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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Richard Sanders. Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Prayer for the Day

From Aberdeen with the Rev Alan ' McDonald.

: Today

With John Humphrys , James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
Thought for the Day With Leslie Griffiths.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Leslie Griffiths.

: Perhaps, Prime Minister

Three programmes in which Howell James and George Bridges , who ran John Major 's political office, reflect on what really happened in the last three years of Conservative government. Producer Jenni Russell


Unknown: Howell James
Unknown: George Bridges
Unknown: John Major
Producer: Jenni Russell

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg and guests engage in lively conversation.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Daily Service

Hark, the Glad Sound! (Bristol);
Zechariah 9, w9-10; There Is No
Rose (Joubert); The Lord Is King! Lift Up Your Voice (Niagara). Director of music Martin Bussey.


Music: Martin Bussey.

: Dear Diary

In the third of six programmes, actor Chris Harris records the setbacks and Pleasures of mounting his one-man show, Kemp's Jig, in Vietnam in aid of the country's street children. Producer Hilary Field


Unknown: Chris Harris
Producer: Hilary Field

: On This Day

Geoffrey Wheeler looks at the news of 50 years ago today. Producer Gabi Fisher
* Face behind the Voice: page 147


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Producer: Gabi Fisher

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
William Roberts reads On the Antler by E Annie Proulx ; another story from The New
Woman's Hour Book of Short Stories. Managing editor Nadine Grieve E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: William Roberts
Unknown: Annie Proulx
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: Money Box Live: (0171) [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.

: Wildbrain

Lionel Kelleway presents the sixth regional heat of the wildlife quiz, from the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh. Producer Grant Sonnex
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Lionel Kelleway

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Hand in Glove

The conclusion of Stephen Mulrine 's play set in Stirling in the 1920s, dramatised in three parts.
A new series begins next Monday.
Rights and Wrongs. A malpractice suit finds Dr Wallace as a witness in court. with Meg Fraser , Jan Moffatt ,
Grace Glover , Andrew Conlan , Alec Heggie. Michael Perceval-Maxwell , Alex Harvey , Raymond Short , Bob Docherty and Louise Beattie Producer Hamish Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Stephen Mulrine
Unknown: Meg Fraser
Unknown: Jan Moffatt
Unknown: Grace Glover
Unknown: Andrew Conlan
Unknown: Alec Heggie.
Unknown: Michael Perceval-Maxwell
Unknown: Alex Harvey
Unknown: Raymond Short
Unknown: Bob Docherty
Unknown: Louise Beattie
Producer: Hamish Wilson
Lorrimer: Paul Young
Wallace: Martyn James

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.
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 sees Peter Brook 's production of Samuel Beckett 's play Oh Les Beaux Jours and catches up on the latest pantoland gossip.
Producer Erin Riley. Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Peter Brook
Unknown: Samuel Beckett
Producer: Erin Riley.

: Short Story: Music from the Past

By David TK Wong , read by Dan Maxwell. Rachel wanted to migrate to Israel. Kung had his sights on Taiwan. A story about two people separated by race, religion and ambition. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeated Saturday 12.30am


Unknown: David Tk Wong
Read By: Dan Maxwell.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The antidote to panel games. Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Kate is in a quandary.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

The food business is put through the grinder.

: The Monday Play: The Trick Is to Keep Breathing

A radio version of Michael Boyd 's stage dramatisation of Janice Galloway 's award-winning novel. The tragicomic account of one woman's descent into mental breakdown. with Meg Fraser , Kay Gallie , Forbes Masson , Joel Strachan and Tam White. Music by Craig Armstrong. Pianist Simon Burbury
Director Michael Boyd. Producer Patrick Rayner + See People: page 12


Unknown: Michael Boyd
Unknown: Janice Galloway
Unknown: Meg Fraser
Unknown: Kay Gallie
Unknown: Forbes Masson
Unknown: Joel Strachan
Unknown: Tam White.
Pianist: Craig Armstrong.
Pianist: Simon Burbury
Director: Michael Boyd.
Producer: Patrick Rayner
Joyl: Siobhan Redmond
Joy 2: Jennifer Black
Joy 3: Eddi Reader
Tony: Jimmy Chisholm

: Better Than Sex

Four writers explore a sensual experience which brings them intense pleasure. 1: Meetings with Pelicans by Howard Jacobson. Producer Beaty Rubens Repeat


Unknown: Howard Jacobson.
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Another Time, Another Place

Jessie Kesson 's account of an Aberdeenshire farm which takes on foreign workers in 1944. Abridged in ten parts by Brian McCabe , read by Vicki Masson. Part 6.
Producer Hamish Wilson


Unknown: Jessie Kesson
Unknown: Brian McCabe
Read By: Vicki Masson.
Producer: Hamish Wilson

: At the Shoulder

of History Five conversations with interpreters who have been present during the making of history. 3: John Miller talks to Valentin Berezhkov , who interpreted for Comrade Stalin. Producer Mark Burman Repeat


Talks: John Miller
Unknown: Valentin Berezhkov
Producer: Mark Burman

: Education Matters

David Walter explores news and views in the learning world. Producer Clare McGinn


Unknown: David Walter
Producer: Clare McGinn

: Death on the Nile

Michael Bakewell 's five-part dramatisation of the famous Agatha Christie novel. 1: Hercule Poirot decides to take a little holiday to Egypt. with Amanda Barton-Chappie , Robert Daws , Rosemary Leach , Shirley Dixon , Stratford Johns, Timothy Bateson. Joanna Monro , Sean Baker , Nicholas Boulton , Ed Bishop , Emma Woodvine and Chris Pavlo. Director Enyd Williams Repeat


Unknown: Michael Bakewell
Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Hercule Poirot
Unknown: Amanda Barton-Chappie
Unknown: Robert Daws
Unknown: Rosemary Leach
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Timothy Bateson.
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Nicholas Boulton
Unknown: Ed Bishop
Unknown: Emma Woodvine
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Linnet Ridgeway: Elaine Pyke

: News

: The Late Book: Metroland

Julian Barnes reads his first novel, abridged in tenepisodes by Georgina Brown. A vivid coming-of-age, from the land of bowler hats and pinstripe suits to laisser-faire Paris. Part 1.
Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat


Unknown: Julian Barnes
Unknown: Georgina Brown.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

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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