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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

A meditation for the beginning of a new day with Michael Malik.


Unknown: Michael Malik.

: Today

with Peter Hobday and Anna Ford. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rev Philip Crowe.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: Peter Hobday
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Rev Philip Crowe.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Writer Frances Partridge is this week's castaway choosing eight records to take on her island exile.


Unknown: Frances Partridge

: Feedback

Chris Dunkleyof the Financial Timesairs your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy. Producer Denis Nightingale
LETTERS: Feedback, BBC, Broadcasting House, London WlA 1AA


Unknown: Chris Dunkleyof
Producer: Denis Nightingale

: Hindsight

This week, the pigeon loft and the broken-down wireless that stood between Britain and invasion; the 20-year-old undergraduate who plotted the downfall of the Bismarck, and Chris Andrew discovers the answer to one of the greatest puzzles in English history: why is Wantage not called Kingston? Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Chris Andrew
Producer: Ian Bell

: The BiMe

Acts of the Apostles. Final part: Paul travels to Rome.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Ruth Pitt.
Serial: Madame Doubt/ire (2)


Introduced By: Ruth Pitt.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.
Producer Caroline Aistrop FACTSHEET/QUERIES: send sae to [address removed]


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Caroline Aistrop

: You and Yours

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: Prisoners of Honour

by Ron Hutchinson.
A two-part classic serial to mark the centenary of the notorious Dreyfus Affair, starring Jack Shepherd. Anthony Valentine and Susan Fleetwood.
When Alfred Dreyfus was convicted of selling secrets to the Germans, the French High Command instituted an internal inquiry. Honour seemed to have been saved until Georges Picquart discovered that Dreyfus was innocent.


Unknown: Ron Hutchinson.
Unknown: Jack Shepherd.
Unknown: Anthony Valentine
Unknown: Susan Fleetwood.
Unknown: Alfred Dreyfus
Unknown: Georges Picquart

: Anderson Country

Join Gerry Anderson and add your views to the mix of debate and stories from around the country. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Louisa Buck visits an exhibition of rarely seen early work by Salvador Dali. Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Unknown: Salvador Dali.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Short Story: The Silver Sky

by Elizabeth Jonsson.
Fritz's only childhood friends in south-west Africa are bushmen from the Kalahari tribe. On his final trek with them, he is made aware of the changing pattern of his life, and his inevitable journey into manhood.
Read by Michael Lumsden. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Elizabeth Jonsson.
Read By: Michael Lumsden.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Hugh Sykes. Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 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 Prest


Unknown: Janet Trewin
Unknown: Peter MacAnn
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

Susan's kept in suspense.
Written by Mary Cutler
Director Ken Davies ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler
Director: Ken Davies
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Sid Perks: Alison Dowling
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Richard Locke: William Gaminara

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Chris Serle

: Any Questions?

Margaret Beckett , MP, deputy leader of the Labour Party; David Marquand , Professor of Politics, Sheffield University; and Sir Charles Powell , former adviserto
Margaret Thatcher , tackle the issues raised in Bingley. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: David Marquand
Unknown: Sir Charles Powell
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Law in Action

with Marcel Berlins.
Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Marcel Berlins.
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope

At the centre of the British literary scene since the early 1930s, Sir Stephen Spender has produced poetry, an autobiography, a novel and a considerable amount of journalism. He remains one of Britain's best-known poets and celebrates his 85th birthday with a new collection, Dolphins. He talks to Peter Porter.


Unknown: Sir Stephen Spender
Unknown: Peter Porter.

: 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: An Evil Cradling

5: Abed's Hotel

: Week Ending

Sally Grace , Jon Glover , Toby Longworth and Dave Lamb tweak the ear of the week's news.
Producer Gareth Edwards


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: Fourth Column

with Simon Hoggart. Producer Anne-Marie Cole


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Anne-Marie Cole

: 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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