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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 Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Today

With John Humphrys , 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.

: A Boy at the Hogarth Press

Five programmes in which Jamie Glover reads Richard Kennedy 's memoir based on the diary he kept while working for Leonard and Virginia Woolf.
3: The publication of Virginia Woolf's Orlando in 1929.


Unknown: Jamie Glover
Unknown: Richard Kennedy

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

God, Whose Farm Is All Creation (Gott Will's Machen); Galatians
6: w7-10; Spirit of the Living God (Arr Iliff); There's a Spirit in the Air (Lauds). Director of music Paul Leddington-Wright .


Music: Paul Leddington-Wright

: The Windy Sea

Tim Whewell continues his four-part exploration of the countries bordering the Caspian Sea.
2: The Fruits of Independence When the Soviet Union collapsed, the desert province of Turkmenistan became a nation overnight. But independence has brought neither wealth nor democracy, despite the country's massive reserves of natural gas. Producer Andy Denwood + Buried Treasure: page 9


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Andy Denwood

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: One by One in the Darkness. Part 8. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 38/97 to Gardeners' Question Time Factsheet. [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Eastern Mix

Philip Afshar 's six-part comedy drama series about next-door neighbours who start an import business.
3: Florence and Khalid are reported to the council for running a business from home, Samantha is pursued at her aerobics class, and Sahra and Rahni are being suspiciously helpful. with Rachna Kapur. Denise Devlin and Neil McCaul. Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Philip Afshar
Unknown: Rachna Kapur.
Unknown: Denise Devlin
Unknown: Neil McCaul.
Producer: Jo Clegg
Khalid Miah: Harmage Singh Kalirai
Samantha Miah: Kathryn Apanowicz
Florence Field: Annette Kerr
Sahra Miah: Nisha Kapur

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke at the Liberal
Democrats' conference in Eastbourne and James Cox in London.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Cox

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Peggers and the Creeiers

A three-part drama by Catherine Czerkawska. 2: The Water's Wide
It is now 1906. Sarah has married
Johnnie and left her Dunure home to move into their own house in Maybole. with Joey Cooper. Rachel Ogilvy ,
Stuart McQuarrie , Colin Gourley , Jean Faulds and Isabel Wright. Incidental music played by John McCusker. Director Hamish Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska.
Unknown: Joey Cooper.
Unknown: Rachel Ogilvy
Unknown: Stuart McQuarrie
Unknown: Colin Gourley
Unknown: Jean Faulds
Unknown: Isabel Wright.
Played By: John McCusker.
Director: Hamish Wilson
Sarah: Sybil Wintrope
Agnes: Sheila Donald

: Letters from Here and There

Six authors recall recent trips abroad. 3: Goa. Deborah Moggach enjoys stunning beaches and beautiful cathedrals, as well as "try-once" tailors. Producer Duncan Minshull


Producer: Duncan Minshull

: The Afternoon Shift

Introduced by Daire Brehan.


Introduced By: Daire Brehan.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini reviews the new films of the week, including Contact, starring Jodie Foster. Plus a look at the performances of rock stars in films. Producer Jerome Weatherald Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Jodie Foster.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story: Dying for Love

By Carol Shields , read by Buffy Davies. Three very different women think about life - and death - after rejection. Producer Tabitha Potts


Unknown: Carol Shields
Read By: Buffy Davies.
Producer: Tabitha Potts

: PM

With Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Round Britain Quiz

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

A marrow escape.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

The second of eight programmes in which John Waite follows up listeners' complaints.
Editor Graham Ellis. Repeated tomorrow
9.05am. WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis.

: The National Interest

Jonathan Dimbleby presents the second of two programmes in which
MPs from opposing parties attempt to reach a consensus on a controversial issue. How can the growing demands on the National Health Service be met? Editor David Jordan


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Editor: David Jordan

: Singular Women

Stewart Permutt 's comedies feature four women's views of the world.
3: Stella. Miriam Margolyes plays the manageress of an unchanging chocolate shop in a changing world. Director Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Stewart Permutt
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Director: Marion Nancarrow

: Action Reaction

Sue Blackmore chairs the second of five debates on scientific issues which affect our everyday lives. From the Old Royal Observatory in Greenwich. Producer Phil Critchlow


Producer: Phil Critchlow

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: Book at Bedtime: Loitering with Intent

Anna Massey reads Muriel Spark 's comic novel, abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller.
3: "Edwina looked regal, had no difficulty with her bladder, and only asked to be taken to the lavatory once." For details see Monday


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Neville Teller.

: On Baby Street

A five-part comedy drama about three new mothers living in the same street. written by Julie Balloo and Jenny Eclair. 4: The babies are nine months old.
Will romance blossom for Geraldine and her new Canadian? Will Ian notice that Tonia is interested in him? Only Yvette seems to have her feet firmly on the ground - making adverts and leopardskin Babygros. with Linda Robson. Kevin Eldon. Julie Balloo , Hugh Ross. Graham Fellows , Lee Cornes , Eva Stuart , Ronnie Ancona and Jenny Eclair Producer Jane Berthoud


Written By: Julie Balloo
Written By: Jenny Eclair.
Unknown: Linda Robson.
Unknown: Kevin Eldon.
Unknown: Julie Balloo
Unknown: Hugh Ross.
Unknown: Graham Fellows
Unknown: Lee Cornes
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona
Producer: Jane Berthoud
Geraldine: Frances Barber
Shona: Claire Skinner
Yvette: Tilly Vosburgh

: The Cheese Shop Present

The Butter Factor
Sketches, songs and jokes, including the Celebrity Illness slot. With Gerard Foster , Dave Lamb ,
Gordon Southern, Tim Verrinder , Ben Ward and Richard Webb.
Producer Gareth Edwards Repeat


Unknown: Gerard Foster
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Tim Verrinder
Unknown: Ben Ward
Unknown: Richard Webb.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: News Briefing

: The Late Book: Light in August

By William Faulkner. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: William Faulkner.

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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