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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

With Richard Uridge. Producer David Street


Unknown: Richard Uridge.

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Today

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


Unknown: James Naughtie.

: An Intimate History of Conversation

Six programmes in which historian Theodore Zeldin looks at the past, present and future of conversation. Producer Philip Sellars


Unknown: Theodore Zeldin
Producer: Philip Sellars

: News

: Start the Week

Melvyn Bragg is joined by Linda Colley and biographer Peter Ackroyd with a new book about Sir Thomas More. Producer David Herman


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Unknown: Linda Colley
Unknown: Peter Ackroyd
Unknown: Sir Thomas More.
Producer: David Herman

: Shiva's Wedding

The first of two programmes exploring the role of gods and goddesses in Indian life. Ruchira Gupta celebrates the wedding day of the god Shiva. Producer Tessa Watt Repeat


Unknown: Ruchira Gupta

: Daily Service

Morning Has Broken (Bunessan); Matthew 10, wl6-22; Psalm 121 (Coombes); Forth in Thy Name
(Angels' Song). With the choir of Bury Grammar School (Girls). Director of music Dorothy Stoddard.

: On These Days

Keen walker Hunter Davies looks at the battle to establish The Pennine Way. Series editor Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Hunter Davies
Editor: Lindsay Leonard

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray is joined by Oscar-winning actor Jack Nicholson who talks about As Good as It Gets, the Oscar-nominated romantic comedy.
Serial: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, abridged in 20 parts by Doreen Estall, read by Juliet Stevenson. Part 1
READER OFFER: Madame Bovary read by Juliet Stevenson is available on BBC audio cassette and costs £12.99 plus Ll p&p. Send a cheque, payable to RT Offers, to [address removed] or telephone (01483) [number removed]


Presenter: Jenni Murray
Guest: Jack Nicholson

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

Vincent Duggleby takes calls on an issue affecting personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald LINES OPEN from 10am
+ Face behind the Voice: page 129


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: You and Yours

With John Waite.


Unknown: John Waite.

: Counterpoint

First semi-final of the 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.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

Repeated from Friday 7.05pm

: An Oscar for Janice

By Janet George. Theatre-mad supermarket assistant Janice finds that the stars in her eyes lose their twinkle when she gets a work placement in her local theatre. with Dave Hill , Sandra Maitland , Bernard Padden , Terrance Mann , John Jardine and Holly Grainger. Music composed by Tim Browne , performed by the Composer, Colin Beckett and Christian Loyal. Director Nandita Ghose


Unknown: Janet George.
Unknown: Dave Hill
Unknown: Sandra Maitland
Unknown: Bernard Padden
Unknown: Terrance Mann
Unknown: John Jardine
Unknown: Holly Grainger.
Composed By: Tim Browne
Unknown: Colin Beckett
Director: Nandita Ghose
Janice: Julie Riley
Dad: Geoff Hinsuff

: The Afternoon Shift

With Laurie Taylor.
Daily editor Chris Paling. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]. E-MAIL: Afternoon.Shift@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor.
Editor: Chris Paling.

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Lynne Walker reads
Stephen Johnson 's biography of Anton Bruckner and talks to Bryn Terfel about the National Film Theatre's season of Rodgers and Hammerstein films. Producer Chris Eldon Lee Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Lynne Walker
Unknown: Stephen Johnson
Unknown: Anton Bruckner
Producer: Chris Eldon Lee

: Short Story: A Very Bad Thing

Bill Paterson reads his reminiscences of a boyhood adventure set in Glasgow's long, hot summer of 1955. Producer Marilyn Imrie


Unknown: Bill Paterson
Producer: Marilyn Imrie

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: The News Quiz

With Simon Hoggart and guests. Repeated from Saturday 12.25pm


Unknown: Simon Hoggart

: News

: The Archers

Tommy hitches a ride.
Repeated tomorrow 1.40pm

: The Food Programme

Fish is becoming rarer and more expensive. Derek Cooper asks whether our seas are sustainable. Revised


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: The Monday Play: Heaven's Walk

By Richard Cameron. Sal is dying in hospital, George is a retired teacher trying to recover his past, and Billy is finding his first love. Heaven's Walk is where they all find paradise. with Jo Kendall , Jenny Lee , Anthony Lewis ,
Jenny Popplewell , Leigh Harris , Oliver Pearce. Samantha Morris , Nicola Cannon, Patrick Clibbens , Susan Cookson , Seamus O'Neil. Olwen May, Carolyn Jones , Rachei Atkins , John Rowe. Gerard McDermott and Alison Pettitt. Director Janet Whitaker


Unknown: Richard Cameron.
Unknown: Jo Kendall
Unknown: Jenny Lee
Unknown: Anthony Lewis
Unknown: Jenny Popplewell
Unknown: Leigh Harris
Unknown: Oliver Pearce.
Unknown: Samantha Morris
Unknown: Patrick Clibbens
Unknown: Susan Cookson
Unknown: Seamus O'Neil.
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Rachei Atkins
Unknown: John Rowe.
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Alison Pettitt.
Director: Janet Whitaker
GeorS e: Philip Jackson
Sal: Anne Carroll

: Grandmothers' Footsteps

The second of two documentaries following Mukti Jain Campion as she takes her children to the homes of their two grandmothers - one a rural village in India, the other a crofting community in the Scottish Highlands. Music Nick Sargent. Producers Mukti Jain Campion and Chris Eldon Lee Repeat


Unknown: Mukti Jain Campion
Music: Nick Sargent.
Producers: Mukti Jain
Producers: Chris Eldon Lee

: Kaleidoscope

Revised repeat from 4.05pm

: The World Tonight

With Isabel Hilton.


Presenter: Isabel Hilton

: Book at Bedtime: Colomba

Prosper Merimee's story about love and revenge in the Corsican mountains. Translated by Nicholas Jotcham , abridged by Ruth Petrie , read in seven episodes by Mark Straker. Part 1. Producer Duncan Minshull


Translated By: Nicholas Jotcham
Abridged By: Ruth Petrie
Unknown: Mark Straker.
Producer: Duncan Minshull

: Reinventing God

Charles Handy , writer and social philosopher, retraces in six parts his own steps in the journey of a lifetime -the search for meaning. 4: Los Angeles: Can-do Culture Producer Norman Winter


Unknown: Charles Handy
Producer: Norman Winter

: Education Matters

With Mike Baker.
Producer Anne Freeman


Unknown: Mike Baker.
Producer: Anne Freeman

: Sweet Blood

The last episode of Elizabeth Baines 's moody, evocative drama in three parts. Sugar Baby. Pregnant Ellie is "rescued" by Zol from the clutches of the medical profession. with Jane Hollowood , Paul Oldham , Melissa Sinden , Christine Parle. Vincent Davies , Ben Frain and Christian Newton. Music composed by Paul Cargill. Director Diane Whitley


Unknown: Elizabeth Baines
Unknown: Jane Hollowood
Unknown: Paul Oldham
Unknown: Melissa Sinden
Unknown: Christine Parle.
Unknown: Vincent Davies
Unknown: Ben Frain
Composed By: Paul Cargill.
Director: Diane Whitley
Ellie: Rebecca Callard
Zol: Con O'Neill
Dr 0 Brien: Peter Rylands

: News

: The Late Book: Bogart

AM Sperber and Eric Lax 's biography of the Hollywood screen legend, read in five parts by Paul Birchard. Part 1.
Abridged and produced by Bruce Young Repeat


Unknown: Eric Lax
Unknown: Paul Birchard.
Produced By: Bruce Young

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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