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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

With Charlotte Smith. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Charlotte Smith.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: 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
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


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

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is artist and sculptor Antony Gormley.
Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Antony Gormley.

: Serial: Bad Land

Moving on. Final part. For details see Monday

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests. Postcards: The Funny Bones by Helen Kluger. Final part. For details see Monday
Postcards is repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Helen Kluger.

: Growing Pains

Act Your Age. In the last of three
Programmes, Sue Limb looks at what shapes our attitudes to age. Producer Sally Flatman Repeat


Producer: Sally Flatman

: Richard Barton - General Practitioner!

The conclusion of Lol Mason's comedy series about the adventures of the unretirable special agent Dick Barton and his doctor son.


Writer: Lol Mason
Producer: Jo Clegg
Richard Barton: Robert Bathurst
Dick Barton: Moray Watson
Sally Barton: Matilda Ziegler
[Actor]: Julian Dutton
[Actor]: Carolyn Jones
[Actor]: Iain Cuthbertson

: You and Yours

With John Waite. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: John Waite.
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
Evolving quotations and anecdotes. With Sir Ian McKellen , Julian Mitchell , Claire Rayner and Hilary Spurling. Reader William Franklyn.
Producer Chris Neill
E-MAIL: quote.unquote@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Nigel Rees
Unknown: Sir Ian McKellen
Unknown: Julian Mitchell
Unknown: Claire Rayner
Reader: Hilary Spurling.
Reader: William Franklyn.
Producer: Chris Neill

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Painting Mrs Jones

Lindsay Duncan stars as Jennifer Jones in Rachel Joyce 's new play about a woman who sits for her
Portrait and wonders if the painting will reveal a new truth about her "iner self.
DirectorJeremy Mortimer


Unknown: Lindsay Duncan
Unknown: Jennifer Jones
Unknown: Rachel Joyce
Director: Jeremy Mortimer
Iain Jones: James Laurenson
Tom: David Antrobus

: 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

: Let the Rumpus Begin!

5: Bows against the Boarders
How Geoffrey Trease led the struggle against pre-war children's books' obsession with boarding schools. For details see Monday


Unknown: Geoffrey Trease

: Feedback

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


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Producer: Nick Utechin.

: Open Book

With Humphrey Carpenter. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Unknown: 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 Eddie Marr. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Eddie Marr.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The News Quiz

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


Unknown: Simon Hoggart
Unknown: Alan Coren
Unknown: Andy Hamilton
Producer: Jon Rolph.

: The Archers

Susan eats humble pie.
Written by Peter Kerry
Director David Ian Neville Editor Vanessa Whitbum
[address removed]


Written By: Peter Kerry
Director: David Ian Neville
Editor: Vanessa Whitbum
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Pat Archer: Patricia Gallimore
Tommy Archer: Tom Graham
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Kate Aldridge: Kellie Bright
George Barford: Graham Roberts
Jack Woolley: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Susan Carter: Charlotte Martin
Mike Tucker: Terry Molloy
Betty Tucker: Pamela Craig
Roy Tucker: Ian Pepperell
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Usha Gupta: Souad Faress
Greg Turner: Marc Finn
Hayley Jordan: Lucy Davis

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson. Tonight, a look at the Mediterranean glamour of the Cannes Film Festival.
Producer Jerome Weatherald


Unknown: Mark Lawson.
Producer: Jerome Weatherald

: Postcards: The Funny Bones

By Helen Kluger. Final part. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Kluger.

: Any Questions?

Jonathan Dimbleby is joined in Belfast, Northern Ireland, by four guest panellists.
Producer Anne Peacock
Repeated tomorrow


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated Sunday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: An Epiphanous Use of the Microphone

Specially written by David Pownall , this play celebrates 75 years of drama on radio, which began on 28 May 1923 with a production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. (A new production of Twelfth Night is on R3, Sunday 17 May.) with John Rowe. Jane Whittenshaw.
Christopher Wright , Gerard McDermott , Iwan Thomas. Alison Pettitt , Rory Campbell and Peter Donaldson. Director Martin Jenkins


Written By: David Pownall
Unknown: John Rowe.
Unknown: Jane Whittenshaw.
Unknown: Christopher Wright
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Iwan Thomas.
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Unknown: Rory Campbell
Unknown: Peter Donaldson.
Director: Martin Jenkins
John Reith: Crawford Logan
William Shakespeare: Michael Maloney
Queen Elizabeth: Anna Massey
Muriel Reith: Rachel Atkins

: The World Tonight

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


Unknown: Robin Lustig.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: A Kind of Loving

By Stan Barstow. Part 5. For details see Monday


Unknown: Stan Barstow.

: Late Tackle

Martin Bashir and guests get together for conversation about sport. Producer Isobel Williams


Unknown: Martin Bashir
Producer: Isobel Williams

: Sport in Books

Over the Moon - or Sick as a Parrot?
In the last of six programmes,
Chris Sykes explores the use of language in sport with John Carey and Frank Keating. Producer Audrey Adams


Unknown: Chris Sykes
Unknown: John Carey
Unknown: Frank Keating.
Producer: Audrey Adams

: News

: The Late Book: Panther in the Basement

By Amos Oz. Final part. 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.

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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