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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Sister Una Kroll.


Unknown: Una Kroll.

: Today

With Anna Ford and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Racing Pigs and Giant Marrows

Harry Pearson reads the second of a five-part chronicle of his odyssey through the fairs of northern England. For details see yesterday

: News

: Call Robin Lustig: (0171) [number removed]

Talk to Robin Lustig and his guest on an issue of the moment.
Producer Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Daily Service

Jesus Lives, Thy Terrors Now (St
Albinus); Revelation 1, wlO-18; He
Has Risen (East African); Thine Be the Glory (Maccabeus). Director of music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: Your Place or Mine?

Stories which cross boundaries of geography and generation. Kevin's 's Story. The tale of a 17-year-old Canadian boy who was involved in a car accident after drink-driving. When he was not sent to prison, the local police were outraged. But his victims' parents approved. Producer Bob Carty Repeat

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Wendy Austin. Does anorexia run in families or is it a psychological disorder? Margaret Collins reports on a new research project studying identical twins.
Short story: A Tower of Silence, by Nargis Walker. Read by Alison Reid , abridged by Doreen Estall.


Introduced By: Wendy Austin.
Unknown: Margaret Collins
Unknown: Nargis Walker.
Read By: Alison Reid
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.

: Medicine Now

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


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Lynne Malcolm

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Word of Mouth

Six programmes in which
Russell Davies explores words and the way we speak.
1: Writes of Spring. This week dating and mating - some words for a fertile season; the subjunctive celebrated (as it were); plus a chance to put the English language right in the People's Lexicon. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Simon Elmes

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Books and Company

Repeated from Sunday 11.45am

: Kin

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa , one of the best-loved singers of our time, talks about her life and her music to June Knox-
Mawer. In the second of four programmes, she recalls her move from the London Opera Centre, where she studied, to the Royal Opera
House and her glittering debut as the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro. Then there was the music of Richard Strauss , particularly the Four Last Songs.
Producer Derek Drescher Repeat


Unknown: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Producer: Derek Drescher

: The Afternoon Shift

Jane Markham with guests and topical debate.


Unknown: Jane Markham

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reads the new novel from Hanif Kureishi and hears a classic set of jazz recordings cleaned up through the use of new digital techniques.
Producer Adrian Washbourne
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Hanif Kureishi
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story: Fool's Gold

Jacko and Tiny work out a betting scam to alleviate their financial problems. Read by Mark Mulholland. Producer Roland Jaquarello Repeated next Sunday


Read By: Mark Mulholland.
Producer: Roland Jaquarello

: PM

With Kevin Boucquet and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Kevin Boucquet
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: No Commitments

By Simon Brett.
Starring Rosemary Leach as Anna, Nicola Pagett as Victoria, and Celia Imrie as Charlotte.
3: Faith, Hope and Very Little Charity Charlotte and Emily have found religion, and Victoria is losing her patience.
Producer Ann Jobson Repeat


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Celia Imrie
Producer: Ann Jobson
Roger: Jonathan Coy
Emily: Lisa Coleman

: News

: The Archers

Simon is put on the spot. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Reith Lecture Discussion

Sue MacGregor chairs a discussion examining issues arising out of the 1997 Reith Lectures. Panellists include Reith lecturer
Patricia J Williams , Professor Stuart Hall , Marek Kohn and Professor Roger Scruton. Producer Constance St Louis


Unknown: Patricia J Williams
Unknown: Professor Stuart Hall
Unknown: Marek Kohn
Unknown: Professor Roger Scruton.

: Science Now

Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm

: The New Sexual Nature

A four-part series in which Dr Gillian Rice explores human sexual behaviour in a totally new light.
1: Sperm Wars. This programme looks at sex itself and uncovers some startling theories. By studying the behaviour of animals from bluetits to gorillas, evolutionary biologists present a thought-provoking interpretation of our love life. But what can we really learn about being human from animal research?
Producer Mary Colwell Repeat


Unknown: Dr Gillian Rice

: 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.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Reading in the Dark

Stephen Rea reads part seven of Seamus Deane 's story, the latest winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize, abridged in eight episodes by Pam Brighton.


Unknown: Stephen Rea
Unknown: Seamus Deane
Unknown: Pam Brighton.

: Mediumwave

The week's events in the media.
Repeated from Sunday 11.25am

: Plain Tales from the Rhododendrons

An Explosion of Bowler Hats The first of a three-part series looks at the curious life of tall hedges, Armstrong Siddeleys and bridge parties as lived by the officer classes in Surrey in the decade after the war. Producer Alastair Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Armstrong Siddeleys
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

: The Late Book: The Wasp Factory

By lain Banks, abridged in ten parts by Craig Warner.
7: Frank uses the wasp factory in the loft and the skull of Old Saul in the bunker to contact his insane brother.
Reader Joseph McFadden.


Unknown: Craig Warner.
Reader: Joseph McFadden.

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.

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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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