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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Fr Wilfrid McGreal.


Unknown: Fr Wilfrid McGreal.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rt Rev
Richard Harries.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Presented By: John Humphrys
Presented By: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The creator of Adrian Mole , Sue Townsend , is Sue Lawley's castaway this week.


Unknown: Adrian Mole
Unknown: Sue Townsend

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Timesairs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.
Producer Tony Phillips
0 WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Tony Phillips

: Art in the Orangery, Science in the Stables

When the Second World War broke out, Penhros College, a girls' boarding school in Wales, was taken over by a government ministry. The girls and staff were moved to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. For seven years they lived amid the splendour of this stately home, doing lessons in odd corners and sleeping among ancestral portraits. Pupils and staff of that time tell the story of those extraordinary war years. Producer Emma Kingsley Stereo


Producer: Emma Kingsley

: Daily Service

Including: On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry (Winchester New, BBC HB 38). Reading: Luke l,w 67-79. Director of Music
Jonathan Rennert.


Unknown: Jonathan Rennert.

: The Bible

The first of eight parts read by Paul Daneman from the Authorised
Introduced by Trevor Dennis.
Abridged by Alan England Directors Alison Bogle and Alan Drury


Read By: Paul Daneman
Introduced By: Trevor Dennis.
Abridged By: Alan England
Directors: Alison Bogle
Directors: Alan Drury

: Woman's Hour

From Manchester.
Introduced by Cathy Smith.
Serial: Deep Sleep (4)


Introduced By: Cathy Smith.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.
Producer Mary Colwell


Presented By: Jessica Holm.
Producer: Mary Colwell

: You and Yours

Presented by Debbie Thrower.


Presented By: Debbie Thrower.

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.
Producers Sheila Dillon and Mane Helly


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

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Classic Serial

Jamaica Inn
Daphne du Maurier's story of life on Bodmin Moor, dramatised in four parts.
3: It is Christmas Eve and a terrified Mary has been abandoned at Launceston Fair. Now she must make her way back along the lonely road to Jamaica Inn. Stereo

: 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

From triple-decker family sagas to slim-volume tales of divorce - the history of the novel is intertwined with the family. In a special edition, Nigel Forde explores how novelists past and present have reflected social change in the family.
Producers Sally Marmion and Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Producers: Sally Marmion
Producers: Abigail Appleton

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen reviews paintings by the British surrealist artist Leonora Carrington , and visits an exhibition in Manchester that asks viewers to distinguish between unlabelled works by men and by women; and Tonyjaques reports on arts news.
Producer Belinda Sample. Stereo


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Artist: Leonora Carrington
Producer: Belinda Sample.

: Short Story

The Iron Hand by Lawrence Durrell.
As if to be called "Percy" were not stupid enough, the Embassy Second
Footman rather fancied himself in the suit of armour known as "The White Knight".
Read by Frank Windsor . Producer John Theocharis Stereo


Unknown: Lawrence Durrell.
Read By: Frank Windsor
Producer: John Theocharis

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Going Places

The transport programme withjanet Trewin.
This week, a look at the manufacturers building cars in eastern Europe. Producer Jill Thomas


Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

Mike resorts to desperate measures.
Written by Mary Cutler


Written By: Mary Cutler
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Graeme Kirk
Shula: Judy Bennett
Mark: Richard Derrington
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Neil: Brian Hewleti
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Sharon: Celian Elson
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Bert: Roger Hume
Lynda: Carole Boyd
Usha: Sudha Bhuchar

: Pick of the Week

Presented by Chris Serle.
Producer Fiona Couper Stereo


Presented By: Chris Serle.
Producer: Fiona Couper

: Any Questions?

This week's panel:
Menzies Campbell, QC, MP. Liberal Democrat Spokesman on Defence and Disarmament;
Edwina Currie , MP; Rt Hon Gerald Kaufman , MP, Labour Party Foreign Affairs Spokesman; and Rt Hon Enoch Powell.
From Slaithwaite,
Yorkshire. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Anna Carragher


Unknown: Edwina Currie
Unknown: Gerald Kaufman
Unknown: Enoch Powell.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Anna Carragher

: Stop Press

The return of the series in which
Geoffrey Goodman presents a personal look at the week's press and the newspaper business. Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: Geoffrey Goodman
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Kaleidoscope

From Pearl Harbor to Psycho
Fifty years after Pearl
Harbor's "Day of Infamy" brought America into the Second World War, Nigel Andrews looks at how the war and its impact transformed Hollywood. In the first of two programmes, directors and stars talk about the fall of the studios, the rise of the independents and the growing-up of American cinema.


Unknown: Pearl Harbor
Unknown: Nigel Andrews

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Riding High Part 3.

: Week Ending

A look at the week's news with Bill Wallis ,
Sally Grace and David Tate.
Producer Diane Messias. Stereo


Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: David Tate.
Producer: Diane Messias.

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton. Stereo


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: 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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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