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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Satish Kumar.


Unknown: Satish Kumar.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Donald English.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Playwright Willy Russell is this week's castaway.


Unknown: Willy Russell

: This Land Was Made for You and Me

In the fourth of six talks about America, and the image Americans have of themselves, Don Lee Keith , a native of Mississippi, discusses the literary tradition of the American South. Producer Geoff Spink


Unknown: Don Lee Keith
Producer: Geoff Spink

: Dear Diary

Simon Brett selects extracts for 28 January. In 1885, Beatrix Potter is anxious about bomb scares in London; Tony Benn has a strange encounter at Temple Meads station in Bristol in 1978; and diarists everywhere are astonished by the big freeze of January 1940. Readers Sean Barrett and Miriam Margolyes Producer Kate McAl


Unknown: Simon Brett
Unknown: Beatrix Potter
Unknown: Tony Benn
Readers: Sean Barrett
Readers: Miriam Margolyes
Producer: Kate McAl

: The Bible

Luke. Part 7.

: Woman's Hour

introduced from Manchester by Ruth Pitt. Serial: North and South (19)


Unknown: Ruth Pitt.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.
Producer Grant Sonnex


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: You and Yours

FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]

: The Food Programme

The show that investigates the good, the bad and the tasteless, 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: Waverley

Concluding the dramatisation of Sir Walter Scott 's great novel of the 1745 Jacobite rebellion.
Liberty in Every Bow. Waverley and the Jacobite army reach Derby, but then the retreat begins.


Unknown: Walter Scott

: Goodbye to All That

Calcutta. Simon Parkes visits India for the last of his profiles of creative communities. Writers, poets and painters live in the poverty-stricken back-streets, in their own words, inspired by chaos. Producer David Prest


Producer: David Prest

: Faith, Fact and Fiction

Charlotte Bronte's novels are shot through with her ideas of true and false religion. Rosemary Hartill looks at them and tries to discover why she rebelled against conventional Victorian religion. Reader Dorothy Tutin
Producer Amanda Hancox


Unknown: Rosemary Hartill
Reader: Dorothy Tutin
Producer: Amanda Hancox

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow visits an exhibition of young British artists at London's Saatchi Gallery and reviews Caryl Churchill 's new play The Striker.
Producer Adrian Washboume


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Caryl Churchill
Producer: Adrian Washboume

: Short Story: A Bicycle

by Iqbal Ahmad. For years Kesho walked but he saved every day towards the price of a bicycle. When at last he bought one, life became "one unbroken round of pleasure" - until the rains set in. Read by Sam Dastor. Producer Pat Pryor


Author: Iqbal Ahmad.
Reader: Sam Dastor.
Producer: Pat Pryor

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.
Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE TO: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA
PHONE : [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.
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

John puts his foot in it.
Written by Graham Harvey
Director Keri Davies ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Graham Harvey
Director: Keri Davies
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Mark Hebden: Richard Derrington
Shuta Hebden: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Jack WooOey: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker :: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Maureen Travis: Roberta Kerr

: Pick of the Week

Christina Dodwell presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days.
Producer Julian Hale


Unknown: Christina Dodwell
Producer: Julian Hale

: Any Questions?

Among the panel tackling issues raised in Darlington are Gordon Brown , MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer; and Andrew Neil , editor, The Sunday Times. Chairman Nick Clarke.
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Gordon Brown
Unknown: Andrew Neil
Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

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


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen follows the behind-the-scenes progress of Alan Ayckbourn 's play, Communicating Doors, from its writing, casting and design to the final rehearsal stages at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in the Round in Scarborough.


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Alan Ayckbourn
Unknown: Stephen Joseph Theatre

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: A Better Class of Person

Final part: On the Pier at Morecambe

: Week Ending

A satirical swipe at the week's news and current affairs with Sally Grace, Toby Longworth and Jeffrey Holland.


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland.
Producer: Aled Evans

: Fourth Column

with Simon Hoggart. Producer Anne-Mahe Cole


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.

: 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.

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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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