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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With John Barton , Archdeacon of Aston.


Unknown: John Barton

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: Last Chance to See

Douglas Adams travelled to the remote island of Komodo in search of dragons, equipped only with a zoologist, a BBC producer and a dead goat. Each day this week he reads his account of what happened.
Abridged and produced by Paul Kent


Unknown: Douglas Adams
Produced By: Paul Kent

: News

: Start the Week

With Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Daily Service

Every Time I Feel the Spirit (Trant); John 15, w26-27 and John 16, W13-35; I Will Sing with the Spirit (Rutter); Come, Holy Spirit, Come (Donnybrook). With the choir of Harrogate Ladies' College and Adrian Selway (organ). Director of music David Andrews.


Unknown: Adrian Selway
Music: David Andrews.

: With Great Pleasure

In the fourth of six programmes, comedian and TV host Julian Clary chooses his favourite pieces of writing. The readers are Russell Churney and Erica Poole. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Erica Poole.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today. Editor Lindsay Leonard


Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray celebrates the sharp-tongued sirens of soap opera.
Serial: Jan Francis reads the first episode of Deborah Moggach 's new novel Close Relations, abridged in 12 parts by Meg Clarke.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jan Francis
Unknown: Deborah Moggach
Unknown: Meg Clarke.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: A Singing Firework

A celebration of the skylark in words and music. The writers include C Day Lewis, Hopkins, Meredith, Shelley,
Seumus O'Sullivan , Isaac Rosenberg and Henry Lamont Simpson , with music by Vaughan Williams , Delius, Carmichael and Schubert. Readers
Simon Williams and Lucy Fleming. Producer Elizabeth Funning


Unknown: Seumus O'Sullivan
Unknown: Isaac Rosenberg
Unknown: Henry Lamont Simpson
Music By: Vaughan Williams
Readers: Simon Williams
Readers: Lucy Fleming.
Producer: Elizabeth Funning

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Brain of Britain

First Round - Midlands and East
Anglia. 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

: Cutting Edge

Tom Georgeson stars as jazz-loving DI Charlie Resnick in John Harvey 's three-part dramatisation of his own novel. 2: When a male nurse is attacked, all the clues point to a hospital connection. with Denys Hawthorne. Nicholas Boulton ,
John Simm. James Taylor. Zulema Dene , Don McCorkindale , Peter Kenny. George Parsons. Philip Weaver. Gillian Bevan , Alice Arnold , Colleen Prendergast , Stella Duffy , John Hartley , Roger May and Ann Beach.
Song written by Liz Simcock and performed by Trevor Watkis and Gillian Bevan
Director David Hunter Repeat


Unknown: Tom Georgeson
Unknown: Di Charlie Resnick
Unknown: John Harvey
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne.
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Unknown: John Simm.
Unknown: James Taylor.
Unknown: Zulema Dene
Unknown: Don McCorkindale
Unknown: Peter Kenny.
Unknown: George Parsons.
Unknown: Philip Weaver.
Unknown: Gillian Bevan
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Colleen Prendergast
Unknown: Stella Duffy
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Ann Beach.
Written By: Liz SimcOck
Unknown: Trevor Watkis
Unknown: Gillian Bevan
Director: David Hunter
Millington: Sean Baker
Lynn: Kate Eaton
Dipak: Paul Bazeley
Kevin: Ben Porter

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor. Anna MacNamee discovers the fans who are still crazy about the game show It's a Knockout. Editor Nadine Grieve
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: Afternoon.Shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Unknown: Anna MacNamee
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker sees a new production of Wagner's Tannhauser at Opera
North and the new Glen Tetley ballet at Covent Garden.
Producer Miriam Newman. Revised rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Glen Tetley
Producer: Miriam Newman.

: Short Story: Gardening Women

By Alison Dunn , read by Ri Richards.
Ida Buckley , fresh from the city, wishes for the knowledge of gardening women. Producer Caroline Sarll


Unknown: Alison Dunn
Read By: Ri Richards.
Read By: Ida Buckley
Producer: Caroline Sarll

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Tony is adamant.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

With Derek Cooper.


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Grosse Fugue

By Nick Burbridge.
Alice is instinctively aware of the attraction between her husband and the new first violinist of his string quartet. But her son's illness soon brings everything to a head. with Lisa Orgolini , Eva Stuart and Jonathan Keeble. Cellist Gabrielle Amherst Director Andy Jordan Repeat


Unknown: Nick Burbridge.
Unknown: Lisa Orgolini
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Unknown: Jonathan Keeble.
Unknown: Gabrielle Amherst
Director: Andy Jordan
Will: Jonathan Tafler
Alice: Kate Duchene
Tim: Mark Burrows
Magella: Natasha Pyne

: Travels with a Tape Recorder

The Barber of Catania. In the early sixties, James McNeish travelled the world, recording his experiences on tape. In the first of three programmes looking back on those travels, he meets a guitar-playing barber from Sicily and discovers a disturbing approach to local exams.
Producer Bella Bannerman Repeat


Unknown: James McNeish
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: One of Ours

Part ten 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 plunders Britain's cultural inheritance to test Denise Coffey
, Christopher Cook , Philippa Gregory and Michael Schmidt. Producer Gillian Hush Repeat


Unknown: Denise Coffey
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Michael Schmidt.

: Colvil and Soames

The last of a six-part serial by Christopher Lee in which two intelligence officers investigate the death of an elderly priest. Starring
Christopher Benjamin as Henry Colvil , Amanda Redman as Alex Soames , and Dudley Sutton as chief inspector Arthur Guscott.
Betrayal and Judgement.
Mrs Wedlock 's role in the mystery has put her in mortal danger.
Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Christopher Benjamin
Unknown: Henry Colvil
Unknown: Amanda Redman
Unknown: Alex Soames
Unknown: Dudley Sutton
Unknown: Arthur Guscott.
Unknown: Mrs Wedlock
Producer: Pete Atkin
Joseph Kutner: Stephen Thorne
Monsignor: Peter Yapp
Fr Dominic Byrne: Joseph O'Conor
Donna Hanley: Beth Porter
Porter: Denys Hawthorne

: News

: The Late Book: Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Patricia Hodge reads the first part of Kate Atkinson 's story of family life above a pet shop in York, abridged in ten parts by Rosemary Goring. Producer Chris Wallis Repeat


Unknown: Patricia Hodge
Unknown: Kate Atkinson
Unknown: Rosemary Goring.
Producer: Chris Wallis Repeat

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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