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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Hugh O'Donne !! and Steve Peacock


Producers: Hugh O'Donne
Producers: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley in Hong Kong.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Beyond the Millennium

Six visionary thinkers tell
Sheena McDonald how they believe life will be in the year 2010.
1: War and Warfare. American academic Chris Hables Gray envisages horrendous possibilities but believes that war is not inevitable.
Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Unknown: Chris Hables Gray
Producer: Clare Csonka

: News

: Soapbox

Andrew Neil engages his guests in lively debate, inviting them to air their personal passions and obsessions. Producer Julia Shaw


Unknown: Andrew Neil
Producer: Julia Shaw

: Daily Service

Lw only
Eternal Ruler of the Ceaseless Round
(Song i); Ephesians 1, w3-10;
Sanctus (Faure); May the Grace of Christ Our Saviour (Waltham). Director of music Chris Stokes.


Music: Chris Stokes.

: Dear Diary

Concluding the series of diary extracts. The Bickersteth Diaries. Bishop John Bickersteth reveals how he found an exceptional set of First World War diaries written by members of his family. Readers Sam West and John Telfer. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: John Bickersteth
Readers: Sam West
Readers: John Telfer.
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: On This Day

lw only
Geoffrey Wheeler presents a daily look back at the events of 50 years ago. Editor Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to Kathryn Hunter about playing King Lear.
Serial: A Many Splendoured Thingby Han Suyin , read in eight parts by Pik Sen-Lim . Part 6.
Editors Nadine Grieve and Emma Selby E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Kathryn Hunter
Unknown: Han Suyin
Unknown: Pik Sen-Lim
Editors: Nadine Grieve
Editors: Emma Selby

: Money Box Live: ([number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Frances Macdonald LINES: open from 10am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Brain of Britain

A nationwide general-knowledge contest chaired by Robert Robinson. First Semi-Final
Producer Richard Edis
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke in London and Charlie Lee-Potter in Hong Kong.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: The Hong Kong Holding Company

The final part of Matthew Solon's documentary-style drama.
The Cheung family firm has run up huge debts, and a bitter struggle for money and power ensues. Recorded in Hong Kong and transmitted only a few hours before the handover. with Evila Liu , Wendy Mok , Hugh Terry , Matthew Solon, Jim Chim , Cecil Cheng and Irene Ng Producer John Dryden


Unknown: Evila Liu
Unknown: Wendy Mok
Unknown: Hugh Terry
Unknown: Jim Chim
Unknown: Cecil Cheng
Producer: John Dryden
Man-Wai: Stuart Ong
Chang-Ming: Ko Tin Lung
Sup-See: Bonnie Chan

: The Afternoon Shift

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker sees Sir Peter Hall 's anniversary production of Waiting for Godot. And Phillida Lloyd directs
Macbeth at the Royal Opera House. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Sir Peter Hall
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Hong Kong Special

With Charlie Lee-Potter in Hong Kong and Chris Lowe in London.
♦See This Week: page 8


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

A new idea for the village fete. Old friends visit Kate.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Revised repeat from Friday

: The Monday Play: Secure Within

In Martyn Wade 's black comedy,
Owen's loathing of the outside world has led him to barricade himself and his family inside their home. Having decapitated an intruder, Owen locks himself away, unaware that his wife and her stepson are planning revenge.
Director Cherry Cookson Repeat


Unknown: Martyn Wade
Director: Cherry Cookson
Roberta: Anna Massey
Freda: Brenoa Blethyn
Owen: Stephen Moore
Robert: Julian Rhind-Tutt

: Holidays in Hell

A celebration of the British seaside in the fifties and sixties.
Producer Lindsay Leonard Repeat


Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Presenter: Isabel Hilton

: Book at Bedtime: The Monkey King

Timothy Mo's novel about the changing fortunes of the ambitious
Wallace Nolasco set in postwar Hong Kong. Read in ten parts by David Yip.
6: Wallace is afraid the villagers will blame him for a series of disasters.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: David Yip.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: Tales from the Wildside

The case for the hunter is aired in the first of a four-part discussion series chaired by Fergus Keeling. Three hunters discuss their love of wildlife and the thrill of stalking to kill. Producer Sarah Blunt Repeat


Unknown: Fergus Keeling.

: Education Matters

David Walter presents the essential guide to news and views in the learning world.
Producer Clare McGinn
PHONE: Education Matters Hotline
(0181)[number removed]


Unknown: David Walter
Producer: Clare McGinn

: Pet Sematary

The second in a six-part serialisation of Stephen King 's chilling novel, dramatised for radio by Gregory Evans. The lure of the ancient Micmac burial ground exerts its evil influence on Louis and Jud, who witness for themselves its sinister powers. with Stuart Milligan , Helen Horton , Alice Arnold and Mark Bonnar. Music composed by David Chilton and Nicholas Russell-Pavier Director Gordon House Repeat


Unknown: Stephen King
Unknown: Gregory Evans.
Unknown: Stuart Milligan
Unknown: Helen Horton
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Mark Bonnar.
Composed By: David Chilton
Composed By: Nicholas Russell-Pavier
Director: Gordon House
Louis Creed: John Sharian
Rachel Creed: Briony Glassco
Jud Crandall: Lee Montague
Ellie Creed: Sarah Benichou

: News

: The Late Book: The Giant's House

Lorelei King reads
Elizabeth McCracken 's novel, abridged in ten parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.
1: In Cape Cod in the fifties, librarian Peggy Cort meets 11-year-old James Carlson Sweatt and begins a relationship that is to change the course of her life.
Producer Lisa Osbome


Unknown: Elizabeth McCracken
Unknown: Elizabeth Bradbury.
Unknown: Peggy Cort
Unknown: James Carlson Sweatt
Producer: Lisa Osbome

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.

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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