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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Michael Malik.


Unknown: Michael Malik.

: Today

with James Naughtie and Peter Hobday. Details as Monday plus:


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: Thought for the Day

with Richard Harries.


Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Neither Here nor There

Rome, Vatican City and Istanbul. In the last instalment of his travelogue, Bill Bryson is in Istanbul, the gateway to Europe.


Unknown: Bill Bryson

: News

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times. A Brian Lapping production WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 3431, London NW1 OTN PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Talking in Class

More memories of school life in the state system since 1945.
3: Going to the Grammar. ProducerDaveSheasty

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual Verse. A selection of poetry on the theme of death. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Polly Toynbee.
Why do children set fire to their schools? Karen Deco looks at why this disturbing form of vandalism is increasing. Serial: G Is for Gumshoe (9)


Introduced By: Polly Toynbee.
Unknown: Karen Deco

: The Natural History Programme

In a prelude to Sunday's Beachwatchday on BBC1, Kelvin Boot highlights the best wildlife beaches in Britain and discovers why it's no bad thing if some of them wash out to sea from time to time.
Producer Grant Sonnex


Unknown: Kelvin Boot
Producer: Grant Sonnex

: You and Yours

FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]

: The Food Programme

Wine without Pretension. Andrew Jefford presents a special programme on the democratic pleasures of wine.
Producer Sheila Dillon


Unknown: Andrew Jefford
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: The Mysterious Mansion

by Honore de Balzac. Balzac uncovers the grisly tale that lies behind the ruin of La Grande Breteche.
Dramatised by Peter Mackie. Director David Hunter


Unknown: Honore de Balzac. Balzac
Dramatised By: Peter MacKie.
Director: David Hunter
Balzac: David Calder
Jean: Dorien Thomas
FaiUard: Dillwyn Owen
Mine FaiUard: Tessa Gearing
Gendarme I Gorenflot: Christopher Grimes
Rosalie: Marilyn Le Conte
De Merret: Nigel Carrington
Mine de Merret: Manon Edwards
Dminer: Alan Towner

: Anderson Country

Phone Gerry Anderson on [number removed].


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Louisa Buck takes to the mountains in "A Romantic Tradition", a new exhibition of German, Swiss and Austrian art at the National Gallery, and discusses the life and work of Balzac, whose career was as colourful as his writing. Producer Abigail Appleton


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Producer: Abigail Appleton

: Short Story: Tea Leaves

by Alun Richards. The new lad on the lifeboat has a record forthieving. Can he live it down? Read by Brian Hibbard. Producer JaneDauncey


Unknown: Alun Richards.
Read By: Brian Hibbard.

: PM

with Linda Lewis and Hugh Sykes. Editor Margaret Budy


Unknown: Linda Lewis
Unknown: Hugh Sykes.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Going Places

with Janet Trewin and Peter Macann. Producer David Prest


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

: News

: The Archers

One look at Phil tells it all.
Written by Louise Page. Director Chris Wallis


Written By: Louise Page.
Director: Chris Wallis
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Marjorie Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Usha Gupta: Souad Faress
Guy Pemberton: Hugh Dickson
Maureen Travis: Roberta Kerr
Geoff Travis: Bill Monks

: Pick of the Week

with Chris Serle.
Producer Cathy Drysdale


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Any Questions?

Rt Hon Alan Clark , former Minister of State; Dr Germaine Greer , writer and lecturer; Simon Jenkins , columnist; and Michael Rosen , poet and children's author, tackle the issues raised in Milton Keynes. Chairman Jonathan Dimbieby. Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: Alan Clark
Unknown: Dr Germaine Greer
Unknown: Simon Jenkins
Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Milton Keynes.
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbieby.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Daughters of Independence

Liz Moloney looks into the lives of four Nigerian women.
3: Hajara Ibrahim. The 20-year-old daughter of Fulani cattle nomads from the Cameroon border, Hajara tries to balance the demands of marriage and motherhood with those of her university course in journalism. Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Liz Moloney
Unknown: Hajara Ibrahim.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Kaleidoscope Feature Simplify Me When I'm Dead

Keith Douglas , writer, artist and fighter, kept a journal of the battle for North Africa that became a classic, and wrote some of the Second World War's greatest poetry before he was killed in Normandy three days after D-Day. Sean Street reassesses Douglas's paradoxical life.


Unknown: Keith Douglas
Unknown: Sean Street

: The World Tonight

Editor Ann Koch


Editor: Ann Koch

: Book at Bedtime: Why Frau Frohmann Raised Her Prices

Final episode of Anthony Trollope 's story.


Unknown: Anthony Trollope

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news.
Producer Diane Messias


Producer: Diane Messias

: Tea Junction

with Patrick Hannan and his guests. Producer Penny Arnold


Unknown: Patrick Hannan

: It's So Unspoilt

However you feel about Britain, there'll always be an England. Mark Steyn joins John Major and the old maids bicycling to communion to try to find it. Producer Emma Kingsley


Unknown: John Major
Producer: Emma Kingsley

: 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.

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