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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Richard Sanders.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Richard Sanders.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Prayer for the Day

With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Right Rev Tom Butler.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: News

: Midweek

With Libby Purves and guests. Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Libby Purves
Producer: Ronni Davis

: A Good Read

Thomas Sutcliffe and his guests, theatre critic Susannah Clapp and novelist John Lanchester , discuss their favourite paperbacks. Producer Tim Dee Repeated Sunday 9pm


Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe
Unknown: Susannah Clapp
Unknown: John Lanchester
Producer: Tim Dee

: Daily Service

Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise (St Denio); Luke 2, w41-47; Teach Me, 0 Lord (Attwood); Spirit of Holiness
(Blow the Wind Southerly). Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Music: Gordon Stewart.

: On These Days

Oooh Dr Kinsey! 3: The 1960s. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Diana's Story. Part 8. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: Gardeners' Question Time

Nigel Colborn , John Cushnie and Bob Flowerdew answer questions posed by the staff and readers of the Evening Star newspaper in Ipswich. With chairman Eric Robson. Repeated from Sunday 2pm
FACTSHEET: send A5 sae marked 05/98 to [address removed]


Unknown: Nigel Colborn
Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Visiting Julia: 1: Next Time I'll Kiss Her

Peter Tinniswood's six-part gentle comedy-drama series.
Roger is a writer of children's books. His wife, Julia, is in hospital. Life is not without its complications - or its temptations. with Shirley Dixon, Stephen Thorne, Kate Binchy and Frances Jeater Producer John Tydeman


Unknown: Peter Tinniswood
Unknown: Shirley Dixon
Unknown: Stephen Thome
Unknown: Kate Binchy
Unknown: Frances Jeater
Producer: John Tydeman
Roger: Keith Barron
Julia: Liz Goulding

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Who Sings the Hero? Hard Row to Portock

In a remarkable true-life rescue story of 1899, the Lynmouth lifeboat crew carry their boat over five miles by land to save a ship in distress. with Chris Wright , Iwan Thomas , Brian Parr , Stephen Thorne. Gerard McDermott and Alison Pettitt. Written by Eric Pringie Director Cherry Cookson


Unknown: Chris Wright
Unknown: Iwan Thomas
Unknown: Brian Parr
Unknown: Stephen Thorne.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Alison Pettitt.
Written By: Eric Pringie
Director: Cherry Cookson
Reverend Hockley: John Rowe
Billy Richards: Tom Bevan
Innkeeper: Hugh Dickson

: Six of the Best

Six teachers nominated by BBC Radio 4 listeners have allowed microphones into their classrooms. 5: English teacher Chris Nicholson from Bedford Modern School explores a Seamus Heaney poem with his class of 11- and 12-year-old boys. Producer John Dryden Revised repeat


Unknown: Chris Nicholson
Unknown: Seamus Heaney
Producer: John Dryden

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Gambaccini talks to
Sigourney Weaver about her latest film, The Ice
Storm, and reviews a design exhibition derived from punk graphics. Producer Robyn Read
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Sigourney Weaver

: Short Story: Steeplejacks

By Michael McLaverty , read by Mark Mulholland.
Steeplejack Tim Rooney realises that it will be some time before his young assistant gains the confidence to follow in his footsteps. Then something totally unexpected happens. Producer Roland Jaquarello


Unknown: Michael McLaverty
Read By: Mark Mulholland.
Read By: Steeplejack Tim Rooney
Producer: Roland Jaquarello

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Counterpoint

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


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.

: News

: The Archers

An unexpected development. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Face the Facts

John Waite investigates. Editor Graham Ellis
Write to: Face the Facts. BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA E-MAIL: ftf@bbc.co.uk
Repeated tomorrow 9.05am


Unknown: John Waite
Editor: Graham Ellis

: Altered States

Three programmes in which Vivienne Parry looks at what goes on in our brains when we are in an altered state of consciousness.
2: A Trip to Death and Back
Every day in the operating theatre, anaesthetists delicately balance the consciousness of their patients, keeping them unaware but alive. Now it seems that brainwaves are the key to turning this art into a science. Producer Sandy Raffan


Producer: Sandy Raffan

: A Singing Firework

This celebration of the skylark in words and music takes its title from Edmund Blunden 's poem Lark
Descending. Writers featured include C Day Lewis, Hopkins, Meredith and Shelley. The music includes works by Vaughan Williams , Delius, Carmichael and Schubert. Readings are by Simon Williams and Lucy Fleming. Producer Elizabeth Funning Repeat


Unknown: Edmund Blunden
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Simon Williams
Unknown: Lucy Fleming.
Producer: Elizabeth Funning

: On Giants' Shoulders

Four programmes in which Melvyn Bragg talks to today's scientists and historians about the giants who have made scientific history.
2: Lavoisier - the Revolution Does
Not Need Chemists. Why was one of the greatest chemists of the 18th century sent to the guillotine? Producer Ruth Gardiner Repeat


Talks: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Quarantine

Part 8.
For details see Monday

: We Know Everything

Dan Gaster and Paul Powell present the comedy sketch show which confronts the world's most puzzling trivia, historical curiosities and weird and wonderful people.
Written by Dan Gaster and Paul Powell Director Phil Clarke


Unknown: Dan Gaster
Unknown: Paul Powell
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 special guest Richard Briers , and featuring Burt Kwouk , Edna Dore , Al Murray , Martin Hyder , Matt Bradstock and Peter Serafinowicz. Producer Phil Bowker Repeat


Unknown: Harry Hill
Unknown: Richard Briers
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: A Spell of Winter

By Helen Dunmore. Part 3. For details see Monday 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.

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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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