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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

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


Unknown: Father Charles Lawrence

: Today

with John Humphrys and Anna Ford. Details as Monday plus:
7.45 Thought for the Day with Tom Butler.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament Editor Roger Mosey


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Tom Butler.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

with John Drummond.


Unknown: John Drummond.

: Feedback

with Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times. ABrian Lapping production WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 3431, London NW1 OTN PHONE: [number removed]. FAX: 071.[number removed]


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Dear Diary

"Man's love is of man's life athingapart. 'Tis woman's whole existence." Journalist and writer Sarah Gristwood tests Lord Byron's theory in a programme of diaries on the theme of love, marriage and sex, including contributions from Sylvia Plath , Kenneth Williams and Alan Clark. Readers Sean Barrett and Eve Karpf. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Sarah Gristwood
Unknown: Sylvia Plath
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Readers: Alan Clark.
Readers: Sean Barrett
Producer: Kate McAii

: Something Understood

An Anthology of Spiritual Verse. A selection of poetry on the theme of despair. Producer David Benedictus


Producer: David Benedictus

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Belfast by Wendy Austin. Serial: Republic of Love. Part 2 read by Kerry Shale .


Unknown: Wendy Austin.
Read By: Kerry Shale

: Test Match Special

Commentary from Old Trafford on the second day of the Third Test between England and New Zealand by Jonathan Agnew , Christopher Martin-Jenkins and Bryan Waddle. Expert comments from David Lloyd , Mike Hendrick and Richard Hadlee. Including at
1.00 The World at One as FM
3.40 The Lancashire Leagues


Unknown: Jonathan Agnew
Unknown: Christopher Martin-Jenkins
Unknown: Bryan Waddle.
Unknown: David Lloyd
Unknown: Mike Hendrick
Unknown: Richard Hadlee.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot. Producer Mmam Newman


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Mmam Newman

: You and Yours

With Dilly Barlow. FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Dilly Barlow.

: The Food Programme

The food industry has doubled its spending on public relations over the past five years. Derek Cooperexamines how companies and pressure groups compete to get their message across. Producer Sheila Dillon


Unknown: Derek Cooperexamines
Producer: Sheila Dillon

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

: Classic Serial: The Tree of Strife

The Burning. With the great hero Gunnarr dead, it is left to Njal to try to restore order across the troubled country. The final part of the Icelandic saga shows the terrible result of two generations of conflict.

: Anderson Country

Daire Brehan comes to the end of her first week sitting in for Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Daire Brehan
Unknown: Gerry Anderson.


: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow investigates the sleazy world of Charles Bukowski in his posthumous novel Pulp, and new design galleries open at Dean Clough , Halifax. Producer John Boundy


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Charles Bukowski
Unknown: Dean Clough
Producer: John Boundy

: Short Story: Napoleon and I

by lain Crichton Smith. "Maybe he could have been Napoleon if he hadn't been bom at 26 Sheffield Terrace." Read by Edith Macarthur. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Crichton Smith.
Read By: Edith MacArthur.
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Hugh Sykes. Editor Margaret Budy WRITE TO: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House. London WlA 1AA. PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Lowe
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

Mike puts on a brave face.
Written by Simon Frith. Director Chris Wallis
EditorVanessa Whitbum


Written By: Simon Frith.
Director: Chris Wallis
Director: Editorvanessa Whitbum
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth Archer: Alison 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
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Oarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
Sharon Richards: Celia Nelson
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Roger Travers-Macy: Peter Harlowe

: Pick of the Week

with Christopher Serle.
Producer Fiona Couper


Unknown: Christopher Serle.
Producer: Fiona Couper

: Any Questions?

This week's panel includes David Blunkett MP, Shadow Health Secretary and Bill Morris , general secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union, who tackle the issues raised in Benfleet, Essex. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nick Utechin


Unknown: David Blunkett
Unknown: Bill Morris
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins takes a weekly look at developments in the law. Producer Edward Odim


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Edward Odim

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Turning the Tables
First there was the cheery radio disc jockey, playing the records and keeping us entertained. But now the DJ has come of age. John Tague considers the rise and rise of the industry's new stars.


Unknown: John Tague

: The World Tonight

with Janet Cohen.
Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Janet Cohen.
Editor: Anne Koch

: A Book at Bedtime: A Poor Gentleman

John Baddeley reads the concluding part of George Gissing 's tale.


Unknown: John Baddeley
Unknown: George Gissing

: Week Ending

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


Producer: Jo Clegg

: Fourth Column

Former contributor Alexei Sayle moves over into the presenter's chair as the programme returns for its ninth series.His guests include Andy Kershaw and Dave Barry. Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Andy Kershaw
Unknown: Dave Barry.
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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