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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Judy Merry.


Unknown: Judy Merry.

: 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

Ken Livingstone. MP talks to Sue Lawley.


Unknown: Ken Livingstone.

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley.
.WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London WlA 1AA


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.

: Murder Most Foul

Six murder cases featuring Dr Keith Simpson , the celebrated pathologist.
2: The Body in the Chalkpit In 1946, a man's body was discovered lying in a shallow trench, a noose around his neck. Was it suicide by hanging? If so, how did the body come to be found in a Surrey chalkpit? Narrator Nick Ross.
With Jonathan Adams , Philip Anthony. Geraldine Fitzgerald. John Fleming , Matthew Morgan , Katherine Parr and John Webb Written by Rib Davis Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Dr Keith Simpson
Narrator: Nick Ross.
Unknown: Jonathan Adams
Unknown: Philip Anthony.
Unknown: Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Unknown: John Fleming
Unknown: Matthew Morgan
Unknown: Katherine Parr
Unknown: John Webb
Written By: Rib Davis
Producer: Fiona McLean
Dr Keith Simpson: Keith Drinkel
Dr Eric Cardner: Stephen Thorne
Thomas Ley: Barry J Gordon

: Daily Service

Christ Is Made the Sure
Foundation (Westminster Abbey, BBC HB 445);
Revelation 21, vv 1-6; The Day of the Lord (air
Falalalo); As Water to the Thirsty (Oasis). Director of Music Leslie Olive.


Music: Leslie Olive.

: The Prophet

Part 5.

: Woman's Hour

with Sarah Dunant.
Ectopic pregnancy - when the baby develops outside the womb - is on the increase. Cheryl Armitage investigates.
Serial: Rebecca (5)


Unknown: Sarah Dunant.
Unknown: Cheryl Armitage

: The Natural History Programme

Jessica Holm presents a tale from Indonesia, with a report on the white-winged wood duck, one of the world's most endangered water birds.
Producer Sarah Blunt
Comments, queries, factsheet requests to BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Jessica Holm

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: The Food Programme

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


Unknown: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Classic Serial

Persuasion by Jane Austen.
Starring Juliet Stevenson. Final part:
Friendly Persuasion
Louisa Musgrove has become engaged to
Captain Benwick. Anne Elliot dares to hope that Captain Wentworth's affections might, once again, be hers.


Unknown: Jane Austen.
Unknown: Juliet Stevenson.
Unknown: Louisa Musgrove
Unknown: Captain Benwick.
Unknown: Anne Elliot

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents report on one of the main topics in this week's news.
Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Bookshelf

Authors Robin Chapman and Jay Parini , who have both written biographies, talk about approaching a life through fiction. Their new novels re-tell the last days of Christopher Marlowe and Leo Tolstoy. Brian Aldiss talks to Nigel Forde about his new novel and recalls his first published work. Plus the pick of the spring paperbacks.
Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Robin Chapman
Unknown: Jay Parini
Unknown: Christopher Marlowe
Unknown: Leo Tolstoy.
Talks: Brian Aldiss
Unknown: Nigel Forde
Producer: Sally Marmion

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow visits the exhibition reflecting the sixties at the Barbican Centre, and there is a performance from blues artist John Mayall. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Artist: John Mayall.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Telling Stories

2: Ice Dancing by Rose Tremain.
Read by Harry Towb. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Rose Tremain.
Read By: Harry Towb.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
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


Presented By: Janet Trewin.

: News

: The Archers

Time to think for Shula.
Written by Sam Jacobs Director Joanna Toye


Written By: Sam Jacobs
Director: Joanna Toye
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Kate Aldridge: Susie Riddell
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Sharon Richards: Celia Nelson
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Lisa: Tracey Gardiner

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Hilary McLennan


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Hilary McLennan

: Any Questions?

The panel includes
Baroness Blackstone, Master of Birkbeck
College, London; Graham Mather , President of the European Policy Forum; and Bill Morris , General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby. From Wymondham, Norfolk. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Graham Mather
Unknown: Bill Morris
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

with Marcel Berlins. Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope

A History of Jazz in Six Pianists
A journey through 70 years of music as viewed from the piano keyboard.

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: A Book at Bedtime

Different Voices Same Tune
Never Marry a Mexican. Part 3.

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news.
Producer Pnil Clarke


Producer: Pnil Clarke

: The Financial Week

with Peter Day.


Unknown: Peter Day.

: 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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