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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Dharmachari Anagarika Arthapriya.


Unknown: DharmacHari Anagarika Arthapriya.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Anna Ford. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Prof Charles Handy.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Prof Charles Handy.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Another chance to hear castaway Kenny Everett choose eight records to take on his island exile.


Unknown: Kenny Everett

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times airs your comments on BBC programmes.
Letters to: Feedback, [address removed]


Presenter: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Hindsight

The last of the present series features the theatrical impresario who literally whipped his performers into line, investigates why people dress up to go to church, and Chris Andrew finds that, when it comes to dealing with crime waves, governments have made little progress in a thousand years. Producer Ian Bell


Unknown: Chris Andrew
Producer: Ian Bell

: The Bible

The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians. The fourth selection.

: Woman's Hour

Wendy Austin and guests join staff at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital to celebrate the maternity unit's 200th birthday.
Serial: Like Water for Hot Chocolate (6)


Unknown: Wendy Austin

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.
Producer Caroline Aistrop


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Caroline Aistrop

: You and Yours

FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]

: The Food Programme

Should cooking skills be acquired at home or at school? Valentina Harris investigates.Presented by Derek Cooper. Producer Sheila Dillon


Unknown: Valentina Harris
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: Keys of the Kingdom

Peter Kelly stars as Father Chisholm in a four-part dramatisation of A J Cronin's epic story about a Catholic missionary.
1: A Strange Vocation. Francis Chisholm is haunted by indefinable fears and plagued by problems of faith.


Unknown: Peter Kelly
Unknown: Francis Chisholm

: Anderson Country

Presented by Gerry Anderson. PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow sees the new Goya exhibition, and reviews a new staging of Pinter's The Birthday Party at the National Theatre. Producer Erika Wright


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Erika Wright

: Short Story: Tell Me

by Colm O'Gaora.
A country drive to the decaying ruin of an old remembered house leads a father and son to the discovery of a long-forgotten secret. Read by Tim Loane.
Producer Michael Quinn


Unknown: Colm O'Gaora.
Read By: Tim Loane.
Producer: Michael Quinn

: PM

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


Unknown: Hugh Sykes
Unknown: Linda Lewis.
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

Robin's hurt.
Written by Sam Boardman-Jacobs
Director Joanna Toye. Producer Vanessa Whitbum
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Sam Boardman-Jacobs
Director: Joanna Toye.
Producer: Vanessa Whitbum
JiUArclwr: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Jenrtifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Jack WooSey: Arnold Peters
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Nzgel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Guy Pemberton: Hugh Dickson
Maureen Travis: Roberta Kerr

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection from BBC radio and TV over the past seven days.


Presenter: Chris Serle
Producer: Bella Bannerman

: Any Questions?

Baroness Blatch, education minister; Donald Dewar , MP, shadow social security secretary; Paul Foot , writer and journalist; and Andrew Foster , controller, Audit Commission, tackle the issues raised in Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nadine Grieve


Unknown: Donald Dewar
Unknown: Paul Foot
Unknown: Andrew Foster
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: All Done for a Quid

A crowded backroom in a Barnsley pub crammed with household articles for sale by auction. Nothing here will fetch much above a tenner, most of the bidding will be in 50p's. This is a people's auction, the exchange of personal possessions with just the merest whiff of profit or gain. Brian Sefton presents a personal view of what these cheap markets represent in the lives of local people where pit jobs have gone and unemployment beckons. Producer Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Brian Sefton
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Kaleidoscope Feature Duke - Reminiscing in Tempo

Composer, pianist, bandleader and constant traveller, Duke Ellington was a workaholic. To mark the 20th anniversary of his death, John Fordham reassesses his career, with contributions from bandleader John Dankworth , pianists Julian Joseph and Michael Petrucciani , and rare archive of Ellington himself.


Unknown: John Fordham
Pianists: John Dankworth
Pianists: Julian Joseph
Pianists: Michael Petrucciani

: 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: Jogging round Majorca

5: MonasticDays and Smugglers

: Week Ending

Swiping satirical about the news this week are Sally Grace, Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and Peter Serafinowicz. Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz.
Producer: Chris Neill

: Fourth Column

with Simon Hoggart. Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Simon Hoggart.
Producer: Malcolm Love

: 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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