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: News Briefing

: Fanning 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 John Humphrys and Anna Ford. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Prof Charles Handy.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Prof Charles Handy.

: Yesterday in Parliament

Editor Roger Mosey


Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Traveller Christina Dodwell talks to Sue
Lawley about her life and work.


Talks: Christina Dodwell

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your letters and comments on BBC programmes.
Producer Nick Utechin LETTERS: Feedback. BBC. Broadcasting House. London WlA 1AA


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Hindsight

This week, bundling - how mothers taught their daughters about love-making, and their caution, "Never bundle a lawyer." Chris Andrew hears tales from the back row of early cinemas, and there's the shoemaker who recreates the platform-soled footwear of the past. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Chris Andrew
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Bible

Romans. Part 5.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Mia Soteriou reads the first episode of the best-selling Mexican novel Like Water for Hot Chocolate by Laura Esquival - in which culinary expertise and kitchen arts stir up hot passions. Abridged by Pat McLoughlin


Introduced By: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Mia Soteriou
Abridged By: Pat McLoughlin

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.
Producer Julian Hector


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Julian Hector

: You and Yours

FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]

: The Food Programme

Belgium boring? Not if it is judged on its food and beer. Roger Protz meets Trappist monks brewing some of the world's best beer, Ann Catchpole experiences the Antwerp lunch, and Derek Coopertastes 35 Belgian beers in Britain's first Belgian restaurant.
Producer Sheila Dillon


Unknown: Roger Protz
Unknown: Ann Catchpole
Unknown: Derek Coopertastes
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The Archers

: Classic Serial: Prisoners of Honour

Concluding Ron Hutchinson 's story of the notorious Dreyfus Affair.
Although Picquart knows that Dreyfus is innocent of treason, a combination of self-interest, anti-semitism and the Army's "code of honour" conspires to thwart a proper investigation.


Unknown: Ron Hutchinson

: Anderson Country

Gerry Anderson invites you to join him for an hour of daily live action, debate and frank exchange.
PHONE: 071.[number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow celebrates the 70th birthday of Britain's foremost sculptor, Sir Anthony Caro , and meets "the funniest man in America", Dave Barry. Producer Paul Quinn


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Anthony Caro
Unknown: Dave Barry.
Producer: Paul Quinn

: Short Story: Summerhouses

by Phillip Hensher.
"When my father returned from America, I hardly knew him and he was a capitalist." In Prague, a strange scheme is afoot to make money.... Read by Sylvestra le Touzel. Producer Duncan Minshull


Unknown: Phillip Hensher.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

: 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

The show must go on. Written by JaneyPreger
Director Joanna Toye. Producer Vanessa Whitbum
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Director: Joanna Toye.
Producer: Vanessa Whitbum
PM Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Joe Gnindy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pam Craig
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Robiti Stokes: Tim Meats
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Maureen Travis: Roberta Kerr

: Pick of the Week

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


Unknown: Chris Serle
Producer: Judith Bumpus

: Any Questions?

Patricia Hewitt , deputy director, Institute for Public Policy Research: Charles Moore , editor of the Sunday Telegraph; David Puttnam , film producer: and Raymond Seitz , United States Ambassador, tackle the issues raised in Batheaston, Avon. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Patricia Hewitt
Unknown: Charles Moore
Unknown: David Puttnam
Unknown: Raymond Seitz
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins takes a last look at developments in the law. Producer Sallie Davies


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Sallie Davies

: Kaleidoscope Feature The Joy of Sax

One of the most popular of all wind instruments made its first public appearance 150 years ago. To mark the centenary of the death of its inventor, Adolphe Sax , Paul Vaughan embarks on a guide to the best in saxophone playing, with help from leading saxophonists.


Unknown: Adolphe Sax
Unknown: Paul Vaughan

: 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

Final part. Back to the Beginning.

: Week Ending

Sally Grace , Courtney King , Toby Longworth and Dan Strauss lampoon the news into a fit of giggles.
Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Courtney King
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Dan Strauss
Producer: Chris Neill

: 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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