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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer David Street


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: 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
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Face the Facts

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

: The Windy Sea

Tim Whewell continues his four-part journey around the Caspian Sea.
3: Proudly Made in Iran. A look at how fast the Islamic republic is changing, and how it might play a new role in a region of vital strategic importance. Producer Andy Denwood Repeat


Unknown: Tim Whewell
Producer: Andy Denwood

: Daily Service

Blest Are the Pure in Heart
(Franconia); Psalm 1: The Song of the Tree of Life (Vaughan Williams); Just As I Am (Saffron Walden). Director of music Chris Stokes.


Music: Chris Stokes.

: Coal

Julie Wilkinson 's five-part love story is set amid the upheavals which have rocked the mining communities of Nottinghamshire over the past 14 years. 1: Friend or Foe. 1984: In the small pit village ofTeversby, Graham and Bogey's friendship is put under pressure when the miners' strike begins. with Stephen Critchlow , Lesley Nicol ,
Paul Slack , Gillian Vickers , Melissa Sinden. Claude Close. Philip King. Emilie Oidknow. Perry Fitzpatrick , Andrew Pope and Justin Brady Director Martin Jameson


Unknown: Julie Wilkinson
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Lesley Nicol
Unknown: Paul Slack
Unknown: Gillian Vickers
Unknown: Melissa Sinden.
Unknown: Claude Close.
Unknown: Emilie Oidknow.
Unknown: Perry Fitzpatrick
Unknown: Andrew Pope
Unknown: Justin Brady
Director: Martin Jameson
Graham: Duncan Barton
Bogey: Tim Smith
Lisa: Sara Poyzer

: On These Days

A Childhood of Play.
4: Childhood in the sixties and seventies.
For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Short story: The Candle Maker by Rose Tremain , read by Sara Kestelman.


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Rose Tremain
Read By: Sara Kestelman.

: 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.

: Globetrotting

The travel quiz chaired by Gideon Coe. With Kate Adie , Dea Birkett , Mark Hurst and Harry Richie. Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Gideon Coe.
Unknown: Kate Adie
Unknown: Dea Birkett
Unknown: Mark Hurst
Unknown: Harry Richie.
Producer: Maria Esposito

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Come to Me

A dark comedy by Michael Punter.

Theo Popplewell knows he must solve the riddle of his birth for the sake of his survival. But can the answers really lie in a crumbling house on the south coast of England?


Writer: Michael Punter
Director: Jane Morgan
Theo: John Guerrasio
May: Avril Elgar
Greta: Jane Lapotaire
Raymond: Michael Troughton
Winnie: Patti Love
Paula: Kate Harper

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

The infamous thirties murder trial of a 38-year-old woman and her 18-year-old lover provided the inspiration for Terence Rattigan 's last play, Cause Celebre, written in 1976. Paul Vaughan reports on a major new production of the play and also gets the verdict on Armadillo, the new novel by William Boyd. Producer Robyn Read
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Novel By: William Boyd.

: Short Story: Remembrance Day

By Margaret Joy , read by Rhian Morgan. Glenys recalls her father's life as a passionate amateur naturalist when she is forced to dispose of all his photographs. Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Margaret Joy
Read By: Rhian Morgan.
Producer: Tanya Nash

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: God's Own County

In the second of three programmes investigating the Yorkshire psyche, some of the county's prime movers and shakers reveal their opinions on southerners, foreigners and exiles.
Producers Caroline Leddy and Richard Wilson Repeat


Producers: Caroline Leddy
Producers: Richard Wilson

: News

: The Archers

Brian makes a radical proposal. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Sentimental Journey

In the second of two programmes on personal travel experiences,
Arthur Smith joins travel writer Eric Newby on his return to Fontanellato, Italy. Producer Rebecca Moore
WEB SITE: www.bbc.co.uk/radio4


Unknown: Arthur Smith
Unknown: Eric Newby
Producer: Rebecca Moore

: Your Land Is My Land

The making of Israel brought a land to one set of people at great cost to another. In three programmes,
Tim Llewellyn hears from those who have been affected by the 50 years of Jewish-Arab conflict over Palestine. 1: The Dispossessed. Hundreds of thousands of Jews fleeing the Nazis in Europe in the late thirties and forties sought refuge in British-run Palestine. This programme hears from some who made the journey. Producer Vanessa Harrison


Unknown: Tim Llewellyn
Producer: Vanessa Harrison

: First Generation

Six programmes exploring the problems that have faced the children of immigrant families living in Britain. 1: Michael Poliek describes life in a Ukrainian household in Britain. Producer Martin Kurzik


Unknown: Michael Poliek
Producer: Martin Kurzik

: 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 Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Devices and Desires

By PD James , dramatised in six parts by Neville Teller.
2: "The Whistler" claims his fifth victim. with Suzanne Bertish , Robin Ellis , Emily Richard , Paul Shelley , Geoffrey Beevers , Sasha Paul , Kate Wilton. Vaughan Sivelle. Dermot Crowley. Bruce Alexander. Producer Matthew Walters
READER OFFER: Devices and Desires on BBC audio cassette costs £8.99 plus f p and p. Send a cheque, payable to RT Offers, [address removed]or phone [number removed]


Unknown: Pd James
Unknown: Neville Teller.
Unknown: Suzanne Bertish
Unknown: Robin Ellis
Unknown: Emily Richard
Unknown: Paul Shelley
Unknown: Geoffrey Beevers
Unknown: Sasha Paul
Unknown: Kate Wilton.
Unknown: Vaughan Sivelle.
Unknown: Dermot Crowley.
Unknown: Bruce Alexander.
Reader: Matthew Walters
Hilary Robarts: Susannah Doyle
Miles Lessmgham: Dominic Jfphcott

: Ad Lib

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: The Burglars

By Robert Teed , read by Shirley Dixon. Producer Paul Kent


Unknown: Robert Teed
Read By: Shirley Dixon.
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.

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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.

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