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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

: Prayer for the Day

With Denis Nowlan.


Unknown: Denis Nowlan.

: Today

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


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Roy Jenkins.

: Last Chance to See

By Douglas Adams. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Douglas Adams.

: News

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk invites David Cook , Janet Daley , Michael Mansfield QCand Dr David Starkey to investigate the moral questions behind the week's news.
Producer David Coomes


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: David Cook
Unknown: Janet Daley
Unknown: Michael Mansfield
Unknown: Dr David Starkey
Producer: David Coomes

: Daily Service for Ascension Day

From St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. Alleluia, Sing to Jesus
(Hyfrydol); Matthew 28, wl6-20; Gloria in Excelsis Deo (Weelkes); Christ Triumphant (Guiting Power). With the Choir of the Church of St
Martin-in-the-Fields. Director of music Paul Stubbings. See also 7.20pm


Music: Paul Stubbings.

: Girlies

A four-part comedy serial by Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan. 3: Dan and Sonal move house. Vinny and Ali try to assert some control over their young son, who is causing havoc because Vinny is pregnant. Ramesh turns up at Sonal's house unannounced. with Susan Sheridan. Ameet Chaana , Cal McCrystal, Roger Liddle , Shiv Grewal , Burt Caesar , Omar Salimi. Alice Arnold , Sophie Levy and Nyla Levy. Director Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Sudha Bhuchar
Unknown: Shaheen Khan.
Unknown: Susan Sheridan.
Unknown: Ameet Chaana
Unknown: Roger Liddle
Unknown: Shiv Grewal
Unknown: Burt Caesar
Unknown: Omar Salimi.
Unknown: Alice Arnold
Unknown: Sophie Levy
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Jabeen: Shaheen Khan
Sonal: Sudha Bhuchar
Tula: Zita Sattar
Vinny: Bharti Patel
Samina: Sakuntala Ramanee
Masi: Charubala Chokshi

: On This Day

The news 50 years ago.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray comes face to face with one of pop's most flamboyant
Performers - Skin, from Skunk Anansie. Serial: Close Relations (5). For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Skunk Anansie.

: From Our Own Correspondent

Producer Tony Grant


Producer: Tony Grant

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Slightly Foxed

Gill Pyrah and her guests Robert Barnard, Jonathan Cecil, Susan Moody and Graham Norton return with another edition of the literary quiz. Producer Ann Jobson


Unknown: Gill Pyrah
Unknown: Robert Barnard
Unknown: Jonathan Cecil
Unknown: Susan Moody
Unknown: Graham Norton
Producer: Ann Jobson

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7.05pm

: Thursday Afternoon Play: Body Politic

By Mark Riblin. Sydney has been disabled from birth, but his indomitable spirit keeps him fighting to be treated like everyone else. with Peter Macqueen , Richard Curnow and Kim Durham. Director Sue Wilson


Unknown: Mark Riblin.
Unknown: Peter MacQueen
Unknown: Richard Curnow
Unknown: Kim Durham.
Director: Sue Wilson
Sydney: Richard Pearce
Rose: Tracy Wiles
Monica: Alice Arnold
Bernard: Sidney Williams
Sister Sneddon: Tina Gray

: The Afternoon Shift

With Daire Brehan. Ian MacMillan reflects on the symbolism of a famous, now abandoned, working men's club.


Unknown: Daire Brehan.
Unknown: Ian MacMillan

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Paul Allen reviews The Spanish
Tragedy, the 16th-century play that Shakespeare drew upon in writing
Hamlet. Plus a report from Russia on Ralph Fiennes in Ivanov.
Producer Paul Quinn. Revised rpt at 9.30pm


Unknown: Paul Allen
Unknown: Ralph Fiennes
Producer: Paul Quinn.

: Short Story: The Disappearance

By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni , read by Garrick Hagon. A young Indian woman mysteriously disappears one day. Producer Nandita Ghose Repeat


Unknown: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Read By: Garrick Hagon.
Producer: Nandita Ghose

: PM

With Charlie Lee-Potter and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The House of the Spirit Levels

Nick Revell 's six-part comedy saga continues. Starring David Swift as Obadiah, Maggie Steed as Alice,
Alison Steadman as Jane, and Nick Revell as Tony.
2: Tony returns to West Yorkshire and the family he left a decade earlier. with Peter Gunn , Peter Serafinowicz and Natalie Walter. Music by Paul Mottram Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: David Swift
Unknown: Maggie Steed
Unknown: Alison Steadman
Unknown: Nick Revell
Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Natalie Walter.
Music By: Paul Mottram
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: News

: The Archers

Tom is triumphant.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: A Celebration for Ascension Day

From St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise (Llanfair); Movements from
Gloria (Vivaldi); Look, Ye Saints , the Sight Is Glorious (Regent Square); The Head, That Once Was Crowned with Thorns (St Magnus). Readings: Daniel 7, w9-14; Ephesians 1, W15-23; Luke 24, w44-53.
Staff from BBC Religion join the Daily Service Singers, the New English
Orchestra and Choirgirl of the Year Helen Massey. Celebrant the Rev
David Winter. Preacher the Very Rev Gilleasbuig Macmillan. Director of music Nigel Swinford. Producer Philip Billson


Unknown: Ye Saints
Unknown: Helen Massey.
Unknown: David Winter.
Unknown: Gilleasbuig MacMillan.
Music: Nigel Swinford.
Producer: Philip Billson

: Analysis

The Battle Done
After a six-week general election campaign, the results are finally in. Peter Kellner assesses the significance of the 1997 poll and the prospects for the next five years.
Producers Michael Blastland. Anthony Dworkin Repeated Sunday 4.15pm


Unknown: Peter Kellner
Producers: Michael Blastland.
Producers: Anthony Dworkin

: Uncle Mort's Celtic Fringe: Lofoten-Jones

The third of five episodes continuing Carter Brandon's epic journey through Wales with his Uncle Mort. Narrated by Christian Rodska. Written by Peter Tinniswood.



Narrator: Christian Rodska
[Actor]: Sam Kelly
[Actor]: Stephen Thorne
[Actress]: Liz Goulding
[Actor]: Howell Evans
Writer: Peter Tinniswood
Producer: Pete Atkin

: 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: The Vice Consul

The first of two short stories by a master of the form, VS Pritchett, who died in March. Reader John Moffat.
Producer Duncan Minshull Repeat


Reader: John Moffat.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Double Dribble

The first of a four-part comedy series, written by Martin Glynn.
The Cougars' star player Neville is in love with Deena. Can the basketball team win their next game without him? with Robbie Gee, Don Gilet , Alex Jones and Denzil Edmead. Director Tanya Nash


Written By: Martin Glynn.
Unknown: Don Gilet
Unknown: Alex Jones
Unknown: Denzil Edmead.
Director: Tanya Nash
Neville: Roger Griffiths
Deena: Adjoa Andoh
Larry: Colin McFarlane
Cedric: Eddie Nestor
Lisa: Lorna Laidlaw

: Offspring

Repeated from Saturday 6.50pm

: News

: The Late Book: Behind the Scenes at the Museum

By Kate Atkinson. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Kate Atkinson.

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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