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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Hugh O'Donnell and Steve Peacock


Producers: Hugh O'Donnell
Producers: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Father Oliver McTernan.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Personal History

Katharine Graham , head of the Washington Post Company, has been described as the most powerful woman in America. Her memoir, abridged in ten parts by Chris Wallis , covers some of the most turbulent events in recent
American history. Part 1. Producer Paul Kent


Unknown: Katharine Graham
Unknown: Chris Wallis
Producer: Paul Kent

: News

: North of Watford

In the last of five programmes, Sean Rafferty travels to Inverness to join guests for debate and discussion. Producer Kathleen Carragher


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Producer: Kathleen Carragher

: Daily Service

From St German's Church, Cardiff, led by the Rev Roy Jenkins with the Welsh Chamber Singers. Organist Andrew Wilson-Dickson . Director of music
Avril Harding.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins
Organist: Andrew Wilson-Dickson
Music: Avril Harding.

: Battling with the Past

Ronald Hutton chairs the lighthearted game in which historians fight over the facts of some of the best known events of the past. 2: The Vikings Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Ronald Hutton

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today. Producer Nick Holden-Sim


Producer: Nick Holden-Sim

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray joins Joan Smith to discuss whether the nineties woman can act on her desires without fear of consequences.
Serial: Larry's Party, by Carol Shields , read by William Hope. Abridged in 13 parts by Doreen Estall. Part 5. Managing editor Nadine Grieve
EMAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Joan Smith
Unknown: Carol Shields
Read By: William Hope.
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: Money Box Live: (0171) [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes listeners' calls on a topical financial issue. Producer Sarah Pennells
Lines open from 10am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Round Britain Quiz

Wales and the South of England battle it out in another contest of wit and wisdom. Nick Clarke is in the chair. Producer Paul Bajoha
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoha

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Electricity

By Victoria Glendinning , dramatised in two episodes by John Peacock. 2: Let There Be Light
New Year's Eve 1885. Charlotte
Fisher attends a party where she is to discover new spiritualist powers. with Ian Masters , David Brooks. Jenny Lee , Rachel Atkins , Ann Beach , Stephen Thorne and Timothy Davies. Director David Hunter


Unknown: Victoria Glendinning
Unknown: John Peacock.
Unknown: Ian Masters
Unknown: David Brooks.
Unknown: Jenny Lee
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Ann Beach
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: Timothy Davies.
Director: David Hunter
Charlotte: Lesley Carvello
Peter: Andrew Cryer
Susannah Huff: Shirley Dixon
Godwin: Christopher Wright

: The Afternoon Shift

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


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini talks to the author
Richard Ford about his stories Women with Men.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Talks: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Richard Ford
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: A Pain in the Neck

Written and read by Tracey Lloyd.
"Marooned on the sofa, Alison looked enviously round the room. The party was impermeably French." Produced by Pauline Stone Repeated Sunday 12.30am


Read By: Tracey Lloyd.
Produced By: Pauline Stone

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

David is feeling put upon. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Secret Life of the Shed

Paul Allen and shed enthusiasts including writer Peter Tinniswood and academic Valentine Cunningham sweep the cobwebs from a neglected corner of British culture when they open the door on the private kingdoms and adult playrooms that exist inside the shed.
Producer Abigail Appleton Repeat


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Valentine Cunningham
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: The Monday Play: As You Like It

William Shakespeare 's comedy of true love, misplaced love, gender confusion and reconciliation. with Michael Cochrane. Christopher Wright. Tracy Ann Oberman , John Rowe.
Jane Whittenshaw , David Brooks , Iwan Thomas. David Bannerman. Sebastian Harcombe ,
Nicholas Boulton , Brian Parr. David Timson and Hugh Dickson. Music by Mia Soteriou.
Musicians Mia Soteriou. Steve Bentley Klein and Merlin Shepherd
Adapted and directed by Ned Chaillet


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Michael Cochrane.
Unknown: Christopher Wright.
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman
Unknown: John Rowe.
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: David Brooks
Unknown: Iwan Thomas.
Unknown: David Bannerman.
Unknown: Sebastian Harcombe
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Unknown: Bnan Parr.
Unknown: David Timson
Unknown: Hugh Dickson.
Music By: Mia Soteriou.
Musicians: Mia Soteriou.
Musicians: Steve Bentley Klein
Musicians: Merlin Shepherd
Directed By: Ned Chaillet
Rosalind: Imogen Stubbs
Orlando: Toby Stephens
Jacques: Ronald Pickup
Celia: Siri O'Neal
Touchstone: Derek Griffiths
Adam: Maurice Denham

: Better than Sex

Another chance to hear Sean O'Brien celebrate the readily available sensual experience that gives him intense pleasure - Tyneside Turkish baths. Producer Beaty Rubens Repeat


Unknown: Sean O'Brien
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: To the Lighthouse

Eileen Atkins reads Virginia Woolf's 20th-century classic, abridged in ten parts by Yvonne Antrobus.
Mr and Mrs Ramsay holiday with their family in the Hebrides. Part 1. Producer John Theocharis Repeat


Unknown: Yvonne Antrobus.
Unknown: Mrs Ramsay
Producer: John Theocharis

: With Great Pleasure

Julian Clary chooses his favourite pieces of writing. With readers
Russell Churney and Erica Poole. Producer Paul Dodgson


Unknown: Julian Clary
Unknown: Erica Poole.
Producer: Paul Dodgson

: Hearts and Lives of Men

Written and narrated by Fay Weldon.
The final part of a five-part serial set in swinging sixties London. Helen and Nell are to be rewarded, while the outrageous Angie is to be punished. with David Forrester , Susie Fugle , Emilie Jones. Christian Rodska and Cornelius Garrett
Director Shaun MacLoughlin Repeat


Unknown: Fay Weldon.
Unknown: David Forrester
Unknown: Susie Fugle
Unknown: Emilie Jones.
Unknown: Christian Rodska
Unknown: Cornelius Garrett
Director: Shaun MacLoughlin
Helen: Jenny Funnell
Nell: Catharine Morris
Angie: Jane Slavin
Clifford: Charles Simpson
Fanny: Anna Mountford
MrsHaskins: Phyllida Nash

: News

: The Late Book: The Woman and the Ape

By Peter Hoeg , translated by Barbara Haveland. Abridged in ten parts by Penny Leicester and read by Helen Schlesinger.
Madelene and Johnny have rescued the ape from her husband's laboratory. Meanwhile, Adam has reported the disappearance of both his wife and the ape to the authorities. Part 6. Producer Jill Walters


Unknown: Peter Hoeg
Translated By: Barbara Haveland.
Unknown: Penny Leicester
Read By: Helen Schlesinger.
Producer: Jill Walters

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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