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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Paul Symonds.


Unknown: Fr Paul Symonds.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: Personal History

Part 3.
For details see Monday

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

Let Us with a Gladsome Mind
(Monkland); Ecclesiastes 2, W18-24; 0 Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?
(Boyce); Forth in Thy Name, 0 Lord, I Go (Song 34). Director of music Chris Stokes.


Music: Chris Stokes.

: Irene Worth

An Actress and Her Time. Irene Worth continues her journey through a century of theatre in the second of three conversations with John Miller. Producer Richard Bannerman and Lore Windemuth


Unknown: John Miller.
Producer: Richard Bannerman

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today, with Geoffrey Wheeler. Inkspots fever grips Britain as the American singers arrive in the country. The TUC conference and the miners' strike dominate the news agenda.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Ritt Bjerregaard , Denmark's European Commissioner for the Environment and author of a controversial book about life in Brussels, discusses her life at the heart of Europe. Serial: Larry's Party. Part 7. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Ritt Bjerregaard

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 35/97 to[address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Protesting Too Much

Conclusion of a six-part comedy drama by Kate Brooke and Sally Phillips. The eviction order is finally served, and battle commences just as the election starts. Will George come down from his tree voluntarily? Will the DTP play dirty? Will Anne finally get her man?
With Alan Francis, Sally Phillips, Elliott Nicholls and Chris Pavlo.


Writer: Kate Brooke
Writer: Sally Phillips.
Producer: Jane Berthoud
George Dank: John Fortune
Hermione Dank: Eleanor Bron
Anne Dank: Louisa Milwood-Haigh
Robbins: Brian Bowles
Actor: Alan Francis.
Actor: Sally Phillips
Actor: Elliott Nicholls
Actor: Chris Pavio

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thackeray

Three-part drama by Barbara Clegg and Olwen Wymark. 2: This Blessed Plot Thackeray's chance to redesign an Italian garden is thwarted by the disappearance of his employer. with Melanie Walters , Richard Lomas.
Carl Forgione , Vanessa Roper-Evans . Robert Rietti , James Greene and Frank Rozelaar-Green
Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Barbara Clegg
Unknown: Olwen Wymark.
Unknown: Melanie Walters
Unknown: Richard Lomas.
Unknown: Carl Forgione
Unknown: Vanessa Roper-Evans
Unknown: Robert Rietti
Unknown: James Greene
Unknown: Frank Rozelaar-Green
Director: Alison Hindell
Thackeray: Michael Cochrane
George: John Hartley
Miss Birch: Margaret John
Shirley: Doreen Mantle

: Countdown

The last programme in a series of views of 20th-century life.
10: The Swing of Our Hips. DJ Debra Richards reflects on women, dance and the music of the spheres. Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Debra Richards
Producer: Piers Plowright

: The Afternoon Shift

Introduced by Daire Brehan.


Introduced By: Daire Brehan.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees Judi Dench as Queen Victoria in the film Mrs Brown.
And a look at the Hong Kong film scene in the aftermath of the handover.
Producer Mohit Bakaya. Rvsd repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Judi Dench
Unknown: Mrs Brown.
Producer: Mohit Bakaya.

: Short Story: My Son

By Jane Rawlinson , read by Jenny Agutter. She had marched for noble causes, then she held the abandoned baby and really became involved. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon
Repeated Saturday 12.30am


Unknown: Jane Rawlinson
Read By: Jenny Agutter.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Kevin Bocquet.


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet.

: Round Britain Quiz

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Roy is suffering from stage fright. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Crusade

On to Jerusalem. In the second of two programmes, Fazlun Khalid and Martin Palmer complete their journey to Jerusalem along the route of the First Crusade and reflect on the deep scars which remain within and between the ancient faiths of East and West. Producer Norman Winter Repeat


Unknown: Fazlun Khalid
Unknown: Martin Palmer

: Reading Aloud: Work

Six readings about earning a daily crust. 5: Microserfs by Douglas Coupland.
Toiling away in computerland - how to make sense of it all?
Read by William Hope. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Douglas Coupland.
Read By: William Hope.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: The Living World

Life among the Launch Pads. As the space shuttle Endeavour awaits its next launch, Lionel Kelleway explores the wildlife at the Kennedy Space Centre. Producer Simon Roberts Repeat


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway
Producer: Simon Roberts

: Costing the Earth

Eight-part series on the environment. 7: A look at the problems of nuclear waste, and an innovative way to encourage people to recycle. Presented by Jeremy Cherfas.
Producer Hugh O'Donnell. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm


Presented By: Jeremy Cherfas.
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell.

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isobel Hilton.


Unknown: Isobel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: To the Lighthouse

By Virginia Woolf. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Virginia Woolf.

: On Baby Street: 1

A five-part comedy drama about three new mothers living in the same street, written by Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair.

The babies are now a month old, bald and incontinent, and a rather wicked Mother Nature watches over the lives of their parents - older first-time mum Geraldine, teenager Yvette, and perfect, text-book couple Shona and Ian. With Lee Cornes, Eva Stuart, Ronnie Ancona and Jenny Eclair.


Writer: Julie Balloo
Writer: Jenny Eclair
Producer: Jane Berthoud
Geraldine: Frances Barber
Shona: Claire Skinner
Yvette: Tilly Vosburgh
Kelly: Linda Robson
Dom/Trevor: Kevin Eldon
Deanne: Julie Balloo
Robert: Hugh Ross
Ian: Graham Fellows
[Actor]: Lee Cornes
[Actor]: Eva Stuart
[Actor]: Ronnie Ancona
[Actor]: Jenny Eclair

: The Comedy Awards

Fred Macaulay reveals the winner of this year's BBC New Comedy Award, from Edinburgh.
Producer Steve Doherty and Jon Rolph


Unknown: Fred MacAulay
Producer: Steve Doherty
Producer: Jon Rolph

: 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. Part 8. For details see Monday


Unknown: Peter Hoeg
Translated By: Barbara Haveland.
Read By: Helen Schlesinger.

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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