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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The news and the issues of the week in rural Britain.

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor, James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day.
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Tips from Women Gardeners

A five-part anthology of green-fingered women compiled by Deborah Kellaway. 1: Weeders and Non-Weeders. Read by Jane Lapotaire and Alice Arnold. Producer Jocelyn Boxall Repeat


Unknown: Deborah Kellaway.
Read By: Jane Lapotaire
Read By: Alice Arnold.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: News

: Daily Service

Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
(Repton); Isaiah 57, W15-19; Kum Ba Yah (arr Simms); King of Glory, King of Peace (Gwalchmai).
Director of music Andrew Dibb.


Music: Andrew Dibb.

: With Great Pleasure

Campaigningjournalist Marjorie Wallace is head of SANE, the organisation for the support of schizophrenics and their carers. She chooses her favourite pieces of writing, which are read by Anna Massey and Tim Pigott-Smith . Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Campaigningjournalist Marjorie
Read By: Anna Massey
Read By: Tim Pigott-Smith
Producer: Sara Davies

: On This Day

To mark the BBC's 75th anniversary, the first of five programmes looking back at life in 1922. John Reith applies for the post of general manager with a new radio company. It is a time of rising hemlines and rising unemployment, cinema is booming and it is the beginning of the Jazz Age. Producers Susan Greenhalgh and Bob Dickinson. Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: John Reith
Producers: Susan Greenhalgh
Producers: Bob Dickinson.
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. The homemaking skills of Karin Larsson , captured at the turn of the century in the paintings of her husband Carl, earned the couple the reputation of being the creators of Swedish style.
This programme looks at their lasting impact on modern interior design in Scandinavia and Europe.
Serial: Angel by Anita Mason , read by Barbara Flynn , abridged in 12 parts by Jane Marshall. Part 11. Managing editor Nadine Grieve
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Karin Larsson
Unknown: Anita Mason
Read By: Barbara Flynn
Unknown: Jane Marshall.
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes listeners' calls on a topical financial issue. Producer Frances Macdonald
LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Round Britain Quiz

Nick Clarke hosts another round of the wide-ranging quiz. The South of England take on Scotland in a rematch. Producer Paul Bajoria
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: The Electric Angel

Beatrice Colin's play is set in the late 1960s at the height of flower power and the Apollo space missions. A young man from Oban comes to the big city for a job and meets a girl who sends his passions into orbit.
Director Patrick Rayner Repeat


Director: Patrick Rayner
Frank: Uam Brennan
Rosie: Dei Rdre Davis
Mrs Stuart: Anne Kristen
Kate: Louise Ironside
Tim: Mark Cox
Miss Hepburn: Margaret Clark
MrThomas: Owen Kavanagh

: 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 talks to David Haig about his new play about Kipling, and considers what happens to a piece of classical music after the premiere - is it ever heard again?
Producer Mohit Bakaya. Rvsd repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Lynne Walker
Unknown: David Haig
Producer: Mohit Bakaya.

: Short Story: The Right Spot

By Patrick Skene Catling , read by David Kelly. Kevin and Brigitta decide to leave the United States and retire to Ireland, but things do not turn out quite as they had planned. Producer Myrtle Johnston


Unknown: Patrick Skene Catling
Read By: David Kelly.
Producer: Myrtle Johnston

: PM

With Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Greece was not so hot.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm
* See Roland White : page 139


Unknown: Roland White

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper celebrates the harvest. Revised repeat of Fnday


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play: The Story of Jude

By Geoffrey Beevers. Jude gives up all his possessions to work with the homeless. In an uncertain world he wants moral certainty. His wife suspects there is another woman. with Gerard McDermott , Rachel Atkins , Alastair Danson and Sarah Rice Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Alastair Danson
Unknown: Sarah Rice
Director: Claire Grove
Jude: Larry Lamb
Marty: Susan Wooldridge
Harry: Geoffrey Beevers
Chris: Adjoa Andoh
Ed: Gavin Muir
Maggie: Alison Pettin

: Colour Radio

The series which explores the world of colour. Greens Are Good for You
Narrated by Fenella Fielding and Michael Fenton-Stevens .
Written by Annette Kobak. Music by Will Gregory Producer Kate McAII Repeat


Unknown: Michael Fenton-Stevens
Written By: Annette Kobak.
Music By: Will Gregory
Producer: Kate McAii

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Booker at Bedtime

Seven programmes covering this year's Booker Prize for Fiction.
6: An extract from The Essence of This by Madeline St John. Producer Louise Grealish


Unknown: Madeline St John.
Producer: Louise Grealish

: Comparing Notes with Brian Kay

Brian Kay investigates the workings and repertoire of pianolas and player pianos with Rex Lawson and Denis Hall.
Producer Andrew Mussett Repeat


Unknown: Brian Kay
Unknown: Rex Lawson
Unknown: Denis Hall.
Producer: Andrew Mussett Repeat

: Ballylenon

Christopher Fitz-Simon 's four-part comedy drama series set in Ballylenon, Co Donegal. 1: Conditions should be fine for the tidy villages competition, but opinions differ as to how the funds should be raised. with TP McKenna, Gerard McScorley , Charlie Bonner
, Aine McCartney and John Hewitt Director Eoin O'Callaghan Repeat


Unknown: Christopher Fitz-Simon
Unknown: Co Donegal.
Unknown: Gerard McScorley
Unknown: Charlie Bonner
Unknown: Aine McCartney
Unknown: John Hewitt
Director: Eoin O'Callaghan
VeraMcConkey: Stella McCusker
Muriel McConkey: Margaret D'Arcy

: News

: The Late Book: The Drowned World

JG Ballard's classic adventure about a world after the ice caps have melted, read by Nicholas Farrell , abridged in ten parts by Oliver Reynolds. Part 4. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


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.

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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