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: World News

: Prayer for the Day

With Dave Kitchen.


Unknown: Dave Kitchen.

: Farming Today

With Anna Hill.
Producer Ashley Gething


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Ashley Gething

: Today

With John Humphrys and Winifred Robinson.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With Sister Lavinia Byrne.


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.
Unknown: Lavinia Byrne.

: Desert Island Discs

Sue Lawley's castaway is political cartoonist Ralph Steadman. Repeated from Sunday 11.15am


Unknown: Ralph Steadman.

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

By Mark Kurlansky. Final part. For details see Monday


Unknown: Mark Kurlansky.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests.
Postcards: On the Rocks. Final part. Postcards repeated at 7.45pm For details see Monday


Unknown: Martha Kearney

: Strictly Dancehall

Philip Sweeney discovers three great surviving dance halls of Europe, where popular music and dance continue to pull punters on to the parquet.
1: Le Balajo, Paris. The last of the bals musettes of the Bastille area. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: Philip Sweeney
Producer: Sara Davies

: Like They've Never Been Gone

Mike Coleman 's six-part sitcom stars June Whitfield and Roy Hudd as Eurovision winners who get a second stab at fame - but can no longer stand each other. Part 4.
With Pat Coombs. Joshua Henderson. Julian Eardley , Edward Halsted , Chris Pavlo , Paul Rogan. Rachel Smith and Steven Rhodes Music by Frido Ruth
Producer Steve Doherty


Unknown: Mike Coleman
Unknown: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Pat Coombs.
Unknown: Joshua Henderson.
Unknown: Julian Eardley
Unknown: Edward Halsted
Unknown: Chris Pavlo
Unknown: Paul Rogan.
Unknown: Rachel Smith
Unknown: Steven Rhodes
Music By: Frido Ruth
Producer: Steve Doherty

: Test Match Special

England v South Africa
Commentary from Headingley on the second day's play in the Fifth Test.
Including at 3.45* Teatime News and French Cricket
Approximate times

: You and Yours

With Trixie Rawlinson and John Waite. Editor Chris Burns


Unknown: Trixie Rawlinson
Unknown: John Waite.
Editor: Chris Burns

: The World at One

With James Cox. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: James Cox.
Editor: Kevin Marsh

: The Write Stuff

James Walton chairs the knockabout book quiz. Author of the week
Raymond Chandler tests the talents of Sebastian Faulks , John Walsh , Louise Doughty and Victoria Coren. Reader Rachel Atkins.
Written by James Walton. Producer Jon Rolph


Unknown: James Walton
Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Sebastian Faulks
Unknown: John Walsh
Unknown: Louise Doughty
Reader: Victoria Coren.
Reader: Rachel Atkins.
Written By: James Walton.
Producer: Jon Rolph

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Killer Conquest

By Guy Fithen. Christopher Cazenove stars as 1930s sleuth Norman Conquest
, and Bonnie Langford as his partner Pixie in their greatest adventure yet - proving the Gay Desperado's innocence.
With Richard Davies. Colin Spaull , Kerry Shale , Neville Jason , Jonathan Tafler ,
Anthony Jackson and Gavin Muir. Music by Robert Rigby. Director Adrian Bean Repeat


Unknown: Guy Fithen.
Unknown: Christopher Cazenove
Unknown: Norman Conquest
Unknown: Bonnie Langford
Unknown: Richard Davies.
Unknown: Colin Spaull
Unknown: Kerry Shale
Unknown: Neville Jason
Unknown: Jonathan Tafler
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Unknown: Gavin Muir.
Music By: Robert Rigby.

: Check Up

Barbara Myers answers listeners' questions on skin conditions. Producer Julia Durbin
E-MAIL: scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Barbara Myers
Producer: Julia Durbin

: A Childhood of Play

Today's sophisticated generation. For details see Monday Repeat

: Feedback

Chris Dunkley with listeners' letters. Editor Viv Black. Repeated Sunday 5.40pm WRITE TO: Feedback. PO Box 2100. London W1A 1QT. FAX: (0171) [number removed]E-MAIL: Feedback@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Dunkley
Editor: Viv Black.

: Book Club

James Naughtie talks to
Louis de Bernieres about his hugely successful novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin. Repeated from Sunday 4pm


Talks: James Naughtie
Unknown: Louis de Bernieres

: The Message

Alex Brodie and his guests engage in lively conversation about how current media trends affect our lives. Producer Lindsay Leonard


Unknown: Alex Brodie
Producer: Lindsay Leonard

: PM

With Clare English and Chris Lowe. Editor Kevin Marsh


Unknown: Chris Lowe.
Editor: Kevin Marsh


Australian comedian Mark Little chairs the news-based improvisation game with John Moloney and Ed Byme. Producer Kathy Smith
Repeated Saturday 12.30pm


Unknown: Mark Little
Unknown: John Moloney
Unknown: Ed Byme.
Producer: Kathy Smith

: The Archers

Shula gets the message.
Written by Mary Cutler. Director David Ian Neville. Editor Vanessa Whitburn
[address removed]


Written By: Mary Cutler.
Director: David Ian
Editor: Vanessa Whitburn
Phil Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Shula Hebden: Judy Bennett
David Archer: Timothy Bentinck
Ruth Archer: Felicity Finch
Tony Archer: Colin Skipp
Brian Aldridge: Charles Collingwood
Jennifer Aldridge: Angela Piper
Debbie Aldridge: Tamsin Greig
Kate Aldridge: Kellie Bright
JackWoolley: Arnold Peters
Peggy Woolley: June Spencer
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Neil Carter: Brian Hewlett
Roy Tucker: Ian Pepperell
Mrs Antrobus: Margot Boyd
Lynda Snell: Carole Boyd
Richard Locke: William Gaminara
Usha Gupta: Souad Faress
Hayley Jordan: Lucy Davis
Janet Fisher: Moir Leslie
Sean Myerson: Gareth Armstrong
Alistair Lloyd: Michael Lumsden

: Front Row

John Wilson chairs the nightly arts programme.
Producer Matthew Dodd


Unknown: John Wilson
Producer: Matthew Dodd

: Postcards: On the Rocks

By Helen Kluger. Final part. Repeated from 10.45am For details see Monday


Unknown: Helen Kluger.

: Any Questions?

Four panellists join Jonathan Dimbleby for topical debate.
Producer Anne Peacock. Rptd tomorrow 1.15pm


Unknown: Jonathan Dimbleby
Producer: Anne Peacock.

: Letter from America

By Alistair Cooke. Repeated Sunday


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: The Friday Play: 54% Acrylic

By David Harrower. A security guard working in a large department store is alerted to the fact that a woman has stolen a dress and is heading his way.
Director Claire Grove


Unknown: David Harrower.
Director: Claire Grove
Gerry: James Cosmo
Marion: Tracy Wiles
Supervisor: Matthew Zajac

: The World Tonight

With Justin Webb.
Editors Prue Keely and Jenni Russell E-MAIL: wtonite@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Justin Webb.
Editors: Prue Keely
Editors: Jenni Russell

: Book at Bedtime: Fame Is the Spur

By Howard Spring. Part 5. For details see Monday

: Late Tackle

Martin Bashir and guests talk sport. Producer Simon Crosse


Unknown: Martin Bashir
Producer: Simon Crosse

: Tom Robinson's Gay Games Report

This week. over 15,000 athletes have been participating in one of the largest lesbian and gay events this century. Tom Robinson reports from the Amsterdam Gay Games. Producer David Cook


Unknown: Tom Robinson
Producer: David Cook

: News

: The Late Book: The Shipping News

By E Annie Proulx. Part 5. For details see Monday Repeat


Unknown: Annie Proulx.

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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