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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

. With Anna Hill.
Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Anna Hill.

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Rosemary Hartill.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Rosemary Hartill.

: Beyond the Millennium

. Six visionary thinkers tell
Sheena McDonald what life will be like in the year 2010. 1: War and Warfare
American academic Chris Hables Gray envisages horrendous possibilities, but believes that we have the power to eradicate war for ever. I Producer Clare Csonka


Unknown: Sheena McDonald
Unknown: Chris Hables Gray
Producer: Clare Csonka

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg and guests engage in lively conversation.
Producer Olivia Seligman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Olivia Seligman

: Daily Service

Teach Me, My God and King
(Sandys); John 12, w24-26; 0 Jesus I Have Promised (Bach); Forth in Thy Name, 0 Lord, I Go (Song 34). With Manchester Cathedral Choristers.
Organist and master of the choristers Christopher Stokes. Sub-organist Matthew Owens.


Unknown: Christopher Stokes.
Unknown: Matthew Owens.

: Big Bang

The alternative science show.
Jez Nelson investigates new ways to look at the heart. Producer Sue Broom
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk

: On These Days

All this week, Kate Saunders celebrates the 40th anniversary of the comic Bunty. Today, a look at the role of the magazine in the lives of girls growing up in the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
Producers Laura Craig Gray and Gabi Fisher Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Kate Saunders
Producers: Laura Craig Gray
Producers: Gabi Fisher
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Woman's Hour

Topical chat and features from a woman's point of view, introduced by Jenni Murray. Serial: Shadow Baby, by Margaret Forster , read in 12 parts by Gemma Jones. Part 6. Managing editor Nadine Grieve E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Unknown: Margaret Forster
Unknown: Gemma Jones.
Editor: Nadine Grieve

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

Vincent Duggieby takes listeners' calls on a topical issue affecting Personal finance.
Producer Josh Delamare LINES OPEN from 10am


Unknown: Vincent Duggieby
Producer: Josh Delamare

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: Counterpoint

Heat 2 of the general knowledge music quiz hosted by Ned Sherrin. Producer Steve Doherty
Repeated Wednesday 6.30pm


Unknown: Ned Sherrin.
Producer: Steve Doherty

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday

: 2025

The conclusion of Mike Walker 's
two-part serial. Olivia and Irena take a step closer to illegal genetic engineering. But who can they trust? with Su-Lin Looi , John Rowe ,
Alastair Danson , Rachel Atkins and Ravin J Ganatra Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Mike Walker
Unknown: Su-Lin Looi
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Alastair Danson
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Director: Sally Avens
Irena: Alphonsia Emmanuel
Olivia: Mona Hammond
Dr Beth David: Daniela Nardini
Henry/Mr Li: David Yip

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker provides a guide to the music of Martinu and talks to author
Liz Jensen about her book Arkbaby. Producer Jackie Christie
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Liz Jensen
Producer: Jackie Christie

: Short Story: The Wish

By Tess Martin , read by Owen Roe. He is an alcoholic, she is a single mother. Their fragile affair is destroyed by the hopelessness of their past lives. Producer Pam Brighton


Unknown: Tess Martin
Read By: Owen Roe.
Producer: Pam Brighton

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: Just a Minute

With Nicholas Parsons and guests. Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons

: News

: The Archers

She's leaving home.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper looks at Duchy Originals, the Prince of Wales's food company.


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play: Dancing Girls of Lahore

By Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan. The dancing girls of Lahore, descendants of the courtesans of India, are now the breadwinners in many families. Bollywood film songs have replaced classical music, and the clientele comprises anyone with enough money to get through the door. with Archie Panjabi , Harvey Virdi , Sudha Bhuchar , Sunetra Sarker , Kaleem Janjua. Rehan Sheikh. Shiv Grewal , Akhbar Kurta , Simon Nagra and Nitin Daggal
Music Sarwar Sabri , Kamal Sabri and Wilfred Masih. Director Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Sudha Bhuchar
Unknown: Shaheen Khan.
Unknown: Archie Panjabi
Unknown: Harvey Virdi
Unknown: Sudha Bhuchar
Unknown: Sunetra Sarker
Unknown: Kaleem Janjua.
Unknown: Shiv Grewal
Unknown: Akhbar Kurta
Unknown: Simon Nagra
Unknown: Nitin Daggal
Music: Sarwar Sabri
Music: Kamal Sabri
Music: Wilfred Masih.
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Rehmat: Surinder Kochar
Saira: Parminder K Nagra

: Empire

Four programmes in which Peter Jay reassesses the history of the British Empire, asking how it came to be, how it passed away and what kind of world it left in its wake.
1: Because It's There. Why did the British set out to change the world? Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Peter Jay
Producer: Philip Sellars

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Unknown: Isabel Hilton.

: Book at Bedtime: Angela's Ashes

By Frank McCourt , read in seven episodes by Luke Griffin. 6: Surviving with the Help of Mr Hannon
Abridged and produced by Pam Brighton


Unknown: Frank McCourt
Unknown: Luke Griffin.
Unknown: Mr Hannon
Produced By: Pam Brighton

: In the Grip of the Glossies

Poise and Popularity. In the second of four programmes, Liz Lochhead recalls how, in her teenage years, women's magazines were a great source of help. Producer Sally Flatman Repeat


Unknown: Liz Lochhead
Producer: Sally Flatman

: Education Matters

With David Walter.
Producer Anne Freeman


Unknown: David Walter.
Producer: Anne Freeman

: Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter

Lee Hall 's six-part dramatisation of Mario Vargas Llosa 's comic novel.
2: Mario's feelings for his aunt take a sudden turn for the better. with Alex Lowe , Robert Harper , Sean Baker ,
Christopher Scott , Kim Wall. Jonathan Adams ,
Joanna Monro and Elaine Pyke Director Sally Avens Repeat


Unknown: Lee Hall
Unknown: Mario Vargas Llosa
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Robert Harper
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: Christopher Scott
Unknown: Kim Wall.
Unknown: Jonathan Adams
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: Elaine Pyke
Director: Sally Avens
Mario: Tom Hollander
Aunt Julia: Siobhan Redmond
Pedro Camacho: John Sessions

: News

: The Late Book: Something to Hide

Nicholas Monsarrat 's thriller, read in seven parts by Stephen Thome. Part 6. Abridged and produced by Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Nicholas Monsarrat
Unknown: Stephen Thome.
Produced By: Pam Fraser Solomon

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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