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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Alistair McGhee.


Unknown: Alistair McGhee.

: Today

With Anna Ford and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day Editor Jon Barton
LETTERS: Today. PO Box 2299. London W1A 1PY. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: today@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Editor: Jon Barton

: Racing Pigs and Giant Marrows

By Harry Pearson. Episode 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Harry Pearson.

: News

: Desert Island Discs

With agony aunt Virginia Ironside. Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm


Unknown: Virginia Ironside.

: The Truth Is Our Currency

Four programmes about television news presented by Martin Bell.
2: News and War. These days war is waged with half an eye on a non-combatant third force -television.
Martin Bell scrutinises the conduct of his fellow war reporters and the television companies that employ them. Producer Tony Grant
Repeated Sunday 6.15pm


Presented By: Martin Bell.
Unknown: Martin Bell

: Out of the Black Bag

Three-part series in which Clare Jenkins explores aspects of popular medicine. 2: Women's Troubles Between the curse and the change come the child-bearing years. In pre-NHS days, many women knew little about conceiving a wanted child, or disposing of an unwanted pregnancy. The process of birth was another mystery. Producer Alastair Wilson


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: On This Day

Today's news from 50 years ago.

: Woman's Hour

With Gaynor Barnes.
Short story: Hetty Mayvern Decides by Layn Feldman , abridged by Doreen Estall , read by Alison Reid.


Unknown: Gaynor Barnes.
Unknown: Layn Feldman
Abridged By: Doreen Estall
Read By: Alison Reid.

: The Natural History Programme

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


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.
Producer: Simon Roberts.

: You and Yours

Mark Whittaker presents reports on consumer and social affairs.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]to raise issues for investigation


Unknown: Mark Whittaker
Editor: Chris Bums.

: The Food Programme

, London the restaurant capital of the world? The glossy magazines say so, but Simon Parkes tries to separate hype from reality.
Producer Lucinda Montefiore
Revised 7.20pm


Unknown: Simon Parkes
Producer: Lucinda Montefiore

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.
Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Classic Serial: The Valley of Fear

Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm

: The Afternoon Shift

Laurie Taylor and guests with wordplay for the weekend.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow assesses a new series of art books and sees an exhibition of three-dimensional art from the eighties and nineties at the Hayward Gallery.
Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Short Story: Unknown Lives

By Ron Butlin , read by Liam Brennan. Law student Tom commits the ultimate social gaffe when his girlfriend invites him to spend the weekend with her artistic but eccentric parents. Producer Bruce Young


Unknown: Ron Butlin
Read By: Liam Brennan.
Producer: Bruce Young

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.
Editor Kevin Marsh
WRITE TO: PM Letterline, BBC Broadcasting House. London W1A 1AA PHONE: (0171) [number removed]


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Going Places

Presented by David Stafford. Producer David Prest


Presented By: David Stafford.
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

A momentous day for Grange Farm.
Repeated Monday 1.40pm
Archers Addicts Fan Club: send sae to [address removed]


Writer: Graham Harvey
Director: Peter Leslie Wild
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Grieg
Kate Aldridge: Kellie Bright
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
Simon Pemberton: Peter Wingfield
Hayley Jordan: Lucy Davis
James Miller: John Goodrum
Graham Ryder: Malcolm McKee

: Pick of the Week

Wally K Daly presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. Producer Ronit Knoble
Repeated Sunday 3.30pm
PHONE: (0171) [number removed](24 hours) FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Wally K Daly
Producer: Ronit Knoble

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical discussion in Knighton, Powys, with Margaret Beckett , shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry;
Stephen Dorrell , Secretary of State for Health; Archy Kirkwood , Liberal
Democrat Chief Whip; and Dafydd Wigley , leader of Plaid Cymru. Producer Nadine Grieve
Repeated tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Margaret Beckett
Unknown: Stephen Dorrell
Unknown: Archy Kirkwood
Leader: Dafydd Wigley
Unknown: Plaid Cymru.
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Lumiere's Children

3: You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet
Christopher Cook finds out how stars learned to talk, Kong learned to roar, and the film musical was born.
First broadcast on Radio 3


Unknown: Christopher Cook

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

Tim Burton
Nigel Andrews talks to Tim Burton , creator of idiosyncratic movies like Edward Scissorhands and Ed Wood.
Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm


Unknown: Tim Burton
Talks: Nigel Andrews
Unknown: Tim Burton
Unknown: Edward Scissorhands
Unknown: Ed Wood.

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Presenter: Robin Lustig

: Book at Bedtime: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Barbara Brennan reads the second part of Frank O'Connor 's story. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Barbara Brennan
Unknown: Frank O'Connor

: Week Ending

The week's news is put through the comedy processor in this topical comedy sketch show. Starring Sally Grace , plus special guests. Producer Jon Rolph
Repeated tomorrow at 6.25pm


Unknown: Sally Grace
Producer: Jon Rolph

: Tea Junction

With Patrick Hannan.
Producer Hilary Green


Unknown: Patrick Hannan.
Producer: Hilary Green

: Twilight

Five programmes which explore the lives of archetypal twilight creatures. 4: A Rustle in the Orchard
Producer Grant Sonnex


Producer: Grant Sonnex

: News

: The Late Book: The Wasp Factory

Joseph McFadden reads part ten of lain Banks's controversial first novel.


Unknown: Joseph McFadden

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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