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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Father Oliver Crilly.


Unknown: Father Oliver Crilly.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day With The Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Richard Harries.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear the Musician and creator of Band Aid, Bob Geldof , choose eight records to take to the mythical island. Producer Janet Lee


Unknown: Bob Geldof
Producer: Janet Lee

: feedback

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your comments on BBC
Programmes and policy. Producer Poppy Hughes
•WRITE to: Feedback. BBC. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Murder Most Foul

Six murder cases featuring the celebrated pathologist Dr Keith Simpson.
4: The Wigwam Murders Summer, 1942: southern England is teeming with soldiers preparing for D-day. A young woman is living rough in a wigwam built by her soldier boyfriend. When her dead body is found, can Dr Keith Simpson prove that her boyfriend's knife was the murder weapon? Narrator Nick Ross. With Keith Drinkel as Dr Keith Simpson and John Guerrasio as August Sangret. With Jonathan Adams. John Evits , Barry J Gordon , Sandra Jarnes-Young , Dominic Letts , Jillie Meers , Julian Rhind-Tutt . Stephen Thorne and David Thorpe Written by Rib Davis Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Dr Keith Simpson.
Unknown: Dr Keith Simpson
Narrator: Nick Ross.
Unknown: Keith Drinkel
Unknown: Dr Keith Simpson
Unknown: John Guerrasio
Unknown: Jonathan Adams.
Unknown: John Evits
Unknown: Barry J Gordon
Unknown: Sandra Jarnes-Young
Unknown: Dominic Letts
Unknown: Jillie Meers
Unknown: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Unknown: David Thorpe
Written By: Rib Davis
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Daily Service

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Lobe den
Herren, BBC HB 534); Acts 17 vv 19-27; The Faces of God; Lord, Thy Word
Abideth (Ravenshaw, BBC HB 190). Director of Music Graham Elliot.


Music: Graham Elliot.

: The Bible

David Suchet reads the first of six selections from the Authorised Version.
Introduced by John Eaton. Abridged by Geoffrey Beevers Director Martin Jenkins


Unknown: David Suchet
Introduced By: John Eaton.
Abridged By: Geoffrey Beevers
Director: Martin Jenkins

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Anna Ford. Serial: Rebecca (15)


Introduced By: Anna Ford.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Jessica Holm. Producer Grant Sonnex


Presented By: Jessica Holm.
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: You and Yours

with Chris Mohr.


Unknown: Chris Mohr.

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper. producer Sheila Dillon


Presented By: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Classic Serial

Memoirs of a Midget by Walter de la Mare. 2: Mr Anon.
Miss M finds herself torn between the demands of her obsessive young suitor and the "evil" Fanny Bowater.


Unknown: Walter de la Mare.
Unknown: Mr Anon.

: 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

Nit-picking misprints and shrinking the plot. Hype and damnation. Who writes them? Who reads them? And how do you get them? Nigel Forde goes behind the pages of the book review business. Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Nigel Forde
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Louisa Buck visits an exhibition of Helen Chadwick bronzes in Nottingham, investigates a series of installations being placed on the east Thames, and previews a television art series Every Picture Tells a Story. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Unknown: Helen Chadwick

: Short Story

A Tale of Ordinary Love by David Kilby.
"What a looker she was.
Black eye make-up and back-combed hair. She used to lacquer that hair to death. It was like trying to run your fingers through a miner's helmet."
Read by Gerard Slevin.
Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: David Kilby.
Read By: Gerard Slevin.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Hugh Sykes.


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.

: Going Places

with Janet Trewin. Producer David France


Unknown: Janet Trewin.

: News

: The Archers

A surprise visitor saves the day.


Written by: Caroline Harrington
Director: Joanna Toye
Anneka Rice: Anneka Rice
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
Neil Garter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Sharon Richards: Celia Nelson
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Clare McGinn


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Clare McGinn

: Any Questions?

From Countesthorpe, Leicestershire. Panel:
Professor Peter Hennessy , journalist and broadcaster; Dominic Lawson , editor of The
Spectator, Chris Smith , shadow spokesman on environmental protection; and Baroness Perry of Southwark, Vice-
Chancellor of South Bank University. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby. Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Professor Peter Hennessy
Unknown: Dominic Lawson
Unknown: Chris Smith
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Stop Press

John Diamond presents a personal account of the week's press and the newspaper business. Producer Andrew Denwood


Unknown: John Diamond
Producer: Andrew Denwood

: Kaleidoscope

Read My Song
What makes a great pop lyric? Pauline Black investigates.


Unknown: Pauline Black

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw. Editor Margaret Budy


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: A Book at Bedtime

The Inseparable Twins 5: The Concert

: Week Ending

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


Producer: Phil Clarke

: 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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