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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with the Rev John Morgan.


Unknown: John Morgan.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Letters to Alice on First Reading Jane Austen

by Fay Weldon. Part 2.


Unknown: Fay Weldon.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Guest David Bailey.


Unknown: David Bailey.

: The Village

The real-life everyday story of the folk of Bentley in Hampshire, presented in eight programmes by Nigel Farrell.
4: Plans for the bypass are on display in the village - and it looks as if it's going right through the middle of Tony Holmes 's farm. Producer Chris Paling


Unknown: Nigel Farrell.
Unknown: Tony Holmes

: Daily Service

Reading: John 6, w 27-35.
Director of Music James Whitbourn.


Unknown: James Whitboum.

: Homeward Bound

Four programmes exploring the way it was for women. 3: As It Is with Rabbits.... This week Harry Thompson enters a world consisting of Parisian bathroom floors, a policeman's helmet and the nose douche, to consider motherhood - from as far away as he can reasonably get. Reader Clare Beck. Producer Jacqueline Smith Stereo


Unknown: Harry Thompson
Reader: Clare Beck.
Producer: Jacqueline Smith

: The Bible

Exodus. Part 2..

: Woman's Hour

Ever since Eve tried to improve her appearance with a fig leaf, people have searched for the secrets of eternal youth and beauty. Are their dreams now coming true with liposuction, cosmaceuticals and Retin-A? Gail Foley investigates in a special programme from Cardiff.
Serial: Mansfield Park(15)


Unknown: Gail Foley

: The Natural History Programme

Jessica Holm with current events in the living world.
Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: You and Yours

with John Howard.
0 FACTSHEET No 40: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: John Howard.

: The Food Programme

Pesticides and poultry, fast food and foie gras.... the show that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless. Presented by Derek Cooper.
Producers Sheila Dillon and Marie Helly


Presented By: Derek Cooper.
Producers: Sheila Dillon
Producers: Marie Helly

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

(Broadcastyesterday 7.05pm)

: Classic Serial

The Personal History of David Copperfield 3: Miss Betsey Trotwood Stereo


Unknown: David Copperfield

: Special Assignment

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


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde gives the lowdown on footnotes - brilliant, bitchy or boring; and behind the wall and across the desert, Colin Thubron on the books he takes travelling.
Also Frankfurt on the eve of the book fair. Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Colin Thubron
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow 's guest is the individual poet and broadcaster Ivor Cutler ; the pick of the Queen's pictures goes on show at the National Gallery; and a new play, Arthur's Plough, captures the life and times of a Shropshire farmer. Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story

5: The Most Beautiful Dress in the World
'She gathered the dress to her, as she would have liked to embrace her daughter, and the tip of her cigarette caught a fold and a tongue of flame leapt up the gauze, and died, leaving a hideous black valley up the centre of the skirt.'

: PM

Presented by HughSykes.

: September Song

A humorous and moving exploration of middle age, written in seven parts by KenBlakeson.
6: Separations
The end of a beautiful friendship? Billy's hopes collapse.
Additional material by Tom Mennard.
Director Susan Hogg. Stereo


Unknown: Tom Mennard.
Director: Susan Hogg.
Billy Balsam: Geoff Hinsliff
: Tedfenwick Jamesgreene
Cilla: Lynda Rooke
TV producer: Christopher Kent
Mrs Simpson: Anna Welsh
Anna: Linda Gardner
Arnie: Ian Lindsay
Janice: Henrietta Whitsun-Jones
Ben: Stephen Garlick

: News

: The Archers

Out of the blue, Mark gets a proposition.
Written by Sam Jacobs


Written By: Sam Jacobs
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
Mark: Richard Derrington
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Tom: Bob Arnold
Jack: Arnold Peters
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedliniklaus
Lucy: Tracy-Jane White
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Caroline: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Robin: Tim Meats

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Julian May. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Any Questions?

This week's panel:
Margaret Beckett , MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Sir John Harvey Jones ; the Rt
Hon Michael Heseltine , MP, and Des Wilson. From Henfield, Sussex. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anna Carragher


Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Sir John Harvey Jones
Unknown: Michael Heseltine
Unknown: Des Wilson.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anna Carragher

: Stop Press

with Geoffrey Goodman. Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: Geoffrey Goodman.
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Kaleidoscope


: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Turning Back the Sun by Colin Thubron. Final part.


Unknown: Colin Thubron.

: Week Ending

A look back at the week's news with David Tate and Sally Grace.
Producer Jon Magnusson. Stereo


Unknown: David Tate
Unknown: Sally Grace.
Producer: Jon Magnusson.

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton. Stereo


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: Glimpses of the Past

Two programmes in which Professor Theo Barker delves among the BBC Sound Archives.
1: Yearning for Yesterday A century ago most people in Britain were already living in towns. But it's the rural memories that often loomed rosiest.
Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Professor Theo Barker
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: 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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