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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Anna Ford.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bill Westwood.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament Editor Roger Mosey
LETTERS: Today. BBC. London W1A 1AA FAX: [number removed]
E-MAIL: today@nca.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Anna Ford.
Unknown: Bill Westwood.
Editor: Roger Mosey

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm

: Letters from Ireland

The first in a series of six programmes reflecting aspects of life in Ireland today. This week, novelist Maeve Binchy examines the Irish art of conversation. Producer Judith Elliott
Repeated on Sunday at 6.15pm


Producer: Judith Elliott

: Print the Legend

Professor Christopher Frayling presents a seven-part series on the way history has been portrayed on the big screen. 4: Fighting Nostalgia. Edward Said considers the strange phenomenon that is Tarzan; Ethiopian director Haile Gerima explains the rewriting of history depicted in African films since the 1960s; plus the portrayal of British Women in films like White Mischief. Producer Louise Swan


Unknown: Professor Christopher Frayling
Unknown: Edward Said
Producer: Louise Swan

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The story of Britain.
95: The Return to War For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sheila McClennon. Serial: Clean Break (5) For details see Monday


Introduced By: Sheila McClennon.

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Kelvin Boot.
Producer Sarah Blunt. Rptd Sun 8.00pm
WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Kelvin Boot.
Producer: Sarah Blunt.

: You and Yours

With Chris Choi. Editor Huw Marks
FACTSHEET: for a free weekly factsheet, send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Chris Choi.
Editor: Huw Marks

: The Food Programme

The results of the traditional baked recipe competition. The shortlist is put to the kitchen test by Derek Cooper ; financial Times food writer
Philippa Davenport ; Henrietta Green , author of the Food Lovers' Guide to Britain; and food historian Peter Brears.
PrOducer Sheila Dillon. Rvsd rpt Mon 7.20pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Unknown: Philippa Davenport
Unknown: Henrietta Green
Unknown: Peter Brears.
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Classic Serial: Barnaby Rudge

Charles Dickens 's famous classic. Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm


Unknown: Charles Dickens

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor. Pete Sylvester compiles his alternative list of Christmas Shift Gifts.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Unknown: Pete Sylvester

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlowe reviews an exhibition of work by Emile Nolde and a New York
Christmas story from Cuban American author Oscar Hijuelos. Producer Helen Garrison


Unknown: Tim Marlowe
Unknown: Emile Nolde
Unknown: Cuban American
Unknown: Oscar Hijuelos.
Producer: Helen Garrison

: Short Story: Power Cut

"The woman opens the door, and I'm beginning to feel a bit creepy and looking forward to getting the ball and getting out. She switches on a light in the hall, then there is a bang and a flash and everything is dark." An amusing mystery story by Michelene Wandor.
Read by Lesley Joseph.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Rpt


Writer: Michelene Wandor
Reader: Lesley Joseph
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jackie Hargrave. Editor Margaret Budy
WRITE TO: PM Letterline. BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA PHONE: [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Jackie Hargrave.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Going Places

David Stafford with ideas for a great British weekend. This week, art critic Richard Cork visits the Sandham
Memorial Chapel in Berkshire, home of the Stanley Spencer Burghclere murals. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Richard Cork
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

Elly May's prime stock.
Written by Simon Frith. Director Peter Leslie Wild Editor Vanessa Whitburn. Rptd Mon 1.40pm ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to
[address removed]


Written By: Simon Frith.
Director: Peter Leslie
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn.
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Elizabeth Pargetter: Alison Dowling
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
KateAldridge: Kellie Bright
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
JoeGrundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Roy Tucker: Ian Pepperell
GuyPemberton: Hugh Dickson
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Gibson: William Tapley

: Pick of the Week

With Christopher Serle.
Producer Cathy Drysdale. Rptd Sun 3.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Serle.
Producer: Cathy Drysdale.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical discussion in Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland. With Sir Nicholas Lyell MP: Ken Livingstone MP;
Chris Haskins , chairman of Northern Foods; and Ann Leslie , special correspondent for the Daily Mail.
Producer Nadine Grieve. Rptd tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Nicholas Lyell
Unknown: Ken Livingstone
Unknown: Chris Haskins
Unknown: Ann Leslie
Producer: Nadine Grieve.

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins with the last in the series of topical programmes on the law. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Simon Coates

: Letter from America

Repeated Sunday at 9.15am

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Between the Sheets
As serious novelists turn increasingly to erotica, Kate Saunders delves into the private thoughts of authors Gore Vidal , A S Byatt, Melvyn Bragg ,
Michelle Roberts and Lisa Appignanesi to reveal the secret ingredients of erotic fiction. Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm


Unknown: Kate Saunders
Unknown: Gore Vidal
Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Michelle Roberts
Unknown: Lisa Appignanesi

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: Inside Mr Enderby

By Anthony Burgess. Final Part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Anthony Burgess.

: Week Ending

A satirical poke at the news stories of the week.
Producer Jane Berthoud. Repeated tomorrow at 6.25pm


Producer: Jane Berthoud.

: Fourth Column

Alistair Beaton returns with another quizzical look at life. Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Malcolm Love

: News

: The Late Book: Sucking Sherbert Lemons

By Michael Carson. Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Carson.

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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