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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Ruth Etchells.


Unknown: Ruth Etchells.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Three Weeks

5: Paul tries desperately to be reunited with his lover.

: News

: Desert Island Discs


: Feedback

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.
Producer John Watkins
.WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: John Watkins

: Dear Diary

May 29th marks the restoration of Charles II in 1660, a newly-crowned Queen Victoria in 1838 and the arrest of Lord Haw Haw in 1945 - all recorded in diaries of the day. Presented by Simon Brett. Readers are Sean Barrett and Lin Sagovsky. Producer Kate Whitehead. Stereo


Presented By: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Lin Sagovsky.
Producer: Kate Whitehead.

: Daily Service

Lord of Beauty, Thine the Splendour (Regent
Square); Luke 12, vv 16-31: Search for the Lord
(Inwood); Safe in the Shadow (Creator God). Director of Music
Leslie Olive.

: The Bible


: Woman's Hour

From the North.
With Christa Ackroyd.
Woman's Hour Book of Short Stories Vol 2
Her Mother by Anjana Appachana. Read by Souad Faress . Abridged by Ann Rees Jones


Unknown: Christa Ackroyd.
Unknown: Anjana Appachana.
Read By: Souad Faress
Abridged By: Ann Rees Jones

: The Natural History Programme

The United Nations Earth Summit starts next week in Brazil, and Jessica Holm looks at its importance for the natural world.
Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: Jessica Holm
Producer: Simon Roberts

: You and Yours

with Debbie Thrower.


Unknown: Debbie Thrower.

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper.
As writs fly between restaurateurs and food critics in Dublin and Paris, the programme asks: how much power do restaurant reviewers have and how useful a service do they provide? Are some fashionable critics concentrating too much on the decor and not enough on the duck?
Producer Marie Helly


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Marie Helly

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Classic Serial

The Expedition of Humphry Clinker
The final part of Tobias Smollett 's boisterous tour by coach and four round
Georgian Britain, in search of curatives, clean air and conjugal bliss.


Unknown: Tobias Smollett

: Special Assignment

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


Producers: Carole Lacey

: Bookshelf

A small market town at the foot of the Black Mountains on the England-Wales border has become the home for one of Britain's most exciting literary festivals.
Nigel Forde reports from Hay-on-Wye on the legacy of local writers Kilvert and David Jones , and with international stars Amos Oz and Simon Schama discusses the role of history in writing.
Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: David Jones
Unknown: Simon Schama
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen reviews
Peter Ackroyd 's new novel English Music and investigates art outside the gallery in Edge 92. Producer John Goudie


Unknown: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Peter Ackroyd
Producer: John Goudie

: Short Story

Monsieur Oufle
A 17th-century story by L'Abbe Bourdelot in a Victorian translation by the Rev Sabine Baring-Gould .
The farcical history of the superstitious and weak-headed M Oufle who believes he has been betwitched and turned into a werewolf ...
Read by Timothy Bateson. Producer Sarah Kilgarriff


Unknown: Monsieur Oufle
Unknown: Sabine Baring-Gould
Unknown: M Oufle
Read By: Timothy Bateson.
Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes. eWRITE to: PM Letters. BBC. Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA.
* LETTERUNE: [number removed]


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Going Places

The transport programme presented by Janet Trewin. Producer Jill Thomas


Presented By: Janet Trewin.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

Is the grass always greener?


Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Simla: Judy Bennett
Mark: Richard Derrington
David: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Brian: Charles Colungwood
Debbie: Tamsin Greig
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Eddie: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie: Rosalind Adams
Neil: Brian Hewlett
Susan: Charlotte Martin
Mike: Terry Molloy
Betty: Pamela Craig
Caroline: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Robin: Tim Meats
Sam Stokes: Monty Allen
Oliver Stokes: James Naylor
French farmer: Alan Debray
French agent: Nicholas Mead

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Woman's Hour

(Revised repeat of 10.30am)

: Any Questions?

From Stockton on Tees.
The panel includes:
Virginia Bottomley MP, Secretary of State for Health;
Jonathon Porritt , environmental consultant; Tony Blair MP, Shadow Spokesman on Employment. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: Jonathon Porritt
Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Stop Press

John Diamond presents a personal look at the week's press and the newspaper business.
Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: John Diamond
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Kaleidoscope

Larks Ascending
Just before he volunteered for active service in the First World War, Ralph Vaughan Williams completed The Lark
Ascending for violin and orchestra, an evocation of the peaceful Britain he was leaving behind, and a fiendish challenge for a violinist. Violinist
Iona Brown performs it, with memories of the composer from Ursula Vaughan -
Williams and Sir Neville Marriner , and the sounds of the larks recorded by Richard Margoschis. Stereo


Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Violinist: Iona Brown
Unknown: Ursula Vaughan
Unknown: Sir Neville Marriner
Unknown: Richard Margoschis.

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Regeneration Final part.

: Week Ending

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

: The Financial Week

with Heather Hayton.


Unknown: Heather Hayton.

: Playback

Let's Go Somewhere
Forty years ago, Saturday nights were action packed for Brian Johnston. Each week, live on air, he would perform stunts which shocked, thrilled and scared the millions of listeners to
In Town Tonight.
Producer Cathy Drysdale. Stereo


Unknown: Brian Johnston.
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

: 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.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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