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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

With Sue MacGregor, John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Scottish National Party.

: News

: Election Call

Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Labour's Margaret Beckett.
PHONE: [number removed] (local call rates apply). Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Margaret Beckett.

: Daily Service

Come, Risen Lord (Song 22); Luke 24, W13-35; Christ the Lord Is Risen! (Trad German); Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour (St Helen);
Director of Music Matthew Owens.


Music: Matthew Owens.

: With Great Pleasure

The first of a six-part series. Novelist and critic Howard Jacobson entertains an audience at the Cheltenham Literary Festival with pieces of prose and poetry which have moved him to laughter and occasionally tears. With readers Andrew Sachs , Susie Brann and Bill Wallis. Producer Viv Beeby


Unknown: Howard Jacobson
Readers: Andrew Sachs
Readers: Susie Brann
Readers: Bill Wallis.
Producer: Viv Beeby

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray meets Pieke Biermann , Germany's best-selling crime writer and a former prostitute.
Serial: Miriam Margolyes reads the sixth episode of Henry James 's novel The Portrait of a Lady, abridged in 20 parts by Doreen Estall.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Pieke Biermann
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

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

Vincent Duggleby takes listeners' calls on an issue affecting personal finances. Producer Marcia Hughes
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Marcia Hughes

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Brain of Britain

A nationwide general knowledge contest in which listeners compete to become this year's Brain of Britain. First Round - London and the Home
Counties. Chairman Robert Robinson.
Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Producer Richard Edis
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: The Conversion of Jack Tupper

By Geoffrey Parkinson.
Jack Tupper has promised not to get drunk, beat up his girlfriend or steal fags from the corner shop when he gets out of prison. But Jack is a creature of impulse - especially when it comes to listening to a compelling and beautiful sermon. with Cornelius Garrett and Paul Webster Director Shaun MacLoughlin Repeat


Unknown: Geoffrey Parkinson.
Unknown: Jack Tupper
Unknown: Cornelius Garrett
Unknown: Paul Webster
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Jack: Christian Rodska
Kitty: Jenny Funnell
Eddie: Steve Hodson
Thurgood: Bill Wallis
Mr Hilton: Simon Carter
Mum: June Barrie
Ali: Renu Setna
Preacher: William Eedle

: The Afternoon Shift

With David Jessel. Frank Wilson meets Bill Dunne , who has spent a lifetime fixing electronic keyboards for the likes of John Lennon , the Rolling Stones and Oasis.
Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: Afternoon.Shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: David Jessel.
Unknown: Frank Wilson
Unknown: Bill Dunne
Unknown: John Lennon
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker 's studio guest is English actress, singer and populariser of French cabaret, Jane Birkin. And Michael Billington reads reviews of his own production of Harold Pinter 's play The Lover. Producer Paul Quinn
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Jane Birkin.
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: Harold Pinter
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Short Story: Flight

By Doris Lessing. A laughing, teasing granddaughter and a dovecote full of strutting birds are an old man's only escape from his cold family home. Read by Jack Klaff.
Producer Debbie Waddell


Unknown: Doris Lessing.
Read By: Jack Klaff.
Producer: Debbie Waddell

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Referendum Party.

: The News Quiz

With Simon Hoggart.
Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: News

: The Archers

Nigel shares his fears. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Why are all the big supermarkets now experimenting with home delivery? Julia Eisner investigates. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Julia Eisner

: The Monday Play: Mary Barnes

Adapted by David Edgar from his stage play. After struggling for years with her own madness, a woman meets the psychiatrist RD Laing. with Elizabeth Rider , Nicholas Le Prevost , Claire Skinner , Laurel Lefkow ,
Andrew Branch , Stephen Critchlow , Tessa Worsley , Jonathan Keeble , David Collings , Ross Livingstone and Jane Whittenshaw
Director Hilary Norrish (Based on Mary Bames : Two Accounts of a Journey through Madness by Mary Barnes and Joseph Berke. ) Repeat


Adapted By: David Edgar
Unknown: Elizabeth Rider
Unknown: Nicholas Le Prevost
Unknown: Claire Skinner
Unknown: Laurel Lefkow
Unknown: Andrew Branch
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble
Unknown: David Collings
Unknown: Ross Livingstone
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Director: Hilary Norrish
Unknown: Mary Bames
Unknown: Mary Barnes
Unknown: Joseph Berke.
Mary: Patti Love
Joe: David Morrissey
Ronnie: John Hannah

: Bottoms, Beaks, Bellies and Feet

Caroline Sarll 's four-part celebration of our extremities. 2: Nose Secrets Producer Cathy Drysdale Repeat


Unknown: Caroline Sarll
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Go-Between

John Rowe reads LP Hartley's story, abridged in ten parts. 6: Duplicity Repeat


Unknown: John Rowe

: The Living World

In the last of the series,
Lionel Kelleway comes face to face with the manatees of Florida.
Producer Simon Roberts Repeat


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Simon Roberts

: Colvil and Soames

The Wages of Sin. The third part of Christopher Lee 's story of two intelligence officers' investigation into the death of an elderly priest.
Starring Amanda Redman as Alex Soames , with Dudley Sutton as Cl Arthur Guscott , and Christopher Benjamin as Henry Colvil.
The late Father Dominic's mother was a Flynn, and so was Mrs Wedlock , but is that anything more than coincidence?
Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Amanda Redman
Unknown: Alex Soames
Unknown: Dudley Sutton
Unknown: Cl Arthur Guscott
Unknown: Christopher Benjamin
Unknown: Henry Colvil.
Unknown: Mrs Wedlock
Producer: Pete Atkin
Joseph Kutner: Stephen Thorne
Mrs Wedlock: Colette Oneil
Fr Dominic Byrne: Joseph O'Conor
Fr Williamson: Christian Rodska
Roger Brown: Neil McCaul

: News

: Late Book: Waiting between the Trees

Lang Yun reads a Chinese-American story about deception and survival. Written by Amy Tan.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Unknown: Lang Yun
Written By: Amy Tan.
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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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.

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