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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The news and issues of the week in rural Britain.

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: The Natural History Programme

Joanna Pinnock presents highlights from the past year's programmes and reviews the major conservation stories of the last 12 months.
Repeated from Sunday 28 December 8pm


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Harvey Thomas.

: Facts and Fancies

By and with Armando lannucci. Part 4.
For details see Monday 29 December


Unknown: Armando Lannucci.

: News

: Face the Facts

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

: Calling to Swans

The true story of the struggle for survival of a family of swans on a storm-battered Highland loch, tQld through the letters and recordings Of Scottish naturalist and writer Jim Crumley.
Repeated from Boxing Day 4.05pm


Unknown: Jim Crumley.

: Trumpton Riots Again

It's Friday, It's Five to Five and It's... The second of two programmes [poking at cult seventies children's TV. Repeated from Boxing Day 12noon

: Daily Service

Christ Is Our Cornerstone (Harewood); Acts4,w8-12;Jesu,theVery
Thought of Thee (Bairstow); At the Name of Jesus (Evelyns). Director of music Ronald Frost.


Music: Ronald Frost.

: On This Day

With Geoffrey Wheeler.


Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Short story: Loreli King reads Silver
Water by Amy Bloom , from The
Woman's Hour Christmas Collection.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Amy Bloom

: From Our Own Correspondent ─ the Kershaw Selection

Andy Kershaw presents some of his favourite dispatches from last year.


Unknown: Andy Kershaw

: All Our Tomorrows

phefirst of two programmes,
. fictions Present. Russell Davies nvestigates the mysterious arts of Prediction, forecast and prophecy, from the weather to the racecourse, from the economy to the stars.
° es today's technology allow us to anticipate the future more reliably than the rune, the tea leaf or the crystal ball The next programme is at 3pm.
Producers John Goudie and Paul Quinn


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producers: John Goudie
Producers: Paul Quinn

: Foul Play

Simon Brett is in the chair as guest investigators Susan Moody and Simon Shaw try to solve a crime. Suspects played by Maria McEriane and Lee Simpson. 3: Oh Yes, She Is Dead Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Susan Moody
Unknown: Simon Shaw
Played By: Maria McEriane
Played By: Lee Simpson.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The World at One

With Alex Brodie.


Unknown: Alex Brodie.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Cigarettes and Chocolate

By Anthony Minghella.
"The day I stopped talking was one of those perfect days we have in England. They come in the spring and in the autumn, differently, the one full of entrance, the other full of exit....
I'd spoken to them all, in turn, carefully, loving them all; like suicide in a way, to stop talking."
Directors Anthony Minghella and Robert Cooper Producer Tony Cliff


Unknown: Anthony Minghella.
Directors: Anthony Minghella
Directors: Robert Cooper
Producer: Tony Cliff
Gemma: Jenny Howe
Alistair: Alex Norton
Mother: Joan Campion
Gail: Jane Gurnett
Sample: Christopher Ravenscroft
Concepcion: Sally Eldridge

: All Our Tomorrows

The second of two programmes.
Predictions Past. Russell Davies and guests peer through the mists of time at some of the century's most potent visions of the future. Plus the pick of the century's prophetic fiction, the mysterious art of forecasting showbiz success and the search for the worst predictions ever made. (The first programme is at 12 noon, while
Predictions Past continues at 4.05pm.)


Unknown: Russell Davies

: News

: All Our Tomorrows

Continued from 3pm.

: Short Story: Fragile as Milk on a Step

By Michael Carson.
Tiny and Mildred discover that
.miracles can happen on New Year's Day. Read by Louise Jameson. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Michael Carson.
Read By: Louise Jameson.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter , Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: Smooth Talkers

The panel game of improvisational wit and deceit, chaired by a charlatan and with a bunch of celebrity swindlers. Who will escape the Seething Tank of Lies in the bowels of Broadcasting House? Producer Adam Tandy


Producer: Adam Tandy

: News

: The Archers

Caroline bows out gracefully. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: A Fighting Chance

World heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis has pumped £1.5 million into a college in Hackney to educate "problem" teenagers.
Classes are small and morale is high. "The difference is that they treat you like an adult here," says 16-year-old Martin. But can this experiment in education survive? Paul Rees reports. Producer Joy Hatwood


Unknown: Lennox Lewis
Unknown: Paul Rees
Producer: Joy Hatwood

: How Music Can Change the World

David Huckvale continues his three-part exploration of the influence of music. 2: The American Indians believe that if you give your songs away, you give away your life.
Producer Anthony Sellors Repeat


Unknown: David Huckvale
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Shelf Lives

Baileys Irish Cream
Nigel Cassidy tells the story of the unlikely cocktail of cream, whisky and technology that disproved the rule that you should not mix your drinks. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Does He Take Sugar?

Frederick Dove with the magazine made by and for people with disabilities. Producer Colin Hughes
BBC RADIO 4 HELPLINE: [number removed]


Unknown: Frederick Dove
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Nick Drake : Unsung
Repeated from Saturday 20 December 7.20pm


Unknown: Nick Drake

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Playback

By Raymond Chandler. Part 9.
For details see Monday 22 December Repeat


Unknown: Raymond Chandler.

: Anthology

Jenni Murray presents an anthology of prose celebrating the best of classic and contemporary literature.
Producers Ned Chaillet and Chris Paling Repeat


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Producers: Ned Chaillet

: News

: The Late Book: Ghost Stories

By MR James. 4: The Haunted Doll's House. A collector buys what he thinks is a perfectly ordinary doll's house - until the figures inside it start to move! For details see Monday 29 December


Unknown: Mr James.

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.

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