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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: News

: Call Robin Lustig: (0171) [number removed]

A chance to talk to Robin Lustig and his guest about an issue of the moment. Producer Jane O'Rourke LINES: open from 8am


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Daily Service

When Morning Gilds the Skies
(Laudes Domini); Luke 2, W33-38; A Tender Shoot (Goldschmidt); Crown Him with Many Crowns (Diademata). Director of music Ronald Frost.


Music: Ronald Frost.

: A Place of Silence

Eminent psychologist Susan Blackmore has been going on silent retreats to a remote farmhouse in Wales for 16 years. This time she breaks the silence to talk to the Zen cook, the Master and fellow retreatees about meditation, self and lemon drizzle cake. Producer Mary Ward Lowery Repeated on Sunday


Unknown: Susan Blackmore

: On These Days

Oooh Dr Kinsey! 2: The fifties. For details see yesterday

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Serial: Diana's Story. Part 7. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Jenni Murray

: Medicine Now

Geoff Watts reports on the health of medical care, from the GP's surgery to the research laboratory. Producer Gina Henry
Repeated Sunday 10.15pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Geoff Watts
Producer: Gina Henry

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Word of Mouth

Russell Davies presents six programmes exploring language and the way we speak:
5: The New Look. How new is new?
Plus a contemporary look at the language of style.''' Producer Dymphna Flynn


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: Dymphna Flynn

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Phone Tag

By Israel Horovitz.
In a world of answerphones, love is kept on the hook and mayhem is unleashed in an intercontinental game of phone tag.
Director Ned Chaillet


Director: Ned Chaillet
Donald: John Guerassio
Christy: Elizabeth Mansfield
Dot: Doreen Mantle
Jane: Rachel Atkins
Rocco: Major Wiley
Phil: Christopher Wright
Old Lady: Carolyn Jones

: The Musical Directors

Richard Baker presents eight conversations with leading directors about working with music in the theatre, the opera house and on film. The fourth programme features American director
Francesca Zambello , who works almost exclusively in opera. Producer Tony Cheevers


Unknown: Richard Baker
Director: Francesca Zambello
Producer: Tony Cheevers

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Vaughan reads the much-awaited biography of Alexander Solzhenitsyn by DM Thomas.
Plus a review of a film of Thomas Hardy 's The Woodlanders. Producer Paul Quinn
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Alexander Solzhenitsyn
Unknown: Dm Thomas.
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Short Story: Clods

By Mary Morrissy , read by Grainne McCann. "There had been no final ritual - no death, no divorce. They were still, after all these years, just separated, as if only time and circumstance were keeping them apart...."
Producer Anne Simpson


Unknown: Mary Morrissy
Read By: Grainne McCann.
Producer: Anne Simpson

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Any Bloke

Gary Brown 's sixpart comedy series about family life in the nineties stars Jim Sweeney as Phil, Caroline Quentin as Sarah and Sara Kestelman as Fay. 4:Home Truths.Baby Jack is safely home. Unfortunately for Phil and Sarah, so is Grandma Fay. with Gary Brown and Eva Stuart Producer Ann Jobson Repeat


Unknown: Gary Brown
Unknown: Jim Sweeney
Unknown: Caroline Quentin
Unknown: Sara Kestelman
Unknown: Grandma Fay.
Unknown: Gary Brown
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Producer: Ann Jobson
Liam: Steve Steen
Gerald: Lloyd Peters
Sophie: Nadine Ballantyne
Harry: Harry Landis
Sid: John Bennett
June: Tessa Worsley

: News

: The Archers

Roy lays down the law. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: File on 4

Liz Carney reports on major issues and important events at home and abroad.
Producer Christine Morgan Repeated Saturday 5pm


Unknown: Liz Carney
Producer: Christine Morgan

: Science Now

With Peter Evans.
Repeated from Saturday 4.30pm


Unknown: Peter Evans.

: In Living Colour

Trevor Phillips presents the series focusing on black, Asian and Afro-Caribbean Britain.
Producer Neil Trevithick
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]FAX: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: in.living.colour@bh.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Trevor Phillips
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: In Touch

Peter White presents more news, views and information for visually impaired people.
Producer Karen Turner
PHONE: [number removed] for more information
FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Karen Turner

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Presenter: Isabel Hilton

: Book at Bedtime: Quarantine

Jim Crace 's Whitbread Prize-winning novel, abridged in ten parts by Pat McLoughlin , read by Sara Kestelman. Part 7.
For details see yesterday


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

: Mediumwave

Roger Bolton presents the weekly review of events in the media.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Roger Bolton

: Foreign Bodies

The Modem Madame Butterfly. The first of two programmes exploring the sexual experiences of westerners in foreign cultures. What happened to the meek and humble Ms Butterfly ? Or did she ever exist? David Neil Lodge visits Tokyo to see love and sex from the point of view of the expat population. He reveals some major cultural differences. Producer Sara Jane Hall Repeat


Unknown: Ms Butterfly
Unknown: David Neil
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: News

: The Late Book: A Spell of Winter

By Helen Dunmore. Part 2. For details see yesterday Repeat


Unknown: Helen Dunmore.

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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