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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Eric James.
8.40 Yesterday In Parliament
Editor Roger Mosey. LETTERS: Today, BBC. London W1A 1AA. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: today@nca.bbc.co.uk


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Eric James.
Editor: Roger Mosey.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

With the writer Nigel Nicolson. Producer Oliva Seligman Rpt


Unknown: Nigel Nicolson.
Producer: Oliva Seligman Rpt

: Letters from Ireland

A series of six programmes reflecting aspects of life in Ireland today. 2: John Gray writes from Belfast's famous Linenhall Library. Producer Judith Elliott. Rptd Sun 6.15pm


Unknown: John Gray
Producer: Judith Elliott.

: Print the Legend

Professor Christopher Frayling presents a series on the way history has been portrayed on the big screen. 5: Revolution. Can a truly revolutionary film be made in Hollywood? The Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo and Ken Loach explain why they have made films that are truly political. Producer Louise Swan


Unknown: Professor Christopher Frayling
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Producer: Louise Swan

: This Sceptr'd Isle

100: Death of King Billy and the Coming of Good Queen Anne For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

A Christmas shopping report from Leeds, Britain's fastest growing financial centre. Serial: Clean Break (10) For details see Monday

: Test Match Special

South Africa v England
Coverage of the second day's play in the Third Test at Durban. Including at
1.00 The World at One as FM For details see yesterday * Approximate time

: The Natural History Programme

A special from the Falkland Islands. In terms of world populations of seabirds and other marine life, these islands in the South Atlantic are reckoned to be more important than the British Isles. So, how will the albatrosses, penguins and seals live with the impending oil boom? Joanna Pinnock investigates. Producer Julian Hector. Rptd Sun 8.00pm WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock
Producer: Julian Hector.

: 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

Richard Ehrlich looks for the best cookbooks. Presenter Derek Cooper. Producer Sheila Dillon. Rvsd rpt Mon 7.20pm


Unknown: Richard Ehrlich
Presenter: Derek Cooper.
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

Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor. Pete Sylvester compiles a Christmas Shift Gifts list.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Unknown: Pete Sylvester

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlowe is in New York to review
Beat Culture, a major new exhibition at the Whitney Museum. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Tim Marlowe

: Short Story: Parang

By Merle Collins , read by Vivienne Rochester. Dora wants "a really ole-time Christmas", and where better to find it than on the island of Carricou?
Producer Michelle Matherson Frederick


Unknown: Merle Collins
Read By: Vivienne Rochester.
Producer: Michelle Matherson Frederick

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Jackie Hargrave. Editor Margaret Budy. WRITE TO: PM
Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


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

: Going Places

Presented by David Stafford. The leisure and heritage programme looks at mechanical music in the Cotswolds.
Producer David Prest


Presented By: David Stafford.
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

The firm hand of the law.
Written by Mary Cutler. Director David Ian Neville Editor Vanessa Whitbum. Rptd Mon 1.40pm ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to
[address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler.
Director: David Ian Neville
Editor: Vanessa Whitbum.
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Kate Aldridge: Kellie Bright
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Kathy Perks: Hedlin Iklaus
JoeGrundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
GuyPemberton: Hugh Dickson
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Bert Fry: Roger Hume
Hayley: Lucy Davis
Police Officer: Rob Swinton

: Pick of the Week

With Christopher Serle.
Producer Peter Griffiths. Rptd Sun 3.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Serle.
Producer: Peter Griffiths.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical discussion in Macclesfield. With Paul Boateng MP, Labour Legal Affairs spokesman; Professor Julian Le Grand of the London School of Economics; and Tessa Keswick, Director of the Centre for Policy Studies.
Producer Nadine Grieve. Rptd tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Paul Boateng
Unknown: Professor Julian Le Grand
Producer: Nadine Grieve.

: Those Cafe Days

In the first of five programmes,
Simon Parkes hits the sidewalks of Paris - capital of cafes - to ask if the cafe tradition, set up by the traders of the Auvergne, has a hope of surviving into the next century. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday at 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: The Go-Between

By L P Hartley, abridged in ten parts. 5: The Cricket Match For details see Monday

: Week Ending

A satirical poke at the week's news. With the voices of Sally Grace , Toby Longworth , and others.
Producer Jane Berthoud. Rptd tomorrow 6.25pm


Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Producer: Jane Berthoud.

: Fourth Column

Alistair Beaton and guests take another look at life in the corridors of power. Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Malcolm Love

: News

: The Late Book: Sucking Sherbert Lemons

By Michael Carson. Final part. 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.

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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.

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