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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

The daily bulletin of rural current affairs.

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With George Austin.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: George Austin.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley talks to photographer Eve Arnold.
Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' letters and comments on recent BBC radio. A Testbed production.
Repeated Sunday 6.15pm
WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100.
London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Chris Dunkley

: Gardening under the Raj

Sue Phillips looks at the attempts of British horticulturalists to wrestle the plains of India into submission and produce the perfect cottage garden in the face of monsoon rains. Producer Alastair Wilson * Geoff Hamilton : page 32


Producer: Alastair Wilson
Producer: Geoff Hamilton

: This Sceptr'd Isle

The history of Britain.
125: Pitt's Militia, A Plan to Invade
Canada and the Act of Marriage For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Sylvia Horn talks to the Japanese-
Indian dancer Shakti who blends an array of Eastern dance traditions. Serial: Cause Celeb (2) For details see yesterday


Talks: Sylvia Horn

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Joanna Pinnock. Producer Simon Roberts
Repeated Sunday at 8.00pm
WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme. BBC. Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.
Producer: Simon Roberts

: You and Yours

Reports on consumer and social affairs.
Editor Huw Marks
WRITE TO: [address removed] for factsheet No 6. enclosing sae. PHONE: to raise issues for investigation (0171) [number removed]


Editor: Huw Marks

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper examines how vitamin supplements are made and considers the differences between the many varieties on offer.
Producer Lisa Shaw
Revised at 7.20pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper
Producer: Lisa Shaw

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

: Classic Serial: Glitter of Mica

Anne Downie 's dramatisation of Jessie Kesson 's classic story, set in a small Scottish farming community in the 1950s.
Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm


Unknown: Anne Downie
Unknown: Jessie Kesson

: The Afternoon Shift

Laurie Taylor and guests round off the week with topical comment and reports from around Britain.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow sees the new
Steven Poliakoff play and Matthew Hart 's new work for the Royal Ballet. Producer Helen Garrison


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Steven Poliakoff
Unknown: Matthew Hart
Producer: Helen Garrison

: Short Story: You

Simon Cadell reads part two of Alisdair Gray 's modem romance. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Simon Cadell
Unknown: Alisdair Gray

: PM

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


Unknown: Kevin Bocquet
Unknown: Jackie Hardgrave.
Editor: Margaret Budy

: Going Places

David Stafford reveals more weekend pursuits and passions. Producer David Prest


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

An unusual alliance.
Written by Louise Page. Director Peter Leslie Wild. Editor Vanessa Whitbum Repeated Monday at 1.40pm
[address removed]


Written By: Louise Page.
Director: Peter Leslie
Editor: Vanessa Whitbum
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
ShulaHebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Elizabeth Pargetter: Alison Dowling
Julia Pargetter: Mary Wimbush
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
JoeGrundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Ciarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
GuyPemberton: Hugh Dickson
Simon Pern berton: Peter Wingreld
MrsAntrobus: Margot Boyd
Bert Fry: Roger Hume

: Pick of the Week

Christopher Serle presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Virginia Crompton Repeated Sunday at 3.30pm


Unknown: Christopher Serle

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical debate in Norwich, with guests the Rt Hon John Biffen MP: author and lecturer Germaine Greer ; Geoff Hoon MP, a member of Labour's Trade and Industry team; and Charles Moore , editor of the Daily Telegraph. Producer Nadine Grieve
Repeated tomorrow at 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: John Biffen
Unknown: Germaine Greer
Unknown: Geoff Hoon
Unknown: Charles Moore
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Law in Action

Marcel Berlins presents the topical series on legal issues. Producer Simon Coates


Unknown: Marcel Berlins
Producer: Simon Coates

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday at 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Cheek by Jowl: Life and Work Director Declan Donnellan and designer Nick Ormerod talk to Paul Allen about their theatre company, Cheek by Jowl.
Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm


Director: Declan Donnellan
Designer: Nick Ormerod
Unknown: Paul Allen

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Rod Liddle


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Rod Liddle

: Book at Bedtime: God Stand Up for Bastards

David Leitch reads his autobiography in eight parts. 5: Prince Philip
For details see Monday


Unknown: David Leitch

: Week Ending

A satirical review of the week's news with Sally Grace, Jeffrey Holland and TobyLongworth.
Producer Kathy Smith
Repeated tomorrow at 6.25pm


Unknown: Jeffrey Holland
Producer: Kathy Smith

: Fourth Column

Alistair Beaton and guests punch their way out of the brown paper bag of life. Producer Andrew Johnston


Unknown: Alistair Beaton
Producer: Andrew Johnston

: News

: The Late Book: Reef

By Romesh Gunesekera. Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Romesh Gunesekera.

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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