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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Archimandrite Ephrem.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Party Section Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: News

: Election Call

Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Paddy Ashdown , leader of the Liberal Democrats.
PHONE: [number removed] (local call rates apply) Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Leader: Paddy Ashdown

: Daily Service

May the Mind of Christ My Saviour (St Leonard's); 1 Kings 3, w7-12; A Prayer (Lloyd); Be Thou My Vision (Slane).
Director of music Gordon Stewart. With the boys of Blackburn Cathedral Choir.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: With Great Pleasure

In the third of a six-part series Rabbi Lionel Blue reveals a fascination for English eccentrics, an interest in cookery and a love of poetry. His literary choices include extracts from EM Delafield's The Diary of a Provincial Lady, the poetry of Robert Browning , and instructions on what to do with unwanted leftovers. Producer Hilary Reid


Unknown: Rabbi Lionel Blue
Unknown: Robert Browning
Producer: Hilary Reid

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.
Charlton beat Burnley in the FA Cup final. Transatlantic passenger planes break new records, as do audience figures for Wilfred Pickles 's radio show Have a Go.
Producer Elizabeth Senior


Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Producer: Elizabeth Senior

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Miriam Margolyes reads the 16th 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


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

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

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Brain of Britain

Nationwide general-knowledge contest. First Round - South of England With chairman Robert Robinson. 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 Cutting Edge

Tom Georgeson stars as jazz-loving DI Charlie Resnick in John Harvey 's three-part dramatisation of his own novel. 1: A young house doctor is attacked on a deserted hospital walkway. with Denys Hawthorne , Jane Whittenshaw , Nicholas Boulton , John Simm ,
Adrian Scarborough. Don McCorkindale ,
Peter Kenny , Gillian Bevan , Alice Arnold , Patience Tomlinson and Colleen Prendergast Director David Hunter Repeat


Unknown: Tom Georgeson
Unknown: Di Charlie Resnick
Unknown: John Harvey
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Unknown: John Simm
Unknown: Adrian Scarborough.
Unknown: Don McCorkindale
Unknown: Peter Kenny
Unknown: Gillian Bevan
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Colleen Prendergast
Director: David Hunter
Millington: Sean Baker
Lynn: Kate Eaton
Dipak: Paul Bazeley
Kevin: Ben Porter

: The Afternoon Shift

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

As plays about the soprano
Maria Callas and actress Marlene Dietrich open in London's West End, Lynne Walker considers how real people's lives transfer to the stage. Producer Jerome Weatheraid
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Soprano: Maria Callas
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich
Unknown: Lynne Walker
Producer: Jerome Weatheraid

: Short Story: The Clerk's Tale

By VS Pritchett, read by Reece Dinsdale. A clerk remembers a journey to work during wartime that marked a dramatic move from adolescence to manhood.
Producer Sue Wilson Repeat


Read By: Reece Dinsdale.
Producer: Sue Wilson

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.
# Win a chance to go on air page 134


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats.

: The News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Debbie and Shula discover they have something in common. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm
* How I Created Hayley Jordan : page 133


Unknown: Hayley Jordan

: The Food Programme

With Derek Cooper. Revised


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Nietzsche's Horse

By Lavinia Murray. Friedrich Nietzsche finds the perfect metaphor for his life in an old workhorse in a Turin square. He tries to rescue the horse from a beating and collapses into insanity clutching the horse's neck. As man and beast drift into unconsciousness, they recollect their bizarrely connected lives and reflect on the meaning of life.
Soundscape composed by Katharine Norman Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Lavinia Murray.
Composed By: Katharine Norman
Director: Kate Rowland
Fritz: Sylvester McCoy
Grane: Trevor Peacock
Elisabeth/Nixie: Kathryn Hunt
Lou Von Salome/Cosima: Nicola Reynolds
Paul Ree/De Bei: Trevor Fox
Richard Wagner: Rob Pickervance
Forster: Russell Dixon

: Bottoms, Beaks, Bellies and Feet

The final part of Caroline Sarll 's celebration of our extremities.
Sole Searching
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: One of Ours

One of Ours. The sixth part of Willa Cather 's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, abridged in 12 parts by Katie Campbell and read by Ian Porter. Producer Angela Dalton


Unknown: Willa Cather
Unknown: Katie Campbell
Read By: Ian Porter.
Producer: Angela Dalton

: The Heritage Quiz

Sue MacGregor tests
Christopher Cook , Graham Fawcett , Jane Glover and Philippa Gregory.
Producer Gillian Hush Repeat


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Graham Fawcett
Unknown: Jane Glover
Unknown: Philippa Gregory.

: Conil and Soames

A six-part serial by Christopher Lee. Starring Amanda Redman as Alex Soames , with Dudley Sutton as chief inspector Arthur Guscott , and Christopher Benjamin as Henry Colvil. 5: A Matter of Judgement. Henry's faith is dealt a mortal blow.
Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


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

: News

: The Late Book: High Fidelity

By Nick Hornby , abridged in ten parts by Chris Wallis , and read by Alan Davies. 6: Life is about to spring a surprise on the boys at Champion Vinyl. Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Chris Wallis
Read By: Alan Davies.
Producer: Chris Wallis

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.

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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