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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

with Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Today

with John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.45 Thought for the Day With Tom Butler ,
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tom Butler

: News

: Desert Island Discs

The castaway this week is the screenwriter Lynda La Plante. She will be talking to Sue Lawley about her life and work and choosing eight records to take to her island exile.
Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm


Unknown: Lynda La Plante.

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley of the Financial Times returns to air your letters and comments on BBC programmes and policy.
A Brian Lapping production
WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 3431. London NW1 OTN
FAX: [number removed]
Repeated Sunday at 6.15pm


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Scotland up the 50s

Magnus Magnusson remembers a country which is farther away than a mere four decades.
4: 1 Name This Ship ... The Scot earned his living in shipyards, in the steelworks, in the fields, on the sea and down the mines; and it would be that way forever.... Producer Dave Batchelor Repeated Wednesday at 11.00pm


Unknown: Magnus Magnusson
Producer: Dave Batchelor

: Children's Radio 4: The Spying Game

Concluding the story by Pat Moon.
5: Joe's eyes are opened as the truth slowly unfolds.
For details see Monday


Story By: Pat Moon.

: Woman's Hour

Time for Peace. Wendy Austin and invited guests reflect on women's experience of 25 years of the Troubles in Northern Ireland and debate the way forward.
Story: Waiting for the Baby by Alison Lurie and read by Margaret Robertson. "Here in New Delhi, waiting for International Adoption Services to find them a baby, Aster was finally losing heart." Abridged by Monica Grey.


Unknown: Alison Lurie
Read By: Margaret Robertson.
Abridged By: Monica Grey.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Joanna Pinnock. Producer Julian Hector
Repeated Sunday at 9.00pm


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.
Producer: Julian Hector

: You and Yours

Editor Ken Vass
FACTSH EET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Editor: Ken Vass

: The Food Programme

The End of the Milk Marketing Board
Will privatising the milk supply ruin our farm-made cheese industry? Derek Cooper investigates.
Producer Sheila Dillon. Rptd Mon at 7.20pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Sheila Dillon.
Producer: Rptd Mon

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Classic Serial: Resurrection

First in a three-part dramatisation of Leo Tolstoy 's last great epic novel. Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm


Unknown: Leo Tolstoy

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow on self-portraiture through the ages and an exhibition in Liverpool with paintings from Rembrandt to Sickert. Also,
Shakespeare rediscovered through installations and computers in a show entitled How to Be Bottom. Producer John Boundy


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: John Boundy

: Short Story: Disused Door

by Julio Cortazar.
At night in his Montevideo hotel room, a businessman's sleep is disturbed by mysterious crying from next door ... Translated by Robert Dodds and read by Michael Elder.
Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Julio Cortazar.
Translated By: Robert Dodds
Read By: Michael Elder.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

: Going Places

David Stafford presents the guide to making the most of the weekend ahead. This week, exploring Black Park in Buckinghamshire with the fans of Hammer Horror. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

Debbie has learnt something fishy.
Written by Chris Thompson
Director Joanna Toye. Rptd Monday 1.40pm


Written By: Chris Thompson
Director: Joanna Toye.
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Elizabeth Archer: Alison Dowling
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Caroline Bone: Sara Coward
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Usha Gupta: Souad Faress
Steve Oakley: Matthew Morgan
Zoe: Sunny Ormonde

: Pick of the Week

Sheila Hancock presents her selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Mark Burman
Repeated Sunday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Producer: Mark Burman

: Any Questions?

Frank Dobson MP, Shadow Transport Secretary, and the writer Beatrice Campbell are on the panel tackling issues raised in Durham. Chairman
Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer Nick Utechin. Rptd tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Frank Dobson
Unknown: Beatrice Campbell
Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby.
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Law in Action

with Marcel Berlin. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Marcel Berlin.
Producer: Simon Coates

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday at 9.15am

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Jude Kelly Interview
Paul Allen talks to Jude Kelly , artistic director of the award-winning West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds.
In its four-and-a-half year history of reassessing classics and producing a string of new plays, the venue is now regarded by many as not just a regional asset, but a national treasure. Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm


Talks: Paul Allen
Artistic: Jude Kelly

: The World Tonight

Editor Ann Koch


Editor: Ann Koch

: Book at Bedtime: Los Angeles without a Map

by Richard Rayner. Episode 8. For details see Wednesday


Unknown: Richard Rayner.

: Week Ending

Sally Grace , Jeffrey Holland ,
Toby Longworth and Simon Roberts sidle furtively up to the week's news. Producer Gareth Edwards
Repeated tomorrow at 6.25pm


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Unknown: Simon Roberts
Producer: Gareth Edwards

: Tea Junction

with Patrick Hannan and his guests. Producer Joanne Cayford


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Joanne Cayford

: 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.

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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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