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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Fr Oliver McTernan.


Unknown: Fr Oliver McTernan.

: Farming Today

The news of the week in rural Britain.

: Today

With John Humphrys , Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Paul Jones.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament L W only


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Paul Jones.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is Sir Ernest Hall. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Sir Ernest Hall.

: Serial: Collapse of Stout Party

By Sir Julian Critchley. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Sir Julian Critchley.

: Woman's Hour

Maya Angelou , world-famous writer and poet, celebrates her 70th birthday with Jenni Murray. Postcards:
Sunblock by Ginnie Hole. Part 5. For details see Monday
Postcards repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Maya Angelou
Unknown: Jenni Murray.

: Growing Pains

Blooming and Withering. Sue Limb takes a wry look at the process of ageing. Should we fight it or just accept that we have had our turn? Producer Sally Flatman Repeat


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Richard Barton - General Practitioner!

Lol Mason's comedy series about the adventures of the unretirable special agent Dick Barton and his doctor son.
4: Richard's flu is not improving, but Sally discovers that a herbal remedy has dramatic results. With Matilda Ziegler, Julian Dutton, Iain Cuthbertson, Joss Ackland, Carolyn Jones and Adjoa Andoh.


Writer: Lol Mason
Unknown: Matilda Ziegler
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Unknown: Joss Ackland
Unknown: Carolyn Jones
Unknown: Adjoa Andoh
Producer: Jo Clegg
Richard Barton: Robert Bathurst
Dick Barton: Moray Watson

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and Mark Whittaker. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.
Editor: Chris Burns

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Nick Clarke.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: Quote.... Unquote

Nigel Rees chairs the popular quiz involving quotations and anecdotes. With Elizabeth Buchan , Bryan Forbes. Robert Lacey and Chris Langham. Reader William Franklyn. Producer Chris Neill
E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Elizabeth Buchan
Unknown: Bryan Forbes.
Unknown: Robert Lacey
Reader: Chris Langham.
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:Prisoner of Gender

By John Merryfield. As an academic,
Andrew is a shining example of all that is politically correct. But, sadly, he is a complete disaster as a human being.
With Robert Paterson. Sheila Latimer. Vivienne Dixon and David McKail Director Patrick Rayner Repeat


Unknown: John Merryfield.
Unknown: Robert Paterson.
Unknown: Sheila Latimer.
Unknown: David McKail
Director: Patrick Rayner
Andrew: James Telfer
Jerry: Crawford Logan
Deirdre: Mairi Gillespie

: Wired for a Week

Daire Brehan presents an interactive series providing technical solutions to everyday problems. Producer Neil George


Unknown: Daire Brehan
Producer: Neil George

: Local Motors

5: The Jowett
For details see Monday

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley with listeners' letters. Producer Nick Utechin
Repeated Sunday
WRITE TO: Feedback. [address removed]. FAX: [number removed] E-MAIL: Feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Nick Utechin

: Open Book

Humphrey Carpenter talks books. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Talks: Humphrey Carpenter

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives.
Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart quizzes Alan Coren , Jeremy Hardy , Maureen Lipman and other guests on the week's news. Producer Jon Rolph Repeated tomorrow


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Jeremy Hardy
Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Producer: Jon Rolph

: The Archers

Betty gets more unwelcome help.
Written by Louise Page Director Keri Davies
Editor Vanessa Whitburn
[address removed]


Written By: Louise Page
Director: Keri Davies
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Nigel Pargetter: Graham Seed
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Galli More
Tommy Archer: Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
JackWoolley: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Kathy Perks: Hedu Niklaus
Clarrie Grundy: Rosalind Adams
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
MrsAntrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Usha Gupta: Souad Faress
Hayley Jordan: Lucy Davis
Janet Fisher: Moir Leslie
Alistair Lloyd: Michael Lumsden

: Front Row

Francine Stock meets novelist and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi , whose latest novel grapples with family tensions provoked by religious fanaticism. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Francine Stock
Unknown: Hanif Kureishi

: Postcards: Sunblock

Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Dorchester, Dorset, by panellists including Mark Oaten , Liberal
Democrat spokesman for social security and welfare.
Producer Anne Peacock. Repeated tomorrow


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Mark Oaten
Producer: Anne Peacock.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated Sunday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: A Walk in the Bois de Boulogne

By Carey Harrison. Paris , 1968.
Stephen Arnold is delighted when famous British actor Sir Edmund Ganly commissions him to adapt his novel into a film script. But Stephen soon begins to realise that he is living a lie. With Joanne Maclnnes, Chris Pavlo and Mark Bonnar. Director Gordon House Repeat


Writer: Carey Harrison
Director: Gordon House
Stephen Arnold: John Shrapnel
Sir Edmund Ganly: Joss Ackland
Sara Thomasson: Estelle Kohler
Young Stephen: Richard Hollick
[Actress]: Joanna MacInnes
[Actor]: Chris Pavlo
[Actor]: Mark Bonnar

: The World Tonight

Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E-MAIL: wtonite@bbc.co.uk


Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime:Cold Mountain

By Charles Frazier. Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Charles Frazier.

: Late Night on 4:Late Tackle

Sport takes centre stage as Martin Bashir and guests converse about the issues, passions and pains associated with Britain's biggest obsession. Producer Isobel Williams


Unknown: Martin Bashir
Producer: Isobel Williams

: Sport in Books

Six programmes on sport in literature. 4: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Chris Sykes investigates the incidence of sport in crime writing. With Colin Dexter. Dick Francis and HRF Keating. Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Chris Sykes
Unknown: Colin Dexter.
Unknown: Dick Francis
Producer: Audrey Adams

: News

: The LateBook: Tales from Ovid

Poet Laureate Ted Hughes concludes the ten-part reading of his award-winning reworking of Ovid's Metamorphoses. For details see Monday


Unknown: Ted Hughes

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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