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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Johnston McKay.


Unknown: Johnston McKay.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer David Street


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: David Street

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rt Rev Jim Thompson.
8.35 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Jim Thompson.

: Midweek

Libby Purves talks to guests including Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey. Producer Ronni Davis
Revised repeat at 9.30pm


Talks: Libby Purves
Unknown: Peter Carey.
Producer: Ronni Davis

: Serial: Round Ireland with a Fridge

Part 3. For details see Monday

: Daily Service

Thou Art coming, 0 My Saviour
(Beverley); James 4, wl3-16; 5, W7-8; I Know Not Why God's
Wondrous Grace (El Nathan ); Soon, and Very Soon (Crouch). Director of music Nigel Swinford.


Unknown: El Nathan
Music: Nigel Swinford.

: Woman's Hour

With Jenni Murray and guests.
Postcards: The Real Dennis Truelove. Part 3.
Postcards repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Dennis Truelove.

: Messages to Myself

The last of five programmes bringing alive the diaries of ordinary people features the diary and voice of Edith Morell , who, in her search for the ideal marriage partner, has been engaged six times.
Extracts read by Belinda Lang. Producer Susan Breen


Unknown: Edith Morell
Read By: Belinda Lang.
Producer: Susan Breen

: The Radio Detectives

Five programmes about popular radio detectives. 4: Enter The Saint.
Professor Jeffrey Richards tracks down the history of the Robin Hood of crime, Simon Templar , aka The Saint. Producer Jon Rolph


Unknown: Professor Jeffrey Richards
Unknown: Robin Hood
Unknown: Simon Templar
Producer: Jon Rolph

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Guess What?

Barry Took presents the last in the series of this revised version of Twenty Questions. Regular team member Geoffrey Durham is joined by Clare Frances MBE and Chris Serle. Written by Michael Dines Producer Andy Aliffe


Unknown: Barry Took
Unknown: Clare Frances MBE
Unknown: Chris Serle.
Written By: Michael Dines
Producer: Andy Aliffe

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Cinderella D-Day

August, 1944. Samantha Bond stars as Alice Todd in the final instalment of Julia Stoneham 's series about Land
Army girls during the Second World War. with June Barrie , Abigail Docherty.
Rachel Lewis , Elaine Claxton , Tilly Vosburgh , Becky Hindley. Deborah McAndrew. Cathy Murphy , Bill Wallis , Tessa Worsley , loan Meredith ,
Janet Maw , Dominic Taylor , Alex Lowe , Denys Hawthorne. Chris Pavlo and William Howard. Producer Tracey Neale Repeat


Unknown: Samantha Bond
Unknown: Alice Todd
Unknown: Julia Stoneham
Unknown: June Barrie
Unknown: Abigail Docherty.
Unknown: Rachel Lewis
Unknown: Elaine Claxton
Unknown: Tilly Vosburgh
Unknown: Becky Hindley.
Unknown: Deborah McAndrew.
Unknown: Cathy Murphy
Unknown: Bill Wallis
Unknown: Tessa Worsley
Unknown: Loan Meredith
Unknown: Janet Maw
Unknown: Dominic Taylor
Unknown: Alex Lowe
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne.
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: William Howard.
Producer: Tracey Neale
Edward John: Sam Collings
Georgina: Louise Lombard
Christopher: Adrian Lukis

: Gardeners' Question Time

John Cushnie , Bob Flowerdew and Geoffrey Smith answer questions posed by gardeners from the Fermanagh Gardening Society,
Enniskillen. With chairman Eric Robson.
Repeated from Sunday 2pm


Unknown: John Cushnie
Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Transplantations

3: The absence of soil in his garden failed to deter Andreas Demetriou from transplanting his Greek Cypriot roots to South London.
For details see Monday


Unknown: Andreas Demetriou

: Diary of a Quitter

By Breda Nathan , read by Pauline McLynn.
A Dublin woman records a week in which she tries to give up smoking. Producer Roland Jaquarello Repeated Sunday 12.30am


Unknown: Breda Nathan
Read By: Pauline McLynn.
Producer: Roland Jaquarello

: Case Notes

With Graham Easton.
Repeated from yesterday 9pm


Unknown: Graham Easton.

: Thinking Allowed

Rituals, traditions and conventions are under threat as Laurie Taylor invites his guests to think the unthinkable about society and the ideas that shape it. Producer Tom Alban
E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Laurie Taylor
Producer: Tom Alban

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Nigel Wrench.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Nigel Wrench.

: The Alan Davies Show

Alan Davies stars in his own six-part sitcom. Alan Francis and Ronnie Ancona play his long-suffering friends. Part 4.
Written by Alan Davies , Tony Roche and Ben Silburn. Producer Jane Berthoud


Unknown: Alan Davies
Unknown: Alan Francis
Unknown: Ronnie Ancona
Written By: Alan Davies
Written By: Tony Roche
Written By: Ben Silburn.
Producer: Jane Berthoud

: The Archers

There is trouble at the PYO. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson investigates the perilous world of open-air theatre. Producer Robyn Read


Unknown: Mark Lawson

: Postcards: The Real Dennis Truelove

By Dave Sheasby. Part 3. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Dave Sheasby.

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk and his team of regulars cross-examine "witnesses" about their views on the moral questions behind one of the week's headlines.
Producer David Coomes
Repeated Saturday 10.15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Producer: David Coomes

: Maps for the Future

Four programmes featuring speeches of inspiration and humour from graduation ceremonies past and present.
1: Dr Martin Luther King and Caryl Phillips.
Repeated from Saturday 7.45pm


Unknown: Dr Martin Luther King
Unknown: Caryl Phillips.

: Costing the Earth

Bioremediation - or Natural Solutions
Why do we use chemicals to right our environmental wrongs when nature could provide the answers? Guy Linley Adams looks at bugs that clean up oil slicks, bacteria that absorb nitrates and trees that warn of pollution. Producer Hugh O'Donnell


Unknown: Linley Adams
Producer: Hugh O'Donnell

: Midweek

Revised repeat of 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Master Georgie

By Beryl Bainbridge. Plate 2.1850. A Veil Lifted. Read by Con O'Neill. For details see Monday


Unknown: Beryl Bainbridge.
Read By: Con O'Neill.

: The Way It Is

Satire, sketches and a hard look behind the week's media events from
Sanjeev Bhaskar , Simon Evans and Dave Lamb.
Producer Anil Gupta


Unknown: Sanjeev Bhaskar
Unknown: Simon Evans
Unknown: Dave Lamb.
Producer: Anil Gupta

: The Cheese Shop Presents....

The Butter Factor New programmes from the comedy team of Gerard Foster , Dave Lamb , Gordon Southern, Tim Verrinder , Ben Ward and Richard Webb. Ted Ruby is in jail and Chichester Radio is in the red after its disastrous relaunch. Repeated from yesterday 6.30pm


Unknown: Gerard Foster
Unknown: Dave Lamb
Unknown: Tim Verrinder
Unknown: Ben Ward
Unknown: Richard Webb.
Unknown: Ted Ruby

: News

: Late Book: Psycho

By Robert Bloch. Part 3. For details see Monday


Unknown: Robert Bloch.

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.

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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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