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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Norman Winter.


Unknown: Norman Winter.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The New Commandments

Polly Toynbee interviews five leading public figures about the moral commandments that guide their professional lives and decisions. 2: The Rev Dr Ian Paisley MP talks about the relevance of the biblical Ten Commandments in today's world.


Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Dr Ian Paisley

: News

: Start the Week

With Melvyn Bragg and guests for lively and stimulating conversation. Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Daily Service

: Big Bang

Jez Nelson explores the art and science of mirrors. Producer Sue Broom

: On This Day

The headlines of 50 years ago today. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Short story: The Sight of You. The first of three stories by Amy Bloom , abridged by Di Speirs and read by Lorelei King. Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie E-MAIL: Womans.hour@bbc.co.uk


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Stories By: Amy Bloom
Abridged By: Di Speirs
Read By: Lorelei King.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

: Money Box Live: (0171)[number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes listeners' calls on a topical issue affecting personal finances.
Producer Josh De La Mare LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Josh de la Mare

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin hosts the general knowledge music quiz. Heat Three. With Ray Carvello from Brighton, Rosemary Armitage from Cheltenham and Peter Hobday from Stourport-on-Severn. Producer Steve Doherty
Repeated Wednesday at 6.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Ray Carvello
Unknown: Rosemary Armitage
Unknown: Peter Hobday
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Fnday

: God's Country

By Lee Hall. 3: The Sorrows of Sandra Saint. Sandra and her brother Scout are still grieving for their dad. Sandra is 14, difficult, angry at the world and drives her mum mad. Scout is two years younger and believes if he buries a sock in the garden, then he might bring his father back to life. However, Sandra has other ideas in mind ...
Director Kate Rowland


Unknown: Lee Hall.
Director: Kate Rowland
Sandra: Hayley Richardson
Scout: Michael Walpert
Mother: Tracey Wilkinson

: The Afternoon Shift

Laurie Taylor with guests and topical discussion.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker talks to the baritone
Wolfgang Holzmair , and investigates the myth of Anne of Green Gabes. Producer Erika Wright
Revised repeat 9.30pm


Talks: Lynne Walker
Baritone: Wolfgang Holzmair
Producer: Erika Wright

: Short Story: The Station Road

By Ann Bridge. As a doctor's wife takes the familiar road to the railway station, ghostly apparitions appear at the roadside bearing an uncanny resemblance to the passenger she is supposed to be meeting. Read by John Woodvine. Producer Julian Wilkinson


Unknown: Ann Bridge.
Read By: John Woodvine.
Producer: Julian Wilkinson

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: Just a Minute

Join Chairman Nicholas Parsons and guests Paul Merton , Peter Jones ,
Clement Freud and Graham Norton at the Radio Theatre as they try to talk for one minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Graham Norton

: News

: The Archers

David's put on the spot. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Genetically engineered food. Who needs it? Who profits from it? And who really knows if it's safe? Derek Cooper investigates.
Revised repeat from Friday


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play: Flaherty's Window

By Colum McCann. In New Orleans, Flaherty dreams of the past while his Mexican wife Juanita looks to pay the bills. In Boston, his boxing prodigy Joe prepares for a big fight while
Irish journalist Turner is after the big story ...
Director Roland Jaquarello


Unknown: Colum McCann.
Director: Roland Jaquarello
Flaherty: Mick Lally
Juanita: Libby Morris
JoeFuentes: Eric Loren
Rory Turner Al: Dan Kelly
Mrs Jacobs: Trudy Kelly

: The View from Here

Hermione Lee asks five well-known women writers to look back at an early work and talk about how their writing has developed and changed since then. 2: Alice Munro on Lives of Girls and Women
Producer Erin Riley Repeat


Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Alice Munro
Producer: Erin Riley

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: The Wimbledon Poisoner

Nigel Williams 's black comedy, abridged in ten parts by Georgina Brown. 6: Is Henry Farrthe real Wimbledon Poisoner? Read by David Troughton. Producer Jocelyn Boxall


Unknown: Nigel Williams
Unknown: Georgina Brown.
Unknown: Henry Farrthe
Read By: David Troughton.
Producer: Jocelyn Boxall

: Discursive Excursions

The last of three programmes in which seasoned travellers recall their exploits - and their reactions to extreme conditions. Those who choose to cross the oceans - by rowing.... Producer Alastair Wilson Repeat


Producer: Alastair Wilson

: Education Matters

Philippa Dolley presents the essential guide to knowledge and news in the learning world.
Producer Clare McGinn


Unknown: Philippa Dolley
Producer: Clare McGinn

: Rent

Lucy Flannery 's award-winning sitcom. When Paul delivers an ultimatum to Ruby, a visit to a fortune teller with Maria tells them more than they bargained for. with Linda Polan. Toby Longworth and Vivienne Rochester. Producer Liz Anstee Repeat


Unknown: Lucy Flannery
Unknown: Linda Polan.
Unknown: Toby Longworth
Producer: Liz Anstee
Maria: Barbara Flynn
Richard: Patrick Barlow

: News

: The Late Book: The Third Policeman

Flann O'Brien 's story, abridged in ten parts by Eric Ewens and read by Patrick Magee.
1: A murder thriller, a hilarious comic satire about an Irish village police force, and a tender story about the unrequited love affair between a man and his bicycle.
Producer Maurice Leitch Repeat


Unknown: Flann O'Brien
Unknown: Eric Ewens
Read By: Patrick Magee.
Producer: Maurice Leitch

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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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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