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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers Hugh ODonnell and Steve Peacock


Producers: Hugh Odonnell
Producers: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Cristina Odone.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Cristina Odone.

: Running in the Family

Paul Bhattacharjee reads poet and novelist Michael Ondaatje 's account of his colourful family's life in Ceylon in the twenties and thirties. Abridged in five parts by Jill Waters. Part 1. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Paul Bhattacharjee
Unknown: Michael Ondaatje
Unknown: Jill Waters.
Producer: Jill Waters

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Martin Amis and Gore Vidal. Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Gore Vidal.
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: With Great Pleasure

Writer, director and actor Steven Berkoff performs extracts from his favourite poetry, prose and plays before an audience at this year's Edinburgh Festival. He draws on ancient Greek drama, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and poet Walt Whitman to celebrate language as an instrument of praise. Producer Rob Ketteridge


Unknown: Steven Berkoff
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Unknown: Walt Whitman
Producer: Rob Ketteridge

: Daily Service

Jesus, Where'er Thy People Meet (Wareham); 1 Thessalonians 5, w9-ll, 15-18; Standing in the Need of Prayer (Spiritual, arr
Andrews); Forth in the Peace of Christ (Deo Gratias). Director of music David Andrews.


Music: David Andrews.

: On This Day

Geoffrey Wheeler looks back at some of the news of 50 years ago today. Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to Sian Phillips , who stars in a new film about a Welsh family who are seduced and destroyed by the American Dream. Serial: Angel, by Anita Mason , read by Barbara Flynn , abridged in 12 parts by Jane Marshall. Part 6. Managing editor Nadine Grieve E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: Anita Mason
Read By: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: Jane Marshall.
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 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Round Britain Quiz

Northern Ireland take on the North of England for another round of the wide-ranging quiz. With Nick Clarke. Producer Paul Bajoria
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Broad Canvasses

The final part of Nigel Baldwin 's three-part drama about a journalist's investigation of the mysterious death of a student. 3: Sarah
Dee discovers more than she likes about the pollution cover-up. with Antony O'Donnell , Siriol Jenkins. David Middleton, Manon Edwards , Ray Llewellyn and Steffan Rhodri. Composer
Laurie Scott-Baker . Musicians Dylan Fowler and Evan Parker. Director Alison Hindell


Unknown: Nigel Baldwin
Unknown: Antony O'Donnell
Unknown: Manon Edwards
Unknown: Ray Llewellyn
Unknown: Steffan Rhodri.
Unknown: Laurie Scott-Baker
Musicians: Dylan Fowler
Musicians: Evan Parker.
Director: Alison Hindell
Dee: Sue Johnston
Jarvis: Martin Troakes

: The Afternoon Shift

Laurie Taylor with guests, topical discussion and lively features. Managing editor Nadine Grieve PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: Afternoon.Shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker catches a rare performance of Martinu's surrealist opera Julietta in a new production at Opera North Leeds and sees a new play, Mackerel Sky, at the Bush Theatre.
Producer Adrian Washbourne
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story: The Stack

By Rose Tremain , read by Jim Norton. John McCreedy is in a loveless marriage and living far from his Irish home. What will he do on his birthday? Producer Sara Benaim


Unknown: Rose Tremain
Read By: Jim Norton.
Read By: John McCreedy
Producer: Sara Benaim

: PM

With Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Has the time come for a reunion? Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Points of Reference

The last of four programmes looking at the main points of the compass and what they mean to us.
East. Written and presented by Simon Armitage , with Jonathan Betts , Gerald Butt. Lisa Jardine , Ian McGaskill , Professor Brian Mathews ,
Patrick Moore and the Bishop of Monmouth. Producer Susan Roberts Repeat


Presented By: Simon Armitage
Unknown: Jonathan Betts
Unknown: Gerald Butt.
Unknown: Lisa Jardine
Unknown: Ian McGaskill
Unknown: Professor Brian Mathews
Unknown: Patrick Moore
Producer: Susan Roberts

: The Monday Play: The Playboy of the Western World

By JM Synge, adapted for radio by Peter Kavanagh. Pegeen is set to marry a timorous west of Ireland farmer, until a real adventurer walks into her life. with Michael Elphick, Lloyd Hutchinson, John Rowe, David Bannerman, Anthony Ofoegbu Anne-Marie Duff, Janet Maw and Tracy Ann Oberman. Director Peter Kavanagh


Pegeen Mike: Aisling O'Sullivan
Christy Mahon: Finbar Lynch
Sean Kheough: Lloyd Hutchinson
Old Man: Michael Elphick
Widow Quin: Dillie Keane
Michael James: John Rowe
Philly Cullan: David Bannerman
Jimmy Farrell: Anthony Ofoegbu.
Sarah Tansey: Anne-Marie Duff.
Susan Braidy: Janet Maw
Honor Blake: Tracy Ann OBErman.
Director: Peter Kavanagh
Pegeen Mike: Aisling O'Sullivan
Director: Peter Kavanagh.

: No Man Is an Island

The last of four programmes examining issues of ethnicity and nationalism. Letter from the North
Fergal Keane examines the sectarian feuding which has dominated the history of Ulster.
Producer Tony Grant Repeat

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Booker at Bedtime: 1: Quarantine

by Jim Crace
A series of seven programmes covering this year's Booker Prize for Fiction featuring readings from each of the shortlisted novels.


Author: Jim Crace
Reader: Rachel Atkins
Producer: Sara Benaim

: Comparing Notes with Brian Kay

Brian Kay talks to Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel. Producer Ray Abbott Repeat


Talks: Brian Kay
Producer: Ray Abbott Repeat

: Bertie and the Crime of Passion

The last episode of Peter Lovesey 's historical whodunit, dramatised by Geoffrey M Matthews. Bertie seems as far away as ever from solving the murder at the Moulin Rouge. with Paul Jenkins , Daniel Philpott , Stephen Critchlow , Tessa Worsley. Olivier Pierre and Geoffrey Whitehead. Director Matthew Walters


Unknown: Peter Lovesey
Dramatised By: Geoffrey M Matthews.
Unknown: Paul Jenkins
Unknown: Daniel Philpott
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Tessa Worsley.
Unknown: Olivier Pierre
Unknown: Geoffrey Whitehead.
Director: Matthew Walters
Bertie: Robert Lang
Sarah Bemhardt: Jane Lapotaire

: News

: The Late Book: Light in August

Ed Bishop reads the penultimate part of William Faulkner 's novel, abridged in 12 parts by John Hartley. Producer Paul Kent


Unknown: William Faulkner
Unknown: John Hartley.
Producer: Paul Kent

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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