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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Canon Noel Vincent.


Unknown: Canon Noel Vincent.

: Farming Today

The news and issues of the week in rural Britain. With Anna Hill. Producer Steve Peacock


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Steve Peacock

: Today

With Sue MacGregor, James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day
With the Rev Dr Leslie Griffiths.
8.35 Yesterday In Parliament


Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Dr Leslie Griffiths.

: Unreliable Evidence

With the aid of expert guests,
Clive Anderson - former barrister and grand inquisitor of the stars - cuts through the legal jargon to get to the heart of an issue which affects anyone who uses our cherished legal system. Series editor Bruce Hyman Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Clive Anderson
Editor: Bruce Hyman

: You Probably Think This Song Is about You

Kate Saunders talks to people who have inspired classic pop songs.
3: Dear Prudence. Prudence Farrow, younger sister of Mia, tells a tortured tale of sibling rivalry, religion and the story behind the Beatles's classic song. Producer Joanna Rahim
+ See John Peel: page 9


Talks: Kate Saunders
Producer: Joanna Rahim

: Daily Service

Lead Us, Heavenly Father, Lead Us (Mannheim); John 21, wl5-19; Ave Verum (Elgar); The King of Love (St Columba). Director of music Gareth Green.


Music: Gareth Green.

: Serial: The Doctor, the Detective and Arthur Conan Doyle

Michael Williams reads five episodes from Martin Booth's biography. Part 2. For details see yesterday


Unknown: Michael Williams

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Martha Kearney. Under One Roof: Under Pressure by Mike Walker. Part 2 of 5. Under One Roof repeated at 7.45pm For details see yesterday


Introduced By: Martha Kearney.
Unknown: Mike Walker.

: In a Stately Pleasure Garden

Zoe Wanamaker looks back at the history of Georgian pleasure gardens. Producer Caroline Barbour Repeat


Unknown: Zoe Wanamaker
Producer: Caroline Barbour

: Dinner Ladies

A six-part comedy drama series written by Turan AN. 4: The Professionals
The girls' bid for the catering contract is not being taken seriously. It is time to get some professionals on their side. with Jean Heywood , Brigit Forsyth , Jack Smethurst , Bill Dean , Tim Dantay ,
Kaye Wragg , Debbie Chazen , Vinny Dhillon , Maxine Finch , Andrew Wincott , Harmage Singh Kalirai , Stephen Hoyle and Sally Walsh Director Turan Ali Repeat


Written By: Turan An.
Unknown: Jean Heywood
Unknown: Brigit Forsyth
Unknown: Jack Smethurst
Unknown: Bill Dean
Unknown: Tim Dantay
Unknown: Kaye Wragg
Unknown: Debbie Chazen
Unknown: Vinny Dhillon
Unknown: Maxine Finch
Unknown: Andrew Wincott
Unknown: Harmage Singh Kalirai
Unknown: Stephen Hoyle
Unknown: Sally Walsh
Director: Turan Ali
Bev: Barbara Dickson
Ro: Liz Smith

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and John Waite.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: John Waite.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Tricks of the Trade

Antique dealers take on auctioneers in the quiz which tests the working knowledge of professionals. Chairman Nigel Cassidy. Producer Neil Koenig


Unknown: Nigel Cassidy.
Producer: Neil Koenig

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Ben Sees It Through

Tony Robinson is ex-con Ben and Leslie Phillips the evil Lovelace in Jefferson Farjeon 's 1930s thriller. with Shaun Prendergast andRoyce Mills
Dramatised by Joe Dunlop. Music by Robert Rigby. Repeat


Unknown: Tony Robinson
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Jefferson Farjeon
Unknown: Shaun Prendergast
Unknown: Royce Mills
Dramatised By: Joe Dunlop.
Music By: Robert Rigby.
Molly: Rebecca Lacey
Pasquale: Jon Glover
Medway: Christopher Benjamin
Violet: Katy Odey

: The Exchange ([number removed]

Robin Lustig invites your views on today's topical issue. Producer Jane O'Rourke
LINES OPEN from 1.30pm


Unknown: Robin Lustig
Producer: Jane O'Rourke

: Elementary, My Dear Rankin

2: The Not-So-Golden Age For details see yesterday

: Crime Stories

2: Alec Heggie reads The Confession For details see yesterday
Repeated Saturday 12.30am


Unknown: Alec Heggie

: A Good Read

Thomas Sutcliffe and his guests Polly Toynbee and Ken Livingstone talk about three favourite paperbacks. Producer VivBeeby


Unknown: Thomas Sutcliffe
Unknown: Polly Toynbee
Unknown: Ken Livingstone

: Shop Talk

Conversation about issues in business and technology. With Heather Payton and guests. Producer Simon Crow


Unknown: Heather Payton
Producer: Simon Crow

: PM

With Clare English and Charlie Lee-Potter .


Unknown: Charlie Lee-Potter

: The Mark Steel Revolution

Comic and Guardian columnist Mark Steel presents the first of six lectures on the theme of revolution, examining some of the major historical forces at work during revolutions and holding up a mirror to our own age. Producer Phil Clarke
Repeated tomorrow 11.30pm


Unknown: Mark Steel
Producer: Phil Clarke

: The Archers

Shula puts herself forward. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson delivers the verdict on new cinema releases, including Love and Death on Long Island starring John Hurt as a lovestruck writer. Producer Mohit Bakaya


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Unknown: John Hurt
Producer: Mohit Bakaya

: Under One Roof: Under Pressure

By Mike Walker. Part 2. Repeated from 10.45am For details see yesterday


Unknown: Mike Walker.

: File on 4

Jolyon Jenkins reports on major issues and events at home and abroad. Producer Liz Camey
Repeated Sunday 5pm


Unknown: Jolyon Jenkins
Producer: Liz Camey

: In Touch

Peter White with news for visually impaired people.
Producer Karen Turner
PHONE: [number removed] for more information FACTSHEET: send a large sae to [address removed]


Unknown: Peter White
Producer: Karen Turner

: Case Notes

Graham Easton looks at what the healthcare system has to offer us. Producer Julia Durbin
Repeated tomorrow 4pm E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Graham Easton
Producer: Julia Durbin

: Unreliable Evidence

Repeated from 9am

: Book at Bedtime: Scarlet and Black

By Stendhal. 7: The Marquis's daughter is in love with Julien. For details see yesterday Repeat

: The Two Dannys

Showbiz legends Danny Fontaine and Danny De La Tour take to the stage of the London Palladium in the first of four programmes which see the very fabric of light entertainment fall apart. Written and performed by Peter Serafinowicz and Lewis MacLeod.
Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Danny Fontaine
Unknown: Danny De La Tour
Unknown: Peter Serafinowicz
Unknown: Lewis MacLeod.
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Talking Pictures

Radio 4's programme about films. Repeated from Saturday 5.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: Bombay Ice

By Leslie Forbes. 2: Dry Ice For details see yesterday


Unknown: Leslie Forbes.

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.

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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