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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers John Harvey , Ruth Kieiy and Tessa Polniaszek


Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kieiy
Producers: Tessa Polniaszek

: Prayer for the Day

With Nun Astrid from the Peace
Pagoda in Milton Keynes.


Unknown: Milton Keynes.

: Today

James Naughtie and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Tom Butler.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: The Betjeman Letters

Michael Williams reads a five-part selection from the first volume of Sir
John Betjeman 's letters, abridged by Andrew Simpson. From university days, and a shaky start to his career, to love, literature, architecture, religion and the war. 1924-9: the early years. Producer Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: John Betjeman
Abridged By: Andrew Simpson.
Producer: Marion Nancarrow

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Professor
John Carey , editor of The Faber Book of Science, and mathematician Ian Stewart who explains the connection between mathematics, rainbows and tiger stripes. Producer Ruth Gardiner


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: John Carey
Unknown: Ian Stewart
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Dear Diary

nwon/y In the first of six selections, Helen Atkinson Wood picks her favourite foodie diaries: a prize pike for dinner chez Parson Woodforde , zoo animals on the butcher's slab in the siege of Paris, and orangejuice in space. With readers Angus Deayton , Harry Enfield and Tony Robinson. Producer Kate McAII


Unknown: Helen Atkinson Wood
Unknown: Parson Woodforde
Readers: Angus Deayton
Readers: Harry Enfield
Readers: Tony Robinson.
Producer: Kate McAii

: Daily Service

From the Royal Agricultural College,
Cirencester. Genesis 1, w 26-30. For the fruits of his creation (East Acklam); Thou visitest the Earth (Greene); 0 praise ye the Lord (Laudate Dominum). Director of music David Ponsford.
Organist Clive Harries.


Organist: David Ponsford.
Organist: Clive Harries.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

Anna Massey tells the story of Britain, with the words of SirWinston
Churchill read by Paul Eddington and additional readings by David Timson. 46: Isabella and Mortimer
Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Anna Massey
Read By: Paul Eddington
Unknown: David Timson.
Written By: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: An Experiment in Love. Mia Soteriou reads the eleventh part of Hilary Mantel 's book, abridged in 13 parts by Di Speirs. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Hilary Mantel
Unknown: Di Speirs.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

With Vincent Duggleby.
Producer Frances Macdonald LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

Reports on consumer and social issues.

: Round Britain Quiz

This week, London takes on a team from Wales and the West. Taking part are Gordon Clough , Tony Quinton ,
Irene Thomas , Eric Korn , Peter Stead and Owen Dudley Edwards.
Producer Amanda Mares. Rptd Wed 6.30pm


Unknown: Gordon Clough
Unknown: Tony Quinton
Unknown: Irene Thomas
Unknown: Eric Korn
Unknown: Peter Stead
Unknown: Owen Dudley Edwards.
Producer: Amanda Mares.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: The Thrill of the Chaste

Elizabeth Morrell stars as Ruth in Craig Baxter 's play about a young woman's immaculately conceived baby. with Kim Durham and Tamsin Heatley Director Brian Lighthill


Unknown: Elizabeth Morrell
Unknown: Craig Baxter
Unknown: Kim Durham
Unknown: Tamsin Heatley
Director: Brian Lighthill
Richard: Jeremy Colton
Ruth's mother: Shirin Taylor
Doctor/Charles ': Geoffrey Leesley

: Harry

By Adam Chenery. Greg Chisolm stars as a boy who, on his 16th birthday, discovers that his mum is not the ogre he thought she was. with Aaron Smith and James Lucey Director Brian Lighthill


Unknown: Adam Chenery.
Unknown: Greg Chisolm
Unknown: Aaron Smith
Unknown: James Lucey
Director: Brian Lighthill
Harry: Greg Chisolm
Mrs Todd: Marian Kemmer

: The Afternoon Shift

Laurie Taylor announces whodunit - and who won - in the Who Killed Gnutley Almond ? murder mystery competition.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: Gnutley Almond

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Robert Dawson Scott sees a new version of Offenbach's La Vie
Parisienne currently touring the country in a new D'Oyly Carte production. Plus a review of Pride and Prejudice as it reaches the small screen.
Producer Helen Garrison. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Robert Dawson Scott
Producer: Helen Garrison.

: Crime Stories: Short Story: The Burglar

by Colin Dexter.
Neighbourly concern about a suspicious stranger sets a new puzzle for Inspector Morse and Sergeant Lewis in a story specially written for the Nottingham Bouchercon.


Author: Colin Dexter
Reader: John Turner
Producer: Ned Chaillet

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Wendy Jones.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Wendy Jones.

: The News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

A saviour at Grey Gables. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper forages for wild food. Repeated from Friday


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: First Bite: Drinking the Jake

By Charlie Howe.
Shakespeare, Monty, Taffy and Doctor are winos in the park. But Taffy is having treatment in a clinic.


Writer: Charlie Howe
Director: Richard Wortley
Taffy: Robert Glenister
Shakespeare: Bill Wallis
Grace: Jane Whittenshaw
Doctor: Geoffrey Matthews
Monty: Kim Wall

: The Fall of Trafalgar

Waiting for D-Day. Phil Smith concludes his tale of Burnley's Trafalgar
Gardens estate. As drug addicts and problem families overwhelm the flats, fire-raising and wholesale theft are the latest craze on Trafalgar. Peter and Naomi have got their new home,
Margaret is about to move, but Audrey must live among the vandals as Demolition Day approaches. Producer Simon Elmes


Unknown: Phil Smith
Producer: Simon Elmes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Including this week five special reports on the Labour Party from Will Hutton.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Unknown: Will Hutton.

: Book at Bedtime: One Day Travelcard

By Sonia Lambert.
Things will never be the same for Craig and Rachel as their lives are affected by the building of a major new road. Kate Hardie and David
Curtiz read the first of five episodes. Producer Lizzie Davies


Unknown: Sonia Lambert.
Unknown: Kate Hardie
Producer: Lizzie Davies

: No Illusions

Dr Jonathan Steinberg chairs five late-night discussions.
3: Does International Co-operation Inhibit War? Kjell Goldmann of Stockholm University and Dr Alain Destexhe , former Secretary General of Medecins sans Frontieres, explore whether organising ourselves into economic and political blocs has lulled us into a false sense of security. Mary Ann Sieghart keeps the score. Editor Marina Salandy-Brown


Unknown: Dr Jonathan Steinberg
Unknown: Kjell Goldmann
Unknown: Dr Alain Destexhe
Unknown: Mary Ann Sieghart
Editor: Marina Salandy-Brown

: 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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