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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Karen Gregor


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Karen Gregor

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Derek Boden.


Unknown: Derek Boden.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Gabrielle Cox.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and birthday guest John Byrne.
Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Unknown: John Byrne.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: A Good Read

John Bird , Big Issue editor; and Susan Greenfield , professor of pharmacology and journalist, talk about their favourite paperbacks with Thomas Sutcliffe. Producer Liz Taylor
Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Susan Greenfield
Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe.
Producer: Liz Taylor

: Daily Service

In Heavenly Love Abiding (Penlan);
Psalm 121; Be Thou My Vision (Rutter); Lord, for the Years (Lord of the Years). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: On These Days

With Laurie Taylor. For details see Monday


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Diana's Story. Part 3. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Geoffrey Smith answer questions sent in by post. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 04/98 to [address removed]


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Little Novels: Miss Morris and the Stranger

The last of five Victorian mysteries by Wilkie Collins, dramatised by John Arden.


Author: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised by: John Arden
Pianist: Colin Guthrie
Director: David Blount
Wilkie Collins: Ronald Pickup
Nancy Morris: Deborah Berlin
[Actor]: Alastair Danson
[Actor]: Hugh Dickson
[Actress]: Jane Whittenshaw
[Actress]: Alison Pettitt
[Actor]: Lucas Rush
[Actress]: Katie Lucy
[Actress]: Katie Clarke

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Young PC

The last of a three-part series created by Mark Davies Markham , written by Vince Foxall. Paula has a breakthrough in the bank robbery case. with Vincent Davies , Ian Dunn , Becky Hindley , Stephen Thorne. Natasha Pyne.
Gerard McDermott , Alison Pettitt , Carolyn Jones and Rachel Atkins. Director Claire Grove


Unknown: Mark Davies Markham
Written By: Vince Foxall.
Unknown: Vincent Davies
Unknown: Ian Dunn
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Stephen Thorne.
Unknown: Natasha Pyne.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Rachel Atkins.
Director: Claire Grove
Paula Young: Julia Ford
Stuart: Mark Bonnar

: Six of the Best

Six teachers nominated by BBC Radio 4 listeners have allowed microphones into their classrooms. 4: Maureen Hartley , deputy head of St Clare's Roman Catholic Primary School in Handsworth, Birmingham, and her class of five- and six-year-olds discover the many different ways we communicate with each other. Producer John Dryden Revised repeat


Unknown: Maureen Hartley
Producer: John Dryden

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini sees In and Out, directed by Frank Oz , in which Kevin Kline stars as a teacher whose sexuality is called into question by a former pupil. Plus a report from this year's Sundance Film Festival, a showcase for independent films.
Producer Jackie Christie. Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Directed By: Frank Oz
Unknown: Kevin Kline
Producer: Jackie Christie.

: Short Story: Camisole

By Beatrice Colin , read by Tamara Kennedy. "Penny was once the type of child who used to hide between her mother's fur coats. She stroked them like huge affectionate pets in the dark of the wardrobe." Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Beatrice Colin
Read By: Tamara Kennedy.
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Counterpoint

Heat four of the general knowledge music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin. Repeated from Monday 12.25pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: News

: The Archers

The merry widow waltzes. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis
Repeated tomorrow 9.05am


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Altered States

Three programmes in which Vivienne Parry investigates the mystery of the human mind and looks at what goes on in our brain when we are in an altered state of consciousness.
1: The Astonishing Art. Hypnosis has cured phobias and illnesses, but how does it work? Neuroscientists, doctors, and hypnotist Paul McKenna explain. Producer Sandy Rattan


Unknown: Vivienne Parry
Unknown: Paul McKenna
Producer: Sandy Rattan

: Victorian Interiors

The last of four documentary dramas revealing the inside stories of four eminent Victorian partnerships.
The Secret Journal of Marian Evans
In 1851, when George Eliot was still known as Marian Evans and had not yet become a novelist, she began a relationship that was to help unlock her genius.
Director Penny Gold Repeat


Unknown: George Eliot
Unknown: Marian Evans
Director: Penny Gold
George Eiiot (Marian Evans): Juliet Stevenson
George Henry Lewes: Nicholas Farrell
Herbert Spencer: Keith Drinkel

: On Giants' Shoulders

Four programmes in which
Melvyn Bragg talks to the great scientists of today about the giants who have made scientific history.
1: Archimedes - the Rrst Scientist? Producer Ruth Gardiner Repeat


Talks: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Quarantine

Jim Crace 's Whitbread Prize-winning novel, abridged in ten parts by Pat McLoughlin , read by Sara Kestelman. Part 3.


Unknown: Jim Crace
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: Sara Kestelman.

: We Know Everything

Dan Gaster and Paul Powell return with the comedy sketch show which confronts the world's most puzzling trivia, historical curiosities and weird and wonderful people.
In this edition, the longest-running play in history, and a look at what happened to the actor who played Luke Skywalker in Star Wars.
With Melanie Hudson , Martin Hyder , Neil McCaul and Dan Strauss.
Written by Dan Gaster and Paul Powell Director Phil Clarke


Unknown: Dan Gaster
Unknown: Paul Powell
Unknown: Luke Skywalker
Unknown: Melanie Hudson
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Neil McCaul
Unknown: Dan Strauss.
Written By: Dan Gaster
Written By: Paul Powell
Director: Phil Clarke

: Harry Hill's Fruit Corner

Harry Hill presents radio's fastest and funniest show.
With Burt Kwouk , Edna Dore ,
Al Murray , Martin Hyder ,
Matt Bradstock and Peter Serafinowicz.
Producer Phil Bowker Repeat


Unknown: Harry Hill
Unknown: Burt Kwouk
Unknown: Edna Dore
Unknown: Al Murray
Unknown: Martin Hyder
Unknown: Matt Bradstock
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.
Producer: Phil Bowker

: News

: The Late Book: Sweet Dreams

Michael Frayn 's celestial satire, abridged in seven parts and read by Martin Jarvis. Part 5.


Unknown: Michael Frayn
Read By: Martin Jarvis.

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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