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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Today

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


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The New Commandments

Last in the series in which
Polly Toynbee interviews a leading public figure about the moral commandments that guide their professional lives and decisions. Producer Abigail Saxon


Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Producer: Abigail Saxon

: News

: Start the Week

With Melvyn Bragg and his guests, film director Richard Attenborough and writer Gillian Slovo Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Director: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Gillian Slovo
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Big Bang

Jez Nelson looks at the latest technology designed to find black holes in space. Producer Sue Broom

: Daily Service

: On This Day

Today's news from 50 years ago. Producer Judy Ward


Producer: Judy Ward

: Woman's Hour

As Hamlet hits the screen, the lead actor and director Kenneth Branagh talks to Jenni Murray.
Serial: The Street. Five short stories from Julia Darling 's collection
Bloodlines. Read by Barbara Martin and abridged by Julia Darling.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie E-MAIL: Womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Kenneth Branagh
Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Julia Darling
Read By: Barbara Martin
Abridged By: Julia Darling.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

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

With Vincent Duggleby. 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 music quiz. Heat Six. With Tricia Moore ,
John Konik and Michael Gerrard.
Producer Steve Doherty
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Unknown: Tricia Moore
Unknown: John Konik
Unknown: Michael Gerrard.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Unofficial Rosie

Paula Wilcox is private eye
Rosie Monaghan in the second of two stories written by Alan McDonald. 2: Softies with Malcolm Ward , Deborah Berlin, Susannah Corbett. Tom Bevan , Dominic Traynor , Tina Gray and Teresa Gallagher. Music Peter Howell. Director Tracey Neale Repeat


Unknown: Paula Wilcox
Unknown: Rosie Monaghan
Written By: Alan McDonald.
Unknown: Malcolm Ward
Unknown: Susannah Corbett.
Unknown: Tom Bevan
Unknown: Dominic Traynor
Unknown: Tina Gray
Unknown: Teresa Gallagher.
Music: Peter Howell.
Director: Tracey Neale
Bob: Dominic Grounsell
Carol: Helen Roberts
Jerry: Christopher Bramwell
Margie: Elizabeth Estensen
Graham: David Thorpe
Martin: Paul Barber
Debbie: Barbara Dryhurst
Det Sgt Murdoch: Gareth Armstrong

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor. David Cook uncovers some bizarre surprises among the memorials in Southwark Cathedral.
Editor Sharon Banoff
PHONE: (0171) [number removed]
E-MAIL: Afternoon.Shift@bbc.co. uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Unknown: David Cook
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker visits London's Imperial War Museum for a major exhibition charting the influence of forties fashion, and hears whether Blur's new CD released today looks set to reestablish the group as Britpop leaders. Producer Beaty Rubens Revised repeat 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Producer: Beaty Rubens

: Short Story. Please Don't

By Erica Wagner. The reading room at the British Library can seem a dry and lonely place. But sometimes unexpected connections are made. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Erica Wagner.
Producer: Jill Waters

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: Just a Minute

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

David sticks to his principles. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

How the French and the Americans are getting together to document every one of the traditional foods of France.

: The Monday Play: Last Orders

By Graham Swift. This year's Booker Prize-winning novel, dramatised for radio by Mike Walker , is a contemporary Canterbury Tale. It tells the story of four Bermondsey men who take the ashes of an old friend - Jack Dodds - to throw into the sea at Margate. The journey is part pub-crawl and part drive down memory lane as the four stop off at landmarks along the way.
Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Graham Swift.
Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Jack Dodds
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Jack: Peter Vaughan
Ray: Tom Georgeson
Amy: Ann Mitchell
Lenny: John Hollis
Vic: Norman Bird
Vince: Nicholas Woooeson
Bernie: Sean Baker
Young Ray: Alex Lowe
Young Jack: Kim Wall

: 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. 5: Penelope Fitzgerald on Offshore
Producer Erin Riley Repeat


Unknown: Hermione Lee
Unknown: Penelope Fitzgerald
Producer: Erin Riley

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat of 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: House of Splendid Isolation

Edna O'Brien reads part one of her novel, abridged in ten episodes by the author and Pam Brighton. Whilst hiding in the house of a lonely and depressed old woman, an escaped terrorist discovers who he really is. 1: Escape
Producer Pam Brighton Repeat


Unknown: Edna O'Brien
Unknown: Pam Brighton.

: The Trade Rag

Nick Baker presents six documentaries about trade magazines. 3: Farmers Weekly. A nasty case of sheep-rustling. Producer Anne Marie Cole Repeat


Unknown: Nick Baker

: Education Matters

Presented by Philippa Dolley. Producer Clare McGinn
PHONE: the Education Matters Hotline on (0181) [number removed]


Presented By: Philippa Dolley.
Producer: Clare McGinn

: King Solomon's Carpet

By Barbara Vine , adapted in four parts by Nick Fisher. 2: Sledging the District. Danger lies in store for Jasper. Musicians Polty Hewett , Roland Robert , Christine Messiter. Director Marion Nancarrow Repeat


Unknown: Barbara Vine
Unknown: Nick Fisher.
Musicians: Polty Hewett
Musicians: Roland Robert
Musicians: Christine Messiter.
Director: Marion Nancarrow
Alice: Kate Fenwick
Axel: Mark Strong
Tom: Jonathan Cullen
Jasper: Stuart Morris

: News

: The Late Book: Regeneration

Alice Arnold reads the first episode of Pat Barker 's story, abridged by Tessa Kendall.
Producer Claire Grove Repeat


Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Pat Barker
Abridged By: Tessa Kendall.
Producer: Claire Grove Repeat

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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