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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Stephen Oliver.


Unknown: Canon Stephen Oliver.

: Today

With Alex Brodie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.

: Core Coren

4: Out to Lunch

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk chairs a live investigation into the moral questions behind the week's news. Witnesses face cross-examination from David Cook,
Janet Daley ,
Geoffrey Robertson QC and David Starkey. Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: David Cook,
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Geoffrey Robertson
Unknown: David Starkey.
Producer: David Coomes

: Capital Gains

A four-part drama series by Collin Johnson. 3: Development Capital There must be a way to stop the Haiku Jack Consortium from covering the land in concrete. Julius Hutch turns to the law - and goes beyond it. with Jillie Meers. David Holt , Jeffry Wickham , Brian Perkins and Stephen Thorne Producers Andy Jordan and David Blount


Unknown: Collin Johnson.
Unknown: Julius Hutch
Unknown: Jillie Meers.
Unknown: David Holt
Unknown: Jeffry Wickham
Unknown: Brian Perkins
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Producers: Andy Jordan
Producers: David Blount
Julius Hutch: Peter Jones
Pauline Hutch: Celestine Randall
Kate: Justine Midda

: Daily Service

From Durham Cathedral. Christ Is the World's True Light (Rinkart); 2 Peter 1, W12-19; 0 for a Closer Walk with God (Ives); Crown Him with Many Crowns (Diademata). Director of music Gordon Appleton.


Music: Gordon Appleton.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today with Geoffrey Wheeler. The number of cases of infantile paralysis increases to epidemic proportions.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Diana Madill. Short story: Through a Glass Brightly, by Beryl Bainbridge , abridged by Di Spiers and read by Geoffrey Palmer.


Introduced By: Diana Madill.
Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge
Abridged By: Di Spiers
Read By: Geoffrey Palmer.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Looking Forward

tO the Past Trevor Phillips chairs the historical discussion programme, with guests Peter Curran , Sue Limb, David Mellor and Barry Took. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Unknown: Peter Curran
Unknown: David Mellor
Unknown: Barry Took.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Test Match Special

England v Australia
Coverage of the first day's play in the Fifth Test at Trent Bridge, with commentary by Jonathan Agnew ,
Henry Blofield and Neville Oliver , and expert comment from Graeme Fowler and Mike Selvey. Including at
3.45 Teatime and County Talk Peter Baxter meets Steve Marsh ,
David Milns and Martyn Moxon.
* See Jonathan Agnew : page 33 For information or retuning advice phone [number removed] Approximate times


Commentary By: Jonathan Agnew
Commentary By: Henry Blofield
Commentary By: Neville Oliver
Unknown: Graeme Fowler
Unknown: Mike Selvey.
Unknown: County Talk
Unknown: Peter Baxter
Unknown: Steve Marsh
Unknown: David Milns
Unknown: Martyn Moxon.
Unknown: Jonathan Agnew

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Skeleton

By Tanika Gupta.
A medical student is obsessed by a beautiful woman.


[Actor]: Tanika Gupta.
[Actor]: Nadim Sawalha
[Actor]: Kulvinder Ghir.
[Actor]: Ravin Gunatra
[Actor]: Shiv Grewal
[Actor]: Sudha Buchar
[Actor]: Vinny Dhillon
[Actor]: Surendra Kochar
Director: Claire Grove

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen sees John Godber 's new comedy Weekend Breaks. Producer Fiona Bailey Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: John Godber
Producer: Fiona Bailey

: Short Story: My Polish Teacher's Tie

By Helen Dunmore. Read by Patricia Brake . Producer Viv Beeby Repeat Repeated next Saturday


Unknown: Helen Dunmore.
Read By: Patricia Brake
Producer: Viv Beeby

: PM

With Charlie LeePotter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Leepotter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Life, Death and Sex with Mike and Sue

A six-part comedy series by Bill Dare , starring Robert Duncan and Jan Ravens as Radio 4's antidote to Anne and Nick. Mike and Sue invite a stressed bomb-disposal expert to "hug his fear". With Roger Blake , Bill Dare , Alistair McGowan and Sally Philips. Music by Mark Burton Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Robert Duncan
Unknown: Jan Ravens
Unknown: Anne
Unknown: Nick.
Unknown: Roger Blake
Unknown: Bill Dare
Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Music By: Mark Burton
Producer: Jo Clegg

: News

: The Archers

Eddie bumps into an old friend. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Going Back

The first of four programmes unravelling mystery and history.
1: Spit, Suck and Secrets. In Britain's Bletchley Park, during the Second
World War, a team of men and women began to unpick Germany's Enigma codes, believed by Hitler to be unbreakable. Pat Bing and her friends Freda James and Connie Cullum were three ladies who worked in Hut Eight receiving German naval codes. The rest of Bletchley Park remained a mystery to them for over 30 years. Producer Ronit Knoble


Unknown: Pat Bing
Unknown: Freda James
Unknown: Connie Cullum
Producer: Ronit Knoble

: Fresh Air

The last of five special programmes showcasing the winners of Radio 4's feature-making competition. Producer Bella Bannerman


Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Inside Track

The last of five stories about modern life told from the inside. Gay Soldiers Men and women of Her Majesty's
Armed Forces talk about what it is like to be homosexual in a force where known homosexuality means automatic dismissal.
Producer Simon Elmes


Producer: Simon Elmes

: Does He Take Sugar?

The magazine made for and by people with disabilities. Presented by Frederick Dove.
Producer Colin Hughes
FACTSHEET: send sae to Factsheet No 31,[address removed] PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: Love on a Branch Line

By John Hadfield. Part 9.
For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: John Hadfield.

: The Leaves of the Dead

By Nick Fisher , with Imelda Staunton as the investigating detective Julie Enfield.
1:Proverbs and Punctures from Hell
In the first of a four-part series, Julie investigates an inexplicable killing at the British Library. with Alex Lowe. Janet Maw , loan Meredith.
Stephen Thorne , Sean Baker , Hugh Dickson Tracy Ann Oberman , Director Richard Wortley


Unknown: Nick Fisher
Unknown: Imelda Staunton
Unknown: Julie Enfield.
Unknown: Alex Lowe.
Unknown: Janet Maw
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman
Director: Richard Wortley
Dad: Geoffrey Matthews
Lawrence Evans: Ross Livingstone

: Sensational Women

Sarah Dunant picks six 19th-century authors and assesses the impact of their writing. 2: Ouida. Maeve Binchy examines the life and books of Ouida.
Producer Lore Windemuth Repeat


Unknown: Sarah Dunant

: News

: The Late Book: Kitchen

By Banana Yoshimoto , read by Emily Woof. 4: Mikage's cooking has become accomplished, but she still feels alone. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Banana Yoshimoto
Read By: Emily Woof.

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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