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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Dr Alun Jones.


Unknown: Dr Alun Jones.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Canon Eric James
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Canon Eric James

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Travel writer Dervla Murphy talks to Sue Lawley.


Talks: Dervla Murphy

: Loss of Innocence

The third of six talks in which Misha Glenny gives a personal account of his frustrating life-long love affair with Eastern and Central Europe, at the end of his stint as the BBC's correspondent in the region.
Producer Geoff Spink


Unknown: Misha Glenny
Producer: Geoff Spink

: Hindsight

NEW Once upon a time history was about kings and queens, dates and battles. But not any more. In this series, Dr Christopher Andrew hears from truly modem historians who, with the benefit of hindsight, are finding inspiration in the most unlikely places. Today, medieval sexual tittle-tattle, why dead horses made the ideal ammunition for early super-guns, and how the plastic credit card came into being. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew

: Daily Service

Ephesians 4, vv 1-6. Director of Music
Stephen Layton.


Unknown: Stephen Layton.

: The Screwtape Letters

Episode 7.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Edinburgh by Ruth Wishart.
Serial: The Wedding Group (4)


Unknown: Ruth Wishart.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot. Producer Sarah Blunt


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: You and Yours

with Tasmeen Siddiki.


Unknown: Tasmeen Siddiki.

: 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: Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky

Part 3: The Plains of Cement
Bob gives Jenny an ultimatum and Ella has a confrontation with Mr Eccles.


Writer: Patrick Hamilton
Dramatist: Frederick Bradnum
Director: Glyn Dearman
Bob: Steven Pacey
Ella: Annette Badland
Jenny: Emily Morgan
Ernest Eccles: John Moffatt
Prosser: Geoffrey Whitehead
Prunella: Elizabeth Mansfield
Andy: David Goudge
Guvnor: David King
Mrs Guvnor: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Donald Gee
Unknown: Michael Kilgarriff

: Special Assignment

Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Bookshelf

Nigel Forde investigates some outstanding firsts, including a life's work by Jack Hodges. The Maker of the Omnibus, selected from the publisher's slush-pile, is a personal examination of the breadth of English writing. The rich traditions of North and South American fiction are combined in Francisco Goldman 's first novel. He talks to Nigel Forde about The Long Night of White Chickens. And award-winning novelist
Toni Morrison remembers her first published book. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Jack Hodges.
Unknown: Francisco Goldman
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Toni Morrison
Producer: Sally Marmion

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Louisa Buck reports on the first night of Max Stafford Clark's production of King Lear, reviews an exhibition of sculpture at the Hayward Gallery and investigates Madame Bovary as a text for adaptation.
Producer Beaty Rubens. Stereo


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Unknown: Max Stafford
Unknown: Madame Bovary
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story

Heartland by Fiona Barr.
A young farmer falls in love with a nurse from the town and dreams they'll share a life in the heartland at the centre of rural Ireland.
Read by Stephen Rea. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Fiona Barr.
Read By: Stephen Rea.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: 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

A day of rest for Clarrie? David Archer ..TIMOTHY BENTlNCK
Written by Mary Cutler
Director Keri Davies.
.Archers Addicts Fan Club: sae to [address removed]


Unknown: David Archer
Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Keri Davies.
Ruth Archer: Felicity Rnch
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Brenda Tucker: Helen Cutler
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Mark Savage


Unknown: Chris Serle.

: Any Questions?

Nick Clarke and guests
Menzies Campbell, MP, Liberal Democrat Defence
Spokesman; Janey Daley , journalist;
Stephen Dorrell , MP,
Financial Secretary to the Treasury; and John Prescott , MP, Shadow Transport Secretary, tackle the issues raised in Tamworth, Staffordshire. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Janey Daley
Unknown: Stephen Dorrell
Unknown: John Prescott
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Stop Press

In the week of the US
President's Inauguration, John Diamond presents a personal look at the week's press and the newspaper business from New York. Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: John Diamond
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen talks to the director Elijah Moshinsky.


Talks: Natalie Wheen
Director: Elijah Moshinsky.

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Final part.

: Week Ending

A review of the week's news. Producer Jon Magnusson.


Producer: Jon Magnusson.

: 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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