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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

: Prayer for the Day


Unknown: David Savoury.

: Today

with James Naughtie and John Humphrys.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Tom Butler.
8.40 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: John Humphrys.
Unknown: Tom Butler.

: News

: Face the Facts

Repeated from yesterday 7.20pm

: Inside Out

Anna Parkinson follows ten former prison inmates for two years to see how they cope with life on the outside. 3: Money Again
Producer Anna Parkinson


Unknown: Anna Parkinson
Producer: Anna Parkinson

: Daily Service

Lord of the Church, we pray for our renewing (Londonderry Air); Acts 1, w 3-9; You are my witnesses
(Pulkingham); The head that once was crowned with thorns (St Magnus). Director of music Gareth Green.


Music: Gareth Green.

: The Doctors

Medical drama set on Merseyside.
4: An attack on the surgery marks the start of racist trouble for Dr Khan. Written by Maurice Bessman A Mersey Television Company production


Written By: Maurice Bessman
Or Sam Benson: Richard O'Sullivan
Mrs Gilchrist: Sue Johnston
Dr Ros Galloway: Amelia Bullmore
Denise Garrett: Andrea Pickering
Anne: Patricia Brake
Sister Bemie Gardner: Kate Binchy
Alec Galloway: Gordon Cameron
Cathy: Clare Beck
Dr Nasser Khan: Lyndam Gregory
Dr Jocelyn Barrett: Liz Stooke
Deborah Kilgallen: Dee Sadler
Mr Leigh: Robert Whelan
Cheryl Bennett: Janys Chambers
MrCostello: James Quinn

: From Plato to the Present

18: Isaiah Berlin. J J Murphy reads from The Crooked Timber of Humanity. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Electricity(13) For details see Monday


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours


: Radio Times Past

In this last episode, the flavour of May 1955 is cooked up from a few old
Radio Times back issues and a slice of the BBC sound archives. Hosted by Rory McGrath with guests Jon Glover , Sally Grace and Peter Goodwright. Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Rory McGrath
Unknown: Jon Glover
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Peter Goodwright.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Letters to Mam

William Ingram 's thriller based on a true-life case.
Davie, a young lad from the Welsh mountains, is accused of murdering the fabulously wealthy and kindly Lady White. 1920s London is shocked.
Music by Andy Price. Director Foz Allan


Unknown: William Ingram
Music By: Andy Price.
Director: Foz Allan
Lady White: Barbara Hicks
Bolt: Christian Rodska
Davie: Hywel Morgan
Gwendoline: Rachel Smith
Inspector Cross: Andrew Hilton
Corbett: John Telfer
Sergeant: Terry Dauncey

: The Afternoon Shift

with Daire Brehan and guests.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reviews the play Absolute
Hell, set in the summer of 1945 and the rare opera, Ermione, at Glyndebourne. Producer Mohit Bakaya. Rvsd rpt 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Mohit Bakaya.

: Short Story: The Dinner Ghost

by Patricia Hannah. "Had he come back now because, at last, he had something to say to them? Was he waiting for Eileen to claim him like a lost treasure and take him home?"
Read by Lesley Mackie.
Producer David Jackson Young


Unknown: Patricia Hannah.
Read By: Lesley MacKie.
Producer: David Jackson Young

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: Missed Demeanours

Eddie Izzard stars with fellow regular Stephen Frost in the anarchic comedy panel game loosely based on history. Chairperson Neil Mullarkey battles to keep order as guests Jo Brand and Lee Comes join the fray. Producer Phil Clarke


Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Stephen Frost
Unknown: Neil Mullarkey
Unknown: Jo Brand
Producer: Phil Clarke

: News

: The Archers

Guy and Caroline are on a jaunt. Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm

: A Celebration for Ascension Day

from Manchester Cathedral with the Daily Service Singers and members of the BBC Religious Broadcasting
Department. Celebrant the Rev Steven Benson. Preacher the Rev Dr Colin
Morris. Coelos Ascendit Hodie
(Stanford); Hail the day that sees Him rise; Gloria -Coronation Mass (Mozart); God is gone up (Finzi); Crown Him with many crowns; Daniel 7, w 9-14; Acts 1, w 1-11; Matthew 28, w 16-20. Director of music Christopher Stokes.


Unknown: Steven Benson.
Music: Christopher Stokes.

: Analysis

Thinking Ahead
Where do the new ideas that shape society come from? Are they made to political order, forced on us by a changing world, or the triumph of reason? With less than two years to go before the next general election, and old ideologies in need of renewal, Geoff Mulgan examines the market for new thinking to challenge today's orthodoxies.
Producer Michael Blastland. Rptd Sun 4.15pm


Unknown: Geoff Mulgan
Producer: Michael Blastland.

: Worse Things Happen at Sea

In the last of the series, Ian Mclntyre offers some fresh observations on the arguments of the day. Producer Louise Greenberg


Unknown: Ian McLntyre
Producer: Louise Greenberg

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Judy Graham. Producer Marlene Pease
PHONE: (0171) [number removed](Mon-Fri 10.00-5.00)


Presented By: Judy Graham.
Producer: Marlene Pease

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

with Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Hemingway's Chair

by Michael Palin. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Michael Palin.

: Under My Skin

Six plays for late-night listening.
2: A Selection of Ordinary Household Sounds by Steve May. A husband and wife discuss sounds recorded to deter burglars.
Director Richard Wortley Rpt


Unknown: Steve May.
Director: Richard Wortley Rpt
Margaret: Amanda Redman
Selwyn: Robert Glenister

: The Locker Room

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: The New Recruit

Rock Stars. Toyah Willcox , a 20 year veteran of the rock scene offers advice to Roz King , who has abandoned a day job in a bid for fame and fortune. Producer Lucy Lunt Rpt


Unknown: Toyah Willcox
Unknown: Roz King
Producer: Lucy Lunt Rpt

: News

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.

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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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