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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The news and the 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 the Rev Ernest Rea.


Unknown: Ernest Rea.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Father Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: Core Coren

Humourist Alan Coren reads from his book A Bit on the Side.
1: Cricklewood - a Scene Setter Producer Aled Evans


Unknown: Humourist Alan Coren
Producer: Aled Evans

: News

: North of Watford

Sean Rafferty joins guests in Bangor for debate and discussion. Producer Kathleen Carragher


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Producer: Kathleen Carragher

: Big Bang

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


Producer: Jim Clarke

: Daily Service

From St Martin's Church, Belfast, led by the Rev Derek Boden , with Pavane. Isaiah 60, wl-3, 19-20.


Unknown: Derek Boden

: On This Day

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the stories, events and issues which made the headlines 50 years ago today. A number of anti-Jewish demonstrations on the streets of Liverpool and Manchester end in violence. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Diana Madill. Serial: Kiss and Kin by Angela Lambert , abridged in 12 parts by Meg Clarke , read by Sarah Badel. Part 11. Editors Emma Selby , Nadine Grieve EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


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

: Inside Money

Repeated from Saturday 12 noon

: You and Yours

With Alice Beer.


Unknown: Alice Beer.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke presides as teams from around the UK compete to solve cryptic questions in a bid to become overall champions of the series. Producer Paul Bajoria
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The World at One

With Guto Harri.


Unknown: Guto Harri.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Pilgrimage

The final part of Zenna Henderson 's tale, dramatised by Catherine Czerkawska. Lea is beginning to know the strange folk of the Canyon. with Billy Riddoch. Raymond Short and Michael Percevel-Maxwell
Director Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Zenna Henderson
Dramatised By: Catherine Czerkawska.
Unknown: Billy Riddoch.
Unknown: Raymond Short
Unknown: Michael Percevel-Maxwell
Director: Hamish Wilson
Lea: Sybil Wintrope
Karen: Rose McBain
Dita/Mrs McVey: Eliza Langland
Low: Finlay Welsh
Marie/Twyla: Ceit Kearnay
Lucine/MissCarolle: Donalda Samuel
Clement Francher: Kenneth Glenaan

: The Afternoon Shift

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Editors: Nadine Grieve
Editors: Keith Jones

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker investigates records and the record industry. Producer John Goudie
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story: Nan MacDonald's Gamble

By Hugh McMillan.
Read by Mary Riggans.
Producer David Jackson Young Repeat


Unknown: Hugh McMillan.
Read By: Mary Riggans.
Producer: David Jackson

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

There is a frosty atmosphere at Home Farm.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

With Derek Cooper. Revised


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: Monday Play: Pino Pelosi and the Boys

By Jeff Young. Charismatic gangleader Pete is obsessed with all things Italian, particularly the killing of film-maker Pasolini.
Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Jeff Young.
Director: Melanie Harris
Pete: John Lloyd Fillingham
Beetroot: Stephen Lord
Twisty: Eugene Salleh
Seaside: Jeff Hordley
Writer/Businessman: James Nickerson
Old Lady/Waitress: Ann Rye

: A Cultural History of the Banana

In Eastern Europe it is a symbol of freedom. In Latin America it means hard work and oppression for those who grow it. It is celebrated in song, art and verse. It is used as a surrealist icon and a racist symbol. Fintan O'Toole peels this extraordinary fruit to reveal the comedies and tragedies trapped inside its yellow skin.
Producer Mary Price Repeat


Unknown: Fintan O'Toole

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Love on a Branch Line

By John Hadfield , read by Michael Cochrane in ten parts. Part six. Producer Cherry Cookson Repeat


Unknown: John Hadfield
Read By: Michael Cochrane

: Relatively Speaking

Six programmes in which two close family members give an insight into the unique relationship that exists between them.
2: Theatre and film director Sir Peter
Hall and his son, television producer Christopher Hall. Sir Peter's obsession for work is so strong that he remembers all family events by the production he was working on at the time - Christopher was born between rehearsals of Tennessee Williams's play Camino Real. It is a trait that endears him to his son but not always to his wives.
Producer John Holmes


Producer: Christopher Hall.
Producer: John Holmes

: Hearts and Lives of Men

Written and narrated by Fay Weldon. A four-part series set in a sixties
London where love triumphs over lust, and goodwill over satanic forces. 1: Clifford, the whizz kid of Leonardo's
Art House, meets Helen, the artist's daughter.
Director Shaun MacLoughlin Repeat


Unknown: Fay Weldon.
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Helen: Jenny Funnell
Clifford: Charles Simpson
Angle: Jane Slavin
John Lally: Christian Rodska
Sam/Larry: Bill Wallis
Evelyn: Janet Dale
Rupert: Cornelius Garrett
Joan: June Barrie
Harley: John Telfer

: News

: The Late Book: Kitchen

Emily Woof reads the first part of Banana Yoshimoto's quirky story, about a young woman obsessed by kitchens. Abridged in five parts by Penny Leicester.
Producer Nandita Ghose Repeat


Unknown: Emily Woof
Unknown: Penny Leicester.
Producer: Nandita Ghose 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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