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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Today

With John Humphrys , Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Bishop Bill Westwood
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: Sue MacGregor.
Editor: Jon Barton.

: Screwtape Letters

Final part.
For details see Monday

: News

: Desert Island Discs: Iain Banks

Sue Lawley's guest is writer Iain Banks.
Repeated from Sunday 12.15pm


Presenter: Sue Lawley
Castaway: Iain Banks

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley airs listeners' opinions of BBC programmes and policy.
Producer Anne Marie Cole. Repeated Sunday
6.15pm. WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: feedback@bbc.co.uk
What RT readers think of Radio 4's new look, see Letters: page 111;
Roland White on Radio 4: page 115


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Anne Marie Cole.
Unknown: Roland White

: Libel

Libel barrister Manuel Barca presents five maverick courtroom dramas which created a sensation in their day, dramatised by Matthew Solon. They Filled Themselves Like Tanks with Whiskey. Three top Labour politicians - Bevan, Phillips and Crossman - were accused of being drunk at a conference in Venice. They sued to save their reputations. Producer Matt Thompson


Presenter: Manuel Barca
Dramatised By: Matthew Solon.
Producer: Matt Thompson

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today.

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Diana Madill. Serial: Larry's Party. Part 4. For details see Monday


Introduced By: Diana Madill.

: 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

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 Burns.

: Derek Cooper's Necessary Pleasures

The first of six programmes celebrating food. Pasta. Derek Cooper makes a pilgrimage to Bologna, culinary capital of Italy and the home of spaghetti bolognese, to see how pasta has become a way of life. Producer Min Raisman Repeat


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: The Summer Serial: A Pair of Blue Eyes

The final part of Thomas Hardy 's story, dramatised by Jane Beeson.
3: Elfride resolves to tell Henry the truth. with Michael Maloney , Nigel Stock ,
Vivian Pickles , Anna Wing , Christopher Scott. Sheila Grant. John Livesey and George Parsons Director Cherry Cookson Repeat


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Dramatised By: Jane Beeson.
Unknown: Michael Maloney
Unknown: Nigel Stock
Unknown: Vivian Pickles
Unknown: Anna Wing
Unknown: Christopher Scott.
Unknown: Sheila Grant.
Unknown: John Livesey
Unknown: George Parsons
Director: Cherry Cookson
Henry Knight: Jeremy Irons
Elfride: Janet Maw

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Tim Marlow reports on a prize at the Fringe Festival for new writing in plays. Producer Adrian Washbourne


Unknown: Tim Marlow
Producer: Adrian Washbourne

: Short Story: On the Fringe - Cameron Spooner's Ultimate Drapery

By lain Grant, read by Michael Mackenzie. An entertainer channels his love of bureaucracy into popular song. Producer Bruce Young. Repeated next Sunday


Read By: Michael MacKenzie.
Producer: Bruce Young.

: PM

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


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Editor: Kevin Marsh.

: Going Places

David Stafford presents the weekend leisure and heritage programme.
Novelist Edward Rutherford visits St
Paul's Cathedral, which this year celebrates its 300th anniversary. Producer David Prest
Call [number removed] if you are organising a weekend event this summer


Unknown: David Stafford
Producer: David Prest

: News

: The Archers

The show must go on. Written by Janey Preger. Director Keri Davies Editor Vanessa Whitburn
Repeated Monday 1.40pm
ARCHERS FAN CLUB: send sae to [address removed]


Written By: Janey Preger.
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
John Archer: Sam Barriscale
Tommy Archer: Tom Graham
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Kate Aldridge: Kelue Bright
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Joe Grundy: Edward Kelsey
Eddie Grundy: Trevor Harrison
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Hayley Jordan: Lucy Davis
Sean Myerson: Gareth Armstrong
Clive Horrobin: Alex Jones
Sharon Richards: Celia Nelson

: Pick of the Week

Nick Baker presents extracts from BBC radio and television over the past week. Producer Tony Phillips. Repeated Sunday
3.30pm. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]. FAX:
(0171) [number removed]. E-MAIL: potw@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Tony Phillips.

: Hype or Hypothesis

Jez Nelson chairs four lively debates on science and society.
2: Vast, Expensive Scientific Projects Are a Colossal Waste of Money Producer Richard Aedy
Repeated Saturday 1.10pm


Producer: Richard Aedy

: Lost Childhoods

Sara Parker presents the last of four programmes. The Gifted Ones Producer Ronni Davis Repeat


Unknown: Sara Parker
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Letter from America

Repeated Sunday 9.15am

: Kaleidoscope Feature

You Win Some, You Lose Some
Paul Allen talks to Bill Kenwright , the theatrical showman and fixer.
Repeated from Saturday 7.20pm


Talks: Paul Allen
Unknown: Bill Kenwright

: The World Tonight

With Jeremy Harris. Editor Anne Koch


Unknown: Jeremy Harris.
Editor: Anne Koch

: Book at Bedtime: Midnight's Children

By Salman Rushdie. Part 15. For details see Monday


Unknown: Salman Rushdie.

: Mammon

Last in the series which satirises the media. 4: The executives decide to hit back at the anti-smoking lobby. with Jonathan Coy , Julian Dutton ,
Sarah Parkinson , Daniel Strauss and Gary Waldhorn Producer Aled Evans. Rptd tomorrow 6.25pm


Unknown: Jonathan Coy
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Sarah Parkinson
Unknown: Daniel Strauss
Unknown: Gary Waldhorn
Producer: Aled Evans.
Wagstaff: Jonathan Aris
Dervish: Matthew Bell

: Tea Junction

With Patrick Hannan and guests. Producer Hilary Green


Unknown: Patrick Hannan
Producer: Hilary Green

: Me and Prison

Writer Daphne Glazer reflects on a fascination with prison life, kindled by her father's experiences as a conscientious objector. Producer Gillian Hush Repeat


Unknown: Daphne Glazer

: News

: The Late Book: The Woman and the Ape

By Peter Hoeg. Part 5. For details see Monday


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.

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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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