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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Rabbi Y

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday.
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: Richard Harries.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Prof (ihillean Prance. Director of Kew Gardens, talks to Sue Lawley. Stereo

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley. Producer Poppy Hughes
●WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett chooses diary extracts for 18 December. Rumours fly around the White House from the journal of Harold L Ickes in 1937; a convincing Jack-the-Ripper theory from R D Blumenfeld in 1901; and in 1939. as news comes through from the River Plate, Mass-Observation diarists give their reactions to the scuttling of the Graf Spec. Readers Sean Barrett , Jane Whittenshaw and June Barrie. Producer Kate McAll. Stereo


Unknown: Simon Brett
Readers: Sean Barrett
Readers: Jane Whittenshaw
Readers: June Barrie.
Producer: Kate McAll.

: Daily Service

Let There Be Light/0
Come, 0 Come, Kmmanuel (Veni Immanuel , BBC HB 36); Matthew 9, v 35 to 10, v 1; Mine Are Hands: Come to Set Us Free (Farrell).
Director of Music Alan Wilson.


Unknown: Veni Immanuel
Music: Alan Wilson.

: Paradise Lost

Episode 33.

: Woman's Hour

From Belfast. With a week to go until Christmas,
Wendy Austin invites you to call in with questions, problems and advice about the big day.
Phone: [number removed].
Serial Proto Zoe
7: Bernard


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Proto Zoe

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm. Producer John Ruthven


Presented By: Jessica Holm.
Producer: John Ruthven

: You and Yours

with Roisin McAuley. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: Roisin McAuley.
Editor: Ken Vass

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper.
Pesticides and poultry, fast-food and foie gras ... the show that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless.
Producer Sheila Dillon


Presented By: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers


: Classic Serial

The Suicide Club
The second of two stories by Robert Louis Stevenson. In this melodrama, the gallant Prince Florizel of Bohemia swears vengeance on an evil gaming establishment. Stereo


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

Thriller-writer of many guises, Jonathan Aycliffe provides a ghostly element for Christmas with his new novel Whispers in the Dark. Nigel Forde also discusses the importance of time in fiction with novelists A S Byatt and Michael Frayn.
Producer Sally Marmion. Stereo


Unknown: Jonathan Aycliffe
Unknown: Michael Frayn.
Producer: Sally Marmion.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Louise Buck reports on the new Peter Shaffer play Tire Gifts of the Gorgon, and talks to artists Gilbert and George.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Louise Buck
Unknown: Peter Shaffer
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story

The Clerk's Tale by V S Pritchett.
A clerk remembers a journey to work in wartime, a journey that marked a dramatic move from adolescence to manhood.
Read by Reece Dinsdale. Producer Sue Wilson


Read By: Reece Dinsdale.
Producer: Sue Wilson

: PM

Presented by Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Presented By: Frank Partridge
Presented By: Hugh Sykes.

: Going Places

The transport programme with Janet Trewin. Producer Jill Thomas


Unknown: Janet Trewin.
Producer: Jill Thomas

: News

: The Archers

An excuse or a proposal?
Written by Janey Preger
Director Keri Davies. Stereo
●Archers Addicts Fan Club: sae to [address removed]


Written By: Janey Preger
Director: Keri Davies.
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Kenton Archer: Graeme Kirk
Simla Hebdon: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Garrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Belly Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobtis: Margot Boyd
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Usha Gupta: Sudha Bhuchar
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
IJsa TRACEY: Gardiner
Craig DAVID: Phelan

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Hilary McLennan. Stereo


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Hilary McLennan.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby and guests Lady Howe,
Chairwoman of Opportunity 2000; Glenys Kinnock ,
Chairwoman of One World
Action; Sir Nigel Mobbs , Chairman of Aims of Industry and Slough
Estates pic; and Anthony Smith , President of Magdalen College, Oxford, tackle the issues raised in Banbury, Oxfordshire. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Glenys Kinnock
Unknown: Sir Nigel Mobbs
Unknown: Anthony Smith
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Stop Press

with John Diamond.
Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: John Diamond.
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Kaleidoscope

The Etruscans in Paris

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Stereo


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Escape from Siberia
Leon Trotsky's account of his hair-raising escape by yak and reindeer from prison in Siberia.
The first of five parts, read by Andrew Sachs. Abridged by Mark Lodge Producer Claire Grove


Read By: Andrew Sachs.
Abridged By: Mark Lodge

: 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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