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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with David Weitzman.


Unknown: David Weitzman.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev
Dr Donald English.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament
Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Dr Donald English.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Top chef
Anton Edelmann talks to Sue Lawley.


Talks: Anton Edelmann

: The Village

Alan reaches crisis point with the village shop. His last hope lies in a visit to the bank manager. Meanwhile, Tony's received a surprise invitation but he's playing it very close to his chest.
Presented by Nigel Farrell. Producer Chris Paling


Presented By: Nigel Farrell.

: Daily Service

Matthew 22, w 15.22. Director of Music James Whitbourn.


Music: James Whitbourn.

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett returns with diaries for April 23: Rider Haggard tunes into the first live broadcast from Wembley on his neighbour's "wireless broadcasting set" in 1924; Barbara Pym has lunch with a shy Philip Larkin in 1977: and in 1661, two eyewitness accounts of the spectacular coronation of Charles II from members of the audience - one from John Evelyn in prime Position, the other from Samuel Pepys in the cheap seats. Producer Kate McAll


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Barbara Pym
Unknown: Philip Larkin
Unknown: John Evelyn
Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Producer: Kate McAll

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual
A selection of poetry on the theme of Personal
Readers Freddie Jones ,
Amanda Waring , Jennifer Ehle , Nonie Kent.


Readers: Freddie Jones
Readers: Amanda Waring
Readers: Jennifer Ehle
Unknown: Nonie Kent.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Kate Saunders. From
Amsterdam, Corinne Julius deflowers the tulip.
Serial: Leaving the Light On (9)


Introduced By: Kate Saunders.
Unknown: Corinne Julius

: The Natural History Programme

with George Macpherson. Producer Simon Roberts


Unknown: George MacPherson.
Producer: Simon Roberts

: You and Yours

with Linda Lewis.
For weekly free factsheet please send a large S.A.E 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 Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

: Classic Serial

La Bete Humaine
The final part of Emile Zola 's classic thriller. The Cure


Unknown: Emile Zola

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents 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

Author Frances Fyfield investigates the crime novel, with the help of Trevor Barnes , Michael Dibdin and PD James , who reveal that there doesn't have to be a body in a country house with a red herring and a shrewd amateur lady detective.... Meanwhile, Simon Brett. Liza Cody and Reginald Hill assemble in the library to explore the importance of How and Why, rather than Who dunnit. Producer Sally Marmion


Unknown: Frances Fyfield
Unknown: Trevor Barnes
Unknown: Michael Dibdin
Unknown: Pd James
Unknown: Simon Brett.
Unknown: Liza Cody
Unknown: Reginald Hill
Producer: Sally Marmion

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Louisa Buck reports from Barcelona on the city's celebration of the work of Joan Miro to mark the centenary of his birth. And what is the reality of Barcelona, post-Olympics? Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Unknown: Joan Miro
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story

The Curtain With the Knot In It by Shena Mackay.
Very strange goings-on at the Croxted Memorial Home. Especially with Kevin and Pauline running things.... Read by Jane Whittenshaw.
Abridged and produced by Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Shena MacKay.
Read By: Jane Whittenshaw.
Produced By: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Wendy Austin and Hugh Sykes. Editor Chris Birkett
•Letters to: PM Letterline. BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A1AA
•Phone: [number removed]


Unknown: Wendy Austin
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.
Editor: Chris Birkett

: Going Places

with Janet Trewin. Producer David France


Unknown: Janet Trewin.

: News

: The Archers

John shows his true colours.
Written by Sally Wainwright Director Keri Davies


Written By: Sally Wainwright
Director: Keri Davies
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Kate Aldridge: Susie Riddell
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedu Niklaus
Martha Woodford: Mollle Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Sharon Richards: Celia Nelson
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Guy Pemberton: Hugh Dickson
Howard Friend: Geoffrey Whitehead

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Any Questions?

Joining Nick Clarke to tackle issues raised in Morpeth, Northumberland are Jeremy Beecham , Chairman of the Association of Metropolitan Authorities; Chris Mullen , MP;
David Willetts , MP and Ruth Deech , Principal, St Anne's College, Oxford. Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Nick Clarke
Unknown: Jeremy Beecham
Unknown: Chris Mullen
Unknown: David Willetts
Unknown: Ruth Deech
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

The Ballerina: A

: 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

A Straightforward Tale Final Part.

: Week Ending

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

: 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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