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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.
Producers Sue Broom and Steve Punter

: Prayer for the Day

with Carolyn Butler.


Unknown: Carolyn Butler.

: Today

Presented by John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor. Details as Monday. Plus at 7.45
Thought for the Day with Rt Rev Richard Harries.


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

: Jogging Around Majorca

5: Monastic Days and Smugglers, stereo

: News

: The Village

The continuing story of the folk of Bentley, in Hampshire.
4: Hilda is welcomed back to the village of her youth. Presented by Nigel Farrell.
Producer Chris Paling


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.

: Dear Diary

May Day sees the beginning of a new series of Dear Diary. Simon Brett finds plenty of maypoles and madrigals in the day's diaries, but he also discovers Lord Mountbatten at the Cup Final and Salvador Dali in an extremely tight pair of patent leather shoes. Readers Lin Sagovsky and Sean Barrett. Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Salvador Dali
Readers: Lin Sagovsky
Readers: Sean Barrett.
Producer: Kate Whitehead.

: Daily Service

Ye Servants of God
(Paderbom BBC HB 287); The Summons
(Kelvingrove); Luke 9 vv 1-6; 23-26; 0 Jesus I Have Promised (Wolvercote). Director of Music
Jonathan Rennert.


Unknown: Jonathan Rennert.

: The Bible

Matthew. Part 8.

: Woman's Hour

From Cardiff.
Introduced by Linda Mitchell.
(Revised repeat at 7.20pm LW) Fourth story: Scarlet Ibis.


Introduced By: Linda Mitchell.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm.
Producer Sarah Blunt


Presented By: Jessica Holm.
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.
* For weekly free factsheet please send a large S.A.E to:
[address removed]


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: The Food Programme

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


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

: The World at One

Presented by Nick Clarke.


Presented By: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Classic Serial


: 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 social realism to science fiction, class conflict to mental breakdown the work of few writers experiments with the boundaries of fiction or offers such imaginative challenges as that of Doris Lessing. Over a writing career of more than 40 years,
Doris Lessing has tackled the most urgent concerns of our time. But her work has a lighter side, combining warmth and compassion with shrewd observation.
With the publication of her new collection of stories
London Observed,
Nigel Forde presents a profile of Doris Lessing.
Producer Abigail Appleton. Stereo


Unknown: Doris Lessing.
Unknown: Doris Lessing
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Doris Lessing.
Producer: Abigail Appleton.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow reviews the touring exhibition
The Way We Live Now, reflecting on the Aids crisis, which arose out of a collaboration between
British artist
Howard Hodgkin and American writer Susan Sontag ; and Canadian director
Robert Lepage appears in a one-man show at the National Theatre. Producer Beaty Rubens Stereo


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Artist: Howard Hodgkin
Unknown: Susan Sontag
Unknown: Robert Lepage
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Short Story

Taking It Easy
Michele Roberts ' droll guide to a writer's life how to have fun and still meet the deadline.
Read by Barbara Flynn. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Michele Roberts
Read By: Barbara Flynn.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Going Places

The transport programme with Janet Trewin. Producer Jill Thomas


Unknown: Janet Trewin.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

Holiday plans take an unpleasant turn.
Wriiten by Caroline Harrington Producer Vanessa Whitburn


Unknown: Caroline Harrington
Producer: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Shula: Judy Bennett
David: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Collingwood
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Tony: Colin Skipp
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Helen: Frances Graham
Tom: Bob Arnold
Sid: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Hedli Niklaus
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Roasalind Adams
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Jean Paul: Yves Aubert
Caroline: Sara Coward
Cameron: Delaval Astley
Bert: Roger Hume
Robin: Tim Meats
Nigel: Graham Seed

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a discussion from Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire. The panel:
Helen Jackson ,
Former Chair of Sheffield
City Council Employment Committee;
Sir Russell Johnston , Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats;
Eric Pickles , Former Leader of Bradford City Council; and Peter Riddell , Political Columnist of The Times.
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Helen Jackson
Unknown: Sir Russell Johnston
Unknown: Eric Pickles
Unknown: Peter Riddell
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins returns with the weekly look at developments in the law and how they affect our lives.
Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope


: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

The Diamond as Big as the Ritz by F Scott Fitzgerald. Part 5.


Unknown: Scott Fitzgerald.

: Week Ending

A satirical look back at the week's news. Producer Louise Coats


Producer: Louise Coats

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton.


Unknown: Heather Payton.

: Cutler the Lax

Poet Ivor Cutler delves into the archives.
Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Producer: Mark Savage

: 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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