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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Dr Gordon Gray.


Unknown: Dr Gordon Gray.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Jim Thompson.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Running in the Family

Part 3.
For details see Monday

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Daily Service

I Cannot Tell (Londonderry Air); 1
John 4, wl2-16; God So Loved the World (Stainer); At the Name of Jesus (Camberwell). Director of music Gareth Green.


Music: Gareth Green.

: The Windy Sea

The last of four programmes exploring the countries bordering the Caspian Sea. Caviar and Kalashnikovs Tim Whewell explores the effect of the Soviet Union's break-up on the balance of power tn the country's troubled southern borders. Producer Andy Denwood


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Andy Denwood

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today. The Prime Minister, Mr Attlee , revealed his new cabinet. Britain's biggest airliner, the Brabazon I, was officially named. It was designed to fly non-stop to New York in 12 hours.


Unknown: Mr Attlee

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Joanne Watson surveys the enduring appeal of the late contralto Kathleen Ferrier.
Serial: Angel. Part 8. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Joanne Watson
Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 40/97 to [address removed]

: You and Yours

With Lesley Riddoch.


Unknown: Lesley Riddoch.

: Eastern Mix

Philip Afshar 's six-part comedy drama series about neighbours who start an import business. 5: Khalid has still not come round to Samantha's plan to take an Open University degree. 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 Conservative
Party conference in Blackpool and James Cox in London.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Cox

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The House in Gallows Lane: 1: The Fortune-Teller

From the book "Till Death Do Us Part" by John Dickson Carr, dramatised in two parts by Peter Ling.
The peaceful English countryside of 1936 is disrupted by a mysterious death.
Radio new season: page 21


Author: John Dickson Carr
Dramatist: Peter Ling
Director: Enyd Williams
Dr Gideon Fell: Donald Sinden
Superintendent Hadley: John Hartley
[Actor]: Richard Todd
[Actor]: Robert Portal
[Actor]: Alison Pettitt
[Actor]: John Woodnutt
[Actor]: Rachel Atkins
[Actor]: Christopher Wright
[Actor]: Brian Parr

: Letters from Here and There

Six authors recall recent trips.
5: St Helena. Harry Ritchie reports back from the British colony. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Harry Ritchie
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees Gary Oldman 's directorial debut, Nil by Mouth, and Hercules according to Walt Disney.
Producer Jackie Christie. Rvsd repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Gary Oldman
Producer: Jackie Christie.

: Short Story: Now and Forever

By Lana Citron , read by Anna Livia
Ryan. A Dublin girl's unrequited love for an egotistical young poet. Producer Peter Kavanagh
Repeated Saturday 12.30am


Unknown: Lana Citron
Read By: Anna Livia
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

: PM

With Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Round Britain Quiz

Repeated from Monday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

David and Ruth say thank you. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite and his team of investigators follow up listeners' complaints.
Editor Graham Ellis. Repeated tomorrow at
9.05am. WRITE TO: Face the Facts, BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis.

: North and South - Travels along the Irish Border

Four programmes in which Colm Toibin traces the border dividing the Republic from the North. 2: Villages on the Verge of the Nervous Breakdown. The journey continues from Castlederg to Belcoo. Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Colm Toibin
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Glen to Glen

Four programmes in which
Sean Rafferty and Cherrie Mcllwaine visit great houses and gardens in Ireland. 2: Tullynally Castle, County Westmeath. Producer Julie Brown


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Unknown: Cherrie McLlwaine
Producer: Julie Brown

: Icebergs and Swamps

Four programmes in which today's top scientists celebrate their heroes of the past. 2: Caroline Herschel
Dr Paul Murdin reveals the influence of the groundbreaking astronomer. Producer Sandy Raffan


Unknown: Caroline Herschel
Unknown: Dr Paul Murdin
Producer: Sandy Raffan

: Action Reaction

Susan Blackmore chairs the fourth of five debates on scientific issues.
From Novell Software, Bracknell. Producer Phil Critchlow
Revised 9.30pm


Unknown: Susan Blackmore
Producer: Phil Critchlow

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Booker at Bedtime

Seven Booker Prize programmes. 3: An extract from Grace Notes by Bernard MacLaverty. Producer Lizzie Hart


Unknown: Bernard MacLaverty.
Producer: Lizzie Hart

: The Shuttleworths

After 500 Bus Stops on BBC2, the award-winning comedy show about aspiring singer/songwriter
John Shuttleworth returns to radio. Chic Ken
John finds himself envying neighbour Ken's bachelor existence. Written and performed by Graham Fellows. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Songwriter: John Shuttleworth
Unknown: Graham Fellows.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Grievous Bodily Radio

Jon Holmes and Andy Hurst 's debut comedy series. The first of six programmes. With Peter Serafinowicz , Emma Clarke and Mike Chequer. Producer Phil Bowker


Unknown: Jon Holmes
Unknown: Andy Hurst
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Emma Clarke
Unknown: Mike Chequer.
Producer: Phil Bowker

: My Life as a Car

Phil Daniels stars in the automotive comedy series by Mark Wallington.
1: A two-tone blue Rover 100 takes
Barry Harris down the road of life. With Chris Jury, Chris Emmett, Sally Grace , Sarah Parkinson , Joanna Brookes ,
Sally Phillips and Toby Longworth. Producer Jon Rolph Repeat


Unknown: Phil Daniels
Unknown: Mark Wallington.
Unknown: Barry Harris
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Sarah Parkinson
Unknown: Joanna Brookes
Unknown: Sally Phillips
Unknown: Toby Longworth.
Producer: Jon Rolph

: News Briefing

: The Late Book: The Drowned World

The first part of JG Ballard's adventure, read by Nicholas Farrell , abridged in ten parts by Oliver Reynolds. Producer Jocelyn Boxall Repeat


Read By: Nicholas Farrell
Unknown: Oliver Reynolds.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

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.

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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.

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