbury

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: A Good Read

Mark Lawson and guests Niamh Cusack and Paul Boateng MP discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Viv Beeby Repeated Sunday at 7.30pm


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Niamh Cusack
Unknown: Paul Boateng
Producer: Viv Beeby

: Daily Service

0 Love Divine (Cornwall); Luke,
W44-50; The King of Love (Bairstow); Be Thou My Vision (Slane). Director of music Chris Stokes.


Music: Chris Stokes.

: On This Day

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

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Short story: Psychoanalysis by Amy Bloom. Read by Lorelei King.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Amy Bloom.
Read By: Lorelei King.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 3/97 to
[address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: King Street Junior

The final part of Jim Eldridge 's comedy series. Starring Karl Howman as Mr Sims and James Grout as Mr Beeston.
8: Gridlocked.Perils of the school trip. with Mr Holliday , Paul Copley , Roger Sloman , Philip Philmar , Gwynneth Jones , Justin Webb. Luke Strain and Nicky Scarott. Producer John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Jim Eldridge
Unknown: Karl Howman
Unknown: Mr Sims
Unknown: James Grout
Unknown: Mr Beeston.
Unknown: Mr Holliday
Unknown: Paul Copley
Unknown: Roger Sloman
Unknown: Philip Philmar
Unknown: Gwynneth Jones
Unknown: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Luke Strain
Unknown: Nicky Scarott.
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson
Miss Lewis: Marlene Sidaway
Mrs Stone: Margaret John
MrsRudd: Vivienne Martin
Mrs Patterson: Deirdre Costello

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Patricia's Party

Tony Mulholland's three-part serial about a would-be woman politician. 2:Choices.A Conservative ball, a doomed by-election and a major dilemma on the personal front: all in a year's work for Pat. with Gary Bond , Michael Lumsden. Judy Bridgland , Sally Hedges , Susan Hannah ,
Simon Carter , Norman Bird , Simon Egerton ,
Kathryn Hunt. Richard Mitchley , Margaret John and Roger Hume. Director Nigel Bryant Repeat


Unknown: Gary Bond
Unknown: Michael Lumsden.
Unknown: Judy Bridgland
Unknown: Sally Hedges
Unknown: Susan Hannah
Unknown: Simon Carter
Unknown: Norman Bird
Unknown: Simon Egerton
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt.
Unknown: Richard Mitchley
Unknown: Margaret John
Unknown: Roger Hume.
Director: Nigel Bryant
Pat: Lucy Tregear
Tony: Kim Wall

: Mother Ireland

The third of a six-part series in which leading Irish women writers reflect on the idea of "Mother Ireland".
3: In the seventies, Dorothea Melvin was a founder of the first family planning clinic in the west of Ireland. She reflects on the changes for women since then, and on the impact made by Mary Robinson 's election as president. Producer Chris Spurr


Unknown: Dorothea Melvin
Unknown: Mary Robinson
Producer: Chris Spurr

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tom Hanks 's first film as director, That Thing You Do. follows the fortunes of a one-hit pop group, while
Peter Jackson 's thriller The Frighteners, stars Michael J Fox as a swindling ghost buster. And Paul Gambaccini finds out about a dance project which sees the singer PJ Harvey touring with the Mark Bruce Dance Company. Producer Robyn Read
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Tom Hanks
Unknown: Peter Jackson
Unknown: Michael J Fox
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini

: Short Story: Report on an Unidentified Space Station

By JG Ballard. "A period of growing confusion. Two of our number set out 48 hours ago to explore the lower decks of the station and have so far failed to return." Read by Bob Sherman. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Read By: Bob Sherman.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Jon Sopel and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Jon Sopel
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Counterpoint

Repeated from Monday

: News

: The Archers

John is suspicious.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Producer Mervyn Fletcher
Repeated tomorrow at 9.05am
WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA E-MAIL:FTF@bbc.co. uk.


Unknown: John Waite
Producer: Mervyn Fletcher

: 20/20: a View of the Century

The award-winning series examining the impact of the last 100 years on our lives and ideas returns with a new presenter, Michael Ignatieff.
Constructing. The century has built higher, bigger and faster than any of its predecessors. But do we really feel at home in the modern world we have made for ourselves? Producer Philip Sellars


Presenter: Michael Ignatieff.
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Fresh Air

In 1996, Radio 4 asked media studies students and community radio stations from all over the UK to send in their best features. In this, the first of five programmes, the winners introduce themselves. Producer Bella Bannerman


Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Eureka

Conversations with scientists.
Barbara Myers talks to Joseph Rotbiat about his career as a nuclear physicist working on the atom bomb and the change of heart that won him the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize.
Producer Sandy Raffan
Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Talks: Barbara Myers
Unknown: Joseph Rotbiat
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Wimbledon Poisoner

Nigel Williams 's black comedy. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Nigel Williams

: Late Night Opening Cheese Shop Present

11.00 The The Butter Factor
Sketches, songs and jokes with Gerard Foster , Dave Lamb , Gordon
Southern, Tim Verrinder , Ben Ward and Richard Webb.
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Gerard Foster
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Tim Verrinder
Unknown: Ben Ward
Unknown: Richard Webb.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: The Cookbook of Apicius

Take the characteristics and voice of Keith Floyd , the culinary delights of the ancient Roman cook Apicius and blend together to produce this new series. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Keith Floyd
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: Fab TV

A four-part comedy series which pays homage to the cult action adventure shows of the sixties and seventies.
1: The Preventers. An elite, stylish, polo-neck-wearing threesome of international troubleshooters. Written by and starring Morwenna Banks , Chris England and Robert Harley. With Ed Devereaux , Desmond Llewelyn ,
Neil Mullarkey , John Irwin and Emma Myant. Music by Peter Baikie
Producer Phil Clarke Repeat


Unknown: Morwenna Banks
Unknown: Robert Harley.
Unknown: Ed Devereaux
Unknown: Desmond Llewelyn
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: John Irwin
Unknown: Emma Myant.
Music By: Peter Baikie
Producer: Phil Clarke

: News

: The Late Book: The Third Policeman

By Flann O'Brien. Read by Patrick Magee. Part 3.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Flann O'Brien.
Read By: Patrick Magee.

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.

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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.

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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