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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev David Chillingworth.


Unknown: David Chillingworth.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.

: Thought for the Day

with Rev Dr Donald English.


Unknown: Dr Donald English.

: Yesterday in Parliament

Editor Roger Mosey


Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Whackademics

First of four programmes in which author David Stafford explores some unusual and eccentric research projects. Today he discovers an academic who brings extinct birds back to life, meets a researcher who feeds porridge to exotic snails and visits an Oxford don who claims Scottish country dancing is the greatest cause of human happiness. A Mandy Wheeler Sound production


Unknown: David Stafford

: Murder Most Foul

Six murder cases presented by Nick Ross.
1: Of Fly Papers and Death. In 1911, Miss Eliza Barrow died of apparently natural causes. But. over the previous 12 months, she had signed over the bulk of her assets to her landlord, a Mr Seddon. Could Seddon have murdered Eliza Barrow? With Neville Jason. Paul Panting , Tom Bevan. Margaret John. Colin Pinney. Tina Gray. James Taylor. Gavin Muir and David Jarvis Written by Rib Davis Producer Fiona McLean


Presented By: Nick Ross.
Unknown: Miss Eliza Barrow
Unknown: Mr Seddon.
Unknown: Eliza Barrow
Unknown: Neville Jason.
Unknown: Paul Panting
Unknown: Tom Bevan.
Unknown: Margaret John.
Unknown: Colin Pinney.
Unknown: Tina Gray.
Unknown: James Taylor.
Unknown: Gavin Muir
Unknown: David Jarvis
Written By: Rib Davis
Producer: Fiona McLean
Frederick Seddon: Eric Allen
Spilsbury: Brett Usher
Man Chavtor: Siriol Jenkins
Marshall Hall: John Evitts

: The Bible

The Utter to the Hebrews
5: God's Grace Be with You All!

: Woman's Hour

Introduced byJenni Murray. Serial: Human Voices (9)

: The Natural History Programme

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


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.

: 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: The Mayor ofCasterbridge

Thomas Hardy 's magnificent story of a man whose impetuous, vital character brings about his own downfall. 1: The Horse-Fair.


Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Louisa Buck investigates how African art is collected and marketed in Britain, and visits displays at the British Museum and the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Louisa Buck

: Short Story: Nebraska

A day in the life of a small town, starring all of its people - young, old, funny, serious and eccentric.
Read by William Hootkins. Producer Duncan Minshull


Read By: William Hootkins.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: PM

with Hugh Sykes and Linda Lewis. Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE TO: 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

Susan needs a party.
Written by Louise Page
Director Joanna Toye. Producer Vanessa Whitburn
ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Louise Page
Director: Joanna Toye.
Producer: Vanessa Whitburn
PM Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Qarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Maureen Travis: Roberta Kerr
Roger Travers-Macy: Peter Harlowe

: 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?

This week. Menzies Campbell, QC, MP, Liberal Democrat defence spokesman, Jean Lambert , Chair of the Green Party Executive, Peter Mandelson , MP.and Emma Nicholson , MP, tackle the issues raised in Penryn, Cornwall. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nadine Gneve


Unknown: Jean Lambert
Unknown: Peter Mandelson
Unknown: Emma Nicholson
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nadine Gneve

: Broadway Babes

In 1940, two 13-year-old boys called Rex Cowan and Arthur Semon wandered the streets of New York. Rex was an English evacuee, Arthur was a New Yorker. In this programme, they remember a time of extraordinary freedom. Producer Piers Plowright


Unknown: Rex Cowan
Unknown: Arthur Semon
Producer: Piers Plowright

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature Gielgud at 90

As Sir John Gielgud turns 90, John Miller celebrates the birthday of this illustrious knight of the theatre.


Unknown: Sir John Gielgud
Unknown: John Miller

: The World Tonight

with Max Pearson.
Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Max Pearson.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: Uncle Fred in the Springtime

Part 5.
(Fordetails see Monday)

: Week Ending

Tweaking the nose of the news this week are Sally Grace, Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and Cal McCrystal.
Producer Chris Neill


Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Producer: Chris Neill

: Tea Junction

Patrick Hannan and his guests take a sceptical look at the week's events. Producer Penny Arnold


Unknown: Patrick Hannan

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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