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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Frances Gumley-Mason .


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Frances Gumley-Mason

: Last Chance to See

By Douglas Adams. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Douglas Adams.

: News

: Call Edward Stourton: (0171)[number removed]

Listeners are invited to call and talk to
Edward Stourton and his guest on an issue of the moment. Producer Anne Peacock
LINES OPEN from 8.00am


Unknown: Edward Stourton
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Weston East

Two programmes in which Simon Weston explores the duties and lifestyles of the last British forces to be posted to Hong Kong. This week he flies with the RAF over the most populated square mile on earth and clings to the Royal Navy's fast-pursuit craft on a dawn anti-pirate operation. Producer Tim Green Repeated Sunday 5.00pm


Unknown: Simon Weston

: Daily Service

0 God of Bethel (Stracatho); John 16, W16-24; Seek Ye First (Lafferty, arr Wilson); Lord Enthroned in Heavenly Splendour (St Helen). Director of music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

Caroline Swinburne reports on how youngsters in Mozambique are coming to terms with the trauma of years of civil war.
Serial: Close Relations (2). For details see yesterday


Unknown: Caroline Swinburne

: All in the Mind

Professor Anthony Clare presents the Programme that deals with matters Psychological and psychiatric. Producer Bruce Whitney Low Repeated Sunday 10.15pm


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Word of Mouth

Russell Davies explores words and the way we speak.
Can You Hear Me, Mother?Simon Callow talks about the challenge of Projecting the voice to the back of a theatre. Plus the People's Lexicon of English that listeners would like to see Preserved is revealed. Last in series. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: Russell Davies
Talks: Simon Callow
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Thirty Minutes to Kill

By Lynne Truss , with Michael Maloney as Mick and Haydn Gwynne as Hilary. Mick and Hilary have half an hour before they leave on holiday. But Mick keeps disappearing off to the shops. Will Hilary get him to the airport on time? Director Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Lynne Truss
Unknown: Michael Maloney
Unknown: Haydn Gwynne
Director: Peter Kavanagh

: Comparing Notes with Brian Kay

Brian Kay talks to Vicky Gregory from Manchester's Bridgewater Hall and Graham Sheffield from London's
Barbican Centre about running a major concert venue. Producer Ray Abbott


Talks: Brian Kay
Unknown: Vicky Gregory
Producer: Ray Abbott

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Ken Cooper pulls on his old leathers and meets up with some born-again bikers.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Ken Cooper

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan talks to Sir Roy Strong as he publishes his diary covering his time as director of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Plus a review of John Burnside
's novel The Dumb House.
Producer Jerome Weatheraid
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Sir Roy Strong
Unknown: Albert Museum.
Unknown: John Burnside
Producer: Jerome Weatheraid

: Short Story: Blood Ties

By Raymond Soltysek. When a father suddenly leaves Scotland and heads for Spain with his two sons, their mother is forced to appeal to the Spanish courts. Read by Eliza Langland . Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Raymond Soltysek.
Read By: Eliza Langland
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Minor Adjustment

By Andy and Eric Merriman.
A six-part comedy about a family with a young daughter who has Down's syndrome. Starring Peter Davison as Richard Stubbs and Samantha Bond as Sarah Stubbs.
2: Sarah's mother Bea comes to stay, bringing with her a horsebox full of expressionist art and three moulting cats.
Producer Gareth Edwards Repeat


Unknown: Eric Merriman.
Unknown: Peter Davison
Unknown: Richard Stubbs
Unknown: Samantha Bond
Unknown: Sarah Stubbs.
Producer: Gareth Edwards
Bea: Phyllida Law
Kate Stubbs: Claire Russell
Amy Stubbs: Sarah Merriman
Felix Patterson: Jonathan Adams
Paul: Simon Fielder
Meg: Zulema Dene
Autograph hunter: Colleen Prendergast
Art collector: Alice Arnold

: News

: The Archers

Phil is feeling henpecked. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: File on 4

Major issues, changing attitudes and important events at home and abroad. Reporter Jenny Cuffe. Producer David Lewis
Repeated Saturday 5.00pm


Reporter: Jenny Cuffe.
Producer: David Lewis

: Science Now

With the benefit of hindsight, Paul Murdin looks at the accuracy of opinion polls.
Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Unknown: Paul Murdin

: The Network

Alun Lewis with the series that walks through the minefield of the information age. Today he wanders down to a street in London to meet an on-line neighbourhood where the houses are networked together. He finds out how they are getting to grips with the information age, and discovers just what it can do for fly-fishing. Producer Rami Tzabar


Unknown: Alun Lewis
Producer: Rami Tzabar

: 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: One of Ours

By Willa Cather. Part 11. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Willa Cather.

: Mediumwave

With Vincent Hanna.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Vincent Hanna.

: A Night with.... Julian Critchley

Six people reflect on the significant part the night has played in their lives, and on the words, music and paintings they associate with night-time.
3: Sir Julian Critchley looks back at the three things which have kept him away from his beauty sleep: passion, pain and politics.
Producer Jane Ray Repeat


Unknown: Sir Julian Critchley
Producer: Jane Ray Repeat

: News

: The Late Book: Behind the Scenes at the Museum

By Kate Atkinson.
2: At the age of four, Ruby Lennox and her teddy are sent packing. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Kate Atkinson.
Unknown: Ruby Lennox

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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