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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Stephen Shipley.


Unknown: Stephen Shipley.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Sue MacGregor and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With James Jones , Bishop of Hull.


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: James Jones

: Start the Week

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


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Ruth Gardiner

: Serial: Amazonians

Five readings from a new collection of women's travel writing. All contributions are read by the authors. 1: Imogen Stubbs - the Undiscovered Road Producer Eleanor Garland


Unknown: Imogen Stubbs
Producer: Eleanor Garland

: Daily Service

From St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh, led by the Rev Johnston McKay. Acts 2, wl4-21; Holy Spirit, Ever Living (Abbot's Leigh); Spirit of Mercy, Truth and Love (Hereford); Litany to the Holy Spirit. Choir directed by Timothy Byram-Wigfield . Organist Stuart Nicholson.


Unknown: Rev Johnston McKay.
Directed By: Timothy Byram-Wigfield
Organist: Stuart Nicholson.

: Woman's Hour

American soprano Dawn Upshaw joins Martha Kearney. Postcards: Basic Magic by John Peacock. Part 1. Managing editor Nadine Grieve
For Postcards details see 7.45pm repeat E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Soprano: Dawn Upshaw
Unknown: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: John Peacock.
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: Last Will and Testament

Four programmes in which Daire Brehan meets people whose lives have been changed by a will. In this third programme, she talks to those who have been made enemies by a will. Producer Bruce Whitney Low


Producer: Bruce Whitney Low

: Chambers

Five-part comedy series about the questionable practices of a group of barristers. 4: A Case with a View
Fuller-Carp's ambitions to become a QC take a downward turn. Starring
John Bird , James Fleet and Sarah Lancashire. With Jonathan Kydd , Jonathan Coy , Rachel Atkins , John Rowe , Chris Pavlo and Steven Emrys. Written by Clive Coleman Producer Paul Schlesinger


Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Jonathan Kydd
Unknown: Jonathan Coy
Unknown: Rachel Atkins
Unknown: John Rowe
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Steven Emrys.
Written By: Clive Coleman
Producer: Paul Schlesinger

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.
Editor Chris Burns. PHONE: (0171) [number removed]to raise issues for investigation


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Mastermind

Peter Snow chairs the first semi-final of this year's competition. Producer Paul Bajoria
Repeated Sunday 1.30pm


Unknown: Peter Snow
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Trouble You Bring Me

The hectic marriage of Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya became the stuff of gossip in Europe and America. Tony
Staveacre has adapted passages from their letters and memoirs.
Director Tony Staveacre


Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Lotte Lenya
Director: Tony Staveacre
Kurt Weill: Henry Goodman
Lotte Lenya: Kelly Hunter

: Money Box Live (0171) [number removed]

Vincent Duggleby takes calls on an issue affecting personal finance. Lines open from 1.30pm. Producer Paul O'Keefe


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Paul O'Keefe

: The Things We Do

All this week, Sue Elliot Nicholls looks at some of the more frivolous aspects of human behaviour.
1: Can You Speak Up, Please? Producer Sukey Firth


Unknown: Elliot Nicholls
Producer: Sukey Firth

: Pot Luck

By Patrice Chaplin , read by Eve Karpf . Producer Pam Fraser Solomon


Unknown: Patrice Chaplin
Read By: Eve Karpf
Producer: Pam Fraser Solomon

: The Food Programme

Eating well in Lancashire. Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Four Comers

Keith Aitken and guests look behind the international headlines.
Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Keith Aitken
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe.


Unknown: Chris Lowe.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

The final edition of the award-winning antidote to panel games comes from the King's Theatre in Southsea. With Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden , Tim Brooke-Taylor , Sandi Toksvig ,
Humphrey Lyttleton and Colin Sell. Producer Jon Naismith Repeated Sunday


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

: The Archers

Alistair ups the ante. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson profiles novelist Cormac McCarthy as the final part of his Border Trilogy arrives in British bookshops. Producer Erica Wright


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Cormac McCarthy
Producer: Erica Wright

: Postcards: Basic Magic

By John Peacock. A woman arrives in Porthant Bay with just a handbag and a dog. Part 1 of 5. with Becky Hindley , Diane Berriman.
Sean Arnold and Brian Parr. Producer David Hunter Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: John Peacock.
Unknown: Becky Hindley
Unknown: Diane Berriman.
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: Brian Parr.
Producer: David Hunter
Freda Jefferson: Rosemary Leach
Joe Appleby: John Hartley

: An Inspector Calls

In the first of two programmes, Jenny Cuffe reports on the work of a police unit which is dedicated to the fight against racial harassment. Producer David Lewis


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: David Lewis

: Analysis

Good Sports? David Walker asks if our sporting values are being destroyed and whose job it is to protect them.
Producer Anthony Dworkin Repeated Sunday


Unknown: David Walker
Producer: Anthony Dworkin

: Call of the Wild

Seeing with Sound.
David Attenborough 's series continues with a bat's-ear view of the world. Producer Grant Sonnex Repeat


Unknown: David Attenborough

: Start the Week

Revised repeat from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: The Quest of the Holy Grail

Derek Jacobi continues his reading of the medieval French tale, abridged in ten parts by John Hartley. Part 6. Producer Paul Kent


Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: John Hartley.
Producer: Paul Kent

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

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

Bingo! Andrew Lincoln stars as Christian in another of Martin Jameson 's darkly satirical dramas. It is 2003, and the new government establishes a state bingo to fund the health service. with Malcolm Hebden , Jane Hollowood , Jimmy Hibbert , Chris Cooke , Melissa Sinden , Caroline Sugden and Hannah Wilkinson. Music by Paul Cargill. Director Martin Jameson


Unknown: Andrew Lincoln
Unknown: Martin Jameson
Unknown: Malcolm Hebden
Unknown: Jane Hollowood
Unknown: Jimmy Hibbert
Unknown: Chris Cooke
Unknown: Melissa Sinden
Unknown: Caroline Sugden
Unknown: Hannah Wilkinson.
Music By: Paul Cargill.
Director: Martin Jameson
Cora Buckley: Judith Barker
Prison Officer: Lesley Nicol

: A Night with ...

Annie Ross Presented by Paul Allen. Repeated from Saturday 11.30pm


Unknown: Annie Ross
Presented By: Paul Allen.

: News

: The Late Book: Even the Stars Look Lonesome

Five programmes in which
Maya Angelou reads extracts from her book of essays published to celebrate her 70th birthday. 1: A House Can Hurt, a Home Can Heal and Aging
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall


Unknown: Maya Angelou
Produced By: Jane Marshall

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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