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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Umar Hegedus.


Unknown: Umar Hegedus.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rt Rev Richard Harries.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Theatre director Nicholas Hytner talks to Sue Lawley.


Talks: Nicholas Hytner

: Feedback

The last programme of the series, with Chris Dunkley.
Producer Poppy Hughes
WRITE TO: Feedback, BBC. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Chris Dunkley.
Producer: Poppy Hughes

: Daily Service

Facing a task unfinished (Llangloffan); James 2, w 14-18; Look around you; Sent by the Lord am I. Director of Music Shaun Islip

: End of a Line

Paul Heiney returns with a series about traditional ways of lite that may soon be coming to an end. 1: Fairground Boxing Booth. At 82, Ron Taylor tours the last boxing booth in Britain. You pay your money, chance your luck, and pit yourself against a clutch of aspiring young boxers and wrestlers. But this year's Newcastle Hoppings may be his last tour. Producer Marc Jobst


Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Ron Taylor

: The Bible

Deuteronomy. Part three.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Ruth Pitt from Manchester. Serial: FatIands (5)


Introduced By: Ruth Pitt

: The Natural History Programme

It comes with wrinkles, it comes with crevices, it comes smooth and silky, and it comes free with every tree. George Macpherson takes a close look at bark. Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: George MacPherson
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.
FACTSHEET: Please send a large s a e to: [address removed]


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper. Producer Sheila Dillon


Presented By: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Classic Serial: The Sea, The Sea

The final part of Iris Murdoch 's Booker Prize-winning novel.
Into the Monster's Mouth. Just as Charles is secretly reviving his obsessive plans for Hartley, a real tragedy strikes.


Unknown: Iris Murdoch

: Special Assignment

BBC correspondents at home and abroad report on a topic in the news. Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: A Good Read

Edward Blishen and his guests Victoria Wood and Muriel Gray select three paperbacks which they consider to be a good read.
Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Victoria Wood
Unknown: Muriel Gray
Producer: Susan Roberts

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Louisa Buck live from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, currently playing host to the Tall Ships Festival and celebrating the Tyne International Festival of Contemporary
Art 1993.
Producer Neil Trevithick


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: Short Story: Special Request

by Allan Massie.
"Hilary didn't realise for some minutes that the dog was dead. He merely thought how well trained it was to sit correctly on the bar stool like that...."
Read by Nigel Anthony. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Allan Massie.
Read By: Nigel Anthony.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Wendy Jones and Hugh Sykes. Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Wendy Jones
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: The Great River

In the late 19th century Archibald Little journeyed up the Yangtze to explore the possibility of developing British trade in western China. One hundred years later Philip Short followed the same route and uncovered a striking picture of China in the 1990s.
2: Rites of Passage - From Birth to Grave. With David Bannerman as Archibald Little. Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Philip Short
Unknown: David Bannerman
Unknown: Archibald Little.
Producer: Mary Price

: News

: The Archers

It's just not cricket for Sid.
Written by Sam Jacobs
Director Joanna Toye Archers Addicts Fan Club: sae to [address removed]


Written By: Sam Jacobs
Director: Joanna Toye
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Tonn Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Jack Woolley: -Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy: Perks Hedliniklaus
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Oarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Richard Locke: William Gaminara

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle. Producer Noah Richler


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Noah Richler

: Any Questions?

Teresa Gorman MP, Keith Vaz MP, Rabbi Julia Neuberger , and Professor Julian le Grand of the London School of Economics tackle the issues raised in Bristol. Chairman Nick Clarke. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Teresa Gorman
Unknown: Keith Vaz
Unknown: Rabbi Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Professor Julian Le Grand
Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

with Marcel Berlins. Producer Andrew Smith


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.
Producer: Andrew Smith

: Kaleidoscope

Jazz Jamaica

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Richard Kershaw. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Richard Kershaw.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: The Queen and I

Episode 5: Rock Bottom

: A Look Back at the Nineties

A look back at the decade, from the writers of Spitting Image. This week, 1996! Starring Kate Robbins , Hugh Dennis and Brian Perkins. With writers Mark Burton , John O'Farrell and Pete Sinclair.
Producer Caroline Leddy


Unknown: Kate Robbins
Unknown: Hugh Dennis
Unknown: Brian Perkins.
Unknown: Mark Burton
Unknown: John O'Farrell
Unknown: Pete Sinclair.
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.

Welcome to BBC Genome

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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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