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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Norman Shanks.


Unknown: Rev Norman Shanks.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Peter Hobday. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day With Philip Crowe.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Philip Crowe.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Denis Nightingale

: Pedalling Backwards

In August 1947, two teenage boys wobbled their way north on a pair of battered bicycles to explore Yorkshire and Lancashire. Now, 46 years later, in the first of four programmes, David Bean and Laurence Cantwell are reunited to retrace their boyhood travels. 1: Into the Unknown Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: Laurence Cantwell

: The Bible

Ezekiel. Part 4: "The New Heart".

: Woman's Hour

From Edinburgh with Ruth Wishart.
Short Story: Teeth and Nails. Kate Harper reads another story by American writer Agnes Rossi.
An invitation to a taxidermist's party offers Mike a fresh look at life. Abridged by Janet Hickson


Unknown: Ruth Wishart.
Unknown: Kate Harper
Unknown: Agnes Rossi.
Abridged By: Janet Hickson

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot. Producer Simon Roberts


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Simon Roberts

: You and Yours

FACTSHEET: please send a large sae to [address removed]

: The Food Programme

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


Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

Editor Kevin Marsh


Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Classic Serial: Riders of the Purple Sage

The classic western by Zane Grey , dramatised in three parts.
2: Utah, 1871. Jane Withersteen is determined to turn the Mormon-killer Lassiter from the path of violence.


Unknown: Zane Grey
Unknown: Jane Withersteen

: 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

: Your Place or Mine?

Ten stories which cross boundaries of geography and generation.
9: Serial Killers. Psychiatrist Janice Morrison has spent hundreds of hours with some of America's most notorious murderers. Hertheories on the compulsion to kill are set against enacted interview material and the results are chilling.
Producer William Drummond for Soundprint and NPR Series editor Sharon Banoff


Unknown: Janice Morrison
Producer: William Drummond
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Louisa Buck is in Manchester for an exhibition of multi-media art at the City Art Gallery, and investigates whether galleries still receive "gifts" of art works. Producer Neil Trevithick


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Producer: Neil Trevithick

: Short Story: The Federal Agents Are Coming

by Florence Turner. 'The frequent visits of a small, genial man with a large suitcase became as familiar a part of our lives as visits from the iceman and his wagon. He was a bootlegger." Read by Paul Birchard. Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Florence Turner.
Read By: Paul Birchard.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Chris Lowe. Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE TO: PM Letterline. BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A1AA
PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Going Places

with Janet Trewin and Peter Macann. Producer David France


Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Peter MacAnn.

: News

: The Archers

Robin provides a shoulder to cry on. Written by Caroline Harrington Director Joanna Toye


Written By: Caroline Harrington
Director: Joanna Toye
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
David Archer: Timothy Bentinick
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skip
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Brian Aldredge: Charles Colungwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Kate Aldridge: Susie Riddell
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
dame Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda SneS: Carole Boyd
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Maureen Trovers: Roberta Kerr

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days.
Producer Fiona McLean


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Fiona McLean

: Any Questions?

Harriet Harman , MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Sir Russell Johnston , MP, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats and European spokesman; Rt Hon Peter Lilley , MP, Secretary of State for Social Security; and John Monks , General Secretary of the TUC, tackle the issues raised in Cheadle, Staffordshire.
Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Harriet Harman
Unknown: Sir Russell Johnston
Unknown: Peter Lilley
Unknown: John Monks
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

Last of the series in which Marcel Berlins looks at developments in the law and how they affect our lives. Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope

An interview with the Guyanese novelist, Wilson Harris , who'writes about exploration, danger, adultery and violent death.


Unknown: Wilson Harris

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

Editor Ann Koch


Editor: Ann Koch

: Book at Bedtime: The Pearl

Part 2.

: 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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