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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev
Dr David Lapsley.


Unknown: Dr David Lapsley.

: Today

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


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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Carmen Callil. the founder of Virago, the feminist publishing house, talks to Sue Lawley. Stereo


Unknown: Carmen Callil.

: 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

The Kingdom of God (Out Skerries); John 3, vv 1-8; 0 Holy Spirit, Breathe on Me (Warren); Jesus is Our King (Prebble/Clark). Director of Music Leslie Olive.


Music: Leslie Olive.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 11 December. In 1948 a Mass-Observation diarist in ration-weary Britain recoils at the latest offering on the butcher's slab, newspaper editor R D Blumenfeld remarks on the sudden popularity of ping-pong in 1902, and in 1936 Lord Reith as Director-General of the BBC is present at an historic broadcast by King Edward VIII. Readers Sean Barrett , Jane Whittenshaw and June Barrie. Producer Kate McAII Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Readers: Edward Viii.
Readers: Sean Barrett
Readers: Jane Whittenshaw
Readers: June Barrie.
Producer: Kate McAii

: Paradise Lost

Episode 28.

: Woman's Hour

with Sarah Dunant.
Serial Proto Zoe
2: Gigli Sings.


Unknown: Sarah Dunant.
Unknown: Proto Zoe

: 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 1 )erek Cooper. Producer Sheila Dillon


Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke and James Naughtie.


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: The Archers


: Classic Serial

The Wrong Box
The first of two stories by Robert Louis Stevenson.
A comedy of misunderstandings in which a stubborn corpse refuses to take it lying down.


Stories By: Robert Louis Stevenson.

: 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

A new collection of Rebecca West 's shorter fiction celebrates the centenary of her birth.
Nigel Forde finds out more about the novelist who took her name from one of Ibsen's most independent and strong-willed characters. And a look along the bookshelves of Jesus's biographer, A N Wilson.
Producer Sarah Johnson


Unknown: Rebecca West
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Producer: Sarah Johnson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

A review of the National Theatre's production of Hammerstein's musical
Carousel. Louisa Buck visits Tim Head 's exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery.
Producer Julian May. Stereo


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Unknown: Tim Head

: Short Story

Special Duties by Graham Greene.
William Ferraro knows how to delegate. In fact, he has raised the art to a mystical level ...
Read by John Rowe.
Producer Sarah Kilgarriff


Unknown: Graham Greene.
Unknown: William Ferraro
Read By: John Rowe.
Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Going Places

with Janet Trewin. Producer Jill Thomas


Unknown: Janet Trewin.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

Things turn sour in the bedroom.
Written by Graham Harvey
Director Tim Coleman. Stereo


Written By: Graham Harvey
Director: Tim Coleman.
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebdon: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowung
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Kate Aldridge: Susie Riddell
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Sharon Richards: Celia Nelson
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Usha Gupta: Sudha Bhuchar
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Lisa: Tracey Gardiner

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Nigel Acheson. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Nigel Acheson.

: Any Questions?

The panel includes Paddy Ashdown , MP, Leader of the Liberal Democrats; David Blunkett , MP,
Shadow Health Secretary; and Rhiannon Chapman , director of the Industrial
Society, who tackle the issues raised in Exeter.
Chairman Nick Clarke. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Paddy Ashdown
Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Rhiannon Chapman
Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Stop Press

with John Diamond.
Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: John Diamond.
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Kaleidoscope

Helena of Clwyd

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

The School Run by Fay Weldon.
Read by Julie Christie.
The second and final part. Roy's asthma is getting worse in the country. Judith should return to the city where she can get a job, the children can take buses to school and Roy's asthma will improve. But there is still Geoffrey, whom she must continue to see.


Unknown: Fay Weldon.
Read By: Julie Christie.

: Week Erring

A satirical took back at 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.

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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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