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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
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: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.
Editor: Jon Barton

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Labour Party.

: News

: Election Call

Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Labour's John Prescott. PHONE: [number removed] (local call rates apply). Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: John Prescott.

: Our Roving Reporter

Fyfe Robertson was the BBC's best-loved television reporter. To mark the tenth anniversary of his death, Brian Sibley talks to Cliff Michelmore , Trevor Philpott , Peter Goodwright and Robertson's daughter Grace, and hears excerpts from some of his lost broadcasts and privately recorded memoirs.


Unknown: Fyfe Robertson
Talks: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Trevor Philpott
Unknown: Peter Goodwright

: On This Day

Today's news from 50 years ago.

: Woman's Hour

With Ruth Wishart.
Serial: The Portrait of a Lady (10). For details see Monday


Unknown: Ruth Wishart.

: The Natural History Programme

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


Presented By: Joanna Pinnock.
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: You and Yours

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


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The Food Programme

With Derek Cooper. Producer Sheila Dillon
Revised 7.20pm


Unknown: 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

: Classic Serial: Beside the Ocean of Time

Repeated from Sunday 2.30pm

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor. David Cook investigates some of history's more absurd electoral victors, including goats, pigs and corpses.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Unknown: David Cook

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow sees a new double bill from film director Abel Ferrara , and art by Tracy Ermin.
Producer Julian May


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Director: Abel Ferrara
Unknown: Tracy Ermin.

: Short Story: Squirrel

By lain Grant, read by Paul Young. Staff of a clothing firm are shocked when the chairman appoints a squirrel glove puppet as managing director. Producer Bruce Young Repeat


Read By: Paul 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.

: Growing Spaces

Edi Stark and her guests, including regular contributor Stephen Anderton and plantswoman Jane Fearnley -Whittingstall, enjoy some hushed contemplation among the treasures of the RHS Lindley Library. Producer Annie Malcolm
Repeated Sunday 9.00pm


Unknown: Stephen Anderton
Unknown: Jane Fearnley
Producer: Annie Malcolm

: News

: The Archers

Brian gets tough.
Written by Chris Thompson. Director Alec Reid Editor Vanessa Whitbum. Rptd Monday 1.40pm ARCHERS ADDICTS FAN CLUB: send sae to
[address removed]


Written By: Chris Thompson.
Director: Alec Reid
Editor: Vanessa Whitbum.
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Elizabeth Pargetter: Alison Dowling
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
JackWoolley: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Kathy Perks: Hedli Niklaus
JoeGrundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
Caroline Pemberton: Sara Coward
Simon Pemberton: Peter Wingfield
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Janet Fisher: Moir Leslie

: Pick of the Week

Chris Serle presents his selection of extracts from BBC radio and television over the past seven days. 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 Dimbieby chairs a topical discussion in Hackney, London, with Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind ; Liz Lynne , Liberal Democrat spokeswoman on social security and disability; and Ruth Deech , principal of St Anne's College, Oxford. Producer Nadine Grieve
Repeated tomorrow 1.10pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbieby
Unknown: Malcolm Rifkind
Unknown: Liz Lynne
Unknown: Ruth Deech
Producer: Nadine Grieve

: Lumiere's Children

Christopher Cook explores the way art and technology have intertwined over the past century of film.
5: Melies 's Children. Ever since Georges Melies startled audiences with his screen magic, film-makers and special-effects artists have explored ways of visualising the impossible via technology, inspiration and magic. First broadcast on Radio 3


Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Georges Melies

: Letter from America

Alistair Cooke with another slice of Americana.
Repeated Sunday 9.15am


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Kaleidoscope Feature

It's a Wonderful Life Story
Brian Sibley explores how the Italian-born immigrant Frank Capra came to embody the American Way. In the spirit of his best-known film, It's a Wonderful Life, the programme tries to imagine popular culture as if Frank Capra had never been born. Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm


Unknown: Brian Sibley
Unknown: Frank Capra
Unknown: Frank Capra

: 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. 10: Back to Brandham
Repeat For details see Monday

: Week Ending

The topical comedy sketch show, with Sally Grace and special guests.
Producer Jon Rolph. Repeated tomorrow 6.25pm


Unknown: Sally Grace
Producer: Jon Rolph.

: Tea Junction

Patrick Hannan and his guests take a sceptical look at the week's events. Producer Hilary Green


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Hilary Green

: The New Recruit

A four-part series in which old and new hands compare notes.
1: Traffic Wardens. If the conversation between new recruit Karen Moss and recently retired June Heffernan is anything to go by, traffic wardens laugh at the public in proportion to the scorn heaped upon them. Producer Lucy Lunt Repeat


Unknown: Karen Moss
Unknown: June Heffernan
Producer: Lucy Lunt

: News

: The Late Book: Spilled Salt

By Barbara Neely , read by Esther Rolle. A mother's love is tested when her only son returns to the family home after a prison term for rape.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Repeat


Unknown: Barbara Neely
Read By: Esther Rolle.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

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.

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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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