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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The news and issues of the week in rural Britain.
Producers Hugh O'Donnell and Steve Peacock


Producers: Hugh O'Donnell
Producers: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Canon Stephen Oliver.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Bishop Richard Harries.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Hitting the Rocks

The second of four programmes in which historian Andrew Roberts looks back at how past governments have coped with crises, In 1962,
Harold Macmillan decided to throw ministers overboard when his government began to suffer from record unpopularity. Producer Jonathan Brunert


Unknown: Andrew Roberts
Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Producer: Jonathan Brunert

: News

: Soapbox

In the last programme of the series, 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

: Big Bang

Jez Nelson presents the alternative science show. Producer Jim Clarke E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Producer: Jim Clarke

: Daily Service

From Newman College, Birmingham. Praise My Soul the King of Heaven (Praise My Soul); Zephaniah 3,
W14-20; Thanks Be to God (Dean); 0 Lord I Will Sing of Your Constant Love (Walker). Director of music Stephen Dean.


Music: Stephen Dean.

: On This Day

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the stories, events and issues which made the headlines 50 years ago today. A gang of gunmen assassinate seven senior government ministers in Rangoon and Plunge Burma into chaos. Producer Lynne McCadden Editor Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Lynne McCadden
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Kiss and Kin by Angela Lambert , abridged in 12 parts by Meg Clarke , read by Sarah Badel.
1: Harriet and Oliver have fallen for one another, but will their age, and their shared grandchildren, make their love impossible?
Editors Emma Selby , Nadine Grieve E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Angela Lambert
Unknown: Meg Clarke
Read By: Sarah Badel.
Editors: Emma Selby
Editors: Nadine Grieve

: Inside Money

Repeat from Saturday 12 noon

: You and Yours

With Alice Beer.


Unknown: Alice Beer.

: Brain of Britain

A nationwide general-knowledge contest chaired by Robert Robinson. Fourth Semi-Final.
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 Whistle-Blower

By Greg Cullen. When one of Jenny's pupils dies of an asthma attack, no one will listen to her concerns that it might have been aggravated by pollution. Then the oil tanker Sea
Express runs aground, and Jenny finds that there is some action she can take. with Christine Pritchard , Gareth Morris ,
Kathryn Dimery , Tom Cullen , Leanne Sadler and Philippa Thomas. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Greg Cullen.
Unknown: Christine Pritchard
Unknown: Gareth Morris
Unknown: Kathryn Dimery
Unknown: Tom Cullen
Unknown: Leanne Sadler
Unknown: Philippa Thomas.
Director: Alison Hindell
Jenny: Nickie Rainsford
Geordie: Chrstian Rodska
Huw: Simon Harris

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor and guests.
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Editor: Keith Taylor.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker listens to the music of the American best-selling composer Steve Reich and reviews a new production of the Rossini opera Count Ory at Glyndebourne. Producer Nicki Paxman
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Steve Reich
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Short Story: Father and Son

By Frank O'Connor , read by Ian McElhinney. A young man begins to understand the virtues of tenderness.
Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Frank O'Connor
Read By: Ian McElhinney.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Tony receives some worrying news. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Sara Parker presents a special report on food and the elderly.


Unknown: Sara Parker

: The Monday Play: The Venus Bar

By Yana Stajno. When a chocolate manufacturer is looking for a model to promote a new bar, a spotty chocoholic decides to give it a whirl.
With Jonathan Adams
Director Peter Kavanagh Repeat


Unknown: Yana Stajno.
Unknown: Jonathan Adams
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Sophie Byrd: Rachel Atkins
Jerome Downe: Nicholas Boulton
Sir Ralph: Robin Bailey
Rob Hodge: Sean Baker
Marjory: Joanna Monro
Innes: David Holt
Twiglet: Chris Pavlo

: What Comes after "P"?

Stephen Jameson finds out if the good old British queue went out with the ration book, and he asks who the queue jumpers are in society and what people do when someone elbows them out of the way. Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeat


Unknown: Stephen Jameson
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Captain Corelli's Mandolin

Robert Powell reads Louis de Bernieres
's epic tale of love, war and music on the dramatic island of Cephalonia. Abridged in 15 parts by Alison Joseph. Part 11. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Louis de Bernieres
Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Tales from the Wildside

In the last of four programmes, Fergus Keeling is joined by three explorers who reflect on their travels and wildlife encounters.
Producer Sarah Blunt Repeat


Unknown: Fergus Keeling

: Pet Sematary

The fifth in a six-part serialisation of Stephen King 's novel, dramatised by Gregory Evans. Heedless of Jud's warnings, Louis takes Gage's body to the Micmac burial ground. with Liza Ross , Gordon Sterne , Kerry Shale , Garrick Hagon. Colleen Prendergast , Hugh Dickson , Alice Arnold , Mark Bonnar and Percy Helm. Original music composed by David Chilton and Nicholas Russell-Pavier Director Gordon House Repeat


Unknown: Stephen King
Dramatised By: Gregory Evans.
Unknown: Liza Ross
Unknown: Gordon Sterne
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Garrick Hagon.
Unknown: Colleen Prendergast
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Mark Bonnar
Unknown: Percy Helm.
Composed By: David Chilton
Composed By: Nicholas Russell-Pavier
Louis Creed: John Sharian
Rachel Creed: Briony Glassco
Jud Crandall: Lee Montague
Ellie Creed: Sarah Benichou
Irwin Goldman: William Roberts

: News

: The Late Book: The White Boy Shuffle

Ray Shell reads a ten-part serialisation of Paul Beatty 's novel, set in the heart of America's urban street culture.
6: Gunnar is a victim of the LA riots.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Paul Beatty
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.

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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