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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roy Jenkins.


Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and Alex Brodie.
7.25,8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Nadeem Kazmi.


Unknown: Alex Brodie.
Unknown: Nadeem Kazmi.

: Harvest of the Cold Months

Last in the series by Elizabeth David. Gunter's. The recipes of London's most famous ice-cream makers. For details see New Year's Day


Unknown: Elizabeth David.


: Test Match Special

South Africa v England
Coverage of the fourth day's play in the Fifth Test at Newlands, Cape Town. Including at
1.00 The World at One as FM For details see Tuesday * Approximate time


Unknown: Cape Town.

: Desert Island Discs

Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm

: Letters from Ireland

A series of six programmes reflecting aspects of life in Ireland today. 5: Dublin-based journalist and authorBruce Arnold considers the quality of Irish writers and writing. Producer Judith Elliott. Rptd Sun 6.15pm


Unknown: Bruce Arnold
Producer: Judith Elliott.

: My Father Said to Me

Edward Blishen and others of his generation recall the parental advice they were given more than half a century ago. Producers Viv Beeby and Erin Riley


Unknown: Edward Blishen
Producers: Viv Beeby
Producers: Erin Riley

: Children's BBC Radio 4

Alex Jones reads the last of five winning stories in the Children's BBC Radio 4 Writing for Children competition. Bil/yby John Stuckey. For details see New Year's Day


Unknown: Alex Jones
Unknown: John Stuckey.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Sarah Dunant. Serial: Lions and Liquorice (4) For details see Tuesday


Introduced By: Sarah Dunant.

: The Natural History Programme

Fifty years ago this week, the sound of the curlew introduced the very first natural history broadcast transmitted on the BBC. In this special programme, Joanna Pinnock looks back at those early pioneering days. Producer Simon Roberts. Rptd Sun 8.00pm WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock
Producer: Simon Roberts.

: You and Yours

Editor Huw Marks. WRITE TO: [address removed], enclosing sae. PHONE: to raise issues for investigation (0171) [number removed]


Editor: Huw Marks.

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper. Producer Sheila Dillon. Rptd Mon 7.20pm


Presented By: Derek Cooper.
Producer: Sheila Dillon.

: The World at One

With Sheena MacDonald. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Sheena MacDonald.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Classic Serial: The Barchester Chronicles

Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor. Me and My Radio. A look at what the medium means to prisoners.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow reviews productions of Animal Crackers, the opera Luisa Miller and Peter Pan. Producer Jackie Christie


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Luisa Miller
Unknown: Peter Pan.
Producer: Jackie Christie

: Short Story: Family Feelings

By Deborah Moggach.
5: / Don't Want to Know
For details see New Year's Day


Unknown: Deborah Moggach.

: PM

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


Unknown: Nigel Wrench
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.
Editor: Margaret Budy.

: Going Places

This week, David Stafford takes to the Errol Flynn trail in Northampton. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford
Unknown: Errol Flynn
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

A wolf in sheep's clothing.
Written by Sam Boardman Jacobs. Director Peter Leslie Wild. Editor Vanessa Whitburn Rptd Monday at 1.40pm
[address removed]


Written By: Sam Boardman Jacobs.
Director: Peter Leslie Wild.
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Kate Aldridge: Kellie Bright
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
JoeGrundy: Edward Kelsey
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Roy Tucker: Ian Pepperell
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
MrsAntrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd

: Pick of the Week

With Christopher Serle.
Producer Jane Ray. Rptd Sunday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Serle.
Producer: Jane Ray.

: Any Questions?

John Humphrys chairs a discussion in Bracknell, Berkshire, with guests Robin Cook MP, Shadow Foreign Secretary; Lady Howe, Chair of the Broadcasting Standards Council; SirCharles Powell, former adviser to Margaret Thatcher ; and Judge Stephen Tumim , lately Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons.
Producer Nadine Grieve. Rptd tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Robin Cook
Unknown: Margaret Thatcher
Unknown: Judge Stephen Tumim
Producer: Nadine Grieve.

: Those Cafe Days

Simon Parkes presents five programmes on European cafe culture. 4: A Thousand and One Nights. Simon Parkes explores Egyptian cafe life, from storytelling in the City of the Dead to the intellectuals of Al Bustan. Producer Sara Jane Hall


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Unknown: Simon Parkes
Unknown: Al Bustan.
Producer: Sara Jane Hall

: 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 Harpole Report

By J L Carr. Part 5. For details see Monday

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news.
Producer Jo Clegg. Rptd tomorrow 6.25pm


Producer: Jo Clegg.

: Fourth Column

Alistair Beaton and guests kick the New Year off-side.
Producer Malcolm Love


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Malcolm Love

: Big Bands, Big Leaders

Theo Barker presents the last of three programmes about the big bands of the interwar years. Life at the Top
Producer Daniel Snowman


Unknown: Theo Barker
Producer: Daniel Snowman

: News

: The Late Book: Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow ICE AND SNOW

Final episode of Peter Hoeg 's thriller. For details see New Year's Day


Unknown: Peter Hoeg

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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