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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Rabbi Elaina Rothman.


Unknown: Elaina Rothman.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue Macgregor. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Philip Crowe.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Philip Crowe.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Author Sybil Marshall is this week's castaway.


Unknown: Sybil Marshall

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC Programmes and policy. Repeated Sunday at 6.15pm) Producer Denis Nightingale
WRITE TO: Feedback, BBC. London W1A 1AA


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Denis Nightingale

: No Further Questions?: 4: The Siege of Devonport

Six telling trials from the last century.
Nicholas Stewart, QC, focuses on the controversial trial of two campaigners opposed to draconian laws introduced in the 1860s to control VD and prostitution. The Contagious Diseases Acts effectively allowed the authorities to subject women they considered to be prostitutes to a medical examination. Opponents saw them as an outrageous attack on civil liberties.


Presenter: Nicholas Stewart, QC
Dramatised by: Paul Burns
Producer: Mark Savage
Mrs Elizabeth King: Barbara Flynn
Daniel Cooler: Gareth Armstrong
[Actor]: Philip Anthony
[Actor]: John Baddeley
[Actor]: Oona Beeson
[Actor]: Teresa Gallagher
[Actor]: Michael Onslow
[Actor]: Colin Pinney

: The Bible

Isaiah. Part 14.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Zeinab Badawi.
Cheryl Armitage reports on new ways to help the children of parents who are HIV Positive.
Serial: Strong Poison (10)


Introduced Byzeinab: Cheryl Armitage

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot. Producer Simon Roberts


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Simon Roberts

: You and Yours

With Tasneem Siddiqi.
FACTSHEET: send a large sae to: [address removed]


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: The Food

The show that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless.
Producer Sheila Dillon


Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Classic Serial: The French Lieutenant's Woman

A three-part dramatisation of John Fowles 's novel.
2: Against his better judgment, Charles Smithson has agreed to hear Sarah Woodruffs story of the French Lieutenant.


Unknown: John Fowles
Unknown: Charles Smithson
Unknown: Sarah Woodruffs

: Special Assignment

Producers Carole Lacey and Howard Rogers


Producers: Carole Lacey
Producers: Howard Rogers

: Your Place or Mine?

Ten stories which cross boundaries of geography and generation.
6: The Nun's Tale. Kay Toogood has made the hardest decision of her life - to enter an enclosed, silent order of nuns - but her parents feel bitter and betrayed. This is the story of her final months in the outside world. Reporter Veronica Reinhardt. Producer Cathie Mahoney


Unknown: Kay Toogood
Reporter: Veronica Reinhardt.
Producer: Cathie Mahoney

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow visits an exhibition of Richard Wentworth 's work and rounds up the important arts events of the week. Poet Jack Mapanje is the studio guest. Producer Beaty Rubens


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Richard Wentworth
Unknown: Jack Mapanje
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Short Story: How to Talk to a Hunter

by Pam Houston.
A comprehensive guide to coping with a modern-day cowboy. Read by Lorelei King. Producer Joanna Green


Unknown: Pam Houston.
Read By: Lorelei King.
Producer: Joanna Green

: PM

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


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Going Places

Janet Trewin and Peter Macann explore the world of transport. Producer David France


Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Peter MacAnn

: News

: The Archers

Opportunity knocks.
Written by Sam Jacobs
Director Tim Coleman


Written By: Sam Jacobs
Director: Tim Coleman
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Rnch
Elizabeth Archer: Allson Dowling
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Oarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Bert fry: Roger Hume
Maureen Travers: Roberta Kerr

: Pick of the Week

Russell Davies presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days.
Producer John Watkins


Unknown: Russell Davies
Producer: John Watkins

: Any Questions?

Sir Peter Parker , businessman; Arthur Scargill , President, National Union of Mineworkers, Dr David Starkey , lecturer in International History, LSE; and Diana Warwick , Chief Executive, Westminster Foundation for Democracy, tackle the issues raised at the University of Warwick in Coventry. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.


Unknown: Sir Peter Parker
Unknown: Arthur Scargill
Unknown: Dr David Starkey
Unknown: Diana Warwick
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins takes his weekly look at developments in the law and how they affect our lives.
Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope

Conductor Leonard Slatkin talks to
Charles Hazlewood about his work with the St Louis Symphony Orchestra.


Conductor: Leonard Slatkin
Unknown: Charles Hazlewood

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Editor Ann Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Ann Koch

: Week Ending

The show that cuts a swathe through the week's news, with Sally Grace, Jeffrey Holland and Toby Longworth.
Producer Liz Anstee


Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth.
Producer: Liz Anstee

: 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.

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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