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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Battye.


Unknown: Canon Noel Battye.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.
Editor: Jon Barton.

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Liberal Democrats.

: News

: Election Call

Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Conservative Michael Portillo.
PHONE: [number removed]. Local call rates apply SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST with BBC1


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Michael Portillo.

: Out of the Black Bag

Clare Jenkins explores popular medicine. In the last of the series, a visit to a group of inner-city GPs. Producer Alastair Wilson


Unknown: Clare Jenkins
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: On This Day

Today's news from 50 years ago.

: Woman's Hour

With Sylvia Horn. From The Lady of Shalott to Maud, Kathleen Griffin considers women in Tennyson's works. Serial: The Portrait of a Lady (5). For details see Monday


Unknown: Sylvia Horn.
Unknown: Kathleen Griffin

: The Natural History Programme

Presented by Joanna Pinnock.
Producer Sandra Sykes. Repeated Sunday 8pm WRITE TO: The Natural History Programme, BBC, Bristol BS8 2LR


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.
Producer: Sandra Sykes.

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.
Editor Chns Burns. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]to raise issues for investigation


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.
Editor: Chns Burns.

: The Food Programme

Why are all the big supermarkets now experimenting with home delivery? Julia Eisner investigates. Producer Sheila Dillon


Unknown: Julia Eisner
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

: Classic Serial: Beside the Ocean of Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm

: The Afternoon Shift

Laurie Taylor with lively debate.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow sees the sculpture of Duane Hanson. Plus an interview with the new director of the ICA, Philip Dodd. Producer Helen Garrison


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: Duane Hanson.
Unknown: Philip Dodd.
Producer: Helen Garrison

: Short Story: The Rebel

By Madeleine Wickham , read by Patience Tomlinson. Amelia is a legal secretary ... or that's what her family think, until the tabloids publish photos of her, emerging naked from a lake with a famous pop star. Producer Christine Boar Repeat


Unknown: Madeleine Wickham
Unknown: Tomlinson. Amelia
Producer: Christine Boar Repeat

: PM

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


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Kevin Marsh.

: Growing Spaces

Edi Stark returns with the magazine which delights in the glory of the garden. New regular contributor
Stephen Anderton exercises poetic licence with the daffodil; writer Anna Pavord reveals her spring passions; and Charles Stirton , director of the millennial National Botanic Garden of Wales, describes their progress. Producer Annie Malcolm
Repeated Sunday 9.00pm


Unknown: Stephen Anderton
Unknown: Anna Pavord
Unknown: Charles Stirton
Producer: Annie Malcolm

: News

: The Archers

Simon puts the knife in.
Rptd Monday 1.40pm

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Writer: Chris Hawes
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
Simon Pemberton: Peter Wingfield
Robert Snell: Graham Blockey
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
James Miller: John Goodrum
Graham Ryder: Malcolm McKee

: Pick of the Week

With Chris Serle.
Producer Joy Hatwood. Rptd Sunday 3.30pm. PHONE: (0171) [number removed](24 hours) FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Serle.
Producer: Joy Hatwood.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby chairs a topical discussion in Barnack, Stamford, with Charles Kennedy , Liberal Democrat spokesman on European Union affairs; Dr Marjorie Mowlam , shadow Northern Ireland Secretary; Peter Lilley , Secretary of State for Social Security; and author Frederic Raphael. Producer Nadine Grieve
Repeated tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: European Union
Unknown: Dr Marjorie Mowlam
Unknown: Peter Lilley
Unknown: Frederic Raphael.
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Lumiere's Children

Five programmes which explore the way art and technology have intertwined over the past century of film.
4: Snakes, Funerals and 1.33-to-l
Director Fritz Lang once protested that widescreen was fit only for snakes and funerals, but Christopher Cook finds that film-makers have always sought to immerse their audiences in the total experience of cinema with new and improved screen processes. First broadcast on Radio 3


Director: Fritz Lang
Unknown: Christopher Cook

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: Kaleidoscope Feature

The Rake's Progress
Tim Marlow investigates how William Hogarth 's everyday story of London folk in the 1730s changed the course of British art history, drama and opera. Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Unknown: William Hogarth

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: The Go-Between

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

: Week Ending

The topical comedy sketch show. Producer Jon Rolph
Repeated tomorrow 6.25pm


Producer: Jon Rolph

: Tea Junction

With Patrick Hannan and his guests. Producer Hilary Green


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Hilary Green

: Twilight

The last of five programmes.
A Squawk from the Hole.
Joanna Pinnock watches seabirds at dusk on the island of Skomer.
Producer Grant Sonnex Repeat


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock

: News

: The Late Book: Never Marry a Mexican

By Sandra Cisneros , read in three parts by Rita Moreno.
3: Hatred leads to revenge. Repeat


Unknown: Sandra Cisneros
Unknown: Rita Moreno.

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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.

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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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