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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

with Father Charles Lawrence , Vicar of St
Chads, Saddleworth.


Unknown: Father Charles Lawrence

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Richard Harries.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

with art critic Brian Sewell.


Unknown: Brian Sewell.

: 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

: Dear Diary

NEW In the first of a new six-part M series, Edward Blishen , himself a diarist for over 60 years, discovers how private lives are shaken by world events using extracts from diaries of two world wars. These include a soldier on leave, desperate to taste the pleasures of life before returning to his battalion on the Somme; a young nurse, sneaking out for a date with a handsome French patient; the writings of a pacifist; and the secret diary of a prisoner-of-war in the Far East, his own "personal act of defiance". Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Producer: Kate McAii

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual Verse. A selection of verse on the theme of childhood. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Manchester by Ruth Pitt. Serial: A Widoie's Quilt by Sylvia Townsend Warner.


Unknown: Ruth Pitt.
Unknown: Sylvia Townsend Warner.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.
Producer Simon Roberts FACTSHEET/QUERIES: send saeto[address removed]


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Simon Roberts

: You and Yours

FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]

: The Food Programme

Food and Architect£ure. A good meal can be as much to do with the look of a restaurant as the taste of the food.
Derek Cooper looks at questions about buildings and food.
Producer Luanda Montefiore


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World at One

with Sheena MacDonald. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Sheena MacDonald.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Classic Serial: The Tree of Strife

Continuing the three-part dramatisation of Njal's Saga, one of Iceland's great legends. 2: The Fire beneath the Rock

: Anderson Country

Call Gerry Anderson on [number removed].


Unknown: Gerry Anderson

: News

: Kaleidoscope from Stomoway

Live from the capital of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Tim Marlow explores the changing identity of island life through the work of local artists and musicians.
Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Short Story: The Mission Field of Mr Patel

by Michael Carson.
Alban Buck Willingham , a high-flier down on his luck, finds more than he expects when he visits his local supermarket. Read by Sam Dastor. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Unknown: Michael Carson.
Unknown: Alban Buck Willingham
Read By: Sam Dastor.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Hugh Sykes. Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE TO: 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

Peggy won't letup.
Written by Graham Harvey. Director Tim Coleman
Editor Vanessa Whitburn ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Graham Harvey.
Director: Tim Coleman
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
PM Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Fellcity Finch
Elizabeth Archer: Allson Dowling
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Martha Woodford: Mollie Harris
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Game Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Sharon Ricliards: Celia Nelson
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Guy Pemberton: Hugh Oickson
Jason: Brian Miller

: Pick of the Week

with Christopher Serle.
Producer Nigel Acheson


Unknown: Christopher Serle.
Producer: Nigel Acheson

: Any Questions?

George Robertson MP; Sir Marcus Fox MP; Rabbi Julia Neuberger ; and journalist Mary Kenny tackle the issues raised in Barlby, North Yorkshire. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: George Robertson
Unknown: Sir Marcus Fox
Unknown: Rabbi Julia Neuberger
Unknown: Mary Kenny
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

The cases, the courts and the lawyers- Marcel Berlins returns with his weekly look at developments in the law and how they affect our lives. Producer Edward Odim


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Edward Odim

: Kaleidoscope Feature

A Young Person's Guide to the National Youth Jazz Orchestra
As the NYJO approaches its 30th birthday, Paul Vaughan goes to Newbury to see the band in action. He meets the current musicians, an "old boy" who still composes for them, and the founder of the feast, Bill Ashton.


Unknown: Paul Vaughan
Unknown: Bill Ashton.

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: The Story of Lola Gregg

Last Thing. Final part of Howard Fast's story.

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news.
Producer Jo Clegg


Producer: Jo Clegg

: Tea Junction

Patrick Hannan and his guests take a sceptical look at the week's events for the last time in the series.
Producer Penny Arnold


Unknown: Patrick Hannan

: 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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