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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With John Humphrys and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With Paul Jones , management consultant and Methodist lay preacher.
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 psychologist Susan Blackmore.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Susan Blackmore.

: Serial: Telling theWorkers about Science

5: Relating Relativity by Albert Einstein. For details see Monday


Unknown: Albert Einstein.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests.
Postcards: Breathing Underwater by Bryony Lavery. Final part. For details see Monday
Postcards is repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Bryony Lavery.

: Growing Pains

Liberation or Limitation? In the second of three programmes, Sue Limb takes advice on how to grow old disgracefully.
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. 5: Dick and Richard are having no trouble speaking their minds. with Julian Dutton and lain Cuthertson Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Lol Mason
Unknown: Dick Barton
Unknown: Julian Dutton
Richard Barton: Robert Bathurst
Dick Barton: Moray Watson
Sally Barton: Matilda Ziegler

: You and Yours

With John Waite.


Unknown: John Waite.

: 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 Paul Gambaccini , Sir Antony Jay , Robert Robinson and Jane Walmsley.
Reader Patricia Hughes. Producer Chris Neill
E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Paul Gambaccini
Unknown: Sir Antony Jay
Unknown: Robert Robinson
Reader: Jane Walmsley.
Reader: Patricia Hughes.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play:The Captain's Wife

By Juliet Ace. Every two years, there is a new captain - and a new captain's wife. Mattie, played by Patricia Hodge , is there for them all. She observes the Navy at play and provides exotic relief - until she is ready to change herself. Director Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Juliet Ace.
Played By: Patricia Hodge
Director: Ned Chaillet

: Wired for a Week

Daire Brehan presents an interactive series providing technical solutions to everyday problems.
Producer Kathryn Morrison


Unknown: Daire Brehan
Producer: Kathryn Morrison

: Rigby's Red Herrings

In Praise of the Red Herring Final programme.
For details see Monday

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley with listeners' letters. Producer Nick Utechin. Repeated Sunday
WRITE TO: Feedback, PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: Feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Bookclub

Repeated from Sunday 4pm

: 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 Jon Sopel. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Jon Sopel.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

Simon Hoggart quizzes Alan Coren , Francis Wheen and other guests on the week's news.
Producer Jon Rolph. Repeated tomorrow


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Francis Wheen
Producer: Jon Rolph.

: The Archers

Peggy preserves her marriage.
Written by Christopher Hawes Director Peter Leslie Wild Editor Vanessa Whitburn
[address removed]


Written By: Christopher Hawes
Director: Peter Leslie
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Tommy Archer: Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Kate Aldridge: Kellie Bright
Christine Barford: Lesley Saweard
JackWoolley: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
JackWoolley: Arnold Peters
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
William Grundy: Philip Molloy
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Roy Tucker: Ian Pepperell
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Usha Gupta: Souad Faress
Hayley Jordan: Lucy Davis
Alistair Lloyd: Michael Lumsden
Greg Turner: Marc Finn

: Front Row

Mark Lawson looks ahead to tomorrow's Eurovision Song Contest-after controversies in Israel and Germany, what does a Eurosong say about a nation?
Producer Anthony Denselow


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Anthony Denselow

: Postcards:Breathing Underwater

By Bryony Lavery. Final part. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Bryony Lavery.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, by panellists Sir Norman Fowler , shadow environment secretary; Charles Kennedy , Liberal Democrat spokesman for agriculture and rural affairs; radio critic Gillian Reynolds ; and Ann Taylor , Leader of the House. Producer Anne Peacock
Repeated tomorrow


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Unknown: Sir Norman Fowler
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Unknown: Gillian Reynolds
Leader: Ann Taylor
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Letter from America

With Alistair Cooke.
Repeated Sunday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play:The Shadow of Mir

By Nick Fisher. Valentina Savitskaya , a middle-aged Russian bureaucrat, is sent into space to check the viability of space station Mir's future. As her real motive is gradually revealed, a tense power game is played out. with Philip Jackson , Michael Culver.
Harry Ditson , Olegario Fedoro. Sam Douglas. Keeley Hawes and Ian Gelder. Director John Dryden


Unknown: Nick Fisher.
Unknown: Valentina Savitskaya
Unknown: Philip Jackson
Unknown: Michael Culver.
Unknown: Harry Ditson
Unknown: Olegario Fedoro.
Unknown: Sam Douglas.
Unknown: Keeley Hawes
Unknown: Ian Gelder.
Director: John Dryden
Valentina Savitskaya: Etela Pardo
Stephen Childs: Jamie Glover

: The World Tonight

With Isobel Hilton.


Presenter: Isobel Hilton

: Book at Bedtime:Cold Mountain

By Charles Frazier. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Charles Frazier.

: Late Night on 4:Late Tackle

Martin Bashir and guests talk sport. Producer Isobel Williams


Unknown: Martin Bashir
Producer: Isobel Williams

: Sport in Books

Six programmes looking at sport in literature.
5: The Changing Room - and Beyond Chris Sykes discusses sport and drama with Michael Billington , John Godber and Harold Pinter.
Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Chris Sykes
Unknown: Michael Billington
Unknown: John Godber
Unknown: Harold Pinter.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: News

: The Late Book: Panther in the Basement

By Amos Oz. Part 4. For details see Monday


Unknown: Amos Oz.

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.

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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.

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