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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Oliver McTeman.


Unknown: Father Oliver McTeman.

: Today

With Alex Brodie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Every Secret Thing

3: Arrest
For details see Monday

: News

: In the Psychiatrist's Chair

Professor Anthony Clare interviews Brian Masters.
Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm


Unknown: Professor Anthony Clare
Unknown: Brian Masters.

: Summertime

The last of four programmes in which Irish writers explore the theme of summer. Novelist Clare Boylan recalls two summers that marked her passage from child to adult - a summer romance with an older man and her first grown-up holiday at Butlin's. Producer Judith Elliot


Unknown: Clare Boylan
Producer: Judith Elliot

: Daily Service

Here Is Love (Dim Ond Jesu); Matthew 3, wl-3, 5-6, 11; Lord of the Church (Londonderry Air); Down the Mountain (Park). With Wellspring. Director of music Sally Thornton.


Music: Sally Thornton.

: Toady, Grovel and Ingratiate

Diana Eden investigates the thriving art of sycophancy. From the Houses of Parliament to the cut-throat culture of the music business -those proficient in fawning, and those on the receiving end of unctuousness, tell all. Producer Fiona Couper Repeat


Unknown: Diana Eden
Producer: Fiona Couper

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Woman's Hour explores the myth of the rape of Lucretia. Serial; Ice-Candy-Man. Part 8. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 33/97 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Protesting Too Much

A six-part comedy drama by Kate Brooke and Sally Phillips. 4: The smear hits the papers, and Robbins has discovered what he believes to be a lunch-for-questions scenario. with Kevin Eldon. Sally Phillips and Elliott Nicholls. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Kate Brooke
Unknown: Sally Phillips.
Unknown: Kevin Eldon.
Unknown: Sally Phillips
Unknown: Elliott Nicholls.
Producer: Jane Berthoud
George Dank: John Fortune
Hermione Dank: Eleanor Bron
Anne Dank: Louisa Milwood-Haigh
Robbins: Brian Bowles

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Love Divine

The final part of Martyn Wade 's serial about the life of John Wesley.
3: Marriage and Separation. Having established the home of Methodism in London, Wesley is finally at peace.
His sudden decision to many a wealthy widow is to shatter all this. with Rosemary Martin , John Hartley , Jane Whittenshaw. Rachel Atkins , Christopher Wright. Hugh Dickson and David Brooks Producer Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: John Wesley.
Unknown: Rosemary Martin
Unknown: John Hartley
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw.
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Christopher Wright.
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Unknown: David Brooks
Producer: Cherry Cookson
John Wesley: Clive Francis
Charles Wesley: Michael Cochrane

: Countdown

Ten views of life in this century.
8: Going to the Dogs. Peter Okay, born in London in 1972 to Nigerian parents, places a couple of bets on the end of the century. Producer Piers Plowright


Producer: Piers Plowright

: The Afternoon Shift

Introduced by Daire Brehan.
Anna McNamee seeks out the adult fans of the rocking horse.


Introduced By: Daire Brehan.
Introduced By: Anna McNamee

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini takes in David
Lynch's new film Lost Highway with Patricia Arquette. and talks to Kevin Spacey about his directorial debut, Albino Alligator.
Producer Nicki Paxman
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Patricia Arquette.
Unknown: Kevin Spacey
Unknown: Albino Alligator.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Short Story: An Actor's Tale - Big Fish

Written and read by Steven Berkoff. Harry gets a small part in a play. If he is to survive in the business, he has to make his performance memorable. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Read By: Steven Berkoff.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Round Britain Quiz

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Sean makes Lynda's day. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Hungry Eyes

To western eyes, famine is an extraordinary event. In the developing world, people understand famine as an extension of normality - a normality unimaginable to most people in the west. Fintan O'Toole dismantles the stereotype and traces the evolution of our understanding of famine. Producer Mary Price Repeat

: Reading Aloud: Work

Six readings that explore the joys and woes of earning a daily crust.
3: Gregory Gladwell - Blacksmith by Ronald Blythe. An extract from
Akenfieldwhich describes life at the forge. Read by David Horovitch. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Gregory Gladwell
Unknown: Ronald Blythe.
Read By: David Horovitch.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Points of Departure

The last of four talks by journalists who have won the James Cameron Memorial Prize. John Simpson , BBC Foreign Affairs editor, reveals how years of foreign reporting have given him a love of central Asia.
Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: John Simpson
Producer: Sara Davies

: Costing the Earth

An eight-part series on the environment.
5: Fishing. Jeremy Cherfas talks to fishermen and politicians in Canada and Scotland, and asks how we can preserve communities which have relied on fishing the seas for generations while, at the same time, sustaining fish stocks. Producer Hugh O'Donnell Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Talks: Jeremy Cherfas
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Allan Little.
Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Allan Little.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: Midnight's Children

By Salman Rushdie. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Salman Rushdie.

: The Cruiskeen Lawn

The second of two programmes featuring dramatisations based on the hilarious mental gymnastics of the Irish wit Flann O'Brien.
With Dan Reardon , Gerry O'Bnen. Brendan Cauldwell. Jonathan White. Luke Griffin , Malcolm Douglas and Dierdre Monaghan Written by Owen Dudley Edwards Producer David Batchelor


Unknown: Flann O'Brien.
Unknown: Dan Reardon
Unknown: Gerry O'Bnen.
Unknown: Brendan Cauldwell.
Unknown: Jonathan White.
Unknown: Luke Griffin
Unknown: Malcolm Douglas
Unknown: Dierdre Monaghan
Written By: Owen Dudley Edwards
Producer: David Batchelor

: And I Am the Queen ofSheba

In the last of six programmes,
Ken Livingstone MP uncovers further tales of fraud. Guests are Kevin Day , Lee Hurst , Fred Macaulay and Tim Vine. Producer Jon Naismith Repeat


Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Kevin Day
Unknown: Lee Hurst
Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Unknown: Tim Vine.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: News

: The Late Book: Biggest EMs

By PF Kluge. Part 8. For details see Monday

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.

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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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