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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi Norman Solomon.


Unknown: Norman Solomon.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue McGregor. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day from Bosnia
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament Ed'tor Roger Mosey


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue McGregor.
Unknown: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Phil Collins chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.


Unknown: Phil Collins

: Big Men Park Sideways

Some helpful hints from Adrian Mourby on asserting your own importance and establishing the insignificance of others in working life. Prcxiucef Gillian Hush


Unknown: Adrian Mourby

: Pedalling Backwards

David Bean and Laurence Cantwell come to the end of their travels, retracing the journeys they made as teenage cyclists. 4: Cider and Graphite. Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: David Bean
Unknown: Laurence Cantwell

: The Bible

Zechariah. Part 2.

: Woman's Hour

Joan Baez , Dustin Hoffman , Margaret Thatcher , celebrations of women's humour, Daphne de Maurier , the suffragettes, and British food ... Jenni Murray invites you to re-live with her the golden moments of the year.


Unknown: Joan Baez
Unknown: Dustin Hoffman
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Daphne de Maurier
Unknown: Jenni Murray

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot. Producer Caroline Aistrop


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Caroline Aistrop

: You and Yours

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

: 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: Zorba the Greek

Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm)

: A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

from King's College Chapel, Cambridge. For the Order of Service, see page 21.

: Not Just Ringlets and Crinolines

Reay Tannahill argues that the popular period novel has a value beyond mere escapism which means the author must get things right. The question is - how? Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Reay Tannahill
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Swirsky Rejoices

5: Aloft! "Swirsky came out of the tree house. He was naked except for his moustache. And even that looked naked."

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Diana Madill. Editor Margaret Budy


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Diana Madill.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Dah-Dah-De-Dah-Da-Dah

That ageing symbol of national unity, the National Anthem, comes under the scrutiny of John Walters as he browses through the archives and finds that rock stars, jazzmen and even barking dogs have at some time lent it their own style. Producer David France


Unknown: John Walters

: Yes, We Have No....

A Cultural History of the Banana. In eastern Europe it's a symbol of freedom; in Latin America it means hard work and oppression for those who grow it. Fintan O'Toole reveals the comedies and tragedies trapped inside its yellow skin. Producer Mary Price


Unknown: Fintan O'Toole
Producer: Mary Price

: News

: The Archers

It'll be a cold Christmas at No 1, The Green.
Written by Louise Page. Director Ken Davies


Written By: Louise Page.
Director: Ken Davies
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Garrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Clive Horobin: Alex Jones
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush
Maureen Travis: Roberta Kerr
Guy Pemberton: Hugh Dickson

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Simon Broad


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Simon Broad

: Laughter and Hope and a Sock in the Eye

Sue Limb takes a look over the life and work of Dorothy Parker , at the wit and style and the self-destructive character of one of America's best-known humorists.
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Dorothy Parker
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: Taking Tea with Betty

Victor Wild tells the story of his uncle, Frederick Belmont , the founder of Betty's Cafe-Tea rooms in Yorkshire, and how he has kept the business and tradition. Producer Christopher Stone


Unknown: Victor Wild
Unknown: Frederick Belmont
Producer: Christopher Stone

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen talks to Benjamin Luxon.


Talks: Natalie Wheen
Unknown: Benjamin Luxon.

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: News

: The Estate

A year in the busy life of Bolton Abbey estate in Wharfedale, as observed by Phil Smith.
Producer Gillian Hush


Unknown: Phil Smith.
Producer: Gillian Hush

: Book at Bedtime: Bel Ami

Part 10.

: Can I Take That Again?

Sports commentators and reporters fall foul of Jonathan Hewat, who unearths their own goals from his archive of radio blunders.
Producer Neil Cargill


Presenter: Jonathan Hewat
Producer: Neil Cargill

: Christmas with the Shuttleworths

by Graham Fellows.
First of two visits to the semi-detached Christmas of aspiring song-writer John Shuttleworth.


Writer: Graham Fellows
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: Midnight Mass

from the Cathedral of Our Lady and St Thomas , Northampton. Celebrant and preacher Rt Rev Leo McCartie , Bishop of Northampton. 0 little town of Bethlehem (CH 235); Silent night (CH 277); Unto us is born a Son (CH 337); Angels we have heard on high (CH 22); Gathering mass (Inwood); Isaiah 9 w 1-7; Titus 2 w 11-14; Luke 2 w 1-14.
Choral director Alison Jackson.
Organist Peter Kalve.


Unknown: St Thomas
Unknown: Rt Rev Leo McCartie
Organist: Alison Jackson.
Organist: Peter Kalve.

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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