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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Vishvapani.

: Farming Today

With John Harvey. Producer David Street


Unknown: John Harvey.
Producer: David Street

: Today

With John Humphrys , Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Richard Harries.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Richard Harries.

: Start the Week

With Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Ruth Gardiner
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Serial: Bad Land

All this week, Jonathan Raban reads his story of the homesteaders who settled in America's Midwest in the early part of the century. Abridged in five parts by Sally Hedges. 1: Montana - deserted homesteads and vanished dreams Producer Tim Dee


Unknown: Jonathan Raban
Unknown: Sally Hedges.
Producer: Tim Dee

: Daily Service

All My Hope on God Is Founded (Michael); Romans 15, w7-13; Love One Another with a Pure Heart (SS Wesley); 0 Praise Ye the Lord! (Laudate Dominum). With the Chapel Choir of Malsis School. Director of music Robert Marsh.


Music: Robert Marsh.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests.
Postcards: The Funny Bones by Helen Kluger. Part 1 of 5. Managing editor Nadine Grieve
For Postcards details see 7.45pm repeat E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk
Face behind the Voice: page 131


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Helen Kluger.
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: The Surgeon of Crowthorne

Simon Winchester reveals a story of murder, madness and lexicography in which a millionaire surgeon confined in Broadmoor becomes a major contributor to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Readings by John Rowe and Brian Parr.
Producer Jill Waters


Presenter: Simon Winchester
Reader: John Rowe
Reader: Brian Parr
Producer: Jill Waters

: Chambers

A five-part series of the comedy set in Perhaps the country's least spectacular •aw chambers. 1: Only the Lonely. John Fuller-Carp finds himself in competition with rival Vernon Ames. Starring John Bird , James Fleet and Sarah Lancashire . With Jonathan Kydd , Jeremy Clyde , Joanna Monro and Tracy Ann Oberman. Written by Clive coleman. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: John Fuller-Carp
Unknown: Vernon Ames.
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: James Fleet
Unknown: Sarah Lancashire
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Unknown: Jeremy Clyde
Unknown: Joanna Monro
Unknown: Tracy Ann OBErman.
Written By: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: You and Yours

Daily consumer news and investigations.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Mastermind

Peter Snow chairs Heat 6 of this gear's contest.
Producer Paul Bajoria. Repeated Sunday


Producer: Paul Bajoria.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Chekhov in My Life

When Lydia Avilov died in 1942, her account of her love affair with Chekhov was published. But was it just a romantic whim of her own imagining?
With Colin Sarrell , Alan Leith , Pamela Grace and Ann Penfold. Translated by David Magarshack Adapted for radio by Carolyn Sally Jones Director Keith Slade


Unknown: Lydia Avilov
Unknown: Colin Sarrell
Unknown: Alan Leith
Unknown: Pamela Grace
Unknown: Ann Penfold.
Translated By: David Magarshack
Unknown: Carolyn Sally Jones
Director: Keith Slade
Lydia: Janet Suzman
Chekhov: Paul Rhys

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

Vincent Duggleby takes calls on an issue affecting personal finance. Producer Frances Macdonald LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Frances MacDonald

: Let the Rumpus Begin!

All this week, Michael Rosen unmasks the subversive past of classic children's literature. 1: Wild Thing. The dramatic effects of Maurice Sendak 's drawings. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Unknown: Maurice Sendak
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: The Little Death

By Patrick O'Brian, read by Liam O'Callaghan.


Author: Patrick O'Brian
Reader: Liam O'Callaghan
Producer: Roland Jaquarello

: The Food Programme

With Jean Snedegar.
Repeated from Saturday 11am


Unknown: Jean Snedegar.

: Four Comers

With Jane Franchi and her guests. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Jane Franchi
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Jon Sopel.


Unknown: Jon Sopel.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

Radio's antidote to panel games comes from the City Varieties Music Hall in Leeds. With Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Paul Merton ,
Humphrey Lyttelton and Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith. Repeated Sunday


Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Colin Sell.
Producer: Jon Naismith.

: The Archers

Where's the beef?
Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs a live arts show.
Tonight, what makes people see lavish musicals or films again and again? Producer Jerome Weatheraid


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Jerome Weatheraid

: Postcards: The Funny Bones

By Helen Kluger. Husband-and-wife act Hazel and Barry Bone play their last booking of the season and face up to some difficult decisions. Part 1 of 5. with Russell Boulter , Becky Hindley ,
Alison Pettitt , Tristan Sturrock and Christopher Wright Pianist Colin Guthrie. Producer Marilyn Imrie Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Helen Kluger.
Unknown: Barry Bone
Unknown: Russell Boulter
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: Tristan Sturrock
Pianist: Christopher Wright
Pianist: Colin Guthrie.
Producer: Marilyn Imrie
Hazel Bone: Gillian Bevan
Barry Bone: Steve Hodson

: Great Expectations

Three programmes following midwives at work in different parts of the UK.
2: Birthrights and Bleepers. If your idea of a midwife is a tall Australian on a motorbike, then Alice Coyle fits the bill. Producer Alison Vemon-Smith


Unknown: Alice Coyle
Producer: Alison Vemon-Smith

: In Business

Back to School. Schools and universities are still rooted in 19tN;entury traditions. Peter Day asks what changes employers would like to make to the system. Editor Stephen Chilcott


Editor: Stephen Chilcott

: Spring Watch

Nick Baker reaches the end of his journey following the advance of spring. 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 Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Kind of Loving

Sean Bean reads Stan Barstow 's
1950s novel in ten parts. Part 1. Producer Dave Sheasby


Unknown: Sean Bean
Unknown: Stan Barstow
Producer: Dave Sheasby

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: Late Night on 4: Weird Tales from the Slip Road of Urban Paranoia

Louise Lombard stars in the second of a series of darkly satirical dramas. Chicken. Gavin scoffs an endless diet of genetically engineered chicken. with Russell Dixon , Terence Mann , Melissa Sinden , Kirk Smith and Jimmy Hibbert Music composed by Paul Cargill
Written by Martin Jameson and Peter Kerry Director Martin Jameson


Unknown: Russell Dixon
Unknown: Terence Mann
Unknown: Melissa Sinden
Unknown: Kirk Smith
Unknown: Jimmy Hibbert
Composed By: Paul Cargill
Written By: Martin Jameson
Written By: Peter Kerry
Director: Martin Jameson
Gavin: Marc Warren
Ian: Jason Done

: Crossing Over

With Robin Denselow.
Repeated from Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Robin Denselow.

: News

: The Late Book: Panther in the Basement

By Amos Oz. Part 5 of 9. Producer Ned Chaillet


Unknown: Amos Oz.
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.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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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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