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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Clair Jaquiss.


Unknown: Clair Jaquiss.

: Farming Today

The news of the week in rural Britain.

: Today

With Anna Ford and Sue MacGregor.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: Anna Ford
Unknown: Sue MacGregor.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Daily Service

New Testament Turkey Pilgrimage.
From the ruins at Laodicea. Presented by Father Oliver McTernan. Lord of All Power I Give You My Will; Revelation 3, W14-22; View Me Lord; Enthrone Thy God Within Thy Heart. Director of music Gordon Stewart.


Presented By: Father Oliver McTernan.
Music: Gordon Stewart.

: Serial: The Screwtape Letters

Letters from a Senior to a Junior Devil by CS Lewis, read in five parts by Ian Richardson. Part 1.
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall Repeat


Unknown: Junior Devil
Unknown: Ian Richardson.
Produced By: Jane Marshall

: Woman's Hour

Fighting Fit. A Bank Holiday special on women's health, held at the Royal College of Nursing. Postcards: Gone Fishingby Nick Darke. Part 1 of 5. Managing editor Nadine Grieve
For Postcards details see 7.45pm repeat E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Fishingby Nick Darke.
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: Last Will and Testament

Four programmes in which Daire Brehan meets people whose lives have been changed for good or ill by a will. In this second programme, she finds out why human beings so often lose out to animals in wills. Producer Bruce Whitney Low


Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: Chambers

A five-part series of the comedy set in unspectacular law chambers.
3: The Phantom Barrister. Fuller-Carp sets about recruiting new blood.
Starring John Bird , James Fleet and Sarah Lancashire.
With Jonathan Kydd. Robert Bathurst. Sue Johnston and Chris Pavlo. Written by Clive Coleman. Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd.
Unknown: Robert Bathurst.
Unknown: Chris Pavlo.
Written By: Clive Coleman.
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Mastermind

Peter Snow grills contenders on specialist and general knowledge. Producer Paul Bajoria
Repeated Sunday 1.30pm


Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Greengage Summer

By Rumer Godden , dramatised for radio by Dawn Lowe Watson. Left to fend for themselves during a long, hot summer in France, the Grey children are caught up in an adult world of duplicity and lies that finally leads to tragedy. with Luke Newbury, Miichael Maloney , Claire Marchionne , Rachel Atkins , Theo Fraser
Steele and Sean Baker Director Sally Avens


Unknown: Rumer Godden
Unknown: Lowe Watson.
Unknown: Miichael Maloney
Unknown: Claire Marchionne
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Theo Fraser
Director: Sally Avens
Cecil: Ellie Beaven
Joss: Abigail Docherty
Hester: Ciara Janson

: My Last Brassiere

By Mary Flanagan , read by Buffy Davis. In 1930s New York, a woman throws away her bra.
Producer Elizabeth Davies


Unknown: Mary Flanagan
Read By: Buffy Davis.
Producer: Elizabeth Davies

: The Food Programme

With Natalie Wheen.
Repeated from Saturday 11am


Unknown: Natalie Wheen.

: Four Comers

Jane Franchi and her guests look behind the international headlines. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Jane Franchi
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Kevin Bocquet.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Kevin Bocquet.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The King's Theatre in Southsea plays host to the antidote to panel games. With Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Sandi Toksvig , Humphrey Lyttleton and Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith
Repeated Sunday 12.30pm


Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke-Taylor
Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttleton
Unknown: Colin Sell.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Tommy is single-minded. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson chairs the arts show. Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Postcards: Gone Fishing

By Nick Darke. Before he goes away to college, will young Paul stay and work for his mother in the Porthant Bay Cafe or on his father's fishing boat? Parti of 5. with Mike Shepherd. Bec Applebee, Rachel Atkins , Sue Hill , Sean Baker , James Taylor , Iwan Thomas and Jenny Lee. Producer David Hunter. Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Nick Darke.
Unknown: Mike Shepherd.
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: Sue Hill
Unknown: Sean Baker
Unknown: James Taylor
Unknown: Iwan Thomas
Unknown: Jenny Lee.
Producer: David Hunter.
Sue: Diana Berriman
Paul: Carl Grose

: The Voice Squad

Steve Punt looks at the world of advertising voice-overs. Featuring a little-known performance by Orson Welles , and the woman behind the voice of the Caramel bunny. Producer Mark Mason


Unknown: Orson Welles
Producer: Mark Mason

: Analysis

2 + 2 = 5. Numbers are the language of politics. We are bombarded by them and depend on them, in public policy and in life. But what do they really tell us? Andrew Dilnot examines their power, mystique and misuse. Producer Michael Blastland Repeated Sunday 9.30pm
+ Face behind the Voice: page 139


Unknown: Andrew Dilnot
Producer: Michael Blastland

: Call of the Wild

David Attenborough 's exploration of nature's use of sound. The first of four programmes attempts to track down the first ever animal call. Producer Grant Sonnex Repeat


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Start the Week

Revised repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: The Quest of the Holy Grail

Sir Derek Jacobi reads the medieval
French tale of the journey undertaken by King Arthur's knights. Translated by Pauline M Matarasso , abridged in ten parts by John Hartley. Producer Paul Kent


Unknown: Sir Derek Jacobi
Translated By: Pauline M Matarasso
Unknown: John Hartley.
Producer: Paul Kent

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: Weird Tales from the Slip Road of Urban Paranoia

The Baby Alarm. Cathy Tyson stars as Cath in another of Martin Jameson 's darkly satirical dramas. The baby-monitor is designed to reassure today's parents. But what if you hear a baby in distress who is not your own? with Melissa Sinden , Seamus O'Neill ,
Terence Mann , Sara Poyzer and Andrew Pope Music composed by Paul Cargill Director Martin Jameson


Unknown: Cathy Tyson
Unknown: Martin Jameson
Unknown: Melissa Sinden
Unknown: Seamus O'Neill
Unknown: Terence Mann
Unknown: Sara Poyzer
Unknown: Andrew Pope
Composed By: Paul Cargill
Director: Martin Jameson
Dave: Tim Dantay
DrSnape: Ann Rye

: A Night with.... Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub

Paul Allen talks to the eminent
Egyptian-born heart and lung surgeon about music, poetry and prose which evoke the night for him.
Repeated from Saturday 11.30pm


Talks: Paul Allen

: News

: The Late Book: About a Boy

By Nick Hornby , read in ten parts by Stephen Tompkinson. Part 6.
Abridged and produced by Chris Wallis


Unknown: Nick Hornby
Unknown: Stephen Tompkinson.
Produced By: Chris Wallis

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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