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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with the Very Rev
Gilleasbuig Macmillan.


Unknown: Gilleasbuig MacMillan.

: Today

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


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Dr Donald English.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear
Clare Short , MP, choose eight records to take to her island exile.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Clare Short
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Loss of Innocence

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


Unknown: Misha Glenny
Producer: Geoff Spink

: Daily Service

John 15, vv 8-16. Director of Music Jonathan Rennert.


Music: Jonathan Rennert.

: Hindsight

This week's entertaining tales come from Canadian historians. Why the songs of Dolly Parton are an important archive source; what doctors were doing spreading minced puppies on to sore joints; and how government policy was formed at the Prime Minister's "cabinet" meetings with a medium. Presented by Dr Christopher Andrew. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Dolly Parton
Presented By: Dr Christopher Andrew.

: A Confession

Episode 7.

: Woman's Hour

From Manchester, with Helen Boaden.
Train spotting, trout fishing or tinkering about in the garden shed. Who has time for hobbies? Clare Jenkins collects a few tips. Serial:
Tommy Was Here (5)


Unknown: Helen Boaden.
Unknown: Clare Jenkins

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm. Producer Sarah Blunt
0 For comments, questions and factsheets write to: The Natural History Programme. BBC,
Whiteladies Road. Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Jessica Holm.
Producer: Sarah Blunt

: You and Yours

with Linda Lewis.
* For weekly free factsheet please send a large sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: 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.
With Nicola Pagett as Emma, Stephen Moore as Charles Bovary , Clive Swift as Monsieur Homais and Roger Allam as Rodolphe Boulanger. Part 3.


Unknown: Madame Bovary
Unknown: Gustave Flaubert.
Unknown: Nicola Pagett
Unknown: Stephen Moore
Unknown: Charles Bovary
Unknown: Clive Swift
Unknown: Monsieur Homais
Unknown: Roger Allam
Unknown: Rodolphe Boulanger.

: Special Assignment

Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Bookshelf

Author Joanna Trollope examines the history of the much-maligned romantic novel from its source, medieval romance, through the sentimental novel of the 18th century to its many guises in the present. Mills and Boon, saga, blockbuster and traditional narrative - which one is true romance? Producer Sally Marmion.


Unknown: Joanna Trollope
Producer: Sally Marmion.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow is at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh where Tom Courtenay opens in Moscow Stations. A competition aims to provide Glasgow with a tower as a symbol for the new millennium.
Jools Holland plays live in the studio.
Producer Tim Dee. Stereo


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Tom Courtenay
Unknown: Jools Holland
Producer: Tim Dee.

: Short Story

Bill Sprockett 's Land by Elizabeth Jolley.
Bill Sprockett 's land is special. Over the years he describes the change from bleak bush to burgeoning homestead.
Read by Stan Pretty. Producer David Hunter


Unknown: Bill Sprockett
Unknown: Elizabeth Jolley.
Unknown: Bill Sprockett
Read By: Stan Pretty.
Producer: David Hunter

: PM

with Frank Partridge and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Frank Partridge
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Going Places

Up-to-the-minute reports from the world of transport with traffic news and transport news briefing. Presented by Janet Trewin.
Producer David France. Stereo


Presented By: Janet Trewin.
Producer: David France.

: News

: The Archers

David puts the pressure on. Written by Sally Wainwright
Director Vanessa Whitburn.
Archers Addicts Fan Club: sae to [address removed]


Written By: Sally Wainwright
Director: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil Arclier: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Ruth Archer: Fellcity Finch
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Cowling
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Martha Woodford: Molue Harris
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Lisa: Tracey Gardiner

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from
BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Clare McGinn


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Clare McGinn

: Any Questions?

The panel includes
Harriet Harman , MP,
Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Dominic Lawson , Editor of the Spectator, and Sir
Christopher Tugendhat. Chairman of the Abbey
National Building Society. Vivian White is in the chair. From Rudheath, Cheshire.
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Harriet Harman
Unknown: Dominic Lawson
Unknown: Christopher Tugendhat.
Unknown: Vivian White
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

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

Manchester: RIP?

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw. Stereo


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.

: A Book at Bedtime

An Evil Cradling 5: Abed's Hotel

: 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.

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.

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