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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Dr Pauline Webb.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Prof Russell Stannard.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Prof Russell Stannard.

: News

: Section Call

Peter Sissons puts listeners' questions to Liberal Democrat Malcolm Bruce.
PHONE: [number removed] (local call rates apply). Lines open from 8.00am


Unknown: Peter Sissons
Unknown: Malcolm Bruce.

: Daily Service

Shine, Jesus, Shine (Kendrick); Psalm 29; Come, Let Us Sing (Thomton);
Heal Our Nation (Morgan and others). With Wellspring. Director of music Sally Thornton.


Music: Sally Thornton.

: Girlies

A new four-part comedy serial by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan. When five thirty-something Asian women get together for "girlie" evenings, friendships are tested, marriages analysed, and secrets exposed. with Ameet Chaana. Roger Liddle , Alice Arnold. Sophie Levy and Nyla Levy Director Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Sudha Bhuchar
Unknown: Shaheen Khan.
Unknown: Ameet Chaana.
Unknown: Roger Liddle
Unknown: Alice Arnold.
Unknown: Sophie Levy
Unknown: Nyla Levy
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Jabeen: Shaheen Khan
Sonal: Sudha Bhuchar
Tula: Zita Sattar
Vinny: Bharti Patel
Samina: Sakuntala Ramanee
Masi: Charubala Chokshi
Karan: Susan Sheridan
Jo: Cal McCrystal

: On This Day

The news 50 years ago.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray.
Christina Hardyment looks at the history of the kitchen and the bathroom, and the domestic world of our ancestors.
Serial: The Portrait of a Lady (14). For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Christina Hardyment

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Kelly's Heroes

Chris Kelly looks at the life and works of admirable (and fictional) characters.
In the third of four programmes, he talks about publisher Rudolph Mandrae , the man who put the fun in pension funds and died in a mysterious accident. With fond memories from
Roy Hattersley and Robert Robinson. With Joss Ackland. Simon Greenall , Brian Bowles. Sally Grace and Rachel Atkins Producer Kathy Smith


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Rudolph Mandrae
Unknown: Roy Hattersley
Unknown: Robert Robinson.
Unknown: Joss Ackland.
Unknown: Simon Greenall
Unknown: Brian Bowles.
Unknown: Sally Grace
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Strangers on a Train

By Craig Warner , based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. When two young men meet on a train, there is nothing they fear to say - they will never see each other again. But a misunderstanding binds them together in word, deed and blood.
Original music by Craig Wamer Director Andy Jordan Repeat


Unknown: Craig Warner
Novel By: Patricia Highsmith.
Music By: Craig Wamer
Director: Andy Jordan
Charles Bruno: Anton Lesser
Guy Haines: Michael Sheen
Anne Haines: Saskia Reeves
Gerard: Bill Nighy
Elsie Bruno: Jane Whittenshaw
Alex: Denys Hawthorne
Myers: Roger May
Treacher: Stephen Critchlow
Cop: John Hartley
Frear: Andrew Branch

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan and guests.


Unknown: Daire Brehan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen sees the Olivier Auditorium in a new shape as The Caucasian Chalk Circle opens a season in the round at the theatre.
Producer Edwina Wolstencroft Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Producer: Edwina Wolstencroft

: Short Story: The Gun Hanging on the Wall

By Tom Bryson. Fantasy becomes real for a woman obsessed by old films. Read by Michelle Newell. Producer Rosemary Watts


Unknown: Tom Bryson.
Read By: Michelle Newell.
Producer: Rosemary Watts

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Party Election Broadcast

By the Conservative Party.

: Harry Hill's Fruit Corner

Last in the present series featuring comedian Harry Hill. With special guest Richard Briers, and Burt Kwouk, Edna Dore, Al Murray, Martin Hyde, Matt Bradstock and Peter Serafinowicz.


Comedian: Harry Hill
[Actor]: Richard Briers
[Actor]: Burt Kwouk
[Actor]: Edna Dore
[Actor]: Al Murray
[Actor]: Martin Hyder
[Actor]: Matt Bradstock
[Actor]: Peter Serafinowicz
Producer: Phil Bowker

: News

: The Archers

Une liaison dangereuse. Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: Right Stuff, Wrong Sex

Sue Nelson tells the story of a group of pilots who in 1960 became America's first female astronaut trainees. The Mercury 13 crew passed the medical and had more flying experience than John Glenn, but none of them ever made it into space - they were the right stuff but the wrong sex.


Presenter: Sue Nelson
Producer: Ian Willox

: Analysis

How Britain Is Governed
The series which examines the thinking behind public policy and changes in society. As the general election campaign draws to an end,
Peter Kellner asks politicians and Prof Peter Hennessy if it is time for constitutional change. What are the differences between the parties on devolution, open government and the House of Lords? And how likely are these issues to affect the way people vote? Producer Anthony Dworkin
TRANSCRIPTS: available for purchase from
BBC NewsLine. PO Box 5080. London W12 6AJ PHONE: (0181) [number removed]for more information. Repeated Sunday 4.15pm


Unknown: Peter Kellner
Unknown: Prof Peter
Producer: Anthony Dworkin

: Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe

The first of five episodes continuing
Carter Brandon 's epic journey through Wales, accompanied by his uncle
Mort. With and Stuart Organ as the gentleman at the station. Narrated by Christian Rodska. Written by Peter Tinniswood Producer Pete Atkin Repeat


Unknown: Carter Brandon
Unknown: Stuart Organ
Unknown: Christian Rodska.
Written By: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Pete Atkin
Uncle Mort: Stephen Thome
Carter Brandon: Sam Kelly

: Does He Take Sugar?

Presented by Frederick Dove. Producer Colin Hughes PHONE: [number removed]


Presented By: Frederick Dove.
Producer: Colin Hughes

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: One of Ours

By Willa Cather. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Willa Cather.

: Thirty Minute Theatre: Too Many Crooks

By Donald E Westlake , dramatised by Ed Thomason. Two robbers enter a bank vault to find it full of hostages. with Mark Bonnar. Sean Baker , Amanda Gordon and Nathan Osgood. Director Andy Jordan Repeat


Unknown: Donald E Westlake
Dramatised By: Ed Thomason.
Unknown: Mark Bonnar.
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Amanda Gordon
Unknown: Nathan Osgood.
Director: Andy Jordan
Dortmunder: William Hope
Andy Kelp: Andy Lucas
May: Alice Arnold
First robber: Ray Shell
Second robber: Steven Crossley

: Utopia and Other Destinations

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: High Fidelity

By Nick Homby , read by Alan Davies. Part 4.


Unknown: Nick Homby
Read By: Alan Davies.

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.

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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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