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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Chris Lowe.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev
Richard Harries
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Unknown: Richard Harries

: News

: Desert Island Discs


: Feedback

Chris Dunkley of The
Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.
Producer Catherine Mahoney
9 WRITE to: Feedback, BBC. London WIA IAA


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Catherine Mahoney

: Special Assignment

j BBC correspondents at home and abroad report on one of the main
British or foreign topics in this week's news. Producers Howard Rogers and Carole Lacey


Producers: Howard Rogers
Producers: Carole Lacey

: Morning Story

Act of Faith
Reader William Armour. Written by Paul Pender. Producer Pam Wardell


Reader: William Armour.
Written By: Paul Pender.
Producer: Pam Wardell

: Daily Service

Come, Let Us Join Our
Cheerful Songs (Nativity, BBC HB 122); Ephesians 2, vv 11-22; Come, Lord Jesus (D D Andrew);
Anthem: Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace
(S S Wesley). Stereo


Unknown: Thou Wilt Keep

: Analysis

: Enquire Within

Dilly Barlow , with the help of Noreen Marshall , costume curator of the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood, finds out why brides at one time wore black; and discovers what
Samuel Pepys thought of his 'poll tax' in 1667. Producer Viv Black
0 WRITE fo: Enquire Within,
BBC, Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA or phone [number removed]


Unknown: Dilly Barlow
Unknown: Noreen Marshall
Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Producer: Viv Black

: You and Yours

Presenter John Waite


Presenter: John Waite

: Classes Apart

Six programmes in which three interlinked
Somerset families talk to Jenni Mills.
5: Time Out
The Taylors support their local hunt; the Jenningses support three different football teams between them. The Moreys support neither football nor hunting; in fact both the Moreys and the Jenningses are vociferous in their opposition to bloodsports.
Producer Jenny Stuart (R)


Unknown: Jenni Mills.
Producer: Jenny Stuart

: The World at One

Presenter Nick Clarke


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

: Listening Corner

The Big Sleep Party Stereo (8)

: Woman's Hour

from Bristol.
Presenter Jenni Murray. Serial:
A Particular Place (2)


Presenter: Jenni Murray.

: Classic Serial: The Horse's Mouth: 2

A dramatisation in three parts of Joyce Cary 's novel.
With Freddie Jones.
Released from prison again, Gulley Jimson runs into Professor A W Alabaster, whose contacts with wealthy art patrons promise to set Gulley up for life.
Dramatised by William Ingram Director Gordon House. Stereo
A R4/World Service co-production


Author: Joyce Cary
Dramatised by: William Ingram
Director: Gordon House
Gulley Jimson: Freddie Jones
A W Alabaster: Adam Godley
Lady Flora Beeder: Petra Davies
Sir William Beeder: Jack May
Coker: Heather Bell
Plant: John Hollis
Mrs Coker: Angela Moran
Nosy: Stephen Garlick
All: Vincent Brimble
Prison officer: Christopher Scott
Woman: Tara Dominick

: News

: To Keep the Memory Green

A look at the members and activities of six literary societies.
4: The Mervyn Peake Society: Humphrey
Carpenter spotlights the society devoted to the memory of an author who was most famous for his Gormenghast trilogy, but was also an important artist. Producer Nick Utechin


Producer: Nick Utechin

: Kaleidoscope


: PM

with Frances Coverdale and Robert Williams


Unknown: Frances Coverdale
Unknown: Robert Williams

: Six O'Clock News

and Financial Report

: Going Places

Peter Hobday discovers what's new and what's happening in the world of transport on land, sea and in the air. Producer Jill Thomas


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

Written by Gillian Richmond


Written By: Gillian Richmond
Peggy: June Spencer
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shu/a: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Tom: Bob Arnold
Martha: Mollie Harris
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Sharon: Celia Nelson
Mrs: Antrobus Margotboyd
Jerry: Michael Deacon
John: Sam Barriscale
Cameron: Delaval Astley

: Pick of the Week

Margaret Howard presents extracts from the past week's BBC radio and television. Producer Cathy Drysdale


Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Any Questions?

Bruce Anderson , Assistant Editor of The Sunday Telegraph; Angela Browning , businesswoman and Conservative Party parliamentary candidate;
Professor James Lovelock , scientist and author; and John Prescott , MP, shadow transport spokesman, tackle the issues raised in Penzance, Cornwall. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anna Carragher


Unknown: Bruce Anderson
Unknown: Angela Browning
Unknown: Professor James Lovelock
Unknown: John Prescott
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anna Carragher

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins takes a weekly look at events in the courts.
Producer Gareth Butler


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Gareth Butler

: Kaleidoscope

Sentimental Values
Is sentimentality just a little innocent tugging of the heart-strings, or does it cheapen deep emotions? Mark Steyn takes a generous bite into the soft centres, the tender-hearted heroes, the unexpected happy endings and the tears that well up as the music swells.
Producer John Goudie. Stereo


Unknown: Mark Steyn
Producer: John Goudie.

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw

: A Book at Bedtime

The View from the Ground
3: The Children Play - 1949, Italy

: Little Blighty on the Down

The second of five visits to the worryingly familiar village of Little Blighty ... With Jo Kendall
Michael Troughton John Baddeley
Daniel Strauss and Bernadine Corrigan.
Producer Lissa Evans. Stereo


Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Michael Troughton
Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: Daniel Strauss
Unknown: Bernadine Corrigan.
Producer: Lissa Evans.

: The Financial Week

with Roger White , Stereo


Unknown: Roger White

: News

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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