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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Fuad Nahdi , editor of Q News.


Unknown: Fuad Nahdi

: Today

With Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bishop James Jones.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: James Jones.

: Letters from Here and There

Well-known authors recall recent trips abroad. Letter from New York
Written and read by Laura Thompson. Producer Julia Butt Repeat


Read By: Laura Thompson.
Producer: Julia Butt

: News

: Start the Week

With Melvyn Bragg and his guests, Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks ,
Adam LeBor and Tariq Ali. Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Jonathan Sacks
Unknown: Adam Lebor
Unknown: Tariq Ali.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: The Lipman Test

Six programmes in which Maureen Lipman examines the darker side of the British at play.
2: Cowboys and Indians Producer Karen Walker


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Karen Walker

: Daily Service

With Lavinia Byrne ; from St Mary's School, Ascot. Seek Ye Rrst the Kingdom of God (Lafferty); Matthew
13, w24-30; Brother James 's Air (Arr Lloyd); Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeside (Gabarain).


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne
Unknown: Brother James

: On This Day

Today's news from 50 years ago. Producer Rebecca Stratford


Producer: Rebecca Stratford

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Shahnaz Pakravan.
Kathleen Griffin asks why great opera heroines always have to die in the end. Serial: The Key. Deborah Maclaren reads the first part of Susan Wicks 's story, abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Introduced By: Shahnaz Pakravan.
Introduced By: Kathleen Griffin
Unknown: Deborah MacLaren
Unknown: Susan Wicks
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

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

Vincent Duggleby takes your calls. Producer Frances Macdonald LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

With Charlotte Smith.

: Counterpoint

Reaching for the last place in the semi-finals this week are
Chris Rodwell from Blackpool,
Philip Alderton from Hertfordshire and Janet Smith from Hull. Ned Sherrin is the question master.
Producer Steve Doherty
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Chris Rodwell
Unknown: Philip Alderton
Unknown: Janet Smith
Unknown: Hull. Ned Sherrin
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Sisters

The last in a three-part drama by Tina Pepler. 1976: an argument with Maddy prompts Nathalie to flee to
Belgrade, where she is determined to learn from her mother's mistakes. But history has a habit of repeating itself. with Sean Baker , Carolyn Jones. Hugh Dickson and Cathy Sara. Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Tina Pepler.
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Carolyn Jones.
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Cathy Sara.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Elizabeth: Haydn Gwynne
Nick: Jonathan Coy
Madeleine: Sarah Jane Holm
Nathalie: Kate Fenwick
Louise: Teresa Gallagher
Anna: Anna Livia Ryan
Mirco: Jack Ellis
Milan: Frank Kovacs
Olga: Janet Maw
George: Paul Panting
Teddy: Kim Wall
Sean: Alex Lowe

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.
Editor Sharon Banoff. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]. E-MAIL: Afternoon. Shift@>bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Editor: Sharon Banoff.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

New dance from William Tuckett starts the fourth tour of the Royal Ballet
Dance Bites. Lynne Walker talks to the choreographers and sees a new version of the Faust legend on the stage. Producer Matthew Dodd
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: William Tuckett
Talks: Lynne Walker
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Short Story: Shockproof

Written and read by Rod Beacham. Producer Mathew Walters Repeat


Read By: Rod Beacham.
Producer: Mathew Walters

: PM

Charlie Lee-Potter and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Some bad news for the Snells.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm
* Face behind the Voice: page 8

: The Food Programme

Julia Eisner investigates why the big supermarkets are getting involved in home shopping.
Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Julia Eisner

: The Monday Play: Harry's Bag

By Stephen Butchard. Kevin is a security guard. Harry is a businessman. The contents of Harry's bag seriously disturb Kevin's sense of security.... A witty, harsh and emotional thriller set in present day Liverpool.
Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Stephen Butchard.
Director: Melanie Harris
Harry: John McArdle
Solomon: Finetime Fontayne
Peter: David Fleeshman
Julie: Sarah White
Kevin: Scot Williams
Batman: Mickey Poppins

: On the Hoof

The last of three profiles of characters with horses in their blood.
Horse Doctor's Day
Pam Cockerill accompanies vet leuan Pritchard on his rounds in Yorkshire. Producer Dave Sheasby Repeat


Unknown: Pam Cockerill
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Great Railway Bazaar

William Hurt reads part six of Paul Theroux 's story of an epic railway journey from London to Japan and back, abridged in ten parts by Anne Rees-Jones .
Producer Sheila Fox Repeat


Unknown: Paul Theroux
Unknown: Anne Rees-Jones
Producer: Sheila Fox

: The Trade Rag

Nick Baker presents the last in the series of six documentaries about trade, professional and business magazines. The Fight Director. The magazine for organisers of stage and screen violence reveals a celebrity contributor. Producer Anne Marie Cole Repeat


Unknown: Nick Baker

: Education Matters

Philippa Dolley presents the essential guide to knowledge and news in the learning world.
Producer Clare McGinn. PHONE: the Education Matters Hotline on (0181) [number removed]


Unknown: Philippa Dolley
Producer: Clare McGinn.

: Pankhiraj

The Wedding. Dida is a storyteller with an unpredictable brand of magic. Tanika Gupta 's four-part comedy begins with three generations of women colliding at a family wedding. with Souad Faress. Geoffrey Beevers , Vinny Dhillon , Shiv Grewal and Dominic Letts. Director Claire Grove Repeat


Unknown: Tanika Gupta
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Unknown: Vinny Dhillon
Unknown: Shiv Grewal
Unknown: Dominic Letts.
Director: Claire Grove
Dida: Charubala Chokshi
Malati: Meer Asyal

: News

: The Late Book: TheHobbit

The Unexpected Party
Michael Hordern begins a 15-part reading of JRR Tolkien's fantasy classic. Abridged by Brian Sibley. Producer Dickon Reed Repeat


Unknown: Michael Hordern
Abridged By: Brian Sibley.

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.

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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