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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Rabbi YY Rubinstein.


Unknown: Yy Rubinstein.

: Today

With John Humphrys , James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: News

: Election Call

Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Conservative Michael Howard. PHONE: [number removed] (local call rates apply). Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Michael Howard.

: With Great Pleasure

A tribute to the late Allen Ginsberg , presiding genius of the American Beat movement, who recorded this selection of the poetry that inspired his own work in his New York apartment last year. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Allen Ginsberg
Producer: Sara Davies

: Daily Service

0 Worship the King (Hanover); Psalm 95; 0 Praise the Lord (Batten); Alleluia, Alleluia, Give Thanks (Alleluia No 1). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Music: Nigel Swinford.

: On This Day

The news of 50 years ago today. Princess Elizabeth celebrates her
21st birthday in South Africa. In the United States, it is believed a single cigarette may have caused last week's explosion in Texas. Producer Susan Greenhalgh Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Producer: Susan Greenhalgh
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray.
Serial: Miriam Margolyes reads the llth episode of Henry James 's novel The Portrait of a Lady, abridged in 20 parts by Doreen Estall.
Editors Sally Feldman and Clare Selerie E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Miriam Margolyes
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Editors: Sally Feldman
Editors: Clare Selerie

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

With Vincent Duggleby. Producer Marcia Hughes
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Marcia Hughes

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Brain of Britain

A nationwide general knowledge contest. First Round - South of England. Chairman Robert Robinson. Including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to the contestants.
Producer Richard Edis
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Producer: Richard Edis

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: Judith Shakespeare

By Nan Woodhouse. The story of William Shakespeare 's younger daughter. A loner who is at odds with the confined world of early-17th-century Stratford-upon-Avon, Judith yearns to be a part of her father's life. with Jillie Meers , Stephen Critchlow , Ann Beach , Colleen Prendergast and Thomas Connor. Director Tracey Neale Repeat


Unknown: Nan Woodhouse.
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Unknown: Jillie Meers
Unknown: Stephen Critchlow
Unknown: Ann Beach
Unknown: Colleen Prendergast
Unknown: Thomas Connor.
Director: Tracey Neale
Judith: Amanda Root
William: Michael Pennington
Anne: Melinda Walker
Henry Wriothesley: Anton Lesser
Ben: Andrew Wincon

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor and guests.
PHONE: [number removed] E-MAIL: [email address removed]


Presenter: Laurie Taylor
Editor: Sharon Banoff

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker sees Jatinder Verma transpose the setting of the play Dance Like a Man from India to
Britain as the play opens at the Leicester Haymarket, and jazzers
Stacey Kent and her quintet perform live in the studio. Producer Alison Perks
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Jatinder Verma
Unknown: Stacey Kent
Producer: Alison Perks

: Short Story: Resurrection

By Elizabeth Buchan. The gardener, a grieving widower, loves the soil and his first wife. "Waste not, want not", he says. Read by Christopher Scott. Producer Lizzie Hart


Unknown: Elizabeth Buchan.
Read By: Christopher Scott.
Producer: Lizzie Hart

: PM

With Kevin Boucquet and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Kevin Boucquet
Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: The News Quiz

Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm

: News

: The Archers

Elizabeth is not in a party mood. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

With Derek Cooper.
Revised repeat from Friday


Unknown: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: At the Base of the Pyramid

By Gary Mitchell.
In Belfast, the wife of a loyalist prisoner is forced to allow her home to become a storage place for guns, and then has a sudden revelation as to how to use them. with Simon McGill , Alan McKee , Conor Grimes and Brenda Winter. Director Pam Brighton


Unknown: Gary Mitchell.
Unknown: Simon McGill
Unknown: Alan McKee
Unknown: Conor Grimes
Unknown: Brenda Winter.
Director: Pam Brighton
Sally: Maria Connolly
Elizabeth: Katy Tumelty
Mum: Maureen Dow
Davy: Dan Gordon
Sammy: Bj Hogg
Peter: Richard Dormer
Liz: Keava Friel
McKenzie: John Hewitt

: Bottoms, Beaks, Bellies and Feet

Caroline Sarll 's four-part celebration of our extremities.
3: Navel Gazing
Producer Cathy Drysdale Repeat


Unknown: Caroline Sarll
Producer: Cathy Drysdale

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: One of Ours

This week marks the 50th anniversary of Willa Cather 's death. Her Pulitzer
Prize-winning novel, abridged in 12 parts by Katie Campbell , is read by Ian Porter.
1: Nineteen-year-old Claude Wheeler struggles to find a meaning in life. Producer Angela Dalton


Unknown: Willa Cather
Unknown: Katie Campbell
Read By: Ian Porter.
Unknown: Claude Wheeler
Producer: Angela Dalton

: The Heritage Quiz

The first of six programmes in which Sue MacGregor puts questions to
Christopher Cook , Philippa Gregory , Janet Suzman and Martin Wainwright on subjects ranging from pubs and opera to Shakespeare and the National Gallery.
Producer Gillian Hush Repeat


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Christopher Cook
Unknown: Philippa Gregory
Unknown: Janet Suzman
Unknown: Martin Wainwright

: Colvil and Soames: 4: Requiescant in Pace

A six-part serial by Christopher Lee in which two intelligence officers investigate the death of an elderly priest. Starring Amanda Redman as Alex Soames , with Dudley Sutton as Chief Inspector Arthur Guscott , and Christopher Benjamin as Henry Colvil.
Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Amanda Redman
Unknown: Alex Soames
Unknown: Dudley Sutton
Unknown: Arthur Guscott
Unknown: Christopher Benjamin
Unknown: Henry Colvil.
Producer: Pete Atkin
Joseph Kutner: Stephen Thorne
Fr Dominic Byrne: Joseph O'Conor
Fr Williamson: Christian Rodska
Donna Hanley: Beth Porter
Theresa: Elaine Claxton

: News

: The Late Book: High Fidelity

Nick Hornby 's hilarious bestseller, abridged in ten parts by Chris Wallis and read by Alan Davies.
1: When Laura, his partner of almost ten years, finally leaves him for the bloke upstairs, Rob Fleming does not cry - he reorganises his record collection.
Producer Chris Wallis


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Chris Wallis
Read By: Alan Davies.
Unknown: Rob Fleming
Producer: Chris Wallis

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.

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