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: News Briefing

: Fanning Today

The Vicar of Uffington. Richard Sanders examines the life of the rural vicar, in literature and the flesh. Producer Alasdair Cross


Unknown: Richard Sanders
Producer: Alasdair Cross

: Prayer for the Day

With Jenny Nemko.


Unknown: Jenny Nemko.

: Today

With James Naughtie and Alex Brodie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Elaine Storkey.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Alex Brodie.
Unknown: Elaine Storkey.

: Tips from Women Gardeners

A five-part anthology of green-fingered women compiled by Deborah Kellaway. 1: Weeders and Non-Weeders. Read by Jane Lapotaire and Alice Arnold. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Unknown: Deborah Kellaway.
Read By: Jane Lapotaire
Read By: Alice Arnold.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg is joined by physicist
Russell Stannard talking about religion and science, and Michael Kustow on the cultural history of Jerusalem. Producer David Herman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Russell Stannard
Unknown: Michael Kustow
Producer: David Herman

: Big Bang

Jez Nelson listens to signals from outer space at the headquarters of the latest search for extra-terrestrial life. Producer Sue Broom

: Daily Service

Live from Spring Harvest at Skegness, led by Denis Nowlan. John 20, w 1-9.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: This Sceptr'd Isle

Anna Massey narrates the story of Britain from the Romans to the 20th century, with the words of Sir Winston Churchill read by Peter Jeffrey.
157: The Ministry of All the Talents and the Death of Fox
Written by Christopher Lee. Producer Pete Atkin


Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: Sir Winston Churchill
Read By: Peter Jeffrey.
Written By: Christopher Lee.
Producer: Pete Atkin

: Woman's Hour

Why do so many beautiful baby boys turn into grunting computer nerds or thuggish football nuts? What makes boys tick? And why are so many falling behind at school? In a special Bank
Holiday edition, Jenni Murray considers the men of the future, in the company of writer Angela Phillips , educationalist Gus John - and hordes of boys.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie
WEB SITE: http://www.bbcnc.org.uk/radio/ radio4/womans_hour/index.html


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Angela Phillips
Unknown: Gus John
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Lotta and the Englishmen

Swedish writer Lotta Erikson comes to England to find the perfect man. Each day she meets up with a stranger: an accountant, a roofer, a teacher, an artist, an actor. She has long been fantasising about Englishmen but What will she make of the real thing?
Producer Tessa Watt
* See This Week: page 8


Producer: Tessa Watt

: You and Yours

With Chris Choi.


Unknown: Chris Choi.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin asks the questions of Kenneth McEwan from London,
Graham Brooker from Oxford, and Richard Wildman from Bedford, in the general knowledge music quiz. Producer Steve Doherty
Repeated Wednesday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Kenneth McEwan
Unknown: Graham Brooker
Unknown: Richard Wildman
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.
# Face Behind the Voice: page 12


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Thackeray

By Olwyn Wymark and Barbara Clegg. Jim Thackeray is a renowned landscape gardener. He is also a first-class private detective.
With Mary Wimbush , David March . Richard Pearce , Irene Sutcliffe , Sean Barrett , Todd Boyce. Giselle Wolf , Michael Tudor-Barnes , John Rye , Simon Eastwood and Jane Whittenshaw. Directed by Glyn Dearman Rpt


Unknown: Olwyn Wymark
Unknown: Barbara Clegg.
Unknown: Jim Thackeray
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: David March
Unknown: Richard Pearce
Unknown: Irene Sutcliffe
Unknown: Sean Barrett
Unknown: Todd Boyce.
Unknown: Giselle Wolf
Unknown: Michael Tudor-Barnes
Unknown: John Rye
Unknown: Simon Eastwood
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw.
Directed By: Glyn Dearman
Thackeray: Michael Cochrane
George Field: John Moffatt
Shirley Field: Rosemary Leach
OsmanRifat: Nigel Anthony

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor. Trixie Rawlinson goes in search of the Devil.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker listens to music associated with the Russian Easter and some gardening book classics. Producer Beaty Rubens. Rvsd rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Producer: Beaty Rubens.

: Short Story: The Easter Egg Hunt

A story for Easter by Michelle Roberts. Read by Jilly Bond.
Producer Pam Fraser Solomon Rpt


Unknown: Michelle Roberts.
Read By: Jilly Bond.
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Guy needs to talk.
Repeated tomorrow at 1.40pm
* Women of the cloth: page 6

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper. Revised repeat from Good Friday


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: Monday Play: Uganda

By Judith Johnson.
Ronald Pickup stars as widower Billy Ellis, whose wanderlust has never taken him further than Rhyl. An agoraphobic, he spends his days keeping a troubled eye on the wide world through his atlas and foreign news reports.


Writer: Judith Johnson
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Trish Ellis: Bharti Patel
Tommy Ellis: Paul Haigh
Gayle Ellis: Michelle Butterly
Emily Ellis: Penny Layden
Aakash: Ameet Chaana
Sal: Anna Niland

: How Music Can Change the World

Can music persuade you to stop drinking? Can it improve your moral health? In the last of the series, David Huckvale investigates the power of music to improve society. Producer Anthony Sellors


Unknown: David Huckvale
Producer: Anthony Sellors

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: Stalin's Nose

Alistair McGowan reads
Rory MacLean 's story, abridged in ten parts by Andrew Simpson.
6: Aunt Zita's pet pig fell on her husband's head and killed him. It then ate her dentures.
Producer Peter Kavanagh


Unknown: Alistair McGowan
Unknown: Rory MacLean
Unknown: Andrew Simpson.
Producer: Peter Kavanagh

: A Week in the Life

Five programmes which allow listeners to eavesdrop on people's lives for a week.
4: Nicola and Claire Producer Jane Ray Rpt


Producer: Jane Ray

: Uncle Dynamite

By P G Wodehouse. Adapted in six parts by Richard Usborne. Starring Richard Briers as Uncle Fred, with narration by Paul Eddington.
3: The Perplexing of Pongo. Uncle
Fred, aka the Fifth Earl of Ickenham, brings Sally Baines , Pongo's exfiancée, to Ashenden. with Susie Brann and Chris Emmett
Producer Gareth Edwards Rpt


Unknown: G Wodehouse.
Unknown: Richard Usborne.
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Paul Eddington.
Unknown: Sally Baines
Unknown: Susie Brann
Unknown: Chris Emmett
Producer: Gareth Edwards
SirAylmer Bostock: Charles Gray
Lady Bostock: Josephine Tewson
Bill Oakshott: Simon Treves

: News

: The Late Book: Devil in a Blue Dress

Paul Winfield reads Walter Mosley 's crime noir, abridged in ten parts by Margaret Busby.
6: Easy Rawlins finds Todd Carter , a man who claims to love Daphne Monet. Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Paul Winfield
Unknown: Walter Mosley
Unknown: Margaret Busby.
Unknown: Todd Carter
Unknown: Daphne Monet.
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.

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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