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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Michael Lewis.


Unknown: Rev Michael Lewis.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Desert Island Discs


: The Village

Hop picking's nearly over, and it's decision time for Ada.
Presenter Nigel Farrell. Producer Ronni Davis


Presenter: Nigel Farrell.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Magic Moments

Nigel Fountain on key moments in popular culture. 2: Having It All In 1972 Helen Gurley Brown declared war on British women's magazines and set up Cosmopolitan, a good read "for the sexy girl". It came with male pin-ups, offers for the "Man Trap scent" and an article called "I was a sleep around girl", yet now claims it's a feminist magazine. Producer Wendy Pilmer. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Fountain
Unknown: Helen Gurley
Producer: Wendy Pilmer.

: Daily Service

Just As I Am (Saffron Walden, BBC HB 292); Show Me Your Hands
(Heronpark); James 5, vv
13-16; We Cannot Measure How You Heal (Ye Banks and Braes); The King Of Love My Shepherd Is
(Dominus regit me, BBC
HB 475). Director of Music Alan Wilson.


Music: Alan Wilson.

: The Hindu Scriptures

15: The King Cursed by the Sage

: Woman's Hour

From Edinburgh, with Ruth Wishart.
Serial: A Lesson in Dying (5)


Unknown: Ruth Wishart.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm. Producer Simon Roberts


Presented By: Jessica Holm.
Producer: Simon Roberts

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.
Editor: Ken Vass

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper. The show that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless. Producer Sheila Dillon


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers


: Classic Serial

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Dramatised in two parts by Greg Snow.
2: The simplest of shapes - the letter "A" - is the portent seen in the sky. There are those who believe it stands for "Angel".
Arthur Dimmesdale , the Puritan community's own special angel, is striving to bury a secret deep in his heart, but there is someone who has already discovered it. Stereo


Unknown: Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Unknown: Greg Snow.
Unknown: Arthur Dimmesdale

: 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

Author John McGahem , whose novel Amongst
Women was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, talks to Nigel Forde about his
Collected Stories (four of which were broadcast on Radio 3 this week, starting on Tuesday at 9.05pm).
Nigel Forde also discovers a forgotten science fiction classic which is about to be re-published. Editor
Nick Austin explains how he tracked down The Death Guard, first published in 1939, which describes an apocalyptic vision of war and was rumoured to have been withdrawn by the British Government. And a selection of the autumn's paperback reading.
Producer Sally Marmion. Stereo


Unknown: John McGahem
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Nick Austin
Producer: Sally Marmion.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow walks through Andrew Sabin 's installation at the Battersea Arts Centre, and talks to the black
American dance group Urban Bush Women as they begin their tour of Britain.
Producer Nicki Paxman. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Andrew Sabin
Producer: Nicki Paxman.

: Short Story

Gynae by Dilys Rose.
"He was so young to be left in charge. Just a boy, white-faced under the light, unruly red curls falling into his eyes. Not exactly Dr Kildare."
Read by Patricia Ross. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Dilys Rose.
Read By: Patricia Ross.
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

with Valerie Singleton and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Valerie Singleton
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Going Places

The transport programme with Janet Trewin. Producer Jill Thomas


Unknown: Janet Trewin.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

A return match at Home
Written by Simon Frith
Director Keri Davies. Stereo


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Keri Davies.
Phil: Norman Painting
Jill: Patricia Greene
Kenton: Graeme Kirk
David: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth: Alison Dowling
Bnan: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer: Angela Piper
Pat: Patricia Gallimore
Jack: Arnold Peters
Peggy: June Spencer
Nelson: Jack May
Joe: Edward Kelsey
Betty: Pamela Craig
Caroline: Sara Coward
Robin: Tim Meats
Nigel: Graham Seed
Julia: Mary Wimbush
Conn: Don Fellows
Squatter: Tracey Gardiner

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Fiona McLean. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Fiona McLean.

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke and a panel of leading figures in public life tackle the issues raised in Belfast.
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

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


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope

Spit, Wind and Angel Music

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

0 Caledonia!
Final part.

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news with the Week Ending team. Producer Jon Naismith


Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Financial Week

with Heather Payton.


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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