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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Monsignor Kieran Conry.


Unknown: Monsignor Kieran Conry.

: Today

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


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

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Psychiatrist Dr Anthony Storr talks to Sue Lawley.


Talks: Dr Anthony Storr

: Loss of Innocence

The fifth of six talks in which Misha Glenny gives a personal account of his love affair with Eastern and Central Europe. Producer Geoff Spink


Unknown: Misha Glenny
Producer: Geoff Spink

: Hindsight

This week on the trail of the world's oldest joke. Along the way, Dr Christopher Andrew and two schoolboy companions discover battlefield puns of a thousand years ago, "nudge nudge, wink wink" gags from medieval monks, and the funny sides of the Bible, to the Romans and the ancient Egyptians. In a Paleolithic cave they find a 15,000-year-old joke ... which would still raise a laugh in any playground. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Dr Christopher Andrew
Producer: Ian Bell

: Daily Service

Just As I Am, Thine Own To Be (Saffron Walden);
Matthew 18, w 1-7; Suffer Little Children; All My
Hope On God Is Founded (Meine Hoffnung , BBC HB 299).
Director of Music Simon Over.


Unknown: Meine Hoffnung

: A Confession

Episode 2.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Mills meets
American country singer Billy Jo Spears.
Story: How Slattery Tricked His Mother into Touching Him by Nina FitzPatrick.
Read by Sean Barrett. Abridged by Janet Hickson


Unknown: Jenni Mills
Singer: Billy Jo Spears.
Unknown: Nina Fitzpatrick.
Read By: Sean Barrett.
Abridged By: Janet Hickson

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm. Producer John Ruthven


Presented By: Jessica Holm.
Producer: John Ruthven

: You and Yours

with Tasmeen Siddiki. 0 For weekly free factsheet please send a large sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Tasmeen Siddiki.

: The Food Programme

with Derek Cooper. Producer Sheila Dillon


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: The Archers

: Classic Serial

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. 2: Frustrated in her marriage to Charles,
Emma turns to Leon for romance. Stereo


Unknown: Madame Bovary
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.

: Special Assignment

Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Bookshelf

In Sex and the British, Paul Ferris looks at rapidly changing sexual mores in the 20th century. He talks to Nigel Forde , who also explores how novelists increasingly intrude on their characters' sex lives. Michael Arditti 's first novel The Celibate provides an antidote, and a new biography by Jenny Uglow examines the life of a chronicler of Victorian society Mrs Gaskell.
Producer Sally Marmion.


Unknown: Paul Ferris
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Unknown: Michael Arditti
Unknown: Jenny Uglow
Unknown: Mrs Gaskell.
Producer: Sally Marmion.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow confronts the outrageous artist Andrew Logan as a new exhibition of his work opens, and reassesses the career of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.
Producer John Goudie. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Artist: Andrew Logan
Unknown: Aretha Franklin.
Producer: John Goudie.

: Short Story

The Overnight Bag by Graham Greene. Henry Cooper is suspiciously eager to divulge the macabre contents of his overnight bag. Read by John Rowe. Producer Sarah Kilgarriff


Unknown: Graham Greene.
Unknown: Henry Cooper
Read By: John Rowe.
Producer: Sarah Kilgarriff

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Going Places

Jon Briggs looks at the world's fastest roadcar, the EB110, which is launched this week.
Producer Jill Thomas. Stereo


Unknown: Jon Briggs
Producer: Jill Thomas.

: News

: The Archers

A false alarm!
Written by Simon Frith
Director Keri Davies.
.Archers Addicts Fan Club: sae to [address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith
Director: Keri Davies.
Unknown: Carole Boyd
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Pat Gallimore
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker: Jerry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Lisa: Tracey Gardiner

: Pick of the Week

John Walters presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Louise Purslow.


Unknown: John Walters
Producer: Louise Purslow.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby and guests Lady Anson, Chairwoman of the Association of District
Councils; Ann Clwyd ,
MP, Shadow National Heritage Secretary; Graham Mather ,
President of the European Policy Forum; and the Rt Hon John MacGregor , MP, Secretary of State for Transport, tackle the issues raised in Barnet, Hertfordshire.
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Ann Clwyd
Unknown: Graham Mather
Unknown: John MacGregor
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

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw.


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

Thus Was Adonis
Final episode.

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news with the Week Ending team.
Producer Caroline Leddy.


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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