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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

The news and the issues of the week in rural Britain.

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries , Bishop of Oxford.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Richard Harries

: Start the Week

Stimulating conversation with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Ruth Gardiner
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Serial: Telling theWorkers about Science

The first of five stories about the popularisation of science is by JBS
Haldane. Read by Gerard McDermott. Producer Louise Grealish


Read By: Gerard McDermott.
Producer: Louise Grealish

: Daily Service

Songs of Praise the Angels Sang
(Northampton); Exodus 15, wl-5; 13; I Will Sing of Thy Great Mercies
(Mendelssohn); Christ Triumphant. With the choir of Bowdon Parish
Church. Director of music
Sasha Johnson Manning.


Music: Sasha Johnson Manning.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests.
Postcards: Breathing Underwater by Bryony Lavery. Part 1 of 5. Managing editor Nadine Grieve
For Postcards details see 7.45pm repeat E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Bryony Lavery.
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: The Green Man

Joanna Pinnock goes in search of the origins of the mysterious figure at the heart of so many of the May Day festivities held throughout Britain.
Producers Sarah Blunt and Joanna Pinnock


Unknown: Joanna Pinnock
Producers: Sarah Blunt
Producers: Joanna Pinnock

: Evil under the Sun: 5

Michael Bakewell's dramatisation of the novel by Agatha Christie.
In the last of five parts, Hercule Poirot must fit each of the clues into its correct place. with Lindsey Fawcett, Sabina Franklyn, Wendy Craig, lain Glen, Susannah Corbett and Gerard McDermott.


Author: Agatha Christie
Dramatised by: Michael Bakewell
Director: Enyd Williams
Hercule Poirot: John Moffatt
Linda Marshall: Lindsey Fawcett
Rosamund Darnley: Sabina Franklyn
Mrs Gardener: Wendy Craig
Christine Redfern: Susannah Corbett
Inspector Colgate: Gerard McDermott
Colonel Weston: George Baker
Captain Marshall: Robin Ellis

: You and Yours

: With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

I With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Mastermind

Peter Snow chairs the fifth heat of this
, year's contest. Contenders answer questions on both specialist subjects and general knowledge.
Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated Sunday


Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:If You Knew Suzy

Patrice Chaplin 's play shows a less familiar side to chanteuse Suzy Solidor , who ran the infamous Paris nightclub La Vie Parisienne in the 1940s. with Danielle McCormack , James Muir , Peter Gunn , Jillie Meers , Jennie Lee and Brian Parr Director Jeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Patrice Chaplin
Unknown: Suzy Solidor
Unknown: Danielle McCormacK
Unknown: James Muir
Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Jillie Meers
Unknown: Jennie Lee
Unknown: Brian Parr
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Suzy Solidor: Becky Hindley
Vincent (Narrator): Clive Swift

: Money Box Special

The Leasehold Trap. Sarah Pennells asks whether the leasehold system is ripe for reform.
Producer Josh de la Mare


Unknown: Sarah Pennells
Producer: Josh de la Mare

: Rigby's Red Herrings

Food enthusiast Graeme Rigby is joined by chef Alastair Little in five programmes about preserved fish. 1: The Bombay Duck That Wasn't Producer Susan Roberts


Unknown: Graeme Rigby
Unknown: Alastair Little
Producer: Susan Roberts

: Time Is Unredeemable

By Attia Hossain , read by Shaheen Khan. A bride finds herself deserted.


Unknown: Attia Hossain
Read By: Shaheen Khan.

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Four Corners

With Jane Franchi and her guests. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Jane Franchi
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Radio's award-winning antidote to panel games comes from the Theatre Royal in Windsor. With Barry Cryer, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Jeremy Hardy. Humphrey Lyttelton presides, while Colin Sell is on the piano.
Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday


Panellist: Barry Cryer
Panellist: Graeme Garden
Panellist: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Panellist: Jeremy Hardy
Chairman: Humphrey Lyttelton
Pianist: Colin Sell
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

Betty learns about yin and yang. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs a live nightly arts programme.


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Postcards:Breathing Underwater

By Bryony Lavery. A Tudor shipwreck is explored off Porthant Bay and a new diver stirs up memories. Part 1 of 5. with Geoffrey Hutchings. Sean Arnold.
Russell Boulter , Diana Berriman and Rachel Atkins. Director Janet Whitaker Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Bryony Lavery.
Unknown: Geoffrey Hutchings.
Unknown: Sean Arnold.
Unknown: Russell Boulter
Unknown: Diana Berriman
Unknown: Rachel Atkins.
Director: Janet Whitaker
Sennen Pennamenny: Susannah Doyle
Simon Murray: Charles Simpson
Robert Renownden: John Turner

: Great Expectations

Three programmes following midwives at work in different parts of the United Kingdom. 1: Midwives and Monitors
Homerton Hospital in East London. Producer Alison Vernon-Smith


Producer: Alison Vernon-Smith

: In Business

Profit Profs. After decades of frowning on teachers who made money, British universities now employ dozens of millionaire dons. Peter Day reports. Producer Rosamund Jones Revised


Unknown: Peter Day
Producer: Rosamund Jones

: Spring Watch

Six programmes follow the advance of spring. 5: Nick Baker reaches Scotland. Producer Grant Sonnex. PHONE: [number removed]. E-MAIL: spring@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nick Baker
Producer: Grant Sonnex.

: Start the Week

Revised repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Isobel Hilton.
Producers Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E-MAIL: wtonite@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Isobel Hilton.
Producers: Prue Keely
Producers: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime:Cold Mountain

Charles Frazier 's novel is abridged in ten parts by Kati Nicholl and read by William Hootkins. Part 6. Producer Jill Waters


Unknown: Charles Frazier
Unknown: Kati Nicholl
Read By: William Hootkins.
Producer: Jill Waters

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: Weird Tales from the SlipRoad of Urban Paranoia

Andrew Lincoln stars as Christian in the first of a series of darkly satirical dramas written and directed by Martin Jameson. 1: Bingo!
It is 2003, and the new government establishes a state bingo to fund the health service. with Stuart Richman , Malcolm Hebden. Jane Hollowood , Jimmy Hibbert , Chris Cooke ,
Melissa Sinden , Caroline Sugden and Hannah Wilkinson. Music composed by Paul Cargill


Unknown: Andrew Lincoln
Directed By: Martin Jameson.
Unknown: Stuart Richman
Unknown: Malcolm Hebden.
Unknown: Jane Hollowood
Unknown: Jimmy Hibbert
Unknown: Chris Cooke
Unknown: Melissa Sinden
Unknown: Caroline Sugden
Unknown: Hannah Wilkinson.
Composed By: Paul Cargill
Cora Buckley: Judith Barker
Prison officer: Lesley Nicol

: Crossing Over

Robin Denselow talks to six musicians who have fallen in love with music from another culture. 4: Lucy Duran Repeated from Saturday 11.30pm


Talks: Robin Denselow
Unknown: Lucy Duran

: News

: The Late Book: Panther in the Basement

By Amos Oz, abridged in nine episodes by Patrick Carroll , read by Alfred Molina.
Producer Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Patrick Carroll
Read By: Alfred Molina.
Producer: Ned Chaillet

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.

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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