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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Rev Ernie Rea.


Unknown: Rev Ernie Rea.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday. Details as Monday plus:


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.

: Thought for the Day

with Donald English.


Unknown: Donald English.

: The Great Railway Bazaar

Part 5 of Paul Theroux 's railway voyage. For details see Monday


Unknown: Paul Theroux

: News

: Desert Island Discs

with the former Guardian women's editor Mary Stott.
Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm


Editor: Mary Stott.

: Tides of History

As the BBC's Moscow correspondent Kevin Connolly prepares for his new post in Paris, he looks at the effect of the fall of Communism on four separate Russian communities. In the first programme, he visits
Komsomolsk, the concrete city built by the Communists to exploit the rich mineral reserves of the Far East.
Producer Tony Grant. Repeated Sunday 6.15pm


Unknown: Kevin Connolly
Producer: Tony Grant.

: Hindsight

Chris Andrew hears about 2.000- year-old gossip and discovers why high-tech Japan wants low-tech Tudor housing. Producer Ian Bell. Rptd Wednesday 11.00pm


Unknown: Chris Andrew
Producer: Ian Bell.

: Paradise Lost

Part 20 of John Milton 's epic poem. For details see Monday


Unknown: John Milton

: Woman's Hour

Introduced from Cardiff by Gail Foley. Final part of the serial Burning Bright For details see Monday


Unknown: Gail Foley.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot. Producer Julian Hector. Rptd Sunday 9.00pm FACTSHEET/QUERIES: send sae to [address removed]


Producer: Julian Hector.

: You and Yours

with Tasneem Siddiqi.
FACTSHEET: for a free weekly factsheet, send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Tasneem Siddiqi.

: The Food Programme

Greengages, mirabelles, sloes ...
Derek Cooper explores the many plum varieties and samples a feast with damsons in every course. Producer Lucinda Montefiore Repeated Monday at 7.20pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Classic Serial: Lost Empires

by J B Priestley.
2: First Night. It's the year before the Great War, and Richard Herncastle 's music-hall apprenticeship continues. Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm


Unknown: Richard Herncastle

: Anderson Country

with Gerry Anderson.


Unknown: Gerry Anderson.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Louisa Buck on the Richard Dreyfuss Hamlet in Birmingham, German kinetic artist Rebecca Horn , and the art of both sides in the Great War. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Louisa Buck
Unknown: Richard Dreyfuss
Artist: Rebecca Horn
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: Short Story: Solace

by Jenny Hursell , read by Kathryn Hunt. "There's no privacy in marriage. The heart is the best hiding place and even then you worry about what you say in your dreams." Producer Gillian Hush Rpt


Unknown: Jenny Hursell
Read By: Kathryn Hunt.
Producer: Gillian Hush Rpt

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter . Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE TO: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Walters beside the Seaside

John Walters samples different kinds of British seaside holidays.
1: A Guest House in Skegness Producer Sue Foster Rpt


Unknown: John Walters

: News

: The Archers

The empty nest.
Written by Mick Martin. Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn. Rptd Monday 1.40pm ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to
[address removed]


Written By: Mick Martin.
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
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
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Robin Stokes: Tim Meats
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Steve Oakley: Matthew Morgan
Zoe: Sunny Ormonde
Ellen Rogers: Rosemary Leach

: Pick of the Week

with Christopher Serle.
Producer Tessa Watt. Repeated Sunday 3.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Serle.
Producer: Tessa Watt.

: Any Questions?

Ruth Deech , principal of St Anne's College, Oxford; Howard Davies , director general. CBI; Andrew Marr , journalist: and Elizabeth Symonds , general secretary, Association of First
Division Civil Servants, tackle the issues raised in Redditch, Worcestershire. Chairman Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nick Utechin. Rptd tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Ruth Deech
Unknown: Howard Davies
Unknown: Andrew Marr
Unknown: Elizabeth Symonds
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Advice Line

Presented by Daire Brehan. Do you need a helping hand to guide your way through the benefits and advice system? Call the panel of experts on [number removed]. Producer Eleanor Garland. LINES OPEN 7.45pm


Presented By: Daire Brehan.
Producer: Eleanor Garland.

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday at 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Catch-22 Two
In 1961, Joseph Heller changed the face of fiction and introduced a new phrase into the English language at a single stroke.... Catch-22. Now, 33 years later, Heller has at last produced a follow-up, Closing Time. Christopher Bigsby meets the author in Long Island. Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm


Unknown: Joseph Heller
Unknown: Christopher Bigsby

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: The Stone Diaries

The final part of Carol Shields 's story: Illness, Decline and Death 1985-199? For details see Monday


Unknown: Carol Shields

: Week Ending

With Sally Grace, Jeffrey Holland , Toby Longworth and Peter Silverleaf. Producer Gareth Edwards
Repeated tomorrow at 6.25pm


Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Peter Silverleaf.
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: Tea Junction

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


Unknown: Patrick Hannan

: Clubbing It

A weekend at the Stormont Main
Working Men's Club in Gateshead. Compiled by Simon Parkes. Producer David Prest Rpt


Unknown: Simon Parkes.
Producer: David Prest Rpt

: 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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