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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With John Barton , Archdeacon of Aston.


Unknown: John Barton

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Thought for the Day

With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates.
Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm


Unknown: John Waite

: Continent of Dreams

Fergal Keane , formerly the BBC's correspondent in South Africa, returns to three African countries to explore ideas of identity and leadership. The Dream of a Nation, the last programme of the series, focuses on South Africa, a country where too little of the old order has been reversed. Producer Noah Richier


Unknown: Fergal Keane
Producer: Noah Richier

: A Crown of Wild Myrtle

David Gilman 's four-part dramatisation of the novel by HE Bates .
2: After meeting Jack Marsden while holidaying in Greece, Ruth Forbes has abandoned her companion, Beatrice Keller , and gone to join Marsden at his hotel. But Mrs Keller is threatening to follow. with George Jackos , Anna Sawa. Chris Pavio and Lynne Pearson. Music by Terry Trower
Producer Richard Bates. Director Adrian Bean


Unknown: David Gilman
Novel By: He Bates
Unknown: Jack Marsden
Unknown: Ruth Forbes
Unknown: Beatrice Keller
Unknown: Mrs Keller
Unknown: George Jackos
Unknown: Anna Sawa.
Unknown: Chris Pavio
Unknown: Lynne Pearson.
Music By: Terry Trower
Producer: Richard Bates.
Director: Adrian Bean
Beatrice Keller: Sylvia Syms
Ruth Forbes: Barbara Barnes
Jack Marsden: Jonathan Firth

: Daily Service

Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands); Ephesians 1, wl7-23; Jesus, Holy and Anointed One (Barnett); Lord of the Church (Londonderry Air). With Wellspring, director of music Sally Thornton.


Music: Sally Thornton.

: On These Days

Jarrow to Giro. With Ray Gosling. Was unemployment the cause of violence in areas like Brixton and Moss Side ? For details see Monday


Unknown: Ray Gosling.
Unknown: Moss Side

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Short story: The First Wife, by Penelope Lively , read by Bill Nighy.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Penelope Lively
Read By: Bill Nighy.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Analysis, insight and colour from correspondents worldwide. Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Foul Play

In the last of the current series, Simon Brett is joined by guest investigators Frances Fyfield and Peter N Walker , who attempt to solve another murder, Death in Intensive Care. The suspects are played by Maria McErlane and Lee Simpson. Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Unknown: Peter N Walker
Played By: Maria McErlane
Played By: Lee Simpson.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Tam O'Shanter

Catherine Czerkawska 's play is based on and tells the story of Robert Burns 's famous poem. with Sheila Donald , Kern Falconer , Billy Boyd and Alyxis Daly. Music played by Jo Miller ,
Steve Sutcliffe , Norman Chalmers and Mike Katz. Director Hamish Wilson Repeat


Unknown: Catherine Czerkawska
Unknown: Robert Burns
Unknown: Sheila Donald
Unknown: Kern Falconer
Unknown: Billy Boyd
Unknown: Alyxis Daly.
Played By: Jo Miller
Played By: Steve Sutcliffe
Played By: Norman Chalmers
Played By: Mike Katz.
Director: Hamish Wilson
Robert Burns: Liam Brennan
Jean Armour: Gerda Stevenson

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen visits a collection of artistic treasures from the regional museums including Titian, Bacon and Hogarth, and talks to author Kevin Elyot about his new play, The Day I Stood Still.
Producer Adrian Washbourne Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Kevin Elyot
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story: The Carette Sisters

By Mavis Gallant , read by Jane Lapotaire.
Widow Mme Carette moves into cheap lodgings with her two little girls. The couple downstairs, M and Mme Grosjean , become the objects of her disapproval. Producer Tabitha Potts


Unknown: Mavis Gallant
Read By: Jane Lapotaire.
Unknown: Mme Carette
Unknown: Mme Grosjean
Producer: Tabitha Potts

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Smooth Talkers

The panel game of improvisational wit. With guest scorer Janet Ellis.
Written by Jerry Glover and Simon Goodman Producer Adam Tandy


Unknown: Janet Ellis.
Written By: Jerry Glover
Written By: Simon Goodman
Producer: Adam Tandy

: News

: The Archers

Sid hits the roof.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Scenes from Provincial Life

Three leading novelists report on stories from their home patch.
2: Martyn Bedford on Ilkley Moor
Bradford Council has banned grouse shooting on the municipal moor, intensifying the feud between urban and rural. Martyn Bedford, whose best-selling novel Acts of Revision is about revenge, scents out the rumpus. Producers Joy Hatwood and Joanna Rahim


Producers: Joy Hatwood
Producers: Joanna Rahim

: Analysis

One Land, Many Cultures?
Britain and France have very different attitudes to ethnic and religious minorities. Sarah Spencer asks if either approach reduces racism or guarantees equality of opportunity. Producer Zareer Masani
Repeated Sunday 4.15pm


Unknown: Sarah Spencer
Producer: Zareer Masani

: Shelf Lives

MDF. Nigel Cassidy investigates medium-density fibreboard, the versatile yet controversial material that some say is an improvement on nature.
Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy
Producer: Neil Koenig

: Does He Take Sugar?

With Frederick Dove.
Producer Colin Hughes
PHONE: [number removed] for information


Unknown: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: Ivan Matveyitch

By Anton Chekhov. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anton Chekhov.

: Espedair Street

By lain Banks, dramatised in four parts by Joe Dunlop. 3: Frozen Gold are at the height of their fame and Weird, the songwriting genius from a Paisley housing scheme, is feeling guilty about his obscene wealth. with James Macpherson , Steven McNicoll. Douglas Russell , Alexander Morton. Martin Docherty and Paul Gambaccini
Music by lain Banks and Nigel Clark
Keyboards Brian Kellock. Guitar Nick Clark Drums Gordon Wilson. Vocals Monica Queen Director Dave Batchelor


Unknown: Joe Dunlop.
Unknown: James MacPherson
Unknown: Steven McNicoll.
Unknown: Douglas Russell
Unknown: Alexander Morton.
Unknown: Martin Docherty
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Nigel Clark
Guitar: Keyboards Brian Kellock.
Guitar: Nick Clark
Guitar: Drums Gordon Wilson.
Director: Dave Batchelor
Weird: John Gordon-Sinclair
Christine: Louise Beattie

: Ad Lib

Robert Robinson talks to groups of people who share a way of life.
In the second of six programmes, he meets barristers' clerks.
Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm


Talks: Robert Robinson

: News

: The Late Book: Sweet Dreams

A seven-part adaptation of Michael Frayn 's celestial satire. Abridged and read by Martin Jarvis. Part 1. Producer Paul Kent


Unknown: Michael Frayn
Read By: Martin Jarvis.
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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