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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Keith Clements.


Unknown: Rev Keith Clements.

: Today

with John Waite and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with the Rev Dr Donald English.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Waite
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Dr Donald English.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

With castaway conductor John Eliot Gardiner. Stereo


Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner.

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Poppy Hughes

: Daily Service

Lead Me Lord (S S Wesley); John 16, vv 12-15; Come, Holy Spirit (Wimber); There Is A Redeemer (Green).
Director of Music Shaun Islop.


Music: Shaun Islop.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett picks diary extracts for the 27th: in 1940, Coventry housewife Clara Milburn and Marie Vassiltchikov in Berlin record their thoughts from opposite sides of a war; on the same day in 1789 the Rev James Woodeforde claims to have found a bizarre cure for cramp, and Lady Eleanor Butler records the plight of the French royal family. Readers: June Barrie, Jane Whittenshaw and Sean Barrett. Producer Kate McAII. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Clara Milburn
Unknown: Marie Vassiltchikov
Unknown: James Woodeforde
Unknown: Lady Eleanor Butler
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw
Unknown: Sean Barrett.
Producer: Kate McAii.

: Paradise Lost

Episode 18.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Gail Foley from Cardiff.
Serial The Vampire Tapestry
Book Two: The Land of Lost Content (2)
Read by Garrick Hagon.


Introduced By: Gail Foley
Read By: Garrick Hagon.

: The Natural History Programme

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

with Derek Cooper. Producer Sheila Dillon


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers


: Classic Serial

The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov 's satire on 1930s Russia, dramatised in four parts. With ; and 3: The Devil Entertains
Margarita takes to the air, the Master's novel reveals the guilt of Pontius Pilate , and Professor Woland's magic act astonishes the Variety Theatre audience! Stereo


Unknown: Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov
Unknown: Pontius Pilate
Woland: Daniel Massey
the Master: Michael Maloney
Margarita: Geraldine James

: 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

Nigel Forde looks at the best children's books of 1992 with Julia Eccleshare and Andrew Davies.
Producer Sally Marmion. Stereo


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Julia Eccleshare
Unknown: Andrew Davies.
Producer: Sally Marmion.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow reads a book about the Bauhaus movement and visits
Liverpool for an exhibition based around the picture When Did You Last See
Your Father?
Producer Anthony Denselow Stereo


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story

Bat Girl by William Boyd. There's a choice of Arthur's tongue, Trev's tattoo, or Uncle Ted's battery-hen farm. And
Tracy craves excitement. Read by Lesley Nicol. Producer Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: William Boyd.
Read By: Lesley Nicol.
Producer: Marion Nancarrow

: 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

The Christmas show must be blessed.
Written by Sam Jacobs Director Keri Davies Stereo
.Archers Addicts Fan Club: sae to [address removed]


Written By: Sam Jacobs
Director: Keri Davies
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Kenton Archer: Graeme Kirk
Shuk Hebdon: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Lisa: Tracey Gardiner

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Julian Hale Stereo


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Julian Hale

: Any Questions?

The panel includes Denis Filer , Director General of the Engineering Council, and Arthur Scargill ,
President of the National
Union of Mineworkers.
They tackle the issues raised in Edlington, Doncaster. Chairman
Jonanthan Dimbleby Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Denis Filer
Unknown: Arthur Scargill
Unknown: Jonanthan Dimbleby
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

The cases, the courts and the lawyers -
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

In My Beginning
The opening bars of a piece of music often prefigure the end. Charles Hazlewood talks to composers, conductors and performers about the importance of the opening statement in a performance and how much the first few bars influence the whole work.


Talks: Charles Hazlewood

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Run of the Country Final part.

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news.
Producer Caroline Leddy. Stereo


Producer: Caroline Leddy.

: 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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

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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