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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr David Lapsley.


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.

: Today

With John Humphrys , James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Conservative Party.

: News

: Election Call

Every weekday morning until the election, a chance to question a leading politician about party policies and campaign promises. Today Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Labour's Robin Cook.
PHONE: [number removed]. Local call rates apply SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST with BBC1


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Robin Cook.

: Viewing Essential

A series following four people through the agonies and ecstasies of selling up and moving out.
4: Moving Day. At last, the boxes are packed, the vans arrive and John and Gwen are on the move. But Maggie seems to be getting nowhere fast. Producers Sara Conkey and Morag Massey


Producers: Sara Conkey
Producers: Morag Massey

: Daily Service

I Cannot Tell (Londonderry Air); Luke 2, w25-35; Nunc Dimittis (Byrd); The Earth Was Dark (Daniels/Thompson). Director of music Gareth Green.


Music: Gareth Green.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today, presented by Geoffrey Wheeler. The world mourns the death of Henry Ford, and the BBC launches Gardeners'
Question Time.


Presented By: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Portrait of a Lady(3). For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.00pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 14/97 to Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet, [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Imperial Palace

Arnold Bennett 's classic novel, set in the thirties, dramatised in four parts by Peter Ling.
1: Some new faces arrive at the hotel. with Sean Baker. Janet Maw , Amanda Gordon , loan Meredith, John Hollis and Keith Drinkel Director Enyd Williams


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Peter Ling.
Unknown: Sean Baker.
Unknown: Janet Maw
Unknown: Amanda Gordon
Unknown: John Hollis
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Director: Enyd Williams
Evelyn Orcham: Robin Ellis
Sir Henry Savott: Derek Waring
Grade Savott: Colleen Prendergast
Violet Powler: Charlotte Attenborough
Miss Cass: Ann Beach

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: My Way

A series of three plays.
1: St Paul's Boys' Choir, by Georgia Pritchett. Margaret and Bill arrive on daughter Victoria's doorstep - much to her surprise. "Well, you are getting married tomorrow," says Margaret.
Director Tracey Neale Repeat


Director: Tracey Neale
Victoria: Caroline Strong
Margaret: Lynda Baron
Bill: Richard Tate
Jane: Anastasia Mulrooney
Peter: Gary Parker
Auntie Eileen: Ann Beach
Simon: Alex Lowe
Lucy: Helen Guthrie
Amy: Eleanor Carruthers

: Treasure Islands

With Michael Rosen. Creator of singing potatoes, mad dinner ladies and zoobs - poet Kit Wright unravels the secrets of writing for children. Producer Jill Burridge


Unknown: Michael Rosen.
Unknown: Kit Wright
Producer: Jill Burridge

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Sara Parker goes on the trail of the wild boars of Kent, which are causing havoc on country lanes. And she discovers that damage to vehicles is at least keeping the local garages in business.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Sara Parker

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees the muchhyped film The People vs Larry Flynt , directed by Milos Forman , about the editor of Hustler magazine. And
Michael Billington prepares for his own first night.
Producer Adrian Washbourne Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Larry Flynt
Directed By: Milos Forman
Directed By: Michael Billington
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story: Bicycles

By Carlo Gebler , read by Sean Baker. Dad and the two boys are out on their bikes. And then there is an incident. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Carlo Gebler
Read By: Sean Baker.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

With Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Brain of Britain

First Round- London and the Home
Counties. Chairman Robert Robinson. Repeated from Monday 12.25pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.

: News

: The Archers

Eddie has to make a decision. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]

: The Coroner

The third in a six-part series which goes behind the scenes at the West Yorkshire Coroner's Court, opening a window on a hidden world of life and death.
Producer Susan Mitchell


Producer: Susan Mitchell

: Music under Dictatorships

Four programmes in which Michael Oliver investigates the impact on music and musical life of certain
20th-century political regimes.
1: Germany. Hitler is known to have had a penchant for Wagner, but was there an official Nazi party policy about music? And if so, how far was it implemented?
Producers Tracy Ross and Fiona Sheimerdine


Unknown: Michael Oliver
Producers: Tracy Ross
Producers: Fiona Sheimerdine

: When Mary Met Solly

Love may not take account of faith and culture but relatives certainly do. Sue Margolis examines the attraction between Catholics and Jews.
Producer Sally Flatman Revised Repeat


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Costing the Earth

An eight-part environmental series. 3: Northern Ireland. Mark Whittaker reports from the Province. Producer Sera Lefroy-Owen Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Mark Whittaker

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Go-Between

By LP Hartley, abridged in ten parts. 3: The Messenger
For details see Monday Repeat

: Late Night Opening

11.00 Skivers
A sketch comedy show written and performed by Nick Golson and Tim de Jongh , with Peter Bradshaw and Sally Phillips. This week's guests are Patrick Allen and Paul McKenna.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeat
11.30 Doon Your Way
A radio showcase for comedy actress Doon Mackichan. With Pam Ferris , Lesley Sharp , Phil Cornwell , Anne Rabbit and Alistair McGowan. Producer Jon Magnusson Repeat


Unknown: Nick Golson
Unknown: Tim de Jongh
Unknown: Peter Bradshaw
Unknown: Sally Phillips.
Unknown: Patrick Allen
Unknown: Paul McKenna.
Producer: Jon Naismith
Unknown: Doon MacKichan.
Unknown: Pam Ferris
Unknown: Lesley Sharp
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Anne Rabbit
Unknown: Alistair McGowan.
Producer: Jon Magnusson

: News

: The Late Book: Never Many a Mexican

By Sandra Cisneros , read in three parts by Rita Moreno.
1: An obsessive love that can never cross the barrier of race.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Unknown: Sandra Cisneros
Unknown: Rita Moreno.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

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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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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