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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dave Kitchen.


Unknown: Dave Kitchen.

: Farming Today

: Today

With Alex Brodie and James Naughtie.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Angela Tilby.


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Unknown: James Naughtie.
Unknown: Angela Tilby.

: Word for Word

Melanie Phillips challenges a lively panel of guests to unpick the meaning of a single word considering its origins and changing definition through history. Producer Mike Smith. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: Melanie Phillips
Producer: Mike Smith.

: The Vale

Tony Robinson narrates an eight-part series following the lives of residents of a wildlife rescue centre. 5: Eileen and Martin are called out to a building site. Producer Sarah Blunt


Unknown: Tony Robinson

: Cod - a Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

Wars have been fought over it and national diets based on it. Chef Rick Stein
reads Mark Kuriansky 's history of the humble cod. Part 1 of 5. Producer Paul Kent


Unknown: Rick Stein
Unknown: Mark Kuriansky
Producer: Paul Kent

: Daily Service

From Blackburn Cathedral. My Song Is Love Unknown; Hebrews 11, w23-27;
Jubilate: All My Hope on God Is Founded. With the choir of Hutton Grammar
School. Director of music Nigel Speak.


Music: Nigel Speak.

: Woman's Hour

With Sheila McClennon and guests. Postcards: On the Rocksby Helen Kluger. Part 1 of 5. Managing editor Nadine Grieve Postcards repeated at 7.45pm
E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Sheila McClennon
Unknown: Helen Kluger.
Editor: Nadine Grieve

: Esprit de Corps

John Waite presents the last of the series exploring some well-known British organisations. 4: AsdaProducer Moray London

: Tom's Midnight Garden: 2

By Philippa Pearce, dramatised in four parts by Judy Allen.
Tom and Hatty's friendship brings trouble.


Writer: Philippa Pearce
Music: Elizabeth Parker
Director: John Taylor
Adapter: Judy Allen
Abel: Calum MacPherson
Baby Hatty: Rubyisla Ceremarle
Verger: David Holt
Tom: Peter England
Aunt Gwen: Una Stubbs
Uncle Alan: Crawford Logan
Aunt Grace: Judy Parkin
James: Tim Godwin
Peter: George Miller
Edgar: Robert Thomas
Hubert: Oliver Grig
Mrs Bartholomew: Rachel Kempson
Older Hatty: Deborah Berlin
Young Hatty: Sarah Morton
Barty: Simon J. Williamson

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay.


Unknown: Liz Barclay.

: The World at One

With James Cox.


Unknown: James Cox.

: Words in Music

Denis Quilley tests guests' knowledge of words set to music. Producer Adrian Edwards Repeated Sunday 1.30pm


Unknown: Denis Quilley
Producer: Adrian Edwards

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: The Big Hot Summer

By Bill Taylor. Operating from a tree house, 12-year-olds Danny and Nikki become secret investigators and set up a sting of which Chandler would be proud. with Stuart Callaghan , Jeff Hordley ,
Kathryn Hunt and Martin Reeve. Director Melanie Harris


Unknown: Bill Taylor.
Unknown: Stuart Callaghan
Unknown: Jeff Hordley
Unknown: Kathryn Hunt
Unknown: Martin Reeve.
Director: Melanie Harris
Danny Darling: Will Haigh
Nikki Sharp: Sadie Pickering

: Inside Money

Safe as Houses
Repeated from Saturday 12.04pm

: A Childhood of Play

All this week, children's writer
Michael Rosen looks at how toys and play have reflected the place of children in society. Today, childhood up to the Second World War.
Producer Susan Greenhalgh Repeat


Unknown: Michael Rosen
Producer: Susan Greenhalgh

: Negligee

By Deborah Davies , read by Cler Stephens. Grace buys a sea-green chiffon nightgown and a bottle of perfume the colour of apricot juice. Producer Tanya Nash


Unknown: Deborah Davies
Read By: Cler Stephens.
Producer: Tanya Nash

: The Food Programme

Repeated from Saturday 11am

: Four Comers

Keith Aitken and his guests look behind the international headlines.
Producer Gwen Stirling


Unknown: Keith Aitken
Producer: Gwen Stirling

: PM

With Chris Lowe and Clare English.


Unknown: Chris Lowe

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons is joined by Clement Freud , Kit Hesketh-Harvey , Peter Jones and Derek Nimmo in the comedy panel game. From Blenheim Palace. Producer Chris Neill. Repeated Sunday


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Producer: Chris Neill.

: The Archers

Brian issues a warning. Repeated tomorrow 2 pm

: Front Row

Mark Lawson has the last word on Armageddon, Hollywood's latest big-budget disaster film. Producer Alison Perks


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Producer: Alison Perks

: Postcards: On the Rocks

By Helen Kluger. Sizzling
Sydnee Sachell , fading American diva, steps out of Hollywood and into Porthant Bay. Parti of 5. with Peter Gunn , Gerard McDermott , Becky Hindley. Sean Arnold and Alison Pettitt Director Pauline Harris
Repeated from 10.45am


Unknown: Helen Kluger.
Unknown: Sydnee Sachell
Unknown: Peter Gunn
Unknown: Gerard McDermott
Unknown: Becky Hindley.
Unknown: Sean Arnold
Unknown: Alison Pettitt
Director: Pauline Harris
Sydnee: Lorelei King
Tilson: Tristan Sturrock

: Burger Wars

Andy Denwood reports on the hype and the competition that feeds
Britons' appetite for burgers and fries. Producer David Ross


Unknown: Andy Denwood
Producer: David Ross

: In This Together

Tony Blair has presented a vision of Britain in which no one is left out. How is it shaping up in practice?
In the first of six programmes, At
Home, Jenny Cuffe visits Sunderland to find out if the threat of eviction is persuading anti-social council tenants to change their behaviour.
Producer Sheila Cook . Repeated Sunday 9.30pm


Unknown: Tony Blair
Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Sheila Cook

: What Makes a Good Wood

Environmentalist Chris Baines forages in Chaddesley Wood near Bromsgrove with a naturalist, an entomologist, a forester and an expert on funguses. Producer Kathryn Morrison


Unknown: Chris Baines
Producer: Kathryn Morrison

: Word for Word

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Anne McKenzie.


Unknown: Anne McKenzie.

: Book at Bedtime: Fame Is the Spur

Howard Spring's epic story of an illegitimate child who fights to become one of the first Labour MPs. Read in ten parts by David Calder. Part 1. Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall


Unknown: David Calder.
Produced By: Jane Marshall

: Radio 4 Appeal

Repeated from yesterday 7.55am

: Girlies

Sudha Bhuchar and Shaheen Khan's four-part series charting the lives of five thirtysomething women. Part 3. with Bharti Patel, Zita Sattar, Roger Liddle, Cal McCrystal, Burt Caesar, Shiv Grewal, Simon Nagra, Surendra Kochar, Christopher Trenfield, Nyla Levy, Sophie Levy, Holly McGoldrick and Lannah McAdam
Director Kristine Landon-Smith


Unknown: Sudha Bhucharand
Unknown: Shaheen Khan
Unknown: Bharti Patel
Unknown: Zita Sattar
Unknown: Roger Liddle
Unknown: Cal McCrystal.
Unknown: Burt Caesar
Unknown: Shiv Grewal
Unknown: Simon Nagra.
Unknown: Surendra Kochar
Unknown: Christopher Trenfield
Unknown: Sophie Levy
Unknown: Holly McGoldrick
Unknown: Lannah McAdam
Director: Kristine Landon-Smith
Samina: Sakuntala Ramanee
Jabeen: Shaheen Khan
Sonal: Sudha Bhuchar

: An Evening with Paco Pena

Repeated from Saturday 11.30pm

: News

: The Late Book: The Shipping News

E Annie Proulx 's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, abridged in ten episodes by Pat McLoughlin , read by William Hurt. Part 1. Producer Sheila Fox Repeat


Unknown: Annie Proulx
Unknown: Pat McLoughlin
Read By: William Hurt.
Producer: Sheila Fox Repeat

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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