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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation 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.
8.40Yesterday in Parliament


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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Gavin Laird talks to Sue
Lawlev. Stereo


Talks: Gavin Laird

: The Village

The continuing real-life stories of the folk of Bentley in Hampshire. Presenter Nigel Farrell. Producer Ronni Davis


Presenter: Nigel Farrell.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Magic Moments

Nigel Fountain on key moments in popular culture.
3: My Little Honda, Norton, BSA and Triumph motorbikes once ruled the world, but in 1959 Sochiro Honda's team of engineers came to the TT Races on the Isle of Man. They were ridiculed for their neat white uniforms and odd-looking machines, but within ten years Honda had wiped out the British industry - why? Producer Wendy Pilmer. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Fountain
Producer: Wendy Pilmer.

: Daily Service

Stand Up, Stand Up For
Jesus (Morning Light, BBC HB 368); I Corinthians 3, vv 10-16; Halle, Halle,
Halle (Caribbean); Christ is Made the Sure Foundation (Westminster Abbey, BBC HB 445). Director of Music Paul Joslin.


Music: Paul Joslin.

: The Hindu Scriptures

20: The Battle of Kuruksheta.

: Woman's Hour

Anna Ford meets the actress Sheila Hancock.
Serial: A Lesson in Dying


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Sheila Hancock.

: The Natural History Programme

Hospitals and sanctuaries for wounded wildlife - are they a good thing or a waste of money that could be better spent on conservation? Presented by Jessica Holm.
Producer Grant Sonnex


Presented By: Jessica Holm.
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: The Food Programme

Skirting the law - dealing in illegal seeds.
Meet Derek Cooper at the Henry Doubleday Organic Research Centre, where he will be tasting many varieties of winter squashes, a new kind of forbidden fruit.
Producer Dylan Winter


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers


: Classic Serial

The True Story of Martin Guerre
Dramatised in two parts from the trial notes of the 16th-century French judge, Jean de Coras.
When Martin Guerre returned home to his
Pyrenean village after eight years he was charged with being an impostor. But the trial left many questions unanswered, stereo


Unknown: Jean de Coras.
Unknown: Martin Guerre

: Special Assignment

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


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Bookshelf

Prolific American author
Joyce Carol Oates talks to Nigel Forde about her work and her new novel
Black Water, which explores the moment when a senator's car plunges from a bridge with a young woman passenger. Producer Julian May Stereo


Talks: Joyce Carol Oates
Unknown: Nigel Forde

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Louisa Buck is at the Donmar Warehouse as it reopens in London with a new Sondheim musical
Assassins; the outrageous American artist Jeff Koons is on exhibition; and there's also a report on a Diego Rivera exhibition. Producer Belinda Sample Stereo


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Artist: Jeff Koons
Unknown: Diego Rivera

: Five Strange Stories

5: You Have to Laugh
What starts off as a joke for Charley turns out not to be so funny after all ... Read by James Bolam.


Read By: James Bolam.

: 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 bed scene for Nelson.
Written by Simon Frith
Director Keri Davies. Stereo
● Archers Addicts Fan Club: sae to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Keri Davies.
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebdon: Judy Bennett
Ruth Arche: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Kate Aldridge: Susie Riddell
Peggy Woolky: June Spencer
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Conn Kortchmar: Don Fellows
Squatter: Tracey Gardiner
Oliver Stokes: James Naylor
Sam Stokes: Monty Allen

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Tessa Watt. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Tessa Watt.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby and guests Sir John Harvey -Jones, industrialist; Simon Jenkins , journalist and ex-editor of The Times; Lady
Wilcox, Chairwoman of the National Consumer
Council; and Lord
Palumbo, Chairman of the Arts Council, tackle the issues raised in Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir John Harvey
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

The cases, the courts and the lawyers -
Marcel Berlins 's weekly look at how developments in the law affect our lives.
Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope

John Miller talks to scriptwriter Larry Gelbart. Stereo


Talks: John Miller
Scriptwriter: Larry Gelbart.

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Final part: Lucy
(For details see Monday

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news.
Producer Jon Naismith. Stereo


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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